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January 2004 Issue 516 Vol. 52 No. 1
37th Year of Publication 25-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interviews Design by Arnie Fenner
I N T E R V I E W S
Nancy Farmer: Innocence Abroad / 6
Gwyneth Jones: Magical Science / 76
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 Stephen King, Robert A. Heinlein, Julius Schwartz, Jane Yolen, Sean Stewart, and many others
M A I N S T O R I E S / 11
King Receives NBA Medal Specialty Stores Sink 2003 British Fantasy Awards Winners 2003 UPC Awards
T H E D A T A F I L E / 13
Follow the Pulp Paper Road Big Readís Big Deal ibooks Launches Milk & Cookies Random UK Restructures Tolkien Museum Nixed Nebula Update Barker Action Figures Go Hollywood Announcements Call for Papers Awards News Publishing News Book News Online News Legal News Financial News International Rights Other Rights Other Media Received Publications Received Catalogs Received
G A T H E R I N G S / 8
Adrift in Neverland: DCís World Fantasy Convention 2003 / 13
SFWA Authors & Editors Party / 74
Y O U N G A D U L T F I C T I O N / 8
What Is This Thing Called YA? by Garth Nix The YA Market: A Seismic Shift by Sharyn November The Best YA Books of 2003 by Carolyn Cushman All-Time List by Carolyn Cushman
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: November / 42
Books Received: November / 43
British Books Received: October / 55
Bestsellers / 58
O B I T U A R I E S / 12
Giles Gordon Appreciation by John Clute Kathryn Lindskoog Stefan Wul Marguerite Bradbury
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 68
Letter from China Miéville
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 67
Thanksgiving Chocolate Cake Next Issue Seasonís Greetings
L O C U S L O O K S A T B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 14
The Third Alternative Autumn í03; Sci Fiction 12/03; Asimovís 1/04; F&SF 1/04; The Angel in the Darkness, Kage Baker; Flytrap 11/03; William Hope Hodgsonís Night Lands, Volume 1, Eternal Love, Andy W. Robertson, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Analog 1-2/04; Asimovís 1/04; F&SF 1/04; Sci Fiction 12/03; The Third Alternative Autumn í03; On Spec Summer í03; Black Gate Fall í03; Interzone 9/03; Alchemy #1; Men Writing Science Fiction as Women, Mike Resnick, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Forty Signs of Rain, Kim Stanley Robinson; For Us, The Living, Robert A. Heinlein; City of Pearl, Karen Traviss; Clade, Mark Budz.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Predatorís Gold, Philip Reeve; Mirror, Mirror, Gregory Maguire; Tooth and Claw, Jo Walton; Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds.; SHORT TAKE: Wasteland, Francesca Lia Block.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
Forty Signs of Rain, Kim Stanley Robinson; The Book/The Writer, Zoran Zivkovic; The Resurrection Manís Legacy and Other Stories, Dale Bailey; SHORT TAKES: Cigar-Box Faust and Other Miniatures, Michael Swanwick; The Day Dali Died: Poetry and Flash Fiction, Jeff VanderMeer.
YA Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
The Book of Sorahb, Volume One: Flame, Hilari Bell; The Wish List, Eoin Colfer; Juliet Dove, Queen of Love, Bruce Coville; The Conch Bearer, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni; Wizardís Holiday, Diane Duane; The Hollow Kingdom, Clare B. Dunkle; The Oracle, Catherine Fisher (as The Oracle Betrayed in the US); Inkheart, Cornelia Funke; The Goose Girl, Shannon Hale; Breath, Donna Jo Napoli; Grim Tuesday, Garth Nix; Truesight, David Stahler Jr.; The Amulet of Samarkand, Jonathan Stroud; Gunpowder Empire, Harry Turtledove.
Divers Hands: Reviews by Russell Letson, Carolyn Cushman, Rich Horton, and Tim Pratt / 31
For Us, The Living, Robert A. Heinlein; New Spring: The Novel, Robert Jordan; New Skies, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.; New Magics, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.; Told by the Dead, Ramsey Campbell.