The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2004

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Rachel & Leah Orson Scott Card (Deseret Book Company 1-57008-996-5, Aug 2004, $23.95, 418pp, hc, cover by Frederick Leighton, Lord) [Women of Genesis] Associational novel in the “Women of Genesis” series, retelling stories of women in the Bible.

Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Twentieth Century ed. Orson Scott Card (Ace 0-441-01133-0, Mar 2004, $14.00, 422pp, tp) Reprint (Ace 2001 as Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century) SF anthology of 27 stories.

Banewreaker Jacqueline Carey (Tor 0-765-30521-6, Nov 2004, $27.95, 431pp, hc, cover by Donato Giancola) [Sundering] Fantasy novel, volume one of “The Sundering”. A god seeks to avoid his prophesied destruction by kidnapping the beautiful Cerelinde.

Kushiel’s Avatar Jacqueline Carey (Tor 0-765-34753-9, Mar 2004, $7.99, 750pp, pb, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Kushiel’s Legacy] Reprint (Tor 2003) fantasy novel, third in the trilogy begun in Kushiel’s Dart.

My Life as a Fake Peter Carey (Random House/Vintage 1-4000-3088-9, Jan 2005, $13.95, 274pp, tp, cover by Horace Bristol) Reprint (Random House Australia 2003) literary fantasy novel.

Lucifer’s Crown Lillian Stewart Carl (Gale Group/Five Star 0-7862-5348-7, Sep 2003, $25.95, 457pp, hc, cover by Ursula Vernon) Fantasy novel, a combination of murder mystery and contemporary Grail quest. Packaged and edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman. Order from Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; 800-223-1244; [].

Johnny Astronaut Rory Carmichael (Contemporary Press 0-9744614-3-1, Feb 2004, $9.00, 172pp, tp, cover by Dennis Hayes) SF novel. A hardboiled PI finds a mysterious book in a future where disco is king. Available from Contemporary Press, [].

The Cherryh Odyssey ed. Edward Carmien (Wildside Press/Borgo Press 0-8095-1071-5, Nov 2004, $19.95, 276pp, tp, cover by David Cherry) Non-fiction, a gathering of 12 essays about C.J. Cherryh’s fiction by authors including John Clute, Betsy Wollheim, and Jane Fancher. Introduction by James Gunn. A selected bibliography of Cherryh’s work is included. “I.O. Evans Studies in the Philosophy and Criticism of Literature” series #25. A hardcover edition (-1070-7, $29.95) was not seen. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [] or from Wildside Press, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928-0301. [C. J. Cherryh]

The Elf of Union Square Jan Carr (Putnam 0-399-24180-9, Feb 2004, $16.99, 166pp, hc, cover by S. D. Schindler) Young-adult fantasy novel about a cranky elf in a NYC park home about to get renovated.

Siege of Tarr-Hostigos John F. Carr (Pequod Press 0-937912-02-6, Jan 2004, $49.50, 468pp, hc, cover by Alan Gutierrez) [Great Kings’ War] SF novel, the third in “The Great Kings’ War” trilogy, a sequel to H. Beam Piper’s Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen. The first book in the trilogy was by Carr & Roland Green; the title page give the author as “John F. Carr with Roland Green,” but the cover and copyright only indicate Carr. This is a limited edition of 1,000. Pequod Press, PO Box 280621, Northridge CA 91328; [].

I Am Alive and You Are Dead: A Journey into the Mind of Philip K. Dick Emmanuel Carrère (Holt/Metropolitan 0-8050-5464-2, Jun 2004, $26.00, 315pp, hc) Non-fiction, biography. Translated by Timothy Bent from the French Je suis vivant et vous etes morts (Editions du Seuil 1993). [Philip K. Dick]

Sleeping in Flame Jonathan Carroll (Tor/Orb 0-765-31186-0, Oct 2004, $13.95, 302pp, tp, cover by Dave McKean) Reprint (Legend 1988) fantasy novel.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll & Iassen Ghiuselev (Simply Read Books 1-894965-00-0, Oct 2003, $27.95, 119pp, hc, cover by Iassen Ghiuselev) [Alice] Reprint (1865) classic children’s fantasy, with new illustrations by Iassen Ghiuselev.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll & Greg Hildebrandt (Running Press/Courage 0-7624-2008-1, 2004, $9.98, 64pp, hc, cover by Greg Hildebrandt) [Alice] Children’s picture book adaptation of the story by Carroll, illustrated in color by Greg Hildebrandt.

Different Blood: The Vampire as Alien Margaret L. Carter (Amber Quill Press 1-59279-852-7, May 2004, $15.00, 158pp, tp) Non-fiction, a critical examination of the literary function of vampires as the alien Other, with bibliography. This is a print-on-demand edition available online at [].

Wild Sorceress Margaret L. & Leslie Roy Carter (Amber Quill Press 1-59279-865-9, Aug 2004, $18.00, 299pp, tp, cover by Trace Edward Zaber) Fantasy novel. A sorceress whose untamed power once caused disaster returns to the battlefield. This is a print-on-demand edition available online at [].

Prelude to Armageddon Cleve Cartmill (Darkside Press 0-9740589-2, 2003, $40.00, 276pp, hc, cover by Allen Koszowski) Collection of 11 stories, Volume 1 in “The Collected Fantastic Fiction of Cleve Cartmill”. Introduction by John Pelan. This is a limited edition of 510; it is dated 2003, but not seen until now. Available from Darkside Press, 7713 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle WA 98103; []; [].

From a Changeling Star Jeffrey A. Carver (ibooks 0-7434-8697-8, Jun 2004, $11.95, 308pp, tp, cover by Jacob Bruno) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1989) SF novel.

Metal Sky Jay Caselberg (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45999-7, Sep 2004, $6.99, 307pp, pb, cover by Christian McGrath) [Jack Stein] Far-future SF novel, second in the series featuring Jack Stein, Psychic Investigator. Caselberg also writes as James A. Hartley.

Tango Midnight Michael Cassutt (Tor 0-765-34561-7, Jan 2005, $7.99, 367pp, pb) Reprint (Forge 2003) SF technothriller set on a space station.

Elphame’s Choice P. C. Cast (Harlequin/Luna 0-373-80213-7, Dec 2004, $13.95, 551pp, tp) [Partholon] Mythic fantasy novel, first in a trilogy set in the world of Goddess by Mistake.

Spider-Man: The Sinister Six Combo Adam-Troy Castro (ibooks/BP Books 0-7434-8715-X, Jun 2004, $7.99, 435 + 442pp, pb, cover by Mike Zeck) [Spider-Man] Omnibus of two novelizations in the series based on the comic books: Spider-Man: Revenge of the Sinister Six (2001), and Spider-Man: Secret of the Sinister Six (2002). Packaged by Byron Preiss Visual Publications; copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

Tangled Strings Adam-Troy Castro (Gale Group/Five Star 0-7862-5342-8, Aug 2003, $25.95, 364pp, hc, cover by Alan M. Clark & Kevin Ward) Collection of five novellas, including two “Marionette” stories and a third in the same future history, “The AIsource Infection”. Castro’s afterword provides notes on the stories. Packaged and edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman. Order from Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; 800-223-1244; [].

Murgunstrumm & Others Hugh B. Cave (Wildside Press 0-8095-0069-8, Nov 2004, $24.95, 475pp, tp, cover by Juha Lindroos) Reprint (Carcosa House 1977) collection of 26 horror stories. Illustrated by Lee Brown Coye. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [] or from Wildside Press, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928-0301; e-mail: [].

The Many Faces of Van Helsing ed. Jeanne Cavelos (Ace 0-441-01170-5, Apr 2004, $14.95, 382pp, tp) [Van Helsing] Original anthology of 21 stories featuring the vampire hunter from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Authors include Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Thomas F. Monteleone, and Tanith Lee.

AVP: Alien vs. Predator Marc Cerasini (HarperEntertainment 0-06-073537-6, Jul 2004, $6.99, 276pp, pb) [Alien; Predator] Movie novelization. Includes eight unpaginated pages of color stills. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

AVP: Alien vs. Predator Marc Cerasini (SFBC #1173726, Oct 2004, $10.99, 276pp, hc) Reprint (HarperEntertainment 2004) movie novelization; this drops the color stills of the original. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film. This has ISBN 0-7394-4676-2; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Wolverine: Weapon X Marc Cerasini (Marvel Press 0-7851-1605-2, Nov 2004, $24.95, 394pp, hc, cover by Greg Land & Richard Isanove) [Wolverine] Novelization based on the comic book character. Copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, Volume 1 Michael Chabon (Dark Horse 1-59307-171-X, Jun 2004, $17.95, 161pp, tp, cover by Chris Ware) Associational graphic novel collection of comics based on the comics in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

The Final Solution Michael Chabon (HarperCollins/Fourth Estate 0-06-076340-X, Nov 2004, $16.95, 131pp, hc) [Sherlock Holmes] Associational Sherlock Holmes mystery novella.

Summerland Michael Chabon (Hyperion/Miramax 0-7868-1615-5, Feb 2004, $8.95, 500pp, tp) Reprint (Hyperion 2002) young-adult fantasy novel.

McSweeney’s Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories ed. Michael Chabon (Random House/Vintage 1-4000-7874-1, Nov 2004, $13.95, 328pp, tp, cover by Lawrence Sterne Stevens) Original anthology of 15 stories in various genres, a follow-up to McSeeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales. Authors include Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, China Miéville, and Peter Straub.

Kaspar’s Box Jack L. Chalker (Baen 0-7434-8843-1, Aug 2004, $6.99, 306pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Three Kings] Reprint (Baen 2003) far-future SF novel, third in the “Three Kings” trilogy.

The Yellow Sign and Other Tales: The Complete Weird Tales of Robert W. Chambers Robert W. Chambers (Chaosium 1-56882-170-0, Aug 2004, $19.95, 643 + xviii, tp, cover by H. E. Fassl) Reissue (Chaosium 2000) fantasy collection/omnibus with six stories, the novel In Search of the Unknown, and four chapters from The Tracer of Lost Persons. Edited and with an introduction by S.T. Joshi. Available online at [].

Tolkien and the Invention of Myth: A Reader ed. Jane Chance (University Press of Kentucky 0-8131-2301-1, May 2004, $35.00, 340 + xx, hc, cover by Ted Naismith) Non-fiction gathering of 18 essays looking at sources Tolkien might have used in creating Middle-earth. Authors include Marjorie J. Burns, Verlyn Flieger, and Tom Shippey. This has bibliography and index. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

John Grimes: Reserve Commodore A. Bertram Chandler (SFBC #62492, Feb 2004, $14.99, 519pp, hc, cover by Alan Pollack) [John Grimes] Omnibus/collection of six short stories and three novels: The Last Amazon (1984), The Wild Ones (1984), and Catch the Star Winds (1969). This special SFBC edition has ISBN 0-7394-3965-0; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

John Grimes: Rim Runner A. Bertram Chandler (SFBC #1175873, Nov 2004, $14.99, 488pp, hc, cover by Paul Youll) [John Grimes] Omnibus/collection of four novels: Into the Alternate Universe (1964), Contraband from Otherspace (1967), The Rim Gods (1968), and The Commodore at Sea (1971). This special SFBC edition has ISBN 0-7394-4794-7; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Stagestruck Vampires & Other Phantasms Suzy McKee Charnas (Tachyon Publications 1-892391-21-X, Oct 2004, $24.95, 328 + xvii, hc, cover by John Picacio) Collection of eight stories (one previously published online) and two original essays. Introduction by Paul Di Filippo.

Wandering Warrior Da Chen (Random House/Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-23771-8, Nov 2004, $5.99, 322pp, pb) Reprint (Delacorte 2003) young-adult martial arts fantasy about a boy destined to become emperor of China.

The Bastard King Dan Chernenko (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45967-9, Feb 2004, $7.50, 494pp, pb) [Scepter of Mercy] Reprint (Roc 2003) fantasy novel, first in “The Scepter of Mercy” series.

The Chernagor Pirates Dan Chernenko (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45956-3, Apr 2004, $14.95, 442pp, tp, cover by Steve Stone) [Scepter of Mercy] Fantasy novel, second in “The Scepter of Mercy” series.

A Continent Adrift Vladimir Chernozemsky (Triumvirate Publications 1-932656-00-6, Mar 2004, $24.95, 495pp, hc, cover by Vladimir Chernozemsky) Science fantasy novel. Ancient Martian leader Myron (AKA the Devil) must find lost Atlantis to save Earth from a meteor shower. Order from Triumvirate Publications, 497 West Avenue 44, Los Angeles CA 90065-3917; []; 818-340-6770.

The Collected Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh C. J. Cherryh (DAW 0-7564-0217-4, Feb 2004, $23.95, 642 + xi, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) Collection of 31 stories, including the contents of earlier collections Sunfall (1981) and Visible Light (1986). Cherryh adds one new “Sunfall” story, a general introduction, and a new introduction to Visible Light.

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