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January 2003 • Issue 504 • Vol. 50 No. 1
36th Year of Publication • 24-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner

Connie Willis: The Facts of Death / 6
Garth Nix: Digging Into Fantasy / 76

P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 8
Notes on marriages, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Ursula K. Le Guin, Harlan Ellison, Anne McCaffrey, Arthur C. Clarke, Nancy Farmer, Joyce Carol Oates, and many others.

W O R L D    F A N T A S Y    C O N V E N T I O N / 10

P H O T O    S T O R I E S
Ellison Storms Bay Area / 10    SFWA Authors & Editors Party / 75

M A I N    S T O R I E S / 11
Le Guin Wins Endeavour Award • Silverberg Wins 2002 Prix Utopia • Del Rey Introduces YA Imagine • Tor Adds Teen YA Line • Romancing SF

T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 13
Smith Honored • B&N Buys Sterling • RosettaBooks and Random House Settle e-Book Dispute • PS Expands • Worldcons Updates • HWA Benefit Auction Results • Spectrum 9 Delayed by Dock Strike • ‘‘Discworld’’ City Twinned to English Town • Crichton Conquers Cybersquatters • Douglas Adams’s Doctor Who Resurrected • Potter Performance • Announcements • Awards News • Magazine News • POD News • Online News • Legal News • Financial News

I N T E R N A T I O N A L    C O V E R A G E / 37
Israel: ICON 2002 • Poland: Polcon 2002 • Spain: Hispacon/Barnacon 2002 • Slovakia • Brazil • Portugal • China

Magazines Received: November / 44    Books Received: November / 45   
British Books Received: October / 57    Bestsellers / 60

O B I T U A R I E S / 73
Thomas E. Fuller • Walter R. Cole • Stan Rice

L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 73
Appreciations of Jerry Sohl from Jennifer Sohl and Wilson (Bob) Tucker

E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 73
Notes from Cuba • Corrections • This Issue • Next Issue

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

Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 14
Asimov’s 1/03; Asimov’s 2/03; Analog 1/03; Analog 2/03; F&SF 1/03; Sci Fiction 12/02; The Third Alternative Autumn ’02; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 11/02; Beyond the Last Star, Sherwood Smith, ed.

Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 15
Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists, Peter Straub, guest ed.; Asimov’s 1/03; Sci Fiction 12/02; Interzone 10/02; The Third Alternative Autumn ’02; F&SF 12/02.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 19
Guardian, Joe Haldeman; Little Doors, Paul Di Filippo; Ghosts of Yesterday, Jack Cady; The Buzzing, Jim Knipfel; A Shortcut in Time, Charles Dickinson; SHORT TAKES: Roswell, Vegas, and Area 51: Travels with Courtney, Connie Willis; Snow Glass Apples: A Play for Voices, Neil Gaiman; Two Plays for Voices, Neil Gaiman.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 23
The Speed of Dark, Elizabeth Moon; The Buzzing, Jim Knipfel; A Shortcut in Time, Charles Dickinson; Fitcher’s Brides, Gregory Frost; Abhorsen, Garth Nix.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 25
Explorer, C.J. Cherryh; Voyage of the Shadowmoon, Sean McMullen; SHORT TAKE: Roswell, Vegas, and Area 51: Travels with Courtney, Connie Willis.

Reviews by Edward Bryant / 27
The Killing Kind, John Connolly; Orangefield, Al Sarrantonio; SHORT TAKES: Hard Freeze, Dan Simmons; Hain’s Island, Ramsey Campbell; Red Harvest, Karl Edward Wagner.

Reviews by Nick Gevers / 29
The Omega Expedition, Brian Stableford; The Poison Master, Liz Williams; The Ogre’s Wife: Fairy Tales for Grownups, Richard Parks.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 31
A Princess of the Aerie, John Barnes; Dragon Blood, Patricia Briggs; The Vampire Files: Cold Streets, P.N. Elrod; The House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer; Holder of Lightning, S.L. Farrell; Fitcher’s Brides, Gregory Frost; Crossroads of Twilight, Robert Jordan; Hecate’s Glory, Karen Michalson; Second Sunrise, David & Aimée Thurlo; March to the Stars, David Weber & John Ringo.

Divers Hands: Reviews by Alyx Dellamonica and Tim Pratt / 33
The Apocalypse Door, James D. Macdonald; Conquistador, S.M. Stirling; The Braided World, Kay Kenyon; Dark Terrors 6, Stephen Jones & David Sutton, eds.; El Dia de los Muertos, Brian A. Hopkins.


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