The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2006

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The Eunuch’s Heir Elaine Isaak (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-078255-2, Nov 2006, $15.95, 417pp, tp, cover by Aaron Campbell) [Prince Wolfram] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Singer’s Crown. Prince Wolfram learns his life is a lie and flees his country.

The Singer’s Crown Elaine Isaak (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-078254-4, Sep 2006, $7.99, 483pp, pb, cover by Aaron Campbell) [Prince Wolfram] Reprint (Eos 2005) fantasy novel.

When Darkness Comes Alexandra Ivy (Kensington/Zebra 0-8217-7935-4, Jan 2007, $6.99, 359pp, pb) [Guardians of Eternity] Vampire romance, the first book in the Guardians of Eternity trilogy. Abby Barlow’s bad day gets worse when she becomes The Chalice who must hold back the darkness, protected by the vampire Dante. Copyrighted by Debbie Raleigh.

Traveler Melanie Jackson (Dorchester/Love Spell 0-505-52533-X, Jun 2006, $5.99, 342pp, pb) [Wildside] Reissue (Love Spell 2003) paranormal romance in the Wildside series. Goblins plot to take over the world.

The Haunting of Hill House Shirley Jackson (Penguin Classics 0-14-303998-9, Nov 2006, $14.00, 182 + xxiii, tp) Reprint (Viking 1959) classic haunted-house novel. This has a new introduction by Laura Miller.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle Shirley Jackson (Penguin Classics 0-14-303997-0, Nov 2006, $14.00, 146 + xii, tp, cover by Thomas Ott) Reprint (Viking 1962) horror novel. This has a new introduction by Jonathan Lethem.

Powers Deborah Lynn Jacobs (Roaring Brook Press 1-59643-112-1, Sep 2006, $16.95, 183pp, hc, cover by Angela Carlino) Young-adult horror novel. Psychic teens use their powers to get what they want. First US edition (Definitions 8/04).

Rakkety Tam Brian Jacques (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240683-X, Sep 2006, $8.99, 371pp, tp, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Reprint (Philomel 2004) young-adult animal fantasy novel in the Redwall series.

The Ribbajack and Other Haunting Yarns Brian Jacques (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-240378-4, Aug 2006, $6.99, 168pp, tp, cover by Michael Koelsch) Reprint (Philomel 2004 as The Ribbajack and Other Curious Yarns) young-adult collection of six horror stories.

Voyage of Slaves Brian Jacques (Penguin/Philomel 0-399-24549-9, Oct 2006, $23.99, 356pp, hc, cover by Michael Koelsch) [Ben and Ned] Young-adult fantasy novel, third in the series begun in Castaways of the Flying Dutchman. Ben and Ned are captured by Mediterranean slavers. Simultaneous with the Puffin UK edition.

Only Call Us Faithful Marie Jakober (Tor/Forge 0-765-30317-5, Jun 2006, $14.95, 381pp, tp) Reprint (Forge 2002) associational Civil War novel narrated by a ghost. Winner of the Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction.

Listening at the Gate Betsy James (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 0-689-85068-9, Mar 2006, $16.95, 502pp, hc) [Seeker Chronicles] Young-adult fantasy, third in The Seeker Chronicles about a young woman scorned by her father’s people and an outsider with her mother’s.

Beyond the Hedge Roby James (Wildside Press/Juno Books 0-8095-5679-0, Dec 2006, $12.95, 206pp, tp, cover by Timothy Lantz) Fantasy romance novel. Corporate executive Jennifer Paul finds herself in a magical world. Juno Books/Wildside Press, 9710 Traville Gateway Dr. #234, Rockville MD 20850; [].

Apers Mark Jansen & Barbara Day Zinicola (Dailey Swan Publishing 0-9773676-2-2, Apr 2006, $12.95, 205pp, tp) Near-future SF novel based on the authors’ screenplay. Genetic engineers making ape-based farm laborers accidentally produce one with high intelligence.

Star Trek Voyager: String Theory, Book III: Evolution Heather Jarman (Pocket 1-4165-0781-7, Mar 2006, $7.99, 400pp, pb) [Star Trek: Voyager: String Theory] Star Trek novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

The Alchemist’s Cat Robin Jarvis (Chronicle Books 0-8118-5450-7, Aug 2006, $6.95, 301pp, tp, cover by Leonid Gore) [Deptford Histories] Reprint (Sprint 1991 as The Alchymist’s Cat) young-adult fantasy novel, the first in The Deptford Histories trilogy.

Thomas Robin Jarvis (Chronicle Books 0-8118-5412-4, Oct 2006, $17.95, 400pp, hc, cover by Leonid Gore) [Deptford Histories] Young-adult fantasy novel, third in the Deptford Histories trilogy. First US edition (Macdonald Young Books 1995).

The Whitby Witches Robin Jarvis (Chronicle Books 0-8118-5413-2, Sep 2006, $17.95, 295pp, hc, cover by Jeff Peterson) [Whitby] Young-adult fantasy novel, first in a series. First US edition (Sprint 1991).

The New World Order Ben Jeapes (Random House/Laurel-Leaf 0-553-49491-0, Nov 2006, $6.50, 435pp, pb) Reprint (Fickling UK 2004) young-adult alternate-history SF novel.

Hans Christian Andersen Andersen Jens (Overlook Duckworth 1-58567-737-X, Mar 2006, $22.95, 624pp, tp) Reprint (Overlook Duckworth 2005, not seen) biography of the Danish writer. Translated from the Danish (2003) by Tiina Nunnally. Includes notes and index. [Hans Christian Andersen]

Dante’s Equation Jane Jensen (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-43038-7, Apr 2006, $7.99, 593pp, pb, cover by John Picacio) Reprint (Del Rey 2003) SF novel.

My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time Liz Jensen (Bloomsbury USA 1-59691-188-3, Jul 2006, $23.95, 305pp, hc) SF time travel novel. A 19th-century Danish prostitute turned cleaning lady finds a time machine and ends up in 21st century London. Simultaneous with the Bloomsbury UK edition.

My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time Liz Jensen (SFBC #1211793, Jul 2006, $11.99, 305pp, hc) Reprint (Bloomsbury 2006) SF time travel novel. This is similar to the Bloomsbury edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Secret Country Jane Johnson (Simon & Schuster 1-4169-0712-2, May 2006, $14.95, 323pp, hc, cover by Greg Call) [Eidolon Chronicles] Young-adult fantasy, the first book in the Eidolon Chronicles. First US edition (Simon & Schuster UK 3/05).

Riding Out the Storm Claudia Jones (Llewellyn 0-7387-0867-4, Apr 2006, $8.95, 234pp, tp) Young-adult fantasy novel. A teen disturbed by a near-drowning starts remembering a past life.

Conrad’s Fate Diana Wynne Jones (HarperCollins/Eos Greenwillow 0-06-074745-5, May 2006, $6.99, 375pp, pb, cover by Dan Craig) [Chrestomanci] Reprint (Collins 2005) young-adult fantasy in the “Chrestomanci” series.

The Pinhoe Egg Diana Wynne Jones (HarperCollins/Greenwillow 0-06-113124-5, Oct 2006, $17.99, 515pp, hc, cover by Brandon Dorman) [Chrestomanci] Young-adult fantasy in the “Chrestomanci” series. Feuding families of witches inadvertently attract the attention of the denizens of nearby Chrestomanci Castle. First US edition (HarperCollins Children’s Books UK 9/06).

The Tough Guide to Fantasyland Diana Wynne Jones (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240722-4, Oct 2006, $9.99, 234pp, tp, cover by Tony Sahara) Reprint (Gollancz 1996) humorous non-fiction look at fantasy, in guide-book form. This drops the illustrations and adds seven entries as sidebars: ARMAGEDDON, How to Compose a Ballad, GREEN MAN, What to Order at an Inn, etc.

Unexpected Magic: Collected Stories Diana Wynne Jones (HarperCollins/Eos/Greenwillow 0-06-055535-1, Feb 2006, $7.99, 592pp, pb, cover by Dan Craig) Reprint (Greenwillow 2004) young-adult collection of 16 stories.

Demon Theory Stephen Graham Jones (Macadam/Cage 1-59692-164-1, Jul 2006, $24.00, 437pp, hc) Horror novel, written in the form of a film treatment for a horror trilogy, with extensive annotations.

H.P. Lovecraft’s Book of the Supernatural ed. Stephen Jones (Pegasus Books 1-933648-01-5, Sep 2006, $15.95, 483 + xxiv, tp) Anthology of 20 classic stories deemed by Lovecraft to be influential to the horror field. Illustrated by Randy Broeker. Authors include Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, and Arthur Machen.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Seventeen ed. Stephen Jones (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-1833-1, Oct 2006, $13.95, 562pp, tp, cover by Les Edwards) Annual horror anthology of 22 stories, with an overview of the year 2005 by Jones, and a necrology by Jones and Kim Newman. Authors include Ramsey Campbell, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Clive Barker, and Carol Emshwiller. First US edition (Robinson 10/06).

Valley of the Soul Tamara Siler Jones (Bantam Spectra 0-553-58711-0, Nov 2006, $6.99, 452pp, pb, cover by Edward Miller) [Dubric Byerly] Police-procedural medieval-style fantasy, third in the series about Castellan Dubric Byerly and his assistants.

Arkham Tales: Legends of the Haunted City ed. William Jones (Chaosium 1-56882-185-9, Jul 2006, $15.95, 288pp, tp, cover by Steven Gilberts) Original anthology of 17 stories based on the world of the Lovecraftian roleplaying game Call of Cthulhu.

The Conan Chronicles Robert Jordan (Tor 978-0-765-30288-5, Jan 2007, $15.95, 510pp, tp, cover by Justin Sweet) [Conan] Reprint (Tor 1995) omnibus of three of Jordan’s Conan novelizations: Conan the Invincible (1982), Conan the Defender (1982), and Conan the Unconquered (1983). Copyrighted by Conan Properties.

Knife of Dreams Robert Jordan (Tor 0-812-57756-6, Dec 2006, $7.99, 860pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Wheel of Time] Reprint (Tor 2005) fantasy novel, 11th in “The Wheel of Time”. An open market edition (-7756-6, $7.99) was announced for August but not seen.

Requiem Graham Joyce (Tor 0-765-35541-8, Jul 2006, $7.99, 308pp, pb, cover by Girolamo Savoldo) Reprint (Michael Joseph; Creed 1995) dark fantasy novel.

Dance of the Assassins Hervé Jubert (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-077719-2, Oct 2006, $7.99, 505pp, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Devil’s Dances] Reprint (Hodder 2004) young-adult science fantasy novel, volume one in The Devil’s Dances trilogy. Translated by Anthea Bell from the French Quadrille des assassins (Editions Albin Michel 2002).

Devil’s Tango Hervé Jubert (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-077720-6, Oct 2006, $16.99, 376pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) [Devil’s Dances] Young-adult science fantasy mystery novel, volume two in The Devil’s Dances trilogy set in a future where technology has supposedly eliminated crime. Detective witch Roberta Morgenstern investigates weather manipulation and murder in the city of Basle. Translated by Anthea Bell from the French Tango du diable (Editions Albin Michel 2003). First US edition (Hodder Children’s Books 4/05).

The Serpent Gift Lene Kaaberbol (Holt 0-8050-7770-7, May 2006, $18.95, 377pp, hc, cover by Dave Malone) [Shamer Chronicles] Young-adult fantasy novel, the third in the “Shamer Chronicles”. Dina’s father, a man with a gift for lies and illusion, comes to claim his daughter. Translated by the author from the Danish Slangens Gave (Forlaget 2003). First US edition (Hodder Children’s Books 2/05).

The Shamer’s War Lene Kaaberbol (Holt 0-8050-7771-5, Sep 2006, $17.95, 356pp, hc) [Shamer Chronicles] Young-adult fantasy novel, the fourth in the “Shamer Chronicles”. Translated by the author from the Danish Skammerkrigen (Forlaget Forum 2004). First US edition (Hodder Children’s Books 6/05).

Prodigy Dave Kalstein (SFBC #1201738, Aug 2006, $11.99, 322pp, tp) Reprint (St. Martin’s 2006) near-future SF dystopian novel. This has ISBN 978-0-7394-7072-5; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back cover.

Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction Drew Karpyshyn (Ballantine Del Rey LucasBooks 0-345-47736-7, Oct 2006, $25.95, 324pp, hc) [Star Wars: Old Republic] Star Wars novelization based on the universe of the movies, in the Old Republic series. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm.

Boy Heaven Laura Kasischke (HarperTempest 0-06-081314-8, Aug 2006, $16.99, 275pp, hc) Young-adult horror novel with supernatural elements. Cheerleaders at summer camp are stalked by local boys.

The Toxic Avenger Lloyd Kaufman & Adam Jahnke (Thunder’s Mouth Press 1-56025-870-5, May 2006, $13.95, 273 + xiv, tp) SF novel based on Kaufman’s movie about a nerd turned superhero.

Darby O’Gill Herminie Templeton Kavanagh (Tor 0-765-35462-4, Feb 2006, $5.99, 214pp, pb, cover by Charles Vess) Reprint (McClure, Philips 1903 as Darby O’Gill and the Good People by Herminie Templeton) novel about an Irishman and the fairies. This has been “textually regularized for modern readers.”

The Dragon Quintet ed. Marvin Kaye (Tor 0-765-34911-6, May 2006, $6.99, 302pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (SFBC 2003) anthology of five novellas about dragons by Orson Scott Card, Elizabeth Moon, Tanith Lee, Mercedes Lackey, and Michael Swanwick.

Forbidden Planets ed. Marvin Kaye (SFBC #1178024, Jun 2006, $13.99, 322 + x, hc, cover by Stephen Hickman) Original anthology of six SF stories about people doing things and going places they shouldn’t, including a Coyote story by Allen M. Steele and a Mid-World story by Alan Dean Foster. This has ISBN 1-58288-211-8; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

This Forsaken Earth Paul Kearney (Bantam Spectra 0-553-38363-9, Dec 2006, $12.00, 317pp, tp, cover by Steve Stone) [Sea Beggars] Fantasy novel, book one in The Sea Beggars series. First US edition (Bantam UK 6/06).

The Challenge Susan Kearney (Tor 0-765-35733-X, Nov 2006, $4.99, 377pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 2005) science fantasy romance. This is a specially priced edition.

The Dare Susan Kearney (Tor 0-765-35734-8, Nov 2006, $4.99, 360pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 2005) SF romance. This is a specially priced edition. Second printing.

The Quest Susan Kearney (Tor 0-765-35449-7, Jul 2006, $6.99, 323pp, pb) SF romance. Psionic warrior Kirek and space captain Angel Taylor team up to fight the evil Zin empire.

The Ultimatum Susan Kearney (Tor 0-765-35448-9, Feb 2006, $6.99, 376pp, pb) SF romance, the third standalone book in a loose series after The Challenge and The Dare. A scientist’s biology forces her to have sex or die, but the only partner available is the enemy starpilot who abducted her.

In the Eye of Heaven David Keck (Tor 0-765-31320-0, Apr 2006, $25.95, 412pp, hc, cover by David Grove) [In the Eye of Heaven] Medieval fantasy novel, the first in a new series. Desperate young knight-errant Durand seeks work but finds troubling magic and conspiracies. A first novel.

In the Eye of Heaven David Keck (SFBC #1206806, Apr 2006, $12.99, 412pp, hc, cover by David Grove) [In the Eye of Heaven] Reprint (Tor 2006) epic fantasy novel. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

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