The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

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Watchers: The Coming of the King William Meikle (KHP Industries/Black Death Books 0-9679220-4-6, Jan 2003, $16.00, 235pp, tp) Historical horror novel. Charles Stuart raises an army of the undead in 1745 Scotland in an effort to take the British throne. This is a print-on-demand book available online at [], or from KHP Industries, PO Box 588, Effort PA 18330.

The Destructor Jon F. Merz (Kensington/Pinnacle 0-7860-1535-7, Mar 2003, $5.99, 337pp, pb) [Lawson] Vampire novel, the third featuring the vampire fixer Lawson.

The Syndicate Jon F. Merz (Kensington/Pinnacle 0-7860-1536-5, Oct 2003, $5.99, 348pp, pb) [Lawson Vampire] Vampire novel, the fourth in the “Lawson Vampire” series. Lawson seeks a missing cousin in NYC, where a vampire Syndicate doesn’t always play by Council rules.

Picoverse Robert A. Metzger (Ace 0-441-01030-X, Mar 2003, $6.99, 389pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) Reprint (Ace 2002) SF novel.

N.C. Wyeth: A Biography David Michaelis (HarperPerennial 0-06-008926-1, Feb 2003, $24.95, 555pp, tp, cover by N. C. Wyeth) Reprint (Knopf 1998, not seen) art book, a biography, with 32 unpaginated pages of color reproductions. Includes notes, bibliography, and index. [N. C. Wyeth]

Hecate’s Glory Karen Michalson (Tor 0-312-89060-5, Feb 2003, $27.95, 477pp, hc, cover by Todd Lockwood) [Enemy Glory] Fantasy novel, sequel to Enemy Glory, about a young magician who works hard to be good at being evil.

Perdido Street Station China Miéville (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-45940-7, Aug 2003, $7.99, 623pp, pb) [New Crobuzon] Reprint (Macmillan UK 2000) fantasy novel.

Isolde: Queen of the Western Isle Rosalind Miles (Random House/Three Rivers 1-4000-4786-2, Jun 2003, $12.95, 359pp, tp, cover by David Bowers) [Tristan and Isolde] Reprint (Crown 2002) Arthurian novel, first in the “Tristan and Isolde” series. This includes a Reader’s Guide.

The Maid of White Hands Rosalind Miles (Random House/Crown 0-609-60961-0, Aug 2003, $23.95, 322pp, hc, cover by David Bowers) [Tristan and Isolde] Arthurian novel, second in the “Tristan and Isolde” series.

Sky Bounce Deanna Miller (Miller, Deanna 0-9725424-1-8, May 2003, $6.50, 210pp, pb, cover by Janet J. E. Chui) Young-adult fantasy novel. A young winged woman travels to a parallel plane of existence to the plane’s destruction. This is copyrighted 1995, 2001, and 2003, but has not been previously published. Order from Deanna Miller, PO Box 63, Merrifield VA 22116; [].

Coyote Moon John A. Miller (Tor/Forge 0-765-30627-1, Nov 2003, $24.95, 302pp, hc, cover by Shasti O’Leary Soudant) Trailer park residents think a mysterious baseball player is the reincarnation of a physicist.

The Twilight Zone, Book 1: Shades of Night, Falling John J. Miller (ibooks 0-7434-5858-3, May 2003, $12.95, 266pp, pb) Novelization based on the TV series. Copyrighted by CBS Broadcasting.

Sowboy Richard Miller (DFI Books/Synergy 0-9658423-4-7, Apr 2003, $19.50, 240pp, tp, cover by Michael Kane Miller) [Squed] Literary fantasy novel, sequel to Squed. Billy and his boss decide pig raisers should get the same romantic status as cowboys. This first US edition (Bloomsbury 1991) is copyrighted 2003, and has been updated somewhat.

Independence Day Testimony Walter R. Milton (Xlibris 1-4010-6496-5, Jan 2003, $26.99, 519pp, tp) Science fiction novel. A promising young officer is given command of a new warship’s shakedown flight when interstellar war breaks out. This is copyrighted 1992 but not published until now. A print-on-demand book available online at []; or from Xlibris Corporation, 426 Walnut St., Philadelphia PA 19106; 888-795-4274.

The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft ed. D. M. Mitchell (Creation Books 1-871592-32-1, Dec 2003, $19.95, 221pp, tp, cover by Peter Smith) Reprint (Creation 1995) anthology of 24 stories, some in graphic form, plus four articles, inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. This has been updated and adds four articles and two stories; it drops one graphic story.

Tainted Blood Mary Ann Mitchell (Leisure 0-8439-5091-9, Jul 2003, $6.99, 334pp, pb) [Vampire de Sade] Horror novel. The vampire Marquis de Sade meets all-American suburban family of vampires.

Warhammer 40,000: For the Emperor Sandy Mitchell (BL Publishing/Black Library 1-84416-050-5, Dec 2003, $7.99, 395pp, pb, cover by Clint Langley) [Warhammer 40,000] Novelization based on the roleplaying game. Mitchell is a pen name for Alex Stewart. Copyrighted by Games Workshop. First US edition (Black Library 11/03).

The Changeling Plague Syne Mitchell (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45910-5, Feb 2003, $6.99, 327pp, pb) SF novel. Hackers help fight a mutagenic plague caused by illegal viral engineering.

Archform: Beauty L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-765-34364-9, May 2003, $6.99, 339pp, pb, cover by David Seeley) [Archform: Beauty] Reprint (Tor 2002) SF novel.

Darknesses L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-765-30704-9, Aug 2003, $27.95, 492pp, hc, cover by Daniel Horne) [Corean Chronicles] Fantasy novel, the second book of the “Corean Chronicles”, sequel to Legacies.

Ecolitan Prime L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-765-30898-3, Nov 2003, $17.95, 492pp, tp, cover by Wayne Barlowe) [Ecolitan] Omnibus of the third and fourth SF novels in the “Ecolitan” series: The Ecologic Envoy (1986) and The Ecolitan Enigma (1997).

The Ethos Effect L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-765-30802-9, Oct 2003, $27.95, 509pp, hc, cover by David Seeley) [Parafaith War] SF novel, set in the same universe as The Parafaith War, two centuries later.

Legacies L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (SFBC #55409, Feb 2003, $13.99, 558pp, hc, cover by Daniel Horne) [Corean Chronicles] Reprint (Tor 2002) fantasy novel, the first book of the “Corean Chronicles”. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Legacies L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-765-34513-7, Jul 2003, $7.99, 586pp, pb, cover by Daniel Horne) [Corean Chronicles] Reprint (Tor 2002) fantasy novel, the first book of the “Corean Chronicles”.

Shadowsinger L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (Tor 0-765-34258-8, Mar 2003, $7.99, 597pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Spellsong Cycle] Reprint (Tor 2002) fantasy novel, fifth and final in “The Spellsong Cycle”.

The Genesis Quest Donald Moffitt (ibooks 0-7434-5833-8, Mar 2003, $6.99, 409pp, pb, cover by Stephan Martiniere) [Genesis Quest] Reprint (Del Rey 1986) SF novel.

The Jupiter Theft Donald Moffitt (ibooks 0-7434-7488-0, Sep 2003, $11.95, 444pp, tp, cover by Stephan Martiniere) Reprint (Del Rey 1977) SF novel.

Second Genesis Donald Moffitt (ibooks 0-7434-5861-3, Mar 2003, $6.99, 409pp, pb, cover by Stephan Martiniere) [Genesis Quest] Reprint (Del Rey 1986) SF novel, sequel to The Genesis Quest.

Picturing Extraterrestrials: Alien Images in Modern Mass Culture John F. Moffitt (Prometheus Books 1-57392-993-X, May 2003, $29.00, 595pp, hc) Associational non-fiction, a look at images of extraterrestrials, relating them culturally to such images as religious icons and occult illustrations, with an eye to debunking UFOlogy, and with only passing references to literary SF or fantasy. Prometheus Books, 59 John Glenn Dr., Amherst NY 14228-2197; orders 800-421-0351; [].

The Wild West Witches Michael Molloy (Scholastic/The Chicken House 0-439-54510-2, Sep 2003, $4.99, 271pp, tp, cover by David Wyatt) [Witch Trade] Young-adult fantasy novel, third and final in the series begun in The Witch Trade.

The Dwelling Susie Moloney (Simon & Schuster/Atria 0-7434-5662-9, Feb 2003, $25.00, 408pp, hc) Horror novel of a haunted house. First US edition (Michael Joseph 10/02 as 362 Belisle St.).

The Dwelling Susie Moloney (Pocket Star 0-7434-5663-7, Jan 2004, $7.99, 564pp, pb, cover by Lisa Litwack) Reprint (Michael Joseph 10/02 as 362 Belisle St.) horror novel.

Eyes of the Virgin Thomas F. Monteleone (Tor 0-765-34028-3, Nov 2003, $6.99, 343pp, pb, cover by Greg Spalenka) Reprint (Forge 2002) horror novel. Religious thriller of a violent struggle to take control of a piece of stained glass that provides prophetic messages.

The Deed of Paksenarrion Elizabeth Moon (Baen 0-7434-7160-1, Oct 2003, $26.00, 1123pp, hc, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Deed of Paksenarrion] Reprint (Baen 1992) omnibus of the three books in the trilogy: Sheepfarmer’s Daughter (1988), Divided Allegiance (1988), and Oath of Gold (1989). This is a “Baen Mega Book”.

Heris Serrano Elizabeth Moon (SFBC #55961, Feb 2003, $14.99, 1041pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Heris Serrano] Reprint (Baen 2002) SF omnibus of the first three novels featuring Heris Serrano: Hunting Party (1993), Sporting Chance (1994), and Winning Colors (1995). This has ISBN 0-7394-3159-5; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Remnant Population Elizabeth Moon (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-46219-X, Oct 2003, $12.95, 325pp, tp) Reprint (Baen 1996) SF novel of first contact on an “abandoned” planet.

The Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon (SFBC #54891, Jan 2003, $11.99, 340pp, hc) Reprint (Orbit 2002) SF novel. This is similar to the Del Rey edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Trading in Danger Elizabeth Moon (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-44760-3, Oct 2003, $24.95, 294pp, hc, cover by Dave Seeley) [Vatta’s War] Military SF novel, first in the “Vatta’s War” series. Kylara Vatta wants to join the military, but has to settle for captaining one of her family’s transport ships.

Trading in Danger Elizabeth Moon (SFBC #11102, Oct 2003, $12.99, 294pp, hc, cover by Dave Seeley) [Vatta’s War] Reprint (Del Rey 2003) military SF novel, first in the “Vatta’s War” series. This is similar to the Del Rey edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Elric Saga, Part III Michael Moorcock (SFBC #54746, Jan 2003, $12.99, 393pp, hc, cover by Robert Gould) [Elric] Omnibus of two fantasy novels of “Elric”: The Fortress of the Pearl (1989) and The Revenge of the Rose (1991). This has ISBN 0-7394-3106-4; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Lives and Times of Jerry Cornelius: Stories of the Comic Apocalypse Michael Moorcock (Four Walls Eight Windows 1-56858-273-0, Sep 2003, $15.00, 273 + vii, tp, cover by Richard Ross) [Jerry Cornelius] Reprint (Allison & Busby 1976) collection of 11 stories about Jerry Cornelius. This drops four stories, and adds four recent stories not previously collected, plus a new introduction by Moorcock. Stories are arranged “in order of writing, and should be read as a continuous narrative.”

The Skrayling Tree Michael Moorcock (Warner Aspect 0-446-53104-9, Feb 2003, $24.95, 330pp, hc, cover by Robert Gould) [Elric] Fantasy novel, second in an “Elric” series begun in Dreamthief’s Daughter.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Absolute Edition, Volume One Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill (DC Comics/America’s Best Comics 1-4012-0052-4, Jul 2003, $75.00, unpaginated, bx, cover by Kevin O’Neill) [League of Extraordinary Gentleman] Two-volume deluxe hardcover boxed set. One volume reprints the graphic novel The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (America’s Best Comics 2000), written by Alan Moore and illustrated by O’Neill. The second volume collects the scripts by Alan Moore, with an afterword, sketches, and some sample page layouts by O’Neill.

Fluke, Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings Christopher Moore (HarperCollins/Morrow 0-380-97841-5, Jun 2003, $23.95, 321pp, hc, cover by Douglas Smythe) Humorous fantasy novel. Whale researchers make some unexpected discoveries.

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal Christopher Moore (HarperPerennial 0-380-81381-5, Feb 2003, $13.95, 444pp, tp) Reprint (Morrow 2002) humorous fantasy novel, the story of Christ’s childhood told by his best friend.

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds James A. Moore (Simon Pulse 0-7434-2767-X, Aug 2003, $6.99, 324pp, pb) [Buffy, the Vampire Slayer] Novelization based on the computer game based on the TV show. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Fireworks James A. Moore (Leisure 0-8439-5247-4, Aug 2003, $6.99, 376pp, pb) Reprint (Meisha Merlin 2001) SF horror novel. A small town in Georgia is devastated by the crash of a UFO and the resulting government lockdown.

Serenity Falls James A. Moore (Meisha Merlin 1-892065-66-5, Apr 2003, $20.00, 746pp, tp, cover by Kevin Murphy) [Jonathan Crowley] Horror novel about strange incidents in a small town; supernatural troubleshooter Jonathan Crowley from Under the Overtree makes an appearance. Available from Meisha Merlin, PO Box 7, Decatur GA 30031; [].

Noble Savage Liz Moore (Llumina Press 1-932047-45-X, Dec 2003, $16.95, 220pp, tp) Horror novel. A man called The Prophet destroys most of the world’s population in order to create a new world. A first novel. Order from Llumina Press, PO Box 772246, Coral Springs, FL 33077-2246; 866-229-9244; [].

Too Much of Nothing Michael Scott Moore (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-1196-5, Sep 2003, $13.00, 221pp, tp, cover by Michelle Pedone) Ghost story. A teen’s ghost haunts Los Angeles lamenting his early death. A first novel.

The Raven Game Caiseal Mór (Pocket Star 0-7434-2440-9, May 2003, $7.99, 512pp, pb, cover by Yvonne Gilbert) [Watchers] Celtic fantasy novel, the third book of “The Watchers” trilogy. First US edition (Simon & Schuster Australia 2001).

Messiah Node Lyda Morehouse (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45929-6, Jun 2003, $6.99, 342pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Archangel Protocol] SF novel, third in the series begun in Archangel Protocol. Satan frees master-hacker Mouse from jail as part of his search for the Antichrist.

Altered Carbon Richard Morgan (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-45768-4, Mar 2003, $13.95, 375pp, tp) [Takeshi Kovacs] SF novel. A man investigates his own murder in a future where personalities can be downloaded into new bodies. A first novel. First US edition (Gollancz 2/02).

Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan (SFBC #56377, Mar 2003, $12.99, 375pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) [Takeshi Kovacs] Reprint (Gollancz 2002) SF novel. This has ISBN 0-7394-3214-1; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Obsession Wendy Morgan (Kensington/Pinnacle 0-7860-1559-4, Nov 2003, $5.99, 335pp, pb) Reissue (Zebra 1996) horror novel of psychological suspense and voodoo. Copyrighted by Wendy Corsi Staub. Second printing.

Spin State Chris Moriarty (Bantam Spectra 0-553-38213-6, Oct 2003, $11.95, 485pp, tp, cover by Stephen Youll) [Major Catherine Li] SF novel. UN Peacekeeper Major Catherine Li discovers deadly secrets on a recuperative visit to her mining colony homeworld. A first novel.

Kedrigern Chronicles Vol. II: Dudgeon & Dragons John Morressy (Meisha Merlin 1-892065-91-6, Jul 2003, $20.00, 619pp, tp) [Kedrigern] Collection/omnibus of two fantasy novels featuring the wizard Kedrigern: Kedrigern in Wanderland (1988) and Kedrigern and the Dragon Comme Il Faut (1994), plus eight stories. A hardcover edition (-90-2, $40.00) was announced but not seen.

The Ballad of Sir Dinadin Gerald Morris (Houghton Mifflin 0-618-19099-6, Apr 2003, $15.00, 245pp, hc, cover by Lou Beach) [Squire’s Tale] Young-adult Arthurian novel, fifth in the series begun in The Squire’s Tale featuring Squire Terence and Sir Gawain.

Medieval Misfits Tracy S. Morris (Yard Dog Press 1-893687-40-6, Oct 2003, $6.00, 44pp, ph, cover by Laura J. Underwood) Chapbook collection of four medieval fantasy stories with bumbling characters. Order from Yard Dog Press, 710 W. Redbud Lane, Alma AR 72921-7247; []; [].

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