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August 2006 Issue 547 Vol. 57 No. 2
I N T E R V I E W S
Ian McDonald: The Unpredictable Country / 6
John C. Wright: The Moral Future / 76
M A I N S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
Jim Baen (1943 - 2006) WisCon 30 2006 Locus Awards Sawyer Wins Campbell, Bacigalupi Wins Sturgeon Award Chesley Award Nominations Bookstore Payola
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 J.K. Rowling, Gregory Benford, Jack Williamson, Greg Bear, Charles Stross, Ray Harryhausen, Philip Pullman, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
Philip K. Dick Still At Large Gollancz Romancz Lethem Hoax Revealed Brave New Voices Talebones Saved by Net Amazing Failure Moore’s Porn Waterstone’s Gets Ottakar’s; WH Smith Splits BBC Partners With Random UK Random Goes Hollywood Macondo Voted Down Announcements Worldcons News Awards Book News Financial News International Rights Other Rights Publications Received Catalogs Received
I N T E R N A T I O N A L / 34
Eurocon 2006 SF in Brazil SF in Australia
C O N V E N T I O N S
WisCon 30 / 5 2006 Locus Awards/SF Museum Hall of Fame Weekend / 5
L O C U S S U R V E Y
2006 Locus Poll Results / 46
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: June / 50 Books Received: June / 51
British Books Received: May / 62 Bestsellers / 64
O B I T U A R I E S / 71
Jim Baen Appreciations by Toni Weiskoff, Tom Doherty, Betsy Mitchell, Lois McMaster Bujold, David Weber, David Mattingly, Bob Eggleton, John Lambshead Ronald Clyne Appreciation by Stephen Jones Mickey Spillane Roderick MacLeish Lyle Stuart Dorothy Uhnak rich brown Rebecca Soyer Beagle
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 74
Neil Barron Stephen Jones
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 75
Readercon Party Books, Books Con Moto 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
Helix Summer ’06; Escape from Earth: New Adventures, Gardner Dozois & Jack Dann, eds.; F&SF 9/06; Asimov’s 9/06; Alchemy 3; Interzone 6/06.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
F&SF 8/06; Asimov’s 9/06; Realms of Fantasy 8/06; Alchemy 3; Science Fiction Chronicle (Absolute Magnitude) 2-3/06; Strange Horizons 6/06; Electric Velocipede Spring ’06; Rabid Transit: Long Voyages, Great Lies, Christopher Barzak, Alan DeNiro, & Kristin Livdahl, eds.; ParaSpheres, Rusty Morrison & Ken Keegan, eds.; Lone Star Stories, 6/06; Ideomancer, 6/06.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed.; Science Fiction: The Very Best of 2005, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Best Short Novels 2006, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition, Rich Horton, ed.; The Year’s Best SF 11, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Vengeance of Rome, Michael Moorcock; Shriek: An Afterword, Jeff VanderMeer; The Privilege of the Sword, Ellen Kushner; Mistborn: The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson; The Baby Merchant, Kit Reed.
Reviews by Edward Bryant / 23
The Farm, Scott Nicholson.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
The Sharing Knife, Lois McMaster Bujold; Monster Blood Tattoo, D.M. Cornish; Grease Monkey, Tim Eldred; Runcible Jones: The Gate to Nowhere, Ian Irvine; The Pinhoe Egg, Diana Wynne Jones; Wintersmith, Terry Pratchett; Cast in Courtlight, Michelle Sagara; Vamps and the City, Kerrelyn Sparks.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Rich Horton, Amelia Beamer, Tim Pratt / 27
Agog! Ripping Reads, Cat Sparks, ed.; Salon Fantastique, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds.; Getting Lost: Survival, Baggage, and Starting Over in J.J. Abrams’ Lost, Orson Scott Card, ed.; Talking Back: Epistolary Fantasies, L. Timmel Duchamp, ed.; The Man From the Diogenes Club, Kim Newman; Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead, Alan DeNiro.
Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 31
Vintage PKD, Philip K. Dick; The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick; Time Out of Joint, Philip K. Dick; The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Philip K. Dick; A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Dick; VALIS, Philip K. Dick.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 21, 23
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