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December 2003 • Issue 515 • Vol. 51 No. 6
36th Year of Publication • 25-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner

M. John Harrison: No Escape / 6
Jon Courtenay Grimwood: Shifting Identities / 85

T H E    N E W    W E I R D / 8
An Essay by China Miéville

2 0 0 3    W O R L D    F A N T A S Y    A W A R D S    W I N N E R S / 9
World Fantasy Awards Banquet

P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 10
Notes on marriages, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Terry Brooks, Brian Aldiss, Stephen Baxter, Jacqueline Carey, Kage Baker, Charles Stross, and many others

M A I N    S T O R I E S / 12
Roc to Merge with Ace Editorial

O B I T U A R I E S / 12
Hal Clement • Appreciations by Joe Haldeman, Jack Williamson, Ben Bova, and Mike Resnick • Lloyd Arthur Eshbach • Henry Hardy Heins • Vivien Alcock • Mark Siegel • Patricia Mullen • Rachel de Queiroz

T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 13
Five Starís Big Expansion • Interzone Goes Bi-Monthly • Dorchester Adds Fantasy Line • 2004 Nebula Weekend Update • Mythic Journeys • Black to the Future • Vivendi LagardŤre Merger Delayed • Heyne on Hold • Stealth for Sale • Hall of Fame Robots • Twisted Oz • Potter Patients • Announcements • Contest News • Awards News • Publishing News • Book News • Online News • Gaming News • Legal News • Financial News • International Rights • Publications Received

F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 38    British Forthcoming Books / 64

Magazines Received: October / 52    Books Received: October / 53   
British Books Received: September / 64    Bestsellers / 66

I N T E R N A T I O N A L    R E P O R T S / 75
Africa • Israel • South Korea • Czech Republic

L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 81
Howard Waldrop

E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 81
Canadian Thanksgiving • World Fantasy Con • This Issue • Next Issue • New York, New York!

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

Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 14
Sci Fiction 10/03; Sci Fiction 11/03; Realms of Fantasy 12/03; Asimovís 12/03; F&SF 12/03; Shadows Over Baker Street, Michael Reaves & John Pelan, eds.

Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Analog 12/03; Asimovís 12/03; F&SF 12/03; Sci Fiction 11/03; Realms of Fantasy 12/03; Strange Horizons 9/22/03; Strange Horizons 9/29/03; Strange Horizons 10/6/03; The New York Review of Science Fiction 10/03; The New Yorker 10/13/03.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
White Devils, Paul McAuley; Scores: Reviews 1993-2003, John Clute; Up Through an Empty House of Stars: Reviews and Essays 1980-2002, David Langford; Reading the Bones, Sheila Finch.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
The Time Travelerís Wife, Audrey Niffenegger; The Two Sams, Glen Hirshberg; Dark Matter: Reading the Bones, Sheree R. Thomas, ed.; Legends II, Robert Silverberg, ed.; The Knight, Gene Wolfe; SHORT TAKE: The Resurrection Manís Legacy and Other Stories, Dale Bailey.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 25
Omega, Jack McDevitt; Sister Alice, Robert Reed.

Reviews by Nick Gevers / 27
The Knight, Gene Wolfe; The Crystal City, Orson Scott Card; Greetings from Lake Wu, Jay Lake.

Reviews by Bill Sheehan / 31
GRRM: A RRetrospective, George R.R. Martin.

Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman, Rich Horton, & Tim Pratt / 33
Coyote Cowgirl, Kim Antieau; Sun in Glory, Mercedes Lackey, ed.; This Rough Magic, Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, & Dave Freer; Epicurus the Sage, William Messner-Loebs & Sam Kieth; Firebirds, Sharyn November, ed.; Southern Blood: New Australian Tales of the Supernatural, Bill Congreve, ed.

Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 35
Aliceís Advertures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Iassen Ghiuselev; The Wolves in the Walls, Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean; Spectrum 10, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds.; Little Lit: It Was a Dark and Silly Night, Art Spiegelman & Francoise Mouly, eds.; SHORT TAKES: The Best of Ray Bradbury: The Graphic Novel, Ray Bradbury; Illumina, The Art of J.P. Targete, illustrated by J.P. Targete; Coppervaleís International Studio: The Illustrated Journal of the Romantic and Fantastic; Great Fantasy Art Themes from the Frank Collection, Jane Frank & Howard Frank, eds.


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