mailing date: 29 June 1999
The July issue runs news stories about turmoil in the publishing industry: HarperCollins buys Avon; Random reorganizes; Barnes & Noble/Ingram deal off; W.H. Smith buys Hodder Headline.
Also, Wizards of the Coast settles with SFWA and signs with Tor.
Interviews this issue are with Pat Murphy and Karen Joy Fowler. There's also coverage of the 1998 Stoker Awards, the 1999 Nebula weekend, the 1999 Eurocon, and the winner of the Clarke Award.
Obituaries of Clifton Fadiman, Larry Sternig, Robert J. Sobel, and others.
Plus the usual news, reviews, and listings.
To be posted online from this issue:
Karen Joy Fowler interview excerpts
Pat Murphy interview excerpts
New and Notable Books
Updated convention listings
Reviews in the July issue:
Distillations: Short Fiction
Reviews by Mark R. Kelly
F&SF 6/99; Interzone 5/99; Asimov's 6/99; Event Horizon 6/99.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds.; Mr. X, Peter Straub; The Marriage of Sticks, Jonathan Carroll; Where Garagiola Waits and Other Baseball Stories,Rick Wilber; Starfish, Peter Watts; Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years, Everett F. Bleiler, with the assistance of Richard J. Bleiler; Science Fiction Magazine Story Index, 1926-1995, Terry A. Murray.
Reviews by Faren Miller
Shiva 3000, Jan Lars Jensen; Are You Loathsome Tonight?, Poppy Z. Brite; Pixel Juice, Jeff Noon; The Rainy Season, James P. Blaylock; Dark Sister, Graham Joyce; The Dedalus Book of Spanish Fantasy, Margaret Jull Costa & Annella McDermott, eds. & trans.
Reviews by Russell Letson
The Cassini Division, Ken MacLeod; Teranesia, Greg Egan.
Reviews by Edward Bryant
Dark Sister, Graham Joyce; A Prayer for the Dying, Stewart O'Nan; The Lost Bloch, Volume 1: The Devil With You!, Robert Bloch; SHORT TAKE: Rot, Gary Brandner.
Short Reviews by Jonathan Strahan
Centaurus: The Best of Australian Science Fiction, David G. Hartwell & Damien Broderick, eds.; A Dark Victory, Dave Luckett; Souls in the Great Machine, Sean McMullen; Down There in Darkness, George Turner; Fireflaught, Andrew Whitmore; New Adventures in Sci-Fi, Sean Williams.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman
Traitor's Moon, Lynn Flewelling; The Cowboy and the Vampire, Clark Hays & Kathleen McFall; Voice of the Demon, Kate Jacoby; Shackle and Sword, Alanna Morland; The Belly of the Bow, K.J. Parker; Lord Demon, Roger Zelazny & Jane Lindskold.
Locus Looks at Art Books by Karen Haber
The World of Michael Parkes, Maria Sedoff; The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane, Robert E. Howard; Wind Child, Shirley Rousseau Murphy; King Midas and the Golden Touch, Charlotte Craft; The Collector of Moments, Quint Buchholz; SHORT TAKES: Nova's Ark, David Kirk; Malefic, Luis Royo.