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May 2007 Issue 556 Vol. 58 No. 5
I N T E R V I E W S
Peter Straub, John Clute, and Gary K. Wolfe:
The horror! the horror! Analytical and Emotional / 6
Joe Lansdale: Little Horrors / 7
C O N V E N T I O N S
International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts / 5
World Horror Convention / 47
P E O P L E & P U B L I S H I N G / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Arthur C. Clarke, Philip Roth, Gore Vidal, Orson Scott Card, Greg Egan, and many others.
M A I N S T O R I E S / 10
Jackson and Valente Win Tiptree SF Sweeps Pulitzers Moriarty Wins 2007 Philip K. Dick Award 2006 Bram Stoker Awards Bertelsmann Buys Bookspan Planet Stories
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
2006 BSFA Awards SF in Asia Worldcons News Koontz’s Second Life Frankenfraud? Swords of Ice and Fire Warner Becomes Grand Central Bad News for Booksellers Borders Restructures AMS and PGW Developments Pooh Despute Continues Universal Potter Awards News Legal News Bookstore News Publishing News Magazine News Online News Financial News International Rights Other Rights
C O M M E N T A R Y / 31
Cory Doctorow: In Praise of Fanfic
T H E H O R R O R S T O R Y / 52
Commentary on the current state of horror by: Peter Crowther William K. Schafer Edward Bryant Ellen Datlow Ramsey Campbell Caitlín R. Kiernan Elizabeth Hand Laird Barron Paula Guran Jeremy Lassen
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: March / 60 Books Received: March / 61
British Books Received: February / 72 Bestsellers / 74 Ad Listing / 81
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 83
Mike Deckinger Mark Russell Gordon Van Gelder
O B I T U A R I E S / 84
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. David M. Honigsberg Gerald Perkins Ralph A. Sperry Elizabeth Jolley Jack Agnew Joan Temple Herman Stein Madelon Gernsback Christopher James Bishop DEATH DISCOVERED: Theodore L. Thomas
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 86
My Month Farewell to Ft. Lauderdale The horror! the horror! Condolences Rumors of Failure Locus Awards 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 / 13
Logorrhea, John Klima, ed.; Subterranean Winter ’07; Technology Review 3/07; F&SF 6/07; Asimov’s 6/07; Interzone 3-4/07.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Asimov’s 6/07; F&SF 5/07; Analog 5/07; Baen’s Universe 6/07; On Spec Winter ’06; Strange Horizons 4/07; Hereafter, and After, Richard Parks; The Lees of Laughter’s End, Steven Erikson; We, Robots, Sue Lange; Making Love in Madrid, Kimberly Todd Wade; Wizards, Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Shelter, Susan Palwick; The Execution Channel, Ken MacLeod; HARM, Brian W. Aldiss; The SFWA European Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Science Fiction Classics from the Continent, James Morrow & Kathryn Morrow, eds.; Four Novels of the 1960s, Philip K. Dick.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Maledicte, Lane Robins; Mother of Lies, Dave Duncan; The Terror, Dan Simmons; Dreadful Skin, Cherie Priest; SHORT TAKE: Fain the Sorcerer, Steve Aylett.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
The New Space Opera, Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, eds.
Reviews by Tim Pratt / 27
The Grin of the Dark, Ramsey Campbell; 13 Bullets, David Wellington; The Shadows, Kith and Kin, Joe R. Lansdale; Tales from the Woeful Platypus, Caitlín R. Kiernan; SHORT TAKE: The Scalding Rooms, Conrad Williams.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 31
Magic Bites, Ilona Andrews; The Sharing Knife: Legacy, Lois McMaster Bujold; Unshapely Things, Mark Del Franco; All Together Dead, Charlaine Harris; For a Few Demons More, Kim Harrison; The Princess and the Hound, Mette Ivie Harrison; Fortune’s Fool, Mercedes Lackey; Coyote Dreams, C.E. Murphy; An Unexpected Apprentice, Jody Lynn Nye; Damsel Under Stress, Shanna Swendson; Shadowplay, Tad Williams.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Edward Bryant, Amelia Beamer, Graham Sleight, & Rich Horton / 33
The Unblemished, Conrad Williams; Icons of Horror and the Supernatural: An Encyclopedia of Our Worst Nightmares, S.T. Joshi, ed.; Endless Things, John Crowley; Logorrhea, John Klima, ed.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 37
Mervyn Peake: The Man and His Art, compiled by Sebastian Peake & Alison Eldred, illustrated by Mervyn Peake; The Adventuress, Audrey Niffenegger; Kinuko Craft: Drawings and Paintings, Kinuko Craft; SHORT TAKES: Rafal Olbinski Women: Motifs and Variations, illustrated byRafal Olbinski; Pulp Culture: The Art of Fiction Magazines, Frank M. Robinson & Lawrence Davidson, eds.; SI48: Society of Illustrators 48th Annual of American Illustration; The Absolute Sandman, Volume One, Neil Gaiman.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 23, 31
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