The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2003

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Wondrous Beginnings ed. Steven H. Silver & Martin H. Greenberg (DAW 0-7564-0098-8, Jan 2003, $6.99, 316pp, pb) Anthology of 17 SF stories, all their author’s first SF sale, with introductions to each by the author. Authors include Arthur C. Clarke, Anne McCaffrey, and Gene Wolfe. Introduction by Silver.

The Longest Way Home Robert Silverberg (SFBC #51995, Aug 2002, $12.99, 294pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Gollancz 2002) SF novel. This is similar to the Eos edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Longest Way Home Robert Silverberg (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-81487-0, Mar 2003, $7.50, 367pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Gollancz 2002) SF novel.

Nightwings Robert Silverberg (ibooks 0-7434-7446-5, Jul 2003, $6.99, 218pp, pb, cover by Scott Grimando) Reprint (Avon 1969) SF novel.

Other Dimensions Robert Silverberg (SFBC #57609, Sep 2003, $14.99, 736pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) Omnibus of four SF novels: The Man in the Maze (1969), Nightwings (1969), Up the Line (1969), and Dying Inside (1972). This has ISBN 0-7394-3637-6; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Roma Eterna Robert Silverberg (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-97859-8, Jun 2003, $25.95, 396pp, hc, cover by Chris Moore) [Roma Eterna] SF alternate history quasi-novel in ten parts, three new, covering millennia in a Roman Empire that never fell.

Shadrach in the Furnace Robert Silverberg (ibooks 0-7434-5847-8, Jan 2004, $11.95, 247pp, tp) Reprint (Bobbs-Merrill 1976) SF novel.

Son of Man Robert Silverberg (Sterling Publishing/Gollancz 0-575-07501-5, Jun 2003, $14.95, 192pp, tp, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Ballantine 1971) SF novel. This is the Gollancz “SF Collectors’” edition, distributed in the US by Sterling Publishing, 387 Park Ave. S., New York NY 10016-8810; 800-805-5489; [].

Legends II ed. Robert Silverberg (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-45644-0, Jan 2004, $28.95, 642pp, hc) Original anthology of 11 short novels by modern masters of fantasy, set in their most popular series. Authors include George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire”), Robin Hobb (“Realm of the Elderlings”), Orson Scott Card (“Tales of Alvin Maker”), Diana Gabaldon (“Outlander”), Tad Williams (“Otherland”), Terry Brooks (“Shannara”), and Neil Gaiman (“American Gods”). First US edition (Voyager 9/03).

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One, 1929-1964 ed. Robert Silverberg (Tor 0-765-30536-4, Feb 2003, $27.95, 560pp, hc, cover by Kenn Brown) Reprint (Doubleday 1970 as The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume 1) anthology of 26 classic SF stories.

Fantasy: The Best of 2002 ed. Robert Silverberg & Karen Haber (ibooks 0-7434-5867-2, May 2003, $7.99, 358pp, pb, cover by Ciruelo) Best-of-the-year anthology of 11 stories. Authors include Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Sheckley, and James Patrick Kelly. Copyrighted by ibooks.

Science Fiction: The Best of 2002 ed. Robert Silverberg & Karen Haber (ibooks 0-7434-5816-8, Feb 2003, $7.99, 420pp, pb, cover by Scott Grimando) Best-of-the-year anthology of 11 stories. Authors include Charles Stross, Geoffrey A. Landis, and Ted Chiang. Copyrighted by ibooks.

City Clifford D. Simak (SFBC #55568, Sep 2003, $9.99, 191pp, hc, cover by Donato Giancola) [City (Websters)] Reissue (Gnome 1952) classic SF novel; it follows the text of the original edition, leaving out the “Epilog” added later. This is the fifth volume in the SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection; it has ISBN 0-7394-3526-4, lacks a price, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Hard as Nails Dan Simmons (St. Martin’s Minotaur 0-312-30528-1, Oct 2003, $24.95, 308pp, hc) [Joe Kurtz] Associational mystery, the third featuring ex-PI Joe Kurtz.

Hard Freeze Dan Simmons (St. Martin’s Minotaur 0-312-98948-2, Sep 2003, $6.99, 295pp, pb) [Joe Kurtz] Reprint (St. Martin’s Minotaur 2002) associational mystery, the second featuring ex-PI Joe Kurtz.

Ilium Dan Simmons (Subterranean Press 1-931081-88-3, Jul 2003, $75.00, 681pp, hc) [Ilium] Science fiction novel, a re-telling of The Iliad, and many other things. This is a signed, leatherbound limited edition of 724; a lettered edition of 26 ($500.00) is sold out. Order from Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; [].

Ilium Dan Simmons (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-97893-8, Jul 2003, $25.95, 576pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Ilium] Reprint (Subterranean Press 2003) far-future SF novel, a re-telling of The Iliad, among many other things.

Ilium Dan Simmons (SFBC #58301, Aug 2003, $12.99, 576pp, hc, cover by Gary Ruddell) [Ilium] Reprint (Eos 2003) far-future SF novel, in part a re-telling of The Iliad. This is similar to the Eos edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Dead on My Feet Wm. Mark Simmons (Baen 0-7434-3610-5, Jun 2003, $24.00, 405pp, hc, cover by Patrick Turner) [Chris Csejthe] Humorous horror novel, sequel to One Foot in the Grave. Chris Cséjthe got an undead blood transfusion, and now the dead and undead are after him.

Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams M. J. Simpson (Justin, Charles & Co. 1-932112-17-0, Nov 2003, $27.95, 406 + xxv, hc) Non-fiction, biography. This first US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 2/03) has been updated somewhat in an “Introduction to the American Edition”, and adds a new foreword by Neil Gaiman. Includes notes and index. Justin, Charles & Co., 20 Park Plaza, Suite 909, Boston MA 02116; 617-426-4406; []. [Douglas Adams]

I Burn for You Susan Sizemore (Pocket Star 0-7434-6742-6, Oct 2003, $6.99, 345pp, pb, cover by Jae Song) [I Burn for You] Vampire romance novel.

I Burn for You Susan Sizemore (SFBC #17679, Nov 2003, $9.99, 345pp, hc) [I Burn for You] Reprint (Pocket Star 2003) vampire romance novel. This has ISBN 0-7394-3781-X; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Laws of the Blood: Heroes Susan Sizemore (Ace 0-441-01108-X, Oct 2003, $6.50, 280pp, pb, cover by Miro Sinovic) [Laws of the Blood] Vampire novel, fifth in a series about vampire Enforcers.

Dust Arthur Slade (Random House/Lamb 0-385-73004-7, Apr 2003, $15.95, 183pp, hc, cover by Jonathan Barkat) Young-adult fantasy novel set in the Depression era. A stranger arrives in town just as kids go missing.

Embracing the Starlight Dave Smeds (Dark Regions Press/Tachyon Publications 1-888993-33-2, Feb 2003, $100.00, 342pp, hc) Reprint (Dark Regions/Tachyon 2002) collection of 13 stories, two expanded from previously published versions. Smeds provides introductions to each story. This is a companion to the trade paperback edition listed as seen 8/02 (both were scheduled for 2/03); it drops three stories from the trade edition and adds four others. A signed, lettered hardcover edition of 26, hand-bound by Smeds. Co-published by Tachyon Publications and Dark Regions Press; order from Dark Regions Press, PO Box 1558, Brentwood CA 94513; [].

The Art of Adrian Smith Adrian Smith (BL Publishing/Black Library 1-84416-062-9, Sep 2003, $29.95, 96pp, tp, cover by Adrian Smith) Art book with numerous reproductions of art, both color and b&w, done for various “Warhammer"-related publications. Introduction by William King. Copyrighted by Games Workshop.

The Lord of the Rings: Weapons and Warfare Chris Smith (Houghton Mifflin 0-618-39100-2, Nov 2003, $18.95, 218pp, hc) Pictorial guide to the movies’ military aspects, heavily illustrated with photos and stills. Introduction by Daniel Falconer & Richard Taylor. Foreword by Christopher Lee. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

The Double Shadow and Other Fantasies Clark Ashton Smith (Wildside Press 0-8095-3367-7, Dec 2003, $15.00, 106pp, tp, cover by Rich DiSilvio) Reprint (Auburn Journal 1933) collection of six stories. A hardcover edition (-3366-9, $29.95) is also available. This is a print-on-demand book, available online at [], or from PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928-0301.

A Rendezvous in Averoigne Clark Ashton Smith (Arkham House 0-87054-156-0, Jul 2003, $32.95, 473pp, hc, cover by Dariusz Jasiczak) Reissue (Arkham House 1988) collection of 30 weird stories. This “second edition” retains the 1988 introduction by Ray Bradbury and illustrations by J.K. Potter.

Selected Letters of Clark Ashton Smith Clark Ashton Smith (Arkham House 0-87054-182-X, Dec 2003, $35.95, 417 + xxvii, hc, cover by Clark Ashton Smith) Collection of 276 letters by Smith to correspondents including Frank Belknap Long, H.P. Lovecraft, Donald Wandrei, and August Derleth. Selected, edited, annotated, and with an introduction by David E. Schultz & Scott Connors. This includes 12 unpaginated pages of b&w photos, and an index. Available from Arkham House, PO Box 546, Sauk City WI 53583; [].

Norstrilia Cordwainer Smith (ibooks 0-7434-5834-6, Mar 2003, $12.00, 275pp, tp, cover by Scott Grimando) [Instrumentality of Mankind] Reprint (Del Rey 1975) SF novel. This has a new introduction by Robert Silverberg. The novel is a photo reproduction of the 1975 Del Rey edition, but the text has spread somewhat and is less readable.

The Core Dean Wesley Smith (Pocket Star 0-7434-6398-6, Mar 2003, $6.99, 252pp, pb) Movie novelization. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Smallville: Whodunnit Dean Wesley Smith (Warner Aspect 0-446-61216-2, Mar 2003, $5.99, 221pp, pb) [Smallville] Novelization based on the television series based on DC Comics’ Superman. Copyrighted by DC Comics.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds VI ed. Dean Wesley Smith, John J. Ordover & Paula M. Block (Pocket 0-7434-6753-1, Jun 2003, $14.95, 370 + x, tp, cover by Sonia Hillios) Original Star Trek anthology of 23 stories written by fans as part of a contest (rules included). Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

The Poe Cinema: A Critical Filmography of Theatrical Releases Based on the Works of Edgar Allan Poe Don G. Smith (McFarland 0-7864-1703-X, Aug 2003, $35.00, 307pp, tp) Reprint (McFarland 1999) non-fiction study of films from 1908 to 1992 based on Poe’s works, comparing films and the works on which they’re based. Includes an annotated bibliography and an index. Order from McFarland & Company, Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640; 800-253-2187; []; add $4.00 postage. [Edgar Allan Poe]

The Complete Skylark E. E. “Doc” Smith (SFBC #58661, Aug 2003, 788pp, hc, cover by Vincent Di Fate) [Skylark (Seaton, Crane et al)] Omnibus of four SF novels in the “Skylark” series: The Skylark of Space (1946), Skylark Three (1948), Skylark of Valeron (1949), and Skylark Duquesne (1966). This has ISBN 0-7394-3602-3; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

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