The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2006

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Song of the Earth John R. Dann (Tor 0-765-35047-5, Jan 2006, $7.99, 542pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Song of the Axe] Reprint (Forge 2005) prehistoric fantasy novel, prequel to Song of the Axe.

This Place Has No Atmosphere Paula Danziger (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-240680-5, May 2006, $5.99, 156pp, tp, cover by Tuesday Mourning) Reprint (Delacorte 1986) young-adult SF novel about a teen who moves to the moon.

The Iron Tree Cecilia Dart-Thornton (Tor 0-765-35054-8, Feb 2006, $7.99, 414pp, pb, cover by Gordon Crabb) [Crowthistle Chronicles] Reprint (Tor UK 2004) fantasy novel, first in the Crowthistle Chronicles trilogy.

Weatherwitch Cecilia Dart-Thornton (Tor 0-765-31207-7, Nov 2006, $25.95, 333pp, hc, cover by Julek Heller) [Crowthistle Chronicles] Fantasy novel, third in the Crowthistle Chronicles trilogy. First US edition (Tor Australia 10/06).

The Well of Tears Cecilia Dart-Thornton (Tor 0-765-31206-9, Feb 2006, $27.95, 480pp, hc, cover by Julek Heller) [Crowthistle Chronicles] Fantasy novel, second in the “Crowthistle Chronicles” trilogy. First US edition (Tor Australia 2005).

The Well of Tears Cecilia Dart-Thornton (Tor 0-765-35055-6, Nov 2006, $7.99, 493pp, pb, cover by Julek Heller) [Crowthistle Chronicles] Reprint (Tor Australia 2005) fantasy novel, second in the Crowthistle Chronicles trilogy.

The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 2006: Nineteenth Annual Collection ed. Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (St. Martin’s Griffin 0-312-35614-5, Aug 2006, $19.95, 480 + cxxiii, tp, cover by Thomas Canty) Best-of-the-year anthology with 35 stories, five poems, and 123 additional pages containing a necrology by James Frenkel, summations of 2005 fantasy and horror by the editors, a media summary by Edward Bryant, a comics summary by Charles Vess, a music summary by Charles de Lint, and a manga/anime summary by Joan D. Vinge. Also available as a St. Martin’s hardcover (-34193-8, $35.00). Packaged and copyrighted by James Frenkel & Associates.

The Dark of the Woods ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 0-7607-8277-6, Jun 2006, $7.95, 331pp, hc) Omnibus of two YA fairytale anthologies: A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales (2001) and Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold (2003). Bound in boards.

The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240406-3, Feb 2006, $9.99, 528pp, tp, cover by Charles Vess) Reprint (Viking 2004) YA/adult crossover anthology of 17 stories and three poems.

Salon Fantastique ed. Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (Thunder’s Mouth Press 1-56025-833-0, Oct 2006, $16.95, 394pp, tp, cover by Jim Zaccaria) Original anthology of 15 fantasy stories. Authors include Peter S. Beagle, Gregory Maguire, and Lucius Shepard.

Footprints of Thunder James F. David (Tor 0-812-52402-0, Apr 2006, $7.99, 484pp, pb, cover by Paul Stinson) [Footprints of Thunder] Reissue (Forge 1995) thriller/horror novel. Fourth printing.

Thunder of Time James F. David (Tor/Forge 0-765-30770-7, Apr 2006, $27.95, 400pp, hc) [Footprints of Thunder] Thriller/horror novel, sequel to Footprints of Thunder. Time unravels again and dinosaurs roam the earth.

Battlestar Galactica: Sagittarius Is Bleeding Peter David (Tor 0-765-31607-2, Oct 2006, $14.95, 350pp, tp) [Battlestar Galactica] Novelization, the third based on the new version of the SF TV show. A hardcover edition (-31605-6, $25.95) is also available. Copyrighted by Universal Studios Licensing.

Fall of Knight Peter David (Ace 0-441-01402-X, Jun 2006, $24.95, 347pp, hc, cover by Tristan Elwell) [Knight Life] Contemporary Arthurian fantasy novel, third in the series begun in Knight Life.

Fantastic 4 Peter David (Pocket Star 1-4165-0980-1, Jun 2005, $6.99, 369pp, pb) Novelization of the movie based on the Marvel Comics. This is dated 2005 but not seen until now. Movie copyrighted by KUMAR Mobiliengesellschaft mbH & Co. Projeckt Nr. 3 KG and Twentieth Century Fox Film; character likenesses copyrighted by Marvel Characters.

Star Trek New Frontier: Missing in Action Peter David (Pocket 1-4165-1080-X, Feb 2006, $25.00, 341pp, hc, cover by Jerry Vanderstelt) Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Star Trek New Frontier: Missing in Action Peter David (Pocket 0-7434-2959-1, Jan 2007, $7.99, 392pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket 2006) Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by CBS Studios.

Adventures in Unhistory Avram Davidson (Tor 0-765-30760-X, Dec 2006, $25.95, 308 + xi, hc) Reprint (Owlswick Press 1993) non-fiction collection of essays. This includes the original illustrations by George Barr and has the 1993 preface by Peter S. Beagle as an introduction.

Dead and Loving It MaryJanice Davidson (Berkley Sensation 0-425-20795-1, Apr 2006, $14.00, 305pp, tp, cover by Chris Long) [Wyndham Werewolf] Collection of four humorous romance stories of the Wyndham werewolves, three originally published as e-books.

Drop Dead, Gorgeous! MaryJanice Davidson (Kensington/Brava 0-7582-1204-6, May 2006, $14.00, 200pp, tp) [Gorgeous!] Contemporary SF/chick-lit romance, sequel to Hello, Gorgeous! about an ultra-secret organization using nano-tech cyborg agents.

Sleeping with the Fishes MaryJanice Davidson (Jove 0-515-14222-0, Dec 2006, $7.99, 268pp, pb) [Fred the Mermaid] Paranormal romance, the first in a series. Fred the cranky mermaid investigates toxins in seawater with the help of a hunky marine biologist.

Undead and Unpopular MaryJanice Davidson (Berkley Sensation 0-425-21029-4, Jun 2006, $22.95, 257pp, hc, cover by Chris Long) [Betsy, Queen of the Vampires] Humorous vampire novel, fifth in the series featuring Betsy the Vampire Queen.

Undead and Unreturnable MaryJanice Davidson (Berkley Sensation 0-425-21081-2, Jun 2006, $6.99, 250pp, pb, cover by Chris Long) [Betsy, Queen of the Vampires] Reprint (Berkley Sensation 2005) vampire romance/chick-lit novel, the fourth in the series about Betsy, Queen of the Vampires.

Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light MaryJanice Davidson & Anthony Alongi (Berkley Jam 0-425-21011-1, Jun 2006, $9.99, 328pp, tp, cover by Daniel O’Leary) [Jennifer Scales] Young-adult fantasy novel, the second in a series about a teen weredragon.

Eberron: Blood and Honor Graeme Davis (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-4069-7, Sep 2006, $6.99, 308pp, pb, cover by Wayne Reynolds) [Eberron: War-Torn] Novelization based on the roleplaying game, the fourth volume in The War-Torn series. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Forgotten Realms: Bloodwalk James P. Davis (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-4018-2, Jul 2006, $6.99, 314pp, pb, cover by Duane O. Meyers) [Forgotten Realms: Wizards] Novelization based on the roleplaying game, book two of The Wizards. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Life, Inc. Jonathan P. Davis (AuthorHouse 1-4259-3414-5, Aug 2006, $10.95, 228pp, tp, cover by Todd Faris) Fantasy novel. The Stabilizer starts to question his role as an Agent of Death after thousands of years. A print-on-demand book, available online at []; 800-839-8640.

Charles Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life Linda H. Davis (Random House 0-679-46325-9, Oct 2006, $29.95, 382pp, hc) Non-fiction, an associational biography with notes, index, photos, and cartoons. [Charles Addams]

A Grey Moon Over China Thomas A. Day (Black Heron Press 0-930773-78-0, Oct 2006, $25.95, 358pp, hc, cover by Bryan Sears) SF novel. A first novel. Black Heron Press, PO Box 95676, Seattle WA 98145; [].

The Barbed Rose Gail Dayton (Harlequin/Luna 0-373-80225-0, Mar 2006, $13.95, 441pp, tp) [Compass Rose] Fantasy romance novel, sequel to The Compass Rose. Copyrighted by Gail Shelton.

The Shining Isle Ly de Angeles (Llewellyn 0-7387-0834-8, Apr 2006, $14.95, 297pp, tp, cover by Jonathan Hunt) [Quickening] Urban fantasy novel, sequel to The Quickening.

It’s Superman! Tom De Haven (Ballantine 0-345-49392-3, Sep 2006, $13.95, 417pp, tp) [Superman] Reprint (Chronicle Books 2005) novelization about the comic-book character’s early years. Copyrighted by DC Comics.

Blue Bloods Melissa de la Cruz (Hyperion 0-7868-3892-2, May 2006, $15.99, 305pp, hc) [Blue Bloods] Young-adult vampire novel. A teen in NYC discovers vampires came over on the Mayflower, and have been living disguised in high society ever since.

The Blue Girl Charles de Lint (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240545-0, Apr 2006, $7.99, 368pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Newford] Reprint (Viking 2004) young-adult contemporary fantasy novel set in de Lint’s town of Newford.

The Harp of the Grey Rose Charles de Lint (Subterranean Press 1-931081-87-5, Sep 2006, $40.00, 228pp, hc, cover by MaryAnn Harris) [Cerin Songweaver] Reprint (Starblaze 1985) fantasy novel of Cerin the Songweaver. This is a signed, limited edition of 750; a lettered edition of 26 ($150.00) is also available.

Triskell Tales 2 Charles de Lint (Subterranean Press 1-59606-055-7, May 2006, $40.00, 178pp, hc, cover by Charles de Lint) Original collection of seven stories (one a collaboration with MaryAnn Harris) originally published by de Lint’s Triskell Press as chapbooks for private distribution. A signed, slipcased limited edition of 250 ($125.00) and a traycased lettered edition of 52 ($250.00) are also available. Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; 810-232-1489; [].

Widdershins Charles de Lint (Tor 0-765-31285-9, May 2006, $27.95, 560pp, hc, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Newford] Fantasy novel in the Newford series following Jilly Coppercorn and Geordie Riddell.

Blood Sisters: Lesbian Vampire Tales ed. Bianca de Moss (Alyson Books 1-55583-883-9, May 2006, $14.95, 267 + viii, tp) Original anthology of 18 lesbian vampire stories.

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