mailing date: 25 March 1999
The April issue features an interview with Neil Gaiman and coverage of the science fiction scenes in Greece, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Sweden. Plus: an interview with Marina Fitch, commentary by Roberto de Sousa Causo, photo stories on the 1999 Williamson Lectureship and the opening of the Norton Library, obituaries of Ray Russell, Stanley Kubrick (with an appreciation by Arthur C. Clarke), Robert Coulson, Gary Jennings, and Michael Avallone; plus all the usual news, reviews, and listings.
Posted online from this issue:
New and Notable Books
Reviews in this issue:
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews by Mark R. Kelly
Interzone 2/99; Asimov's 2/99; F&SF 2/99; F&SF 3/99; Event Horizon 2/99.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe
Nebula Awards 33, Connie Willis, ed.; Black Light, Elizabeth Hand; Singer from the Sea, Sheri S. Tepper; The Martians, Kim Stanley Robinson.
Reviews by Faren Miller
Enchantment, Orson Scott Card; Silver Birch, Blood Moon, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds.; Singer from the Sea, Sheri S. Tepper; The Oracle Lips, Storm Constantine; The Alchemy of Love, Elizabeth Engstrom & Alan M. Clark; SHORT TAKES: The Iron Wars, Paul Kearney; Bloodwinter, Tom Deitz.
Reviews by Russell Letson
A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge; Rainbow Mars, Larry Niven; Sex and Violence in Zero-G, Allen Steele.
Reviews by Edward Bryant
The Crook Factory, Dan Simmons; 411, Ray Garton; Right to Life, Jack Ketchum.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman
Heir to the Shadows, Anne Bishop; The Pool of Two Moons, Kate Forsyth; A Boy and His Tank, Leo Frankowski; Cupid's Kiss, Karen Harbaugh; The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse, Keith Hartman; A Calculus of Angels, J. Gregory Keyes; The Cure, Sonia Levitin; Leopard Lord, Alanna Morland; Rainbow Mars, Larry Niven; The Red Sky File, Denise Vitola.
Short Reviews by Jonathan Strahan
Sky Coyote, Kage Baker; The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy, Paul Collins, ed.; Dreaming Down-Under, Jack Dann & Janeen Webb, eds.; Vigilant, James Alan Gardner; A Dark Winter, Dave Luckett; A Dark Journey, Dave Luckett; A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge.