Complete List of Locus Magazine reviews

                                    LIST OF LOCUS REVIEWS BY MONTH

Dec. 1991:

The Bradbury Chronicles, ed. William F. Nolan and Martin H. Greenberg

  Ray Bradbury on Stage:  A Chrestomathy of his Plays, Ray Bradbury


Jan. 1992:


Storming the Reality Studio, ed. Larry McCaffrey

He, She, and It, Marge Piercy

The Legend Book of Science Fiction/Modern Classics of  Science Fiction, ed. Gardner Dozois

Our Angry Earth, Isaac Asimov and Fredrik Pohl


Feb. 1992: 


              Sheltered Lives, Charles Oberndorf

There Won’t Be War, ed. Harrison and McAllister

Worlds Apart:  Narratology of Science Fiction, Carl Malmgren

Lafferty in Orbit, R.A. Lafferty


Mar. 1992:

Doomsday Book, ConnieWillis

Worlds Enough and Time, Joe Haldeman

The Memory of Earth, Orson Scott Card

Last Call, Tim Powers

Painted Space, John Berkey (short take)


April 1992:  3964 wds


Anvil of Stars, Greg Bear

Was, Geoff Ryman

Ishmael, Daniel Quinn

Child of the Light, Janet Gluckman and George Guthridge

Strategies of Fantasy, Brian Attebery

Images of Fear, Martin Tropp (short take)

Understanding Kurt Vonnegut, William Rodney Allen (short take)

The Connecticut Yankee in the Twentieth Century, Bud Foote (short take)


May 1992:  2968 wds


The Hollow Man, Dan Simmons

Nebula Awards 26, ed. James Morrow

Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson

High Aztech, Ernest Hogan

Songs of Muad’Dib, Frank Herbert (short take)

Harry Harrison, Leon Stover (short take)

Isaac Asimov, William F. Touponce (short take)


June 1992: 2576 wds


The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Children of the Night, Dan Simmons

The Thrill of Fear: 250 Years of Scary Entertainment, Walter Kendrick

Presenting Young Adult Horror Fiction, Bernadette Kies


July 1992:  2252 wds


The Broken Land, Ian McDonald

Tales of Chicago, R.A. Lafferty

Fairy Tale Romance, James M. McGlathery (short take)

Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy, David Ketterer


Aug. 1992:  3076 wds


Mars, Ben Bova

                 Lost Boys, Orson Scott Card

              Fatherland, Robert Harris                                             

              Tales of Riverworld, ed. Philip Jose Farmer, Edward Kramer, Richard Gilliam, and Martin H. Greenberg

            SHORT TAKE:

Abortion Stories:  Fiction on Fire, ed. Rick Lawler

Sept. 1992: 2907 wds


The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories, Tom  Shippey, ed.

Foundations of Fear:  An Exploration of Horror, David G. Hartwell, ed.

Quarantine, Greg Egan

The Silent City, Elisabeth Vonarburg


              Beauty, Brian D’Amato


Oct. 1992:  2811 wds


The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume One:Secret Sharers

              Speaking in Tongues, Ian McDonald

              Mirror to the Sky, Mark S. Geston

A Deeper Sea, Alexander Jablokov

Resurrection, Katharine Kerr


Nov. 1992:  4975 wds


Fiction 2000:  Cyberpunk and the Future of Narrative, edited by George Slusser and Tom Shippey

Japanese Science Fiction:  A View of a Changing Society, Robert Matthew

The Lost Worlds Romance:  From Dawn till Dusk, Allienne R. Becker

Victorian Fantasy Literature: Literary Battles with Church and Empire, Karen Michalson

Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, Michael Burgess

British Science Fiction:  A Chronology, 1478-1990, Nicholas Ruddick

Inside the Funhouse: 17 SF Stories about SF, ed. Mike Resnick


William Gibson, Lance Olsen

Kurt Vonnegut, Donald E. Morse

J.R.R. Tolkien, David and Carol D. Stevens

Stephen King:  The Second Decade, Danse Macabre to The Dark Half, ed. Tony Magistrale

The Dark Descent:  Essays Defining Stephen King’s Horrorscape, edited by Tony Magistrale


Dec. 1992:  3169 wds.


The Lifted Veil:  The Book of Fantastic Literature by Women, edited by A. Susan Williams

Modern Ghost Stories by Eminent Women Writers, edited by Richard Dalby

Belladonna, Michael Stewart

Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos, edited by Robert M. Price

The Ugly Little Boy, Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg


Haunting the House of Fiction:  Feminist Perspectives on Ghost Stories by American Women, edited by Lynette Carpenter and Wendy K. Kolmar

Forbidden Journeys:  Fairy Tales and Fantasies by Victorian Women Writers, edited by Nina Auerbach and U.C. Knoepflmacher


Jan. 1993:  4052 wds.


Deus X, Norman Spinrad

The Call of Earth: Homecoming, Volume 2, Orson Scott Card

Kingdoms of the Wall, Robert Silverberg

Live from Golgotha, Gore Vidal

Et Tu, Babe, Mark Leyner

Tales of Midnight and Argo, R.A. Lafferty


Planets in Peril:  A Critical Study of C.S. Lewis’s Ransom Trilogy, David C. Downing

              Michael Moorcock:  Death is No Obstacle, Colin Greenland


Feb. 1993:  2923 wds.


              The Singularity Project, F.M. Busby

Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson

Beautiful Soup, Harvey Jacobs


The Profession of Science Fiction, ed. Edward James and Maxim Jakubowski

Adventures in Unhistory, Avram Davidson






Mar. 1993:  2794 wds.


Hard Landing, Algis Budrys

The Destiny Makers, George Turner

Cold Allies, Patricia Anthony

Voices Prophesying War, I. F. Clarke


April 1993: 3304 wds.


Sandman, Sleep, Herbert Lieberman

In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead, James Lee Burke

The Porcelain Dove, Delia Sherman

The Drylands, Mary Rosenblum

BUNCH!, David R. Bunch

May 1993:


Styles of Creation:  Aesthetic Technique and the Creation of Fictional Worlds, edited by George Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin

Science Fiction and Postmodern Fiction: A Genre Study,Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz

Vultures of the Void: A History of British Science Fiction Publishing, 1946-1956, Philip Harbottle and Stephen Holland

Christian Fantasy:  From 1200 to the Present, Colin Manlove


              Earthsea Revisioned, Ursula K. Le Guin

American Literature and Science, edited by Robert J. Scholnick

Dream Messenger, Masahiko Shimada


June 1993 (4411 wds):


The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, ed. Peter Nicholls and John Clute

The Hammer of God, Arthur C. Clarke

Glory, Alfred Coppel


July 1993 (5392 wds)


              The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror:  Sixth Annual Collection, ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Strange Dreams, ed. Stephen R. Donaldson

Nomansland, D.G. Compton

The Children of Men, P.D. James

Testing, Charles Oberndorf

PITFCS:  Proceedings of the Institute for Twenty-First Century Studies, ed. Theodore R. Cogswell

            SHORT TAKES:

Once Around the Bloch, Robert Bloch

The Island of Dr. Moreau:  A Variorum Text, H.G. Wells, ed. Robert Philmus

Fantastic, Fantasy and Science Fiction Literature Catalog, ed. Braulio Tavares (Brazil)

Hawk’s Author’s Pseudonyms for Book Collectors, Pat Hawk


August 1993 (3441 wds)


            The Broken God, David Zindell

            Meridian Days, Eric Brown


            Vietnam and Other Alien Worlds, Joe Haldeman

            Fights of Fancy:  Armed Conflict in Science Fiction and Fantasy, ed. Slusser and Rabkin

            The Elephant Vanishes, Haruki Marukami

            Off With Their Heads!  Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood, Maria Tatar

            The Feminine in Fairy Tales, Marie-Louise von Franz


September 1993 (5179 wds)


            The Innkeeper’s Song, Peter S. Beagle

            A Plague of Angels, Sheri S. Tepper

            Interface, Stephen Bury

            Feminist Fabulation, Marleen S. Barr

            A New Species, Robin Roberts

            Scepticism and Hope in Twentieth Century Fantasy Literature, Kath Filmer

            Terminal Identity, Scott Bukatman

            Ultimate Island, Nicholas Ruddick


October 1993 (4220 wds)


            The Norton Book of Science Fiction, Le Guin & Attebery

            Chimera, Mary Rosenblum

            Core, Paul Preuss

            A Tupolev Too Far, Brian Aldiss

            SHORT TAKES:

            Argyll, Theodore Sturgeon

            The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith                     


November 1993 (4376 wds)


            Rama Revealed, Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee

            Moving Mars, Greg Bear

            Green Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson

            Growing Up Weightless, John M. Ford

            Brother Termite, Patricia Anthony

            SHORT TAKE:

            The Dream Machines:  An Illustrated History of the Spaceship in Art, Science, and Literature, Ron Miller


December 1993 (3897 wds)


            Antiquities, John Crowley

            Rivers of Time, L. Sprague de Camp

            Out of Time, James P. Hogan

            Passion Play, Sean Stewart

            Androids, Humanoids, and Other Science Fiction Monsters, Per Schelde

            SHORT TAKES:

            A Critical Edition of The War of the Worlds, Harry M. Geduld and David Y. Hughes

            The Invisible Man:  The Life and Liberties of H.G. Wells, Michael Coren


January 1994 (6460 wds)


            Impossible Things, Connie Willis

            Xanadu 2, edited by Jane Yolen

            The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales, edited by Alison Lurie

            The Willows in Winter, William Horwood

            The Art of Michael Whelan, Michael Whelan

            A Hannes Bok Treasury, edited by Stephen D. Korshak

            Virgil Finlay’s Strange Science, Virgil Finlay

            Stephen E. Fabian’s Ladies and Legends, Stephen E. Fabian

            Dreamquests:  The Art of Don Maitz, Don Maitz

            Tolkien’s World:  Paintings of Middle-Earth


            Teacher’s Guide to Accompany the Norton Book of Science Fiction, Brian Attebery


February 1994 (3890 wds)


            Brittle Innings:  A Southern Gothic World War II Baseball Novel, Michael Bishop

            Hot Sky at Midnight, Robert Silverberg

            Interface, Stephen Bury

            A Work of Art and Other Stories, James Blish, edited by Francis Lyall

            Pastures in the Sky, Patrick Woodroffe

            The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Nancy Willard, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon

            Switch on the Night, Ray Bradbury, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon


March 1994 (3940 wds)


            Mortal Fire:  Best Australian Science Fiction, edited by Terry Dowling and Van Ikin

            Proud Man, Katharine Burdekin (Murray Constantine)

            The Search for E.T. Bell, also known as John Taine, Constance Reid

            Heavy Light:  The Art of De Es, De Es Schwertberger

            The Mushroom Jungle, Steve Holland

            The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood, 2nd edition, Jack Zipes


April 1994 (3409 wds)


            Mysterium, Robert Charles Wilson

            Flux, Stephen Baxter

            Anti-Ice, Stephen Baxter

            Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler

            Roger Zelazny, Jane M. Lindskold

            Wordsmiths of Wonder:  Fifty Interviews with Writers of the Fantastic, Stan Nicholls


May 1994


            I. Asimov, Isaac Asimov  Cover by

            Asimov:  The Unauthorised Life, Michael White

            White Shark, Peter Benchley

            Terminal Games, Cole Perriman

            Gun, with Occasional Music, Jonathan Lethem

            Unconquered Countries:  Four Novellas, Geoff Ryman

            Mind Fields:  The Art of Jacek Yerka/The Fiction of  Harlan Ellison


June 1994 (6598 wds)


            The Ascent of Wonder:  The Evolution of Hard Science Fiction, ed.  David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

            New Legends, edited by Greg Bear with Martin Greenberg

            Permutation City, Greg Egan

            Towing Jehovah, James Morrow

            Uncharted Territory, Connie Willis

            Aliens and Others:  Science Fiction, Feminism, and Postmodernism, Jenny Wolmark

            The History of the Future, Christophe Canto and Odile Faliu, translated by Francis Cowper

            The Best in Science Fiction:  Winners and Nominees of the Major Awards in Science Fiction, Aurel Guillemette


July 1994, 4899 wds


            Summer of Love, Lisa Mason

            Aggressor Six, Wil McCarthy

            Beyond the Veil of Stars, Robert Reed

            Odd Genre:  A Study in Imagination and Evolution, John J. Pierce

Michael Parkes, Hans Redeker, translated by Michael  O’Loughlin

            Horripilations:  The Art of J.K. Potter, Nigel Suckling,

            Mermaids and Magic Shows:  The Paintings of David Delamare, Nigel Suckling

            The Boris Vallejo Portfolio, Nigel Suckling

            Time and the Clockmice, Etcetera, Peter Dickinson


August 1994, 8262 wds


            The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror:  Seventh Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

            The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories, edited by Tom Shippey

            Somewhere East of Life, Brian Aldiss

            Metaworlds:  Best Australian Science Fiction, edited by Paul Collins

            Moon Shot:  The Inside Story of America’s Race to the Moon, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton with Jay Barbree and Howard Benedict

            Deke!  US Manned Space from Mercury to the Shuttle, Donald K. “Deke”Slayton with Michael Cassutt

            Star Trek Creator:  The Authorized Biography of Gene Roddenberry, David Alexander

            Gene Roddenberry:  The Myth and the Man Behind “Star Trek”, Joel Engel

            Star Trek Memories, William Shatner with Chris Kreski     

            Gene Roddenberry:  The Last Conversation, Yvonne Fern

            All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek, Dave Marinaccio

            Science Fiction before 1900:  Imagination Discovers Technology, Paul K. Alkon


Sept. 1994, 8000 wds


            Spectrum:  The First Annual Collection of the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, edited by Cathy Burnett and Arnie Fenner

            Future Primitive:  The New Ecotopias, edited by Kim Stanley Robinson

            Future Quartet, edited by Charles Sheffield

            Peace on Earth, Stanislaw Lem 

            This Side of Judgment, J.R. Dunn

The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature:  Fiction as Social Criticism, M. Keith Booker

            Dystopian Literature:  A Theory and Research Guide, M. Keith Booker

            Phoenix Renewed:  The Survival and Mutation of Utopian Thought in North American Science Fiction, 1965-1982, Revised edition, Hoda M. Zaki

            Utopias for a Dying World:  Contemporary German Science Fiction’s Plea for a New Ecological Awareness, Amy Stapleton

            Science Fiction before 1900:  Imagination Discovers Technology, Paul K. Alkon

            Writing the New World:  Imaginary Voyages and Utopias of the Great Southern Land, David Fausett

            The Southern Land, Known, Gabriel de Foigny, translated and edited by David Fausett

            Wilderness Visions:  The Western Theme in Science Fiction Literature, 2nd edition, David Mogen


October 1994, 8441 wds.


            Shadow’s End, Sheri S. Tepper

            Dark Rivers of the Heart, Dean Koontz

            Death Dream, Ben Bova

            Rim:  A Novel of Virtual Reality, Alexander Besher

            Half the Day is Night, Maureen F. McHugh

            Nevermore, William Hjortsberg

            The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction:  A 45th Anniversary Anthology, edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Edward L. Ferman

            Nebula Award-Winning Novellas, ed. Martin H. Greenberg

            Washed by a Wave of Wind:  Science Fiction from the Corridor, edited by M. Shayne Bell

            Lovelock, Orson Scott Card and Kathryn Kidd

            Understanding Comics:  The Invisible Art, Scott McCloud

            Martians and Misplaced Clues:  The Life and Work of Fredric Brown, Jack Seabrook


Nov. 1994, 5134 wds


            Queen City Jazz, Kathleen Ann Goonan

            Travellers in Magic, Lisa Goldstein

            A Fisherman of the Inland Sea:  Science Fiction Stories, Ursula K. Le Guin

            Wrath of God, Robert Gleason

            Red Dust, Paul J. McAuley

            I Robot:  The Illustrated Screenplay, Harlan Ellison and Isaac Asimov

            SHORT TAKE:

            Reginald’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards, Daryl F. Mallett and Robert Reginald, 3rd edition


Dec. 1994, 5384 wds


            Ring, Stephen Baxter

            Matter’s End, Gregory Benford

            The Stone Garden, Mary Rosenblum

            City of the Iron Fish, Simon Ings

            Something Rich and Strange, Patricia A. McKillip

            The Art of James Christensen:  A Journey of the Imagination, as told to Renwick St. James

            Illustrations Arcanum, Frank Frazetta

            Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

            Age of Innocence:  The Romantic Art of Jeffrey Jones, edited by Arnie Fenner and Cathy Burnett

            The Goddess Paintings, Susan Seddon Boulet, text by Michael Babcock


Jan. 1995, 5473 wds


            The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson

            Remake, Connie Willis

            Science Fiction in the 20th Century, Edward James

            Silent Interviews:  On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics, Samuel R. Delany

            Ship of Dreams, Dean Morrissey

            Night of the Gargoyles, Eve Bunting, illustrations by David Wiesner

            The Secret Oceans, Betty Ballantine

            Virgil Finlay’s Far Beyond, introduction by Brian J. Frost

            The Worlds of TSR:  A Pictorial Journey Through the Landscape of the Imagination, edited by Marlys Heeszel

Feb. 1995


            Waking the Moon, Elizabeth Hand

            Georgia on My Mind, and Other Places, Charles Sheffield

            Earthfall:  Homecoming, Volume 4, Orson Scott Card

            Becoming Human, Valerie J. Freireich

            The Three Golden Keys, Peter Sis

            The Fantastic Art of Jacek Yerka:  A Portfolio of Twenty-Two Paintings, Jacek Yerka

            Lexicon Urthus, Michael Andre-Driussi

            The Vonnegut Encyclopedia:  An Authorized Compendium, Marc Leeds

            Science Fiction Fandom, edited by Joe Sanders


March 1995, 5209 wds


            Nobody’s Son, Sean Stewart

            Resurrection Man, Sean Stewart

            Glory’s War, Alfred Coppel

            The Bohr Maker, Linda Nagata

            Uncovering Lives:  The Uneasy Alliance of Biography and Psychology, Alan C. Elms

            Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Tale, Jack Zipes

            The Outspoken Princess and The Gentle Knight:  A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales, ed.  by Jack Zipes


April 1995, 6594 wds


            The Steampunk Trilogy, Paul Di Filippo

            Metropolitan, Walter Jon Williams

            Rushing to Paradise, J.G. Ballard

            Nebula Awards 29 , ed. Pamela Sargent

            The Armless Maiden and Other Tales for Childhood’s Survivors, ed. Terri Windling

            The Ultimate Egoist:  Volume I:  The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, ed. Paul Williams

            The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction:  An A-Z of Science Fiction Books by Title, 2nd ed., David Pringle

            Future Perfect:  American Science Fiction of the Nineteenth Century, revised and expanded edition,  edited by H. Bruce Franklin


May 1995,


            Dead Girls, Richard Calder

            Bright Messengers, Gentry Lee

            Ganwold’s Child, Diann Thornley

            The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick:  Selected Literary and Philosophical Writings, edited and with introduction by Lawrence Sutin

            Philip K. Dick:  Contemporary Critical Interpretations, ed. Samuel J. Umland


June 1995, 4231 wds


            Slow River, Nicola Griffith

            Gaia’s Toys, Rebecca Ore

            Ill Wind, Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason

            Kaleidoscope Century, John Barnes

            Dead Boys, Richard Calder

            Between Time and Terror, edited by Robert Weinberg, Stefan Dziemianowicz, and Martin H. Greenberg


July, 1995


            Sailing Bright Eternity, Gregory Benford

            Lethe, Tricia Sullivan

            Full Spectrum 5, edited by Jennifer Hershey, Tom Dupree, and Janna Silverstein

            Amnesia Moon, Jonathan Lethem

            The Detached Retina:  Aspects of SF and Fantasy, Brian W. Aldiss


August, 1995


            The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror:  Eighth Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

            Four Ways to Forgiveness, Ursula K. Le Guin

            Fairyland, Paul J. McAuley

            Legacy, Greg Bear

            Journals of the Plague Years, Norman Spinrad

            Ganglion and Other Stories, Wayne Wightman

            SHORT TAKES:

            Anticipations:  Essays on Early Science Fiction and its Precursors, edited by David Seed

            A Hannes Bok Showcase, edited by Stephen D. Korshak


September 1995


            The Time Ships, Stephen Baxter

            Bloodchild: Novellas and Stories, Octavia E. Butler

            How to Save the World, edited by Charles Sheffield

            To Write Like a Woman:  Essays in Feminism and Science Fiction, Joanna Russ

            Superstitious, R.L. Stine

            The Horror at Camp Jellyjam, R.L. Stine

            The Dream Cycle of H.P. Lovecraft:  Dreams of Terror and Death, H.P. Lovecraft

            Deadrush, Yvonne Navarro

            Women of Wonder, ed. Pamela Sargent.  The Classic Years: Science Fiction by Women from the  1940s to the 1970s; The Contemporary Years:  Science Fiction by Women from the 1970s to the 1990s


October 1995


            The First Century After Beatrice, Amin Maalouf

            Blade Runner 2:   The Edge of Human, K.W. Jeter

            Reading by Starlight:  Postmodern Science Fiction, Damien Broderick

            Highcastle, Stanislaw Lem

`           The Arabian Nights:  A Companion, Robert Irwin

            The Brothers Grimm and Their Critics:  Folktales and the Quest for Meaning, Christa Kamenetsky

            Fire and Power:  The American Space Program as Postmodern Narrative, William D. Atwill

            Stephen E. Fabian’s Women & Wonders

            The Julie Bell Portfolio


November 1995


            Science Fiction:  The Illustrated Encyclopedia, John Clute

            Look at the Evidence, John Clute

            Chaga, Ian McDonald

            Tech-Heaven, Linda Nagata

            Testament, Valerie Freirich

            Quasar, Jamil Nasir

            Spectrum 2:  The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, edited by Cathy Burnett and Arnie Fenner

            Electric Dreams:  The Art of Barclay Shaw


December 1995


            Endymion, Dan Simmons

            Far Futures, ed. Gregory Benford

            Blue Shifting, Eric Brown

            The Ganymede Club, Charles Sheffield


January 1996


            The Dechronization of Sam Magruder, George Gaylord Simpson

            Pastwatch:  The Redemption of Christopher Columbus, Orson Scott Card

            An Exaltation of Larks, Robert Reed

            Animal Planet, Scott Bradfield

            The Humanoids, Jack Williamson

            Alien Horizons:  The Fantastic Art of Bob Eggleton, text by Nigel Suckling

            Isaac Asimov:  An Annotated Bibliography of the Asimov  Collection at Boston University, Scott E.  Green


February 1996


            Blue Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson

            The Bones of Time, Kathleen Ann Goonan

            Our Vampires, Ourselves, Nina Auerbach

            From the Beast to the Blonde:  On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers, Marina Warner

            SHORT TAKES:

            A Case of Conscience, James Blish

            With All of Love:  Selected Poems, James Blish

            Hard Curves:  The Fantasy Art of Julie Bell, text by Nigel Suckling


March 1996


            Bellwether, Connie Willis

            The Secret of this Book, Brian Aldiss

            Nebula Awards 30:  SFWA’s Choices for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, edited by Pamela Sargent

            Richter 10, Arthur C. Clarke and Mike McQuay

            Shadow of Ashland, Terence M. Green

            Wildside, Steven Gould

            Microcosmic God: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Volume II, edited by Paul Williams, foreword by Samuel R. Delany

            Stephen R. Donaldson’s Chronicles of Thomas Covenant: Variations on the Fantasy Tradition, W.A. Senior

            Modes of the Fantastic:  Selected Essays from the Twelfth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, edited by Robert A. Latham and Robert A. Collins

            Functions of the Fantastic:  Selected Essays from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, edited by Joe Sanders


April 1996


            Pirates of the Universe, Terry Bisson

            None So Blind, Joe Haldeman

            Distress, Greg Egan

            Starborne, Robert Silverberg

            The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse, translated by Jack Zipes

            Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic, Linda Badley


May 1996


            Gibbon’s Decline and Fall, Sheri S. Tepper

            Firestar, Michael F. Flynn

            Higher Education, Charles Sheffield and Jerry Pournelle

            Cosmic Engineers:  A Study of Hard Science Fiction, Gary Westfahl

            War of the Worlds:  Global Dispatches, edited by Kevin J. Anderson


June 1996


            The Year’s Best Science Fiction:  Thirteenth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois

            Year’s Best Science Fiction, edited by David G. Hartwell

            The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

            Best New Horror 6, ed. Stephen Jones

            Walking the Labyrinth, Lisa Goldstein


July 1996


            At the City Limits of Fate, Michael Bishop

            Synthesis & Other Virtual Realities, Mary Rosenblum

            Burning Your Boats, Angela Carter

            Ancient Shores, Jack McDevitt

            Behold the Man, Michael Moorcock


August 1996


            Before . . . 12:01 . . . and After, Richard Lupoff

            Glory’s People, Alfred Coppel

            Murder in the Solid State, Wil McCarthy

            The Fall of Sirius, Wil McCarthy



September 1996


            Holy Fire, Bruce Sterling

            Quicker than the Eye, Ray Bradbury

            Over the River & Through the Woods, Clifford D. Simak

            Starlight 1, edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden


October 1996


            Idoru, William Gibson

            Humpty Dumpty:  An Oval, Damon Knight

            Blade Runner:  Replicant Night, K.W. Jeter

            Spectrum III:  The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art,  edited by Cathy Burnett, Arnie Fenner, and Jim Loehr

            Little Sister, Kara Dalkey


November 1996


Voyage, Stephen Baxter

Visions of Wonder:  The Science Fiction Research Association Reading Anthology, ed. David Hartwell and Milton Wolf

Spares, Michael Marshall Smith

The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye, Jonathan Lethem


December 1996


            The Invisible Country, Paul J. McAuley

Catch the Lightning, Catherine Asaro

Blood Brothers, Steven Barnes

Ferman’s Devil’s Joe Clifford Faust

Something in My Eye, Michael Whelan

Hannes Bok Drawings and Sketches, ed. Nicholas J. Certo


January 1997


            Corrupting Dr. Nice, John Kessel

Black Wine, Candas Jane Dorsey

Standard Candles, Jack McDevitt

Blue Limbo, Terence M. Green


February 1997


            The Best of Interzone, ed. David Pringle

Unlocking the Air and Other Stories, Ursula K. Le Guin

The Black Sun, Jack Williamson

The Billion Dollar Boy, Charles Sheffield

The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich, Fritz Leiber


March 1997


            3001:  The Final Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke

Glimmering, Elizabeth Hand

Final Impact, Yvonne Navarro

The Forest of Time and Other Stories, Michael Flynn

Sacrifice of Fools, Ian McDonald

Visions of the Fantastic, ed. Allienne R. Becker

Hal’s Legacy, edited by David G. Stork


April 1997


            The Family Tree, Sheri S. Tepper

The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell

The Calcutta Chromosome, Amitav Ghosh

The Prestige, Christopher Priest

Foundation’s Fear, Gregory Benford

Isaac Asimov, James Gunn

Killdozer! (Collected Stories, vol. III), Theodore Sturgeon

May 1997


            Nebula Awards 31, ed. Pamela Sargent

God’s Fires, Patricia Anthony

Briar Rose, Robert Coover

neoAddix, Jon Courtenay Grimwood


June 1997


            The Year’s Best Science  Fiction:  14th Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois

Year’s Best SF 2, ed. David Hartwell

Faraday’s Orphans, N. Lee Wood

The Gaia Websters, Kim Antieau

The Dazzle of Day, Molly Gloss


July 1997


            Science Fiction After 1900, Brooks Landon

Islands in the Sky, Gary Westfahl

Outposts, Algis Budrys

Rubber Dinosaurs and Wooden Elephants,L. Sprague De Camp

Opening Minds, Brian Stableford

Outside the Human Aquarium, Brian Stableford

Algebraic Fantasies and Realistic Romances, Brian Stableford

Xenograffiti, Robert Reginald

Discovering Classic Fantasy Fiction ed. Darrell Schweitzer

Running from the Hunter:  The Life and Work of Charles Beaumont, Lee Prosser

Welcome to the Revolution:  The Literary Legacy of Mack Reynolds, Curtis C. Smith

A Subtler Magick:  The Writings and Philosophy of H.P. Lovecraft, S.T. Joshi


August 1997


            The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, ed. John Clute and John Grant

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Think Like  a Dinosaur and Other Stories, James Patrick Kelly

Days of Cain, J.R. Dunn


September 1997


            Antarctica, Kim Stanley Robinson

The Rise of Endymion, Dan Simmons

Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, Walter M. Miller, Jr.

My Soul to Keep, Tananarive Due

Saul’s Death and Other Poems, Joe Haldeman


October 1997


Titan, Stephen Baxter

Vacuum Diagrams, Stephen Baxter

Toward the End of Time, John Updike

The Gift, Patrick O’Leary

Boddeker’s Demons, Joe Clifford Faust



November 1997


            Infinite Worlds, Vincent di Fate

Spectrum 4, ed. Cathy Fenner and Arnie Fenner, with Jim Loehr

The Pure Product, John Kessel

Virtual Unrealities, Alfred Bester, ed. Robert Silverberg, Byron Preiss, and Keith R.A. Decandido

Driving Blind, Ray Bradbury


December 1997


            Mississippi Blues, Kathleen Ann Goonan

Cosm, Gregory Benford

Secret Passages, Paul Preuss

Child of the River, Paul J. McAuley

Earthling, Tony Daniel


January 1998


            To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis

Diaspora, Greg Egan

Circuit of Heaven, Dennis Danvers

His Share of Glory, C.M. Kornbluth, ed. Timothy P. Szczesuil


February 1998


A Scientific Romance, Ronald Wright

The Troika, Stepan Chapman

Jack Faust, Michael Swanwick

Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh, Robert Irwin

The Moon Maid and Other Fantastic Adventures, R. Garcia y Robertson


March 1998


Foundation and Chaos, Greg Bear

Outpost, Scott Mackay

Halfway Human, Carolyn Ives Gilman

The First Immortal, James L. Halperin


April 1998


Nebula Awards 32, ed. Jack Dann

Slippage, Harlan Ellison

253, Geoff Ryman

Secret Realms, Tom Cool

Helm, Steven Gould


May 1998


Moonfall, Jack McDevitt

Flanders, Patricia Anthony

Pulp Culture, Frank M. Robinson and Lawrence Davidson

The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of , Thomas M. Disch

Fantasy:  The Liberation of Imagination, Richard Mathews

June 1998


            Year’s Best SF 3, ed. David G. Hartwell

            The Year’s Best Science Fiction:  Fifteenth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois

            The Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vol. 2, ed. Jonathan Strahan and Jeremy G. Byrne

            The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection, ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling


July 1998


Six Moon Dance, Sheri S. Tepper

            Darwinia, Robert Charles Wilson

            Brown Girl in the Ring, Nalo Hopkinson

            Full Tide of Night, J.R. Dunn

            Accidental Creatures, Anne Harris


August 1998


Moonseed, Stephen Baxter

Traces, Stephen Baxter

The Alien Years, Robert Silverberg

Dreaming in Smoke, Tricia Sullivan

The Playboy Book of Science Fiction, ed. Alice K. Turner


September 1998


The Twinkling of an Eye, Brian W. Aldiss

Inherit the Earth, Brian Stableford

The Children Star, Joan Slonczewski

Psychoshop, Alfred Bester and Roger Zelazny

Time Pieces, Michael Bishop


October 1998


            Last Summer at Mars Hill, Elizabeth Hand

            The Avram Davidson Treasury:  A Tribute Collection, edited by Robert Silverberg and Grania Davis

            The Boss in the Wall, A Treatise on the House Devil, Avram Davidson and Grania Davis

            The Perfect Host:  Volume V:  The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, edited by Paul Williams

            Bending the Landscape:  Science Fiction, edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel

November 1998


Mission Child, Maureen F. McHugh

Blue Light, Walter Mosley

Tea from an Empty Cup, Pat Cadigan

Mockingbird, Sean Stewart

Proxies, Laura J. Mixon

Starlight 2, ed. Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Spectrum 5:  The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, ed. Arnie Fenner & Cathy Fenner

Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines:  A Fable, Ray Bradbury


December 1998


Distraction, Bruce Sterling

Parable of the Talents, Octavia Butler

Noir, K.W. Jeter

Blindness, Jose Saramago

First Contacts:  The Essential Murray Leinster, ed. Joe Rico


January 1999


The Crook Factory, Dan Simmons

            Waiting, Frank M. Robinson

            Where the Wind Blows, James Patterson


February 1999


            The Extremes, Christopher Priest

            Finity, John Barnes

            Nanotech, edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois

            Writer at Large, Richard A. Lupoff


March 1999


            Dreaming Down-Under, edited by Jack Dann and Janeen Webb

            The Dragons of Springplace, Robert

            Dakota Dreamin’, Bill Johnson

            reMix, Jon Courtenary Grimwood


April 1999

            Nebula Awards 33, edited by Connie Willis

            Black Light, Elizabeth Hand

            Singer from the Sea, Sheri S. Tepper

            The Martians, Kim Stanley Robinson


May 1999


            Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson

            Far Horizons:  All New Tales from the Greatest Worlds of Science Fiction, edited by Robert Silverberg

            The SFWA Grand Masters:  Volume One, edited by Frederik Pohl

            Gray Heroes:  Elder Tales from Around the World, edited by Jane Yolen


June 1999

            The Year’s Best Science Fiction:  Sixteenth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois

            Year’s Best SF 4, ed. David G. Hartwell

            Dark Cities Underground, Lisa Goldstein

            Seven for the Apocalypse, Kit Reed

            The Dictionary of Science Fiction Places, Brian Stableford, illustrations by Jeff White


July 1999


            The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror:  12th Annual Collection, ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

            Mr. X, Peter Straub

            The Marriage of Sticks, Jonathan Carroll

            Where Garagiola Waits and Other Baseball Stories, Rick Wilber

            Starfish, Peter Watts

            Science Fiction:  The Gernsback Years, Everett F. Bleiler with Richard J. Bleiler

            Science Fiction Magazine Story Index, 1926-1995,  Terry A. Murray


August 1999


            Darwin’s Radio, Greg Bear         

            The Rift, Walter Jon Williams

            Time:  Manifold 1, Stephen Baxter

            Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!  Collected Works, 1934-1998, Arthur C. Clarke, ed. by Ian T. Macauley

            When Dreams Came True:  Classical Fairy Tales and Their Traditions, Jack Zipes


September 1999


            Ender’s Shadow, Orson Scott Card

            Teranesia, Greg Egan

            A Good Old-Fashioned Future, Bruce Sterling

            Saucer Wisdom, Rudy Rucker

            Aniara:  A Review of Man in Time and Space, Harry Martinson, trans. by Stephen Klass and Leif  Sjöberg

            Satan is a Mathematician:  Poems of the Weird, Surreal, and Fantastic, Keith Allen Daniels            

            Sixty Odd:  New Poems, Ursula K. Le Guin


October 1999


Centaurus:  The Best of Australian Science Fiction, edited by David G. Hartwell and Damien Broderick

            Strange Constellations:  A History of Australian Science Fiction, Russell Blackford, Van Ikin, and Sean McMullen

            The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction:  The Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology, edited by Edward L. Ferman and Gordon van Gelder

            The Silk Code, Paul Levinson

            Tamsin, Peter S. Beagle

            Fantasy and Horror:  A Critical and Historical Guide to Literature, Illustration, Film, TV, Radio,  and the Internet, edited by Neil Barron


November 1999


  Bios, Robert Charles Wilson

  The Conqueror’s Child, Suzy McKee Charnas

 Deconstructing the Starships:  Science, Fiction and Reality, Gwyneth Jones.

Demand My Writing:  Joanna Russ/Feminism/Science Fiction, Jeanne Cortie

The Great War with Germany, 1890-1914, edited by I.F. Clarke

 Back in the Spaceship Again:  Juvenile Science Fiction Series Since 1945, Karen Sands and Marietta Frank

            Young Adult Science Fiction, edited by C.W. Sullivan III

            No Go the Bogeyman:  Scaring, Lulling, and Making Mock, Marina Warner

            Immortal Monster:  The Mythological Evolution of the Fantastic Beast in Modern Fiction and Film, Joseph D. Andriano

            The Robert Heinlein Interview and Other Heinleiniana, J. Neil Schulman

            A Chesley Bonestell Space Art Chronology, Melvin H. Shuetz


December 1999


            Greenhouse Summer, Norman Spinrad

            Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, Connie Willis

            Science Fiction Culture, Camille Bacon-Smith

            The Fantasy Literature of England, Colin Manlove

            Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index (1890-1998), Stephen T. Miller and William G. Contento

            The Locus Index to Science Fiction (1984-1998), Charles N. Brown and William G. Contento, combined with Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections, William G. Contento


January 2000


            Crescent City Rhapsody, Kathleen Ann Goonan

            Foreign Bodies, Stephen Dedman

            Timeline, Michael Crichton , November 1999.

            Algernon, Charlie and I:  A Writer’s Journey, Daniel Keyes

            Science Fiction of the 20th Century, Frank Robinson,  November 1999.


February 2000


            Galveston, Sean Stewart

            Blind Waves, Steven Gould .

            Candle, John Barnes

            Midnight  Robber, Nalo Hopkinson


March 2000


Revelation Space, Alastair Reynolds

Infinity Beach, Jack McDevitt

The Fourth World, Dennis Danvers


April 2000

Eater, Gregory Benford, May 2000.

The Light of Other Days, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter

Nebula Awards Showcase 2000:  The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy Chosen by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, edited by Gregory Benford

Nightfishing in Great Sky River, David Lunde


May 2000


The Fountains of Youth, Brian Stableford

Evolution’s Darling, Scott Westerfeld

In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories


June 2000


The Year’s Best Science Fiction, edited by Gardner Dozois

Year’s Best SF #5, David Hartwell .


July 2000


Dark Matter:  A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, edited by Sheree R. Thomas

Vanishing Acts:  A Science Fiction Anthology, edited by Ellen Datlow(

First Contract, Greg Costikyan

Magic Terror, Peter Straub

At the Foot of the Story Tree:  An Inquiry into the Fiction of Peter Straub, Bill Sheehan

Man of Two Worlds:  My Life in Science Fiction and Comics, Julius Schwartz with Brian M. Thomsen


August 2000


Brain Plague, Joan Slonczewski

Sister Emily’s Lightship and Other Stories, Jane Yolen

The Essential Hal Clement, Volume Two:  Music of Many Spheres, ed. Mark L. Olsen and Anthony R. Lewis

The SFWA Grand Masters:  Volume Two, edited by Frederik Pohl

French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction:  A Guide to Cinema, Television, Radio,   Animation, Comic Books and Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present, Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier


September 2000


The Telling, Ursula K. Le Guin

The Sky Road, Ken MacLeod

The Perseids and Other Stories, Robert Charles Wilson


October 2000


The Fresco, Sheri S. Tepper

Soulsaver, James Stevens-Arce

Dance of Knives, Donna McMahon

Marrow, Robert Reed


November,  December 2000:  no columns


January 2001

Manifold:  Space, Stephen Baxter

The Coming, Joe Haldeman

Zeitgeist, Bruce Sterling .

The Last Hot Time, John M. Ford


February 2001


Declare, Tim Powers

Shadow of the Hegemon, Orson Scott Card

The Wooden Sea, Jonathan Carroll

Ray Bradbury:  A Critical Companion, Robin Anne Reid

Concordance to Cordwainer Smith, Anthony R. Lewis

Hauntings:  The Official Peter Straub Bibliography, Michael Collings,


March 2001


Passage, Connie Willis

Limit of Vision, Linda Nagata

Deepsix, Jack McDevitt


April 2001


The Pickup Artist, Terry Bisson

Borrowed Tides, Paul Levinson

Metaplanetary, Tony Daniel

The Cassandra Complex, Brian Stableford

Year Zero, Brian Stableford

The Spike, Damien Broderick


May 2001


The Secret of Life, Paul McAuley

Cosmonaut Keep, Ken MacLeod

Tales from Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin

Nebula Awards Showcase 2001:  The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy Chosen by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, ed. Robert Silverberg


June 2001


American Gods, Neil Gaiman

From These Ashes:  The Complete Short SF of Fredric Brown, edited by Ben Yalow

Immodest Proposals:  The Complete Science Fiction of William Tenn, Volume I, edited by James A.  Mann and Mary C. Tabasko, Introduction by Connie Willis

The SFWA Grand Masters:  Volume Three, edited by Frederik Pohl


July 2001


The Year’s Best Science Fiction:  Eighteenth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois

Year’s Best SF 6, edited by David G. Hartwell

Starlight 3, edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden

The Time Machines:  The Story of the Science Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950:  The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, Volume I, Mike Ashley



August 2001


The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror:  Fourteenth Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow

and Terri Windling

Year’s Best Fantasy, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

The Chronoliths, Robert Charles Wilson

The Art of Chesley Bonestell, Ron Miller and Frederick C. Durant III, foreword by Arthur C. Clarke


September 2001


The Other Wind, Ursula K. Le Guin

Black House, Stephen King and Peter Straub

Origin, Stephen Baxter

Deep Future, Stephen Baxter

Omegatropic:  Non-fiction & Fiction, Stephen Baxter

J.R.R. Tolkien:  Author of the Century, Tom Shippey

J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances:  Views of Middle-Earth, edited by

George Clark and Daniel Timmons


October 2001


A Paradigm of Earth, Candas Jane Dorsey

Whole Wide World, Paul McAuley

Pashazade:  The First Arabesk, Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Vitals, Greg Bear

From the Dust Returned, Ray Bradbury

After Dachau, Daniel Quinn


November 2001


Skin Folk, Nalo Hopkinson

Futureland, Walter Mosley

The Essential Ellison:  A 50-Year Retrospective, Harlan Ellison

Bloodtide, Melvin Burgess


December 2001


Redshift, ed. Al Sarrantonio

The Impossible Bird, Patrick O’Leary

The Watch, Dennis Danvers

Meditations on Middle-Earth, ed. Karen Haber


January 2002


The Years of Rice and Salt, Kim Stanley Robinson

Dark Light, Ken MacLeod

Worldmakers:  SF Adventures in Terraforming, edited by Gardner Dozois

Supermen:  Tales of the Posthuman Future, ed. Gardner Dozois


February 2002


The Kiln People, David Brin

Altered Carbon, Richard Morgan

Transcension, Damien Broderick


March 2002


The Visitor, Sheri S. Tepper

Fallen Dragon, Peter F. Hamilton

The Bones of Earth, Michael Swanwick

Dark Ararat, Brian Stableford


April 2002


The Birthday of the World and Other Stories, Ursula K. Le Guin

Orbis, Scott Mackay

The Consciousness Plague, Paul Levinson

One More For the Road, Ray Bradbury

The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde

Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy, edited by Gary Westfahl and George Slusser


May 2002

Light Music, Kathleen Ann Goonan

The Great Escape, Ian Watson

Nebula Awards Showcase 2002, edited by Kim Stanley Robinson

Vinland the Dream and Other Stories, Kim Stanley Robinson


June 2002


Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang

A Scattering of Jades, Alexander C. Irvine

Coraline, Neil Gaiman

Effendi:  The Second Arabesk, John Courtenary Grimwood

The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction, Justine Larbalestier


July 2002


The Year’s Best Science Fiction:  Nineteenth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois

Year’s Best SF 7, edited by David Hartwell

Science Fiction:  The Best of 2001, edited by Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber


August 2002

Year’s Best Fantasy 2, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Fantasy:  The Best of 2001, edited by Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber


September 2002


White Apples, Jonathan Carroll

If Lions Could Speak, Paul Park

Strange But Not a Stranger, James Patrick Kelly


October 2002


The Collected Stories of Greg Bear

Burning the Ice, Laura J. Mixon

Better to Have Loved:  The Life of Judith Merril, Judith Merril and Emily Pohl-Weary

L. Frank Baum:  Creator of Oz.  Katharine M. Rogers



November 2002


Light, M. John Harrison

The Omega Expedition, Brian Stableford

Evolution, Stephen Baxter

The American Fantasy Tradition, edited by Brian M. Thomsen


December 2002

The Hard SF Renaissance, edited by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

The Separation, Christopher Priest

Martians and Madness:  The Complete SF Novels of Fredric Brown, edited by Ben Yalow


January 2003


The Guardian, Joe Haldeman

Little Doors, Paul Di Filippo

Ghosts of Yesterday, Jack Cady

The Buzzing, Jim Knipfel

A Shortcut in Time, Charles Dickinson


February 2003

Darwin’s Children, Greg Bear

Prey, Michael Crichton

Tomorrow Now:  Envisioning the Next Fifty Years, Bruce Sterling


March 2003


Broken Angels, Richard Morgan

The Risen Empire:  Book One of Succession, Scott Westerfeld

Quin’s Shanghai Circus, Edward Whittemore

Sinai Tapestry, Edward Whittemore

Jerusalem Poker, Edward Whittemore

Nile Shadows, Edward Whittemore

Jericho Mosaic, Edward Whittemore


April 2003

Nebula Awards Showcase, edited by Nancy Kress

Veniss Underground, Jeff VanderMeer

Witpunk, ed. Claude Lalumière and Marty Halpern

Dreamer of Dune:  The Biography of Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert

The Last Man, Jean-Baptiste François Xavier Cousin de Grainville, trans. I.F. Clarke and M. Clarke


May 2003

Memory, Linda Nagata

McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, edited by Michael Chabon

Transfinite:  The Essential A.E. Van Vogt, edited by Joe Rico and Rick

A New Dawn:  The Complete Don A. Stuart Stories, John W. Campbell, Jr., edited by James A. Mann


June 2003

Ilium, Dan Simmons

The Year’s Best Science Fiction:  Twentieth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois

Year’s Best SF 8, ed. David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

Science Fiction:  The Best of 2002, ed. Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber


July 2003


Changing Planes, Ursula K. Le Guin

Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood

Blind Lake, Robert Charles Wilson

Felaheen:  The Third Arabesk, Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Bradbury Stories:  100 of His Most Celebrated Tales, Ray Bradbury


August 2003

Natural History, Justina Robson

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror:  Sixteenth Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Year’s Best Fantasy 3, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

Fantasy:  The Best of 2002. edited by Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber


September 2003


Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson

Bibliomancy, Elizabeth Hand

The Companions, Sheri S. Tepper

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Volume Fourteen, edited by Stephen Jones


October 2003


Lost boy lost girl, Peter Straub

The Facts of Life, Graham Joyce

The Stormwatcher, Graham Joyce

The Good House, Tananarive Due

The Killing of Worlds:  Book Two of Succession, Scott Westerfeld

Mockymen, Ian Watson

The Wolves in the Walls, Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean


November 2003

The Salt Roads, Nalo Hopkinson

Dark Matter:  Reading the Bones, edited by Sheree R. Thomas

Coalescent:  Destiny’s Children, Book 1, Stephen Baxter

Time’s Eye:  A Time Odyssey: 1, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter


December 2003

             White Devils,  Paul McAuley

              Scores:  Reviews 1993-2003, John Clute

              Up Through an Empty House of Stars:  Reviews and Essays 1980-2002, David Langford

              Reading the Bones, Sheila Finch


[Total # of Locus reviews through 2003:  811]


January 2004

                 Forty Signs of Rain, Kim Stanley Robinson

                 For Us, The Living:  A Comedy of Customs, Robert A. Heinlein

                 City of Pearl, Karen Traviss

                 Clade, Mark Budz

                 Omnifix, Scott Mackay [not published]


February 2004


                 Beyond Infinity, Gregory Benford

                 Newton’s Wake, Ken Macleod.

                 The True Knowledge of Ken MacLeod, edited by Andrew M. Butler and Farah Mendlesohn

                 Midnighters:  The Secret Hour, Scott Westerfeld


March 2004


The Zenith Angle, Bruce Sterling

Confusion, Neal Stephenson

Market Forces, Richard Morgan


April 2004


Novelties & Souvenirs:  Collected Short Fiction, John Crowley

Superluminal, Tony Daniel

The Hunters of Pangaea, Stephen Baxter, edited by Anthony Lewis

Move Under Ground, Nick Mamatas

And Now the News . . . :  Volume IX:  The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon ed. Paul Williams


May 2004


The Year of Our War, Steph Swainston

Dead Lines, Greg Bear

Perfect Circle, Sean Stewart

The Atrocity Archive, Charles Stross


June 2004


Mortal Love, Elizabeth Hand

Flights:  Extreme Visions of Fantasy, ed. Al Sarrantonio

x, y, z, t:  Dimensions of Science Fiction, Damien Broderick

The Wave in the Mind:  Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination, Ursula K. Le Guin

The Twentieth Century, Albert Robida, trans. and introduction by Philippe Willems, ed. by Arthur B. Evans

July 2004


The Year’s Best Science Fiction:  Twenty First Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois

Year’s Best SF 9, ed. David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer (

Science Fiction:  The Best of 2003, ed. Karen Haber and Jonathan Strahan


August 2004


The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, ed. Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin J. Grant

Year’s Best Fantasy 4, ed. David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer (

One King, One Soldier, Alexander C. Irvine (

The Cat’s Pajamas, Ray Bradbury


September 2004


Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke

Exultant:  Destiny’s Children: 2, Stephen Baxter

Gifts, Ursula K. Le Guin

The Course of the Heart, M. John Harrison


October 2004


The System of the World, Neal Stephenson    October 2004

Stable Strategies and Others, Eileen Gunn

The Dry Salvages, Caitlín R. Kiernan


November  2004


The Wizard Knight, Gene Wolfe:

In the Night Room, Peter Straub

Stamping Butterflies, Jon Courtenay Grimwood


December 2004


The Plot Against America, Philip Roth

McSweeney’s Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories, ed. Michael Chabon

Stagestruck Vampires and Other Phantasms, Suzy McKee Charnas

Reflex, Steven Gould


[Total through 2004:  857



January 2005


The Best of the Best:  20 Years of the Year’s Best Science Fiction, edited by Gardner Dozois

The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1, edited by Karen Joy Fowler, Pat Murphy, Debbie Notkin, and Jeffrey D. Smith

Seventy-Five:  The Diamond Anniversary of a Science Fiction Pioneer, Jack Williamson, edited by Stephen Haffner and Richard A. Hauptmann

Crache, Mark Budz


February 2005


Nebula Awards Showcase 2005: The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy, edited by Jack Dann

The Limits of Enchantment, Graham Joyce

TWOC, Graham Joyce

Black Juice, Margo Lanagan


March 2005


Spin, Robert Charles Wilson

The Sunborn, Gregory Benford

In the Palace of Repose, Holly Phillips

Tales, H.P. Lovecraft, selected and annotated by Peter Straub


April 2005


The Carpet Makers, Andreas Eschbach, translated by Doryl Jensen (

No Present Like Time, Steph Swainston

Sunstorm, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter

Shadow of the Giant, Orson Scott Card (

The Bradbury Chronicles, Sam Weller


May 2005


Lord Byron’s Novel:  The Evening Land, John Crowley

Godplayers, Damien Broderick

I Live With You, Carol

Mister Boots, Carol Emshwiller


June 2005

Olympos, Dan Simmons

A  Princess of Roumania, Paul Park .

Mothers and Other Monsters:  Stories, Maureen F. McHugh

H.P. Lovecraft:  Against the World, Against Life, Michel Houellebecq,   


July 2005


The Year’s Best Science Fiction, edited by Gardner Dozois

Science Fiction:  The Best of 2004, edited by Karen Haber and Jonathan Strahan,

Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link


August 2005,

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror:  Eighteenth Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin Grant .

Year’s Best Fantasy 5, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

Fantasy:  The Best of 2004, edited by Karen Haber and Jonathan Strahan

The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens, edited by Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Best Short Novels 2005, edited by Jonathan Strahan


September 2005,4674 words


Mind’s Eye, Paul McAuley

Old Twentieth, Joe Haldeman (

Looking for Jake and Other Stories, China Miéville

Strange Itineraries, Tim Powers

Storyteller:  Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, Kate Wilhelm


October 2005, 4689 wds


Fifty Degrees Below, Kim Stanley Robinson (Bantam

Fledgling, Octavia E. Butler

The Narrows, Alexander C. Irvine

Greetings and Other Stories, Terry Bisson


Science Fiction Quotations:  From the Inner Mind to the Outer Limits, edited by Gary Westfahl,



November 2005


Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman

9 Tail Fox, Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Two-Handed Engine:  The Selected Stories of Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore, edited by David Curtis


December 2005


Transcendent:  Destiny’s Children Book Three, Stephen Baxter

Zahrah the Windseeker, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

Burn, James Patrick Kelly

J.G. Ballard Conversations, edited by V. Vale

J.G. Ballard Quotes, edited by V. Vale and Mike Ryan




January 2006


In the Forest of Forgetting, Theodora Goss

Quantico, Greg Bear

The Wave, Walter Mosley

On SF, Thomas M. Disch


February 2006


Temeraire. Naomi Novik as His Majesty’s Dragon

Crystal Rain, Tobias S. Buckell

The Serpent Dreamer, Cecelia Holland

The James Tiptree Award Anthology 2, edited by Karen Joy Fowler, Pat Murphy, Dobbie Notkin, and Jeffrey D. Smith


March 2006


Living Next Door to the God of Love, Justina Robson

The Last Witchfinder, James Morrow

K-Machines, Damien Broderick


April 2006


The Best of Philip José Farmer, Philip Jose Farmer

The Empire of Ice Cream, Jeffrey Ford

Visionary in Residence, Bruce Sterling

Nebula Awards Showcase 2006: The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy, edited by Gardner Dozois

          SHORT TAKES:

Strange Relations, Philip José Farmer

Myths for the Modern Age:  Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe, edited by Win Scott Eckert

Farmerphile, edited by Michael Croteau,


May 2006


Firebirds Rising:  An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Sharyn November

White Time, Margo Lanagan

Uglies, Scott Westerfeld

Pretties, Scott Westerfeld

Specials, Scott Westerfeld

Midnighters #3:  Blue Noon, Scott Westerfeld


June 2006


James Tiptree, Jr.:  The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, Julie Phillips

Keeping It Real:  Quantum Gravity, Book One, Justina Robson

There Will Never Be Another You, Carolyn See

The Patron Saint of Plagues  Barth Anderson

The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril, Paul Malmont


July 2006


The Space Opera Renaissance, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

The Tourmaline, Paul Park

A Separate War and Other Stories, Joe Haldeman


August 2006


The Year’s Best Science Fiction:  Twenty-Third Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois

Science Fiction:  The Very Best of 2005, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Best Short Novels 2006, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Science Fiction:  The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition, edited by Rich Horton

The Year’s Best SF 11, edited by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer


September 2006


The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin Grant

Year’s Best Fantasy 6, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

Fantasy:  The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition, edited by Rich Horton

Fantasy:  The Very Best of 2005, edited by Jonathan Strahan


October 2006


Fragile Things:  Short Fictions and Wonders, Neil Gaiman

Pearls from Peoria, Philip Jose Farmer, edited by Paul Spiteri

Saffron and Brimstone:  Strange Stories, Elizabeth Hand

Map of Dreams, M. Rickert


November 2006


Nova Swing, M. John Harrison

Emperor (Time’s Tapestry #1), Stephen Baxter

Horizons, Mary Rosenblum

Pushing Ice, Alastair Reynolds

Idolon, Mark Budz


December 2006


The Road, Cormac McCarthy

The White Tyger, Paul Park

Un Lun Dun, China Mieville

Flora Segunda, Ysabeau S. Wilce

Pictures from an Expedition, Alexander C. Irvine

Farewell Summer, Ray Bradbury




January 2007


Resplendent, Stephen Baxter

Galactic North, Alastair Reynolds

Julian:  A Christmas Story, Robert Charles Wilson


February 2007


Brasyl, Ian McDonald

Sixty Days and Counting, Kim Stanley Robinson

Empire, Orson Scott Card

Next, Michael Crichton


March 2007


The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Of The Year Volume 1, ed. Jonathan Strahan

The New Moon’s Arms, Nalo Hopkinson

The Fate of Mice, Susan Palwick

Do the Creepy Thing, Graham Joyce


April 2007


In War Times, Kathleen Ann Goonan

Ysabel, Guy Gavriel Kay

Generation Loss, Elizabeth Hand

Illyria, Elizabeth Hand

Portable Childhoods, Ellen Klages

Getting to Know You, David Marusek


May 2007


Shelter, Susan Palwick

The Execution Channel, Ken MacLeod

HARM, Brian W. Aldiss

The SFWA European Hall of Fame:  Sixteen Contemporary Science Fiction Classics from the Continent, edited by James Morrow and Kathryn Morrow


June 2007


The New Space Opera, edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan

The Pesthouse, Jim Crace

The Margarets, Sheri S. Tepper

M is for Magic, Neil Gaiman

Sides, Peter Straub


July 2007


Science Fiction:  The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition, edited by Rich Horton

Year’s Best SF 12, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Michael Chabon

The Neddiad, Daniel Pinkwater


August 2007


The Year’s Best Science Fiction:  Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois

The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories, Connie Willis

Ascendancies:  The Best of Bruce Sterling, edited by Jonathan Strahan

The Country You Have Never Seen:  Essays and Reviews, Joanna Russ




(Sept 07 represents 1000 reviews and 188 monthly columns (2 missed in 2000)


September 2007


The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin Grant

Axis, Robert Charles Wilson

Cowboy Angels, Paul McAuley

The H-Bomb Girl, Stephen Baxter



October 2007


Halting State, Charles Stross.

Postsingular, Rudy Rucker

Till Human Voices Wake Us, Mark Budz

Conqueror, Stephen Baxter

Navigator, Stephen Baxter

Gentlemen of the Road, Michael Chabon

Now and Forever:  Somewhere a Band is Playing and Leviathan ’99, Ray Bradbury

Somewhere a Band is Playing, Ray Bradbury


November 2007


Shadowbridge, Gregory Frost

Eclipse One:  New Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Rewired:  The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology, ed. James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel

Extras, Scott Westerfeld


The Adventures of Amir Hamza, Galib Lakhnavi and Abdullah Bilgrami, translated by Musharraf Ali Farooqi


December 2007


The Dragons of Babel, Michael Swanwick

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz

The Shadow Speaker, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

Dagger Key and Other Stories, Lucius Shepard


January 2008

Pump Six and Other Stories, Paolo Bacigalupi

The Secret History of Moscow, Ekaterina Sedia

Firstborn:  A Time Odyssey 3, Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter

Five Stories, Peter Straub


The Voyage of the Proteus:  An Eyewitness Account of the End of the World, Thomas M. Disch

Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury, introduction by Stephen King

Summer Morning, Summer Night, Ray Bradbury, edited by Donn Albright and Jon Eller


February 2008

The Philosopher’s Apprentice, James Morrow

Skin Hunger, Kathleen Duey

Singularity’s Ring, Paul Melko

The New Weird, Jeff and Ann Vandermeer


March 2008


Little Brother, Cory Doctorow

Weaver, Stephen Baxter

The Hidden World, Paul Park

The Houses of Time, Jamil Nasir

The Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford


April 2008


Lavinia, Ursula K. Le Guin

The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Of The Year, Volume Two, edited by Jonathan Strahan.

The Starry Rift:  Tales of New Tomorrows, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Nano Comes to Clifford Falls and Other Stories, Nancy Kress


May 2008


Implied Spaces, Walter Jon Williams

Superpowers, David J. Schwartz

Wit’s End, Karen Joy Fowler

Odd and the Frost Giants, Neil Gaiman,


June 2008


City at the End of Time, Greg Bear

Flood, Stephen Baxter

The Island of Eternal Love, Daina Chaviano,

Nebula Awards Showcase 2008, edited by Ben Bova

Rhetorics of Fantasy, Farah Mendlesohn

What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction, Paul Kincaid


July 2008


Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan

The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

Flora’s Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room), Ysabeau Wilce

Pretty Monsters:  Stories, Kelly Link

White Sands, Red Menace, Ellen Klages

Three Ways to Snog an Alien, Graham Joyce

Lord Tophet:  A Shadowbridge Novel, Gregory Frost


August 2008


Year’s Best SF 13, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

Year’s Best Fantasy 8, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

The Year’s Best Science Fiction:  Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois

The Best of Lucius Shepard, Lucius Shepard


September 2008


Anathem, Neal Stephenson

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection, ed. Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin J.


The Best of Michael Swanwick, Michael Swanwick


October 2008


The Quiet War, Paul McAuley

The Gone-Away World, Nick Harkaway.

How to Make Friends with Demons, Graham Joyce


November 2008


Poe’s Children:  The New Horror, ed. Peter Straub

The Drowned Life, Jeffrey Ford.

The Wall of America, Thomas M. Disch.

The Proteus Sails Again:  Further Adventures at the End of the World, Thomas M. Disch

Space Magic, David D. Levine


December 2008


The Love We Share Without Knowing, Christopher Barzak

Eclipse 2, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters, John Langan

The Black Mirror and Other Stories:  An Anthology of Science Fiction from Germany and Austria, edited by Franz Rottensteiner, translated by Mike Mitchell



January 2009


Drood, Dan Simmons

Poe, edited by Ellen Datlow

Caryatids, Bruce Sterling

The Walls of the Universe¸ Paul Melko

Last Days, Brian Evenson


February 2009


Lamentation, Ken Scholes

Enclave, Kit Reed

Cyberabad Days, Ian McDonald

Shambling Towards Hiroshima, James Morrow

Cosmocopia, Paul di Filippo, art by Jim Woodring


March 2009


This Is Not A Game, Walter Jon Williams

Buyout, Alexander Irvine

We Never Talk About My Brother, Peter S. Beagle

The Other in the Mirror, Philip Jose Farmer, edited by Christopher Paul Carey


April 2009


The City & The City, China Mieville

The Manual of Detection, Jedediah Berry

Everland and Other Stories, Paul Witcover, introduction by Elizabeth Hand

The Yggyssey:  How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts, Found Out Where They Went, and Went There, Daniel Pinkwater, illustrated by Calef Brown

Cheek by Jowl, Ursula K. Le Guin


May 2009


Julian Comstock:  A Story of 22nd Century America, Robert Charles Wilson

The Cardboard Universe, Christopher Miller

Genesis, Bernard Beckett

Long Juju Man, Nnedi Okorafor


June 2009


The Best of Gene Wolfe, edited by Gene Wolfe

Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction, edited by Sharyn November

Canary Fever:  Reviews, John Clute

The Fire in the Stone:  Prehistoric Fiction from Charles Darwin to Jean M. Auel, Nicholas Ruddick


July 2009


The New Space Opera 2, edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan

Vacancy & Ariel, Lucius Shepard

Wonderful World, Javier Calvo

The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, ed. Mark Bould, Andrew M. Butler, Adam Roberts, and Sherryl Vint


August 2009


The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 3, ed. Jonathan Strahan

The Year’s Best SF 14, ed. David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

Galileo’s Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson

Snakeskin Road, James Braziel


Hope-in-the-Mist:  The Extraordinary Career and Mysterious Life of Hope Mirrlees, Michael Swanwick


September 2009


The Year’s Best Science Fiction:  Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois

The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi

Ark, Stephen Baxter


October 2009


Chronic City, Jonathan Lethem

Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld

Canticle, Ken Scholes

Four Freedoms, John Crowley

Fugue State, Brian Evenson,


November 2009


American Fantastic Tales, ed. Peter Straub.  Volume One:  Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps; Volume Two:  Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now.

The Secret History of Science Fiction, edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel

Eclipse 3:  New Science Fiction and Fantasy, ed. Jonathan Strahan

December 2009


The Devil’s Alphabet, Daryl Gregory

The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood

Transition, Iain M. Banks

The Martian Chronicles:  The Complete Edition, Ray Bradbury


[Total through 2009:  1127 reviews, 215 columns]


January 2010


Mariposa, Greg Bear

Generosity:  An Enhancement, Richard Powers

Usurper of the Sun, Housuke Nojiri, translated by John Wunderly

Imagination/Space: Essays and Talks on Fiction, Feminism, Technology, and Politics, Gwyneth Jones

The Wizard Knight Companion:  A Lexicon for Gene Wolfe’s The Knight and The Wizard, Michael Andre-Driussi


February 2010


Gardens of the Sun, Paul McAuley

Mirror Kingdoms:  The Best of Peter S. Beagle, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Real Unreal:  Best American Fantasy, Volume 3, edited by Kevin Brockmeier


March 2010


The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 4, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Northwest Passages, Barbara Roden


April 2010


Blackout, Connie Willis

All Clear, Connie Willis

Black Hills, Dan Simmons

Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, Robert Shearman

The Left Left Behind, Terry Bisson

The Lucky Strike, Kim Stanley Robinson

Understanding Philip K. Dick, Eric Carl Link


May 2010


Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay

Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi

Leviathan Wept and Other Stories, Daniel Abraham

Conversations with Octavia Butler, edited by Conseula Francis


June 2010


Kraken, China Miéville (Del Rey 978-0-345-49749-9, $26.00, 514pp, hc) June 2010.

Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor

Bitter Seeds, Ian Tregillis

Year’s Best SF 15, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

C.M. Kornbluth:  The Life and Works of a Science Fiction Visionary, Mark Rich




July 2010


The Dervish House, Ian McDonald

The Lifecycle of Software Objects, Ted Chiang

Kings of the North, Cecelia Holland

Stories, edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio


August 2010


The Year’s Best Science Fiction:  Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois

The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy:  2010 Edition, ed. Rich Horton

The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson, ed. Jonathan Strahan

Second Childhood, Donna McMahon


September 2010


The Quantum Thief, Hannu Rajaniemi

Zero History, William Gibson

What I Didn’t See and Other Stories, Karen Joy Fowler

Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord


October 2010


The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, edited by Arthur B. Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Lathan, and Carol McGuirk

Into the Media Web:  Selected Short Non-Fiction, 1956-2006, Michael Moorcock, edited John Davey

The Wonderful Future that Never Was, Gregory Benford and the editors of Popular Mechanics


November 2010


Hull Zero Three, Greg Bear

Holiday, M. Rickert

Luka and the Fire of Life, Salman Rushdie

80!  Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin, edited by Karen Joy Fowler and Debbie Notkin


December 2010


Home Fires, Gene Wolfe

Behemoth, Scott Westerfeld

Robert A. Heinlein:  In Dialogue with His Century. Volume 1: 1907-1948: Learning Curve, William H. Patterson, Jr.

The Executioness, Tobias S. Buckell

The Alchemist, Paolo Bacigalupi

January 2011


Among Others, Jo Walton

The Silent Land, Graham Joyce

The Universe of Things, Gwyneth Jones


February 2011


The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume 5, ed. Jonathan Strahan

Soft Apocalypse, Will McIntosh

Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor.

Into Your Tent:  The Life, Work and Family Background of Eric Frank Russell, John L. Ingham


March 2011


Birdbrain, Johanna Sinisalo

Yellowcake,  Margo Lanagan

Other Kingdoms, Richard Matheson

Musings and Meditations:  Reflections on Science Fiction, Science, and Other Matters, Robert Silverberg


April 2011


The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller, Volume One

Sleight of Hand, Peter S. Beagle

Enigmatic Pilot:  A Tall Tale Too True, Kris Saknussemm

The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz:  The First English Translation of Verne’s Original Manuscript, translated and edited by Peter Schulman


May 2011


Embassytown, China Miéville

Dancing with Bears:  The Postutopian Adventures of Darger & Surplus, Michael Swanwick

Eclipse Four, edited by Jonathan Strahan


June 2011


The Clockwork Rocket, Greg Egan

Raising Stony Mayhall, Daryl Gregory

The Uncertain Places, Lisa Goldstein

Kurt Vonnegut:  Novels & Stories, 1963-1973, ed. Sidney Offit


July 2011


Vortex, Robert Charles Wilson

In the Time of War and Other Stories of Conflict & Master of the Road to Nowhere and Other Tales of the Fantastic, Carol Emshwiller

Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day, Ben Loory


August 2011


This Shared Dream, Kathleen Ann Goonan

The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, Tim Powers

Paradise Tales and Other Stories, Geoff Ryman

Pardon This Intrusion:  Fantastika in the World Storm, John Clute



September 2011


Reamde, Neal Stephenson

Osama: A Novel, Lavie Tidhar

Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies:  The Essential Lucy Sussex, Lucy Sussex

In Other Worlds:  SF and the Human Imagination, Margaret Atwood


October 2011


The Islanders, Christopher Priest

Two Worlds and in Between:  The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan

Goliath, Scott Westerfeld


[37 + 1177 = 1214; 237 columns]


November 2011


Planesrunner, Ian McDonald

Death and Resurrection, R.A. McAvoy

Unpossible and Other Stories, Daryl Gregory


December 2011


Blue Remembered Earth: Poseidon’s Children, Book One, Alastair Reynolds (

In the Mouth of the Whale, Paul McAuley

The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine, Peter Straub


Total through 2011:  239 columns, 1220 reviews


January 2012


Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan (The Brides of Rollrock Island)

Hitchers, Will McIntosh

Cain, Jose Saramago


February 2012


Hide Me Among the Graves, Tim Powers

The Games, Ted Kosmatka,

Distrust That Particular Flavor, William Gibson


March 2012


The Drowning Girl, Caitlin Kiernan.

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Six, edited by Jonathan Strahan

The Thorn and the Blossom, Theodora Goss

Available Dark, Elizabeth Hand


April 2012


Any Day Now, Terry Bisson

After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress

Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley, edited by Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich

Becoming Ray Bradbury, Jonathan R. Eller


May 2012


2312, Kim Stanley Robinson

Railsea, China Mieville

Fountain of Age: Stories, Nancy Kress


June 2012


The Year’s Best Science Fiction:  Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois

Year’s Best SF 17, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

The Chaos, Nalo Hopkinson (Margaret L. McElderry Books 978-1416954880, $16.99, 242pp, hc) April 2012.

The Drowned Cities, Paolo Bacigalupi


July 2012


Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Doubleday 978-0-385-53578-6, $24.95, 306pp, hc) July 2012

The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (Harper 978-0-06-206775-3, $25.99, 348pp, hc) June 2012

The Woman Who Married a Cloud:  The Collected Short Stories of Jonathan Carroll


August 2012


At the Mouth of the River of Bees, Kij Johnson

Cracklescape, Margo Lanagan

Be My Enemy, Ian McDonald

Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010, Damien Broderick and Paul Di Filippo


September 2012


Crackpot Palace, Jeffrey Ford

Wonders of the Invisible World, Patricia A. McKillip

Some Remarks, Neal Stephenson


October 2012


Empty Space: A Haunting, M. John Harrison.

Angels and You Dogs, Kathleen Ann Goonan

Jagannath, Karin Tidbeck

Report from Planet Midnight, Nalo Hopkinson


November 2012


The Fractal Prince, Hannu Rajaniemi

Rituals: A Novel of the Fantastic: Rhapsody of Blood, Volume One, Roz Kaveney

An Exile on Planet Earth:  Articles and Reflections, Brian Aldiss

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version, Philip Pullman


December 2012


The Unreal and the Real:  Selected Stories, Volume One: Where On Earth Ursula K. Le Guin

The Unreal and the Real:  Selected Stories, Volume Two:  Outer Space, Inner Lands, Ursula K. Le Guin

Errantry: Strange Stories, Elizabeth Hand

Jack Glass: A Golden Age Story, Adam Roberts


January 2013


Angelmaker, Nick Harkaway

Blood Oranges, Caitlín R. Kiernan writing as Kathleen Tierney 

Salvage and Demolition, Tim Powers, illustrated by J.K. Potter

Son of Destruction, Kit Reed


John Brunner, Jad Smith


February 2013


The Best of All Possible Worlds, Karen Lord

Before and Afterlives, Christopher Barzak

Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance: the Parke Family Scrapbook Number IV, Paul Park


March 2013


Sister Mine, Nalo Hopkinson

Prophet of Bones, Ted Kosmatka

Love is Strange:  A Paranormal Romance, Bruce Sterling

Bushman Lives, Daniel Pinkwater


April 2013


River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay

A Stranger in Olondria (Being the Complete Memoirs of the Mystic, Jevick of Tyom), Sofia Samatar

The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, Volume Seven, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Benchmarks Continued: The F&SF “Books” Columns, Volume 1, 1975-1982, Algis Budrys


May 2013


London Falling, Paul Cornell

Martian Sands, Lavie Tidhar

Squaring the Circle: A Pseudotreatise of Urbogony, Georghe Sasarman, translated by Ursula K. Le Guin

Spin, Nina Allan


June 2013


The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman

Evening’s Empires, Paul McAuley

Homeland, Cory Doctorow


July 2013


The Best of Connie Willis

The Village Sang to the Sea: A Memoir of Magic, Bruce McAllister

Big Mama Stories, Eleanor Arnason


August 2013


How the World Became Quiet: Myths of the Past, Present, and Future, Rachel Swirsky

The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes

Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe, edited by J.E. Mooney and Bill Fawcett

Here Be Dragons:  Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings, Stefan Ekman

September 2013


Shaman, Kim Stanley Robinson

The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2013, ed. Rich Horton

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois


October 2013


The Cusanus Game, Wolfgang Jeschke

The Year of the Ladybird, Graham Joyce

MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood

Stardust: The Ruby Castle Stories, Nina Allan


November 2013


Burning Paradise, Robert Charles Wilson

Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales, ed. Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt

The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories, Caitlin R. Kiernan

Zombie Baseball Beatdown, Paolo Bacigalupi


December 2013


Year’s Best SF 18, edited by David G. Hartwell

Kabu Kabu, Nnedi Okorafor

Beyond the Rift, Peter Watts

Wonderbook:  The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, Jeff VanderMeer


Total: 263 columns, 1308 reviews


January 2014


Empress of the Sun, Ian McDonald

Work Done for Hire, Joe Haldeman

Datura, or a Delusion We All See, Leena Krohn

The Explorer and Other Stories, Jyrki Vainonen


February 2014


The Violent Century, Lavie Tidhar

Strange Bodies, Marcel Theroux

What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton

The Land Across, Gene Wolfe


March 2014


The Adjacent, Christopher Priest

Questionable Practices, Eileen Gunn

Sunburnt Faces, Shimon Adaf, translated by Margalit Rodgers and Anthony Berris

Stories About Stories:  Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth, Brian Attebery


April 2014


Wolves, Simon Ings

On Such a Full Sea, Chang-Rae Lee

The Man Who Made Models: The Collected Short Fiction, Volume 1, R.A. Lafferty


May 2014


My Real Children, Jo Walton

The Memory Garden, Mary Rickert

Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor

Afterparty, Daryl Gregory


June 2014


The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Eight, ed. Jonathan Strahan

The Madonna and the Starship, James Morrow

Sergeant Chip and Other Novellas, Bradley Denton

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 2, 1948-1988: The Man Who Learned Better William H. Patterson, Jr.

The Heritage of Heinlein: A Critical Reading of the Fiction, Thomas D. Clareson and Joe Sanders,


July 2014


The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois

Half a King, Joe Abercrombie

All Those Vanished Engines, Paul Park


August 2014


Academic Exercises, K.J. Parker

Beautiful Blood, Lucius Shepard

Unexpected Stories, Octavia Butler

The Severed Streets, Paul Cornell

We Are All Completely Fine, Daryl Gregory


September 2014


Echopraxia, Peter Watts

The Causal Angel, Hanni Rajaniemi

Yesterday’s Kin, Nancy Kress

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Genevieve Valentine


October 2014


Bathing the Lion, Jonathan Carroll

Lock In, John Scalzi

The Doubt Factory, Paolo Bacigalupi

Field of Fantasies, edited by Rick Wilber


November 2014


A Man Lies Dreaming, Lavie Tidhar

The Mirror Empire: Book One in the Worldbreaker Saga, Kameron Hurley

Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales, edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

Stay, John Clute

Call and Response, Paul Kincaid


December 2014


The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu

The Blood of Angels, Johanna Sinisalo, translated by Lola Rogers

The Guard, Peter Terrin, translated by David Colmer

Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy’s Greatest Science Fiction, ed. Guy Haley


Total 275 columns, 1356 reviews


January 2015


Galapagos Regained, James Morrow

The Just City, Jo Walton

The Top of the Volcano, Harlan Ellison

Nobody’s Home: An Anubis Gates Story, Tim Powers


February 2015


Clade, James Bradley

Something Coming Through, Paul McAuley

Get in Trouble, Kelly Link


March 2015


Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, Neil Gaiman

Persona, Genevieve Valentine

Dream Houses, Genevieve Valentine

Half the World, Joe Abercrombie

Harrison Squared, Daryl Gregory


April 2015


The Grace of Kings: Book One of the Dandelion Dynasty, Ken Liu

The Affinities, Robert Charles Wilson

The Rabbit Back Literature Society, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, translated by Lola M. Rogers

Signal to Noise, Silvia Morena-Garcia


May 2015

The Water Knife, Paolo Bacigalupi

Seveneves, Neal Stephenson

Where, Kit Reed

Perdido: A Fragment from a Work in Progess, Peter Straub


June 2015

The Book of Phoenix, Nnedi Okorafor

The Philosopher Kings, Jo Walton

Frost on Glass, Ian R. MacLeod

Collected Fiction, Hannu Rajaniemi


July 2015

Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson

The Flicker Men, Ted Kosmatka

Savages, K.J. Parker

Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand

Teaching the Dog to Read, Jonathan Carroll


August 2015

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois

Three Moments of an Explosion, China Mieville.

Half a War, Joe Abercrombie


September 2015

Luna: New Moon, Ian McDonald

Chasing the Phoenix, Michael Swanwick

The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard

Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho


October 2015

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Joe Hill, series editor John Joseph Adams

A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe

Dragon Heart, Cecelia Holland

Zeroes, Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti

Binti, Nnedi Okorafor

The Last Witness, K.J. Parker


November 2015

Weighing Shadows, Lisa Goldstein

You Have Never Been Here: New and Selected Stories, M. Rickert

The Witches of Lychford, Paul Cornell

Lois McMaster Bujold, Edward James


December 2015

All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders

Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Nebula Awards Showcase 2015, edited by Greg Bear


Total 287 columns, 1403 reviews


January 2016

This Census-Taker, China Miéville

The Lost Time Accidents, John Wray

Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlin Kiernan, Volume Two


February 2016

Medusa’s Web, Tim Powers

The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria, Carlos Hernandez,

The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle

The Merril Theory of Lit’ry Criticism, Judith Merril, edited by Ritch Calvin

Frederik Pohl, Michael R. Page


March 2016

Interior Darkness: Selected Stories, Peter Straub

The Winged Histories, Sofia Samatar

The Core of the Sun, Johanna Sinisalo, translated by Lola Rogers

The Downfall of the Gods, K.J. Parker


April 2016

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, Ken Liu

Company Town, Madeline Ashby

Central Station, Lavie Tidhar

The Devil You Know, K.J. Parker


May 2016

Children of Earth and Sky Guy Gavriel Kay

Kingfisher, Patricia A. McKillip

The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge

Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990. The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, Volume IV, Mike Ashley


June 2016

Too Like the Lightning, Ada Palmer (Tor 978-0-7653-7800-2, $25.99, 432pp, hc) May 2016.

Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens, Eleanor Arnason

Dreams of Distant Shores, Patricia A. McKillip

Down and Out in Purgatory, Tim Powers


July 2016

The Race, Nina Allan

Drowned Worlds: Tales from the Anthropocene and Beyond, edited by Jonathan Strahan

The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Claire North

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction, Neil Gaiman


August 2016

The Last Days of New Paris, China Miéville

Necessity, Jo Walton

Dream Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson

Not So Much, Said the Cat, Michael Swanwick

Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of the First Law, Joe Abercrombie


Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary, Bill Schelly


September 2016

The Gradual, Christopher Priest

Everfair, Nisi Shawl

Summerlong, Peter S. Beagle

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Volume Ten, edited by Jonathan Strahan


October 2016

Crosstalk, Connie Willis

Faller, Will McIntosh

Everything Belongs to the Future, Laurie Penny


November 2016

Revenger, Alastair Reynolds

Pirate Utopia, Bruce Sterling

The Devourers, Indra Das

A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson

The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena, Stories and Songs, edited by Brian Attebery

The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin

Words are My Matter, Ursula K. Le Guin


December 2016

Bridging Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Weaver, Emmi Itäranta

Isra Isle, Nava Semel, translated by Jessica Cohen

The Lost Child of Lychford, Paul Cornell


299 columns, 1457 reviews, as of end of 2016


January 2017

The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

Passing Strange, Ellen Klages

Binti: Home, Nnedi Okorafor

Sisters of Tomorrow: First Women of Science Fiction, edited by Lisa Yaszek and Patrick B. Sharp

Where Memory Hides: A Writer’s Life, Richard A. Lupoff


February 2017

The Stars are Legion, Kameron Hurley

Wall of Storms: Book Two of the Dandelion Dynasty, Ken Liu

In Calabria, Peter S. Beagle


March 2017

New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson

Lotus Blue, Cat Sparks

The Night Ocean, Paul La Farge

Fire, Elizabeth Hand

Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie, Charles Vess


April 2017

The Moon and the Other, John Kessel

Luna: Wolf Moon, Ian McDonald

The House of Binding Thorns, Aliette de Bodard

The End of the Day, Claire North

Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman


May 2017

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 11, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Borne, Jeff VanderMeer

Wicked Wonders, Ellen Klages

Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders


June 2017

Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Theodora Goss

Amatka, Karin Tidbeck

The Asylum of Dr. Caligari, James Morrow

Mightier than the Sword, K.J. Parker


July 2017

The Rift, Nina Allen

The Art of Starving, Sam J. Miller

Totalitopia, John Crowley

In Search of Silence: The Journals of Samuel R. Delany, Volume 1, 1957-1969, edited by Kenneth R. James


August 2017

Reincarnation Blues, Michael Poore

Mother Go, James Patrick Kelly

Telling the Map: Stories, Christopher Rowe

Tender: Stories, Sofia Samatar

The River Bank, Kij Johnson


September 2017

Autonomous, Annalee Newitz

Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor

After the Flare, Deji Bryce Olukotun

The Twilight Pariah, Jeffrey Ford

Acadie, Dave Hutchinson


October 2017

Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr, John Crowley

Tool of War, Paolo Bacigalupi

Quillifer, Walter Jon Williams

Long Day in Lychford, Paul Cornell

A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison, Nat Segaloff