The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2002

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The Circle Opens 2: Street Magic Tamora Pierce (Point 0-439-97929-3, Feb 2002, £4.99, 296pp, pb) [Circle Opens] Reprint (Scholastic Press 2001 as The Circle Opens: Street Magic) young-adult fantasy novel, second in a new series sequel to “The Circle of Magic”. Briar finds a girl with stone magic, but almost loses her to gang violence. [First U.K. edition]

The Circle Opens 3: Cold Fire Tamora Pierce (Scholastic UK 0-439-98163-8, Aug 2002, £5.99, 358pp, pb) [Circle Opens] Reprint (Scholastic Press 2002) young-adult fantasy novel, third in the quartet following The Circle of Magic and Street Magic. [First U.K. edition]

Protector of the Small: 4: Lady Knight Tamora Pierce (Scholastic Press 0-439-99241-9, Oct 2002, £5.99, 406pp, tp) [Keladry] Reprint (Random House 2001) young-adult fantasy adventure novel, last in a quartet which follows “The Song of the Lioness” and “The Immortals” quartets. [First U.K. edition]

The Empty Frame Ann Pilling (Collins 0-00-712154-7, Feb 2002, £4.99, 224pp, tp, cover by David Wyatt) Reprint (Collins 1997) young-adult ghost novel, based on a historical event.

Idiopathic Condition Red Paul Pinn (Time Bomb Publishing 0-9539300-2-5, 2001, £6.50, 217pp, tp, cover by Paul Pinn) Collection of 15 stories, two in collaboration. This is dated 2000, but not seen till now.

The Pariah Paul Pinn (Time Bomb Publishing 0-9539300-0-9, 2000, £5.00, 278pp, tp) Horror novel about a psychotic who can infiltrate thoughts and manipulate behaviour. This is dated 2000, but not seen till now.

The Standing Dead Ricardo Pinto (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-593-04558-0, May 2002, £17.99, iv+525pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Stone Dance of the Chameleon] Fantasy novel, book two of “The Stone Dance of the Chameleon” after The Chosen. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-04670-6) was announced but not seen.

The Drawing of the Dark Tim Powers (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07426-4, Nov 2002, £6.99, 328pp, tp, cover by Jan Breughel, the Elder) Reprint (Ballantine 1979) fantasy novel. Volume 33 in the “Fantasy Masterworks” series.

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents Terry Pratchett (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60123-9, Nov 2002, £12.99, 270pp, hc, cover by David Wyatt) [Discworld] Reissue (Doubleday UK 2001) humorous young-adult fantasy novel. Volume 28 in the “Discworld” series. Ninth printing, with a “Carnegie Medal” on its cover.

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents Terry Pratchett (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-54693-3, Nov 2002, £5.99, 271pp, pb, cover by David Wyatt) [Discworld] Reprint (Doubleday UK 2001) humorous young-adult fantasy novel. Volume 28 in the “Discworld” series. Ninth printing. Winner of the Carnegie Medal.

Night Watch Terry Pratchett (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60264-2, Nov 2002, £16.99, 364pp, hc, cover by Paul Kidby) [Discworld] Humorous fantasy novel; volume 29 in the “Discworld” series. Simultaneous with the US (HarperCollins) edition. Commander Vimes of the City Watch is blasted into his own past, and the middle of a rebellion.

Thief of Time Terry Pratchett (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-14840-7, May 2002, £6.99, 430pp, pb, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Reprint (HarperCollins; Doubleday UK 2001) humorous fantasy novel. Volume 26 in the “Discworld” series.

Discworld (Reformed) Vampyre’s Diary 2003 Terry Pratchett & Stephen Briggs (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07105-2, Sep 2002, £10.99, 128pp, hc, cover by Paul Kidby) [Discworld] Humorous non-fiction, a desk diary supposedly put out by an organization of Discworld vampyres who’ve sworn off blood. Illustrated by Paul Kidby.

The Unadulterated Cat — A Campaign for Real Cats Terry Pratchett & Gray Joliffe (Orion/Gollancz 0-75285-369-4, Sep 2002, £7.99, 159pp, hc, cover by Gray Joliffe) Reprint (Gollancz 1989) associational humorous non-fiction, illustrated by Joliffe. This edition adds further revisions to the 1997 (Vista) edition.

The Last Hero Terry Pratchett & Paul Kidby (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07377-2, Aug 2002, £12.99, 176pp, tp, cover by Paul Kidby) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 2001) humorous fantasy novella in the “Discworld” series; illustrated by Kidby. This is expanded with new artwork. Volume 27 in the “Discworld” series.

The Science of Discworld Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen (Ebury Press 0-091-88657-0, May 2002, £6.99, 434pp, pb, cover by Paul Kidby) [Discworld] Reprint (Ebury Press 1999) associational non-fiction; this is a revised edition with two new chapters.

The Science of Discworld II: The Globe Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen (Ebury Press 0-091-88273-7, May 2002, £16.99, 368pp, hc, cover by Paul Kidby) [Discworld] Associational non-fiction using a “Discworld” frame story for explorations of science, culture, language, and art.

The King’s Head Susan Price (Scholastic Press UK 0-439-97906-4, May 2002, £12.99, 188pp, hc, cover by Liz Pyle) Young-adult fantasy novel.

Nightcomers Susan Price (Hodder Signature 0-340-65605-0, Dec 2001, £5.99, 154pp, tp, cover by Graham Bence) Reprint (Hodder Children’s Books 1997) young-adult original collection. Seventh printing.

The Separation Christopher Priest (Simon & Schuster/Scribner UK 0-7432-2033-1, Aug 2002, £10.99, 464pp, tp) SF novel of an alternate World War II. A hardcover edition (-03836-6, £17.99) was announced but not seen.

Warhammer: The Laughter of Dark Gods ed. David Pringle (Black Library 1-84154-243-1, Jun 2002, £5.99, 248pp, pb, cover by Clint Langley) [Warhammer] Anthology of eleven stories based on the role-playing game.

Cold Tom Sally Prue (Oxford University Press 0-19-271887-8, Jan 2002, £6.99, 136pp, tp) Young-adult fantasy novel. In a world where humans and elves can intermingle, an exiled elf must make his way among the demons. A first novel.

Cold Tom Sally Prue (Oxford University Press 0-19-275272-3, Nov 2002, £4.99, 136pp, tp) Reprint (Oxford University Press 2002) young-adult fantasy novel. An elf exiled from his own people must make his way in the human world. Winner of the Branford Boase Award.

The Devil’s Toenail Sally Prue (Oxford University Press 0-19-271911-4, Nov 2002, £6.99, 145pp, tp) Young-adult fantasy novel. A bullied boy finds a stone that tutors him in how to succeed.

Count Karlstein Philip Pullman (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60511-0, Nov 2002, £10.99, xii+243pp, hc, cover by Tracey Hurst & Jerry Paris) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1982) humorous young-adult fantasy novel, based on a play by Pullman. This edition adds a new author’s note. Illustrated by Diana Bryan.

Earth and Ashes Atiq Rahimi (Chatto & Windus 0-7011-7375-0, Oct 2002, £8.99, 54pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel. Translated from the original Khakestar-o-khak (Afghanistan 1999).

The Fandom of the Operator Robert Rankin (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-14897-0, Apr 2002, £5.99, 367pp, pb) [Lazlo Woodbine] Reprint (Doubleday UK 2001) humorous fantasy novel in the “Lazlo Woodbine” sequence.

The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse Robert Rankin (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07313-6, Sep 2002, £9.99, 342pp, hc) [Eddie Bear] Humorous fantasy novel. A serial killer is stalking Toy City murdering nursery rhyme characters.

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red Joyce Reardon (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-82558-8, Jun 2002, £12.99, 253pp, hc) Reprint (Hyperion 2001) fictionalised diary based on the dark fantasy TV series, Stephen King’s Rose Red (based on the Stephen King novel), with an afterword by “Steven Rimbauer”. The author was revealed as Ridley Pearson. [First U.K. edition]

Blood Sinister Celia Rees (Scholastic UK 0-439-98231-6, Sep 2002, £4.99, 199pp, tp) Reprint (Scholastic UK 1996) young-adult horror novel. A “Point” title.

City of Shadows Celia Rees (Hodder Silver 0-340-81800-X, Jan 2002, £5.99, 247pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [H.A.U.N.T.S.] Omnibus of Books 1 and 2 in the “H.A.U.N.T.S.” series, both Hodder Children’s Books 1998: H.A.U.N.T.S.: H is for Haunting and H.A.U.N.T.S.: A is for Apparition.

The Host Rides Out Celia Rees (Hodder Silver 0-340-81802-6, Mar 2002, £5.99, 212pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [H.A.U.N.T.S.] Young-adult omnibus of Books 5 and 6 in the “H.A.U.N.T.S.” series, both Hodder Children’s Books 1998: H.A.U.N.T.S.: T is for Terror and H.A.U.N.T.S.: S is for Shudder.

Sorceress Celia Rees (Bloomsbury 0-7475-5036-0, Mar 2002, £10.99, 301pp, hc) [Witch Child] Young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Witch Child.

A Trip in Time Celia Rees (Hodder Silver 0-340-81801-8, Feb 2002, £5.99, 229pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [H.A.U.N.T.S.] Young-adult fantasy omnibus. Omnibus of Books 3 and 4 in the “H.A.U.N.T.S.” series.

Mortal Engines Philip Reeve (Scholastic UK 0-439-97943-9, Sep 2002, £5.99, 293pp, tp, cover by David Frankland) [Hungry City Chronicles] Reprint (Scholastic Press 2001) young-adult SF/fantasy novel.

Operation Timewarp Kate Reid (Orion/Dolphin 1-84255-203-1, Sep 2002, £4.99, 195pp, tp, cover by Tim Kahane) Young-adult SF novel. Contemporary children are recruited to overthrow a tyrannical president in the future.

The Third Witch Rebecca Reisert (Flame 0-340-77117-8, Nov 2001, £6.99, 341pp, tp) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 2001) historical fantasy novel retelling the events of Macbeth.

Warhammer 40,000: Execution Hour Gordon Rennie (Black Library 1-84154-142-7, Jun 2001, £5.99, 319pp, pb) [Warhammer 40,000] Novelization set in the world of the SF roleplaying game. This is dated 2001, but not seen until now.

Warhammer: Zavant Gordon Rennie (Black Library 1-84154-203-2, Mar 2002, £5.99, 285pp, pb, cover by Adrian Smith) [Warhammer] Novelization based on the world of the fantasy role-playing game.

Chasm City Alastair Reynolds (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07365-9, Jan 2002, £6.99, 616pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) [Inhibitor] Reprint (Gollancz 2001) SF novel, set in the universe of Revelation Space.

Redemption Ark Alastair Reynolds (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-06879-5, Jun 2002, £17.99, 567pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) [Inhibitor] SF novel. A sequel to Revelation Space. A trade paperback edition (-06880-9, £10.99) is also available.

The Dice Man Luke Rhinehart (HarperCollins/Flamingo 0-00-651390-5, May 2002, £7.99, 543pp, tp, cover by Tim Byrne) [Dice Man] Reprint (Talmy Franklin 1971) literary fantasy novel, the first in a series. Copyrighted by George Cockcroft.

Blackwood Farm Anne Rice (Chatto & Windus 0-701-17354-8, Nov 2002, £17.99, 530pp, hc, cover by Andy Kingsbury) [Vampire Chronicles; Mayfair Witches] Reprint (Knopf 2001) dark fantasy novel. Book 11 in “The Vampire Chronicles”. [First U.K. edition]

Blood and Gold Anne Rice (Random House UK/Arrow 0-09-927149-4, Nov 2002, £6.99, 746pp, pb, cover by Ian Winstanley) [Vampire Chronicles] Reprint (Chatto & Windus 2001) vampire novel. Book 10 of “The Vampire Chronicles”.

Doctor Who: Time Zero Justin Richards (BBC Books 0-563-53866-X, Sep 2002, £5.99, 275pp, pb) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 60 in the BBC “New Adventures” series, featuring the 8th Doctor.

A Crown of Lights Phil Rickman (Pan 0-330-48450-8, Nov 2001, £5.99, 566pp, pb) [Merrily Watkins] Reprint (Macmillan UK 2001) dark fantasy novel of a female exorcist. Third in the “Merrily Watkins” series.

The Cure of Souls Phil Rickman (Macmillan/Pan 0-330-48756-6, Nov 2002, £6.99, 563pp, pb) [Merrily Watkins] Reprint (Macmillan UK 2001) dark fantasy novel of a female exorcist, fourth in the “Merrily Watkins” series.

The Crying Hazel Riley (Oxford University Press 0-19-271915-7, Aug 2002, £6.99, 111pp, tp, cover by Stuart Briers) Young-adult ghost novel.

Jitterbug Perfume Tom Robbins (No Exit Press 1-84243-035-1, May 2002, £8.99, 342pp, tp) Reprint (Bantam 1984) fantasy time-travel novel.

Skinny Legs and All Tom Robbins (No Exit Press 1-84243-034-3, Mar 2002, £8.99, 422pp, tp, cover by Alan Forster) Reprint (Bantam 1990) mainstream novel with fantasy elements.

On Adam Roberts (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07299-7, Jun 2002, £6.99, 387pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Gollancz 2001) SF novel.

Park Polar Adam Roberts (PS Publishing 1-902880-28-5, Dec 2001, £8.00, 109pp, tp, cover by David A. Hardy) SF novella. Introduction by Roger Levy. A signed, limited edition of 500; a hardcover edition of 400 (-31-5, £25.00) is also available. PS Publishing, Hamilton House, 4 Park Avenue, Harrogate HG2 9BQ, UK; [].

Stone Adam Roberts (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07064-1, Jul 2002, £9.99, 260pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) SF novel. The last criminal in the universe is freed, to kill a world’s population yet leave their planet intact. A hardcover edition (-07063-3, £16.99) is also available.

The Babylon Game Katherine Roberts (CollinsVoyager 0-00-711279-3, Mar 2002, £3.99, 309pp, tp, cover by Andy Parker) [Seven Fabulous Wonders] Young-adult historical fantasy novel, the second book in the “Seven Fabulous Wonders” series.

Crystal Mask Katherine Roberts (The Chicken House 1-903434-56-4, Jul 2002, £5.99, 255pp, pb, cover by James Marsh) [Echorium Sequence] Reprint (The Chicken House 2001) young-adult fantasy novel in “The Echorium Sequence”.

Heaven and Earth Nora Roberts (Piatkus 0-7499-3282-1, Feb 2002, £5.99, 358pp, pb) [Three Sisters Island] Reprint (Putnam 2001) contemporary novel with fantasy elements, the second in the “Three Sisters Island” psychic powers trilogy.

When Marnie Was There Joan G. Robinson (Collins 0-00-710477-4, Apr 2002, £5.99, 285pp, tp, cover by Hamish Blakely) Reprint (Collins 1967) young-adult fantasy novel.

Vinland the Dream and Other Stories Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-713404-5, May 2002, £6.99, 410pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Collection of 14 stories, most previously collected as part of The Planet on the Table (Tor 1986) and Remaking History (Tor 1991), with the addition of a story from 2000.

The Years of Rice and Salt Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins UK 0-00-224679-1, Mar 2002, £16.99, xi+669pp, hc) Alternate-history novel set in a world where plague kept Europe from developing as a world power. Simultaneous with the US (Bantam) edition. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-225748-3, £10.99) was announced but not seen.

Mappa Mundi Justina Robson (Macmillan/Pan 0-330-37567-9, Oct 2002, £6.99, 628pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) Reprint (Macmillan UK 2001) SF novel of nanotechnology, gene manipulation, and socio-political control.

Doctor Who: Camera Obscura Lloyd Rose (BBC Books 0-563-53857-0, Aug 2002, £5.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Black Sheep) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 59 in the BBC “New Adventures” series, featuring the Eighth Doctor.

Bloodline Malcolm Rose (Scholastic UK 0-439-99402-0, Feb 2002, £4.99, 403pp, pb) Young-adult thriller about the discovery of a drug that is a racially-directed genetic weapon.

Clone Malcolm Rose (Scholastic UK 0-439-98164-6, Oct 2002, £5.99, 257pp, tp) Young-adult SF novel of the attempt to create a human clone.

Death’s Enemy: The Pilgrimage of Victor Frankenstein George Rosie (Random House/Vintage UK 0-09-942233-6, Nov 2002, £6.99, 342pp, tp) [Frankenstein] Reprint (Heinemann 2001, not seen) historical novel with SF elements, in the form of the biography of Frankenstein, up to the moment of his first revivifaction. A first novel.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J. K. Rowling (Bloomsbury 0-7475-6218-0, Oct 2002, £6.99, 251pp, tp, cover by Cliff Wright) [Harry Potter] Reprint (Bloomsbury 1998) young-adult fantasy novel, second in the series. A “Celebratory Edition” to accompany the new film.

The Female Man Joanna Russ (The Women’s Press 0-7043-4737-7, May 2002, £6.99, 214pp, tp) Reprint (Bantam 1975) feminist SF novel. “A Women’s Press Classic”.

The Isle of Battle Sean Russell (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-086-5, Sep 2002, £12.99, xii+464pp, hc, cover by David Wyatt) [Swans’ War] Reprint (Eos 2002) fantasy novel, second in “The Swans’ War” trilogy. [First U.K. edition]

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