The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2007

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30 Days of Night: Immortal Remains Steve Niles & Jeff Mariotte (Pocket Star 978-1-7434-9652-0, Aug 2007, $7.99, 367pp, pb, cover by Justin Randall) Horror novel based on the world of the horror graphic novels created by Niles.

Charlie Bone and the Beast Jenny Nimmo (Scholastic/Orchard 978-0-439-84655-3, Jun 2007, $10.99, 389pp, hc, cover by Chris Sheban) [Children of the Red King] Young-adult fantasy novel, sixth in the Children of the Red King series. This is bound in boards.

The Chestnut Soldier Jenny Nimmo (Scholastic/Orchard 978-0-439-84177-6, Apr 2007, $9.99, 203pp, hc, cover by Brandon Dorman) [Magician] Reprint (Methuen 1989) young-adult fantasy novel, third in the Magician trilogy. This is bound in boards.

N-Space Larry Niven (Tor 978-0-7653-1824-4, Aug 2007, $15.95, 534pp, tp, cover by Ray Massey) [Known Space] Reprint (Tor 1990) collection of fiction and non-fiction.

Fleet of Worlds Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner (Tor 978-0-7653-1825-1, Oct 2007, $24.95, 299pp, hc, cover by Stephan Martiniere) [Known Space] SF novel set in Niven’s Known Space 200 years before Ringworld.

Man-Kzin Wars XI ed. Larry Niven (Baen 978-1-4165-2148-8, Sep 2007, $7.99, 489pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Known Space; Man-Kzin Wars] Reprint (Baen 2005) anthology of six stories set in Larry Niven’s Known Space universe.

The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 4: Sir Thursday Garth Nix (Scholastic 978-0-439-43657-1, Mar 2007, $6.99, 344pp, tp, cover by John Blackford) [Keys to the Kingdom] Reprint (Scholastic 2006) young-adult fantasy novel, fourth in a seven-part series. Simultaneous with the Australian (Allen & Unwin) edition.

The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 5: Lady Friday Garth Nix (Scholastic Press 978-0-439-70088-7, Mar 2007, $17.99, 304pp, hc, cover by John Blackford) [Keys to the Kingdom] Young-adult fantasy novel, fifth in a seven-part series.

One Beastly Beast (Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales) Garth Nix (HarperCollins/Eos 978-0-06-084319-9, Aug 2007, $15.99, 158pp, hc, cover by Brian Biggs) Children’s collection/omnibus of four stories, one original, three published in Australia as separate books: Blackbread the Pirate (1999), Bill the Inventor (1998), and Serena and the Sea Serpent (2000). Illustrated by Brian Biggs. First US edition (HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks UK 4/07).

The Seventh Tower: Castle Garth Nix (Scholastic 978-0-439-17683-5, Dec 2007, $5.99, 215pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) [Castle] Reissue (Scholastic 2000) young-adult novel set in the Castle world, the second in a series of six. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm; 13th printing.

The Seventh Tower: The Fall Garth Nix (Scholastic 978-0-439-17682-8, Dec 2007, $5.99, 195pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) [Castle] Reissue (Scholastic 2000) young-adult novel set in the Castle world, the first of in a series of six. Copyrighted by Lucasfilm; 17th printing.

Captain Vampire Marie Nizet; trans. by Brian Stableford (Black Coat Press 978-1-934543-01-6, Jul 2007, $16.95, 165pp, tp, cover by Hank Mayo) Vampire novella. Translated/adapted by Brian Stableford from the French Le Capitaine Vampire (Auguste Ghio 1879); Stableford also provides an introduction on the book’s history, afterword, and notes. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [], or from Hollywood, PO Box 17270, Encino CA 91416.

Nightshadows William F. Nolan (Fairwood Press/Darkwood Press 978-0-9789078-4-6, Dec 2007, $17.99, 303pp, tp) Dark fantasy collection of 23 stories, one original and one revised, most written in the last ten years, with comments on each by the author. Fairwood Press, 21528 104th St. Ct. E, Bonney Lake WA 98391; [].

Dark Companion Andre Norton (Baen 978-1-4165-2119-8, Apr 2007, $7.99, 566pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Baen 2005) omnibus of two far-future SF novels: Dark Piper (1968) and Dread Companion (1970).

From the Sea to the Stars Andre Norton (Baen 978-1-4165-2122-8, May 2007, $15.00, 339pp, tp, cover by Bob Eggleton) Omnibus of Sea Siege (1957) and Star Gate (1958).

Masks of the Outcasts Andre Norton (Baen 978-1-4165-221389, Jul 2007, $7.99, 456pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (Baen 2005) Omnibus of two novels: Catseye (1961) and Night of Masks (1964).

Moonsinger Andre Norton (SFBC #1225358, Apr 2007, $12.99, 405pp, hc, cover by Alan Pollack) Reprint (Baen 2006) omnibus of two novels about the Moonsinger Maelen: Moon of Three Rings (1966) and Exiles of the Stars (1971). This is similar to the Baen edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Moonsinger Andre Norton (Baen 978-1-4165-5517-9, Jan 2008, $7.99, 419pp, pb, cover by Alan Pollack) [Moonsinger] Reprint (Baen 2006) omnibus of two novels about the Moonsinger Maelen: Moon of Three Rings (1966) and Exiles of the Stars (1971).

Plague Ship Andre Norton (Wildside Press 1-55742-994-4, 2006, $11.95, 148pp, tp) [Solar Queen] Reprint (Gnome Press 1956 as by Andrew North) SF novel, the first in the Solar Queen/Dane Thorson series. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now. A print-on-demand edition available online at []; Wildside Press, 9710 Traville Gateway Dr. #234, Rockville MD 20850.

Red Hart Magic Andre Norton (Tor/Starscape 978-0-765-35302-3, Feb 2007, $5.99, 201pp, tp, cover by Tristan Elwell) [Magic] Reprint (Crowell 1976) young-adult fantasy novel in the Magic series.

Star Born Andre Norton (Dorchester/Cosmos Books 978-0-8439-5914-7, Nov 2007, $6.99, 238pp, pb, cover by Ian Field-Richards) Reprint (World 1957) SF novel.

Star Flight Andre Norton (Baen 978-1-4165-5506-3, Oct 2007, $24.00, 374pp, hc, cover by Stephen Hickman) [Astra] Omnibus of two SF novels: The Stars Are Ours (1954) and Star Born (1957).

Star Soldiers Andre Norton (Baen 0-7434-3554-0, Dec 2006, $6.99, 471pp, pb, cover by Stephen Hickman) Reissue (Baen 2001) SF omnibus of two SF novels, Star Guard (1955) and Star Rangers (1953). Third printing.

The Time Traders Andre Norton (Wildside Press 1-55742-956-1, 2006, $13.95, 157pp, tp) [Time Agents] Reprint (World 1958) SF novel, the first in the Time Agents series. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now. A print-on-demand edition available online at []; Wildside Press, 9710 Traville Gateway Dr. #234, Rockville MD 20850.

Beast Master’s Quest Andre Norton & Lyn McConchie (Tor 978-0-7653-5334-4, Jun 2007, $6.99, 302pp, pb, cover by Julie Bell) [Hosteen Storm] Reprint (Tor 2006) SF novel, the third in a series of sequels to Norton’s The Beast Master.

Dragon Mage Andre Norton & Jean Rabe (Tor 978-0-7653-1659-2, Jan 2008, $24.95, 304pp, hc, cover by Tristan. Elwell) [Magic Books] Fantasy novel, outlined by Norton and finished by Rabe, sequel to Norton’s Dragon Magic. Young Sky is transported from Wisconsin to ancient Babylon, where she must learn dragon magic and defeat a dark wizard.

Return to Quag Keep Andre Norton & Jean Rabe (Tor 978-0-7653-5152-4, Jan 2008, $6.99, 279pp, pb, cover by Justin Sweet) [Quag Keep] Reprint (Tor 2006) fantasy novel, sequel to Quag Keep, the first novel based on Dungeons & Dragons. Packaged by Bill Fawcett & Associates.

A Taste of Magic Andre Norton & Jean Rabe (Tor 978-0-7653-5433-4, Sep 2007, $6.99, 303pp, pb, cover by Tristan Elwell) Reprint (Tor 2006) fantasy novel, started and plotted by Norton and finished by Rabe.

Firebirds Rising ed. Sharyn November (Penguin/Firebird 978-0-14-240936-7, Oct 2007, $9.99, 528pp, tp, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Reprint (Firebird 2006) young-adult original anthology of 16 stories.

Empire of Ivory Naomi Novik (Ballantine Del Rey 978-0-345-49687-4, Oct 2007, $7.99, 405pp, pb) [Temeraire] Fantasy novel, the fourth in the Temeraire historical fantasy series mixing dragons with warfare in the Napoleonic era. Laurence and Temeraire head to Africa in search of a cure for a dragon disease.

The Restless Dead ed. Deborah Noyes (Candlewick Press 978-0-7636-2906-9, Aug 2007, $16.99, xi+253pp, hc) Young-adult original anthology of ten horror stories. Authors include Kelly Link, M.T. Anderson, and Holly Black.

Wet Work Philip Nutman (Overlook Connection Press 1-892950-83-9, Nov 2007, $44.95, 300pp, tp, cover by John Bergin) Reprint (Jove 1993) zombie horror novel. This is the corrected, definitive edition originally published by Overlook Connection in 2005 (-64-2, hc) but not seen. Introduction by Douglas E. Winter. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [], or from Overlook Connection Press, PO Box 1934, Hiram GA 30141.

An Unexpected Apprentice Jody Lynn Nye (Tor 978-0-7653-1433-8, Jun 2007, $25.95, 400pp, hc, cover by Michael Kaluta) Fantasy novel. A female smallfolk (a hobbitlike race) decides to become a wizard’s apprentice.

Halo: Ghosts of Onyx Eric Nylund (Tor 978-0-765-35470-9, Apr 2007, $7.99, 383pp, pb) [Halo] Reprint (Tor 2006) novelization based on the computer game. Copyrighted by Microsoft.

Z for Zachariah Robert C. O’Brien (Simon Pulse 978-1-4169-3921-4, Jul 2007, $6.99, 249pp, tp, cover by Sammy Yuen, Jr.) Reprint (Atheneum 1974) young-adult postapocalyptic SF novel.

Recalled to Life Weston Ochse (Delirium Books, Apr 2007, $50.00, 317pp, hc, cover by Vince Locke) [Cycle of the Aegis] Horror novel, the first book in the Cycle of the Aegis trilogy. Part previously appeared in the chapbook novella Natural Selection (2001). This is a limited edition of 250; a lettered edition of 26 is also available. Delirium Books, PO Box 338, North Webster IN 46555; []; [].

Vampire Outlaw of the Milky Way Weston Ochse (Bad Moon Books, Mar 2007, $15.00, 94pp, tp, cover by Chad Savage) SF novella alternating between the story of an autistic child and the space opera adventures of the outlaw vampire Monray da Kine. Introduction by Brian Keene. This is a limited edition of 300 signed by both Ochse and Keene. Bad Moon Books, 1854 W. Chateau Ave., Anaheim CA 92804; [].

Best Laid Plans Constance O’Day-Flannery (Tor 0-765-35403-9, Dec 2007, $4.99, 344pp, pb) [Guardian] Reissue (Tor 2006) fantasy romance novel, the first in the Guardian series about the Yellow Brick Road Gang, a group of close women friends who dabble in magic. This is a special down-priced edition.

Colliding Forces Constance O’Day-Flannery (Tor 978-0-7653-5889-9, Dec 2007, $4.99, 342pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 2005) paranormal romance. This is a special down-priced edition.

Old Friends Constance O’Day-Flannery (Tor 978-0-7653-5405-1, Dec 2007, $6.99, 295pp, pb) [Guardian] Fantasy romance novel, the third in the series about the Yellow Brick Road Gang and their spiritual searches.

Shifting Love Constance O’Day-Flannery (Tor 978-0-7653-5888-2, Dec 2007, $4.99, 324pp, pb) Reissue (Tor 2004) fantasy romance novel. This is a special down-priced edition.

Hellgate: London: Exodus Mel Odom (Pocket Star 978-1-4165-2579-0, Jul 2007, $7.99, 466pp, pb) Novelization based on the dark fantasy computer game. Copyrighted by Flagship Studios.

The Quest for the Trilogy Mel Odom (Tor 978-0-765-31517-5, Mar 2007, $25.95, 462pp, hc, cover by Tim & Greg Hildebrandt) [Rover] Fantasy novel in the Rover series, told in three parts about quests.

Dragon Sword and Wind Child Noriko Ogiwara (VizMedia 978-1-4215-1501-4, Oct 2007, $16.99, 286pp, hc, cover by Miho Satake) [Tales of the Magatama] Reprint (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux 1993) fantasy novel, the first book in the Tales of the Magatama trilogy about amulets with forgotten powers their bearers must rediscover to save the world. Translated by Cathy Hirano from the Japanese Sorairo Magatama (Fukutake Shoten 1988); the copyright page indicates the “original edition published in Japan” is a 1996 Tokuma Shoten edition. Illustrated by Miho Satake.

The Shadow Speaker Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu (Hyperion/Jump at the Sun 978-1-4231-0033-1, Oct 2007, $16.00, 336pp, hc) Young-adult near-future postholocaust science-fantasy novel mixing magic and high tech. Ejii struggles to master her magical powers in 2070 West Africa.

Women: Motifs and Variations Rafal Olbinski (Hudson Hills Press 1-55595-266-6, 2005, $50.00, 175pp, hc, cover by Rafal Olbinski) Art book with surreal/fantastic paintings featuring women. Introduction by Matthew Gurewitsch. This includes an interview with the artist by Lawrence Weschler. This is dated 2005, but may actually be 2007.

The Library Window Margaret Oliphant (University of Tampa Press 978-1-59732-011-5, 2006, $12.00, 68+xvi, tp) Ghost novella, originally published in Blackwood’s in 1896. Edited and with critical introduction, afterword, and notes by Elizabeth Winston. The first volume in the Insistent Visions series reprinting underappreciated 19th-century genre fiction. A hardcover edition (-011-5, $20.00) was announced but not seen. Order from the University of Tampa Press, 401 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa FL 33606; [].

Sojourn Jana G. Oliver (Dragon Moon Press 978-1-896944-30-2, 2006, $19.95, 367pp, tp, cover by L. W. Perkins) [Time Rovers; Jack the Ripper] Victorian time-travel fantasy novel involving shape-shifters and Jack the Ripper. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now. Dragon Moon Press, [].

Virtual Evil Jana G. Oliver (Hades/Dragon Moon Press 978-1-896944-76-0, Oct 2007, $19.95, 330pp, tp, cover by L. W. Perkins) [Time Rovers] Time-travel SF novel, book two in the Time Rovers series after Sojourn. Dragon Moon Press, PO Box 1714, Calgary Alberta, Canada T2P 2L7; [].

Darkwing Kenneth Oppel (HarperCollins/Eos 978-0-06-085054-8, Sep 2007, $16.99, 422pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy about about the prehistoric ancestors of modern bats, a prequel of sorts to the Silverwing Saga. First US edition (HarperCollins Canada 8/07).

Dead Water Zone Kenneth Oppel (HarperTeen/Eos 978-0-06-123442-2, Sep 2007, $6.99, 195pp, pb) Reprint (Kids Can Press 1992) young-adult horror novel. Paul’s search for his missing brother reveals something in the town’s water is turning people inhuman.

Time’s Child Rebecca Ore (HarperCollins/Eos 978-0-380-79252-8, Feb 2007, $14.95, 326pp, tp, cover by John Picacio) SF novel. Scientists in 2308 use a time machine from their future to bring people out of the past to help save plague-ravaged Earth.

In the Midnight Hour Patti O’Shea (Tor 978-0-7653-5579-9, Aug 2007, $6.99, 309pp, pb) Paranormal romance. Magical troubleshooter Ryne gets involved with a human PI while trying to track down her former mentor.

Here, There Be Dragons James A. Owen (Simon Pulse 978-1-4169-1228-6, Nov 2007, $9.99, 326pp, tp, cover by James A. Owen) Reprint (Simon & Schuster 2006) young-adult fantasy novel featuring three young men in 1917: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. Illustrated by the author.

The Search for the Red Dragon James A. Owen (Simon & Schuster 978-1-4169-4850-6, Jan 2008, $17.99, 371pp, hc, cover by James A. Owen) [Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica] Young-adult fantasy novel, the second in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica.

Heart Dance Robin D. Owens (Berkley Sensation 978-0-425-21635-4, Jul 2007, $14.00, 367pp, tp) [Celta] Futuristic science fantasy romance set on the planet of Celta.

Protector of the Flight Robin D. Owens (Harlequin/Luna 0-373-80264-1, Feb 2007, $14.95, 553pp, tp) [Summoning] Contemporary fantasy novel, third in The Summoning trilogy.

The Spider: Robot Titans of Gotham Norvell Page (Baen 978-1-4165-2127-3, Jun 2007, $15.00, 351pp, tp, cover by Steranko) [Richard Wentworth (The Spider)] Associational omnibus of three pulp-style novels with SF elements, two featuring crimefighter The Spider. These were originally published under the Popular Publications house name Grant Stockbridge: Satan’s Murder Machines (1939), Death Reign of the Vampire King (1935), and The Octopus (1939). Introduction/story about Page by Joel Frieman.

Rant Chuck Palahniuk (Doubleday 978-0-385-51787-4, May 2007, $24.95, 319pp, hc, cover by Jacob Magraw-Mickelson) Near-future SF novel/parable, subtitled “An Oral Biography of Buster Casey”, a man who may have deliberately spread rabies in a world separated by curfew into Nighttimers and Daytimers.

The Cracked Throne Joshua Palmatier (DAW 978-0-7564-0447-5, Nov 2007, $7.99, 382pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Skewed Throne] Reprint (DAW 2006) fantasy novel, sequel to The Skewed Throne.

The Dark Gate Pamela Palmer (Harlequin/Silhouette Nocturne 978-0-373-61760-9, Mar 2007, $5.25, 274pp, pb) Paranormal romance novel. A woman has visions of murders, but she’s not willing to trust the cop on the case. Copyrighted by Pamela Poulson. A first novel.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Sky’s the Limit ed. Marco Palmieri (Pocket 978-0-7434-9255-3, Oct 2007, $16.00, 392pp, tp, cover by Stephan Martiniere) [Star Trek: The Next Generation] Original anthology of 14 Star Trek stories in honor of the TV show’s 20th anniversary. Authors include Greg Cox, Amy Sisson, and Susan Shwartz. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios.

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