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April 2006 Issue 543 Vol. 56 No. 4
I N T E R V I E W S
Justina Robson: The Tao of SF / 8
Elizabeth Bear: Broken Futures / 61
M A I N S T O R I E S / 7 & 12
Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) Annual Williamson Lectureship 2005 Nebula Awards Ballot Ryman Wins 2005 Tiptree Award iBooks Files for Bankruptcy 2006 SF Hall of Fame Inductees 2005 Stoker Preliminary Ballot 2006 Hugo Awards Nominations
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 Peter Straub, Jane Yolen, Tim Powers, M. John Harrison, Holly Black, Tanya Huff, John Varley, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 13
Philip K. Dick Is Missing New New York Times Reviewer Masters of Science Fiction Tor E-book Uncertainty Abebooks Changes Rushdie Denounces Islamism Glorifying Terrorism Atwood’s Invention Malfunctions Crichton Chats with Bush Clarke Saves Time SF Museum News Dangerous Visions No More Potter News Windsorworld Announcements Awards News Worldcons News Contest News Book Notes Magazine News Publishing News Financial News International Rights Other Rights Other Media Received Publications Received Catalogs Received
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: February / 34 Books Received: February / 35
British Books Received: January / 50 Bestsellers / 52
O B I T U A R I E S / 64
Octavia E. Butler Appreciations by Harlan Ellison®, Samuel R. Delany, Joe Haldeman, Steven Barnes, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Noel Sturgeon, Leslie Howle David Feintuch Ansen Dibbel [Nancy Ann Dibble] Ronald Anthony Cross
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 59 & 68
Hugo Pre-editorial Seattle New Mexico Williamson Lectureship Visitors Octavia E. Butler This Issue Next Issue Vote in Locus Poll!
L O C U S L O O K S A T B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 14
F&SF 5/06; Understanding Space and Time, Alastair Reynolds; ParaSpheres: Fabulist and New Wave Fabulist Stories, Rusty Morrison & Ken Keegan, eds; Interzone 2/06; Analog 4/06.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Analog 4/06, Analog 5/06; Asimov’s 6/06; F&SF 4/06; One Million A.D., Gardner Dozois, ed.; Strange Horizons 3/06; Weird Tales 1-2/06; Fantasy Magazine #2; Jabberwocky 2, Sean Wallace, ed.; Elemental, Steve Savile & Alethea Kontis, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The Best of Philip José Farmer, Philip José Farmer; The Empire of Ice Cream, Jeffrey Ford; Visionary in Residence, Bruce Sterling; Nebula Awards Showcase 2006: The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy, Gardner Dozois, ed.; SHORT TAKES: Strange Relations, Philip José Farmer; Myths for the Modern Age: Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe, Win Scott Eckert, ed.; Farmerphile #2 (10/05) and #3 (1/06).
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Vellum, Hal Duncan; Babylon, Richard Calder; Bronze: A Tale of Terror, Kit Reed; The Rainbow Opera (in the US as Dreamhunter), Elizabeth Knox; SHORT TAKE: Streaking, Brian Stableford.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 25
The Armies of Memory, John Barnes; Red Lightning, John Varley.
Reviews by Damien Broderick / 27
Rainbows End, Vernor Vinge.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
Sebastian, Anne Bishop; Proven Guilty, Jim Butcher; Definitely Dead, Charlaine Harris; One Good Knight, Mercedes Lackey; Thunderbird Falls, C.E. Murphy; Temeraire, Naomi Novik, Throne of Jade, Naomi Novik, Black Powder War, Naomi Novik; Memory in Death, J.D. Robb; Karavans, Jennifer Roberson; Wolf Who Rules, Wen Spencer.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Graham Sleight, Tim Pratt, Amelia Beamer / 31
Diana Wynne Jones: Children’s Literature and the Fantastic Tradition, Farah Mendlesohn; The Ocean and All Its Devices, William Browning Spencer; Triskell Tales 2, Charles de Lint; Visions and Re-Visions: [Re]constructing Science Fiction, Robert M. Philmus.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 19, 23, 27
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