The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2005

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Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver Jonathan Swift, Martin Jenkins & Chris Riddell (Candlewick Press 0-7636-2409-8, Mar 2005, $19.99, hc, cover by Chris Riddell) [Gulliver] Art book, a children’s adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels, abridged by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Chris Riddell.

The Bright Spot Robert Sydney (Bantam Spectra 0-553-58759-5, Jul 2005, $6.99, 337pp, pb, cover by Dave Johnson) SF detective novel. Actors Nick and Luella accidentally get involved in a deadly conspiracy. Sydney is a pen name for Dennis Danvers.

Singing Innocence and Experience Sonya Taaffe (Wildside Press/Prime Books 0-8095-4479-2, Oct 2005, $17.95, 272pp, tp, cover by John William Waterhouse) Collection of 15 stories, two original, and eight poems. The author provides notes on the writing of each story. Introduction by Tim Pratt. Order from Prime Books, PO Box 301, Holicong PA 18928; [].

Silver and Blood Trina L. Talma (Lulu 1-4116-2411-4, Apr 2005, $9.74, 238pp, tp) Fantasy novel, the first book in a series. This is a print-on-demand edition, available online at [].

Spotted Lily Anna Tambour (Wildside Press/Prime Books 0-8095-4483-0, Apr 2005, $17.95, 272pp, tp, cover by Norman Lindsay) Fantasy novel. A hardcover edition (-4482-2, $29.95) was announced but not seen. This is a print-on-demand book, available online from [] or from Prime Books, PO Box 36503, Canton OH 44735.

Blood Surrender ed. Cecilia Tan (Avalon/Blue Moon Books 1-56201-445-5, Mar 2005, $14.95, 208pp, tp) Original anthology of 15 erotic horror stories, three reprints (two originally published electronically). Authors include Nancy Kilpatrick, Thomas S. Roche, and Maria Alexander.

Erotica Vampirica ed. Cecilia Tan (Avalon Publishing Group/Blue Moon Books 1-56201-485-4, Jul 2005, $14.95, 188pp, tp) Reprint (Circlet Press 1996) anthology of 10 erotic vampire stories.

The Lost Thing Shaun Tan (Simply Read Books 1-894965-10-8, Apr 2005, $16.95, unpaginated, hc, cover by Shaun Tan) Art/picture book. A boy finds a strange creature. First US edition (Lothian 2004).

King’s Blood Judith Tarr (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46045-6, Oct 2005, $16.00, 376pp, tp) [William the Conqueror] Historical novel with fantasy elements, sequel to Rite of Conquest. The son of William of Conqueror tries to rule without magic and the land suffers.

Rite of Conquest Judith Tarr (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46051-0, Oct 2005, $7.99, 351pp, pb, cover by Jerry Vanderstelt) [William the Conqueror] Reprint (Roc 2004) historical novel with fantasy elements, the story of William the Conqueror.

Kafka’s Uncle and Other Strange Tales Bruce Taylor (Afterbirth Books 0-9766310-2-4, Nov 2005, $16.95, 339pp, tp, cover by Adrian Majkrzak) Original collection of 22 stories (nine reprints) and nine poems (five reprints); parts of the title story were previously published. Introduction by Brian Herbert. This is a print-on-demand edition, available at [], or from Afterbirth Books, PO Box 6068, Lynnwood WA 98037.

Shadowmancer G. P. Taylor (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240341-5, Jun 2005, $7.99, 275pp, hc, cover by Deborah Vess) [Shadowmancer] Reprint (Mount Publishing 2003) young-adult gothic fantasy adventure novel with strong Christian overtones.

Wormwood G. P. Taylor (Penguin/Firebird 0-14-240469-1, Sep 2005, $7.99, 259pp, tp) Reprint (Faber & Faber 2004) young-adult dark fantasy.

A Hairy Chest, a Big Dick, and a Harley Lucy Taylor (Overlook Connection Press, Oct 2004, $44.95, 150pp, hc, cover by Rick Sardhina) Original collection of five horror stories, one a reprint. This is a signed, limited edition of 1,000 and was simultaneously published in trade as The Silence Between the Screams (seen 2/05); this adds illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne and different cover art. Overlook Connection Press, PO Box 1934, Hiram GA 30141; []; [].

The Silence Between the Screams Lucy Taylor (Overlook Connection Press 1-892950-64-2, Oct 2004, $39.95, 150pp, hc, cover by Rick Sardinha) Original collection of five horror stories, one a reprint. A signed, limited edition of 1,000 ($44.95) with the title A Hairy Chest, a Big Dick, and a Harley, illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne, and different cover art by Sardinha was announced but not seen. Overlook Connection Press, PO Box 1934, Hiram GA 30141; []; [].

The Quantum Connection Travis Taylor (Baen 0-7434-9896-8, Apr 2005, $24.00, 289pp, hc, cover by Alan Pollack) [Warp Speed] SF novel, sequel to Warp Speed.

Carved in Stone Vickie Taylor (Berkley Sensation 0-425-20291-7, Jun 2005, $6.99, 327pp, pb, cover by Franco Accornero) [Nathan Cross] Paranormal romance, the first in a series featuring gargoyle shapeshifter Nathan Cross. Nathan attracts the attention of a female Interpol agent looking for the winged monster that killed her parents.

Heaven’s Witness Joseph Telushkin & Allen Estrin (Toby Press 1-59264-091-5, Sep 2004, $19.95, 463pp, hc) Serial killer novel with psychic elements. A hypnotized woman’s past-life memories may hold clues to a current murder spree. This is dated 2004, but not seen until now.

Jahaz Chronicles James Templer (Vantage Press 0-533-14688-7, 2004, $13.95, 283pp, tp) SF novel. A soldier fighting in WWII Africa is transported to Venus. This is dated 2004 but not seen until now. Vantage Press, 419 Park Ave. South, New York NY 10016.

The True Game Sheri S. Tepper (Ace 0-441-00331-1, Jan 2005, $15.95, 501pp, tp, cover by James Christensen) [True Game] Reissue (Corgi 1985) omnibus of the first fantasy/SF trilogy set on the world of the True Game: King’s Blood Four (Ace 1983), Necromancer Nine (Ace 1983), and Wizard’s Eleven (Ace 1984). Fifth printing.

Finishing Touches Thomas Tessier (Leisure 0-8439-5559-7, Aug 2005, $6.99, 374pp, pb) Omnibus of the title horror novel (Atheneum 1985) plus the novella Father Panic’s Opera Macabre (Subterranean 2000).

Singer Jean Thesman (Penguin/Viking 0-670-05937-4, Apr 2005, $17.99, 280pp, hc, cover by René Milot) Young-adult fantasy novel based on the Celtic legend of “The Children of Lir.”

Rivers of Time Roy Thomas (Black Coat Press Script Library 1-932983-37-6, May 2005, $15.95, 186pp, tp, cover by Stephen R. Bissette) Associational unproduced screenplay based on L. Sprague de Camp’s “A Gun for Dinosaur”, the story adapted by Thomas & Janis Hendler. Introduction by Thomas. This is a print-on-demand edition available online from [] or from Hollywood, PO Box 17270, Encino CA 91416.

Westermead Scott Thomas (Raw Dog Screaming 1-933293-08-X, Oct 2005, $16.95, 290pp, hc, cover by Jules-Joseph Lefebvre) [Westermead] Original collection of 19 fantasy stories, one a reprint, set in the magical land of Westermead. A hardcover edition (-06-3, $30.95) was announced but not seen. This is a print-on-demand edition available online at [] or from Raw Dog Screaming Press, 5103 72nd Place, Hyattsville MD 20784.

Dark Matter: Reading the Bones ed. Sheree R. Thomas (Warner Aspect 0-446-69377-4, Feb 2005, $14.95, 400pp, tp, cover by Daniel Minter) Reprint (Warner Aspect 2004) anthology of 24 stories and three essays by authors of African descent.

Pharos Alice Thompson (Berkley 0-425-20020-5, Feb 2005, $12.00, 151pp, tp) Reprint (Virago 2002) ghost story.

The Crimson Sword Eldon Thompson (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-074150-3, May 2005, $24.95, 537pp, hc, cover by Koveck) [Legend of Asahiel] Fantasy novel, the first volume in The Legend of Asahiel trilogy. A young man seeks a sword that can save mankind from the demon queen. A first novel.

Dark Moon Rising James M. Thompson (Kensington/Pinnacle 0-7860-1616-7, May 2005, $5.99, 320pp, pb) Horror novel. A miracle cure for a tumor turns a pediatrician into a creature of the night.

Fourth World Kate Thompson (Bloomsbury USA 1-58234-650-X, Apr 2005, $16.95, 330pp, hc) [Missing Link] Young-adult SF. A teen helps his stepbrother find his mad scientist mother. Book one of the Missing Link trilogy. First US edition (The Bodley Head 2000 as The Missing Link).

DragonLance: Sanctuary Paul B. Thompson & Tonya C. Cook (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3817-X, Oct 2005, $6.99, 374pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) [DragonLance: Elven Exiles] Novelization based on the roleplaying game. Volume one of Elven Exiles. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things that Aren’t as Scary, Maybe, ... ed. Ted Thompson & Eli Horowitz (McSweeney’s Books 1-932416-35-8, Oct 2005, $22.00, 207pp, hc, cover by Bruce Timm) Original anthology of 11 stories, three reprints. The full title continues “...Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands, Stray Cellphones, Creatures from the Sky, Parents Who Disappear in Peru, a Man Named Lars Farf, and One Other Story We Couldn’t Quite Finish, So Maybe You Could Help Us Out.” Introduction and the unfinished story (part of a contest) on the inside jacket by Lemony Snicket. Authors include Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, and Jeanne DuPrau. Proceeds from the book go to 826NYC, a non-profit tutoring center in New York.

Storyteller Amy Thomson (Ace 0-441-01256-6, Feb 2005, $7.99, 372pp, pb, cover by Tim O’Brian) Reprint (Ace 2003) SF novel.

Divided Kingdom Rupert Thomson (Random House/Knopf 1-4000-4218-6, Jun 2005, $24.95, 338pp, hc) Cautionary SF novel of one boy’s rise in a UK forcibly divided into four parts. First US edition (Bloomsbury 4/05).

Warhammer: Grudge Bearer Gav Thorpe (BL Publishing/Black Library US 1-84416-197-8, Jul 2005, $6.99, 250pp, pb, cover by Adrian Smith) [Warhammer] Novelization based on the world of the roleplaying game. This first US edition has the same ISBN as the 6/05 Black Library UK editions, but lists only the US and Canadian prices. Copyrighted by Games Workshop.

Blood Retribution David & Aimée Thurlo (Tor 0-765-34368-1, Sep 2005, $6.99, 271pp, pb, cover by Rich Deas) [Lee Nez] Reprint (Forge 2004) Native American vampire mystery, second in the series featuring Navajo Nightwalker police officer Lee Nez.

Pale Death David & Aimée Thurlo (Tor/Forge 0-765-31385-5, Oct 2005, $23.95, 254pp, hc, cover by Rich Deas) [Lee Nez] Native American vampire mystery, third in the series featuring Navajo Nightwalker police officer Lee Nez.

Asimov’s Aurora Mark W. Tiedemann (ibooks 1-4165-0415-X, Mar 2005, $7.99, 422pp, pb) [Robot Series] Reprint (ibooks 2002) SF mystery set in Isaac Asimov’s “Robot” world. This includes an 18-page “Chronology of the Robot-Empire-Foundation Universe” by Attila Torkos. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Remains Mark W. Tiedemann (BenBella Books 1-932100-49-0, Jul 2005, $14.95, 320pp, tp, cover by J. P. Targete) SF thriller. A security officer on Mars investigates his wife’s death.

Balefire: A Chalice of Wind Cate Tiernan (Penguin/Razorbill 1-59514-045-X, Aug 2005, $5.99, 250pp, pb) [Balefire] Young-adult dark fantasy novel, first in a series about twin witches separated at birth and reunited as teens. Copyrighted by Gabrielle Charbonnet.

Balefire: A Circle of Ashes Cate Tiernan (Penguin/Razorbill 1-59514-046-8, Aug 2005, $5.99, 216pp, pb) [Balefire] Young-adult dark fantasy novel, second in a series about twin teens with magic powers. Copyrighted by Gabrielle Charbonnet.

Balefire: A Feather of Stone Cate Tiernan (Penguin/Razorbill 1-59514-047-6, Nov 2005, $5.99, 231pp, pb) [Balefire] Young-adult fantasy novel, third in the series. Copyrighted by Gabrielle Charbonnet.

Ariel Grace Tiffany (HarperTempest/Geringer 0-06-075327-7, Sep 2005, $16.99, 232pp, hc, cover by Cliff Nielsen) Young-adult fantasy revision of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. A Laura Geringer Book.

Her Smoke Rose Up Forever James Tiptree, Jr. (SFBC #1180883, Jul 2005, $12.99, 492pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) Reprint (Arkham House 1990) collection, part of the SFBC 50th Anniversary Collection. This follows the slightly revised Tachyon 2004 edition; it has ISBN 0-7394-5512-5, lacks a price, and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

A Fire in His Head: The Adventures of the Wandering Aengus Loreto Todd (University of Wisconsin Press/O’Brien 0-86278-757-2, Mar 2005, $19.95, 272pp, tp) Fantasy novel based on Celtic myth and a poem by Yeats. Aengus, the god of love, goes on a quest to find the girl of his dreams. This is the O’Brien Press Ireland 2002 edition, distributed in the US by University of Wisconsin Press, 1930 Monroe Street, Madison WI 53711; [].

The Fellowship of the Ring J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin 0-618-34625-2, Jun 2005, $10.95, 506pp, tp, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Middle-Earth] Reissue (Allen & Unwin 1954) fantasy novel, book one of The Lord of the Rings.

The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin 0-618-64015-0, Oct 2005, $20.00, 1178pp, tp, cover by Alan Lee) [Middle-Earth] Reissue (Allen & Unwin 1968) classic fantasy novel/omnibus. This is a 50th anniversary edition. A hardcover edition (-64561-6, $38.00) was announced but not seen.

The Return of the King J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin 0-618-57497-2, Jun 2005, $10.95, 511pp, tp, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Middle-Earth] Reissue (Allen & Unwin 1955) fantasy novel, book three of The Lord of the Rings. This indicates first printing.

The Two Towers J. R. R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin 0-618-57495-6, Jun 2005, $10.95, 414pp, tp, cover by John Jude Palencar) [Middle-Earth] Reissue (Allen & Unwin 1955) fantasy novel, book two of The Lord of the Rings.

VAS: An Opera in Flatland Steve Tomasula (University of Chicago Press 0-226-80740-1, Dec 2004, $18.00, 367pp, tp) [Flatland] Reprint (Station Hill Press 2002) illustrated novel about the inhabitants of Edwin A. Abbot’s Flatland in the modern day. Square contemplates getting a vasectomy. Art and design by Stephen Farrell.

Riverside Blues Erik Tomblin (Earthling Publications 0-9766339-2-2, Aug 2005, $14.00, 112pp, tp, cover by Jackie Berkley) Southern gothic horror novella. Introduction by James Newman. This is a signed limited edition of 300; a hardcover edition of 15 is also available. Earthling Publications, PO Box 413, Northborough MA 01532; []; [].

The Assassin’s Dream James Denny Townsend (Gale Group/Five Star 1-59414-282-3, Mar 2005, $25.95, 456pp, hc) SF novel. A genetic disease has killed two-thirds of the male population. Packaged and edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Ed Gorman. Five Star, 295 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; 800-223-1244; [].

The World Before Karen Traviss (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-054172-5, Nov 2005, $7.50, 388pp, pb) [Wess’har Wars] SF novel, third in the series begun in City of Pearl. Humans are going to be judged for the destruction of an alien race on Bezer’ej.

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