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November 2004 Issue 526 Vol. 53 No. 5
37th Year of Publication 26-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Color Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner
I N T E R V I E W S
Anne McCaffrey: Heirs to Pern / 6
Michael Bishop: The Blessing and the Curse / 8
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 Bruce Sterling, Terry Pratchett, Gregory Benford, Dan Simmons, Joe Haldeman, Michael Moorcock, Susanna Clarke, and many others
M A I N S T O R I E S / 12
SF at the National Book Festival 2004 Noreascon 4 Thoughts on the Passing of Jacques Derrida by Samuel R. Delany
T H E D A T A F I L E / 13
S&S Next on the Block? Wizards’ New Imprint Kessel Banned Kirkus for Hire Kramer Still Awaits Trial Tersias in Flames Kryptonite Loses No Dollar Left Behind Worldcons Updates Awards News Publishing News Contest News Book News Announcements
W O R L D C O N R E P O R T
Noreascon 4 / 12
Color Photos / 41
I N T E R N A T I O N A L / 50
Britain: A Commonwealth of SF Bulgaria: Eurocon 2004 Finland: Finncon 2004 Russia: Aelita Conference Spain: Kosmopolis 2004 Israel: Icon 2004
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: September / 56
Books Received: September / 57
British Books Received: August / 70
Bestsellers / 72
O B I T U A R I E S / 79
Sue Anderson Konstantinos ‘‘Gus’’ Dallas Jacques Derrida Appreciation by Bruce Sterling Paul Harland Tetsu Yano
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 80
Gregory Benford Gordon Van Gelder
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 80
This Month Books, Books Corrections Noreascon 4 This Issue Next Issue
L O C U S L O O K S A T B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 14
Sci Fiction 10/04; Asimov’s 12/04; F&SF 12/04; Interzone 9-10/04; ReVisions, Julie E. Czerneda & Isaac Szpindel, eds.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Realms of Fantasy 10/04; Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 8-9/04; On Spec Summer ’04; Sci Fiction 10/04; Strange Horizons 9/04; Fortean Bureau 9/04; Oceans of the Mind Fall ’04; Leviathan 4: Cities, Forrest Aguirre, ed.; Between Worlds, Robert Silverberg, ed.; Polyphony 4, Deborah Layne & Jay Lake, eds.; Rabid Transit: Petting Zoo, Barth Anderson, Christopher Barzak, Alan DeNiro & Kristin Livdahl, eds
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The Wizard Knight, Gene Wolfe; In the Night Room, Peter Straub; Stamping Butterflies, Jon Courtenay Grimwood.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Life, Gwyneth Jones; Banewreaker, Jacqueline Carey; The Wizard, Gene Wolfe; The Winter Oak, James A. Hetley; The Shadow Roads, Sean Russell.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 25
Lurulu, Jack Vance; Polaris, Jack McDevitt; Crossing the Line, Karen Traviss.
Reviews by Damien Broderick / 27
The Family Trade, Charles Stross; Very Bad Deaths, Spider Robinson; The Complete Roderick, John Sladek.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 31
The Purple Emperor, Herbie Brennan; Chill Factor, Rachel Caine; Close Kin, Clare B. Dunkle; The Sea of Trolls, Nancy Farmer; The Lovesick Salesman, Margaret Gray; Incubus Dreams, Laurell K. Hamilton; The Good, the Bad, and the Undead, Kim Harrison; Children of the Lamp: The Akhenaten Adventure, P.B. Kerr; The Language of Power, Rosemary Kirstein; Sleeping With Schubert, Bonnie Marson; Trickster’s Queen, Tamora Pierce; Dog Warrior, Wen Spencer; The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book Two: The Golem’s Eye, Jonathan Stroud; The Grand Tour, Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevermer.
Divers Hands: Reviews by Rich Horton, Tim Pratt, Matthew Cheney, Jonathan Strahan / 33
Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic, F. Brett Cox & Andy Duncan, eds.; Triads, Poppy Z. Brite & Christa Faust; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War, Clive Barker; The Rose in Twelve Petals and Other Stories, Theodora Goss; The Blue Girl, Charles de Lint.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 37
Futures: 50 Years in Space (The Challenge of the Stars), David A. Hardy & Patrick Moore, eds.; Digital Art for the 21st Century: Renderosity, John Grant & Audre Vysniauskas; The P. Craig Russell Library of Opera Adaptations Vol. 2, P. Craig Russell; Art Unknown: The Life & Art of Lee Brown Coye, Luis Ortiz; Gonna Roll Them Bones, Fritz Leiber, art by David Wiesner; SHORT TAKES: The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah, Stephen King, illustrated by Darrel Anderson; Where Have You Been?, Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; The Queen Bee, Brothers Grimm, Elizabeth James, trans., illustrated by Iassen Ghiuselev; Chelsea Morning, Joni Mitchell, illustrated by Brian Froud.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 19, 29, 31, 33
Quoted Without Comment / 40, 61, 63