The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Blue Moon Hila Feil (Macmillan Atheneum 0-689-31607-0, Mar ’90 [Jul ’90], $13.95, 192pp, hc, cover by Ronald Himler) Young-adult fantasy novel. A young girl and her governess are influenced by the ghost of the girl’s mother.

Prince of the Blood Raymond E. Feist (SFBC #15750, Feb ’90 [Jan ’90], $8.98, 308pp, hc, cover by Kevin Johnson) [Riftwar] Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1989) fantasy novel, fourth book of the “Riftwar” series.

Prince of the Blood Raymond E. Feist (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28524-6, Jun ’90 [May ’90], $4.95, 351pp, pb, cover by Kevin Johnson) [Riftwar] Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1989) fantasy novel in the “Riftwar” series.

Prince of the Blood Raymond E. Feist (Grafton 0-586-07140-7, Dec ’90 [Nov ’90], £3.99, 396pp, pb, cover by Kevin Johnson) [Riftwar] Reprint (Doubleday 1989) fantasy novel. Volume 4 in the “Riftwar” series.

Servant of the Empire Raymond E. Feist & Janny Wurts (Doubleday Foundation 0-385-24718-4, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], $19.95, 580pp, hc, cover by Don Maitz) [Riftwar: Empire] Fantasy novel second book of the “Empire” series, set in the same universe as the “Riftwar” saga.

Servant of the Empire Raymond E. Feist & Janny Wurts (SFBC #17575, Oct ’90, $11.98, hc, cover by Don Maitz) [Riftwar: Empire] Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1990) fantasy novel, second book of the “Empire” series, part of the “Riftwar” saga.

Servant of the Empire Raymond E. Feist & Janny Wurts (Grafton 0-246-13358-9, Dec ’90, £7.99, 536pp, tp, cover by Don Maitz) [Riftwar: Empire] Reprint (Doubleday 1990) fantasy novel. Also available in hardcover (-13357-0, £13.99). Volume Two in the “Empire” series.

The Khan’s Persuasion Cynthia Felice (Ace 0-441-42527-5, Jan ’91, $4.50, 284pp, pb, cover by Segrelles) Sf novel of a Terran woman and the alien (with mind-control powers) that she loves.

Kent Montana and the Really Ugly Thing from Mars Lionel Fenn (Ace 0-441-43535-1, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $3.95, 195pp, pb, cover by Walter Velez) Humorous sf novel of a murderous alien, educated by 1950s tv programs attacking a small town. A hilarious send-up of ’50s sf movies. Fenn is a pen-name for Charles L. Grant. Recommended (SW).

The World Next Door Brad Ferguson (Tor 0-812-53795-5, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], $3.95, 342pp, pb, cover by David B. Mattingly) Sf post-holocaust parallel-world adventure novel.

Double Helix Fall Neil Ferguson (Abacus 0-349-10111-6, Apr ’90, £3.99, 272pp, tp, cover by John Avon) Sf novel about a near-future America where your status after birth is determined by your behaviour in the womb. Strongly recommended. (PSP)

The Mace of Souls Bruce Fergusson (Grafton 0-246-13466-6, Nov ’90, £7.99, 321pp, tp, cover by Peter Goodfellow) [Six Kingdoms] Reprint (Morrow 1989) fantasy novel. Also available in hardcover (-13643-1, £12.95). Sequel to The Shadow of His Wings.

The Best of Modern Horror ed. Edward L. Ferman & Anne Jordan (Penguin 0-14-011849-7, Oct ’90, £5.99, 403pp, tp, cover by Max Schindler) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1988 as The Best Horror Stories from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction) horror anthology.

Warhammer: Konrad David Ferring (GW Books 1-872372-02-3, Feb ’90, £4.99, 228pp, tp, cover by Ian Miller) [Warhammer: Konrad] Fantasy novelization. Volume 1 in the “Konrad” trilogy.

Seti Fred Fichman (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45043-4, Nov ’90 [Oct ’90], $4.50, 336pp, pb) Sf thriller about a teenager in a race with the Pentagon and the Kremlin to be the first human to contact aliens.

Shaman Woods Morgan Fields (Zebra 0-8217-3122-X, Sep ’90 [Aug ’90], $3.95, 304pp, pb) Horror novel of an ancient evil lurking in the deep woods.

Time and Again Jack Finney (Arrow 0-09-959010-7, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], £7.99, 399pp, tp) [Time and Again] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1970) classic time-travel novel. This edition is illustrated with period photographs.

The Conjuror’s Game Catherine Fisher (The Bodley Head 0-370-31412-3, May ’90, £6.95, 97pp, hc, cover by Keith Scaife) Young-adult fantasy novel about the mysterious game of Fidchell. Recommended. (PSP)

Midnight Blue Pauline Fisk (Lion 0-7459-1848-4, Feb ’90, £7.95, 217pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel.

Earthbound Rebecca Flanders (Harlequin 0-373-79002-3, Sep ’90 [Aug ’90], $3.25, 252pp, pb, cover by Kevin L. Mayes) Fantasy romance in the “Dreamscape” line. A woman moves into a Victorian mansion only to find a handsome and lonely ghost already in residence.

Confiction Souvenir Book ed. Johan-Martijn Flaton (Confiction, Aug ’90, no price, 152pp, tp, cover by Len De Vries) Souvenir book for the 48th World Science Fiction Convention, containing a new story by Harry Harrison, reprint stories by Wolfgang Jeschke and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and three poems by Joe Haldeman. Actually published in Holland rather than Great Britain but all the contents are in English.

Flatliners Leonore Fleischer (Tor 0-812-51188-3, Jul ’90, $4.50, 249pp, pb) Movie tie-in sf/horror novelization.

The Midnight Horse Sid Fleischman (Morrow/Greenwillow 0-688-09441-4, Sep ’90, $12.95, 84pp, hc, cover by Peter Sis) Young-adult fantasy novella about an orphan boy and his relationship with the ghost of a great magician.

Cromm Kenneth C. Flint (Doubleday Foundation 0-385-26750-9, Mar ’90 [Feb ’90], $8.95, 387pp, tp, cover by Chris Hopkins) Celtic dark fantasy. Also available in hc (-26749-5, $19.95).

Isle of Destiny Kenneth C. Flint (Bantam UK 0-553-40037-1, Jan ’90 [Dec ’89], £3.99, 438pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1988) fantasy novel. This is the US edition with a UK ISBN/price sticker.

In the Country of the Blind Michael F. Flynn (Baen 0-671-69886-9, Jul ’90, $3.95, 527pp, pb, cover by John Rheaume) Alternate history sf novel. A secret society formed in the 19th-century to shape the course of the world through mathematical predictions performed on the Babbage Engine is falling apart. A first novel. A tense and enthralling conspiracy thriller. Recommended (SW).

The Haunt John Fogarty (Popular Library 0-445-21005-2, Apr ’90 [Mar ’90], $4.95, 280pp, pb, cover by Rowena Morrill) Gothic horror novel of an evil revenant set in Ireland. A first novel.

Torus James Follett (Methuen 0-413-62860-4, Mar ’90 [Feb ’90], £12.99, 404pp, hc, cover by Richard Dunn) Near-future techno-thriller about a particle beam weapon.

The Power Twins Ken Follett (Morrow 0-688-08723-X, Sep ’90, $12.95, 90pp, hc, cover by Stephen Marchesi) Young-adult sf novel of two children whose uncle sends them 17 light years away to help resolve a conflict on the mysterious Worm Planet. First American edition (Abelard Schuman 1976 as The Power Twins and the Worm People).

The Forgotten Realms Atlas Karen Wynn Fonstad (TSR 0-88038-857-9, Aug ’90, $15.95, 176pp, tp) [Forgotten Realms] Guide to the world of the “Forgotten Realms” game, heavily illustrated.

Moonspell Regan Forest (Harlequin 0-373-79003-1, Sep ’90 [Aug ’90], $3.25, 251pp, pb, cover by Corey Wolfe) Fantasy romance in the “Dreamscape” line about a romance writer under a love spell. Originally published in Italy (Edizioni Mondadori 1989).

Rally Cry! William Forstchen (NAL/Roc 0-451-45007-8, May ’90 [Apr ’90], $4.95, 412pp, pb) [Lost Regiment] Sf novel of Civil War soldiers transported to an alien world, first book of the “Lost Regiment” series.

The Goat-Foot God Dion Fortune (Aquarian Press 0-85030-815-1, Apr ’90, £5.50, 346pp, tp) Reprint (Williams & Norgate 1936) occult novel.

Moon Magic Dion Fortune (Aquarian Press 0-85030-814-3, Feb ’90, £4.99, 285pp, tp) [Sea Priestess] Reprint (Aquarian Press 1956) occult novel. Sequel to The Sea Priestess.

The Secrets of Dr. Taverner Dion Fortune (Ariel Press 0-89804-137-6, Jan ’90 [May ’90], $8.95, 239pp, tp, cover by Mark Peyton) [Dr. Taverner] Reprint (Douglas 1926) collection of 12 stories about an occult detective by a historical figure in occultism.

The Secrets of Dr. Taverner Dion Fortune (Aquarian Press 0-85030-816-X, Apr ’90, £4.50, 223pp, tp) [Dr. Taverner] Reprint (Noel Douglas 1926) occult collection.

The Winged Bull Dion Fortune (Aquarian Press 0-85030-742-2, Feb ’90, £4.99, 286pp, tp) Reprint (Williams & Norgate 1935) occult novel.

The Owl 2: Scarlet Serenade Bob Forward (NEL 0-450-53215-1, Sep ’90, £3.50, 207pp, pb) [Owl] Thriller with minor supernatural elements. Recommended. (PSP)

Rocheworld Robert L. Forward (Baen 0-671-69869-9, Apr ’90 [Mar ’90], $4.50, 470pp, pb, cover by David B. Mattingly) [Rocheworld] Hard sf high-tech novel originally written in 1981 as a 150,000 word book; a 60,000 word version appeared in Analog under the present title; a 100,000 word version appeared as The Flight of the Dragonfly (Timescape 1984); a 110,000 word version appeared from Baen in 1985. This 155,000 word version combines pieces of all the others and goes back to the original title.

Cyber Way Alan Dean Foster (Ace 0-441-13245-6, May ’90 [Apr ’90], $4.50, 306pp, pb, cover by James Gurney) Sf/police procedural novel with a strong Navajo/computer background.

Cyber Way Alan Dean Foster (SFBC #17234, Jul ’90 [Jun ’90], $5.98, 225pp, hc, cover by James Gurney) Reprint (Ace 1990) sf/Navajo/police procedural novel. First hardcover edition.

Glory Lane Alan Dean Foster (Severn House 0-7278-4147-5, Dec ’90, £12.99, 295pp, hc) Reprint (Ace 1987) humorous sf novel. First world hardcover edition.

The Metrognome and Other Stories Alan Dean Foster (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36356-6, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $4.95, 243pp, pb, cover by Barclay Shaw) Collection of 15 stories.

To the Vanishing Point Alan Dean Foster (Severn House 0-7278-1772-8, Jun ’90 [Jul ’90], £11.95, 310pp, hc, cover by Martin Buchan) Reprint (Warner 1988) sf/fantasy novel. This edition is available in the US.

Undine De La Motte Fouqué (Dedalus 0-946626-57-X, Apr ’90, £5.99, 204pp, tp) Reprint (C. & J. Ollier 1818) literary fantasy novel. Edited and with an introduction by Ben Barkow. Illustrated throughout by Rosie M. Pitman.

The Bureau of Lost Souls Christopher Fowler (Arrow 0-09-968340-7, Jul ’90, £3.99, 244pp, pb, cover by John Holmes) Reprint (Century 1989) horror collection.

Roofworld Christopher Fowler (Ballantine 0-345-36731-6, Apr ’90 [Mar ’90], $4.95, 307pp, pb) Reprint (Ballantine 1988) sf novel of a tribal society living on the rooftops of contemporary London. The American and British editions (Legend 1988) are considerably different—even down to the acknowledgements.

Rune Christopher Fowler (Century 0-7126-3811-3, Jun ’90 [Jul ’90], £35.00, 368pp, hc) [Bryant & May] Horror novel. This edition is limited to 200 copies.

Rune Christopher Fowler (Century 0-7126-3902-0, Jul ’90, £7.50, 368pp, tp, cover by Graham Humphries) [Bryant & May] Horror novel based on the same idea as M.R. James’ classic “Casting the Runes”. Recommended. (PSP) Also available in hardcover (-3466-5, £13.99). This trade edition was preceded by a limited edition.

Author’s Choice Monthly Issue 6: Peripheral Vision Karen Joy Fowler (Pulphouse, Mar ’90, $4.95, 97pp, tp, cover by George Barr) Collection of five stories, one an original, with an introduction by the author. A signed hardcover edition ($25.00) is also available and a deluxe leatherbound edition ($50.00) was announced but not seen.
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The Magus John Fowles (Dell 0-440-20614-6, Jun ’90, $5.95, 312pp, pb) Reissue (Little, Brown 1965) literary fantasy. This is the 1978 revised text with the Fowles foreword; 27th printing.

Cult Edward J. Frail (NAL/Onyx 0-451-40189-1, Apr ’90 [Mar ’90], $3.95, 241pp, pb) Horror thriller with occult elements. A trail of brutal murders lead detectives to a backwoods town under the spell of an ancient curse and an evil cult. A first novel.

Lord Conrad’s Lady Leo Frankowski (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36849-5, Sep ’90 [Aug ’90], $4.95, 296pp, pb, cover by Barclay Shaw) [Conrad Starguard] Time-travel sf adventure novel, fifth book of the “Adventures of Conrad Starguard”.

Children of the Shadows Don L. Freeman (Zebra 0-8217-2985-3, May ’90 [Jul ’90], $3.95, 352pp, pb) Sf/horror novel of mutant Vietnamese children and their incredible powers.

A Small Colonial War Robert Frezza (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36200-4, Feb ’90 [Jan ’90], $3.95, 289pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Small Colonial War] Military sf novel set in an interstellar empire ruled by the Japanese. A first novel.

The Wizard of Oz: The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History John Fricke, Jay Scarfone & William Stillman (Warner 0-446-39186-7, Aug ’90 [Jul ’90], $16.95, 245pp, tp) [Oz] Reprint (Warner 1989) reference book, a history of the classic fantasy film, with many photos.

The Madness Season C. S. Friedman (DAW 0-88677-444-6, Jun ’90 [May ’90], $4.95, 495pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) Sf novel of mankind 300 years after alien conquest. This is a special edition, distributed at the ABA. The book is the first edition dated October 1990, with an ABA cancel sticker.

The Madness Season C. S. Friedman (DAW 0-88677-444-6, Oct ’90 [Sep ’90], $4.95, 495pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) Sf novel of mankind 300 years after alien conquest, featuring a vampire on the run from the conquerors. There are two versions of the cover available, the alternate has the front and back cover illustrations reversed and a different border. The book was printed early and copies with a special ABA cancel sticker were available in June 1990.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Fortune’s Light Michael Jan Friedman (Pocket 0-671-70836-8, Jan ’91 [Dec ’90], $4.50, 278pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Star Trek novelization. Number 15 in the series.

Gnome Man’s Land Esther M. Friesner (Ace 0-441-08122-3, Jan ’91 [Dec ’90], $4.50, 235pp, pb, cover by James Warhola) [Gnome Man’s Land] Humorous fantasy novel. There’s a hole in the universe dumping magical creatures into a deli in Flatbush, and Brooklyn teenager Tim Desmond is our world’s only hope.

Here Be Demons Esther M. Friesner (Orbit 0-7474-0552-2, Feb ’90, £3.50, 233pp, pb, cover by Josh Kirby) [Demons] Reprint (Ace 1988) fantasy novel. Volume 1 in a new trilogy.

Hooray for Hellywood Esther M. Friesner (Ace 0-441-34281-7, Feb ’90, $3.50, 217pp, pb, cover by Walter Velez) [Demons] Humorous fantasy novel with demonic Hollywood celebs and tv evangelists involved in the filming of a biblical epic; third book of the “Demons” series.

The Hour of Blue Robert Froese (North Country Press 0-945980-22-1, Apr ’90, $12.95, 252pp, tp) New Age environmentalist sf novel, based on the “Gaia” hypothesis.

Aura [1962] Carlos Fuentes (Andre Deutsch 0-233-98562-X, Apr ’90, £4.95, 88pp, tp, cover by Barbara Griffiths) Reprint (??? 1965) love story with supernatural overtones, including a long afterword (“How I Wrote Aura”) by the author. Also available in hardcover (-98470-4, £9.95).

Christopher Unborn Carlos Fuentes (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-12334-9, Dec ’89, $22.95, 531pp, hc) Dystopian literary sf/fantasy novel set in the ruins of near-future Mexico and narrated by an unborn child.

Christopher Unborn Carlos Fuentes (Vintage 0-679-73222-5, Oct ’90, $12.95, 529pp, tp) Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1989) literary dystopian sf novel set in the ruins of near-future Mexico and narrated by an unborn child.

Christopher Unborn Carlos Fuentes (Picador 0-330-31564-1, Oct ’90, £5.99, 531pp, tp, cover by Trevor Webb) Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1989) novel set in Mexico in 1992, as seen by an unborn child from the womb.

The Palm Dome Liz Fulton (Bantam 0-553-28884-9, Jan ’91, $4.50, 266pp, pb, cover by Joe DeVito) Horror novel of a Connecticut estate occupied by a malevolent force. A first novel.

Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction Roger Fulton (Boxtree 1-85283-277-0, Mar ’90, £17.95, 596pp, tp) Reference book giving details of all sf and related series that have been shown on British television. Strongly recommended. (PSP)

A Year and a Day Monica Furlong (Gollancz 0-575-04591-4, May ’90, £9.95, 175pp, hc, cover by Mary Kuper) [Wise Child] Young-adult Celtic fantasy novel. Prequel to Wise Child.

Cat’s Gambit Leslie Gadallah (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-36478-3, Mar ’90 [Feb ’90], $3.95, 247pp, pb, cover by Barclay Shaw) [Cat’s Pawn] Sf novel of catlike aliens, sequel to Cat’s Pawn.

Cat’s Pawn Leslie Gadallah (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-33742-5, Mar ’90 [Feb ’90], $2.95, 262pp, pb, cover by Barclay Shaw) [Cat’s Pawn] Reissue (Del Rey 1987) sf novel of catlike aliens; second printing.

Coyote Peter Gadol (Crown 0-517-57549-3, Jun ’90 [May ’90], $18.95, 311pp, hc, cover by Paula Marbutovskih) Magical realism novel set in the American southwest.

Good Omens Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (Workman 0-89480-853-2, Sep ’90, $18.95, 354pp, hc, cover by David Frampton) Humorous fantasy novel of Armageddon not working out the way it was planned. The text of this edition has been edited and slightly revised. Sharp-witted and funny. Recommended (SW). First American edition (Gollancz 1990).

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