The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2006

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Predator: Forever Midnight John Shirley (Dark Horse Comics/DH Press 1-59582-034-5, Mar 2006, $6.99, 269pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) Novelization based on the world of the movies. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Awaken Me Darkly Gena Showalter (Pocket/Downtown Press 1-4165-1717-0, Mar 2006, $6.99, 358pp, pb) Reprint (Downtown Press 2005) SF detective novel about a police alien hunter.

Enslave Me Sweetly Gena Showalter (Pocket/Downtown Press 0-7434-9750-3, Jun 2006, $13.00, 306pp, tp) [Alien Huntress] SF detective novel, second in the Alien Huntress series. Humanoid alien Eden Black gets a hot new partner on a mission to stop aliens enslaving humans.

Jewel of Atlantis Gena Showalter (Harlequin/HQN 0-373-77096-0, Jan 2006, $6.99, 377pp, tp) [Atlantis] Fantasy romance novel. An agent for the secret Otherworld Bureau of Investigation sneaks into Atlantis to recover a legendary jewel of great power, not realizing it’s a woman.

Playing with Fire Gena Showalter (Harlequin/HQN 0-373-77129-0, Sep 2006, $6.99, 374pp, pb) Paranormal romance novel. An ordinary young woman suddenly acquires superpowers and a government agent out to neutralize her.

18 Seconds George D. Shuman (Simon & Schuster 0-7432-7716-3, Mar 2006, $23.00, 309pp, hc) [Sherry Moore] Serial killer thriller with psychic elements. A blind psychic can see the last 18 second of a murder victim’s life. A first novel.

Phase II Robert Shuster (Sevenacide 0-9706989-6-8, Aug 2006, $12.00, 176pp, tp) SF horror novella. Aliens exterminate humanity but get a nasty surprise when they try to colonize Earth.

Dark Fusion: Duckling Ugly Neal Shusterman (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-47585-0, Mar 2006, $15.99, 211pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Young-adult fantasy novel, third in the Dark Fusion trilogy.

Everlost Neal Shusterman (Simon & Schuster 0-689-87237-2, Oct 2006, $16.95, 313pp, hc) Young-adult supernatural thriller. Dead teens are trapped in a strange world called Everlost.

EarthCore Scott Sigler (Dragon Moon Press 1-896944-32-9, Dec 2005, $19.95, 266pp, tp, cover by Kevin Capizzi) SF technothriller. Efforts to dig a three-mile-deep mine shaft unleash something deadly. Dragon Moon Press, PO Box 64312, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2K 6J7; [].

The Book of Skulls Robert Silverberg (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-47138-5, Feb 2006, $12.95, 232pp, tp) Reprint (Scribner 1972) SF novel. This is a “soon to be a major motion picture” tie-in edition with a new afterword by the author.

The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg: To Be Continued Robert Silverberg (Subterranean Press 1-59606-061-1, Nov 2006, $35.00, 392pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Collection of 24 stories written between 1953 and 1958. This is cloth bound without dustjacket. Silverberg provides a general introduction and individual story introductions discussing the origins of each. A leatherbound, signed limited edition of 125 is sold out.

In the Beginning: Tales from the Pulp Era Robert Silverberg (Subterranean Press 1-59606-043-3, Feb 2006, $40.00, 335pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Collection of 16 pulp SF adventure stories from the 1950s, with a general introduction and story introductions by Silverberg on his early writing career. This is a signed limited edition of 1000; a traycased, lettered edition of 26 ($150.00) is also available.

Science Fiction: 101 ed. Robert Silverberg (ibooks 0-7434-1294-X, Oct 2005, $14.00, 544pp, tp) Reissue (Warner 1987 as Robert Silverberg’s Worlds of Wonder) anthology of 13 stories. This has the 2001 introduction by Greg Bear. Third printing.

Hyperion Cantos Dan Simmons (SFBC #1225172, Nov 2006, $15.99, 929pp, hc, cover by Ron Walotsky) [Hyperion] Reissue (SFBC 1990) omnibus of two novels in the series: Hyperion (1989) and The Fall of Hyperion (1990). This has ISBN 978-0-7394-7667-3; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Olympos Dan Simmons (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-81793-4, Aug 2006, $7.99, 893pp, pb) [Ilium] Reprint (Eos 2005) far-future SF novel, sequel to Ilium.

Song of Kali Dan Simmons (Earthling Publications 0-9766339-3-0, Dec 2005, $75.00, 308pp, hc, cover by François Baranger) Reprint (Bluejay 1985) dark fantasy novel. Winner of the World Fantasy Award. This is a 20th Anniversary edition with a new introduction by the author. A signed, slipcased edition of 400; a traycased, lettered edition of 15 ($650.00) is sold out. Earthling Publications, PO Box 413, Northborough MA 01532; [].

The Return of Innocence Duane Simolke & Toni Davis ( 0-595-38988-0, May 2006, $12.95, 151pp, tp) Humorous fantasy romance. Teenaged Sash accidentally causes the death of an evil sorcerer and finds herself a heroine expected to defeat an even more powerful foe. This is a print-on-demand edition available online at [] or from iUniverse, 2021 Pine Lake Road, Suite 100, Lincoln NE 68512; 800-288-4677.

Awaiting the Moon Donna Lea Simpson (Berkley Sensation 0-425-20849-4, Feb 2006, $6.99, 352pp, pb, cover by Vittorio Dangelico) [Awaiting the Moon] Gothic romance with werewolves. The new governess at Wolfram Castle discovers dark secrets.

Awaiting the Night Donna Lea Simpson (Berkley Sensation 0-425-21285-8, Nov 2006, $6.99, 313pp, pb) [Awaiting the Moon] Gothic romance with werewolves, a follow-up to Awaiting the Moon. Count Kazimir Vasilov comes to Wolfram Castle to keep a deadly legend from coming true.

Slave to Sensation Nalini Singh (Berkley Sensation 0-425-21286-6, Sep 2006, $6.99, 334pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) [Psy-Changeling] Supernatural romance, the first in a trilogy. A Psy woman and a changeling crave the emotions and passion forbidden by the ruling Psy.

The Seer: Sword Play Linda Joy Singleton (Llewellyn 0-7387-0880-1, May 2006, $5.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Lisa Novak) Young-adult fantasy mystery, fourth in a series about a psychic teen. Sabina moves back with her mother and reunites with old friends. The author also writes as L.J. Singleton. Available from Llewellyn Publications, PO Box 64383, St. Paul MN 55164-0383; 800-THE-MOON; [].

Aegri Somnia ed. Jason Sizemore & Gill Ainsworth (Apex Publications 0-9788676-2-9, Dec 2006, $14.95, 189pp, tp, cover by Michael Bielaczyc) Original anthology of 12 horror stories on a theme of nightmares. Authors include Christopher Rowe, Scott Nicholson, Lavie Tidhar, and Cherie Priest. Introduction by Sizemore. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [] or from Apex Publications, PO Box 2223, Lexington KY 40588.

I Thirst for You Susan Sizemore (Pocket Star 1-4165-2354-5, Apr 2006, $4.99, 325pp, pb, cover by Tom Hallman) Reissue (Pocket Star 2004) vampire romance novel, sequel to I Burn for You.

Master of Darkness Susan Sizemore (Pocket Star 1-4165-1334-5, Feb 2006, $6.99, 303pp, pb) Vampire romance novel. A beautiful hacker and vampire huntress meets a sexy vampire warrior with stolen encrypted files.

Master of Darkness Susan Sizemore (SFBC #1209094, Apr 2006, $10.99, 303pp, hc) Reprint (Pocket Star 2006) vampire romance novel. this has ISBN 0-7394-6321-7; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Primal Heat Susan Sizemore (Pocket Star 1-4165-1335-3, Aug 2006, $6.99, 350pp, pb) Vampire romance novel. A vampire protector falls a for police officer.

Primal Heat Susan Sizemore (SFBC #1216957, Sep 2006, $10.99, 350pp, hc, cover by Franco Accornero) Reprint (Pocket Star 2006) vampire romance novel. This has ISBN 978-0-7394-7331-3; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Vampires: Encounters with the Undead ed. David J. Skal (SFBC #1202391, Feb 2006, $14.99, 587pp, tp) Reprint (Black Dog & Leventhal 2001, not seen) annotated vampire anthology with 25 stories, three novel excerpts, and eight non-fiction pieces ranging from the Romantic period to the Post-Modern. This has ISBN 0-7394-6407-8; it lacks a price and has the book club number on the back.

Endymion Spring Matthew Skelton (Random House/Delacorte 0-385-73380-1, Aug 2006, $17.95, 392pp, hc, cover by Peter Ferguson) Young-adult fantasy novel. A boy visiting modern-day oxford finds a legendary book and has to evade cutthroat antiquarians. A first novel. First US edition (Puffin UK 3/06).

The Destiny Mask Martin Sketchley (Prometheus/Pyr 1-59102-439-0, Apr 2006, $15.00, 364pp, tp, cover by Dave Seeley) [Structure] SF novel, book two of the Structure Series. First US edition (Simon & Schuster UK 3/05).

The Liberty Gun Martin Sketchley (Prometheus/Pyr 1-59102-492-7, Nov 2006, $15.00, 310pp, tp, cover by Dave Seeley) [Structure] SF novel, book three of the Structure Series.

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo Obert Skye (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 1-4169-2806-5, Jul 2006, $7.99, 368pp, tp, cover by Ben Sowards) Reprint (Shadow Mountain 2005) young-adult fantasy novel, the first in a series about an Oklahoma boy and the dream land of Foo.

Blue Beyond Blue: Extraordinary Tales for Ordinary Dilemmas Lauren Slater (Norton 0-393-32858-9, Jul 2006, $13.95, 211pp, tp, cover by Sam Weber) Reprint (Norton 2005) collection of 16 fairytales for adults.

Among the Dolls William Sleator (Tor/Starscape 0-765-35239-7, May 2006, $5.99, 91pp, tp) Reprint (Bullseye Books 1975) young-adult horror novella. A girl finds herself trapped in her dollhouse with the dolls she’s abused.

Fingers William Sleator (Tor/Teen 0-765-35349-0, Jul 2006, $6.99, 197pp, pb, cover by James Jean) Reprint (Atheneum 1983) young-adult horror novel.

Hell Phone William Sleator (Abrams/Amulet 0-8109-5479-6, Sep 2006, $16.95, 237pp, hc, cover by Jonathan Beckerman) Young-adult horror novel. Nick buys a used cell phone that gets strange calls and plays weird games.

The Last Universe William Sleator (Abrams/Amulet 0-8109-9213-2, Mar 2006, $6.95, 217pp, tp) Reprint (Amulet 2005) young-adult SF horror novel of alternate realities.

Lara Bertrice Small (Harlequin/HQN 0-373-77154-1, May 2006, $7.99, 540pp, pb) Fantasy romance novel, the first in The World of Hetar. A half-faerie woman goes on a journey that exposes her to rebellion and passion.

Forgotten Realms: Vanity’s Brood Lisa Smedman (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3982-6, Mar 2006, $6.99, 310pp, pb, cover by Raymond Swanland) Novelization based on the roleplaying game, book three of House of Serpents. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Deathbringer Brian Smith (Leisure 0-8439-5677-1, Mar 2006, $6.99, 342pp, pb) Zombie horror novel.

Lost Worlds Clark Ashton Smith (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books 0-8032-9351-8, Oct 2006, $16.95, 419 + x, tp) Reprint (Arkham House 1944) collection of 23 stories. This has a new introduction by Jeff VanderMeer. Order from University of Nebraska Press, PO Box 84555, Lincoln NE 68501-4555; 800-755-1105; []; [].

Out of Space and Time Clark Ashton Smith (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books 0-8032-9352-6, Oct 2006, $16.95, 370pp, tp, cover by Eodoekis. Stasys) Reprint (Arkham House 1942) collection of 20 stories. There is a new introduction by Jeff VanderMeer. Order from University of Nebraska Press, 1111 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln NE 68588-0630; 800-755-1105; []; [].

We the Underpeople Cordwainer Smith (Baen 1-4165-2095-3, Dec 2006, $15.00, 465 + xiii, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Collection of the novel Norstrilia and five related stories. This has a 2002 introduction by Robert Silverberg. Edited by Hank Davis.

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