The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2007

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Heart-Shaped Box Joe Hill (Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-000-0, Mar 2007, $50.00, 343pp, hc, cover by Vincent Chong) Reprint (Morrow 2007) horror novel. This signed, limited edition of 500 is sold out, as is a deluxe edition of 200 with added section ($75.00), and a traycased leatherbound lettered edition of 15. Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; [].

The Vampire Queen’s Servant Joey W. Hill (Berkley Heat 978-0-425-21590-6, Jul 2007, $14.00, 373pp, tp) Erotic vampire novel.

Heroes Arise Laurel Anne Hill (KOMENAR Publishing 978-0-9772081-4-2, Oct 2007, $24.95, 198pp, hc, cover by Jasmine Nakagawa) Fantasy novel/parable. The reptilian kren Gundack seeks a human’s help in gaining revenge against a fellow kren. Illustrated by Jasmine Nakagawa. A first novel. Komenar Publishing, 1756 Lacassie Ave., Suite 202, Walnut Creek CA 94596-7002; [].

Down and Dirty Sandra Hill (Berkley Sensation 978-0-425-21793-1, Nov 2007, $7.99, 324pp, pb, cover by Don Sipley) [Rough and Ready] Time-travel romance in a series about medieval Norse women and Navy SEALS, sequel to Rough and Ready.

Blade of Fire Stuart Hill (Scholastic/The Chicken House 978-0-439-84122-1, Feb 2007, $18.99, 574pp, hc, cover by Gary Blythe & Carol Lawson) [Icemark Chronicles] Young-adult fantasy, the second volume in the Icemark Chronicles trilogy. First US edition (The Chicken House UK 9/06).

Goblin Hero Jim C. Hines (DAW 978-0-7564-0442-0, May 2007, $6.99, 343pp, pb, cover by Mel Grant) [Jig the goblin] Fantasy novel, sequel to Goblin Quest.

Creator Born Shirley Hiter (Infinity 0-7414-3177-7, Jun 2006, $18.95, 351pp, tp) Fantasy novel. A woman is chosen by the Creator to save her world. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now. Infinity, 1094 New DeHaven Street, Suite 100, West Conshohocken PA 19428-2713; 877-BUY-BOOK; [].

Falling Angel William Hjortsberg (Centipede Press/Millipede Press 1-933618-08-6, Nov 2006, $14.00, 302pp, tp, cover by Stanislaw Zagorski) Reprint (Harcourt 1978) occult mystery. Introduction by Jim Crumley. Foreword by Ridley Scott. The author provides an afterword and bonus story, “Sidekick”. A signed, hardcover edition (-09-4, $65.00) and a deluxe leatherbound edition ($250.00) are also available. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now. Millipede Press, 2565 Teller Court, Lakewood CO 80214; [].

Warhammer 40,000: Star of Damocles Andy Hoare (BL Publishing/Black Library US 978-1-84416-478-3, Sep 2007, $7.99, 254pp, pb, cover by Clint Langley) [Warhammer 40,000] Novelization based on the roleplaying game universe. Copyrighted by Games Workshop. This first US edition has the same ISBN as the Black Library UK edition (8/07) but gives only US and Canadian prices.

Linger Awhile Russell Hoban (Godine, David R. 978-1-56792-326-1, Jun 2007, $15.95, 134pp, tp) Contemporary fantasy novel. An old man falls in love with a long-dead actress and finds a way to bring her to life — as a b&w vampire cowgirl. First US edition (Bloomsbury 1/06).

Forest Mage Robin Hobb (HarperCollins/Eos 978-0-06-075829-5, Dec 2007, $7.99, 726pp, pb) [Soldier Son] Reprint (Voyager 2006) fantasy novel, the second in the Soldier Son trilogy.

Renegade’s Magic Robin Hobb (HarperCollins/Eos 978-0-06-075764-9, Jan 2008, $25.95, 662pp, hc, cover by Steve Stone) [Soldier Son] Fantasy novel, the third in the Soldier Son trilogy. First US edition (Voyager 7/07)

To Ride a Rathorn P. C. Hodgell (SFBC #1231469, Mar 2007, $12.99, 472pp, hc, cover by Christian McGrath) [Jamethiel Priest’s-Bane] Reprint (Meisha Merlin 2006) fantasy novel, sequel to Seeker’s Mask. This is similar to the Meisha Merlin edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Quiet Girl Peter Høeg (Farrar Straus Giroux 978-0-374-26369-0, Nov 2007, $26.00, 408pp, hc) Near-future thriller about a psychic clown coerced by the Danish government into tracking down a girl who shares his abilities. Translated by Nadia Christensen from the Danish Den stille pige (Rosinante 2006), First US edition (Harvill Secker 10/07).

The Woman and the Ape Peter Høeg (Farrar Straus Giroux/Picador 978-0-312-42712-2, Nov 2007, $14.00, 261pp, tp) Reprint (Farrar Straus Giroux 1996) literary SF novel about a woman who becomes involved with an intelligent ape. Translated by Barbara Haveland from the Danish Kvinden og aben.

No Time Like Show Time Michael Hoeye (Penguin/Puffin 978-0-14-240982-4, Oct 2007, $7.99, 277pp, tp, cover by François Roca) [Hermux Tantamoq] Reprint (Putnam 2004) young-adult talking-animal fantasy mystery novel, third in the Hermux Tantamoq series.

The Sands of Time Michael Hoeye (Penguin/Puffin 978-0-14-240983-1, Oct 2007, $7.99, 277pp, tp, cover by François Roca) [Hermux Tantamoq] Reprint (Terfle Books 2001) young-adult talking-animal fantasy mystery novel in the Hermux Tantamoq series, sequel to Time Stops for No Mouse.

Time Stops for No Mouse Michael Hoeye (Penguin/Puffin 978-0-14-240984-8, Oct 2007, $7.99, 250pp, tp, cover by François Roca) [Hermux Tantamoq] Reprint (Terfle Books 2000) young-adult fantasy mystery novel, the first in the series featuring talking mouse Hermux Tantamoq.

Time to Smell the Roses Michael Hoeye (Penguin/Putnam 978-0-399-24490-2, Oct 2007, $15.99, 273pp, hc, cover by François Roca) [Hermux Tantamoq] Young-adult talking-animal fantasy mystery novel, fourth in the Hermux Tantamoq series.

Echoes of an Alien Sky James P. Hogan (Baen 978-1-4165-2108-2, Feb 2007, $24.00, 317pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) SF novel. A mission from Venus studies the archaeological remains of Earth’s long-dead inhabitants.

The Two Worlds James P. Hogan (Baen 978-1-4165-3725-0, Sep 2007, $7.99, 855pp, pb) [Giants] Omnibus of the third and fourth novels in the Giants series: Giants’ Star (1981) and Entoverse (1991). There is a new introduction by Hogan on the inspiration for the novels.

Rose Bride Nancy Holder (Simon Pulse 978-1-4169-3535-3, Jun 2007, $5.99, 248pp, pb, cover by Kinuko Y. Craft) Young-adult fantasy novel based loosely on “The White Bride and the Black Bride”, part of the Once Upon a Time series of fairytale retellings.

The Broken Kings Robert Holdstock (Tor 978-0-7653-1109-2, May 2007, $27.95, 367pp, hc, cover by Larry Rostant) [Merlin Codex] Fantasy novel, book three of the Merlin Codex. First US edition (Gollancz 1/07).

Read On...Fantasy Fiction: Reading Lists for Every Taste Neil Hollands (Greenwood/Libraries Unlimited 978-1-59158-330-1, Jul 2007, $30.00, 210+xix, tp) Non-fiction, reference, a series of lists of fantasy titles organized by type of story, characters, setting, mood, and writing style, with appendices on trilogies and award winners. Includes index. Order from Libraries Unlimited, 88 Post Road West, Westport CT 06881; [].

Fairyville Emma Holly (Berkley Sensation 978-0-425-21705-4, Sep 2007, $14.00, 310pp, tp, cover by Judy York) Erotic fantasy romance about a woman who sees dead people and fairies.

Heat of the Night Emma Holly (Berkley Sensation 978-0-425-21135-9, Jan 2007, $14.00, 357pp, tp, cover by Judy York) Omnibus/collection of two fantasy paranormal romances: Hunting Midnight (2003) and sequel novella “The Night Owl”.

Dance Dance Revolution Cathy Park Hong (Norton 978-0-393-06484-1, May 2007, $23.95, 120pp, hc) Near-future SF poem, set in a desert city where refugees from a revolution have created a new culture — and the dialect in which the poem is written.

The Monsters: Mary Shelley & the Curse of Frankenstein Dorothy & Thomas Hoobler (Little, Brown/Back Bay 978-0-316-06640-2, Aug 2007, $14.99, 374pp, tp, cover by Henry Fuseli) Reprint (Little, Brown 2006) non-fiction, a historical/biographical look the creation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This includes a readers’ guide. [Mary W. Shelley]

The Haunting of Josie Kay Hooper (Bantam 978-0-553-59047-0, Jan 2008, $6.99, 213pp, pb, cover by Tony Greco) Reissue (Bantam Loveswept 1994) paranormal romance.

The New Moon’s Arms Nalo Hopkinson (Warner 978-0-446-57691-8, Feb 2007, $23.99, 323pp, hc) Mainstream novel with elements of magical realism. A woman starting menopause rediscovers her childhood gift for finding things.

The Devil and His Boy Anthony Horowitz (Penguin/Puffin 978-0-14-240797-4, Jan 2007, $6.99, 182pp, tp) Reissue (Walker Books UK 1998) young-adult historical novel with elements of fantasy.

Evil Star Anthony Horowitz (Scholastic/Apple 978-0-439-68008-0, Jun 2007, $6.99, 318pp, tp, cover by Justin Brandstater) [Gatekeepers] Reprint (Walker UK 2006) young-adult horror novel, second in the Gatekeepers series, significantly re-written from the Pentagram series from the 1980s.

More Horowitz Horror Anthony Horowitz (Penguin/Philomel 978-0-399-24519-0, Apr 2007, $11.99, 210pp, hc) Young-adult original collection of nine horror stories. This is bound in boards. First US edition (Orchard Books UK 2000, not seen).

Nightrise Anthony Horowitz (Scholastic Press 978-0-439-68001-1, Jul 2007, $17.99, 365pp, hc, cover by Justin Brandstater) [Gatekeepers] Young-adult horror novel, third in The Gatekeepers series, significantly re-written from the Pentagram series from the 1980s. First US edition (Walker UK 4/07).

Raven’s Gate Anthony Horowitz (Scholastic/Apple 0-439-68009-3, Oct 2006, $6.99, 254pp, tp, cover by Justin Brandstater) [Gatekeepers] Reprint (Scholastic 2005) young-adult horror novel, first in The Gatekeepers series. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now.

Fantasy: The Best of the Year: 2007 Edition ed. Rich Horton (Wildside Press/Prime Books 978-0-8095-5650-2, May 2007, $13.95, 358pp, tp, cover by John Everett Millais) Best-of-the-year anthology of 16 stories, with an introduction on the year in fantasy by the editor. Authors include Geoff Ryman, Peter S. Beagle, and Ysabeau Wilce. Prime Books, 9710 Traville Gateway Dr. #234, Rockville MD 20850; [].

Fantasy: The Best of the Year: 2007 Edition ed. Rich Horton (Dorchester/Cosmos Books 978-0-8439-5906-2, Jun 2007, $7.99, 460pp, pb, cover by John Everett Millais) Reprint (Prime 2007) best-of-the-year anthology of 16 stories.

Science Fiction: The Best of the Year: 2007 Edition ed. Rich Horton (Wildside Press/Prime Books 978-0-8095-6247-8, Jun 2007, $13.95, 377pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Best-of-the-year anthology of 12 stories from 2006, with an overview of the year 2006 by Horton. Authors include Walter Jon Williams, Adam Roberts, and Robert Reed. Prime Books, 9710 Traville Gateway Dr. #234, Rockville MD 20850; [].

Science Fiction: The Best of the Year: 2007 Edition ed. Rich Horton (Dorchester/Cosmos Books 978-0-8439-5904-8, Jun 2007, $7.99, 476pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Prime Books 2007) best-of-the-year anthology of 12 stories from 2006, with an overview of the year by Horton. Authors include Ian Watson, Robert Charles Wilson, and Robert Reed. Published in collaboration with Wildside Press.

The Possibility of an Island Michel Houellebecq (Random House/Vintage International 978-0-307-27521-9, May 2007, $14.95, 337pp, tp) Reprint (Weidenfeld & Nicholson 2005) SF novel. Translated from the French La Possibilite d’un Ile (Fayard 2005) by Gavin Bowd.

A Dark Sacrifice Madeline Howard (HarperCollins/Eos 978-0-06-058592-2, Dec 2007, $14.95, 418pp, tp, cover by Steve Youll) [Rune of Unmaking] Fantasy novel, the second book of The Rune of Unmaking series. Howard is a pen name for Teresa Edgerton.

The Best of Robert E. Howard, Volume 2: Grim Lands Robert E. Howard (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-49019-3, Dec 2007, $16.95, 510+xxiii, tp) Collection of 16 stories and 12 poems in a mix of genres including Westerns, pirate adventure, and fantasy tales featuring popular characters including Kull, Conan, Solomon Kane, and Bran Mak Morn. This has an essay by Steven Tompkins, and notes on Howards’ original texts. Illustrated by Jim & Ruth Keegan. Introduction by Rusty Burke.

The Best of Robert E. Howard, Volume I: Crimson Shadows Robert E. Howard (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-49018-6, Aug 2007, $16.95, 503+xxii, tp, cover by Jim & Ruth Keegan) Collection of 16 stories and 12 poems, in a variety of genres, including stories of Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane, and Bran Mak Morn. Illustrated by Jim & Ruth Keegan, who also provide a foreword. Introduction by editor Rusty Burke.

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