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28 February 2006
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March 2006 Issue 542 Vol. 56 No. 3
I N T E R V I E W S
Robert Jordan: The Wheel Turns / 6
Harry Harrison: When the World Was Young / 76
M A I N S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2005 Final Nebula Ballot 2005 British Book Summary 2006 Clarke Award Nominees 2005 BSFA Awards Nominees BL Launches Solaris Time Warner Book Group Sold
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 Diana Wynne Jones, Margo Lanagan, Holly Black, Terry Pratchett, Isabel Allende, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
2006 Philip K. Dick Award Judges Nebula Ballot Change 2007 and 2008 Nebula Awards Weekends Campbell Eligibility Resolved Best First Lines Clarion South Dell Expands Electronic Rights Random Shuffles Trademark Law Changes Speculation Speakers Rowling and Pullman’s Picks Call for Papers Announcements Awards News Contest News Publishing News Book News Financial News
I N T E R N A T I O N A L / 39
SF in Mexico Israel Australia Brazil International Books and Magazines Received
F O R T H C O M I N G B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 44 British Forthcoming Books / 52
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: January / 56 Books Received: January / 57
British Books Received: December / 66 Bestsellers / 68
O B I T U A R I E S / 74
Peter Benchley John Stewart Lucia Sperber
L O C U S L E T T E R / 74
Roberto de Sousa Causo
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 75
70-50-Snow! 40 Nights with Buffy Visiting Firemen Books Locus Awards This Issue Next Issue
L O C U S L O O K S A T B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 12
Asimov’s 4-5/06; F&SF 4/06; Fantasy Magazine 2/06; Realms of Fantasy 2/06; Analog 3/06; Black Gate Fall ’05.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
F&SF 3/06; Analog 4/06; Asimov’s 4-5/06; Strange Horizons 2/06; Zahir Spring ’06; Oceans of the Mind Winter ’05; Futureshocks, Lou Anders, ed.; Burn, James Patrick Kelly.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Living Next Door to the God of Love, Justina Robson; The Last Witchfinder, James Morrow; K-Machines, Damien Broderick.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Already Dead, Charlie Huston; Judas Unchained, Peter F. Hamilton; A Shadow in Summer, Daniel Abraham; In the Eye of Heaven, David Keck.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
The Voyage of the Sable Keech, Neal Asher; Pretender, C.J. Cherryh.
Reviews by Damien Broderick / 25
Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions, Fredric Jameson.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 27
The Empire of Ice Cream, Jeffrey Ford; In the Forest of Forgetting, Theodora Goss; A Shadow in Summer, Daniel Abraham; The Armies of Memory, John Barnes.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Tim Pratt and Amelia Beamer / 31
Cell, Stephen King; Odd Thomas, Dean Koontz; Forever Odd, Dean Koontz; Headstone City, Tom Piccirilli; Parietal Games: Critical Writing by and on M. John Harrison, Mark Bould & Michelle Reid, eds.; Christopher Priest: The Interaction, Andrew M. Butler, ed.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 35
Kiddography: The Art and Life of Tom Kidd, Tom Kidd; The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook, Alan Lee; The Rabbi’s Cat, Joann Sfar; Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell: The Ultimate Collection, Nigel Suckling; SHORT TAKES: The Book of Imaginary Beings, Jorge Luis Borges, illustrated by Peter Sís; 99 Ways To Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, Matt Madden; Graphic Novels: Everything You Need To Know, Paul Gravett.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 21, 25
Quoted Without Comment / 59, 61
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