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June 2006 Issue 545 Vol. 56 No. 6
I N T E R V I E W S
Christopher Priest: An Unreliable Narrator / 6
Betsy Wollheim: The Family Trade / 35
Jay Lake: Feathers and Tails / 84
M A I N S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2005 Nebula Awards 2005 Asimov’s/Analog Awards Ryman Wins Clarke Locus Awards Finalists Released 2005 PW Bestsellers Ryman Wins Tiptree
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 Neil Gaiman, Terry Goodkind, Jeffrey Ford, Jonathan Carroll, Elizabeth Hand, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
SciFiPedia Beloved Best Manga Muzzled King and Rowling Read ibooks Claims Fanfic Fuss Robot Hall of Fame China Con Rescheduled RL Gor Opus Dei Books Database Book Production Plummets S.F. Independent Bookstores Bowing Out Men’s Milestone Fiction Clarion News Best Books-to-Film Another Year’s Best Spectrum News Awards Announcements Worldcons News Publishing News Other Media Financial News
F O R T H C O M I N G B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 40 British Forthcoming Books / 52
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: April / 58 Books Received: April / 59
British Books Received: March / 72 Bestsellers / 74
O B I T U A R I E S / 82
Lisa A. Barnett Appreciation by Melissa Scott Arthur Porges Frankie Thomas, Jr. Zora Seljan Elizabeth M. Walter Flonet E. Biltgen Jean-Pierre Hubert Leigh Ann Hussey Appreciation by Diana L. Paxson Death Discovered: H. Nearing, Jr.
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 82
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 83
Nebulas Party Volumus Interuptus New Column 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
Baen’s Universe 6/06; Asimov’s 7-8/06; F&SF 7/06; Fantasy Magazine 5/06; Analog 6/06; Aeon Six.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
F&SF 6/06; Analog 7-8/06; Asimov’s 7/06; Realms of Fantasy 6/06; Strange Horizons 5/06; Weird Tales 4/06; Fantasy Magazine 5/06; Aeon Six; Fortean Bureau 4/06.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon, Julie Phillips; Keeping It Real: Quantum Gravity, Book One, Justina Robson; There Will Never Be Another You, Carolyn See; The Patron Saint of Plagues, Barth Anderson; The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril, Paul Malmont.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Virtu, Sarah Monette; Kushiel’s Scion, Jacqueline Carey; Blood and Iron, Elizabeth Bear; Children of Chaos, Dave Duncan; Throne of Jade, Naomi Novik; Black Powder War, Naomi Novik.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Rainbows End, Vernor Vinge; Conventions of War, Walter Jon Williams.
Reviews by Tim Pratt / 25
Alabaster, Caitlín R. Kiernan; Monster Island, David Wellington; Destinations Unknown, Gary A. Braunbeck; Retro-Pulp Tales, Joe R. Lansdale, ed.; Joe R. Lansdale’s Lords of the Razor, Bill Sheehan & William Schafer, eds.
Reviews by Graham Sleight / 23
The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester; The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 31
Rogue Angel: Destiny, Alex Archer; Regeneration, Julie E. Czerneda; Dead and Loving It, MaryJanice Davidson; Girl Genius, Book Four: Agatha Heterodyne and the Circus of Dreams, Phil & Kaja Foglio; The King’s Own, Lorna Freeman; A Fistful of Charms, Kim Harrison; Smoke and Ashes, Tanya Huff; Working for the Devil, Lilith Saintcrow; Once Upon Stilettos, Shanna Swendson.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 33
RGK: The Art of Roy G. Krenkel, Roy G. Krenkel; Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio, John Picacio; Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars, Trisha Biggar; Masters of American Comics, John Carlin, Paul Karasik, and Brian Walker, eds.; SHORT TAKES: How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Daniel H. Wilson, illustrated by Richard Horne; the other side, istvan banyai; Zen Shorts, Jon J Muth.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 21, 23
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