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28 July 2005
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August 2005 Issue 535 Vol. 55 No. 2
I N T E R V I E W S
Janis Ian: The Songs of SF / 6
Judith Berman: Zombies and Spaceships / 76
M A I N S T O R I E S / 10
Philip K. Dick’s Android Dreams 2005 Locus Awards Campbell/Sturgeon Award Winners 2004 Bram Stoker Awards 2004 Chesley Awards Nominations
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 Jules Verne, Michael Moorcock, Arthur C. Clarke, Harry Turtledove, Mercedes Lackey, Laurell K. Hamilton, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
Specialty Stores Close Wolf Wins (Some) Royalties Free Link Pratchett’s Market Share Tor’s Tie-ins Bowker’s Big Numbers Tarzan, Lord of Broadway 2005 Prix Aurora Awards Ever-Expanding Eaton Collection Random House UK News Spectrum News Worldcons News Announcements Awards News Hot Potter/Potter Goes Platinum Call for Papers Contest News Online News Book News Magazine News Financial International Rights Other Media Received Publications Received Catalogs Received
L O C U S S U R V E Y / 34
Locus Survey Results
I N T E R N A T I O N A L
Impressions of China by Terry Bisson / 42
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: June / 46 Books Received: June / 47
British Books Received: May / 60 Bestsellers / 62
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 69
Neal Barron Jonathan Strahan
O B I T U A R I E S / 71
Byron Preiss Appreciations by Robert Silverberg and Paul Preuss Chris Bunch Appreciations by Allan Cole, Harlan Ellison, and Derryl Murphy Evan Hunter Dan Tsalka Rowland B. Wilson John McLaughlin
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 75
China Calgary Corrections This Issue Next Issue Staff News
L O C U S L O O K S A T B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 12
Sci Fiction 7/05; Asimov’s 8/05; Flytrap 5/05; Say ... Have You Heard This One? #5; F&SF 9/05; Interzone 5-6/05.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Postscripts Spring ’05; Analog 9/05; Asimov’s 8/05; F&SF 8/05; Sci Fiction 7/05; Strange Horizons 6/05; Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 4-5/05; Say ... Have You Heard This One? #5; Flytrap 5/05.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, & Gavin Grant, eds.; Year’s Best Fantasy 5, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.; Fantasy: The Best of 2004, Karen Haber & Jonathan Strahan, eds.; The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens, Jane Yolen & Patrick Nielsen Hayden, eds.; Best Short Novels 2005, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Mélusine, Sarah Monette; Elantris, Brandon Sanderson; Singer of Souls, Adam Stemple; Godslayer, Jacqueline Carey; Snake Agent, Liz Williams.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 23
Mind’s Eye, Paul McAuley; The Summer Isles, Ian R. MacLeod; The Girl in the Glass, Jeffrey Ford; Rocket Science, Jay Lake; Starwater Strains, Gene Wolfe; The Gist Hunter and Other Stories, Matthew Hughes.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
The Simoqin Prophecies, Samit Basu; The Archon (US title The Sphere of Secrets), Catherine Fisher; Running from the Deity, Alan Dean Foster; Shapeshifter’s Quest, Dena Landon; Singer in the Snow, Louise Marley; Singer of Souls, Adam Stemple; Kitty and the Midnight Hour, Carrie Vaughn; Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe, James M. Ward; Peeps, Scott Westerfeld.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Rich Horton & Tim Pratt / 29
To Crush the Moon, Wil McCarthy; Ordinary People, Eleanor Arnason; The Traveling Tide, Rosaleen Love; Eternity Lost: The Collected Stories of Clifford D. Simak, Volume I, Clifford D. Simak; To Charles Fort, with Love, Caitlín R. Kiernan.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 33
Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver, Martin Jenkins & Chris Riddell; Kong: King of Skull Island, Joe DeVito & Brad Strickland, with Joe Michlig; Mirrormask, Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean; The Stardragons, Bob Eggleton & John Grant; SHORT TAKES: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp, Philip Pullman & Sophy Williams; Graphic Classics: H. G. Wells, Tom Plumpton, ed.; Opera Adaptations, Vol. 3, P. Craig Russell; Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, P. Craig Russell; Revelations: The Art of Max Bertolini, Max Bertolini.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 21, 23
Quoted Without Comment / 48
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