The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2000

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Swords Against the Millennium ed. Mike Chinn (Alchemy Press/Saladoth Productions 0-9532260-3-4, Sep 2000, £9.95, 180pp, tp, cover by Bob Covington) Original anthology of 11 Sword & Sorcery stories, two reprints. Authors include Cherith Baldry, Stan Nicholls, and Lisanne Norman. A signed, limited hardcover edition (-4-2, £25.00) was announced but not seen. Order from The Alchemy Press, 46 Oxford Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 6DT, UK; [].

Cold Fusion Windsor Chorlton (Orion 0-75282-685-9, Dec ’99, £5.99, 358pp, pb) Reprint (Orion 1999) SF novel. In 2018, a meteor impact has triggered a worldwide winter.

Lusts of the Forbidden Valentina Cilescu (Delta UK 0-7472-4829-X, Dec ’99, £5.99, 214pp, pb) [Kiss of Death] Erotic dark fantasy novel in an epic vampire series.

Judas Tree Simon Clark (Hodder Headline/NEL 0-340-73914-2, May 2000, £6.99, 423pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1999) dark fantasy novel.

2001: A Space Odyssey: Special Edition Arthur C. Clarke (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-055-5, Dec 2000, £12.99, xxx+252pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) [Space Odyssey] Reprint (Hutchinson 1968) SF novel based on the screenplay by Clarke and Stanley Kubrick. First in a series. Adds a new Introduction by Stephen Baxter; plus a ‘Foreword to the Special Edition’ and ‘To Stanley: In Memoriam’ (both 1999) by Clarke.

The Fountains of Paradise Arthur C. Clarke (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-721-7, Oct 2000, £6.99, 157pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Gollancz 1979) classic SF novel, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, BSFA and John W. Campbell awards. Includes an “Addition to the Afterword” from 1989. Volume 34 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! Arthur C. Clarke (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648369-0, Jul 2000, £7.99, xviii+555pp, tp) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1999) collection of 100 non-fiction works published between 1934 and 1998.

Profiles of the Future Arthur C. Clarke (Orion/Indigo 0-575-40277-6, Dec 2000, £7.99, 213pp, tp, cover by blacksheep) Reprint (Gollancz 1962) non-fiction collection of essays written between 1959 and 1961. Subtitled “An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible”. Revised in 1982, the essays have further revisions and commentary, and there is a new “Foreword to Millennial Edition”.

Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C. Clarke (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-158-9, Oct 2000, £5.99, 252pp, pb) [Rama] Reissue (Gollancz 1973) SF novel. First in the “Rama” series. 12th printing.

The Sentinel Arthur C. Clarke (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-21204-3, Sep 2000, £5.99, 319pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) Reprint (Berkley 1983) SF collection.

The Light of Other Days Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224704-6, Sep 2000, £17.99, 312pp, hc) Reprint (Tor 2000) SF novel. Quantum physics enables people to watch others any place and any time, altering humanity as privacy is lost and the truth about the past is revealed. [First U.K. edition]

The Trigger Arthur C. Clarke & Michael Kube-McDowell (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224712-7, Jun 2000, £11.99, 550pp, tp, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Voyager 1999) SF novel.

The Trigger Arthur C. Clarke & Michael Kube-McDowell (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648383-6, Nov 2000, £6.99, 550pp, pb) Reprint (Voyager 1999) SF novel.

The Garden of Rama Arthur C. Clarke & Gentry Lee (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-021-3, Oct 2000, £6.99, 593pp, pb) [Rama] Reissue (Bantam Spectra; Gollancz 1991) SF novel. Book three in the “Rama” series.

Rama II Arthur C. Clarke & Gentry Lee (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-193-7, Oct 2000, £6.99, 495pp, pb) [Rama] Reissue (Gollancz; Bantam Spectra 1989) SF novel. Book two in the “Rama” series.

Rama Revealed Arthur C. Clarke & Gentry Lee (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-252-6, Oct 2000, £6.99, 633pp, pb) [Rama] Reissue (Gollancz 1993) SF novel. Book four in the “Rama” series.

Mission of Gravity Hal Clement (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07094-3, Apr 2000, £9.99, 203pp, tp, cover by Sue Michniewicz) [Mesklin] Reprint (Doubleday 1954) classic SF novel. First in a two-book series. An “SF Collectors’ Edition”.

Doctor Who: Short Trips and Side Steps ed. Stephen Cole & Jacqueline Rayner (BBC Books 0-563-55599-8, Mar 2000, £6.99, 348pp, pb) [Doctor Who] TV tie-in anthology of 23 original stories based on the TV series, including “alternate takes on its central concept,” “revisionist” views, and tales for “purists.”

The Crown of Silence Storm Constantine (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06678-4, Jun 2000, £16.99, 344pp, hc, cover by Anne Sudworth) [Magravandias Chronicles] Fantasy novel. Book Two of the “Chronicles of Magravandias”. A trade paperback edition (-07079-X, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

Sea Dragon Heir Storm Constantine (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-927-9, Jun 2000, £6.99, 343pp, pb, cover by Anne Sudworth) [Magravandias Chronicles] Reprint (Gollancz 1999) fantasy novel. Book One in the “Chronicles of Magravandias”.

Thin Air Storm Constantine (Warner UK 0-7515-3032-8, Feb 2000, £5.99, 313pp, pb) Reprint (Warner UK 1999) associational mainstream novel of the rock world. The original (trade paperback) edition was not seen.

The Cheerleader Caroline B. Cooney (Scholastic/Point UK 0-439-01087-X, Feb 2000, £3.99, 179pp, pb) [Vampire’s Promise] Reissue (Scholastic 1991) young-adult vampire novel.

The Dark Caller Louise Cooper (Hodder Silver 0-340-77854-7, May 2000, £4.99, 261pp, tp, cover by John Avon) [Shar Tillmer] Reprint (Hodder Children’s Books 1997) young-adult fantasy novel. Volume two in the “Shar Tillmer” series.

Daughter of Storms Louise Cooper (Hodder Silver 0-340-77852-0, May 2000, £4.99, 230pp, tp, cover by John Avon) [Shar Tillmer] Reprint (Hodder Children’s Books 1996) young-adult fantasy novel. Volume one in the “Shar Tillmer” series.

Keepers of Light Louise Cooper (Hodder Silver 0-340-77853-9, May 2000, £4.99, 258pp, tp, cover by John Avon) [Shar Tillmer] Reprint (Hodder Children’s Books 1998) young-adult fantasy novel. Volume three in the “Shar Tillmer” series.

Mirror, Mirror 2: Running Free Louise Cooper (Hodder Silver 0-340-73983-5, May 2000, £4.99, 154pp, tp) [Mirror, Mirror] Young-adult fantasy novel.

Mirror, Mirror: Part One: Breaking Through Louise Cooper (Hodder Silver 0-340-73982-7, Jan 2000, £4.99, 152pp, tp) [Mirror, Mirror] Young-adult SF novel. Volume one in a new series.

The Spiral Garden Louise Cooper (The British Fantasy Society 0-9524153-7-2, Aug 2000, £5.99, 117pp, tp, cover by Clive Sandall) Collection of five stories, one original, with an introduction by Diana Wynne Jones and a brief bibliography.

The Summer Witch Louise Cooper (Hodder Headline 0-7472-5950-X, Aug 2000, £5.99, 314pp, pb, cover by Claudio Berni) Reprint (Headline 1999) fantasy novel of a dissatisfied young wife and her dream lover. The original edition was not seen.

The Boggart and the Monster Susan Cooper (Penguin/Puffin UK 0-14-130207-0, May 2000, £4.99, 167pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) [Boggart] Reprint (Simon & Schuster/McElderry 1997) young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to The Boggart. Canadian visitors inadvertantly carry a Scottish imp to meet his cousin at Loch Ness.

King of Shadows Susan Cooper (Penguin/Puffin UK 0-14-130799-4, Sep 2000, £4.99, 181pp, tp, cover by Bill Gregory) Reprint (McElderry 1999) young-adult fantasy novel. A young actor slips through time to 1599, becoming a friend of the King of Shadows, Shakespeare.

Crime Zero Michael Cordy (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-14604-8, Aug 2000, £5.99, 477pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam UK 1999) near-future SF novel. An attempt to eliminate criminal traits using gene therapy is hijacked by those with a more apocalyptic global agenda.

Doctor Who: The Shadows of Avalon Paul Cornell (BBC Books 0-563-55588-2, Feb 2000, £5.99, 274pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series, starring the 8th Doctor. Book 31 of the BBC “New Adventures” series.

Professor Bernice Summerfield and the Dead Men Diaries ed. Paul Cornell (Big Finish Productions 1-903654-00-9, Sep 2000, £6.99, 220pp, pb, cover by Carolyn Edwards) [Bernice Summerfield] Original anthology of 11 SF adventure stories featuring interstellar archaeologist Bernice Summerfield, a Doctor Who spin-off character from New Adventures’ “Doctor Who without the Doctor” tie-ins. This can be ordered online at [] or in the US from the Ministry of Sound and Vision, [].

Harlequin Bernard Cornwell (HarperCollins UK 0-00-225965-6, Oct 2000, £16.99, 372pp, hc, cover by Bill Gregory) [Grail Quest] Historical novel of the Hundred Years War, with fantasy elements. First book of “The Grail Quest”.

Fabulous Brighton ed. Elizabeth & Deirdre Counihan & Liz Williams (Shrew Press 0-9538481-0-8, Sep 2000, £4.99, 108pp, tp, cover by Deirdre Counihan) Anthology of 12 fantasy stories celebrating the town of Brighton, written by local authors including Nigel Brown, Peter James, and Lynn Truss. Foreword by Simon Fanshawe. Available from 14 Queens Park Rise, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 2ZF UK.

Fountain Society Wes Craven (Simon & Schuster UK 0-684-84660-8, Jan 2000, £12.99, 350pp, hc) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1999) dark fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

Timeline Michael Crichton (Random House/Arrow 0-09-924472-1, Oct 2000, £5.99, 496pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf; Century 1999) SF time-travel novel. A group of historians are transported to 14th century France.

"Number Ninety" and other Ghost Stories B. M. Croker (Sarob Press 1-902309-08-1, Mar 2000, £25.00, xvi+151pp, hc, cover by Paul Lowe) Collection of 15 stories, edited and introduced by Richard Dalby, and illustrated by Paul Lowe. Limited to 500 copies. Volume three in the “Mistresses of the Macabre” series. Available from 41 Forest View, Mountain Ash, Wales CF45 3DU.

Arthur: The Seeing Stone Kevin Crossley-Holland (Orion Children’s Books 1-85881-397-2, Aug 2000, £10.99, 324pp, hc, cover by Mark Adams) [Arthur] Arthurian tale. First in the “Arthur” trilogy. Merlin gives a 12th century youth a stone which unfolds the story of Arthur.

Beasts John Crowley (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07143-5, Nov 2000, £9.99, 184pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 1976) SF novel of genetics, set in a USA split into nation states. An “SF Collectors’ Edition” in the distinctive yellow jacket.

Little, Big John Crowley (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-711-X, May 2000, £6.99, 538pp, tp, cover by John Anster Fitzgerald & Richard Carr) Reprint (Bantam 1981) acclaimed fantasy novel. Winner of the World Fantasy Award, 1982. Volume 5 in the “Fantasy Masterworks” series.

Binary 1 ed. Peter Crowther (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-759-4, Dec 2000, £4.99, 61+69pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 2000 as half of foursight) dark fantasy anthology of two novellas by Graham Joyce and James Lovegrove, bound as a double. Crowther is only mentioned in the copyright; his introduction to the anthology has been dropped.

Binary 2 ed. Peter Crowther (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-760-8, Dec 2000, £4.99, 91+72pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 2000 as half of foursight) dark fantasy anthology of two novellas by Kim Newman, and Michael Marshall Smith, bound in double style. Crowther is only mentioned in the copyright. This drops his introduction.

foursight ed. Peter Crowther (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06870-1, Mar 2000, £16.99, viii+216pp, hc, cover by Crush) Dark fantasy/SF collection of four novellas by Graham Joyce, James Lovegrove, Michael Marshall Smith, and Kim Newman. Each of the stories was previously published separately as a small-press limited edition from PS Publishing; the Kim Newman story also appeared online.

Mr. Mee Andrew Crumey (Picador 0-330-37680-2, May 2000, £9.99, 344pp, tp) Literary fantasy novel.

Jack Vance: Critical Appreciations and a Bibliography ed. A. E. Cunningham (The British Library 0-7123-1102-5, Apr 2000, £15.00, 232pp, hc, cover by Paul Rhoads) Critical appreciations of and reference to the works of Jack Vance. Foreword by Harlan Ellison, introduction by Terry Dowling. Includes 16 unpaginated pages of photos. A signed, limited edition with additional photographs (£40.00) was announced but not seen. Available from The British Library Bookshop, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB.

Skin and Other Stories Roald Dahl (Penguin/Puffin UK 0-14-130553-3, Feb 2000, £5.99, viii+213pp, pb, cover by Bill Gregory) Reprint (as part of The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl 1991) young-adult collection of 11 stories. Edited and with an introduction by Wendy Cooling.

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