The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

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The Complete Tolkien Companion J. E. A. Tyler (St. Martin’s 0-312-31545-7, Dec 2003, $27.95, 715pp, hc, cover by Ted Nasmith) Reprint (Pan 1976 as The Tolkien Companion) reference, an encyclopedic guide to person, places, and things in Tolkien’s books. This is still copyrighted 1976, but has a “Foreword to the Third Edition” and has been revised from the previous edition. A Thomas Dunne book. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

Orson Scott Card: Writer of the Terrible Choice Edith S. Tyson (Rowman & Littlefield/Scarecrow Press 0-8108-4790-6, 2003, $40.00, 185 + xxv, hc) Non-fiction, a guide to Card’s works, with plot synopses and discussion of themes and ways the books reflect Card’s life and his moral and religious concerns. Includes notes and index. This is No. 10 in the Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature series, but does not specifically consider Card’s works as YA literature. Order from Scarecrow Press, 4720 Boston Way, Lanham MD 20706; 800-462-6420; []. [Orson Scott Card]

Magic’s Song: Tales of the Harper Mage Laura J. Underwood (Wildside Press 1-59224-118-2, Jul 2003, $14.99, 203pp, tp, cover by Edward Burne-Jones) [Anwyn Baldomyr] Collection of 16 Celtic fantasy stories, seven original, featuring the mage Anwyn Baldomyr. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [] or from Wildside Press, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928-0301.

Fantasy Workshop: A Practical Guide Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell (Thunder’s Mouth Press 1-56025-486-6, Dec 2003, $27.95, 128pp, tp, cover by Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell) Art book showing how Bell and Vallejo work, showing paintings in various stages of development. Text by Nigel Suckling. First US edition (Paper Tiger 10/03).

Scream Queen Edo van Belkom (Kensington/Zebra 0-7860-1562-4, Apr 2003, $5.99, 301pp, pb) Horror novel. Contestants compete to be a horror movie star in a real haunted house.

Be VERY Afraid!: More Tales of Horror ed. Edo van Belkom (Tundra 0-88776-595-5, Oct 2002, $7.95, 192pp, tp, cover by Heidi Taillefer) Young-adult original anthology of 14 stories. Authors include Robert J. Sawyer, Tanya Huff, and Tom Piccirilli.

One Lamp: Alternate History Stories from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction ed. Gordon Van Gelder (Four Walls Eight Windows 1-56858-276-5, Aug 2003, $15.95, 433pp, tp) Anthology of 14 alternate history stories originally published in F&SF. Authors include C.M. Kornbluth, Alfred Bester, and Paul Di Filippo.

Transfinite: The Essential A.E. van Vogt A. E. van Vogt (NESFA Press 1-886778-34-5, Apr 2003, $29.00, 573pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Collection of 25 stories. Introductions by Joe Rico and Hal Clement; afterword by Rick Katze.

The Blue World Jack Vance (Sterling Publishing/Gollancz 0-575-07348-9, Jun 2003, $14.95, 190pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Ballantine 1966) SF novel. This is the Gollancz “SF Collectors’” edition, distributed in the US by Sterling Publishing, 387 Park Ave. S., New York NY 10016-8810; 800-805-5489; [].

The Dragon Masters Jack Vance (ibooks 0-7434-7467-8, Aug 2003, $11.95, 233pp, tp, cover by Gabriel Ippoliti) Reprint (Ace 1963) fantasy novel. Winner of the Hugo award; this adds the Hugo-winning novelette “The Last Castle”.

The Gray Prince Jack Vance (ibooks 0-7434-7969-6, Dec 2003, $11.95, 217pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Bobbs-Merril 1974) SF novel.

Maske: Thaery Jack Vance (ibooks 0-7434-7524-0, Nov 2003, $11.95, 268pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) [Gaean Reach] Reprint (Berkley 1976) SF novel, the fourth book of the “Gaean Reach” series.

Being Dead Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-204912-6, Sep 2003, $6.95, 203pp, pb, cover by Gary Isaacs) Reprint (Harcourt 2001) young-adult dark fantasy collection of seven stories.

Dragon’s Bait Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-216663-7, Apr 2003, $5.95, 196pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1992) young-adult fantasy novel of a girl staked out for a dragon.

Ghost of a Hanged Man Vivian Vande Velde (Cavendish 0-7614-5154-4, Oct 2003, $5.95, 95pp, tp, cover by Teresa Flavin) Reprint (Cavendish 1998) young-adult ghost novella of a Wild West ghost.

Witch’s Wishes Vivian Vande Velde (Holiday House 0-8234-1789-1, Oct 2003, $15.95, 91pp, hc, cover by Greg Swearingen) Young-adult fantasy novelette. A witch offers to grant Sarah’s wishes.

Wizard at Work Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt 0-15-204559-7, Apr 2003, $16.00, 134pp, hc, cover by Kurt Cyrus) Young-adult fantasy novel. A wizard’s plans for a quiet summer are overset.

City of Saints and Madmen: The Book of Ambergris Jeff VanderMeer (Wildside Press 0-8095-3264-6, Dec 2003, $19.95, 313pp, tp, cover by Scott Eagle) [Ambergris] Reprint (Cosmos 2001) collection of stories set in VanderMeer’s city of Ambergris. This follows the Prime 2002 edition with added material, except for the packet of decoded text. This is a print-on-demand edition available online a [] or from PO Box 301, Holicong PA, 18928-0301.

The Day Dali Died: Poetry & Flash Fiction Jeff VanderMeer (Prime Books 1-894815-92-0, Nov 2003, $9.99, 122pp, tp, cover by Hawk Alfredson) Collection of 18 poems, three original, and ten short-short stories. A hardcover edition (-93-9, $21.95) was announced but not seen. Order from Prime Books, PO Box 36503, Canton OH 44735; [].

Veniss Underground Jeff VanderMeer (Prime Books 1-894815-64-5, Mar 2003, $15.00, 209pp, tp) [Veniss] Far-future SF novel with elements of dark fantasy, set on a devastated Earth where the mysterious Quin bio-engineers new sentient species.

Veniss Underground Jeff VanderMeer (Night Shade Books 1-892389-61-4, Apr 2003, $40.00, 177pp, hc, cover by Myrtle Vondamitz, III) [Veniss] Reprint (Prime 2003) near-future SF novel with elements of dark fantasy of a devastated Earth where the mysterious Quin bio-engineers new sentient species. This is a signed, limited edition of 750; VanderMeer’s new afterword discusses the writing of the novel and adds a new story.

Album Zutique #1 ed. Jeff VanderMeer (Night Shade Books/Ministry of Whimsy Press 1-892389-60-6, May 2003, $12.99, 199pp, tp) Original anthology of 15 fantasy stories focusing on the surreal, the decadent, and magic realism. Authors include Stepan Chapman, Elizabeth Hand, and Steve Rasnic Tem. Order from The Ministry of Whimsy, PO Box 4248, Tallahassee, FL 32315; [].

The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases ed. Jeff VanderMeer & Mark Roberts (Night Shade Books 1-892389-54-1, Oct 2003, $24.00, 298pp, hc, cover by John Coulthart) Original anthology, a fake disease guide listing 59 diseases, as described by authors including Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Gahan Wilson, China Miéville, Rachel Pollack, and Paul Di Filippo. A limited edition of 650 signed by all contributors (-53-3, $45.00) is also available. Night Shade Books, 3623 SW Baird Street, Portland OR 97219; 503-452-0761; [].

MechWarrior: Dark Age: The Ruins of Power Robert E. Vardeman (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45928-8, Apr 2003, $6.99, 295pp, pb) [MechWarrior: Dark Age] Novelization, the third based on the computer game based on the “Battletech” roleplaying game. Copyrighted by WizKids.

Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda: The Broken Places Ethlie Ann Vare & Daniel Morris (Tor 0-765-30484-8, Nov 2003, $23.95, 302pp, hc) [Andromeda] Novelization, the second based on the TV series. Copyrighted by Tribune Entertainment Company and Alliance Atlantis Communications.

Unbound Tim Vargo (Willowgate Press 1-930008-04-X, Mar 2003, $12.95, 241pp, tp) Horror novel. A brother and sister are unable to escape their father’s evil plans. A first novel. Order from Willowgate Press, PO Box 6529, Holliston MA 01746; [].

The Ophiuchi Hotline John Varley (Sterling Publishing/Gollancz 0-575-07283-0, Nov 2003, $14.95, 180pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) [Eight Worlds] Reprint (Dial 1977) SF novel. This is the Gollancz 2003 edition with a sticker, distributed in the US by Sterling Publishing, 387 Park Ave. S., New York NY 10016-8810; 800-805-5489; [].

Red Thunder John Varley (Ace 0-441-01015-6, Apr 2003, $23.95, 411pp, hc, cover by Bob Warner) [Red Thunder] SF novel. Heinleinesque story about seven suburban misfits building a spaceship to try to beat China to Mars.

Red Thunder John Varley (SFBC #57338, May 2003, $11.99, 411pp, hc, cover by Bob Warner) [Red Thunder] 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.

Boldly Writing: A Trekker Fan and Zine History, 1967-1987, Second Edition Joan Marie Verba (FTL Publications 0-9653575-4-6, Mar 2003, $15.95, 95pp, tp, cover by Janet D’Airo) [Star Trek] Reprint (FTL 1996) non-fiction reference, a history of Star Trek fanzines, with updated text. Order from FTL Publications, PO Box 1363, Minnetonka MN 55345-0363; [].

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