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June 2004 Issue 521 Vol. 52 No. 6
37th Year of Publication 25-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner
M A I N S T O R I E S / 5
2004 Nebula Awards Weekend and SF Museum Preview 2003 Analog/Asimov’s Awards Sheila Williams Named Asimov’s Editor Prometheus Launches Pyr SF/F Imprint Arthur C. Clarke Award 2004 More Specialty Bookstore Woes
I N T E R V I E W S
Michael Swanwick: Dinosaur Dreams / 6
Sean Williams: The Sweet Sound of SF / 84
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 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Salman Rushdie, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
Bradbury on Mars Auctions to Benefit Charles L. Grant SFWA Election Results WH Smith Shakeup Avalon Acquires 4W8W Campbell Conference Expanding Clarion South 2005 Argosy Update More New Magazines Announcements Awards News Small-Press Publishing News Online News Financial News International Rights
F O R T H C O M I N G B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 32
British Forthcoming Books / 40
C O N V E N T I O N S / 48
World Horror Convention
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: April / 50
Books Received: April / 51
British Books Received: March / 65
Bestsellers / 68
O B I T U A R I E S / 77
Robyn Herrington Basil Wells Shirley Maiewski Jerry Burge Virgil Wilhite
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 78
Skittling in Seattle Production Changes Staff Update Bookstore Problems Life in Oakland
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 79
Harry Turtledove Dave Mattingly Andrew I. Porter
L O C U S L O O K S A T B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 12
Conqueror Fantastic, Pamela Sargent, ed.; Asimov’s 6/04; F&SF 7/04; Sci Fiction 5/04; The Third Alternative Spring ’04; Analog 6/04.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
F&SF 6/04; Analog 6/04; The New Yorker 4/19/04; Realms of Fantasy 6/04; The Third Alternative Spring ’04; Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 2-3/04; Continuum Science Fiction Winter ’04; Sci Fiction 5/04; Strange Horizons 4/26/04; Ideomancer 4/04; Abyss and Apex 4-5/04; Fortean Bureau 3/04; Mother Aegypt and Other Stories, Kage Baker.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Mortal Love, Elizabeth Hand; Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy, Al Sarrantonio, ed.; x,y,z,t: Dimensions of Science Fantasy, 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.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah, Stephen King; Perfect Circle, Sean Stewart; Trash Sex Magic, Jennifer Stevenson; Firethorn, Sarah Micklem; Secret Life, Jeff VanderMeer.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 23
Innocents Aboard, Gene Wolfe; Secret Life, Jeff VanderMeer; Breathmoss and Other Exhalations, Ian R. MacLeod; Spondulix: A Romance of Hoboken, Paul Di Filippo.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Heat Stroke, Rachel Caine; Survival, Julie E. Czerneda; The Silken Shroud, ElizaBeth Gilligan; Seraphim, Michele Hauf; Troll Fell, Katherine Langrish; The Buried Pyramid, Jane Lindskold; An Earthly Knight, Janet McNaughton; Heart Duel, Robin D. Owens; Scarlet Moon, Debbie Viguié.
Divers Hands: Reviews by Rich Horton, Farah Mendlesohn, and Tim Pratt / 29
Take No Prisoners, John Grant; Unexpected Magic: Collected Stories, Diana Wynne Jones; The Fourth Circle, Zoran Živkovic.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 12, 17, 21, 25
Quoted Without Comment / 27, 29, 36, 56