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April 2003 Issue 507 Vol. 50 No. 4
36th Year of Publication 24-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner
Cover Art and Art for Campbell Interview by J.K. Potter
I N T E R V I E W S
Ramsey Campbell: A Life in Horror / 6
Robert Charles Wilson: Alternating Worlds / 84
L O C U S L O O K S A T H O R R O R
Guest Edited by Edward Bryant
Confessions of an Attic Apostate by Edward Bryant / 8 Horror’s House by Peter Straub / 8 Recommended Reading: The IHG’s Greatest Hits / 9 Horror Circa 2003 by Paula Guran / 68 Horror out of Hand by Gary K. Wolfe / 68 Mis Hijos by Kathleen Alcalá / 70 Short Horror Fiction 2002 by Ellen Datlow / 74 Small/Specialty Press in Horror 2002 by Brian A. Hopkins / 74 The Year in Horror by Alan Beatts / 76 Horror Is Dead by David J. Schow / 76 Horror Online by Matt Schwartz / 77 Why Horror? by Steve Rasnic Tem / 77 Horror by John Shirley / 79 Trends in Contemporary Horror by David J. Skal / 79 The New Estate by Stewart O’Nan / 79 Horror in the UK by Tim Lebbon / 80 New Century Horror by Douglas E. Winter / 80
P E O P L E & P U B L I S H I N G / 10
Notes on births, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Sir Arthur C. Clarke,
Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Anne McCaffrey, Frederik Pohl, Ursula K. Le Guin, and many others
M A I N S T O R I E S / 12
2002 Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot • Harrison and Kessel Win 2003 Tiptree Award • 2003 Williamson Lectureship
T H E D A T A F I L E / 13
2003 Philip K. Dick Award Judges • Bidding Starts for AOL Time Warner Book Group • Games Workshop Adds Imprint • Free McCarthy • SFBC Top 50 SF/F • UFOs Welcome • Worldcons Updates • Potter Power • Announcements • Awards News • Publishing News • Book News • POD News • eBook Awards • Online News • Legal News • Financial News
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: February / 40
Books Received: February / 41
British Books Received: January / 54
Bestsellers / 56
O B I T U A R I E S / 87
Howard Fast • Monica Hughes • Jane Rice
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 82
Letters from Arthur C. Clarke, Linn Prentis, and Danny J. Lin
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 82
Locus at 35 • Boskone • New Mexico • The Horror, The Horror
L O C U S L O O K S A T B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 14
The Third Alternative Winter ’03; Louisiana Breakdown, Lucius Shepard; Asimov’s 4/03; F&SF 3/03; Interzone 1/03; Sci Fiction 3/03.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Sci Fiction 2/26/03; Sci Fiction 3/03; Strange Horizons 1/03; The Infinite Matrix 1-2/03; Ideomancer 1/03; Elysian Fiction 12/02; F&SF 4/03; The Third Alternative Winter ’03; Ghosts of Yesterday, Jack Cady.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Nebula Awards Showcase 2003, Nancy Kress, ed.; Veniss Underground, Jeff VanderMeer; Witpunk, Claude Lalumière and Marty Halpern, eds.; Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert; The Last Man, Jean-Baptiste François Xavier Cousin de Grainville.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Zulu Heart, Steven Barnes; Kushiel’s Avatar, Jacqueline Carey; The Glass Mountain, Jessica Rydill; Trial of Fire, Kate Jacoby; The Battle of Evernight, Cecilia Dart-Thornton; The Merlin Conspiracy, Diana Wynne Jones.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 25
The Wellstone, Wil McCarthy; The Risen Empire, Scott Westerfeld.
Reviews by Edward Bryant / 27
Dark Terrors 6, Stephen Jones & David Sutton, eds.; The Book of More Flesh, James Lowder, ed.; A Fine Dark Line, Joe R. Lansdale; White Bizango, Stephen Gallagher; SHORT TAKES: Tell Me a Story: The Saga of the Turtle Knight, Brian A. Hopkins; Psycho-Hunter’s Casebook, Kurt Newton.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 31
Darwin’s Children, Greg Bear; Polyphony: Volume 2, Deborah Layne, ed.; Untied Kingdom, James Lovegrove; The Wreck of The River of Stars, Michael Flynn.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 35
Click Here for Murder, Donna Andrews; Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday, Nancy Atherton; The High Lord, Trudi Canavan; Hidden in Sight, Julie E. Czerneda; Cerulean Sins, Laurell K. Hamilton; Club Dead, Charlaine Harris, The Angel’s Command, Brian Jacques; The Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday, Garth Nix; The Circle Opens: Shatterglass, Tamora Pierce; Bitter Waters, Wen Spencer; A Telling of Stars, Caitlin Sweet.
Divers Hands: Reviews by Alyx Dellamonica, Tim Pratt, and Farah Mendlesohn / 37
The Return of Santiago, Mike Resnick; Snare, Katharine Kerr; The Etched City, K.J. Bishop; Dragon Moon, Alan F. Troop; Falling Out of Cars, Jeff Noon; Natural History, Justina Robson.