The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2000

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The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold Francesca Lia Block (HarperCollins/Cotler 0-06-028129-4, Oct 2000, $14.95, 229pp, hc) Young-adult collection of nine fairy tales retold and updated by Block.

Violet & Claire Francesca Lia Block (HarperCollins/Cotler 0-06-447253-1, Oct 2000, $6.95, 169pp, tp, cover by Suza Scalora) Reprint (Cotler 1999) associational young-adult novel set in Hollywood.

Inca Suzanne Allés Blom (Tor/Forge 0-312-87434-0, Oct 2000, $24.95, 352pp, hc, cover by Lynne Cannoy) Alternate history SF novel in which the Spanish conquistadores in Peru don’t have things all their own way. A first novel.

Lycanthropia Fredrick Bloxham (Reed, Robert D. 1-885003-40-4, 2000, $25.00, 227pp, hc) Werewolf novel. Werewolves in Los Angeles have to track down lycanthropic killers to keep the police from investigating too closely.

Ghost of the Southern Belle Odds Bodkin & Bernie Fuchs (Little, Brown 0-316-02608-5, Sep ’99, $15.95, unpaginated, hc, cover by Bernie Fuchs) Young-adult picture book ghost sea story, with text by Bodkin and art by Fuchs.

Preternatural Too: Gyre Margaret Wander Bonanno (Tor 0-312-86671-2, Apr 2000, $23.95, 319pp, hc, cover by Shelley Eshkar) [Preternatural] SF novel, sequel to Preternatural, about an SF writer getting messages from telepathic aliens.

Separations Massimo Bontempelli (McPherson & Company 0-929701-61-5, May 2000, $28.00, 315pp, hc, cover by Leonor Fini) Omnibus of two novels by a pre-Borges magic realist: The Boy with Two Mothers (1929, winner of the Premio dei trenta) and The Life and Death of Adria and Her Children (1930). First English translation, by Estelle Gilson. Order from McPherson & Company, PO Box 1126, Kingston NY 12402; 800-613-8219; []; []

The Doctor and the Detective: A Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Martin Booth (St. Martin’s 0-312-24251-4, Jan 2000, $27.95, 371pp, hc) Non-fiction, a biography of the creator of Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger. Includes 16 unpaginated pages of photos, a bibliography, and an index. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 1997 as The Doctor, the Detective, and Arthur Conan Doyle: A Biography of Arthur Conan Doyle).

Night of the Wolf Alice Borchardt (Ballantine 0-345-42363-1, Jun 2000, $6.99, 502pp, pb, cover by Heather Kern) [Silver Wolf] Reprint (Del Rey 1999) historical dark fantasy novel, prequel to The Silver Wolf.

The Secret Books Jorge Luis Borges & Sean Kernan (Leetes Island Books 0-918172-21-7, Jan 2000, $35.00, 71pp, tp, cover by Sean Kernan) Collection of three stories (plus brief quotes and poems) by Borges, extensively illustrated with photographic still lifes by Sean Kernan, who provides an afterword. The stories follow the text of Collected Fictions (Viking 1998).

The Complete Accursed Wives Bruce Boston (Dark Regions Press/Talisman 1-888993-19-7, Nov 2000, $9.95, 99pp, tp, cover by Margaret Ballif Simon) Collection of 40 poems. Co-published by Dark Regions and Talisman; order from Dark Regions Press, PO Box 6301, Concord CA 94524, or Talisman, Box 565572, Miami FL 33256.

Planet of the Apes Pierre Boulle (Random House/Gramercy 0-517-20948-9, 2000, $6.99, 191pp, hc) [Planet of the Apes] Reprint (Vanguard 1963) SF novel. Translated from the French by Xan Fielding. This indicates second printing. An instant remainder edition.

Immortality Ben Bova (Avon 0-380-79318-0, Jan 2000, $13.50, 283pp, tp) Reprint (Avon 1998) associational non-fiction about life-extension research.

Jupiter Ben Bova (Tor 0-312-87217-8, Jan 2001, $24.95, 368pp, hc, cover by John Harris) SF novel. An astronomer is sent to spy on scientists in orbit around Jupiter. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 11/00).

The Kinsman Saga Ben Bova (Avon Eos 0-380-79317-2, Apr 2000, $6.99, 530pp, pb) [Kinsman] Reprint (Tor 1987) SF novel/omnibus, a slightly rewritten combination of Millennium (1976) and Kinsman (1979), about the space program and (then) near-future politics.

Orion Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-53247-3, Jun 2000, $5.99, 432pp, pb, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Orion] Reissue (Fireside 1984) SF novel. 11th printing.

Privateers Ben Bova (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-79316-4, Nov 2000, $6.99, 392pp, pb) [Privateers] Reprint (Tor 1985) SF novel.

Return to Mars Ben Bova (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-79725-9, Jul 2000, $6.99, 543pp, pb, cover by Gregory Bridges) [Mars] Reprint (Avon Eos 1999) SF novel, sequel to Mars.

Venus Ben Bova (Tor 0-312-87216-X, Apr 2000, $24.95, 382pp, hc, cover by John Harris) SF novel. A socialite joins a race to be the first to land on Venus and return. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 2/00).

Venus Ben Bova (SFBC #06970, Apr 2000, $12.50, 347pp, hc, cover by John Harris) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 2000) SF novel of a race to be the first to land on Venus and return. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Are We Alone in the Cosmos? The Search for Alien Contact ed. Ben Bova & Byron Preiss (Pocket/ibooks 0-671-03892-3, Nov ’99, $16.00, 322pp, tp) Associational non-fiction gathering of 18 articles on SETI, including a new section on how to join the search via the Internet. This has been substantially revised from the 1992 First Contact (not listed). Copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

World of Darkness: Predator & Prey: Vampire Carl Bowen (White Wolf 1-56504-969-1, Sep 2000, $6.50, 285pp, tp, cover by William O’Connor) [World of Darkness: Predator & Prey] Novelization based on the role-playing games, first in a series of six, a crossover of “Vampire: The Masquerade” and “Hunter: The Reckoning”. Copyrighted by White Wolf.

Minions of the Moon Richard Bowes (Tor 0-312-87228-3, Feb 2000, $13.95, 320pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1999) urban dark fantasy novel.

The Promise Donna Boyd (HarperTorch 0-380-79096-3, Oct 2000, $6.99, 328pp, pb, cover by Kamil Vojnar) [Passion] Reprint (Avon 1999) romantic werewolf novel, sequel to The Passion.

A Friend of the Earth T. Coraghessan Boyle (Viking 0-670-89177-0, Sep 2000, $24.95, 271pp, hc, cover by Marty Blake) Near-future SF novel of an ex-eco-terrorist working as a celebrity’s menagerie keeper after the ecology collapses.

Katastrophe Randall Boyll (HarperCollins 0-06-019236-4, May 2000, $25.00, 543pp, hc) Thriller with possible fantasy elements. A hypnotized man reveals he was Adolf Hitler in a past life, and finds himself threatened by those who believe him.

The Mists of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-44118-4, Nov 2000, $30.00, 876pp, hc, cover by Braldt Bralds) [Avalon] Reprint (Knopf 1983) Arthurian fantasy.

Witch Hill Marion Zimmer Bradley (Tor 0-312-87283-6, Sep 2000, $11.95, 188pp, tp) [Claire Moffat] Reprint (Tor 1990) occult horror novel.

Traitor’s Sun Marion Zimmer Bradley & Adrienne Martine-Barnes (DAW 0-88677-811-5, Feb 2000, $6.99, 534pp, pb, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Darkover] Reprint (DAW 1999) SF novel in the “Darkover” series, sequel to The Shadow Matrix, third featuring Marguerida Alton. Co-author Adrienne Martine-Barnes is credited only on the copyright page.

Sword and Sorceress XVII ed. Marion Zimmer Bradley (DAW 0-88677-891-3, May 2000, $6.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Warwick Goble) Original anthology of 21 fantasy stories. Authors include Cynthia McQuillin, Dave Smeds, and Diana L. Paxson.

Lady in Gil Rebecca Bradley (Ace 0-441-00709-0, Mar 2000, $5.99, 277pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Gil] Fantasy novel of a quest for a statue with powers to overthrow usurpers. First of a series. First US edition (Gollancz 1996).

Scion’s Lady Rebecca Bradley (Ace 0-441-00788-0, Dec 2000, $5.99, 295pp, pb, cover by Jerry Vanderstelt) [Gil] Fantasy novel, sequel to Lady in Gil. First US edition (Gollancz 1997).

The Sand-Reckoner Gillian Bradshaw (Tor/Forge 0-312-87340-9, Apr 2000, $23.95, 351pp, hc, cover by Patrick Faricy) Associational historical novel of Archimedes and the dawn of science.

Angel Lust Perry Brass (Belhue Press 1-892149-00-1, 2000, $12.95, 216pp, tp, cover by John Phillips) Gay erotic fantasy novel about two (wingless) angels in a near-1,000-year relationship.

Dark*Matter: In Hollow Houses Gary Braunbeck (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-1636-2, Aug 2000, $6.99, 277pp, pb, cover by Ashley Wood) [Dark*Matter] Novelization, the first in a series based on the dark SF role-playing game. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Elixir Gary Braver (Tor/Forge 0-312-87308-5, Apr 2000, $25.95, 352pp, hc, cover by Patrick Faricy) SF thriller. A biologist gets an herb that stops aging from a tribal shaman.

Another Chance Martha T. Brescia (American Literary Press 1-56167-520-2, 1999, $14.95, 299pp, tp) SF novel. The President, Congress, and visitors are carried off to another world. Order from American Literary Press, 8019 Belair Rd, Suite 10, Baltimore MD 21236; credit card orders 800-873-2003.

The Art of Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Jonathan Bresman (Ballantine Del Rey LucasBooks 0-345-43109-X, Sep 2000, $22.95, 215pp, tp, cover by Doug Chiang) [Star Wars] Art book showing design sketches, backdrop paintings, etc. for the movie. Foreword by Doug Chiang. We apparently missed the first hardcover edition (9/99).

K-PAX Gene Brewer (St. Martin’s 0-312-97702-6, Jan 2001, $6.50, 233pp, pb) [K-PAX] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1995) associational novel of a man who claims to be an alien from a Utopian world.

Foundation’s Triumph David Brin (HarperTorch 0-06-105639-1, Jun 2000, $6.99, 392pp, pb, cover by Jean Targete) [Second Foundation] Reprint (HarperPrism 1999) SF novel, third in the “Second Foundation” trilogy after Foundation’s Fear by Gregory Benford and Foundation and Chaos by Greg Bear. Copyrighted by Brin and the Asimov estate.

Startide Rising David Brin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27418-X, Apr 2000, $6.50, 460pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Uplift] Reissue (Bantam 1983) Nebula Award-winning SF novel in Brin’s “Uplift” series. This is the revised 1993 edition. 20th printing.

Green Rider Kristen Britain (DAW 0-88677-858-1, Apr 2000, $6.99, 471pp, pb, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Green Rider] Reprint (DAW 1998) fantasy novel.

Plastic Jesus Poppy Z. Brite (Subterranean Press 1-892284-73-1, Oct 2000, $20.00, 105pp, hc, cover by Mary Fleener) Associational quasi-alternate-history novella about a rock group, based on the Beatles but with the names changed, in which “John” and “Paul” are gay lovers. Illustrated and with an afterword by the author. A signed, limited edition of 600 (-64-2, $45.00) was announced for May 2000, but not seen. Order from Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519, website [].

Is This Apocalypse Necessary? C. Dale Brittain (The Wooster Book Co. 1-888683-06-6, Sep 2000, $14.95, 452pp, tp, cover by Matthias Grünewald) [Wizard of Yurt] Fantasy novel, the sixth in the “Wizard of Yurt” series. Daimbert seeks a weapon to keep his nemesis Elerius from taking over the wizards’ school. This is the first fantasy from this small press, which mostly does non-fiction about Ohio. Wooster Book Company, 205 West Liberty St, Wooster OH 44691; 330-262-1688; [].

Transrealist Fiction: Writing in the Slipstream of Science Damien Broderick (Greenwood Press 0-313-31121-8, Jun 2000, $65.00, 195pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical study of works by authors including Philip K. Dick, Rudy Rucker, and Kurt Vonnegut. Includes notes, bibliography, and index. Order from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; credit card orders: 800-225-5800.

Angel Fire East Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-43525-7, Sep 2000, $6.99, 368pp, pb, cover by Gerald Brom) [John Ross, Knight] Reprint (Del Rey 1999) fantasy novel, third in the trilogy featuring “John Ross, Knight of the Word”.

The Elfstones of Shannara Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-28554-9, Sep 2000, $7.95, 564pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Shannara] Reissue (Del Rey 1982) fantasy novel, second book in the “Shannara” series. 36th printing.

First King of Shannara Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-39653-7, Sep 2000, $7.99, 435pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Shannara] Reissue (Del Rey 1996) prequel to The Sword of Shannara. Ninth printing.

Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey LucasBooks 0-345-43411-0, Mar 2000, $7.50, 330pp, pb) [Star Wars] Reprint (Del Rey LucasBooks 1999) Star Wars novelization, first in the story of Darth Vader’s life, the first movie in the new series. This includes an unpaginated, seven-page interview with Brooks. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey LucasBooks 0-345-43411-0, Mar 2000, $7.50, 330pp, pb) [Star Wars] Reissue (Del Rey LucasBooks 1999) Star Wars novelization of the first movie in the new series. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm. This is the third printing within a month.

The Sword of Shannara Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-31425-5, Sep 2000, $7.99, 726pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Shannara] Reissue (Random House 1977) fantasy novel, first book in the “Shannara” series. 49th printing.

The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-39654-5, Sep 2000, $26.95, 454pp, hc, cover by Steve Stone) [Shannara: Voyage of the Jerle Shannara] Fantasy novel, book one in “The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara” set a generation after The Talismans of Shannara. The Druid Walker voyages to find a legendary magic before the ruthless Ilse Witch.

The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch Terry Brooks (SFBC #14119, Oct 2000, $13.50, 454pp, hc, cover by Steve Stone) [Shannara: Voyage of the Jerle Shannara] Reprint (Del Rey 2000) fantasy novel. This is similar to the Del Rey edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Wishsong of Shannara Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-35636-5, Sep 2000, $7.99, 504pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Shannara] Reissue (Del Rey 1985) fantasy novel, third book in the “Shannara” series. 24th printing.

Out of Time: Designs for the Twentieth-Century Future Norman Brosterman (Abrams 0-8109-2939-2, Nov 2000, $19.95, 96pp, tp, cover by Robert Gibson Jones) Art book about techno-futuristic art and design written for a travelling exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution, with original artworks from the collection of Noelle C. Giddings and Norman Brosterman. Artist represented include Frank R. Paul, Chesley Bonestell, and Alex Schomburg. There are brief biographies of the artists, and a bibliography.

Angels & Demons Dan Brown (Pocket 0-671-02735-2, May 2000, $24.95, 430pp, hc) Slightly-SF thriller of Vatican conspiracies, the Illuminati, and antimatter.

Five Hundred Years After Steven Brust (Tor 0-812-51522-6, Nov 2000, $6.99, 576pp, pb, cover by Sam Rakeland) [Dragaeran] Reissue (Tor 1994) swashbuckling fantasy novel in the “Dragaeran” universe. Third printing.

To Reign in Hell Steven Brust (Tor/Orb 0-312-87049-3, Jul 2000, $13.95, 286pp, tp) Reprint (SteelDragon Press 1984) fantasy novel of Lucifer’s rebellion against Heaven. Foreword by Roger Zelazny.

Little Green Men Christopher Buckley (HarperPerennial 0-06-095557-0, Mar 2000, $13.00, 301pp, tp) Reprint (Random House 1999) satiric novel of the (human) conspiracy behind alien abductions.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents the Best of Writers of the Future ed. Algis Budrys (Bridge 1-57318-204-4, Sep 2000, $14.95, 414pp, tp, cover by Frank Frazetta) Anthology of 19 stories, 16 by contest winners appearing in the first eight “Writers of the Future” volumes, including such now-familiar names as Nancy Farmer, Karen Joy Fowler, James Alan Gardner, Robert Reed, and Nina Kiriki Hoffman. The remaining three stories are by contest judges Anne McCaffrey, Frederik Pohl, and Tim Powers. There are new illustrations by “Illustrators of the Future” winners. There are articles on writing by Frank Herbert and Algis Budrys, an introduction by Budrys, and Hubbard’s introduction to the first WotF anthology.

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