The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2005

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Forgotten Realms: Extinction Lisa Smedman (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3596-0, Feb 2005, $6.99, 371pp, pb, cover by Gerald Brom) [Forgotten Realms: Spider Queen] Reprint (Wizards of the Coast 2004) novelization based on the fantasy roleplaying game, fourth in “R.A. Salvatore’s War of the Spider Queen”, a six-part series based on a scenario by R.A. Salvatore. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Forgotten Realms: Viper’s Kiss Lisa Smedman (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3616-9, Mar 2005, $6.99, 306pp, pb, cover by Raymond Swanland) [Forgotten Realms: House of Serpents] Novelization based on the roleplaying game. Second volume in the “House of Serpents” series. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Infusion Clint Smith (ASI Publishing 0-9759271-0-8, Dec 2004, $6.50, 319pp, pb) SF novel. Aliens seek to illegally extract resources from Earth. ASI Publishing, 12 Brandywine Drive, Warwick NY 10990.

All Eve’s Hallows Dean Wesley Smith (Phobos Impact 0-9720026-6-9, Sep 2005, $13.95, 250pp, tp) [City Knights] Fantasy novel, first in the City Knights series about an ancient secret organization that protects humanity from the fantastic creatures living hidden among them. New recruit Billie Stein faces the evil sorceress Eve.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 8 ed. Dean Wesley Smith, Elisa J. Kassin & Paula M. Block (Pocket 1-416-50345-5, Jul 2005, $14.95, 371pp, tp, cover by Doug Drexler) [Star Trek] Original Star Trek anthology of 22 stories written by fans as part of a contest (rules included). Copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.

H.P. Lovecraft in Popular Culture: The Works and Their Adaptations in Film, Television, Music and Games Don G. Smith (McFarland 0-7864-2091-X, Dec 2005, $32.00, 173pp, tp) Non-fiction, a listing of Lovecraft’s works, notable works by others in the Cthulhu Mythos, and various adaptations. Listings for movies and TV go into the most length with descriptions and critical comments. Includes bibliography and index. Order from McFarland & Company, Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640; 800-253-2187; []. [H. P. Lovecraft]

Triplanetary Edward E. Smith, Ph.D. (ibooks 1-4165-0408-7, Feb 2005, $6.99, 240pp, pb) [Lensman] Reprint (Fantasy Press 1948) SF novel, first in the Lensman series.

Bone: Out from Boneville Jeff Smith (Scholastic/Graphix 0-439-70640-8, Mar 2005, $9.99, 138pp, tp, cover by Jeff Smith) Reprint (Cartoon Books 1995) graphic novel, the first collection of the b&w epic fantasy comic book, now appearing for the first time in color.

Bone: The Great Cow Race Jeff Smith (Scholastic/Graphix 0-439-70639-4, Aug 2005, $9.99, 132pp, tp, cover by Jeff Smith) Reprint (Cartoon Books 1996) graphic novel, the second collection of the b&w epic fantasy comic book, now appearing for the first time in color. A hardcover edition (-70624-6, $18.95) is also available.

Judge Dredd: The Final Cut Matthew Smith (BL Publishing/Black Flame US 1-84416-135-8, Mar 2005, $6.99, 248pp, pb, cover by Dylan Teague) [Judge Dredd] Novelization based on the world of the comics. Copyrighted by Rebellion A/S. First US edition (Black Flame 2/05).

Moonrise Mitchell Smith (Tor 0-765-34059-3, Feb 2005, $7.99, 475pp, pb, cover by Michael Koelsch) [Sam Monroe] Reprint (Forge 2004) post-holocaust SF novel, third in the series begun in Snowfall.

The Emerald Wand of Oz Sherwood Smith (HarperCollins 0-06-029607-0, Jun 2005, $16.99, 262pp, hc, cover by William Stout) [Oz] Young-adult contemporary fantasy set in L. Frank Baum’s Oz. Modern-day descendants of Dorothy Gale travel to Oz. Illustrated by William Stout.

Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda: Paradise Drift Sherwood Smith (Tor 0-765-30488-0, Nov 2005, $24.95, 285pp, hc) [Andromeda] Novelization based on the TV series. Copyrighted by Tribune Entertainment Company and Fireworks Entertainment.

Dark Furies: Weird Tales of Beauties and Beasts ed. Vincent Sneed (Die Monster Die 0-9759904-1-1, Sep 2005, $14.95, 261pp, tp, cover by Scott Lewis) Original anthology of 15 stories about women and monsters. Introduction by Adam P. Knave. Die Monster Die Books, 5082 E. Federal St., Baltimore MD 21205; [].

Poison Study Maria V. Snyder (Harlequin/Luna 0-373-80230-7, Oct 2005, $19.95, 361pp, hc) [Poison Study] Fantasy romance novel. A condemned prisoner accepts a job as a food taster. A first novel.

Beldan’s Fire Midori Snyder (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240348-2, Jun 2005, $7.99, 376pp, tp, cover by Tony Sahara) [Queen’s Quarter] Reprint (Unwin 1990) young-adult fantasy, the third book in the Oran trilogy.

Hannah’s Garden Midori Snyder (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240135-8, Apr 2005, $6.99, 247pp, tp, cover by Steven Kenny) Reprint (Viking 2003) young-adult fantasy. Cassie discovers the old family home is the center of a battle between two supernatural clans.

New Moon Midori Snyder (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240349-0, Jun 2005, $6.99, 280pp, tp, cover by Tony Sahara) [Queen’s Quarter] Reprint (Ace 1989) young-adult fantasy, the first book in the Oran (or The Queen’s Quarter) trilogy.

Sadar’s Keep Midori Snyder (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240345-8, Jun 2005, $6.99, 341pp, tp, cover by Tony Sahara) [Queen’s Quarter] Reprint (Unwin 1990) young-adult fantasy, the second book in the Oran trilogy.

The Magic Nation Thing Zilpha Keatley Snyder (Random House/Delacorte 0-385-73085-3, Aug 2005, $15.95, 164pp, hc, cover by Tim Jessell) Young-adult fantasy. A girl who doesn’t want to believe in magic has “hunches” that could help her detective mother solve an important case.

DragonLance: The New Adventures: Elidor Trilogy, Volume One: Crown of Thieves Ree Soesbee (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3833-1, Nov 2005, $5.99, 240pp, tp, cover by Vinod Rams) [DragonLance: New Adventures: Elidor] Young-adult novelization, the first book in a sub-series and tenth overall in the series based on the roleplaying games. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Vamped David Sosnowski (Simon & Schuster/Downtown Press 0-7434-9359-1, Oct 2005, $13.00, 366pp, tp) Reprint (The Free Press 2004) vampire novel.

The Afterlife Gary Soto (Harcourt 0-15-205220-8, Apr 2005, $6.95, 158pp, tp) Reprint (Harcourt 2003) young-adult fantasy.

World of Darkness: Blood In, Blood Out Lucien Soulban (White Wolf 1-58846-866-6, Feb 2005, $6.99, 276pp, pb, cover by Jason Alexander) [World of Darkness: Vampire: The Requiem] Novelization based on the “Vampire: The Requiem” roleplaying game. Copyrighted by White Wolf.

How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire Kerrelyn Sparks (HarperCollins/Avon 0-06-075196-7, Aug 2005, $5.99, 371pp, pb) [Love at Stake] Vampire romance. A vampire who loses a fang gets involved with a lady dentist on the mob hit list.

Underground Craig Spector (Tor 0-765-30660-3, Apr 2005, $23.95, 254pp, hc, cover by Gary Kelley) Horror novel. A group of former college friends must reunite to stop a horror that shattered them before.

A Brother’s Price Wen Spencer (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46038-3, Jul 2005, $6.99, 310pp, pb) Standalone SF adventure novel set on an alternate Earth where the population is 90% female, and males are sheltered homemakers.

Quicksilver Stephanie Spinner (Random House/Knopf 0-375-82638-6, Apr 2005, $15.95, 228pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy based on Greek myth, about Hermes and the Trojan War.

Quiver Stephanie Spinner (Random House/Dell Laurel-Leaf 0-440-23819-6, Apr 2005, $5.99, 177pp, pb) Reprint (Knopf 2002) young-adult fantasy based on Greek myth, a retelling of the story of Atalanta.

Spy Goddess, Book One: Live and Let Shop Michael P. Spradlin (HarperCollins 0-06-059407-1, Mar 2005, $15.99, 211pp, hc) Young-adult supernatural spy novel. Beverly Hills juvenile delinquent Rachel Buchanan discovers her new school has deadly secrets. A first novel.

Outlaw Princess of Sherwood Nancy Springer (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-240304-0, May 2005, $5.99, 122pp, tp, cover by Greg Call) [Rowan Hood] Reprint (Philomel 2003) young-adult fantasy, third in the series begun in Rowan Hood, Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest.

Rowan Hood Returns Nancy Springer (Penguin/Philomel 0-399-24206-6, Jun 2005, $16.99, 169pp, hc, cover by Greg Call) [Rowan Hood] Young-adult fantasy, fifth and final in the series begun in Rowan Hood, Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest.

Wild Boy Nancy Springer (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-240395-4, Nov 2005, $5.99, 115pp, tp, cover by Greg Call) [Rowan Hood] Reprint (Philomel 2004) young-adult fantasy, fourth in the series begun in Rowan Hood, Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest.

Warhammer 40,000: Lord of the Night Simon Spurrier (BL Publishing/Black Library US 1-84416-157-9, Feb 2005, $7.99, 412pp, pb, cover by Scott Johnson) [Warhammer 40,000] Novelization based on the roleplaying game. Copyrighted by Games Workshop Ltd. First US edition (Black Library UK 1/05).

Liminal Lives: Imagining the Human at the Frontiers of Biomedicine Susan Merrill Squier (Duke University Press 0-8223-3366-X, Jan 2005, $23.95, 350 + xvi, tp) Critical non-fiction exploring how fiction helps work through ethical and social concerns over new developments in medical technology. Duke University Press, Box 90660, Durham NC 27708-0660; [].

Grand Master of Adventure Art: The Drawings of J. Allen St. John J. Allen St. John & J. David Spurlock (Watson-Guptill/Vanguard Productions 1-887591-61-3, Jan 2005, $24.95, 176pp, tp, cover by J. Allen St. John) Art book with black-and-white illustrations, mostly for works by Edgar Rice Burroughs, with a selection of illustrations of pulp fiction by others. Edited and with text by J. David Spurlock. A hardcover edition (-62-1, $35.00) and deluxe slipcased hardcover (-63-X, $49.95) were announced but not seen.

Asgard’s Secret Brian Stableford (Gale Group/Five Star 1-59414-211-4, Oct 2004, $25.95, 279pp, hc, cover by Alan M. Clark) Reprint (DAW 1982 as Journey to the Center) SF novel. This has been completely rewritten. Packaged and edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Ed Gorman. Gale/Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Dr., Waterville ME 04901; [].

The Wayward Muse Brian Stableford (Black Coat Press 1-932983-45-7, Sep 2005, $20.95, 242pp, tp, cover by Anne-Claire Payet) Collection of three stories, one an original novella, with an introduction on his inspirations by the author. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [] or from Hollywood, PO Box 17270, Encino CA 91416.

Perchance to Dream and Other Stories Michael Stackpole (Gale Group/Five Star 1-59414-149-5, Apr 2005, $25.95, 396pp, hc, cover by Charles Keegan) Collection of 16 stories, one original, with notes on the writing of each by the author. Packaged and edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman. Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; 800-223-1244; [].

A Secret Atlas Michael A. Stackpole (Bantam Spectra 0-553-38237-3, Mar 2005, $15.00, 460pp, tp) [Age of Discovery] Fantasy novel, the first in “The Age of Discovery” series. Royal Cartographers go on an exploration into unknown lands.

A Secret Atlas Michael A. Stackpole (SFBC #1181545, Mar 2005, $14.95, 460pp, tp, cover by Stephen Youll) [Age of Discovery] Reprint (Bantam Spectra 2005) fantasy novel, first in The Age of Discovery series. This has ISBN 0-7394-5058-1; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Blackest Death Volume II ed. The Staff of Black Death Books (KHP Industries/Black Death Books 0-9767914-0-4, Sep 2005, $15.00, 284pp, tp) Original anthology of 24 horror stories. Authors include T.M. Gray, Lavie Tidhar, and Karen Koehler. This is a print-on-demand book available online at [], or from KHP Industries, PO Box 588, Effort PA 18330.

A Gathering of Shades David Stahler, Jr. (HarperTempest 0-06-052294-1, May 2005, $15.99, 289pp, hc) Young-adult ghost story. Aidan’s grandmother feeds ghosts, keeping them trapped between life and death.

Sky Songs II: Spiritual SF ed. Steve Stanton (Skysong Press 0-9680502-3-9, Jun 2005, $15.95, 236pp, tp) Anthology of 17 Christian SF and fantasy stories. Authors include Cherith Baldry, Andrew M. Seddon, and Douglas Smith. Order from Skysong Press, 35 Peter St. S., Orillia, Ontario, Canada L3V 5A8; [˜skysong].

Saint Vidicon to the Rescue Christopher Stasheff (Ace 0-441-01271-X, Apr 2005, $6.99, 308pp, pb, cover by Christian McGrath) [Warlock] Science fantasy novel set much earlier in the universe of the “Warlock” series. A troubleshooter trying to stop a religious computer virus is recruited by the saint.

Coyote Frontier Allen Steele (Ace 0-441-01331-7, Dec 2005, $24.95, 353pp, hc, cover by Ron Miller) [Coyote] SF novel, third in the “Coyote” series.

Coyote Rising Allen Steele (SFBC #1176621, Dec 2004, $11.99, 387pp, hc, cover by Ron Miller) [Coyote] Reprint (Ace 2004) SF novel, second in the “Coyote” series. This is similar to the Ace edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Coyote Rising Allen Steele (Ace 0-441-01251-5, Dec 2005, $7.99, 411pp, pb, cover by Ron Miller) [Coyote] Reprint (Ace 2004) SF novel, second in the “Coyote” series about a colony planet under new government from Earth.

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