The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Serpent’s Egg Caroline Stevermer (Ace 0-441-75912-2, Feb ’88 [Jan ’88], $2.95, 200pp, pb) Fantasy novel.

Thornyhold Mary Stewart (Morrow 0-688-08425-7, Nov ’88, $15.95, 207pp, hc) Contemporary/romantic fantasy novel set in the English countryside. A woman inherits a house along with the reputation for witchcraft her cousin had. To her surprise, she does indeed have certain powers.

Thornyhold Mary Stewart (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-41519-3, Nov ’88 [Dec ’88], £9.95, 224pp, hc) Romantic thriller with touches of fantasy.

Blindsight Michael Stewart (St. Martin’s 0-312-01392-2, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $16.95, 263pp, hc) Psychic suspense novel. First U.S. edition (Macmillan UK 1987).

Far Cry Michael Stewart (Paperjacks 0-7701-0785-0, Feb ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 245pp, pb) Reprint (Freundlich 1984) psychic horror novel.

Prodigy Michael Stewart (Macmillan 0-333-46847-3, Mar ’88, £11.95, 292pp, hc) Horror/occult novel in which a scientist tinkers with his unborn daughter’s chromosomes to enhance her intelligence, with rather unexpected results. A taut thriller with a marvellous ‘twist’ at the end. (PSP)

Merlin and Woman: Second Merlin Conference ed. R. J. Stewart (Blandford 0-7137-2015-8, Jul ’88 [Apr ’89], £14.95, 190pp, hc) Collection of mainly non-fiction pieces, plus three original short stories, one by Rachel Pollack.

Warbots G. Harry Stine (Pinnacle 1-55817-111-8, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $4.50, 476pp, pb) [Warbots] Sf novel, first in a series of near-future war books dealing with machine/human interfaces. Stine also writes sf under the pen name Lee Correy.

Warbots # 2: Operation Steel Band G. Harry Stine (Pinnacle 1-55817-061-8, Jul ’88, $3.95, 423pp, pb) [Warbots] Sf war novel about humans replacing robots on the battlefield. The author has previously written sf under the pen name Lee Correy.

Warbots # 3: The Bastaard Rebellion G. Harry Stine (Pinnacle 1-55817-089-8, Sep ’88 [Aug ’88], $3.95, 432pp, pb) [Warbots] Sf novel of 21st-century vigilantes. Stine also writes sf under the pen name Lee Correy.

Warbots # 4: Sierra Madre G. Harry Stine (Pinnacle 1-55817-132-0, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 398pp, pb) [Warbots] Military sf novel. The U.S. Robot Infantry chases Mexican bandits back across the border. Stine also writes sf under the pen name Lee Correy.

Warbots # 5: Operation High Dragon G. Harry Stine (Pinnacle 1-55817-159-2, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 414pp, pb) [Warbots] Military sf novel about man/machine interface troops.

Marching Through Georgia S. M. Stirling (Baen 0-671-65407-1, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 410pp, pb) [Draka] Sf novel of alternate history and war.

Dracula Bram Stoker (Blackie 0-216-92325-5, Oct ’88 [Nov ’88], £10.95, 379pp, hc) [Dracula] Reprint (Constable 1897) horror novel. This edition is illustrated throughout by the late Charles Keeping.

Allison’s Baby Mike Stone (Dell 0-440-20074-1, Feb ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 272pp, pb) Horror novel.

Demon Night J. Michael Straczynski (Dutton 0-525-24646-0, Jul ’88, $18.95, 340pp, hc) Supernatural horror novel set in a small New England town. A first novel.

Koko Peter Straub (Dutton 0-525-24660-6, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $19.95, 562pp, hc) [Blue Rose; Tim Underhill] Associational, psychological thriller about a psychotic Vietnam War veteran.

Koko Peter Straub (Viking UK 0-670-80131-3, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], £12.95, 562pp, hc) [Blue Rose; Tim Underhill] Thriller about a psychotic Vietnam War veteran. Listed for Straub completists. [First U.K. edition]

Death Chants Craig Kee Strete (Doubleday 0-385-23353-1, Apr ’88, $12.95, 180pp, hc) Collection of 15 sf and fantasy stories, many appearing for the first time.

Death in the Spirit House Craig Kee Strete (Doubleday Foundation 0-385-17826-3, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $14.95, 179pp, hc) Contemporary Native American fantasy novel.

Moon Dreams Brad Strickland (NAL Signet 0-451-15323-5, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.50, 288pp, pb) [Thaumia] Fantasy novel. Each night, ad man Jeremy Moon is plunged into a dream world where magic really exists.

ShadowShow Brad Strickland (NAL Onyx 0-451-40109-3, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.95, 372pp, pb) Horror novel. A small town theater owner offers “savage sex and bloodcurdling violence” to his audience. But that was just a preview of what the audience would soon be doing to themselves.

Black Magic Whitley Strieber (Grafton 0-586-05887-7, Dec ’88, £2.99, 300pp, pb) Reprint (Morrow 1982) horror novel.

Cat Magic Whitley Strieber (Grafton 0-586-07448-1, Dec ’88, £3.50, 458pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1986) horror novel.

The Night Church Whitley Strieber (Grafton 0-586-05923-7, Dec ’88, £2.99, 348pp, pb) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1983) horror novel.

Wolf of Shadows Whitley Strieber (Lightning 0-340-42611-X, Jun ’88, £1.95, 124pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 1985) young-adult sf novel.

The Wolfen Whitley Strieber (Avon 0-380-70440-4, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $4.50, 275pp, pb) Reprint (Morrow 1978) horror novel.

The Time Wanderers Arkady & Boris Strugatsky (St. Martin’s 0-312-91020-7, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $2.95, 213pp, pb) Reprint (Richardson Steirman 1986) sf novel, translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis.

Star Trek, the Next Generation Officer’s Manual et al Rick Stuart & John Terra (FASA 1-55560-079-4, Sep ’88, $15.00, 144pp, tp) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Associational: artwork and a gaming aid.

The Golden Helix Theodore Sturgeon (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-450-0, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $3.95, 335pp, pb) Reprint (SFBC 1979) collection of 10 fantasy stories.

Venus Plus X Theodore Sturgeon (Carroll & Graf 0-88184-387-3, May ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.95, 210pp, pb) Reprint (Pyramid 1960) sf novel/discourse on sex and prejudice. Recommended. (CNB)

V: Symphony of Terror Somtow Sucharitkul (Tor 0-812-55482-5, May ’88 [Apr ’88], 3.50, 243pp, pb) [V] Sf novelization in the “V” series.

Mrs. Demming and the Mythical Beast Faith Sullivan (Tor 0-812-52598-1, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $4.50, 407pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 1985) dark fantasy novel.

Destiny’s End Tim Sullivan (Avon 0-380-75352-9, Jul ’88 [Jun ’88], $2.95, 307pp, pb) Sf novel — transcendental, philosophical space opera.

Tropical Chills ed. Tim Sullivan (Avon 0-380-75500-9, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $3.95, 258pp, pb) Anthology of 14 horror short stories, most originals. Highly recommended. (FCM)

Positions and Presuppositions in Science Fiction Darko Suvin (Kent State University Press 0-87338-356-7, Sep ’88 [Jun ’88], $26.00, 227pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study.

Vacuum Flowers Michael Swanwick (Simon & Schuster UK 0-671-65535-3, Apr ’88 [Jun ’88], £10.95, 248pp, hc) Reprint (Arbor House 1987) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

Portal Rob Swigart (St. Martin’s 0-312-01494-5, Mar ’88, $18.95, 346pp, hc) Sf novel based on a computer game, or vice versa.

The Ghost Messengers Robert Swindells (Knight 0-340-48668-6, Oct ’88, £1.99, 96pp, pb) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1986) young-adult ghost novel.

A Serpent’s Tooth Robert Swindells (Hamish Hamilton 0-241-12207-4, Mar ’88, £7.50, 136pp, hc) A teenage girl tries to cope with her mother protesting against a proposed Nuclear Fuel Dump, her clairvoyant dreams and a scattering of ghosts. The characters never really come alive in this thinly-disguised polemic about the evils of Nuclear Power. (PSP)

The Empire’s Legacy Jefferson Swycaffer (New Infinities 0-425-11270-5, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.50, 331pp, pb) [Concordat] Sf novel, Book 1 of “The Concordat”. This is distributed by Berkley.

Revolt and Rebirth Jefferson Swycaffer (New Infinities 0-425-11343-4, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.50, 329pp, pb) [Concordat] Science fiction novel. Third book of the “Tales of the Concordat”. Centuries after a successful but ruinous revolution, one man attempts to begin a cultural rebirth. There are two slightly different editions: the above is distributed by Berkley, while the New Infinities direct edition lacks the ISBN number and has a code, 20-7004, instead.

Voyage of the Planetslayer Jefferson Swycaffer (New Infinities 0-425-11341-8, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.50, 312pp, pb) [Concordat] Sf space opera. Sequel to The Empirie’s Legacy. Part of “Tales of the Concordat”, a background based on gaming. There are actually two editions: the above one is distributed to the book trade by Berkley sales. The other, a straight New Infinites edition, lacks an ISBN, is numbered 20-7003, and is distributed directly to gaming stores.

Conan Doyle: Portrait of an Artist Julian Symons (Mysterious Press 0-89296-926-1, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $9.95, 137pp, tp) Reprint (G. Whizzard 1979) non-fiction, biography. [Arthur Conan Doyle]

Mystic Rebel #2: The Dancing Dead Ryder Syvertsen (Pinnacle 1-55817-079-0, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], $3.95, 320pp, pb) [Mystic Rebel] Contemporary fantasy novel in a series set in Chinese-occupied Tibet.

Mystic Rebel #3: Darkness Descends Ryder Syvertsen (Pinnacle 1-55817-141-X, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $3.95, 320pp, pb) [Mystic Rebel] Occult suspense novel set in Chinese-occupied Tibet.

The Proving Thomas Szollosi (Doubleday 0-385-24239-5, Jun ’88 [Aug ’88], $17.95, 256pp, hc) Psychological horror/detective novel with supernatural elements.

Grey 1 Yoshi Tagami (VIZ Select Comics 0-929279-15-8, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $2.95, 72pp, tp) Art book; graphic novel in b&w, first in a series. Foreword by Harlan Ellison. Translated from the Japanese (Tokuma Shoten 1988).

Night Things Michael Talbot (Morrow 0-688-07163-5, Jul ’88, $16.95, 274pp, hc) Supernatural horror novel featuring a very strange mansion — some good scene setting is foiled by standard characterization. (FCM)

Planet Builders # 1: Mountain of Stolen Dreams Robyn Tallis (Ballantine Fawcett Ivy 0-8041-0201-5, Dec ’88 [Nov ’88], $2.95, 185pp, pb) [Planet Builders] Young-adult sf novel. A team of planetary engineers rushes to avoid a natural catastrophe on an unexplored planet. First in a series.

Planet Builders # 2: Night of Ghosts and Lightning [by Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald] Robyn Tallis (Ballantine Ivy 0-8041-0202-3, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], $2.95, 186pp, pb) [Planet Builders] Young-adult sf novel. Six teenagers with special powers fight to save a city from being torn apart by earthquakes. “Tallis” is a many-headed author, this time it’s Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. This is a series packaged by Butterfield Press.

Second Sight Mary Tannen (Knopf 0-394-56204-6, Jan ’88, $16.95, 259pp, hc) Contemporary novel of a woman with second sight, an excellent urban fantasy. Recommended. (FCM)

The Ghostmobile Kathy Kennedy Tapp (Scholastic 0-590-41582-4, May ’88 [Jun ’88], $2.50, 151pp, tp) Reprint (Harper & Row 1987 as The Scorpio Ghosts and the Black Hole Gang) juvenile ghost novel.

Avaryan Rising Judith Tarr (SFBC #13624, Jul ’88, $9.98, 851pp, hc) [Avaryan] Omnibus of The Hall of the Mountain King (Bluejay 1986), The Lady of Han-Gilen (Tor 1987), and A Fall of Princes (Tor 1988), a fantasy trilogy.

A Fall of Princes Judith Tarr (Tor 0-312-93063-1, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $18.95, 401pp, hc) [Avaryan] Fantasy novel, third in the “Avaryan Rising” trilogy. This one features a younger generation, and the problems of two princes with very different personalities. Tarr introduces some startling twists on the supernatural, though the mystical elements are not entirely convincing. (FCM).

The Hall of the Mountain King Judith Tarr (Pan 0-330-30319-8, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], £3.50, 278pp, tp) [Avaryan] Reprint (Tor 1987) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Avaryan Rising” trilogy.. [First U.K. edition]

The Hall of the Mountain King Judith Tarr (Tor 0-812-55607-0, Sep ’88, $3.95, 278pp, pb) [Avaryan] Reprint (Tor 1987) fantasy novel, Volume I of “Avaryan Rising”.

The Hounds of God Judith Tarr (Corgi 0-552-12854-6, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], £2.95, 363pp, pb) [Hound and the Falcon] Reprint (Bluejay 1986) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Hound and the Falcon” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

The Lady of Han-Gilen Judith Tarr (Tor 0-812-55621-6, Jan ’89, $3.95, 310pp, pb) [Avaryan] Reprint (Tor 1987) fantasy novel, “Avaryan Rising” Book Two.

Moorstone Bernard Taylor (St. Martin’s 0-312-91238-2, Nov ’88 [Oct ’88], $2.95, 161pp, pb) Horror novel. Ancient ritual death lurks in a rustic English village.

The Call of the Sword Roger Taylor (Headline 0-7472-3117-6, Aug ’88 [Jul ’88], £2.99, 280pp, pb) [Hawklan] Fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Hawklan” series.

After Long Silence Sheri S. Tepper (SFBC #11833, Feb ’88, $4.98, 310pp, hc) Reprint (Bantam 1987) sf novel. First hardcover edition.

The Awakeners Sheri S. Tepper (Bantam UK 0-593-01559-2, May ’88 [Apr ’88], £6.95, 476pp, tp) [Awakeners] Reprint (SFBC 1987) sf novel, originally published in two parts (Northshore and Southshore). Also available in hc (-01418-9) for £12.95. [First U.K. edition]

The Bones Sheri S. Tepper (Corgi 0-552-13262-4, Mar ’88, £2.95, 238pp, pb) [Blood Heritage] Reprint (Tor 1987) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Blood Heritage” series. [First U.K. edition]

Dervish Daughter Sheri S. Tepper (Corgi 0-552-13190-3, Jul ’88, £2.75, 221pp, pb) [True Game: Jinian Footseer] Reprint (Tor 1986) fantasy novel. Volume 2 in the “Jinian” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

The Gate to Women’s Country Sheri S. Tepper (Doubleday Foundation 0-385-24709-5, Sep ’88, $18.95, 278pp, hc) Post-holocaust sf novel of a divided society. Highly recommended. (FCM)

Jinian Footseer Sheri S. Tepper (Corgi 0-552-13189-X, Feb ’88, £2.50, 224pp, pb) [True Game: Jinian Footseer] Reprint (Tor 1985) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in the “Jinian” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

Jinian Star-Eye Sheri S. Tepper (Corgi 0-552-13191-1, Oct ’88, £2.99, 239pp, pb) [True Game: Jinian Footseer] Reprint (Tor 1986) fantasy novel. Volume 3 in the “Jinian” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

Marianne, The Madam, and the Momentary Gods Sheri S. Tepper (Ace 0-441-51962-8, Dec ’88, $2.95, 170pp, pb) [Marianne] Fantasy novel, second in a light fantasy series. In this episode, Marianne tries to use her newfound magic to go back in time and prevent her parents’ death.

Marianne, the Magus, and the Manticore Sheri S. Tepper (Ace 0-441-51945-8, Oct ’88 [Sep ’88], $3.50, 185pp, pb) [Marianne] Reprint (Ace 1985) contemporary fantasy novel, first in a series. Third printing.

Northshore: The Awakeners #1 Sheri S. Tepper (Tor 0-812-55617-8, Apr ’88 [Mar ’88], $3.50, 248pp, pb) [Awakeners] Reprint (Tor 1987) fantasy novel.

Southshore: The Awakeners #2 Sheri S. Tepper (Tor 0-812-55619-4, May ’88 [Apr ’88], $3.95, 250pp, pb) [Awakeners] Reprint (Tor 1987) sf novel. Actually, the second part of a single novel, The Awakeners, published in two volumes.

The Man Who Fell to Earth Walter Tevis (Abacus 0-349-13368-9, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], £3.99, 202pp, tp) Reprint (Bantam 1963) sf novel.

Spirit Lost Nancy Thayer (Macmillan Scribner’s 0-684-18950-X, Aug ’88, $16.95, 199pp, hc) Ghost novel set in Nantucket.

Reindeer Moon Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (Pocket 0-671-64886-1, Mar ’88 [Feb ’88], $4.50, 393pp, pb) [Reindeer Moon] Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1987) prehistoric novel, vividly authentic seeming despite elements of fantasy. Recommended. (FCM)

Reindeer Moon Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (Fontana 0-00-617469-8, Nov ’88, £3.95, 432pp, pb) [Reindeer Moon] Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1987) prehistoric novel.

Cityscape Francis Thomas (Heinemann 0-434-96599-5, Sep ’88 [Oct ’88], £7.95, 144pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel. [Not seen]

Journey Joyce Carol Thomas (Scholastic 0-590-40627-2, Oct ’88, $12.95, 153pp, hc) Young-adult horror novel with murderers and spiders. The spiders are on the side of the good guys.

The DragonLance Saga, Book Two Roy Thomas & Thomas Yeates (TSR 0-88038-571-5, Jun ’88 [Jul ’88], $9.95, 75pp, tp) [DragonLance: Saga] Fantasy graphic novel.

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