The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

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Star Trek: Gemini Mike W. Barr (Pocket 0-7434-0074-7, Feb 2003, $6.99, 297pp, pb) [Star Trek] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Peter Pan J. M. Barrie (Tor/Starscape 0-765-34719-9, Oct 2003, $5.99, 221pp, tp, cover by Charles Vess) [Peter Pan] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1911) children’s fantasy novel. Illustrated by Charles Vess. A hardcover edition (-30809-6, $15.95) is also available.

Peter Pan J. M. Barrie (HarperFestival 0-06-055412-6, Nov 2003, $9.99, 233pp, hc, cover by Hala Wittwer) [Peter Pan] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1911) children’s fantasy novel, packaged with a charm. This is a “Charming Classics Deluxe Edition”.

Peter Pan J. M. Barrie (HarperFestival 0-06-056307-9, Nov 2003, $4.99, 233pp, tp) [Peter Pan] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1911) children’s fantasy novel. This is a movie tie-in edition with an unpaginated eight-page insert of color stills from the movie.

Peter Pan J. M. Barrie & Michael Hague (Holt 0-8050-7245-4, Oct 2003, $19.95, 159pp, hc, cover by Michael Hague) [Peter Pan] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 1911) children’s fantasy novel. This 100th anniversary edition has the illustrations by Michael Hague from the 1987 Holt edition.

The Ancient One T. A. Barron (Tor 0-812-53654-1, Apr 2003, $5.99, 339pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) Reissue (Philomel 1992) YA fantasy novel. Seventh printing.

Heartlight T. A. Barron (Ace 0-441-01032-6, Mar 2003, $6.99, 242pp, pb, cover by Yvonne Gilbert) Reprint (Philomel 1990) science fantasy novel of quantum physics and psychic powers.

The Merlin Effect T. A. Barron (Tor 0-812-55169-9, Apr 2003, $5.99, 254pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) Reissue (Putnam/Philomel 1994) young-adult Arthurian fantasy about a modern girl and a sunken treasure ship. Fourth printing.

The Wings of Merlin T. A. Barron (Ace 0-441-01024-5, Feb 2003, $5.99, 271pp, tp, cover by Mike Wimmer) [Lost Years of Merlin] Reprint (Philomel 2000) young-adult Arthurian fantasy novel, fifth and final volume in “The Lost Years of Merlin” series.

Jennifer Government Max Barry (Doubleday 0-385-50759-3, Jan 2003, $19.95, 321pp, hc) Near-future satirical thriller set in a world run by American corporations, where employees take the company name as their surnames. Hack Nike takes a bad contract and ends up pursued by agent Jennifer Government.

Elsewhere: An Anthology of Incredible Places ed. Michael Barry (CSFG Publishing 0-958139-01-6, Oct 2003, A$16.95, 218pp, tp, cover by Les Petersen) Original anthology of 26 stories about fantastic places by Australian authors. Published by the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild. Authors include Maxine McArthur, Cory Daniells, and Richard Harland. Available from CSFG Publishing, PO Box 89, Latham ACT 2615, Australia.

The X President Philip Baruth (Bantam 0-553-80294-1, Nov 2003, $11.95, 369pp, tp) Near-future time-travel SF novel. A biographer in 2055 is asked to literally change the history of a charismatic but blundering ex-president from Arkansas (initials BC).

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy: One Book to Rule Them All ed. Gregory Bassham & Eric Bronson (Carus Publishing/Open Court 0-8126-9545-3, Aug 2003, $17.95, 240pp, tp) Non-fiction, critical, a gathering of 16 essays on philosophical aspects of LotR including morality, the quest for happiness, and good vs. evil. An index is included. This is the fifth volume in the series “Popular Culture and Philosophy”. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

The Real Middle Earth Brian Bates (St. Martin’s/Palgrave Macmillan 1-4039-6319-3, Oct 2003, $24.95, 292 + xi, hc) Non-fiction look at Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and its roots in history and legend, subtitled “Exploring the Magic and Mystery of the Middle Ages, J.R.R. Tolkien, and ‘The Lord of the Rings’”. Includes notes, index, and 12 pages of color photos. First US edition (Sidgwick & Jackson 2002). [J. R. R. Tolkien]

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus L. Frank Baum & Michael Hague (Holt 0-8050-3822-1, Oct 2003, $19.95, 171pp, hc, cover by Michael Hague) Reprint (Bowen Merrill 1902) story of Santa Claus. Illustrated by Michael Hague.

Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage Roger S. Baum (Overmountain Press 1-57072-255-2, Oct 2003, $24.95, 247pp, hc, cover by Sean Coons) [Oz] Reprint (Yellow Brick Road Publishers 1995) young-adult fantasy novel based on L. Frank Baum’s Oz, written by his great-grandson, a prequel to Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Full-color illustrations by Sean Coons. Available from The Overmountain Press, PO Box 1261, Johnson City TN 37605; 800-992-2691.

Coalescent Stephen Baxter (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-45785-4, Dec 2003, $25.95, 485pp, hc, cover by David Stevenson) [Xeelee: Destiny’s Children] SF novel, book one of “Destiny’s Children”. A man discovers he’s linked to a cult in Rome that may have a unique genetic heritage. First US edition (Gollancz 10/03).

Evolution Stephen Baxter (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-45782-X, Feb 2003, $25.95, 581pp, hc, cover by Ashley Wood) SF novel tracing the course of human evolution from early primates to post-humans. First US edition (Gollancz 11/02).

Evolution Stephen Baxter (SFBC #55606, Feb 2003, $12.99, 567pp, hc, cover by Ashley Wood) Reprint (Gollancz 2002) SF novel. This is similar to the Del Rey edition, except it has ISBN 0-7394-3179-X, lacks a price, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Icebones Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-102021-4, Feb 2003, $6.99, 272pp, pb) [Mammoth] Reprint (Gollancz 2001) novel of mammoths, third in the “Mammoth” trilogy.

Mr. Timothy Louis Bayard (HarperCollins 0-06-053421-4, Nov 2003, $24.95, 384pp, hc, cover by Bisson Frères) [Christmas Carol] Dark fantasy novel, a sequel to Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. The grown-up Tiny Tim, disturbed by his father’s death, strikes out on his own and finds himself haunted.

A Fine & Private Place/The Last Unicorn Peter S. Beagle (SFBC #076509, Dec 2003, $13.99, 457pp, hc, cover by Stephen Hickman) Reprint (BOMC 1991) omnibus of two fantasy novels: A Fine and Private Place (1960) and The Last Unicorn (1968). This has ISBN 1-58288-060-3; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche and Other Odd Acquaintances Peter S. Beagle (Tachyon Publications 1-892391-09-0, Sep 2003, $15.95, 183pp, tp, cover by Michael Dashow) Reissue (Tachyon 1997) collection of seven stories and three essays. This has a new preface by Beagle. Third printing. Tachyon Publications, 1459 18th St. #139, San Francisco CA 94107; [].

Beyond Heaven’s River Greg Bear (ibooks 0-7434-7484-8, Sep 2003, $6.99, 251pp, pb, cover by Cameron Redwine) Reprint (Dell 1980) SF novel.

The Collected Stories of Greg Bear Greg Bear (Tor/Orb 0-765-30161-X, Mar 2003, $17.95, 653pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 2002) collection of 24 stories, with introductions to each by Bear, and an appendix of earlier prefaces by Bear.

Darwin’s Children Greg Bear (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-44835-9, Apr 2003, $24.95, 389pp, hc, cover by Ben Perini) [Darwin’s Radio] SF novel, a sequel to Darwin’s Radio. The children changed by the SHEVA retrovirus reach adolescence in a world that fears them.

Darwin’s Children Greg Bear (SFBC #55254, Apr 2003, $12.50, 389pp, hc, cover by Ben Perini) [Darwin’s Radio] Reprint (Del Rey 2003) SF novel, sequel to Darwin’s Radio. This is similar to the Del Rey edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Darwin’s Radio Greg Bear (Ballantine 0-345-45981-4, Mar 2003, $14.95, 430pp, tp) [Darwin’s Radio] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1999) Hugo-nominated SF thriller.

Hegira Greg Bear (ibooks 0-7434-5901-6, Jun 2003, $6.99, 232pp, pb, cover by Cameron Redwine) Reprint (Dell 1979) SF novel. This follows the 1987 Gollancz revised text.

Vitals Greg Bear (Ballantine 0-345-42334-8, Apr 2003, $7.50, 396pp, pb) Reprint (Del Rey 2002) near-future SF thriller.

W3: Women in Deep Time Greg Bear (ibooks 0-7434-5831-1, Mar 2003, $6.99, 232pp, pb, cover by Cameron Redwine) Collection of three novellas and a speech.

Birth of an Age James BeauSeigneur (Warner 0-446-53126-X, Aug 2003, $18.95, 253pp, hc) [Christ Clone] Reprint (Selective House 1997) Christian SF/fantasy thriller, book two in the “Christ Clone” trilogy. This has been somewhat revised from the original.

The Christ Clone Trilogy, Book One: In His Image James BeauSeigneur (Warner 0-446-61327-4, Jun 2003, $6.99, 493pp, pb) [Christ Clone] Reprint (Selective House 1997) Christian SF/fantasy thriller, book one in the “Christ Clone” trilogy about the Shroud of Turin and apocalypse. This follows the Warner 2003 revised and expanded text.

In His Image James BeauSeigneur (Warner 0-446-53125-1, Jan 2003, $18.95, 416pp, hc) [Christ Clone] Reprint (Selective House 1997) Christian SF/fantasy thriller, book one in the “Christ Clone” trilogy. A scientific examination of the Shroud of Turin leads to apocalypse. This has been somewhat revised and expanded from the original.

Orbital Burn K. A. Bedford (Hades Publications/EDGE SF and Fantasy 1-894063-10-4, Dec 2003, $14.95, 306pp, tp, cover by David Day) SF detective novel. Down-on-her-luck PI Louise Meagher works a case while waiting to evacuate the doomed planet Kestrel. EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, PO Box 1714, Calgary Alberta Canada T2P 2L7; 403-254-0160; [].

Cosmos Latinos: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Latin America and Spain ed. Andrea L. Bell & Yolanda Molina-Gavilán (Wesleyan University Press 0-8195-6634-9, Jul 2003, $24.95, 352pp, tp, cover by Raúl Cruz) Original anthology of 27 stories and novel excerpts, most appearing in English for the first time, several translated by the editors, who also provide an introduction on the history of SF in Latin America and Spain, author and story introductions, a bibliography, and notes. Authors include Miguel de Unamuno, Angélica Gorodischer, Elia Barceló, and Daína Chaviano. A hardcover edition (-6633-0, $70.00) was announced but not seen. Order from University Press of New England, Order Department, 37 Lafayette St., Lebanon NH 03766-1405; 800-421-1561; [].

The Mourning Edge of Iron Everette Bell (Yard Dog Press 1-893687-39-2, Jun 2003, $6.00, 58pp, ph, cover by Peter Bradley) Chapbook sword and sorcery novella. Order from Yard Dog Press, 710 W. Redbud Lane, Alma AR 72921-7247; []; [].

The Book of Sorahb, Volume One: Flame Hilari Bell (Simon & Schuster 0-689-85413-7, Oct 2003, $16.95, 346pp, hc, cover by Greg Newbold) [Farsala] Young-adult fantasy novel based on ancient Persian myth. Three young people see their country destroyed.

The Goblin Wood Hilari Bell (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-051371-3, Apr 2003, $16.99, 294pp, hc, cover by Eric Bowman) Young-adult fantasy novel. A young hedgewitch sees her mother murdered and joins goblins to get revenge on humans.

A Matter of Profit Hilari Bell (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-447300-7, Apr 2003, $6.99, 361pp, pb, cover by Mark Zug) Reprint (Hyperion 2001) young-adult SF novel. A young man on an unfamiliar alien world investigates a plot to assassinate the emperor.

The Gates of Heaven Curt Benjamin (DAW 0-7564-0156-9, Sep 2003, $23.95, 537pp, hc, cover by Luis Royo) [Seven Brothers] Fantasy novel, third and final in the “Seven Brothers” trilogy.

The Prince of Dreams Curt Benjamin (DAW 0-7564-0114-3, Sep 2003, $6.99, 502pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Seven Brothers] Reprint (DAW 2002) fantasy novel, volume two of “Seven Brothers”.

Smallville: Greed Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld (Little, Brown 0-316-73477-2, Dec 2003, $5.99, 166pp, pb) [Smallville] Novelization based on the TV series about Superman as a teen. Copyrighted by DC Comics.

Smallville: Speed Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld (Little, Brown 0-316-16816-5, Apr 2003, $5.99, 201pp, pb) [Smallville] Novelization based on the TV show. Copyrighted by DC Comics.

Song of the Beast Carol Berg (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45923-7, May 2003, $6.99, 467pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) Fantasy novel. A musician, wrongly imprisoned and rendered voiceless, escapes and seeks an explanation.

Bard’s Blood: Midsummer Night’s Scream David Bergantino (Pocket Star 0-7434-5623-8, Aug 2003, $6.99, 247pp, pb, cover by Jerry Vanderstelt) [Bard’s Blood] Horror novel, second in the “Bard’s Blood” series. A midsummer carnival has a sinister side.

Hamlet II: Ophelia’s Revenge David Bergantino (Pocket Star 0-7434-5624-6, Feb 2003, $6.99, 244pp, pb, cover by Jerry Vanderstelt) Horror novel. A college freshman inherits a Danish castle complete with the vengeful ghost of Ophelia.

Disciples of Cthulhu II: Blasphemous Tales of the Followers ed. Edward P. Berglund (Chaosium 1-56882-143-3, May 2003, $13.95, 219 + xiv, tp, cover by Harry Fassl) Original anthology of 13 Lovecraftian stories, two reprints (one revised). Authors include A.A. Attanasio, Robert M. Price, and Brad Strickland. Berglund’s introduction discusses the spread of the Cthulhu Mythos to the Internet. Order from Chaosium, 900 Murmansk St., Suite 5, Oakland CA 94607; [].

Nocturne Elaine Bergstrom (Ace 0-441-01109-8, Oct 2003, $6.50, 378pp, pb, cover by Victor Stabin) [Austra Family] Vampire novel in the “Austra Family” series. Richard Austra wants to live a normal life.

The Art of John Berkey John Berkey (Sterling/Paper Tiger 1-84340-122-3, Jan 2004, $29.95, 128pp, hc, cover by John Berkey) Art book, with art by Berkey ranging from historical illustrations to space scenes. Text by Jane Frank. This is the Paper Tiger UK edition, distributed in the US by Sterling Publishing, 387 Park Avenue S., New York NY 10016-8810; 800-805-5489; [].

Lord Stink and Other Stories Judith Berman (Small Beer Press, Nov 2002, $5.00, 76pp, ph, cover by Shelley Jackson) Collection of four stories, one original. Order from Small Beer Press, 176 Prospect Ave., Northampton MA 01060; []; [].

The China Garden Liz Berry (Avon Tempest 0-380-73228-9, Dec 2003, $6.99, 285pp, tp) Reissue (Gollancz 1994) young-adult fantasy novel. Eighth printing.

The Dragon Sorcerer John Gregory Betancourt (ibooks 0-7434-7529-1, Nov 2003, $6.99, 319pp, pb, cover by Ciruelo) Collection of the title fantasy novel, expanded from Rogue Pirate (TSR 1987), plus five bar stories, previously collected as part of Slab’s Tavern and Other Uncanny Places (Ganley 1990), set in the same universe of Zelloque.

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