The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Venus of Shadows Pamela Sargent (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27058-3, Jan ’90, $4.95, 639pp, pb, cover by Ralle) [Venus of Dreams] Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1988) sf novel, second book of the “Venus” trilogy.

Jonas McFee, A.T.P. Sarah Sargent (Macmillan Bradbury 0-02-778041-4, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $11.95, 119pp, hc) Young-adult sf novel about a boy who is given a mysterious ball that gives great powers.

Moonbane Al Sarrantonio (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28186-0, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $3.95, 196pp, pb) Sf novel with horrific elements—an alien force turns men into beasts.

Creature John Saul (Bantam 0-553-05354-X, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $12.95, 329pp, hc) Horror thriller about small-town teenagers whose personalities are altered by corporate experimentation.

Creature John Saul (Bantam UK 0-553-17680-3, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], £3.50, 329pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam 1989) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Unloved John Saul (Severn House 0-7278-1791-4, Sep ’89, £11.95, 358pp, hc, cover by Trevor Newman) Reprint (Bantam 1988) horror novel.

Encyclopedia of the Worlds of Doctor Who: E-K David Saunders (Piccadilly Press 1-85340-036-X, Mar ’89 [Apr ’89], £7.95, 127pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Reference book about Doctor Who.

The Encyclopedia of the Worlds of Doctor Who: E-K David Saunders (Knight 0-340-51106-0, Nov ’89, £3.50, 160pp, tp) [Doctor Who] Reprint (Piccadilly Press 1989) second part of an encylopedic guide to the Doctor Who television series.

Blake House Adrian Savage (Pocket 0-671-67250-9, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 254pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) Horror novel. Paranormal forces are committing murders in a Manhattan co-op.

Attack of the Cybermen Eric Saward (Lyle Stuart/Target 0-426-20290-2, 1989 [Aug ’89], $3.95, 140pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Young-adult sf novelization, Doctor Who #138. This is a worldwide edition carrying the names of the publisher and its respective US, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand distributors.

Doctor Who: Attack of the Cybermen Eric Saward (Target 0-426-20290-2, Apr ’89, £1.99, 140pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Young-adult sf novelization. Volume 138 in the series.

The Great Deeds of Superheroes Maurice Saxby & Robert Ingpen (Paper Tiger 1-85028-104-1, Sep ’89 [Oct ’89], £12.95, 184pp, hc, cover by Robert Ingpen) Collection of stories about real and mythical heroes, illustrated by Robert Ingpen.

Mind Bender William Saxon (Avon 0-380-75597-1, Jun ’89 [May ’89], $3.95, 250pp, pb) Horror novel about a dead woman who possesses her daughter and uses her to punish anyone who dates her husband.

Jane Saint and the Backlash: The Further Travails of Jane Saint and The Consciousness Machine Josephine Saxton (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4189-1, Sep ’89, £4.95, 167pp, tp, cover by Colin Saxton) [Jane Saint] Collection of an original short novel and a revised novelette.

Deathsong Jack Scaparro (Zebra 0-8217-2730-3, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $3.95, 346pp, pb) Modern family caught up in an 18th-century pianist’s curse.

The Healer’s War Elizabeth Scarborough (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28252-2, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $4.50, 312pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1988) fantasy novel of a nurse in wartime Vietnam.

The Scapeweed Goat Frank Schaefer (Simon & Schuster Poseidon 0-671-67503-6, Aug ’89 [Jul ’89], $17.95, 200pp, hc) Utopian fantasy novel. In 1845, a hermit records his life in a secret utopian community deep in the heart of America. First American edition (Hamish Hamilton 1989).

Whispers VI ed. Stuart David Schiff (Jove 0-515-10010-2, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $3.95, 257pp, pb) Reprint (Doubleday 1987) original horror anthology of 15 stories.

Labyrinth Dennis Schmidt (Ace 0-441-69337-7, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $3.50, 179pp, pb) [Questioner Trilogy] Sf novel about the training of an elite intergalactic peacekeeping force, first book in the “Questioner” trilogy.

Unknown Worlds: Tales from Beyond ed. Stanley Schmidt & Martin H. Greenberg (Galahad Books 0-88365-728-7, 1988 [Jun ’89], $9.98, 517pp, hc) Anthology of 25 stories originally published in Unknown Worlds. An instant remainder book, this has a 1988 copyright date but was not seen until 1989.

The Dragon William Schoell (Leisure 0-8439-2758-5, May ’89 [Jul ’89], $3.95, 361pp, pb) Horror novel. A dragon is loose in the Southwest.

The Landing: A Night of Birds Katherine Scholes (Doubleday 0-385-26191-8, Oct ’89 [Sep ’89], $12.95, 65pp, hc) Australian young-adult fantasy novella about a little girl taken into the private world of birds, illustrated by David Wong. First American edition (Hill of Content 1987).

The Kill Riff David J. Schow (Tor 0-812-52586-8, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $4.95, 406pp, pb) Reprint (Tor 1988) psychological horror novel about a man who blames a rock band for his daughter’s death and tries to take his revenge.

The Kill Riff David J. Schow (Macdonald 0-356-17917-6, Nov ’89 [Dec ’89], £12.95, 406pp, hc) Reprint (Tor 1988) horror novel. [First U.K. edition]

Seeing Red David J. Schow (Tor 0-812-50019-9, Jan ’90, $4.95, 268pp, pb, cover by Thomas Canty) Collection of 14 horror stories. Previously published stories have been revised for this collection.

Pathways to Elfland: The Writings of Lord Dunsany Darrell Schweitzer (Owlswick Press 0-913896-16-0, Apr ’89, $25.00, 180pp, hc) Non-fiction; reference. A detailed examination of all of Dunsany’s work plus a very useful bibliography. [Lord Dunsany]

Another Round at the Spaceport Bar ed. George H. Scithers & Darrell Schweitzer (Avon 0-380-75650-1, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $3.50, 248pp, pb) Anthology of eighteen sf barroom stories, second in a series.

The Enigmatic Eye Moacyr Scliar (Ballantine 0-345-35969-0, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $5.95, 100pp, tp) Collection of literary magic realism stories. Translated by Eloah F. Giacomelli from the Portuguese. Originally published as O Olho Enigmatico (Editora Guanabara 1986).

The Shaman’s Stone Hugh Scott (Faber 0-571-14111-0, Oct ’89, £1.99, 110pp, pb, cover by P. J. Lynch) Reprint (Andersen Press 1988) young-adult occult novel.

Why Weeps the Brogan? Hugh Scott (Walker 0-7445-1280-8, Nov ’89, £7.95, 103pp, hc, cover by James Marsh) Young-adult sf novel.

The Empress of Earth Melissa Scott (Gollancz 0-575-04360-1, Sep ’89, £3.99, 346pp, pb, cover by Nick Rodgers) [Silence Leigh] Reprint (Baen 1987) sf novel. Volume Three in the “Silence Leigh” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

Silence in Solitude Melissa Scott (Gollancz 0-575-04405-5, Jan ’89, £3.50, 313pp, pb, cover by Nick Rodgers) [Silence Leigh] Reprint (Baen 1986) sf novel. Volume Two in the “Silence Leigh” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

Death’s Law Michael Scott (Sphere 0-7221-7777-1, Apr ’89, £3.99, 276pp, tp) [Tales of the Bard] Fantasy novel. Volume three in the “Tales of the Bard” series.

Irish Folk & Fairy Tales Omnibus Michael Scott (Sphere 0-7474-0451-8, Aug ’89, £5.99, 647pp, pb, cover by Brian Froud) Omnibus of Irish myths and legends.

Isaac Asimov’s Robot City: Robots and Aliens Book 2: Renegade Cordell Scotten (Ace 0-441-73128-7, Nov ’89 [Oct ’89], $3.50, 178pp, pb) [Robot City] Sf novelization based on Asimov’s “Robot” stories, with illustrations by Paul Rivoche. The series is packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Spy Shadow Tim Sebastian (Simon & Schuster UK 0-671-69946-6, May ’89, £11.95, 281pp, hc, cover by George Smith) Near-future thriller.

Perchance to Dream Maura Seger (Avon 0-380-75338-3, Nov ’89 [Dec ’89], $3.95, 311pp, pb, cover by John Ennis) Alternate-history historical romance novel set in a world where the South won the Civil War.

The Mercenary: The Trials, The Sacrifice V. Segrelles (NBM 0-918348-49-8, Feb ’89 [Jan ’89], $13.95, 45pp, tp) 8½" x 11". Graphic novel about a fantasy hero. This is apparently a translation from the French.

The Faceless Tarot Keith Seldon & Jocelyn Almond (Dunscaith 1-871685-01-X, Jan ’89 [Apr ’89], £3.95, 155pp, pb, cover by Durer) Fantasy novel.

Stinker from Space Pamela F. Service (Fawcett Juniper 0-449-70330-4, May ’89 [Apr ’89], $2.95, 84pp, pb) [Stinker] Reprint (Scribner’s 1988) Young-adult sf novella about an alien in the body of a skunk.

Vision Quest Pamela F. Service (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31498-1, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $12.95, 136pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy. Young girl meets the ghosts of prehistoric Indians.

The Captain’s Log: William Shatner’s Personal Account of the Making of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier William & Lisbeth Shatner (Titan 1-85286-255-6, Oct ’89, £5.99, 224pp, tp) [Star Trek] Reprint (Pocket 1989). Associational; non-fiction. [First U.K. edition]

TekWar William Shatner (Ace/Putnam 0-339-13495-6, Sep ’89, $17.95, 216pp, hc) [Jake Cardigan] Sf adventure novel about a tough ex-cop on the streets of 22nd-century L.A. and elsewhere. A first novel.

TekWar William Shatner (Phantasia Press 0-932096-50-6, Oct ’89, $75.00, 216pp, hc) [Jake Cardigan] Reprint (Ace/Putnam 1989) sf adventure novel. This is a signed, numbered, boxed edition of 475 copies published almost simultaneously with the Ace/Putnam trade edition.

The Captain’s Log: William Shatner’s Personal Account of the Making of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier William & Lisbeth Shatner (Pocket 0-671-68652-6, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $9.95, 224pp, tp) [Star Trek] Non-fiction; associational. Book about the making of the film, with photographs.

Dark Night in Toyland Bob Shaw (Gollancz 0-575-04448-9, Mar ’89, £11.95, 190pp, hc) Very enjoyable collection of fifteen sf stories, one of which appears to be original and all of which are previously uncollected in the UK (although two appeared in a US collection). Recommended. (PSP)

The Fugitive Worlds Bob Shaw (Gollancz 0-575-04611-2, Oct ’89, £12.95, 254pp, hc, cover by Chris Brown) [Land & Overland] Third volume in the Land and Overland series, in which Toller Maraquine’s grandson leads an expedition back to Land, and finds more than he bargained for. Great fun and strongly recommended. (PSP) Although the series was originally billed as a trilogy, this volume leaves ample room for a sequel.

Killer Planet Bob Shaw (Gollancz 0-575-04510-8, Jul ’89, £8.95, 105pp, hc, cover by David O’Connor) Young-adult sf novel.

Orbitsville Bob Shaw (Baen 0-671-69816-8, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $2.95, 219pp, pb) [Orbitsville] Reissue (Gollancz 1975) sf novel.

Orbitsville Departure Bob Shaw (Baen 0-671-69831-1, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $2.95, 252pp, pb) [Orbitsville] Reprint (Gollancz 1983) sf novel, sequel to Orbitsville.

The Ragged Astronauts Bob Shaw (Orbit 0-7088-8227-7, May ’89, £3.50, 310pp, pb, cover by Ian Miller) [Land & Overland] Reissue (Gollancz 1986) sf novel. Volume 1 in the “Land and Overland” trilogy.

The Wooden Spaceships Bob Shaw (Orbit 0-7088-4259-3, May ’89 [Apr ’89], £3.50, 294pp, pb, cover by Ian Miller) [Land & Overland] Reprint (Gollancz 1988) hugely enjoyable sf novel. Recommended. (PSP) Volume Two in the “Land and Overland” trilogy.

The Wooden Spaceships Bob Shaw (Baen 0-671-69830-3, Jul ’89 [Jun ’89], $3.50, 294pp, pb) [Land & Overland] Reprint (Gollancz 1988) sf novel, second book in the “Land and Overland” series.

In Yana, the Touch of Undying Michael Shea (Grafton 0-586-07145-8, Nov ’89, £3.50, 332pp, pb, cover by David O’Connor) Reissue (DAW 1985) fantasy novel.

The Saracen: Land of the Infidel Robert Shea (Ballantine 0-345-35933-X, Mar ’89, $4.95, 366pp, pb) [Illuminatus] Associational; historical novel set in Italy in 1264. Deep background for the “Illuminatus” trilogy.

The Saracen: The Holy War Robert Shea (Ballantine 0-345-35933-X, Apr ’89 [Mar ’89], $4.95, 359pp, pb) [Illuminatus] Associational; 13th-century historical novel set during the Crusades. Second part of The Saracen: Land of the Infidel. Deep background for the “Illuminatus” trilogy.

Proteus Manifest Charles Sheffield (SFBC #15032, Jul ’89 [Oct ’89], $6.98, 406pp, hc) [Behrooz Wolf] Omnibus of Sight of Proteus (Ace 1978) and Proteus Unbound (NEL 1989).

Proteus Unbound Charles Sheffield (NEL 0-450-43116-9, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], £2.99, 267pp, pb) [Behrooz Wolf] Sf novel. Sequel to Sight of Proteus.

Proteus Unbound Charles Sheffield (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34434-0, Mar ’89 [Feb ’89], $3.95, 261pp, pb) [Behrooz Wolf] High-tech sf novel. Sequel to Sight of Proteus. First American edition (NEL 1989).

Sight of Proteus Charles Sheffield (NEL 0-450-48903-5, Jan ’89 [Dec ’88], £2.99, 246pp, pb) [Behrooz Wolf] Reprint (Ace 1978) sf novel.

Trader’s World Charles Sheffield (NEL 0-450-49729-1, May ’89, £2.99, 279pp, pb) [Mike Asparian] Reprint (Del Rey 1988) sf novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Web Between the Worlds Charles Sheffield (Sphere 0-7474-0386-4, Jul ’89, £3.50, 257pp, pb, cover by Gerry Grace) Reprint (Ace 1979) sf novel. This edition contains the article on “How to Build a Beanstalk” from the 1988 Del Rey edition.

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