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Mailing Date:
30 March 2006

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April 2006 • Issue 543 • Vol. 56 No. 4
39th Year of Publication • 26-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner

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
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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