The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2007

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Dog Days John Levitt (Ace 978-0-441-01553-5, Nov 2007, $6.99, 297pp, pb, cover by Don Sipley) [Dog Days] Fantasy novel. Ex-enforcer Mason just wants to be a musician, but evil in San Francisco drags him — and his magical dog Louie — back into the magic business. The author also writes as J.R. Levitt.

The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III: Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy 1950-1963 C. S. Lewis (HarperSanFrancisco 978-0-06-081922-4, Jan 2007, $42.95, 1810+xx, hc) Non-fiction, biographical/reference, the third of three volumes collecting Lewis’s extensive correspondence. Edited and with a preface by Walter Hooper. Includes an appendix with biographies of correspondents, and an index. First US edition (HarperCollins UK 11/06).

The Monk Matthew Lewis (SFBC #1235998, Jul 2007, $12.99, 442pp, tp) Reprint (1795) gothic novel with minor supernatural elements. This is similar to the Oxford World’s Classics 2002 edition with introduction by Stephen King; it has ISBN 978-0-7394-8252-0, lacks a price, and has the book club number on the back jacket.

The Face in the Shadow Erik L’Homme (Scholastic 0-439-65666-4, Mar 2006, $5.99, 262pp, tp, cover by Mark Zug) [Book of the Stars] Young-adult fantasy novel, the third in the Book of the Stars trilogy. Translated from the French Le Visage de l’Ombre (Gallimard 2002) by Roz Schwartz. First US edition (The Chicken House UK 2005). This is dated 2006, but not seen until now.

Ghost Alan Lightman (Random House/Pantheon 978-0-375-42169-3, Oct 2007, $23.00, 245pp, hc) Fantasy novel. A middle-aged man has a vision and sparks a controversy over the existence of the supernatural.

Warhammer 40,000: Sons of Fenris Lee Lightner (BL Publishing/Black Library US 978-1-84416-388-5, Feb 2007, $7.99, 404pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf] Novelization based on the SF roleplaying game, fifth in the Space Wolf series. This first US edition has the same ISBN as the Black Library UK (1/07) edition, but only gives US and Canadian prices.

The Nightmare Factory Thomas Ligotti (HarperCollins/Fox Atomic Comics 978-0-06-124353-0, Aug 2007, $17.99, unpaginated, tp, cover by Ashley Wood) Graphic collection of comics adaptations of four stories by Thomas Ligotti, two adapted by Stuart Moore, two by Joe Harris, illustrated by various artists. Ligotti provides introductions.

The Shadow at the Bottom of the World Thomas Ligotti (Subterranean Press 1-59606-057-3, May 2006, $50.00, 270pp, hc, cover by J. K. Potter) Reprint (Cold Spring Press 2005) collection of 16 stories. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now. This is a signed, limited edition of 400; a traycased, lettered edition of 26 is sold out. Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; [].

Matters of the Blood Maria Lima (Wildside Press/Juno Books 978-0-8095-5790-8, Mar 2007, $12.95, 282pp, tp) Dark fantasy mystery/romance about a woman with necromantic powers working at a mortuary in a small Texas town. A first novel. Wildside Press/Juno Books, 9710 Traville Gateway Dr. #234, Rockville MD 20850; [].

The Thrall’s Tale Judith Lindbergh (Penguin/Plume 978-0-28817-1, Jan 2007, $15.00, 451pp, hc, cover by Larry Rostant) Reprint (Viking 2005, not seen) historical novel with possible fantasy elements set in ancient Greenland during the introduction of Christianity. A first novel.

Cimmerian City Rae Lindley (Lavender Isis Press 978-0-9793674-7-2, Oct 2007, $10.95, 188pp, tp, cover by Rae Lindley) [Cimmerian] Near-future SF novel, the first in the Cimmerian series. Raven Blackheart wakes ten years after an accident to find humans and creatures called Dracins at war in a world run by corporations. This is a print-on-demand edition. Lavender Isis, PO Box 47564, Tampa FL 33647; [].

Let Me In John Ajvide Lindqvist (St. Martin’s 978-0-312-35528-9, Oct 2007, $25.95, hc) Vampire novel. The new girl next door only comes out at night. A Thomas Dunne book. Translated from the Swedish Lät den rätte komma in (Ordfront 2004) by Ebba Segerberg. A first novel. First US edition (Quercus 8/07).

Wolf’s Blood Jane Lindskold (Tor 978-0-765-31480-2, Mar 2007, $27.95, 540pp, hc, cover by Julie Bell) [Firekeeper] Fantasy novel, sixth and final in the Firekeeper series.

The Best of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet ed. Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-365-49913-4, Sep 2007, $14.95, 387pp, tp, cover by Jacob McMurray) Anthology of 49 pieces, not all easily defined (around 25 stories, 15 poems, and miscellaneous other items), originally published in the small-press zine. Introduction by Dan Chaon. Authors include John Kessel, Nalo Hopkinson, Karen Joy Fowler, and Jeffrey Ford.

Beyond Eden S. L. Linnea (St. Martin’s 978-0-312-94215-1, Sep 2007, $6.99, 387pp, pb) [Jaime Richards] Supernatural thriller, sequel to Chasing Eden. Someone is kidnapping descendants of Eden out in the “Terris” (real) world. Copyrighted by Sharon Linnéa & B.K. Sherer.

The Vanishing Bentley Little (Penguin/Signet 978-0-451-22185-8, Aug 2007, $7.99, 386pp, pb) Horror novel. Family men start killing their families gruesomely, and researchers uncover a similar 19th-century case.

Soul Song Marjorie M. Liu (Leisure 978-0-8439-5766-2, Jul 2007, $6.99, 331pp, pb) [Dirk & Steele] Dark fantasy romance/mystery in the Dirk & Steele series about the operatives of a global paranormal detective agency. Kitala Bell is drawn to a man from the sea with a magical song.

The Greener Shore Morgan Llywelyn (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-47767-5, Jul 2007, $14.95, 301pp, tp, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Druids] Reprint (Del Rey 2006) Celtic historical fantasy novel, sequel to Druids.

The Scarlet Letterman Cara Lockwood (Pocket/MTV Books 978-1-4165-2490-8, Jan 2007, $9.95, 256pp, tp) [Bard Academy] Young-adult ghost romance novel, the second in the Bard Academy series about a school with ghost teachers. Miranda’s torn between the ghost of Heathcliff and the guy whose letter jacket she wears.

Wuthering High Cara Lockwood (Pocket/MTV Books 978-1-4165-2475-5, Apr 2007, $9.95, 257pp, tp) [Bard Academy] Reissue (MTV Books 2006, not seen) young-adult ghost romance novel, the first in the Bard Academy series about a school where the teachers are all ghosts of famous authors. Third printing.

Vespa Dean Lombardo (Active Bladder 978-0-9761729-4-9, Aug 2007, $10.00, 184pp, tp) Horror novel. An expert on invasive species believes something is preying on people in a small town. Active Bladder, PO Box 24607, Philadelphia PA 19111; [].

The Inhabited World David Long (Houghton Mifflin 978-0-618-54335-9, Jul 2006, $23.00, 277pp, hc) Quasi-fantasy novel. A ghost trying to figure out why he killed himself watches the new tenant of his house, a woman who just ended a love affair.

Icelander Dustin Long (Grove/McSweeney’s 978-0-8021-4320-4, Jun 2007, $13.00, 249pp, hc, cover by Josh Cochran) Reprint (McSweeney’s Books 2006, not seen) fantasy mystery/satire novel set in an alternate world. Bean Day celebrations in New Cruiskeen are disrupted by a crime wave. Literary works satirized include James Joyce’s Ulysses, Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire, and Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, with elements of Agatha Christie, Thomas Pynchon, Arthur Conan Doyle. A first novel.

Warhammer: Blackhearts: The Omnibus Nathan Long (BL Publishing/Black Library US 978-1-84416-510-0, Oct 2007, $11.99, 766pp, tp, cover by Christer Sveen) [Warhammer: Blackhearts] Omnibus/collection of two stories and three novelizations based on the fantasy roleplaying game: Warhammer: Valnir’s Bane (2004), Warhammer: The Broken Lance (2005), and Warhammer: Tainted Blood (2006). Copyrighted by Games Workshop. This first US edition has the same ISBN as the Black Library UK (9/07) edition, but only lists US and Canadian prices.

Warhammer: Manslayer Nathan Long (BL Publishing/Black Library US 978-1-84416-509-4, Nov 2007, $7.99, 411pp, pb, cover by Geoff Taylor) [Warhammer: Gotrek & Felix] Novelization based on the fantasy roleplaying game, in the Gotrek & Felix series. Copyrighted by Games Workshop. This first US edition has the same ISBN as the Black Library UK (10/07) edition, but only lists US and Canadian prices.

Master of Shadows Janet Lorimer (Wildside Press/Juno Books 978-0-8095-5782-0, Aug 2007, $12.95, 255pp, tp, cover by Timothy Lantz) Paranormal romance drawing on Beauty and the Beast. Ariel discovers there really is a man-beast in the woods. Juno Books, 9710 Traville Gateway Dr. #234, Rockville MD 20850; [].

Fangs for the Memories Kathy Love (Kensington/Brava 978-0-7582-1132-3, Sep 2007, $6.99, 332pp, tp) [Young Brothers] Vampire romance. A vampire’s brother falls in love with a mortal and forgets he’s a vampire.

My Sister is a Werewolf Kathy Love (Kensington/Brava 978-0-7582-1855-1, Jul 2007, $14.00, 280pp, tp, cover by Lisa Henderling) [Young Brothers] Paranormal romance in a series begun in Fangs for the Memories. The vampiric Young brothers have a werewolf sister searching for a cure to her condition.

At the Mountains of Madness and Other Tales of Terror H. P. Lovecraft (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-32945-5, Dec 2007, $6.99, 184pp, pb) Reissue (Beagle 1971) collection of four stories; 37th printing.

Graphic Classics, Volume Four: H.P. Lovecraft, Second Edition H. P. Lovecraft (Eureka Productions 978-0-9746648-9-7, Jan 2007, $11.95, 144pp, tp) Illustrated anthology/graphic novel with eight HPL stories and poems in comic or illustrated form; this second edition is completely revised with 75 pages of new material, dropping several pieces (including a biography of HPL and the introduction by Gahan Wilson) and adding four, including adaptations of “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”, “Dreams in the Witch House”, and “Sweet Ermengarde”. Eureka Productions, 8778 Oak Grove Road, Mount Horeb WI 53572; [].

The Horror in the Museum H. P. Lovecraft (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-48572-4, Oct 2007, $16.95, 453pp, tp, cover by John Jude Palencar) Reprint (Arkham House 1989 as The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions) collection of 24 stories either written in collaboration with H.P. Lovecraft or revised by him; a significant expansion and revision of the eponymous 1944 Arkham House edition. This has a new introduction by Stephen Jones, plus notes by S.T. Joshi and August Derleth from the Arkham House 1970 edition.

Tales of H.P. Lovecraft H. P. Lovecraft (HarperPerennial 978-0-06-137460-9, Nov 2007, $14.95, 328pp, tp, cover by Mike Mignola) Reprint (Ecco Press 1997) anthology of ten stories by Lovecraft, selected and introduced by Joyce Carol Oates. This has an added readers guide section with biographical essay by S.T. Joshi, and Lovecraft’s “Notes on Writing Weird Fiction”.

The Secret Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Gary Lovisi (Ramble House, Mar 2007, $18.00, 154pp, tp, cover by Gavin L. O’Keefe) [Sherlock Holmes] Collection of three Sherlockian pastiches, all with SF or fantasy elements. Afterword by Richard Lupoff. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [].

Sherlock Holmes: The Great Detective in Paperback & Pastiche: A Survey, Index & Value Guide Gary Lovisi (Gryphon Books 1-58250-084-344-4, Dec 2007, $50.00, 180pp, tp) [Sherlock Holmes] Associational non-fiction, reference, a bibliography and guide to paperback Sherlockiana, both Doyle’s cannon and parodies and pastiches, including a number of works with SF and fantasy elements. Published in spiral-bound format. Substantially expanded and revised from Sherlock Holmes: The Great Detective in Paperback (Gryphon Books 1990), adding chapbooks and trade paperbacks, non-fiction, essays, and other materials, organized by author. Available from Gryphon Books, PO Box 209, Brooklyn NY 11228-0209; [].

Astounding Hero Tales: Thrilling Stories of Pulp Adventure ed. James Lowder (Hero Games 978-1-58366-060-7, Mar 2007, $16.99, 304pp, tp, cover by J. Allen St. John) Original anthology of 17 pulp-style stories. Authors include Hugh B. Cave, Ed Greenwood, and a “newly discovered” story from Lester Dent. Foreword by Hugh B. Cave. Hero Games, 1 Haight Street, Suite A, San Francisco CA 94102; [].

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