The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

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The Alchemist Donna Boyd (Ballantine 0-345-46236-X, Jul 2003, $12.95, 234pp, tp, cover by Phil Heffernan) Reprint (Ballantine 2002) dark fantasy novel of contemporary murder and ancient Egyptian magics.

The Awakening Donna Boyd (Ballantine 0-345-46235-1, Jul 2003, $12.95, 202pp, tp, cover by Phil Heffernan) Horror novel. A family’s country house is haunted by a woman searching for her lost memories.

Martian Quest: The Early Brackett Leigh Brackett (Haffner Press 1-893887-11-1, Dec 2002, $40.00, 479pp, hc, cover by Virgil Finlay) Collection of 20 stories, Brackett’s earliest, presented in chronological order. There is an introduction by Michael Moorcock and an autobiographical piece by Brackett from 1941. A slipcased limited edition of 100 signed by Moorcock ($125.00, -12-X) was announced but not seen. Available from Haffner Press, 5005 Crooks Rd., Suite 35, Royal Oak MI 48073-1239; add $5.00 postage; e-mail: []; website: []; 248-288-4765.

The Best of Ray Bradbury: The Graphic Novel Ray Bradbury (ibooks 0-7434-7476-7, Aug 2003, $18.95, 160pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) Graphic novel collecting 12 stories adapted to graphic form by various artist, originally published in comic-book form as “The Ray Bradbury Chronicles” (Bantam) and “Ray Bradbury Comics” (Topps). Bradbury provides a general introduction and story introductions. Artists include Richard Corben, P. Craig Russell, and Wayne Barlowe.

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales Ray Bradbury (HarperCollins/Morrow 0-06-054242-X, Aug 2003, $29.95, 893pp, hc) Collection of 100 stories from throughout Bradbury’s career. Introduction by Bradbury.

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales Ray Bradbury (SFBC #01567, Sep 2003, $14.99, 893pp, hc) Reprint (Morrow 2003) collection of 100 stories from throughout Bradbury’s career. This is similar to the Morrow edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Dinosaur Tales Ray Bradbury (Pocket/ibooks 0-7434-5897-4, Feb 2003, $12.00, 144pp, tp, cover by William Stout) Reprint (Bantam 1983) illustrated collection of four stories and two poems about dinosaurs. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury (Simon & Schuster 0-7432-4722-1, Oct 2003, $23.00, 190pp, hc) Reprint (Ballantine 1953) classic SF novel. This 50th anniversary edition has a new introduction by Bradbury and retains the 1993 foreword and introduction.

Let’s All Kill Constance Ray Bradbury (HarperCollins/Avon 0-06-056178-5, Jan 2004, $7.50, 242pp, pb, cover by Glen Orbik) Reprint (Morrow 2002) associational Hollywood mystery.

They Have Not Seen the Stars: The Collected Poems of Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury (Stealth Press 1-58881-038-0, Jul 2002, $29.95, 397 + xvii, hc) Poetry collection/omnibus of 167 poems, with a new foreword by Bradbury. The poems previously appeared in five collections: When Elephants Last in the Dooryard Bloomed (1973), Where Robot Mice and Robot Men Run Round in Robot Towns (1972), This Attic Where the Meadows Green (1979), The Haunted Computer and the Android Pope (1981), and Death Has Lost Its Charm for Me (1987). A limited edition of 200 (-039-0) was announced but not seen.

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