The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2000

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The Songster Adam Nichols (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-572-9, Apr 2000, £6.99, 488pp, pb) [Whiteblade Saga] Fantasy novel. Book two of “The Whiteblade Saga” after The Paladin.

Emlyn’s Moon Jenny Nimmo (Mammoth 0-7497-0140-4, Feb 2000, £4.99, 158pp, pb, cover by John Stuart) [Snow Spider] Reissue (Methuen 1987) young-adult fantasy novel. Volume two in the “Snow Spider” trilogy.

The Snow Spider Jenny Nimmo (Mammoth 0-7497-0831-X, Feb 2000, £4.99, 143pp, pb, cover by John Stuart) [Snow Spider] Reissue (Methuen 1986) young-adult fantasy novel. Volume one in the “Snow Spider” trilogy.

A Gift from Earth Larry Niven (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-078-7, Apr 2000, £5.99, 254pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Known Space] Reissue (Ballantine 1968) SF novel, in the “Known Space” series.

World of Ptavvs Larry Niven (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-997-0, Apr 2000, £5.99, 188pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Known Space] Reissue (Ballantine 1966) SF novel.

The Burning City Larry Niven & Jerry E. Pournelle (Orbit 1-84149-006-7, Apr 2000, £17.99, xxii+486pp, hc, cover by David Wyatt) [Mana; Burning City] Reprint (Pocket 2000) fantasy novel, first in a duology set in a magical, prehistoric version of Los Angeles in the world of Niven’s The Magic Goes Away. [First U.K. edition]

Automated Alice Jeff Noon (Transworld/Anchor UK 0-552-99905-9, Nov 2000, £6.99, 252pp, tp) [Alice] Reprint (Crown 1996) literary fantasy novel, illustrated by Harry Trumbore.

Needle in the Groove Jeff Noon (Transworld/Anchor UK 1-862-30091-7, May 2000, £9.99, 287pp, tp) Avant-regard mainstream novel set across the pop music culture from the 50s to now. Issued simultaneously with a CD of the same name, remixing concepts from the novel.

Nymphomation Jeff Noon (Transworld/Anchor UK 0-552-99906-7, Nov 2000, £6.99, 363pp, tp) [Vurt] Reprint (Doubleday UK 1997) SF novel in the “Vurt” series.

Pixel Juice Jeff Noon (Transworld/Anchor UK 1-862-30088-7, May 2000, £6.99, 350pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday UK 1998) original collection of almost 50 pieces, including several in the “Vurt” cycle.

Dead Water Zone Kenneth Oppel (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-79219-1, Dec 2000, £3.99, 168pp, tp, cover by Ian Winstanley) Reprint (Kids Can Press 1992) young-adult SF novel.

Sunwing Kenneth Oppel (Hodder Silver 0-340-75300-5, Apr 2000, £4.99, 279pp, tp) [Silverwing Saga] Reprint (HarperCollins Canada 1999) young-adult animal fantasy novel about bats. Sequel to Silverwing [First U.K. edition]

Hell’s Horizon: The City: Book 2 Darren O’Shaughnessy (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-918-X, Feb 2000, £6.99, 456pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [The City] SF/fantasy alternate world novel, sequel to Ayuamarca: Procession of the Dead.

The X-Files: Howlers Everett Owens (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648350-X, Sep ’99, £3.99, 124pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [X-Files] Reprint (HarperEntertainment 1999) SF/fantasy novelisation based on the Chris Carter series. Book 11 in the series. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film. [First U.K. edition]

X-Files: Regeneration Everett Owens (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648353-4, Mar 2000, £3.99, 135pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [X-Files] Reprint (HarperEntertainment 1999) young-adult novelization of the Chris Carter series. Book 14 in the series. [First U.K. edition]

The Drune Jane Palmer (Swift Publishers 1-874082-27-8, 1999, £5.99, 212pp, tp, cover by Dandi Palmer) Satirical SF novel. Issued in 1999, but not seen until now.

The Belly of the Bow K. J. Parker (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-960-1, Mar 2000, £6.99, 521pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houton) [Fencer Trilogy] Reprint (Orbit 1999) fantasy novel, the sequel to Colours in the Steel. Volume two of “The Fencer Trilogy”.

The Proof House K. J. Parker (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-966-0, Apr 2000, £10.99, 499pp, tp, cover by Mick Van Houton) [Fencer Trilogy] Fantasy novel, last in the “Fencer” trilogy after Colours in the Steel and The Belly of the Bow.

The Proof House K. J. Parker (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-018-0, Oct 2000, £6.99, 602pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houton) [Fencer Trilogy] Reprint (Orbit 2000) fantasy novel, third volume in the “Fencer” trilogy.

X-Calibre: The Absurd Legend of Cantiger the Wizard Mark F. Parker (Robinson 1-84119-106-X, Aug 2000, £6.99, ii+316pp, tp, cover by Julek Heller) [Orsonian Legends] Humorous fantasy novel based on/parodying Arthurian legend. First in the “Orsonian Legends” series.

Mimi’s Ghost Tim Parks (Random House/Vintage UK 0-7493-9624-5, Feb 2000, £6.99, 314pp, tp) [Juggling the Stars] Reprint (Secker & Warburg 1995) literary fantasy novel.

Blue Light Gary Paulsen (Macmillan Children’s Books 0-330-37260-2, Nov ’99, £3.99, 248pp, pb, cover by Steve Kingston & Kim Thompson) Reprint (Delacorte 1998 as The Transall Saga) young-adult SF time-travel novel.

The Gormenghast Trilogy Mervyn Peake (Random House/Vintage UK 0-09-928438-3, 1999, £12.99, 953pp, tp) [Gormenghast] Reissue (Viking Overlook 1988) fantasy omnibus of the three classic novels. Third printing. Published in 1999, but not seen until now.

The Gormenghast Trilogy Mervyn Peake (Random House/Vintage UK 0-09-928889-3, Jan 2000, £12.99, 953pp, tp) [Gormenghast] Reissue (Viking Overlook 1988) fantasy omnibus of the three classic novels. A tie-in edition to the new BBC TV series. Still noted as the third printing, though the cover has changed.

Mr. Pye Mervyn Peake (Random House/Vintage UK 0-099-28326-3, Dec ’99, £6.99, 254pp, tp, cover by Mervyn Peake) Reprint (Heinemann 1953) classic fantasy novel.

Omega Seven Maggie Pearson (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-73658-5, Dec ’99, £4.99, 150pp, tp) Young-adult fantasy novel.

Nightscapes Michael Pendragon (BJM Press, 1999, £3.50, 87pp, ph, cover by Gerald Gaubert) Collection of 10 horror stories. This was published in 1999 but has only just been seen.

Tathea Anne Perry (Hodder Headline 0-7472-6105-9, Feb 2000, £6.99, 502pp, pb, cover by Lee Gibbons) [Tathea] Reprint (Headline 1999) fantasy novel.

Protector of the Small 1: First Test Tamora Pierce (Scholastic Press 0-439-01276-7, Jan 2000, £5.99, 213pp, tp) [Keladry] Reprint (Random House 1999) young-adult fantasy adventure novel. First in a new “Tortall” quartet following “The Song of the Lioness” and “The Immortals”. Keladry faces prejudice and hazing as the first girl to take up the king’s offer to let girls train for knighthood. [First U.K. edition]

Protector of the Small: 2: Page Tamora Pierce (Scholastic UK 0-439-01307-0, Sep 2000, £5.99, 252pp, tp) [Keladry] Reprint (Random House 2000) young-adult fantasy adventure novel, second in a series following “The Song of the Lioness” and “The Immortals”. Now officially a page, Keladry continues to work towards becoming a knight. [First U.K. edition]

Woman on the Edge of Time Marge Piercy (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4656-7, Jun 2000, £6.99, 381pp, tp) Reprint (Knopf 1976) SF novel. An institutionalised woman makes contact with a person from a far future society where “true equality” has been achieved. A “Classic” Edition.

The Horizontal Split Paul Pinn (Time Bomb Publishing 0-9539300-1-7, 2000, £5.00, 170pp, tp) Associational novel.

The Pariah Paul Pinn (Time Bomb Publishing 0-9539300-0-9, 2000, £5.00, 278pp, tp) Horror novel about a psychotic who can infiltrate thoughts and manipulate behaviour.

The Chosen Ricardo Pinto (Bantam UK 0-553-50581-5, Jan 2000 [Nov ’99], £6.99, 713pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Stone Dance of the Chameleon] Reprint (Bantam UK 1999) fantasy novel. Book One of “The Stone Dance of the Chameleon” trilogy.

Man Plus Frederik Pohl (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-946-5, May 2000, £6.99, 215pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) [Man Plus] Reprint (Random House 1976) SF novel. Winner of the Nebula Award, 1976. Volume 29 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

Wolfbane Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07135-4, Sep 2000, £9.99, 189pp, tp) Reprint (Ballantine 1959) SF novel. Aliens with plans for humanity move the Earth out of its orbit. This is the 1986 Baen revised version. An “SF Collectors’ Edition”.

Operation Lightning Strike Nick Pope (Simon & Schuster UK 0-684-85161-X, Oct 2000, £9.99, 292pp, tp, cover by blacksheep) [Operation Thunder Child] SF novel, second in a series after Operation Thunder Child. The alien spaceship arrives at Earth, and is immediately attacked by the mysterious group, The Enterprise.

Operation Thunder Child Nick Pope (Simon & Schuster/Pocket UK 0-684-85160-1, Oct 2000, £6.99, xii+292pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Operation Thunder Child] Reprint (Simon & Schuster UK 1999) SF novel. First in a series.

Eric Terry Pratchett (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-954-6, May 2000, £4.99, 155pp, pb, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 1990) humorous fantasy novel. Volume 9 in the “Discworld” series.

The Fifth Elephant Terry Pratchett (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-14616-1, Nov 2000, £5.99, 460pp, pb, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Reprint (Doubleday UK 1999) humorous fantasy novel. Book 24 in the “Discworld” series.

The Gods Trilogy Terry Pratchett (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07036-6, Jul 2000, £16.99, 758pp, hc, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Omnibus of three humorous fantasy novels in the “Discworld” series: Pyramids (1989); Small Gods (1992), and Hogfather (1996).

The Truth Terry Pratchett (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60102-6, Nov 2000, £16.99, 319pp, hc, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Humorous fantasy novel. Volume 25 in the “Discworld” series. William de Worde accidentally becomes editor of the first Discworld newspaper. Simultaneous with the US (HarperCollins) edition.

Discworld Fools’ Guild Yearbook and Diary 2001 Terry Pratchett & Stephen Briggs (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07103-6, Aug 2000, £10.99, 127pp, hc) [Discworld] Humorous daybook based on Pratchett’s “Discworld”, supposedly the book issued to new students of the Fools’ Guild, with rules, history, rationale, warnings against being funny, and the like. Illustrated by Paul Kidby. Unpaginated.

Guards! Guards! Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs & Graham Higgins (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07071-4, Dec 2000, £9.99, 122pp, tp, cover by Graham Higgins) [Discworld] Graphic novel based on the 8th “Discworld” novel (Gollancz 1989). Adapted by Stephen Briggs, and illustrated by Graham Higgins. A hardcover edition (-06302-5, £16.99) is also available.

The Science of Discworld Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen (Ebury Press 0-09-187477-7, May 2000, £6.99, 368pp, pb, cover by Paul Kidby) [Discworld] Reprint (Ebury Press 1999) associational humorous non-fiction using Pratchett’s Wizards as a springboard for a series of popular-science explanations. The cover design is credited to Nigel Partridge, but is the Kidby original.

Elfgift Susan Price (Scholastic/Point 0-439-01397-6, Apr 2000, £4.99, 256pp, pb, cover by Steve Kyte) [Elfgift] Reissue (Scholastic UK 1995) young-adult fantasy novel. First in a series.

Elfking Susan Price (Scholastic/Point 0-439-01401-8, Apr 2000, £3.99, 315pp, pb, cover by Steve Kyte) [Elfgift] Reissue (Scholastic UK 1996) young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Elfgift.

Foiling the Dragon Susan Price (Scholastic/Point 0-439-01398-4, Apr 2000, £4.99, 260pp, pb, cover by Melvin Grant) Reissue (Scholastic UK 1994) humorous young-adult fantasy. A poet is kidnapped for a poetry-obsessed dragon.

The Sterkarm Handshake Susan Price (Scholastic/Point 0-439-01408-5, Apr 2000, £5.99, 565pp, pb, cover by Mark Edwards) [Sterkarm] Reprint (Scholastic UK 1998) young-adult SF time-travel novel.

Memoirs of a Dangerous Alien Maggie Prince (Orion/Dolphin 1-85881-073-6, Mar 2000, £4.99, 180pp, tp, cover by blacksheep) [Memoirs of a Dangerous Alien] Reprint (Orion Children’s Books 1994) young-adult SF novel. First in a series.

Weird Sister Kate Pullinger (Orion/Phoenix 0-75381-064-6, Oct 2000, £6.99, 308pp, tp) Reprint (Phoenix House 1999) associational novel. The descendant of a woman condemned as a witch confronts the descendants of the family who condemned her.

His Dark Materials II: The Subtle Knife Philip Pullman (Scholastic UK 0-439-99491-8, Nov 2000, £6.99, 341pp, tp) [His Dark Materials] Reissue (Knopf 1997) young-adult fantasy novel.

His Dark Materials III: The Amber Spyglass Philip Pullman (Scholastic UK 0-590-54244-3, Nov 2000, £12.99, 548pp, hc, cover by David Scutt) [His Dark Materials] Reprint (Knopf 2000) young-adult fantasy novel. [First U.K. edition]

I Was a Rat!...or The Scarlet Slippers Philip Pullman (Transworld/Corgi Yearling 0-440-86375-9, May 2000, £3.99, 175pp, tp, cover by Peter Bailey) Reprint (Doubleday UK 1999) young-adult satirical fantasy novel.

Lost Girls Andrew Pyper (Macmillan UK 0-333-78602-5, May 2000, £12.00, 351pp, hc) Reprint (HarperCollins Canada 1999) ghost novel. A lawyer defends a teacher accused of killing two teenage girls whose bodies were never found. A first novel. [First U.K. edition]

Sex and Drugs and Sausage Rolls Robert Rankin (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-14741-9, Oct 2000, £5.99, 382pp, pb) [Brentford] Reprint (Doubleday UK 1999) humorous fantasy novel in the “Brentford” series.

Waiting for Godalming Robert Rankin (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60057-7, Oct 2000, £16.99, 264pp, hc) [Lazlo Woodbine] Humorous fantasy novel in the “Lazlo Woodbine” series. After God dies, his son Colin prepares to sell Earth to Lou Cypher, and God’s wife hires Woodbine to investigate the mysterious death.

Terminal Chic Chloë Rayban (The Bodley Head 0-370-32571-0, Jul 2000, £10.99, 188pp, hc) [Wild Child] Young-adult SF/fantasy novel. Fourth in the “Wild Child” series. Justine falls in love with a time traveller from 3001.

The Cunning Man Celia Rees (Scholastic Press 0-439-01186-8, Jun 2000, £5.99, 185pp, tp) Young-adult dark fantasy novel of “the cunning man”, master of storm and tide, wrecker of ships, drowner of men.

Flightless Falcon Mickey Zucker Reichert (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07076-5, Oct 2000, £16.99, 323pp, hc, cover by Steve Crisp) Reprint (DAW 2000) fantasy novel. Newly released from prison, Sueldan seeks his missing family. A trade paperback edition (-07077-3, £9.99) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Last of the Renshai Mickey Zucker Reichert (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-152-9, Oct 2000, £6.99, 533pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) [Renshai] Reprint (DAW 1992) fantasy novel in the “Renshai” series. First in an internal trilogy.

Spirit Fox Mickey Zucker Reichert & Jennifer Wingert (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-925-2, May 2000, £6.99, 386pp, pb, cover by Gordon Crabb) Reprint (DAW 1998) fantasy novel.

Revelation Space Alastair Reynolds (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06876-0, Mar 2000, £10.99, 476pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) [Inhibitor] Epic SF novel of a billion-year dead alien race, sentient matter and an archeologist pursued for the knowledge hidden in his mind, who may become the catalyst that could change or destroy humanity throughout the cosmos. A first novel. A hardcover edition (-06875-2, £17.99) was announced but not seen.

Merrick Anne Rice (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-6718-1, Oct 2000, £16.99, 307pp, hc, cover by Mark Harrison) [Vampire Chronicles; Mayfair Witches] Dark fantasy novel, a crossover between the vampires and the Mayfair witches. Simultaneous with the US (Knopf) edition.

Vittorio, the Vampire Anne Rice (Random House/Arrow 0-09-927109-5, Oct 2000, £5.99, 339+v, pb, cover by Andy Kingsbury) [Vampire Chronicles: New Tales of the Vampires] Reprint (Random House/Knopf 1999) vampire novel.

Doctor Who: Grave Matter Justin Richards (BBC Books 0-563-55598-X, May 2000, £5.99, 246pp, pb) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 30 of the BBC “Missing Adventures” series, starring the Sixth Doctor and Peri.

Doctor Who: The Burning Justin Richards (BBC Books 0-563-53812-0, Aug 2000, £5.99, 240pp, pb) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 37 of the BBC “New Adventures” series.

Midwinter of the Spirit Phil Rickman (Pan 0-330-37401-X, Mar 2000, £5.99, 539pp, pb) [Merrily Watkins] Reprint (Macmillan UK 1999) dark fantasy novel. Second in the “Merrily Watkins” series after Wine of Angels.

Salt Adam Roberts (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06896-5, Jul 2000, £16.99, 248pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) SF novel. Two Earth colonies, on a world covered in salt, move towards war. A first novel. A trade paperback edition (-06897-3, £9.99) is also available.

Moon Rising Ann Victoria Roberts (Chatto & Windus 0-701-16352-6, Feb 2000, £15.99, 360pp, hc) Associational novel of Bram Stoker and a fictional love affair in 19th century Whitby that informed and guided the major events and characters of Dracula.

Moon Rising Ann Victoria Roberts (Random House/Arrow 0-09-928148-1, Nov 2000, £5.99, 453pp, pb) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 2000) associational novel of Bram Stoker in Whitby.

Pavane Keith Roberts (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-937-6, Nov 2000, £6.99, viii+279pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) [Pavane] Reprint (Rupert Hart-Davis 1968) classic alternate-world SF mosaic novel. This is the revised version (Doubleday, 1969), adding ‘The White Boat’. Volume 35 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

Blue Mars Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-21391-0, Dec ’99, £6.99, 787pp, pb) [Mars] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1996) SF novel. Last in the “Mars” trilogy.

Green Mars Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-21390-2, Nov ’99, £6.99, 782pp, pb) [Mars] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1993) SF novel in the “Mars” series. Hugo Award Winner (1994).

The Martians Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-225932-X, Sep ’99, £9.99, 400pp, tp, cover by Peter Elson) [Mars] Reprint (Voyager 1999) SF collection in the Mars series.

The Martians Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-649702-0, Apr 2000, £6.99, 457pp, pb) [Mars] Reprint (Voyager 1999) original SF collection in the Mars series.

Red Mars Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-21389-9, Oct ’99, £6.99, 671pp, pb) [Mars] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1992) SF novel. First in the “Mars” trilogy.

A Short, Sharp Shock Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-651078-7, Jun 2000, £5.99, 180pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) Reprint (Mark V. Ziesing 1990) surreal SF novel of a man seeking a lost woman. Maybe. [First U.K. edition]

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