The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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Top Science Fiction ed. Josh Pachter (Dent 0-460-02425-6, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], £2.95, 340pp, pb) Reprint (Dent 1984) anthology.

The 26th Pan Book of Horror Stories ed. Clarence Paget (Pan 0-330-28944-6, 1985, £1.95, 167pp, pb) Anthology of new and reprint horror stories.

Threshold David R. Palmer (Bantam Spectra 0-553-24878-2, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 274pp, pb) Sf adventure novel.

The Planet Dweller Jane Palmer (The Women’s Press 0-7043-3948-X, Jun ’85 [May ’85], £1.95, 147pp, pb) [Planet Dweller] Humorous sf novel, a first novel.

A Mirror for Observers Edgar Pangborn (SFBC #2299, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $4.98, 182pp, hc) Reprint (Doubleday 1954) sf novel. One of the classics of science fiction. Highly recommended. (CNB)

Biological Themes in Modern Science Fiction Helen N. Parker (UMI 0-8357-1577-9, 1984 [May ’85], $24.95 + postage, 109pp, hc) Non-fiction, literary criticism. This revision of a doctoral thesis appeared in 1984, but we did not see it until 1985.

Monthly Terrors: An Index to the Weird Fantasy Magazines Published in the United States and Great Britain Frank H. Parnell & Mike Ashley (Greenwood 0-313-23989-4, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $65.00, xvii + 602pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference book which covers semi-pro magazines as well as professional magazines never before indexed. It also goes up to 1983. Important for major libraries and those with major magazine collections, despite the price. (CNB)

H.G. Wells: The Critical Heritage ed. Patrick Parrinder (Routledge & Kegan Paul 0-7102-0515-5, Sep ’85, $15.00, 351pp, pb) Reprint (Routledge & Kegan Paul 1972) non-fiction book, selection of reviews contemporaneous with Wells’ works, plus some retrospective and obituary notices. [H. G. Wells]

Santa 2000 ed. Michel Parry (Granada/Dragon 0-583-30750-7, 1985 [Oct ’85], £1.50, 86pp, pb) Reprint (Granada 1984) young-adult anthology of 6 sf stories about Santa Claus.

The Singing Tree Brian Parvin (Hale 0-7090-2159-3, 1985 [Oct ’85], £8.95, 185pp, hc) Post-holocaust animal fable of a fox’s quest, with numerous b&w illustrations by an uncredited artist.

Mysterious Sea Stories ed. William Pattrick (Salem House 0-88162-046-7, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $14.95, 247pp, hc) Anthology of 14 sea fantasies. There is a simultaneous British edition from W.H. Allen.

The Faces of Science Fiction Patti Perret (Bluejay 0-312-94147-1, 1984 [Dec ’84], $11.95, 163pp, pb) Non-fiction, associational. Book of photographs of sf and fantasy authors, including Asimov, Bradley, Disch, Pohl, and Simak. Includes a brief “statement” by each of the subjects. This is a fine book, marvelous to take to a convention for autographs. (FCM)

The Faces of Science Fiction Patti Perret (Bluejay 0-312-94148-X, Mar ’85 [Feb ’85], $35.00, unpaginated, hc) Reprint (Bluejay 1984) non-fiction, collection of photos of sf authors. This is the hardcover library edition.

The Man Who Never Missed Steve Perry (Ace 0-441-51916-4, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 195pp, pb) [Khadaji] Sf novel, a one-man guerrilla army against an oppressive empire. Above-average martial-arts sf. (PJH)

The Oak King & the Ash Queen Ann Phillips (Oxford University Press 0-19-271495-3, 1984 [May ’85], £6.95; U.S. import $12.95, 171pp, hc) This young-adult fantasy novel appeared in England in 1984, but we didn’t see it until 1985. The U.S. distributor is Merrimack Publishers Circle.

A Gathering of Gargoyles Meredith Ann Pierce (Tor 0-812-54902-3, Jul ’85 [Jun ’85], $2.95, 263pp, pb) [Darkangel] Reprint (Atlantic Monthly 1984) fantasy novel, second in the “Darkangel” trilogy. Recommended. (FCM)

The Woman Who Loved Reindeer Meredith Ann Pierce (Atlantic Monthly Press 0-87113-042-4, Oct ’85, $13.95, 242pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel set in a Lapp-like world with were-reindeer.

The Snarkout Boys & the Baconburg Horror Daniel M. Pinkwater (NAL/Signet Vista 0-451-13581-4, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $2.50, 175pp, pb) [Snarkout Boys] Reprint (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1984) humorous young-adult fantasy novel.

Young Adults Daniel M. Pinkwater (Tor 0-812-58710-3, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $5.95, 224pp, pb) Collection of two short novels, Young Adult Novel (1982) and its previously unpublished sequel Dead End Dada, plus a chapter of a third novel in progress, and an assortment of Pinkwater “things.” Lunatic fun. Recommended for people who are already unstable. (DLN)

Beyond the Blue Event Horizon Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-32067-0, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 309pp, pb) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Reissue (Del Rey 1980) sf novel. Book Two of the “Heechee Saga”. 5th printing.

Black Star Rising Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31903-6, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $15.95, 282pp, hc) Sf novel.

Black Star Rising Frederik Pohl (SFBC #01730, Nov ’85 [Dec ’85], $4.98, 214pp, hc) Reprint (Ballantine/Del Rey 1985) sf novel of aliens visiting a politically messy Earth.

Heechee Rendezvous Frederik Pohl (SFBC #3827, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $3.98, 274pp, hc) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Reprint (Ballantine/Del Rey 1984) sf novel, third in the “Heechee” trilogy.

Heechee Rendezvous Frederik Pohl (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-30055-6, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $3.50, 331pp, pb) [Heechee (Robinette Broadhead)] Reprint (Ballantine/Del Rey 1984) sf novel, third in the “Heechee” series. First paperback edition.

Jem Frederik Pohl (Bantam 0-553-25144-9, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 312pp, pb) Reissue (St. Martin’s 1979) sf novel, 5th printing. A fine, down-beat tale of the end of humanity. A Hugo and Nebula nominee and a winner of the American Book Award. Recommended. (CNB)

Man Plus Frederik Pohl (Bantam 0-553-24809-X, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 246pp, pb) [Man Plus] Reissue (Random House 1976) sf novel. 6th printing. A Nebula Award winner and one of Pohl’s best. Highly recommended. (CNB)

The Merchants’ War Frederik Pohl (Gollancz 0-575-03691-5, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], £8.95, 209pp, hc) [Space Merchants] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1984) sf novel. First British edition. Sequel to The Space Merchants.

The Years of the City Frederik Pohl (Pocket 0-671-46047-1, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $3.95, 375pp, pb) Reprint (Timescape 1984) novel or sf collection of linked novelettes, depending on who you talk to. Recommended. (CNB)

Search the Sky Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth (Baen 0-671-55989-3, Oct ’85 [Sep ’85], $2.95, 245pp, pb) Sf novel, “substantially” rewritten from the 1954 Ballantine version.

The Space Merchants Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth (St. Martin’s 0-312-74952-X, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $5.95, 169pp, pb) [Space Merchants] Reprint (Ballantine 1953) sf novel. One of the famous sf satirical novels of the ’50s. There is a recent sequel. Ignore the various copyright notices inside. The text is unchanged. (CNB)

Venus, Inc. Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth (SFBC #1272, Jun ’85 [Jul ’85], $4.98, 346pp, hc) [Space Merchants] Omnibus edition of The Space Merchants and Pohl’s sequel.

The Sherwood Ring Elizabeth Marie Pope (Ace/Tempo 0-441-76111-9, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.25, 180pp, pb) Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1958) young-adult fantasy novel. Recommended. (DLN)

The Art of Skeleton Crew J. K. Potter (Scream/Press, Nov ’85, $15.00, unpaginated, pb) Art book. Limited edition of 500 signed copies of a portfolio featuring most of Potter’s illustrations for the book by Stephen King. Potter is the best horror artist working today. Recommended. (CNB)

Red Dragon Jerry E. Pournelle (Ace Charter 0-441-71092-1, Dec ’85 [Nov ’85], $2.95, 201pp, pb) [Red Heroin] Reprint (Berkley Medallion 1971, as by Wade Curtis) non sf/fantasy; associational. Spy thriller, a sequel to Red Heroin.

Red Heroin Jerry E. Pournelle (Charter 0-441-71089-1, Nov ’85 [Oct ’85], $2.95, 156pp, pb) [Red Heroin] Reprint (Berkley Medallion 1969 as by “Wade Curtis”) novel, non-sf/fantasy; associational. First of a series of three espionage adventure novels. Listed for Pournelle fans. There is a Heinlein quote on the cover.

The Endless Frontier ed. Jerry E. Pournelle (Ace 0-441-02669-7, Jun ’85 [May ’85], $3.50, 376pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1979) anthology of stories and non-fiction. 3rd Ace printing.

There Will Be War, Vol. IV: Day of the Tyrant ed. Jerry E. Pournelle (Tor 0-812-54957-0, May ’85 [Apr ’85], $2.95, 370pp, pb) Anthology of 21 stories and articles about war, with five of the stories and most of the non-fiction appearing for the first time.

Far Frontiers ed. Jerry E. Pournelle & Jim Baen (Baen 0-671-55935-4, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 315pp, pb) Original anthology or first issue of a pocket-size magazine; take your pick. Since it has no date or frequency on it, we’ll consider it an anthology. Recommended. (CNB)

Far Frontiers Vol. II/Summer 1985 ed. Jerry E. Pournelle & Jim Baen (Baen 0-671-55954-0, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], $2.95, 319pp, pb) Original anthology/magazine.

Far Frontiers Vol. III/Fall 1985 ed. Jerry E. Pournelle & Jim Baen (Baen 0-671-55975-3, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $2.95, 319pp, pb) Original anthology/magazine.

Far Frontiers Vol. IV/Winter 1985 ed. Jerry E. Pournelle & Jim Baen (Baen 0-671-65548-5, Jan ’86 [Dec ’85], $2.95, 278pp, pb) Original anthology or paperback magazine, with stories, articles, and reviews. There is also an excerpt from Heroes in Hell which appears to be the first publication of a C.J. Cherryh story.

The Science Fiction Yearbook ed. Jerry E. Pournelle, Jim Baen & John F. Carr (Baen 0-671-55983-4, Sep ’85, $15.95, 344pp, hc) Anthology of selected stories from 1984, plus non-fiction essays. A new entry in the “Best of the Year” sweepstakes.

The Endless Frontier, Vol. II ed. Jerry E. Pournelle & John F. Carr (Ace 0-441-20671-9, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $3.50, 429pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1982) anthology of stories and articles about space. 2nd printing.

The Anubis Gates Tim Powers (Ace 0-441-02382-7, Jan ’85 [Dec ’84], $3.50, 387pp, pb) Reissue (Ace 1983), 4th Ace printing of this fantasy novel, winner of the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award. Highly recommended. (FCM)

The Anubis Gates Tim Powers (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-2929-8, Apr ’85 [Mar ’85], £9.95, 387pp, hc; also available in pb; 0-7011-2930-1) Reprint (Ace 1983) fantasy novel, winner of the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award. First British edition, and first hardcover.

Dinner at Deviant’s Palace Tim Powers (Ace 0-441-14879-4, 1984 [Dec ’84], $2.95, 294pp, pb) Sf novel.

Dinner at Deviant’s Palace Tim Powers (SFBC #02540, Sep ’85 [Aug ’85], $4.98, 219pp, hc) Reprint (Ace 1984) sf novel, first hardcover edition. Recommended. (CNB)

Three Fantasies John Cowper Powys (Carcanet 0-85635-544-5, Aug ’85 [Jul ’85], $14.95, 186pp, hc) Collection of 3 novellas with an afterword by Glen Cavaliero. It’s described as “space fantasy” and surreal. This is an import of a British book.

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