The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2004

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Firebird: A Trilogy Kathy Tyers (Bethany House 0-7642-2927-3, Dec 2004, $14.99, 271pp, tp) [Firebird] Reprint (SFBC 2000) omnibus of three SF novels in the trilogy: Firebird (1987), Fusion Fire (1988), and Crown of Fire (2000). These all follow the revised text of the Bethany House editions.

Shivering World Kathy Tyers (Bethany House 0-7642-2676-2, Mar 2004, $12.99, 398pp, tp) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 1991) SF novel. This has been revised, and has a 2004 copyright. Order from Baker Book House, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids MI 49516-6287; 616-676-9185; orders 800-877-2665; [].

Naughty Fairy Tales from A to Z ed. Alison Tyler (Penguin/Plume 0-452-28555-0, Sep 2004, $14.00, 202pp, tp, cover by Roxanna Bikadoroff) Reprint (Venus Book Club 2003, not seen) original anthology of 26 erotic retellings of fairy tales, fables, and nursery rhymes, all short and many not fantastic.

The Complete Tolkien Companion J. E. A. Tyler (St. Martin’s Griffin 0-312-33912-7, Nov 2004, $17.95, 715pp, tp, cover by Ted Nasmith) Reprint (Pan 1976 as The Tolkien Companion) reference, an encyclopedic guide to persons, places, and things in Tolkien’s books. This follows the 2003 St. Martin’s hardcover edition, still copyrighted 1976, but with a “Foreword to the Third Edition” and revised from the previous edition. A Thomas Dunne book. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

Necronomicon: The Wanderings of Alhazred Donald Tyson (Llewellyn 0-7387-0627-2, Dec 2004, $17.95, 269 + xviii, tp) Associational re-creation of the book of magic invented by H.P. Lovecraft. [H. P. Lovecraft]

Chronicles of the Last War Laura J. Underwood (Yard Dog Press 1-893687-60-0, Mar 2004, $18.00, 370pp, tp, cover by David Deen) [Ard-Taebh] Original collection of two stories and the short novel The Black Hunter (previously published in electronic format) in Underword’s Celtic/Keltoran tales of the kingdom of Ard-Taebh. Order from Yard Dog Press, 710 W. Redbud Lane, Alma AR 72921-7247; e-mail: []; website: []; add $2.00 postage.

The Labyrinth Catherynne M. Valente (Wildside Press/Prime Books 1-894815-65-3, Aug 2004, $29.95, 181pp, hc, cover by Aurélien Police) Fantasy novel. Introduction by Jeff VanderMeer. A first novel. Prime Books, PO Box 36503, Canton OH 44735; []. Sean Wallace [].

Dragonfly Heart Jeffrey Valka (iUniverse 0-595-32189-5, Jul 2004, $13.95, 173pp, tp, cover by Mike Bohatch) Original collection of 77 short stories/vignettes, ten reprints. This is a print-on-demand book, available online at [], or from iUniverse, 2021 Pine Lake Road, Suite 100, Lincoln NE 68512.

Wolf Pack Edo van Belkom (Tundra 0-88776-669-2, Oct 2004, $12.95, 182pp, tp, cover by Cindy Reichle) [Wolf Pack] Young-adult werewolf novel. A forest ranger takes in orphan wolf cubs that turn out to be shapeshifters.

In Lands That Never Were: Tales of Swords and Sorcery from the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction ed. Gordon Van Gelder (Thunder’s Mouth 1-56858-314-1, Sep 2004, $15.95, 395 + xi, tp, cover by Dariusz Jasiczak) Anthology of 12 sword & sorcery stories originally published in F&SF. Authors include Fritz Leiber, Pat Murphy, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Jeffrey Ford.

Emphyrio Jack Vance (ibooks 0-7434-9775-9, Jan 2005, $11.95, 315pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Doubleday 1969) SF novel.

The Languages of Pao Jack Vance (ibooks 0-7434-8714-1, Aug 2004, $11.95, 220pp, tp, cover by Scott Grimando) Reprint (Avalon 1958) SF novel. This follows the revised text of the Vance Integral Edition.

Lurulu Jack Vance (Tor 0-312-86727-1, Dec 2004, $22.95, 204pp, hc, cover by John Harris) [Gaean Reach] SF novel, sequel to Ports of Call, continuing the Wodehousian adventures of an interplanetary con man.

To Live Forever Jack Vance (ibooks 0-7434-7921-1, Mar 2004, $11.95, 267pp, tp, cover by Scott Grimando) Reprint (Ballantine 1956) SF novel.

Heir Apparent Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-205125-2, Jun 2004, $6.95, 315pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Harcourt 2002) young-adult SF novel about a virtual reality fantasy game.

Now You See It... Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt 0-15-205311-5, Jan 2005, $17.00, 275pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Young-adult fantasy novel. Wendy finds glasses that let her see things no one else can.

Wizard at Work Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-205309-3, Aug 2004, $5.95, 134pp, pb, cover by Greg Swearingen) Reprint (Harcourt 2003) young-adult fantasy novel.

Secret Life Jeff VanderMeer (Golden Gryphon Press 1-930846-27-4, Jun 2004, $24.95, 305pp, hc, cover by Scott Eagle) Collection of 23 stories, three original, plus one significantly revised from previous online publication. Five stories, including one original, are set in the world of Ambergris. The author provides notes on the writing of each piece. Introduction by Jeffrey Ford. Order from Golden Gryphon Press, 3002 Perkins Road, Urbana IL 61802; [].

Why Should I Cut Your Throat? Excursions into the Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Jeff VanderMeer (MonkeyBrain Books 1-932265-11-2, Oct 2004, $15.95, 332pp, tp, cover by Scott Eagle) Non-fiction collection of 38 essays on writing, reviews, criticism, and more. MonkeyBrain, 11204 Crossland Dr., Austin TX 78726; []; [].

Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda: The Broken Places Ethlie Ann Vare & Daniel Morris (Tor 0-765-34408-4, May 2004, $6.99, 302pp, pb) [Andromeda] Reprint (Tor 2003) novelization, the second based on the TV series. Copyrighted by Tribune Entertainment and Fireworks Entertainment.

The Golden Globe John Varley (Ace 0-441-00643-4, Aug 2004, $7.99, 517pp, pb, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Eight Worlds] Reissue (Ace 1998) SF novel of an actor/con-man on a solar-system tour. Part of his “Eight Worlds” universe. Fifth printing.

The John Varley Reader John Varley (Ace 0-441-01195-0, Sep 2004, $16.00, 532 + ix, tp) Retrospective collection of 18 stories from Varley’s 30-year writing career, with a general introduction, afterword, and autobiographical story introductions by the author.

The John Varley Reader John Varley (SFBC #1173161, Oct 2004, $12.99, 532pp, hc) Reprint (Ace 2004) collection of 18 stories. This has ISBN 0-7394-4671-1; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Red Thunder John Varley (Ace 0-441-01162-4, May 2004, $7.99, 411pp, pb, cover by Bob Warner) [Red Thunder] Reprint (Ace 2003) Heinleinesque SF novel.

Stormwitch Susan Vaught (Bloomsbury USA 1-58234-952-5, Jan 2005, $16.95, 208pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy. In 1960s Mississippi, a Haitian girl uses her grandmother’s magic to ward off a witch in hurricane form.

Intersect: A Love Story Harold Torger Vedeler (iUniverse 0-595-30435-4, Dec 2003, $12.95, 155pp, tp) Near-future SF novel about a world champion in the high-tech game that manufactures love. This is a print-on-demand book, available online at [], or from iUniverse, 2021 Pine Lake Road, Suite 100, Lincoln NE 68512.

The Toryuan Chronicles...Book One Ernest Velon (iUniverse/Writers Club Press 0-595-16815-9, 2001, $9.95, 226 + viii, tp) [Alack Troyus] Collection of four SF stories about Alack Troyus, Special Service agent for the Amazian Empire. This is a print-on-demand book, available online at [], or from iUniverse, 2021 Pine Lake Road, Suite 100, Lincoln NE 68512.

Penny’s Gift Edna Ventre-Auerfeld (Pocket/Paraview 0-7434-8206-9, Mar 2004, $6.99, 376pp, pb) Dark fantasy novel. A woman acquires the ability to psychically heal, but discovers too many people want her help — or her death.

The Mysterious Island Jules Verne (Random House/Modern Library 0-8129-7212-0, Apr 2004, $6.95, 725 + xxxiii, tp, cover by Pal Szinyei Merse) [Nemo] Reprint (Modern Library 2001) classic adventure novel, translated by Jordan Stump. Introduction by Caleb Carr. This has the illustrations by Jules-Descartes Ferat from the original 1875 edition.

The Mysterious Island Jules Verne (Penguin/Signet Classics 0-451-52941-3, Jul 2004, $6.95, 510 + xv, pb, cover by Karl Bodmer) [Nemo] Reprint (Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1875) classic adventure novel. The translator is not credited. There is a new introduction by Bruce Sterling and the afterword by Isaac Asimov from the 1986 Signet Classics edition.

The Book of Ballads Charles Vess (Tor 0-765-31214-X, Nov 2004, $24.95, 192pp, hc, cover by Charles Vess) Reprint (Green Man Press 1997 as Ballads) illustrated anthology of ballads retold in graphic form and illustrated in b&w by Charles Vess, accompanied by the text of the original ballads; most originally appeared in Vess’s comic “The Book of Ballads and Sagas”. This expanded edition adds four stories, an introduction by Terri Windling, and an updated discography.

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