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July 1997
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The July issue features a long interview with Joe Haldeman, whose forthcoming Forever Peace is a thematic companion to his famous, multiple-award-winning The Forever War.

Also in the issue:

  • An interview with Eric S. Nylund.
  • New and recommended books.
  • New and recommended short fiction.
  • Coverage of the World Horror Convention: 1997 in Niagara Falls.
  • An obituary of George Turner, Australian SF author and critic, with appreciations by Peter Nicholls, Russell Letson, and John Douglas.
  • Articles on SF events in Brazil, Australia, and Scandanavia.
  • News stories on the sale of TSR, the internet book war between Barnes & Noble and Amazon; Amitav Ghosh, winner of the Clarke Award; and the 1997 Prix Aurora nominees.
  • Gary K. Wolfe reviews a shelf-full of nonfiction books about science fiction by authors including Brooks Landon, Gary Westfahl, Algis Budrys, Brian Stableford, and L. Sprague de Camp.
  • Faren Miller reviews Peter S. Beagle's Giant Bones, James P. Blaylock's Winter Tides, Brian Stableford's Chimera's Cradle, and more.
  • Russell Letson takes on Susan R. Matthews's An Exchange of Hostages and John E. Stith's Reckoning Infinity.
  • Edward Bryant covers Reliquary by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; Don Hutchison's anthology Northern Frights 4, and others.
  • Carolyn Cushman reports on new books by Kara Dalkey, Stephen Dedman, Joshua Dann, and others.
  • Mark R. Kelly reviews new issues of F&SF, Asimov's, and Analog, plus the anthology Free Space, edited by Brad Linaweaver and Edward E. Kramer, and the first issue of Spec Lit, edited by Phyllis Eisenstein.
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