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May 2006 • Issue 544 • Vol. 56 No. 5
39th Year of Publication • 26-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner

I N T E R V I E W S
Scott Westerfeld: New Kid in Town / 6
Kenneth Oppel: Up in the Air / 7
Holly Black: Through the Maze / 84
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
International Conference on the Fantastic 2006 • Buckner Wins 2006 Philip K. Dick Award • 2005 BSFA Awards • 2005 Stoker Ballot • Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006)
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 Cory Doctorow, John Crowley, Ben Bova, Charles Stross, China Miťville, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
2006 Dell Magazines Award • Amazing Stories Folds • POD Ruling Overturned • Time Warner Name Change • SF Artists Donate Paintings • Somtowís Ring • SF in SF • Wolves Opens in Scotland • Frankensteinís Musical • Potter Exorcised • Clute Collection to Tampa • IHG Rules Change • Announcements • Awards News • Contest News • Worldcons News • Book News • Publishing News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    Y O U N G - A D U L T    F I C T I O N / 31
Introduction by Liza Groen Trombi & Carolyn Cushman • By the Numbers • Ursula K. Le Guin • Jonathan Stroud • Farah Mendlesohn • 2005 Editorsí Picks • Garth Nix • Ruth Katcher • Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple • Sharyn November • Graham Joyce • YA and Small Presses • Julie E. Czerneda • Nancy Farmer
L I S T I N G S
Conventions / 50    Magazines Received: March / 52    Books Received: March / 53   
British Books Received: February / 66    Bestsellers / 68
O B I T U A R I E S / 80
Stanislaw Lem • Appreciations by Michael Kandel, Franz Rottensteiner John Morressy • Appreciations by Allen M. Steele, Charles Coleman Finlay, Gordon Van Gelder, Sheila Williams • Kurt Von TrojanAngus Wells • Appreciation by Anne Groell • Muriel Spark David W. Stemple
L O C U S    L E T T E R / 74
Walter L. Kleine
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 86
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L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 12
Asimovís 6/06; F&SF 6/06; The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction, Mike Ashley, ed.; Strange Birds, Gene Wolfe; Interzone 4/06; Analog 5/06.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Baenís Universe 6/06; F&SF 5/06; Realms of Fantasy 4/06; Interzone 4/06; Analog 6/06; Strange Horizons 4/06; Oceans of the Mind Spring í06.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Uglies, Scott Westerfeld; Pretties, Scott Westerfeld; Specials, Scott Westerfeld; Midnighters #3: Blue Noon, Scott Westerfeld.; Firebirds Rising, Sharyn November, ed.; White Time, Margo Lanagan.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Traitorís Sword (in the US as The Sword of Straw), Amanda Hemingway; Infernal Devices, Philip Reeve; Troll Mill, Katherine Langrish; Canít Catch Me and Other Twice Told Tales, Michael Cadnum; A Dirty Job, Christopher Moore.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 23
Rainbows End, Vernor Vinge; Gradisil, Adam Roberts; Darkland, Liz Williams; The Clan Corporate, Charles Stross; Visionary in Residence, Bruce Sterling.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Anatopsis, Chris Abouzeid; Gideon the Cutpurse, Linda Buckley-Archer; The Black Room, Gillian Cross; Temping Fate, Esther Friesner; Pucker, Melanie Gideon; Strange Birds, Judith Heide Gilliland; Children of the Lamp: The Blue Djinn of Babylon, P.B. Kerr; Seeker, William Nicholson; The Keys to the Kingdom: Sir Thursday, Garth Nix; The Wall and the Wing, Laura Ruby; The Dream-Makerís Magic, Sharon Shinn; The Dreamwalkerís Child, Steve Voake; Troll Bridge, Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Lisa Goldstein, Tim Pratt / 29
Fly by Night, Frances Hardinge; Farthing, Jo Walton; Tell Me What You See, Zoran Drvenkar.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 21, 23
 
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