The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

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The Cyberiad Stanislaw Lem (Harcourt/Harvest 0-15-602759-3, Dec 2002, $13.00, 295pp, tp) Reissue (Seabury/Continuum 1974) collection, translated by Michael Kandel from the Polish Cyberiada (Warzawa 1967, 1972). This has a new ISBN and indicates first printing.

Peace on Earth Stanislaw Lem (Harcourt/Harvest 0-15-602814-X, Dec 2002, $13.00, 234pp, tp) Reissue (Harcourt Brace 1994) satirical SF novel featuring Ijon Tichy, the man who went to the moon to save Earth, and came back with a split brain. Translated from the Polish by Elinor Ford with Michael Kandel. Originally published as Pokoj Na Ziemi (Krakow 1987). This has a new ISBN and no printing indicated.

Solaris Stanislaw Lem (SFBC, Jan 2003, $10.99, 204pp, tp) Reprint (Walker 1970) SF novel. This is similar to the Harvest movie tie-in edition, except it lacks a price.

The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi Arthur Lennig (University Press of Kentucky 0-8131-2273-2, Jun 2003, $39.95, 548 + xii, hc) Associational non-fiction, the biography of a man trapped in the role of Dracula. This is revised and significantly expanded from Lennig’s 1974 book, The Count. This has 48 unpaginated pages of b&w photos, filmography, notes, and index. A signed, leatherbound edition (-2302-X, $100.00) is also available. Order from the University Press of Kentucky, 663 South Limestone Street, Lexington KY 40508-4008; 800-839-6855; []; add $4.00 postage. [Bela Lugosi]

The Fortress of Solitude Jonathan Lethem (Doubleday 0-385-50069-6, Sep 2003, $26.00, 513pp, hc, cover by Rebecca Cohen) Associational novel of two boys growing up in 1970s Brooklyn, one white and one black, both obsessed with superheroes.

Gun, with Occasional Music Jonathan Lethem (Harcourt/Harvest 0-15-602897-2, Sep 2003, $14.00, 271pp, tp, cover by Gary Isaacs) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1994) SF mystery novel.

Rosemary’s Baby Ira Levin (SFBC 0-965-72317-8, Mar 2003, $10.99, 245 + xix, hc) [Rosemary Reilly] Reprint (Random House 1967) horror novel. This special edition for “The Stephen King Horror Library” has the 1981 introduction by King; it lacks a price.

The Two Princesses of Bamarre Gail Carson Levine (HarperTrophy 0-06-440966-X, Apr 2003, $5.99, 239pp, tp, cover by Eric Bowman) Reprint (HarperCollins 2001) young-adult fantasy novel. The timid princess must save the kingdom and her bold sister.

The Consciousness Plague Paul Levinson (Tor 0-765-30754-5, Aug 2003, $15.95, 316pp, tp) [Phil D’Amato] Reprint (Tor 2002) SF mystery novel, sequel to The Silk Code, featuring forensic detective Phil D’Amato.

The Pixel Eye Paul Levinson (Tor 0-765-30556-9, Aug 2003, $24.95, 334pp, hc, cover by Shelley Eshkar) [Phil D’Amato] SF mystery novel, the third featuring forensic detective Phil D’Amato. Someone’s wiring squirrels with surveillance equipment.

Realspace: The Fate of Physical Presence in the Digital Age, On and Off Planet Paul Levinson (Routledge 0-415-27743-4, Jul 2003, $21.95, 176pp, hc) Associational non-fiction, a critique of the digital age looking at the marriage of communication and transportation technology, and humanity’s need to travel into outer space. Order from Routledge, 29 W. 35th St., New York NY 10001; [].

The Dark Tower and Other Stories C. S. Lewis (Harcourt/Harvest 0-15-602770-4, Nov 2002, $12.00, 158pp, tp) Reprint (Collins UK 1977) collection of six stories, with preface by Walter Hooper.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis (HarperCollins 0-06-053083-9, Oct 2003, $19.99, 110pp, hc, cover by Pauline Baynes) [Narnia] Reprint (Geoffrey Bles 1950) young-adult fantasy novel, book two in the “Narnia” series. This is a special gift edition with the 1997 colorized illustrations by Pauline Baynes.

The Magician’s Nephew C. S. Lewis (HarperCollins 0-06-053084-7, Oct 2003, $19.99, 112pp, hc, cover by Pauline Baynes) [Narnia] Reprint (Bodley Head 1955) young-adult fantasy novel, book one in the “Narnia” series. This is an oversized gift edition with the colorized illustrations by Pauline Baynes.

Out of the Silent Planet C. S. Lewis (Simon & Schuster/Scribner 0-7432-3490-1, Mar 2003, $12.00, 158pp, tp, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) [Cosmic] Reprint (John Lane 1938) classic SF/fantasy novel, first in the “Cosmic” (or “Ransom”) trilogy.

Perelandra C. S. Lewis (Simon & Schuster/Scribner 0-7432-3491-X, Apr 2003, $12.00, 190pp, tp, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) [Cosmic] Reprint (John Lane 1943) fantasy/religious novel, second in the “Cosmic” or “Space” trilogy.

That Hideous Strength C. S. Lewis (Simon & Schuster/Scribner 0-7432-3492-8, May 2003, $13.00, 380pp, tp, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) [Cosmic] Reprint (John Lane 1945) SF thriller, third in the “Cosmic” trilogy.

Quadehar the Sorcerer Erik L’Homme (Scholastic/The Chicken House 0-439-53643-X, Sep 2003, $16.95, 275pp, hc, cover by David Wyatt) [Book of the Stars] Fantasy novel, the first in the “Book of the Stars” trilogy. A boy discovers he has magic powers on the Lost Isle where magic and technology mix. Translated from the French Qadehar le sorcier (Gallimard 2002) by Roz Schwartz. A first novel. First US edition (The Chicken House UK 7/03).

Those of My Blood Jacqueline Lichtenberg (BenBella Books 1-932100-09-1, Oct 2003, $14.95, 333 + vii, tp, cover by Marianne Plumridge) [Those of My Blood] Reprint (St. Martin’s 1988) SF vampire novel. BenBella Books, 6440 N. Central Expressway, Suite 508, Dallas TX 75206; [].

Sime-Gen: The Unity Trilogy Jacqueline Lichtenberg & Jean Lorrah (Meisha Merlin 1-59222-003-7, Jul 2003, $20.00, 744pp, tp, cover by Todd Lockwood) [Sime-Gen] Omnibus of three SF novels: House of Zeor by Lichtenberg (1974), Ambrov Keon by Lorrah (1986), and Zelerod’s Doom by Lichtenberg & Lorrah (1986). Lichtenberg provides an afterword on the history and evolution of the series. A hardcover edition (-002-9, $40.00) was announced but not seen. Available from Meisha Merlin Publishing, PO Box 7, Decatur GA 30031; [].

A Bowl of Fruit, a Whale in the Woods Russel Like (Brunswick Galaxy Press 0-9661039-1-2, Oct 2003, $13.95, 258pp, tp) Humorous SF novel. An experimental device opens access to alternate realities. Order from Brunswick Galaxy Press, PO Box 4213, Highland Park NJ 08904; email: [].

A Voyage to Arcturus David Lindsay (Wildside Press 0-8095-3085-6, Dec 2003, $14.95, 244pp, tp) Reprint (Methuen 1920) classic allegorical SF novel of a trip to another planet. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [] or from Wildside Press, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928-0301.

The Dragon of Despair Jane Lindskold (Tor 0-765-30259-4, Aug 2003, $27.95, 670pp, hc, cover by Julie Bell) [Firekeeper] Fantasy novel, third in the series begun in Through Wolf’s Eyes. Scheming sorceress Melina Shield has married the ruler of New Kelvin, and the animals want Firekeeper to stop her plans for power.

Wolf’s Head, Wolf’s Heart Jane Lindskold (Tor 0-812-57549-0, Aug 2003, $7.99, 735pp, pb, cover by Julie Bell) [Firekeeper] Reprint (Tor 2002) fantasy novel, sequel to Through Wolf’s Eyes.

Trampoline ed. Kelly Link (Small Beer Press 1-931520-04-6, Aug 2003, $17.00, 337pp, tp, cover by Shelley Jackson) Original anthology of 20 stories, one a reprint. Authors include Maureen McHugh, Jeffrey Ford, Carol Emshwiller, and Karen Joy Fowler.

Memory of Fire Holly Lisle (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-81837-X, Apr 2003, $6.99, 355pp, pb, cover by Alan Pollack) [World Gates] Reissue (Eos 2002) fantasy novel, first in “The World Gates” trilogy. Second printing.

Vincalis the Agitator Holly Lisle (Warner Aspect 0-446-61063-1, May 2003, $6.99, 591pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Secret Texts] Reprint (Warner Aspect 2002) fantasy novel, a prequel to “The Secret Texts” trilogy.

Wreck of Heaven Holly Lisle (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-81838-8, Apr 2003, $6.99, 342pp, pb) [World Gates] Fantasy novel, second in “The World Gates” trilogy.

Afternoon of the Elves Janet Taylor Lisle (Penguin Putnam/PaperStar 0-698-11806-5, Nov 2003, $4.99, 122pp, tp, cover by Michael Chesworth) Reissue (Orchard 1989) young-adult novel with possible fantasy elements. Eighth printing.

The Crying Rocks Janet Taylor Lisle (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 0-689-85319-X, Oct 2003, $16.95, 199pp, hc) Young-adult novel with possible fantasy elements. An adopted teen starts investigating after she discovers she looks like Native Americans in an old painting.

The Collection Bentley Little (SFBC 0-7394-2761-X, 2002, $10.99, 453pp, hc) Reprint (Signet 2002) collection of 32 stories. This lacks both price and SFBC number on the jacket.

The Policy Bentley Little (Penguin/Signet 0-451-20954-0, Sep 2003, $6.99, 389pp, pb) Horror novel. A man’s insurance company is running a hellish protection racket.

The Sorcerer’s Academy ed. Denise Little & Martin H. Greenberg (DAW 0-7564-0157-7, Sep 2003, $6.99, 350pp, pb) Original anthology of 14 shared-world fantasy stories, one a two-part framing story. Authors include Josepha Sherman, Rosemary Edghill, and Robert Sheckley.

The Official Nora Roberts Companion ed. Denise Little & Laura Hayden (Berkley 0-425-18344-0, Oct 2003, $16.00, 463 + xv, tp) Non-fiction guide to the works of the author who also writes SF as J.D. Robb, with essays and articles, plus an alphabetical guide to her books. Introduction by Nora Roberts. Foreword by Julie Garwood.

The Elementals Morgan Llywelyn (Tor 0-765-30697-2, Jun 2003, $14.95, 303pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1993) historical novel with fantasy elements. Third printing.

Shadowmen: Heroes and Villains of French Pulp Fiction Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier (Black Coat Press 0-9740711-3-7, Sep 2003, $19.95, 304pp, tp) Non-fiction, a reference guide to 20 French pulp characters, several of SF or fantasy interest. Listings include author biographies, discussion of their major works, character biographies, bibliographies, filmographies, and index. Order from Hollywood, PO Box 17270, Encino CA 91416; [].

Graphic Classics, Volume Five: Jack London Jack London (Eureka Productions 0-9712464-5-9, Mar 2003, $9.95, 144pp, tp, cover by Arnold Arre) Illustrated anthology/graphic novel with 15 illustrated or comic-style adaptations of works by London, most adventure stories but including three SF or fantasy tales. Introduction taken from a posthumous letter by London. Artists include Hunt Emerson, Rick Geary, and Matt Howarth. There is a fictional cartoon biography by Mort Castle, illustrated by Roger Langridge. Eureka Productions, 8778 Oak Grove Road, Mount Horeb WI 53572; [].

The Star Rover Jack London (Random House/Modern Library 0-8129-7004-7, 2003, $10.95, 261 + xv, tp) Reprint (Macmillan 1915) SF novel. This has a new introduction by Lorenzo Carcaterra, and includes a two-page reading group guide.

Year Zero Jeff Long (Pocket 0-7434-0612-5, Feb 2003, $7.99, 498pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 2002) near-future thriller.

The Lady & the Lion Laurel Long & Jacqueline K. Ogburn (Penguin/Dial 0-8037-2651-1, Oct 2003, $16.99, 32pp, hc, cover by Laurel Long) Children’s picture book, a retelling of a Grimm Brothers’ fairy-tale with text by Long & Ogburn, illustrated by Long.

Blood Will Tell Jean Lorrah (BenBella Books 1-932100-03-2, Apr 2003, $14.95, 277pp, tp, cover by Marianne Plumridge) Contemporary vampire romance novel. This was published as an e-book in 2001. BenBella Books, 6440 N. Central Expressway, Suite 508, Dallas TX 75206; [].

From the Pest Zone: Stories from New York H. P. Lovecraft (Hippocampus Press 0-9673215-8-1, Feb 2003, $15.00, 150pp, tp, cover by Sean Madden) Collection of five stories written while HPL lived in New York. Edited, with extensive notes and a detailed introduction, by David E. Schultz & S.T. Joshi. This includes a preface to “The Shunned House” by Frank Belknap Long, Jr. Order from Hippocampus Press, PO Box 641, New York NY 10156; [].

Graphic Classics 4: H.P. Lovecraft H. P. Lovecraft (Eureka Productions 0-9712464-4-0, Nov 2002, $9.95, 144pp, tp, cover by Todd Schorr) Illustrated anthology/graphic novel with ten illustrated or comic-style adaptations of works by Lovecraft, including the epic poem “Fungi From Yuggoth”. Artists include Richard Corben, Rick Geary, Matt Howarth, and Stephen Hickman. A cartoon biography of HPL is provided by George Kucher. Introduction by Gahan Wilson. Eureka Productions, 8778 Oak Grove Road, Mount Horeb WI 53572; [].

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