The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2002

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Piper in the Night Dave Smeds (Wildside Press 1-58715-575-3, Mar 2002, $37.95, 241pp, hc, cover by Lauren Halkon) Dark fantasy novel. A Vietnam veteran is drawn into a mythic world in Hawaii. A print-on-demand edition available online from [], or from PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928.

The Black Diamonds Clark Ashton Smith (Hippocampus Press 0-9673215-2-2, Mar 2002, $15.00, 181pp, tp, cover by Jason C. Eckhardt) Arabian Nights adventure novel with minor supernatural elements, a trunk novel apparently written in 1907. Edited and with an introduction by S.T. Joshi. Order from Hippocampus Press, PO Box 641, New York NY 10156; e-mail: []; add $3.50 postage.

The Last Oblivion: Best Fantastic Poems of Clark Ashton Smith Clark Ashton Smith (Hippocampus Press 0-9673215-5-7, Oct 2002, $15.00, 194pp, tp, cover by Clark Ashton Smith) Poetry collection of 159 fantastic poems, three not previously published; 131 were previously collected as part of Smith’s Collected Poems (Arkham House 1971). Edited and with an introduction by S. T. Joshi and David E. Schultz. Includes a glossary, a bibliography of the poems’ first appearances and inclusion in collections, and indexes by title and first line. Order from Hippocampus Press, PO Box 641, New York NY 10156; [].

Brute Force: Betrayals Dean Wesley Smith (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-45850-8, Sep 2002, $6.99, 275pp, pb, cover by Mark Goldsworthy) Novelization based on a computer game. Copyrighted by Microsoft.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: A Hard Rain Dean Wesley Smith (Pocket 0-7434-1926-X, Mar 2002, $6.99, 233pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Roswell: Little Green Men Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Simon Pulse 0-7434-1836-0, Apr 2002, $6.99, 197pp, pb) [Roswell] Novelization based on the TV show based on the “Roswell High” series by Melinda Metz. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds V ed. Dean Wesley Smith, John J. Ordover & Paula M. Block (Pocket 0-7434-3778-0, May 2002, $14.95, 371pp, tp) [Star Trek] Original Star Trek anthology of 23 stories written by fans as part of a contest (rules included). Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Rat2rap Derek Smith ( 1-58898-368-4, 2001, $15.00, 285pp, tp) SF novel. An entity is watching to make sure humanity doesn’t escape the galaxy before a trap can be sprung. A first novel. This is dated 2001 but not seen until now. Available online from [].

H.G. Wells on Film: The Utopian Nightmare Don G. Smith (McFarland 0-7864-1058-2, Feb 2003, $39.95, 197pp, hc) Non-fiction study of films from 1909 to 1997 based on Wells’s works, comparing films and the works on which they’re based. Includes an annotated bibliography and an index. Order from McFarland & Company, Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640; 800-253-2187; add $4.00 postage. [H. G. Wells]

Have Trenchcoat — Will Travel and Others E. E. “Doc” Smith (Advent:Publishers 0-911682-33-3, May 2001, $20.00, 274pp, hc) Associational non-SF collection of one mystery novel and three stories. Edited and with an introduction by Lloyd A. Eshbach. Order from Advent:Publishers, PO Box A3228, Chicago IL 60690.

The American Zone L. Neil Smith (Tor 0-312-87526-6, Oct 2002, $15.95, 350pp, tp, cover by Stephan Martiniere) [Probability Broach] Reprint (Tor 2001) SF novel, sequel to The Probability Broach.

Tolkien’s Ordinary Virtues: Exploring the Spiritual Themes of The Lord of the Rings Mark Eddy Smith (InterVarsity Press 0-8308-2312-3, Feb 2002, $10.99, 143pp, tp, cover by Jack Stockman) Non-fiction, a Christian-oriented look at spiritual themes in Tolkien’s work. Order from InterVarsity Press, PO Box 1400, Downers Grove IL 60515-1426; []; []. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

Only Forward Michael Marshall Smith (Subterranean Press 1-931081-11-5, Mar 2002, $40.00, 269pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1994) SF novel. This is a signed, limited edition of 750; a lettered edition of 26 is also available. Order from Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; []; [].

Snowfall Mitchell Smith (Tor/Forge 0-312-87896-6, Feb 2002, $23.95, 316pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Sam Monroe] Post-holocaust SF novel. A new Ice Age leaves civilization in shards in the northern US, but Trappers fleeing invaders in Colorado find a much different world to the south.

Crown Duel Sherwood Smith (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-230151-5, Jun 2002, $7.99, 471pp, pb, cover by Victor Lee) [Crown and Court Duet] Omnibus of two young-adult fantasy novels in “The Crown and Court Duet”: Crown Duel (1997) and Court Duel (1998).

River God Wilbur Smith (St. Martin’s 0-312-95446-8, Nov 2002, $7.99, 654pp, pb) [Egyptian] Reissue (Macmillan UK 1993) historical fantasy novel of ancient Egypt. Seventh printing.

The Sunbird Wilbur Smith (St. Martin’s 0-312-98339-5, Dec 2002, $7.99, 615pp, pb) Reprint (Heinemann 1972) lost-race novel.

Warlock Wilbur Smith (St. Martin’s 0-312-98038-8, Sep 2002, $7.99, 642pp, pb) [Egyptian] Reprint (Macmillan 2001) historical fantasy novel of ancient Egypt, sequel to River God. The hardcover first US edition (St. Martin’s 2001) was not seen.

All That Lives Melissa Snaders-Self (Warner 0-446-52691-6, May 2002, $23.95, 450pp, hc) Horror novel about the Bell Witch, focusing on how the Bell family learns to deal with their poltergeist.

The Darkside of Eden Christina Sng (Allegra Press 981-04-5750-2, Feb 2002, $4.00, 27pp, ph, cover by Christina Sng) Poetry collection of 18 dark fantasy poems, one original. This is a signed, limited edition of 200. Order from Allegra Press; [].

Hannah’s Garden Midori Snyder (Viking 0-670-03577-7, Oct 2002, $16.99, 247pp, hc, cover by Steven Kenny) Young-adult fantasy. Cassie discovers the old family home is the center of a battle between two supernatural clans.

Legend of the Five Rings: Wind of Honor Ree Soesbee (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-2755-0, Aug 2002, $6.99, 277pp, pb, cover by Stephen Daniele) [Legend of the Five Rings: Four Winds Saga] Novelization based on the card game, first volume in “The Four Winds Saga”. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

The White Horse Talisman Andrea Spalding (Orca Book Publishers 1-55143-187-4, Jun 2002, $12.95, 185pp, hc, cover by Martin Springett) [Summer of Magic Quartet] Young-adult Celtic fantasy, first in the “Summer of Magic Quartet”. Youngsters visiting England help the Great White Horse find his mate. First US edition (Orca Book Publishers Canada 2001).

Agog! Fantastic Fiction ed. Cat Sparks (Agog Press 0-958056-70-6, May 2002, A$21.95, 286pp, tp, cover by Cat Sparks) Original anthology of 29 stories, one a reprint. Authors include Stephen Dedman, Damien Broderick, and Terry Dowling. Introduction by Sean Williams. Available from Agog! Press, PO Box U302, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia.

Tainted Trail Wen Spencer (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45887-7, Jun 2002, $6.99, 311pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Ukiah Oregon] SF mystery novel, sequel to Alien Taste, featuring PI Ukiah Oregon. Ukiah is hired to find a missing hiker, and stumbles on more clues to his past.

Expiration Date: Never! Stephanie Spinner & Terry Bisson (Random House/Yearling 0-440-41560-8, Apr 2002, $4.99, 118pp, tp, cover by Eric Brace) [Be First in the Universe] Reprint (Delacorte 2001) young-adult SF/fantasy novel of a weird store run by aliens at the mall, sequel to Be First in the Universe.

Child of Fortune Norman Spinrad (Tor/Orb 0-765-30155-5, Mar 2002, $17.95, 467pp, tp, cover by John Berkey) [Void Captain’s Tale] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1985) SF novel.

The Hex Witch of Seldom Nancy Springer (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-230220-1, Sep 2002, $6.99, 276pp, pb, cover by Stephanie Henderson) Reprint (Baen 1988) contemporary fantasy novel, repackaged for young adults.

I Am Morgan le Fay Nancy Springer (Penguin/Firebird 0-698-11974-6, Sep 2002, $5.99, 227pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [I Am Mordred] Reprint (Philomel 2001) young-adult Arthurian novel, companion to I am Mordred.

Lionclaw Nancy Springer (Penguin/Philomel 0-399-23716-X, Sep 2002, $16.99, 122pp, hc, cover by Greg Call) [Rowan Hood] Young-adult fantasy, sequel to Rowan Hood, Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest. The outlaw minstrel Lionel starts trouble when he tries to make peace with his father.

Rowan Hood, Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest Nancy Springer (Penguin/Puffin 0-698-11972-X, Sep 2002, $5.99, 170pp, tp, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Rowan Hood] Reprint (Philomel 2001) young-adult fantasy of Robin Hood’s daughter, Rowan.

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