THE LEGACY OF HEOROT by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes (Pocket: $4.50). Space farmers ignore warnings from their chief security officer and upset the ecological balance on a newly discovered planet. Their troubles begin after a bloody battle with a dormant creature.
MOONSPUN MAGIC by Catherine Coulter (Onyx: $4.50). Beautiful orphan is pursued by twin brothers with opposing purposes. End of Coulter's "magic" trilogy.
THE LEAGUE OF NIGHT AND FOG by David Morrell (Fawcett / Crest: $4.95). Saul and Drew, assassins in "The Fraternity of the Stone" and "The Brotherhood of the Rose," band to halt the reign of terror brought on by the Night and Fog.
CIVIL WAR WOMEN, edited by Frank McSherry, Charles Waugh and Martin Greenberg (August House: $8.95). Louisa May Alcott, Kate Chopin and Eudora Welty are included in this compilation of fictional accounts of women's roles during the Civil War.
PASCALI'S ISLAND by Barry Unsworth (Penguin: $5.95). A forgotten Turkish agent on a Greek island takes one more doubtful chance to make his mark on the service.
OIL & HONOR: The Texaco-Pennzoil Wars by Thomas Petzinger Jr. (Berkley: $4.95). Petzinger, in covering a courtroom drama for the Wall Street Journal, combs through 50,000 pages of testimony, depositions and other documents that culminate in an $11-billion court judgment against Texaco that almost bankrupts the company.
THE FORDS: An American Epic by Peter Collier and David Horowitz (Summit: $9.95). Collier and Horowitz are successful scribes of American royalty ("The Kennedys" and "The Rockefellers"). "The Fords" captures the achievement and strife of yet another American dynasty.
WALTZING WITH A DICTATOR: The Marcoses and the Making of American Policy by Raymond Bonner (Vintage: $9.95). Historical perspective of the terror Ferdinand Marcos inflicted upon the Philippines, aided, at times, by the benign indifference of U.S. foreign policy.
THE OXFORD BOOK OF SHORT STORIES, chosen by V. S. Pritchett (Oxford University Press: $11.95). Short stories from five continents by exceptional writers from the 19th Century to the present.
SELF HELP / REFERENCE
I LOVE YOU, LET'S WORK IT OUT by David Viscott MD (Pocket: $4.50). Noted psychiatrist Viscott counsels on schisms in personal relationships.
CULTS: What Parents Should Know (American Family Foundation: $9.95). What to do if you think your child is being influenced, negatively, by a religious, political or psychological group or association.
THE DIABETIC'S HEALTH BOOK by June Biermann and Barbara Toohey (Tarcher: $9.95). How a diabetic diagnosis can lead to a healthy, happy life through a partnership and holistic maintenance plan between patient and doctor.