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August 1999
edited by Charles N. Brown
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    mailing date: 29 July 1999

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The August issue has complete results of the 1999 Locus Poll, with categories for the best books, short fiction, publishers, artists, etc. of 1998, and categories for the all-time best authors polls. (The winners have been posted here.)

Other news stories: Editorial cuts at Del Rey; updates on the HarperCollins/Avon and Bantam Dell publishing mergers.

Plus, the latest on Stephen King's condition; Borgo press closes; Odyssey magazine folds.

This issue's interview is with Neal Stephenson. And there's coverage, with lots of pictures, of the 1999 Stoker Weekend.

There are obituaries of Chris Boyce (with an appreciation by Lisanne Norman); Marie Landis; and an appreciation of Clifton Fadiman by Arthur C. Clarke.

Plus the usual news, reviews, and listings.

To be posted online from this issue:

  • Neal Stephenson interview excerpts
  • Bestsellers
  • New and Notable Books

    Reviews in the August issue:

    Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews by Mark R. Kelly
    Asimov's 7/99
    Science Fiction Age 7/99
    Interzone 6/99
    Amazing Stories Summer '99
    F&SF 7/99

    Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe
    Darwin's Radio
    , Greg Bear
    The Rift, Walter J. Williams
    Time: Manifold 1, Stephen Baxter
    Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! Collected Works, 1934-1998, Arthur C. Clarke
    When Dreams Came True: Classical Fairy Tales and Their Traditions, Jack Zipes

    Reviews by Faren Miller
    The Serpent and the Grail
    , A.A. Attanasio
    Prospero's Children, Jan Siegel
    The Divinity Student, Michael Cisco
    The Angle Quickest For Flight, Steven Kotler
    Kaspian Lost, Richard Grant

    Reviews by Russell Letson
    Darwin's Radio
    Greg Bear
    Shrine of Stars, Paul J. McAuley
    The Far Shore of Time, Frederik Pohl

    Reviews by Edward Bryant
    The Nightmare Chronicles
    , Douglas Clegg
    Freezer Burn, Joe R. Lansdale
    Conspiracies, F. Paul Wilson
    The Lost Work of Stephen King, Stephen J. Spignesi

    Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman
    Dragonne's Eg
    , Mary Brown
    The Knight, the Harp, and the Maiden, Anne Kelleher Bush
    The Brotherhood of the Wolf, David Farland
    Marigold's Marriages, Sandra Heath
    Avalon: The Return of King Arthur, Stephen R. Lawhead
    Plan B, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
    The Company of Glass, Valery Leith
    School of Light, Jody Lynn Nye
    Protector of the Small: First Test, Tamora Pierce
    The Chosen, Ricardo Pinto
    Beyond the Gates, Catherine Wells

    Short Reviews by Jonathan Strahan
    Mammoth: Book 1 - Silverhair
    , Stephen Baxter
    The Rainy Season, James P. Blaylock
    Stuck in Fast Forward, Damien Broderick & Rory Barnes
    The Lady of Situations, Stephen Dedman
    The Harp at Midnight, Caiseal Mór
    Lord Prestimion, Robert Silverberg

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