The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

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The House of the Hidden Light Arthur Machen & A. E. Waite (Tartarus Press 1-872621-77-5, Jul 2003, £30.00, xxxv+152pp, hc) Reprint (??? 1904) occult work regarded by occultists as a great magical text that has so far defied satisfactory explanation. Limited to 350 copies. [Not seen]

Tiny Torments Gary McMahon (ZedHed Press, Nov 2003, 26pp, ph) Collecton of eight (very) short stories, five original.

Forever Shores: Fiction of the Fantastic ed. Peter McNamara & Margaret Winch (Wakefield Press/Aphelion Publications 1 86254 622 3, Nov 2003, $A29.95, 365pp, tp) Original anthology of 18 stories.

Tales from the Crypto-System Geoffrey Maloney (Prime Books 1-894815-23-8, Nov 2003, $17.95, 291pp, tp, cover by Kirsten Bishop) Collection 21 stories, three new.

Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index (1890-2002) Stephen T. Miller & William G. Contento (Locus Press, May 2002, $49.95, 3,166pp, CD-ROM) Non-fiction, reference. This edition indexes more than 15,000 issues of 1,000 magazines published from 1890 through 2002. Includes listings by author, title, cover artist, and issue.

Ghost Stories Oliver Onions (Tartarus Press 1-872621-54-6, May 2003, £30.00, vii+455pp, hc) Reissue (??? ???) ghost collection. Note that the original (12/2000) edition omitted one story (“Tragic Casements”). Limited to 350 copies. [Not seen]

The Experiences of Flaxman Low Kate & Hesketh Prichard (Ash-Tree Press 1-55310-050-6, Feb 2003, C$56.00, xxi+147pp, hc, cover by Deborah McMillion-Nering) [Flaxman Low] Reprint (Pearson 1899 as Ghosts, Being the Experiences of Flaxman Low by E. & H. Heron) collection of 12 stories about the eponymous detective, edited by Jack Adrian. In “The Ash-Tree Press Occult Detectives Library”. This is a limited edition of 500 copies. A world-wide edition available in the US for $41.50 and in the UK for £26.00.

Night Creatures Seabury Quinn (Ash-Tree Press 1-55310-054-9, Sep 2003, C$60.00, xiv+254pp, hc, cover by Keith Minnion) Collection of eleven supernatural stories, edited, with an Introduction, by Peter Ruber & Joseph Wrzos. This is a limited edition of 600 copies. A world-wide edition available in the US for $46.50 and in the UK for £29.00.

Conventional Vampires ed. Tina Rath (Dracula Society, Oct 2003, 72pp, ph, cover by Ken Barr) Original anthology of nine stories and three poems published to celebrate the Dracula Society Convention, October 2003.

Ghost Stories Far from Subtle Joe Rattigan (Rainfall Books 0-9546178-1-9, 2003, £8.00, 66pp, tp, cover by Joe Rattigan) Original horror collection. Listed as “Ghost/Ghosts Far from Subtle” on cover/spine.

Doctor Who: Short Trips: Companions ed. Jacqueline Rayner (Big Finish 1-84435-007-X, Mar 2003, £14.99, 213pp, hc, cover by Clayton Hickman) Anthology of original stories based on the TV series. Volume two in the series.

Meanderings of the Emily Chesley Reading Circle: Volume One Mark A. Rayner, John Sloan, David B. Lurie & Malcolm Ruddock (London, Ontario, Canada: Dancing Men Press 1-4120-0493-4, 2003, C$16.95, 100pp, tp) Collection “by” and about Emily Chesley, “a long overlooked Canadian speculative fiction writer of the Victorian period”.

The Idol of the Flies and Other Stories Jane Rice (Midnight House 0-9740589-X, 2003, $40.00, 372pp, hc) Horror collection. Limited to 510 numbered copies.

The Relations and What They Related and Other Weird Tales G. M. Robins (Sarob Press 1-902309-29-4, 2003, £25.00, xii+173pp, hc) Revised and expanded edition of The Relations and What They Related, which first appeared as a ten-part series in The Lady’s Realm from February to November 1902. Limited to 225 copies. [Not seen]

"King of the Pulps": The Life & Writings of H. Bedford-Jones Peter Ruber, Darrell C. Richardson & Victor A. Berch (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box 1-55246-464-4, Jan 2003, no price, 316pp, tp) [H. Bedford-Jones]

Deep Museum: Ghost Stories of a Melancholic Jessica Amanda Salmonson (Ash-Tree Press 1-55310-059-X, Dec 2003, C$60.00, xvii+267pp, hc, cover by Paul Lowe) World Fantasy Award-winning writer and editor Jessica Amanda Salmonson has collected together the majority of her ghostly tales and poems for this long-awaited volume. Limited to 500 copies. A world-wide edition available in the US for $47.50 and in the UK for £29.00.

Black Altars Mark Samuels (Rainfall Books 0-9540877-8-X, 2003, no price, 85pp, tp) Original horror collection.

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