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THE MAGAZINE OF THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY FIELD


T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

January 2004 • Issue 516 • Vol. 52 No. 1
37th Year of Publication • 25-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner

I N T E R V I E W S
Nancy Farmer: Innocence Abroad / 6
Gwyneth Jones: Magical Science / 76

P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 8
Notes on marriages, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Stephen King, Robert A. Heinlein, Julius Schwartz, Jane Yolen, Sean Stewart, and many others

M A I N    S T O R I E S / 11
King Receives NBA Medal • Specialty Stores Sink • 2003 British Fantasy Awards Winners • 2003 UPC Awards

T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 13
Follow the Pulp Paper Road • Big Readís Big Deal • ibooks Launches Milk & Cookies • Random UK Restructures • Tolkien Museum Nixed • Nebula Update • Barker Action Figures Go Hollywood • Announcements • Call for Papers • Awards News • Publishing News • Book News • Online News • Legal News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Other Media Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received

G A T H E R I N G S / 8
Adrift in Neverland: DCís World Fantasy Convention 2003 / 13
SFWA Authors & Editors Party / 74

Y O U N G    A D U L T    F I C T I O N / 8
What Is This Thing Called YA? by Garth Nix • The YA Market: A Seismic Shift by Sharyn November • The Best YA Books of 2003 by Carolyn Cushman • All-Time List by Carolyn Cushman

L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: November / 42    Books Received: November / 43   
British Books Received: October / 55    Bestsellers / 58

O B I T U A R I E S / 12
Giles Gordon • Appreciation by John Clute • Kathryn Lindskoog • Stefan Wul • Marguerite Bradbury

L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 68
Letter from China Miéville

E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 67
Thanksgiving • Chocolate Cake • Next Issue • Seasonís Greetings


L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S

Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 14
The Third Alternative Autumn í03; Sci Fiction 12/03; Asimovís 1/04; F&SF 1/04; The Angel in the Darkness, Kage Baker; Flytrap 11/03; William Hope Hodgsonís Night Lands, Volume 1, Eternal Love, Andy W. Robertson, ed.

Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Analog 1-2/04; Asimovís 1/04; F&SF 1/04; Sci Fiction 12/03; The Third Alternative Autumn í03; On Spec Summer í03; Black Gate Fall í03; Interzone 9/03; Alchemy #1; Men Writing Science Fiction as Women, Mike Resnick, ed.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Forty Signs of Rain, Kim Stanley Robinson; For Us, The Living, Robert A. Heinlein; City of Pearl, Karen Traviss; Clade, Mark Budz.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Predatorís Gold, Philip Reeve; Mirror, Mirror, Gregory Maguire; Tooth and Claw, Jo Walton; Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds.; SHORT TAKE: Wasteland, Francesca Lia Block.

Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
Forty Signs of Rain, Kim Stanley Robinson; The Book/The Writer, Zoran Zivkovic; The Resurrection Manís Legacy and Other Stories, Dale Bailey; SHORT TAKES: Cigar-Box Faust and Other Miniatures, Michael Swanwick; The Day Dali Died: Poetry and Flash Fiction, Jeff VanderMeer.

YA Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
The Book of Sorahb, Volume One: Flame, Hilari Bell; The Wish List, Eoin Colfer; Juliet Dove, Queen of Love, Bruce Coville; The Conch Bearer, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni; Wizardís Holiday, Diane Duane; The Hollow Kingdom, Clare B. Dunkle; The Oracle, Catherine Fisher (as The Oracle Betrayed in the US); Inkheart, Cornelia Funke; The Goose Girl, Shannon Hale; Breath, Donna Jo Napoli; Grim Tuesday, Garth Nix; Truesight, David Stahler Jr.; The Amulet of Samarkand, Jonathan Stroud; Gunpowder Empire, Harry Turtledove.

Divers Hands: Reviews by Russell Letson, Carolyn Cushman, Rich Horton, and Tim Pratt / 31
For Us, The Living, Robert A. Heinlein; New Spring: The Novel, Robert Jordan; New Skies, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.; New Magics, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.; Told by the Dead, Ramsey Campbell.



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