The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2000

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Dune Frank Herbert (SFBC #19653, May 2000, $50.00, 561pp, hc) [Dune] Reprint (Chilton 1965) classic SF novel. This leatherbound, gilt-edged has ISBN 0-7394-0902-6; it has no jacket, lacks both price and SFBC number, and is available to current SFBC members only.

Others James Herbert (Tor 0-812-57904-6, Nov 2000, $6.99, 471pp, pb, cover by Stuart Knowles) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1999) horror novel.

DragonLance: The Clandestine Circle Mary H. Herbert (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-1610-9, Jul 2000, $6.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Mark Zug) [DragonLance: Crossroads] Novelization based on the role-playing game, first in the “Crossroads” series. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Valorian’s Children Mary H. Herbert (SFBC #10874, May 2000, $12.98, 533pp, hc, cover by Marc Fishman) [Dark Horse] Omnibus of two fantasy novels: Dark Horse (1990) and Lightning’s Daughter (1991). This SFBC edition has ISBN 0-7394-0949-2; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Ceres Storm David Herter (Tor 0-312-87493-6, Nov 2000, $22.95, 255pp, hc, cover by Alan Pollack) SF novel of a solar system transformed by nanotech storms and the unaware clone of an ancient conqueror. A first novel.

Back to the Moon Homer H. Hickam, Jr. (Dell/Island Books 0-440-23538-3, 2000, $6.99, 494pp, pb) Reprint (Delacorte 1999) SF thriller about a space shuttle hijacked to the moon.

A Business of Ferrets Beth Hilgartner (Meisha Merlin 1-892065-18-5, Apr 2000, $14.00, 281pp, tp, cover by Charles Keegan) [Business of Ferrets] Fantasy novel. An apprentice thief and other slum kids defeat the schemes of nobles. Meisha Merlin Publishing, PO Box 7, Decatur GA 30031;

Mad Ship Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57564-3, Mar 2000, $6.99, 850pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) [Liveship Traders] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1999) fantasy novel, second in “The Liveship Traders” series, set in the same world as the “Farseer” series. Hobb is a pen-name for Megan Lindholm.

Ship of Destiny Robin Hobb (Bantam Spectra 0-553-10323-7, Aug 2000, $24.95, 581pp, hc, cover by Stephen Youll) [Liveship Traders] Fantasy novel, third in “The Liveship Traders” trilogy, set in the same world as the “Farseer” series. Hobb is a pen-name for Megan Lindholm. First US edition (Voyager 3/00).

Ship of Destiny Robin Hobb (SFBC #10635, Sep 2000, $12.50, 581pp, hc, cover by Stephen Youll) [Liveship Traders] Reprint (Voyager 2000) fantasy novel, third in “The Liveship Traders” series, set in the same world as the “Farseer” series. Hobb is a pen-name for Megan Lindholm. This is similar to the Bantam Spectra edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Dark of the Gods P. C. Hodgell (Meisha Merlin 1-892065-26-6, Aug 2000, $20.00, 667pp, tp, cover by Kevin Murphy) [Kencyrath] Collection/omnibus of two fantasy novels, God Stalk (1982) and Dark of the Moon (1985), and the 1984 story “Bones”. A hardcover edition (-25-8, $40.00) was announced but not seen.

William Hope Hodgson’s The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson, Richard Corben & Simon Revelstroke (DC Comics/Vertigo 1-56389-545-5, Nov 2000, $29.95, 186pp, hc, cover by Richard Corben) Graphic novel adaptation of the classic (1908) SF horror novel. Adapted by Corben and Revelstroke, with illustrations by Corben. Introduction by Alan Moore.

The River King Alice Hoffman (Penguin/Putnam 0-399-14599-0, Jul 2000, $23.95, 324pp, hc) Mainstream novel with fantasy elements, including ghosts, set in a weird Massachusetts prep school.

Born Bad Barry Hoffman (Leisure 0-8439-4793-4, Nov 2000, $5.99, 392pp, pb) Reprint (CD Publications 2000) associational serial killer novel.

A Red Heart of Memories Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Ace 0-441-00768-6, Dec 2000, $12.95, 329pp, tp, cover by Tim Barrall) [Matt Black] Reprint (Ace 1999) contemporary fantasy novel, part of the “Matt Black” series of stories.

The Cradle of Saturn James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-57866-9, May 2000, $6.99, 529pp, pb, cover by Dru Blair) [Cradle of Saturn] Reprint (Baen 1999) SF novel of a colony on the moons of Saturn.

The Legend that was Earth James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-31945-0, Oct 2000, $24.00, 346pp, hc, cover by Dru Blair) SF novel. One man discovers that too-helpful aliens are a threat to human freedom.

Outward Bound James P. Hogan (Tor 0-812-57191-6, Feb 2000, $5.99, 220pp, pb, cover by Vincent Di Fate) [Jupiter] Reprint (Tor 1999) young-adult SF novel, sixth in the “Jupiter” series.

Realtime Interrupt James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-57884-7, Aug 2000, $6.99, 407pp, pb, cover by Patrick Turner) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1995) SF thriller. Scientists are trapped in their own virtual reality.

Thrice Upon a Time James P. Hogan (Baen 0-671-31948-5, Nov 2000, $6.99, 400pp, pb, cover by Patrick Turner) Reprint (Del Rey 1980) SF time travel novel.

Angel: Not Forgotten Nancy Holder (Pocket Pulse 0-671-04145-2, Apr 2000, $4.99, 243pp, pb) [Angel] Novelization, the second based on the TV series, a spin-off of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Evil that Men Do Nancy Holder (Pocket 0-671-02635-6, Jul 2000, $6.99, 335pp, pb) [Buffy, the Vampire Slayer] Novelization based on the TV show. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Gambler’s Star, Book Three: Invasions Nancy Holder (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-79314-8, May 2000, $5.99, 243pp, pb, cover by J. K. Potter) [Gambler’s Star] SF novel, third in the series about a lunar Las Vegas. Earth declares war against the moon.

The Angel and the Sword Cecelia Holland (Tor/Forge 0-312-86890-1, Dec 2000, $22.95, 304pp, hc, cover by Greg Call) Fantasy novel set in ninth-century medieval Europe. A guardian angel protects warrior Roderick the Beardless, really princess Ragny, rightful queen of Spain.

The Kings in Winter Cecelia Holland (Tor/Forge 0-312-86888-X, Feb 2000, $12.95, 205pp, tp, cover by Paul Youll) Reprint (Atheneum 1967) associational historical novel of Ireland during the reign of Brian Boru.

The Pillar of the Sky Cecelia Holland (Tor/Forge 0-312-86887-1, Jul 2000, $14.95, 560pp, tp) Reprint (Knopf 1985) associational prehistorical novel about Stonehenge.

Murcheston: The Wolf’s Tale David Holland (Tor/Forge 0-312-87213-5, Feb 2000, $23.95, 349pp, hc, cover by David Bowers) Werewolf novel. A Victorian aristocrat turned werewolf documents his experiences in a journal.

P.E.A.C.E. Guy Holmes (Simon & Schuster 0-684-87079-7, Dec 2000, $23.00, 313pp, hc) Near-future dystopian SF novel of a Police Enforced Anti-Crime Environment in NYC, where citizens are intensely monitored and cops carry tranquilizer guns. A first novel.

King’s Cure Daniel Hood (Ace 0-441-00789-9, Dec 2000, $5.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Duane O. Myers) [Liam Rhenford] Fantasy novel. Fifth in the mystery series featuring magical investigator Liam Rhenford and the dragon Fanuilh.

Fandom Directory No. 19 Mariane S. Hopkins (Fandata Publications 0-933215-19-3, Mar 2000, $19.95, 528pp, tp, cover by Earl Geier) Non-fiction, reference. Directory of fans (comics, media, SF, etc.), fan publications, conventions, retail stores, fan clubs and genre research libraries. There are also alphabetical and zip code order general listings. Order from Fandata Publications, 7614 Cervantes Ct., Springfield VA 22153;; add $4.50 postage.

Midnight Robber Nalo Hopkinson (Warner Aspect 0-446-67560-1, Mar 2000, $13.95, 330pp, tp, cover by Leo & Diane Dillon) SF novel of Carnival time on a Caribbean-colonized planet.

Midnight Robber Nalo Hopkinson (SFBC #33590, Dec 2000, $9.98, 330pp, hc, cover by Leo & Diane Dillon) Reprint (Warner Aspect 2000) SF novel of Carnival time on a Caribbean-colonized planet. This has ISBN 0-7394-1359-7; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction ed. Nalo Hopkinson (Invisible Cities Press 0-9679683-2-1, Oct 2000, $14.95, 318pp, hc, cover by Michel Ange Altidort) Anthology of 20 fantastical stories, nine original, by authors of Caribbean background. A hardcover edition (-1-3, $24.95) was announced but not seen. Order from Invisible Cities Press, 50 State St., Montpelier VT 05602; website: [].

Four Mothers Shifra Horn (Picador USA 0-312-26323-6, Jun 2000, $14.00, 278pp, tp, cover by Michelle Barnes) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1999) literary fantasy novel of a cursed Jerusalem family whose daughters have psychic talents. Translated by Dalya Bilu from the Hebrew (Sifriat Ma’ariv 1996). This includes a two-page Reading Group Guide.

Highlander: An Evening at Joe’s ed. Gillian Horvath (Berkley Boulevard 0-425-17749-1, Sep 2000, $12.95, 288pp, tp) [Highlander] Original anthology of 14 stories and eight vignettes based on the television series based on the movie, with stories by the show’s cast and crew. Foreword by Executive Producer Bill Panzer. Copyrighted by Davis Panzer Productions.

Dead Cat Bounce Gerard Houarner (Space & Time 0-917053-12-5, Jun 2000, $5.00, 28pp, ph, cover by GAK) Chapbook story told by a dead cat. Illustrated by GAK. Order from Space & Time, 138 West 70th St 4B, New York NY 10023-4468; add $1.50 postage.

Damned If You Do Gordon Houghton (Picador USA 0-312-26288-4, Sep 2000, $13.00, 302pp, tp) Humorous dark fantasy. A dead man becomes Death’s assistant. First US edition (Anchor UK 8/99 as The Apprentice).

The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis Clemence Housman (Green Knight Publishing 1-928999-08-5, Jul 2000, $14.95, 319pp, tp) Reprint (Methuen 1905) rare Arthurian fantasy novel, with a new introduction by Douglas A. Anderson. Available from Wizard’s Attic, 900 Murmansk St., Suite 7, Oakland CA 94607; orders 800-213-1493;

Xena: Warrior Princess: Prophecy of Darkness Stella Howard (Berkley Boulevard 0-425-17084-5, Dec 2000, $5.99, 215pp, pb) [Xena] Reissue (Boulevard 1997) fantasy novelization, fourth in the series based on the TV show. Copyrighted by MCA Publishing Rights. Fourth printing.

The Wrong World Margaret Howes (FTL Publications 0-9653575-1-1, Apr 2000, $9.95, 159pp, tp, cover by Terry & Rita Miller) SF novel. A young man travels to an unfamiliar planet in search of the father he’s never met. Order from FTL Publications, PO Box 1363, Minnetonka MN 55345-0363;

Battlefield Earth L. Ron Hubbard (Bridge 0-88404-681-8, Mar 2000, $7.99, 1050pp, pb) Reissue (St. Martin’s 1982) SF novel. This is a movie tie-in edition. Ninth printing.

Battlefield Earth L. Ron Hubbard (SFBC #01633, May 2000, $14.98, 945pp, hc) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1982) SF novel. This has ISBN 0-7394-0950-6; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Valor’s Choice Tanya Huff (DAW 0-88677-896-4, Apr 2000, $6.99, 409pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Torin Kerr] Military SF novel. A platoon gets sent as part of a diplomatic mission to an alien world.

Jack Black & the Ship of Thieves Carol Hughes (Random House 0-375-80472-2, Sep 2000, $15.95, 231pp, hc, cover by Greg Newbold) Young-adult adventure novel with elements of fantasy. Jack Black encounters an airship, a miracle pirate ship, and an automated war machine. First US edition (Bloomsbury 1997).

The Keeper of the Isis Light Monica Hughes (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 0-689-83390-3, Jun 2000, $4.99, 232pp, pb, cover by Greg Call) [Isis] Reprint (Atheneum 1981) young-adult SF novel, first in a trilogy.

Mendelian Threshold Robert Humphrey (Tattersall Publishing 0-9640513-5-4, Aug 2000, $14.95, 261pp, tp) SF novel. An investigative journalist finds and helps a group of clones who fear one of their “brothers” may have fallen foul of a rival scientist’s organ transplant industry. Order from Tattersall Publishing, PO Box 308194, Denton TX 76203-8194;

Navigating the Terror John Hyatt (...Ellipsis 1-899858-66-0, 2000, $15.00, 270pp, tp) Hallucinatory SF novel set in an apocalyptic future. A doctor caught in a riot hits his head and has odd experiences. A first novel. This is an international edition published in the UK.

Island of the Aunts Eva Ibbotson (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-46484-0, Oct 2000, $15.99, 281pp, hc, cover by Kevin Hawkes) Young-adult humorous fantasy. Three women kidnap children to help care for exotic creatures. Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. First US edition (Macmillan Children’s Books 1999).

The Secret of Platform 13 Eva Ibbotson (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-130286-0, Sep 2000, $5.99, 231pp, tp, cover by Kevin Hawkes) Reprint (Macmillan Children’s Books 1994) young-adult humorous fantasy. Illustrated by Sue Porter. Sixth printing.

Which Witch? Eva Ibbotson (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-130427-8, Sep 2000, $4.99, 249pp, tp, cover by Kevin Hawkes) Reprint (Macmillan Children’s Books 1979) young-adult humorous fantasy. This is dated 2000, but already indicates third printing.

The Road to Mars Eric Idle (Random House/Vintage 0-375-70312-8, Oct 2000, $13.00, 309pp, tp) Reprint (Pantheon 1999) humorous SF novel of a robot determined to understand the nature of comedy.

Gone Awry: A Virtual Tour Through High Tech Hell James Ignizio (1stBooks 1-58500-645-9, Mar 2000, $13.95, 175pp, tp) Satiric fantasy novel. A telemarketer gets a preview of the special circle of Hell that awaits abusers of technology. This is dated 1999, but only appeared recently; it is a print-on-demand edition available online from The International Online Library at, or 1st Books Library, 2511 West 3rd St., Suite #1, Boomington IN 47404; credit card orders 800-839-8640.

Firefight Y2K Dean Ing (Baen 0-671-57848-0, Jan 2000, $6.99, 313pp, pb, cover by Larry Elmore) Reprint (Baen 1987 as Firefight 2000) collection of stories and articles on future warfare. This “Millennial Retrospective edition” includes a new “Millenial Postscript” to each story by the author.

Loose Cannon Dean Ing (Tor/Forge 0-312-87194-5, Nov 2000, $23.95, 285pp, hc, cover by David Seeley) Associational thriller.

The Last Albatross Ian Irvine (Simon & Schuster Australia 0-7318-1044-9, Oct 2000, A$26.95, 355pp, tp) [Last Albatross] Near-future SF novel, the first in a trilogy about global climate change and eco-terrorism.

The Daughters of Bast: Shrine of Light Sarah Isidore (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-80319-4, Jul 2000, $6.50, 335pp, pb, cover by Rowena Morrill) [Daughters of Bast] Celtic/Egyptian fantasy novel, second in the series. Damona, the current priestess of Bast, must struggle against rival goddess Sekhmet, as well as the new religion of Christianity sweeping the Celtic lands.

The Lottery and Other Stories Shirley Jackson (Random House/Modern Library 0-679-64039-8, 2000, $19.95, xvi + 295pp, hc) Reprint (Farrar Straus 1949) collection of 25 stories. This has a new introduction by Patrick McGrath.

To Be Continued: An Annotated Guide to Sequels, Second Edition Merle L. Jacob & Hope Apple (Oryx Press 1-57356-155-X, Jun 2000, $57.50, 465pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference. A guide to sequels in many genres including fantasy, horror, and SF, adding 500 new series (2000 new books) to those listed in the first edition. Main information is ordered by author; there are indexes by title, genre, subject, and locale. Order from The Oryx Press, PO Box 33889, Phoenix AZ 85067-3889; 800-279-6799; []; [].

The Devil’s Brood David Jacobs (Berkley Boulevard 0-425-17365-8, Jun 2000, $6.99, 316pp, pb, cover by Jeffrey Albrecht) [Universal Monsters] Movie tie-in, subtitled The New Adventures of Dracula, Frankenstein & the Universal Monsters. Copyrighted by Universal Studios Publishing Rights.

The Stone of Light: The Wise Woman Christian Jacq (Pocket 0-7434-0347-9, Sep 2000, $16.00, 425pp, tp, cover by Gary Halsey) [Stone of Light] Historical novel of ancient Egypt, with fantasy elements. Volume two in a new series set in a forbidden ancient city. Translated from the simultaneous French (XO Editions as La Femme Sage) by Sue Dyson.

The Great Redwall Feast Brian Jacques (Penguin/Puffin 0-698-11876-6, Sep 2000, $6.99, 64pp, tp, cover by Christopher Denise) [Redwall] Reprint (Philomel 1996) young-adult picture book in the “Redwall” series, a poem illustrated by Christopher Denise.

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