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30 November 2006
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December 2006 Issue 551 Vol. 57 No. 6
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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
L I S T I N G S
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
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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