The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2004

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World of Darkness: Vampire: The Clan Novel Saga, Vol. 3: Bloody September ed. Stewart Wieck, Gherbod Fleming, Eric Griffin & et al (White Wolf 1-58846-853-4, Jan 2004, $17.99, 583pp, tp, cover by John Van Fleet) [World of Darkness: Vampire: Clan] Omnibus/anthology, part three of four combining 13 novelizations based on the roleplaying game, with chapters from the various novels arranged chronologically, with added material from related anthologies, and original material. Copyrighted by White Wolf.

The Wanderer Cherry Wilder & Katya Reimann (Tor 0-312-87405-7, May 2004, $27.95, 398pp, hc, cover by John Howe) [Hylor] SF novel, the fourth in Wilder’s “Hylor” series, begun by Wilder and finished after her death by Reimann.

Clear and Convincing Proof Kate Wilhelm (Harlequin/Mira Books 0-7783-2077-4, Jul 2004, $6.50, 351pp, pb) [Barbara Holloway] Reprint (Mira 2003) associational mystery featuring lawyer Barbara Holloway.

The Unbidden Truth Kate Wilhelm (Harlequin/Mira 0-7783-2081-2, Sep 2004, $23.95, 366pp, hc) [Barbara Holloway] Associational mystery featuring Barbara Holloway.

Tempting Danger Eileen Wilks (Berkley Sensation 0-425-19878-2, Oct 2004, $6.99, 301pp, pb, cover by John Blackford) [Lily Yu] Dark fantasy/"Romantic suspense" novel about a female cop in a world where magical and mundane co-exist uneasily.

J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of Imaginary Worlds Edward Willett (Enslow Publishers 0-7660-2246-3, Mar 2004, $20.95, 128pp, hc) Young-adult biography, part of the “Authors Teens Love” series. Includes a timeline, notes, and index. Enslow Publishers, Box 398, 40 Industrial Road, Berkeley Heights NJ 07922-0398; 800-398-2504; 908-771-9400; []; []. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

Game Conrad Williams (Earthling Publications 0-9744203-2-8, Jul 2004, $14.00, 80pp, tp, cover by Erik Wilson) Horror novella. A woman who sees possible futures tries to save her long-lost lover from atrocities. A signed, lettered, slipcased leatherbound edition of 15 (-3-6, $150.00) is also available. Earthling Publications, PO Box 413, Northborough MA 01532; []; [].

Use Once, Then Destroy Conrad Williams (Night Shade Books 1-892389-67-3, May 2004, $27.00, 240pp, hc, cover by Mike Bohatch) Collection of 17 horror stories, three original. A limited edition of 100 (-68-1, $45.00) is also available.

Art & Becoming Drew Williams (KHP Industries/Demon Clown Books 0-9747680-6-5, Sep 2004, $10.00, 105pp, tp) Horror novella. Introduction by Joe Nassise. This is a print-on-demand book available online at [], or from KHP Industries, PO Box 588, Effort PA 18330.

Banner of Souls Liz Williams (Bantam Spectra 0-553-58676-9, Oct 2004, $6.99, 426pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielson) SF novel set in a future where “haunt tech” energy is obtained from the realm of the dead, and the fate of humanity hinges on a Martian warrior and a special child.

The Banquet of the Lords of Night and Other Stories Liz Williams (Night Shade Books 1-892389-93-2, Oct 2004, $27.00, 189pp, hc, cover by Tom Kidd) Collection of 18 stories, one original. A signed, limited hardcover edition of 100 (-94-0; $45.00) with additional story, “The Marsella”, is also available.

The Golden Hour Maiya Williams (Abrams/Amulet 0-8109-4823-0, Mar 2004, $16.95, 259pp, hc) [Golden Hour] Young-adult fantasy novel. Kids investigate an abandoned hotel and find a portal through time.

Danger Boy #1: Ancient Fire Mark London Williams (Candlewick Press 0-7636-2152-8, Jul 2004, $9.99, 211pp, hc, cover by Michael Koelsch) [Danger Boy] Reprint (Tricycle Press 2001) young-adult near-future SF novel. Eli Sands searches through time for his mother.

Danger Boy #2: Dragon Sword Mark London Williams (Candlewick Press 0-7636-2153-6, Jul 2004, $9.99, 273pp, hc, cover by Michael Koelsch) [Danger Boy] Reprint (Tricycle Press 2001 as Danger Boy #2: Dino Sword) young-adult near-future SF novel. Eli Sands’ search through time for his mother takes him to WWII San Francisco and Arthurian England.

DragonLance: Galen Beknighted Michael Williams (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3400-X, Dec 2004, $6.99, 317pp, pb, cover by Duane O. Myers) [DragonLance: Heroes] Reprint (TSR 1990) novelization based on the roleplaying game, “Heroes” #6. Copyrighted 1990 by TSR, 2004 by Wizards of the Coast.

DragonLance: Weasel’s Luck Michael Williams (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3181-7, May 2004, $6.99, 347pp, pb, cover by Duane O. Myers) [DragonLance: Heroes] Reprint (TSR 1988) novelization, third in the “Heroes” series. Copyrighted 2004 by Wizards of the Coast.

Jerome and the Seraph Robina Williams (Twilight Times Books 1-931201-54-4, Aug 2004, $15.50, 171pp, tp, cover by Judith Huey) [Quant the quantum cat] Brother Jerome has a fatal accident and has adventures in the afterlife with the friary’s cat. A first novel. This appeared previously as an e-book. Twilight Times Books, PO Box 3340, Kingsport TN 37664; 423-323-0183; [].

The Crooked Letter Sean Williams (HarperCollins/Voyager Australia 0-7322-7925-9, Jun 2004, A$18.95, 627pp, pb, cover by Greg Bridges) [Books of the Cataclysm] Fantasy novel, the first in the “Books of the Cataclysm”, a companion series to the “Books of the Change” trilogy, with this first volume a prequel to that trilogy.

Heirs of Earth Sean Williams & Shane Dix (Ace 0-441-01126-8, Jan 2004, $7.99, 349pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [Orphans] SF novel, third in the “Orphans” trilogy.

Shadowmarch Tad Williams (DAW 0-7564-0219-0, Nov 2004, $25.95, 656pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) [Shadowmarch] Fantasy novel, the first volume in a trilogy based on the Internet-only serial. This has two variant dust jackets, with one’s front image reversed on the other’s back.

The War of the Flowers Tad Williams (DAW 0-7564-0181-X, May 2004, $7.99, 828pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) Reprint (DAW 2003) contemporary fantasy novel.

Dread Empire’s Fall: The Sundering Walter Jon Williams (HarperTorch 0-380-82021-8, Mar 2004, $7.99, 436pp, pb) [Dread Empire’s Fall] SF novel, second in the “Dread Empire’s Fall” trilogy. First US edition (Earthlight 11/03 as The Sundering).

Borges Edwin Williamson (Penguin/Viking 0-670-88579-7, Aug 2004, $34.95, 574 + xvii, hc) Biography. Includes notes, bibliography, and index. [Jorge Luís Borges]

Seventy-Five: The Diamond Anniversary of a Science Fiction Pioneer Jack Williamson (Haffner Press 1-893887-20-0, Aug 2004, $40.00, 599pp, hc, cover by Chris Kalb) Collection of 11 stories, four novel excerpts, and numerous non-fiction items. Color reproductions of the “Beyond Mars” comic strip (drawn by Lee Elias) and an illustrated chronology are included; black-and-white illustrations appear throughout. Edited by Stephen Haffner & Richard A. Hauptmann. Foreword by Connie Willis. Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke. Afterword by Williamson. A signed, slipcased, limited edition of 75 (-21-9, $175.00) and a deluxe lettered edition of 26 ($2,000.00) are also available. Haffner Press, 5005 Crooks Rd, Suite 35, Royal Oak MI 48073-1239; []; add $5.00 postage.

DragonLance: The New Adventures, Volume 3: The Dragon Well Dan Willis (Wizards of the Coast/Mirrorstone 0-7869-3354-2, Sep 2004, $5.99, 233pp, tp, cover by Vinod Rams) [DragonLance: New Adventures] Young-adult novelization based on the roleplaying games. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

The Book of Wizards ed. Jennifer Schwamm Willis (Thunder’s Mouth Press 1-56025-588-9, May 2004, $16.95, 324 + x, tp, cover by Don Maitz) Anthology of 12 stories and seven excerpts from longer works. Authors include Ursula K. Le Guin, E. Nesbit, and Patricia A. McKillip.

Stranger on the Loose D. Harlan Wilson (Eraserhead Press 0-9729598-3-1, Aug 2003, $13.95, 220pp, tp, cover by Simon Duric) Collection of 28 “irreal” stories, four original. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [] or from Eraserhead Press, 16455 E. Fairlynn Drive, Fountain Hills AZ 85268.

Deep Blue David Niall Wilson (Gale Group/Five Star 1-59414-142-8, May 2004, $25.95, 343pp, hc, cover by Charles Bernard) Dark fantasy novel, based on a story in Strange Attraction. A guitarist learns the blues and gains the ability to release pain when he plays. Packaged and edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman. Order from Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; 800-223-1244; [].

Exalted: Relic of the Dawn David Niall Wilson (White Wolf 1-58846-860-7, Aug 2004, $7.99, 248pp, pb, cover by Udon) [Exalted] Novelization based on the roleplaying game, a prequel to the “World of Darkness”. Copyrighted by White Wolf.

Crisscross F. Paul Wilson (Tor/Forge 0-765-30691-3, Oct 2004, $24.95, 415pp, hc) [Repairman Jack] Reprint (Gauntlet 2004, not seen) thriller/horror novel, eighth in the “Repairman Jack” series.

The Haunted Air F. Paul Wilson (Tor 0-812-55731-X, Apr 2004, $7.99, 518pp, pb) [Repairman Jack] Reprint (Gauntlet 2002) thriller/horror novel, sixth in the “Repairman Jack” series.

Midnight Mass F. Paul Wilson (Tor 0-765-30705-7, Apr 2004, $25.95, 332pp, hc) Horror novel of a world overrun by vampires, based on a novella by the same title (Axolotl 1990).

Sims F. Paul Wilson (Tor 0-765-34463-7, Sep 2004, $7.99, 499pp, pb) Reprint (Forge 2003) near-future SF thriller.

The Best of Gahan Wilson Gahan Wilson (Underwood Books 1-887424-87-3, Oct 2004, $15.00, 144pp, tp, cover by Gahan Wilson) Art book, with cartoons in full color and b&w. Edited by Cathy & Arnie Fenner. Introduction by Arnie Fenner. Order from Underwood Books, PO Box 1919, Nevada City CA 95959; [].

The Earth Will Shake Robert Anton Wilson (New Falcon Publications 1-56184-162-5, Jun 2004, $19.95, 369pp, tp, cover by Linda Joyce Franks) [Historical Illuminatus Chronicles] Reprint (Bluejay 1984) secret history novel, volume one of “The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles”. This is dated 2003 but not seen until now.

The Widow’s Son Robert Anton Wilson (New Falcon Publications 1-56184-163-3, Aug 2004, $19.95, 343pp, tp, cover by Linda Joyce Franks) [Historical Illuminatus Chronicles] Reprint (Bluejay 1985) secret history novel, volume two of “The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles”.

Blind Lake Robert Charles Wilson (Tor 0-765-34160-3, Jul 2004, $6.99, 399pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Tor 2003) SF thriller. Humans observe an alien world through a barely understood distance-viewing technology.

Two Shades Darker Than the Sky Scott T. Wilson (1stBooks 1-4107-7245-4, Mar 2004, $20.95, 506pp, tp) Fantasy novel. A boy is chosen by a goddess as her champion and sent back in time. This is a print-on-demand book, available online at []; 800-839-8640.

Grasp the Stars Jennifer Wingert (DAW 0-7564-0220-4, Jul 2004, $6.99, 482pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) SF novel. Earth Port space station is swamped with intrigue when a legendary being, wanted by all the known alien races, arrives.

A Galaxy in a Jar Laurel Winter (Dark Regions Press 1-888993-36-7, Feb 2004, $6.95, 55pp, ph, cover by Beth Hanson) Chapbook collection of 27 poems. Introduction by Jane Yolen. Illustrations by Beth Hanson. This is date 2003 but not seen until now. Order from Dark Regions Press, PO Box 1558, Brentwood CA 94513; []; [].

The Essential Dracula ed. Leonard Wolf (ibooks 0-7434-9803-8, Oct 2004, $14.95, 484pp, tp) [Dracula] Reprint (Plume 1993) non-fiction, an annotated edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Constable 1897) plus “Dracula’s Guest”, annotations and an introductory essay by Wolf.

The Essential Frankenstein ed. Leonard Wolf (ibooks 0-7434-9806-2, Oct 2004, $13.95, 357pp, tp) [Frankenstein] Reprint (Plume 1993) non-fiction, an annotated edition of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein (Lackington 1818), revised and expanded from The Annotated Frankenstein (Clarkson N. Potter 1977) with the original 1818 text, filmography, reviews, and bibliography. [Mary W. Shelley]

Endangered Species Gene Wolfe (Tor/Orb 0-765-31033-3, Sep 2004, $16.95, 506pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 1989) collection of 36 stories.

Innocents Aboard Gene Wolfe (Tor 0-765-30790-1, Jun 2004, $25.95, 304pp, hc, cover by René Magritte) Collection of 22 stories from the last 15 years.

The Knight Gene Wolfe (Tor 0-765-31348-0, Jan 2005, $14.95, 430pp, tp, cover by Gregory Manchess) [Wizard Knight] Reprint (Tor 2004) fantasy novel, the first of two parts of The Wizard Knight.

Talk of Mandrakes Gene Wolfe (Sirius Fiction, Feb 2004, no price, 14pp, ph) Chapbook SF story. Michael Andre-Driussi discusses the story’s non-publication history in an afterword. This is a limited edition of 90 numbered copies, available only by auction on E-bay; there is also a reserved edition of 26 lettered copies. Order from Sirius Fiction, PO Box 6248, Albany CA 94706-0248; [].

The Wizard Gene Wolfe (Tor 0-765-31201-8, Nov 2004, $25.95, 477pp, hc, cover by Gregory Manchess) [Wizard Knight] Fantasy novel, the second part of “The Wizard Knight”. A young man transported to a magical realm becomes a knight and wizard.

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