The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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100 Wild Little Weird Tales ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg (Barnes & Noble 1-56619-557-8, Dec ’94 [Nov ’94], $7.98, 581pp, hc, cover by Kevin McGuinness) Anthology of 100 short-short horror stories that appeared in the original Weird Tales pulp fiction magazine. Authors include Fritz Leiber, Edgar Allan Poe, Clark Ashton Smith, H.P. Lovecraft, and Bram Stoker. There is an introduction by Stefan Dziemianowicz. This is an instant remainder edition.

Star Trek #72: The Better Man Howard Weinstein (Pocket 0-671-86912-4, Dec ’94 [Nov ’94], $5.50, 268pp, pb, cover by Keith Birdsong) [Star Trek] Star Trek novelization.

DragonLance: The Second Generation Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (TSR 1-56076-822-3, Feb ’94 [Jan ’94], $19.95, 306pp, hc, cover by Larry Elmore) [DragonLance] Original collection of five stories continuing the “DragonLance” saga, with poetry by Michael Williams and interior illustrations by Ned Dameron. This is a worldwide edition priced also at £11.95 in the UK and $25.95 in Canada.

Into the Labyrinth Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56771-3, Jul ’94 [Jun ’94], $5.99, 451pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) [Death Gate Cycle] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1993) fantasy novel, sixth book of “The Death Gate Cycle”.

The Seventh Gate Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Bantam Spectra 0-553-09647-8, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], $22.95, 320pp, hc, cover by Stephen Youll) [Death Gate Cycle] Fantasy novel, seventh (and final) book of the “Death Gate Cycle”.

The Seventh Gate Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (SFBC #05466, Oct ’94 [Sep ’94], $10.98, 320pp, hc, cover by Stephen Youll) [Death Gate Cycle] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1994) fantasy novel, seventh (and final) in the “Death Gate Cycle”. Similar to the Bantam Spectra edition except this lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

A Dragon-Lover’s Treasury of the Fantastic ed. Margaret Weis (Warner Aspect 0-446-67063-4, Oct ’94 [Sep ’94], $12.99, 421pp, tp, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) Anthology of 20 stories about dragons.

DragonLance: The Dragons of Krynn ed. Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (TSR 1-56076-830-4, Mar ’94, $4.95, 390pp, tp, cover by Paul Jaquays) [DragonLance] Original anthology of 15 stories and a poem set in the world of the DragonLance game.

Lords of the Sky Angus Wells (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37395-1, Oct ’94 [Aug ’94], $12.95, 579pp, tp, cover by Stephen Youll) Fantasy novel of a land beset by airborne warriors who can only be stopped by the dragons thought to be extinct. First American edition (Millennium 1994).

Four Complete Novels H. G. Wells (Barnes & Noble 1-56619-446-6, 1994 [Aug ’94], $9.98, 517 + x, hc) Omnibus of The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). A shorter version of Seven Famous Novels by H.G. Wells (Knopf 1934). This is an instant remainder edition.

The Island of Dr. Moreau H. G. Wells (Bantam 0-553-21432-2, Jun ’94 [Aug ’94], $3.95, 157pp, pb, cover by Rousseau Le Douanier) Reprint (Heinemann 1896) classic SF novel, with a new introduction by Alan Lightman.

The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells (Bantam 0-553-21338-5, Oct ’94 [Sep ’94], $2.95, 164pp, pb, cover by Chris Hopkins) Reissue (Heinemann 1898) classic sf novel; fifth printing.

The Works of H.G. Wells H. G. Wells (Longmeadow Press 0-681-00729-X, Dec ’94, $18.95, 548pp, hc) Omnibus of four classic novels: The Invisible Man (1897), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Time Machine (1895), and The War of the Worlds (1898). Bonded-leatherbound “Classic Library” edition, with color illustrations by Frank Mayo.

The Element of Fire Martha Wells (Tor 0-812-52097-1, Jul ’94 [Jun ’94], $4.99, 413pp, pb, cover by Eric Peterson) [Element of Fire] Reprint (Tor 1993) fantasy adventure novel of a magical threat to a peaceful kingdom.

The Imperium Game K. D. Wentworth (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38729-5, Feb ’94 [Jan ’94], $4.50, 252pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Sf novel of a Roman Empire computer game that becomes deadly reality as the player who reigns as Emperor is murdered in the real world as well. A first novel.

Moonspeaker K. D. Wentworth (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38973-5, Nov ’94 [Oct ’94], $4.99, 266pp, pb, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [House of Moons] SF novel. A girl falsely accused of killing her father uses psychic powers to escape and enter alternate timelines.

The Sixth Seal Mary Wesley (Overlook Press 0-87951-506-6, Mar ’94 [Jan ’94], $14.95, 187pp, hc) Young-adult post-apocalypse sf novel about the few survivors learning how to coexist in the face of the disaster. This is apparently a revision of a 1969 version of the text. First American edition (J.M. Dent 1984).

Speaking Terms Mary Wesley (Overlook Press 0-87951-524-4, Aug ’94 [Apr ’94], $14.95, 116pp, hc, cover by Andre Moore & Anna Nebor) Young-adult talking animal fantasy novel. First American edition (J.M. Dent 1969).

Christmas Spirit Robert Westall (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-31260-5, Oct ’94 [Dec ’94], $15.00, 150pp, hc, cover by John Lawrence) Omnibus of two young-adult Christmas stories, one non-fantasy, the other about a “Christmas Ghost” that warns of disaster. With interior illustrations by John Lawrence. Both stories were originally published separately in Great Britain by Methuen, The Christmas Ghost 1992, and The Christmas Cat 1991.

Ghost Abbey Robert Westall (Scholastic 0-590-41693-6, Feb ’94 [Apr ’94], $3.25, 169pp, pb) Reissue (Macmillan UK 1985) young-adult ghost novel; fifth printing.

Shades of Darkness: More of the Ghostly Best of Robert Westall Robert Westall (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-36758-2, Apr ’94 [May ’94], $17.00, 312pp, hc, cover by Michael Chesworth) Collection of 11 young-adult ghost stories, one original. Second book of a two-volume “best of” collection.

The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral Robert Westall (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-47119-3, May ’94, $3.95, 97pp, tp, cover by Bob Harvey) Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1993) horror novella published for young adults about an ancient evil built into the very stones of an English cathedral. This originally appeared in a British collection with the same title (Viking UK 1992).

The Beast Marie Ardell & James Gordon White (Leisure 0-8439-3618-5, Jun ’94 [May ’94], $4.50, 365pp, pb) Horror novel. Evil creature waits to consume souls of the innocent.

The Fangs of Morning/The Alchemist Leslie H. Whitten (Leisure 0-8439-3685-1, Nov ’94 [Oct ’94], $5.99, 317pp, pb) Omnibus of a previously published horror novel The Alchemist (1973) plus a new one, The Fangs of Morning, a vampire novel set in Washington D.C.

Mysteries of the Word Stanley Wiater (Crossroads Press, Jun ’94, $10.00, 16pp, ph) Lovecraftian short story, with illustrations by Gahan Wilson and an introduction by Jack Ketchum. This is a 250-copy signed numbered limited edition. Availalbe postpaid from Crossroads Press, PO Box 10433, Holyoke MA 01041.

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