The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2004

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Out of the Immortal Night Samuel Loveman (Hippocampus Press 0-9748789-4-4, Dec 2004, $15.00, 244pp, tp, cover by William Sommer) Collection of six stories, 14 essays, eight dramatic pieces, and 149 poems, plus translations of 48 poems from sources including Baudelaire and Verlaine. Edited by S.T. Joshi & David E. Schultz. Joshi provides a detailed introduction giving biographical and critical information of a little known associate of H.P. Lovecraft and Hart Crane. This is a print-on-demand book available online at [] or from Hippocampus Press, PO Box 641, New York NY 10156.

Path of the Bold ed. James Lowder (Guardians of Order 1-894938-43-7, Sep 2004, $14.95, 207pp, tp, cover by Udon) Original anthology of 15 stories of superheroes based on the “Silver Age Sentinals” roleplaying game. Introduction by Elliot S. Maggin. Copyrighted by Guardians of Order and James Lowder. Order from Guardians of Order, PO Box 25016, 370 Stone Road, Guelph Ont. Canada, N1G 4T4; [].

Messenger Lois Lowry (Houghton Mifflin/Lorraine 0-618-40441-4, Apr 2004, $16.00, 169pp, hc) Young-adult SF novel that joins characters from The Giver and Gathering Blue.

The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons: Buddhist Themes in Modern Fantasy David R. Loy & Linda Goodhew (Wisdom Publications 0-86171-476-8, Nov 2004, $14.95, 155 + xi, tp) Non-fiction, an examination of Buddhist themes in fantasy, including Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials”, and Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Earthsea” books. Foreword by Jane Hirshfield. Includes notes and bibliography.

Flip David Lubar (Tor/Starscape 0-765-34048-8, May 2004, $5.99, 303pp, tp, cover by Greg Swearingen) Reprint (Tor 2003) young-adult novel. This includes an eight-page reader’s guide.

Wizards of the Game David Lubar (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-240215-X, Oct 2004, $5.99, 166pp, tp, cover by Glin Dibley) Reprint (Philomel 2003) young-adult fantasy.

"First Galactic Roamer: A Complete Bibliography and Publishing Checklist of Books and Articles By and About E.E. “Doc” Smith Stephen C. Lucchetti (NESFA Press 1-886778-58-2, Sep 2004, $21.00, 147pp, hc, cover by Douglas Lucchetti) Non-fiction, reference, a complete primary and secondary bibliography and publishing checklist of works by and about E.E. “Doc” Smith. Preface by Frederik Pohl; reminiscence of Doc by grandson Al Trestrail. Available from NESFA Press, PO Box 809, Framingham MA 01701; []; add $3.00 postage. [Edward E. Smith]

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force James Luceno (Ballantine Del Rey LucasBooks 0-345-42853-6, Aug 2004, $7.50, 527pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Star Wars: New Jedi Order] Reprint (Del Rey 2003) Star Wars novelization. This includes an unpaginated 30-page “Round-Robin Interview” with Shelly Shapiro, Sue Rostoni, Lucy Wilson, and James Luceno. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

Beneath the Moors and Darker Places Brian Lumley (Tor 0-312-87837-0, Mar 2004, $14.95, 384pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Tor 2002) collection of nine stories.

Khai of Khem Brian Lumley (Tor 0-765-31047-3, Oct 2004, $24.95, 320pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Berkley 1981 as Khai of Ancient Khem) horror novel about an ancient Egyptian who ends up in modern London.

Necroscope: The Lost Years Brian Lumley (Tor 0-812-55363-2, Oct 2004, $7.99, 593pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Necroscope: Lost Years] Reissue (Hodder & Stoughton 1995 as Necroscope: The Lost Years: Volume 1) horror novel. Fourth printing.

Scattered, Covered, Smothered ed. Jason Erik Lundberg (Two Cranes Press, Dec 2004, $9.99, 161pp, tp, cover by Janet Chui) Original anthology in spiral-bound form, with 21 stories, six poems, and 11 recipes about food. Authors include Rhys Hughes, Bruce Boston, Heather Shaw, and M.F. Korn, Des Lewis & Jeff VanderMeer. Two Cranes Press, 102-A5 Jamie Court, Cary NC 27511; []; []; add $1.50 postage.

The Best of Xero ed. Pat & Dick Lupoff (Tachyon Publications 1-892391-11-2, Jun 2004, $29.95, 255pp, hc, cover by Larry Ivie) Non-fiction, a selection of essays, correspondence, and art from the fanzine Xero (1960-1962), by authors including Donald E. Westlake, James Blish, Avram Davidson, and Lin Carter. Introduction by Roger Ebert. Tachyon Publications, 1459 18th St. #139, San Francisco CA 94107; [].

Sword of the Demon Richard Lupoff (Wildside Press/Cosmos Books 1-58715-414-5, Jul 2004, $15.00, 174pp, tp, cover by KJ Bishop) Reprint (Harper & Row 1976) fantasy novel. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [] or from PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928-0301.

Mistress of the Pearl Eric Van Lustbader (Tor 0-312-87237-2, Mar 2004, $27.95, 588pp, hc, cover by John Howe) [Pearl Saga] Fantasy novel, third in “The Pearl” series. First US edition (Voyager 5/03 as The Cage of Nine Banestones).

Mistress of the Pearl Eric Van Lustbader (SFBC #64695, Apr 2004, $13.99, 588pp, hc, cover by Keith Parkinson) [Pearl Saga] Reprint (Voyager 2003 as The Cage of Nine Banestones) fantasy novel, third in “The Pearl” series. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Dragon’s Treasure Elizabeth A. Lynn (Ace 0-441-01196-9, Sep 2004, $23.95, 325pp, hc, cover by Les Edwards) [Dragon] Fantasy novel, sequel to Dragon’s Winter. First US edition (Tor UK 11/03).

Watchtower Elizabeth A. Lynn (ibooks 0-7434-9809-7, Dec 2004, $6.99, 220pp, pb, cover by William Geise) [Chronicles of Tornor] Reprint (Berkley 1979) fantasy novel, first in “The Chronicles of Tornor”. Winner of the World Fantasy Award.

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