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Table of Contents

May 2002   Issue 496   Vol. 48 No. 5
35th Year of Publication   23-Time Hugo Winner
Cover, Interviews, and Interior Color Design: Arnie Fenner

Main Stories
2001 Nebula Awards Winners/11   2002 Hugo Awards Nominations/11
Russo Wins Philip K. Dick Award/12   2001 Bram Stoker Finalists/12
2002 Asimov Undergraduate Awards/12   2001 World Fantasy Awards Judges/12
Goto Wins 2001 Tiptree Award/13   2001 BSFA Awards Winners/13

The Data File
LPC Files Chapter 11/13   Cartoon Museum Needs Home/13
Wally Wood Scholarship/13   Worldcons Updates/13   WotC Sells GenCon/13
RH Royalty Delays/13   Amazon Used Books War – Redux/72
King News/72   Potter Profiling/72   Announcements/73   Call for Papers/73
Legal News/73   Awards News/73   Small-Press Publishing News/73
Book News/73   Magazine News/73   Print-on-Demand News/73
e-Book News/73   Online News/73   Financial News/73

Graham Joyce: On the Edge/4   Tamora Pierce: Girls Who Kick Butt/6

2002 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts/38

Damon Knight/9   Appreciations by David G. Hartwell, Jack Williamson,
John Kessel, and Michael Armstrong/66
R.A. Lafferty/9   Appreciations by Gene Wolfe, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Bisson/68
Dr. John R. Pierce/69   Appreciation by Sir Arthur C. Clarke/69
Henry Slesar/69   Jon Gustafson/69   Vincent D. Kohler/70
Curtis W. Casewit/70   Roy Huggins/70   Joan Benford/70
Martha E. Beck/70

Magazines Received: March/46   Books Received: March/47
British Books: February/62   Bestsellers/64
Photo Listing/78   Index to Ads/78

Columns & Departments
People & Publishing/14   Locus Letters/70   Editorial Matters/72

Locus Looks at Books

Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 16
Interzone 2/02; A Year in the Linear City, Paul Di Filippo; Sci Fiction 4/02; F&SF 5/02; Asimov's 4/02.

Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 17
Asimov's 5/02; Interzone 1/02; F&SF 5/02; Oceans of the Mind Spring '02; Sci Fiction 3/02; Sci Fiction 4/02; 30th Anniversary DAW: Fantasy, Elizabeth R. Wollheim & Sheila E. Gilbert, eds.; Leviathan 3, Forrest Aguirre & Jeff VanderMeer, eds.

Locus Looks at Books
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 19
Light Music, Kathleen Ann Goonan; The Great Escape, Ian Watson; Nebula Awards Showcase 2002, Kim Stanley Robinson, ed.; Vinland the Dream and Other Stories, Kim Stanley Robinson.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 23
Permanence, Karl Schroeder; The God Who Begat a Jackal, Nega Mezlekia; Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris; The Other Canyon, Patricia Geary; The Lady of the Sorrows, Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

Reviews by Edward Bryant / 27
Threshold, Caitlín R. Kiernan; Brown Harvest, Jay Russell; Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, Richard Matheson.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 31
The Golden Age, John C. Wright; Picoverse, Robert A. Metzger; J.K. Potter's Embrace the Mutation, William Schafer & Bill Sheehan, eds.; 30th Anniversary DAW: Science Fiction, Elizabeth R. Wollheim & Sheila E. Gilbert, eds.; SHORT TAKE: Dimensions of Sheckley, Robert Sheckley.

Reviews by Alyx Dellamonica/ 33
Counting Up, Counting Down, Harry Turtledove; The Better Part of Valor, Tanya Huff; Warchild, Karin Lowachee; Reading the Vampire Slayer: The Unofficial Critical Companion to Buffy and Angel, Roz Kaveney, ed.

Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 35
Devlin's Luck, Patricia Bray; Kushiel's Chosen, Jacqueline Carey; The Crippled Angel, Sara Douglass; Completely Smitten, Kristine Grayson; Fire Logic, Laurie Marks; Reunion in Death, J.D. Robb; Tainted Trail, Wen Spencer; On Wings of a Dragon, Cora Taylor.

Divers Hands: Reviews by Russell Letson and Tim Pratt / 37
Schild's Ladder, Greg Egan; Taunting the Minotaur, Charlee Jacob.


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