Lists courtesy of Andrew Wheeler.
Contents for anthologies and omnibuses from the Locus Index to Science Fiction [ www.locusmag.com/index/ ].
April THE BISHOP'S HEIR by Katherine Kurtz
I missed this.
BRIGHTNESS FALLS FROM THE AIR by James Tiptree, Jr.
One of two (?) novels written by Tiptree, all I recall of this is being depressed after reading it.
THE CHRONICLES OF THE DERYNI (3-in-1 of DERYNI RISING, DERYNI CHECKMATE, and HIGH DERYNI) by Katherine Kurtz (Alternate)
And I missed all of these. Never even tried the Deryni books, not sure why. For some reason they seem to be associated in my mind with the Darkover books, maybe because my uninformed impression is that both involve social groups with Awesome Psi Powers, albeit in entirely different settings (A Lost Colony for Darkover and an influenced by history fantasy setting for Deryni).
STAR TREK: THE VULCAN ACADEMY MURDERS by Jean Lorrah (Alternate)
Jean Lorrah did Trek? Huh. Not that I read it.
Special Cycle #2
Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural ed. Marvin Kaye (SFBC
#5144, May '85 [Apr '85], $6.98, 623pp, hc); Anthology of 53
stories and poems by writers ranging from Bram Stoker and Poe
to Walt Whitman and Tennessee Williams, with more recent
authors represented as well.
+ xiii o Introduction: In Search of Masterpieces o Marvin Kaye
+ 3 o Dracula's Guest [*Dracula] o Bram Stoker o ss Dracula's
Guest, London: Routledge, 1914; written in 1897 as part of
Dracula, this chapter was omitted from the published book for
reasons of length.
+ 14 o The Professor's Teddy Bear o Theodore Sturgeon o ss
Weird Tales Mar '48
+ 24 o Bubnoff and the Devil o Ivan Turgenev & Marvin Kaye,
adapt. o ss Fiends and Creatures, ed. Marvin Kaye, Popular
+ 31 o The Quest for "Blank Claveringi" o Patricia Highsmith o
ss The Saturday Evening Post Jun 17 '67; revised from "The
+ 44 o The Erl-King o Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe o pm *;
English adaption by Marvin Kaye
+ 46 o The Bottle Imp o Robert Louis Stevenson o nv New York
Herald Feb 8-Mar 1, 1891
+ 71 o A Malady of Magicks [*Ebenezum] o Craig Shaw Gardner o
ss Fantastic Oct '78
+ 86 o Lan Lung [expanded from "Dragon...Ghost"] o M. Lucie
Chin o nv Ares #1 '80; restored version
+ 106 o The Dragon Over Hackensack o Richard L. Wexelblat o pm
+ 107 o The Transformation o Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley o ss
The Keepsake, 1831, 1830
+ 122 o The Faceless Thing o Edward D. Hoch o ss Magazine of
Horror Nov '63
+ 129 o The Anchor o Jack Snow o ss Dark Music and Other
Spectral Tales, Herald, 1947
+ 134 o When the Clock Strikes o Tanith Lee o ss Weird Tales
#1, ed. Lin Carter, DAW, 1981
+ 149 o Oshidori o Lafcadio Hearn o vi Kwaidan, Houghton
+ 151 o Carmilla [*Martin Hesselius] o Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
o na The Dark Blue Dec, 1871 (+3)
+ 214 o Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory o Orson Scott
Card o nv Chrysalis 4, ed. Roy Torgeson, Zebra, 1979
+ 229 o Lenore o Gottfried August Bürger o pm, 1773; English
adaption by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
+ 237 o The Black Wedding o Isaac Bashevis Singer; trans. by
Martha Glicklich o ss The Spinoza of Market Street, Farrar
Straus Giroux, 1958
+ 245 o Hop-Frog o Edgar Allan Poe o ss The Flag of Our Union
Mar 17, 1849
+ 254 o Sardonicus o Ray Russell o nv Playboy Jan '61
+ 286 o Graveyard Shift ["The Faces"] o Richard Matheson o ss
Ed McBains Mystery Book #1 '60
+ 291 o Wake Not the Dead o Johann Ludwig Tieck o nv Popular
Tales and Romances of the Northern Nations, Vol. 1, ed.
Anon., London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1823
+ 314 o Night and Silence o Maurice Level o ss Pan Jan '22;
Weird Tales Feb '32
+ 321 o Flies o Isaac Asimov o ss F&SF Jun '53
+ 328 o The Night Wire o H. F. Arnold o ss Weird Tales Sep '26
+ 335 o Last Respects o Dick Baldwin o ss Brother Theodore's
Chamber of Horrors, ed. Marvin Kaye, Pinnacle, 1975
+ 340 o The Pool of the Stone God [as by W. Fenimore] o A.
Merritt o ss American Weekly Sep 23 '23
+ 344 o A Tale of the Thirteenth Floor o Ogden Nash o pm F&SF
+ 348 o The Tree o Dylan Thomas o ss Adventures in the Skin
Trade, New Directions Publishing Corp., 1955
+ 355 o Stroke of Mercy o Parke Godwin o ss Twilight Zone Sep
+ 374 o Lazarus o Leonid Andreyev o ss, 1906; Weird Tales Mar
+ 393 o The Waxwork [as by Ex-Private X] o A. M. Burrage o ss
Someone in the Room, Jarrolds, 1931
+ 404 o The Silent Couple o Pierre Courtois; trans. by Faith
Lancereau & Marvin Kaye o ss Le Figaro Illustre, 1826
+ 408 o Moon-Face o Jack London o ss The Argonaut Jul 21 '02
+ 413 o Death in the School-Room (A Fact) o Walt Whitman o ss,
+ 419 o The Upturned Face o Stephen Crane o ss Ainslee's Mar 5
+ 423 o One Summer Night o Ambrose Bierce o vi Cosmopolitan Mar
+ 425 o The Easter Egg o H. H. Munro o ss The Complete Short
Stories of Saki, 1930
+ 429 o The House in Goblin Wood [as by Carter Dickson; *Sir
Henry Merrivale] o John Dickson Carr o nv EQMM Nov '47
+ 448 o The Vengeance of Nitocris [as by Thomas Lanier
Williams] o Tennessee Williams o ss Weird Tales Aug '28
+ 459 o The Informal Execution of Soupbone Pew o Damon Runyon o
ss Adventure Mar '11
+ 472 o His Unconquerable Enemy ["The Rajah's Nemesis"] o W. C.
Morrow o ss The Argonaut Mar 11, 1889; Weird Tales Aug '29
+ 481 o Rizpah o Alfred Tennyson, Lord o pm
+ 486 o The Question ["The Question My Son Asked"] o Stanley
Ellin o ss EQMM Nov '62
+ 497 o The Flayed Hand o Guy de Maupassant o ss, 1875
+ 502 o The Hospice o Robert Aickman o nv Cold Hand in Mine,
+ 533 o The Christmas Banquet o Nathaniel Hawthorne o ss United
States Magazine and Democratic Review Dec, 1843
+ 549 o The Hungry House o Robert Bloch o ss Imagination Apr
+ 566 o The Demon of the Gibbet o Fitz-James O'Brien o pm
+ 568 o The Owl o Anatole Le Braz; trans. by Faith Lancereau o
+ 575 o No. 252 rue M. Le Prince o Ralph Adams Cram o ss Black
Spirits and White, Stone & Kimball: Chicago, 1895
+ 588 o The Music of Erich Zann o H. P. Lovecraft o ss The
National Amateur Mar '22; Weird Tales May '25
+ 596 o Riddles in the Dark (Original Version) [Chapter 5 of
The Hobbit] o J. R. R. Tolkien o ex London: Allen & Unwin,
+ 609 o Afterword: Is Terror a Dying Art? o Marvin Kaye o aw
+ 615 o Miscellaneous Notes o Marvin Kaye o bi
+ 619 o Selected Bibliography o Marvin Kaye o bi
On the basis of number of stories, this seems like a good deal. I have read very few of them so can't comment on the quality aspect of this book.
A MIRROR FOR OBSERVERS by Edgar Pangborn
May THE INFINITY LINK by Jeffrey Carver
I am fairly certain this is one of many Carver books I have bounced off.
CARDS OF GRIEF by Jane Yolen
I missed this.
The Gorgon and Other Beastly Tales Tanith Lee (DAW 0-88677-003-3, Feb
'85 [Jan '85], $2.95, 288pp, pb); Collection of 11 stories.
Though only 8 are credited in the acknowledgements, these may
all be reprints.
+ 7 o The Gorgon o nv Shadows #5, ed. Charles L. Grant,
+ 34 o Anna Medea o ss Amazing Jan '83
+ 53 o Meow o ss Shadows #4, ed. Charles L. Grant, Doubleday,
+ 68 o The Hunting of Death: The Unicorn o na Night Visions 1,
ed. Alan Ryan, Arlington Heights, IL: Dark Harvest, 1984
+ 121 o Magritte's Secret Agent o nv Twilight Zone May '81
+ 168 o Monkey's Stagger o ss Sorcerer's Apprentice #4 '79
+ 185 o Sirriamnis o nv Unsilent Night, Cambridge, MA: NESFA
+ 222 o Because Our Skins Are Finer o ss Twilight Zone Nov '81
+ 241 o Quatt-Sup o ss
+ 247 o Draco, Draco o nv Beyond Lands of Never, ed. Maxim
Jakubowski, Allen & Unwin, 1984
+ 276 o La Reine Blanche o ss IASFM Jul '83
Another collection of adult (in the non-porn sense) fairy tales like Red as Blood . For some reason this collection of stories never appealed to me as much as RaB did.
[Bear in mind Red as Blood is my favourite Lee collection. This one is still worth tracking down]
THE TIDES OF TIME by John Brunner (Alternate)
I missed this, I think.
[The eighties mark when I stopped being anything like a completist even for authors I liked, like Brunner]
Spring THE BELGARIAD, PART TWO (2-in-1 of CASTLE OF WIZARDRY and ENCHANTER'S
END GAME) by David Eddings
And I avoided Eddings entirely.
SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH by Douglas Adams
Another Hitchhiker's book. I never read it.
THE BELGARIAD, PART ONE (3-in-1 of PAWN OF PROPHECY, QUEEN OF
SORCERY and MAGICIAN'S GAMBIT) by David Eddings (Alternate)
More Eddings I avoided.
Berserker Base ed. Fred Saberhagen (Tor 0-812-55316-0, Mar '85 [Feb
'85], $6.95, 316pp, pb) [*Berserker]; Collection of stories by
7 authors, including connecting material by Saberhagen,
originator of the "Berserker" series. Author credits appear
only in the acknowledgements, not on the contents page, making
it look like a novel.
+ 9 o Prisoner's Base o Fred Saberhagen o pr *
+ 27 o What Makes Us Human o Stephen R. Donaldson o nv F&SF Aug
+ 73 o Friends Together o Fred Saberhagen o ms *
+ 79 o With Friends Like These o Connie Willis o nv F&SF Feb
+ 123 o The Founts of Sorrow o Fred Saberhagen o ms *
+ 129 o Itself Surprised o Roger Zelazny o nv Omni Aug '84
+ 161 o The Great Secret o Fred Saberhagen o ms *
+ 165 o Deathwomb o Poul Anderson o nv Analog Nov '83
+ 213 o Dangerous Dreams o Fred Saberhagen o ms *
+ 217 o Pilots of the Twilight o Edward Bryant o na IASFM
+ 287 o Crossing the Bar o Fred Saberhagen o ms *
+ 299 o A Teardrop Falls o Larry Niven o ss Omni Jun '83
+ 313 o Berserker Base o Fred Saberhagen o ms *
I never read any of these because I found the Berserker stories and setting dull as hell. I will say Willis is not a name I expected to see in this anthology.
June JOB: A COMEDY OF JUSTICE by Robert A. Heinlein
One of the later Heinleins, this has a fairly unlikable religious fanatic from an America where his sort is in control as its protagonist. He is dragged across universes and has various adventures, very few of which seem to have left an impression on me. Influenced by James Branch Cabell but not as good as the JBC books I read in the 1970s.
VENUS, INC. (2-in-1 of THE SPACE MERCHANTS by Frederik Pohl and C.M.Kornbluth and THE MERCHANTS' WAR by Frederik Pohl)
The first is a classic Garbageman novel, studying a resource-poor society run by Marketing. This seems not to have led to utopia for some reason. The protagonist is put to work pitching a program to colonize a Venus that is remarkably hostile for a 1950s SF novel but falls from grace with his bosses and is inspired/forced to go over to the other side.
The second is a sequel that I own, have apparently read and which left no impression at all.
[Pohl worked in PR, which led to the question of if the SF-writing character in Mad Men was based on him. As I recall, the evidence did not support that model]
GRYPHON'S EYRIE by Andre Norton and A.C. Crispin (Alternate)
A Witch World novel, much like any other WW novel.
CREWEL LYE by Piers Anthony (Alternate)
A Xanth novel, no doubt.
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