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23 December 2005

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January 2006 • Issue 540 • Vol. 56 No. 1
39th Year of Publication • 26-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner

Geoff Ryman: The Mundane Fantastic / 6
S.M. Stirling: Turning Points / 74
Dave Duncan: The Liar in Winter / 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 Harlan Ellison, Bruce Sterling, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin, Stephen King, and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10
Big Changes at Del Rey • Zimmerman Leaves BPVP • Publishers Go Digital
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Hubbard for the Ages • Joyce for Charity • The NY Times Top 100 Books • HarperCollins UK Goes Green • Wattakars Merger on Hold • More Chain Stores to Come • Narnia News • Pseudo-Potter • Carl Brandon Society Awards • Awards News • Worldcons News • Google News • Announcements • Book News • Publishing News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights
2 0 0 5    w o r l d    f a n t a s y    c o n v e n t i o n / 38
Cheryl Morgan • Gary K. Wolfe
A    v i e w    f r o m    t h e    n o r t h :    c a n a d i a n    s f / 44
Charles N. Brown • Cory Doctorow • Derryl Murphy • Candas Jane Dorsey • …lisabeth Vonarburg • Robert J. Sawyer
Magazines Received: November / 46    Books Received: November / 47   
British Books Received: October / 62    Bestsellers / 64
O B I T U A R I E S / 5 & 72
Robert Sheckley • Appreciations by Robert Silverberg, Harry Harrison, Frederik Pohl, Christopher Priest, Michael Swanwick, Rudy Rucker, Mike Resnick, and Jim Frenkel • J.N. Williamson • Appreciation by John Maclay • Dan Hooker • Appreciation by Sheila Finch • Howard Gotlieb
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 74
Karen Haber • Dennis Lien
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 73
Buffyholic • Books • Robert Sheckley • Corrections • This Issue • Next Issue

L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 12
Sci Fiction 11/05, 12/05; Asimovís 2/06; F&SF 2/06; Futureshocks, Lou Anders, ed.; Aeon 5; The Bible Repairman, Tim Powers.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Sci Fiction 12/05; Realms of Fantasy 12/05; F&SF 1/06; Analog 1-2/06; Asimovís 2/06; Interzone 12/05; Strange Horizons 12/05; Aeon 5; Apex Digest Autumn í05.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
In the Forest of Forgetting, Theodora Goss; Quantico, Greg Bear; The Wave, Walter Mosley; On SF, Thomas M. Disch.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Cosmology of the Wider World, Jeffrey Ford; Dragonís Eye, James A. Hetley; Temeraire, Naomi Novik; Skybreaker, Kenneth Oppel.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
Learning the World, Ken MacLeod; Geodesica Ascent, Sean Williams with Shane Dix; Geodesica Descent, Sean Williams with Shane Dix.
Reviews by Damien Broderick / 23
Platinum Pohl: The Collected Best Stories, Frederik Pohl; Silver Screen, Justina Robson.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 27
Shriek: An Afterword, Jeff VanderMeer; Voidfarer, Sean McMullen; The Rosetta Codex, Richard Paul Russo; One Million AD, Gardner Dozois, ed.; Burn, James Patrick Kelly.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 31
The Sisters Grimm, Michael Buckley; Fly by Night, Frances Hardinge; Threads of Malice, Tamara Siler Jones; Small Eternities, Michael Lawrence; The Water Mirror, Kai Meyer; The Skewed Throne, Joshua Palmatier; Ptolemyís Gate, Jonathan Stroud; Witch Dreams, Vivian Vande Velde; Blood and Roses, Ann Tonsor Zeddies.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Lisa Goldstein, Rich Horton, Amelia Beamer, & Tim Pratt / 33
The Thousandfold Thought, R. Scott Bakker; A Child Again, Robert Coover; Noisy Outlaws.... Ted Thompson, ed.; Future Washington, Ernest Lilley, ed.; Transformations: The Story of the Science Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970, Mike Ashley; London Revenant, Conrad Williams.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 37
The Three Incestuous Sisters, Audrey Niffenegger; Through Prehensile Eyes: Seeing the Art of Robert Williams, Robert Williams; Worlds: A Mission of Discovery, Alec Gillis.; The Art of George R.R. Martinís A Song Of Ice And Fire, Brian Wood, ed.; SHORT TAKES: The Elements of Style, William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White, illustrated by Maira Kalman; Mockingbirds/Relaxeder, Phil Hale; Imago, Jim Burns.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 19, 21
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