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27 October 2005
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November 2005 Issue 538 Vol. 55 No. 5
I N T E R V I E W S
George R.R. Martin: The Gray Lords / 6
Tim Pratt: Strange Adventures / 76
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 Tom Doherty, Ben Bova, Greg Bear, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, Stephen Baxter, and many others
M A I N S T O R I E S / 10
Ryman Wins 2005 Sunburst • 2005 British Fantasy Awards • Tachyon Turns Ten • The Passion of Narnia
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
Fantasy Magazine Launches • Tax-Exempt Clarion • Mythic Delirium Leaves DNA • Sci-Fi Wife Swap • Singing Hobbits in Toronto • EMP & SFM Growing Pains • Cheetham Turns to Crime • Blooker Prize • All-Time 100 • King’s Largess • Beagle Legal Fund • Potty-Mouth Author Expelled • Quills Awarded • Legal News • Online News • Awards News • Announcements • Worldcons News • Book News • Financial News • International Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
S P E C I A L / 39
State of the Art: The Spectrum Exhibition at The Museum of American Illustration
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: September / 43 Books Received: September / 44
British Books Received: August / 61 Bestsellers / 64 Conventions / 66
O B I T U A R I E S / 73
Charles L. Harness • Appreciations by Michael Moorcock and Brian Aldiss • Helen Cresswell • Judith Louise Kohn • Tammy Vance
L E T T E R / 74
Sean Stewart • Gordon Van Gelder
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 75
Monthly Goings On • Books • Price Going Up • 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 / 12
Asimov’s 12/05; Sci Fiction 10/05; F&SF 12/05; Adventure, Vol 1, Chris Roberson, ed.; Interzone 10/05; Nature 8/05; Cosmos 8/05; Cosmos 9/05.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Asimov’s 12/05; Analog 11/05; Postscripts Summer ’05; Interzone 10/05; Strange Horizons 9/05; Sci Fiction 10/05; Realms of Fantasy 10/05; Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 9-10/05; Electric Velocipede Summer ’05; Rabid Transit: Menagerie, Barth Anderson, Chris Barzak, Alan DeNiro, & Kristin Livdahl, eds.; Jabberwocky, Sean Wallace, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman; 9Tail Fox, Jon Courtenay Grimwood; Counting Heads, David Marusek; Learning the World, Ken MacLeod; SHORT TAKE: Two-Handed Engine: The Selected Stories of Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore, David Curtis, ed.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Harrowing the Dragon, Patricia A. McKillip; Shaman’s Crossing, Robin Hobb; Band of Gypsys, Gwyneth Jones; The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl, Tim Pratt.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Ordinary People, Eleanor Arnason; The Stonehenge Gate, Jack Williamson.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
Pushing Ice, Alastair Reynolds; Orphans of Chaos, John C. Wright; The Children of the Company, Kage Baker; The Cuckoo’s Boys, Robert Reed; Stark and the Star Kings, Edmond Hamilton & Leigh Brackett.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
Revenge Gifts, Cindy Cruciger; Grave Sight, Charlaine Harris; Knife of Dreams, Robert Jordan; The Wizard of London, Mercedes Lackey; The Will of the Empress, Tamora Pierce; The Truth-Teller’s Tale, Sharon Shinn; All Eve’s Hallows, Dean Wesley Smith; Sky Carver, Dean Whitlock; In Golden Blood, Stephen Woodworth.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Lisa Goldstein, Damien Broderick, Tim Pratt, Rich Horton, & Matthew Cheney / 31
A Feast for Crows, George R.R. Martin; Learning the World, Ken MacLeod; 20th Century Ghosts, Joe Hill; Singing Innocence and Experience, Sonya Taaffe; Oh Pure and Radiant Heart, Lydia Millet.
Locus Looks at Nonfiction: Reviews by Graham Sleight / 35
Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996, Gary K. Wolfe; A Reverie for Mister Ray: Reflections on Life, Death, and Speculative Fiction, Michael Bishop.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 37
Clive Barker: Visions of Heaven and Hell, Clive Barker; The Plucker, Brom; Welcome to My Worlds: The Art of Rob Alexander, Rob Alexander; SHORT TAKES: Daydreaming: The Art of Slawek Wojtowicz.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 21, 25
Quoted Without Comment / 52
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