The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2005

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A Room for the Dead Noel Hynd (SFBC/The Literary Guild #1180467, Jul 2005, $10.99, 353pp, hc) Reprint (Kensington 1994) ghost story/police procedural. This is a Literary Guild edition distributed through the SFBC; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Haunting of Granite Falls Eva Ibbotson (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-240371-7, Aug 2005, $5.99, 216pp, tp, cover by Kevin Hawkes) Reprint (Macmillan 1987 as The Haunting of Hiram) young-adult fantasy.

Retribution Randall Ingermanson (HarperCollins/Zondervan 0-310-24707-1, Sep 2004, $12.99, 333pp, tp) [City of God] Christian time-travel novel, second in the “City of God” series after Premonition (not seen). Two time travelers in 66 AD Jerusalem witness Roman atrocities and contemplate getting involved. This is dated 2004 but not seen until now.

Asimov’s Have Robot, Will Travel Alexander C. Irvine (ibooks 1-59687-151-2, Nov 2005, $6.99, 257pp, pb, cover by Luis Royo) [Robot] Reprint (ibooks 2004) SF mystery novel in Isaac Asimov’s robot universe.

The Life of Riley Alexander C. Irvine (Subterranean Press 1-59606-013-1, Sep 2005, $25.00, 149pp, hc, cover by Patrick Arrasmith) Short SF novel. A signed, limited edition of 200 with added chapbook collection ($40.00) is also available. Subterranean Press, PO Box 190106, Burton MI 48519; [].

The Narrows Alexander C. Irvine (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-46698-5, Oct 2005, $13.95, 341pp, tp) Historical fantasy of a man working in a Detroit golem-making factory during WWII.

More Matrix and Philosophy: Revolutions and Reloaded Decoded ed. William Irwin (Carus Publishing/Open Court 0-8126-9572-0, Mar 2005, $17.95, 226 + xiii, tp) [Matrix] Non-fiction, critical, a gathering of 16 essays on philosophical aspects of The Matrix and its sequel movies, plus a selection from Erewhon by Samuel Butler. There is an index. This is volume 11 in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series.

The Singer’s Crown Elaine Isaak (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-078253-6, Oct 2005, $14.95, 469pp, tp, cover by Aaron Campbell) [Prince Wolfram] Fantasy novel about a prince trained as a singer to keep him from being a threat to his uncle’s usurped throne. A first novel.

Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro (Random House/Knopf 1-4000-4339-5, Apr 2005, $24.00, 288pp, hc) Quasi-SF novel set in the 1990s in a parallel world in which clones are raised for organ donation.

Cruel Winter Anthony Izzo (Kensington/Pinnacle 0-7860-1732-5, Sep 2005, $6.99, 349pp, pb) Horror novel. The new kid in town is protected by something evil. A first novel.

Ice Tomb Deborah Jackson (Invisible College Press 1-931468-19-2, Jan 2005, $15.95, 325pp, tp) Near-future SF thriller. A scientific mystery in Antarctica leads volcanologist Erica Daniels to the first moon base. This is copyrighted 2004 and indicates second printing, but was not previously seen. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online from [], or from Invisible College Press, PO Box 209, Woodbridge VA 22194-0209.

Divine Fire Melanie Jackson (Dorchester/Love Spell 0-505-52610-7, Jan 2005, $6.99, 359pp, pb) Supernatural romance. A present-day biographer discovers that her subject, Lord Byron, is still alive.

Dread in the Beast Charlee Jacob (Necro Publications 1-889186-11-2, Feb 2005, $14.95, 352pp, tp, cover by Erik Wilson) Horror novel based on an earlier short story. Introduction by Edward Lee. This is a signed limited edition of 400; a hardcover limited edition of 100 (-12-0, $45.00) was announced but not seen. Order from Necro Publications, PO Box 540298, Orlando FL 32854-0298; add $1.50 postage.

The Narnian Alan Jacobs (HarperSanFrancisco 0-06-076690-5, Oct 2005, $25.95, 342 + xxvi, hc, cover by Dave Stevenson) Non-fiction, a critical biography exploring the imaginative life of Lewis. Includes notes and index. [C. S. Lewis]

The Angel’s Command Brian Jacques (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240285-0, Jan 2005, $7.99, 374pp, tp, cover by John Howe) [Ben and Ned] Reprint (Philomel 2003) young-adult fantasy novel, sequel to Castaways of the Flying Dutchman.

High Rhulain Brian Jacques (Penguin/Philomel 0-399-24208-2, Sep 2005, $23.99, 341pp, hc, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Young-adult animal fantasy novel in the “Redwall” series. Simultaneous with the Puffin UK edition.

The Legend of Luke Brian Jacques (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-250109-3, Jun 2005, $7.99, 374pp, tp, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1999) young-adult talking animal fantasy in the “Redwall” series.

Loamhedge Brian Jacques (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240377-6, Oct 2005, $8.99, 424pp, tp, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Reprint (Philomel 2003) young-adult fantasy novel in the Redwall series.

Lord Brocktree Brian Jacques (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-250110-7, Jun 2005, $7.99, 370pp, tp, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Reprint (Philomel 2000) young-adult talking animal fantasy in the “Redwall” series.

Marlfox Brian Jacques (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-250108-5, Jan 2005, $7.99, 386pp, tp, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Reprint (Hutchinson 1998) young-adult talking animal fantasy in the “Redwall” series.

Rakkety Tam Brian Jacques (Ace 0-441-01318-X, Sep 2005, $7.99, 369pp, pb, cover by Troy Howell) [Redwall] Reprint (Philomel 2004) young-adult animal fantasy novel in the “Redwall” series.

The Redwall Cookbook Brian Jacques (Penguin/Philomel 0-399-23791-7, Sep 2005, $24.99, 96pp, tp, cover by Christopher Denise) [Redwall] Young-adult illustrated cookbook, with the recipes linked together by a Redwall story. Illustrated by Christopher Denise.

Sons of Liberty Marie Jakober (Tor/Forge 0-765-31041-4, Jul 2005, $14.95, 315pp, hc) Associational historical novel of Baltimore during the American Civil War.

Dark Heart Betsy James (Simon Pulse 0-689-85070-0, Dec 2005, $5.99, 255pp, pb, cover by Julia Kuskin) [Seeker Chronicles] Reprint (Dutton 1992) young-adult fantasy, based on an old ballad, second in The Seeker Chronicles. Kat must undergo a spiritual rite of passage involving a bear.

Long Night Dance Betsy James (Simon Pulse 0-689-85071-9, Sep 2005, $5.99, 199pp, pb) [Seeker Chronicles] Reprint (Dutton 1989) young-adult fantasy, based on an old ballad, in The Seeker Chronicles. A girl helps a wounded Rig, or seal-man.

Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories M. R. James (Penguin Classics 0-14-303939-3, Sep 2005, $16.00, 288pp, tp, cover by James McBryde) Collection of 15 stories, edited and with introduction and notes by S.T. Joshi. This includes an appendix with two essays and prefaces by James to collections Ghost-Stories of an Antiquary and More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary.

Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions Fredric Jameson (Verso 1-84467-033-3, Oct 2005, $35.00, 431pp, hc) Non-fiction, an exploration of the relationship between utopian thinking and science fiction. Twelve chapters were previously published as separate essays. Authors with works discussed in detail include Brian Aldiss, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Philip K. Dick. Includes index. This is an international edition.

Saga Jeff Janoda (Academy Chicago 0-89733-532-5, Apr 2005, $26.50, 359pp, hc) Historical novel with fantasy elements, a retelling of the “Saga of the People of Eyri” about the Norse settlement of medieval Iceland.

Oaken Throne Robin Jarvis (Chronicle Books/SeaStar 1-58717-277-1, Sep 2005, $17.95, 381pp, hc, cover by Leonid Gore) [Deptford Histories] Reprint (Hodder Children’s Books 1995) young-adult fantasy novel, second in the Deptford Histories.

The New World Order Ben Jeapes (Random House/Fickling 0-385-75013-7, Mar 2005, $15.95, 435pp, hc) Young-adult alternate-history SF novel. Aliens invade the English civil war in the 17th century. First US edition (Fickling UK 11/04).

Fiend Jemiah Jefferson (Leisure 0-8439-5364-0, Apr 2005, $6.99, 326pp, pb) Vampire novel. A 19th-century Italian teen becomes a vampire in Paris.

Beating Heart A. M. Jenkins (HarperTempest 0-06-054607-7, Jan 2006, $15.99, 244pp, hc, cover by Paul Mason) Young-adult ghost novel. A boy in an abandoned house catches the interest of a long-dead girl.

The Wolving Time Patrick Jennings (Scholastic 0-439-39556-9, May 2005, $5.99, 197pp, tp, cover by Fabian Negrin) Reprint (Scholastic Press 2003) young-adult fantasy novel.

Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature Jan Lars Jensen (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-1562-6, Mar 2005, $14.95, 273pp, tp) Associational memoir about the psychotic breakdown that accompanied publication of Jensen’s SF first novel. First US edition (Raincoast Books Canada 2/04).

Star Sisterz: Carmen Dives In Linda Johns (Wizards of the Coast/Mirrorstone 0-7869-3714-9, Apr 2005, $5.99, 135pp, tp, cover by Taia Morley) [Star Sisterz] Young-adult fantasy novelization, the second based on the collectible charms game. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Jason X: Death Moon Alex S. Johnson (BL Publishing/Black Flame US 1-84416-273-7, Dec 2005, $7.99, 414pp, pb) [Friday the 13th] Horror novelization based on the character from the movies. Copyrighted by New Line Cinema. This has the same ISBN as the simultaneous Black Flame UK edition, but only lists US and Canadian prices.

American Science Fiction TV: “Star Trek”, “Stargate” and Beyond Jan Johnson-Smith (Wesleyan University Press 0-8195-6738-8, Jan 2005, $22.95, 308pp, tp) Non-fiction, a critical examination of science fiction and the ways it is used in television. Includes notes, bibliography, and index. First US edition (I.B. Taurus 10/04). Order from University Press of New England, Order Dept., 37 Lafayette St., Lebanon NH 03766-1405; 800-421-1561; [].

Conrad’s Fate Diana Wynne Jones (HarperCollins/Greenwillow 0-06-074743-9, Apr 2005, $16.99, 375pp, hc, cover by Jon Foster) [Chrestomanci] Young-adult fantasy in the “Chrestomanci” series. Conrad gets a job as a servant at a big mansion to find out who’s magically messing with the possibilities, and gets help from a fellow undercover trainee, the enchanter Christopher Chant. First US edition (Collins 3/05).

The Dalemark Quartet, Volume One: Cart and Cwidder and Drowned Ammet Diana Wynne Jones (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-076369-8, May 2005, $7.99, 533pp, tp, cover by Dan Craig) [Dalemark Quartet] Reprint (SFBC 2003 as part of The Dalemark Quartet) omnibus of the first two young-adult fantasy novels in the quartet: Cart and Cwidder (1975) and Drowned Ammet (1977).

The Dalemark Quartet, Volume Two: The Spellcoats and The Crown of Dalemark Diana Wynne Jones (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-076371-X, May 2005, $7.99, 754pp, tp, cover by Dan Craig) [Dalemark Quartet] Reprint (SFBC 2003 as part of The Dalemark Quartet) omnibus of the second two young-adult fantasy novels in the quartet: The Spellcoats (1979) and The Crown of Dalemark (1993).

Howl’s Moving Castle Diana Wynne Jones (HarperTrophy/Greenwillow 0-06-441034-X, May 2005, $6.99, 329pp, pb) [Wizard’s Castle] Reprint (Greenwillow 1986) young-adult fantasy novel. This is a movie tie-in edition.

Bold as Love Gwyneth Jones (Night Shade Books 1-597800-02-3, Oct 2005, $25.95, 280pp, hc, cover by Mike Dringenberg) [Bold as Love] Futuristic Arthurian rock-’n’-roll fantasy, the first in a series. A limited edition (-03-1, $49.00) was announced but not seen. First US edition (Gollancz 2001).

A Cavern of Black Ice J. V. Jones (Tor 0-765-34551-X, Mar 2005, $7.99, 769pp, pb, cover by Jean Pierre Targete) [Sword of Shadows] Reprint (Orbit 1999) fantasy novel, first in the “Sword of Shadows” trilogy.

The Bird Is Gone: A Manifesto Stephen Graham Jones (Florida State University/FC2 1-57366-109-0, Oct 2003, $13.95, 179pp, tp) Futuristic/surreal suspense novel. A government edict to restore the prairies’ native flora and fauna includes Indians. This is dated 2003, but not seen until now. Fiction Collection Two, c/o English Department, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 32306-1580; [].

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Sixteen ed. Stephen Jones (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-1600-2, Oct 2005, $13.95, 610pp, tp, cover by Les Edwards) Annual horror anthology of 21 stories, with an overview of the year 2004 by Jones, and a necrology by Jones and Kim Newman. Authors include Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Tanith Lee, and Lisa Tuttle. Simultaneous with the UK (Robinson) edition.

The Mammoth Book of Vampires ed. Stephen Jones (SFBC #1171760, Feb 2005, $12.99, 628pp, hc, cover by Les Edwards) Reprint (Robinson 2004) revised edition of the 1992 vampire anthology. This has ISBN 0-7394-5051-4; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Horror: Another 100 Best Books ed. Stephen Jones & Kim Newman (Carroll & Graf 0-7867-1577-4, Sep 2005, $16.95, 456 + xx, tp, cover by Les Edwards) Non-fiction, a critical guide to 100 horror classics, chosen and commented on by noted authors, a companion to the 1988 Horror: 100 Best Books. Foreword by Peter Straub. Introduction by the editors. Includes a recommended reading list, “webliography,” and index.

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