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May 2006 Issue 544 Vol. 56 No. 5
I N T E R V I E W S
Scott Westerfeld: New Kid in Town / 6
Kenneth Oppel: Up in the Air / 7
Holly Black: Through the Maze / 84
M A I N S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
International Conference on the Fantastic 2006 Buckner Wins 2006 Philip K. Dick Award 2005 BSFA Awards 2005 Stoker Ballot Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006)
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 Cory Doctorow, John Crowley, Ben Bova, Charles Stross, China Miťville, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
2006 Dell Magazines Award Amazing Stories Folds POD Ruling Overturned Time Warner Name Change SF Artists Donate Paintings Somtowís Ring SF in SF Wolves Opens in Scotland Frankensteinís Musical Potter Exorcised Clute Collection to Tampa IHG Rules Change Announcements Awards News Contest News Worldcons News Book News Publishing News Financial News International Rights Other Rights Publications Received Catalogs Received
L O C U S L O O K S A T Y O U N G - A D U L T F I C T I O N / 31
Introduction by Liza Groen Trombi & Carolyn Cushman By the Numbers Ursula K. Le Guin Jonathan Stroud Farah Mendlesohn 2005 Editorsí Picks Garth Nix Ruth Katcher Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple Sharyn November Graham Joyce YA and Small Presses Julie E. Czerneda Nancy Farmer
L I S T I N G S
Conventions / 50 Magazines Received: March / 52 Books Received: March / 53
British Books Received: February / 66 Bestsellers / 68
O B I T U A R I E S / 80
Stanislaw Lem Appreciations by Michael Kandel, Franz Rottensteiner John Morressy Appreciations by Allen M. Steele, Charles Coleman Finlay, Gordon Van Gelder, Sheila Williams Kurt Von Trojan Angus Wells Appreciation by Anne Groell Muriel Spark David W. Stemple
L O C U S L E T T E R / 74
Walter L. Kleine
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 86
Florida! Buffy! Trauma! Books 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
Asimovís 6/06; F&SF 6/06; The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction, Mike Ashley, ed.; Strange Birds, Gene Wolfe; Interzone 4/06; Analog 5/06.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Baenís Universe 6/06; F&SF 5/06; Realms of Fantasy 4/06; Interzone 4/06; Analog 6/06; Strange Horizons 4/06; Oceans of the Mind Spring í06.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Uglies, Scott Westerfeld; Pretties, Scott Westerfeld; Specials, Scott Westerfeld; Midnighters #3: Blue Noon, Scott Westerfeld.; Firebirds Rising, Sharyn November, ed.; White Time, Margo Lanagan.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Traitorís Sword (in the US as The Sword of Straw), Amanda Hemingway; Infernal Devices, Philip Reeve; Troll Mill, Katherine Langrish; Canít Catch Me and Other Twice Told Tales, Michael Cadnum; A Dirty Job, Christopher Moore.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 23
Rainbows End, Vernor Vinge; Gradisil, Adam Roberts; Darkland, Liz Williams; The Clan Corporate, Charles Stross; Visionary in Residence, Bruce Sterling.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Anatopsis, Chris Abouzeid; Gideon the Cutpurse, Linda Buckley-Archer; The Black Room, Gillian Cross; Temping Fate, Esther Friesner; Pucker, Melanie Gideon; Strange Birds, Judith Heide Gilliland; Children of the Lamp: The Blue Djinn of Babylon, P.B. Kerr; Seeker, William Nicholson; The Keys to the Kingdom: Sir Thursday, Garth Nix; The Wall and the Wing, Laura Ruby; The Dream-Makerís Magic, Sharon Shinn; The Dreamwalkerís Child, Steve Voake; Troll Bridge, Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Lisa Goldstein, Tim Pratt / 29
Fly by Night, Frances Hardinge; Farthing, Jo Walton; Tell Me What You See, Zoran Drvenkar.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 21, 23
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