Table of Contents, December 2000

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CHARLES N. BROWN
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
TABLE OF CONTENTS
December 2000 Issue 479 Vol. 45 No.6
33rd Year of Publication 22-Time Hugo Winner
MAIN STORIES
MARK R. KELLY
Electronic Editor-in-Chief
KIRSTEN GONG-WONG
Managing Editor
CAROLYN F. CUSHMAN
Editor
JENNIFER A. HALL
CYNTHIA RUSCZYK
Assistant Editors
EDWARD BRYANT
KAREN HABER
MARIANNE JABLON
RUSSELL LETSON
FAREN MILLER
JONATHAN STRAHAN
GARY K. WOLFE
Contributing Editors
WILLIAM G. CONTENTO
Computer Projects
BETH GWINN
Photographer
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1999 World Fantasy Awards Winners/9 Bertelsmann-Napster Agreement/10
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THE DATA FILE
Reed Buys Harcourt/11 Oz at 100/11 Dr Jekyll vs. Mrs. Stephenson/11
Gorey Discoveries/11 All-Time Scariest Books/11 King’s Scary Opera/11
Pullman vs. Potter/11 Potter vs. Hobbits/76 Clicks & Mortar/78
Random Digital/78 Other Digital News/78 Announcements/78
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Other Media Received/80
INTERVIEWS
George R.R. Martin: Necessary Lies/6
Philip Pullman: Storming Heaven/8
OBITUARIES
L. Sprague de Camp/68
Appreciations by Jack Williamson, Harry Turtledove,
David Drake, S.M. Stirling, Joel Rosenberg/69
Robert Cormier/71 Frederick S. Clarke/71 Steve Allen/71
Ellen “Dede” Weil/72
Appreciations by Peter Straub, Stephen R. Donaldson, Joe Haldeman, Jane Yolen,
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COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
People & Publishing/12 Locus Letters/74 Editorial Matters/74
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Distillations: Short Fiction
Reviews by Mark R. Kelly / 15
F&SF 10-11/00, Asimov’s 9/00.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
White as Snow, Tanith Lee; Silverheart, Michael
Moorcock & Storm Constantine; Darkest Hour, Mark
Chadbourn; Travel Arrangements, M. John Harrison;
The A’rak, Michael Shea.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
The Coming, Joe Haldeman; Selected Stories, Theodore
Sturgeon; Watching Trees Grow, Peter F.
Hamilton.
Reviews by Edward Bryant / 23
On Writing, Stephen King; Tribulations, J. Michael
Straczynski; Canyons, P.D. Cacek; Greed & Stuff, Jay
Russell; Once Upon a Halloween, Richard Laymon;
SHORT TAKES: Dark Detectives, Stephen Jones, ed.;
Naming of Parts, Tim Lebbon; A Dance for Emilia,
Peter S. Beagle; Sunglasses After Dark, Nancy A.
Collins; Widow’s Walk, Steve Beai.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
Aria of the Sea, Dia Calhoun; Child of Flame, Kate
Elliott; Frost, Mark A. Garland & Charles G. McGraw;
Winter’s Heart, Robert Jordan; Courage of Falcons,
Holly Lisle; Murphy’s Gambit, Syne Mitchell; The Seventh
Tower: Castle, Garth Nix; Magic Can be Murder,
Vivian Vande Velde; Tangled Up in Blue, Joan D.
Vinge; Boots and the Seven Leaguers: A Rock-and-
Troll Novel, Jane Yolen; The Bridge, Janine Ellen
Young.
Reviews by Jonathan Strahan / 27
The Prophecy Machine, Neal Barrett, Jr.; The Collected
Stories of Arthur C. Clarke, Arthur C. Clarke;
Everybody Has Somebody in Heaven, Avram
Davidson; The Last Hot Time, John M. Ford; Mars
Crossing, Geoffrey A. Landis; Seven Stars, Kim
Newman; Thraxas, Martin Scott.
Reviews by Divers Hands / 29
The Quantum Rose, Catherine Asaro; Canyons, P.D.
Cacek; Shadow of the Hegemon, Orson Scott Card;
Rebel Sutra, Shariann Lewitt; The Glass Harmonica,
Louise Marley; Darwin’s Blade, Dan Simmons; The
Bridge, Janine Ellen Young.
Locus Looks at Art Books
Reviews by Karen Haber / 31
Spectrum 7, The Best in Contemporary Fantastic
Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds.; Mass: The
Art of John Harris, text by Ron Tiner; Horror of the
20th Century: An Illustrated History, Robert
Weinberg; SHORTTAKES: Titans: The Heroic Visions
of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, text by Nigel Suckling;
The Horse and The Iron Ball, Jerry Allan &
Georgiana Allan; The Lion’s Share, Chris Conover.
LOCUS December 2000 / 3