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December 2002 • Issue 503 • Vol. 49 No. 6
35th Year of Publication • 24-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner

Orson Scott Card: Casting Shadows / 7
Jacqueline Carey: Existential BDSM / 84

2 0 0 2    W O R L D    F A N T A S Y    A W A R D S    W I N N E R S / 9
2002 World Fantasy Awards Banquet

P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 10
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Andre Norton, Robert Jordan, Bob Tucker, Neil Gaiman, Diana Gabaldon, Lois McMaster Bujold, Harry Turtledove, and many others

M A I N    S T O R I E S / 12
Tor Goes Global • Specialty Bookstores Sinking • 2002 James White Award • Houghton Mifflin Sold - Again

T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 13
Comics Creators Sue Marvel • UCR Gets Pelz Fanzine Collection • Winnipeg SF Collection Sold • Infinite Matrix Marks One Year • Worldcons Updates • Potter Patter • Announcements • Contests/Call For Papers • Awards News • Bookstore News • Book News • Magazine News • Legal News • Online News • Financial News

F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 36    British Forthcoming Books / 44

Magazines Received: October / 48    Books Received: October / 49    British Books Received: September / 66    Bestsellers / 68

O B I T U A R I E S / 77
Charles Sheffield • Appreciations by Yoji Kondo, Jack McDevitt, and Andy Duncan • Jerry SohlGuido Wilmar Sassi

E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 80
World Fantasy Con, cold weather, Mall of America, Guy Fawkes Day, deadlines, corrections, this issue, next issue, post office slowdown.

L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S

Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 14
Analog 12/02; Interzone 9/02; Asimov’s 12/02; Sci Fiction 11/02; Riding the Rock, Stephen Baxter.

Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Asimov’s 12/02; Analog 12/02; F&SF 12/02; Sci Fiction 11/02; Realms of Fantasy 12/02; A Year in the Linear City, Paul Di Filippo; Once Upon a Galaxy, Wil McCarthy, John Helfers, & Martin H. Greenberg, eds.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The Hard SF Renaissance, David Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds; The Separation, Christopher Priest; Martians and Madness: The Complete SF Novels of Fredric Brown, Fredric Brown.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
The Book of Splendor, Frances Sherwood; The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, Steven Sherrill; As Above, So Below, Rudy Rucker; Golden Fool, Robin Hobb; The Poison Master, Liz Williams.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 25
The Praxis, Walter Jon Williams; Coyote, Allen Steele.

Reviews by Jonathan Strahan / 27
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Cory Doctorow; Tapping the Dream Tree, Charles de Lint; Little Doors, Paul Di Filippo.

Reviews by Nick Gevers / 29
Light, M. John Harrison; Ruled Britannia, Harry Turtledove; Cybele, with Bluebonnets, Charles L. Harness.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 31
The Paths of the Dead, Steven Brust; The Named, Marianne Curley; Stealing the Elf-King’s Roses, Diane Duane; Deathstalker Legacy, Simon R. Green; Stravaganza: City of Masks, Mary Hoffman; Cretaceous Sea, Will Hubbell; Tetrarch, Ian Irvine; Abhorsen, Garth Nix; Heir Apparent, Vivian Vande Velde.

Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 33
The Tale of the Firebird, Gennady Spirin; Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung, Volume One, P. Craig Russell; Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung, Volume Two, P. Craig Russell; The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk, Steven Luckert; Bradbury: An Illustrated Life, Jerry Weist; SHORT TAKES: Mervyn Peake, My Eyes Mint Gold: A Life, Malcolm Yorke; Pinocchio, Carol Collodi, illustrated by Gris Grimly; Tom Mouse, Ursula K. Le Guin, illustrated by Julie Downing; Heavy Metal: 25 Years of Classic Covers, John Workman.


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