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November 2003 Issue 514 Vol. 51 No. 5
36th Year of Publication 25-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner
I N T E R V I E W S
Howard Waldrop: Fly Fishing for Stories / 6
Ian R. MacLeod: Not Quite Rock ’n’ Roll / 76
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 about Jack Chalker, Anne McCaffrey, Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean, China Miéville, Steven Barnes, Harlan Ellison, Robert Jordan, Laurell K. Hamilton, William Gibson, and many others
M A I N S T O R I E S / 11
Hopkinson Wins 2003 Sunburst Sonoma County Book Fair Changes at Orion’s Top
Heinlein Estate Donates $800,000 / 13
W O R L D C O N R E P O R T
Torcon 3 / 11
Photos / 69
T H E D A T A F I L E / 13
PS postscripts Clarke Award Loses Some Funding Random Heyne Merger Modified NBC Acquires Vivendi Entertainment Assets Forbidden Planet Moves and Expands MacArthur Genius Grants Announced Worldcons Updates SFWA Increases Qualifying Rate Time Warner Drops AOL from Moniker WHSmith Leaves US Palm Prudery Doctor Who Revival French Pulp and SF in English D4EO Agency Splits Pitter Potter Announcements Awards News Publishing News Book News Print-on-Demand News Online News Financial News International Rights Other Rights Other Media Received Publications Received Catalogs Received
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: September / 38
Books Received: September / 39
British Books Received: August / 56
Bestsellers / 58
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 63
Alastair Reynolds Rob Gerrand Stephen Jones
O B I T U A R I E S / 75
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 75
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L O C U S L O O K S A T B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 14
Asimov’s 10-11/03; F&SF 10-11/03; Analog 10/03; Sci Fiction 9/03; The Dark, Ellen Datlow, ed.; Legends II, Robert Silverberg, ed.; Realms of Fantasy 10/03; The Third Alternative Summer ’03; Interzone 7-8/03.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Asimov’s 10-11/03; Analog 11/03; Sci Fiction 10/03; The New Yorker 9/8/03; Hitting the Skids in Pixeltown, Orson Scott Card, Keith Olexa, & Christian O’Toole, eds.; Agog! Terrific Tales, Cat Sparks, ed.; In Springdale Town, Robert Freeman Wexler; Jupiter Magnified, Adam Roberts
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The Salt Roads, Nalo Hopkinson; Dark Matter: Reading the Bones, Sheree R. Thomas, ed.; Coalescent, Stephen Baxter; Time’s Eye: A Time Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Crawlers, John Shirley; The Crystal City, Orson Scott Card; Venus Preserved, Tanith Lee; Any Man So Daring, Sarah A. Hoyt; Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve; IN & OZ, Steve Tomasula.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 25
The Sundering, Walter Jon Williams; The Killing of Worlds, Scott Westerfeld; The Golden Transcendence, John C. Wright.
Reviews by Jonathan Strahan / 27
¡Limekiller!, Avram Davidson; Little Gods, Tim Pratt.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 29
The Golden Transcendence, John C. Wright; Coalescent, Stephen Baxter; The Anvil of the World, Kage Baker; Maul, Tricia Sullivan.
Reviews by Bill Sheehan / 33
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla, Stephen King; The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger (Revised), Stephen King; Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: A Concordance: Volume I, Robin Furth.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman & Tim Pratt / 35
The Tears of the Salamander, Peter Dickinson; Threshold, Sara Douglass; Path of Fate, Diana Pharaoh Francis; Exile’s Valor, Mercedes Lackey; The Time Twister (in the US as Charlie Bone and the Time Twister), Jenny Nimmo; Firebirds, Sharyn November, ed.; Trickster’s Choice, Tamora Pierce; Point of Honour, Madeleine E. Robins; Tinker, Wen Spencer; Cigar-Box Faust and Other Miniatures, Michael Swanwick.