The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2001

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The Crystal World J. G. Ballard (HarperCollins/Flamingo 0-586-02419-0, Jun 2000, £6.99, 175pp, tp) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1966) SF novel. A Flamingo “Modern Classic”. Published in 2000, but not seen until now.

The Day of Creation J. G. Ballard (HarperCollins/Flamingo 0-00-654594-7, Apr 2001, £7.99, 287pp, tp, cover by Lucy Pope) Reprint (Gollancz 1987) associational novel.

The Drought J. G. Ballard (HarperCollins/Flamingo 0-00-711518-0, Apr 2001, £4.99, 233pp, pb) Reprint (Cape 1965) apocalyptic SF novel. A “Flamingo Sixties Classic”.

Rushing to Paradise J. G. Ballard (HarperCollins/Flamingo 0-00-654814-8, Apr 2001, £7.99, 239pp, tp) Reprint (Flamingo 1994) associational ecological satire.

Super-Cannes J. G. Ballard (HarperCollins/Flamingo 0-00-655160-2, Aug 2001, £7.99, 392pp, tp) Reprint (Flamingo 2000) associational novel.

The Terminal Beach J. G. Ballard (Orion/Phoenix Press 0-575-40131-1, Mar 2001, £6.99, 221pp, tp) Reprint (Gollancz 1964) SF collection of 12 stories.

The Voices of Time J. G. Ballard (Orion/Phoenix Press 0-575-40130-3, Mar 2001, £6.99, 197pp, tp) Reprint (Berkley Medallion 1962 as The Voices of Time and Other Stories) SF collection of 8 stories. This is the Gollancz edition (as The Four-Dimensional Nightmare 1963, revised 1974).

Excession Iain M. Banks (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-457-X, 2001, £7.99, 455pp, tp, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Culture] Reissue (Orbit 1996) SF novel in the “Culture” series. Sixth printing.

Feersum Endjinn Iain M. Banks (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-273-9, 2001, £7.99, 227pp, tp, cover by Mark Salwowski) Reissue (Orbit 1994) SF novel. Fifth printing.

Look to Windward Iain M. Banks (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-059-8, Aug 2001, £7.99, 403pp, tp, cover by Mark Salwowski) [Culture] Reprint (Orbit 2000) SF novel in the “Culture” sequence.

The State of the Art Iain M. Banks (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-85723-030-2, 2001, £7.99, 216pp, tp, cover by Mark Salwowski) Reissue (Orbit 1991) SF collection of eight stories. Ninth printing.

Nightchild James Barclay (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07215-6, Jul 2001, £9.99, 432pp, tp, cover by blacksheep) [Chronicles of The Raven] Fantasy novel. Book 3 and last in “The Chronicles of The Raven” series. The Raven are ordered to find the young child of their companions, and kill her, to save their world.

Noonshade James Barclay (Orion/Gollancz 1-85798-786-1, Jul 2001, £6.99, 484pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Chronicles of The Raven] Reprint (Gollancz 2000) fantasy novel, Book Two of the “Chronicles of The Raven”.

Coldheart Canyon Clive Barker (HarperCollins UK 0-00-255864-5, Aug 2001, £16.99, 606pp, hc) Ghost story/dark fantasy novel set in Hollywood. An ageing and scarred film star tries to hide in the shadows, but discovers other victims of Hollywood’s Dream Factory who haven’t died — not completely. A trade paperback (airport edition) edition (-711048-0) was announced but not seen.

Weaveworld Clive Barker (HarperCollins/Voyager Classics 0-00-711714-0, Aug 2001, £7.99, 722pp, tp) Reprint (Collins; Poseidon 1987) epic fantasy novel. “Voyager Classics” number eight.

Tales of the Dark Forest: Goodknyght! Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore (CollinsVoyager 0-00-710863-X, Aug 2001, £3.99, 283pp, tp, cover by Andy Parker) [Tales of the Dark Forest] Humorous young-adult fantasy novel, first in a new series. Illustrated by Fiona Land.

Finity John Barnes (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-740-3, Jan 2001, £6.99, 303pp, pb, cover by John Harris) Reprint (Tor 1999) alternate-history/virtual-reality novel.

Doctor Who: Eater of Wasps Trevor Baxendale (BBC Books 0-563-53832-5, May 2001, £5.99, 279pp, pb) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 45 of the BBC “New Adventures” series.

Deep Future Stephen Baxter (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07195-8, Jan 2001, £18.00, 215pp, hc, cover by blacksheep) Non-fiction book. A collection of essays exploring our possible futures, based on the latest scientific views, and Baxter’s own impassioned dreams. Sections appeared in substantially different versions in various magazines and books.

Longtusk: Mammoth: Book Two Stephen Baxter (Orion/Millennium 1-85798-739-X, Jan 2001, £5.99, 292pp, pb, cover by Fangorn) [Mammoth] Reprint (Gollancz 2000) animal SF/fantasy novel. Second in a trilogy.

Mammoth: Book Three: Icebones Stephen Baxter (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07214-8, Apr 2001, £9.99, 278pp, tp, cover by Peter Barrett) [Mammoth] SF novel. Last in the trilogy. The genetically modified mammoths are left on Mars by the failed human colonies; their only hope for survival is Icebones, daughter of Silverhair, the only adult mammoth to be transported to Mars. A hardcover edition (-07210-5, £16.99) is also available.

Omegatropic Stephen Baxter (British Science Fiction Association 0-9540788-0-2, Jul 2001, £8.00, 160pp, tp, cover by Colin Odell) Collection of two stories and 18 non-fiction pieces, three original (one based on speeches), most about SF or writing. A hardcover edition (-1-0, £20.00) is also available. Available from BSFA, Omegatropic, 1 Long Row Close, Everdon, Daventry, NN11 3BE, UK; e-mail [].

Origin: Manifold 3 Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-225770-X, Aug 2001, £16.99, 455pp, hc) [Manifold] SF novel, third and final in the “Reid Malenfant” parallel-universes series.

Space: Manifold 2 Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-651183-X, Aug 2001, £5.99, 455pp, pb) [Manifold] Reprint (Voyager 2000) SF novel, second in the sequence.

Blood Music Greg Bear (Orion/Gollancz 1-85798-762-4, Apr 2001, £6.99, 262pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Arbor House 1985) SF novel. Volume 40 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

Star Wars: Rogue Planet Greg Bear (Random House UK/Arrow 0-09-941030-3, Mar 2001, £5.99, 341pp, pb) [Star Wars] Reprint (Del Rey 2000) original novel based on the Star Wars film series.

My Friend Henry: Henry Tudor Comes Back from The Dead to Right His Earthly Mistakes Ann Bell (The Book Guild 1-85776-551-6, Mar 2001, £16.95, 191pp, hc, cover by Hamilton Paige) Fantasy novel of King Henry VIII returned to Earth to confront and transcend his former actions. Includes a Foreword by Dr Kenneth McAll.

Artifact Gregory Benford (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-062-8, Jul 2001, £6.99, 416pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) Reprint (Tor 1985) contemporary SF novel. Copyrighted 2001, suggesting amendments or revisions from the original, even beyond the changes in the 1998 (Avon Eos) edition. [First U.K. edition]

Eater Gregory Benford (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-017-2, Jan 2001, £6.99, 384pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) Reprint (Eos 2000) SF novel. A black hole hurtling towards Earth sends a message. [First U.K. edition]

The Collected Ghost Stories of E.F. Benson E. F. Benson (Robinson 1-84119-432-8, Nov 2001, £7.99, xvi+624pp, tp) Reprint (Robinson 1992) omnibus of 54 stories and an 1895 essay. Edited and with an introduction by Richard Dalby, plus a foreword by Joan Aiken. Includes all of The Room in the Tower (1912), Visible and Invisible (1923), Spook Stories (1928), and More Spook Stories (1934).

Revelation Carol Berg (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-076-8, Sep 2001, £10.99, 485pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) [Rai-Kirah] Reprint (Penguin/Roc 2001) fantasy novel. Book Two of “The Rai-Kirah” after Transformation. The demons defeated by Seyonne return to attack his family. [First U.K. edition]

Transformation Carol Berg (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-075-X, Mar 2001, £9.99, 506pp, tp) [Rai-Kirah] Reprint (Roc 2000) fantasy novel, Book One of “The Rai-Kirah”. A slave must save his vicious new master from demons. A first novel. [First U.K. edition]

Transformation Carol Berg (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-044-X, Aug 2001, £6.99, 506pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [Rai-Kirah] Reprint (Penguin/Roc 2000) fantasy novel. Book One of “The Rai-Kirah”.

The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07337-3, Oct 2001, £14.99, x+258pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Sidgwick & Jackson 1956 as Tiger! Tiger!) classic SF novel. This follows the US text. Includes the Neil Gaiman introduction from the 1999 Millennium edition. Volume IV in the “SF Masterworks” hardcover series.

Circle of Three: Book 1: So Mote it Be Isobel Bird (Collins 0-00-712036-2, Jul 2001, £3.99, 248pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Circle of Three] Reprint (Avon 2001) young-adult fantasy novel. Three girls are drawn together in the first stage of becoming Wiccans. First in a new series. [First U.K. edition]

Circle of Three: Book 2: Merry Meet Isobel Bird (Collins 0-00-712037-0, Jul 2001, £3.99, 204pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Circle of Three] Reprint (Avon 2001) young-adult fantasy novel. Second in a series about teen witches. [First U.K. edition]

Circle of Three: Book 3: Second Sight Isobel Bird (Collins 0-00-712038-9, Jul 2001, £3.99, 242pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Circle of Three] Reprint (Avon 2001) young-adult fantasy novel. Third in a series about teen witches. [First U.K. edition, not seen]

Circle of Three: Book 4: What the Cards Said Isobel Bird (Collins 0-00-712039-7, Oct 2001, £3.99, 230pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Avon 2001) young-adult dark fantasy mystery, fourth in a series about three modern-day witches. [First U.K. edition]

Circle of Three: Book 5: In the Dreaming Isobel Bird (Collins 0-00-712040-0, Oct 2001, £3.99, 211pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Avon 2001) young-adult dark fantasy mystery, fifth in a series about three modern-day witches. [First U.K. edition]

Circle of Three: Book 6: Ring of Light Isobel Bird (Collins 0-00-712041-9, Oct 2001, £3.99, 218pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Avon 2001) young-adult dark fantasy mystery, sixth in a series about three modern-day witches. [First U.K. edition]

Farscape: Ship of Ghosts [ghost written by Martha Bayless] David Bischoff (Boxtree 0-7522-7233-0, Sep 2001, £5.99, 257pp, pb) [Farscape] Novelization based on the TV series. Bischoff acknowledges Martha Bayless as co-author. Copyrighted by the Jim Henson Company.

Damage Land: New Scottish Gothic Fiction ed. Alan Bissett (Polygon 0-7486-6284-7, 2001, £9.99, 216pp, tp) Original anthology of 20 gothic stories, four reprints.

The X-Files: Miracle Man Terry Bisson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648355-0, Jan 2001, £3.99, 124pp, pb) [X-Files] Reprint (HarperEntertainment 2000) novelisation of the TV series. Book #16 in the series. [First U.K. edition]

The Angel Factory Terence Blacker (Macmillan Children’s Books 0-333-90072-3, Jun 2001, £9.99, 229pp, hc) Young-adult SF/fantasy novel. A teenager discovers some strange facts about his seemingly perfect life.

The Transfer Terence Blacker (Macmillan Children’s Books 0-330-39786-9, Jun 2001, £4.99, 233pp, tp, cover by Anthony Robinson) Reprint (Macmillan Children’s Books 1998) young-adult SF novel of a computerised implant able to fast-forward and reverse the physical age of a football fan.

Noughts & Crosses Malorie Blackman (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60008-9, Feb 2001, £10.99, 445pp, hc) [Noughts and Crosses] Alternate world where people are either noughts or crosses, and a love affair leads to tragedy.

The Seedling Stars James Blish (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07239-3, May 2001, £9.99, 185pp, tp) Reprint (Gnome 1956) classic SF collection of four genetic engineering (“pantropy”) stories from the 1950s. An “SF Collectors’ Edition”.

Oblivion Jay R. Bonansinga (Pan 0-330-37611-X, May 2001, £6.99, 309pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan 2000, not seen) dark fantasy novel. A defrocked priest is called to exorcise a famous mansion.

The Art of Chesley Bonestell Chesley Bonestell (Paper Tiger 1-85585-884-3, Mar 2001, £35.00, 256pp, hc, cover by Chesley Bonestell) Art book and biography. Edited and with text by Ronald Miller & Frederick C. Durant, III, with Melvin H. Schuetz. Foreword by Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Includes an appendix of sources and an index.

Wolf King Alice Borchardt (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224717-8, Mar 2001, £11.99, 375pp, tp, cover by John Ennis & Tim Davis) [Silver Wolf] Alternate history dark fantasy novel. Simultaneous with the US (Del Rey) edition.

The Wolf King Alice Borchardt (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648387-9, Nov 2001, £6.99, 375pp, pb, cover by Tim Davis, John Ennis, David Stevenson & Min Choi) [Silver Wolf] Reprint (Del Rey; Voyager 2001) alternate history dark fantasy novel.

Doctor Who: Psi-ence Fiction Chris Boucher (BBC Books 0-563-53814-7, Sep 2001, £5.99, 283pp, pb) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 45 of the BBC “Missing Adventures” series, featuring the 4th Doctor and Leela.

Planet of the Apes Pierre Boulle (Penguin UK 0-141-00295-6, Aug 2001, £5.95, 174pp, pb) [Planet of the Apes] Reissue (Vanguard 1963) SF novel, translated by Xan Fielding from the French La planete des singes (1963). A film tie-in edition. Previously published by Penguin as Monkey Planet.

Jupiter Ben Bova (Hodder Headline/NEL 0-340-76765-0, Feb 2001, £6.99, 433pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 2000) SF novel.

The Precipice Ben Bova (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-76958-0, Feb 2001, £17.99, 439pp, hc, cover by Mark Harrison) [Asteroid Wars] SF novel. First in a new sub-series, “The Asteroid Wars”. Ecological disaster on Earth spurs efforts to mine the asteroid belt.

The Precipice Ben Bova (Hodder Headline/NEL 0-340-76961-0, Aug 2001, £6.99, 439pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [Asteroid Wars] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 2001) SF novel, first in “The Asteroid Wars” series about the colonisation, mining, and political battles of the asteroid belt.

The Wintering: Ice Stephen Bowkett (Orion/Dolphin 1-85881-873-7, May 2001, £4.99, 232pp, tp, cover by Stuart Williams) [Wintering] Young-adult SF novel. Volume One of “The Wintering” Trilogy.

A Friend of the Earth T. C. Boyle (Bloomsbury 0-7475-5346-7, Oct 2001, £6.99, 275pp, tp) Reprint (Viking 2000 as by Coraghessan Boyle) near-future SF novel of an ex-eco-terrorist coping after the ecosphere collapses.

The Thief of Time John Boyne (Orion/Phoenix 0-75381-276-2, Sep 2001, £6.99, 424pp, tp) Reprint (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2000) literary fantasy novel. A man stops aging in 1758, and lives through the next 250 years.

Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury (HarperCollins/Voyager Classics 0-00-711710-8, Jun 2001, £7.99, 172pp, tp) Reprint (Ballantine 1953) SF novel set in a society which outlaws and burns books. This omits the two short stories from the first edition, and retains the original book text, without the later revisions. “Voyager Classics” number four.

From the Dust Returned Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-7432-0759-9, Nov 2001, £16.99, 244pp, hc, cover by Trevor Scobie) Reprint (Morrow 2001) dark-fantasy mosaic novel of the Elliott family, including several previously published stories plus new material, and a Bradbury afterword. [First U.K. edition]

The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury (HarperCollins/Voyager Classics 0-00-711962-3, Dec 2001, £7.99, 235pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 1950) classic SF collection of 26 stories. This edition drops ‘Usher II’ and adds ‘The Fire Balloons’ (1951). “Voyager Classics” Number 19. Also previously published as The Silver Locusts.

Black Trillium Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May & Andre Norton (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-21102-0, Feb 2001, £5.99, 491pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Trillium] Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1990) fantasy novel. Volume one in the “Trillium” series.

Priestess of Avalon Marion Zimmer Bradley & Diana L. Paxson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648376-3, May 2001, £6.99, xvii+382pp, pb, cover by Paula Lewis) [Avalon] Reprint (Voyager 2000) fantasy novel in the “Avalon” sequence, based on the life of the mother of Constantine the Great, who may have been a British princess trained as a Priestess in the Old Religion. Only Bradley’s name is used on the cover.

Dangerous Notes Gillian Bradshaw (Severn House 0-7278-5757-6, Aug 2001, £18.99, 283pp, hc) SF novel. Various brain-damaged patients have their brain cells cloned, but the results are unpredictable, and when one turns murderous, all are declared dangerously mentally unbalanced.

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