The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Shadowings: The Reader’s Guide to Horror Fiction, 1981-1982 ed. Douglas E. Winter (Starmont 0-916732-85-1, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $6.95, 148pp, tp) Non-fiction, reference, discussing books, writers, and films. Includes reviews by Stephen King, C.L. Grant, Alan Ryan, etc. The book is reproduced from a letter-quality printer.

V: The Pursuit of Diana Allen Wold (Pinnacle 0-523-42401-9, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, 186pp, pb) [V] Sf novelization in the series based on the tv saga.

The Book of the New Sun, Vols. I & II Gene Wolfe (Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-99029-5, 1983 [May ’84], £9.95, 604pp, hc) [Book of the New Sun] This omnibus edition appeared in 1983, but we did not see it until 1984.

Free Live Free Gene Wolfe (Mark V. Ziesing 0-9612970-1-8, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $45.00, 496pp, hc) Novel, with elements of sf, published in an edition of 750 signed, numbered copies. An oversized, well-made special edition.

Plan[e]t Engineering Gene Wolfe (NESFA Press 0-915368-25-0, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $15.00, 155pp, hc) Collection of 9 stories, 3 poems, and a glossary-like “Anatomy of a Robot”. Limited edition of 1,000 copies.

Plan[e]t Engineering Gene Wolfe (NESFA Press 0-915368-83-8, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $30.00, 155pp, hc) Slipcased edition of the above.

The Wolfe Archipelago Gene Wolfe (Mark V. Ziesing 0-917488-13-X, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $15.95, 119pp, hc) Collection of four stories, including one new. Cover by Carl Lundgren, interior illustrations by Rick DeMarco. Limited to 820 copies.

The Wolfe Archipelago Gene Wolfe (Mark V. Ziesing 0-917488-14-8, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $30.00, 119pp, hc) The above in a signed limited edition of 200.

Wollheim’s World’s Best Sf: Series 8 ed. Donald A. Wollheim (DAW 0-87997-984-4, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, pb) Reissue (DAW 1979 as The 1979 Annual World’s Best SF) anthology.

The 1984 Annual World’s Best SF ed. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha (DAW 0-87997-934-8, Jun ’84 [May ’84], $2.95, 256pp, pb) Anthology of 10 stories. Recommended. (CNB)

The 1984 Annual World’s Best SF ed. Donald A. Wollheim & Arthur W. Saha (SFBC #1783, Aug ’84, $3.98, 242pp, hc) Reprint (DAW 1984) anthology; first hardcover edition.

The Crystal Spirit: A Study of George Orwell George Woodcock (Schocken 0-8052-0755-4, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $9.95, 366pp, tp) Reprint (Little, Brown 1966). Non-fiction, critical study. There’s a new introduction by the author.

Hallelujah Anyway Patrick Woodroffe (Salem House 0-905895-88-6, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $14.95, 135pp, hc) A collection of illustrated lyrics by the author/artist. The art here emphasizes fantasy over the grotesqueness of Woodroffe’s previous Mythopoeikon. While the juxtapositions of photographed settings and dream creatures are sometimes cutesy, many of these new inventions are fascinating. (FCM) This is an import of the British edition from Paper Tiger.

The Adam Project William Woolfolk (Fawcett 0-449-12658-7, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $2.95, 256pp, pb) Sf novel about a “feral child” whose DNA is tinkered with, producing a superman.

The Seven Towers Patricia C. Wrede (Ace 0-441-75973-4, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.50, 264pp, pb) Fantasy novel.

Shadow Magic Patricia C. Wrede (Ace 0-441-76012-0, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.50, 279pp, pb) [Lyra] Reissue (Ace 1982) fantasy novel, Book 1 of the “Lyra” series.

The Hound of Heaven Glover Wright (Hutchinson 0-09-155600-7, Sep ’84, £8.95, 316pp, hc) Fantasy/thriller novel. [Not seen]

Stormwarden Janny Wurts (Ace 0-441-78757-6, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.95, 325pp, pb) [Cycle of Fire] Fantasy novel, with cover and illustrations by the author.

The Venetian Glass Nephew Elinor Wylie (Academy Chicago 0-89733-112-5, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $6.95, 182pp, tp) Reprint (George Doran 1925) fantasy novel.

The End of the Dream Philip Wylie (DAW 0-87997-900-3, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.25, 206pp, pb) Reissue (Doubleday 1972) novel, 6th DAW printing. “Special 1984 edition”, with an introduction by John Brunner.

Locadio’s Apprentice Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Harper & Row 0-06-026636-8, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $12.50, 219pp, hc) Non-sf/fantasy, associational. Historical novel for young-adults.

Nomads Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Bantam 0-553-23422-6, May ’84 [Apr ’84], $2.95, 232pp, pb) Sf/horror novelization based on a film script by John McTiernan.

Signs and Portents Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Dream/Press, Aug ’84 [Sep ’84], $35, 162pp, hc) Collection of 10 stories, with illustrations by Glen Iwasaki and a foreword by Charles L. Grant. There was an L.A.con preview edition of 200 ($20.00), followed by a signed, numbered, boxed edition of 250 copies.

Mr. Frank Goes to Washington D.C. Phil Yeh (Fragments West 0-916063-00-3, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $4.95, unpaginated, pb) Cartoon fantasy of strange candidates for office. (Frank is a unicorn.)

Jehad Nicholas Yermakov (NAL/Signet 0-451-12688-2, Jan ’84 [Dec ’83], $2.75, 224pp, pb) Sf novel.

Cards of Grief Jane Yolen (Ace 0-441-09166-0, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $2.75, 193pp, pb) Fantasy novel based on two earlier stories, “In the Hall of Grief” and “Cards of Grief”, completely rewritten.

Dragon’s Blood Jane Yolen (Laurel Leaf 0-440-91802-2, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $2.75, 243pp, pb) [Pit Dragon] Reprint (Delacorte 1982) young-adult fantasy novel. McCaffrey-like dragons and many coincidences make this a disappointment. (EAL)

Heart’s Blood Jane Yolen (Delacorte 0-385-29316-X, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $14.95, hc) [Pit Dragon] Young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Dragon’s Blood.

The Magic Three of Solatia Jane Yolen (Tempo 0-441-51562-2, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $2.25, 198pp, pb) Reprint (Crowell 1974) juvenile fantasy novel, illustrated by Julia Noonan.

The Stone Silenus Jane Yolen (Putnam 0-399-20971-9, Oct ’84 [Sep ’84], $10.95, 127pp, hc) Young-adult novel with some elements of fantasy.

Elleander Morning Jerry Yulsman (St. Martin’s 0-312-24369-3, Feb ’84 [Jan ’84], $13.95, 294pp, hc) Time travel fantasy. A first novel.

Elleander Morning Jerry Yulsman (SFBC #3504, Sep ’84, $4.98, hc) Reprint (St. Martin’s/Marek 1984) fantasy time travel novel; a first novel.

Sunspacer George Zebrowski (Harper & Row 0-06-026849-2, Jul ’84 [Jun ’84], $7.95, 309pp, tp) [Sunspacer] Young-adult sf novel.

Damnation Alley Roger Zelazny (Tor 0-812-55875-8, Aug ’84 [Jul ’84], $2.75, 192pp, pb) Reprint (Putnam 1969) sf novel.

Unicorn Variations Roger Zelazny (SFBC #3555, Apr ’84 [Mar ’84], $3.98, 213pp, hc) Reprint (Simon & Schuster Timescape 1983) collection.

The Art of 2010 Jonathan Zimbert (Pocket/Wallaby 0-671-54336-9, Dec ’84 [Nov ’84], $5.95, 93pp, pb) Black & white photos and illustrations from the film, plus a look at the work behind its visuals. Introduction by “Visual Futurist” Syd Mead.

Space Colony Joe Burleson (Putnam 0-399-21058-X, 1984, $4.95, 9pp, pb) Art book.

A Quiver of Ghosts R. Chetwynd-Hayes (William Kimber 0-7183-0503-5, 1984, £6.95, 207pp, hc, cover by Ionicus)

The Tunnel Calamity Edward Gorey (Putnam 0-399-21055-5, 1984, $4.95, 9pp, pb) Art book.

Evil Stalks the Night Kathryn M. Griffith (Leisure 0-8439-2063-7, 1984, $3.50, 368pp, pb) Horror novel.

Thorn Robert Holdstock (Birmingham Science Fiction Group, Nov ’84, no price, 26pp, ph) Original novelette issued in a limited edition of 450 numbered, and approximately 50 unnumbered, copies, to coincide with Holdstock’s Guest of Honour appearance at Novacon 14.

A Step Farther Out Jerry Pournelle, Ph.D. (Star 0-352-31415-X, Jan ’84, £1.95, 400pp, pb) This binds up two (separately paginated) books - A Step Farther Out Part I (Star 1981 0-352-30883-4) and A Step Farther Out Part 2 (Star 1981 0-352-30906-7), which were the original book split in two. In reforming the book, the publishers have duplicated the Preface (Niven), Foreword (van Vogt) & Introduction. The essays have been revised for book publication. [Not seen]

Computer Crimes & Capers ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh (Academy Chicago 0-89733-082-X, 1983 [Jan ’84], $17.95, 235pp, hc) Anthology of 11 stories, including work by Asimov, Dickson, Anderson, and Silverberg. Also available in a trade paperback edition (-087-0, $7.95).

Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh (Bluejay 0-312-94400-4, Nov ’84 [Oct ’84], $14.95, 355pp, hc) Anthology of 15 sf/fantasy stories about Holmes, by Anderson, Asimov, Farmer, etc. Illustrations by Tom Kidd. Also available in the U.K. (Severn House 1985).

Mysterious Railway Stories ed. William Pattrick (W.H. London: Allen, 1984, hc) Also available in pb (London: Star 1985).

Amazing Science Fiction Stories Combined with Fantastic [v57 #5, January 1984] ed. George H. Scithers (Dragon Publishing, $1.75, 164pp, digest)

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