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February 2005 • Issue 529 • Vol. 54 No. 2
38th Year of Publication • 26-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Color Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner

Neil Gaiman: Different Kinds of Pleasure / 8
2004: The Year in Review / 29

M A I N    S T O R I E S / 4 & 12
Frank Kelly Freas Dies • Will Eisner Dies • 2004 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees • Minz Moves to Del ReyAmazing Hiatus • Clarke Weathers Tsunamis • 2004 Preliminary Nebula Ballot

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 Michael Moorcock, Peter Straub, Lucius Shepard, Robert A. Heinlein, Terry Pratchett, Orson Scott Card, and many others

T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 13
Bloomsbury Acquires Walker • S&S Next on Block? • Washington Post Buys Slate • Hugo Nominations Open • Atwood’s Inventions • PEN Mightier Than the Law? • Bookseller Fired for Blogging • Cave Update • Pay-to-Display at Amazon • Change at PW • Half-Prince Hubbub • Call for Papers • SFM Author and Film Series • Awards News • Contest News • Publishing News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received

Magazines Received: December / 61    Books Received: December / 62   
British Books Received: November / 73    Bestsellers / 74

L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 81
Kuo-Yu Liang • Farah Mendlesohn • Marc Russell

O B I T U A R I E S / 81
Frank Kelly Freas Appreciations by Michael Whelan, Bob Eggleton, Arnie Fenner, Mike Resnick, and David Gerrold • Will Eisner Appreciation by Arnie Fenner Humphrey Carpenter • W. Warren Wagar • Sven Christer Swahn • Charlotte MacLeod • D.G.K Goldberg • Appreciations by Laura Anne Gilman and Nick Mamatas • K.V. Bailey • Anthony Sterling Rodgers

E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 80
Poll & Survey • What We Did On Our Vacations • 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
Black Gate Fall ’04; Interzone 11-12/04; Sci Fiction 1/05; Asimov’s 2/05; F&SF 3/05; Realms of Fantasy 12/04; Amazing 1/05.

Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Interzone 11-12/04; Postscripts Summer ’04; Mayflower II, Stephen Baxter; F&SF 2/05; Analog 3/05; Sci Fiction 1/05; Strange Horizons 12/04; Challenging Destiny 12/04; Paradox Winter ’04; Oceans of the Mind 12/04.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Nebula Awards Showcase 2005: The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy, Jack Dann, ed.; The Limits of Enchantment, Graham Joyce; TWOC, Graham Joyce; Black Juice, Margo Lanagan.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Black Juice, Margo Lanagan; Tumbling After, Paul Witcover; Our Ecstatic Days, Steve Erickson; The Mysteries, Lisa Tuttle; Harp, Pipe, and Symphony, Paul Di Filippo.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Hammered, Elizabeth Bear; Gaudeamus, John Barnes; Destroyer, C.J. Cherryh.

Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
The House of Storms, Ian R. MacLeod; The Well of Stars, Robert Reed; Constellations, Peter Crowther, ed.; Dogs in the Moonlight, Jay Lake.

Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Dreams Made Flesh, Anne Bishop; The Dark Ground, Gillian Cross; Girl Genius, Book Two: Agatha Heterodyne and the Airship City, Phil & Kaja Foglio; Spirited, Nancy Holder; Boneyard, Volume Three, Richard Moore; The Little Gentleman, Philippa Pearce; We Few, David Weber & John Ringo; Tempting Danger, Eileen Wilks; Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers, Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Craig Hamilton, P. Craig Russell, et al.; With Red Hands, Stephen Woodworth.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Damien Broderick & Rich Horton / 28
Spin, Robert Charles Wilson; In the Palace of Repose, Holly Phillips; All-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories, David Moles & Jay Lake, eds.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 19, 22, 25

Quoted Without Comment / 61, 64, 68


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