The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2006

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The Thief Megan Whalen Turner (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-082497-2, Feb 2006, $6.99, 280pp, tp) [Thief] Reprint (Morrow/Greenwillow 1996) young-adult fantasy novel.

Willing Servants Eric Turowski (Rabid Press 0-9743039-4-1, Jul 2006, $14.95, 317pp, tp, cover by Jeff Peterson) Horror novel. A ghostbuster investigates a friend’s house in a neighborhood once stalked by the killer called the Predator Priest. Rabid Press, PO Box 4706, Horseshoe Bay TX 78657; [].

The Disunited States of America Harry Turtledove (Tor 0-765-31485-1, Sep 2006, $24.95, 288pp, hc) [Crosstime Traffic] SF novel, the fourth book in the Crosstime Traffic series about traders doing business in alternate dimensions.

End of the Beginning Harry Turtledove (Penguin/NAL 0-451-21668-7, Nov 2005, $25.95, 440pp, hc) [Days of Infamy] Alternate-history SF novel of the Japanese invasion of Hawaii, sequel to Days of Infamy.

End of the Beginning Harry Turtledove (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46078-2, Aug 2006, $7.99, 519pp, pb) [Days of Infamy] Reprint (NAL 2005) alternate-history SF novel.

Fort Pillow Harry Turtledove (St. Martin’s 0-312-35520-3, May 2006, $24.95, 329pp, hc) Associational historical novel of the Civil War.

The Guns of the South Harry Turtledove (SFBC #1212478, Apr 2006, $12.99, 518pp, hc, cover by Tom Stimpson) Reissue (Ballantine 1992) alternate-history SF novel of time-travel interference with the Civil War.

Ruled Britannia Harry Turtledove (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46084-7, May 2006, $15.00, 458pp, tp, cover by Steve Stone) Reprint (NAL 2002) alternate-history SF novel set in 1597 in a world where Britain was conquered by the Spanish Armada.

Settling Accounts: Drive to the East Harry Turtledove (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-46406-0, Jun 2006, $15.95, 594pp, tp) [Settling Accounts] Reprint (Del Rey 2005) alternate-history novel, second in a series sequel to the Great War and American Empire series.

Settling Accounts: The Grapple Harry Turtledove (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-45725-0, Aug 2006, $26.95, 616pp, hc) [Settling Accounts] Alternate-history novel, third in a series sequel to the Great War and American Empire series.

Settling Accounts: The Grapple Harry Turtledove (SFBC #1212559, Aug 2006, $13.49, 616pp, hc) [Settling Accounts] Reprint (Del Rey 2006) alternate-history novel, third in a series sequel to the Great War and American Empire series. This is similar to the Del Rey edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Silver Bough Lisa Tuttle (Bantam Spectra 0-553-38297-7, May 2006, $22.00, 339pp, hc, cover by John Taylor Dismukes) Fantasy novel. A landslide leaves a small Scottish community cut off from the rest of the country — and reality.

The Silver Bough Lisa Tuttle (Bantam Spectra 978-0-553-58735-7, Jan 2007, $12.00, 337pp, tp, cover by John Taylor Dismukes) Reprint (Bantam Spectra 2006) fantasy novel.

The Traveler John Twelve Hawks (Random House/Vintage 0-307-27859-X, Jul 2006, $7.99, 480pp, pb) [Fourth Realm] Reprint (Doubleday 2005) dystopian fantasy thriller, first in “The Fourth Realm” trilogy. A simultaneous trade paperback (1-4000-7929-2, $13.95, 456pp) is also available.

Alhazred: Author of the Necronomicon Donald Tyson (Llewellyn 0-7387-0892-5, Jul 2006, $24.95, 667pp, tp) Dark fantasy novel, the “autobiography” of the character created by H.P. Lovecraft.

Day Shift Werewolf Jan Underwood (3-Day Books 1-55152-208-X, Nov 2006, $11.95, 80pp, tp, cover by Liz Trueblood) Horror novella, winner of the 28th Annual International 3-Day Novel Contest. An unproductive werewolf, a claustrophobic mummy, and other unsuccessful monsters look for their roles in life.

Dragon’s Tongue Laura J. Underwood (Meisha Merlin 1-59222-028-2, Apr 2006, $16.95, 451pp, tp, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Demon-Bound] Fantasy novel, the first book of The Demon-Bound. Mage-in-training Alaric Braidwine is pursued by a necromancer who believes he has the key to the legendary Dragon’s Tongue. Introduction by David B. Coe. A hardcover edition (-027-4, $25.95) is also available.

The Shadow Thieves Anne Ursu (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 1-4169-0587-1, Mar 2006, $16.95, 424pp, hc, cover by Eric Fortune) [Cronus Chronicles] Young-adult fantasy novel, book one in the Cronus Chronicles trilogy.

In the Night Garden Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra 0-553-38403-1, Nov 2006, $14.00, 485pp, tp, cover by Jon Foster) [Orphan’s Tales] Fantasy novel, the first in The Orphan’s Tales duet based on fairytales. A girl in a garden tells a prince cautionary fairytales, each actually a piece of her own history. Illustrated by Michael Wm. Kaluta.

The Fabulous Women of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell (HarperCollins/Collins Design 0-06-115921-2, Nov 2006, $24.95, 128pp, hc, cover by Boris Vallejo) Art book with over 100 color illustrations featuring women, almost all in fantastic situations. Introduction by Anthony & David Palumbo. First US edition (Paper Tiger 10/06).

The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot: His Wonderful Love and His Terrible Hatred Carl-Johan Vallgren (HarperCollins 0-06-084199-0, Apr 2006, $23.95, 282pp, hc) Historical fantasy novel of the mute mind-reader’s adventures in 19th century Europe. Translated from the Swedish Den vidunderliga kärlekens historia (Bonniers 2002) by Paul and Veronica Britten-Austin. First US edition (Harvill 4/05).

Show and Tell and Other Stories Greg van Eekhout (Tropism Press, Aug 2006, $6.00, 56pp, ph) Chapbook collection of six stories, one original, with notes by the author describing the writing of each. Most originally appeared online in Strange Horizons. Illustrated by the author. Order from Tropism Press, 1034 McKinley Ave., Oakland CA 94610; [].

Summer of the Apocalypse James Van Pelt (Fairwood Press 0-9746573-8-7, Nov 2006, $17.99, 255pp, tp, cover by Paul Swenson) Post-holocaust SF novel following a teen looking for his father after plague wipes out most of humanity, then the same man 60 years later. A first novel. A print-on-demand edition, available online from [] or from Fairwood Press, 5203 Quincy Ave SE, Auburn WA 98092.

Transgalactic A. E. van Vogt (Baen 1-4165-2089-9, Oct 2006, $15.00, 439pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Collection of ten stories and novel The Wizard of Linn (1962); five stories became fix-up novel Empire of the Atom (1956), two are in the Ezwal series, and three stories were part of fix-up novel The Mixed Men (1952)/Mission to the Stars (1955). The texts are taken from original magazine publication, not the fix-up rewrites. Edited by Eric Flint & David Drake.

All Hallows’ Eve: 13 Stories Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt 0-15-205576-2, Sep 2006, $17.00, 226pp, hc) Young-adult collection of 13 horror/dark fantasy stories, one a reprint.

Now You See It... Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-205461-8, Jun 2006, $6.95, 275pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Harcourt 2005) young-adult fantasy novel.

A Well-Timed Enchantment Vivian Vande Velde (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-204919-3, Jun 2006, $6.95, 228pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Crown 1990) young-adult time travel fantasy.

City of Saints and Madmen: The Book of Ambergris Jeff VanderMeer (Bantam Spectra 0-553-38357-4, Mar 2006, $14.00, unpaginated, tp) [Ambergris] Reprint (Cosmos 2001) collection of four stories set in VanderMeer’s city of Ambergris, plus a lengthy appendix with 12 related items. This follows the Prime 2002 edition with some revisions and adds the story “Learning to Leave the Flesh”; the chapbook of “The Exchange” is reproduced with new commentary, and the story “The Man With No Eyes” has been further decrypted.

Shriek: An Afterword Jeff VanderMeer (Tor 0-765-31465-7, Aug 2006, $24.95, 348pp, hc, cover by Jonathan Edwards) [Ambergris] Fantasy novel set in the world of Ambergris. First US edition (Macmillan UK 1/06).

Demon John Varley (Ace 0-441-14267-2, Apr 2006, $7.99, 464pp, pb) [Gaea] Reissue (Berkley 1984) SF novel, third in the Gaean trilogy. Seventh printing.

Mammoth John Varley (Ace 0-441-01335-X, Jun 2006, $7.99, 341pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) Reprint (Ace 2005) SF novel of mammoths, time travel, and circuses.

The Ophiuchi Hotline John Varley (Ace 0-441-63484-2, May 2006, $6.99, 234pp, pb) [Eight Worlds] Reissue (Dial 1977) SF novel. Third printing.

Red Lightning John Varley (Ace 0-441-01364-3, Apr 2006, $24.95, 330pp, hc, cover by Bob Warner) [Red Thunder] SF novel, sequel to Red Thunder.

Red Lightning John Varley (SFBC #1211294, May 2006, $12.49, 330pp, hc, cover by Bob Warner) [Red Thunder] Reprint (Ace 2006) SF novel, sequel to Red Thunder. This is similar to the Ace edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Titan John Varley (Ace 0-441-81304-6, Feb 2006, $7.99, 309pp, pb) [Gaea] Reissue (Berkley/Putnam 1979) SF novel, first in the “Gaean” trilogy. Ninth printing.

Wizard John Varley (Ace 0-441-90067-4, Mar 2006, $7.99, 372pp, pb) [Gaea] Reissue (Berkley/Putnam 1980) SF novel, second in the “Gaean” trilogy. 19th printing.

Warsworn Elizabeth Vaughan (Tor 0-765-35265-6, Apr 2006, $6.99, 306pp, pb) [Warlands] Fantasy romance novel, the second in a trilogy about a healer-princess and a conquering warlord.

Kitty Goes to Washington Carrie Vaughn (Warner 0-446-61642-7, Jul 2006, $6.99, 321pp, pb) [Kitty the werewolf] Urban dark fantasy novel. Werewolf radio talk show host Kitty goes to DC for hearing on how to deal with her “species” and others. This also includes a related short story.

Mythic Vision: The Making of Eragon Mark Cotta Vaz (Random House/Knopf 0-375-83917-8, Nov 2006, $12.95, 142pp, tp) Non-fiction book about the making of the movie based on Paolini’s book. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film. [Christopher Paolini]

Journey to the Center of the Earth Jules Verne (Bantam Classics 0-553-21397-0, May 2006, $3.95, 211pp, pb) Reprint (Griffith 1872) SF novel. Introduction by Kim Stanley Robinson.

The Meteor Hunt Jules Verne (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books 0-8032-9634-7, Oct 2006, $15.95, 227pp, tp) SF thriller/satire. A meteor of pure gold heads toward Earth, setting off planet-wide greed. Translated from Verne’s original text by Frederick Paul Walter & Walter James Miller, who provide a critical foreword, annotations, and afterword. A hardcover edition (-4677-3; $29.95) was announced but not seen. Order from University of Nebraska Press, 1111 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln NE 68588-0630; 800-755-1105; []; [].

The Mighty Orinoco Jules Verne (Wesleyan University Press 0-8195-6780-9, Dec 2005, $19.95, 424pp, tp, cover by George Roux) Reprint (Wesleyan University Press 2003) SF/fantastic voyage novel. This is the first English-language translation of the French (1898 as Le superbe Orénoque) by Stanford L. Luce. Introduction by Walter James Miller. This is dated 2005 but not seen until now.

Twenty Thousands Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne (Dover 0-486-44849-5, Jun 2006, $3.50, 269pp, tp, cover by Milo Winter) [Nemo] Reprint classic SF novel. This follows the 1922 Rand McNally edition transtlated by Philip Schuyler. A Dover Thrift Edition.

Happy, Ever & After, Barrister and Solicitors: The Sleeping Beauty Caper M. A. & Marianne Vespry (’Zade Press 0-9739847-0-8, Mar 2006, $19.95, 181pp, tp, cover by Erin Clarke) Fantasy novel. Young dragon Tobermory starts her legal career representing beings from myths and fairytales. ’Zade Press, 1964 Main Street West Apt. 205, Hamilton Ontario L8S 1J5, Canada.

The Book of Ballads Charles Vess (Tor 0-765-31215-8, Mar 2006, $14.95, 192pp, tp, cover by Charles Vess) Reprint (Green Man Press 1997 as Ballads) illustrated anthology of ballads retold in graphic form and illustrated in b&w by Charles Vess, accompanied by the text of the original ballads; most originally appeared in Vess’s comic “The Book of Ballads and Sagas”. This is the 2004 Tor expanded edition.

Dark Need Lynn Viehl (SFBC #1213537, Jun 2006, $10.99, 283pp, hc) [Darkyn] Reprint (Signet Eclipse 2006) paranormal novel, third in the Darkyn series. Viehl is a pen name for Sheila Kelly, who also writes as S.L. Viehl, Gena Hall, Jessica Hall, and Rebecca Kelly. This has ISBN 978-0-7394-6777-0; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

If Angels Burn Lynn Viehl (Penguin/Signet Eclipse 0-451-21477-3, Jun 2006, $6.99, 291pp, pb) [Darkyn] Reissue (Signet Eclipse 2005) paranormal romance vampire novel, first in the Darkyn series. Viehl is a pen name for Sheila Kelly, who also writes as S.L. Viehl, Gena Hall, Jessica Hall, and Rebecca Kelly. Third printing.

Afterburn S. L. Viehl (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46117-7, Nov 2006, $7.99, 408pp, pb, cover by Allen Douglas) [Stardoc: Bio Rescue] Reprint (Roc 2005) SF novel, second in the Bio Rescue new series set in the Stardoc universe. Viehl is a pen name for Sheila Kelly, who also writes as Lynn Viehl, Gena Hale, Jessica Hall, and Rebecca Kelly.

Rebel Ice S. L. Viehl (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46062-6, Jan 2006, $7.99, 372pp, pb, cover by Jerry Vanderstelt) [Stardoc] SF novel, sixth in the “Stardoc” series. Viehl is a pen name for Sheila Kelly, who also writes as Lynn Viehl, Gena Hall, Jessica Hall, and Rebecca Kelly.

Midnight Pearls Debbie Viguie (Simon Pulse 1-4169-4016-2, Oct 2006, $5.99, 198pp, pb, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) Reprint (Simon Pulse 2003) young-adult fantasy novel, a twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”. Repackaged as part of the Once Upon a Time series.

Rainbows End Vernor Vinge (Tor 0-312-85684-9, May 2006, $25.95, 364pp, hc, cover by Stephan Martiniere) Near-future SF novel. A recovering Alzheimer’s patient in 2025 copes with a world much changed from his memories, and inadvertently becomes involved in conspiracy.

Rainbows End Vernor Vinge (SFBC #1208611, May 2006, $13.99, 364pp, hc, cover by Stephan Martiniere) Reprint (Tor 2006) near-future SF novel. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Tatja Grimm’s World Vernor Vinge (Tor 0-765-30885-1, Feb 2006, $14.95, 283pp, tp, cover by Paul Lehr) Reprint (Baen 1987) collection of three linked stories.

The Witling Vernor Vinge (Tor 0-765-30886-X, Dec 2006, $13.95, 220pp, tp, cover by Tom Kidd) Reprint (DAW 1976) SF novel with the 1986 illustrations by Doug Beekman.

The Next Dan Vining (Berkley Prime Crime 0-425-20943-1, Aug 2006, $23.95, 312pp, hc) [Sailors] Supernatural mystery novel, sequel to The Quick in the Sailors series.

Garden of the Perverse: Fairy Tales for Twisted Adults ed. Sage Vivant & M. Christian (Thunder’s Mouth Press 1-56025-754-7, Apr 2006, $15.95, 351pp, tp) Original anthology of 20 erotic fairytales, one a reprint.

The Dreamwalker’s Child Steve Voake (Bloomsbury USA 1-58234-661-5, Apr 2006, $16.95, 300pp, hc) [Odoursin] Young-adult fantasy novel. A comatose teen wakes up in a world where people use giant bugs as transport — and dark forces plan to attack Earth with a deadly disease. First US edition (Faber Children’s Books 4/05).

Project Mars: A Technical Tale Wernher Von Braun (Apogee Books 0-9738203-8-1, Sep 2006, $12.95, 343pp, pb) SF novel of Mars exploration written in 1949, but not published previously in novel form; the non-fiction appendix (omitted here) was published in 1953 by University of Illinois Press as The Mars Project. Translated by Henry J. White from the German. This has a 1950 introduction by von Braun. This is a WorldCon edition. Apogee Books, Box 62034, Burlington Ont Canada L7R 4K2; [].

A Game of Perfection Élisabeth Vonarburg (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy 1-894063-32-5, Apr 2006, $16.95, 339pp, tp) [Tyranaël] SF novel, the second book of five in the “Tyranaël” series, following the next generation on the planet Tyranaël. Translated by Howard Scott and Vonarburg from the French Le Jou de la Perfection (Alire Canada 1996). Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy, PO Box 1714, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 2L7; [].

A Man Without a Country Kurt Vonnegut (Seven Stories Press 1-58322-672-9, Sep 2005, $21.00, 145pp, hc, cover by Kurt Vonnegut) Associational collection of 12 essays and speeches, illustrated by the author.

The Starfish Follower Boris Vukov (Wiley 0-471-77524-X, Jul 2006, $20.95, 141pp, tp) Surreal/fantasy novel. A goddess’s resurrected lover seeks his lost creativity.

True Blood Patricia Waddell (Tor 0-765-35464-0, Sep 2006, $6.99, 312pp, pb) Futuristic romance. Danna MacFadyen of the League of Planets has the unwanted help of a Korcian Enforcer while investigating the explosion of a space freighter.

Darkness Wakes Tim Waggoner (Leisure 0-8439-5794-8, Dec 2006, $6.99, 321pp, pb) Horror novel.

Eberron: The Thieves of Blood Tim Waggoner (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-4005-0, May 2006, $6.99, 342pp, pb, cover by Raymond Swanland) [Eberron: Blade of the Flame] Novelization based on the roleplaying game, the first book of Blade of the Flame. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Pandora Drive Tim Waggoner (Leisure 0-8439-5625-9, Apr 2006, $6.99, 370pp, pb) Horror novel. A reclusive young woman has the ability to make other people’s fantasies, dreams, and nightmares real.

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