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January 2007 Issue 552 Vol. 58 No. 1
I N T E R V I E W S
Naomi Novik: Regency Dragons / 6
Ginjer Buchanan: Unapologetically Commercial / 32
Allen Steele: The Next Questions / 76
F E A T U R E / 5
Jeff VanderMeer: My European Summer
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, Ian McDonald, Margo Lanagan, Robert Charles Wilson, Guy Gavriel Kay, Clive Barker, Freeman Dyson, and many others
M A I N S T O R I E S / 10
Gunn Named Grandmaster Dick Makes The Canon 2006 UPC Award
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
Whatís in a Name? Borges Lost and Found Lucrative Lovecraft Houghton Mifflin Sold J Boylston & Co. Buys Ibooks Assets Pynchon Pictures I Canít Believe Itís Not Dragon! Somtow Censored Future Predictions Hit Nerve Hobbit Squabble Forbes on Books ISBN-13 Outdated? Science Fiction Studies Hits 100 Announcements Awards News Worldcons News Publishing News Book News Magazine News Financial News International Rights Publications Received Catalogs Received
C O M M E N T A R Y / 31
Cory Doctorow: Blogging Without the Blog
Amelia Beamer: The Pod People, Casting
C O N V E N T I O N S
2006 World Fantasy Convention / 38
SFWA New York Reception / 41
T R I B U T E S T O J A C K W I L L I A M S O N / 42
Jack Williamsonís Memorial Service by Rick Hauptmann James Gunn James Frenkel Joe Haldeman Greg Bear Walter Jon Williams Stephen R. Donaldson Michael Swanwick David Brin Mike Resnick Kevin J. Anderson Stephen Haffner Bradford Lyau Frank Robinson Elizabeth Anne Hull
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: November / 50 Books Received: November / 51
British Books Received: October / 64 Bestsellers / 66
O B I T U A R I E S / 72
Phyllis [Fraser] Cerf Wagner Leon E. Stover Appreciation by Harry Harrison Sydney J. Bounds Appreciation by Philip Harbottle Pierce Askegren Patricia Matthews Craig Hinton Adelino Dos Santos Abreu Maggie Noach Dave Cockrum Martin Nodell Jerry Bails
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 75
January/Janus Prices Up Interviews Ahead This Issue Next Issue Conventions Coming
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 2/07; F&SF 2/07; Space Cadets, Mike Resnick, ed.; Flytrap 11/06.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
F&SF 1/07; Asimovís 2/07; Realms of Fantasy 12/06; Cemetery Dance #56; Flytrap 11/06; Postscripts Autumn í06; Fantasy Magazine #5; Lady Churchillís Rosebud Wristlet 11/06; Weird Tales 10-11/06; The Voyage of Night Shining White, Chris Roberson; Flavors of My Genius, Robert Reed; Julian: A Christmas Story, Robert Charles Wilson.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Resplendent, Stephen Baxter; Galactic North, Alastair Reynolds: Julian: A Christmas Story, Robert Charles Wilson.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Peter Pan in Scarlet, Geraldine McCaughrean; Summer of the Apocalypse, James Van Pelt; Tsunami, L. Timmel Duchamp; Heart-Shaped Box, Joe Hill; SHORT TAKES: Knots, Wendy Walker; Absolute Uncertainty, Lucy Sussex; Last Flight of the Goddess, Ken Scholes.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Eifelheim, Michael Flynn; Polity Agent, Neal Asher.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Amelia Beamer, Tim Pratt, & Cecelia Holland / 25
The Darkening Garden: A Short Lexicon of Horror, John Clute; Heart-Shaped Box, Joe Hill; Daughter of Hounds, CaitlŪn R. Kiernan; Grey, Jon Armstrong; Imperium, Robert Harris.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 29
Coffin: The Art of Vampire Hunter D, Yoshitaka Amano; Flotsam, David Wiesner; The Winston Effect: The Art & History of Stan Winston Studio, Jody Duncan; Spectrum 13: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy & Arnie Fenner, eds.; SHORT TAKES: The Dreamkeeper, Robert Ingpen; The Ice Dragon, George R.R. Martin, illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert; Creature Sketches, Bobby Chiu.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 21, 23
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