The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2004

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Four Stories Till the End Zoran Zivkovic (Polaris 86-83741-25-7, Nov 2004, no price, 188pp, tp, cover by Maurice Denis) Collection of four loosely linked novellas. Translated from the Serbian Cetiri price do kraja (Polaris 2004) by Alice Copple-Tosic. Polaris, Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 10E/162, 11070 Novi Beograd, Serbia and Montenegro; [polaris@eunet.yu]; see [] for information.

The Fourth Circle Zoran Zivkovic (Night Shade Books/Ministry of Whimsy Press 1-892389-65-7, Mar 2004, $27.00, 240pp, hc, cover by K. J. Bishop) Surreal/fantasy/SF novel about varied characters including a computer wizard, a medieval servant, Archimedes, Stephen Hawking, and Sherlock Holmes. Translated by Mary Popovic from the Serbian Cetvrti Krug (Polaris 1993). A first novel. A limited edition of 100 (-66-5, $45.00) is also available. First US edition (Polaris 1994).

Hidden Camera Zoran Zivkovic (Polaris 86-83741-23-0, Aug 2004, $11.00, 279pp, tp, cover by Frank Benson) Fantasy novel, translated from the Serbian Skrivena Kamera (Polaris 2003) by Alice Copple-Tosic. Polaris, Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 10E/162, 11070 Novi Beograd, Jugoslavija; [polaris@eunet.yu]; see [] for information.

The Library Zoran Zivkovic (Ministry of Whimsy Press/Polaris 86-83741-05-2, 2002, 134pp, tp, cover by Edouard Manet) Fantasy novella/collection of six linked stories about libraries. Winner of the World Fantasy Award. Translated from the Serbian Biblioteka (Plato 2002) by Alice Copple-Tosic. This English-language edition was published in Yugoslavia by Polaris in 2002, but was not seen until now.

The Holy Land Robert Zubrin (Polaris Books 0-9741443-0-4, Nov 2003, $14.95, 298 + v, tp) Satirical SF novel. Space aliens fleeing oppression are settled in their ancient homeland of Kennewick, Washington, arousing the ire of fundamentalist fanatics.

Warhammer 40,000: Double Eagle Dan Abnett (BL Publishing/Black Library 1-84416-089-0, May 2004, £16.99, 313pp, hc) [Warhammer 40,000] Novelization based on the roleplaying game universe.

Warhammer 40,000: Eisenhorn Dan Abnett (BL Publishing/Black Library 1-84416-156-0, Nov 2004, £7.99, 764pp, tp) [Warhammer 40,000: Eisenhorn] Omnibus of three novelizations in the “Eisenhorn” trilogy, based on the roleplaying game: Xenos (2001), Malleus (2001), and Hereticus (2002), plus two related stories.

Warhammer 40,000: Gaunt’s Ghosts: The Saint Dan Abnett (BL Publishing/Black Library 1-84416-125-0, Oct 2004, £30.00, 999pp, hc) [Warhammer 40,000: Gaunt’s Ghosts] Omnibus of four novels in the “Gaunt’s Ghosts” series set in the “Warhammer 40,000” universe.

Warhammer 40,000: Ravenor Dan Abnett (BL Publishing/Black Library 1-84416-072-6, Feb 2004, £16.99, 318pp, hc) [Warhammer 40,000: Ravenor] Novelization based on the roleplaying game, featuring a character from the “Inquisitor Eisenhorn” trilogy.

Hawksmoor Peter Ackroyd (Penguin UK 0-14-017113-4, Jul 2004, £7.99, 217pp, tp) Reissue (Hamish Hamilton 1985) associational/fantasy novel. 23rd printing.

Black Hearts in Battersea Joan Aiken (Red Fox 0-099-45639-7, Mar 2004, £4.99, 251pp, tp, cover by Paul Hess) [Alternate England; James III] Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1965) young-adult fantasy novel. Book 2 in the series.

The Cuckoo Tree Joan Aiken (Red Fox 0-099-45665-6, Mar 2004, £4.99, 303pp, tp, cover by Paul Hess) [Alternate England; James III] Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1971) young-adult fantasy novel. Book 6 in the series.

Dido and Pa Joan Aiken (Red Fox 0-099-45666-4, Mar 2004, £4.99, 314pp, tp, cover by Paul Hess) [Alternate England; James III] Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1986) young-adult fantasy novel. Book 7 in the series.

Ghostly Beasts Joan Aiken (Random House UK/Red Fox 0-09-943406-7, Sep 2004, £7.99, 143pp, tp, cover by Amanda Harvey) Reprint (Cape 2002) young-adult collection of 15 poems and stories.

Limbo Lodge Joan Aiken (Red Fox 0-099-45667-2, Mar 2004, £4.99, 220pp, tp, cover by Paul Hess) [Alternate England; James III] Reprint (Delacorte 1999 as Dangerous Games) young-adult fantasy novel. Book 5 in the series.

Midnight Is a Place Joan Aiken (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-70944-8, Dec 2003, £5.99, 362pp, tp, cover by Simon Bartram) Reissue (Cape 1974) young-adult fantasy novel. Fourth printing.

Midwinter Nightingale Joan Aiken (Cape, Jonathan 0-224-06489-4, Mar 2004, £10.99, 249pp, hc, cover by Paul Hess) [Alternate England; James III] Reprint (Delacorte Press 2003) young-adult fantasy novel. Book ten in the series. [First U.K. edition]

Nightbirds on Nantucket Joan Aiken (Red Fox 0-099-45664-8, Mar 2004, £4.99, 202pp, tp, cover by Paul Hess) [Alternate England; James III] Reprint (Cape 1966) young-adult fantasy novel. Book 3 in the series.

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Joan Aiken (Red Fox 0-099-45663-X, Mar 2004, £4.99, 192pp, tp, cover by Paul Hess) [Alternate England; James III] Reprint (Cape 1962) young-adult fantasy novel. Book 1 in the series.

Affairs at Hampden Ferrers: An English Romance Brian Aldiss (Time Warner UK/Little, Brown UK 0-316-72581-1, Feb 2004, £16.99, 264pp, hc, cover by Jeff Fisher) Humorous fantasy novel of love conquering all reality.

The Alteration Kingsley Amis (Random House/Vintage UK 0-09-946108-0, Jul 2004, £7.99, 203pp, tp, cover by Andy Lovell) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1976) SF novel.

The Green Man Kingsley Amis (Random House/Vintage UK 0-09-946107-2, Jul 2004, £6.99, 175pp, tp) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1969) fantasy novel.

Yellow Dog Martin Amis (Random House/Vintage UK 0-09-926759-4, Jun 2004, £7.99, 339pp, tp, cover by Stephen Parker) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 2003) literary novel with minor fantasy and SF elements.

The Saga of Seven Suns, Book Two: A Forest of Stars Kevin J. Anderson (Simon & Schuster/Pocket UK 0-7434-3066-2, Jun 2004, £6.99, 727pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [Saga of Seven Suns] Reprint (Earthlight 2003) SF novel, sequel to Hidden Empire.

The Saga of Seven Suns: Book Three: Horizon Storms Kevin J. Anderson (Simon & Schuster UK 0-7432-5671-9, Aug 2004, £10.99, 659pp, tp, cover by Chris Moore) [Saga of Seven Suns] Reprint (Warner Aspect 2004) SF novel. [First U.K. edition]

As Good as Dead in Downtown Neil Arksey (Penguin/Puffin UK 0-14-131052-9, Feb 2004, £4.99, 224pp, tp) Young-adult near-future dystopian SF novel of a young assassin hired to capture genetically modified twins.

Dime Store Magic Kelley Armstrong (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-323-6, Feb 2004, £6.99, pb) [Women of the Otherworld] Contemporary fantasy novel, the third in a series after Bitten and Stolen, featuring a minor character from those books. Simultaneous with the Random House (Canada) edition.

Industrial Magic Kelley Armstrong (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-340-6, Sep 2004, £6.99, 528pp, pb, cover by Dominic Harman) [Women of the Otherworld] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 2004) fantasy novel. Fourth in the “Women of the Otherworld” series and the second featuring Paige Winterbourne. [First U.K. edition]

Artaud’s The Monk Antonin Artaud (Creation 1-84068-064-4, Aug 2003, £9.95, 310pp, tp) Gothic horror novel, a radically revised version of The Monk by Matthew Lewis (1794). Translated from the French (1931) by John Philips. Introduction by Stephen Barber.

Lord of Snow and Shadows Sarah Ash (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-553-81470-2, Jan 2004, £6.99, 688pp, pb, cover by John Howe) [Tears of Artamon] Reprint (Bantam UK 2003) fantasy novel. Book One of “The Tears of Artamon”.

Prisoner of Ironsea Tower Sarah Ash (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-593-04984-5, May 2004, £10.99, 470pp, tp, cover by John Howe) [Tears of Artamon] Fantasy novel, book two of “The Tears of Artamon”.

Cowl Neal Asher (Macmillan/Tor UK 1-4050-0137-2, Mar 2004, £17.99, 406pp, hc, cover by Steve Rawlings) SF novel. An innocent woman and a 22nd-century programmable killer are drawn into a battle against a time-traveling menace.

The Line of Polity Neal Asher (Macmillan/Tor UK 0-330-48435-4, Mar 2004, £7.99, 663pp, pb, cover by Steve Rawlings) [Polity] Reprint (Tor UK 2003) SF novel. Polity agent Cormac investigates a rebellion.

Somnabulists Allen Ashley (Elastic Press 0-9543747-8-9, Jul 2004, £5.00, 190pp, tp) SF/fantasy/horror collection.

Bloodlust Chronicles: Faith Lisette Ashton (Chimera 1-903931-58-4, Dec 2003, £6.99, 253pp, pb) [Bloodlust Chronicles] Erotic vampire novel, the first in a trilogy.

I, Robot Isaac Asimov (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-586-02532-4, Aug 2004, £6.99, 249pp, pb) [Robot Series] Reissue (Gnome Press 1950) seminal collection of nine “Robot” stories. This is a movie tie-in edition. 18th printing.

Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood (Virago 1-8440-8028-5, Apr 2004, £7.99, 433pp, tp) Reprint (McClelland & Stewart 2003) literary SF novel.

Crusade Anselm Audley (Simon & Schuster/Pocket UK 0-7434-1503-5, Feb 2004, £6.99, 589pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Aquasilva] Reprint (Earthlight UK 2003) fantasy novel. Book Three of “The Aquasilva Trilogy” after Heresy and Inquisition.

The Various Steve Augarde (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-54858-8, Aug 2004, £5.99, 448pp, tp, cover by Steve Augarde) [Various] Reprint (David Fickling Books 2003) young-adult fantasy novel. First in a trilogy.

Dummyland Steve Aylett (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07410-8, Jan 2004, £6.99, 119pp, pb) [Accomplice] Reprint (Gollancz 2002) literary SF/fantasy novel, third in the “Accomplice” series.

Karloff’s Circus Steve Aylett (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07089-7, Feb 2004, £9.99, 128pp, tp) [Accomplice] Surreal SF/fantasy novel, the fourth book of “Accomplice”.

Cloud 8 Grant Bailie (IG Publishing 0-9703125-2-0, Feb 2003, $14.95, 277pp, tp, cover by Joseph Tulman) Satiric fantasy novel. James Broadhurst, killed in a car crash, finds the afterlife wildly different to what anyone expects. A first novel. Imported to the UK from 5 August 04 at £9.99 and distributed by Turnaround, Unit 3, Olympia Trading Estate, Coburg Road, Wood Green, London N22 6TZ.

The Fermata Nicholson Baker (Random House/Vintage UK 0-09-946692-9, Aug 2004, £5.99, 303pp, tp) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 1994) literary SF novel.

The Darkness That Comes Before R. Scott Bakker (Simon & Schuster UK 0-7432-5668-9, Mar 2004, £10.99, 577pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) [Prince of Nothing] Reprint (Penguin Canada 2003) fantasy novel, the first volume in “The Prince of Nothing” series. A first novel. [First U.K. edition]

The Abbey Mysteries: The Buried Cross Cherith Baldry (Oxford University Press 0-19-275362-2, Apr 2004, £4.99, 214pp, tp, cover by Chris Mould & Stephen Raw) [Abbey Mysteries] Young-adult historical novel with fantasy elements. First in a new series based around Arthurian myth.

The Abbey Mysteries: The Scarlet Spring Cherith Baldry (Oxford University Press 0-19-275364-9, Oct 2004, £4.99, 192pp, tp, cover by Chris Mould) [Abbey Mysteries] Young-adult historical novel with fantasy elements. Third in a new series based around Arthurian myth.

The Abbey Mysteries: The Silent Man Cherith Baldry (Oxford University Press 0-19-275363-0, Jul 2004, £4.99, 197pp, tp, cover by Chris Mould & Stephen Raw) [Abbey Mysteries] Young-adult historical mystery with Arthurian fantasy elements, second in the series.

The Reliquary Ring Cherith Baldry (Macmillan/Tor UK 0-330-49207-1, Apr 2004, £6.99, 471pp, pb, cover by Mick Posen) Reprint (Macmillan UK 2003) fantasy novel of an alternate Venice.

The Roses of Roazon Cherith Baldry (Macmillan/Tor UK 0-333-98969-4, Apr 2004, £12.99, 487pp, tp, cover by Mick Posen) Fantasy novel. An accusation of heresy allows the eternal home of demons to rise from the waters.

Recursion Tony Ballantyne (Macmillan/Tor UK 1-4050-4139-0, Jul 2004, £12.99, 345pp, tp, cover by Dominic Harman) [Recursion] SF novel. A battle against self-relicating machinery on a distant planet is entwined with a 20th century mystery.

Crash J. G. Ballard (Random House/Vintage UK 0-09-946689-9, Aug 2004, £5.99, 224pp, pb) Reprint (Jonathan Cape 1973) SF novel.

Millennium People J. G. Ballard (HarperPerennial UK 0-00-655161-0, Jun 2004, £7.99, 294pp, tp, cover by Richard Green) Reprint (Flamingo 2003) associational novel of middle-class terrorism in London. This edition adds a 17-page appendix of features, interviews, articles, etc.

Demons of Chitrakut Ashok K. Banker (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-178-0, Jun 2004, £6.99, 628pp, pb, cover by blacksheep) [Ramayana] Fantasy novel, the third book of “The Ramayana” based on the ancient Indian epic.

The Algebraist Iain M. Banks (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-155-1, Oct 2004, £17.99, 534pp, hc) SF novel. A trade paperback edition (-239-6, £10.99) was announced but not seen.

Demonstorm James Barclay (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07332-2, Aug 2004, £10.99, 438pp, tp, cover by Laura Brett) [Legends of the Raven] Fantasy novel. Last in the trilogy after Elfsorrow and Shadowheart, which follows the “Chronicles of the Raven” trilogy. A hardcover edition (-07333-0, £18.99) is also available.

Shadowheart James Barclay (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07544-9, Jul 2004, £6.99, 438pp, pb, cover by Laura Brett) [Legends of the Raven] Reprint (Gollancz 2003) fantasy novel. Book 5 in the “Raven” series, and second in the new “Legends” subset.

Abarat Clive Barker (HarperCollins UK 0-00-651370-0, Jul 2004, £6.99, 431pp, pb) [Books of Abarat] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 2002) young-adult fantasy novel, illustrated by Clive Barker.

Abarat II: Days of Magic, Nights of War Clive Barker (HarperCollins UK 0-00-710045-0, Oct 2004, £20.00, 491pp, hc, cover by Clive Barker) [Books of Abarat] Young-adult fantasy novel, profusely illustrated by Barker. Second of a quartet.

Eating Mammals John Barlow (Fourth Estate 0-00-716648-6, Mar 2004, £14.99, 265pp, hc, cover by Rose Cooper) Collection of 3 original, linked literary fantasy novellas, based on true stories.

Star Bores/Star Bores: The Prequel Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore (HarperCollins UK 0-00-719208-8, Sep 2004, £6.99, 401pp, hc) Omnibus of two Star Wars parodies in Ace double format: Star Bores (1999) and the new Star Bores: The Prequel.

Tales of the Dark Forest: 4: Knyghtmare Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore (CollinsVoyager 0-00-710866-4, Aug 2004, £5.99, 254pp, tp) [Tales of the Dark Forest] Young-adult fantasy novel.

Star Wars: The Cestus Deception Steven Barnes (Random House UK/Century 1-8441-3692-2, Jun 2004, £17.99, 401pp, hc, cover by Steven D. Anderson) [Star Wars] Star Wars novelization. Simultaneous with the US (Del Rey) edition.

Jennifer Government Max Barry (Time Warner UK/Abacus 0-349-11762-4, Feb 2004, £6.99, 335pp, tp) Reprint (Doubleday 2003) satirical SF novel set in a future where companies dominate the world.

Doctor Who: The Deadstone Memorial Trevor Baxendale (BBC Books 0-563-48622-8, Oct 2004, £6.99, 280pp, pb) [Doctor Who] Novelization based on the TV series, featuring the eighth Doctor.

Behemoth Stephen Baxter (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07604-6, Nov 2004, £8.99, 793pp, pb) [Mammoth] Omnibus of the three novels in the “Mammoth” series: Silverhair (1999), Longtusk (2000), and Icebones (2001).

Coalescent Stephen Baxter (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07553-8, Jun 2004, £6.99, 536pp, pb) [Xeelee: Destiny’s Children] Reprint (Gollancz 2003) SF novel, the first book of “Destiny’s Children”.

Exultant Stephen Baxter (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07429-9, Sep 2004, £12.99, 490pp, tp) [Xeelee: Destiny’s Children] SF novel, book two of “Destiny’s Children” after Coalescent. A hardcover edition (-07428-0, £17.99) was also published.

Mayflower II Stephen Baxter (PS Publishing 1-904619-16-9, Aug 2004, £10.00, 88pp, tp, cover by Edward Miller) [Xeelee] SF novella in the “Xeelee” series. Introduction by Adam Roberts. This is a limited edition of 500 signed by Baxter; a hardcover edition of 300 (-17-7; £25.00) signed by Baxter and Roberts is also available. Available from Hamilton House, 4 Park Ave., Harrogate, HG2 9BQ, UK; [].

Revolutions in the Earth: James Hutton and the True Age of the Earth Stephen Baxter (Orion/Phoenix 0-75381-761-6, Feb 2004, £8.99, 245pp, tp) Reprint (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2003) associational biography. [James Hutton]

Darwin’s Children Greg Bear (HarperCollins UK 0-00-713238-7, Mar 2004, £6.99, 473pp, pb) [Darwin’s Radio] Reprint (Del Rey 2003) SF novel.

Dead Lines Greg Bear (HarperCollins UK 0-00-712976-9, May 2004, £17.99, 295pp, hc) SF thriller/ghost story. A new communications system can contact the dead.

Dead Lines Greg Bear (HarperCollins UK 0-00-712977-7, Nov 2004, £6.99, 295pp, pb) Reprint (HarperCollins UK 2004) SF novel.

The Looking Glass Wars Frank Beddor (Egmont 1-4052-0987-9, Sep 2004, £12.99, 376pp, hc, cover by Christina Craemer) [Alice] Young-adult fantasy novel, the first in a trilogy based on the world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

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