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September 2003 Issue 512 Vol. 51 No. 3
36th Year of Publication 25-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner
I N T E R V I E W S
Robert Sheckley: Still Laughing / 6
Paul Di Filippo: A La Modes / 76
P E O P L E & P U B L I S H I N G / 8
Notes on illnesses, marriages, births, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Edward Bryant, Peter Straub, Frank Kelly Freas, Terry Pratchett, Greg Bear, Joe Haldeman, Dan Simmons, Robert Silverberg, and many others
M A I N S T O R I E S / 11
2002 World Fantasy Awards Nominations 2003 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Awards Simon & Schuster Global Cutbacks Luna Launches Clarion & Clarion West 2003
T H E D A T A F I L E / 13
2004 Nebula Weekend Worldcons Updates Fantastic Book Club Formed Pulp Culture Collection Contributed Del Rey Does Manga Bertelsmann Business Vivendi Vituperations AOL Off Moniker? King Contest Potter Economics Awards News Small-Press Publishing News Coppervale’s Argosy Magazine News Online News Financial News International Rights Other Rights Publications Received Catalogs Received
L O C U S S U R V E Y / 32
Who You Are: this year’s results
F O R T H C O M I N G B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 36
British Forthcoming Books / 44
L I S T I N G S
Conventions / 48
Magazines Received: July / 50
Books Received: July / 51
British Books Received: June / 62
Bestsellers / 64
O B I T U A R I E S / 72
Sheldon R. Jaffery Mary C. Pangborn Nicolas Freeling Jane Gallion
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 73
Edward Bryant Writers & Illustrators of the Future ArmadilloCon
L O C U S L O O K S A T B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 14
Interzone 5-6/03; Asimov’s 9/03; Sci Fiction 8/03; F&SF 9/03; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 6/03; Salon 7/03.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Asimov’s 9/03; Analog 9/03; Analog 10/03; Interzone 4/03; F&SF 9/03; Weird Tales 7-8/03; Sci Fiction 8/03; Imagination Fully Dilated: Science Fiction, Robert Kruger & Patrick Swenson, eds.; Low Port, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson; Bibliomancy, Elizabeth Hand; The Companions, Sheri S. Tepper; The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Volume Fourteen, Stephen Jones, ed.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Sunshine, Robin McKinley; Lust, Geoff Ryman; Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett; Nine Layers of Sky, Liz Williams; A Place So Foreign and Eight More, Cory Doctorow; SHORT TAKE: The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, ‘‘Dr.’’s Jeff VanderMeer & Mark Roberts, eds.
Reviews by Jonathan Strahan / 23
Floater, Lucius Shepard; Fuzzy Dice, Paul Di Filippo; Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett; SHORT TAKES: The Well of Lost Plots, Jasper Fforde; Dear Abbey, Terry Bisson.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
Nothing Human, Nancy Kress; Kalpa Imperial, Angélica Gorodischer, translation by Ursula K. Le Guin; Budayeen Nights, George Alec Effinger; The Devils in the Details, James P. Blaylock & Tim Powers.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
First Rider’s Call, Kristen Britain; Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold; Beyond the Hanging Wall, Sara Douglass; Hidden Warrior, Lynn Flewelling; The Heroic Adventure of Hercules Amsterdam, Melissa Glenn Haber; The Lost Steersman, Rosemary Kirstein; Trading in Danger, Elizabeth Moon; Fluke, Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings, Christopher Moore; Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett.
Divers Hands: Reviews by Rich Horton, Alyx Dellamonica and Tim Pratt / 29
Stars, Janis Ian & Mike Resnick, eds.; One Lamp: Alternate History Stories from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Gordon Van Gelder, ed.; 13 Horrors, Brian A. Hopkins, ed.; The Harvest, Scott Nicholson.