The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2006

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The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells (Pocket 1-4165-2369-3, Jun 2006, $4.95, 264 + xx, pb, cover by Marc Burckhardt) Reprint (Heinemann 1898) classic SF novel. This is an Enriched Classic edition with supplemental material including introduction, chronology, notes, and critical excerpts.

Seven Novels H. G. Wells (Barnes & Noble 0-7607-7499-4, 2006, $12.95, 928 + xi, hc) Reprint (Dover 1950 as Seven Science Fiction Novels of H.G. Wells) omnibus of The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon, The Food of the Gods, and In the Days of the Comet. This has a new introduction by Brian Stableford.

The Gate of Gods Martha Wells (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-80800-5, Aug 2006, $7.99, 484pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Fall of Ile-Rien] Reprint (Eos 2005) fantasy novel, the third book of The Fall of Ile-Rien.

The Unresolved T. K. Welsh (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-47731-4, Aug 2006, $16.99, 149pp, hc) Young-adult ghost story. A teen killed in a steamship disaster haunts those responsible.

Warhammer: Witch Killer C. L. Werner (BL Publishing/Black Library US 1-84416-395-4, Jan 2007, $7.99, 251pp, pb, cover by Darius Hinks) [Warhammer: Witch Hunter] Novelization based on the fantasy roleplaying game. Copyrighted by Games Workshop. This first US edition has the same ISBN as the Black Library UK (12/06) edition, but only lists US and Canadian prices.

Children of the Blood Michelle Sagara West (BenBella Books 1-932100-75-X, Apr 2006, $14.95, 307pp, tp) [Sundered] Reprint (Del Rey 1992 as by Michelle Sagara) fantasy novel, book two of the Sundered. BenBella Books, 6440 N. Central Expressway, Suite 617, Dallas TX 75206; [].

Lady of Mercy Michelle Sagara West (BenBella Books 1-932100-92-X, Sep 2006, $14.95, 339pp, tp) [Sundered] Reprint (Del Rey 1993 as by Michelle Sagara) fantasy novel, book three of the Sundered. BenBella Books, 6440 N. Central Expressway, Suite 617, Dallas TX 75206; [].

The Last Days Scott Westerfeld (Penguin/Razorbill 1-59514-062-X, Sep 2006, $16.99, 289pp, hc) [Peeps] Young-adult contemporary SF vampire novel, a loose sequel to Peeps. Teens try to start a rock band amid plague and weird events in New York City.

Midnighters, Book Two: Touching Darkness Scott Westerfeld (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-051956-8, Mar 2006, $6.99, 439pp, pb, cover by Kamil Vojnar) [Midnighters] Reprint (Eos 2005) young-adult fantasy novel, second in a trilogy about teens with special talents that give them an extra hour each day.

Midnighters, Vol. 3: Blue Noon Scott Westerfeld (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-051957-6, Mar 2006, $15.99, 378pp, hc, cover by Kamil Vojnar) [Midnighters] Young-adult fantasy novel, third in a trilogy about teens with special talents that give them an extra hour each day.

Peeps Scott Westerfeld (Penguin/Razorbill 1-59514-083-2, Sep 2006, $8.99, 312pp, tp) [Peeps] Reprint (Razorbill 2005) young-adult contemporary SF vampire novel.

Specials Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse 0-689-86540-6, Jun 2006, $15.95, 372pp, hc) [Uglies] Young-adult SF novel, third in a trilogy set in a world where almost everyone is made beautiful on their 16th birthday.

Memories of Empire Django Wexler (Medallion Press 1-932815-14-7, Sep 2005, $14.99, 561pp, tp, cover by Adam Mock) Epic fantasy novel. Medallion Press, 225 Seabreeze Ave., Palm Beach FL 33480; [www.medallion].

Water Song Suzanne Weyn (Simon Pulse 1-4169-4013-8, Nov 2006, $5.99, 194pp, pb, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) Young-adult fantasy novel based on “The Frog Prince” set in WWI Europe. Part of the Once Upon a Time series of fairy-tale retellings.

Missing Magic Karen Whiddon (Dorchester/Love Spell 0-505-52642-5, Oct 2006, $6.99, 305pp, pb) Fantasy novel. Prince Cenrick, heir to the kingdom of Rune, undertakes a quest in the human world and gets help from a suspended policewoman.

Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 Andrea White (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-055456-8, Nov 2006, $6.99, 440pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) Reprint (Eos 2005) young-adult SF novel about a future reality TV show.

The Prometheus Project Steve White (Baen 1-4165-2097-X, Dec 2006, $7.99, 333pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Baen 2005) SF novel.

Exodus Steve White & Shirley Meier (Baen 978-1-4165-2098-6, Jan 2007, $26.00, 272pp, hc, cover by Clyde Caldwell) [Starfire] Military SF novel, sequel to The Shiva Option by David Weber & White in their Starfire series.

Bond of Blood Diane Whiteside (Berkley 0-425-20774-9, Oct 2006, $14.00, 326pp, tp) [Texas Vampires] Erotic vampire novel, the first in the Texas Vampires trilogy.

The Hunter’s Prey: Erotic Tales of Texas Vampires Diane Whiteside (Berkley Heat 0-425-21035-9, Feb 2006, $14.00, 258pp, tp) [Texas Vampires] Collection of 12 erotic stories of the Texas Vampires. Previously published in different form as an e-book (Ellora’s Cave 2001).

Benighted Kit Whitfield (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-49163-7, Sep 2006, $14.95, 532pp, tp) Fantasy novel. This includes a reading group guide. A first novel. First US edition (Cape 8/06 as Bareback).

Curse of Arastold Jo Whittemore (Llewellyn 0-7387-0917-4, Jul 2006, $8.95, 308pp, tp) [Silverskin Legacy] Young-adult fantasy novel, second in the Silverskin Legacy series begun in Escape from Arylon. Megan must stay in Arylon to find a cure for the magical illness infecting Ainsley.

The Eagle Jack Whyte (Tor/Forge 978-0-312-87007-2, Jan 2007, $27.95, 574pp, tp, cover by Edward Miller) [Camulod Chronicles] Historical Arthurian novel, ninth and final in The Camulod Chronicles. First US edition (Viking Canada 11/05).

The Complete Stephen King Universe ed. Stanley Wiater, Christopher Golden & Hank Wagner (St. Martin’s Griffin 0-312-32490-1, Jun 2006, $21.95, 510 + xxxii, tp) Non-fiction, reference, a guide to King’s works through March 2006. Includes an index. This is revised and updated from the 2001 Renaissance Books edition published as The Stephen King Universe (not seen).

EverQuest: The Ocean of Tears Stewart Wieck (CDS Books 1-59315-029-6, Feb 2006, $6.99, 342pp, pb) [EverQuest] Novelization, the second based on the world of the online roleplaying game. Copyrighted by Sony Computer Entertainment America.

Flora Segunda Ysabeau S. Wilce (Harcourt 0-15-205433-2, Jan 2007, $17.00, 431pp, hc, cover by Owen Richardson) Young-adult fantasy novel. Flora gets lost in her family home with its thousands of randomly moving rooms, and stumbles on an intrigue.

Caballistics, Inc.: Hell on Earth Mike Wild (BL Publishing/Black Flame US 1-84416-386-5, Sep 2006, $7.99, 252pp, pb) [2000AD] Novelization based on the 2000AD comics. This first US edition has the same ISBN as the Black Flame UK 8/06 edition, but only lists US and Canadian prices. Copyrighted by Rebellion A/S.

The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde (Borders Classics 1-58726-469-2, 2006, $5.95, 190pp, tp, cover by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot) [Dorian Gray] Reprint (Ward, Locke & Co. 1891) literary fantasy/horror novel.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings Oscar Wilde (Bantam Classics 0-553-21254-0, Jul 2005, $4.95, 565pp, pb, cover by N. Saronay) Reissue (Bantam Classics 1982) collection of the classic literary fantasy/horror novel (Ward, Locke & Co. 1891), plus four plays and a poem. This is the 2005 repackaged edition, but has not been seen until now; 30th printing.

The Price of Silence Kate Wilhelm (Harlequin/Mira 0-7783-2216-5, Oct 2005, $23.95, 360pp, hc) Associational mystery.

The Price of Silence Kate Wilhelm (Harlequin/Mira 0-7783-2338-2, Sep 2006, $6.99, 412pp, pb) Reprint (Mira 2005) associational mystery.

Sleight of Hand Kate Wilhelm (Harlequin/Mira Books 0-7783-2340-4, Sep 2006, $24.95, 360pp, hc) [Barbara Holloway] Associational mystery featuring lawyer Barbara Holloway.

The Unbidden Truth Kate Wilhelm (Harlequin/Mira 0-7783-2204-1, Oct 2005, $6.99, 434pp, pb) [Barbara Holloway] Reprint (Mira 2004) associational mystery featuring Barbara Holloway.

Humanity’s Edge Tamara Wilhite (Blu Phi’er Publishing 0-9772034-2-5, Dec 2005, $12.99, 144pp, tp) Original collection of 13 stories, five previously published online, exploring what it means to be human as technology changes. This is dated 2005 but not seen until now; it is a print-on-demand edition available online at [] or from Blu Phi’er Publishing, 6504 Tierra Dr., Shreveport LA 71119.

Lost in Translation Edward Willett (DAW 0-7564-0340-5, Oct 2006, $6.99, 297pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) Reprint (Five Star 2005) SF novel. Empaths work to keep humans and batlike aliens from going to war.

Orson Scott Card: Architect of Alternate Worlds Edward Willett (Enslow Publishers 0-7660-2354-0, Dec 2006, $31.93, 128pp, hc) Young-adult biography, part of the Authors Teens Love series. Includes a timeline, notes, and index. Enslow Publishers, Box 398, 40 Industrial Road, Berkeley Heights NJ 07922-0398; 800-398-2504; 908-771-9400; []. [Orson Scott Card]

The Demon and the City Liz Williams (Night Shade Books 1-59780-045-7, Sep 2006, $24.95, 242pp, hc, cover by Jon Foster) [Detective Inspector Chen] Dark fantasy mystery featuring Detective Inspector Chen. A limited edition (-046-5, $49.00) is also available.

Snake Agent Liz Williams (Night Shade Books 1-59780-043-0, Jul 2006, $14.95, 284pp, tp, cover by Jon Foster) [Detective Inspector Chen] Reprint (Night Shade 2005) SF/fantasy mystery novel, the first in a series featuring Detective Inspector Chen. Night Shade Books, 1423 33rd Avenue, San Francisco CA 94122; 415-759-8901; []; [].

Righteous Anger Lynda Williams (Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy 1-894063-38-4, Nov 2006, $19.95, 320pp, tp, cover by David Willicome) [Okal Rel] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Courtesan Prince, book two of the Okal Rel saga. Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, PO Box 1714, Calgary AB T2P 2L7, Canada; [].

Danger Boy: Episode 1: Ancient Fire Mark London Williams (Candlewick Press 0-7636-3092-6, May 2006, $5.99, 211pp, tp, cover by Michael Koelsch) Reprint (Tricycle Press 2001) young-adult SF time-travel novel.

The Song of the Axe Paul O. Williams (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books 0-8032-9846-3, May 2006, $15.95, 248pp, tp, cover by David Burton) Reprint (Del Rey 1984) SF novel, part six of The Pelbar Cycle. Part of the Beyond Armageddon series.

The Sword of Forbearance Paul O. Williams (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books 0-8032-9847-1, May 2006, $15.95, 245pp, tp, cover by David Burton) [Pelbar Cycle] Reprint (Del Rey 1985) SF novel, part seven of The Pelbar Cycle. Part of the Beyond Armageddon series.

Angelos Robina Williams (Twilight Times Books/Paladin Timeless Books 1-933353-60-0, Oct 2006, $16.95, 171pp, tp, cover by Judith Huey) [Quant the quantum cat] Fantasy novel featuring Quant the quantum cat, sequel to Jerome and the Seraph. This appeared as an ebook in 2003. Twilight Times Books, PO Box 3340, Kingsport TN 37664; [].

The Blood Debt Sean Williams (Prometheus/Pyr 1-59102-493-5, Oct 2006, $25.00, 461pp, hc, cover by Greg Bridges) [Books of the Cataclysm] Fantasy novel, book two of the Books of the Cataclysm series. First US edition (Voyager Australia 4/05).

The Crooked Letter Sean Williams (Prometheus/Pyr 1-59102-438-2, Apr 2006, $25.00, 508pp, hc, cover by Greg Bridges) [Books of the Cataclysm] Fantasy novel, the first in the Books of the Cataclysm series. First US edition (Voyager Australia 6/04). Order from Prometheus Books, 59 John Glenn Drive, Amherst NY 14228-2197; 800-421-0351; [].

Geodesica Sean Williams & Shane Dix (SFBC #1206972, Feb 2006, $12.99, 644pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) [Geodesica] Omnibus of two SF novels in the series: Ascent (2005) and Descent (2006). This has ISBN 0-7394-6391-8; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Geodesica: Descent Sean Williams & Shane Dix (Ace 0-441-01378-3, Feb 2006, $7.99, 387pp, pb, cover by Chris Moore) [Geodesica] SF novel, second in the duology.

Shadowmarch Tad Williams (DAW 0-7564-0359-6, Sep 2006, $8.99, 777pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) [Shadowmarch] Reprint (DAW 2004) fantasy novel, the first volume in a trilogy based on the Internet-only serial.

Hardwired Walter Jon Williams (Night Shade Books 1-59780-062-7, Oct 2006, $14.95, 257pp, tp, cover by David Martin) Reprint (Tor 1986) SF novel. Night Shade Books, 1423 33rd Ave., San Francisco CA 94122; []; [].

Masques V ed. J. N. Williamson & Gary A. Braunbeck (Gauntlet Press 1-887368-85-X, Jun 2006, $55.00, 469pp, hc, cover by Clive Barker) Original anthology of 28 horror stories, the fifth and final in the series. Authors include Poppy Z. Brite, Richard Matheson, and Ray Bradbury. This is a limited edition of 500 signed by Williamson and all contributors except Matheson, Bradbury, and the late Ray Russell; a lettered edition with draft versions of the stories by Bradbury and Richard Christian Matheson, a color frontispiece by Clive Barker, and signed by all except Ray Russell ($250.00) was announced but not seen.

The Crucible of Power: The Collected Stories of Jack Williamson, Volume Five Jack Williamson (Haffner Press 1-893887-22-7, Apr 2006, $40.00, 521 + xviii, hc, cover by Rudolph Belarski) Collection of 12 stories from 1938-40, in chronological order, plus five non-fiction pieces. There is a foreword by Frank M. Robinson and an afterword by Williamson. A signed, slipcased, limited edition (-23-5, $125.00) is also available. Haffner Press, 5005 Crooks Rd., Suite 35, Royal Oak MI 48073-1239; add $5.00 postage; []; [].

The Stonehenge Gate Jack Williamson (Tor 0-765-34795-4, May 2006, $6.99, 313pp, pb, cover by John Harris) Reprint (Tor 2005) SF novel. Explorers in the Sahara uncover an ancient gateway between worlds.

Nonstop to Portales Connie Willis (Cacahuete Press, Feb 2006, $15.00, 26pp, ph) Short story and afterword originally published in The Williamson Effect; this adds photos of some of the locales mentioned. This is a signed, limited edition of 200. Available from Cacahuete Press, 304 East 17th St., Portales NM 88130; []; add $2.00 postage.

DragonLance: The New Adventures: Wizard’s Return Dan Willis (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-4025-5, May 2006, $5.99, 242pp, tp, cover by Vinod Rams) [DragonLance: The New Adventures: Trinistyr] Young-adult novelization based on the roleplaying games; volume three in the Trinistyr Trilogy. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

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