The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2004

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Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press 0-439-65075-5, Sep 2004, $16.95, 312pp, hc, cover by August Hall) [Underland Chronicles] Young-adult fantasy novel, second in the “Underland Chronicles” after Gregor the Overlander, about a boy who finds a portal into a strange Underland beneath NYC.

Gregor the Overlander Suzanne Collins (Scholastic/Apple 0-439-67813-7, Sep 2004, $5.99, 311pp, tp, cover by David Frankland) [Underland Chronicles] Reprint (Scholastic Press 2003) young-adult fantasy novel, first in “The Underland Chronicles” about a strange land beneath NYC.

Smallville: Temptation Suzan Colón (Little, Brown 0-316-73478-0, Feb 2004, $6.99, 176pp, pb) [Smallville] Novelization based on the TV series about Superman as a teen. Copyrighted by DC Comics.

Synthetic Dreams: The Vale Incident Joshua Colson (Llumina Press 1-932560-65-3, May 2004, $17.95, 230pp, tp) SF novel. A synthetic human, or synthan, military officer investigates illegal mining operations on an isolated planet. This is a print-on-demand edition available online at [] or from Llumina Press, PO Box 772246, Coral Springs, FL 33077-2246; 866-229-9244.

The Manchurian Candidate Richard Condon (Pocket Star 0-7434-8297-2, Jul 2004, $6.99, 358pp, pb) Reprint (McGraw-Hill 1959) thriller with SF elements. This is a movie tie-in edition.

Counterfeit Kings Adam Connell (Phobos Books 0-9720026-4-2, May 2004, $14.95, 380pp, tp, cover by Stephan Martiniere) SF novel. An ex-bodyguard on Io colony must rescue the “king” and stop his surgically altered doubles from causing chaos. Phobos Books, 200 Park Avenue S., New York NY 10013; [].

Bad Men John Connolly (Simon & Schuster/Atria 0-7434-8784-2, Mar 2004, $25.00, 392pp, hc) [Melancholy Joe Dupree; Charlie “Bird” Parker] Mystery/suspense novel with elements of dark fantasy. Detective Charlie Parker makes a brief appearance. Policeman Melancholy Joe Dupree must stop killers on the haunted island of Sanctuary. First US edition (Hodder & Stoughton 6/03).

The White Road John Connolly (Pocket Star 0-7434-5639-4, Mar 2004, $6.99, 506pp, pb) [Charlie “Bird” Parker] Reprint (Hodder & Stoughton 2002) mystery/suspense novel with elements of dark fantasy featuring NYC detective Charlie Parker.

1901 Robert Conroy (Ballantine/Presidio Press 0-89141-843-1, Jan 2004, $7.50, 404pp, pb) Reprint (Lyford Books 1995) alternate-history novel of German invasion of New York in 1901.

The Singer of All Songs Kate Constable (Scholastic/Levine 0-439-55478-0, Mar 2004, $16.95, 297pp, hc, cover by Matt Manley) [Chanters of Tremaris] Young-adult fantasy novel, the first in “The Chanters of Tremaris” trilogy. Calwyn plans to be a priestess until she finds an unconscious man, and learns of trouble in the Outlands. A first novel. First US edition (Allen & Unwin Australia 9/02).

The Shades of Time and Memory Storm Constantine (Tor 0-765-30347-7, Oct 2004, $27.95, 444pp, hc, cover by Rick Berry) [Wraethu History] Fantasy novel, the second book in the “Wraethu History” series prequel to the “Wraethu” trilogy. First US edition (Immanion Press 5/04, not seen).

The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure Storm Constantine (Tor 0-765-30349-3, Jul 2004, $17.95, 496pp, tp, cover by Rick Berry) [Wraethu History] Reprint (Tor 2003) fantasy novel, the first book in the “Wraethu History” series prequel to the “Wraethu” trilogy.

Lost Truth Dawn Cook (Ace 0-441-01228-0, Dec 2004, $7.99, 356pp, pb, cover by Jerry Vanderstelt) [Truth] Fantasy novel, fourth in the “Truth” series. Alissa’s dreams lead her to a magical society on a distant island.

Garrett Investigates Glen Cook (SFBC #1170607, Oct 2004, $14.99, 982pp, hc, cover by Alan Pollack) [Garrett] Omnibus of three fantasy mysteries featuring Garrett, P.I.: Deadly Quicksilver Lies (1994), Petty Pewter Gods (1995), and Faded Steel Heat (1999). This has ISBN 0-7394-4752-1; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Monte Cook’s Arcana Unearthed: Children of the Rune ed. Sue Weinlein Cook (Malhavoc Press 1-58846-864-X, Aug 2004, $6.99, 277 + vii, pb, cover by Mark Zug) Original anthology of 13 stories based on the fantasy roleplaying game. Copyrighted by Monte J. Cook.

Taken Thomas H. Cook (SFBC #63148, Feb 2004, $10.99, 355pp, hc) Reprint (Dell 2002) novelization based on the Sci-Fi channel show. Copyrighted by DreamWorks LLC. This has ISBN 0-7394-4047-0; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Saucer: The Conquest Stephen Coonts (St. Martin’s Griffin 0-312-32362-X, Sep 2004, $14.95, 340pp, tp) [Saucer] SF novel, sequel to Saucer. Charley Pine and Rip Cantrell must steal the saucer back to save the world.

A Separate Power Loren W. Cooper (Mundania Press 1-59426-082-6, Aug 2004, $11.00, 161pp, tp, cover by Regina Brytowski) Fantasy novel. Two men work to maintain the balance between humanity and the incorporeal powers. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [], or from Mundania Press, 6470A Glenway Ave. #109, Cincinnati OH 45211-5222.

A Slow and Silent Stream Loren W. Cooper (Fiction Works, The 1-58124-784-2, Jun 2004, $13.99, 208pp, tp, cover by Judith Huey) Fantasy novel. A boy of mixed heritage must choose a side in the war between the Lucian empire and the magical lands of Moghan forces. This is copyrighted 2002 and was previously published as an e-book in 2003. Available online at [].

The Boggart Susan Cooper (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 0-689-86930-4, Jun 2004, $5.99, 196pp, tp, cover by Omar Rayyan) [Boggart] Reissue (McElderry 1993) young-adult fantasy novel about a Scottish imp let loose in modern Toronto.

The Boggart and the Monster Susan Cooper (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin 0-689-86931-2, Jun 2004, $5.99, 185pp, tp, cover by Omar Rayyan) [Boggart] Reissue (McElderry 1997) oung-adult fantasy novel, sequel to The Boggart.

Forgotten Realms: Lady of Poison Bruce R. Cordell (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3161-2, Jul 2004, $6.99, 307pp, pb, cover by Marc Fishman) [Forgotten Realms: Priests] Novelization based on the roleplaying game, first in “The Priests”. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Lionboy Zizou Corder (Penguin/Dial 0-8037-2982-0, Jan 2004, $15.99, hc) [Lionboy] Young-adult fantasy, the first in a trilogy. Charlie Ashanti searches for his missing parents, helped by his ability to talk to cats. Corder is a pen name for Louisa Young and her 10-year-old daughter Isabel Adomakoh Young. First US edition (Puffin 10/03).

Lionboy Zizou Corder (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-240226-5, Sep 2004, $6.99, 277pp, tp) [Lionboy] Reprint (Puffin UK 2003) young-adult fantasy, the first in a trilogy. Corder is a pen name for Louisa Young and Isabel Adomakoh Young.

Lionboy: The Chase Zizou Corder (Penguin/Dial 0-8037-2984-7, Sep 2004, $15.99, 263pp, hc) [Lionboy] Young-adult fantasy, the second in a trilogy. Charlie and the escaped circus lions go to Venice in search of Charlie’s kidnapped parents. Corder is a pen name for Louisa Young & Isabel Adomakoh Young. Simultaneous with the Puffin UK edition.

The Discontinuity Guide Paul Cornell, Martin Day & Keith Topping (MonkeyBrain Books 1-932265-09-0, Oct 2004, $15.95, 346pp, tp) [Doctor Who] Associational non-fiction, a guide to Doctor Who and its inconsistent continuity, attempting to tie it all together. This first US edition has the foreword by Terrance Dicks from the 1995 Doctor Who Books UK edition, and adds a new introduction by Lou Anders. Order from MonkeyBrain, 11204 Crossland Dr., Austin TX 78726; []; [].

Stonehenge [2000 B.C.] Bernard Cornwell (HarperCollins/Perennial 0-06-095685-2, Dec 2004, $13.95, 433pp, tp, cover by David Scutt) Reprint (HarperCollins 2000) prehistoric fantasy novel.

Missing Monday Matthew Costello (Berkley 0-425-19455-8, Jun 2004, $6.99, 345pp, pb) Horror novel. Janna’s nightmares have something to do with the Monday she can’t remember.

Warhammer 40,000: Grey Knights Ben Counter (BL Publishing/Black Library US 1-84416-087-4, Jun 2004, $7.99, 412pp, pb, cover by Philip Sibbering) [Warhammer 40,000: Grey Knights] Novelization based on the roleplaying game universe. Copyrighted by Games Workshop. First US edition (Black Library 5/04).

Isaac Asimov’s Robot City, Book 4: Prodigy Arthur Byron Cover (ibooks 0-7434-7925-4, Jul 2004, $5.99, 176pp, pb) [Robot City] Reprint (Ace 1988) novelization in the series based on a concept by Asimov. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

The Unicorn Treasury: Stories, Poems, and Unicorn Lore ed. Bruce Coville (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-205216-X, Sep 2004, $5.95, 202pp, tp, cover by Echo Chernik) Reprint (Doubleday 1988) YA anthology, sixth edition.

Half-Human ed. Bruce Coville (Scholastic/Apple 0-590-95588-8, Sep 2004, $5.99, 212pp, tp, cover by Marc Tauss) Reprint (Scholastic Press 2001) young-adult anthology of ten fantasy stories about being different.

Crux Albert E. Cowdrey (Tor 0-765-31037-6, Dec 2004, $24.95, 349pp, hc, cover by Alan Pollack) SF time-travel novel, expanded from the eponymous novella. Agents of Pastplor work to stop the use of time travel to change the past by the far-future organization called the Crux.

Hunter Joy Cowley & Patricia Lee Gauch (Penguin/Philomel 0-399-24227-9, May 2004, $17.99, 154pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel. Present day kids stranded in an isolated area of New Zealand share visions with a Maori boy in 1805.

Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic ed. F. Brett Cox & Andy Duncan (Tor 0-765-30813-4, Aug 2004, $24.95, 380pp, hc) Mostly original anthology of 26 stories (11 are reprints) of the American South. Authors include Michael Swanwick, Jack McDevitt, and Don Webb.

Star Trek: To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh Greg Cox (Pocket 0-7434-5711-0, Jan 2005, $24.00, 326pp, hc, cover by Keith Birdsong) [Star Trek: Eugenics Wars] Star Trek novelization in the “Eugenics Wars” series. Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

Underworld 2: Blood Enemy Greg Cox (Pocket Star 0-7434-8072-4, Dec 2004, $6.99, 311pp, pb) [Underworld] Novelization, a prequel to the movie. Copyrighted by Subterranean Productions.

Rift Richard Cox (Ballantine 0-345-46283-1, Jul 2004, $23.95, 261pp, tp) SF thriller. A man is offered five million dollars to be a guinea pig for new teleportation technology. A first novel.

The Life & Art of Lee Brown Coye Lee Brown Coye & Luis Ortiz (NonStop Press 1-933065-04-4, Feb 2005, $39.95, 176pp, hc, cover by Lee Brown Coye) Art book and biography of the macabre artist, with text by Luis Ortiz, and over 350 illustrations in b&w and color. Includes notes, selected bibliography, and index. NonStop, POB 981, Peck Slip Station, New York NY 10272-0981; e-mail [].

State of Fear Michael Crichton (HarperCollins 0-06-621413-0, Dec 2004, $27.95, 603pp, hc) Techno-thriller about terrorists, tidal waves, media fear-mongering, and global warming.

State of Fear Michael Crichton (SFBC #1178049, Dec 2004, $13.99, 603pp, hc) Reprint (HarperCollins 2004) thriller. This is similar to the HarperCollins edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Timeline Michael Crichton (Ballantine 0-345-46826-0, Nov 2003, $14.95, 496pp, tp) Reprint (Knopf 1999) SF time-travel novel. This is a movie tie-in edition.

Akiko and the Alpha Centauri 5000 Mark Crilley (Random House/Dell Yearling 0-440-41892-5, Jun 2004, $4.99, 153pp, tp, cover by Mark Crilley) [Akiko] Reprint (Delacorte 2003) children’s SF picture book based on the author’s comic book series, with illustrations by Crilley.

The Sorensen 4 Incident Gary Crookes (ibooks 0-7434-9790-2, Oct 2004, $6.99, 346pp, pb, cover by Didier Graffet) Reprint (Sotok Press 2003) SF novel. Copyrighted by Sotok Press.

Dark Ground Gillian Cross (Penguin/Dutton 0-525-47350-5, Sep 2004, $15.99, 264pp, hc, cover by Jonathan Barkat) [Dark Ground] Young-adult fantasy novel, the first book in the “Dark Ground” trilogy. Robert finds himself in an alien land with no memory of how he got there. First US edition (Oxford University Press 4/04)

After Human Michael Cross (Kensington/Pinnacle 0-7860-1275-7, Feb 2004, $5.99, 299pp, pb) Vampire novel.

Arthur: At the Crossing-Places Kevin Crossley-Holland (Scholastic/Levine 0-439-26599-1, Oct 2004, $7.99, 389pp, tp, cover by Greg Call) [Arthur] Reprint (Orion 2001) young-adult Arthurian fantasy, second in the “Arthur” trilogy after Arthur: The Seeing Stone.

Arthur: King of the Middle March Kevin Crossley-Holland (Scholastic/Levine 0-439-26600-9, Oct 2004, $17.95, 409pp, hc, cover by Stephen Alcorn) [Arthur] Young-adult Arthurian fantasy, third in the “Arthur” trilogy. First US edition (Orion 10/03).

Silverlance Peter T. Crowell (Crowell, Peter T. 0-9740290-9-2, Aug 2003, $19.95, 273pp, hc, cover by Jim Nelson) [Tales of True Adventure] Young-adult fantasy novel, the first book in “The Tales of True Adventure”. Byron Thorn, a 12-year-old satyr, plans pranks for his Misrule Day on Midwinter’s Eve, but ends up on a serious quest. This is dated 2003, but not seen until now.

Novelties & Souvenirs John Crowley (HarperCollins/Perennial 0-380-73106-1, May 2004, $13.95, 338pp, tp) Collection of 15 stories, all of Crowley’s short fiction to date, with one recent exception, including the contents of Novelty (1989) and Antiquities: Seven Stories (1993).

Songs of Leaving Peter Crowther (Subterranean Press 1-931081-85-9, Sep 2004, $40.00, 239pp, hc, cover by Edward Miller) Collection of 12 stories, with story notes by Crowther. Introduction by Adam Roberts. This is a signed, limited edition of 500; a lettered edition of 26 ($150.00) is also available. Order from Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; [].

Cities ed. Peter Crowther (Four Walls Eight Windows 1-56858-304-4, Apr 2004, $17.00, 292 + xi, tp, cover by Edward Miller) Anthology/omnibus of four novellas by China Miéville, Paul Di Filippo, Michael Moorcock, and Geoff Ryman, all originally published as separate books by PS Publishing. First US edition (Gollancz 4/03).

Forgotten Realms: Windwalker Elaine Cunningham (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3184-1, Apr 2004, $7.99, 375pp, pb, cover by Todd Lockwood) [Forgotten Realms: Starlight & Shadows] Reprint (Wizards of the Coast 2003) fantasy novelization based on the roleplaying game, the third book in “Starlight & Shadows”. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

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