The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2005


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Dark Companion Andre Norton (Baen 0-7434-9898-4, Apr 2005, $26.00, 410pp, hc) Omnibus of two far-future SF novels: Dark Piper (1968) and Dread Companion (1970).


Gods and Androids Andre Norton (Baen 0-7434-9911-5, Jun 2005, $7.99, 530pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Baen 2004) omnibus of two SF novels, Android at Arms (1971) and Wraiths of Time (1976).


Masks of the Outcasts Andre Norton (Baen 1-4165-0901-1, Sep 2005, $24.00, 343pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Dipple] Omnibus of two novels: Catseye (1961) and Night of Masks (1964).


Octagon Magic Andre Norton (Tor/Starscape 0-765-35298-2, Dec 2005, $5.99, 182pp, tp, cover by Tristan Elwell) Reprint (World 1967) young-adult fantasy novel.


Steel Magic Andre Norton (Tor/Starscape 0-765-35297-4, Jun 2005, $5.99, 117pp, tp, cover by Tristan Elwell) Reprint (World 1965) young-adult Arthurian fantasy novel.


Three Hands for Scorpio Andre Norton (Tor 0-765-30464-3, Apr 2005, $23.95, 302pp, hc, cover by Tristan Elwell) Fantasy novel. A border lord’s telepathic triplet daughters are kidnapped.


Three Hands for Scorpio Andre Norton (SFBC #1182018, Apr 2005, $12.99, 302pp, hc, cover by Tristan Elwell) Reprint (Tor 2005) fantasy novel, first in a series. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Beast Master’s Circus Andre Norton & Lyn McConchie (Tor 0-765-34010-0, Mar 2005, $6.99, 301pp, pb, cover by Allen Douglas) [Hosteen Storm] Reprint (Tor 2004) SF novel, the second in a series of sequels to Norton’s The Beast Master.


The Duke’s Ballad Andre Norton & Lyn McConchie (SFBC #1177953, Feb 2005, $13.49, 318pp, hc, cover by Daniel Dos Santos) [Witch World] Reprint (Tor 2005) fantasy novel, the first in a new “Witch World” trilogy. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


The Duke’s Ballad Andre Norton & Lyn McConchie (Tor 0-765-34552-8, Nov 2005, $6.99, 318pp, pb, cover by Daniel Dos Santos) [Witch World] Reprint (Tor 2005) fantasy novel, the first in a new “Witch World” trilogy.


Silver May Tarnish Andre Norton & Lyn McConchie (Tor 0-765-30637-9, Dec 2005, $24.95, 284pp, hc, cover by Daniel Dos Santos) [Witch World] Fantasy novel in Andre Norton’s Witch World series, written by McConchie.


Dragon Blade Andre Norton & Sasha Miller (Tor 0-765-30747-2, Aug 2005, $24.95, 336pp, hc, cover by Luis Royo) [Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan] Fantasy novel, fourth in the Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan.


Dragon Blade Andre Norton & Sasha Miller (SFBC #1189345, Sep 2005, $12.50, 336pp, hc, cover by Luis Royo) [Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan] Reprint (Tor 2005) fantasy novel, fourth in the Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan.


Renaissance Faire ed. Andre Norton & Jean Rabe (DAW 0-7564-0281-6, Feb 2005, $6.99, 306pp, pb) Original anthology of 15 fantasy stories about Renaissance faires. Authors include Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Joe Haldeman, and Esther M. Friesner. This is copyrighted by the editors and Martin H. Greenberg’s Tekno Books.


Firebirds ed. Sharyn November (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240320-2, May 2005, $8.99, 420pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Firebird 2003) young-adult anthology of 16 stories, one a b&w graphic collaboration by Emma Bull and Charles Vess.


Mary Jane 2 Judith O’Brien (Marvel 0-7851-1433-5, Jul 2004, $14.99, 219pp, hc) [Spider-Man] Young-adult novelization, second in the series about Spider-Man’s girlfriend. This is dated 2004 but not seen until now. Copyrighted by Marvel Characters.


The Destruction of the Books Mel Odom (Tor 0-765-34649-4, Jun 2005, $7.99, 411pp, pb, cover by Tim & Greg Hildebrandt) [Rover] Reprint (Tor 2004) fantasy novel, sequel to The Rover.


Hunter’s League Mel Odom (Simon Pulse 0-689-86608-9, Jan 2005, $5.99, 251pp, pb, cover by Dave Seeley) Young-adult dark fantasy thriller set in 1887 England. Matt seeks to avenge his parents’ murders and save the British Empire with the help of friends.


The Hunter’s League: The Mystery Unravels Mel Odom (Simon Pulse 0-689-86633-X, Jul 2005, $5.99, 242pp, pb, cover by Dave Seeley) [Hunter’s League] Young-adult dark fantasy thriller set in 1887 England, second in the “Hunter’s League” series.


The Hunter’s League: The Secret Explodes Mel Odom (Simon Pulse 0-689-86634-8, Oct 2005, $5.99, 232pp, pb, cover by Dave Seeley) [Hunter’s League] Young-adult dark fantasy thriller set in 1887 England, third in the “Hunter’s League” series.


Lord of the Libraries Mel Odom (Tor 0-765-30724-3, Jul 2005, $25.95, 384pp, hc, cover by Greg & Tim Hildebrandt) [Rover] Fantasy novel, third in the series begun in The Rover. Librarian Juhg seeks his abducted master and a secret store of knowledge.


Measle and the Dragodon Ian Ogilvy (HarperCollins 0-06-058688-5, Apr 2005, $15.99, 344pp, hc, cover by Jimmy Pickering) [Measle] Young-adult fantasy, sequel to Measle and the Wrathmonk. Measle must face a sinister amusement park to rescue his mother from the Wrathmonks. First US edition (Oxford University Press 10/04).


Measle and the Mallockee Ian Ogilvy (HarperCollins 0-06-058691-5, Jan 2006, $15.99, 376pp, hc, cover by Jimmy Pickering) [Measle] Young-adult fantasy, third in the Measle series. Measle’s baby sister turns out to be a Mallockee with unlimited powers. First US edition (Oxford University Press 10/05).


Measle and the Wrathmonk Ian Ogilvy (HarperTrophy 0-06-058687-7, Apr 2005, $5.99, 210pp, tp, cover by Jimmy Pickering) [Measle] Reprint (Oxford University Press 2004) young-adult fantasy.


Readers in Wonderland: The Liberating Worlds of Fantasy Fiction: From Dorothy to Harry Potter Deborah O’Keefe (Continuum 0-8264-1649-7, Aug 2004, $16.95, 222pp, tp, cover by Hope Dunlap) Reprint (Continuum 2003) non-fiction, critical, an exploration of what makes young-adult fantasy so popular. This is dated 2004 but not seen until now. Continuum, 370 Lexington Ave., New York NY 10017; [info@continuum-books.com]; [www.continuumbooks.com].


Zahrah the Windseeker Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu (Houghton Mifflin 0-618-34090-4, Oct 2005, $16.00, 308pp, hc, cover by Amanda Hall) Young-adult African-based fantasy novel. A girl with unusual hair is believed to have unusual powers. A first novel.


Anywhere but Here Jerry Oltion (Tor 0-765-30619-0, Mar 2005, $25.95, 382pp, hc, cover by Vincent Di Fate) [Getaway Special] SF novel, sequel to The Getaway Special.


Justice League of America: Green Lantern: Hero’s Quest Dennis O’Neil (Pocket 0-7434-1712-7, Apr 2005, $6.99, 339pp, pb, cover by Alex Ross) Novelization based on the comic books. Copyrighted by DC comics.


Justice League of America: Green Lantern: Hero’s Quest Dennis O’Neil (SFBC #1188982, Apr 2005, $10.99, 339pp, hc, cover by Alex Ross) [Green Lantern] Reprint (Pocket 2005) novelization based on the comic books. Copyrighted by DC Comics. This has ISBN 0-7394-5261-4; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


The Beckoning Fair One Oliver Onions (Dover 0-486-43647-0, Jun 2005, $5.95, 89pp, tp) Reprint (Secker 1911 as part of Widdershins) ghost story.


Airborn Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-053182-7, Jun 2005, $6.99, 501pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) [Matt Cruse] Reprint (HarperCollins Canada 2/04) young-adult fantasy adventure set in a world of pirates and airships.


Skybreaker Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins Canada 0-00-200699-5, Jul 2005, $22.99, 340pp, hc, cover by David Gaadt) [Matt Cruse] Young-adult fantasy adventure, sequel to Airborn, set in a world of pirates and airships. Matt Cruse finds a lost airship.


Skybreaker Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-053227-0, Dec 2005, $16.99, 369pp, hc, cover by Danilo Ducak) [Matt Cruse] Young-adult fantasy adventure, sequel to Airborn, set in a world of pirates and airships. First US edition (HarperCollins Canada 7/05).


Alien Bootlegger Rebecca Ore (Aqueduct Press 1-933500-01-8, Nov 2005, $9.00, 121pp, ph) Reprint (Tor 1993 as part of Alien Bootlegger and Other Stories) perfect-bound chapbook novella with a new introduction by Michael Swanwick. Part of the Conversation Pieces chapbook series. Aqueduct Press, PO Box 95787, Seattle WA 98145-2787; [www.aqueductpress.com].


Roger Corman’s Dinocroc Thompson O’Rourke (ibooks 1-4165-0403-6, Feb 2005, $6.99, 297pp, pb, cover by Todd Marshall) Novelization of the TV movie. Copyrighted by Concorde-New Horizons.


Bright Sword of Ireland Juilene Osborne-McKnight (Tor/Forge 0-765-35004-1, Feb 2005, $6.99, 304pp, pb, cover by Julie Bell) Reprint (Forge 2004) historical fantasy novel, a retelling of Irish legend following Finnabair, daughter of Queen Medb of Connacht.


Blood the Last Vampire: Night of the Beasts Mamoru Oshii (Dark Horse Comics/DH Press 1-59582-029-9, Oct 2005, $8.95, 298pp, tp, cover by Katsuya Terada) Novelization based on the vampire-hunter character from the movie Blood the Last Vampire. Translated by Camellia Nieh from the Japanese Kemono Tachi No Yoru Blood the Last Vampire (Kadokawa Shoten 2000).


Charmed: Changeling Places Micol Ostow (Simon Spotlight Entertainment 0-689-87852-4, Apr 2005, $5.99, pb) [Charmed] Young-adult novelization, the 29th based on the TV show about three witches. Copyrighted by Spelling Television.


Guardian of Honor Robin D. Owens (Harlequin/Luna 0-373-80215-3, Feb 2005, $13.95, 409pp, tp) [Summoning] Contemporary fantasy novel, first in the Summonings trilogy. Attorney Alexa Fitzwalter is transported to a magic realm to fight encroaching evil.


Heart Choice Robin D. Owens (Berkley Sensation 0-425-20396-4, Jul 2005, $6.99, 334pp, pb) [Celta] Futuristic science fantasy romance set on the planet of Celta.


Steel Ghosts Michael Paine (Berkley 0-425-20070-1, Jan 2005, $6.99, 312pp, pb) Horror novel. An abandoned steel mill in Pennsylvania holds old ghosts. Paine is a pen name for John Michael Curlovich.


Star Trek Voyager: Distant Shores ed. Marco Palmieri (Pocket 0-7434-9253-6, Nov 2005, $14.00, 390pp, tp) [Star Trek: Voyager] Star Trek original anthology of 11 stories, plus two framing pieces. A “Tenth-anniversary Celebration” of the TV show. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.


Flying in Place Susan Palwick (Tor 0-765-31386-3, May 2005, $11.95, 189pp, tp, cover by Kamil Vojnar) Reprint (Tor 1992) fantasy novel. Includes an 11-page reader’s guide.


The Necessary Beggar Susan Palwick (Tor 0-765-31097-X, Oct 2005, $24.95, 316pp, hc, cover by Stephan Martiniere) Fantasy novel. A family exiled from an idyllic realm must learn to live in a near-future America at war.


The Unwelcome Child Terese Pampellonne (Kensington/Pinnacle 0-7860-1726-0, Dec 2005, $6.99, 318pp, pb) Horror novel. A pregnant woman believes she’s carrying the spirit of a murdered child.


Rite of Passage Alexei Panshin (SFBC #1158493, Jan 2005, $10.99, 215pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Ace 1968) Nebula award-winning SF novel. This is #16 in the SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection; it has ISBN 0-7394-5000-X, lacks a price, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Eldest Christopher Paolini (Random House/Knopf 0-375-82670-X, Aug 2005, $21.00, 681pp, hc, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Inheritance] Young-adult fantasy novel, second in the Inheritance trilogy. Eragon and his dragon must travel to the land of the elves for more training.


Eldest Christopher Paolini (SFBC #1193744, Sep 2005, $13.99, 681pp, hc, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Inheritance] Reprint (Knopf 2005) fantasy novel, second in the “Inheritance” trilogy. This is similar to the Knopf edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Eragon Christopher Paolini (Random House/Knopf 0-375-82669-6, Apr 2005, $9.95, 503pp, tp, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Inheritance] Reprint (Paolini International 2002) fantasy novel, first in the “Inheritance” trilogy.


Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales Valerie Paradiz (Basic Books 0-7382-0917-1, Dec 2004, $23.00, 222 + xvi, hc, cover by Walter Crane) Non-fiction, reference, a look at the women who provided many of the Grimm’s stories. Includes notes, bibliography, and index.


MechWarrior: Dark Age: Target of Opportunity Blaine Lee Pardoe (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46016-2, Feb 2005, $6.99, 297pp, pb) [MechWarrior: Dark Age] Novelization, the 14th based on the computer game based on the “Battletech” roleplaying game. Copyrighted by WizKids.


A Princess of Roumania Paul Park (Tor 0-765-31096-1, Aug 2005, $24.95, 368pp, hc, cover by John Jude Palencar) [White Tiger] Contemporary fantasy novel. An orphan grows up to learn she’s a princess with a magical heritage in another world.


Memory K. J. Parker (SFBC #1169716, Dec 2004, $12.99, 572pp, hc) [Scavenger] Fantasy novel, third in the Scavenger trilogy. First US edition (Orbit 4/03).


Pattern K. J. Parker (SFBC #1170674, Aug 2004, $12.99, 568pp, hc) [Scavenger] Reprint (Orbit 2002) dark fantasy novel, second in the “Scavenger” trilogy. This lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Shadow K. J. Parker (SFBC #1161173, Apr 2004, $12.99, 572pp, hc) [Scavenger] Reprint (Orbit 2001) dark fantasy novel, the first in the “Scavenger” series. This lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.


Faction Paradox: Warlords of Utopia Lance Parkin (Mad Norwegian Press 0-9725959-6-1, Nov 2004, $17.95, 180pp, tp, cover by Steve Johnson) [Faction Paradox] SF novel, the third in the Faction Paradox series created by Lawrence Miles, a spin-off from Doctor Who. Mad Norwegian Press, 909 NE Grant St. #303, Ankeny IA 50021; [www.madnorwegian.com].


Mr. Fox and Other Feral Tales Norman Partridge (Subterranean Press 1-59606-032-8, Oct 2005, $40.00, 391pp, hc, cover by Tim Truman) Collection of 19 stories and one unpublished novel excerpt. Significantly expanded from the Stoker award-winning Roadkill Press 1992 edition with an added 11 stories, the novel excerpt, and a new introduction and comments on the stories and writing by the author. Foreword by Edward Bryant. This is a signed limited edition of 750; a traycased, lettered edition of 26 ($150.00) adds another three stories, two original. Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; [www.subterraneanpress.com].


Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment James Patterson (Little, Brown 0-316-15556-X, Apr 2005, $16.99, 423pp, hc, cover by Kamil Vojnar) [Maximum Ride] Young-adult SF thriller, first in a series about six genetically altered kids with wings.


The Silver Lake Fiona Patton (DAW 0-7564-0185-2, Nov 2005, $23.95, 386pp, hc, cover by Steve Stone) [Warriors of Estavia] Fantasy novel, the first in The Warriors of Estavia series set in an city based on ancient Istanbul. A set of street urchins are chosen as champions by gods.


East Edith Pattou (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-205221-6, May 2005, $7.95, 507pp, tp, cover by Stephen T. Johnson) Reprint (Harcourt 2003) young-adult fairy-tale fantasy novel, a retelling of “East of the Sun and West of the Moon.”


Fire Arrow Edith Pattou (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-205530-4, Sep 2005, $7.95, 332pp, tp, cover by Stephen T. Johnson) [Songs of Eirren] Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1998) young-adult fantasy novel, second in The Songs of Eirren series after Hero’s Song.


Hero’s Song Edith Pattou (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-205542-8, Sep 2005, $7.95, 333pp, tp, cover by Michael Hussar) [Songs of Eirren] Reprint (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1991) young-adult Celtic fantasy novel, book one of The Songs of Eirren.


The Time Hackers Gary Paulsen (Random House/Lamb 0-385-74659-8, Feb 2005, $13.95, 87pp, hc) Young-adult SF adventure novella about two kids being hassled by pranksters with a time machine.


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