The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2001

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The Farthest Shore Ursula K. Le Guin (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 0-689-84534-0, Sep 2001, $6.99, 259pp, pb, cover by Rebecca Guay) [Earthsea] Reprint (Atheneum 1972) YA fantasy novel, third in the “Earthsea” series.

Jane on Her Own Ursula K. Le Guin (Orchard 0-531-07180-4, Mar 2001, $3.59, 42pp, tp, cover by S. D. Schindler) [Catwings] Reprint (Orchard US 1999) associational children’s fantasy novel, fourth book of “The Catwings” series. Illustrated by S.D. Schindler.

The Other Wind Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt 0-15-100684-9, Sep 2001, $25.00, 246pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Earthsea] Fantasy novel in the “Earthsea” series. The sorcerer Alder seeks to prevent the dead from invading Earthsea.

Tales from Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt 0-15-100561-3, May 2001, $24.00, 296pp, hc) [Earthsea] Original collection of five stories, two reprints, set in the world of the “Earthsea” novels. Le Guin’s foreword discusses the difficulties of researching an imaginary world, and provides background in “A Description of Earthsea”.

Tales from Earthsea & The Other Wind Ursula K. Le Guin (SFBC #00816, Oct 2001, $14.99, 388pp, hc, cover by Gary Lippincott) [Earthsea] Omnibus of two “Earthsea” books: Tales from Earthsea (2001) and The Other Wind (2001). This SFBC edition has ISBN 0-7394-2123-9; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Tehanu Ursula K. Le Guin (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 0-689-84533-2, Sep 2001, $6.99, 281pp, pb, cover by Rebecca Guay) [Earthsea] Reprint (Atheneum 1990) Nebula Award-winning YA fantasy novel, fourth in the “Earthsea” series.

The Telling Ursula K. Le Guin (Ace 0-441-00863-1, Oct 2001, $13.95, 246pp, tp, cover by Victor Stabin) [League of All Worlds] Reprint (Harcourt 2000) SF novel in the “Hainish” cycle. Winner of the Locus Award.

The Tombs of Atuan Ursula K. Le Guin (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 0-689-84536-7, Sep 2001, $6.99, 180pp, pb, cover by Rebecca Guay) [Earthsea] Reprint (Atheneum 1971) YA fantasy novel, second in the “Earthsea” series.

As the Sun Goes Down Tim Lebbon (Night Shade Books 1-892389-08-8, Sep 2000, $25.00, 248pp, hc, cover by Alan Clark) Collection of 16 stories, eight original. Introduction by Ramsey Campbell. A limited edition (-09-6, $55.00) was announced but not seen. Order from Night Shade Books, 560 Scott #304, San Francisco CA 94117; e-mail []; website [].

Face Tim Lebbon (Night Shade Books 1-892389-19-3, Sep 2001, $27.00, 247pp, hc, cover by John Picacio) Horror novel. A family is terrorized after encountering a hitchhiker who seems increasingly demonic. A signed, slipcased edition of 100 (-20-7, $55.00) is also available. Order from Night Shade Books, 560 Scott #304, San Francisco CA 94117; e-mail []; website [].

The Nature of Balance Tim Lebbon (Leisure 0-8439-4926-0, Oct 2001, $5.99, 395pp, pb) Horror novel. Survivors face a hostile world after most of mankind is killed by nightmares.

On Silver Wings Elfie Leddy (Blue Dolphin/Pelican Pond Publishing 1-57733-080-3, Jun 2001, $21.95, 513pp, tp) Metaphysical Celtic fantasy novel. A contemporary sculptor who seeks her soulmate must relive memories of a past life in 15th-century Wales. A first novel. Order from Blue Dolphin Publishing, PO Box 8, Nevada City CA 95959; orders 800-643-0765; website [ Pond/].

The Tranquility Wars Gentry Lee (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57338-1, Sep 2001, $6.99, 627pp, pb, cover by Gregory Bridges) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 2000) SF novel of solar system colonies plagued by space pirates.

What if Our World is Their Heaven?: The Final Conversations of Philip K. Dick ed. Gwen Lee & Doris Elaine Sauter (Overlook Press 1-58567-009-X, Nov 2000, $26.95, 204pp, hc) Non-fiction, a series of interviews conducted by Lee with Dick in 1982, most concerned with the never-written Owl in Daylight, a tale of mysticism, biotechnology, music, and language. Foreword by Tim Powers. Introduction by Sauter. There is a selected bibliography and index.

Son of the Sword J. Ardian Lee (Ace 0-441-00838-0, Jul 2001, $14.00, 324pp, tp, cover by Paul Robinson) [Son of the Sword] Fantasy time-travel novel. An enchanted broadsword carries a contemporary man back to 1713 Scotland.

Winter Shadows and Other Tales Mary Soon Lee (Dark Regions Press 1-888993-23-5, Nov 2001, $11.95, 148pp, tp, cover by A. B. Word) Collection of 20 stories, four original, with an introduction by the author on how she came to be a writer. Order from Dark Regions Press, PO Box 1558, Brentwood CA 94513; []; [].

Partners in Necessity Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (SFBC #33700, Dec 2000, $14.98, 786pp, hc, cover by Michael Herring) [Liaden] Reprint (Meisha Merlin 2000) omnibus of three SF adventure novels of the “Liaden” universe: Conflict of Honors (1988), Agent of Change (1988), and Carpe Diem (1989). A scene previously edited out of Conflict of Honors has been restored. Introduction by Anne McCaffrey. This has ISBN 0-7394-1141-0; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Pilot’s Choice Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Meisha Merlin 1-892065-02-9, Feb 2001, $20.00, 605pp, tp, cover by Michael Herring) [Liaden] Omnibus of two original SF adventure novels of the “Liaden” universe: Local Custom and Scout’s Progress. There is an afterword by the authors; Anne McCaffrey provides the introduction to Local Custom, and Susan Krinard the introduction to Scout’s Progress. A hardcover edition (-11-8, $40.00) is also available.

The Alien Factor Stan Lee & Stan Timmons (Pocket/ibooks 0-7434-3475-7, Oct 2001, $24.95, 283pp, hc, cover by John Ennis) SF alternate-history novel. Aliens land in Europe during WWII. Copyrighted by ibooks, Stan Lee, and Larry Schultz.

White as Snow Tanith Lee (SFBC #33941, Jan 2001, $11.98, 319pp, hc, cover by Thomas Canty) Reprint (Tor 2000) fairy-tale retelling. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

White as Snow Tanith Lee (Tor 0-312-87549-5, Dec 2001, $14.95, 319pp, tp, cover by Thomas Canty) Reprint (Tor 2000) fairy-tale retelling of “Snow White”.

Wolf Star Tanith Lee (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-46673-8, Jun 2001, $16.99, 232pp, hc, cover by Victor Lee) [Claidi Journals] Young-adult fantasy, Book II of “The Claidi Journals”. Claidi is kidnapped and taken to a strange castle with changeable rooms. First US edition (Hodder Silver 2000 as Wolf Star Rise).

Wolf Tower Tanith Lee (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-230030-6, Oct 2001, $6.99, 223pp, tp, cover by Victor Lee) [Claidi Journals] Reprint (Hodder Children’s Books 1998 as The Law of the Wolf Tower) young-adult fantasy, Book I of “The Claidi Journals”.

The Big Time Fritz Leiber (Tor/Orb 0-312-89078-8, Mar 2001, $12.95, 128pp, tp) [Change War] Reprint (Ace 1961) Hugo-winning SF short novel in the “Change War” series.

The Black Gondolier & Other Stories Fritz Leiber (Midnight House 0-9675157-8-5, Oct 2001, $40.00, 201pp, hc, cover by Allen Koszowski) Collection of 18 stories. Edited by John Pelan & Steve Savile, who provide the introduction and afterword. This is a limited edition of 460; it is dated 2000, but was not seen until now. Order from Midnight House, 4128 Woodland Park Ave. N, Seattle WA 98103; [].

Green Millennium Fritz Leiber (Olmstead Press 1-58754-109-2, Apr 2001, $14.95, 207pp, tp) Reprint (Abelard 1953) satiric SF novel.

Thieves’ House: Tales of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Vol. 2 Fritz Leiber (White Wolf 1-56504-877-6, Jan 2001, $6.50, 288pp, tp, cover by Mike Mignola) [Fafhrd & Gray Mouser] Reprint (White Wolf 1995 as part of Ill Met in Lankhmar) collection of ten stories in the “Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser” series, seven originally collected in Swords Against Death, two originally collected in Swords in the Mist, and one from Bazaar of the Bizarre.

Isaac Asimov’s Robots and Aliens 1 Stephen Leigh & Cordell Scotten (Pocket/ibooks 0-7434-3474-9, Sep 2001, $14.00, 442pp, tp, cover by Paul Rivoche) Omnibus of two novelizations in the series based on a concept by Asimov: Isaac Asimov’s Robot City: Robots and Aliens Book 1: The Changeling (Ace 1989) by Leigh and Isaac Asimov’s Robot City: Robots and Aliens Book 2: Renegade (1989) by Scotten. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

The Riddled Night Valery Leith (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57902-9, Jun 2001, $6.50, 721pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) [Everien] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 2000) fantasy novel, the second book of “Everien”. Leith is a pen name for Tricia Sullivan.

The Way of the Rose Valery Leith (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37940-2, Sep 2001, $13.95, 415pp, tp, cover by Stephen Youll) [Everien] Fantasy novel, the third and final book of “Everien”. Despite the timeserpents’ damage that divides the land, Istar and others come together to put Everien back together again. Leith is a pen name for Tricia Sullivan.

Memoirs of a Space Traveler Stanislaw Lem (Northwestern University Press 0-8101-1732-0, 2000, $15.95, 153pp, tp) Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1982) collection of stories, the “Further Reminiscences of Ijon Tichy”. Translated by Joel Stern and Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek. Originally published in Polish in 1971 as part of Dzienniki gwiazdowe (The Star Diaries). Northwestern University Press, 625 Colfax Street, Evanston IL 60208-4210; orders 800-621-2736.

The Days of Chivalry, or, The Legend of Croquemitaine Ernest L’Épine (Rock, James A., & Company 0-918736-42-0, 2001, $18.95, 259pp, tp) Reprint (Cassell, Petter and Galpin 1863) retelling of a knightly tale with fantasy elements of Charlemagne and his 12 knights, “freely translated” by Tom Hood from the 1863 French of L’Épine. This has the text and Gustave Doré illustrations from the original English edition. This is a print-on-demand edition, available from James A. Rock & Company, 113 North Washington St., Box 347, Rockville MD 20850; [].

Chaosicon Christopher Leppek & Emanuel Isler (Write Way 1-885173-78-4, Jun 2001, $24.95, 358pp, hc) Supernatural mystery of a small Kansas town struck by chaos. Order from Write Way Publishing, PO Box 441278, Aurora CO 80044; [].

Caught in a Still Place Jonathan Lerner (Xlibris 0-7388-5498-0, 2000, $16.00, 89pp, tp) Post-holocaust novella. Survivors cope in remote coastal Florida after civilization falls apart. A first novel. First US edition (Serpent’s Tail 1989). This is dated 2000, but not seen until now. A print-on-demand book available online at [], or at 1-888-7-XLIBRIS.

Just Like Beauty Lisa Lerner (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 0-374-18062-8, Jan 2002, $24.00, 279pp, hc) Satirical dystopian SF novel. A teen prepares for the annual Feminine Woman of Conscience Pageant despite disruptions including mutant grasshoppers. A first novel.

Ben, In the World Doris Lessing (HarperPerennial 0-06-093465-4, Aug 2001, $13.00, 178pp, tp, cover by Andrzej Dudzinski) [Fifth Child] Reprint (HarperFlamingo UK 2000) SF novel, sequel to The Fifth Child.

Cobb’s Choice Seeleg Lester (Denlinger’s Publishers 0-87714-203-3, Mar 2001, $17.95, 292pp, tp, cover by Brad & Sharon White) SF suspense novel. An artist enters a parallel world where he’s a criminal attorney with a deadly enemy. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [] or from Denlinger’s Publishers, PO Box 1030, Edgewater FL 32132.

This Shape We’re In Jonathan Lethem (McSweeney’s Books 0-9703355-2-0, Apr 2001, $9.00, 55pp, hc, cover by Chester Brown) Surreal novelette of people who live in a “shape” of a horse, with locations named after the body parts they’re in.

Kafka Americana Jonathan Lethem & Carter Scholz (Norton 0-393-32253-X, Aug 2001, $11.00, 100pp, tp) Reprint (Subterranean Press 1999) collection of five stories, one by the authors writing together, and two each written separately.

Vintage Book of Amnesia ed. Jonathan Lethem (Random House/Vintage 0-375-70012-9, Oct 2000, $14.00, 414pp, tp) Anthology of 30 stories and one article (an Oliver Sacks case study) about amnesia. Authors include Philip K. Dick, Thomas M. Disch, Shirley Jackson, and Jorge Luis Borges. Lethem’s introduction discusses amnesia as a “modern mood” and genre, and provides “An Incomplete Annotated Bibliography of Amnesia Fiction”.

The Two Princesses of Bamarre Gail Carson Levine (HarperCollins 0-06-029315-2, Apr 2001, $15.95, 241pp, hc, cover by Eric Bowman) Young-adult fantasy novel. The timid princess must save the kingdom and her bold sister.

The Wish Gail Carson Levine (HarperTrophy 0-06-447361-9, Sep 2001, $5.95, 197pp, tp, cover by Michael Koelsch) Reprint (HarperCollins 2000) young-adult contemporary fantasy novel.

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