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November 2002 • Issue 502 • Vol. 49 No. 5
35th Year of Publication • 24-Time Hugo Winner
Cover, Interviews and Worldcon Color Design by Arnie Fenner

Betty Ballantine: Publishing Pioneer / 6
James Patrick Kelly: Writing on the Edge / 84

P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 8
Notes on marriages, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue on Howard Waldrop, Joe Haldeman, John Crowley, Terry Pratchett, Guy Gavriel Kay, Dan Simmons, and many others

C O N J O S É / 10
Convention Report • Innocent Abroad: My First Worldcon by Tim Pratt • Photo Gallery, including the Masquerade Winners

M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10
Sweatman Wins 2002 Sunburst • 2002 British Fantasy Awards Winners • Gaiman Wins on All Counts • Nash to Head Earthlight • Bertelsmannís Nazi Past

P H O T O    S T O R I E S / 11
Dark Carnivalís Silver Anniversary • Three Old Guys at Paperback Con

T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 13
Ackermansion Yard Sale • MacArthur Genius Grants Announced • Vivendi Gets Breather • Nobel Ghosts • HWA Election Results • Crichton Crises • Potter Reports • King Notes • Pullman Donation • Rushdie Redux • SF in OED • New DragonLance Team • Announcements • Awards News • Legal News • Small-Press Publishing News • Book News • Financial News • Online News • International Rights • Other Rights • Other Media • Publications Received • Catalogs Received

Magazines Received: September / 42    Books Received: September / 43    British Books Received: August / 60    Bestsellers / 70

O B I T U A R I E S / 72
Robert L. Forward • Appreciations by Gregory Benford, Greg Bear, and David Brin • Craig Mills • Wynne Whiteford • Ivor A. Rogers • Raymond T. McNally

E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 73
A quiet month. Upcoming trips. Armagnacíd. Staff stuff. Corrections. Thanks Arnie!

L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S

Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 14
Asimovís 10-11/02; Sci Fiction 10/02; Realms of Fantasy 10/02; The Third Alternative Summer í02; Black Gate Summer í02; 9/02.

Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Asimovís 10-11/02; F&SF 10-11/02; Interzone 8/02; On Spec Summer í02; Sci Fiction 10/16/02; Sci Fiction 10/09/02; The Third Alternative Summer í02; Oceans of the Mind Fall í02; Salon 8/28/02; Mars Probes, Peter Crowther, ed.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Light, M. John Harrison; The Omega Expedition, Brian Stableford; Evolution, Stephen Baxter; The American Fantasy Tradition, Brian M. Thomsen, ed.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
The Praxis, Walter Jon Williams; Baudolino, Umberto Eco; Fires of the Faithful, Naomi Kritzer; A Fistful of Sky, Nina Kiriki Hoffman; City of the Beasts, Isabel Allende; SHORT TAKE: Tapping the Dream Tree, Charles de Lint.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 25
Probability Space, Nancy Kress; The Devil and Deep Space, Susan R. Matthews.

Reviews by Edward Bryant / 27
The Haunted Air, F. Paul Wilson; Shadow Dreams, Elizabeth Massie; SHORT TAKES: Shot, Jenny Siler; One Way Ticket to Midnight, Gary Jonas.

Reviews by Nick Gevers / 29
Voyage of the Shadowmoon, Sean McMullen; Phase Space, Stephen Baxter; Black Projects, White Knights: The Company Dossiers, Kage Baker; In the Shadow of the Wall, Byron Tetrick, ed.

Reviews by Bill Sheehan / 33
Abarat, Clive Barker; White Apples, Jonathan Carroll; Night Watch, Terry Pratchett; The Hour Before Dark, Douglas Clegg.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 37
The Rope Trick, Lloyd Alexander; Something M.Y.T.H. Inc., Robert Asprin; Summer Knight, Jim Butcher; A Wizard Alone, Diane Duane; Once Upon a Marigold, Jean Ferris; Dr. Franklinís Island, Ann Halam; A Parliament of Owls, Beth Hilgartner; Exileís Honor, Mercedes Lackey; Elvenborn, Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey; Protector of the Small: Lady Knight, Tamora Pierce; The Waterstone, Rebecca Rupp; Parasite Pig, William Sleator; Hannahís Garden, Midori Snyder; The Sky Warden & the Sun, Sean Williams.

Divers Hands: Reviews by Alyx Dellamonica and Tim Pratt / 39
Vectors, Michael Kube-McDowell; Mantaís Gift, Timothy Zahn; Stars & Stripes Triumphant, Harry Harrison; Empire of Dreams and Miracles, Orson Scott Card & Keith Olexa, eds.; Writers of the Future, Vol. XVIII, Algis Budrys, ed.


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