The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2001

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The Guardian Cycle, Book Two: The Jasper Forest Julia Gray (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-057-1, Jun 2001, £6.99, 567pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Guardian Cycle] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Dark Moon.

The Guardian Cycle: Book Three: The Crystal Desert Julia Gray (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-093-8, Dec 2001, £6.99, 566pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Guardian Cycle] Fantasy novel. Sequel to The Dark Moon and The Jasper Forest. Gray is a pseudonym.

The Ancient Muriel Gray (HarperCollins UK 0-00-225314-3, May 2001, £9.99, 358pp, tp, cover by Ernst Haas) Dark fantasy novel of an ancient demon raised among the mountains of trash in Lima, and a supertanker carrying a deadly cargo.

Beyond the Blue Moon Simon R. Green (Orion/Gollancz 1-85798-765-9, Jun 2001, £6.99, 569pp, pb, cover by Jon Sullivan) [Hawk & Fisher] Reprint (Gollancz 2000) fantasy novel. The last “Hawk and Fisher” book, and also the last in a series after Blue Moon Rising and Blood and Honour, whose pseudonymous heroes are now acknowledged to be Hawk and Fisher.

Deathstalker Rebellion Simon R. Green (Orion/Gollancz 1-85798-337-8, Apr 2001, £6.99, 568pp, pb, cover by Steve Crisp) [Deathstalker] Reissue (Vista 1996) fantasy novel, second in the “Deathstalker” series.

Drinking Midnight Wine Simon R. Green (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07225-3, Nov 2001, £16.99, 265pp, hc, cover by Jon Sullivan) A bookshop clerk follows a woman who is beautiful, ageless, and not-quite-human, into a magical parallel world that comes under threat because of his desire. A trade paperback edition (-07246-6, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

Shadows Fall Simon R. Green (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-05711-4, Oct 2001, £6.99, 506pp, pb, cover by Jon Sullivan) Reprint (Gollancz 1994) fantasy novel. The place of last magic comes under threat.

Pashazade: The First Arabesk Jon Courtenay Grimwood (Simon & Schuster UK/Earthlight 0-7432-0284-8, May 2001, £12.99, 326pp, hc, cover by The Whole Hog) [Arabesk] SF novel set in a world where Germany won the First World War, and the Ottoman Empire dominates the Middle East. First of a trilogy.

Amongst the Hidden Margaret Haddix (Red Fox 0-09-940293-9, Apr 2001, £4.99, 122pp, tp, cover by Mark Harrison) [Shadow Children] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1998 as by Margaret Peterson Haddix) young-adult SF novel. Illegal third child Luke stays hidden from the Population Police. First in “The Shadow Children” sequence. A “Definitions” book. [First U.K. edition]

Amongst the Imposters Margaret Haddix (Red Fox 0-09-941346-9, Oct 2001, £4.99, 152pp, tp, cover by Mark Harrison) [Shadow Children] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 2001 as Among the Imposters by Margaret Peterson Haddix) young-adult SF novel. Second in the “Shadow Children” sequence after Among the Hidden. A “Definitions” title. [First U.K. edition]

Running Out of Time Margaret Haddix (Red Fox 0-09-940283-1, Mar 2001, £4.99, 180pp, tp) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1995) young-adult SF novel. The inhabitants of a historically reconstructed village start dying. A “Definitions” book.

She: A History of Adventure H. Rider Haggard (Penguin UK 0-14-043763-0, 2001, £4.99, xxxiii+325pp, tp, cover by Franz von Stuck) [She] Reissue (Harper 1886) classic fantasy novel in the “Ayesha” series. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by Patrick Brantlinger. A “Penguin Classic”.

The Wizards’ Den: Spellbinding Stories of Magic and Magicians ed. Peter Haining (Souvenir Press 0-285-63628-6, Nov 2001, £9.99, 255pp, hc, cover by Antony Wootten) Anthology of 15 fantasy stories, intended for a young-adult audience. Authors include John Wyndham, Joan Aiken, and Philip Pullman.

Dr. Franklin’s Island Ann Halam (Orion/Dolphin 1-85881-396-4, Jun 2001, £4.99, 215pp, pb) Young-adult SF novel. Stranded teenage plane-crash survivors are genetically altered into animals and shapeshifters. Halam is a pseudonym of Gwyneth Jones.

The Forever War Joe Haldeman (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07318-7, Oct 2001, £14.99, 254pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) [Mandella; Forever War] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1974) classic future-war fixup novel. This follows the AvoNova 1997 “definitive” version. Winner of the Hugo, Ditmar, and Nebula Awards. Volume IX in the “SF Masterworks” hardcover series.

A Kiss of Shadows Laurell K. Hamilton (Bantam UK 0-553-81383-8, Oct 2001, £5.99, 521pp, pb) [Meredith Gentry, PI] Reprint (Ballantine 2000) erotic dark fantasy mystery about a faerie princess PI. First in a new series. [First U.K. edition]

Obsidian Butterfly Laurell K. Hamilton (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-132-2, Dec 2001, £6.99, 585pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Anita Blake] Reprint (Ace 2000) dark fantasy detective novel, ninth in the series featuring Anita Blake, vampire hunter. [First U.K. edition]

The Confederation Handbook Peter F. Hamilton (Pan 0-330-39614-5, Oct 2001, £5.99, 231pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Night’s Dawn] Reprint (Macmillan UK 2000) reference guide to the universe of the “Night’s Dawn Trilogy”.

Fallen Dragon Peter F. Hamilton (Macmillan UK 0-333-90065-0, Oct 2001, £17.99, 634pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) Military SF novel. Future corporations try to regain “assets” by legally stealing from planets, but things get complicated.

Emergence Ray Hammond (Macmillan UK 0-333-90493-1, Aug 2001, £16.99, 597pp, hc) Near-future SF novel. A first novel. The mysterious Thomas Tye, richest man in the world, announces he can control the world’s weather; but its implementation may lead to Earth’s destruction.

The Seer and the Sword Victoria Hanley (Scholastic UK 0-439-99221-4, Jun 2001, £5.99, 367pp, tp, cover by Ian Miller) Reprint (Scholastic UK 2000) young-adult fantasy novel. A young princess is offered a conquered prince as her slave.

Hardyware: The Art of David A. Hardy David A. Hardy (Paper Tiger 1-85585-917-3, Sep 2001, £20.00, 128pp, hc, cover by David A. Hardy) Art book, covering Hardy’s career from early space art to more recent visionary works. Text by Chris Morgan. Foreword by Stephen Baxter.

Talonspotting Andrew Harman (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-013-X, Feb 2001, £6.99, 278pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) [Mortropolis] Humorous fantasy novel in the “Mortropolis” series.

The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus Harry Harrison (Orion/Gollancz 1-85798-724-1, Oct 2001, £5.99, 269pp, pb, cover by Andy Parker) [Slippery Jim (James Bolivar) diGriz] Reprint (Tor 1999) humorous SF novel in the “Stainless Steel Rat” series.

Travel Arrangements M. John Harrison (HarperCollins/Flamingo 0-00-654603-X, Nov 2001, £6.99, 262pp, tp) Reprint (Gollancz 2000) collection of 14 stories.

Bored of the Rings The Harvard Lampoon (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07362-4, Sep 2001, £6.99, 228pp, hc, cover by Douglas Carrel) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Signet 1969) humorous fantasy novel, a parody of The Lord of the Rings. First hardback edition. Written by the editors of the satirical magazine. [First U.K. edition]

Dragonfire Humphrey Hawksley (Pan 0-330-39156-9, Aug 2001, £6.99, 430pp, pb) Reprint (Macmillan UK 2000) near-future political thriller that ends in nuclear war. The original edition was not seen.

Prophecy Elizabeth Haydon (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07208-3, Mar 2001, £12.99, v+465pp, hc, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Rhapsody] Reprint (Tor 2000) fantasy novel. The sequel to Rhapsody. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-07209-1, £9.99) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Prophecy Elizabeth Haydon (Orion/Gollancz 1-85798-991-0, Nov 2001, £6.99, 558pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Rhapsody] Reprint (Tor 2000) fantasy novel. The sequel to Rhapsody

Rhapsody Elizabeth Haydon (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07279-2, Nov 2001, £6.99, 609pp, pb) [Rhapsody] Reprint (Tor 1999) fantasy novel, first in a series.

Jigsaw Carol Hedges (Oxford University Press 0-19-271848-7, Mar 2001, £6.99, 122pp, tp) Young-adult fantasy novel.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress Robert A. Heinlein (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07336-5, Oct 2001, £14.99, 382pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Putnam 1966) classic SF novel of a moon colony’s rebellion against Earth. A Hugo winner. Volume VII in the “SF Masterworks” hardcover series.

Orphans of the Sky Robert A. Heinlein (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07237-7, Apr 2001, £9.99, 187pp, tp) [Future History] Reprint (Gollancz 1963) seminal generation-starship novel in Heinlein’s “Future History” series. An “SF Collectors’ Edition”.

Prelude to Dune II: House Harkonnen Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (NEL 0-340-75178-9, Mar 2001, £6.99, vi+626pp, pb, cover by Gerry Grace) [Dune] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 2000) SF novel, second book in a trilogy.

Prelude to Dune III: House Corrino Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-77115-1, Sep 2001, £10.99, v+590pp, tp, cover by Gerry Grace) [Dune] SF novel. Third in a trilogy. Copyrighted by Herbert Limited Partnership. The cover title is Prelude to Dune: House Corrino. A hardcover edition (-75179-7, £17.99) is also available. Simultaneous with the US (Bantam Spectra) edition.

Dune Frank Herbert (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07334-9, Oct 2001, £14.99, 447pp, hc, cover by John Schoenherr) [Dune] Reprint (Chilton 1965) classic SF novel, first in the series. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Award. Volume I in the “SF Masterworks” hardcover series.

Once... James Herbert (Macmillan UK 0-333-76140-5, Sep 2001, £16.99, 471pp, hc, cover by Bill Gregory) Dark fantasy novel, illustrated with four (unascribed) colour plates. Subtitled “A Scary Tale of Faeriefolk & Evildoers, of Lovers & Erotic Passion, of Horror & Belief. Written Only for Adults”. A master carpenter finds that fairy folk are real. Published in black-cover and white-cover editions. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-76137-5) was announced but not seen.

The Treason of Dortrean Marcus Herniman (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-7434-1513-2, Oct 2001, £5.99, v+479pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [Arrandin Trilogy] Fantasy novel. Book Two of “The Arrandin Trilogy”.

The Treason of Dortrean Marcus Herniman (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-7434-1513-2, Nov 2001, £5.99, 479pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [Arrandin Trilogy] Fantasy novel. Book Two of “The Arrandin Trilogy” after The Siege of Arrandin.

Doctor Who: The Quantum Archangel Craig Hinton (BBC Books 0-563-53824-4, Jan 2001, £5.99, 283pp, pb) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 37 of the BBC “Missing Adventures” series, featuring the 6th Doctor and Mel.

Ship of Destiny Robin Hobb (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-649887-6, Mar 2001, £6.99, 903pp, pb, cover by John Howe) [Liveship Traders] Reprint (Voyager 2000) fantasy novel, Book III in “The Liveship Traders” trilogy. Hobb also writes as Megan Lindholm.

The Tawny Man: Book One: Fool’s Errand Robin Hobb (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224726-7, Oct 2001, £17.99, 584pp, hc, cover by John Howe) [Tawny Man] Fantasy novel, set in the “Farseer” world, 15 years after the Red Ships’ War.

The Secret: A Fable for our Time Eva Hoffman (Secker & Warburg 0-436-25619-3, Sep 2001, £15.99, 263pp, hc) Near-future dynastic thriller about human cloning. A First Novel.

Celtika Robert Holdstock (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-684-86036-8, Jan 2001, £16.99, 350pp, hc, cover by Larry Rostant) [Merlin Codex] Fantasy novel, Book One of “The Merlin Codex”. A tale of Merlin centuries before Arthur, and his involvement with Jason and the Argonauts.

Nothing But Blue Skies Tom Holt (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-040-7, May 2001, £15.99, 317pp, hc, cover by Paul Cemmick) Humorous fantasy novel. Weathermen kidnap the father of a dragon (currently disguised as an estate agent), because the dragons keep making it rain in England.

Valhalla Tom Holt (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-042-3, May 2001, £5.99, 277pp, pb, cover by Paul Cemmick) Reprint (Orbit 2000) humorous fantasy novel of a cocktail waitress arriving in the place of dead heroes.

The Conan Chronicles: Volume 2: The Hour of the Dragon Robert E. Howard (Orion/Gollancz 1-85798-747-0, Apr 2001, £7.99, xii+575pp, tp, cover by John Howe) [Conan] Collection of eight “Conan” stories (including the serial published as Conan the Conqueror), notes, and poetry by Howard. Edited and with an afterword by Stephen Jones. Volume 16 in the “Fantasy Masterworks” series.

Ultraviolet Lesley Howarth (Penguin/Puffin UK 0-14-131078-2, Jun 2001, £4.99, 244pp, tp) Young-adult SF novel. Radiation has made it impossible to go outside for most of the year; teenagers hooked on cyber-realities try to live in the real world.

Myth and Magic: The Art of John Howe John Howe (HarperCollins UK 0-00-710795-1, Dec 2001, £19.99, 141pp, hc, cover by John Howe) Art book, lavishly illustrated. Foreword by Peter Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, who discusses Howe’s influence on the films’ visual style. Afterword by Alan Lee; contributions from Anne McCaffrey, Robin Hobb, Garry Kilworth, Robert Holdstock, David Gemmell, Charles de Lint, Brian Sibley, and actor Sir Ian McKellen.

A for Andromeda Fred Hoyle & John Elliot (Souvenir Press 0-285-63588-3, May 2001, £7.99, 174pp, tp, cover by Scott Prentice & Angela Hynd) Reprint (Souvenir Press 1962) SF novelisation of the 1961 TV script; first in a duology. Alien radio signals are used to programme a computer that creates a living being, a young girl.

Knight’s Dawn Kim Hunter (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-031-8, Feb 2001, £9.99, 374pp, tp, cover by John Howe) [Red Pavilions] Fantasy novel, first in “The Red Pavilions” trilogy. A wounded knight wakes with no memory, in a land whose last battle was one hundred years before.

Brave New World Aldous Huxley (HarperCollins/Voyager Classics 0-00-711589-X, Jun 2001, £7.99, 237pp, tp) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1932) dystopian SF novel. Includes a 1946 Foreword by Huxley. “Voyager Classics” number five.

Là-Bas: A Journey into the Self J. K. Huysmans (Dedalus 1-873982-74-7, Jul 2001, £7.99, 329pp, tp, cover by Aubrey Beardsley) Literary horror novel about Satanism, newly translated from the French original (1891), and with introduction, notes and chronology by Brendan King. Includes an afterword by Robert Irwin.

Not Just a Witch Eva Ibbotson (Macmillan Children’s Books 0-330-39799-0, Oct 2001, £4.99, 151pp, tp, cover by David Parkins) Reprint (Macmillan Children’s Books 1989) juvenile fantasy novel.

Dark Is the Moon Ian Irvine (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-038-5, May 2001, £6.99, 667pp, pb, cover by Mark Sofilas) [Three Worlds: View from the Mirror] Reprint (Penguin Australia 1999) fantasy novel. Volume Three of “The View from the Mirror” Quartet. [First U.K. edition]

The Way Between the Worlds Ian Irvine (Little, Brown/Orbit 1-84149-073-3, Dec 2001, £7.99, 635pp, pb, cover by Mark Sofilas) [Three Worlds: View from the Mirror] Reprint (Penguin Australia 1999) fantasy novel. Volume four of “The View from the Mirror” Quartet. Rulke the Chaon begins to open the way between the worlds. [First U.K. edition]

Black Eagle Rising Kate Jacoby (Orion/Gollancz 1-85798-750-0, Jun 2001, £6.99, 457pp, pb, cover by Jon Sullivan) [Elita] Reprint (Gollancz 2000) fantasy novel, The “Third Book of Elita” after Exile’s Return and Voice of the Demon. Jacoby is the pseudonym of Tracey Oliphant.

Rebel’s Cage Kate Jacoby (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06886-8, Sep 2001, £17.99, 392pp, hc, cover by Jon Sullivan) [Elita] Fantasy novel. The “Fourth Book of Elita”. Jacoby is a pseudonym of Tracy Oliphant. A trade paperback edition (-06887-6, £10.99) was announced but not seen.

The Stone of Light: Paneb the Ardent Christian Jacq (Simon & Schuster UK 0-684-86632-3, Mar 2001, £10.00, 441pp, tp) [Stone of Light] Historical fantasy novel. Book 3 in the series. Translated from the French original (Xo Editions 2001 as Paneb L’Ardent). A hardcover edition (-86631-5, £17.99) was announced but not seen.

The Stone of Light: The Place of Truth Christian Jacq (Simon & Schuster UK 0-684-86634-X, Jul 2001, £10.00, 408pp, tp, cover by Blacksheep) [Stone of Light] Historical fantasy novel. Book four in a new series. Translated from the French original (Xo Editions 2001 as La Place de Vérité). A hardcover edition (-86633-1, £17.99) was announced but not seen.

The Stone of Light: The Wise Woman Christian Jacq (Simon & Schuster/Pocket UK 0-671-77374-7, Jul 2001, £6.99, 440pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Stone of Light] Reprint (Simon & Schuster UK 2000) fantasy novel. Second book in the series. Translated by Sue Dyson from the French original, La Femme Sage (XO Editions 2000).

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Brian Jacques (Viking UK 0-670-89925-9, Mar 2001, £12.99, i+327pp, hc, cover by Michael Koelsch) [Ben and Ned] Young-adult fantasy novel, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr. The origin of the legend as seen through the eyes of a boy and his dog aboard the ship. Simultaneous with the US (Philomel Books) edition.

Lord Brocktree Brian Jacques (Red Fox 0-09-941119-9, Jun 2001, £5.99, 370pp, pb, cover by Fangorn) [Redwall] Reprint (Penguin/Philomel; Hutchinson 2000) young-adult animal fantasy novel. Book 13 in the “Redwall” series.

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