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June 2003 Issue 509 Vol. 50 No. 6
36th Year of Publication 24-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner
I N T E R V I E W S
Charles de Lint: Mythic Fiction / 6
Kage Baker: Company Time / 92
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 Philip Pullman, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kij Johnson, Michael Moorcock, Bruce Sterling, Orson Scott Card, and many others.
P H O T O S T O R I E S / 11
Cave at Windy City Tor UK Launch Party SF at Space Technology Forum
C O N V E N T I O N S / 11
2003 World Horror Convention / 11
Nebula Awards Weekend 2003 / 84
M A I N S T O R I E S / 12
Clarke Award Winners 2002 BSFA Awards/Eastercon 2002 Analog/Asimov’s Awards
T H E D A T A F I L E / 13
The Great Divorce AOLTWBG Limbo ID Sher Closes Most-Requested Out-of-Print SF/F/H Orange Best-Loved Books By Women Chrysalis Loss Puts Sale on Hold SFWA Election Results Worldcons Updates Robot Hall of Fame Elton John and the Bloodsuckers Ex-Penguin Buys Duck Rare Recorded Writers’ Readings Meisha Merlin Ventures Wanted: Klingon Interpreter Tolkien’s Townhouse Taken Lewis’s Little Lea Listed Potter Purloined
Writers Conferences Contest News Awards News SF Awards in Mexico SF Awards in Italy Publishing News Book News Small-Press Magazine News e-Publishing News
POD News Online News Financial News
S P E C I A L F E A T U R E S
Gardner Dozois: 25 Years of ‘‘The Year’s Best’’ / 14
Dozois’s Favorite Authors / 15
Locus 35th Anniversary Party / 90
F O R T H C O M I N G B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 42
British Forthcoming Books / 50
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: April / 54
Books Received: April / 55
British Books Received: March / 68
Bestsellers / 70
O B I T U A R I E S / 82
Helen Honig Meyer Cecile de Brunhoff Peter B. Bell Appreciations of Jacques Chambon by Dan Simmons, Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison, Mike Resnick, Karen Haber, and Gerard Klein
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 82
Ellen Datlow Karl Schroeder Darrell Schweitzer
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 91
Nebula Weekend Locus 35th Anniversary Party Locus Awards Staff Notes
L O C U S L O O K S A T B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 16
Asimov’s 6/03; Sci Fiction 5/03; F&SF 5/03; Interzone 2/03; 3SF 2/03.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 17
McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, Michael Chabon, ed.; Witpunk, Claude Lalumière & Marty Halpern, eds.; Asimov’s 6/03; Analog 6/03; F&SF 6/03; Strange Horizons 3/24/03; Sci Fiction 5/03; Realms of Fantasy 6/03.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 19
Illium, Dan Simmons; The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed.; Year’s Best SF 8, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.; Science Fiction: The Best of 2002, Robert Silverberg & Karen Haber, eds.; SHORT TAKE: My Father’s Ghost: The Return of My Old Man and Other Second Chances, Suzy McKee Charnas.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 23
The Light Ages, Ian R. MacLeod; The Binder’s Road, Terry McGarry; Fat White Vampire Blues, Andrew Fox; In the Forest of Serre, Patricia A. McKillip; Brighten to Incandescence: 17 Stories, Michael Bishop.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 27
Red Thunder, John Varley; For Love and Glory, Poul Anderson.
Reviews by Edward Bryant / 29
The Five of Cups, Caitlín R. Kiernan; The White Road, John Connolly; The Undertow of Small Town Dream, John Weagly; SHORT TAKE: Dying, Michael Arnzen.
Reviews by Jonathan Strahan / 31
Illium, Dan Simmons; Gathering the Bones, Jack Dann; Agog!: Terrific Tales, Cat Sparks, ed.; The Dragon Quintet, Marvin Kaye, ed.; A Better World’s in Birth!, Howard Waldrop.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 35
Spellbound in Seattle, Garthia Anderson; E. Godz, Robert Asprin & Esther Friesner; Faerie Wars, Herbie Brennan; Long Hot Summoning, Tanya Huff; The Wreck of Heaven, Holly Lisle; The War of the Flowers, Tad Williams; Steel Helix, Ann Tonsor Zeddies.
Divers Hands: Reviews by Alyx Dellamonica, Farah Mendlesohn, and Tim Pratt / 37
The Binder’s Road, Terry McGarry; A Forest of Stars, Kevin J. Anderson; Exploring the Matrix: Visions of the Cyber Future, Karen Haber, ed.; The Iron Chain, Steve Cockayne; The Five of Cups, Caitlín R. Kiernan; Come Fygures, Come Shadows, Richard Matheson.