The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2004

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Sunset and Sawdust Joe R. Lansdale (Random House/Knopf 0-375-41453-3, Mar 2004, $22.00, 321pp, hc, cover by Robert de Soto) Associational mystery.

Bubba Ho-tep Joe R. Lansdale & Don Coscarelli (Night Shade Books 1-892389-46-0, Mar 2004, $25.00, 159pp, hc) Reprint (Night Shade Book 2003) collection of Lansdale’s novella about Elvis, JFK, and a mummy, plus the movie script by Coscarelli, with introductions by both authors, and stills. The previous signed, limited edition of 750 (-62-2, $40.00) was not seen. Night Shade Books, 3623 SW Baird St., Portland OR 97219; []; [].

Legions of Space Keith Laumer (Baen 0-7434-8855-5, Oct 2004, $7.99, 470pp, pb, cover by Jeff Easley) Collection of two novels, A Trace of Memory (1963) and collaboration with Gordon R. Dickson Planet Run (1967), plus four stories. Edited by Eric Flint. Preface by Joel Rosenberg.

Patrick: Son of Ireland Stephen R. Lawhead (HarperTorch 0-06-001282-X, Feb 2004, $7.99, 579pp, pb) Reprint (Zondervan 2003) historical novel with minor fantasy elements.

A Crack in the Line Michael Lawrence (HarperCollins/Greenwillow 0-06-072477-3, Aug 2004, $15.99, 323pp, hc, cover by Chad W. Beckerman) [Aldous Lexicon] Young-adult fantasy. A boy finds an alternate world where his mother still lives, but has a daughter instead of a son. First US edition (Orchard Books UK 9/03).

Warhammer: Sacred Flesh Robin D. Laws (BL Publishing/Black Library US 1-84416-091-2, Jul 2004, $7.99, 409pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Warhammer] Novelization based on the roleplaying game universe. Copyrighted by Games Workshop.

The Wyrm Stephen Laws (Leisure 0-8439-5219-9, Apr 2004, $6.99, 342pp, pb) Horror novel. A vampire-like creature is set loose in the English countryside. First US edition (Souvenir Press 1987).

Witch Ember John Lawson (AmErica House 1-59129-038-4, May 2002, $29.95, 489pp, tp, cover by Jason Nunes) [Witch Ember] Fantasy novel. A street urchin has unprecedented magical powers. This is dated 2002 but not seen until now. Order online from AmErica House Book Publishers at [].

Sick: An Anthology of Illness ed. John Edward Lawson (Raw Dog Screaming 0-9745031-1-8, Dec 2003, $15.95, 296pp, tp, cover by David Anthony Magitis) Original anthlogy of 26 horror stories, nine reprints, about illness. Authors include Mark McLaughlin, Michael A. Arnzen, and Jeffrey Thomas. Order from Raw Dog Screaming Press, 5103 72nd Place, Hyattsville MD 20784; [].

Body Rides Richard Laymon (Leisure 0-8439-5182-6, Mar 2004, $7.99, 534pp, pb) Horror novel. A mysterious bracelet lets its wearer enter the bodies of others. First US edition (Headline 1996); this follows Laymon’s manuscript, not the edited UK edition.

Endless Night Richard Laymon (Leisure 0-8439-5184-2, Jul 2004, $7.99, 466pp, pb) Associational thriller. First US edition (Headline 1993).

The Lake Richard Laymon (Leisure 0-8439-5450-7, Sep 2004, $24.00, 374pp, hc) Associational non-supernatural horror novel. First US edition (Headline 4/04).

To Wake the Dead Richard Laymon (Leisure 0-8439-5468-X, Nov 2004, $7.99, 386 + xi, pb) Reprint (Hodder Headline 2003) horror novel. Introduction by Dean Koontz.

Polyphony, Volume 4 ed. Deborah Layne & Jay Lake (Wheatland Press 0-9720547-6-6, Sep 2004, $17.95, 412 + vii, tp, cover by Jay Lake) Original anthology of 24 slipstream stories. Authors include Lucius Shepard, Michael Bishop, Tim Pratt, and Jeff VanderMeer. This is a print-on-demand book, available online at [], or from Wheatland Press, PO Box 1818, Wilsonville OR 97070.

Changing Planes Ursula K. Le Guin (Ace 0-441-01156-X, Aug 2004, $14.00, 244pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Harcourt 2003) collection of 16 stories. Winner of the 2004 Locus Award.

The Farthest Shore Ursula K. Le Guin (Pocket 1-4165-0964-X, Nov 2004, $14.00, 259pp, tp) [Earthsea] Reprint (Atheneum 1972) YA fantasy novel, third in the “Earthsea” series. This is a TV movie tie-in.

Four Ways to Forgiveness Ursula K. Le Guin (HarperCollins/Perennial 0-06-076029-X, Dec 2004, $13.95, 304pp, tp) Reprint (HarperPrism 1995) collection of four related SF novellas, including the award-winning “Forgiveness Day”.

Gifts Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt 0-15-205123-6, Sep 2004, $17.00, 274pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Annals of the Western Shore] Young-adult fantasy novel. In a land where everyone has powerful gifts and fears the neighbors, two youngsters decide not to use theirs.

Orsinian Tales Ursula K. Le Guin (HarperCollins/Perennial 0-06-076343-4, Dec 2004, $12.95, 216pp, tp) Reissue (Harper & Row 1976) collection.

Searoad Ursula K. Le Guin (Shambhala Publications 1-59030-084-X, Jan 2004, $13.95, 193pp, tp) Reprint (HarperCollins 1991) associational collection of ten mainstream stories set in coastal Oregon.

Tehanu Ursula K. Le Guin (Pocket 1-4165-0963-1, Dec 2004, $14.00, 281pp, tp) [Earthsea] Reprint (Atheneum 1990) Nebula Award-winning YA fantasy novel, fourth in the “Earthsea” series. This is a TV movie tie-in edition.

Very Far Away from Anywhere Else Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt 0-15-205208-9, Oct 2004, $5.95, 133pp, tp) Reprint (Atheneum 1976) associational young-adult short novel.

The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination Ursula K. Le Guin (Shambhala Publications 1-59030-006-8, Jan 2004, $16.95, 304 + x, tp, cover by John Brown) Non-fiction collection of 30 essays, 12 reprints, several autobiographical, and others on books, writing, and miscellaneous topics. Order from Shambhala Publications, Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA 02115; [].

The Wind’s Twelve Quarters Ursula K. Le Guin (HarperCollins/Perennial 0-06-091434-3, Dec 2004, $13.95, 303pp, tp) Reprint (Harper & Row 1975) collection.

A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. Le Guin (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26250-5, Oct 2004, $7.99, 198pp, pb) [Earthsea] Reissue (Parnassus 1968) classic YA fantasy novel, first in the “Earthsea” series. This is a tie-in edition to the SCI FI Channel miniseries. A trade paperback tie-in edition (-38304-3, $14.00, 183pp, cover by Les Edwards) is also available.

Fears Unnamed Tim Lebbon (Leisure 0-8439-5200-8, Feb 2004, $6.99, 337pp, pb) Collection of four horror novellas, one original; two won British Fantasy Awards. A limited hardcover edition from Borderlands Press was announced but not seen.

Family Inheritance Deborah LeBlanc (Leisure 0-8439-5347-0, Aug 2004, $6.99, 358pp, pb) Horror novel. A woman returns to her roots in the Louisiana bayous to save her mad brother from an evil entity.

A Taste for Blood Diana Lee (Haworth/Harrington Park/Alice Street Editions 1-56023-461-X, 2003, $19.95, 382pp, tp) Lesbian vampire novel set in Victorian Scotland. This is dated 2003 but not seen until now. Available from The Haworth Press, 10 Alice Street, Binghamton NY 13904-1580; []; [].

Infernal Angel Edward Lee (Leisure 0-8439-5203-2, Jan 2004, $6.99, 338pp, pb) [City Infernal] Reprint (CD Publications 2003) horror novel, sequel to City Infernal. Cassie is forced to returned to the damned city of Hell.

The Messenger Edward Lee (Leisure 0-8439-5204-0, Aug 2004, $6.99, 337pp, pb) Reprint (Necro Publications 2004, not seen) horror novel.

What If Our World Is Their Heaven?: The Final Conversations of Philip K. Dick ed. Gwen Lee & Doris Elaine Sauter (Overlook Press 1-58567-378-1, Jan 2003, $16.95, 204pp, tp) Reissue (Overlook Press 2000) non-fiction. Second printing. [Philip K. Dick]

Sword of King James J. Ardian Lee (Ace 0-441-01185-3, Jul 2004, $6.99, 358pp, pb, cover by Dan Craig) [Son of the Sword] Reprint (Ace 2003) fantasy time-travel novel, third in the series begun in Son of the Sword.

Sword of the White Rose J. Ardian Lee (Ace 0-441-01171-3, Jul 2004, $14.00, 309pp, tp, cover by Tristan Elwell) [Son of the Sword] Fantasy time-travel novel, fourth in the series begun in Son of the Sword.

Shadows of Myth Rachel Lee (Harlequin/Luna 0-373-80212-9, Jan 2005, $13.95, 296pp, tp) [Ilduin] Fantasy novel.

Balance of Trade Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (SFBC #1170927, Nov 2004, $12.49, 461pp, hc, cover by Donato Giancola) [Liaden] Reprint (Meisha Merlin 2004, not seen) SF adventure novel in the “Liaden” universe.

Piratica Tanith Lee (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-47324-6, Sep 2004, $17.99, 288pp, hc, cover by Glenn Harrington) [Piratica] Associational YA pirate adventure. First US edition (Hodder 2/04).

Saint Fire Tanith Lee (Overlook Press 1-58567-425-7, Aug 2003, $14.95, 335pp, tp, cover by J. K. Potter) [Secret Books of Venus] Reprint (Overlook Press 1999) dark fantasy novel, volume two of “The Secret Books of Venus”. This is dated 2003 but not seen until now.

The Secret Books of Venus III & IV Tanith Lee (SFBC #61395, Dec 2003, $13.99, 476pp, hc, cover by Gary Lippincott) [Secret Books of Venus] Omnibus of two dark fantasy novels set in an alternate 18th-century Venice: A Bed of Earth (2002) and Venus Preserved (2003). This has ISBN 0-7394-3842-5; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Wolf Wing Tanith Lee (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240247-8, Nov 2004, $6.99, 229pp, tp, cover by Victor Lee) [Claidi Journals] Reprint (Hodder Silver 2002) young-adult fantasy, fourth and final book of “The Claidi Journals”.

Supernatural Tales: Excursions into Fantasy Vernon Lee (Dufour/Peter Owen 0-7206-1194-6, Mar 2004, $19.95, 222pp, tp) Reprint (Grove Press 1954 as The Snake Lady and Other Stories) collection of six tales written between 1881 and 1913, edited and with an introduction by I. Cooper Willis. This follows the abridged Peter Owen 1955 edition. Lee is a pen name for Violet Paget. This is the Peter Owen 2004 edition with Dufour stickers, available from Dufour Editions, PO Box 7, Chester Springs PA 19425-0007; 610-458-5005; [].

Swords in the Mist Fritz Leiber (ibooks 0-7434-9300-1, Jun 2004, $14.00, 427pp, tp, cover by Steranko) [Fafhrd & Gray Mouser] Reprint (White Wolf 1996 as Lean Times in Lankhmar) omnibus of the third and fourth collections in the “Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser” series: Swords in the Mist (1968) and Swords Against Wizardry (1968).

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