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July 2004 • Issue 522 • Vol. 53 No. 1
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 / 7,12
2004 Locus Awards Winners • Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame Opening • Black to the Future • Mythic Journeys • 2004 BEA • 2003 Bram Stoker Awards • 2003 Chesley Awards Nominations • 2003 Sturgeon Finalists

Jeffrey Ford: Transcending Perceptions / 8
Alexander C. Irvine: The Family Thing / 74

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 Nancy Kress, Frank Kelly Freas, Arthur C. Clarke, Terry Brooks, Isabel Allende, Lois McMaster Bujold, and many others

T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 13
AOL Settles with Ellison • Bradbury Flares • Russian Kidnapping • The Skinny on Jackson • More and More Books • Mass Market Cruise • SF Summer Reading • Marvel and Dark Horse Do Prose • Tanís The Red Tree Staged • Worldcons Updates • Conan Doyle Auction Mystery • Potter Premiere • Announcements • Awards News • Publishing News • Small-Press Publishing News

L O C U S    P O L L / 40
Poll Results • Commentary & Comparisons • Bests-of-the-Year Contents

Magazines Received: May / 46    Books Received: May / 47   
British Books Received: April / 62    Bestsellers / 64

O B I T U A R I E S / 71
Brian McNaughton • Peter McNamara • Roger W. Straus, Jr. • Raymond Bayless • Rex Miller • Rex Miller: Appreciation by Richard Curtis • Edward Wagenknecht • Rod Hall

L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 72
Alan Beatts • Key Kenyon • Dennis Lien

E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 72
Seattle • Corrections • Locus Awards & Poll • This Issue • Next Issue • Whoís Hotter? • Staff Notes

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 7/04; Sci Fiction 6/04; F&SF 8/04; Flytrap 5/04; Realms of Fantasy 6/04; Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy, Al Sarrantonio, ed.

Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
F&SF 7/04; Asimovís 7/04; Analog 7-8/04; Postscripts Spring í04; Jigsaw Men, Gary Greenwood; Sci Fiction 6/04; Fortean Bureau 5/04; Strange Horizons 5/04; Strange Horizons 6/04; Electric Velocipede Spring í04; Cosmic Tales: Adventures in Sol System, T.K.F. Weisskopf, ed.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The Yearís Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed.; Yearís Best SF 9, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.; Science Fiction: The Best of 2003, Karen Haber & Jonathan Strahan, eds.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
River of Gods, Ian McDonald; Mortal Love, Elizabeth Hand; One King, One Soldier, Alexander C. Irvine; The Rebel, Jack Dann; SHORT TAKES: Breathmoss and Other Exhalations, Ian R. MacLeod; Innocents Aboard, Gene Wolfe.

Reviews by Jonathan Strahan / 25
Iron Sunrise, Charles Stross; The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad, Minister Faust; The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds.

Reviews by Nick Gevers / 27
River of Gods, Ian McDonald; The Rebel, Jack Dann; Iron Sunrise, Charles Stross.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 31
Blood Rites, Jim Butcher; The Royal Treatment, MaryJanice Davidson; With, Donald Harington; Redeeming the Lost, Elizabeth Kerner; Messenger, Lois Lowry; The Blue Boa, Jenny Nimmo; Clovermead: In the Shadow of the Bear, David Randall; The Safe-Keeperís Secret, Sharon Shinn; Windriderís Oath, David Weber; The Ships of Air, Martha Wells; Through Violet Eyes, Stephen Woodworth.

Divers Hands: Reviews by Tim Pratt, Damien Broderick, Rich Horton / 33
Phases of the Moon, Robert Silverberg; Camouflage, Joe Haldeman; Light, M. John Harrison; The Collected Jorkens, Volume I, Lord Dunsany; Letters from the Flesh, Marcos Donnelly; The Charnel Prince, Greg Keyes.

Locus Listens to Audio: Reviews by John Joseph Adams / 35
The Well of Lost Plots, Jasper Fforde, read by Elizabeth Sastre; íSalemís Lot, Stephen King, read by Ron McLarty; Pattern Recognition, William Gibson, read by Shelly Frasier; Flinxís Folly, Alan Dean Foster, read by Stefan Rudnicki; Free Reads, James Patrick Kelly, read by James Patrick Kelly; Telltale Weekly Recordings, various authors, read by Alexander Wilson; Telltale Weekly Recordings, Tom Gerencer, read by Tom Gerencer; Telltale Weekly Recordings, Richard Butner, read by Richard Butner; The Book of Three, Lloyd Alexander, read by James Langton; The Black Cauldron, Lloyd Alexander, read by James Langton; The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century, Martin H. Greenberg, ed., read by Harlan Ellison, et al.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 19, 23, 29


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