The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2005

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Empires of the Imagination: A Critical Survey of Fantasy Cinema from Georges Méliès to The Lord of the Rings Alec Worley (McFarland 0-7864-2324-2, 2005, $45.00, 296pp, hc) Non-fiction, a critical look at fantasy and how it has been treated in films. Foreword by Brian Sibley. Includes bibliography and index. McFarland, Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640; 800-253-2187; [].

Book of Enchantments Patricia C. Wrede (Harcourt/Magic Carpet 0-15-205508-8, Oct 2005, $5.95, 235pp, tp, cover by Peter de Seve) Reprint (Harcourt Brace 1996) young-adult fantasy collection.

The Enchanted Forest Chronicles Patricia C. Wrede (SFBC #1198309, Oct 2005, $14.99, 617pp, hc, cover by Gary Lippincott) Reissue (SFBC 1996) fantasy omnibus of four young-adult novels, Dealing With Dragons (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1990), Searching for Dragons (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1991), Calling on Dragons (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1993), and Talking to Dragons (Ace/Tempo 1985). The jacket lacks a price, and has the SFBC number on the back.

Magicians of Quality Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer (SFBC #1184983, Mar 2005, $13.99, 435pp, hc, cover by Tom Kidd) [Sorcery & Cecelia] Omnibus of two YA Regency fantasy novels: Sorcery & Cecelia (1988, revised 2003) and The Grand Tour (2004). This has ISBN 0-7394-5059-X; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Last Guardian of Everness John C. Wright (Tor 0-812-57987-9, Aug 2005, $6.99, 324pp, pb, cover by Justin Sweet) Reprint (Tor 2004) fantasy novel.

Mists of Everness John C. Wright (Tor 0-765-31333-2, Mar 2005, $25.96, 352pp, hc, cover by Justin Sweet) [Chronicles of Everness] Fantasy novel, second in the “Chronicles of Everness” after The Last Guardian of Everness.

Orphans of Chaos John C. Wright (Tor 0-765-31131-3, Nov 2005, $24.95, 317pp, hc, cover by Scott M. Fischer) [Chronicles of Chaos] Fantasy novel, the first in a series. Five gifted students at an English boarding school begin to suspect they’re not human.

Slaves Unchained Susan Wright (Pocket Star 0-7434-5765-X, Mar 2005, $6.99, 378pp, pb) [Slave Trade] SF novel, the third volume in the “Slave Trade” trilogy. Rose returns to Earth to overthrow the leaders who secretly trade human slaves for alien technology.

The Eyes of the Carp T. M. Wright (CD Publications 1-58767-111-5, Sep 2005, $30.00, 126pp, hc, cover by T. M. Wright) Horror novella. This is a signed, limited edition of 750. Cemetery Dance Publications, 132-B Industry Lane, Unit 7, Forest Hill MD 21050; [].

Isaac Asimov’s Robots in Time, Book 2: Marauder William F. Wu (ibooks 1-4165-0425-7, Apr 2005, $6.99, 243pp, pb, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Robots in Time] Reprint (AvoNova 1993) SF novelization, second in a series. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications.

Traitor’s Knot Janny Wurts (Meisha Merlin 1-59222-081-9, Apr 2005, $27.95, 572pp, hc, cover by Janny Wurts) [Wars of Light and Shadow: Alliance of Light] Fantasy novel, book four of Alliance of Light, part of The Wars of Light and Shadow series. First US edition (Voyager 12/04).

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, After the Long Goodbye Masaki Yamada (VizMedia 1-4215-0156-2, Sep 2005, $19.99, 196pp, hc) Novelization based on the SF anime/manga, a prequel to the film Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. Translated by Yuji Oniki & Carl Gustav Horn from the Japanese (Tokuma Shoten 2004).

The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp Rick Yancey (Bloomsbury USA 1-58234-693-3, Oct 2005, $16.95, 339pp, hc, cover by Nicholas Yarger) [Alfred Kropp] Young-adult contemporary Arthurian fantasy novel. Alfred, an oversized underachiever, is tricked into stealing Excalibur.

Dark of the Sun Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Tor 0-765-31103-8, Sep 2005, $15.95, 460pp, tp) [Saint-Germain] Reprint (Tor 2004) vampire novel, the 17th of Count Saint-Germain.

States of Grace Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Tor 0-765-31390-1, Sep 2005, $25.95, 332pp, hc) [Saint-Germain] Vampire novel, the 18th of Count Saint-Germain set in the Reformation and Inquisition in 16th-century Europe.

The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ed. Glenn Yeffeth (BenBella Books 1-932100-56-3, Apr 2005, $14.95, 199pp, tp) Non-fiction anthology of 20 essays by authors including John Shirley, Stephen Baxter, Adam Roberts, and Jacqueline Carey. BenBella Books, 6440 N. Central Expressway, Suite 508, Dallas TX 75206; []; [].

Farscape Forever! Sex, Drugs and Killer Muppets ed. Glenn Yeffeth (BenBella Books 1-932100-61-X, Sep 2005, $17.95, 218pp, tp) [Farscape] Associational non-fiction gathering of 21 original essays on the SF television show. Authors include Justina Robson, Josepha Sherman, P.N. Elrod, and Jim Butcher. BenBella Books, 6440 N. Central Expressway, Suite 508, Dallas TX 75206; [].

Navigating the Golden Compass: Religion, Science & Daemonology in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials ed. Glenn Yeffeth (BenBella Books 1-932100-52-0, Aug 2005, $17.95, 185pp, tp) Non-fiction gathering of 18 essays, two reprints, on the YA series. Authors include Sarah Zettel, Karen Traviss, Harry Turtledove, and Sean McMullen. BenBella Books, 6440 N. Central Expressway, Suite 508, Dallas TX 75206; [].

Dark Future: Demon Download Jack Yeovil (BL Publishing/Black Flame US 1-84416-236-2, Oct 2005, $6.99, 236pp, pb) [Dark Future: Demon Download] Novelization based on the roleplaying game, book one of the Demon Download cycle. This first US edition (Black Library 9/05) has the UK ISBN, but only lists US and Canadian prices. Yeovil is a pen name for Kim Newman.

Warhammer: The Vampire Genevieve Jack Yeovil (BL Publishing/Black Library US 1-84416-244-3, Dec 2005, $10.99, 763pp, tp, cover by Christer Sveen) [Warhammer; Genevieve Dieudonne] Omnibus/collection of four novelizations in the series: Drachenfels (1989), Genevieve Undead (1993), Beasts in Velvet (1993), and collection Silver Nails (2002). Yeovil is a pen name for Kim Newman, who provides a new introduction. Copyrighted by Games Workshop. First US edition (Black Library UK 10/05); this has the same ISBN as the UK, but only lists US and Canadian prices.

Tiger’s Blood Laurence Yep (HarperCollins 0-06-001016-9, Jan 2005, $15.99, 226pp, hc, cover by Greg Call) [Tiger’s Apprentice] Young-adult fantasy novel, the second in the Tiger’s Apprentice trilogy. The tiger and his apprentice Tom go to the underwater dragon kingdom to protect the powerful phoenix egg.

Once Upon a Time (She Said) Jane Yolen (NESFA Press 1-886778-61-2, Aug 2005, $26.00, 378pp, hc, cover by Ruth Sanderson) Collection of 52 stories and 29 poems (four original); this includes the contents of collection Dream Weaver. Published in celebration of Yolen’s appearance as a Guest of Honor at the 2005 Worldcon. Introduction by Anne McCaffrey.

The Short Story Case Book ed. Edward J. O’Brien (Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1935, hc)

The Wizard of Washington Square Jane Yolen (Tor/Starscape 0-765-35016-5, Mar 2005, $5.99, 78pp, tp, cover by Charles Vess) Reprint (World 1969) young-adult fantasy novel. This is copyrighted 2005.

Pay the Piper Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple (Tor/Starscape 0-765-31158-5, Jul 2005, $16.95, 176pp, hc, cover by August Hall) Young-adult contemporary fantasy novel. Callie believes her favorite rock ’n’ roll band spirited away the town’s children.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens ed. Jane Yolen & Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Tor Teen 0-765-31384-7, May 2005, $12.95, 288pp, tp, cover by Donato Giancola) Young-adult year’s best anthology of 11 stories by authors including Kelly Link, Garth Nix, and Bradley Denton. A hardcover edition (-31383-9, $17.95) is also available.

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures: Anok, Heretic of Stygia, Volume I: Scion of the Serpent J. Steven York (Ace 0-441-01336-8, Oct 2005, $6.99, 277pp, pb, cover by Justin Sweet) [Hyboria] Fantasy novel, fourth in the series set in Robert E. Howard’s world of Hyboria and first in a new trilogy. Copyrighted by Conan Properties International.

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures: Anok, Heretic of Stygia, Volume II: Heretic of Set J. Steven York (Ace 0-441-01345-7, Nov 2005, $7.99, 263pp, pb, cover by Justin Sweet) [Hyboria] Fantasy novel in a trilogy within a larger series set in the world of Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures: Anok, Heretic of Stygia, Volume III: Venom of Luxur J. Steven York (Ace 0-441-01354-6, Dec 2005, $6.99, 264pp, pb, cover by Justin Sweet) [Hyboria] Fantasy novel, the third in a trilogy within a larger series, based on the world of Robert E. Howard’s Conan. Copyrighted by Conan Properties.

Ingledove Marly Youmans (Farrar Straus Giroux 0-374-33599-0, May 2005, $16.00, 197pp, hc, cover by Renato Alarcao) [Adantis] Young-adult fantasy based on Cherokee mythology, set in the same world of “Adantis” as The Curse of the Raven Mocker.

Cobwebs Karen Romano Young (HarperTempest/Greenwillow 0-06-441028-5, Aug 2005, $7.99, 388pp, tp, cover by Simon Chow) Reprint (Greenwillow 2004) young-adult fantasy about a teen coming into her hereditary spider-like talents.

The Lamentable Journey of Omaha Bigelow into the Impenetrable Loisaida Jungle Edgardo Vega Yunqué (HarperCollins/Rayo 0-06-084680-1, Jan 2006, $13.95, 345pp, tp) Reprint (Overlook Press 2004) mainstream novel with fantasy elements. Laid-off loser Omaha Bigelow finds a girl with “an array of powers to cure his problems.”

Blackcollar Timothy Zahn (Baen 1-4165-0925-9, Jan 2006, $25.00, hc, cover by David Mattingly) [Blackcollar] Omnibus of two SF novels in the “Blackcollar” series: The Blackcollar (1983) and Blackcollar: The Backlash Mission (1986).

Dragon and Slave Timothy Zahn (Tor/Starscape 0-765-30126-1, Jun 2005, $17.95, 300pp, hc, cover by Jon Foster) [Dragonback Adventures] SF novel, the third novel in the Dragonback Adventures series about a teen and his dragonlike alien symbiote.

Dragonback Bargain Timothy Zahn (SFBC #1193326, Aug 2005, $14.99, 597pp, hc, cover by A. C. Farley) [Dragonback Adventures] Omnibus of three SF novels in the “Dragonback” series about a teen on the run and his dragonlike alien symbiote: Dragon and Thief (2003), Dragon and Soldier (2004), and Dragon and Slave (2005). This has ISBN 0-7394-5609-1; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Green and the Gray Timothy Zahn (Tor 0-765-34645-1, Oct 2005, $7.99, 541pp, pb, cover by Jim Burns) Reprint (Tor 2004) SF novel. Fighting breaks out among alien refugees living disguised as humans in NYC.

Night Train to Rigel Timothy Zahn (Tor 0-765-30716-2, Oct 2005, $24.95, 349pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Night Train to Rigel] SF thriller. A former government agent is recruited by enigmatic aliens hoping to prevent interstellar war.

Night Train to Rigel Timothy Zahn (SFBC #1197740, Nov 2005, $12.50, 349pp, hc, cover by Jim Burns) [Night Train to Rigel] Reprint (Tor 2005) SF novel. This is similar to the Tor edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

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