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December 1999
edited by Charles N. Brown
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    mailing date: 30 November 1999

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The December issue has an interviews with Terry Pratchett and Louise Marley.

Plus: Forthcoming Books from US and UK publishers through September 2000.

News stories covers the 1999 World Fantasy Awards, unusual formats for publications by Stephen King and Caleb Carr, e-Versions of Analog and Asimov's, Warner Aspect's new first novel contest, and the latest on the Harry Potter bandwagon.

There are further appreciations of Marion Zimmer Bradley, by Grania Davis, Rachel Holmen, and Patricia Mathews.

Also: obituaries of Howard Browne, Walt Willis, Morris West, and John [Charles Heywood] Hadfield.

To be posted online from this issue:

  • Terry Pratchett interview excerpts
  • Louise Marley interview excerpts
  • Bestsellers
  • New and Notable Books
  • Selected forthcoming books
  • Updated convention listings

    Reviews in the December issue:

    Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe

  • Greenhouse Summer, Norman Spinrad
  • Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, Connie Willis
    SHORT AND MEDIUM TAKES, Nonfiction and Reference:
  • Science Fiction Culture, Camille Bacon-Smith
  • The Fantasy Literature of England, Colin Manlove
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index (1890-1998), Stephen T. Miller & William G. Contento
  • The Locus Index to Science Fiction (1984-1998), Charles N. Brown & William G. Contento, combined with Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections, William G. Contento

    Reviews by Faren Miller

  • Better Angels, Howard V. Hendrix
  • The Eternal Footman, James Morrow
  • The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett
  • The Singer and the Sea, Michael Scott Rohan
  • The Veiled Web, Catherine Asaro

    Reviews by Russell Letson

  • Greenhouse Summer, Norman Spinrad
  • Bios, Robert Charles Wilson
  • The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein, Robert A. Heinlein

    Reviews by Edward Bryant

  • A Midsummer Night's Faery Tale, Terri Windling & Wendy Froud
  • All Tomorrow's Parties, William Gibson
  • Sips of Blood, Mary Ann Mitchell

    Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman

  • Tomorrowland: 10 Stories about the Future, Michael Cart, ed.
  • Obsidian Butterfly, Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Miss Treadwell's Talent, Barbara Metzger
  • Song Quest, Katherine Roberts
  • Boltzmon!, William Sleator
  • There's a Dead Person Following My Sister Around, Vivian Vande Velde
  • Stardoc, S.L. Viehl
  • The Shining Court, Michelle West
  • Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, Connie Willis

    Not-So-Short Reviews by Jonathan Strahan

  • The Martian Race, Gregory Benford
  • Precursor, C.J. Cherryh
  • The Nameless Day, Sara Douglass
  • The Ivory Trail, Victor Kelleher
  • Silver Screen, Justina Robson
  • Futures Past, A.E. van Vogt
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