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December 2006 • Issue 551 • Vol. 57 No. 6
39th Year of Publication • 27-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Color Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner

James Morrow: Reason & Doubt / 6
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 Margo Lanagan, David Brin, Gene & Rosemary Wolfe, Alan Moore, Harry Turtledove, Philip K. Dick, Clive Barker, and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10
2006 World Fantasy Awards Winners
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 10
2007, 2008 Nebula Awards Weekends • HWA Gets a New Logo • Subscribers Beware • Baen Books Free for the Disabled • Courtenay Grimwood Auction • Hachette’s New Home • Windling Home for Sale • SF Wife Swap • Stephenson’s Second Life • Lovecraft Art Sought • NASFiC Name Change • Eastercon Canceled • Six Little Words • Publishers Weekly’s Best Books • Brave New World in the UK • Brave New Musical • Scottish Dragons • D&D Defense • Lost Girls Delayed in UK • Dabel Brothers are Marvel-ous • Changes at Diamond • IBM Sues Amazon, Amazon Refuses Google • SF Comeback in Eastern Europe • Oceans of the Mind Folds • Awards News • Announcements • Publishing News • Book News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 36    British Forthcoming Books / 50
C O N V E N T I O N S / 42
2006 World Fantasy Awards Banquet
Magazines Received: October / 54    Books Received: October / 55   
British Books Received: September / 68    Bestsellers / 70
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 76
Jonathan Strahan
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 77
Jack Williamson • World Fantasy Convention • Books, Books • This Issue • Next Issue... And Beyond • Remember, Remember, the End of December
O B I T U A R I E S / 5 & 79
Jack Williamson (1908-2006) • Appreciations of Jack Williamson by Betty Williamson, Connie Willis, Robert Silverberg, Frederik Pohl, Patrice Caldwell, Rick Hauptmann • Nelson Bond (1908-2006) • Appreciations of Nelson Bond by Curt Phillips and Bud Webster • Stanley Meltzoff (1917-2006) • Appreciations of Stanley Meltzoff by Arnie Fenner, Robert Wiener, and John Schoenherr • Nigel Kneale Paul Ableman Ron Bennett

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 1/07; Asimov’s 1/07; Interzone 10/06; Helix Fall ’06; Baen’s Universe 10/06; Cross Plains Universe: Texans Celebrate Robert E. Howard, Scott A. Cupp & Joe R. Lansdale, eds.; Golden Age SF: Tales of a Bygone Future, Eric T. Reynolds, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
F&SF 12/07; Asimov’s 1/07; Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show 10/06; Strange Horizons 10/06; Strange Horizons 11/06; Strange Horizons 12/06; Jim Baen’s Universe 12/06; Eidolon 1, Jonathan Strahan & Jeremy G. Byrne, eds.; Mythic 2, Mike Allen, ed.; The Magic Toybox, Denise Little, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 19
The Road, Cormac McCarthy; The White Tyger, Paul Park; Pictures from an Expedition, Alexander C. Irvine; Farewell Summer, Ray Bradbury; Un Lun Dun, China Miéville; Flora Segunda, Ysabeau S. Wilce; The Green Glass Sea, Ellen Klages.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Broken Kings, Robert Holdstock; Half Life, Shelley Jackson; Flora Segunda, Ysabeau S. Wilce; No Dominion, Charlie Huston; The Last Green Tree, Jim Grimsley; SHORT TAKES: Streetcar Dreams and Other Midnight Fancies, Richard Bowes; Moby Jack and Other Tall Tales, Garry Kilworth.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Odyssey, Jack McDevitt; Sun of Suns, Karl Schroeder.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
Resplendent, Stephen Baxter; Mathematicians in Love, Rudy Rucker; Red Spikes, Margo Lanagan; Salt of the Air, Vera Nazarian.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
Firestorm, Rachel Caine; Avielle of Rhia, Dia Calhoun; Mistral’s Kiss, Laurell K. Hamilton; Valley of the Soul, Tamara Siler Jones; Fairest, Gail Carson Levine; Beka Cooper: Terrier, Tamora Pierce; Spellbinder, Melanie Rawn; Dragonfrigate Wizard Halcyon Blithe, James M. Ward; Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall, Bill Willingham.
Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 31
The Space Merchants, Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth; His Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C.M. Kornbluth, C.M. Kornbluth; Platinum Pohl: The Collected Best Stories, Frederik Pohl; Man Plus, Frederik Pohl; Gateway, Frederik Pohl.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Tim Pratt, Amelia Beamer / 35
Lisey’s Story, Stephen King; Monster Nation, David Wellington; Full Metal Apache: Transactions Between Cyberpunk Japan and Avant-Pop America, Takayuki Tatsumi.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 21, 23
Quoted Without Comment / 54
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