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May 2008 Issue 568 Vol. 60 No. 5
I N T E R V I E W S
Theodora Goss: Shifting Ground / 6
Catherynne M. Valente: Playing in the Garden / 68
A R T H U R C . C L A R K E : I N M E M O R I A M / 5
Gregory Benford Stephen Baxter Frederik Pohl John Varley Ben Bova Alan Dean Foster Greg Bear Paul Preuss Will Ludwigsen Mike Resnick David Gerrold Preston Grassmann Charles N. Brown Egogram 2007
M A I N S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
ICFA 2007 Nebula Awards Díaz Wins Pulitzer Prize Hall Wins Tiptree 2007 BSFA Awards 2007 Stoker Awards 32nd Annual Williamson Lectureship
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 Charles Stross, Kim Harrison, David Marusek, Elizabeth Hand, Ken Scholes, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
New York Tries Internet Sales Tax Enforcement Amazon Muscles POD Publishers Sharing Superman Match It for Pratchett High Hobbit Book Clubs Bomb for Bertelsmann Nix’s Package Deal Borders for Sale Virgin Horror Daily Doctorow Bestselling SF 85 Weirdest Storytellers Favorite Book Poll Movie Memorabilia Sale Potter Persists – A Weekend with the Bard Awards News Publishing News Worldcons News Announcements Financial News International Rights
C O M M E N T A R Y / 29
Cory Doctorow: Think Like a Dandelion
C O N V E N T I O N S
Do the Guests Know?: The 2008 World Horror Convention by Edward Bryant / 30 The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts: ICFA Moves to Orlando by Gary K. Wolfe / 34
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: March / 48 Books Received: March / 49
British Books Received: February / 58 Bestsellers / 60
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 66
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O B I T U A R I E S / 67
Norma Vance Johnny Byrne Robert Fagles DEATH DISCOVERED: Lewis Kornbluth Appreciations by Mark Rich
L O C U S L O O K S A T B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 12
Asimov’s 6/08; F&SF 6/08; Sideways in Crime, Lou Anders, ed.; Pump Six and Other Stories, Paolo Bacigalupi.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Celebration: 50 Years of the British Science Fiction Association, Ian Whates, ed.; Myth-Understandings, Ian Whates, ed.; The Starry Rift, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; 2012, Alisa Krasnostein & Ben Payne, eds.; Asimov’s 6/08; F&SF 5/08; On Spec Winter ’07/’08; Realms of Fantasy 4/08; Shimmer v. 2 no. 4; Black Static 2/08; Fantasy 3/08; Clarkesworld 3/08
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Implied Spaces, Walter Jon Williams; Superpowers, David J. Schwartz; Wit’s End, Karen Joy Fowler; Odd and the Frost Giants, Neil Gaiman.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Escapement, Jay Lake; Cosmos Incorporated, Maurice G. Dantec; The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Mary E. Pearson; Duma Key, Stephen King; Where Angels Fear: The Collected Short Fiction, Volume One, Ken Rand.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Dust, Elizabeth Bear; Matter, Iain M. Banks.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter, Nancy Atherton; Wings: A Fairy Tale, E.D. Baker; Free Fall, Laura Anne Gilman; Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire, Derek Landy; Demons Are a Ghoul’s Best Friend, Victoria Laurie; Ghost of a Chance, Kate Marsh; Mad Kestrel, Misty Massey; The Lost Art, Simon Morden; Steward of Song, Adam Stemple.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Rich Horton & Graham Sleight / 27
Sideways in Crime, Lou Anders, ed.; The Somnambulist, Jonathan Barnes.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 19, 25
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