The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2001

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Angel: Soul Trade Thomas E. Sniegoski (Pocket Pulse 0-7434-0699-0, May 2001, $6.99, 325pp, pb) [Angel] Novelization based on the TV series, a spin-off of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Legend of the Five Rings: The Dragon Ree Soesbee (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-1883-7, Sep 2001, $6.99, 278pp, pb, cover by r. k. post) [Clan War] Novelization based on the card game, “The Clan War” #6. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Tangy Bonanza Doc Solammen (Necro Publications/Bedlam Press 1-889186-19-8, Jul 2001, $12.95, 191pp, tp) Original collection of two surreal and bizarre novellas that include such things as a giant poetry-reciting penis, fat valkyries, a dead mime, a talking junkie dog, and the god of chaos. This is a signed limited edition of 300; a lettered edition of 52 ($40.00) is also available. Necro Publications, PO Box 540298, Orlando FL 32854-0298; []; [].

The Abulon Dance Caro Soles (Baskerville Books 0-9686776-2-2, Mar 2001, $14.95, 276pp, tp) [Abulon Dance] SF novel. A touring group of hermaphroditic dancers from Merculian are caught up in a civil war on patriarchal Abulon. Available from Baskerville Books, 3561 Sheppard Avenue East, Box 19, Toronto ON Canada M1T 3K8; [].

Dancing with Dragons Bud Sparhawk (Wildside Press 1-58715-431-5, Apr 2001, $15.95, 253pp, tp, cover by Ramona Louise Wheeler) Collection of five stories set on various planets and satellites around the solar system. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online from [], or from PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928.

Memento Mori Muriel Spark (New Directions 0-8112-1438-9, Jun 2000, $11.95, 224pp, tp) Reprint (1959) literary novel with fantasy elements. Some elderly friends receive apparently supernatural phone calls that warn them of their impending deaths. This is dated 2000, but not seen until now.

To Bury the Dead Craig Spector (Stealth Press 1-58881-010-0, Jan 2001, $24.95, 336pp, hc, cover by Rick Lieder) Reprint (HarperPaperbacks 2000) associational horror novel. Available from Stealth Press, 336 College Ave., Lancaster PA 17603; [].

Days Gone By K. A. Spencer (AmErica House 1-58851-824-8, May 2001, $19.95, 133pp, tp) [TimeTraveler] Fantasy time-travel novel, first in the “TimeTraveler” series. A blow on the head transports a man back to 1926 Mackinac Island, Michigan. This is copyrighted 1999, but not seen until now. Order online from AmErica House Book Publishers at [].

Alien Taste Wen Spencer (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45837-0, Jul 2001, $6.50, 313pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Ukiah Oregon] SF mystery novel. Former feral child Ukiah Oregon learns the real source of the unusual talents he uses as a private investigator. A first novel.

Perdita Arwen Spicer (Wooded Hill Press 0-9619118-4-0, 2001, $15.25, 454pp, tp, cover by Arwen Spicer) Far-future ecological SF novel. The planet Perdita struggles with the ethics of a new technology. Order from Wooded Hill Press, PO Box 678, Glen Ellen CA 95442.

Little Lit: Strange Stories for Strange Kids ed. Art Spiegelman & Françoise Mouly (HarperCollins/Cotler 0-06-028626-1, Oct 2001, $19.95, 64pp, hc, cover by Art Spiegelman) Art book with 16 strange stories in comics form, most with fantastic or surreal elements, a follow-up to Little Lit: Folklore and Fairy Tale Funnies. Artist/authors include Maurice Sendak, Jules Feiffer, Crockett Johnson, and Kim Deitch.

The Essential Stephen King Stephen J. Spignesi (Career Press/New Page Books 1-56414-485-2, Jun 2001, $24.99, 359pp, hc) Reference guide ranking King’s 101 greatest novels, stories, movies, and more. There are also five brief articles on King by filmmakers a collector, and King authority George Beahm. Includes an index. []; 800-227-3371. [Stephen King]

Picture Maker Penina Keen Spinka (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-94624-1, Jan 2002, $24.95, 464pp, hc) Pre-Columbian novel with elements of shamanistic fantasy. A woman with the power of prophecy travels across North America to meet the Inuit and a Norse man.

Be First in the Universe Stephanie Spinner & Terry Bisson (Random House/Dell Yearling 0-440-41639-6, Mar 2001, $4.50, 133pp, tp, cover by Eric Brace) [Be First in the Universe] Reprint (Delacorte 2000) young-adult SF/fantasy novel of a weird store run by aliens at the mall.

Expiration Date: Never! Stephanie Spinner & Terry Bisson (Delacorte 0-385-32690-4, May 2001, $14.95, 118pp, hc, cover by Eric Brace) [Be First in the Universe] Young-adult SF/fantasy novel of a weird store run by aliens at the mall, sequel to Be First in the Universe.

The Void Captain’s Tale Norman Spinrad (Tor/Orb 0-312-86825-1, Aug 2001, $13.95, 222pp, tp, cover by John Berkey) [Void Captain’s Tale] Reprint (Timescape 1983) SF novel.

Home is the Sailor, Under the Sea: Mermaid Stories Stephen Spotte (Creative Arts Book Company 0-88739-266-0, 2000, $13.95, 148pp, tp) Original collection of 15 stories of mermaids of varying degrees of fantasy, but all weird. This is dated 2000 but was not seen until now. Order from Creative Arts Book Company, 833 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94710; 800-848-7789.

I Am Mordred Nancy Springer (Penguin/Firebird 0-698-11841-3, Jan 2002, $5.99, 184pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [I Am Mordred] Reprint (Philomel 1998) young-adult Arthurian novel.

I Am Morgan le Fay Nancy Springer (Penguin/Philomel 0-399-23451-9, Mar 2001, $17.99, 227pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [I Am Mordred] Young-adult Arthurian novel, companion to I Am Mordred.

Rowan Hood, Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest Nancy Springer (Penguin/Philomel 0-399-23368-7, Jun 2001, $16.99, 170pp, hc, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Rowan Hood] Young-adult fantasy of Robin Hood’s daughter, Rowan.

What Rough Beast Harry R. Squires (Warner/ 0-7595-5030-1, Sep 2001, $17.95, 434pp, tp) Dark fantasy novel. Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle disrupt a magic ritual and let an ancient force run wild in London. This is a POD edition, available from at []; 800-759-0190.

Sisters of Glass D. W. St. John (Elderberry Press/Poison Vine Books 0-9658407-2-7, 1999, $19.95, 479pp, tp) Near-future SF novel. An ex-cop with a dislike for modern technology and his own telepathic abilities is blackmailed into searching for a genetically engineered woman. This is dated 1999, but not seen until now. Available from Elderberry Press, 1393 Old Homestead Rd, Suite 1200, Oakland OR 97462-9506.

The Cassandra Complex Brian Stableford (Tor 0-312-87773-0, Mar 2001, $23.95, 319pp, hc, cover by Alan Pollack) [Emortality] SF novel set in Stableford’s “Future History”, prequel to Inherit the Earth. In the 21st century, WWIII looms.

The Eleventh Hour Brian Stableford (Wildside Press/Cosmos Books 1-58715-409-9, Oct 2001, $29.95, 233pp, hc, cover by Lauren Halkon) Fantasy novel. A prince’s lower-class companions fight an ancient evil. A trade paperback edition (-239-7) is also available. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online from [], or from PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928.

The Fountains of Youth Brian Stableford (Tor 0-312-87534-7, Oct 2001, $15.95, 352pp, tp, cover by Donato Giancola) [Emortality] Reprint (Tor 2000) SF novel in the future of Inherit the Earth.

Fortress Draconis Michael A. Stackpole (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37919-4, Dec 2001, $14.95, 513pp, tp, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) [DragonCrown War Cycle] Fantasy novel; first book in the “DragonCrown War Cycle”. A thief comes to the attention of warriors who believes he fulfills a prophecy.

The Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine Diane Stanley (HarperCollins 0-688-17546-5, Aug 2001, $15.95, 201pp, hc, cover by Brian Dow) Young-adult mystery involving strange horrors at school, and the R.L. Stine-like writer who seemingly inspires them.

Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards: Exploring the Wonders and Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings" Michael N. Stanton (St. Martin’s/Palgrave 0-312-23826-6, Dec 2001, $19.95, 192pp, hc) [Middle-Earth] Non-fiction reference guide to characters and places in Tolkien’s work. Includes a bibliography and index. A "Palgrave for St. Martin’s” book. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

Shiva’s Fire Suzanne Fisher Staples (HarperTrophy 0-06-440979-1, Nov 2001, $5.95, 276pp, tp, cover by Hala Wittwer) Reprint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000) young adult fantasy novel.

Here Be Monsters Christopher Stasheff (Ace 0-441-00851-8, Sep 2001, $6.99, 231pp, pb, cover by Eric J. W. Lee) [Warlock: Rogue Wizard] SF novel in the “Warlock” series, fifth in the “Heirs to the Warlock” subseries.

A Wizard in a Feud Christopher Stasheff (Tor 0-312-86674-7, Jul 2001, $22.95, 206pp, hc, cover by Peter Peebles) [Warlock: Rogue Wizard] SF novel in the “Rogue Wizard” series featuring the son of the “Warlock”.

A Wizard in the Way Christopher Stasheff (Tor 0-812-54168-5, Nov 2001, $6.99, 224pp, pb, cover by Peter Peeples) [Warlock: Rogue Wizard] Reprint (Tor 2000) SF novel in the “Rogue Wizard” series featuring the son of the “Warlock”.

Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle Daniel Stashower (Holt/Owl 0-8050-6684-5, Jan 2001, $16.00, 472pp, tp) Reprint (Holt 1999, not seen) non-fiction, Edgar Award winning biography. Includes bibliography and index. [Arthur Conan Doyle]

Chronospace Allen Steele (Ace 0-441-00832-1, May 2001, $22.95, 320pp, hc, cover by Danilo Ducak) SF novel, expanded from the Hugo and Locus Award-winning novella “...Where Angels Fear to Tread”. A time ship sent to investigate the destruction of the Hindenburg accidentally creates an alternate world.

The Jericho Iteration Allen Steele (Ace 0-441-00271-4, Oct 2001, $5.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Mark Smollin) Reissue (Ace 1994) near-future SF thriller set in St. Louis after a devastating earthquake. Third printing.

Labyrinth of Night Allen Steele (Ace 0-441-46741-5, Sep 2001, $6.50, 340pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reissue (Legend 1992) SF novel. Fourth printing.

Lunar Descent Allen Steele (Ace 0-441-50485-X, Nov 2001, $6.50, 325pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reissue (Ace 1991) SF novel. Second printing.

Oceanspace Allen Steele (Ace 0-441-00850-X, May 2001, $6.99, 375pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) Reprint (Ace 2000) SF novel of a self-sufficient undersea research station.

Into the Mummy’s Tomb ed. John Richard Stephens (Berkley 0-425-17664-9, Apr 2001, $14.00, 352pp, tp, cover by Danilo Ducak) Anthology of 18 stories of mystery and dark fantasy, by authors including Bram Stoker, Ray Bradbury, Elizabeth Peters, and an Egyptian priest writing in 300 BC, plus non-fiction by Arthur Weigall and Howard Carter.

Brian Stableford: Genetic Revolutionary Phil Stephensen-Payne (Galactic Central 1-871133-49-1, Aug 2001, $7.50, x + 133pp, ph) Non-fiction reference, a primary and secondary bibliography in two chapbook volumes. Available in the US from Chris Drumm, PO Box 445, Polk City IA 50226-0445. [Brian M. Stableford]

John Wyndham: Creator of the Cosy Catastrophe (3rd Revised Edition) Phil Stephensen-Payne (Galactic Central 1-871133-58-0, Dec 2001, $9.00, ix + 125pp, ph) Non-fiction reference, a primary and secondary bibliography. Available in the US from Chris Drumm, PO Box 445, Polk City IA 50226-0445; e-mail []; website []. [John Wyndham]

The Big U Neal Stephenson (HarperPerennial 0-380-81603-2, Feb 2001, $13.00, 308pp, tp, cover by Elliot Earles) Reprint (Vintage 1984) associational novel, Stephenson’s little-seen first, a satire of college life with possible SF elements.

Zeitgeist Bruce Sterling (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57641-0, Aug 2001, $6.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Eric Dinyer) [Leggy Starlitz] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 2000) fantasy techno-thriller set in 1999, part of the “Leggy Starlitz” series.

Black Dawn D. A. Stern (HarperTorch 0-380-81486-2, Oct 2001, $7.50, 425pp, pb) Horror novel. A dark god emerges from an unholy fire in the city of Los Angeles.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Dave Stern (Pocket 0-7434-2429-8, Jun 2001, $6.99, 343pp, pb) Novelization based on the movie based on the popular computer games. This includes an unpaginated eight-page insert of color stills from the movie. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Claimed Francis Stevens (Sense of Wonder Press 0-918736-37-4, Sep 2000, $14.95, 192pp, tp, cover by Katsushika Hokusai) Reprint (Avalon 1966) dark fantasy novel from Argosy (1920). Stevens is a pen name for Gertrude Barrows Bennett. Sense of Wonder Press, 113 North Washington St., Box 347, Rockville MD 20850; [].

When the King Comes Home Caroline Stevermer (Tor 0-812-58981-5, Nov 2001, $6.99, 236pp, pb, cover by David Bowers) Reprint (Tor 2000) fantasy novel.

Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So Ian Stewart (Perseus Publishing 0-7382-0442-0, Mar 2001, $25.00, 301pp, hc) [Flatland] SF/fantasy novel, an update/sequel to Edwin A. Abbot’s Flatland, with echoes of Alice in Wonderland. A. Square’s descendant, Victoria Line, takes a voyage through the Mathiverse and some of contemporary mathematics’ trickier concepts, including a meeting with Shroedinger’s cat, and the one-sided cow Moobius.

Wheelers Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen (Warner Aspect 0-446-61008-9, Oct 2001, $6.99, 498pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Warner Aspect 2000) SF novel of an archaeologist who finds ancient wheeled artifacts on Callisto.

Galveston Sean Stewart (Ace 0-441-00800-3, Feb 2001, $14.95, 455pp, tp, cover by Victor Stabin) Reprint (Ace 2000) near-future fantasy/magical realist novel.

The Haunting Hour R. L. Stine (HarperCollins 0-06-623604-5, Sep 2001, $11.95, 153pp, hc, cover by Mike Fredrickson) Young-adult original collection of ten horror stories, each illustrated and introduced by a different artist, including Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, John Jude Palencar, and Greg Call. Copyrighted by Parachute Publishing.

T2: Infiltrator S. M. Stirling (HarperEntertainment 0-380-97791-5, May 2001, $25.00, 389pp, hc) [Terminator] Novelization based on the world of the movie Terminator 2. Copyrighted by Canal & D.A.

T2: Infiltrator S. M. Stirling (SFBC #37862, Jul 2001, $12.50, 389pp, hc) [Terminator] Reprint (HarperEntertainment 2001) novelization based on the world of the movie Terminator 2. This is similar to the HarperEntertainment edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Lady or the Tiger and Other Stories Frank Stockton (Tor 0-812-51956-6, Jun 2001, $4.99, 210pp, pb, cover by David Heffernan) Reissue (Tor 1992) collection. Third printing.

Lewis Carroll in Wonderland: The Life and Times of Alice and Her Creator Stephanie Lovett Stoffel (Abrams/Discoveries 0-8109-2838-8, 1997, $12.95, 175pp, tp) Non-fiction guide to Carroll’s life and times, extensively illustrated with period art, illustrations, and his own photos. Copyrighted by The Wonderland Press. This originally appeared in 1997, but was not seen until now. [Lewis Carroll]

Dracula Bram Stoker (Random House/Modern Library 0-375-75670-1, Mar 2001, $10.95, 394 + xxvi, tp) [Dracula] Reprint (Constable 1897) classic horror novel. This has a new introduction by Peter Straub; it also includes a Reading Group Guide and three items of “Commentary”: an 1897 review from The Atheneum, excerpts from an article by Sigmund Freud on “The Uncanny”, and an excerpt from Barbara Belford’s Bram Stoker: A Biography of the Author of Dracula.

The Chronicles of the Unbinding: Hazard’s Price Robert S. Stone (Ace 0-441-00837-2, Aug 2001, $6.50, 360pp, pb, cover by Keith Birdsong) [Chronicles of the Unbinding] Fantasy novel, first in a series. Reformed killer Hazard tracks down an assassin using his old trademark.

The Chronicles of the Unbinding: Dark Waters Robert S. Stone (Ace 0-441-00888-7, Dec 2001, $6.99, 371pp, pb, cover by Keith Birdsong) [Chronicles of the Unbinding] Fantasy novel, second in the series after Hazard’s Price. Brandt Karrelian seeks revenge against an assassin who knows the spell to bring magic back to the world.

Under the Andes Rex Stout (Wildside Press 1-58715-317-3, Oct 2000, $15.99, 261pp, tp) Reprint (Penzler 1985) lost-race adventure novel, originally written in 1914. This is dated 2000, but not seen until now. Available online at [] or from Wildside Press, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928.

Blade of Tyshalle Matthew Stover (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-42144-2, Apr 2001, $16.00, 725pp, tp, cover by Dave McKean) [Heroes Die] Virtual-reality fantasy novel, sequel to Heroes Die. Hari Michaelson, having opened a door between worlds, now fights to save Overworld from invaders from Earth.

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