The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2007

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The Dead Room Heather Graham (Harlequin/Mira 978-0-7783-2430-0, Mar 2007, $24.95, 379pp, pb) Horror novel. An archaeologist investigates a burial ground in Manhattan and uncovers evil with the help of her late fiancé’s ghost.

The Séance Heather Graham (Harlequin/Mira 978-0-7783-2465-2, Oct 2007, $7.99, 371pp, pb) Horror novel. A Ouija board summons a dead detective whose unsolved case from 15 years before is eerily similar to a new serial killing.

Come Closer Sara Gran (Berkley 978-0-425-21647-7, Jul 2007, $6.99, 194pp, tp) Reprint (Soho 2003) horror novel. Strange happenings make Amanda think she might be possessed.

The Gravedigger Peter Grandbois (Chronicle Books 978-0-8118-5350-7, Jun 2006, $23.95, 255pp, hc) Fantasy novel. Ghosts tell their stories to a village gravedigger in Spain. A first novel. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now.

Contact Susan Grant (Dorchester/Love Spell 978-0-505-52499-7, Aug 2007, $6.99, 369pp, pb) Reprint (Love Spell 2002) military SF romance.

How to Lose an Extraterrestrial in 10 Days Susan Grant (Harlequin/HQN 978-0-373-77241-4, Aug 2007, $6.99, 377pp, pb) [Your Planet or Mine?] SF romance featuring characters from Your Planet or Mine?. The extraterrestrial assassin Reef gets stuck on Earth minus most of his powers.

My Favorite Earthling Susan Grant (Harlequin/HQN 978-0-373-77192-9, Mar 2007, $6.99, 378pp, pb) SF romance. A galactic warrior-queen decides to chasten the upstart planet Earth.

Fey Born R. Garland Gray (Medallion Press 978-1-932815-82-5, Dec 2006, $6.99, 278pp, pb) [Predestined] Fantasy romance, the second in a series begun in Predestined (2005). Frail farm girl Lana becomes a host for the spirit of a stolen fey sword. Medallion Press, 1020 Cedar Avenue, No. 2N, St. Charles IL 60174; [].

Science of Dune: An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science Behind Frank Herbert’s FIctional Universe ed. Kevin Grazier (BenBella Books 978-1-933771-28-1, Jan 2008, $17.95, 232+ix, tp) [Dune] Associational non-fiction, a selection of 16 original essays on the science behind Herbert’s Dune. BenBella Books, 6440 N. Central Expressway, Suite 508, Dallas TX 75206; [].

SciFi in the Mind’s Eye: Reading Science Through Science Fiction ed. Margret Grebowicz (Carus Publishing/Open Court 978-0-8126-9630-1, Sep 2007, $34.95, 323pp, tp) Non-fiction gathering of 20 essays on the way science fiction influences science and culture, and vice versa. Authors include L. Timmel Duchamp, Nicola Griffith, and Nancy Kress. Afterword by Terry Bisson. An index is included.

Vampire Babylon: Night Rising Chris Marie Green (Ace 978-0-441-01467-5, Feb 2007, $14.00, 325pp, tp) [Vampire Babylon] Vampire novel, the first in the Vampire Babylon series. Stuntwoman Dawn Madison returns to Hollywood to investigate her PI father’s disappearance and finds horrors she thought only existed onscreen.

Pax Britannia: Unnatural History Jonathan Green (Abaddon Books US 978-1-905437-10-8, Jul 2007, $7.99, 304pp, pb, cover by Mark Harrison) [Pax Britannia] Steampunk SF novel, set in a shared world where Queen Victoria is celebrating the 160th year of her reign. Copyrighted by Rebellion. This first US edition is the Abaddon UK 2/07 edition.

Guards of Haven Simon R. Green (Penguin/Roc 978-0-451-46169-8, Sep 2007, $16.00, 567pp, tp, cover by Jon Sullivan) [Hawk & Fisher] Reprint (Roc 1999) omnibus of medieval-fantasy detective novels #4-6 in “The Adventures of Hawk & Fisher”: Wolf in the Fold (1991), Guard Against Dishonor (1991), The Bones of Haven (1992).

Hell to Pay Simon R. Green (Ace 0-441-01460-7, Jan 2007, $6.99, 264pp, pb, cover by Jonathan Barkat) [John Taylor] Dark fantasy hard-boiled mystery, seventh in the Nightside series featuring John Taylor. The daughter of the Griffin is kidnapped.

The Man with the Golden Torc Simon R. Green (Penguin/Roc 978-0-451-46145-2, Jun 2007, $23.95, 393pp, hc, cover by Paul Young) [Secret Histories] Fantasy novel, the first in a new series. Eddie Drood (code name Shaman Bond) is on the run from his own family, the secret defenders of humanity against the supernatural. First US edition (Gollancz 5/07).

Sailing Time’s Ocean Terence M. Green (Red Deer Press/Robert J. Sawyer Books 0-88995-357-0, Sep 2006, $16.95, 263pp, tp) Reprint (McClelland & Stewart 1992 as Children of the Rainbow) SF time travel novel of a time-traveling descentdant of the Bounty mutineers. This has been somewhat revised, with a foreword by the author discussing the book’s history. Afterword by Robert J. Sawyer.

Wizards, Inc. ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Loren L. Coleman (DAW 978-0-7564-0439-0, Nov 2007, $7.99, 311pp, pb) Original anthology of 15 contemporary stories about those who make their living with magic. Authors include Orson Scott Card, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, and Jay Lake.

If I Were an Evil Overlord ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Russell Davis (DAW 978-0-7564-0384-3, Mar 2007, $7.99, 306pp, pb) Original anthology of 14 stories. Authors include Esther Friesner, Dean Wesley Smith, and Nina Kiriki Hoffman.

Heroes in Training ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Jim C. Hines (DAW 978-0-7564-0438-3, Sep 2007, $7.99, 311pp, pb) Original anthology of 13 stories. Introduction by Jim C. Hines. Authors include Esther M. Friesner, Ed Greenwood, and Peter David.

Fate Fantastic ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Daniel M. Hoyt (DAW 978-0-7564-0440-6, Oct 2007, $7.99, 310pp, pb) Original anthology of 16 stories about twists of fate. Authors include Julie E. Czerneda, Esther M. Friesner, and Mike Resnick & Barry N. Malzberg. Introduction by Daniel M. Hoyt.

Places to Be, People to Kill ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Brittiany A. Koren (DAW 978-0-7564-0417-8, Jun 2007, $7.99, 309pp, pb) Original anthology of 12 fantasy stories about assassins. Authors include Tanya Huff, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Ed Gorman. Introduction by Koren.

The Future We Wish We Had ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Rebecca Lickiss (DAW 978-0-7564-0441-3, Dec 2007, $7.99, 306pp, pb) Original anthology of 16 stories about what the present day might have been if various SF ideas had come true. Authors include Esther M. Friesner, Kevin J. Anderson, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Planet of the Apes as American Myth: Race Politics, and Popular Culture Eric Greene (McFarland 0-7864-2663-2, 2006, $29.95, 247pp, tp) Reprint (McFarland 1996) study of the SF films and their popular impact. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now. McFarland, Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640; [].

Portraits in the Dark Nancy O. Greene (iUniverse 978-0-595-39280-3, Aug 2006, $9.95, 787pp, tp) Collection of nine dark stories, some with fantasy elements. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now. A print-on-demand edition available online at [] or from iUniverse, 2021 Pine Lake Road, Suite 100, Lincoln NE 68512; 800-288-4677.

Dark Lord Ed Greenwood (BL Publishing/Solaris US 978-1-84416-519-3, Oct 2007, $24.99, 383pp, hc, cover by Jon Sullivan) [Falconfar Saga] Fantasy novel, volume one in the Falconfar Saga. This has the same ISBN as the simultaneous Black Library UK (9/07) edition, but only has US and Canadian prices.

Dark Warrior Rising Ed Greenwood (Tor 978-0-7653-1765-0, Sep 2007, $24.95, 300pp, hc, cover by Daniel Dos Santos) [Niflheim] Fantasy novel in the Niflheim series.

Forgotten Realms: Swords of Dragonfire Ed Greenwood (Wizards of the Coast 978-0-7869-4339-5, Aug 2007, $25.95, 340pp, hc, cover by Matthew Stewart) [Forgotten Realms: Knights of Myth Drannor] Novelization based on the roleplaying game, volume two of The Knights of Myth Drannor. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Forgotten Realms: Swords of Eveningstar Ed Greenwood (Wizards of the Coast 978-0-7869-4022-6, Aug 2006, $25.95, 343pp, hc, cover by Matthew Stewart) [Forgotten Realms: Knights of Myth Drannor] Novelization based on the roleplaying game, volume one of The Knights of Myth Drannor. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now.

Forgotten Realms: Swords of Eveningstar Ed Greenwood (Wizards of the Coast 978-0-7869-4272-5, Jun 2007, $7.99, 425pp, pb, cover by Matthew Stewart) [Forgotten Realms: Knights of Myth Drannor] Reprint (Wizards of the Coast 2006) novelization based on the roleplaying game, volume one of The Knights of Myth Drannor. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Forgotten Realms: The Annotated Elminster Ed Greenwood (Wizards of the Coast 978-0-7869-4799-7, Dec 2007, $27.95, 872pp, hc, cover by Matt Cavotta) [Forgotten Realms: Elminster] Omnibus of three novelizations featuring the wizard Elminster: Elminster: The Making of a Mage (1994), Elminster in Myth Drannor (1997), and The Temptation of Elminster (1998). The annotations consist of essays by Greenwood on the writing of each book, and comments on the realmslore in each. This is issued without dustjacket. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Exploring Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Lois H. Gresh (St, Martin’s Griffin 978-0-312-34743-7, Nov 2007, $9.95, 210pp, tp) Young-adult guide to the fantasy series, focusing on scientific and philosophical aspects. [Philip Pullman]

The Science of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Mary & John Gribbin (Random House/Laurel-Leaf 987-0-375-83146-1, Jul 2007, $5.99, 203+xix, pb, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Hodder Children’s Books 2003) associational YA non-fiction. The cover notes Pullman’s The Golden Compass is “soon to be a major motion picture!” [Philip Pullman]

Vampire Island Adele Griffin (Penguin/Putnam 978-0-399-23765-0, Aug 2007, $14.99, 120pp, hc, cover by Tuesday Mourning) [Vampire Island] Young-adult humorous vampire novella about the three Livingstone kids, fruit bat/vampire bat hybrids living in New York City.

Forgotten Realms: Black Wolf Dave Gross (Wizards of the Coast 978-0-7869-4283-1, Aug 2007, $6.99, 311pp, pb, cover by Raymond Swanland) [Forgotten Realms: Sembia] Reissue (Wizards of the Coast 2001) novelization based on the fantasy roleplaying game, fourth in the Sembia: Gateway to the Realms series. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

The Making of the Potterverse: A Month-by-Month Look at Harry’s First 10 Years Edward Gross (ECW Press 978-1-55022-763-5, Apr 2007, $14.95, 210+ix, tp) Non-fiction, reference, a chronological list of events (primarily as covered in the media) surrounding the publication of Rowling’s books. ECW Press, 2120 Queen Streat East, Suite 200, Toronto Ont. Canada M4E 1E2; []. [J. K. Rowling]

Soon I Will Be Invincible Austin Grossman (Random House/Pantheon 978-0-375-42486-1, Jun 2007, $22.95, 287pp, hc) Fantasy novel of superheroes and villains. A first novel.

Lion’s Honey David Grossman (Grove/Canongate U.S. 978-1-84195-913-9, Apr 2007, $13.00, 155pp, tp) [Myths] Reprint (Canongate 2006) fantasy novel in the Myths series retelling the story of Sampson and Delilah. Translated by Stuart Schoffman.

Key to Conflict Talia Gryphon (Ace 978-0-441-01503-0, Jun 2007, $7.99, 325pp, pb, cover by Judy York) [Gillian Key] Supernatural mystery/romance, the first in the series about Gillian Key, paramortal psychologist and Marine Special Forces operative. A first novel.

Night Life Elizabeth Guest (Berkley Sensation 978-0-425-21482-4, Apr 2007, $6.99, 292pp, pb) Contemporary paranormal romance. An Egyptian pharaoh is revived as a vampire in Las Vegas. Copyrighted by Suzanne Simmons Guntrum.

Death’s Head David Gunn (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-49827-4, May 2007, $24.95, 345pp, hc, cover by David Stevenson) [Aux] SF novel. Condemned soldier Sven Tveskoeg becomes an enforcer in an interstellar empire. A first novel or a pseudonym.

Walter Baumhofer: Pulp Art Masters John Gunnison (Adventure House 978-1-886937-94-X, Dec 2007, $20.00, 112pp, tp) Associational non-fiction, an art book looking at the pulp cover art of Walter Baumhofer, whose primarily non-fantastic art included some Doc Savage covers. Available from Adventure House, 914 Laredo Road, Silver Spring MD 20901; []. [Walter M. Baumhofer]

Best New Romantic Fantasy 2 ed. Paula Guran (Wildside Press/Juno Books 978-0-8095-5784-4, Jun 2007, $13.95, 301pp, tp, cover by Timothy Lantz) Best-of-the-year anthology of 15 stories from 2006, the second in a series after Best New Paranormal Romance. Authors include Esther Friesner, Sarah Monette, and Delia Sherman.

Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara James Gurney (Andrews McMeel 978-0-7407-6431-4, Oct 2007, $29.95, 160pp, hc, cover by James Gurney) [Dinotopia] Art book, the fourth in the series.

The Anubis Murders Gary Gygax (Paizo/Planet Stories 978-1-60125-042-1, Aug 2007, $12.99, 207pp, tp, cover by Andrew Hou) [Dangerous Journeys] Reprint (Roc 1992 as Dangerous Journeys: The Anubis Murders) fantasy novelization based on a roleplaying game world designed by Gygax, the first in the Dangerous Journeys series. Introduction by Erik Mona. Copyrighted by Trigee Enterprises.

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