The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2000

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The Stone War Madeleine E. Robins (Tor 0-812-52431-4, Jun 2000, $6.99, 343pp, pb, cover by David Bowers) Reprint (Tor 1999) near-future fantasy novel of a devastated New York City.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: A Stitch in Time Andrew J. Robinson (Pocket 0-671-03885-0, May 2000, $6.50, 396pp, pb, cover by Sonia R. Hillios) [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine] Star Trek novelization. This includes chapter ten of Michael Jan Friedman’s serial novel Star Trek: Starfleet: Year One. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

The Power Frank M. Robinson (Tor/Orb 0-312-86654-2, Mar 2000, $12.95, 222pp, tp) Reprint (Lippincott 1959) SF novel of a mutant superman in hiding. This revised version is copyrighted 1999.

Waiting Frank M. Robinson (Tor 0-812-54164-2, Apr 2000, $6.99, 347pp, pb) Reprint (Forge 1999) thriller/horror novel of another race living among us.

Death of a Marionette Frank M. Robinson & Paul Hull (Tor/Forge 0-312-87287-9, Jun 2000, $13.95, 320pp, tp) Reprint (Forge 1995) associational spy thriller.

Escape from Kathmandu Kim Stanley Robinson (Tor/Orb 0-312-87499-5, Jun 2000, $13.95, 319pp, tp, cover by Katie Robbins) [Freds] Reissue (Tor 1989) collection of four connected stories.

The Martians Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57401-9, Oct 2000, $6.99, 434pp, pb, cover by Don Dixon) [Mars] Reprint (Voyager 1999) collection of pieces related to Robinson’s “Mars” series.

Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56073-5, Apr 2000, $6.99, 573pp, pb, cover by Don Dixon) [Mars] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1992) Nebula Award-winning SF novel, first in the “Mars” trilogy. 16th printing.

Callahan’s Key Spider Robinson (Bantam Spectra 0-553-11163-9, Jul 2000, $23.95, 335pp, hc, cover by Don Maitz) [Callahan’s Place] Humorous science fantasy novel. The regulars from Callahan’s bar move en masse to Florida, and save the world (again).

Ghosts Who Cannot Sleep Alan Rodgers (Wildside Press 1-58715-106-5, Oct 2000, $15.00, 120pp, tp, cover by Amy Casil) Collection of five stories and five original poems. Introduction by Dean Wesley Smith. This is a print on demand book, available online at [], or from Wildside Press, PO Box 45, Gillette NJ 07933-0045.

Her Misbegotten Son Alan Rodgers (Wildside Press 1-58715-155-3, Sep 2000, $14.00, 105pp, tp, cover by Amy Casil) Lovecraftian horror novella. This is a print on demand book, available online at, or from Wildside Press, PO Box 45, Gillette, NJ 07933.

The Stars Compel Michaela Roessner (Tor 0-812-55015-3, Sep 2000, $6.99, 470pp, pb, cover by Tristan Elwell) [Stars Dispose] Reprint (Tor 1999) historical fantasy novel, sequel to The Stars Dispose.

Wind Over Heaven and Other Dark Tales Bruce Holland Rogers (Wildside Press 1-58715-118-9, Oct 2000, $15.00, 150pp, tp) Collection of ten stories. Introduction by Alan Rodgers. This is a print-on-demand book, available online at [], or from PO Box 45, Gillette NJ 07933-0045.

The Problem of the Evil Editor Roberta Rogow (St. Martin’s Minotaur 0-312-20903-7, Jun 2000, $23.95, 298pp, hc) [Arthur Conan Doyle; Charles Dodgson] Associational mystery by a well-known fan writer, third in the series featuring Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). The two attempt to clear Oscar Wilde of an obnoxious editor’s murder.

Excavation James Rollins (HarperTorch 0-380-81093-X, Jul 2000, $6.99, 416pp, pb) Horror novel. An archaeological team in Peru unearths a 400-year-old mummy that carries an unearthly plague. Copyrighted by Jim Czajkowski. Rollins also writes as James Clemens.

X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine Trilogy: Book 1 Steven A. Roman (Pocket/BP Books 0-7434-0019-4, Jul 2000, $14.95, 369pp, tp, cover by Bob Larkin) [X-Men: Chaos Engine] Novelization based on the comic-book characters. Illustrated by Mark Buckingham. Copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

Not Exactly the Three Musketeers Joel Rosenberg (Tor 0-812-55046-3, Feb 2000, $6.99, 325pp, pb, cover by Greg Call) [Jason Cullinane] Reprint (Tor 1999) fantasy adventure novel, a parody of Dumas’s classic swashbuckling adventure set in the universe of the “Guardians of the Flame”.

Not Quite Scaramouche Joel Rosenberg (Tor 0-312-86897-9, Jan 2001, $23.95, 301pp, hc, cover by Todd Lockwood) [Jason Cullinane] Fantasy adventure novel, sequel to Not Exactly the Three Musketeers, second in the swashbuckling adventure/parody series featuring Jason Cullinane set in the universe of the “Guardians of the Flame”.

A Cure for Gravity Arthur Rosenfeld (Tor/Forge 0-312-87455-3, Sep 2000, $23.95, 269pp, hc) Mainstream novel with fantastic elements. A man tries to escape a ghost by crossing the country on a motorcycle, and intersects unexpectedly with a teenaged bank robber and a daughter he didn’t know he had.

Aramaya Jane Routley (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-79460-8, Jun 2000, $6.99, 338pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Dion] Reprint (Avon Eos 1999) fantasy novel, third in the series featuring the mage Dion.

Mage Heart Jane Routley (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-78127-1, May 2000, $6.99, 472pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Dion] Reissue (AvoNova 1996) fantasy novel. This has the same ISBN as the AvoNova edition, but indicates first Eos edition.

Fatalis Jeff Rovin (St. Martin’s 0-312-24103-8, May 2000, $25.95, 355pp, hc) Horror novel. Frozen prehistoric cats thaw and stalk the Southern California foothills.

Queer Fear ed. Michael Rowe (Arsenal Pulp 1-55152-055-9, Nov 2000, $16.95, 252pp, tp) Original anthology of 18 horror stories with openly gay protagonists. Authors include Douglas Clegg, Michael Marano, Nancy Kilpatrick, and Caitlín R. Kiernan.

The Ancient Enemy Christopher Rowley (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45772-2, Feb 2000, $6.99, 436pp, pb, cover by Duane Myers) [Arna] Fantasy novel, the first book of “Arna”. Men reappear in a land where humans have been replaced by their creations, the watermots.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J. K. Rowling (Scholastic 0-439-06487-2, Sep 2000, $6.99, 541pp, tp, cover by Mary GrandPré) [Harry Potter] Reprint (Bloomsbury 1998) young-adult fantasy novel, second in the “Harry Potter” series.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J. K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine 0-439-13959-7, Jul 2000, $25.95, 734pp, hc, cover by Mary GrandPré) [Harry Potter] Young-adult fantasy, fourth in the series. Harry is forced to enter a dangerous magic competition.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J. K. Rowling (SFBC #03257, Aug 2000, $12.98, 734pp, hc, cover by Mary GrandPré) [Harry Potter] Reprint (Scholastic 2000) young-adult fantasy, the fourth in the “Harry Potter” series. This is similar to the Scholastic/Levine edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket; the jacket also lacks the metallic ink and embossing.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Deluxe Edition J. K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine 0-439-20352-X, Sep 2000, $75.00, 309pp, hc, cover by Mary GrandPré) [Harry Potter] Reprint (Bloomsbury 1997 as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) young-adult fantasy novel of a boy at a school for wizards. This is a gilt-edged, leatherbound deluxe edition.

Dreams Luis Royo (NBM 1-56163-241-4, Nov ’99, $18.95, 78pp, tp, cover by Luis Royo) Art book collecting fantasy cover-art images from the last 10 years. This is dated 1999, but not seen until now. Translated from the Spanish (NORMA 1999) by Annabel Manning. Order from NBM, 185 Madison Ave., Suite 1504, New York NY 10016; add $3.00 postage.

Dreams Luis Royo (SFBC #05677, Mar 2000, $17.98, 78pp, hc, cover by Luis Royo) Reprint (NBM 1999, not seen) art book collecting cover-art images from historicals, fantasy, and SF. Translated by Annabel Manning from the Spanish (NORMA 1999). This has NBM ISBN 1-56163-241-4; the jacket lacks price, ISBN, and SFBC number.

Under the Cat’s Eye Gillian Rubenstein (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 0-689-82288-X, Mar 2000, $4.99, 204pp, tp, cover by Victor Lee) Reprint (Hodder Headline Australia 1997) young-adult fantasy of a strange boarding school.

Arkham’s Masters of Horror: The 60th Anniversary Anthology ed. Peter Ruber (Arkham House 0-87054-177-3, Jun 2000, $32.95, 444pp, hc, cover by Tony Patrick) Anthology of 21 stories, six original, by authors published during founder August Derleth’s lifetime, each with a preceding essay on the author by editor Ruber, who also provides an essay on Derleth. Lovecraft is represented by a selection of his letters to Derleth. This is a “60th Anniversary Anthology Retrospective of the First 30 Years of Arkham House.” Only one of the stories has appeared previously in any Arkham House book. Order from Arkham House, PO Box 546, Sauk City WI 53583; e-mail:

Batman: No Man’s Land Greg Rucka (SFBC #01792, Feb 2000, $11.98, 430pp, hc, cover by Joe DeVito) [Batman] Novelization based on the DC comic. Copyrighted by DC Comics. This is similar to the Pocket edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Grendel: Past Prime Greg Rucka (Berkley/Dark Horse 1-56971-398-7, Jul 2000, $14.95, 205pp, tp, cover by Matt Wagner) Futuristic SF novelization based on the comic book character created by Matt Wagner, with illustrations by Wagner. Copyrighted by Matt Wagner.

Grendel: Past Prime Greg Rucka (SFBC #12363, Aug 2000, $12.98, 205pp, hc, cover by Matt Wagner) Reprint (Dark Horse 2000) futuristic SF “illustrated prose novel” based on the comic book character created by Matt Wagner, with illustrations by Wagner. The jacket lacks both price and SFBC number.

Gnarl! Rudy Rucker (Four Walls Eight Windows 1-56858-159-9, May 2000, $35.00, 566pp, hc) Collection of 36 stories, one original. All but five appeared previously in Transreal! (WCS Books 1991). This is a companion to the non-fiction collection Seek!. Stories are arranged in the order written, with notes on how they came to be written. Some are collaborations with Bruce Sterling (two), Paul Di Filippo (two), and Marc Laidlaw (three). A trade paperback edition (-158-0, $17.00) was announced but not seen.

Realware Rudy Rucker (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-80877-3, Jun 2000, $14.00, 305pp, tp) [Software] SF novel, fourth in the “Ware” series. Metamartians give out devices that give humans the power of mind over matter.

The Black King Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Bantam Spectra 0-553-58118-X, Aug 2000, $6.50, 549pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [Black Throne] Fantasy novel, second and final in the “Black Throne” series set in the world of “The Fey”.

Star Trek: New Earth, Book 5: Thin Air Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith (Pocket 0-671-78577-X, Aug 2000, $6.50, 219pp, pb) [Star Trek: New Earth] Star Trek novelization, book five of six. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

X-Men Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-44095-1, Jun 2000, $6.99, 239pp, pb) [X-Men] Novelization of the movie based on the Marvel comic book. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

X-Men Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith (SFBC #13682, Jul 2000, $9.98, 239pp, hc) [X-Men] Reprint (Del Rey 2000) movie novelization. This has ISBN 0-7394-1148-9; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Dome M. J. Rusch (1stBooks 1-58721-387-7, Dec 2000, 321pp, tp) Post-holocaust SF novel of Earth 100 years after the ozone layer disappears, and much of mankind lives in domed cities. This is a print-on-demand edition available online from, or 1stBooks Library, 2511 West 3rd St., Suite #1, Boomington IN 47404; credit card orders 800-839-8640.

The Ground Beneath Her Feet Salman Rushdie (Picador USA 0-312-25499-7, Mar 2000, $16.00, 575pp, tp) Reprint (Holt 1999) literary fantasy novel retelling the myth of Orpheus.

Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie (Penguin 0-14-028339-0, Jan 2000, $15.95, 533pp, tp, cover by Adam Niklewicz) Reprint (Cape 1980) literary SF novel of 1,000 telepathic children born the moment of India’s independence. This has been repackaged as part of the “Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century” series.

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