The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2007

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Little Fuzzy H. Beam Piper (Dorchester/Cosmos Books 978-0-8439-5911-6, Aug 2007, $6.99, 252pp, pb, cover by Michael Whelan) Reprint (Avon 1962) SF novel.

A Planet for Texans H. Beam Piper & John J. McGuire (Wildside Press 0-8095-0142-2, 2006, $12.95, 128pp, tp) Reprint (Ace 1958 as part of an Ace Double) SF novella. 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.

Graphic Classics, Volume One: Edgar Allan Poe: Third Edition Edgar Allan Poe (Eureka Productions 978-0-9746648-7-1, Jun 2006, $11.95, 140pp, tp, cover by Marcel De Jong) Illustrated anthology/graphic novel with 12 illustrated or comic-style adaptations of works by Poe. This is revised from the 2004 second edition, dropping four stories and adding over 40 new pages including four stories and all-new illustrations by various artists for “The Raven”. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now. Eureka Productions, 8778 Oak Grove Road, Mount Horeb WI 53572; [].

Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (Pocket 978-1-4165-3476-1, Sep 2007, $5.99, 406+xxvi, pb, cover by Janet Wooley) Reprint collection of 13 stories and 25 poems, with excerpts from critical writing on Poe. This Enriched Classic edition has eight fewer stories and nine fewer poems than the eponymous 2003 Enriched Classic edition.

The Ghost of Mary Prairie Lisa Polisar (University of New Mexico Press 978-0-8263-4209-6, Apr 2007, $18.95, 273pp, tp) Ghost story. A teenager in 1961 sees the ghost of a woman who died decades before, and starts to uncover local secrets. Order from University of New Mexico Press, Order Department, 1312 Basehart Rd. SE, Albuquerque NM 87106-4363; 800-249-7737; [].

Graphic Classics, Volume Fourteen: Gothic Classics ed. Tom Pomplun (Eureka Productions 978-0-9787919-0-2, May 2007, $11.95, 144pp, tp, cover by Lisa K. Weber) Illustrated anthology/graphic novel, with six pieces including adaptations of Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho by Antonella Caputo & Carlo Vergara; Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla” by Rod Lott and Lisa K. Weber; and Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey by Trina Robbins & Anne Timmons. Eureka Productions, 8778 Oak Grove Road, Mount Horeb WI 53572; [].

The Vampire and the Devil’s Son Pierre-Alexis de Ponson du Terrail; trans. by Brian Stableford (Black Coat Press 978-1-932983-55-5, Jun 2007, $20.95, 263pp, tp, cover by Nathalie Lial) Vampire novel. Translated/adapted by Brian Stableford from the French La baronne Trépassée (1852); Stableford also provides introduction, afterword, and notes on the novel and the author’s career. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [], or from Hollywood, PO Box 17270, Encino CA 91416.

Weregirls: Birth of the Pack Petru Popescu (Tor Teen 978-0-7653-1641-7, Sep 2007, $9.95, 347pp, tp) [Weregirls] Young-adult dark fantasy novel, the first book in a series. Girls who name their soccer team the Weregirls discover they have magic powers — and sworn enemies.

Immortals: The Darkening Robin T. Popp (Dorchester/Love Spell 978-0-505-52702-8, Jun 2007, $6.99, 337pp, pb) [Immortals] Paranormal romance, the second in a series by various authors following five brothers, all Immortal demigods.

Lord of the Night Robin T. Popp (Grand Central/Forever 978-0-446-61785-7, Dec 2007, $6.99, 309pp, pb, cover by Craig White) [Night Slayer] Vampire romance novel, fourth in the Night Slayer series.

Tempted in the Night Robin T. Popp (Warner Forever 978-0-446-6178409, Jan 2007, $6.99, 297pp, pb, cover by Craig White) [Night Slayer] Vampire romance novel, third in the Night Slayer series.

Gray/Guardians Kathy Porter (BookSurge 1-4196-3668-5, Oct 2007, $17.99, 354pp, tp) SF thriller. the first in a series of four. The people of a dying Earth get offers of help from two different alien species. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [].

Cylons in America: Critical Studies in Battlestar Galactica ed. Tiffany Potter & C. W. Marshall (Continuum 978-0-8264-2848-6, Dec 2007, $24.95, 177pp, tp) [Battlestar Galactica] Non-fiction, an anthology of 18 new critical essays on the television show, in particular ways it reflects popular culture and post-9/11 politics. Includes index and bibliography.

The Echo Maker Richard Powers (Farrar Straus Giroux/Picador 978-0-312-42643-9, Sep 2007, $15.00, 451pp, tp) Reprint (Farrar Straus Giroux 2006) associational literary novel about science, winner of the National Book Award.

Earthquake Weather Tim Powers (Tor/Orb 978-0-7653-1822-0, Nov 2007, $15.95, 414pp, tp, cover by Sara Hayward) [Last Call] Reprint (Legend 1997) fantasy novel, sequel to both Last Call and Expiration Date. Winner of the Locus Award.

Expiration Date Tim Powers (Tor/Orb 978-0-765-31752-0, Mar 2007, $15.95, 381pp, tp, cover by Sara Hayward) [Last Call] Reprint (HarperCollins UK 1995; this follows the revised Tor 1996 edition) fantasy novel about ghosts in modern Los Angeles.

Three Days to Never Tim Powers (Harper 978-0-380-79837-7, Dec 2007, $7.99, 405pp, pb, cover by Bradford Foltz) Reprint (Subterranean Press 2006) fantasy time-travel/conspiracy thriller.

Porius John Cowper Powys (Overlook Duckworth 978-1-58567-366-7, Aug 2007, $37.95, 751pp, hc) Reprint (Macdonald 1951) historical novel with Arthurian elements. This is a new unabridged edition, edited/restored from Powys’ original manuscripts by Morine Krissdottir & Judith Bond, who provide editorial notes, plus a foreword by Krissdottir. A previous restored edition was published by Colgate Press in 1994.

Johnny and the Bomb Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins 978-0-06-054191-0, Apr 2007, $16.99, 245pp, hc, cover by Bill Mayer) [Johnny Maxwell] Reprint (Doubleday UK 1996) young-adult fantasy novel, third in the Johnny Maxwell series.

Johnny and the Dead Terry Pratchett (HarperTrophy 978-0-06-054190-3, Apr 2007, $5.99, 213pp, tp, cover by Bill Mayer) [Johnny Maxwell] Reprint (Doubleday UK 1993) young-adult fantasy novel, second in the Johnny Maxwell series.

The Light Fantastic Terry Pratchett (Hill House, May 2007, $40.00, 217pp, hc, cover by Josh Kirby) [Discworld] Reprint (Colin Smythe 1986) humorous fantasy novel, the second book in the Discworld series. This is a facsimile of the Smythe first edition, the second in the Discworld x 12 series of reproductions. Available from Hill House Publishers, 491 Illington Road, Ossining NY 10562; [].

Making Money Terry Pratchett (HarperCollins 978-0-06-116164-3, Sep 2007, $25.95, 394pp, hc, cover by Scott McKowen) [Discworld: Moist von Lipwig] Discworld novel featuring Moist von Lipwig from Going Postal. Moist’s success in reforming Ankh-Morpork’s Post Office gets him a new job at the Royal Bank and Mint. Simultaneous with the Doubleday UK edition.

Wintersmith Terry Pratchett (HarperTeen 978-0-06-089033-9, Oct 2007, $7.99, 450pp, pb, cover by Bill Mayer) [Discworld: Tiffany Aching] Reprint (HarperTempest 2006) young-adult humorous fantasy novel of the Discworld, third in the Tiffany Aching series begun in The Wee Free Men.

The Wit & Wisdom of Discworld Terry Pratchett (Harper 978-0-06-137050-2, Oct 2007, $22.95, 360pp, hc, cover by Larry Rostant) [Discworld] Humorous quote book full of extracts from Pratchett’s Discworld novels. Compiled and with an introduction by Stephen Briggs. This includes an index. Simultaneous with the Doubleday UK edition.

The Art of Discworld Terry Pratchett & Paul Kidby (Harper 978-0-06-121194-2, Sep 2006, $19.95, unpaginated, tp, cover by Paul Kidby) [Discworld] Reprint (Gollancz 2004) art book about Pratchett’s fantasy world, with text by Pratchett and art by Kidby.

The Vision Quest, Book One: The Age of Light Deborah Pratt (VGM Publishing 978-0-9787309-0-1, Jan 2007, $21.54, 366pp, hc) Science fantasy novel. A young man on the newly-risen continent of Atlantia must learn to master his powers to fight the biodroid Black Guard. A first novel. V Global Media, 8205 Santa Monica Blvd. #1-299, West Hollywood CA 90046; [].

Blood Engines T. A. Pratt (Bantam Spectra 978-0-553-58998-6, Oct 2007, $6.99, 338pp, pb, cover by Daniel Dos Santos) [Marla Mason] Urban fantasy novel, the first in a series featuring sorcerer Marla Mason. The author also writes as Tim Pratt.

Hart & Boot & Other Stories Tim Pratt (Night Shade Books 978-1-59780-053-2, Jan 2007, $14.95, 211pp, tp, cover by Richard Marchand) Collection of 13 stories, one original. Pratt provides notes on the genesis of each story. Night Shade Books, 1423 33rd Ave., San Francisco CA 94122; (415) 759-8901; []; [].

If There Were Wolves Tim Pratt (Wildside Press/Prime Books 0-8095-5757-6, Sep 2006, $10.00, 87pp, tp, cover by Richard Herman Eschke) Collection of 32 poems, eight original. This is dated 2006, but not seen until now. A POD edition, available online at [] or from Prime Books, 9710 Traville Gateway Dr. #234, Rockville MD 20850.

Book of the Dead Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Warner Vision 978-0-446-61850-2, Jul 2007, $7.99, 604pp, pb, cover by Stanislaw Fernandez) [Aloysius Pendergast] Reprint (Warner 2006) thriller with dark fantasy elements featuring FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast, sequel to Dance of Death.

The Wheel of Darkness Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (Warner 978-0-446-58028-1, Aug 2007, $25.99, 388pp, hc, cover by Stanislaw Fernandes) [Aloysius Pendergast] Thriller with dark fantasy elements in the Aloysius Pendergast series, a standalone set after The Book of the Dead.

The Book of Time Guillaume Prevost (Scholastic/Levine 978-0-439-88375-7, Sep 2007, $16.99, 213pp, hc, cover by Brian Flora) [Book of Time] Young-adult fantasy time-travel novel, the first book in the eponymous trilogy. Sam searches through time for his missing father. Translated from the French Le livre du temps, Tome 1: La pierre sculptée (Gallimard Jeunesse 2006) by William Rodarmor.

The Dark Side: Truly Terrifying Tales ed. Susan Price (Houghton Mifflin/Kingfisher 978-0-7534-6143-3, Nov 2007, $6.95, 269pp, tp) Reprint (Kingfisher UK 1995 as Horror Stories) young-adult anthology of 24 horror stories.

Dreadful Skin Cherie Priest (Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-080-7, Feb 2007, $25.00, 234pp, hc, cover by Mark Geyer) Horror novel in three parts; the first was previously serialized online. An Irish nun with a gun stalks a werewolf across post-Civil War America. This is a signed, limited edition of 1,500. Illustrated by Mark Geyer. Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, burton MI 48519; [].

Not Flesh Nor Feathers Cherie Priest (Tor 978-0-7653-1310-2, Oct 2007, $14.95, 365pp, tp, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Eden Moore] Dark fantasy novel, third in a series about reluctant medium Eden Moore. Supernatural forces cause serious flooding in Chattanooga.

Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction ed. Jeff Prucher (Oxford University Press 978-0-19-530567-8, Apr 2007, $29.95, 342+xxxi, hc, cover by Alvim Corrêa) Non-fiction, reference, a dictionary of commonly used science fiction and fannish terms, many gathered by the Oxford English Dictionary Science Fiction Citations Project. Listings include citations from the first known usage in print, and subsequent uses. Introduction by Gene Wolfe. Includes bibliographic listings.

His Dark Materials Philip Pullman (Random House/Knopf Borzoi 978-0-375-84722-6, Apr 2007, $21.99, 934+x, tp, cover by Douglas Mullen) [His Dark Materials] Reprint (SFBC 2000) omnibus of the young-adult fantasy trilogy: The Golden Compass (1995 as His Dark Materials 1: Northern Lights), The Subtle Knife (1997), and The Amber Spyglass (2000). This adds sections of “Lantern Slides”, notes and vignettes of missing scenes from each novel. This is a movie tie-in edition. A paper-over-board hardcover edition (-94722-3, $26.99) is also available.

His Dark Materials III: The Amber Spyglass Philip Pullman (Random House/Knopf 978-0-375-84673-1, Aug 2007, $22.99, 518pp, hc) [His Dark Materials] Reissue (Knopf 2000) young-adult fantasy novel, third in the trilogy. This is a deluxe edition with 14 unpaginated pages of “Mary Malone’s Papers” illustrated by Ian Beck (copyrighted 2005). The jacket has a sticker announcing the upcoming film of The Golden Compass.

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