The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2005

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High Druid of Shannara: Tanequil Terry Brooks (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-43577-X, Sep 2005, $13.95, 357pp, tp, cover by Steve Stone) [Shannara: High Druid of Shannara] Reprint (Del Rey 2004) fantasy novel in the Shannara series, second book in the “High Druid of Shannara” series set 20 years after The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara.

The World of Shannara Terry Brooks & Teresa Patterson (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-48388-X, Sep 2005, $19.95, 206pp, hc, cover by Justin Sweet) [Shannara] Reprint (Del Rey 2001) non-fiction guide to Brooks’s fantasy world. Illustrated by David Cherry. Packaged and copyrighted by Bill Fawcett & Associates. This has a new “specially priced” jacket with new ISBN, but the book inside appears to be the 2001 first edition.

Martians and Madness: The Complete SF Novels of Fredric Brown Fredric Brown (SFBC #1178786, Feb 2005, $14.49, 633pp, hc, cover by Bob Eggleton) Reprint (NESFA 2002) Omnibus of five SF novels: What Mad Universe (1949), The Lights in the Sky Are Stars (1953), Martians, Go Home (1955), Rogue in Space (1957), and The Mind Thing (1961), plus two novellas rewritten and incorporated into Rogue in Space. This has a 1978 introduction by Philip Klass. This is similar to the NESFA edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Empire’s Daughter Simon Brown (DAW 0-7564-0283-2, Mar 2005, $6.99, 440pp, pb, cover by Romas Kukalis) [Chronicles of Kydan] Fantasy novel, book one in The Chronicles of Kydan. First US edition (Pan Macmillan Australia 8/04 as Born of Empire).

DragonLance: The New Adventures, Volume 6: Dragon Day Stan Brown (Wizards of the Coast/Mirrorstone 0-7869-3622-3, Mar 2005, $5.99, 241pp, tp, cover by Vinod Rams) [DragonLance: New Adventures] Young-adult novelization based on the roleplaying games. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

The Story of Stone N. M. Browne (Bloomsbury USA 1-58234-655-0, Oct 2005, $17.95, 335pp, hc, cover by Yeti McCaldin) Young-adult fantasy novel. An apprentice archaeologist finds a stone that reveals the distant past. First US edition (Bloomsbury 9/05).

The Dark Pond Joseph Bruchac (HarperTrophy 0-06-052998-9, Aug 2005, $5.99, 142pp, tp, cover by Sally Wern Comport) Reprint (HarperCollins 2004) young-adult contemporary horror novel.

Whisper in the Dark Joseph Bruchac (HarperCollins 0-06-058087-9, Aug 2005, $15.99, 174pp, hc, cover by Sally Wern Comport) Young-adult contemporary horror novel. A spooky Native American legend becomes real for Maddy.

Sethra Lavode Steven Brust (Tor 0-812-53418-2, Mar 2005, $7.99, 373pp, pb, cover by Eric Bowman) [Viscount of Adrilanka] Reprint (Tor 2004) fantasy novel, third in the “Viscount of Adrilanka” trilogy, fifth in the series, prequel to the “Vlad Taltos” series, begun in Five Hundred Years After.

The Gypsy Steven Brust & Megan Lindholm (Tor/Orb 0-765-31192-5, Apr 2005, $13.95, 272pp, tp, cover by Sam Rakeland) Reprint (Tor 1992) fantasy thriller.

The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives Michael Buckley (Abrams/Amulet 0-8109-5925-9, Oct 2005, $14.95, 284pp, hc, cover by Peter Ferguson) [Sisters Grimm] Young-adult fantasy mystery, first in the series about sisters descended from the Brothers Grimm, whose stories were really true. This is clothbound without dustjacket. Illustrated by Peter Ferguson. A first novel.

The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects Michael Buckley (Abrams/Amulet 0-8109-5926-7, Oct 2005, $14.95, 290pp, hc, cover by Peter Ferguson) [Sisters Grimm] Young-adult fantasy, second in the fairy-tale mystery series. This is clothbound without dust jacket. Illustrated by Peter Ferguson.

War Surf M. M. Buckner (Ace 0-441-01320-1, Sep 2005, $7.99, 375pp, pb, cover by Christian McGrath) [HyperThought] SF novel set in the same universe as HyperThought.

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXI ed. Algis Budrys (Galaxy 1-59212-217-5, Sep 2005, $7.99, 521pp, pb, cover by Frank Frazetta) Original anthology of 15 stories by contest winners, illustrated by “Illustrators of the Future” winners. This has comments by Stephen Hickman, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, and L. Ron Hubbard, with introduction by Budrys.

Orphanage Robert Buettner (SFBC #1175686, Feb 2005, $10.99, 302pp, hc, cover by Fred Gambino) [Orphanage] Reprint (Warner Aspect 2004) near-future military SF novel. This has ISBN 0-7394-5031-X; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Orphan’s Destiny Robert Buettner (Warner Aspect 0-446-61430-0, Sep 2005, $6.99, 307pp, pb, cover by Fred Gambino) [Orphanage] Near-future military SF novel, sequel to Orphanage.

Orphan’s Destiny Robert Buettner (SFBC #1198898, Oct 2005, $10.99, 307pp, hc, cover by Fred Gambino) [Orphanage] Reprint (Warner Aspect 2005) near-future military SF novel, sequel to Orphanage. This has ISBN 0-7394-5908-2; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

The Hallowed Hunt Lois McMaster Bujold (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-057462-3, Jun 2005, $24.95, 470pp, hc, cover by David Bowers) [Royina Ista] Fantasy novel, third in the series begun in The Curse of Chalion. A lord cursed to carry the spirit of a wolf tries to aid a woman accused of killing a prince.

The Hallowed Hunt Lois McMaster Bujold (SFBC #1184780, Jun 2005, $12.49, 372pp, hc, cover by David Bowers) [Royina Ista] Reprint (Eos 2005) fantasy novel, third in the series begun in The Curse of Chalion. This is similar to the Eos edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Paladin of Souls Lois McMaster Bujold (HarperCollins/Eos 0-380-81861-2, May 2005, $7.99, 470pp, pb, cover by David Bowers) [Royina Ista] Reprint (Eos 2003) Hugo and Nebula Award-winning fantasy novel, sequel to The Curse of Chalion.

The Prophecy of the Stones Flavia Bujor (Hyperion/Miramax 0-7868-5655-6, Apr 2005, $7.99, 386pp, tp) Reprint (Collins UK 2004 as The Prophecy of the Gems) young-adult fantasy novel. Translated from the French La prophétie des pierres (Editions Anne Carriere 2002) by Linda Coverdale.

The Coming Race Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Wesleyan University Press 0-8195-6749-3, Jul 2005, $34.95, 218 + liii, hc, cover by John Martin) Reprint (Blackwook 1871 as by Anonymous) SF novel. This is a new scholarly edition edited and with an introduction by David Seed. Includes notes, bibliography, and biography of Bulwer-Lytton. Order from University Press of New England, Middletown CT 06459; Order Dept., 37 Lafayette St., Lebanon NH 03766-1405; 800-421-1561; [].

8 Days Barri L. Bumgarner (Tigress Press 0-97-40848-9-1, Sep 2004, $15.95, 407pp, tp, cover by David Deen) Near-future SF novel. Scientists develop a chemical that will destroy all but a select few humans. Tigress Press, 2509 Morning Glory Drive, Columbia MO 65202; [].

The Dog from Hell Chris Bunch (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46039-1, Aug 2005, $7.99, 339pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Star Risk, Ltd.] Military SF novel, fourth in the “Star Risk, Ltd.” series about a group of space mercenaries.

Dragonmaster Chris Bunch (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46030-8, Aug 2005, $15.00, 409pp, tp, cover by Jerry Vanderstelt) [Dragonmaster] Fantasy novel, the first book of the Storm of Wings trilogy. First US edition (Orbit 4/02 as Dragonmaster Book One: Storm of Wings).

The Lambkins Eve Bunting (HarperCollins/Cotler 0-06-059906-5, Aug 2005, $15.99, 180pp, hc, cover by Jonathan Keegan) Young-adult SF novel. Crazy Mrs. Shepherd shrinks kids and keeps them trapped in a dollhouse.

The Hides Kealan Patrick Burke (CD Publications 1-58767-120-4, Jun 2005, $40.00, 156pp, hc, cover by James Higgins) Horror novel. Teenager Timmy Quinn leads the dead to their murderers. This is a signed limited edition of 750; a traycased leatherbound leather edition of 26 ($175.00) is also available. Cemetery Dance Publications, 132-B Industry Lane, Unit #7, Forest Hill MD 21050; [].

Perilous Realms: Celtic and Norse in Tolkien’s Middle-earth Marjorie Burns (University of Toronto Press 0-8020-3806-9, Aug 2005, $27.95, 225pp, tp) Non-fiction, a critical examination of Norse influences in Tolkien. Includes notes, bibliography, and index. A hardcover edition (-3871-9, $55.00) was announced but not seen. University of Toronto Press, 2250 Military Rd., Tonawanda NY 14150; 716-693-2768. [J. R. R. Tolkien]

A Princess of Mars Edgar Rice Burroughs (ibooks 0-7434-9853-4, Mar 2005, $4.99, 192pp, pb) [Barsoom (John Carter et al)] Reprint (McClurg 1917) SF novel, the first in the John Carter, Warlord of Mars or Barsoom series.

Odd Lot: Stories to Chill the Heart Steve Burt (Burt Creations 0-9649283-2-9, 2003, $14.95, 118pp, tp, cover by Jessica Hagerman) Reissue (Burt Creations 2001) young-adult collection of nine horror stories, one original. This is dated 2003, but not seen until now. Third printing. Order from Burt Creations, 29 Arnold Place, Norwich CT 06360; [].

Oddest Yet: Even More Stories to Chill the Heart Steve Burt (Burt Creations 0-9741407-1-6, 2004, $14.95, 130pp, tp, cover by Jessica Hagerman) Young-adult original collection of nine horror stories, one a reprint. Illustrated by Jessica Hagerman. This is dated 2004, but not seen until now. Order from Burt Creations, 29 Arnold Place, Norwich CT 06360; [].

Academ’s Fury Jim Butcher (Ace 0-441-01283-3, Jul 2005, $24.95, 469pp, hc, cover by Steve Stone) [Codex Alera] Epic fantasy, second in the “Codex Alera” series. Tavi’s studies in the capital are disrupted by the First Lord’s illness and a series of dire threats to the realm.

Dead Beat Jim Butcher (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46027-8, May 2005, $23.95, 393pp, hc, cover by Chris McGrath) [Dresden Files] Dark fantasy novel, book seven in the “Dresden Files” about Chicago wizard Harry Dresden.

Furies of Calderon Jim Butcher (Ace 0-441-01268-X, Jul 2005, $7.99, 502pp, pb, cover by Steve Stone) [Codex Alera] Reprint (Ace 2004) epic fantasy, first in the “Codex Alera” series.

Wizard for Hire Jim Butcher (SFBC #1186402, Apr 2005, $14.99, 801pp, hc, cover by Daniel Dos Santos) [Dresden Files] Omnibus of the first three dark fantasy-detective novels in The Dresden Files: Storm Front (2000), Fool Moon (2001), and Grave Peril (2001).

Beauty Nancy Butler (Simon Pulse 0-689-86235-0, Apr 2005, $6.99, 168pp, pb, cover by Ewan Frasier) Young-adult fantasy novel. Princess Ana makes herself ugly so her mother will love her.

Bloodchild and Other Stories, Second Edition Octavia E. Butler (Seven Stories Press 1-58322-698-2, Oct 2005, $14.00, viii+214pp, tp) Reprint (Four Walls Eight Windows 1995) collection of seven stories and two essays. Includes two Hugo winners; the title story also won the Nebula. Two stories have been added: “Amnesty” and “The Book of Martha”.

Fledgling Octavia E. Butler (Seven Stories Press 1-58322-690-7, Oct 2005, $24.95, 316pp, hc) Vampire novel. A girl with amnesia discovers she is a genetically modified vampire, and the only survivor of an attack on her community.

Fledgling Octavia E. Butler (SFBC #1203526, Dec 2005, $12.50, 316pp, hc) Reprint (Seven Stories Press 2005) vampire novel. This is similar to the Seven Stories Press edition, except it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Wild Seed Octavia E. Butler (SFBC #1180861, Sep 2005, $10.99, 245pp, hc, cover by Bruce Jensen) [Patternist] Reprint (Doubleday 1980) SF novel. This is #21 in the SFBC 50th Anniversary collection; it lacks a price and has the SFBC number on the back jacket.

Little Black Book of Stories A. S. Byatt (Random House/Vintage 1-4000-7560-2, Feb 2005, $12.95, 240pp, tp) Reprint (Chatto & Windus 2003) collection of five dark stories.

Forgotten Realms: Queen of the Depths Richard Lee Byers (Wizards of the Coast 0-7869-3737-8, Sep 2005, $6.99, 309pp, pb, cover by Marc Fishman) [Forgotten Realms: Priests] Novelization based on the world of the roleplaying game, fourth in The Priests series. Copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast.

Madeleine Is Sleeping Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum (Harcourt/Harvest 0-15-603227-9, Nov 2005, $13.00, 259pp, tp, cover by Lewis Carroll) Reprint (Harcourt 2004) fantasy/magical realism novel.

Avalon High Meg Cabot (HarperCollins 0-06-075586-5, Jan 2006, $16.99, 288pp, hc) [Avalon High] Young-adult contemporary Arthurian fantasy. Kids at Avalon High may be reincarnations of Arthur’s court, trapped in a re-enactment of the past.

The Mediator 6: Twilight Meg Cabot (HarperCollins/Avon 0-06-072469-2, Jan 2006, $6.99, 312pp, pb, cover by Paul Oakley) [Mediator] Reprint (HarperCollins 2005) young-adult dark fantasy novel, the sixth in a series about a girl who communicates with the dead.

Night Prayers P. D. Cacek (Leisure 0-8439-5609-7, Dec 2005, $6.99, 323pp, pb) Reprint (Design Image Group 1998) horror novel.

Jason X Pat Cadigan (BL Publishing/Black Flame US 1-84416-168-4, Feb 2005, $7.99, 414pp, pb) [Friday the 13th] Novelization based on the horror movie. Copyrighted by New Line Cinema.

Jason X: The Experiment Pat Cadigan (BL Publishing/Black Flame US 1-84416-169-2, Feb 2005, $7.99, 410pp, pb) [Friday the 13th] Novelization based on characters from the movie. Simultaneous with the Black Flame UK edition. Copyrighted by New Line Cinema.

Windfall Rachel Caine (Penguin/Roc 0-451-46057-X, Nov 2005, $7.99, 332pp, pb) [Weather Warden] Contemporary fantasy novel, fourth in the “Weather Warden” series. This is copyrighted by Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, who also writes as Roxanne Longstreet and Roxanne Conrad.

The Phoenix Dance Dia Calhoun (Farrar Straus Giroux 0-374-35910-5, Oct 2005, $17.00, 273pp, hc, cover by Rebecca Guay) Young-adult fantasy novel inspired by the fairy tale “The Twelve Dancing Princesses”. Phoenix wants to be a shoemaker’s apprentice.

Heartwood Barbara Campbell (DAW 0-7564-0290-5, May 2005, $6.99, 422pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Trickster’s Game] Fantasy novel. Darak seeks to free the Oak-Lord and release the world from eternal Winter.

Alone with the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction of Ramsey Campbell, 1961-1991 Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-765-30768-5, Sep 2005, $15.95, 448pp, tp, cover by Shelley Eshkar) Reprint (Arkham House 1993) collection of 37 stories; this follows the Tor 2004 edition by dropping three stories and adding one to the Arkham edition, which won the World Fantasy and Stoker Awards.

The Overnight Ramsey Campbell (Tor 0-765-31299-9, Apr 2005, $24.95, 396pp, hc, cover by David Bowers) Horror novel about a large chain bookstore. First US edition (PS Publishing 6/04).

Priestess of the White Trudi Canavan (HarperCollins/Eos 0-06-081570-1, Jan 2006, $7.99, 592pp, pb, cover by Matt Stawicki) [Age of the Five] Fantasy novel, book one of Age of the Five. First US edition (HarperCollins Australia 10/05).

The Lovecraft Chronicles Peter Cannon (Mythos Books 0-9728545-3-3, May 2005, $15.00, 179pp, tp, cover by Jason C. Eckhardt) Alternate-history fix-up novel/collection of three linked stories in which H.P. Lovecraft does not die in 1937 but lives to 1960, told through others’ memoirs describing his fictional encounters with three women. Illustrated by Jason C. Eckhardt. This is dated 2004 but not seen until now. Mythos Books, 351 Lake Ridge Road, Poplar Bluff MO 63901-2177; [].

Goblins of Grace Louis R. Canonico (Trafford Publishing 1-41201-259-7, Apr 2005, $12.60, 86 + ix, tp) [Priceless Prince] Fantasy novella, the first volume of The Priceless Prince. Exiled Princess Grace seeks to overthrow her father with an army of goblins. This is dated 2004 but not seen until now. A print-on-demand edition, available online at [], or from Trafford Publishing, Suite 6E, 2333 Government St., Victoria BC V8T 4P4, Canada.

The Absolute at Large Karel Capek (University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books 0-8032-6459-3, Oct 2005, $16.95, 242 + xi, tp, cover by R. W. Boeche) Reprint (Macmillan 1927) satirical SF novel. Introduction by Stephen Baxter. This is part of the Bison Frontiers of Imagination series. Order from University of Nebraska Press, 1111 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln NE 68588-0630; 800-755-1105; []; [].

Enchantment Orson Scott Card (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-48240-9, Jun 2005, $14.95, 419pp, tp, cover by Greg Spalenka) Reprint (Del Rey 1999) contemporary fantasy novel retelling a Russian version of “Sleeping Beauty.”

Magic Street Orson Scott Card (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-41689-9, Jul 2005, $24.95, 397pp, hc, cover by David Stevenson) Contemporary fantasy novel. An abandoned boy grows up trying to learn who he is and how to use his strange powers.

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