The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

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Skylark Three E. E. “Doc” Smith (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books 0-8032-9303-8, May 2003, $12.00, 247pp, tp, cover by R. W. Boeche) [Skylark (Seaton, Crane et al)] Reprint (Fantasy Press 1948) SF novel, second in the “Skylark” series. Introduction by Jack Williamson. Includes the original illustrations by A.J. Donnell. Order from University of Nebraska Press, 233 North 8th Street, Lincoln NE 68588-0255; orders: 800-755-1105; []; [].

Contact Imminent Kristine Smith (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-050358-0, Nov 2003, $7.50, 437pp, pb, cover by Jean Pierre Targete) [Jani Kilian] SF novel, fourth in the “Jani Kilian” series.

More Tomorrow & Other Stories Michael Marshall Smith (Earthling Publications 0-9744203-0-1, Oct 2003, $40.00, 487pp, hc, cover by John Picacio) Collection of 30 stories, four original. Introduction by Stephen Jones; afterword by Smith. This is a signed, limited edition of 1000; a traycased lettered edition of 26 signed by Smith, Jones, and Picacio with an additional original piece by Smith (-1-X, $250.00) is also available. Earthling Publications, 12 Pheasant Hill Drive, Shrewsbury MA 01545; []; [].

Kingdom River Mitchell Smith (Tor/Forge 0-765-30008-7, Jun 2003, $25.95, 400pp, hc, cover by Michael Koelsch) [Sam Monroe] Post-holocaust SF novel set in the world of Snowfall, one generation later. Sam Monroe, now ruler of a small country in what used to be northern Mexico, makes a desperate alliance with the queen of what used to be the American South.

Snowfall Mitchell Smith (Tor 0-812-57933-X, Apr 2003, $6.99, 310pp, pb, cover by Michael Koelsch) [Sam Monroe] Reprint (Forge 2002) post-holocaust SF novel of a new Ice Age.

Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict: Augur’s Teacher Sherwood Smith (Tor 0-812-55734-4, Dec 2003, $6.99, 375pp, pb) [Earth: Final Conflict] Reprint (Tor 2001) novelization based on the TV series. Copyrighted by Tribune Entertainment Company and Atlantis Communications.

The Fallen Thomas E. Sniegoski (Simon Pulse 0-689-85305-X, Mar 2003, $5.99, 268pp, pb, cover by Greg Spalenka) Young-adult fantasy, first in a new series about a boy who is the child of a mortal and an angel.

The Fallen: Aerie Thomas E. Sniegoski (Simon Pulse 0-689-85307-6, Nov 2003, $5.99, 306pp, pb, cover by Greg Spalenka) [Fallen] Young-adult fantasy, third in a series about an 18-year-old young man, the child of a mortal and an angel.

The Fallen: Leviathan Thomas E. Sniegoski (Simon Pulse 0-689-85306-8, Jul 2003, $5.99, 262pp, pb, cover by Greg Spalenka) [Fallen] Young-adult fantasy, second in a series about a boy who is the child of a mortal and an angel.

Niamh and the Hermit Emily C. A. Snyder (Arx Publishing 1-889758-36-1, Jun 2003, $14.95, 276pp, tp) Fantasy novel in fairy-tale style. A half-fairy princess’ beauty causes all her suitors to go mad, and the mysterious Hermit is her only hope. Order from Arx Publishing, 10 Canal Street, Suite 231, Bristol PA 19007-3900; []; [].

Legend of the Five Rings: Wind of Truth Ree Soesbee (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3045-4, Dec 2003, $6.99, 278pp, pb) [Four Winds Saga] Novelization based on the card game, fourth volume in “The Four Winds Saga”. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Filet of Sohl: The Classic Scripts and Stories of Jerry Sohl Jerry Sohl (BearManor Media 0-9714570-3-4, Jan 2003, $16.95, 261pp, tp) Collection of ten stories, one original, plus two unproduced TV scripts and a story treatment. This has an introduction by Sohl written in 1959 for an unpublished collection. Appreciations of Sohl by Richard Matheson, Marc Scott Zicree, Jennifer Sohl, and George Clayton Johnson. Foreword by William F. Nolan; afterword by Allan Sohl. Order from BearManor Media, PO Box 750, Boalsburg PA 16827; []; []; add $4.00 postage.

Star Trek, the Next Generation: Do Comets Dream? S. P. Somtow (Pocket 0-7434-1130-7, Jul 2003, $6.99, 262pp, pb) [Star Trek, the Next Generation] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

The Afterlife Gary Soto (Harcourt 0-15-204774-3, Sep 2003, $16.00, 161pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy. A murdered Mexican-American teen finds life more interesting after death.

Sam Boone: Front to Back Bud Sparhawk (FoxAcre Press 0-9709711-7-6, May 2003, $15.00, 197pp, tp) [Sam Boone] Collection of six SF stories that originally appeared in Analog, featuring clueless adventurer Sam Boone, arranged in the order the adventures took place, not as written. Sparhawk’s foreword and afterword discuss the writing of the stories. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [], or from FoxAcre Press, PMB 281, 1977 North Olden Avenue Ext., Trenton NJ 08618-2193.

Agog! Terrific Tales ed. Cat Sparks (Agog Press 0-9580567-2-2, May 2003, A$24.95, 275pp, tp, cover by Cat Sparks) Original anthology of 21 stories, two reprints. Authors include Lucy Sussex, Janeen Webb, Scott Westerfeld, and Jack Dann. Available from Agog! Press, PO Box U302, Wollongong University, NSW 2522, Australia.

Bitter Waters Wen Spencer (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45922-9, May 2003, $6.99, 308pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Ukiah Oregon] SF mystery, the third in the series featuring detective “Ukiah Oregon”.

Tinker Wen Spencer (Baen 0-7434-7165-2, Nov 2003, $21.95, 340pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Steel City] Fantasy novel set in a near-future Pittsburgh transplanted most of the time to the land of the elves, and a girl genius inventor.

Little Lit: It Was a Dark and Silly Night ed. Art Spiegelman & Françoise Mouly (HarperCollins/Cotler 0-06-028628-8, Sep 2003, $19.99, 50pp, hc, cover by Art Spiegelman) Art book with 13 strange stories in comics form, all starting with the title line, most with fantastic or surreal elements, third in the “Little Lit” series. Artist/authors include Lemony Snicket, Gahan Wilson, Neil Gaiman, and Basil Wolverton.

The Essential Stephen King Stephen J. Spignesi (Career Press/New Page Books 1-56414-710-X, Oct 2003, $17.99, 359pp, tp) Reprint (New Page 2001) reference guide ranking King’s 101 greatest novels, stories, movies, and more, plus five brief articles on King by various authorities. [Stephen King]

The Druid King Norman Spinrad (Random House/Knopf 0-375-41110-0, Aug 2003, $24.95, 415pp, hc) Historical novel with fantasy elements about Julius Caesar and Vercingetorix in Gaul. First US edition (Little, Brown UK 2/03).

Digital Knight Ryk E. Spoor (Baen 0-7434-7161-X, Oct 2003, $7.99, 378pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) Fantasy detective novel. An information specialist uncovers evidence of a vampire crimelord.

Outlaw Princess of Sherwood Nancy Springer (Penguin/Philomel 0-399-23721-6, Sep 2003, $16.99, 122pp, hc, cover by Greg Call) [Rowan Hood] Young-adult fantasy, third in the series begun in Rowan Hood, Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest. Princess Ettarde’s father wants to capture her and marry her to a rival king.

Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior Simon Spurrier (BL Publishing/Black Library 1-84416-010-6, Oct 2003, $7.99, 408pp, pb, cover by Karl & Stefan Kopinski) [Warhammer 40,000] Novelization based on the video game based on the roleplaying game. Copyrighted by Games Workshop Ltd. First US edition (Black Library UK 8/03).

Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy Claire Squires (Continuum 0-8264-1479-6, May 2003, $9.95, 95pp, tp) Non-fiction study guide to the author, the books, and critical reaction to the trilogy. A bibliography is included. Available from Continuum International Publishing Group, 370 Lexington Ave., New York NY 10017; 800-561-7704; []. [Philip Pullman]

Eden-459 Martin J. Stab (GMA Publishing 1-59268-007-0, 2002, $16.00, 319pp, tp) Near-future SF novel. Astronauts head to a new planet while aliens and an asteroid threaten Earth. A first novel. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [], [].

Dark Ararat Brian Stableford (Tor 0-765-30596-8, Apr 2003, $15.95, 352pp, tp, cover by Alan Pollack) [Emortality] Reprint (Tor 2002) SF novel, fifth in the “Emortality” future history series.

The Omega Expedition Brian Stableford (Tor 0-765-30598-4, Jul 2003, $15.95, 544pp, tp, cover by Alan Pollack) [Emortality] Reprint (Tor 2002) SF novel, sixth and final in the “Emortality” “Future History” series.

Swan Songs Brian Stableford (SFBC #56610, Apr 2003, $14.99, 647pp, hc, cover by Deirdre Counihan) [Hooded Swan] Omnibus of six SF novels in the “Hooded Swan” or “Star-Pilot Grainger” series: Halcyon Drift (1972), Rhapsody in Black (1973), Promised Land (1974), The Paradise Game (1974), The Fenris Device (1974), and Swan Song (1975). This first US edition (Big Engine 2002) has ISBN 0-7394-3296-6; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Year Zero Brian Stableford (Gale Group/Five Star 0-7862-5333-9, Apr 2003, $25.95, 332pp, hc, cover by Maria William) Satirical millennial fantasy novel of the year 2000. Molly knows her life is getting weird when she meets Elvis at the supermarket. First US edition (Sarob Press 2000). Order from Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; 800-223-1244; [].

Year Zero Brian Stableford (Gale Group/Five Star 1-4104-0156-1, Oct 2003, $13.95, 332pp, tp, cover by Maria William) Reprint (Sarob Press 2000) satirical millennial fantasy novel of the year 2000.

The Grand Crusade Michael A. Stackpole (Bantam Spectra 0-553-37921-6, Dec 2003, $14.95, 463pp, tp, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) [DragonCrown War Cycle] Fantasy novel, the third and final book in the “DragonCrown War Cycle”.

When Dragons Rage Michael A. Stackpole (Bantam Spectra 0-553-57853-7, Nov 2003, $6.50, 658pp, pb, cover by Ciruelo Cabral) [DragonCrown War Cycle] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 2002) fantasy novel, the second book in the “DragonCrown War Cycle” series.

Islands Sara Stamey (Tarragon Books 0-9724986-1-3, Mar 2003, $14.95, 302pp, tp) Reprint (XLibris 2001, not seen) horror novel of psychic suspense. An archeologist in the Caribbean investigates petroglyphs and her brother’s death. This is slightly revised from the XLibris edition. Order from Tarragon Books, 1424 E. Maplewood Avenue, Bellingham WA 98225; 360-738-7875; [].

Sky Songs: Stories of Spirituality and Speculative Science ed. Steve Stanton (Skysong Press 0-9680502-2-0, Apr 2003, $14.95, 268pp, tp) Anthology of 25 Christian SF and fantasy stories, most originally published in Dreams & Visions. Authors include Andrew M. Seddon, Cherith Baldry, and Stephen G. Stiles. Order from Skysong Press, 35 Peter St. S., Orillia, Ontario, Canada L3V 5A8; [˜skysong].

Mind Out of Time Christopher Stasheff (Gale Group/Five Star 0-7862-4959-5, Jan 2003, $25.95, 331pp, hc, cover by Alan Clark) Collection of seven stories, one original. Order from Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; 800-223-1244; [].

Armor John Steakley (DAW 0-88677-368-7, Mar 2003, $7.99, 426pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) Reissue (DAW 1984) military SF novel. 19th printing.

Coyote Allen Steele (Ace 0-441-01116-0, Dec 2003, $6.99, 436pp, pb, cover by Ron Miller) Reprint (Ace 2002) SF fix-up novel.

Primary Ignition Allen Steele (DNA Publications & Wildside Press 1-58715-348-3, Jul 2003, $19.95, 252pp, tp) Non-fiction collection of 21 essays and articles on space exploration, science fiction, and other topics, most originally appearing as columns in Artemis and Absolute Magnitude; others include an unpublished article, a GoH speech, and written testimony on space exploration given to the US House of Representatives. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [], or from Wildside Press, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928-0301.

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