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Table of Contents

March 2002   Issue 494   Vol. 48 No. 3
35th Year of Publication   23-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interior Color Design: Arnie Fenner

Main Stories
King Contemplates Quitting/8   2002 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominees/8
Stealth Fades/8   2001 BSFA Awards Nominees/8
Simon & Schuster Reorganized/8   2002 Philip K. Dick Award Judges/8
2002 World Fantasy Convention/9   2002 World Horror Convention/9

The Data File
Andromeda UK Closes/9   Five Star SF Imprint/9
Delmont-Ross Grand Prize Awarded/9   Bakka Collection Back/72
Worldcon Updates/72   Other Con Updates/72   SF Prehistory/72
UK Library Royalties/72   Tolkien Sues/72   Love-Hate Harry/72
Kansas SF Institute Offerings/73   Announcements/73   Call for Papers/73
Awards News/73   Legal News/73   Small-Press Publishing News/73
Bookstore News/73   Book News/74   Gaming Fiction/74
Online News/74   Financial News/74

Photo Story
New Year's Down Under/9

China Miéville: Messing With Fantasy/4   Jan Siegel: Twisting Reality/6

Astrid Lindgren/70   Michael O'Rourke/70   Cathleen Jordan/70
George Nader/70   Stan Woolston/70

Forthcoming Books/38   British Forthcoming Books/46   Conventions/52   Magazines Received: January/54   Books Received: January/55
British Books: December/66   Bestsellers/68   Photo Listing/78   Index to Ads/78

Columns & Departments
People & Publishing/10   Locus Letters/70   Editorial Matters/71

Locus Looks at Books

Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 14
Diamond Dogs, Alastair Reynolds; Park Polar, Adam Roberts; The Human Front, Ken MacLeod; Interzone 12/01; Redsine 1/02; Sci Fiction 2/13/02; Sci Fiction 2/20/02; F&SF 2/02; F&SF 3/02; Asimov's 2/02; Analog 3/02.

Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Analog 3/02; Analog 4/02; Asimov's 3/02; Asimov's 4/02; F&SF 3/02; Sci Fiction 2/6/02; Sci Fiction 2/13/02.

Locus Looks at Books
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The Visitor, Sheri S. Tepper; Fallen Dragon, Peter F. Hamilton; Bones of the Earth, Michael Swanwick; Dark Ararat, Brian Stableford.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Lion's Blood, Steven Barnes; Kushiel's Chosen, Jacqueline Carey; Child of the Prophecy, Juliet Marillier; Shadow of the Seer, Michael Scott Rohan.

Reviews by Edward Bryant / 23
A Winter Haunting, Dan Simmons; Shadows Bite, Stephen Dedman; Dogged Persistence, Kevin J. Anderson; SHORT TAKE: In These Final Days of Sales, Steve Rasnic Tem.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 27
The Birthday of the World and Other Stories, Ursula K. Le Guin; The Translator, John Crowley; Kiln People, David Brin.

Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
Dragon Bones, Patricia Briggs; Diplomatic Immunity, Lois McMaster Bujold; The Fiery Cross, Diana Gabaldon; Kaleidoscope, Dorothy Gilman; A Caress of Twilight, Laurell K. Hamilton; The Gates of Sleep, Mercedes Lackey; Memory of Fire, Holly Lisle; Channeling Cleopatra, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough; A Sorcerer's Treason, Sarah Zettel.

Reviews by Alyx Dellamonica / 31
Lion's Blood, Steven Barnes; Appleseed, John Clute; The Shiva Option, David Webber & Steve White; Maximum Ice, Kay Kenyon.

Divers Hands: Reviews by Jonathan Strahan, Russell Letson, and Tim Pratt / 33
The Scar, China Miéville; Bones of the Earth, Michael Swanwick; The Dragon DelaSangre, Alan F. Troop; White Space, Bruce Boston.

Locus Looks at Art Books
Reviews by Karen Haber / 35
The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells, illustrated by Tom Kidd; Testament: The Life and Art of Frank Frazetta, Cathy & Arnie Fenner, eds.; The Last Hero, Terry Pratchett, illustrated by Paul Kidby; SHORT TAKES: The Art of Stephen Youll: Paradox; The History of Mystery, Max Allan Collins.


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