Awards season is in full swing, as the May issue lists the Hugo nominations, the Nebula winners, the Philip K. Dick Award results, the Bram Stoker Award nominations, and the Chesley Award nominations.
Also in the issue:
- More Award News: winners of the British SF Awards, the Crawford Memorial Award, and the Isaac Asimov Award for Undergraduate Excellence in SF & Fantasy Writing; final ballot for the CompuServe HOMer Awards.
- Interviews with Dan Simmons and
- New and recommended books.
- New and recommended short fiction.
- Coverage of the 1997 Conference on the Fantastic, held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, in March. (With lots of photos.)
- International coverage: SF in the Czech Republic; SF in Zimbabwe and Malawi; SF in New Zealand.
- Obituaries of Sam Moskowitz and Martin Caidin.
- Reviews of Nebula Awards 13, edited by Pamela Sargent; Robert Coover's Briar Rose; Patricia Anthony's God's Fires; The Horns of Elfland, edited by Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman, and Donald G. Keller; Brent Monahan's The Bell Witch; Raymond E. Feist's Rage of a Demon King, and many more.