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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 Rey Amazing 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
L I S T I N G S
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