The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2000

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The Crook Factory Dan Simmons (HarperTorch 0-380-78917-5, Aug 2000, $6.99, 563pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1999) associational mainstream thriller about Ernest Hemingway’s spy-catching ring in 1942 Cuba.

Darwin’s Blade Dan Simmons (HarperCollins/Morrow 0-380-97369-3, Nov 2000, $25.00, 368pp, hc) Associational thriller about car insurance fraud and weird automobile accidents.

Psycho Paths: Tracking the Serial Killer Through Contemporary American Film and Fiction Philip L. Simpson (Southern Illinois University Press 0-8093-2329-X, Oct 2000, $18.95, 244pp, tp) Non-fiction, a critical examination of serial killers as part of a contemporary mythology, rising out of the same Gothic traditions as vampires and werewolves. A hardcover edition (-2328-1, $49.95) was announced but not seen. Order from Southern Illinois University Press, PO Box 3697, Carbondale IL 62902-3697; 618-453-6633; website: [˜siupress].

The Millennium: A Comedy of the Year 2000 Upton Sinclair (Seven Stories Press 1-58322-021-6, May 2000, $16.95, 196pp, hc) Reprint (Haldeman-Julius 1924 in three volumes) utopian SF novel, based on Sinclair’s play of the same name. Introduction by Carl Jensen.

The Circus Lunicus Marilyn Singer (Holt 0-8050-6268-8, Oct 2000, $17.00, 168pp, hc, cover by Janet Drew) Young-adult fantasy novel. A boy uncovers the mystery of his unusual heritage when a circus comes to town.

Deal with a Ghost Marilyn Singer (Avon Tempest 0-380-73183-5, Sep ’99, $6.99, 179pp, tp) Reprint (Holt 1997) young-adult ghost story. This is dated 1999, but not seen until now.

Regeneration L. J. Singleton (Berkley Jam 0-425-17302-X, Jan 2000, $4.50, 176pp, pb) [Regeneration] Young-adult SF novel. Five “perfect” cloned children join to stop the madman who made them.

Regeneration #2: The Search L. J. Singleton (Berkley Jam 0-425-17368-2, Mar 2000, $4.50, 177pp, pb) [Regeneration] Young-adult SF novel of cloning, second in the series.

Regeneration #3: The Truth L. J. Singleton (Berkley Jam 0-425-17415-8, May 2000, $4.50, 183pp, pb) [Regeneration] Young-adult SF novel of cloning, third in the series.

Regeneration: The Imposter L. J. Singleton (Berkley Jam 0-425-17635-5, Sep 2000, $4.50, 180pp, pb) [Regeneration] Young-adult SF novel of cloning, fourth in the series.

Regeneration: The Killer L. J. Singleton (Berkley Jam 0-425-17864-1, Jan 2001, $4.50, 180pp, pb) [Regeneration] Young-adult SF novel of cloned teens, fifth in the series.

Vampire Nation Thomas M. Sipos (XLibris 0-7388-1141-6, Feb 2000, $18.00, 556pp, tp) Vampire novel. A visitor to Communist Transylvania discovers the communists are really vampires. A hardcover edition (-1140-8, $25.00) was announced but not seen. This is copyrighted 1998, but not published until now. A first novel. A print-on-demand book, available online from; 888-7-Xlibris.

Gates of Hell Susan Sizemore (Speculation Press 0-9671979-2-9, Jan 2000, $11.50, 268pp, tp, cover by Judith Huey) SF novel. A space pirate and a telempathic healer join forces to find a cure for plague. This is an on-demand edition, available online at, or from Speculation Press, PO Box 543, DeKalb IL 60115.

Laws of the Blood: Partners Susan Sizemore (Ace 0-441-00783-X, Nov 2000, $5.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Dave Dorman) [Laws of the Blood] Vampire novel, second in a series about vampire Enforcers.

The Light at the End John Skipp & Craig Spector (Stealth Press 1-5888-1002-X, Dec 2000, $24.95, 370pp, hc, cover by Steve Montiglio) Reprint (Bantam 1986) horror novel. Avilable from Stealth Press, 336 College Ave., Lancaster PA 17603; [].

The Boxes William Sleator (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-130810-9, Aug 2000, $4.99, 196pp, pb, cover by Victor Lee) [Boxes] Reprint (Dutton 1998) young-adult SF/horror novel.

Into the Dream William Sleator (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-130814-1, Aug 2000, $4.99, 127pp, pb, cover by Broeck Steadman) Reprint (Dutton 1979) young-adult fantasy novel of two teens having the same nightmare.

Brain Plague Joan Slonczewski (Tor 0-312-86718-2, Aug 2000, $24.95, 384pp, hc, cover by Alan Pollack) SF novel of intelligent microbes colonizing the human race.

A Door Into Ocean Joan Slonczewski (Tor/Orb 0-312-87652-1, Oct 2000, $15.95, 403pp, tp, cover by Alan Pollack) [Door Into Ocean] Reprint (Arbor House 1986) SF novel.

The Year of the Lemming Robert Smart (Xlibris Corporation 0-7388-1569-1, May 2000, $14.40, 254pp, tp) Dystopian SF novel of a future in which all men are psychopathic killers and women hide in armed safe houses. This is a print-on-demand book, also available in hardcover (-1568-3, $25.00); order online at; or from Xlibris Corporation, 426 Walnut St., Philadelphia PA 19106; credit card orders 888-7-xlibris; add $4.00 shipping.

VOR: The Playback War Lisa Smedman (Warner Aspect 0-446-60489-5, Jan 2000, $6.50, 286pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [VOR] SF novelization based on the computer game. Copyrighted by FASA.

Gothic Radicalism: Literature, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis in the Nineteenth Century Andrew Smith (St. Martin’s/Palgrave 0-312-23042-7, Aug 2000, $59.95, 188pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical analysis of Frankenstein, Dracula, etc. This is the same as the Macmillan UK edition, with both publishers listed on the copyright page.

Men in Black: The Grazer Conspiracy Dean Wesley Smith (SFBC #11451, May 2000, $9.98, 263pp, hc) [Men in Black] Reprint (Bantam 2000) novelization based on the movie based on the comic book. Copyrighted by Columbia Pictures Industries. This has ISBN 0-7394-0980-8; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Spider-Man: Emerald Mystery Dean Wesley Smith (Berkley Boulevard 0-425-17037-3, Oct 2000, $6.99, 206pp, pb, cover by Vince Evans) [Spider-Man] Novelization based on the comic book characters. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia Company; copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

VOR: Island of Power Dean Wesley Smith (Warner Aspect 0-446-60490-9, Apr 2000, $6.50, 255pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [VOR] SF novelization based on the role-playing game. Copyrighted by FASA.

Star Trek: New Earth, Book 2: Belle Terre Dean Wesley Smith & Diane Carey (Pocket 0-671-04297-1, Jun 2000, $6.50, 237pp, pb) [Star Trek: New Earth] Star Trek novelization, second in a series of six. This includes chapter 11 of Michael Jan Friedman’s serial novel, Star Trek: Starfleet: Year One. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

The Tenth Planet: Final Assault Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-42142-6, Dec 2000, $6.50, 247pp, pb, cover by David Mattingly) [Tenth Planet] SF novelization, third in a trilogy based on the computer game from Bethesda Softworks. Copyrighted by Creative Licensing Corporation and Media Technologies Ltd.

The Tenth Planet: Oblivion Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-42141-8, Feb 2000, $6.50, 261pp, pb) [Tenth Planet] SF novelization, second in a trilogy based on the computer game from Bethesda Softworks. Copyrighted by Creative Licensing Corporation and Media Technologies Ltd.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds III ed. Dean Wesley Smith, John J. Ordover & Paula M. Block (Pocket 0-671-03652-1, May 2000, $13.95, 305pp, tp) [Star Trek] Original Star Trek anthology of 20 stories written by fans as part of a contest (rules included). Editor Smith provides the introduction and hints for new writers. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Second Edition Johanna M. Smith (St. Martin’s/Bedford 0-312-22762-0, 2000, $39.95, 470pp, hc) [Frankenstein] Reprint (Bedford 1992) non-fiction, part of the “Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism” series. This contains the complete 1831 text, but now adds a number of documents that help place the novel in its cultural contexts; two of the critical essays have been revised; the critical perspectives (Marxist, feminist, psychoanalytic, etc.) have been updated to include “Gender Criticism” and a broader view that combines various schools of criticism. A trade paperback edition (-19126-X) was announced but not seen. [Mary W. Shelley]

Code of Conduct Kristine Smith (SFBC #02164, Feb 2000, $9.98, 346pp, hc, cover by Jean Pierre Targete) [Jani Kilian] Reprint (Avon Eos 1999) SF novel. An ex-soldier with a body rebuilt by aliens uncovers high-level conspiracies. This has ISBN 0-7394-0711-2; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Rules of Conflict Kristine Smith (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-80784-X, Sep 2000, $6.50, 373pp, pb, cover by Jean Pierre Targete) [Jani Kilian] SF novel, sequel to Code of Conduct. Jani is captured and returned to Earth to face political games and medical problems.

Forge of the Elders L. Neil Smith (Baen 0-671-57859-6, Apr 2000, $25.00, 534pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) SF novel. A socialist Earth meets capitalist aliens from a parallel Earth.

Only Forward Michael Marshall Smith (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57970-3, Sep 2000, $6.50, 341pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) SF novel. A detective seeks a missing VIP. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 1994).

Voyage of the Basset: Journey to Otherwhere Sherwood Smith (Random House 0-375-80051-4, Aug 2000, $3.99, 202pp, tp, cover by James C. Christensen) [Voyage of the Basset] Young-adult fantasy novel, third in a series based on James C. Christensen’s Voyage of the Basset. Copyrighted by Christensen and The Greenwich Workshop.

Mystery, Magic, Voodoo & the Holy Grail ed. Anon. (HarperCollinsAustralia/Voyager 0-7322-6580-0, Sep 2000, 382pp, tp, cover by Vivien Kubbos) Original anthology of eight stories, edited by the contributors’ agent Selwa Anthony, who is not credited. Authors include Kim Wilkins, Ian Irvine, and Caiseal Mór.

Legend of the Five Rings: The Crane Ree Soesbee (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-1659-1, Nov 2000, $6.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Gerald Brom) [Legend of the Five Rings: Clan War] Novelization based on the card game, “The Clan War” #3. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

The Crow: Temple of Night S. P. Somtow (SFBC #17719, Dec ’99, $10.98, 221pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Crow] Reprint (HarperEntertainment 1999) novelization based on the movies about the comic-book character. Copyrighted by Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation. This has ISBN 0-7394-0735-X; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Crow: Temple of Night S. P. Somtow (HarperEntertainment 0-06-105993-5, Dec 2000, $6.99, 287pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielson) [Crow] Reprint (HarperEntertainment 1999) novelization based on the movies about the comic-book character. Copyrighted by Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation.

Tagging the Moon: Fairy Tales from L.A. S. P. Somtow (Night Shade Books 1-892389-06-1, May 2000, $25.00, 277pp, hc, cover by John Picacio) Collection of ten stories, one original, with a gallery of ten photos by the author. Illustrated by GAK. A limited hardcover edition of 100 (-05-3, $55.00) was announced but not seen. Order from Night Shade Books, 560 Scott #304, San Francisco CA 94117.

The Ultimate Mallworld S. P. Somtow (Meisha Merlin 1-892065-07-X, Apr 2000, $15.00, 333pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Mallworld] Collection of the humorous SF collection/fix-up novel Mall World (Starblaze 1981 as by Somtow Sucharitkul) plus two new stories, with a framing prologue and epilogue. Illustrated by Karl Kofoed. Order from Meisha Merlin Publishing, PO Box 7, Decatur GA 30031; [].

To Bury the Dead Craig Spector (Harper Paperbacks 0-380-79305-9, Dec 2000, $6.99, 335pp, pb) Associational horror novel of a firefighter obsessed by his daughter’s murder.

Little Lit: Folklore & Fairy Tale Funnies ed. Art Spiegelman & Françoise Mouly (HarperCollins/Cotler 0-06-028624-5, Oct 2000, $19.95, 64pp, hc, cover by Art Spiegelman) Art book, a gathering of 16 comics based on fairy tales, plus an endpaper board game, ’Fairy Tale Road Rage’. Author/artists include David Mazzucchelli, Charles Burns, and David Macaulay.

Be First in the Universe Stephanie Spinner & Terry Bisson (Delacorte 0-385-32687-4, Feb 2000, $14.95, 133pp, hc, cover by Eric Brace) [Be First in the Universe] Young-adult SF/fantasy novel of aliens and magic. Twins discover a weird store run by aliens at the mall.

Greenhouse Summer Norman Spinrad (Tor 0-812-56656-4, Sep 2000, $6.99, 311pp, pb, cover by Shelley Eshkar & Jan Uretsky) Reprint (Tor 1999) near-future SF novel about the greenhouse effect.

Wondrous Strange: Tales of the Uncanny Robin Spriggs (Circle Myth Press 0-9634296-0-4, Jan 2001, $13.00, 261pp, tp, cover by Lady Kel) Collection of 25 horror stories, nine reprints. Available from Circle Myth, PO Box 431, Murrayville GA 30564; e-mail [].

Plumage Nancy Springer (HarperCollins/Morrow 0-380-80120-5, Dec 2000, $23.00, 234pp, hc, cover by Cathleen Toelke) Fantasy novel. A woman’s life changes when she starts seeing people in mirrors as birds.

Sky Rider Nancy Springer (HarperCollins 0-380-97565-6, Jul 2000, $4.95, 117pp, pb, cover by Griesbach & Martucci) Reprint (Avon Tempest 1999) young-adult ghost story.

Ribbiting Tales ed. Nancy Springer (Penguin/Philomel 0-399-23312-1, Oct 2000, $16.99, 117pp, hc, cover by Tony DiTerlizzi) Original young-adult anthology of eight stories about frogs. Illustrated by Tony DiTerLizzi. Authors include Brian Jacques, Jane Yolen, and Bruce Coville.

Architects of Emortality Brian Stableford (Tor 0-812-57643-8, May 2000, $6.99, 356pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Emortality] Reprint (Tor 1999) SF novel.

The Fountains of Youth Brian Stableford (Tor 0-312-87206-2, May 2000, $24.95, 352pp, hc, cover by Donato Giancola) [Emortality] SF novel in the future of Inherit the Earth. In the 31st century, an Emortal historian writes the memoir of his five centuries of life.

The Dark Glory War Michael A. Stackpole (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57807-3, Mar 2000, $5.99, 402pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) Fantasy novel. Young men undergoing a coming-of-age test encounter invaders and a magic sword.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide Michael A. Stackpole (SFBC #11527, Jul 2000, $12.98, 537pp, hc, cover by John Harris) [Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Dark Tide] Omnibus of two Star Wars novelizations in the “Dark Tide” series: Onslaught (2000) and Ruin (2000). Copyrighted by Lucasfilm. This special SFBC edition has ISBN 0-7394-1111-X; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

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