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THE MAGAZINE OF THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY FIELD


T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

May 2004 • Issue 520 • Vol. 52 No. 5
37th Year of Publication • 25-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner

M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5
2004 Hugo Awards Nominations • 1953 Retro Hugo Awards Nominations • 2003 Nebula Awards Winners • Morgan Wins 2004 Philip K. Dick Award • SF Museum Grand Opening • Ruff Wins Tiptree • Bradbury Honored • Pringle Exits Interzone • 2003 BSFA Awards/2003-04 James White Award • 2003 Stoker Ballot • 2003 PW Bestsellers

I N T E R V I E W S
Terry Pratchett: 21 Years of Discworld / 8
Liz Williams: The Magicianís Daughter / 68

P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 10
Notes on marriages, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Jack Vance, George R.R. Martin, Robert Reed, Francesca Lia Block, and many others

T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 13
Clarion in Transition • Clarke Award Ceremony Set • Gernsback Honored • SFWA Authors and Booksellers Event on Queen Mary • More & More YA Lines • Hollywood Goes Genre • Pratchettiana • Characters for Charity • Worldcons Update • Argosy Repackaged • Double Dragon Hoax • Avenue Victor Hugo Closes • Announcements • Awards News • Publishing News • Graphic Novel News • POD News • Financial News • Online News • International Rights • Other Rights

C O N V E N T I O N S / 34
2004 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: March / 40    Books Received: March / 41   
British Books Received: February / 52    Bestsellers / 54

O B I T U A R I E S / 61
Robert Merle • Katherine Lawrence • Roger Dee • Peter Ustinov • Keith L. Justice • Jack Chapman Miske • Jon White • Dilip M. Salwi • Johan Springborg

L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 65
Sean Wallace

E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 67
Thanks for All the Fish • ICFA • Magazine Follow-up • Locus Awards • Corrections & Additions • This Issue • Next Issue


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

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 14, 19, 27, 31

Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 14
The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age, Harry Turtledove & Noreen Doyle, eds.; F&SF 5/04; F&SF 6/04; Sci Fiction 4/04; The Atrocity Archives, Charles Stross.

Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
F&SF 5/04; Asimovís 4-5/04; Asimovís 6/04; Irresistible Forces, Catherine Asaro, ed.; Sci Fiction 4/04; Strange Horizons 4/5/04; Oceans of the Mind Spring í04; On Spec Winter í03; Fundamentally Challenged Preview Edition.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The Year of Our War, Steph Swainston; Dead Lines, Greg Bear; Perfect Circle, Sean Stewart; The Atrocity Archives, Charles Stross.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Move Under Ground, Nick Mamatas; The Arcanum, Thomas Wheeler; The Ordinary, Jim Grimsley; Medicine Road, Charles de Lint; A Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett; Airborn, Kenneth Oppel.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 25
The Confusion, Neal Stephenson.

Reviews by Tim Pratt / 27
Songs of Leaving, Peter Crowther; SHORT TAKES: The Other Side of the Lens, G.O. Clark; The Hydrocephalic Ward, Steve Rasnic Tem; A Galaxy in a Jar, Laurel Winter.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
Story Time, Edward Bloor; Basilisk, N.M. Browne; Undead and Unwed, MaryJanice Davidson; The Wizardís Ward, Deborah Hale; The Shamerís Daughter, Lene Kaaberbol; Sex and the Single Vampire, Katie MacAlister; Alien in a Bottle, Kathy Mackel; Shadowmancer, G.P. Taylor; The Doomsday Brunette, John Zakour & Lawrence Ganem.

Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 31
Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross, illustrated by Alex Ross; The Art of John Berkey, Jane Frank, ed., illustrated by John Berkey; young GODS & friends, Barry Windsor-Smith, illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith; SHORT TAKES: Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Ralph Steadman; The Saga of Seven Suns: Veiled Alliances, Kevin J. Anderson, illustrated by Robert Teranishi & Wendy Fouts-Broome.



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