Lists courtesy of Andrew Wheeler.
Contents for anthologies and omnibuses from the Locus Index to Science Fiction www.locusmag.com/index/
April LEAR'S DAUGHTERS (2-in-1 of THE WAVE AND THE FLAME and REIGN OF FIRE)
by Marjorie Bradley Kellogg
THE DARKEST ROAD by Guy Gavriel Kay
Didn't care for the first one so I avoided this one.
WIELDING A RED SWORD by Piers Anthony (Alternate)
Incarnations of Immortality, I think, and well avoided.
Special Cycle #2
Vampires ed. Alan Ryan (SFBC #10445, Apr '87, $6.98, 621pp, hc);
+ xiii o Introduction o Alan Ryan o in
+ 1 o Fragment of a Novel o Lord George Gordon Byron o ss
Mazeppa, London: John Murray, 1819
+ 7 o The Vampyre o Dr. John William Polidori o nv The New
Monthly Magazine Apr, 1819
+ 25 o Varney, the Vampyre; or, The Feast of Blood o James
Malcolm Rymer o ex London: Lloyd, 1847
+ 36 o The Mysterious Stranger o Anon. o nv Odds and Ends, 1860
+ 71 o Carmilla [*Martin Hesselius] o Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu o
na The Dark Blue Dec, 1871 (+3)
+ 138 o Good Lady Ducayne o Mary Elizabeth Braddon o nv The
Strand Feb, 1896
+ 163 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.
+ 175 o Luella Miller o Mary E. Wilkins Freeman o ss
Everybody's Magazine Dec '02
+ 188 o For the Blood Is the Life o F. Marion Crawford o ss
Colliers Dec 16 '05
+ 203 o The Transfer o Algernon Blackwood o ss Country Life Dec
+ 213 o The Room in the Tower o E. F. Benson o ss Pall Mall
Magazine Jan '12
+ 225 o An Episode of Cathedral History o M. R. James o ss The
Cambridge Review Jun 10 '14
+ 241 o A Rendezvous in Averoigne o Clark Ashton Smith o ss
Weird Tales Apr/May '31
+ 255 o Shambleau [*Northwest Smith] o C. L. Moore o nv Weird
Tales Nov '33
+ 282 o Revelations in Black o Carl Jacobi o nv Weird Tales Apr
+ 301 o School for the Unspeakable o Manly Wade Wellman o ss
Weird Tales Sep '37
+ 311 o The Drifting Snow o August Derleth o ss Weird Tales Feb
+ 322 o Over the River o P. Schuyler Miller o ss Unknown Apr
+ 334 o The Girl with the Hungry Eyes o Fritz Leiber o ss The
Girl With the Hungry Eyes, ed. Donald A. Wollheim, Avon, 1949
+ 349 o The Mindworm o C. M. Kornbluth o ss Worlds Beyond Dec
+ 362 o Drink My Blood ["Drink My Red Blood"] o Richard
Matheson o ss Imagination Apr '51
+ 371 o Place of Meeting o Charles Beaumont o ss Orbit #2 '53
+ 376 o The Living Dead o Robert Bloch o ss EQMM Apr '67
+ 382 o Pages from a Young Girl's Journal o Robert Aickman o nv
F&SF Feb '73
+ 415 o The Werewolf and the Vampire o R. Chetwynd-Hayes o nv
The Monster Club, London: NEL, 1976
+ 441 o Love-Starved o Charles L. Grant o ss F&SF Aug '79
+ 451 o Cabin 33 [*Saint-Germain] o Chelsea Quinn Yarbro o na
Shadows #3, ed. Charles L. Grant, Doubleday, 1980
+ 505 o Unicorn Tapestry o Suzy McKee Charnas o na New
Dimensions 11, ed. Robert Silverberg & Marta Randall, Pocket,
+ 562 o Following the Way o Alan Ryan o ss Shadows #5, ed.
Charles L. Grant, Doubleday, 1982
+ 574 o The Sunshine Club o Ramsey Campbell o ss The Dodd, Mead
Gallery of Horror, ed. Charles L. Grant, Dodd Mead, 1983
+ 579 o The Men and Women of Rivendale o Steve Rasnic Tem o ss
Night Visions 1, ed. Alan Ryan, Arlington Heights, IL: Dark
+ 588 o Bite-Me-Not or, Fleur de Feu o Tanith Lee o nv IASFM
+ 613 o Appendix I: Vampire Novels o Misc. Material o bi
+ 618 o Appendix II: Vampire Movies o Misc. Material o bi
Alan Ryan seems to be an active horror anthologist whose work I have inexplicably overlooked. Judging by the stories in here that I have read, this is a pretty good collection.
Does anyone know anything about Ryan?
THE STARS, LIKE DUST by Isaac Asimov
(wait, if the SFBC had done TS,LD why did I need to track down a copy and rereview it in the '00s?)
May SPELLSINGER'S SCHERZO (3-in-1 of THE MOMENT OF THE MAGICIAN, THE PATHS
OF THE PERAMBULATOR and THE TIME OF THE TRANSFERENCE) by Alan Dean Foster
Missed this one.
THE RAPTURE EFFECT by Jeffrey A. Carver
Have never been able to read Carver. Don't know why.
TEST OF HONOR (2-in-1 of SHARDS OF HONOR and THE WARRIOR'S APPRENTICE) by Lois McMaster Bujold (Alternate)
Crap. Early Bujold shares something with A. Bertram Chandler with me, the fact that the titles are not strongly associated with the plots of the books in my memory.
Shards is the story of how Cordelia met Aral and how despite one or two minor hitches, like being on opposite sides of a war, the two managed to find true love. Not my favourite Bujold but in many other authors' hands this would have been lethally saccharine. One notable aspect of these books is that Barrayar, despite being backward in many respects and being saddled with a social system best described as unfortunate, is still seen as redeemable.
TWA is the first Miles novel. In it a deformed young man, son of Cordelia and Aral, fails in his first choice of career but finds a new one, being the social equivalent of the fellow who triggers avalanches so he can ride them to the bottom of the mountain (This is more risky than it looks). More fun to read about than than to live adjacent to, I expect.
Spring THE MIRROR OF HER DREAMS by Stephen R. Donaldson
I didn't read this.
VACUUM FLOWERS by Michael Swanwick
Earth has been lost to a mass-mind called the Comprise, a collective intelligence bound to the Earth by light-speed communications lag and the fact that the rest of the solar system might try to do a K/T on the Comprise's ass if it tried anything overt (although since the Comprise is much smarter than any human it isn't clear who'd win). Technology exists to port personalities from one person to another. A woman who is in business of testing new personalities fails to stick to her contract (she likes the new her better than the real one) with serious consequences for the solar system.
I liked this quite a lot. Strongly recommended.
[It seems to me like a lot of the interplanetary SF stories of this time have Earth isolated or backward for some reason: Swanwick has the Comprises, Sargent has the Earth as poor and recovering from various anthropogenic disasters, Varley had the Invasion, Sterling had Earth turn its back on the solar system (?) and so on]
Wild Cards ed. George R. R. Martin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26190-8, Jan
'87 [Dec '86], $3.95, 410pp, pb) [*Wild Cards]
+ 1 o Prologue o George R. R. Martin o pr
+ 10 o Thirty Minutes Over Broadway! o Howard Waldrop o nv *
+ 47 o The Sleeper o Roger Zelazny o nv *
+ 91 o Witness o Walter Jon Williams o nv *
+ 139 o Degradation Rites o Melinda M. Snodgrass o nv *
+ 180 o Interlude One o George R. R. Martin o ms *
+ 185 o Shell Games o George R. R. Martin o nv *
+ 232 o Interlude Two o George R. R. Martin o ms *
+ 234 o The Long, Dark Night of Fortunato o Lewis Shiner o ss *
+ 254 o Transfigurations o Victor Milán o nv *
+ 281 o Interlude Three o George R. R. Martin o ms *
+ 287 o Down Deep o Edward Bryant & Leanne C. Harper o nv *
+ 325 o Interlude Four o George R. R. Martin o ms *
+ 330 o Strings o Stephen Leigh o nv *
+ 368 o Interlude Five o George R. R. Martin o ms *
+ 371 o Comes a Hunter o John J. Miller o nv *
+ 395 o Epilogue: Third Generation o Lewis Shiner o aw *
+ 397 o Appendix o Misc. Material o ms
One of the last hurrahs of the shared world anthology , this allegedly grew out of a Superworld campaign that ate Too Much Time, inspiring the authors involved to salvage the monetary value of their time by writing a series of stories about people with superpowers.
This is the first and by far the best of the series (In general SW series go downhill but Wildcards must have set some kind of record for augering in like a Widowmaker at an airshow). In particular I liked the Waldrop, WJW and the Martin stories. Definitely worth looking for.
1: Was Murasaki the death knell?
HER MAJESTY'S WIZARD by Christopher Stasheff (Alternate)
I avoided this, having read enough Stasheff to last me a lifetime.
June THE UNSCHOOLED WIZARD (2-in-1 of THE LADIES OF MANDRIGYN and THE
WITCHES OF WENSHAR) by Barbara Hambly
I missed this. AFAIK I have never read any Hambly so far.
A DEATH OF HONOR by Joe Clifford Faust
I know there are people who really like this book and I expect they will chime in as soon as they read this but the only thing I recall about it is the overwhelming sense of impending doom, thanks to the Unstoppable Communist Juggernaut. Uh huh. And the Japanese are going to buy Detroit and rename it Usa.
FAR AS HUMAN EYE COULD SEE by Isaac Asimov (Alternate)
I can't seem to find a list for this.
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