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29 August 2006
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September 2006 Issue 548 Vol. 57 No. 3
I N T E R V I E W S
James Patrick Kelly: Explorer / 6
Ken MacLeod: Politics & SF / 85
M A I N S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2005 World Fantasy Awards Nominations Farmercon Changes at Orbit USA Dorchester Forms SF Line with Wildside Emerald City Folds Clarion & Clarion West 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 Spider & Jeanne Robinson, Frederik Pohl, Lois McMaster Bujold, Greg Bear, Thomas Pynchon, Orson Scott Card, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
Night Shade Moves Grass in the SS Earthsea Beats Pirates Masters of Science Fiction Series Line-Up The Robert E. Howard Franchise Superhero Stamps Browse Inside HarperCollins Expensive Shortlists Book Group Expo Espresso Book Machine Private Equity Rumors Brick Lane Battle POD Pays Out Science Foo Camp Bram Sesquicentennial Show Google to Scan UC Legal News Potter News Worldcons News Awards News Book News Bookstore News Financial News International Rights Other Rights Publications Received Catalogs Received
C O M M E N T A R Y / 37
Cory Doctorow: How Copyright Broke
F O R T H C O M I N G B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 38 British Forthcoming Books / 52
C O N V E N T I O N S
Readercon / 42
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: July / 56 Books Received: July / 57
British Books Received: June / 73 Bestsellers / 74
O B I T U A R I E S / 80
David Gemmell Appreciations by John Jarrold, Stan Nicholls, Anne Gay, and Steve Saffel Bob Leman Appreciation by John DeChancie Philip E. High Appreciations by Philip Harbottle and Marion & Richard van der Voort William M.S. Russell Martin Last Appreciation by Alice K. Turner Susan E. Michaud
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 83
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 84
A Confusing Issue Hugo Handicapping My Surgery Books Read 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
F&SF 10-11/06; Asimov’s 10-11/06; Forbidden Planets, Marvin Kaye, ed.; Electric Velocipede 10; Analog 9/06.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Asimov’s 10-11/06; F&SF 9/06; Interzone 6/06; Subterranean #4; Weird Tales 6/06; Fantasy Magazine #4; On Spec Summer ’06; Forbidden Planets, Marvin Kaye, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, & Gavin Grant, eds.; The Year’s Best Fantasy 6, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.: Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2006 Edition, Rich Horton, ed.; Fantasy: The Very Best of 2005, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Forest Mage, Robin Hobb; Voices, Ursula K. Le Guin; The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch; The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Gordon Dahlquist; The Blade Itself, Joe Abercrombie; SHORT TAKE: Benighted, Kit Whitfield.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Variable Star, Robert A. Heinlein & Spider Robinson; Heinlein’s Children: The Juveniles, Joseph T. Major; Recursion, Tony Ballantyne.
Reviews by Edward Bryant / 27
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Gordon Dahlquist; Horror: The Best of the Year: 2006 Edition, John Betancourt & Sean Wallace, eds.; Shelter, L.A. Maynard & M.P.N. Sims.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 31
Soldier of Sidon, Gene Wolfe; The Machine’s Child, Kage Baker; The Line Between, Peter S. Beagle; The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch; SHORT TAKES: Paragaea: A Planetary Romance, Chris Roberson; The Man from the Diogenes Club, Kim Newman.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 35
The Oracle’s Queen, Lynn Flewelling; Girl Genius Book Five: Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess, Phil & Kaja Foglio; Hounding the Moon, P.R. Frost; Bring It On, Laura Anne Gilman; Horns & Wrinkles, Joseph Helgerson; The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, Diana Wynne Jones; The Fog Mound, Book 1: The Travels of Thelonious, Book 1, Susan Schade & Jon Buller; Kitty Goes to Washington, Carrie Vaughn; PS238: No Child Left Behind!, Aaron Williams.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 27, 31
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