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December 2005 • Issue 539 • Vol. 55 No. 6
38th Year of Publication • 26-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner

Robin Hobb: More Questions Than Answers / 6
Paul McAuley: The Fifth Wave / 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 Terry Pratchett, George R.R. Martin, L. Ron Hubbard, Salman Rushdie, Gene Wolfe, Lois McMaster Bujold, Walter Mosley, Brian Aldiss, and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10
2005 World Fantasy Awards Winners • 2005 World Fantasy Awards Banquet • Sci Fiction Folds • Marley Wins Endeavour • Baen’s Online Magazine
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
2006 Nebula Awards Weekend • 2006 World Horror Convention • Clarion West • SF Museum Offerings • Awards News • Amazon’s Best of 2005 • Worldcons News • Google Grief • American Manga • Watt-Evans Invents His Own POD • The Man Who Sells the Moon • Potter Kerfuffle • Publishing News • Magazine & Book News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 30    British Forthcoming Books / 44
Magazines Received: October / 48    Books Received: October / 49   
British Books Received: September / 62    Bestsellers / 64
O B I T U A R I E S / 73
Michael G. Coney • Appreciation by Eileen Kernaghan • John FowlesSansoucy KathenorDénis Lindbohm Keith Parkinson • Appreciation by Don Maitz • Bernie Zuber • Appreciation by Bonnie Callahan
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 75
Office Alterations • Robert Jordan Visits • World Fantasy Con • Books • Farewell Sci Fiction • Corrections • This Issue • Next Issue • Rates Going Up • Holidays

L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 12
Fantasy Magazine 11/05; Asimov’s 1/06; F&SF 1/06; Realms of Fantasy 10/05; Sci Fiction 11/05; Future Washington, Ernest Lilley, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Strange Horizons 10/05; Son and Foe 11/05; Lone Star Stories 8/05; Lone Star Stories 10/05; Fictitious Force #1; 10/05; Cosmos 10/05; Asimov’s 1/06; Analog 12/05; F&SF 12/05; Sci Fiction 11/05; Postscripts Autumn ’05; Lords of Swords, Daniel E. Blackston, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Transcendent, Stephen Baxter; Zahrah the Windseeker, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu; Burn, James Patrick Kelly; J.G. Ballard Conversations, V. Vale, ed.; J.G. Ballard Quotes, V. Vale & Mike Ryan, eds.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
A Feast for Crows, George R.R. Martin; The Rosetta Codex, Richard Paul Russo; Counting Heads, David Marusek; Burn, James Patrick Kelly; SHORT TAKE: Numbers Don’t Lie, Terry Bisson.
Reviews by Damien Broderick / 21
Against Gravity, Gary Gibson.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23
The Story of Stone, N.M. Browne; Windfall, Rachel Caine; The Phoenix Dance, Dia Calhoun; The Sledding Hill, Chris Crutcher; In The Coils of the Snake, Clare B. Dunkle; I, Coriander, Sally Gardner; Remember Me?, Rebecca Lickiss; Poison Study, Maria V. Snyder; The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, Richard Yancy.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Jack Zipes, Nick Gevers, Graham Sleight, Rich Horton, & Tim Pratt / 25
Blue Beyond Blue: Extraordinary Tales for Ordinary Dilemmas, Lauren Slater; Transcendent, Stephen Baxter; The Periodic Table of Science Fiction, Michael Swanwick; The Cosmology of the Wider World, Jeffrey Ford; The Year’s Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy 2005, Bill Congreve & Michelle Marquardt, eds.; Specimen Days, Michael Cunningham.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 29
The King of the Golden River, John Ruskin, illustrated by Iassen Ghiuselev; Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You, Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black; Spectrum 12: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy & Arnie Fenner, eds.; Revelations: The Art of Max Bertolini.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 20, 21
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