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Best of 1999: San Francisco Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle's choices for the best science fiction books of the year (selected by SF reviewer Michael Berry) are:

  • William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties (Putnam)
  • Lisa Goldstein, Dark Cities Underground (Tor)
  • Greg Bear, Darwin's Radio (Del Rey)
  • Diana Wynne Jones, Deep Secret (Tor
  • Orson Scott Card, Enchantment (Del Rey)
  • Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis (Scribner)
  • Peter Straub, Mr. X (Random House)
  • Frank M. Robinson, Waiting (Forge)
  • Al Sarrantonio, ed., 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (Avon)
  • Also, Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon is named on the best in fiction list, with Marina Warner's No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock included among the best in nonfiction, and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban among the year's best children's fiction books.

    The paper also ran a reader poll for the Best in the West Top 100 Fiction and Nonfiction, of works about, or by authors from, the western US. Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness is 21st on the fiction list; George Stewart's Earth Abides 26th; Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle 57th; Frank Herbert's Dune 94th. Books by Theodora Kroeber, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Ambrose Bierce make the nonfiction list.

    (Tue 23 Nov 1999)

    NOVEMBER page 1

  • World Fantasy Awards winners
  • PW's Best Books of 1999

    OCTOBER page 2

  • Stephen King's forthcoming audiobook
  • Caleb Carr serial in Time magazine

    OCTOBER page 1

  • Writer's Digest 100 Best Writers of the Century
  •'s Best Books of the Century
  • Aurora Awards
  • Spectrum Awards
  • Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire

    SEPTEMBER page 3

  • Marion Zimmer Bradley, 1930 - 1999
  • HarperCollins restructures, cuts jobs
  • British Fantasy Awards
  • David Karp, 1922 - 1999

    SEPTEMBER page 2

  • Other Awards winners: Ditmar, Seiun, Sidewise, Prometheus, Golden Duck, Big Heart

    SEPTEMBER page 1

  • Hugo Awards winners

    AUGUST page 2

  • James White, 1928 - 1999
  • World Fantasy Awards final ballot

    AUGUST page 1

  • Mythopoeic Awards winners

    JULY page 3

  • Alison Spedding imprisoned
  • George ''Lan'' Laskowski dies
  • Stephen King recovering
  • Odyssey folds
  • Alan Dean Foster's motorcycle scrape
  • Ellen Datlow CoA
  • SF University degree

    JULY page 2

  • Campbell, Sturgeon Awards winners

    JULY page 1

  • Locus Awards winners

    JUNE page 3

  • Clifton Fadiman dies
  • Stephen King injured, hospitalized
  • Mythopoeic Awards nominations
  • Avon and Morrow sold

    JUNE page 2

  • Bram Stoker Awards winners
  • Prix Tour Eiffel
  • Robert Sobel dies
  • Spectrum Awards finalists

    JUNE page 1

  • Barnes & Noble acquisition of Ingram cancelled
  • Bradbury and Silverberg to enter Hall of Fame
  • Sturgeon Award finalists

    MAY page 3

  • Random House reorganizes
  • Harlan Ellison wins Audie Awards
  • Tricia Sullivan wins Clarke Award
  • Online price wars
  • Millennial books
  • Kurd Lasswitz Awards
  • Conventions reports (links)

    MAY page 2

  • Italia Awards winners
  • Analog and Asimov's Readers Awards
  • HOMer Awards
  • Sidewise nominations

    MAY page 1

  • Nebula Awards winners

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