The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2006

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Wolf of the Steppes Harold Lamb (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books 0-8032-8048-3, May 2006, $19.95, 602 + xix, tp, cover by Darrel Stevens) [Khlit the Cossack] Associational collection of 10 pulp adventure stories featuring Khlit the Cossack, volume one of The Complete Cossack Adventures. An appendix includes Lamb’s own comments from Adventure magazine’s letters column. Introduction by S.M. Stirling. Order from University of Nebraska Press, 1111 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln NE 68588-0630; 800-755-1105; []; [].

The Baldwins Serge Lamother (Talonbooks 0-88922-544-3, Jul 2006, $15.95, 94pp, tp) Experimental, post-holocaust SF novella. Scholars in the post-historical period seek to understand the cultural phenomenon of the Baldwins. Translated by Fred A. Reed & David Homel from the French Les Baldwin (Les Editions l’Instant meme 2004). Talonbooks, PO Box 2076, Vancouver BC V6B 3S3, Canada; [].

Medicine Show ed. Heidi Lampietti (RedJack 1-892619-09-1, Dec 2006, $10.00, 274pp, tp, cover by Andre Fiaron) Original anthology/mosaic novel with fantastic elements about an American medicine show in post-WWI Europe. Written round-robin style by 12 authors including M.K. Hobson, C.L. Russo, and Heidi Cyr. This is volume one of the Liquid Laughter Project. RedJack, PO Box 633, Bayside CA 95524; [].

Made Ready & Cupboard Love Terry Lamsley (Subterranean Press 1-59606-031-X, Mar 2006, $35.00, 114pp, hc, cover by Glenn Chadborne) Original collection of two stories. Illustrated by Glenn Chadborne. This is a signed limited edition of 500; a lettered edition of 26 ($150.00) is also available. Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; [].

Black Juice Margo Lanagan (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-074392-1, Mar 2006, $5.99, 262pp, pb, cover by Amy Ryan) Reprint (Allen & Unwin Australia 2004) fantasy/mainstream collection.

Red Spikes Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin Australia 1-74114-657-7, Nov 2006, A$17.95, 205pp, tp, cover by Zoë Sadokierski) Fantasy/mainstream collection of ten stories.

White Time Margo Lanagan (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-074393-X, Aug 2006, $15.99, 216pp, hc, cover by Laura Siotos) Fantasy/mainstream collection of ten stories. First US edition (Allen & Unwin Australia 2000).

Bobby’s Troll John Lance (Yard Dog Press 1-893687-68-6, Mar 2006, $6.00, 52pp, ph, cover by Marziah Karch) Collection of seven humorous fantasy stories, at least three reprints. Order from Yard Dog Press, 710 W Redbud Lane, Alma AR 72921-7247; [].

The Lost District Joel Lane (Night Shade Books 1-59780-039-2, Jan 2006, $14.95, 190pp, tp, cover by J. K. Potter) Collection of 24 stories, six original, some slightly revised, of horror and dark fantasy. Night Shade Books, 1470 NW Saltzman Road, Portland OR 97229; [].

The Keeper Sarah Langan (HarperTorch 0-06-087290-X, Sep 2006, $6.99, 382pp, pb) [Keeper] Supernatural thriller. A dying town’s prostitute haunts the inhabitants. A first novel.

Troll Mill Katherine Langrish (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-058307-X, Feb 2006, $15.99, 276pp, hc, cover by Mark Fredrickson) [Troll] Young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Troll Fell. First US edition (HarperCollins Children’s Books 7/05).

Flaming London Joe R. Lansdale (Subterranean Press 1-59606-025-5, Jan 2006, $40.00, 177pp, hc, cover by Timothy Truman) [Zeppelins West] SF/horror/weird Western novel mixing historical and skewed fictional characters, sequel to Zeppelins West. Ned the Seal’s adventures include Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and H.G. Wells and his Martian invaders. This is a signed, limited edition; a deluxe, slipcased edition (-026-3, $95.00) was announced but not seen.

Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories Joe R. Lansdale (Golden Gryphon Press 1-930846-42-8, Sep 2006, $14.95, 261 + viii, tp, cover by J. K. Potter) Reprint (Subterranean Press 2004, not seen) collection of eight stories.

Magic Lessons Justine Larbalestier (Penguin/Razorbill 1-59514-054-9, Mar 2006, $16.99, 275pp, hc, cover by Justine Larbalestier) [Reason Cansino] Young-adult contemporary novel fantasy, volume two in a trilogy after Magic or Madness. A new threat leaves Reason stranded in NYC.

Magic or Madness Justine Larbalestier (Penguin/Firebird/Razorbill 1-59514-070-0, Mar 2006, $7.99, 271pp, tp) [Reason Cansino] Reprint (Razorbill 2005) young-adult contemporary fantasy, volume one in a trilogy.

Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century ed. Justine Larbalestier (Wesleyan University Press 0-8195-6676-4, May 2006, $24.95, 397pp, tp, cover by Ed Emshwiller, Earle Bergey & Cat Sparks) Anthology of 11 SF stories by 20th-century female authors, with new essays on each. Story authors include Clare Winger Harris, Kate Wilhelm, and Octavia Butler; essayists include Brian Attebery, Andrea Hairston, and L. Timmel Duchamp. A hardcover edition (-6675-6, $65.00) was announced but not seen.

The Tainted Glenda Larke (Ace 0-441-01419-4, Jul 2006, $7.99, 432pp, pb, cover by Scott Grimando) Fantasy novel. The third book in the Isles of Glory trilogy. First US edition (HarperCollins Australia 2004).

Killer Insight Victoria Laurie (Penguin/Signet 0-451-21933-3, Sep 2006, $6.99, 288pp, pb) Fantasy mystery novel, fourth in the Psychic Eye series featuring psychic Abby Cooper.

Hood Stephen Lawhead (Thomas Nelson/WestBow Press 1-59554-085-7, Nov 2006, $24.99, 480pp, hc) [King Raven] Historical fantasy novel, the first volume in the King Raven trilogy retelling the story of Robin Hood with a Welsh setting. First US edition (Atom 8/06).

Small Eternities Michael Lawrence (HarperCollins/Greenwillow 0-06-072482-X, Oct 2006, $7.99, tp, cover by Chad W. Beckerman) Reprint (Orchard Books UK 2004) young-adult fantasy of kids traveling between parallel worlds, the second book of the Withern Rise trilogy.

City of Heroes: The Freedom Phalanx Robin D. Laws (CDS Books 1-59315-221-3, Apr 2006, $6.99, 394pp, pb, cover by George Perez) Novelization based on the online multiplayer game. Copyrighted by Cryptic Studios and NC Interactive.

Crimson Heir D. L. Lawson (ibooks 1-59687-165-2, Dec 2005, $7.99, 273pp, pb) Vampire novel. A vampire hides her enemies as a Goth singer. The cover gives the author as D.P. Lawson; inside it’s D.L. Lawson; copyrighted by ibooks.

The Raven John Lawson (PublishAmerica 1-4241-4380-2, Aug 2006, $29.95, 618pp, tp, cover by Jason Nunes) [Witch Ember] Fantasy novel, sequel to Witch Ember. A paladin defeated by a witch re-examines his life and beliefs. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [].

Mary Poppins She Wrote: The Life of P.L. Travers Valerie Lawson (Simon & Schuster 0-7432-9816-0, Oct 2006, $25.00, 401 + xi, hc) Non-fiction, biography. Includes notes, bibliography, index, and 16 unpaginated pages of photos. First US edition (Hodder Headline Australia 1999 as Out of the Sky She Came). [P. L. Travers]

After Midnight Richard Laymon (Leisure 0-8439-5180-X, Mar 2006, $7.99, 438pp, pb) Associational non-supernatural horror novel. First US edition (Headline 1997).

The Cellar Richard Laymon (Leisure 0-8439-5748-4, Oct 2006, $7.99, 309pp, pb) [Beast House Chronicles] Reprint (Warner 1980) horror novel.

Into the Fire Richard Laymon (Leisure 0-8439-5732-8, Jul 2006, $7.99, 374pp, pb) Reprint (Headline 4/05 as The Glory Bus) horror novel.

Polyphony 6 ed. Deborah Layne & Jay Lake (Wheatland Press 0-9755903-4-0, Nov 2006, $18.95, 347pp, tp) Original anthology of 25 slipstream stories. Authors include Robert Reed, Esther Friesner, and Tim Pratt. This is a print-on-demand book, available online at [], or from Wheatland Press, PO Box 1818, Wilsonville OR 97070.

Mergers Steven L. Layne (Pelican Publishing 1-58980-183-0, Feb 2006, $15.99, 206pp, hc, cover by Nathan R. Baron) Young-adult dystopian SF time-travel novel. Four racially diverse young people with special powers must travel back in time to stop the Merger which eliminated racial differences. Pelican Publishing Company, 1000 Burmaster St., Gretna LA 70053; [].

Catwings Ursula K. Le Guin (Scholastic/Orchard 0-439-55189-7, Oct 2006, $3.99, 48pp, tp, cover by S. D. Schindler) [Catwings] Reprint (Orchard 1988) associational children’s fantasy story, first book of the Catwings series. Illustrated by S.D. Schindler.

Catwings Return Ursula K. Le Guin (Scholastic/Orchard 0-439-55190-0, Oct 2006, $3.99, 55pp, tp, cover by S. D. Schindler) [Catwings] Reprint (Orchard 1989) associational children’s fantasy story, second book of the Catwings series. Illustrated by S.D. Schindler.

Gifts Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt 0-15-205124-4, Apr 2006, $7.95, 274pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) [Annals of the Western Shore] Reprint (Harcourt 2004) young-adult fantasy novel.

Incredible Good Fortune Ursula K. Le Guin (Shambhala Publications 1-59030-314-8, Mar 2006, $18.00, 96 + xi, hc) Associational collection of 66 poems.

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