The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

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Into the Garden Virginia Andrews(R) (Simon & Schuster UK 0-7432-0941-9, Feb 2003, £17.99, 373pp, hc, cover by Larry Rostant) [Wildflowers] Reprint (Pocket 1999 as by V.C. Andrews) associational gothic horror novel, fifth in “The Wildflowers” series. The author is probably still Andrew Niederman.

The Wildflowers Virginia Andrews® (Simon & Schuster/Pocket UK 0-7434-4034-X, Feb 2003, £6.99, 629pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) [Wildflowers] Reprint (Pocket 2001 as Wildflowers by V.C. Andrews®) associational omnibus of four gothic horror novels in the “Wildflowers” series, all 1999: Misty, Star, Jade, and Cat. The author is probably Andrew Niederman. Copyrighted by the Vanda General Partnership.

The Day of the Covert Revelation Brian Appleby (Book Guild, The 1-85776-760-8, Jun 2003, £16.95, 224pp, hc) SF novel. A reporter interviews a noted geologist whose missing father returns after 30 years living with a hidden alien race. A first novel. Available from 25 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2LU, England.

The Obedient Alice Adriana Arden (Nexus 0-352-33826-1, Aug 2003, £6.99, 266pp, pb) [Alice] Erotic parody of “Alice in Wonderland”.

Bitten Kelley Armstrong (Time Warner UK 0-7515-3094-8, Feb 2003, £6.99, 448pp, pb, cover by Dominic Harman) [Women of the Otherworld] Reprint (Little, Brown UK 2001) dark fantasy novel of a female werewolf.

Stolen Kelley Armstrong (Time Warner UK 0-7515-3241-X, Aug 2003, £6.99, 532pp, pb, cover by Dominic Harman) [Women of the Otherworld] Reprint (Viking Press 2003) dark fantasy novel of a female werewolf and her pack. The sequel to Bitten.

Lord of Snow and Shadows Sarah Ash (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-593-04983-7, May 2003, £10.99, 484pp, tp, cover by John Howe) [Tears of Artamon] Fantasy novel, book one of “The Tears of Artamon”. A young painter learns he is heir to the throne of an isolated kingdom, but assuming his heritage means assuming the dark powers which are in his blood.

The Line of Polity Neal Asher (Macmillan/Tor UK 0-333-90365-X, Mar 2003, £10.99, 547pp, tp, cover by Steve Rawlings) [Polity] SF novel. Polity agent Cormac investigates the destruction of an Outlink station and the unresolved rebellion on Masada.

The Skinner Neal Asher (Macmillan/Tor UK 0-330-48434-6, Mar 2003, £6.99, 583pp, pb, cover by Steve Rawlings) [Spatterjay] Reprint (Macmillan UK 2002) SF novel.

Dragon Fire Charles Ashton (Walker UK 0-7445-9061-2, Mar 2003, £7.99, 541pp, tp, cover by Niroot Puttapipat) [Dragon Fire] Young-adult fantasy omnibus of Jet Smoke and Dragon Fire (1991), Into the Spiral (1992), and The Shining Bridge (1993).

Not the End of the World Kate Atkinson (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60472-6, Nov 2002, £12.99, 278pp, hc, cover by Liane Payne) Original collection of 12 linked stories mixing everyday life with myth and apocalypse.

Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury 0-7475-6259-8, May 2003, £16.99, 374pp, hc) Reprint (McClelland & Stewart 2003) literary SF novel.

Crusade Anselm Audley (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-7434-6119-3, Apr 2003, £10.99, iii+449pp, tp, cover by Steve Stone) [Aquasilva] Fantasy novel, third in the “Aquasilva” trilogy.

Inquisition Anselm Audley (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-7434-1502-7, Apr 2003, £6.99, iv+550pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Aquasilva] Reprint (Earthlight 2002) fantasy novel, book two of the “Aquasilva” trilogy.

The Shelters of Stone Jean M. Auel (Hodder & Stoughton/Coronet 0-340-82196-5, May 2003, £7.99, 784pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) [Earth’s Children] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 2002) prehistoric fantasy novel. Volume five in the “Earth’s Children” series.

The Various Steve Augarde (Fickling, David 0-385-60474-2, Aug 2003, £12.99, 448pp, hc, cover by Steve Augarde) [Various] Young-adult fantasy novel, the first in a trilogy. A 12-year-old girl encounters “The Various” people, the source of stories of the little people and fairies.

The Velocity Gospel Steve Aylett (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07394-2, Jan 2003, £6.99, 131pp, pb) [Accomplice] Reprint (Gollancz 2002) literary SF/fantasy novel, second in the “Accomplice” series after Only an Alligator.

Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt (Bloomsbury 0-7475-6417-5, Mar 2003, £5.99, 139pp, tp) Reprint (Farrar 1975) young-adult fantasy novel.

The Reliquary Ring Cherith Baldry (Macmillan UK 0-333-98944-9, Feb 2003, £10.99, 424pp, tp, cover by Mick Posen) Fantasy novel of an alternate Venice, where four “genics” (genetically-engineered virtual slaves) search for their fulfilment.

High-Rise J. G. Ballard (HarperCollins/Flamingo 0-00-716297-9, Apr 2003, £6.99, 198pp, tp) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1975) literary SF novel. A “Flamingo Seventies Classic”.

Millennium People J. G. Ballard (HarperCollins/Flamingo 0-00-225848-X, Sep 2003, £16.99, 294pp, hc) Associational novel of terrorists targeting the middle classes in London.

Prince of Ayodhya Ashok K. Banker (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-186-1, Feb 2003, £6.99, 532pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Ramayana] Fantasy novel, the first book of “The Ramayana” series based on the ancient epic of India.

Siege of Mithila Ashok K. Banker (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-198-5, Sep 2003, £6.99, 531pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Ramayana] Fantasy novel, second in “The Ramayana”, a retelling of the ancient Indian epic.

The Bridge Iain Banks (Time Warner UK/Abacus 0-349-10215-5, 2003, £7.99, 386pp, tp) Reissue (Macmillan UK 1986) bizarre literary novel.

The Business Iain Banks (Time Warner UK/Abacus 0-349-11245-2, 2003, £7.99, 393pp, tp) Reissue (Little, Brown UK 1999) associational novel.

Canal Dreams Iain Banks (Time Warner UK/Abacus 0-349-10171-X, 2003, £7.99, 275pp, tp) Reissue (Macmillan UK 1989) associational novel.

Complicity Iain Banks (Time Warner UK/Abacus 0-349-10571-5, 2003, £7.99, 313pp, tp) Reissue (Little, Brown UK 1993) associational novel.

The Crow Road Iain Banks (Time Warner UK/Abacus 0-349-10323-2, 2003, £7.99, 501pp, tp) Reissue (Scribners UK 1992) associational novel.

Dead Air Iain Banks (Time Warner UK/Abacus 0-349-11664-4, Jul 2003, £7.99, 436pp, tp) Reprint (Little, Brown UK 2002) associational novel.

Espedair Street Iain Banks (Time Warner UK/Abacus 0-349-10214-7, 2003, £7.99, 362pp, tp) Reissue (Macmillan UK 1987) associational novel.

Walking on Glass Iain Banks (Time Warner UK/Abacus 0-349-10178-7, 2003, £7.99, 341pp, tp) Reissue (Macmillan UK 1985) mainstream novel with elements of SF and horror.

The Wasp Factory Iain Banks (Time Warner UK/Abacus 0-349-10177-9, 2003, £7.99, 244pp, tp) Reissue (Macmillan UK 1984) horror novel.

Whit Iain Banks (Time Warner UK/Abacus 0-349-10768-8, 2003, £7.99, 455pp, tp) Reissue (Little, Brown UK 1995) associational novel.

Dawnthief James Barclay (Gollancz 0-575-07534-1, Jul 2003, £6.99, 527pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Chronicles of the Raven] Reprint (Gollancz 1999) fantasy novel. Book 1 of “Chronicles of the Raven”.

Elfsorrow James Barclay (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07398-5, Jul 2003, £6.99, 483pp, pb, cover by Laura Brett) [Legends of the Raven] Reprint (Gollancz 2002) fantasy novel. First book of the “Legends of the Raven”, fourth in the overall “Raven” series.

Light Stealer James Barclay (PS Publishing 1-902880-62-5, Mar 2003, £25.00, 89pp, hc) Fantasy novella, set 300 years previous to the novels of “The Raven”. Introduction by Stan Nicholls. This is a signed, limited edition of 300; a signed trade paperback edition of 500 (-61-7, £8.00) is also available. PS Publishing, Hamilton House, 4 Park Avenue, Harrogate HG2 9BQ, UK; [].

Nightchild James Barclay (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07300-4, Jul 2003, £6.99, 527pp, pb, cover by Laura Brett) [Chronicles of The Raven] Reissue (Gollancz 2001) fantasy novel. Book three of “Chronicles of The Raven”.

Noonshade James Barclay (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07535-X, Jul 2003, £6.99, 484pp, pb, cover by Laura Brett) [Chronicles of The Raven] Reprint (Gollancz 2000) fantasy novel. Book two of “Chronicles of The Raven”.

Shadowheart James Barclay (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07331-4, Jul 2003, £10.99, 421pp, tp, cover by Laura Brett) [Legends of the Raven] Fantasy novel, the second in the “Legends of the Raven” subseries, fifth in the overall “Raven” series. A hardcover edition (-07330-6, £17.99) was announced but not seen.

Tales of the Dark Forest: Trollogy! Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore (CollinsVoyager 0-00-710865-6, May 2003, £4.99, 270pp, tp) [Tales of the Dark Forest] Young-adult fantasy novel, third in the series.

Jennifer Government Max Barry (Time Warner UK/Abacus 0-349-11598-2, Jul 2003, £9.99, 335pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 2003) satirical SF novel set in a future where companies dominate the world. A scheme to increase shoe sales by killing those who wear them sets agent Jennifer Government on the trail.

Doctor Who: Fear of the Dark Trevor Baxendale (BBC Books 0-563-53865-1, Jan 2003, £5.99, 275pp, pb) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 58 in the BBC “Missing Adventures” series starring the 5th Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa.

Coalescent Stephen Baxter (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07423-X, Oct 2003, £17.99, 473pp, hc) [Xeelee: Destiny’s Children] SF novel, the first in the “Destiny’s Children” trilogy. An ancient order of women in Rome may hold the key to humanity’s future. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-07424-8, £12.99) was announced but not seen.

Evolution Stephen Baxter (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07409-4, Aug 2003, £6.99, 762pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 2002) SF novel following evolution from primates to post-humans.

Phase Space Stephen Baxter (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-651185-6, Jul 2003, £6.99, 424pp, pb) Reprint (Voyager 2002) collection of 25 stories, many set in the “Manifold”.

Revolutions in the Earth: James Hutton and the True Age of the Earth Stephen Baxter (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 0-297-82975-0, Jun 2003, £16.99, 245pp, hc) Associational biography of the founder of modern geology. [James Hutton]

Darwin’s Children Greg Bear (HarperCollins UK 0-00-225732-7, Jun 2003, £17.99, 383pp, hc) [Darwin’s Radio] Reprint (Del Rey 2003) SF novel. A viral infection forces the evolution of humanity in one generation. [First UK edition]

Psychlone Greg Bear (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07488-4, Feb 2003, £6.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Ace 1979) SF novel.

Vitals Greg Bear (HarperCollins UK 0-00-712975-0, Sep 2003, £6.99, 339pp, pb) Reprint (Del Rey 2002) near-future SF novel involving the search for immortality.

Guardian Angel Stephanie Bedwell-Grime (Telos Publishing 1-903889-62-6, Jun 2003, £9.99, 201pp, tp) [Porsche Winter] Humorous fantasy novel. First in the “Porsche Winter” series. Illustrations by Nathan Skreslet. A Guardian Angel’s client has his soul stolen by the Devil.

Smallville: Flight Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld (Time Warner UK/Atom 1-904233-25-2, Jan 2003, £5.00, 175pp, tp) [Smallville] Reprint (Little, Brown 2002) young-adult novelization of an episode from the TV series; third in the series.

Smallville: Speed Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld (Time Warner UK/Atom 1-904233-26-0, May 2003, £5.00, 167pp, tp) [Smallville] Reprint (Little, Brown 2003) novelization of an episode from the series; fifth in the young-adult series. [First UK edition]

Restoration Carol Berg (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-245-0, Jun 2003, £6.99, 471pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [Rai-Kirah] Reprint (Roc 2002) fantasy novel. Book 3 of “The Rai-Kirah” after Transformation and Revelation.

The Art of John Berkey John Berkey (Paper Tiger 1-84340-122-3, Oct 2003, £20.00, 125pp, hc, cover by John Berkey) Art book showing a range of Berkey’s works from historical illustration to spaceships. Text by Jane Frank; foreword by Berkey.

The Folk Keeper Franny Billingsley (Bloomsbury 0-7475-6054-4, Jan 2003, £5.99, 162pp, tp, cover by Sarah Gibb) Reprint (Atheneum 1999) young-adult fantasy novel about a girl charged with keeping the wild folk underground under control.

Doctor Who: The Domino Effect David Bishop (BBC Books 0-563-53869-4, Feb 2003, £5.99, 278pp, pb) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 62 in the BBC “New Adventures” series featuring the Eighth Doctor.

Dear Abbey Terry Bisson (PS Publishing 1-902880-75-7, Aug 2003, £10.00, 108pp, tp, cover by Edward Miller) SF time travel novella. Two men travel through the future to the End of Time. Introduction by Brian W. Aldiss. This is a signed limited edition of 500; a hardcover edition of 300 (-76-5, £25.00) signed by both Bisson and Aldiss, is also available. Available from Hamilton House, 4 Park Ave., Harrogate, HG2 9BQ, UK; [].

Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale Holly Black (Simon & Schuster UK 0-689-83707-0, Feb 2003, £7.99, 310pp, tp, cover by Greg Spalenka) [Kaye] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 2002) young-adult contemporary fantasy novel. Kaye’s life is disrupted by her grandfather’s illness and the dark schemes of faeries. [First UK edition]

Dead Gorgeous Malorie Blackman (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-54633-X, Aug 2003, £4.99, 219pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday UK 2002) young-adult ghost novel.

An Eye for an Eye Malorie Blackman (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-54925-8, Feb 2003, £1.00, 52pp, tp) [Noughts and Crosses] Young-adult novella sequel to Noughts and Crosses. Published for World Book Day 2003.

Baby Be-Bop Francesca Lia Block (Time Warner UK/Atom 1-904233-08-2, Jan 2003, £5.00, 124pp, tp, cover by George Smith) [Weetzie Bat] Reprint (HarperCollins/Cotler 1995) young-adult quasi-fantasy novel, fifth in the “Dangerous Angels” series.

Doctor Who Novellas: Fallen Gods Jonathan Blum & Kate Orman (Telos 1-903889-20-0, Sep 2003, £10.00, 147pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Novellazation based on the TV series. Foreword by Storm Constantine. The limited deluxe edition also adds frontispiece art by Daryl Joyce, and is signed by Blum, Orman, Constantine, and Joyce. Available from 61 Elgar Avenue, Tolworth, Surrey KT5 9JP. A deluxe hardback edition (-21-9, £25.00) was announced but not seen.

Doctor Illuminatus Martin Booth (Penguin/Puffin UK 0-14-131037-5, Jun 2003, £4.99, 175pp, tp, cover by Melvyn Grant) [Alchemist’s Son] Humorous young-adult fantasy novel.

The Dragon Queen Alice Borchardt (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-553-81512-1, Jun 2003, £6.99, 569pp, pb, cover by Scott McKowen) Reprint (Del Rey 2001) Arthurian fantasy novel of Guinevere as a magical warrior queen, facing a Merlin who wants to prevent peace. First in a trilogy.

The Raven Warrior Alice Borchardt (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-593-05063-0, Jul 2003, £10.99, 470pp, tp, cover by Scott McKowen) [Tales of Guinevere] Fantasy novel, the second in the “Tales of Guinevere” trilogy after The Dragon Queen.

Saturn Ben Bova (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-76766-9, Feb 2003, £18.99, 434pp, hc, cover by Mark Harrison) SF novel continuing Bova’s (and man’s) exploration of the Solar System.

Saturn Ben Bova (Hodder Headline/NEL 0-340-76767-7, Jul 2003, £7.99, 434pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 2003) SF novel in Bova’s “Grand Tour of the Solar System”.

George Orwell: A Reflective Biography Gordon Bowker (Time Warner UK/Little, Brown 0-316-86115-4, Jun 2003, £18.99, xvi+495pp, hc) Criticial biography of the satirical SF writer. The price is not shown anywhere on the cover. [George Orwell]

One More for the Road Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-7434-4074-9, Apr 2003, £6.99, 289pp, pb, cover by Trevor Scobie) Reprint (Morrow 2002) original collection of 25 stories, nine reprints, with a new afterword by Bradbury.

Doctor Who: The Colony of Lies Colin Brake (BBC Books 0-563-48606-6, Jul 2003, £5.99, 272pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Doctor Who: Missing Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 60 in the BBC “Missing Adventures” series.

The Eternal Quest Julian Branston (Hodder & Stoughton/Sceptre 0-340-82281-3, Jan 2003, £14.99, 288pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel based on the life and writing of Cervantes. As installments of Don Quixote circulate, Cervantes learns that the Don is a real person, and just as prone to havoc as his fictional counterpart. A first novel.

Faerie Wars Herbie Brennan (Bloomsbury 0-7475-5944-9, Feb 2003, £12.99, 368pp, hc, cover by Carol Lawson & Ian Butterworth) [Faerie Wars] Young-adult fantasy novel. A human boy and an old man help foil a plot against the Realm of Faerie.

Dream Master: Gladiator Theresa Breslin (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60424-6, Jan 2003, £10.99, 168pp, hc, cover by David Wyatt) [Dream Master] Young-adult fantasy novel, third in the series. Illustrated by David Wyatt.

Making Love Marius Brill (Doubleday UK 0-385-60523-4, May 2003, £12.99, 473pp, hc) Associational novel.

Making Love: A Conspiracy of the Heart Marius Brill (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60523-4, May 2003, £12.99, 473pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel, a parody thriller/romance narrated by a book in love with its reader.

First Rider’s Call Kristen Britain (Simon & Schuster UK/Earthlight 0-7434-6113-4, Sep 2003, £10.99, 639pp, tp, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Green Rider] Reprint (DAW 2003) fantasy novel, sequel to Green Rider.

Offerings: The Art of Brom Brom (Paper Tiger 1-84340-124-X, Oct 2003, £14.99, 128pp, tp, cover by Brom) Reprint (Paper Tiger 2001) collection of fantasy art, with text by Brom, and an introduction by Arnie Fenner.

Infinity Plus Two ed. Keith Brooke & Nick Gevers (PS Publishing 1-902880-58-7, May 2003, £45.00, 282pp, hc, cover by Richard Powers) Anthology of 13 SF stories, by authors including Michael Moorcock, Lucius Shepard, Lisa Goldstein, and Stephen Baxter. Introduction by John Clute. This is a signed limited edition of 300. Available from Hamilton House, 4 Park Ave., Harrogate, N. Yorks. HG2 9BQ; [].

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