The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2005

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The Endymion Omnibus Dan Simmons (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07634-8, Dec 2005, £12.99, 983pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) [Endymion] Omnibus of the third and fourth novels in the Hyperion Quartet: Endymion (1996) and The Rise of Endymion (1997).

The Fall of Hyperion Dan Simmons (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07638-0, Dec 2005, £7.99, 535pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) [Hyperion] Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1990) epic far-future SF novel. Second book in the Hyperion Quartet after Hyperion.

Hyperion Dan Simmons (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07637-2, Dec 2005, £7.99, 473pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) [Hyperion] Reprint (Doubleday Foundation 1989) epic far-future SF novel. First book of the Hyperion Quartet.

Olympos Dan Simmons (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07262-8, Jun 2005, £10.99, 690pp, tp, cover by Larry Rotant) [Ilium] SF novel, sequel to Ilium. A hardcover edition (-07261-X, £17.99) was announced but not seen.

Song of Kali Dan Simmons (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07659-3, Mar 2005, £7.99, 311pp, pb, cover by Richard Carr) Reprint (Bluejay 1985) dark fantasy novel, winner of the World Fantasy Award. Volume 44 in the “Fantasy Masterworks” series.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide M. J. Simpson (Simon & Schuster UK/Pocket Essentials 1-904048-46-3, Apr 2005, £4.99, 160pp, pb) Reprint (Pocket Essentials 2001) reference book. Completely rewritten from the original to concentrate on the new movie, rather than the general look at Douglas Adams’ overall work. Includes a new foreword by Simon Jones. The copyright does not mention the original edition.

The Innocent’s Story Nicky Singer (Oxford University Press 0-19-275449-1, Oct 2005, £12.99, 217pp, hc) Young-adult fantasy novel. The spirit of a murdered girl discovers her killer is about to strike again.

The Affinity Trap Martin Sketchley (Simon & Schuster/Pocket UK 0-7434-6848-1, Mar 2005, £6.99, 306pp, pb, cover by Larry Rostant) [Structure] Reprint (Simon & Schuster UK 2004) SF novel, the first in the Structure series.

The Destiny Mask Martin Sketchley (Simon & Schuster UK 0-7432-5680-8, Mar 2005, £10.99, 369pp, tp, cover by Larry Rostant) [Structure] SF novel. Book two in the Structure series.

Here Be Monsters! Alan Snow (Oxford University Press 0-19-271964-5, Sep 2005, £12.99, 544pp, hc, cover by Alan Snow) [Ratbridge Chronicles] Humorous young-adult fantasy novel, the first book in the The Ratbridge Chronicles. Illustrated throughout by the author. A first novel. A “restricted” edition (-271992-0) was announced but not seen.

Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean Justin Somper (Simon & Schuster UK Children’s Books 0-689-87263-1, Jun 2005, £5.99, 298pp, tp, cover by Bob Lea) [Vampirates] Young-adult SF/fantasy novel of vampire pirates in a future where rising oceans led to increased piracy. First in a series.

Coyote Allen Steele (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-367-8, Feb 2005, £6.99, 546pp, pb) [Coyote] Reprint (Ace 2002) SF fix-up novel formed from eight stories, all but one altered (some substantially) from their originally published form. A hijacked starship takes political dissidents to found Earth’s first colony on another world. First in a series. [First U.K. edition]

Coyote Rising Allen Steele (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-368-6, Jul 2005, £6.99, xi+511pp, pb, cover by Calvin J. Hamilton) [Coyote] Reprint (Ace 2004) SF fix-up novel in the Coyote series, expanding on stories originally published in Asimov’s, most revised. [First U.K. edition]

Freeglader Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-54850-2, Sep 2005, £5.99, 415pp, tp, cover by Chris Riddell) [Edge Chronicles: Rook Barkwater] Reprint (Doubleday UK 2004) young-adult fantasy novel. Book seven of The Edge Chronicles, third in the Rook Barkwater sequence. Illustrated by Riddell.

The Winter Knights Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (Doubleday UK 0-385-60720-2, Sep 2005, £12.99, 395pp, hc, cover by Chris Riddell) [Edge Chronicles: Quint] Young-adult fantasy novel, book eight of The Edge Chronicles, and second in the Quint sequence after The Curse of the Gloamglozer. Illustrated by Riddell.

The Illmoor Chronicles: The Shadewell Shenanigans David Lee Stone (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-87400-7, Jun 2005, £10.99, 273pp, hc) [Illmoor Chronicles] Young-adult fantasy novel. Third in a series.

The Illmoor Chronicles: The Yowler Foul-Up David Lee Stone (Hodder Children’s Books 0-340-87399-X, Feb 2005, £5.99, v+259pp, tp, cover by Bob Lea) [Illmoor Chronicles] Reprint (Hodder Children’s Books 2004) young-adult fantasy novel, second in a series. Illustrations by Bob Lea.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Matthew Stover (Century 0-712-68427-1, Apr 2005, £17.99, 418pp, hc) [Star Wars] Novelization of the “third” film in the series; simultaneous with the US (Del Rey) edition.

In the Night Room Peter Straub (HarperCollins UK 0-00-718442-5, Jul 2005, £6.99, 511pp, pb) [Tim Underhill; Tom Pasmore] Reprint (Random House 2004) fantasy novel.

Accelerando Charles Stross (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-390-2, Aug 2005, £16.99, 433pp, hc) [Macx Family] Reprint (Ace 2005) SF mosaic novel composed from revised versions of the nine “Macx Family” stories in Asimov’s. [First U.K. edition]

Iron Sunrise Charles Stross (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-335-X, Mar 2005, £15.99, 419pp, hc) [Singularity Sky] Reprint (Ace 2004) SF novel. [First U.K. edition]

Iron Sunrise Charles Stross (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-336-8, Aug 2005, £6.99, 480pp, pb, cover by Lee Gibbons) [Singularity Sky] Reprint (Ace 2004) SF novel, second in the sequence begun in Singularity Sky.

Singularity Sky Charles Stross (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-334-1, Feb 2005, £6.99, 389pp, pb, cover by Lee Gibbons) [Singularity Sky] Reprint (Ace 2003) SF novel. An isolated human colony that supresses high technology is attacked by an information plague.

The Golem’s Eye Jonathan Stroud (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-55027-2, Oct 2005, £6.99, 570pp, tp, cover by David Wyatt) [Bartimaeus] Reprint (Doubleday UK 2004) young-adult fantasy novel, second in the Bartimaeus trilogy.

Ptolemy’s Gate Jonathan Stroud (Transworld/Doubleday UK 0-385-60616-8, Oct 2005, £12.99, 515pp, hc, cover by David Wyatt) [Bartimaeus] Young-adult fantasy novel, book three in the Bartimaeus trilogy.

Double Vision Tricia Sullivan (Time Warner UK/Orbit 1-84149-337-6, Jul 2005, £10.99, 377pp, tp, cover by Lee Gibbons) SF novel.

Venus as a Boy Luke Sutherland (Bloomsbury 0-7475-6905-3, Mar 2005, £6.99, 149pp, tp) Reprint (Bloomsbury 2004) literary fantasy novel. A promiscuous youth looks back on his life while turning to gold.

Dark Water Koji Suzuki (HarperCollins UK 0-00-720741-7, Aug 2005, £10.00, 294pp, hc) Reprint (Vertical 2004) collection of seven stories with a framing prologue and epilogue, including the original novella filmed as Dark Water. Originally published in Japanese as Honogurai mizu no soko kara (Kadokawa Shoten 1996). A trade paperback (OME) edition (-720742-5, £10.99) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Ring Koji Suzuki (HarperCollins UK 0-00-717885-9, Mar 2005, £6.99, 292pp, pb) [Ring] Reprint (Vertical 2003) horror novel, first in a series. Translated by Glynne Whalley from the Japanese Ringu (Kadowaka Shoten 1991).

Spiral Koji Suzuki (HarperCollins UK 0-00-717906-5, Mar 2005, £12.99, 281pp, hc) [Ring] Reprint (Vertical 2004) horror novel, second in a series after Ring. Translated by Glynne Whalley from the Japanese, Rasen (Kadowaka Shoten 1994). A trade paperback (OME) edition (-719236-3) was announced but not seen. [First U.K. edition]

Spiral Koji Suzuki (HarperCollins UK 0-00-717907-3, Nov 2005, £6.99, 460pp, pb) [Ring] Reprint (Vertical 2004) horror novel, second in a series after Ring. Translated by Glynne Whalley.

No Present Like Time Steph Swainston (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07006-4, Apr 2005, £9.99, 317pp, hc, cover by Emma Wallace) [Castle] Fantasy novel, sequel to The Year of Our War.

The Year of Our War Steph Swainston (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07642-9, Apr 2005, £6.99, 369pp, pb, cover by Emma Wallace) [Castle] Reprint (Gollancz 2004) fantasy novel, first in a series.

The Iron Dragon’s Daughter Michael Swanwick (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07605-4, Jan 2005, £6.99, 343pp, tp) [Iron Dragon’s Daughter] Reprint (Millennium 1993) fantasy novel. Volume 42 in the “Fantasy Masterworks” series.

The Periodic Table of Science Fiction Michael Swanwick (PS Publishing 1-904619-00-2, Jul 2005, £25.00, 274pp, hc) Collection of stories, one each for each element on the periodic table of elements, plus a few. There is a new afterword by Swanwick. Introduction by Theodore W. Gray. This is a limited edition of 500 signed by Swanwick; a slipcased edition of 200 signed by Swanwick and Gray is also available. Available from Grosvenor House, 1 New Road, Hornsea HU18 1PG, UK; [].

Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift (Oxford University Press 0-19-280534-7, Mar 2005, £3.99, lix+362pp, tp) [Gulliver] Reprint (Benjamin Motte 1726 as Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts as by Lemuel Gulliver) classic satirical fantasy novel, edited with an introduction by Claude Rawson, and notes by Ian Higgins.

Tersias G. P. Taylor (Faber and Faber 0-571-22152-1, Aug 2005, £9.99, 330pp, hc, cover by Plant43) Young-adult fantasy novel.

Wormwood G. P. Taylor (Faber and Faber 0-571-22150-5, Jan 2005, £6.99, 312pp, tp) Reprint (Faber and Faber 2004) young-adult fantasy novel, repackaged for adults.

The Companions Sheri S. Tepper (Orion/Gollancz 0-575-07628-3, Mar 2005, £6.99, 452pp, pb) Reprint (Eos 2003) SF novel.

Innocence Kathleen Tessaro (HarperCollins UK 0-00-715144-6, Apr 2005, £10.00, 439pp, hc) Ghost novel.

Parish Damned Lee Thomas (Telos 1-84583-040-7, Sep 2005, £7.99, 79pp, tp, cover by Simon Moore) Horror novella. A limited hardback edition (-044-X) with a frontispiece by Simon Moore was announced but not seen. Available from Beech House, Chapel Lane, Moulton, Cheshire CW9 8PQ.

Annan Water Kate Thompson (Random House UK/Red Fox 0-09-945626-5, Jun 2005, £4.99, 181pp, tp) Reprint (The Bodley Head 2004) young-adult fantasy novel based on a centuries-old folk song.

Divided Kingdom Rupert Thomson (Bloomsbury 0-7475-7218-6, Apr 2005, £17.99, 396pp, hc, cover by William Webb) Literary SF fable of a Britain forcibly divided into four regions populated by different personality types, and a kidnapped eight-year-old boy.

Warhammer: Grudge Bearer Gav Thorpe (BL Publishing/Black Library 1-8441-6197-8, Jun 2005, £6.99, 250pp, pb) [Warhammer] Novelization based on the roleplaying game.

The Return of the King J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-00-720360-8, Oct 2005, £6.99, xvi+590pp, pb, cover by J. R. R. Tolkien) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1955) fantasy novel. A hardcover edition (-720354-3, £18.99) was announced but not seen.

The Two Towers J. R. R. Tolkien (HarperCollins UK 0-00-720359-4, Oct 2005, £6.99, x+454pp, pb, cover by J. R. R. Tolkien) [Middle-Earth] Reprint (Allen & Unwin 1954) fantasy novel. A hardcover edition (-720355-1, £18.99) was announced but not seen.

Homeward Bound Harry Turtledove (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-73482-5, Apr 2005, £18.99, 597pp, hc, cover by Martin McKenna) [Worldwar; Colonization] Reprint (Del Rey 2004) SF novel. SF novel which is a coda to the parallel-history “Worldwar” and “Colonization” series. Many of the characters from those series are deep-frozen and finally land on the aliens’ planet. [First U.K. edition]

Homeward Bound Harry Turtledove (Hodder Headline/NEL 0-340-73483-3, Oct 2005, £7.99, 597pp, pb, cover by Martin McKenna) [Worldwar; Colonization] Reprint (Del Rey 2004) SF novel, a coda to the alternate-history Worldwar and Colonization series.

Out of the Darkness Harry Turtledove (Simon & Schuster/Pocket UK 0-7434-6849-X, Oct 2005, £6.99, xiii+655pp, pb, cover by Bob Eggleton) [Darkness] Reprint (Tor 2004) fantasy novel, sixth in the Darkness series.

Settling Accounts: Drive to the East Harry Turtledove (Hodder & Stoughton 0-340-82687-8, Oct 2005, £18.99, 594pp, hc, cover by Martin McKenna) [Settling Accounts] Reprint (Ballantine Del Rey 2005) alternate-history novel, second in a series sequel to The Great War and American Empire trilogies. [First U.K. edition]

Settling Accounts: Return Engagement Harry Turtledove (Hodder Headline/NEL 0-340-82686-X, Jan 2005, £7.99, 623pp, pb, cover by Martin Macrae) [Settling Accounts] Reprint (Ballantine Del Rey 2004) alternate-history SF novel. The first volume in a new series sequel to the “Great War” and “American Empire” series.

The Traveller John Twelve Hawks (Transworld/Bantam UK 0-593-05430-X, Jul 2005, £18.99, 456pp, hc) [Fourth Realm] Fantasy novel, the first book of the Fourth Realm trilogy. Simultaneous with the US (Doubleday) edition.

The Greenwich Chronicles: The Time Wreccas Val Tyler (Penguin/Puffin UK 0-141-38156-6, Jan 2005, £9.99, 338pp, hc, cover by David Wyatt) [Greenwich Chronicles] Young-adult fantasy novel, the first in a series.

JumpMan: Rule 2: Don’t Even Think About It James Valentine (Transworld/Corgi 0-552-55059-0, Jun 2005, £5.99, 281pp, tp, cover by Spencer Wilson) [JumpMan] Reprint (Random House Australia 2003) humorous young-adult time-travel novel, in a series. [First U.K. edition]

The Ultimate Collection Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell (Paper Tiger 1-84340-315-3, Oct 2005, £25.00, 192pp, hc, cover by Boris Vallejo) Selection of artwork picked by the artists from around two dozen earlier books, plus some recent works. Text by Nigel Suckling. Introduction by Bob Eggleton.

The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-reading Monster Hercules Barefoot, His Wonderful Love and His Terrible Hatred Carl-Johan Vallgren (Harvill Press, The 1-8434-3151-3, Apr 2005, £12.99, 282pp, hc) Fantasy historical novel. A terribly deformed boy born in an 18th-century brothel can read minds. Translated by Paul and Veronica Britten-Austin from the Swedish, Den Vidunderliga Kärlekens Historia (Albert Bonniers Forlag 2002).

City of Saints and Madmen Jeff VanderMeer (Macmillan/Tor UK 0-330-41893-9, Mar 2005, £6.99, 673pp, pb) [Ambergris] Reprint (Cosmos 2001) collection of four surreal novellas, some revised, set in VanderMeer’s city of Ambergris. Introduction by Michael Moorcock.

ScriptGenerator: Machines I Philippe Vasset (Serpent’s Tail 1-85242-862-7, Nov 2004, £7.99, 102pp, tp) Literary fantasy of the invention of the first no-author machine writer. Translated by Jane Metter from the original, Exemplaire de démonstration (Librairie Artheme Fayard 2003).

The Adventures of Captain Hatteras Jules Verne (Oxford University Press 0-19-280465-0, Jul 2005, £8.99, xlv+402pp, tp, cover by Georg Rosen) Associational adventure novel. This is a new translation by William Butcher of the 1866 French edition; it includes the original censored ending, some previously unpublished chapters, and evidence of plagiarism by Verne.

Ice Palace Tarjei Vesaas (Owen, Peter 0-7206-1122-9, Dec 2005, £9.95, 176pp, tp) Reissue (Peter Owen 1966) literary fantasy novel. Translated by Elizabeth Rokkan from the Norwegian original Is-Slottet (Gyldendal Norsk Forlag 1963).

Mr. Golightly’s Holiday Salley Vickers (Harper Perennial UK 0-00-715648-0, May 2004, £7.99, 352pp, tp, cover by Samuel Palmer) Reprint (Fourth Estate 2003) literary fantasy novel. Published in 2004 but not seen until now.

The Dreamwalker’s Child Steve Voake (Faber and Faber 0-571-22346-X, Jan 2005, £12.99, 300pp, hc) [Odoursin] Young-adult fantasy novel.

The Troll King John Vornholt (Time Warner UK/Atom 1-904233-57-0, Jan 2005, £4.99, 214pp, tp, cover by David Roberts) [Troll King] Reprint (Aladdin 2002) YA fantasy novel. First in a series. [First U.K. edition]

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