The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2004

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Star Wars: Jedi Trial David Sherman & Dan Cragg (Random House UK/Century 1-8441-3799-6, Nov 2004, £17.99, 345pp, hc, cover by Steven D. Anderson) [Star Wars] Reprint (Del Rey 2004) novelization based on the Star Wars universe. [First U.K. edition]

Downward to the Earth Robert Silverberg (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07523-6, Feb 2004, £6.99, 213pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (SFBC 1970) SF novel. Volume 56 in the “SF Masterworks” series.

Roma Eterna Robert Silverberg (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07556-2, Jul 2004, £6.99, 385pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) Reprint (HarperCollins/Eos 2003) SF mosaic novel collecting 10 alternate-history stories set in a world where the Roman Empire did not fall.

Legends II ed. Robert Silverberg (HarperCollin/Voyager 0-00-715435-6, Feb 2004, £11.99, 645pp, tp, cover by Geoff Taylor) Reprint (Voyager 2003) original anthology of 11 short novels by modern masters of fantasy, set in their most popular series.

Legends II ed. Robert Silverberg (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-715436-4, Aug 2004, £7.99, 714pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) Reprint (Voyager 2003) original anthology of 11 short novels by modern masters of fantasy, set in their most popular series.

Hyperion Omnibus Dan Simmons (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07626-7, Dec 2004, £12.99, 779pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) [Hyperion] Reprint (SFBC 1990 as Hyperion Cantos) omnibus of the Hugo Award-winning novel, Hyperion (1989), and its sequel, The Fall of Hyperion (1990). [First U.K. edition]

Ilium Dan Simmons (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07560-0, Mar 2004, £7.99, 642pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) [Ilium] Reprint (Eos 2003) SF novel.

Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams M. J. Simpson (Hodder & Stoughton/Coronet 0-340-82489-1, Feb 2004, £8.99, xviii+394pp, tp) Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 2003) biography. Foreword by John Lloyd. This has been slightly revised and updated, but retains its 2003 copyright. [Douglas Adams]

The Affinity Trap Martin Sketchley (Simon & Schuster UK 0-7432-5734-0, Feb 2004, £10.99, 306pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) [Structure] SF novel. An Earth dictator secretly deals arms with one group of aliens while seeking political alliance with their enemies. A first novel.

Elsewhen Unbound: Poetry in American SFanzines: the 1930s to 1960s Steve Sneyd (Hilltop Press 0-905262-35-2, Nov 2004, £2.50, 60pp, ph, cover by Alan Hunter) Non-fiction, reference, a chapbook encyclopedic listing of fanzines, editors, and poets. This is significantly revised and expanded from Star-Spangled Shadows (1996). Hilltop Press, 4 Nowell Place, Almondbury, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8PB, UK; checks to S. Sneyd.

The Druid King Norman Spinrad (Time Warner UK 0-7515-3530-3, Aug 2004, £6.99, 564pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) Reprint (Little, Brown UK 2003) historical novel with fantasy elements about Julius Caesar and Vercingetorix of Gaul.

The Confusion: Vol. II of The Baroque Cycle Neal Stephenson (Heinemann 0-434-00878-8, Apr 2004, £16.99, 815pp, hc) [Baroque Cycle] Historical novel with SF/fantasy elements, the sequel to Quicksilver. Simultaneous with the US (Morrow) edition.

Quicksilver Neal Stephenson (Random House UK/Arrow 0-09-941068-0, Oct 2004, £8.99, 927pp, tp) [Baroque Cycle] Reprint (Morrow 2003) historical novel with SF elements, the first volume of “The Baroque Cycle”. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. [First U.K. edition]

The System of the World Neal Stephenson (Heinemann 0-434-01177-0, Oct 2004, £17.99, 887pp, hc) [Baroque Cycle] Reprint (Morrow 2004) historical novel with SF elements, the third volume in “The Baroque Cycle”. [First U.K. edition]

The Edge Chronicles: Maps Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-55125-2, Sep 2004, £5.99, 32pp, ph, cover by Chris Riddell) [Edge Chronicles] Young-adult reference, a folder with a double-sided map and an illustrated booklet containing details of the creatures of that world.

Freeglader Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60462-9, Sep 2004, £12.99, 415pp, hc, cover by Chris Riddell) [Edge Chronicles: Rook Barkwater] Young-adult fantasy novel, seventh overall in “The Edge Chronicles” and third in the “Rook Barkwater” trilogy.

Muddle Earth Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (Macmillan Children’s Books 0-330-42628-1, Mar 2004, £5.99, 449pp, tp, cover by Chris Riddell) Reprint (Macmillan Children’s Books 2003) young-adult fantasy novel.

Vox Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-54849-9, Sep 2004, £5.99, 395pp, tp, cover by Chris Riddell) [Edge Chronicles: Rook Barkwater] Reprint (Doubleday UK 2003) young-adult fantasy novel, sixth overall in “The Edge Chronicles” and second in the “Rook Barkwater” sub-trilogy.

Star Wars: Yoda: Dark Rendezvous Sean Stewart (Random House UK/Arrow Lucasbooks 0-09-948186-3, Dec 2004, £6.99, 329pp, pb, cover by Steven D. Anderson) [Star Wars: Yoda] Novelization based on the Star Wars universe. Simultaneous with the US (Del Rey) edition.

T2: The Future War S. M. Stirling (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07551-1, Jun 2004, £6.99, 357pp, pb) [Terminator] Reprint (Gollancz 2003) original novel based in the films’ world.

The Illmoor Chronicles: The Ratastrophe Catastrophe David Lee Stone (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-87397-3, Jan 2004, £5.99, 256pp, tp, cover by Bob Lee) [Illmoor Chronicles] Reprint (Hodder Children’s Books 2003) young-adult humorous fantasy novel. Book 1 in a series.

The Illmoor Chronicles: The Yowler Foul-Up David Lee Stone (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-87398-1, Jun 2004, £10.99, 259pp, hc, cover by Bob Lea) [Illmoor Chronicles] Humorous YA fantasy novel, second in the series after The Ratastrophe Catastrophe.

Star Wars: Shatterpoint Matthew Stover (Random House UK/Arrow 0-09-941048-6, May 2004, £6.99, 419pp, pb, cover by Steven D. Anderson) [Star Wars] Reprint (Century 2003) SF novelization. This includes a story by Stover.

In the Night Room Peter Straub (HarperCollins UK 0-00-718440-9, Nov 2004, £17.99, 330pp, hc) [Tim Underhill; Tom Pasmore] Reprint (Random House 2004) horror novel, a sequel to lost boy lost girl. [First U.K. edition]

lost boy lost girl Peter Straub (HarperCollins UK 0-00-714231-5, Jun 2004, £6.99, 447pp, pb) [Tim Underhill; Tom Pasmore] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 2003) ghost story with ties to The Throat, Mystery, and Koko.

The Day after Tomorrow Whitley Strieber (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07603-8, May 2004, £6.99, 249pp, pb) Novelization of the movie derived from the non-fiction The Coming Global Superstorm by Strieber and Art Bell (1999). Simultaneous with the US (Pocket Star) edition.

Singularity Sky Charles Stross (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-333-3, Jul 2004, £12.99, 389pp, hc) [Singularity Sky] Reprint (Ace 2003) SF novel. An isolated human colony that suppresses high technology is attacked by an information plague looking for entertainment. [First U.K. edition]

The Amulet of Samarkand Jonathan Stroud (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60599-4, Oct 2003, £12.99, 480pp, hc, cover by David Wyatt) [Bartimaeus Trilogy] Young-adult fantasy novel, book one of the “Bartimaeus” trilogy. This supposedly appeared simultaneously with the US (Hyperion 10/03) edition, but was not seen until now.

The Amulet of Samarkand Jonathan Stroud (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-55029-9, Oct 2004, £5.99, 480pp, tp, cover by David Wyatt) [Bartimaeus Trilogy] Reprint (Hyperion/Miramax; Doubleday UK 2003) young-adult fantasy novel. Book one of “The Bartimaeus Trilogy”.

The Golem’s Eye Jonathan Stroud (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60615-X, Oct 2004, £12.99, ii+570pp, hc, cover by David Wyatt) [Bartimaeus Trilogy] Young-adult fantasy novel. Second book in the “Bartimaeus” trilogy after The Amulet of Samarkand.

Maul Tricia Sullivan (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-108-X, Jun 2004, £6.99, 419pp, pb) Reprint (Orbit 2003) SF novel.

The Eagle of the Ninth Rosemary Sutcliff (Oxford University Press 0-19-275392-4, Oct 2004, £5.99, 294pp, tp, cover by Sam Hadley) Reissue (Oxford 1954) associational young-adult novel. A “50th Anniversary Edition”.

Ring Koji Suzuki (HarperCollins UK 0-00-717884-0, Jun 2004, £10.00, 284pp, hc) [Ring] Reprint (Vertical 2003) horror novel, first in a trilogy. Translated by Robert G. Rohmer and Glynne Whalley from Ringu (Kadowaka Shoten, 1991). To be followed by Spiral and Loop. [First U.K. edition]

The Year of Our War Steph Swainston (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07005-6, Apr 2004, £9.99, 290pp, hc, cover by Edward Miller) [Castle] Fantasy novel. Jant Shira, one of fifty immortals serving the Emperor, must discover the source of the giant insects infesting the world. A trade paperback (export only) edition (-07610-0, £9.99) was announced but not seen.

Warhammer 40,000: Blood Angels: Deus Encarmine James Swallow (BL Publishing/Black Library 1-84416-154-4, Nov 2004, £5.99, 251pp, pb, cover by Phillip Sibbering) [Warhammer 40,000: Blood Angels] Novelization based on the SF roleplaying game. First of a two-book series.

Vamp Wendy Swanscombe (Nexus 0-352-33848-2, 2003, £6.99, 244pp, pb) [Dracula] Explicit erotic retelling of Dracula as seen through the diaries of Joanna Harker.

Shadowmancer G. P. Taylor (Faber and Faber 0-571-22199-8, Oct 2003, £14.99, 308pp, hc, cover by Ghost) [Shadowmancer] Reprint (Mount 2002) young-adult fantasy novel.

Wormwood G. P. Taylor (Faber and Faber 0-571-22150-5, Jun 2004, £6.99, 312pp, tp, cover by Ghost) Young-adult dark fantasy novel.

Wormwood G. P. Taylor (Faber and Faber 0-571-22399-5, Oct 2004, £14.99, 392pp, hc, cover by Ghost) Reprint (Faber and Faber 2004) fantasy novel. Special limited hardcover edition.

The Companions Sheri S. Tepper (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07566-X, Feb 2004, £10.99, 452pp, tp, cover by Steve Rawlings) Reprint (Eos 2003) SF novel. A hardcover edition (-07565-1, £17.99) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Annan Water Kate Thompson (The Bodley Head 0-370-32822-1, Jun 2004, £10.99, 181pp, hc, cover by Andy Briggs) Young-adult fantasy novel based on a centuries-old folk song.

Origins Kate Thompson (Red Fox 0-09-940906-2, Jun 2004, £5.99, 359pp, tp, cover by James Fraser) [Missing Link] Reprint (The Bodley Head 2003) fantasy novel, third in a trilogy after The Missing Link (2000) and Only Human (2001).

The Switchers Trilogy Kate Thompson (Red Fox 0-09-947283-X, Jun 2004, £5.99, 542pp, tp) [Switchers] Omnibus of three novels: Switchers (1997), Midnight’s Choice (1998), and Wild Blood (1999).

Greengrove Castle Matt Thorne (Faber and Faber 0-571-21996-9, Mar 2004, £7.99, 159pp, hc, cover by Sam Hadley) [39 Castles] Young-adult fantasy novel. First in the “39 Castles” series.

The House by the Sea Nicola Thorne (Severn House 0-7278-6023-2, Dec 2003, £18.99, 254pp, hc, cover by David Young) Reprint (Hale 1978 as Rose, Rose, Where Are You? by Rosemary Ellerbeck) fantasy/ghost novel involving an ancient curse and the family of Joan of Arc. Includes a new preface by the author.

Warhammer 40,000: Annihilation Squad Gav Thorpe (BL Publishing/Black Library 1-84416-075-0, Mar 2004, £6.99, 412pp, pb, cover by Kenson Low) [Warhammer 40,000: Last Chancers] Novelization based on the SF roleplaying game, part of the “Last Chancers” series.

Michael Marshall Smith: The Annotated Bibliography Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing 1-904619-04-5, May 2004, £10.00, 77pp, tp, cover by Nicholas Royle) Non-fiction, reference. Annotated bibliography, with comments by Smith on each of his works. This is a limited edition of 500; a hardcover signed limited edition of 200 (-04-5, £35.00) is also available. PS Publishing, Hamilton House, 4 Park Avenue, Harrogate HG2 9BQ, England; []. [Michael Marshall Smith]

Voyage of the Snake Lady Theresa Tomlinson (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-55163-5, Jun 2004, £5.99, 336pp, tp) [Moon Riders] Young-adult historical fantasy novel, sequel to The Moon Riders, based on legends of the Amazons after the fall of Troy.

American Empire: The Victorious Opposition Harry Turtledove (NEL 0-340-82014-4, Feb 2004, £7.99, 675pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [American Empire] Reprint (Del Rey 2003) alternate-history SF novel, third in the trilogy, itself a sequel to “The Great War” saga.

Jaws of Darkness Harry Turtledove (Simon & Schuster/Pocket UK 0-7434-6852-X, May 2004, £6.99, 576pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Darkness] Reprint (Tor 2003) fantasy novel, fifth in a series paralleling WW2. [First U.K. edition]

Settling Accounts: Return Engagement Harry Turtledove (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-82685-1, Oct 2004, £18.99, 623pp, hc, cover by Martin McKenna) [Settling Accounts] Reprint (Ballantine Del Rey 2004) alternate-history SF novel. First volume in a new series sequel to the “Great War” and “American Empire” series. [First U.K. edition]

My Death Lisa Tuttle (PS Publishing 1-902880-90-0, Oct 2004, £10.00, 93 + vii, tp, cover by Mark Harrison) Horror novella about a biographer obsessed with her elusive subject’s self-portrait. Introduction by Thomas Tessier. This is a limited edition of 500 signed by Tuttle; a hardcover edition of 300 (-89-7, £25.00) signed by Tuttle and Tessier is also available. Available from PS Publishing, Hamilton House, 4 Park Ave., Harrogate, HG2 9BQ, UK; [].

JumpMan: Rule 1: Don’t Touch Anything James Valentine (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-55058-2, Jun 2004, £4.99, 279pp, tp, cover by Spencer Wilson) Reprint (Random House Australia 2002) humorous young-adult time-travel novel, first in a series. A first novel. [First U.K. edition]

Fantasy Workshop: A Practical Guide Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell (Paper Tiger 1-84340-118-5, Oct 2003, £20.00, 128pp, hc, cover by Boris Vallejo) Art book. This is dated 2003, but not seen until now.

Sketchbook Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell (Paper Tiger 1-84340-222-X, Aug 2004, £14.99, 160pp, tp, cover by Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell) Reprint (Paper Tiger 2001) art book. Text by Nigel Suckling.

City of Saints and Madmen Jeff VanderMeer (Macmillan/Tor UK 1-4050-3396-7, Apr 2004, £12.99, 290pp, tp, cover by Scott Eagle) [Ambergris] Reprint (Wildside Press/Cosmos 2001) collection of four surreal novellas, some revised, set in VanderMeer’s city of Ambergris. Introduction by Michael Moorcock. This follows the 2002 Prime edition with the appendix of added material, but adds two new stories: “The Exchange” and “Learning to Leave the Flesh”. This omits the pamphlet with the decrypted story. A hardcover edition (-3395-9, £17.99) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Veniss Underground Jeff VanderMeer (Macmillan/Tor UK 0-330-41892-0, Nov 2004, £6.99, 304pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) [Veniss] Reprint (Prime Books 2003) near-future SF novel with elements of dark fantasy of a devastated Earth where the mysterious Quin bio-engineers new sentient species. This edition adds related short story “Balzac’s War” from 1997.

The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases ed. Jeff VanderMeer & Mark Roberts (Macmillan UK 1-4050-4960-X, Nov 2004, £12.99, 297pp, hc) Reprint (Night Shade Books 2003) original anthology, a fake disease guide listing 59 diseases, as described by authors including Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman, Gahan Wilson, and Paul Di Filippo. [First U.K. edition]

Borges and the Eternal Orang-utans Luis Fernando Verissimo (Harvill Press, The 1-8434-3097-5, Jun 2004, £12.00, 134pp, hc) Literary fantasy novel, translated by Margaret Jull Costa from the Portuguese.

Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut (Random House/Vintage UK 0-099-84260-2, 2004, £6.99, 296pp, tp) Reissue (Delacorte 1973) SF novel. 13th printing.

Warhammer 40,000: The Inquisition War Ian Watson (Black Library 1-84416-138-2, Jul 2004, £7.99, 762pp, tp, cover by Clint Langley) [Warhammer 40,000: Inquisition War] Omnibus of three novels and two stories set in the “Warhammer 40,000” universe, with an introduction by Watson. The novels are Draco (1990 as Inquisitor), Harlequin (1994), and Chaos Child (1995).

Whores of Babylon Ian Watson (Immanion Press 1-9048-5310-2, Apr 2004, £12.99, 226pp, tp) Reprint (Paladin 1988) SF novel; this has been revised and updated. Immanion Pres, 8 Rowley Grove, Stafford, Staffordshire ST17 9BJ UK; [].

Who Goes Home? Sylvia Waugh (Random House UK/Red Fox 0-09-943314-1, Jul 2004, £4.99, 212pp, pb, cover by Tracey Hurst) [Ormingat] Reprint (The Bodley Head 2003) young-adult SF novel, last in the “Ormingat” trilogy.

Timekeepers Catherine Webb (Time Warner UK/Atom 1-904233-43-0, May 2004, £5.99, 309pp, tp) [Waywalkers] YA fantasy novel, sequel to Waywalkers.

Journey into the Void Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (HarperCollins/Voyager 0-00-648616-9, Mar 2004, £7.99, 566pp, pb, cover by Martin McKenna) [Sovereign Stone] Reprint (Eos 2003) fantasy novel, the third book of “The Sovereign Stone” trilogy. Copyrighted by Weis, Hickman, and Larry Elmore.

The First Men in the Moon H. G. Wells (Orion/Phoenix 0-75382-022-6, Feb 2004, £5.99, 186pp, tp, cover by Two Associates) Reprint (George Newnes 1901) classic SF novel.

Five Great Novels H. G. Wells (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07572-4, Apr 2004, £10.99, 593pp, tp, cover by Sonar) Omnibus of the classics, The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The First Men in the Moon.

The Invisible Man H. G. Wells (Orion/Phoenix 0-75382-011-0, Feb 2004, £5.99, 143pp, tp, cover by Two Associates) Reprint (C. Arthur Pearson 1897) classic SF novel, including a preface by Wells from 1933.

The Island of Dr. Moreau H. G. Wells (Orion/Phoenix 0-75382-012-9, Feb 2004, £5.99, 129pp, tp, cover by Two Associates) Reprint (Heinemann 1896) classic SF novel.

The Time Machine H. G. Wells (Orion/Phoenix 0-75382-013-7, Feb 2004, £5.99, 83pp, tp, cover by Two Associates) [Time Machine] Reprint (Henry Holt 1895 as The Time Machine: An Invention) classic SF novel. This is a “Revised Edition”, origin unknown.

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