The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2000

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Skylife ed. Gregory Benford & George Zebrowski (Harcourt 0-15-100292-4, Apr 2000, $28.00, 355pp, hc, cover by Chesley Bonestell) Anthology of 12 stories, two original, and two essays about life in space habitats, plus a lengthy introduction by the editors surveying the changing visions — literary, artistic, and scientific — of life in space. Original stories are by Stephen Baxter and Paul J. McAuley. There are eight unpaginated pages of color art. Gary Westfahl provides a select bibliography of fiction and non-fiction about space stations and space habitats.

The Burning Road Ann Benson (Dell 0-440-22591-4, Jul 2000, $6.50, 706pp, pb, cover by Honi Werner) [Alejandro Canches; Janie Crowe] Reprint (Delacorte Press 1999) Very-near-future SF novel/historical, sequel to The Plague Tales. Physicians in 14th-century France and 2007 America continue to fight plagues and politics.

DragonLance: Bertrem’s Guide to the Age of Mortals: Everyday Life in Krynn of the Fifth Age ed. Nancy Varian Berberick, Stan Brown & Paul B. Thompson (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-1437-8, Oct 2000, $6.99, 304pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) [DragonLance: Tales of the Fifth Age] Original anthology/sourcebook with nine quasi-fictional articles written as a guide to the role-playing world by its inhabitants. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Transformation Carol Berg (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45795-1, Aug 2000, $6.99, 439pp, pb) [Rai-Kirah] Fantasy novel. A slave must save his vicious new master from demons. A first novel.

Blood to Blood: The Dracula Story Continues Elaine Bergstrom (Ace 0-441-00774-0, Oct 2000, $5.99, 309pp, pb, cover by Jim Griffin) [Dracula] Vampire novel based on characters from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, sequel to Mina.

Mina Elaine Bergstrom (Ace 0-441-00662-0, Sep 2000, $5.99, 325pp, pb) [Dracula] Reprint (Berkley 1994 as by Marie Kiraly) vampire novel based on a character from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The title page and page headers show Kiraly as the author.

Dragon and Phoenix Joanne Bertin (SFBC #18878, Feb 2000, $12.98, 598pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Last Dragonlord] Reprint (Tor 1999) fantasy novel, sequel to The Last Dragonlord. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Dragon and Phoenix Joanne Bertin (Tor 0-812-54542-7, Nov 2000, $6.99, 695pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Last Dragonlord] Reprint Tor 1999) fantasy novel, sequel to The Last Dragonlord.

The Computer Connection Alfred Bester (Pocket/ibooks 0-671-03901-6, Jan 2000, $14.00, 258pp, tp, cover by J. Vita & Jesse Cooday) Reprint (Berkley 1975) SF novel. This has a new introduction by Harlan Ellison.

redemolished Alfred Bester (Pocket/ibooks 0-7434-0725-3, Dec 2000, $14.00, 519pp, tp, cover by Simon Danaher) Collection of 10 stories and 15 non-fiction pieces, including the previously unpublished prologue to The Demolished Man, and articles on celebrities including Woody Allen, Rex Stout, and Isaac Asimov. Introduction by Richard Raucci. There is an “In Memorium” piece by Isaac Asimov & Gregory Benford.

Rememory John Gregory Betancourt (Wildside Press 1-58715-020-4, 1999, $14.00, 197pp, tp) Reprint (Questar 1990) SF mystery. This is dated 1999, but not seen until now. An on-demand edition available from Wildside Press, PO Box 45, Gillette NJ 07933-0045;

Tales of Soldiers and Civilians and Other Stories Ambrose Bierce (Penguin Classics 0-14-043756-8, Jan 2000, $12.95, 274pp, tp, cover by N. C. Wyeth) Reprint (Citadel 1946 as part of The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce) omnibus/collection of 36 stories and two articles, including ten supernatural tales originally collected in Can Such Things Be? (1983). Edited and with an introduction and notes by Tom Quirk.

Battletech: Path of Glory Randall N. Bills (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45807-9, Dec 2000, $5.99, 263pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Battletech] Novelization, #49 in the series based on the role-playing game. Copyrighted by FASA.

The Eye of the Stone Tom Birdseye (Holiday House 0-8234-1564-3, Sep 2000, $15.95, 165pp, hc, cover by Dominick Saponaro) Young-adult fantasy. An Oregon boy is transported to a fantasy world where he must fight the monster baen.

Sandow Birk’s “In Smog and Thunder: Historical Works from the Great War of the Californias" Sandow Birk (Laguna Art Museum 0-86719-497-9, Apr 2000, $19.95, 64pp, tp, cover by Sandow Birk) Alternate-history art book, with paintings (in an impressive variety of traditional historical styles) that depict a contemporary war between Northern and Southern California; straight-faced text describes the war in detail. A CD tour of the exhibit is included. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, CA, with essays by Claudine Isé, Marcia Tanner, and curator Tyler Stallings; foreword by museum director Bolton Colburn. Order from Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach CA 92651-9990.

Tripping the Dark Fantastic David Bischoff (Wildside Press 1-58715-135-9, Oct 2000, $15.00, 152pp, tp) Collection of eight dark fantasy stories, three original. Introduction by Charles Sheffield; “Forward” by Bischoff. This is a print on demand book, available online at, or from Wildside Press, PO Box 45, Gillette, NJ 07933.

The Invisible Ring Anne Bishop (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45802-8, Oct 2000, $6.99, 398pp, pb, cover by Matthew Innis) [Black Jewels] Fantasy novel, a prequel to “The Black Jewels” trilogy. Jared helps the mysterious queen who purchased him escape attackers.

Queen of the Darkness Anne Bishop (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45673-4, Jan 2000, $5.99, 430pp, pb, cover by Matthew Innis) [Black Jewels] Fantasy novel, book three of the “Black Jewels” trilogy. Jaenelle becomes queen of the Shadow Realm as war threatens to the destroy the Blood.

Tunnels of Time Mary Harelkin Bishop (Coteau Books 1-55050-164-X, Oct 2000, $6.95, 262pp, tp, cover by Dawn Pearcey) Young-adult time-travel novel, subtitled ’A Moose Jaw Adventure.’ A girl in present-day Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan falls into the past in the time of Prohibition and rum-runners. Coteau Books, 401-2206 Dewdney Ave., Regina, Saskatchewan Canada S4R 1H3; 306-522-5152; email: []; [].

Blue Kansas Sky Michael Bishop (Golden Gryphon Press 0-9655901-0-0, Oct 2000, $24.95, 263pp, hc, cover by Ron Walotsky) Collection of four novellas, one original. Introduction by James Morrow. Golden Gryphon Press, 3002 Perkins Road, Urbana IL 61802; 217-384-4205; website: [].

The 6th Day Terry Bisson (Tor 0-812-57947-X, Nov 2000, $6.99, 229pp, pb) Novelization of SF movie about cloning. Copyrighted by Phoenix Pictures.

In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories Terry Bisson (Tor 0-312-87404-9, May 2000, $24.95, 284pp, hc, cover by Shelley Eshkar) Collection of 16 stories, the oldest from 1994.

The X-Files: Miracle Man Terry Bisson (HarperEntertainment 0-06-106617-6, Nov 2000, $4.50, 124pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [X-Files] Young-adult novellazation, #16 in the sequence. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Pan’s Garden Algernon Blackwood (Tartarus Press 1-87262152-X, Oct 2000, $56.95, 296pp, hc) Reprint (Macmillan 1912) collection of 15 stories about wild places. There is a new introduction by Mike Ashley. This is a limited edition of 300, originally published in the UK (£27.50); available in the US from Firebird Distributing, 2030 First St., Unit 5, Eureka CA 95501; 707-444-1434;

Leonardo’s Flight Philippe Blais (Gates & Bridges 1-929953-00-3, Apr 2000, $21.00, 342pp, hc) SF time-travel novel. Leonardo da Vinci appears to give guidance to interns trying to stop sabotage at an aeronautics company.

Grange House Sarah Blake (Picador USA 0-312-24544-0, Jul 2000, $24.00, 376pp, hc) Literary novel with elements of ghost story. A first novel.

The Rainy Season James P. Blaylock (Ace 0-441-00756-2, Aug 2000, $6.99, 356pp, pb, cover by Tim Barrall) Reprint (Ace 1999) dark fantasy/ghost novel.

One Dark Night: 13 Masterpieces of the Macabre ed. Kathleen Blease (Ballantine 0-345-44044-7, Sep 2000, $10.00, 206 + xiii, tp) Anthology of 13 classic gothic tales. Authors include F. Marion Crawford, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells, and Bram Stoker.

A Case of Conscience James Blish (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-43835-3, Sep 2000, $12.00, 242pp, tp) [After Such Knowledge] Reprint (Ballantine 1958) Hugo-winning SF novel of a Jesuit scientist and aliens. This has a new introduction by Greg Bear. Part of the “Impact” line of classic reprints.

Cities in Flight James Blish (Overlook Press 1-58567-008-1, Feb 2000, $35.00, 593pp, hc, cover by Brad Holland) [Cities in Flight] Reprint (Avon 1970) classic SF omnibus of They Shall Have Stars (1957 as Year 2018), A Life for the Stars (1962), Earthman, Come Home (1955), and The Triumph of Time (1958). There is a new introduction by Betty Ballantine, and the 1970 afterword by Richard D. Mullen.

Cities in Flight James Blish (SFBC #03443, Jun 2000, $14.98, 593pp, hc) [Cities in Flight] Reissue (Avon 1970) classic SF omnibus of They Shall Have Stars (1957 as Year 2018), A Life for the Stars (1962), Earthman, Come Home (1955), and The Triumph of Time (1958). This is similar to the 2000 Overlook edition, itself similar to the earlier SFBC edition; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Monsters in Our Midst ed. Robert Bloch & Martin H. Greenberg (Tor 0-312-86943-6, Jul 2000, $13.95, 303pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1993) anthology. Greenberg is listed only on the copyright page and dedication.

I Was a Teenage Fairy Francesca Lia Block (Harper Tempest 0-06-440862-0, May 2000, $7.95, 186pp, pb, cover by Suza Scalora) Reprint (Cotler 1998) young-adult fantasy novel. A girl befriends a tiny fairy with a big attitude.

Nymph Francesca Lia Block (Circlet Press 1-885865-30-9, Jul 2000, $16.95, 124pp, hc, cover by Jaeda DeWalt) Collection of nine connected erotic stories, several with fantastic elements. Order from Circlet Press, 1770 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 278, Cambridge MA 02140; 617-864-0492;;; add $3.50 postage.

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