The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2000

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Nobody Rides the Unicorn Adrian Mitchell & Stephen Lambert (Scholastic/Levine 0-439-11204-4, Apr 2000, $16.95, 32pp, hc, cover by Stephen Lambert) DROP per CNB - “Not YA enough"??? Children’s picture book. A girl is tricked into helping capture a unicorn. Illustrations by Stephen Lambert.

Cry Republic Kirk Mitchell (Ace 0-441-12389-9, Dec 2000, $5.99, 267pp, pb, cover by James Gurney) [Procurator] Reissue (Ace 1989) SF novel, third in the alternate-history trilogy after Procurator and New Barbarians. Second printing.

New Barbarians Kirk Mitchell (Ace 0-441-57101-8, Nov 2000, $5.99, 295pp, pb, cover by James Gurney) Reissue (Ace 1986) alternate history SF novel. Second printing.

Procurator Kirk Mitchell (Ace 0-441-68029-1, Oct 2000, $5.99, 234pp, pb, cover by James Gurney) Reissue (Ace 1984) alternate-history SF novel. Second printing.

Quenched Mary Ann Mitchell (Leisure 0-8439-4717-9, Apr 2000, $5.50, 363pp, pb) [Vampire de Sade] Horror novel, sequel to Sips of Blood. The Marquis de Sade enters the San Francisco underworld as a vampire.

Murphy’s Gambit Syne Mitchell (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45809-5, Nov 2000, $6.99, 377pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) SF novel. Thiadora Murphy, a despised “Floater” raised in zero gravity, is the only pilot able to fly the mysterious spaceship Gambit. A first novel.

To the Chapel Perilous Naomi Mitchison (Green Knight Publishing 1-928999-05-0, Jan 2000, $10.95, 219pp, tp, cover by Marc Fishman) Reprint (Allen and Unwin 1955) Arthurian fantasy novel. Introduction by Raymond H. Thompson. This is dated 1999, but not seen until now. Order from Green Knight Publishing, c/o Wizard’s Attic, 900 Murmansk St., Suite 7, Oakland CA 94607; credit card orders 800-213-1493.

Darksong Rising L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-56668-8, Jan 2001, $6.99, 501pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Spellsong Cycle] Reprint (Tor 1999) fantasy novel, third in The Spellsong Cycle.

Gravity Dreams L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-812-56661-0, Jul 2000, $6.99, 468pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) Reprint (Tor 1999) SF novel.

Magi’i of Cyador L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-312-87226-7, Apr 2000, $25.95, 444pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Recluce: Saga] Fantasy novel, first in “The Saga of Recluce”, a new story arc in the “Recluce” series.

Scion of Cyador L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-312-87379-4, Sep 2000, $27.95, 541pp, hc, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Recluce: Saga] Fantasy novel in the “Recluce” series, second in the “Saga of Recluce” sub-series.

Timegods’ World L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-312-87495-2, Aug 2000, $17.95, 543pp, tp, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) [Timedivers] Omnibus of two science fantasy novels of the “Timedivers” series: Timedivers Dawn (1992) and The Timegod (1993).

More Amazing Stories ed. Kim Mohan (Tor 0-312-87437-5, Dec 2000, $14.95, 320pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Tor 1998) original anthology of 21 stories, 16 original and five reprinted from Amazing.

The Interstellar Slingshot Meyer Moldeven (Xlibris Corporation 0-7388-3479-3, Nov 2000, $16.00, 289pp, tp) SF novel. The overpopulated solar system attempts to use a wormhole to transport raw materials from Alpha Centauri. This is a print-on-demand book, available online at; or from Xlibris Corporation, 426 Walnut St., Philadelphia PA 19106; credit card orders 888-7-xlibris; add $4.00 shipping.

Demons & Divas Ursule Molinaro (McPherson & Company 0-929701-59-3, Jan 2000, $25.00, 239pp, hc, cover by Ursule Molinaro) Original collection of three novellas in which seemingly ordinary characters have mythic (symbolic?) double identities. This is a signed, limited edition of 1000. It is copyrighted 1999, but not seen until now. McPherson & Company, PO Box 1126, Kingston NY 12402; 800-613-8219; []; [].

The Bell Witch Brent Monahan (St. Martin’s Griffin 0-312-26292-2, Jun 2000, $10.95, 199pp, tp) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1997) horror novel, supposedly a historical account of an American haunting, based on a memoir.

The Jekyl Island Club Brent Monahan (St. Martin’s 0-312-26183-7, Jun 2000, $23.95, 289pp, hc, cover by Marc Yankus) Associational historical mystery.

Something Wicked’s in Those Woods Marisa Montes (Harcourt 0-15-202391-7, Sep 2000, $17.00, 214pp, hc, cover by Mitchell Heinze) Young-adult ghost novel. Orphaned brothers from Puerto Rico encounter ghosts in their new home in Northern California. A first novel.

Against the Odds Elizabeth Moon (Baen 0-671-31961-2, Dec 2000, $24.00, 396pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Heris Serrano; Esmay Suiza] Military SF novel, seventh in the “Heris Serrano” series, the fourth prominently featuring Esmay Suiza. Esmay’s marriage to Barin Serrano gets her kicked out of the Fleet.

Change of Command Elizabeth Moon (SFBC #17190, Jan 2000, $10.50, 312pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Heris Serrano; Esmay Suiza] Reprint (Baen 1999) military SF novel, third featuring Esmay Suiza from the “Heris Serrano” series. This is similar to the Baen edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Change of Command Elizabeth Moon (Baen 0-671-31963-9, Dec 2000, $7.99, 436pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Heris Serrano; Esmay Suiza] Reprint (Baen 1999) military SF novel, the third featuring Esmay Suiza from the “Heris Serrano” series.

The Deed of Paksenarrion Book I: Sheepfarmer’s Daughter Elizabeth Moon (Baen 0-671-31964-7, Dec 2000, $1.99, 506pp, pb, cover by Kevin Davies) [Deed of Paksenarrion] Reissue (Baen 1988) fantasy novel, first in a trilogy. This “special edition” has a new ISBN and no printing indicator.

Corum: The Coming of Chaos Michael Moorcock (White Wolf 1-56504-196-8, Aug ’99, $16.99, 398pp, tp, cover by Don Maitz) [Corum] Reprint (Grafton 1986 as The Swords of Corum) omnibus of three “Corum” novels, The Knight of the Swords (1971), The Queen of the Swords (1971), and The King of the Swords (1971). This is similar to the 1992 Millennium edition, with some minor corrections.

Count Brass Michael Moorcock (White Wolf 1-56504-987-X, Feb 2000, $24.99, 339+x, hc, cover by Walter Simonson) [Count Brass] Fantasy omnibus of three novels in the “Chronicles of Count Brass” featuring Dorian Hawkmoon: Count Brass (1973), The Champion of Garathorm (1973), and The Quest for Tanelorn (1975). First US edition (Granada 1985 as The Chronicles of Castle Brass); the text follows the 1993 Millennium edition, with minor corrections.

The Dancers at the End of Time Michael Moorcock (White Wolf 1-56504-994-2, Nov 2000, $16.99, 534pp, tp, cover by Tom Canty) [Dancers at the End of Time] Reprint (Granada 1981) omnibus of three SF novels: An Alien Heat (1972), The Hollow Lands (1974), and The End of All Songs (1976). This is copyrighted 1998, and has the introduction and text, presumably with minor corrections, of the 1993 Millennium edition.

Kane of Old Mars Michael Moorcock (White Wolf 1-56504-988-8, Jul 2000, $16.99, 334pp, tp, cover by John Bolton) Reprint (NEL 1981 as Warrior of Mars) omnibus of Mars novels (in homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs) written under the pen name Edward P. Bradbury: City of the Beast (Compact 1965 as Warriors of Mars), Lord of the Spiders (Compact 1965 as Blades of Mars), and Masters of the Pit (Compact 1965 as Barbarians of Mars). There is an updated introduction on how the novels came to be written.

Sailing to Utopia Michael Moorcock (White Wolf 1-56504-980-2, May 2000, $16.99, 535pp, tp, cover by Rick Berry) [Eternal Champion] Reprint (White Wolf 1997) omnibus of three novels and a story, The Ice Schooner (Berkley 1969), The Black Corridor (Mayflower 1969), The Distant Suns (Unicorn Books 1975), and “Flux”. The text is similar to the Millennium 1993 edition.

The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, Vol. 1 Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill (DC Comics/America’s Best Comics 1-56389-665-6, Dec 2000, $24.95, unpaginated, hc, cover by Kevin O’Neill) Graphic novel, written by Moore and illustrated by O’Neill, featuring characters including Stoker’s Mina Harker, Haggard’s Allan Quatermain, Verne’s Captain Nemo, Wells’s Invisible Man, Stephenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with cameo appearances by numerous characters from Victorian literature. There is a prose story mixing Quatermain and Lovecraftian elements written by Moore, illustrated by O’Neill.

Journeyman: The Art of Chris Moore Chris Moore & Chris Gallagher (Sterling Publishing/Paper Tiger 1-85585-849-5, Mar 2001, $29.95, 128pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) Art book with text in the form of an interview with Moore by Gallagher. This is the Paper Tiger UK edition, distributed in the US by Sterling Publishing, 387 Park Ave. South, New York NY 10016-8810; 800-367-9692; website [].

Island of the Sequined Love Nun Christopher Moore (HarperCollins/Avon 0-380-81654-7, Jul 2000, $13.00, 325pp, tp, cover by Michael McGurl) Reprint (Avon 1997) humorous magical realist/quasi-fantasy novel.

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove Christopher Moore (HarperCollins/Avon 0-380-79274-5, Aug 2000, $13.00, 304pp, tp, cover by Michael McGurl) Reprint (Spike 1999) humorous dark fantasy novel.

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove Christopher Moore (HarperCollins/Avon 0-380-79274-5, Aug 2000, $13.00, 304pp, tp, cover by Michael McGurl) Reissue (Spike 1999) humorous dark fantasy novel. Second printing.

Practical Demonkeeping Christopher Moore (HarperCollins/Avon 0-380-81655-5, May 2000, $13.00, 243pp, tp) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1992) humorous dark fantasy novel.

Under the Overtree James A. Moore (Meisha Merlin 1-892065-19-3, Mar 2000, $16.00, 490pp, tp, cover by Kevin Murphy) [Jonathan Crowley] Dark fantasy novel. An unhappy teen unwittingly discovers a way to make his wishes come true — at a very high price. Order from Meisha Merlin Publishing, PO Box 7, Decatur GA 30031; [].

We Love Harry Potter! We’ll Tell You Why Sharon Moore (St. Martin’s Griffin 0-312-26481-X, Dec ’99, $5.99, 117pp, tp) Young-adult non-fiction. Children discuss J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” books in a series of interviews. This is dated 1999, but not seen until now. [J. K. Rowling]

Magic: The Gathering: Prophecy Vance Moore (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-1570-6, Jun 2000, $6.99, 311pp, pb, cover by Gerald Brom & r. k. post) [Magic: The Gathering: Masquerade Cycle] Novelization based on the card game, “Masquerade Cycle” Book III. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

The Voyage/A Viagem ed. Silvana Moreira & António de Macedo (Simetria Portugal 972-974-95-3-1, Sep 2000, no price, 156 + 164pp, tp, cover by João Cesário) Original anthology of 11 SF stories with a “voyage” theme, printed double format in both English and Portuguese. Authors include Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro, Daniel Tércio, and Manuel Seabra.

The Life and Adventures of Trobadora Beatrice as Chronicled by Her Minstrel Laura Irmtraud Morgner (University of Nebraska Press 0-8032-8260-5, Jun 2000, $25.00, 492pp, tp) Feminist fantasy novel set in the early 1970s. Subtitled A Novel in Thirteen Books and Seven Intermezzos. Beatrice wakes after 800 years sleep, goes to East Germany, and quests for a unicorn with help from a half-dragon half-woman. Translated from the German Leben und Abenteuer der Trobadora Beatiz nach Zeugnissen ihrer Spielfrau Laura (Aufbau 1974) by Jeanette Clausen. Introduction by Clausen and Silke von der Emde.

In Babylon Marcel Möring (Morrow 0-688-17645-3, Apr 2000, $24.00, 417pp, hc, cover by Scott Kernan) Fantasy novel of a Dutch fairy-tale writer researching his family history with help from family ghosts. Translated from the Dutch (Meulenhoff 1997) by Stacey Knecht. First US edition (Flamingo UK 1999, not listed).

The Art of Rowena Rowena Morrill & Doris Vallejo (Sterling Publishing/Paper Tiger 1-85585-778-2, Feb 2001, $29.95, 112pp, hc, cover by Rowena Morrill) Art book. This is the Paper Tiger UK edition, distributed in the US by Sterling Publishing, 387 Park Ave. South, New York NY 10016-8810; 800-367-9692; website [].

The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf Gerald Morris (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-97126-8, Apr 2000, $15.00, 213pp, hc) [Squire’s Tale] Young-adult Arthurian novel, third in the series begun in The Squire’s Tale featuring Squire Terence and Sir Gawain. Lady Lynet seeks help for her besieged castle.

The Squire’s Tale Gerald Morris (Random/Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-22823-9, Jan 2000, $4.50, 212pp, pb, cover by Lou Beach) [Squire’s Tale] Reprint (Houghton Mifflin 1998) young-adult Arthurian novel. An orphan becomes squire to Sir Gawain at Camelot.

The Christmas Ship Dean Morrissey (HarperCollins 0-06-028575-3, Nov 2000, $16.95, 32pp, hc, cover by Dean Morrissey) Children’s picture book with story and art by Dean Morrissey, the third tale featuring Joey, who helps a troubled toymaker deliver toys for Santa.

The Eternal Footman James Morrow (Harcourt/Harvest 0-15-601081-X, Oct 2000, $14.00, 359pp, tp, cover by Simon Ng) [Towing Jehovah] Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1999) satiric fantasy novel, third in the trilogy begun in Towing Jehovah.

The Price of Peace Mike Moscoe (Ace 0-441-00695-7, Jan 2000, $5.99, 322pp, pb, cover by Duane O. Myers) [First Casualty] Military SF novel, sequel to The First Casualty. The war is over, so newly posted spaceship captain Izzy Umboto goes after pirates and slavers.

The Alabaster Hand and Other Ghost Stories A. N. L. Munby (Ash-Tree Press 1-899562-83-4, Dec ’99, $49.95, 135pp, hc, cover by Rachel A. Crittenden) Reissue (Dobson 1949) collection. This second printing is a limited edition of 350.

There and Back Again: By Max Merriwell Pat Murphy (SFBC #06572, Mar 2000, $12.50, 300pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Max Merriwell] Reprint (Tor 1999) fantasy/SF novel, supposedly written by Max Merriwell; a space-opera retelling of The Hobbit. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

There and Back Again: By Max Merriwell Pat Murphy (Tor 0-812-54172-3, Oct 2000, $6.99, 296pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Max Merriwell] Reprint (Tor 1999) fantasy/SF novel, supposedly written by Max Merriwell; a space-opera retelling of The Hobbit.

Wild Angel Pat Murphy (Tor 0-312-86626-7, Aug 2000, $23.95, 287pp, hc, cover by Dean Williams) [Max Merriwell] Fantasy/SF novel of a female “Tarzan”, supposedly by Mary Maxwell, second in a series of novels written by “Max Merriwell” under various pen-names.

Night Flying Rita Murphy (Delacorte 0-385-32748-X, Nov 2000, $14.95, 129pp, hc, cover by Chris Sheban) Young-adult fantasy novel of a family whose females can fly, and one girl who questions their unforgiving rules.

Cat Spitting Mad Shirley Rousseau Murphy (HarperCollins 0-06-105098-9, Jan 2001, $23.00, 228pp, hc, cover by Mark Hess) [Joe Grey] Fantasy mystery novel, the sixth featuring talking cat Joe Grey. Joe has to clear a cop of murder.

Cat to the Dogs Shirley Rousseau Murphy (HarperCollins/Avon 0-06-105988-9, Oct 2000, $6.50, 286pp, pb, cover by Mark Hess) [Joe Grey] Reprint (HarperCollins 2000) fantasy mystery novel, the fifth featuring talking cat Joe Grey.

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Empyre Will Murray (Berkley Boulevard 0-425-16816-6, Aug 2000, $6.50, 279pp, pb, cover by Joe Jusko) Novelization based on the Marvel comics. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia/BP Books; copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

Beast Donna Jo Napoli (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 0-689-83589-2, Sep 2000, $17.00, 260pp, hc, cover by Rafal Olbinski) [Beauty and the Beast] Young-adult fantasy novel, telling the Beast’s side of “Beauty and the Beast”. A Persian prince who angers a fairy is cursed.

Sirena Donna Jo Napoli (Scholastic 0-590-38389-2, Sep 2000, $4.99, 210pp, pb, cover by Rafal Oblinski) Reprint (Scholastic 1998) young-adult fantasy novel.

Distance Haze Jamil Nasir (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57995-9, Mar 2000, $5.99, 278pp, pb) SF novel. An SF writer joins an institute with a mission to find God.

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: Paleo Yvonne Navarro (Pocket 0-7434-0034-8, Sep 2000, $6.99, 257pp, pb) [Buffy, the Vampire Slayer] Novelization based on the TV show. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

DeadTimes Yvonne Navarro (DarkTales Publications 0-9672029-5-7, Mar 2000, $24.99, 244pp, tp) Horror novel. A woman sells her soul to get nine extra lives. This is an on-demand book, available online at, or from PO Box 675, Grandview MO 64030; add $4.00 shipping.

That’s Not My Name Yvonne Navarro (Bantam 0-553-57750-6, Jun 2000, $6.50, 423pp, pb) Associational psychological thriller.

Jade Green Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 0-689-82005-4, Feb 2000, $16.00, 168pp, hc, cover by Mark Elliott) Young-adult ghost story/gothic novel. An orphan brings a memento in the forbidden color green to her uncle’s house, triggering strange noises. This is copyrighted 1999, but not seen until now.

Curse Andrew Neiderman (Pocket Star 0-671-04172-X, Oct 2000, $6.99, 357pp, pb) Horror novel. A miserly landlord’s death is blamed on a woman who sells spells and charms out of her tailoring shop.

The Human Thing Kathleen H. Nelson (Dragon Moon Press 1-896944-03-5, Jul ’99, $19.95, 275pp, hc, cover by Sans Talbot) SF novel of a space captain turned into a cyborg after she is injured in an explosion.

The Magic City E. Nesbit (North-South/SeaStar 1-58717-025-6, Aug 2000, $9.95, 211pp, tp, cover by Paul O. Zelinsky) Reprint (Macmillan 1910) YA fantasy novel. Illustrated by H.R. Millar. A hardcover edition (-024-8, $14.95) is also available.

The Dybbuk and the Yiddish Imagination: A Haunted Reader ed. Joachim Neugroschel (Syracuse University Press 0-8156-2872-2, Nov 2000, $24.95, 412pp, tp, cover by Fred Wellner) Anthology of 30 diverse literary items about the dybbuk, dating from 1602 to the present, including a new translation of S. Ansky’s play, The Dybbuk, folk tales, verse, and stories, some never previously translated into English. Translated by editor Neugroschel. A hardcover edition (-2871-4, $49.95) was announced but not seen. Order from Syracuse University Press, 1600 Jamesville Ave., Syracuse NY 13244-5160; orders 800-365-8929; add $4.00 shipping.

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