The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003


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Cosmonaut Peter McAllister (Penguin/Onyx 0-451-41076-9, Mar 2003, $7.50, 436pp, pb) Near-future SF thriller. An ex-astronaut turned cop aboard the International Space Station must stop a murderer determined to destroy the space station. A first novel. First US edition (Penguin Australia 2001).


Whole Wide World Paul McAuley (Tor 0-765-34027-5, Dec 2003, $7.99, 376pp, pb) Reprint (Voyager 2001) near-future SF thriller.


Dragondrums Anne McCaffrey (Simon Pulse 0-689-86025-0, Apr 2003, $6.99, 243pp, pb, cover by Greg Call) [Pern: Harper Hall] Reprint (Atheneum 1979) young-adult novel in the “Pern” series, third in the “Harper Hall” trilogy. An Aladdin trade paperback edition (-86006-4, $5.99) is also available.


Dragonsinger Anne McCaffrey (Simon Pulse 0-689-86024-2, Apr 2003, $6.99, 277pp, pb, cover by Greg Call) [Pern: Harper Hall] Reprint (Atheneum 1977) young-adult novel in the “Pern” series, second in the “Harper Hall” trilogy. An Aladdin trade paperback edition (-86007-2, $5.99) is also available.


Dragonsong Anne McCaffrey (Simon Pulse 0-689-86023-4, Apr 2003, $6.99, 192pp, pb, cover by Greg Call) [Pern: Harper Hall] Reprint (Atheneum 1976) young-adult novel in the “Pern” series, first in the “Harper Hall” trilogy. An Aladdin trade paperback edition (-86008-0, $5.99) is also available.


Freedom’s Ransom Anne McCaffrey (Ace 0-441-01020-2, Feb 2003, $6.99, 287pp, pb, cover by Scott Grimando) [Catteni] Reprint (Bantam Press UK 2002) SF novel, fourth in the Freedom’s Landing series.


The Mystery of Ireta Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-46721-3, Jan 2004, $7.99, 472pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Ireta] Reprint (SFBC 1985 as The Ireta Adventure) omnibus of Dinosaur Planet (1978) and Dinosaur Planet Survivors (1984).


On Dragonwings Anne McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-46565-2, Oct 2003, $17.95, 889pp, tp, cover by Michael Whelan) [Pern] Omnibus of three “Pern” novels: Dragonsdawn (1988), Dragonseye (1997), and Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (1983).


Brain Ships Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey & Margaret Ball (Baen 0-7434-7166-0, Nov 2003, $24.00, 513pp, hc, cover by Tom Kidd) [Ship Who Sang] Omnibus of two novels in the series that followed up McCaffrey’s The Ship Who Sang: The Ship Who Searched (1992) by McCaffrey & Mercedes Lackey and PartnerShip (1992) by McCaffrey & Margaret Ball. Packaged and copyrighted by Bill Fawcett & Associates.


Dragon’s Kin Anne & Todd McCaffrey (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-46198-3, Dec 2003, $24.95, 292pp, hc, cover by Paul Youll) [Pern] SF novel in the “Pern” series. A young man discovers unexpected talents in a new watch-wher being trained for a mining camp.


Dragon’s Kin Anne & Todd McCaffrey (SFBC #36695, Dec 2003, $13.99, 292pp, hc, cover by Paul Youll) [Pern] Reprint (Del Rey 2003) SF novel in the “Pern” series. This is similar to the Del Rey edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


The Ship Who Saved Worlds Anne McCaffrey & Jody Lynn Nye (Baen 0-7434-7171-7, Dec 2003, $22.00, 600pp, hc, cover by Carol Heyer) [Ship Who Sang] Omnibus of two novels in the series that followed up McCaffrey’s The Ship Who Sang: The Ship Who Won (1994) by McCaffrey and Nye, and The Ship Errant (1996) by Nye. A Baen Mega hc. Copyrighted by Bill Fawcett & Associates.


Acorna’s Rebels Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-97899-7, Feb 2003, $24.95, 308pp, hc, cover by John Ennis) [Acorna] SF novel based on a comic-book idea by McCaffrey, sixth in the “Acorna the Unicorn Girl” series.


Acorna’s Rebels Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (SFBC #55407, Feb 2003, $12.99, 308pp, hc, cover by John Ennis) [Acorna] Reprint (Eos 2003) SF novel based on a comic-book idea by McCaffrey, sixth in the “Acorna the Unicorn Girl” series. This is similar to the Eos edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Acorna’s Rebels Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (HarperTorch 0-380-81847-7, Nov 2003, $7.50, 351pp, pb, cover by John Ennis) [Acorna] Reprint (Eos 2003) SF novel based on a comic-book idea by McCaffrey, sixth in the “Acorna the Unicorn Girl” series.


Alia Waking Laura Williams McCaffrey (Clarion 0-618-19461-4, Mar 2003, $15.00, 214pp, hc, cover by Deborah Lanino) Young-adult fantasy novel. Two 12-year-old girls are eager to become warriors, though Alia’s talents lie more in tree magic. A first novel.


Speaks the Nightbird, Volume One: Judgment of the Witch Robert McCammon (Pocket 0-7434-7432-5, Sep 2003, $7.99, 483pp, pb) [Speaks the Nightbird] Reprint (River City 2002) the first half of an associational non-supernatural historical horror novel of witch hunts in late 17th century America.


Speaks the Nightbird, Volume One: Judgment of the Witch Robert McCammon (Pocket 0-7434-7432-5, Dec 2003, $7.99, 483pp, pb) [Speaks the Nightbird] Reissue (River City 2002) the first half of an associational non-supernatural historical horror novel. Second printing.


Speaks the Nightbird, Volume Two: Evil Unveiled Robert McCammon (Pocket 0-7434-7139-3, Oct 2003, $7.99, 418pp, pb) [Speaks the Nightbird] Reprint (River City 2002) the second half of an associational non-supernatural historical horror novel of witch hunts in late 17th century America.


Hacking Matter: Levitating Chairs, Quantum Mirages, and the Infinite Weirdness of Programmable Atoms Wil McCarthy (Basic Books 0-465-04428-X, Apr 2003, $26.00, 222pp, hc, cover by Doug Stern) Associational non-fiction science book about programmable matter, the basis for much of McCarthy’s fiction.


The Monarchs of Sol Wil McCarthy (SFBC #57136, May 2003, $14.99, 582pp, hc, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Monarchs of Sol] Omnibus of two far-future SF novels of manners: The Collapsium (2000) and The Wellstone (2003). This has ISBN 0-7394-3388-1; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


The Wellstone Wil McCarthy (Bantam Spectra 0-553-58446-4, Mar 2003, $6.99, 352pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) [Monarchs of Sol] Far-future SF novel set in the same world as The Collapsium. A prince with immortal parents sets off a revolution.


Giants of the Genre Michael McCarty (Wildside Press 1-59224-100-X, Jul 2003, $15.95, 172pp, tp) Non-fiction collection of 21 interviews conducted by McCarty with authors including Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, Charles de Lint, and Connie Willis. McCarty provides notes on doing each interview, and lists of the subjects’ books. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [www.wildsidepress.com], or from Wildside Press, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928-0301.


Frights ed. Kirby McCauley (ibooks 0-7434-5855-9, Apr 2003, $7.99, 287pp, pb, cover by John Picacio) Reprint (St. Martin’s 1976) anthology of 14 horror stories.


Mage Knight 1: Rebel Thunder Bill McCay (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-45968-7, May 2003, $6.99, 257pp, pb, cover by Terese Nielsen) [Mage Knight] Fantasy novelization based on the game. Copyrighted by WizKids.


Ghost Riders Sharyn McCrumb (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-94718-3, Jul 2003, $24.95, 333pp, hc) [Sheriff Spencer Arrowood] Mystery novel with ghost/fantasy elements, in the “Ballads” series set in Appalachia. Parallel accounts follow Civil War unrest and the contemporary efforts of Nora Bonesteel and Rattler to settle the ghosts.


The Burning Crown J. FitzGerald McCurdy (Saratime Publishing 0-9688713-1-3, Sep 2002, C$29.95, 272pp, hc) [Serpent’s Egg] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Serpent’s Egg. Miranda seeks the Elven Crown stolen by the Demon’s minions. This is dated 2002, but not seen until now. Order from Saratime Publishing, 363 Churchill Ave. North, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Z 5C4; [www.saratimepublishing.com].


Elephant House, or, The Home of Edward Gorey Kevin McDermott (Pomegranate 0-7649-2495-8, Sep 2003, $35.00, unpaginated, hc, cover by Kevin McDermott) Non-fiction art/biography book, full of revealing photos of the home in which Gorey lived. Photographer McDermott, a friend of Gorey’s, provides text about Gorey and his life. Foreword by John Updike. This also includes 14 never-before-published elephant drawings by Gorey. [Edward Gorey]


Magic, the Gathering: The Moons of Mirrodin Will McDermott (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-2995-2, Sep 2003, $6.99, 310pp, pb, cover by Gerald Brom) [Magic: The Gathering: Mirrodin Cycle] Novelization based on the card game, Book I of the “Mirrodin Cycle”. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.


Chindi Jack McDevitt (Ace 0-441-01102-0, Nov 2003, $7.99, 511pp, pb, cover by Edwin Herder) [Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins] Reprint (Ace 2002) near-future SF novel, the third featuring starship captain Priscilla ’Hutch’ Hutchins.


Omega Jack McDevitt (Ace 0-441-01046-6, Nov 2003, $23.95, 438pp, hc, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins] SF novel, the fourth featuring starship captain Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins. A deadly omega cloud threatens a pre-technological alien society.


Omega Jack McDevitt (SFBC #60503, Nov 2003, $11.99, 438pp, hc, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins] Reprint (Ace 2003) SF novel. This is similar to the Ace edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


The Binder’s Road Terry McGarry (Tor 0-765-30428-7, Mar 2003, $27.95, 508pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Eiden Myr] Fantasy novel, sequel to Illumination.


The Binder’s Road Terry McGarry (Tor 0-765-34328-2, Jan 2004, $7.99, 593pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Eiden Myr] Reprint (Tor 2003) fantasy novel, sequel to Illumination.


Magic, the Gathering: Champion’s Trial Scott McGough (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3015-2, Nov 2003, $6.99, 306pp, pb, cover by Kev Walker) [Magic: The Gathering: Magic Legends Cycle] Novelization based on the world of the card game, “Magic Legends” #2. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.


Magic: The Gathering: Emperor’s Fist Scott McGough (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-2935-9, Mar 2003, $6.99, 310pp, pb, cover by Greg Staples) [Magic: The Gathering: Magic Legends Cycle] Novelization based on the collectible card game, second in the “Magic Legends Cycle”.


Devil May Care Sheri McInnis (Simon & Schuster/Atria 0-7434-6484-2, Aug 2003, $24.00, 376pp, hc) Horror novel with possible supernatural elements. A woman starts to believe her new boyfriend is the Devil. A first novel.


Warhammer: Taint of Evil Neil McIntosh (BL Publishing/Black Library 0-7434-4361-6, Oct 2003, $6.99, 319pp, pb, cover by Clint Langley) [Warhammer: Stefan Kumansky] Novelization based on the fantasy roleplaying game, a “Stefan Kumansky” novel, sequel to Star of Erengrad. Copyrighted by Games Workshop. First US edition (Black Library UK 8/03).


The Assassin’s Edge Juliet E. McKenna (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-050568-0, Dec 2003, $7.99, 514pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Tales of Einarinn] Fantasy novel, fifth and final in the “Tales of Einarinn”. First US edition (Orbit 2002).


The Warrior’s Bond Juliet E. McKenna (SFBC #55119, Jan 2003, $10.99, 499pp, hc, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Tales of Einarinn] Reprint (Orbit 2001) fantasy novel, fourth in the “Tales of Einarinn”. This has ISBN 0-7394-3101-3; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


The Grail Prince Nancy McKenzie (SFBC #56289, Mar 2003, $12.99, 513pp, hc) Reprint (Del Rey 2003) Arthurian fantasy novel of Lancelot’s son, Galahad. This has ISBN 0-7394-3178-1; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Prince of Dreams Nancy McKenzie (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-45650-5, Jan 2004, $14.95, 418pp, tp) [Tristan and Isolde] Arthurian fantasy novel, a retelling of the story of Tristan and Isolde (Essylte).


The Changeling Sea Patricia A. McKillip (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-131262-9, Apr 2003, $5.99, 137pp, pb, cover by Elena Flerova) Reprint (Atheneum 1988) YA fantasy novel.


In the Forests of Serre Patricia A. McKillip (Ace 0-441-01011-3, Jun 2003, $22.95, 295pp, hc, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) Fantasy novel. A cursed prince follows a firebird into another world.


In the Forests of Serre Patricia A. McKillip (SFBC #58202, Jul 2003, $11.50, 295pp, hc, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) Reprint (Ace 2003) fantasy novel. This is similar to the Ace edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Ombria in Shadow Patricia A. McKillip (Ace 0-441-01016-4, Feb 2003, $14.00, 298pp, tp, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) Reprint (Ace 2002) fantasy novel.


The Door in the Hedge Robin McKinley (Penguin/Firebird 0-698-11960-6, Oct 2003, $6.99, 216pp, tp, cover by Robert Hunt) Reprint (Greenwillow 1981) collection of four stories.


Sunshine Robin McKinley (Berkley 0-425-19178-8, Oct 2003, $23.95, 389pp, hc, cover by Masao Mukai) Dark fantasy novel. A woman called Sunshine gets involved with a vampire in an alternate world where vampires and Other Folk are known, if not legal.


Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits Robin McKinley & Peter Dickinson (Ace 0-441-01056-3, May 2003, $14.00, 266pp, tp, cover by Trina Schart Hyman) Reprint (Putnam 2002) original collection of six stories, three by each author.


Aphrodite’s Blessings Clemence McLaren (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 0-689-84377-1, Jan 2002, $16.00, 202pp, hc) Young-adult collection of three love stories from Greek myth, told from the point of view of the women involved: Psyche, Atalanta, and Andromeda. The author’s note discusses the myths and their variations. This is dated 2002, but not seen until now.


Professor LaGungo’s Exotic Artifacts & Assorted Mystic Collectibles Mark McLaughlin (Flesh & Blood Press, Dec 2002, $5.00, 34pp, ph, cover by Chris Whitlow) Chapbook original poetry collection of 24 poems. Order from Flesh & Blood Press, 121 Joseph St., Bayville NJ 08721; [www.fleshandbloodpress.com].


The Spiderweb Tree Mark McLaughlin (Yellow Bat Press 0-9718215-6-9, Jun 2003, $3.00, 31pp, ph, cover by Mark McLaughlin) Chapbook original collection of 11 linked poems presenting twisted takes on fairy tales. Order from Yellow Bat Press, 1338 West Maumee, Idlewilde Manor #136, Adrian MI 49221; checks payable to Richard Geyer; [www.yellowbat.com].


Eyes of the Calculor Sean McMullen (Tor 0-765-34512-9, Dec 2003, $7.99, 591pp, pb, cover by John Harris) [Greatwinter] Reprint (Tor 2001) near-future SF novel, third in the “Greatwinter” series.


The Miocene Arrow Sean McMullen (Tor 0-765-34455-6, May 2003, $7.99, 598pp, pb, cover by John Harris) [Greatwinter] Reprint (Tor 2000) SF novel.


Wonder Years: The Ten Best Australian Stories of a Decade Past ed. Peter McNamara (MirrorDanse Books/Aphelion Publications 0-9586583-7-4, Jun 2003, A$24.95, 319pp, tp, cover by Les Peterson) Anthology of 12 stories, ten chosen as the best of the past decade in Australia, plus two that deeply influenced the editor. Authors include Damien Broderick, Terry Dowling, Sean Williams, and Lucy Sussex. An appendix lists winners of the Aurealis and Ditmar Awards. Available from MirrorDanse Books, PO Box 3542, Parramatta NSW 2124, Australia; [mirrordanse@optusnet.com.au]; [www.tabula-rasa.info/MirrorDanse/].


Warhammer 40,000: Warriors of Ultramar Graham McNeill (Games Workshop/Black Library 0-7434-4352-7, Apr 2003, $6.95, 317pp, tp, cover by Alex Boyd) [Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines] Novelization based on the roleplaying game, the second featuring the “Ultramarines”. First US edition (Black Library UK 3/03).


Warhammer: The Ambassador Graham McNeill (BL Publishing/Black Library 1-84416-051-3, Dec 2003, $6.99, 245pp, pb, cover by Paul Dainton) [Warhammer: Ambassador] Novelization based on the fantasy roleplaying game. Copyrighted by Games Workshop. First US edition (Black Library UK 11/03).


Portal George R. Mead (E-Cat Worlds 0-9741973-1-9, Oct 2003, $19.95, 283pp, tp, cover by Noel Peden) Fantasy novel. A man from a small town in Oregon finds himself living a fairy tale life. Order from E-Cat Worlds, 57744 Foothill Road, La Grande OR 97850; [www.ecatworlds.com].


PsiScouts 1: At Risk Phil Meade (Speed-of-C Productions 0-9716147-3-3, Nov 2003, $9.99, 123pp, tp) [PsiScouts] SF novella of an organization of psi-talented teens. Order from Speed-of-C Productions, PO Box 265, Linthicum MD 21090-0265; [www.scatteredworlds.com];


Watchers: The Battle for the Throne William Meikle (KHP Industries/Black Death Books 0-9679220-7-0, Sep 2003, $16.00, 231pp, tp) [Watchers] Historical horror novel, second in the “Watchers” trilogy. This is a print-on-demand book available online at [www.khpindustries.com], or from KHP Industries, PO Box 588, Effort PA 18330.


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