The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

Contents Lists

Previous -- Table-of-Contents
Beneath the Ground ed. Joel Lane (The Alchemy Press 0-9532260-5-0, Mar 2003, £10.99, 203pp, tp, cover by Jim Pitts) Original anthology of 13 supernatural horror stories, three reprints. Authors include Ramsey Campbell, David Sutton, and Derek Fox. The Alchemy Press, 46 Oxford Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 6DT, UK; [].

Captains Outrageous Joe R. Lansdale (Orion/Phoenix 0-75381-674-1, Apr 2003, £6.99, 319pp, tp) Reprint (Subterranean Press 2001) associational mystery novel.

Freezer Burn Joe R. Lansdale (Orion/Phoenix 0-75381-670-9, Apr 2003, £6.99, 245pp, tp) Reprint (Crossroads Press 1999) associational detective novel with minor fantasy elements.

Mucho Mojo Joe R. Lansdale (Orion/Phoenix 0-75381-669-5, Apr 2003, £6.99, 308pp, tp) [Hap Collins; Leonard Pine] Reprint (Warner/Mysterious Press 1994) dark suspense novel with minor fantasy elements.

Rumble Tumble Joe R. Lansdale (Orion/Phoenix 0-75380-844-7, Apr 2003, £6.99, 242pp, tp) [Hap Collins; Leonard Pine] Reprint (Warner/Mysterious Press 1998) associational mystery novel.

Rights of Passage: Borderland Rhiannon Lassiter (Oxford University Press 0-19-275237-5, Jul 2003, £4.99, 218pp, tp) [Rights of Passage] Young-adult fantasy novel, the first in a trilogy. Three teenagers cross into the parallel universe of Shattershard.

Waking Dream Rhiannon Lassiter (Macmillan Children’s Books 0-330-39701-X, Jul 2003, £4.99, 312pp, tp) Reprint (Macmillan Children’s Books 2002, not seen) young-adult fantasy novel.

Warhammer: Honour of the Grave Robin D. Laws (Black Library 1-84416-004-1, May 2003, £5.99, 283pp, pb, cover by Christopher Moeller) [Warhammer] Novelization set in the roleplaying game universe.

The Birthday of the World and Other Stories Ursula K. Le Guin (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07479-5, Jan 2003, £9.99, xiii+362pp, tp) [League of All Worlds] Reprint (HarperCollins 2002) collection of eight stories, one original. Most of the stories are set in the worlds of the Ekumen; Le Guin’s foreword discusses the difficulties of creating a universe, and how these stories fit in. A hardcover edition (-07379-9, £16.99) was announced but not seen.

The Other Wind Ursula K. Le Guin (Orion/Dolphin 1-8425-5211-2, Mar 2003, £5.99, 246pp, tp, cover by David Wyatt) [Earthsea] Reprint (Harcourt 2001) fantasy novel in the “Earthsea” series. Winner of the World Fantasy Award.

Demon Samantha Lee (Scholastic UK 0-439-97891-2, Sep 2003, £4.99, 256pp, pb) [Demon] Young-adult horror novel. A “Point Horror” title.

Supernatural Tales: Excursions into Fantasy Vernon Lee (Owen, Peter 0-7206-1194-6, Nov 2003, £9.95, 222pp, tp) Reissue (Peter Owen 1955, abridged from The Snake Lady and Other Stories, Grove 1954) collection of six supernatural stories. Introduction by Irene Cooper Willis. Lee is a pen name for Violet Paget.

The Way of the Rose Valery Leith (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07303-9, Jan 2003, £6.99, 452pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Everien] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 2001) fantasy novel, book three of the “Everien” trilogy. Leith is a pseudonym of Tricia Sullivan.

Mananan MacLir Alexander Leithes (Pegasus Publishers/Vanguard Press 1-843860-61-9, Oct 2003, £8.99, 375pp, tp) Fantasy novel based on Celtic myth. Vanguard Press, Sheraton House, Castle Park, Cambridge CB3 OAX, UK; [].

Doctor Who: The Last Resort Paul Leonard (BBC Books 0-563-48605-8, Jun 2003, £5.99, 275pp, pb) [Doctor Who: New Adventures] Novel based on the world of the TV series, featuring the 8th Doctor. Book 64 in the BBC “New Adventures” series

X-Isle Peter Lerangis (Scholastic UK 0-439-97892-0, Sep 2003, £4.99, 262pp, pb) Young-adult horror novel; first in a mini-series.

Dark Heavens Roger Levy (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07245-8, Feb 2003, £10.99, 389pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) [Reckless Sleep] SF novel, set in the same world as Levy’s Reckless Sleep. On Earth, thousands try to reach heaven by suicide, but Cy Auger uncovers a series of deaths with an even more apocalyptic reason. A hardcover edition (-07244-X, £16.99) is also available.

Alien Earth Megan Lindholm (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-21516-6, Mar 2003, £5.99, 385pp, pb) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1992) SF novel.

A Voyage to Arcturus David Lindsay (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07483-3, Jun 2003, £6.99, 280pp, tp, cover by Richard Carr) Reprint (Methuen 1920) fantasy novel. Volume 37 in the “Fantasy Masterworks” series.

King of All the Dead Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis (Telos Publishing 1-903889-61-8, May 2003, £8.00, 120pp, tp) Dark fantasy novel. Lisa Morgan saves the life of a stranger, but Death still takes a toll on those close to her.

Transitions: The Art of Todd Lockwood Todd Lockwood & Karen Haber (Paper Tiger 1-84340-072-3, Jul 2003, £20.00, 128pp, hc, cover by Todd Lockwood) Art book with more than 100 paintings and preparatory sketches. Text by Lockwood and Haber.

Untied Kingdom James Lovegrove (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07386-1, Apr 2003, £10.99, 404pp, tp) SF novel. In a Britain fragmented into armed enclaves by economic and social collapse, a schoolteacher searches for kidnapped women, including his estranged wife. A hardcover edition (-07385-3, £16.99) is also available.

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force James Luceno (Lucasbooks/Century 1-8441-3368-0, Nov 2003, £17.99, xi+529pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Original Star Warsnovel. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm Ltd. Last in “The New Jedi Order” sub-series. Simultaneous with the US (Ballantine Del Rey LucasBooks) edition.

Art Kills Eric Van Lustbader (Orion 0-7528-5632-4, Jul 2003, £6.99, 87pp, hc, cover by Raphael) Reprint (Carroll & Graf 2002) associational crime novella. An appraiser seeks a long-lost Raphael painting. “An Otto Penzler Book”.

The Cage of Nine Banestones Eric Van Lustbader (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-224731-3, May 2003, £17.99, ii+629pp, hc, cover by John Howe) [Pearl Saga] Fantasy novel, the third volume in “The Pearl Saga”. A trade paperback edition (-224734-8, £11.99) was announced but not seen.

The Veil of a Thousand Tears Eric Van Lustbader (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648608-8, Mar 2003, £7.99, ii+630pp, pb, cover by John Howe) [Pearl Saga] Reprint (Voyager 2002) fantasy novel, the second volume of “The Pearl Saga”.

Mesmerized Gayle Lynds (HarperCollins UK 0-00-713101-1, Dec 2002, £6.99, 561pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 2001) SF novel. A heart transplant imbues a woman with new abilities and memories.

Dragon’s Treasure Elizabeth A. Lynn (Macmillan/Tor UK 0-333-72373-2, Nov 2003, £17.99, 329pp, hc, cover by Steve Stone) [Dragon] Fantasy novel, sequel to Dragon’s Winter.

Pendragon: The Merchant of Death D. J. MacHale (Simon & Schuster/Pocket UK 0-743-46816-3, Jun 2003, £5.99, 375pp, tp) [Bobby Pendragon] Reprint (Aladdin 2002) young-adult fantasy novel, the first in a series. [First UK edition]

The Light Ages Ian R. MacLeod (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight 0-7434-6242-4, Jun 2003, £17.99, 456pp, hc, cover by Edward Miller) [Light Ages] Reprint (Ace 2003) fantasy novel in which the Industrial Revolution was fueled by magic, not science. [First UK edition]

Engine City Ken MacLeod (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-203-5, Sep 2003, £6.99, 369pp, pb, cover by Lee Gibbons) [Engines of Light] Reprint (Orbit 2002) SF novel, last of a trilogy: Engines of Light: Book Three.

The Human Front/A Writer’s Life Ken MacLeod & Eric Brown (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07505-8, Feb 2003, £5.99, 90+107pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Gollancz 2002 as part of Infinities edited by Peter Crowther) anthology of two novellas bound Ace double style. Each was published separately in 2001 by PS Publishing.

Another Me Catherine MacPhail (Bloomsbury 0-7475-6460-4, Jun 2003, £5.99, 174pp, tp, cover by Yeti McCaldin) Young-adult fantasy novel.

A Box of Dreams David Madsen (Dedalus 1-903517-22-2, Nov 2003, £8.99, 205pp, tp, cover by David Bird) Literary gothic fantasy novel of dreams within dreams, of shifting realities, Freud and yodeling.

The Eyes of God John Marco (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07392-6, Feb 2003, £6.99, 789pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Eyes of God] Reprint (DAW 2002) fantasy novel, first in a new series. King Akeela needs the amulets called the Eyes of God to save his queen.

Child of the Prophecy Juliet Marillier (HarperCollins UK 0-00-648606-1, Jan 2003, £6.99, 577pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Sevenwaters] Reprint (Pan Macmillan Australia 2001) fantasy novel, the third book of the “Sevenwaters” trilogy.

Wolfskin Juliet Marillier (Macmillan/Tor UK 1-4050-0038-4, Mar 2003, £16.99, iv+566pp, hc) [Saga of the Light Isles] Reprint (Pan Macmillan Australia 2002) historical fantasy novel of the eighth-century confrontation between the Norse and the Picts. The first volume in the “Saga of the Light Isles”.

The Straw Men Michael Marshall (HarperCollins UK 0-00-649998-8, Apr 2003, £6.99, 484pp, pb) [Straw Men] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 2002) suspense novel with SF elements. This is a pen-name for Michael Marshall Smith.

A Clash of Kings George R. R. Martin (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-647989-8, Jan 2003, £7.99, 741pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) [Song of Ice and Fire] Reissue (Voyager 1998) fantasy novel. Book two of “A Song of Ice and Fire”.

A Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-647988-X, Jan 2003, £7.99, 835pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) [Song of Ice and Fire] Reissue (Voyager 1996) fantasy novel. Book one of “A Song of Ice and Fire”.

A Storm of Swords: One: Steel and Snow George R. R. Martin (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-647990-1, Apr 2003, £7.99, xiii+661pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) [Song of Ice and Fire] Reprint (Voyager 2000 as half of A Storm of Swords) fantasy novel, the first part of the third volume in “A Song of Ice and Fire”.

A Storm of Swords: Two: Blood and Gold George R. R. Martin (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-711955-0, Apr 2003, £6.99, viii+667pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) [Song of Ice and Fire] Reprint (Voyager 2000 as half of A Storm of Swords) fantasy novel, the second part of the third volume in “A Song of Ice and Fire”.

The Tempestuous Voyage of Hopewell Shakespeare Sophie Masson (Hodder Silver 0-340-86581-4, Apr 2003, £5.99, 292pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) Young-adult fantasy novel, inspired by Treasure Island, Twelfth Night and The Tempest, featuring a contemporary though distant young relative of Shakespeare himself.

The Tempestuous Voyage of Hopewell Shakespeare Sophie Masson (Hodder Silver 0-340-86581-4, Nov 2003, £5.99, 292pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) Reissue (Hodder Silver 2003) young-adult fantasy novel. Second printing.

Genius Graham Masterton (Severn House 0-7278-5993-5, Sep 2003, £18.99, 543pp, hc) Reprint (Corgi 1998 as by Alan Blackwood) thriller about a new drug which can increase intelligence. Copyrighted 1998, 2003, suggesting some revisions.

Hidden World Graham Masterton (Severn House 0-7278-5962-5, Mar 2003, £17.99, 182pp, hc) Dark fantasy novel. A grieving orphan discovers children lost in the hidden world behind her wallpaper.

The Shrinking Man Richard Matheson (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07463-9, Jan 2003, £6.99, 200pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (Fawcett 1956) SF novel. Volume 51 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

Conqueror’s Moon Julian May (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-712318-3, Sep 2003, £18.99, 302 + v, hc, cover by Dominic Harman) [Boreal Moon Tale] Fantasy novel, first in the “Boreal Moon” trilogy. A prince asks a sorceress to help unite the kingdom but her solution has a price.

Doctor Who Novellas: The Eye of the Tyger Paul J. McAuley (Telos 1-903889-24-3, Nov 2003, £10.00, 84pp, hc) [Doctor Who] Novellazation based on the TV series, with a foreword by Neil Gaiman. A deluxe hardcover edition (-25-1, £25.00) with a frontispiece by Jim Burns, signed by McAuley, Gaiman, and Burns, is also available. A sold-out slipcased edition (80 copies) has extra plates and signatures by Walter Howarth, Andrew Skilleter, and Fred Gambino. Licensed by the BBC. Available from 61 Elgar Avenue, Tolworth, Surrey KT5 9JP.

Freedom’s Ransom Anne McCaffrey (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-14909-8, Mar 2003, £6.99, 368pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Catteni] Reprint (Bantam UK 2002) SF novel, fourth in the “Catteni” sequence.

A Gift of Dragons Anne McCaffrey & Tom Kidd (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-593-05151-3, Mar 2003, £12.99, 291pp, hc, cover by Tom Kidd) Reprint (Del Rey 2002) collection illustrated by Tom Kidd.

Dragon’s Kin Anne & Todd McCaffrey (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-593-05287-0, Dec 2003, £16.99, 292pp, hc, cover by Les Edwards) [Pern] SF novel in the “Pern” series. Simultaneous with the US (Del Rey) edition.

Acorna’s Rebels Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-15135-1, Dec 2003, £5.99, 381pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Acorna] Reprint (Eos 2003) SF novel based on a comic-book idea by McCaffrey, sixth in the “Acorna the Unicorn Girl” series.

Acorna’s Search Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-15076-2, May 2003, £5.99, 351pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Acorna] Reprint (Eos 2001) SF novel based on a comic-book idea by McCaffrey, fifth in the “Acorna the Unicorn Girl” series.

Warhammer: Taint of Evil Neil McIntosh (BL Publishing/Black Library 1-84416-045-9, Oct 2003, £5.99, 319pp, pb, cover by Clint Langley) [Warhammer: Stefan Kumansky] Novelization based on the roleplaying game; second in the “Stefan Kumansky” series after Star of Erengrad.

Southern Fire Juliet E. McKenna (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-166-7, Sep 2003, £6.99, 600pp, pb, cover by Paul Young) [Tales of Einarinn: Aldabreshin Compass] Fantasy novel, first book of “The Aldabreshin Compass”.

The Book of Atrix Wolfe Patricia A. McKillip (Time Warner UK/Atom 1-904233-10-4, Sep 2003, £6.00, 281pp, tp) Reprint (Ace 1995) fantasy novel. A mage searches for the lost daughter of the Queen of the Wood.

Sunshine Robin McKinley (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-593-05102-5, Oct 2003, £10.99, 389pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) Dark fantasy novel. A woman named Sunshine gets involved with vampires. Simultaneous with the US (Berkley) edition.

The Ambassador Graham McNeill (Black Library 1-84416-051-3, Nov 2003, £5.99, 245pp, pb, cover by Paul Dainton) [Warhammer: Ambassador] Original novel set in the “Warhammer” universe.

Warhammer 40,000: Warriors of Ultramar Graham McNeill (Black Library 1-84416-000-9, Mar 2003, £5.99, 317pp, pb, cover by Alex Boyd) [Warhammer 40,000: Ultramarines] Novelization of the “Ultramarines” set in the SF roleplaying game universe.

The Silver Child Cliff McNish (Orion Children’s Books 1-84255-259-7, Aug 2003, £8.99, 167pp, hc, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Silver] Young-adult fantasy novel, the first in a new series.

The Wizard’s Promise Cliff McNish (Orion/Dolphin 1-85881-844-3, Jul 2003, £4.99, 250pp, tp, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Doomspell] Reprint (Orion Children’s Books 2002) young-adult fantasy novel, third in “The Doomspell Trilogy”.

A Tea Dance at Savoy Robert Meadley (Savoy Books 0-86130-112-9, Feb 2003, £20.00, viii+268pp, hc, cover by John Coulthart) Associational non-fiction collection of seven articles by the sometime New Worlds writer. Subjects include genre fiction, Nazism, Diana, the Moors’ murders, with anecdotes about the British literary scene. Introduction by Michael Moorcock. Though all the essays seem previously published, no ascriptions are given.

Context John Meaney (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-553-81357-9, Jun 2003, £6.99, 572pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) [Nulapeiron Sequence] Reprint (Bantam UK 2002) SF novel; sequel to Paradox. Book Two in the “Nulapeiron Sequence”.

Frank and the Chamber of Fear Livi Michael (Puffin 0-14-131429-X, Jul 2003, £4.99, 201pp, tp, cover by David Wyatt) Young-adult fantasy novel. Second in a series.

The Scar China Miéville (Macmillan/Pan 0-330-39290-5, Apr 2003, £7.99, 795pp, pb, cover by Edward Miller) [New Crobuzon] Reprint (Macmillan UK 2002) fantasy novel set in the world of the award-winning Perdido Street Station.

The Dedalus Book of Austrian Fantasy 1890-2000 ed. Mike Mitchell (Dedalus 1-903517-13-3, Apr 2003, £11.99, 401pp, tp, cover by Friedensreich Hundertwasser) Original anthology of 44 stories, edited, translated and with an introduction by Mitchell. 15 stories were previously published in The Dedalus/Ariadne Book of Austrian Fantasy: The Meyrink Years 1890-1930 (1993).

Next -- Table-of-Contents