The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2007

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The Fourth Bear Jasper Fforde (Penguin 978-0-14-303892-4, Jul 2007, $14.00, 382pp, tp, cover by Tom Gauld) [Nursery Crimes] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 2006) humorous fantasy detective novel, second in the Nursery Crimes series.

Thursday Next: First Among Sequels Jasper Fforde (Penguin/Viking 978-0-670-03871-8, Aug 2007, $24.95, 365pp, hc, cover by Viktor Koen) [Thursday Next] Humorous fantasy detective novel, fifth in the Thursday Next series. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 7/07).

The Guild of Xenolinguists Sheila Finch (Golden Gryphon Press 978-1-930846-48-7, Sep 2007, $24.95, 281+xiii, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Lingster] Collection of 11 stories, one original, in Finch’s Lingster series, with an afterword on the difficulties of communicating with aliens. Foreword by Ian Watson.

Adept Robert Finn (Snowbooks 978-1-905005-57-4, Jun 2007, $14.95, 446pp, tp) Occult thriller. First US edition (Snowbooks 2004).

Breakfast with the Ones You Love Eliot Fintushel (Bantam Spectra 978-0-553-38405-5, Mar 2007, $12.00, 275pp, tp, cover by Stephen Youll) Science fantasy novel mixing humor and Jewish mysticism. Runaway Lea Tillem’s psychic talent could help her boyfriend call down a spaceship to save the Chosen. A first novel.

Darkhenge Catherine Fisher (HarperCollins/Eos 978-0-06-078584-0, Mar 2007, $7.99, 400pp, pb, cover by Ryan Obermeyer) Reprint (Bodley Head 2005) young-adult fantasy novel.

Day of the Scarab Catherine Fisher (HarperCollins/Eos 978-0-057165-8, Jul 2007, $7.99, 392pp, pb, cover by Nenad Jaksevic) [Oracle Prophecies] Reprint (Hodder Children’s Books 2005 as The Scarab) young-adult fantasy novel, the third in the Oracle Prophecies series.

The Ranger’s Apprentice, Book Three: The Icebound Land John Flanagan (Penguin/Philomel 978-0-399-24456-8, Jun 2007, $16.99, 266pp, hc, cover by John Blackford) [Ranger’s Apprentice] Young-adult fantasy, third in the Ranger’s Apprentice series. First US edition (Random House Australia 2006).

Ranger’s Apprentice, Book Two: The Burning Bridge John Flanagan (Penguin/Puffin 978-0-14-240842-1, Jun 2007, $7.99, 262pp, tp, cover by John Blackford) [Ranger’s Apprentice] Reprint (Random House Australia 2005) young-adult fantasy, second in the Ranger’s Apprentice series.

The 13th Floor Sid Fleischman (HarperCollins/Greenwillow 978-0-06-134503-6, Apr 2007, $5.99, 228pp, tp, cover by Tim Jessell) Reprint (Greenwillow 1995) young-adult ghost story/time-travel adventure. Illustrated by Peter Sis.

The Ghost in the Noonday Sun Sid Fleischman (HarperCollins/Greenwillow 978-0-06-134502-9, Apr 2007, $5.99, 245pp, tp, cover by Tim Jessell) Reprint (Morrow 1986) young-adult pirate ghost novel.

Stoneheart Charlie Fletcher (Hyperion 978-1-4231-0175-8, May 2007, $16.99, 452pp, hc, cover by Steve Stone) [Stone Heart] Young-adult fantasy novel, book one of a trilogy. First US edition (Hodder Children’s Books 2006 as Stone Heart).

Alphabet of Dreams Susan Fletcher (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum 978-0-689-85042-4, Sep 2006, $16.95, 294pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy set in biblical times. A boy with the power to know others’ dreams comes to the attention of the magus Melchior. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now.

Beastly Alex Flinn (HarperTeen 978-0-06-087416-2, Oct 2007, $16.99, 304pp, hc) Young-adult contemporary fantasy update of “Beauty and the Beast”. A popular but self-absorbed guy gets turned into a beast.

1824: The Arkansas War Eric Flint (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-46570-2, Dec 2007, $7.99, 493pp, pb) [Trail of Glory] Reprint (Del Rey 2006) alternate-history SF novel.

1634: The Bavarian Crisis Eric Flint & Virginia DeMarce (Baen 978-1-4165-4253-7, Oct 2007, $26.00, 690pp, hc, cover by Tom Kidd) [1632] Alternate-world SF novel in the Ring of Fire series. Knowledge of the future leads an Austrian princess to an unforeseen conclusion that turns the Bavarian war into a major crisis.

1634: The Ram Rebellion Eric Flint & Virginia DeMarce (Baen 978-1-4165-7382-1, Dec 2007, $7.99, 702pp, pb, cover by Tom Kidd) [1632] Reprint (Baen 2006) anthology of 19 stories set in the alternate world of 1632.

1635: The Cannon Law Eric Flint & Andrew Dennis (SFBC #1221229, Oct 2006, $12.99, 420pp, hc, cover by Tom kidd) [1632] Reprint (Baen 2006) SF novel in the series begun in 1632, sequel to 1634. This is similar to the Baen edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Dance of Time Eric Flint & David Drake (Baen 978-1-4165-2137-2, Jul 2007, $7.99, 655pp, pb, cover by Alan Pollack) [Belisarius] Reprint (Baen 2006) SF alternate history novel, sixth and apparently final in the Belisarius series.

Pyramid Power Eric Flint & Dave Freer (Baen 978-1-4165-2130-3, Aug 2007, $24.00, 369pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Pyramid] Humorous SF/fantasy novel, sequel to Pyramid Scheme. A second mission into the alien pyramid ends up in a world of the Norse gods.

1634: The Baltic War Eric Flint & David Weber (Baen 978-1-4165-2102-0, May 2007, $26.00, 728pp, hc, cover by Tom Kidd) [1632] Alternate history SF novel, part of the Ring of Fire series. The temporally displaced Americans are caught up in the war. This includes a disk of version 13 of the Baen CD-ROM library.

The Best of Jim Baen’s Universe ed. Eric Flint (Baen 978-1-4165-2136-5, Jul 2007, $25.00, 519pp, hc, cover by David Mattingly) Anthology of 25 stories originally published in the online magazine, along with four articles in remembrance of Jim Baen, including one on the genetics of death by Baen himself. Editor Flint provides an appreciation of Baen, and an afterword. This includes a bound-in CD-ROM of the Baen CD-ROM library Version 13.

Grantville Gazette II ed. Eric Flint (Baen 978-1-4165-5510-0, Nov 2007, $7.99, 462pp, pb, cover by Tom Kidd) [1632] Reprint (Baen 2006) shared-world alternate-history anthology of seven stories, short novel An Invisible War by Danita Ewing, plus four non-fiction articles, all set in the universe of 1632.

Eifelheim Michael Flynn (Tor 978-0-7653-1910-4, Nov 2007, $14.95, 320pp, tp) Reprint (Tor 2006) SF novel.

The Keeper’s Shadow Dennis Foon (Annick Press 978-1-55451-027-6, Sep 2006, $12.95, 410pp, tp, cover by Susan Madsen) [Longlight Legacy] Young-adult postholocaust science fantasy novel, third and final in The Longlight Legacy series. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now; a hardcover edition (-028-3) was announced but not seen. Available in the US from Firefly Books, PO Box 1338, Ellicott Station, Buffalo NY 14205; [].

Blood Bowl: The Omnibus Matt Forbeck (BL Publishing/Black Library US 978-1-84416-515-5, Dec 2007, $11.99, 768pp, tp, cover by Philip Sibbering) [Blood Bowl] Omnibus of three novelizations in a trilogy based on the Blood Bowl fantasy football game: Blood Bowl (2005), Blood Bowl: Dead Ball (2005), and Blood Bowl: Death Match (2006). Copyrighted by Games Workshop. This first US edition has the same ISBN as the Black Library UK (11/07) edition, but only lists US and Canadian prices.

The Words of Making David Forbes (HarperCollins/Eos 978-0-06-08230329, Oct 2007, $7.99, 479pp, pb) [Osserian Saga] Fantasy novel, book two in the Osserian Saga. Invaders try to capture Prince Gerin Atreyano, the Amber Wizard, not believing he knows nothing of the powerful Words of Making.

The Genesis Code Christopher Forrest (Tor/Forge 978-0-7653-1603-5, Aug 2007, $23.95, 301pp, hc) Thriller involving advanced science and ancient mysteries. A scientist discovers an ancient coded text hidden in human DNA.

At Twilight’s Fall Elizabeth Forrest (DAW 978-0-7564-0434-5, May 2007, $16.00, 715pp, tp) Omnibus of two horror novels: Death Watch (1995) and Killjoy (1996). Forrest is a pen name for Rhondi Salsitz.

Eternal V. K. Forrest (Kensington 978-0-7582-1716-5, Dec 2007, $15.00, 293pp, tp, cover by Chad Michael Ward) Vampire romantic suspense novel. Fia Kahill, a vampire FBI agent, tries to track a vampire slayer while keeping her desirable human partner from learning her secrets. Copyrighted by Colleen Faulkner.

The Heart of Stars Kate Forsyth (Penguin/Roc 978-0-451-46144-5, May 2007, $7.99, 424pp, pb) [Rhiannon’s Ride] Fantasy novel, third in the Rhiannon’s Ride series. First US edition (Random House/Arrow Australia 1/07).

The Candle of Distant Earth Alan Dean Foster (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-46133-9, Aug 2007, $6.99, 266pp, pb, cover by David Stevenson) [Taken] Reprint (Del Rey 2006) SF novel, the third volume in the Taken trilogy.

Patrimony Alan Dean Foster (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-84507-6, Nov 2007, $24.95, 228pp, hc, cover by Robert Hunt) [Pip & Flinx] SF novel, the 13th and penultimate book in the Pip & Flinx series. Flinx gets a tip on finding his father.

Transformers Alan Dean Foster (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-49799-4, Jun 2007, $7.99, 291pp, pb) [Transformers] Novelization of the movie based on the toys. Copyrighted by Hasbro.

Transformers: Ghosts of Yesterday Alan Dean Foster (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-45-49798-7, Mar 2007, $6.99, 286pp, pb) [Transformers] Novelization, the official prequel to the movie based on the toys. Copyrighted by Hasbro.

Trouble Magnet Alan Dean Foster (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-48505-2, Nov 2007, $7.99, 280pp, pb, cover by Robert Hunt) [Pip & Flinx] Reprint (Del Rey 2006) SF novel in the Pip & Flinx series.

Servant: The Awakening L. L. Foster (Berkley 978-0-425-21874-7, Oct 2007, $7.99, 292pp, pb, cover by John Blumen) [Servant] Paranormal romance/supernatural urban fantasy thriller, the first in a series. Demon slayer Gabrielle Cody comes under suspicion from homicide detective Luther Cross. This is a pen name for Lori Foster.

Ten-Second Staircase Christopher Fowler (Bantam 0-553-80449-9, Feb 2007, $6.99, 464pp, pb, cover by Christopher Gibbs) [Bryant & May] Reprint (Doubleday UK 9/06) gothic mystery, fourth in the series featuring detectives Bryant and May.

White Corridor Christopher Fowler (Bantam 978-0-553-80450-8, Jun 2007, $24.00, 339pp, hc, cover by Christopher Gibbs) [Bryant & May] Gothic mystery, fifth in the series featuring detectives Bryant and May.

The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler (Penguin/Plume 978-0-452-28900-0, Aug 2007, $14.00, 288pp, tp) Reissue (Putnam 2004) associational contemporary comedy of manners. This is a movie tie-in edition.

The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond Victoria Foyt (HarperTempest 978-0-06-082563-8, Mar 2007, $16.99, 310pp, hc, cover by Paul S. Robinson) Young-adult mystery with SF/fantasy elements. A computer-obsessed teen investigates her mother’s death with “otherworldly” intervention from the Internet. A first novel.

The Cipher Diana Pharaoh Francis (Penguin/Roc 978-0-451-46179-7, Nov 2007, $7.99, 402pp, pb) [Crosspointe Chronicles] Fantasy novel, the first in the Crosspointe Chronicles series. Lucy Trenton’s ability to sense majick gets her into trouble that threatens her royal family.

The Nightwalkers: Elijah Jacquelyn Frank (Kensington/Zebra 978-0-8217-8067-1, Jan 2008, $6.99, 360pp, pb) [Nightwalkers] Dark fantasy romance, the third in the Nightwalkers series.

Paint or Pixel: The Digital Divide in Illustration Art ed. Jane Frank (NonStop Press 978-1-933065-10-6, Feb 2008, $29.95, 160pp, hc) Non-fiction art book comparing computer-based art with more traditional methods, with essays and art by 31 artists including Chris Moore, Don Maitz, Bob Eggleton, Richard Hescox, and David Mattingly. Ten additional essays discuss the implications of digital art for collectors, museums, etc. NonStop, POB 981, Peck Slip Station, New York NY 10272-0981; [].

Garden of Darkness Anne Frasier (Penguin/Onyx 978-0-451-41247-8, Dec 2007, $7.99, 371pp, pb) [Rachel Burton] Horror novel, sequel to Pale Immortal. Medical examiner Rachel Burton tries to leave haunted Tuonela for the birth of her baby, but the discovery of a body drags her back.

Spectrum Presents: Rough Work by Frank Frazetta Frank Frazetta (Spectrum Fantastic Art 978-1-59929-013-3, Oct 2007, $19.95, 127pp, hc, cover by Frank Frazetta) Art book with sketches, drawings, and conceptual art by Frazetta, many in color. Edited by Arnie & Cathy Fenner, with a biographical introduction by Arnie Fenner. This is bound-in-boards with a padded cover. Spectrum Fantastic Art, PO Box 4422, Overland Park KS 66204; [].

A Mankind Witch Dave Freer (Baen 978-1-4165-2115-0, Mar 2007, $7.99, 499pp, pb, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Heirs of Alexandria] Reprint (Baen 2005) fantasy novel set in the world of The Shadow of the Lion co-authored with Mercedes Lackey & Eric Flint.

Killing the Imposter God: Philip Pullman’s Spiritual Imagination in His Dark Materials Donna Freitas & Jason King (Wiley/Jossey-Bass 978-0-7879-8237-9, Sep 2007, $17.95, 224pp, tp) Non-fiction, a critical exploration of theological elements in Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. Includes an interview with Gregory Maguire about His Dark Materials, notes, and index. [Philip Pullman]

Feast of Souls C. S. Friedman (DAW 0-7564-0336-7, Jan 2007, $25.95, 449pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) [Magisters] Fantasy novel, first in The Magisters trilogy. The former prostitute Kamala makes herself the first female to master the sorcery of the Magisters, only to discover it has a horrible price.

Feast of Souls C. S. Friedman (SFBC #1225841, Jan 2007, $12.99, 449pp, hc, cover by Michael Whelan) [Magisters] Reprint (DAW 2007) fantasy novel, first in The Magisters trilogy. This is similar to the DAW edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Death in Winter Michael Jan Friedman (Pocket 978-0-7434-9722-0, Sep 2007, $7.99, 358pp, pb, cover by James Wang) [Star Trek: The Next Generation] Star Trek novelizations. Copyrighted by CBS Studios.

The Wolf Man: Hunter’s Moon Michael Jan Friedman (Dark Horse Books 978-1-59582-134-8, Oct 2007, $6.99, 235pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) Novelization based on the Universal Studios werewolf movies. Copyrighted by Universal Studios Licensing.

Predator: Flesh and Blood Michael Jan Friedman & Robert Greenberger (Dark Horse Books 978-1-59582-047-1, Sep 2007, $6.99, 237pp, pb, cover by Stephen Youll) [Predator] Novelization based on the world of the movies. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox Film.

Nobody’s Princess Esther Friesner (Random House 978-0-375-87528-1, Apr 2007, $16.99, 305pp, hc) [Helen of Troy] Young-adult historical fantasy, the first book in a series about the Spartan princess who grew up to be Helen of Troy.

Temping Fate Esther M. Friesner (Penguin/Speak 978-0-14-240848-3, May 2007, $6.99, 279pp, tp, cover by Marcos Chin) Reprint (Dutton 2005) young-adult humorous contemporary fantasy.

Shadowbridge Gregory Frost (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-49758-1, Jan 2008, $14.00, 255pp, tp, cover by Thomas Thiemeyer) [Shadowbridge] Fantasy novel, the first in a series of two. Shadow-puppeteer Leodora travels the world of Shadowbridge collecting stories while fleeing a violent past.

Halfway to the Grave Jeaniene Frost (HarperCollins/Avon 978-0-06-124508-4, Oct 2007, $6.99, 358pp, pb) [Night Huntress] Paranormal romance novel in the Night Huntress series. Cat, a half-vampire woman bent on killing vampires, reluctantly teams up with a vampire bounty hunter named Bones.

Hounding the Moon P. R. Frost (DAW 978-0-7564-0425-3, Sep 2007, $7.99, 376pp, pb, cover by Donato Giancola) [Tess Noncoiré] Reprint (DAW 2006) fantasy novel, the first in a series featuring Tess Noncoiré, a fantasy writer turned magical warrior and bonded to a wily imp.

Moon in the Mirror P. R. Frost (DAW 978-0-7564-0424-6, Sep 2007, $24.95, 389pp, hc, cover by Donato Giancola) [Tess Noncoiré] Fantasy novel, the second in a series featuring Tess Noncoiré, a fantasy writer turned magical warrior, and her wily imp. Vengeful demons have followed Tess home to New England. Copyrighted by Phyllis Irene Radford.

Deep Inside Polly Frost (Tor 978-0-7653-1587-8, Jun 2007, $12.95, 270pp, tp, cover by Ebby May) Original collection of ten erotic stories, several with SF or fantasy elements.

Brian Froud’s World of Faerie Brian Froud (Imaginosis/Insight Editions 978-1-933784-13-7, Aug 2007, $40.00, 172pp, hc, cover by Brian Froud) Art book with new illustrations of faerie creatures. Includes several glued-in booklets with additional illustrations.

Igraine the Brave Cornelia Funke (Scholastic/Chicken House 978-0-439-90379-0, Oct 2007, $16.99, 212pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy about a princess who’d rather be a knight, illustrated by the author. Translated from the German Igraine Ohnefurcht (Dressler Verlag 1998) by Anthea Bell. First US edition (Chicken House UK 9/07).

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