The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2002


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Sword-Sworn Jennifer Roberson (SFBC #50617, May 2002, $12.50, 399pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Tiger & Del] Reprint (DAW 2002) fantasy novel, seventh in the “Sword-Dancer Saga”. This is similar to the DAW edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


On Adam Roberts (Sterling Publishing/Gollancz 0-575-07177-X, Mar 2002, $14.95, 388pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) SF novel. This is a special printing (dated 2002) of the 2001 Gollancz trade paperback edition, distributed in the US by Sterling Publishing. First US edition (Gollancz 6/01). Sterling Publishing, 387 Park Ave. S., New York NY 10016-8810; 800-805-5489; [www.sterlingpub.com].


Park Polar Adam Roberts (Griffin Skye/PS Publishing 1-902880-28-5, Feb 2002, $14.00, 109pp, tp, cover by David A. Hardy) Near-future SF novella of an Earth run by megacorporations, and efforts to develop the Arctic. Introduction by Roger Levy. This is a signed, limited edition of 500; a hardcover edition of 400 (-29-3, $40.00) was announced but not seen. The hardcover is available in the US from Griffin Skye, 1945 P Street, Eureka CA 95501; 707-444-8768.


Salt Adam Roberts (Sterling Publishing/Gollancz 0-575-06897-3, Jan 2002, $14.95, 248pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Gollancz 2000) SF novel. This is a special printing (dated 8/01) of the 2000 Gollancz trade paperback edition, distributed in the US by Sterling Publishing. First US edition (Gollancz 2000). Sterling Publishing, 387 Park Ave. S., New York NY 10016-8810; 800-805-5489; [www.sterlingpub.com].


Hannibal’s Children John Maddox Roberts (Ace 0-441-00933-6, May 2002, $22.95, 359pp, hc, cover by Scott Grimando) [Hannibal’s Children] Alternate history novel. Romans in exile plan to retake their homeland 100 years after their defeat by the Carthaginian general Hannibal.


Crystal Mask Katherine Roberts (Scholastic/The Chicken House 0-439-33864-6, Feb 2002, $15.95, 270pp, hc, cover by Daniel Dos Santos) [Echorium Sequence] Young-adult fantasy, the second in the “Echorium Sequence”, set 20 years after Song Quest. First US edition (Chicken House UK 2001).


Song Quest Katherine Roberts (Scholastic/The Chicken House 0-439-33892-1, Feb 2002, $4.99, 271pp, tp) [Echorium Sequence] Reprint (Element 1999) young-adult fantasy, first in the “Echorium Sequence” series about young Singers with special powers.


The Merriest Knight: The Collected Arthurian Tales of Theodore Goodridge Roberts Theodore Goodridge Roberts (Green Knight Publishing 1-928999-18-2, Jan 2002, $17.95, 523pp, tp, cover by Shane A. Holloway) Collection of 15 Arthurian stories, two original, and a previously unpublished “Author’s Introduction”. Edited and with a historical introduction by Mike Ashley. Order from Wizard’s Attic, 900 Murmansk St., Suite 7, Oakland CA 94607; [www.wizards-attic.com]; 800-213-1493. Dated October 2001 on copyright page.


Bridge of the Gods Len Robertson (iUniverse.com/Authors Choice Press 0-595-12418-6, 2000, $26.95, 525pp, tp) [Galatian Series] Fantasy novel, the first book of the “Galatian Series”. A woman wakes in a strange land. This is dated 2000, but not seen until now. A print-on-demand book, available online at [www.iuniverse.com], or from iUniverse, 5220 S. 16th St., Suite 200, Lincoln NE 68512.


Copernican Passage Len Robertson (iUniverse.com/Writers Club Press 0-595-22927-1, 2002, $19.95, 355pp, tp) Near-future SF novel. Colonists leaving over-populated Earth for Mars encounter assassins and saboteurs. A print-on-demand book, available online at [www.iuniverse.com], or from iUniverse, 5220 S. 16th St., Suite 200, Lincoln NE 68512.


Through My Glasses Darkly Frank M. Robinson (KaCSFFS Press 0-935128-02-6, Jun 2002, $15.00, 115pp, tp, cover by Allison Stein) Collection of five stories, published in conjunction with Robinson’s appearance as guest of honor at ConQuesT 33 in Kansas City. Introduction by Robin Wayne Bailey. This is a signed limited edition of 300, with an additional 26 lettered copies. Available from the Kansas City Science Fiction & Fantasy Society, PO Box 36212, Kansas City MO 64171-6212; [www.kcsciencefiction.org].


Art of Imagination: 20th Century Visions of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Frank M. Robinson, Robert Weinberg & Randy Broecker (Collectors Press 1-888054-72-7, Oct 2002, $99.95, 768pp, hc) Omnibus of three art books: Science Fiction of the 20th Century by Frank M. Robinson (1999), Horror of the 20th Century by Robert Weinberg (2000), and Fantasy of the 20th Century: An Illustrated History by Randy Broecker (2001). This has a new introduction by Robinson, and a single index covering the whole volume.


The Years of Rice and Salt Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam 0-55310-920-0, Mar 2002, $25.95, 658pp, hc, cover by Alan Ayers) Alternate world SF novel, covering 700 years in a world where the Black Plague wiped out European civilization.


The Years of Rice and Salt Kim Stanley Robinson (SFBC #50723, May 2002, $12.99, 658pp, hc, cover by Alan Ayers) Reprint (Bantam 2002) alternate-world SF novel. This is similar to the Bantam edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Nebula Awards Showcase 2002 ed. Kim Stanley Robinson (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45878-8, Apr 2002, $15.00, 292pp, tp, cover by Ray Lundgren) Anthology of Nebula Award-winning fiction — three stories and one novel excerpt — plus two nominated stories, and commentary on SF from nine authors including Gwyneth Jones, Damon Knight, and Gene Wolfe. The 36th volume in the annual series previously from Harcourt.


Callahan’s Secret Spider Robinson (Tor 0-812-57229-7, Apr 2002, $5.99, 222pp, pb, cover by James Warhola) [Callahan’s Place] Reprint (Berkley 1986) collection of humorous SF bar stories in the “Callahan’s” series.


The Free Lunch Spider Robinson (Tor 0-812-54022-0, Aug 2002, $6.99, 241pp, pb, cover by Stephan Martiniere) Reprint (Tor 2001) near-future SF novel. Runaways discover the fabulous theme park Dreamworld is inhabited by troll-like creatures.


God Is an Iron and Other Stories Spider Robinson (Gale Group/Five Star 0-7862-4162-4, Jun 2002, $24.95, 219pp, hc) Collection of 10 stories. Packaged and edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Ed Gorman. Order from Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; 207-859-1000; [www.galegroup.com].


Lady Slings the Booze Spider Robinson (Baen 0-7434-3578-8, Dec 2002, $7.99, 337pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Callahan’s Place] Reprint (Ace 1992) humorous SF novel in the “Callahan’s” series.


Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal Emily Rodda (HarperCollins/Greenwillow 0-06-029776-X, Mar 2002, $15.95, 197pp, hc, cover by Mark Elliott) [Rowan of Rin] Young-adult fantasy novel, third in the series begun in Rowan of Rin. First US edition (Scholastic Australia/Omnibus 1996).


Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal Emily Rodda (HarperTrophy/Greenwillow 0-06-441025-0, Sep 2002, $5.99, 197pp, tp, cover by Mark Elliott) [Rowan of Rin] Reprint (Omnibus Australia 1996) young-adult fantasy novel, third in the series begun in Rowan of Rin.


Rowan and the Travelers Emily Rodda (HarperTrophy/Greenwillow 0-06-441026-9, Apr 2002, $5.95, 170pp, tp, cover by Mark Elliott) [Rowan of Rin] Reprint (Omnibus 1994) young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Rowan of Rin.


Rowan and the Zebak Emily Rodda (HarperCollins/Greenwillow 0-06-029778-6, May 2002, $15.95, 198pp, hc, cover by Mark Elliott) [Rowan of Rin] Young-adult fantasy novel, fourth in the series begun in Rowan of Rin. Rowan tries to rescue his sister from the enemy Zebak. First US edition (Scholastic Australia/Omnibus 1999).


Rowan of Rin Emily Rodda (HarperTrophy/Greenwillow 0-06-441019-6, Apr 2002, $5.95, 151pp, tp, cover by Mark Elliott) [Rowan of Rin] Reprint (Omnibus 1993) young-adult fantasy novel, first in a series.


Word Work: Surviving and Thriving as a Writer Bruce Holland Rogers (Invisible Cities Press 1-931229-17-1, May 2002, $16.95, 256pp, tp) Associational non-fiction collection of 35 essays on how to be a writer, based on his column for Speculations. Order from Invisible Cities Press, 50 State St., Montpelier VT 05602; 802-223-2323; [www.invisiblecitiespress.com].


L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz Katharine M. Rogers (St. Martin’s 0-312-30174-X, Oct 2002, $27.95, 318 + xvi, hc) Critical biography, exploring how Baum’s life and times influenced his works. Includes notes, index, and bibliography. [L. Frank Baum]


The Golden Scorpion Sax Rohmer (Wildside Press 1-58715-494-3, Apr 2002, $15.95, 219pp, tp) [Fu Manchu] Reprint (Methuen 1919) fantasy thriller, fourth in the “Dr. Fu Manchu” series. This is an on-demand edition available online at [www.wildsidepress.com] or from Wildside Press, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928.


Amazonia James Rollins (HarperCollins/Morrow 0-06-000248-4, Mar 2002, $24.95, 420pp, hc, cover by Paul Stinson) SF thriller. The body of a CIA agent lost in the Amazon jungle reveals he has somehow regrown a missing arm. Copyrighted by Jim Czajkowski; Rollins also writes as James Clemens.


X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy: Book 2: Magneto Steven A. Roman (Pocket/BP Books 0-7434-0023-2, Jan 2002, $14.95, 312pp, tp, cover by Bob Larkin) [X-Men: Chaos Engine] Novelization based on the comic-book characters. Illustrated by Mark Buckingham. Copyrighted by Marvel Characters.


X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy: Book 2: Magneto Steven A. Roman (Pocket/BP Books 0-7434-4546-5, Jan 2003, $6.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Bob Larkin) [X-Men: Chaos Engine] Reprint (BP Books 2002) novelization based on the comic-book characters. Illustrated by Mark Buckingham. Copyrighted by Marvel Characters.


X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy: Book 3: Red Skull Steven A. Roman & Stan Timmons (Pocket/BP Books 0-7434-5280-1, Nov 2002, $14.95, 375pp, tp, cover by Bob Larkin) [X-Men: Chaos Engine] Novelization based on the comic-book characters. Illustrated by Mark Buckingham. Copyrighted by Marvel Characters.


Lera of Tymoria: The Dragonmage Elizabeth A. Romey (Royal Fireworks Press 0-88092-570-1, Aug 2002, $9.99, 252pp, tp, cover by Chris Dodge) Young-adult fantasy novel about a girl studying to be a mage. Order from Royal Fireworks Publishing, 1 First Avenue, PO Box 399, Unionville, NY 10988; 845-726-4444; [rfpress@frontiernet.net].


Spirit of Independence Keith Rommel (Barclay Books 1-931402-04-3, Jan 2002, $14.95, 276pp, tp) Fantasy novel. A man killed in WWII becomes a celestial knight in the war between heaven and hell. Order from Barclay Books, 6161 51st St. S., St. Petersburg FL 33715; [www.barclaybooks.com].


Chains of Destruction Selina Rosen (Meisha Merlin 1-892065-69-X, Jun 2002, $16.00, 328pp, tp) [Chains] SF novel, second in the “Chains” trilogy. An escaped political prisoner gets help in his fight against the Reliance. Introduction by C.J. Cherryh. Available online at [www.meishamerlin.com], or from PO Box 7, Decatur GA 30031.


Hammer Town Selina Rosen (Yard Dog Press 1-893687-28-7, Oct 2002, $16.00, 209pp, tp, cover by Brand Whitlock) SF detective novel. Conner “The Hammer” McVee is a cyborg lesbian private investigator with a passion for working with her hands, in a future where everything is done by machines. Order from Yard Dog Press, 710 W. Redbud Lane, Alma AR 72921-7247; [srosen.lstran@juno.com]; [www.yarddogpress.com].


The Golems of Gotham Thane Rosenbaum (HarperCollins 0-06-018490-6, Feb 2002, $25.95, 367pp, hc) Contemporary ghost story inspired by Jewish mysticism. A girl tries to cure her father’s writer’s block by summoning the spirits of his dead parents.


Not Quite Scaramouche Joel Rosenberg (Tor 0-812-57470-2, Jun 2002, $6.99, 295pp, pb, cover by Todd Lockwood) [Jason Cullinane] Reprint (Tor 2001) swashbuckling fantasy adventure novel, sequel to Not Exactly the Three Musketeers, set in the universe of the “Guardians of the Flame”.


My Mistress, Humanity Chuck Rosenthal (Hollyridge Press 0-9676003-5-9, Oct 2002, $17.95, 235pp, tp) Near-future SF novel. A scientist believes a dragon in the Antarctic is behind the cataclysmic weather that threatens humanity. This is a print-on-demand edition, available from Hollyridge Press, PO Box 2872, Venice CA 90294; [HollyridgePress@aol.com].


The World of Edward Gorey Clifford Ross & Karen Wilkin (Abrams 0-8109-9083-0, 2002, $19.95, 192pp, tp, cover by Edward Gorey) Reprint (Abrams 1996) critical biography with extensive illustrations. [Edward Gorey]


Dead But Dreaming ed. Kevin Ross & Keith Herber (DarkTales Publications 1-930997-20-5, Mar 2002, $17.99, 194pp, tp) Original anthology of 15 Lovecraftian horror stories. Authors include Darrell Schweitzer, Ramsey Campbell, and Stephen Mark Rainey. Order online at [www.darktales.com], or from PO Box 675, Grandview MO 64030; add $4.95 shipping.


Where Darkness Lives Robert Ross (Kensington/Pinnacle 0-7860-1481-4, Jul 2002, $6.99, 366pp, pb) Horror novel. A newlywed who can see ghosts finds her new in-laws have dark secrets.


Patron of the Arts William Rotsler (Pocket/ibooks 0-7434-4517-1, Dec 2002, $12.00, 217pp, tp, cover by Joerg Maurer) Reprint (Ballantine 1974) classic SF novel about art. This has a new introduction by Harlan Ellison. “A Robert Silverberg Selection”.


Doom’s Break Christopher Rowley (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45903-2, Dec 2002, $7.50, 441pp, pb, cover by Duane Myers) [Arna] Fantasy novel, the third book of “Arna”.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J. K. Rowling (Scholastic 0-439-42010-5, Nov 2002, $6.99, 433pp, pb, cover by Mary GrandPré) [Harry Potter] Reprint (Bloomsbury 1998) young-adult fantasy novel, second in the “Harry Potter” series.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J. K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine 0-439-13960-0, Aug 2002, $8.99, 734pp, tp, cover by Mary GrandPré) [Harry Potter] Reprint (Scholastic 2000) young-adult fantasy, fourth in the series.


Evolution Luis Royo (NBM 1-56163-277-5, Mar 2002, $19.95, 79pp, tp, cover by Luis Royo) Reissue (NBM 2001, not seen) art book collecting fantasy cover-art images. Translated from the Spanish by Robert Legault. Second printing. Order from NBM, 185 Madison Ave., Suite 1504, New York NY 10016; [www.nbmpublishing.com]; add $3.00 postage.


Secrets Luis Royo (NBM 1-56163-162-0, Mar 2002, $19.95, 79pp, tp, cover by Luis Royo) Reissue (NBM 1997) art book collecting darker, mostly erotic, fantasy works. Sixth printing. Order from NBM, 185 Madison Ave., Suite 1504, New York NY 10016; add $3.00 postage.


As Above, So Below: A Novel of Peter Bruegel Rudy Rucker (Tor/Forge 0-765-30403-1, Nov 2002, $23.95, 320pp, hc, cover by Peter Breugel) Associational historical novel about the artist.


The Hacker and the Ants: Version 2.0 Rudy Rucker (Four Walls Eight Windows 1-56858-247-1, Jan 2003, $13.95, 308pp, tp, cover by Georgia Rucker) Reprint (Morrow AvoNova 1994) virtual reality SF novel about a plague of viral ants in a computer network. This has been somewhat revised and updated, with a new preface by Rucker.


Spaceland Rudy Rucker (Tor 0-765-30366-3, Jun 2002, $24.95, 301pp, hc) SF novel about contact with beings of the fourth dimension, an upgraded version of Flatland.


Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Topsy-Turvey Paul Ruditis (Simon Pulse 0-7434-4240-7, Aug 2002, $4.99, 150pp, pb) [Sabrina, the Teenage Witch] Young-adult novelization, 44th in the series based on the TV show based on the Archie Comic. Copyrighted by Viacom Productions.


Star Trek: Enterprise: Shockwave Paul Ruditis (Pocket 0-7434-6455-9, Oct 2002, $19.95, 244pp, hc, cover by John Blackford) [Star Trek: Enterprise] Star Trek novelization based on an episode of the TV show. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.


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