The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

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Lullaby Chuck Palahniuk (Random House/Anchor 0-385-72219-2, Sep 2003, $13.95, 260pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 2002) blackly comic supernatural thriller about a lethal lullaby.

Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern Christopher Palmer (ISBS/Liverpool University Press 0-85323-628-3, Jul 2003, $29.95, 259 + xii, tp) Non-fiction, a critical study of Dick’s work from historical and literary perspectives. There are notes, bibliography, and index. A hardcover edition (-618-6, $62.95) was announced but not seen. This is the Liverpool University Press edition, available in the US from International Specialized Book Services, 920 NE 58th Ave., Suite 300, Portland OR 97213-3786; []; 503-287-3093. [Philip K. Dick]

Dirty McNasty Joseph Palmer (Wizard Mountain Media 1-410-72438-7, Aug 2003, $8.95, 351pp, pb, cover by A. J. Dickerman) [Dirty McNasty Chronicles] SF thriller, the first in “The Dirty McNasty Chronicles”. A street kid with a split personality seeks vengeance in dark New Rogue City. Order from Wizard Mountain Media, PO Box 2561, Framingham MA 01703; [].

Dragon Stones Joseph Palmer (Wizard Mountain Media 1-410-74543-0, Aug 2003, $8.95, 272pp, pb, cover by A. J. Dickerman) [Dragon Stones] Fantasy novel, the first in the “Saga of the Dragon Stones”. Young Turin must learn to master the power of the Dragon Stone to save his homeland. Order from Wizard Mountain Media, PO Box 2561, Framingham MA 01703; [].

The Island Court: The Bottle of Saint Tucke Joseph Palmer (Wizard Mountain Media 1-410-74561-9, Aug 2003, $8.95, 320pp, pb, cover by A. J. Dickerman) [First King] Fantasy novel, the first in “The First King” trilogy. Order from Wizard Mountain Media, PO Box 2561, Framingham MA 01703; [].

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Prophecy and Change ed. Marco Palmieri (Pocket 0-7434-7073-7, Sep 2003, $14.00, 434pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine] Original anthology of ten stories, plus two anonymous framing segments. Introduction by Terry J. Erdmann & Paula M. Block. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Chaos Theory, Asimov’s Foundations and Robots, and Herbert’s Dune: the Fractal Aesthetic of Epic Science Fiction Donald E. Palumbo (Greenwood Press 0-313-31189-7, Dec 2002, $67.95, 240pp, hc) Non-fiction, critical, an examination of the fractal narrative structures in Asimov’s and Herbert’s works. Includes notes, bibliography, and index. Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, PO Box 5007, Westport CT 06881-5800; 800-225-5800; []. [Isaac Asimov; Frank Herbert]

Eragon Christopher Paolini (Random House/Knopf 0-375-82668-8, Sep 2003, $18.95, 509pp, hc, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Inheritance] Reprint (Paolini International 2002) fantasy novel, first in the “Eragon Inheritance” trilogy.

Three Marys Paul Park (Wildside Press/Cosmos Books 1-58715-520-6, Dec 2003, $15.00, 178pp, tp, cover by George de la Tour) Associational historical novel of the life of Christ as witnessed by the women who knew him best. A hardcover edition (-519-2, $29.95) is also available. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [], or from Wildside Press, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928.

Wither’s Rain John Passarella (Pocket Star 0-671-02482-5, Feb 2003, $6.99, 428pp, pb) [George Witherspoon] Horror novel, sequel to Wither by J.G. Passarella. The evil Wither seeks revenge.

Biotechnological and Medical Themes in Science Fiction ed. Domna Pastourmatzi (University Studio Press 960-12-1133-0, 2002, no price, 512pp, tp) Non-fiction, a gathering of 31 critical essays (two in Greek) on SF and biotechnology, originally read as part of the eponymous conference held October 2001 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Authors include Candas Jane Dorsey, Joan L. Slonczewski, Darko Suvin, and Janeen Webb. There is a general index. This is a non-profit publication, available free to academics; send request on official university stationery to Domna Pastourmatzi, School of English, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece; [].

Moontide Erin Patrick (Wildside Press 1-58715-359-9, 2001, $37.95, 259pp, hc) Dark fantasy novel. A desperate woman takes a galley job on a strange sailing ship. A first novel. This is dated 2001, but not seen until now. A print-on-demand edition, available online at [], or from Wildside Press, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928-0301.

Best in Show: Fifteen Years of Outstanding Furry Fiction ed. Fred Patten (Sofawolf Press 0-9712670-1-4, Jul 2003, $19.95, 455pp, tp, cover by Ursula Vernon) Anthology of 26 anthropomorphic stories. Authors include Lawrence Watt-Evans, Jefferson P. Swycaffer, and Mel. White. Afterword and bibliography by Fred Patten. Forewords by Tim Susman, Gene Breshears, and Phil Geusz. Available from Sofawolf Press, PO Box 8133, Saint Paul MN 55108-0133; [].

The Lake House James Patterson (Little, Brown 0-316-60328-7, Jun 2003, $27.95, 376pp, hc, cover by Min Roman) [When the Wind Blows] SF thriller, sequel to When the Wind Blows. The genetically engineered winged teens come together to face their old enemy.

East Edith Pattou (Harcourt 0-15-204563-5, Sep 2003, $18.00, 498pp, hc, cover by Stephen T. Johnson) Young-adult fairy-tale fantasy novel, a retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon”.

The Children of Cthulhu: Chilling New Tales Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft ed. John Pelan & Benjamin Adams (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-44108-7, May 2003, $14.95, 469pp, tp, cover by Dave McKean) Reprint (Del Rey 2002) original Lovecraftian anthology of 21 stories, one a reprint.

A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories Victor Pelevin (New Directions 0-8112-1543-1, May 2003, $12.95, 213pp, tp) Reprint (Harbord UK 1998) collection of eight satiric fables and strange stories. Translated by Andrew Bromfield from the Russian (1994).

Bride of the Stone Josephine Pennicott (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight Australia 0-7318-1108-9, Mar 2003, A$18.95, 449pp, pb, cover by Nick Stathopoulos) [Circle of Nine] Fantasy novel, second in the “Circle of Nine” trilogy. The dark energy of the Eom crystal threatens the world of Eronth, while Emma’s daughter Maya grows up unaware of her destiny.

Gothic Perspectives in the American Experience Gregory G. Pepetone (Lang, Peter 0-8204-5763-9, Jun 2003, $29.95, 197pp, tp) Non-fiction, critical, an examination of Gothic influences in American popular culture and politics as seen in film and literature, including works by Charles Brockden Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe. There is a bibliography and an index. Order from Peter Lang Publishing, 275 Seventh Ave., 28th Floor, New York NY 10001; [].

Come Armageddon Anne Perry (Ace 0-441-01089-X, Sep 2003, $24.95, 502pp, hc, cover by Dan Craig) [Tathea] Fantasy novel, sequel to Tathea. Tathea returns after centuries of exile to fight for the forces of the Light. First US edition (Headline 2001).

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Unity S. D. Perry (Pocket 0-7434-4840-5, Nov 2003, $23.95, 303pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

The 97th Step Steve Perry (Ace 0-441-58105-6, Aug 2003, $6.50, 294pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Khadaji] Reissue (Ace 1989) SF novel. Fourth printing.

The Albino Knife Steve Perry (Ace 0-441-01391-0, Sep 2003, $6.50, 294pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Khadaji] Reissue (Ace 1991) SF novel. Third printing.

Black Steel Steve Perry (Ace 0-441-06698-4, Oct 2003, $6.50, 245pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Khadaji] Reissue (Ace 1992) SF novel. Fourth printing.

Brother Death Steve Perry (Ace 0-441-54476-2, Nov 2003, $6.50, 243pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Khadaji] Reissue (Ace 1992) SF novel, eighth in the “Matador” series. Third printing.

The Machiavelli Interface Steve Perry (Ace 0-441-51356-5, Jan 2003, $5.99, 197pp, pb, cover by Richard Berry) [Khadaji] Reissue (Ace 1986) SF novel in the “Matador” series. Fifth printing.

Windowpane Steve Perry (Gale Group/Five Star 0-7862-5050-X, Apr 2003, $25.95, 438pp, hc, cover by Ursula Vernon) Fantasy novel. A street performer’s music is magical. Packaged by Tekno Books. Order from Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; 800-223-1244; [].

Tolkien in the Land of Heroes Anne C. Petty (Cold Spring Press 1-892975-99-8, Aug 2003, $16.95, 322pp, tp, cover by Christiaan Iken) Non-fiction, a critical examination of major themes in The Lord of the Rings, such as power, loss, and heroism. A bibliography and index are included. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

Fantastic Odysseys: Selected Essays from the Twenty-Second International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts ed. Mary Pharr (Greenwood Press/Praeger 0-313-32324-0, Apr 2003, $64.95, 167 + xviii, hc) Non-fiction, a gathering of 18 papers from the 2001 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Includes index and bibliography. Order from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881; 800-225-5800; [].

A Choir of Ill Children Tom Piccirilli (Night Shade Books 1-892389-58-4, Mar 2003, $25.00, 238pp, hc, cover by Caniglia) [Choir of Ill Children] Southern gothic horror novel of a small town threatened by strange forces. Night Shade Books, 3623 SW Baird St., Portland OR 97219; 503-452-0761; []; [].

Mean Sheep Tom Piccirilli (Delirium Books 1-929653-47-6, Jan 2003, $50.00, 225pp, hc, cover by Alan M. Clark) Collection of 16 stories, four original, and 15 original poems. This is a signed, limited edition of 400. Order from Delirium Books, PO Box 338, North Webster IN 46555; []; [].

This Cape Is Red Because I’ve Been Bleeding Tom Piccirilli (Catalyst Press 1-930997-21-3, Oct 2002, $14.00, 100pp, tp, cover by Caniglia) Original poetry collection of 60 poems. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [], or from Catalyst Press, PO Box 755, New York NY 10009.

Second Glance Jodi Picoult (Simon & Schuster/Atria 0-7434-5450-2, Apr 2003, $25.00, 425pp, hc) Horror novel. A suicidal ghost hunter falls for a woman 80 years dead, and investigates her death.

Birth of the Firebringer Meredith Ann Pierce (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-250053-4, Jun 2003, $6.99, 202pp, pb, cover by Justin Sweet) [Firebringer] Reprint (Macmillan 1985) young-adult fantasy novel, book one in the “Firebringer” trilogy about a unicorn prince.

Dark Moon Meredith Ann Pierce (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-250057-7, Jun 2003, $6.99, 238pp, pb, cover by Justin Sweet) [Firebringer] Reprint (Joy Street 1992) young-adult fantasy novel, book two in the “Firebringer” trilogy.

The Firebringer Trilogy Meredith Ann Pierce (SFBC #57992, Jul 2003, $14.99, 549pp, hc, cover by Linda Champanier) [Firebringer] Omnibus of three young-adult fantasy novels in the trilogy: Birth of the Firebringer (1985), Dark Moon (1992), and The Son of Summer Stars (1996). This has ISBN 0-7394-3570-1; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Son of Summer Stars Meredith Ann Pierce (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-250074-7, Jul 2003, $6.99, 250pp, pb, cover by Justin Sweet) [Firebringer] Reprint (Little, Brown 1996) young-adult fantasy novel, book three in the “Firebringer” trilogy.

Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood Meredith Ann Pierce (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-250013-5, Apr 2003, $6.99, 241pp, pb, cover by Rafal Oblinski) Reprint (Viking 2001) young-adult fantasy novel.

Circle of Magic, Books One and Two: Water & Fire Tamora Pierce (Scholastic 0-7607-4250-2, May 2003, $9.95, 532pp, hc, cover by Theron) [Circle of Magic] Omnibus of the first two novels in the YA fantasy quartet: Sandry’s Book (1997) and Tris’s Book (1998), plus an added story. The parts are paginated separately. This is a special edition for Barnes & Noble.

Circle of Magic, Books Three and Four: Air & Earth Tamora Pierce (Scholastic 0-7607-4251-0, May 2003, $9.95, 492pp, hc, cover by Theron) [Circle of Magic] Omnibus of the last two novels in the YA fantasy quartet: Daja’s Book (1998) and Briar’s Book (1999). This is a special Barnes & Noble edition.

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