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February 2003 • Issue 505 • Vol. 50 No. 2
36th Year of Publication • 24-Time Hugo Winner
Cover, Interviews, and Interior Spread Design by Arnie Fenner

Harry Turtledove: Revisioning History / 6
Robert J. Sawyer: Quantum Metaphysics / 92

P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 8
Notes on births, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Harlan Ellison, Lucius Shepard, C.J. Cherryh, Richard Paul Russo, Mercedes Lackey, Gregory Benford, and many others

M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10
2002 Preliminary Nebula Ballot • Nebula Weekend/Venue Change • 2003 Clarke Award Nominees • 2002 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees • 2002 UPC Award

T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Hugo Nominations Open • 2002 World Fantasy Awards Judges • Random House Reorg­anizes • Stars SF Specialty Store Closing • Faxon Fiasco • Mickey Wins, Peter Still Fighting • Dunsany Returns • Whimsy Joins Night Shade • Case Out, AOL Maybe • Pullman Plays • ‘‘New’’ Tolkien Book • Rowling Rules • King Tidbits • Eco Opposes Italy’s Censors • Worldcons Updates • Legal News • Announcements • Book News • Publishing News • Small-Press Publishing News • e-Magazine News • Online News

2 0 0 2 :    T H E    Y E A R    I N    R E V I E W / 36
Recommended Reading by: Charles N. Brown, Mark R. Kelly, Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan, Faren Miller, Russell Letson, Nick Gevers, Gardner Dozois, Michael Swanwick, Rich Horton, Edward Bryant, Carolyn Cushman, Alyx Dellamonica, Tim Pratt, and Karen Haber • 2002 Recommended Reading List • 2002 Book Summary • 2002 Magazine Summary • 2002 Locus Bestsellers • SF 2002 Best Books • SF 2002 Top Sellers

Magazines Received: December / 62    Books Received: December / 63   
British Books Received: November / 75    Bestsellers / 78

O B I T U A R I E S / 87
Virginia Heinlein • Virginia Kidd • Nikolay Mikhailovich Amosov • Dr. Charles North

L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 88
Letters from Forrest J Ackerman, Robert James, and Chantal Delessert

E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 89
Charles Down Under • Locus Poll & Survey • Upcoming Events • Locus Changes

C U B A F I C C I Ó N / 90
Reports by Ariel Cruz, Michel Encinosa

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

Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 12
Sci Fiction 1/03; Asimov’s 2/03; F&SF 1/03; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 11; The Journal of Pulse-Pounding Narratives Summer ’02; Say...was that a kiss?; Spectrum SF 9 11/02; Realms of Fantasy 12/02; 3SF 10/02.

Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists, Peter Straub, ed.; The New Yorker 12/2/02; F&SF 2/03; Sci Fiction 1/03; Talebones Fall ’02; Strange Horizons 10/14/02, 11/4/02, 11/18/02; Realms of Fantasy 2/03; Interzone 10/02; Spectrum SF 9 11/02; On Spec Fall ’02; Oceans of the Mind Winter ’02.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Darwin’s Children, Greg Bear; Prey, Michael Crichton; Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years, Bruce Sterling.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Skrayling Tree, Michael Moorcock; Turning the Storm, Naomi Kritzer; Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists, Peter Straub, ed.; Everyone in Silico, Jim Munroe.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
Guardian, Joe Haldeman; Engine City, Ken MacLeod; Orphans of Earth, Sean Williams & Shane Dix.

Reviews by Edward Bryant / 23
The Lost Bloch Volume III: Crimes and Punishments, Robert Bloch; Let’s All Kill Constance, Ray Bradbury; El Dia de los Muertos, Brian A. Hopkins; Blood Follows, Steven Erikson; SHORT TAKE: Tales of the Backveld, Francis H. Sibson.

Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
Time-Gifts, Zoran Zivkovic; The Writer, Zoran Zivkovic; Impossible Encounters, Zoran Zivkovic; Seven Touches of Music, Zoran Zivkovic; Lady Robyn, R. Garcia y Robertson.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Feed, M.T. Anderson; Hades’ Daughter, Sara Douglass; Simply Irresistible, Kristine Grayson; Night Pleasures, Sherrilyn Kenyon; The Briar King, Greg Keyes; The Standing Dead, Ricardo Pinto; The Assassins of Tamurin, S.D. Tower; Into the Labyrinth, Roderick Townley; The Storm Weaver & the Sand, Sean Wil­liams.

Divers Hands: Reviews by Alyx Dellamonica and Tim Pratt / 29
The Maquisarde, Louise Marley; Hidden Empire, Kevin J. Anderson; The Dwelling, Susie Moloney.

Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 31
The Art of Jeffrey Jones, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds; Fantasy Art Masters: The Best in Fantasy and SF Art Worldwide, Dick Jude; Spectrum 9, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds.; Dragonhenge, Bob Eggleton & John Grant; Zathura, Chris Van Allsburg; Manchu: Science (Fiction); SHORT TAKES: Sleeping Beauty, Mahlon Craft, illustrated by K.Y. Craft; The Annotated Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien, revised and expanded edition by Douglas A. Anderson; Masters of Dragonlance Art; Daemonifuge, Kev Walker & Jim Campbell; Edger Allan Poe’s Dark Dreams, illustrated by Alan M. Clark; Terra Incognita, Images d’Ailleurs, Karen Guillorel & Mickael Ivorra, eds.; Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), Jules Verne, illustrated by Didier Graffet.


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