The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2000

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Silver Screen Justina Robson (Pan 0-330-37566-0, Mar 2000, £5.99, 471pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) Reprint (Macmillan UK 1999) SF novel.

Plague Malcolm Rose (Point 0-439-01013-6, Feb 2000, £4.99, 313pp, pb) Young-adult SF novel about a mysterious plague spreading through the UK.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J. K. Rowling (Bloomsbury 0-7475-4624-X, Jul 2000, £14.99, 636pp, hc, cover by Giles Greenfield) [Harry Potter] Young-adult fantasy novel. Book four of the planned seven-book series. Simultaneous with the US (Scholastic) edition.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. K. Rowling (Bloomsbury 0-7475-4629-0, Mar 2000, £5.99, 319pp, pb, cover by Cliff Wright) [Harry Potter] Reprint (Bloomsbury 1999) young-adult fantasy novel. Third in the award-winning series.

The Time Out Book of London Short Stories: Volume 2 ed. Nicholas Royle (Penguin 0-14-029623-9, Oct 2000, £7.99, xii+339pp, tp) Associational anthology of 29 stories, including some literary fantasy. Authors include Michael Moorcock, Paul J. McAuley, and Kim Newman.

X-Men Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith (Simon & Schuster/Pocket UK 0-7434-0398-3, Aug 2000, £5.99, 239pp, pb) [X-Men] Reprint (Del Rey 2000) novelization of the movie based on the Marvel Comics characters. [First U.K. edition]

The Ground Beneath Her Feet Salman Rushdie (Random House/Vintage UK 0-09-976601-9, Feb 2000, £6.99, 575pp, tp) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1999) literary fantasy novel of dissonance and harmony.

Wasp Eric Frank Russell (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07095-1, Apr 2000, £9.99, 175pp, tp, cover by Sue Michniewicz) Reprint (Avalon 1957) SF novel of interstellar warfare and terrorism. An “SF Collectors’ Edition”.

Mike and Gaby’s Space Gospel Ken Russell (Little, Brown/Warner UK 0-7515-3015-8, Jun 2000, £6.99, 207pp, tp, cover by Bill Gregory) Reprint (Little, Brown UK 1999) humorous SF/fantasy novel by the film director.

Unconquered Countries Geoff Ryman (HarperCollins/Flamingo 0-00-648347-X, Nov ’99, £6.99, xii+275pp, tp) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1994) fantasy collection of four novellas, with an introduction by Samuel R. Delany and an afterword by the author. [First U.K. edition]

Time’s Hammers: The Collected Short Fiction of James Sallis James Sallis (Toxic 1-902002-28-8, Oct 2000, £9.99, 398pp, tp) Collection of 49 SF and mainstream stories. Two are original; the rest are “fully revised” for this edition.

The Demon Apostle R. A. Salvatore (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-923-6, Sep 2000, £6.99, 524pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Demon Wars] Reprint (Del Rey 1999) fantasy novel. Last of the “Demon” trilogy after The Demon Awakens and The Demon Spirit. [First U.K. edition]

999 ed. Al Sarrantonio (Hodder Headline/NEL 0-340-74860-5, May 2000, £7.99, xx+828pp, pb) Reprint (Avon 1999) anthology of 29 original stories by acclaimed authors.

Icarus Descending Steve Savile (Enigmatic Press 0-9537476-0-3, Dec ’99, £5.00, 74pp, ph, cover by Michael Gilroy) Chapbook original collection of two dark fantasy stories. Illustrated by Frank Mafrici. This was published in 1999, but not seen until now. Enigmatic press, 1 Gibbs Field, Bishops Stortford, Herts CM23 4EY England;

The Witches of Karres James H. Schmitz (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07144-3, Nov 2000, £9.99, 344pp, tp) [Witches of Karres] Reprint (Chilton 1966) classic SF novel. An “SF Collectors’ Edition”.

Thraxas and the Elvish Isles Martin Scott (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-002-4, Aug 2000, £5.99, 249pp, pb, cover by Julian Gibson & Paul Young) [Thraxas] Humorous fantasy novel. Book four in the “Thraxas” series. Scott is a pseudonym.

Floodland Marcus Sedgwick (Orion/Dolphin 1-85881-763-3, Mar 2000, £4.99, 122pp, tp, cover by Ian Butterworth) Young-adult SF novel. A young girl battles for survival in a near-future Britain sinking below the sea. Illustrated with woodcuts by the author. A first novel.

Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan: Book 1 Darren Shan (Collins 0-00-675416-3, Jan 2000, £3.99, 183pp, tp) [Darren Shan] Young-adult dark fantasy novel. Two boys attend a freak show, and encounter an agent of death. Shan is a pseudonym of Darren O’Shaughnessy.

Tunnels of Blood: The Saga of Darren Shan: Book 3 Darren Shan (Collins 0-00-675514-3, Nov 2000, £3.99, 162pp, tp) [Darren Shan] Young-adult horror novel. Shan is a pseudonym of Darren O’Shaughnessy.

The Vampire’s Assistant: The Saga of Darren Shan: Book 2 Darren Shan (Collins 0-00-675513-5, Jun 2000, £3.99, 168pp, tp) [Darren Shan] Young-adult horror novel. Shan, newly become half-vampire, travels with the Cirque du Freak towards an encounter with the wolfman. Shan is a pseudonym of Darren O’Shaughnessy.

Orbitsville Bob Shaw (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07098-6, May 2000, £9.99, 187pp, tp) [Orbitsville] Reprint (Gollancz 1975) epic SF novel. First in a trilogy about a Dyson sphere. Winner of the British SF Award, 1976. An “SF Collectors’ Edition”.

A Wreath of Stars Bob Shaw (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07147-8, Dec 2000, £9.99, 189pp, tp) Reprint (Gollancz 1976) SF novel of an anti-neutrino star intersecting with Earth. An “SF Collectors’ Edition”.

J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century T. A. Shippey (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10400-4, Sep 2000, £16.99, xxxv+347pp, hc) Critical work re-examining the importance and intent of Tolkien’s work, from his “lightweight” folktales to those seemingly disaparate texts - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion - which all (says Shippey) ask fundamental questions about myth, language, and good and evil. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

The Map of Tolkien’s Beleriand and the Lands to the North Brian Sibley & John Howe (HarperCollins UK 0-261-10372-5, Aug ’99, £5.99, unpaginated, tp, cover by John Howe) Non-fiction, art. A map (the third of three) plus an illustrated booklet by Sibley examining the history of The Silmarillion. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

The Dragon-Charmer Jan Siegel (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-225837-4, Nov 2000, £16.99, 346pp, hc, cover by John Howe) [Way of the Witch] Fantasy novel. a sequel to Prospero’s Children. A trade paperback edition (-225838-2, £11.99) was announced but not seen.

Prospero’s Children Jan Siegel (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-651280-1, Sep 2000, £6.99, xviii+331pp, pb, cover by Alan Lee) [Way of the Witch] Reprint (Voyager 1999) fantasy novel.

The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg: Volume Six: Lion Time in Timbuctoo Robert Silverberg (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-651220-8, Mar 2000, £6.99, 390pp, tp) Collection of 13 stories written between 1989 and 1995, with anecdotal introductions to each, and an overall Introduction by Silverberg.

Majipoor Chronicles Robert Silverberg (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648379-8, May 2000, £5.99, 385pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Majipoor] Reprint (Arbor House 1982) SF collection/mosaic novel in the “Majipoor” series.

Thorns Robert Silverberg (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07146-X, Dec 2000, £9.99, 222pp, tp) Reprint (Ballantine 1967) SF novel of an emotional vampire who feeds on pain. An “SF Collectors’ Edition”.

Tower of Glass Robert Silverberg (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07097-8, Apr 2000, £9.99, 206pp, tp, cover by Sue Michniewicz) Reprint (Scribner’s 1970) SF novel of android emancipation and a tower to touch the stars. An “SF Collectors’ Edition”.

Valentine Pontifex Robert Silverberg (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648378-X, Jan 2000 [Dec ’99], £6.99, 347pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Majipoor] Reprint (Arbor House 1983) SF novel in the “Majipoor” cycle.

Far Horizons ed. Robert Silverberg (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-968-7, Jul 2000, £7.99, 689pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Avon Eos 1999) original anthology of 11 SF novellas with authors writing in their best-known worlds.

Legends ed. Robert Silverberg (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648393-3, Apr 2000, £6.99, xiv+380pp, pb) Reprint (Tor; Voyager 1998 as half of Legends) collection of original stories by King, Goodkind, Card, Silverberg, Le Guin, and Feist. This second half of the hardback original bears exactly the same title as the first half. A special overseas edition (same details) was issued in 1999.

Legends [1] ed. Robert Silverberg (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648394-1, Nov ’99, £5.99, xiv+352pp, pb, cover by Josh Kirby) Reprint (Tor; Voyager 1998 as half of Legends) original fantasy anthology of works by Terry Pratchett, Anne McCaffrey, George R.R. Martin, Tad Williams, and Jordan.

Way Station Clifford D. Simak (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07138-9, Oct 2000, £9.99, 189pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 1963) Hugo-winning classic SF novel of immortal loneliness. An “SF Collectors’ Edition”.

In the Mirror Sarah Singleton (Enigmatic Press, Jul ’99, £4.00, 60pp, ph, cover by Gerald Gaubert) Chapbook dark fantasy novella. Illustrated by Gerald Gaubert. This has ISSN 1464-1461; it was published in 1999, but not seen until now. Enigmatic press, 1 Gibbs Field, Bishops Stortford, Herts CM23 4EY England;

The Reproductive System John Sladek (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07116-8, Jul 2000, £9.99, 192pp, tp) Reprint (Gollancz 1968) satirical SF novel, once published as Mechasm in the US (Ace 1969). Self-replicating mechanisms multiply uncontrollably in a small town. An “SF Collectors’ Edition”.

Woken’s Eye William Smethurst (Hodder Headline 0-7472-6147-4, Sep 2000, £6.99, 470pp, pb) Reprint (Headline 1999) fantasy novel.

Norstrilia Cordwainer Smith (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07018-8, Jun 2000, £9.99, 277pp, tp) [Instrumentality of Mankind] Reprint (Del Rey 1975) SF novel in the “Instrumentality” series, with an afterword by J.J. Pierce. An “SF Collectors’ Edition”.

What You Make It Michael Marshall Smith (HarperCollins UK 0-00-651007-8, Jan 2000 [Dec ’99], £6.99, xiv+400pp, pb) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1999) collection of 17 stories and one poem, including several originals.

Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity ed. Edmund J. Smyth (Liverpool University Press 0-85323-704-2, Mar 2000, £16.95, viii+160pp, tp) Anthology of essays on Verne’s fiction, its context, content, intent, influences, and importance to the history of SF. None of the extensively quoted French texts are translated into English. A hardcover edition (-694-1, £32.50) was announced but not seen. [Jules Verne]

Year Zero Brian Stableford (Sarob Press 1-902309-10-3, Jun 2000, £22.50, 221pp, hc, cover by Tim Denton) Satirical millennial fantasy novel. Molly’s determination to get a fresh start in 2000 leads her to a rejuvenated Elvis, angels, demons, fays, and alien greys. Illustrated by Tim Denton. This is a limited edition of 300. Available from 41 Forest View, Mountain Ash, Wales CF45 3DU UK.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide: Onslaught Michael A. Stackpole (Random House UK/Arrow 0-09-940993-3, Feb 2000, £5.99, 292pp, pb, cover by John Harris) [Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Dark Tide] Reprint (Del Rey Lucasbooks 2000) SF novelization. [First U.K. edition]

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