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30 June 2005

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July 2005 • Issue 534 • Vol. 55 No. 1
38th Year of Publication • 26-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Color Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner

Lois McMaster Bujold: Itís All in the Footnotes / 5
Mark Budz: The Trickle-Down Effect / 74
P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 8
Notes on marriages, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Robert Sheckley, Brian Aldiss, Ray Bradbury, George R.R. Martin, Peter Beagle, and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10
2005 Locus Awards Winners • 2005 Locus Poll Results • 2005 Campbell and Sturgeon Finalists • Matheson Honored • Wildside Buys Weird TalesTTA Name Change
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 12
Heinlein Centennial Celebrations • S&S Spins Off • SFF Helps Fund Clarke Award • Secret Service Investigates Publisher • House Votes for Reader Privacy • Google Print Makes Waves • Indian Random House • Free Accelerando • Doctorow Free for Developing Nations • DC No Moore • Clarion West Write-a-thon • No Pig for Pratchett • The Potter Bandwagon • US Book Production at All-Time High • Bestselling Audiobooks • Announcements • Worldcons News • Awards News • Book News • Contest News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
L O C U S    P O L L / 10
Locus Poll Results • Bests-of-the-Year Contents
Magazines Received: May / 48    Books Received: May / 49   
British Books Received: April / 63    Bestsellers / 66
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 72
Brian W. Aldiss • William R. Forstchen
O B I T U A R I E S / 76
Warren Norwood • Appreciation by Pierce Watters • Jeff SlatenCarl AmerySamuel H. Post • Noreen Shaw • Harold Wooster • Peder D. Wagtskjold
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 78
Visiting • Books • Concerts • Corrections • Office Virus • This Issue • Next Issue • Staff

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 7/05; F&SF 8/05; Aeon 3; Sci Fiction 6/05; Realms of Fantasy 6/05; Bruce Holland Rogers, short-short story subscription service 2/05, 3/05, 4/05, 5/05.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link; Analog 7-8/05; Asimovís 7/05; F&SF 7/05; Interzone 5-6/05; Sci Fiction 6/05; Strange Horizons 5/05; Zahir Spring í05; The Enchanter Completed, Harry Turtledove, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The Yearís Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed.; Science Fiction: The Best of 2004, Karen Haber & Jonathan Strahan, eds.; Yearís Best SF 10, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.; Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
The Girl in the Glass, Jeffrey Ford; The Hallowed Hunt, Lois McMaster Bujold; Kiss the Goat, Brian Stableford; Freedomís Apprentice, Naomi Kritzer; The Healer, Michael Blumlein, M.D.; The Book of Dreams, Catherynne M. Valente.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 25
Brass Man, Neal Asher; Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Fifth Edition, Neal Barron, ed.; SHORT TAKE: The Resurrected Man, Sean Williams.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Curse the Dark, Laura Anne Gilman; Gilís All Fright Diner, A. Lee Martinez; Urban Shaman, C.E. Murphy; A Rumor of Gems, Ellen Steiber; A Brotherís Price, Wen Spencer; YOUNG ADULT BOOKS: The Diary of Pelly D, L.J. Adlington; The Light of the Oracle, Victoria Hanley; Stravaganza: City of Flowers, Mary Hoffman; Conradís Fate, Diana Wynne Jones; One Final Firecracker, Gregory Maguire; The Last Universe, William Sleator.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Damien Broderick, Rich Horton, Lisa Goldstein / 28
Accelerando, Charles Stross; The Last of the O-Forms & Other Stories, James Van Pelt; Wasps at the Speed of Sound, Derryl Murphy; Vellum, Hal Duncan.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 19, 23, 25
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