The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

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The Lair of Bones David Farland (Simon & Schuster UK/Earthlight 0-6848-6062-7, Dec 2003, £10.99, 429pp, tp, cover by Steve Stone) [Runelords] Reprint (Tor 2003) fantasy novel, fourth book of “The Runelords”. Farland is a pseudonym of Dave Wolverton.

Warhammer 40,000: Crossfire Matt Farrer (BL Publishing/Black Library 1-84416-020-3, Sep 2003, £5.99, 320pp, pb, cover by Clint Langley) [Warhammer 40,000: Shira Culpurnia] Novelization set in the roleplaying game universe. First in the “Shira Culpurnia” series.

The Revenants Geoffrey Farrington (Dedalus 1-903517-04-4, Nov 2003, £7.99, 245pp, tp, cover by Willi Gray) Reissue (Dedalus 1983) literary vampire novel. This is the revised edition (Dedalus, 2001) with the Introduction by Kim Newman. Distributed in the USA at $11.99.

King of Foxes: Conclave of Shadows: Book Two Raymond E. Feist (Voyager 0-00-224682-1, Nov 2003, £17.99, iii+374pp, hc, cover by Martin McKenna) [Conclave of Shadows] Fantasy novel, a sequel to Talon of the Silver Hawk.

Talon of the Silver Hawk Raymond E. Feist (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-716082-8, Apr 2003, £11.99, 390pp, tp, cover by Martin McKenna) [Conclave of Shadows] Reprint (Voyager 2002) fantasy novel. Book One of “Conclave of Shadows”.

Talon of the Silver Hawk Raymond E. Feist (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-716185-9, Aug 2003, £6.99, 390pp, pb, cover by Martin McKenna) [Conclave of Shadows] Reprint (Voyager 2002) fantasy novel. Book One of “Conclave of Shadows”.

Murder in LaMut Raymond E. Feist & Joel Rosenberg (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648389-5, Jun 2003, £6.99, ii+324pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Riftwar: Legends] Reprint (Voyager 2002) fantasy novel, second in the “Legends of the Riftwar”, fourteenth overall in the “Rift” series.

Jimmy the Hand Raymond E. Feist & Steve Stirling (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224722-4, Jul 2003, £17.99, 369pp, hc, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Riftwar: Legends] Fantasy novel, the third book of “Legends of the Riftwar”, and fifteenth overall in the “Rift” series.

Jimmy the Hand Raymond E. Feist & Steve Stirling (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224723-2, Dec 2003, £12.99, 369pp, tp, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Riftwar: Legends] Reprint (Voyager 2003) fantasy novel. Book three of “Legends of the Riftwar” and fifteenth overall in the “Riftwar” series.

The Well of Lost Plots Jasper Fforde (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-82596-0, Jul 2003, £18.99, 361pp, hc, cover by Larry Rostant) [Thursday Next] Alternate-Earth humorous fantasy novel, third in the “Thursday Next” series. Pregnant Thursday hides out in an unpublished book, but soon realizes all is not well in the BookWorld. A trade paperback edition (-82592-8, £10.99) was announced but not seen.

The Oracle Catherine Fisher (Hodder Silver 0-340-84376-4, Jan 2003, £5.99, i+361pp, tp, cover by Tracey Hurst & Jerry Paris) [Oracle Prophecies] Young-adult historical fantasy novel set in ancient Egypt. First of a series.

The Snow-Walker Trilogy Catherine Fisher (Red Fox 0-09-944806-8, Apr 2003, £5.99, viii+469pp, tp) [Snow Walker] Young-adult fantasy omnibus of three novels: The Snow Walker’s Son (1993), The Empty Hand (1995), and The Soul Thieves (1996).

Sorcery Rising Jude Fisher (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-7434-4040-4, Mar 2003, £6.99, 502pp, pb, cover by Paul Young) [Fool’s Gold] Reprint (Earthlight UK 2002) fantasy novel. Book one of “Fool’s Gold”. Fisher is a pseudonym of Jane Johnson.

Wild Magic Jude Fisher (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-7434-6128-2, Aug 2003, £10.99, 565pp, tp, cover by Steve Stone) [Fool’s Gold] Fantasy novel. Book Two of “Fool’s Gold”. Published simultaneously with the US (DAW) edition. Fisher is a pseudonym of Jane Johnson. A hardcover edition (-6127-4, £17.99) was announced but not seen.

Hidden Warrior Lynn Flewelling (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-711310-2, Jul 2003, £6.99, 551pp, pb, cover by David Wyatt) [Tamír Triad] Fantasy novel, second in “The Tamír Triad” after The Bone Doll’s Twin. Prince Tobin, suddenly revealed as a young woman, must fulfil a prophecy. Simultaneous with the US (Bantam Spectra) edition.

The Physiognomy Jeffrey Ford (Macmillan/Tor UK 0-330-41319-8, May 2003, £6.99, 244pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Well-Built City] Reprint (Avon 1997) fantasy mystery set in an alternate world where phrenology works. Winner of the World Fantasy Award.

The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque Jeffrey Ford (Macmillan/Tor UK 1-4050-0659-5, May 2003, £10.99, 310pp, tp, cover by blacksheep) Reprint (Morrow 2002) fantasy novel. An artist must paint a portrait without looking at his subject.

Doctor Who Novellas: Shellshock Simon A. Forward (Telos 1-903889-16-2, May 2003, £10.00, 105pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Novellazation based on the TV series. Foreword by Guy N. Smith. The limited deluxe edition also adds frontispiece art by Bob Covington, and is signed by Forward, Covington, and Smith. Licensed by the BBC. Available from 61 Elgar Avenue, Tolworth, Surrey KT5 9JP, UK. A deluxe hardback edition (-17-0, £25.00) is also available.

Doctor Who: Emotional Chemistry Simon A. Forward (BBC Books 0-563-48608-2, Oct 2003, £5.99, 274pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Novelization based on the TV series. Book 66 in the BBC “New Adventures” series.

Star Wars: The Approaching Storm Alan Dean Foster (Random House UK/Arrow/Lucasbooks 0-09-944686-3, Jan 2003, £5.99, 363pp, pb, cover by Steven D. Anderson) [Star Wars] Reprint (Ballantine Del Rey LucasBooks; Century/Lucasbooks 2002) SF novel set in the Star Wars universe, set just before Star Wars: Episode II. Copyrighted by LucasFilm Ltd.

Full Dark House Christopher Fowler (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60553-6, Aug 2003, £12.99, 382pp, hc, cover by Jake Rickwood) [Bryant & May] Dark fantasy/gothic mystery novel, the first in a new series featuring Bryant & May, the decrepit detectives from Fowler’s Rune and Darkest Day. The elderly Bryant’s death forces his partner May to remember their early days and a serial killer in World War II London.

Great Fantasy Art Themes from The Frank Collection Jane & Howard Frank (Paper Tiger 1-84340-073-1, Jun 2003, £20.00, 128pp, hc) Art book looking at works from the Franks’s extensive collection of SF and fantasy art. Text by Jane & Howard Frank discusses collecting as well as the artists and their works.

Inez Carlos Fuentes (Bloomsbury 0-7475-6260-1, Mar 2003, £15.99, 150pp, hc) Reprint (Farrar Straus Giroux 2002) literary fantasy novel.

The Eye of Eternity Maggie Furey (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-113-6, Jul 2003, £7.99, 708pp, pb, cover by Mick Van Houten) [Shadowleague] Reprint (Orbit 2002) fantasy novel, book three of “The Shadowleague”.

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: A Concordance: Volume I Robin Furth (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-83062-X, Oct 2003, £12.99, xxx+376pp, hc) Reprint (Scribner 2003) reference work based on the first four books of the “Dark Tower” series (including the revised first volume). Foreword by Stephen King.

Lord John and the Private Matter Diana Gabaldon (Century 1-8441-3197-1, Oct 2003, £16.99, 305pp, hc, cover by William Marlow) [Outlander; Lord John Grey] Associational non-fantasy historical murder mystery, first in a trilogy, a spin-off from the “Outlander” series. Simultaneous with the US (Delacorte) edition.

Coraline Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury 0-7475-6210-5, Oct 2003, £4.99, 187pp, tp, cover by Dave McKean) Reprint (HarperCollins 2002) young-adult fantasy novel.

The Wolves in the Walls Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury 0-7475-6953-3, Nov 2003, £12.99, 53pp, hc, cover by Dave McKean) Reprint (HarperCollins 2003) fantasy graphic novella, illustrated throughout by McKean. A large format hardback.

Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth John Garth (HarperCollins UK 0-00-711952-6, Nov 2003, £20.00, xviii+398pp, hc) Biographical study of Tolkien’s life during World War 1. At the end of the War all but one of his close friends was dead, and Tolkien had begun planning the tale of Middle-earth, possibly (Garth argues) basing it on his feelings and experiences during those dreadful years.

Warhammer 40,000: Crucible of War ed. Marc Gascoigne & Christian Dunn (Black Library 1-84416-005-X, May 2003, £5.99, 283pp, pb, cover by Adrian Smith) Anthology of stories set in the roleplaying game universe.

Warhammer: Way of the Dead ed. Marc Gascoigne & Christian Dunn (Black Library 1-84416-013-0, Jul 2003, £5.99, 283pp, pb, cover by Karl Kopinski) [Warhammer] Anthology of nine stories set in the roleplaying-game universe.

Abe’s Team Will Gatti (Oxford University Press 0-19-275294-4, Jun 2003, £4.99, 220pp, tp, cover by Tony Ross) Reprint (Oxford University Press 2002) young-adult fantasy novel.

The Legend of Deathwalker David A. Gemmell (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-15081-9, Apr 2003, £6.99, 413pp, pb, cover by John Bolton) [Druss the Legend] Reissue (Bantam UK 1996) fantasy novel in the “Druss the Legend” series. Eighth printing.

Stormrider David A. Gemmell (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-14676-5, Apr 2003, £6.99, 601pp, pb, cover by John Bolton) [Rigante] Reprint (Bantam UK 2002) fantasy novel in the “Rigante” series.

White Wolf David A. Gemmell (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-593-04444-4, Apr 2003, £17.99, 428pp, hc, cover by John Bolton) [Drenai: Skilgannon the Damned] Fantasy novel featuring Druss the Legend. First in a new series. Simultaneous with the US (Del Rey) edition. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-04456-8) was announced but not seen.

1610: A Sundial in a Grave Mary Gentle (Gollancz 0-575-07251-2, Nov 2003, £12.99, 594pp, tp, cover by Les Edwards) Alternate-history fantasy novel. The memoirs of Valentine Rochefort, 17th century duellist, aristocrat, spy, and unwitting pawn of an astrologer determined to alter the future he knows is developing. A hardcover edition (-07250-4, £18.99) is also available.

White Crow Mary Gentle (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07519-8, Apr 2003, £9.99, xvi+847pp, tp, cover by Les Edwards) [White Crow & Causabon] SF/fantasy omnibus of “The White Crow and Causabon” stories, including Rats and Gargoyles (1990), The Architecture of Desire (1991), the novel Left to His Own Devices (1994), and three earlier linked stories.

Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel Michael Gerber (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07558-9, Sep 2003, £6.99, 328pp, hc, cover by Douglas Carrel) [Barry Trotter] Humorous young-adult fantasy novel parodying the “Harry Potter” books, sequel to Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody. A mini-hardback edition.

Pattern Recognition William Gibson (Viking UK 0-670-87559-7, Apr 2003, £16.99, 356pp, hc, cover by gray318) Reprint (Putnam 2003) contemporary thriller of a marketeer hired to investigate a seemingly addictive new form of webvertising.

The Difference Engine William Gibson & Bruce Sterling (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-60029-2, May 2003, £6.99, 383pp, pb) Reprint (Gollancz 1990) alternate-history SF novel. Babbage’s Analytic Engine triggers the computer age in 1855.

Piggies Nick Gifford (Penguin/Puffin UK 0-14-131489-3, Jan 2003, £4.99, 214pp, tp) Young-adult SF/horror novel of an alternate world populated by vampires.

Pure Dead Brilliant Debi Gliori (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60252-9, Apr 2003, £10.99, 316pp, hc) [Strega-Borgia family] Young-adult humorous fantasy novel. Last in a trilogy after Pure Dead Magic and Pure Dead Wicked. Illustrations by Gliori.

Pure Dead Wicked Debi Gliori (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-54847-2, Apr 2003, £4.99, 253pp, tp) [Strega-Borgia family] Reprint (Doubleday UK 2002) young-adult humorous fantasy novel. Second in a trilogy after Pure Dead Magic.

Pure Dead Wicked Debi Gliori (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-54847-2, Apr 2003, £4.99, 253pp, tp) [Strega-Borgia family] Reprint (Doubleday UK 2002) humorous fantasy novel, sequel to Pure Dead Magic.

The Lost Slayer: Omnibus Edition Christopher Golden (Pocket UK 0-7434-6221-1, Feb 2003, £6.99, 573pp, pb) [Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: Lost Slayer] Reprint (Simon Pulse 2003) novelization originally published as a four-part serial (Pocket Pulse 2001). Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Naked Empire Terry Goodkind (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-714557-8, Aug 2003, £17.99, 663pp, hc, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Sword of Truth] Reprint (Tor 2003) fantasy novel in the “Sword of Truth” series.

The Seduction of Water Carol Goodman (Heinemann 0-434-00959-8, May 2003, £9.99, 356pp, tp) Reprint (Ballantine 2003) ghost novel.

Dangerous Desires Ray Gordon (Hodder Headline/NEL 0-340-82162-0, Jan 2003, £6.99, 314pp, pb) Explicit erotic fantasy.

Dark Desires Ray Gordon (Hodder Headline/NEL 0-340-82163-9, Feb 2003, £6.99, 330pp, pb) Explicit erotic fantasy novel set in a haunted mansion.

Undying Lust Ray Gordon (NEL 0-340-82165-5, Aug 2003, £6.99, 343pp, pb) Explicit erotic fantasy.

Monument Ian Graham (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-196-9, Jul 2003, £6.99, 568pp, pb, cover by Lee Gibbons) Reprint (Orbit 2002) fantasy novel.

The Chesley Awards for Science Fiction & Fantasy Art: A Retrospective John Grant, Elizabeth Humphrey & Pamela D. Scoville (Artists’ and Photographers’ Press 1-904332-10-2, Sep 2003, £30.00, 192pp, hc, cover by John Jude Palencar) Lavishly illustrated art book presenting the work of all the winners of the Chesley award since its establishment in 1985, with over 50 artists and 300 illustrations. Foreword by Ron Miller. Available from 10 Hillside, London SW19 4NJ.

Incompetence Rob Grant (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07419-1, Dec 2003, £9.99, 291pp, hc) Satirical near-future SF novel set in a Europe where employers are forbidden to discriminate against the incompetent, causing complications for a detective tracking a very competent serial killer. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-07533-3, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

Hound George Green (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-593-05197-1, Aug 2003, £10.99, 410pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) Historical fantasy novel, the story of Cuchulain, the Hound of Ulster, as told by a companion. A first novel.

Warhammer 40,000: Crusade for Armageddon Jonathan Green (Black Library 1-84416-025-4, Jun 2003, £5.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Adrian Smith) [Warhammer 40,000] Future-war novelization set in the roleplaying game universe.

Finding Helen Colin Greenland (Transworld/Black Swan 0-552-77080-9, Mar 2003, £6.99, 367pp, tp) Associational contemporary novel of an attempt to recover lost love.

The Science of Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Mary & John Gribbin (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-88159-3, Nov 2003, £8.99, xix+202pp, tp, cover by Tony Fleetwood) Related non-fiction work, with an introduction by Pullman, showing how the trilogy uses string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos, symbiosis, entanglement and cold dark matter.

Felaheen: The Third Arabesk Jon Courtenay Grimwood (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-7434-6117-7, May 2003, £12.99, 356pp, hc) [Arabesk] SF novel, following Pashazade: The First Arabesk and Effendi: The Second Arabesk.

Going for Stone Philip Gross (Oxford University Press 0-19-275308-8, Aug 2003, £4.99, 215pp, tp, cover by BCADjalamy) Reprint (Oxford University Press 2002) young-adult fantasy novel. A teenager joins a secret cult whose adherents turn themselves to stone.

The Lastling Philip Gross (Oxford University Press 0-19-271942-4, Sep 2003, £10.99, 225pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel. A young girl and a boy monk defend Yetis against the ultimate predators: gourmets.

Exploring the Matrix: New Writings on The Matrix and the Cyber Present ed. Karen Haber (ibooks UK 0-7434-7502-X, May 2003, £10.99, 271pp, tp, cover by Robert Zohrab) Associational non-fiction gathering of 17 critical essays by SF writers on the movie The Matrix. Simultaneous with the US (St. Martin’s as Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Present) edition.

Meditations on Middle-Earth ed. Karen Haber (Earthlight UK 0-7434-6874-0, Nov 2003, £6.99, xviii+235pp, tp, cover by John Howe) Reprint (St. Martin’s 2001) non-fiction anthology of essays by fantasy writers explaining how The Lord of the Rings has influenced them. Preface by Haber, introduction by George R R Martin. Illustrated by John Howe.

Hunter Quatermain’s Story: The Uncollected Adventures of Allan Quatermain H. Rider Haggard (Owen, Peter 0-7206-1182-2, Aug 2003, £12.50, 256pp, tp) [Allan Quatermain] Reprint (Spencer Blackett 1889 as Allan’s Wife & Other Tales) collection of stories, which included the first appearance of the novel Allan’s Wife. This adds “Magepa the Buck”, “Zikali the Wizard”, and an introduction by Peter Haining.

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