The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2000

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L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XVI ed. Algis Budrys (Bridge 1-57318-203-6, Sep 2000, $7.99, 495pp, pb) Original anthology of 13 stories by contest winners, illustrated by “Illustrators of the Future” winners. There are articles on writing and art by L. Ron Hubbard, Judith Homan, Algis Budrys, and Michael H. Payne.

A Civil Campaign Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen 0-671-57885-5, Aug 2000, $7.99, 534pp, pb, cover by Patrick Turner) [Miles Vorkosigan] Reprint (Baen 1999) SF romance novel in the “Miles Vorkosigan” series.

Shards of Honor Lois McMaster Bujold (NESFA Press 1-886778-20-5, Sep 2000, $22.00, 236pp, hc, cover by David A. Cherry) [Miles Vorkosigan] Reprint (Baen 1986) SF novel featuring Miles Vorkosigan’s parents, the first-published novel in the series. This has a new foreword by James M. Bryant, and timelines and genealogies by editor Suford Lewis. Order from NESFA Pres, PO Box 809, Framingham MA 01701; add $2.00 postage.

The Spirit Ring Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen 0-671-57870-7, May 2000, $6.99, 369pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reissue (Baen 1992) fantasy novel. Third printing.

Those Who Survive Kir Bulychev (Xlibris/Fossicker Press 0-7388-1561-6, Sep 2000, $18.00, 384pp, tp) SF novel of Earth explorers stranded on a hostile planet. Translated from the Russian by John H. Costello. Bulychev is a pen name for Igor V. Mojeiko. This is a print-on-demand book, also available in hardcover (-1560-8, $25.00); order online at []; or from Xlibris Corporation, 426 Walnut St., Philadelphia PA 19106; credit card orders 888-7-xlibris; add $4.00 shipping.

The Empire Stone Chris Bunch (Warner Aspect 0-446-60886-6, Jun 2000, $6.99, 413pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) Fantasy novel. A dwarf gem trader unwillingly seeks a cursed stone. First US edition (Orbit 3/00).

Firemask Chris Bunch (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45687-4, Feb 2000, $6.99, 342pp, pb) [Last Legion] Military SF novel, second in the “Last Legion” trilogy. A frontier patrol force becomes the law when the interstellar Confederation empire collapses.

Storm Force Chris Bunch (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45688-2, Oct 2000, $6.99, 343pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) [Last Legion] Military SF novel, third in the “Last Legion” trilogy.

The Warrior King Chris Bunch (Warner Aspect 0-446-60790-8, Mar 2000, $6.99, 434pp, pb, cover by Steve Youll) [Seer King] Reprint (Warner Aspect 1999) fantasy novel, third in the trilogy begun in The Seer King.

The Heartacher and the Warehouseman David R. Bunch (Anamnesis Press 0-9631203-7-9, Jun 2000, $12.95, 105pp, tp, cover by Toni Luna Daniels) Poetry collection of 62 poems, 25 previously published. Introduction by Darrell Schweitzer. Available from Anamnesis Press, PO Box 95, Ridgecrest CA 93556; price includes postage.

The Brazen Rule Steven Burgauer ( press 0-595-00545-4, Aug 2000, $18.95, 366pp, tp) [Matthews Chronicles] Reprint (Northwest Publishing 1995) SF novel, sequel to Fornax. A general fights government corruption in 2342. This is a print-on-demand edition available online at, or from zero-g press, Steven Burgauer, 6605 N. Rustic Oak Ct., Peoria IL 61614; 800-643-1327.

Fornax Steven Burgauer (Replica Books 0-7351-0332-1, Jun 2000, $21.95, 410pp, tp) [Matthews Chronicles] Reprint (Northwest Publishing 1994) SF novel. Available from zero-g press, 6605 N. Rustic Oak Ct, Peoria IL 61614; e-mail:

The Last American Steven Burgauer (Replica Books 0-7351-0447-6, Jul 2000, $19.95, 407pp, tp) [Matthews Chronicles] Reprint (Northwest Publishing 1996) SF novel, third in “The Matthews Chronicles” that began with Fornax. In 2398, political intrigue and Native American demands for a homeland threaten to tear the US apart. Available from zero-g press, 6605 N. Rustic Oak Ct., Peoria IL 61614; 309-692-2953.

Treachery on the Dark Side Steven Burgauer (zero-g press 1-892086-03-4, Feb 2000, $15.95, 317pp, tp, cover by Victoria Priebe) [Matthews Chronicles] SF novel of Fornax Nehrengel on an adventure to Mars and back. Fifth in the series begun in The Brazen Rule. Order from zero-g press, 6605 N. Rustic Oak Ct, Peoria IL 61614; 800-643-1327.

Lightship: Jim Burns, Master of SF Illustration Jim Burns & Chris Evans (Sterling Publishing/Paper Tiger 1-85028-011-8, Feb 2001, $21.95, 125pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) Art book. Text by Chris Evans. Preface by Robert Silverberg. First US edition (Paper Tiger 1985). This is the 2000 Paper Tiger reissue (third printing), distributed in the US by Sterling Publishing, 387 Park Ave. South, New York NY 10016-8810; 800-367-9692; website [].

Call from a Distant Shore Stephen L. Burns (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45792-7, Aug 2000, $6.99, 361pp, pb) SF novel. An alien’s telepathic cries for help cause sensitive humans, including the commander of a defect-plagued Mars mission, to think they’re going insane.

At the Earth’s Core Edgar Rice Burroughs (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books 0-8032-6174-8, Mar 2000, $12.95, 296pp, tp, cover by J. Allen St. John) [Pellucidar] Reprint (McClurg 1922) SF novel, the first book in the “Pellucidar” series. This is a commemorative edition, with new introduction by Gregory Benford, afterword by Phillip R. Burger, a glossary, and a contemporary review of the first edition. Illustrations by J. Allen St. John. Order from University of Nebraska Press, 312 North 14th St, PO Box 880484, Lincoln NE 68588-0484; 800-755-1105.

Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader William S. Burroughs (Grove 0-8021-3694-X, Jul 2000, $15.00, 532pp, tp, cover by Kate Simon) Reprint (Grove 1999) associational collection of approximately 120 articles, stories, and excerpts covering works from 1929 to 1997.

Spider-Man: Goblin Moon Kurt Busiek & Nathan Archer (Berkley Boulevard 0-425-17403-4, Jul 2000, $6.99, 263pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Spider-Man] Reprint (Boulevard 1999) novelization based on the comic book character. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia, copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

Spider-Man: Goblin Moon Kurt Busiek & Nathan Archer (SFBC #33069, Nov 2000, $9.98, 263pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Spider-Man] Reprint (Putnam 1999) novelization based on the comic-book character. Packaged by Byron Preiss Multimedia, copyrighted by Marvel Characters. This is similar to the Putnam edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Storm Front Jim Butcher (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45781-1, Apr 2000, $6.99, 322pp, pb) [Dresden Files] Humorous dark fantasy novel, book one in the “Dresden Files”. The Chicago police ask wizard Harry Dresden (listed in the yellow pages) to consult on a grisly murder. A first novel.

Lilith’s Brood Octavia E. Butler (Warner Aspect 0-446-67610-1, Jun 2000, $13.95, 746pp, tp) [Xenogenesis] Reprint (SFBC 1989 as Xenogenesis) omnibus of the “Xenogenesis” trilogy: Dawn (1988), Adulthood Rites (1988), and Imago (1989).

Mr. Spaceman Robert Olen Butler (Grove 0-8021-1660-4, Jan 2000, $23.00, 223pp, hc, cover by Serge Andreyev & Michael Tedesco) Quasi-SF novel. An alien interviews 12 gamblers from a casino-bound bus to learn about humanity.

The Door in the Lake Nancy Butts (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-130978-4, Oct 2000, $5.99, 159pp, tp, cover by Eric Peterson) Reprint (Front Street 1998) young-adult SF novel.

Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice A. S. Byatt (Random House/Vintage 0-375-70575-9, 2000, $12.00, 230pp, tp, cover by Edvard Munch) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1998) collection of six stories.

Canyons P. D. Cacek (Tor 0-312-87383-2, Dec 2000, $23.95, 302pp, hc) Horror novel/mystery. A tabloid journalist is saved from a mugger by a werewolf.

Bell, Book & Beyond: An Anthology of Witchy Tales ed. P. D. Cacek (Design Image Group 1-891946-09-9, Nov 2000, $15.95, 287pp, tp) Original anthology of 21 horror stories about witches, by little-known writers, part of the “New Voices in Terror” line presented by the Horror Writers of America. Available from The Design Image Group, PO Box 2325, Darien IL 60561; credit card orders 800-563-5455.

The American Writer: Shaping a Nation’s Mind Jack Cady (St. Martin’s 0-312-20274-1, Oct ’99, $26.95, 372pp, hc, cover by David Johnson) Associational non-fiction survey of American literature, with only brief consideration of SF as it involves some of the themes discussed. Among the mostly mainstream authors discussed Cady includes works by Ursula K. Le Guin, Walter M. Miller, Jr., Peter S. Beagle, Greg Bear, James Branch Cabell, and H.P. Lovecraft. There is an index.

Aria of the Sea Dia Calhoun (Winslow Press 1-890817-25-2, Sep 2000, $15.95, 264pp, hc, cover by Gennady Spirin) Young adult fantasy novel. A girl must decide between being a dancer or a healer.

No Mercy Pat Califia (Alyson 1-55583-542-2, Jun 2000, $14.95, 260pp, tp, cover by Philip Pirolo) Collection of 11 erotic S/M stories, many with elements of SF, fantasy, and horror. Order from Alyson Publications, PO Box 4371, Los Angeles CA 90078-4371; orders 800-464-4574;

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler Italo Calvino (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-643961-1, Jul ’99, $13.00, 260pp, tp, cover by Shelton Walsmith) Reissue (Harcourt Brace 1981) literary fantasy collection. 17th printing.

Mr. Palomar Italo Calvino (Harcourt Brace/Harvest 0-15-662780-9, Jul ’99, $11.00, 130pp, tp, cover by Shelton Walsmith) Reissue (Secker & Warburg 1985) literary quasi-fantasy collection. 12th printing.

The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount Italo Calvino (Harcourt/Harvest 0-15-665975-1, Jul ’99, $11.00, 246pp, tp, cover by Shelton Walsmith) Reissue (Random House 1962) literary fantasy collection. 13th printing.

Last Breath: Station Rescue Cammick S. P. (Palm Coast Publishing 0-9671200-0-4, Jan 2000, $11.95, 318pp, tp, cover by Bob Cassell) SF novel. A meteor strike may be the last straw for a dying space station used to produce badly needed drugs for Earth.

Ghosts and Grisly Things Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-312-86758-1, Oct 2000, $24.95, 300pp, hc, cover by Barry Appell) Collection of 20 stories, one original. First US edition (Pumpkin Books 1998).

Silent Children Ramsey Campbell (Tor/Forge 0-312-87056-6, Jul 2000, $24.95, 352pp, hc, cover by David Seeley) Associational horror novel. A man steals children, tries to make them “perfect,” and kills them if he can’t.

Enchantment Orson Scott Card (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41688-0, Mar 2000, $6.99, 419pp, pb, cover by Greg Spalenka) Reprint (Del Rey 1999) contemporary fantasy novel retelling a Russian version of “Sleeping Beauty”.

Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-58904-1, Sep 2000, $3.99, 324pp, pb) [Ender Wiggin] Reissue (Tor 1985) Hugo and Nebula Award winning SF novel, first in the “Ender” series. This is the 1999 special promotional edition, second printing.

Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-55070-6, Dec 2000, $6.99, 324pp, pb, cover by John Harris) [Ender Wiggin] Reissue (Tor 1985) Hugo and Nebula Award winning SF novel, first in the “Ender” series. The text follows the 1991 revised edition. 10th printing.

Ender’s Shadow Orson Scott Card (SFBC #06243, Dec ’99, $13.98, 384pp, hc, cover by Lisa Falkenstern) [Ender: Shadow] Reprint (Tor 1999) SF novel in the “Ender” series, in the same setting as Ender’s Game.

Ender’s Shadow Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-57571-7, Dec 2000, $6.99, 469pp, pb, cover by Lisa Falkenstern) [Ender: Shadow] Reprint (Tor 1999) SF novel, fifth in the “Ender” series, a “parallel novel” to Ender’s Game. An international mass market edition was announced for August (not seen).

Ender’s War Orson Scott Card (SFBC #07327, Dec ’99, $14.98, 634pp, hc, cover by Vincent DiFate) [Ender Wiggin] Reissue (SFBC 1986) omnibus of Ender’s Game (Tor 1985) and Speaker for the Dead (Tor 1986). This Guild America edition has ISBN 0-312-93738-5; it has a new book-club number (the third we’ve seen).

Shadow of the Hegemon Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-312-87651-3, Jan 2001, $25.95, 365pp, hc, cover by Lisa Falkenstern) [Ender: Shadow] SF novel, sequel to Ender’s Shadow. A simultaneous limited leatherbound edition (-87774-9, $200.00) was announced but not seen.

Star Trek: New Earth, Book 1: Wagon Train to the Stars Diane Carey (Pocket 0-671-04296-3, Jun 2000, $6.50, 352pp, pb) [Star Trek: New Earth] Star Trek novelization, first in a series of six. This includes chapter 11 of the Michael Jan Friedman’s serial novel, Star Trek: Starfleet: Year One. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Star Trek: New Earth, Book 6: Challenger Diane Carey (Pocket 0-671-04298-X, Aug 2000, $6.50, 396pp, pb) [Star Trek: New Earth] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

In the Country of the Young Lisa Carey (HarperCollins/Morrow 0-380-97675-7, Nov 2000, $24.00, 290pp, hc) Fantasy novel/ghost story. A reclusive painter meets a ghost girl who teaches him how to live again.

The Farseekers Isobelle Carmody (Tor 0-312-86957-6, Aug 2000, $23.95, 316pp, hc, cover by Donato Giancola) [Obernewtyn Chronicles] Post-holocaust fantasy novel, book two of the “Obernewtyn Chronicles”. Elspeth leads a mission to the outside world to rescue an unusually powerful Misfit. First US edition (Penguin Australia 1990).

Obernewtyn Isobelle Carmody (Tor 0-812-58422-8, Jul 2000, $6.99, 246pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Obernewtyn Chronicles] Reprint (Puffin Plus Australia 1987) post-holocaust fantasy novel, book one of the “Obernewtyn Chronicles”.

Obernewtyn & The Farseekers Isobelle Carmody (SFBC #03488, Sep 2000, $12.98, 440pp, hc, cover by Judy York) [Obernewtyn Chronicles] Omnibus of two post-holocaust fantasy novels in the “Obernewtyn Chronicles”: Obernewtyn (1987) and The Farseekers (1990). This special SFBC edition has ISBN 0-7394-1211-6; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography Humphrey Carpenter (Houghton Mifflin 0-618-05702-1, Jun 2000, $14.00, 288pp, tp) Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1977) authorized biography of Tolkien. This includes the 1987 revisions. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

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