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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

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

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.


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