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February 2007 • Issue 553 • Vol. 58 No. 2
40th Year of Publication • 27-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

John Barnes: Patterndriven / 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 Eileen Gunn, D.G. Compton, Cory Doctorow, Robert Heinlein, Larry Niven, Nancy Kress, Brian Aldiss, George R.R. Martin, Neal Stephenson, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 10
Hugo Nominations Open • DNA Publications Fraud Investigation • Christmas Bloodbath at Weird Tales • Marquez and Vargas Llosa Reconcile • Clarion Changes • Dahlís Gremlins • Potter Preorders Soar • Title Contest • Robot Rights • Tekno Bats 1000 • King of Guilty Pleasures • 70 Years of SF Conventions • New Indiana Jones • Batfish • Awards News • Announcements • Worldcons News • Financial News
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 11
AMS Bankruptcy • 2006 Preliminary Nebula Ballot • 2006 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees • 2006 BSFA Awards Nominees • 2006 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominees
2 0 0 6 :    T H E    Y E A R    I N    R E V I E W
2006 Recommended Reading: Charles N. Brown & Amelia Beamer, Mark R. Kelly, Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Jonathan Strahan, Russell Letson, Nick Gevers, Gardner Dozois, Rich Horton, Graham Sleight, Carolyn Cushman, Karen Haber / 36 2006 Recommended Reading List / 42 2006 Book Summary / 52 2006 Magazine Summary / 56
Magazines Received: December / 60    Books Received: December / 61   
British Books Received: November / 74    Bestsellers / 76
O B I T U A R I E S / 73
Robert Anton WilsonPhilippa PearceJayge Carr • Appreciations by Dean R. Lambe and Ardath Mayhar • Ursula Moray WilliamsDavid H. CharneyVirgil S. Utter, Jr. • Appreciation by Allen Mueller Richard EneyGarry Betty Jack Burnley
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 86
Locus Poll & Survey • Staff • Books • Marblehead • This Issue • New Feature • 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
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, George Mann, ed.; Asimovís 3/07; F&SF 3/07; Gods and Pawns, Kage Baker; Interzone 12/06; Aeon 9.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Analog 1-2/07; Asimovís 3/07; Subterranean #5; On Spec Fall í06; Realms of Fantasy 2/07; Interzone 12/06; Electric Velocipede Fall í06; Paradox Winter í06; Ideomancer 12/06; Helix Winter í07; Farthing 9/06.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Brasyl, Ian McDonald; Sixty Days and Counting, Kim Stanley Robinson; Empire, Orson Scott Card; SHORT TAKE: Next, Michael Crichton.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Ink, Hal Duncan; Un Lun Dun, China Miťville; The Dream Quake (in the US as Dreamquake), Elizabeth Knox; Paloma, Kristine Kathryn Rusch; The Alchemistís Apprentice, Dave Duncan.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Carnival, Elizabeth Bear; The Voyage of Night Shining White, Chris Roberson.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
Ilario: The Lionís Eye, Mary Gentle; Conqueror, Stephen Baxter; The White Tyger, Paul Park; Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge, Lou Anders, ed.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
The Fledging of Az Gabrielson, Jay Amory; Airs Beneath the Moon, Toby Bishop; Blood Bound, Patricia Briggs; A Babe in Ghostland, Lisa Cach; Sleeping With the Fishes, MaryJanice Davidson; Land of Mist and Snow, Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald; River Secrets, Shannon Hale; Draw One in the Dark, Sarah A. Hoyt; The Treasures of Weatherby, Zilpha Keatley Snyder.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Cecelia Holland, Rich Horton, and Amelia Beamer / 31
Soldier of Sidon Gene Wolfe; Carnival, Elizabeth Bear; Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge, Lou Anders, ed.; Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre, Peter Coogan.
Yesterdayís Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 35
Foundation, Isaac Asimov; The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov; The End of Eternity, Isaac Asimov; I, Robot, Isaac Asimov.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 21, 25
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