The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

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Pact of the Fathers Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-765-34353-3, Mar 2003, $6.99, 414pp, pb, cover by Barry Appell) Reprint (Forge 2001) associational horror novel.

Scared Stiff: Tales of Sex and Death Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-765-30605-0, Aug 2003, $14.95, 239pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 2002) horror collection of ten stories, revised and expanded from the 1987 Scream/Press edition.

The High Lord Trudi Canavan (HarperCollins/Voyager Australia 0-7322-7230-0, Feb 2003, A$18.95, 598pp, pb, cover by Les Petersen) [Black Magician Trilogy] Fantasy novel, the third book in “The Black Magician Trilogy”.

Alvin Journeyman Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-50923-4, Oct 2003, $6.99, 400pp, pb, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Alvin Maker] Reissue (Tor 1995) fantasy novel of a magical alternate America. Book IV of the “Tales of Alvin Maker”. Fourth printing.

The Crystal City Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-312-86483-3, Nov 2003, $25.95, 384pp, hc, cover by Dennis Nolan) [Alvin Maker] Fantasy novel, the sixth book in the “Tales of Alvin Maker”. Alvin’s wife sends him to New Orleans, now Nueva Barcelona. A leatherbound limited edition (0-765-30874-6, $200.00) was announced but not seen.

First Meetings: In the Enderverse Orson Scott Card (Tor Teen 0-765-30873-8, Sep 2003, $17.95, 208pp, hc) [Ender Wiggin] Reprint (Subterranean Press 2002) collection of four stories set in the world of Ender’s Game. This adds one story about Ender’s parents not in the Subterranean edition.

Hart’s Hope Orson Scott Card (Tor/Orb 0-765-30678-6, Aug 2003, $13.95, 300pp, tp, cover by Dennis Nolan) Reprint (Ace 1983) fantasy novel.

Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card Orson Scott Card (Tor/Orb 0-765-30840-1, Jan 2004, $16.95, 675pp, tp, cover by Peter Scanlan) Reprint (Tor 1990) collection.

Prentice Alvin Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-50212-4, Oct 2003, $6.99, 342pp, pb, cover by Christensen) [Alvin Maker] Reissue (Tor 1989) fantasy novel, third in “The Tales of Alvin Maker” series. Sixth printing.

Red Prophet Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-812-52426-8, Oct 2003, $6.99, 311pp, pb, cover by James C. Christensen) [Alvin Maker] Reissue (Tor 1988) fantasy novel, second in the “Tales of Alvin Maker” series. Tenth printing.

Seventh Son Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-765-34775-X, Sep 2003, $3.99, 241pp, pb, cover by James C. Christensen) [Alvin Maker] Reprint (Tor 1987) SF novel, first in the “Alvin Maker” series.

Shadow Puppets Orson Scott Card (Tor 0-765-34005-4, Jun 2003, $7.99, 375pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) [Ender: Shadow] Reprint (Tor 2002) SF novel, third in the “Shadow” series related to the “Ender” series. An open market edition (same info) scheduled for April 2003 was not seen.

Wyrms Orson Scott Card (Tor/Orb 0-765-30560-7, Apr 2003, $14.95, 336pp, tp, cover by Dennis Nolan) Reprint (Arbor House 1987) SF novel.

Hitting the Skids in Pixeltown: The Phobos Science Fiction Anthology 2 ed. Orson Scott Card, Keith Olexa & Christian O’Toole (Phobos Books 0-9720026-1-8, Sep 2003, $14.95, 279 + xiii, tp) Original anthology of 13 stories, all winners of the first Annual Phobos Fiction Contest for new writers, except for one, the first published story by Larry Niven (one of the contest judges). Editor’s note by Olexa and introduction by Card. Phobos Entertainment, 200 Park Ave. S., New York NY 10003; [].

Star Trek: Enterprise: Broken Bow Diane Carey (Pocket 0-7434-7062-1, Jun 2003, $6.99, 282pp, pb) [Star Trek: Enterprise] Reprint (Pocket 2001) novelization based on the first episode of the new Star Trek series, with a behind-the-scenes section by Paul Ruditis. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Kushiel’s Avatar Jacqueline Carey (Tor 0-312-87240-2, Apr 2003, $27.95, 702pp, hc, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Kushiel’s Legacy] Fantasy novel, third in the trilogy begun in Kushiel’s Dart. Phèdre seeks to free her friend Hyacinthe from his eternal apprenticeship to the Master of the Straits.

Kushiel’s Avatar Jacqueline Carey (SFBC #56764, Apr 2003, $13.99, 671pp, hc, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Kushiel’s Legacy] Reprint (Tor 2003) fantasy novel, third in the trilogy begun in Kushiel’s Dart. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Kushiel’s Chosen Jacqueline Carey (Tor 0-765-34504-8, Mar 2003, $7.99, 678pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Kushiel’s Legacy] Reprint (Tor 2002) fantasy novel, sequel to Kushiel’s Dart.

My Life As a Fake Peter Carey (Random House/Knopf 0-375-41498-3, Nov 2003, $24.00, 274pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel. An imaginary poet comes to life and taunts his maker. First US edition (Random House Australia 2003).

Ashling Isobelle Carmody (Tor/Starscape 0-765-34622-2, Oct 2003, $5.99, 467pp, tp, cover by Tristan Elwell) [Obernewtyn Chronicles] Reprint (Viking Australia 1995) post-holocaust fantasy novel, book three of the “Obernewtyn Chronicles”.

The Farseekers Isobelle Carmody (Tor/Starscape 0-765-34271-5, Jun 2003, $5.99, 316pp, tp, cover by Tristan Elwell) [Obernewtyn Chronicles] Reprint (Penguin Australia 1990) post-holocaust fantasy novel, book two of the “Obernewtyn Chronicles”.

Obernewtyn Isobelle Carmody (Tor/Starscape 0-765-34267-7, Feb 2003, $5.99, 246pp, tp, cover by Tristan Elwell) [Obernewtyn Chronicles] Reprint (Puffin Plus Australia 1987) post-holocaust YA fantasy novel, book one of the “Obernewtyn Chronicles”.

White Apples Jonathan Carroll (Tor 0-765-30401-5, Jul 2003, $13.95, 312pp, tp, cover by Gregory Manchess) [White Apples] Reprint (Tor 2002) literary fantasy novel. This adds a Reading Group Guide.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass Lewis Carroll (Penguin Classics 0-14-143976-9, Jun 2003, $9.00, 357 + lxxx, tp, cover by John Tenniel) [Alice] Reprint (Macmillan 1865 and 1871) omnibus of the classic children’s fantasy novels, illustrated by John Tenniel, plus the earlier “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground” with the original illustrations by Carroll. Edited and with notes by Hugh Haughton, plus two 1897 prefaces by Carroll, and an article on “Alice on the Stage”. This is an international edition; it appears to be a reissue of a 1998 edition, not seen.

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There Lewis Carroll (HarperCollins/Morrow/Books of Wonder 0-688-12049-0, Feb 2003, $16.95, 228pp, hc, cover by Mervyn Peake) [Alice] Reissue (Macmillan 1872) children’s fantasy novel, with the original illustrations by John Tenniel. This is a 1993 Morrow/Books of Wonder edition not previously listed; it is silver-edged, with an afterword by Peter Glassman. Tenth printing.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll & Helen Oxenbury (Candlewick Press 0-7636-2049-1, Mar 2003, $12.99, 207pp, tp, cover by Helen Oxenbury) [Alice] Reprint (1865) classic children’s fantasy. This is a reprint of the 1999 Candlewick Press edition with illustrations by Helen Oxenbury.

Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll & Ralph Steadman (Firefly Books 1-55297-754-4, Jul 2003, $29.95, 132pp, hc, cover by Ralph Steadman) [Alice] Reprint (Macmillan 1885) classic children’s fantasy, with illustrations by Ralph Steadman from the Dobson Books 1967 edition, and introductions by Steadman from the 1967 edition and the Cape 1986 The Complete Alice and The Hunting of the Snark. The text follows the Macmillan 1897 edition.

Jump Start Gary Carter (PublishAmerica 1-4137-0193-0, Dec 2003, $19.95, 177pp, tp) Near-future SF novel. A massive alien invasion suddenly explains such mysteries as dragons, Stonehenge, and the pyramids. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [].

From the Dark Places Margaret L. Carter (Amber Quill Press 1-59279-885-3, Dec 2003, $17.00, 268pp, tp) Horror novel. Dark powers are trying to destroy Kate Jacobs and her daughter prophesied to become a great warrior against evil. This is a print-on demand edition available online at [].

Wyrmhole Jay Caselberg (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45949-0, Oct 2003, $5.99, 309pp, pb) [Jack Stein] Far-future SF novel. Jack Stein, Psychic Investigator, is hired to find a mining crew that disappeared from a remote planet. Caselberg also writes as James A. Hartley. A first novel.

Tango Midnight Michael Cassutt (Tor/Forge 0-765-30645-X, Nov 2003, $25.95, 384pp, hc) SF technothriller set on a space station, where a biotech mogul accidentally releases deadly spores.

Spider-Man: Secret of The Sinister Six Adam-Troy Castro (ibooks/BP Books 0-7434-5832-X, Mar 2003, $6.99, 442pp, pb, cover by Mike Zeck) [Spider-Man] Reprint (ibooks 2002) novelization based on the comic-book character. Copyrighted by Marvel Characters; packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

The Gothic Vision: Three Centuries of Horror, Terror and Fear Dani Cavallaro (Continuum 0-826-45602-2, Sep 2002, $32.95, 230 + ix, tp, cover by Francisco Goya) Non-fiction, a critical overview of Gothic literature focusing on various elements and themes: darkness, haunting, children, and monstrosity. Includes bibliography and index. A hardcover edition (-45601-4, $90.95) was announced but not seen. This is dated 2002 but not seen until now.

The Restless Dead Hugh B. Cave (Leisure 0-8439-5082-X, Jan 2003, $5.99, 339pp, pb) Horror novel. A professor investigates a house under a voodoo curse.

McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales ed. Michael Chabon (Random House/Vintage 1-4000-3339-X, Apr 2003, $13.95, 478pp, tp, cover by H. J. Ward) Anthology of 20 stories in various genres, previously published in the magazine McSweeney’s Quarterly #10, available only to subscribers. Authors include Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Michael Moorcock, and Neil Gaiman. Guest editor Chabon provides an introduction.

Dancers in the Dark Jack L. Chalker (Gale Group/Five Star 0-7862-4680-4, Dec 2002, $24.95, 304pp, hc, cover by Andy Simmons) Reprint (Del Rey 1978) of the SF novel Dancers in the Afterglow, plus two additional stories. Packaged and edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Ed Gorman. Order from Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; 800-223-1244; [].

Exiles at the Well of Souls Jack L. Chalker (Baen 0-7434-3603-2, Apr 2003, $6.99, 403pp, pb, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [Well of Souls] Reprint (Ballantine 1978) SF novel, second in the “Well of Souls” series.

Kaspar’s Box Jack L. Chalker (Baen 0-7434-3563-X, Apr 2003, $24.00, 280pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Three Kings] Far-future SF novel, third in the “Three Kings” trilogy. The secrets of the lost worlds, and two lost expeditions, are finally revealed.

Quest for the Well of Souls Jack L. Chalker (Baen 0-7434-7153-9, Sep 2003, $7.99, 335pp, pb, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [Well of Souls] Reprint (Ballantine 1978) SF novel, third in “The Well of Souls” series.

The People’s Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien ed. Erica Challis (Cold Spring Press 1-892975-90-4, May 2003, $16.95, 377pp, tp, cover by Daniel Govar) Non-fiction guide to Tolkien’s Middle-earth, with 54 essays, reflections, and question-and-answer sections culled from, “The Internet’s #1 Tolkien Fan Website”, covering such topics as the literary and mythic roots of Tolkien’s works, fandom, and films. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

The Merlin of the Oak Wood Ann Chamberlin (Tor 0-765-34499-8, Apr 2003, $6.99, 307pp, pb, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Joan of Arc Tapestries] Reprint (Tor 2001) historical fantasy novel, book two of the “Joan of Arc Tapestries”.

Tolkien the Medievalist ed. Jane Chance (Routledge 0-415-28944-0, Feb 2003, $95.00, 295 + xv, hc) Non-fiction, a gathering of 15 essays on Tolkien’s use of history, folklore, and myth in his fiction. Authors include Douglas A. Anderson and Verlyn Flieger. This includes notes, a bibliography of references, and an index. Part of the “Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture” series. This is an international edition published simultaneously in the US and UK. Order from Routledge, 29 West 35th Street, New York NY 10001; []. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

John Grimes: Tramp Captain A. Bertram Chandler (SFBC #55567, Feb 2003, $14.99, 699pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [John Grimes] Omnibus of four novels: To Keep the Ship (1978), Matilda’s Stepchildren (1979), Star Loot (1980), and The Anarch Lords (1981). This special SFBC edition has ISBN 0-7394-3119-6; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Dark Secrets: The Deep End of Fear Elizabeth Chandler (Simon Pulse 0-689-85259-2, Mar 2003, $4.99, 311pp, pb, cover by Sandy Young) [Dark Secrets] Young-adult horror novel, fourth in the “Dark Secrets” series. Chandler is a pen name for Mary Claire Helldorfer.

Classic and Iconoclastic Alternate History Science Fiction ed. Edgar L. Chapman & Carl B. Yoke (Mellen Press, Edwin 0-7734-6799-8, Apr 2003, $119.95, 330pp, hc) Non-fiction, a gathering of 13 critical essays that explore the development of alternate history SF, with an introductory essay by Chapman. Includes bibliography and index. Order from the Edwin Mellen Press, Box 450, Lewiston NY 14092-0450; 716-754-2788; []; [].

Life on Earth Stepan Chapman (Four-Sep Publications, Dec 2003, $5.00, 36pp, ph, cover by Stepan Chapman) Chapbook picture book, a grimly surreal look at life on Earth illustrated in b&w by the author. Order from Four-Sep Publications, PO Box 86., Friendship IN 47021; []; price includes postage (outside the US add $4.00).

Dragon’s New Home Theresa Chaze (PublishAmerica 1-59286-310-8, Apr 2003, $19.95, 213pp, tp) [Dragon Clan] Dark fantasy novel, the first book of the “Dragon Clan” trilogy. A wiccan bookseller gets involved in revealing a murderer. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [].

The Bastard King Dan Chernenko (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45914-8, Mar 2003, $14.95, 431pp, tp) [Scepter of Mercy] Fantasy novel, first in “The Scepter of Mercy” series. A king’s illegitimate only son seeks a scepter with the power to oppose the Banished One. A first novel.

At the Edge of Space C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-7564-0160-7, Sep 2003, $7.99, 540pp, pb, cover by Dawn Wilson & John Pound) [Hanan space] Omnibus of two SF novels of Hanan space: Brothers of Earth (1976) and Hunter of Worlds (1977).

Explorer C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-7564-0131-3, Nov 2003, $6.99, 523pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Foreigner] Reprint (DAW 2002) SF novel, sixth in the “Foreigner” sequence.

The King Betrayed Deborah Chester (Ace 0-441-01115-2, Dec 2003, $7.99, 408pp, pb, cover by Lisa Falkenstern) [Sword, the Ring, and the Chalice] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Queen’s Gambit in the series begun in “The Sword, The Ring, and the Chalice” trilogy.

The Bakka Anthology ed. Kristen Pederson Chew (Bakka Books 0-9731508-3-1, Dec 2002, C$30.00, 197pp, hc) Original anthology of nine stories celebrating the bookstore’s 30th anniversary, with eight stories by current and former employees, including Robert J. Sawyer, Tanya Huff, Cory Doctorow, and Nalo Hopkinson. Afterword by owner John Rose; introductory comments by Spider Robinson, Mark Askwith, and Kristen Pederson Chew. This is dated 2002, but not seen until now. Order from Bakka Books, 598 Yonge St., Toronto Ont M4Y 1Z3, Canada; [].

Robota Doug Chiang & Orson Scott Card (Chronicle Books 0-8118-4041-7, Sep 2003, $35.00, 176pp, hc, cover by Doug Chiang) Illustrated book with art and story by Doug Chiang, and text by Orson Scott Card. Foreword by Chiang. The amnesiac called Caps wanders a world ruled by robots determined to wipe out human resistance.

Stories of Your Life and Others Ted Chiang (Tor/Orb 0-765-30419-8, Aug 2003, $14.95, 333pp, tp, cover by Joe Curcio) Reprint (Tor 2002) Locus Award-winning collection of eight stories.

Shivers II ed. Richard Chizmar (CD Publications 1-58767-072-0, Sep 2003, $20.00, 320pp, tp, cover by Alan M. Clark) Original anthology of 24 horror stories, one a reprint. Authors include F. Paul Wilson, Thomas Tessier, and Bentley Little. Order from CD Publications, 132-B Industry Lane, Unit 7, Forest Hill MD 21050; [].

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