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March 2007 Issue 554 Vol. 58 No. 3
I N T E R V I E W S
Tim Powers: Follow the Arrows / 6
Toni Weisskopf: Jim Baen’s Legacy / 32
Ellen Klages: Childhood Darkness / 84
M A I N S T O R I E S / 10
AMS Bankruptcy Fallout New Weird Tales Editor 2006 Stoker Ballot
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 David Eddings, Joe Lansdale, Greg Egan, Elizabeth Bear, Connie Willis, Charles Stross, Stephen King, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
SFWA Audits Wizards of the Coast Junk DNA 2006 World Fantasy Awards Judges French Author Censored Maltese Falcon Stolen Buy Your Own Hugo! Harry’s Last Stand Dracula’s Prison for Sale Conan Doyle Home Denied Clarkesworld Closing DreamHaven Burglarized Pandemonium in Danger Another China SF Conference Lovecraft/Pulp Conference SF/F Database Uploaded Orphan Works Protection Upheld WH Smith Under Scrutiny Gather Signs on Borders & Touchstone Pamuk Flees Hachette’s European Distribution Worldcons News Publishing News Awards News Announcements Book News Financial News Online News International Rights Other Rights Publications Received
C O M M E N T A R Y / 31
Cory Doctorow: You Do Like Reading Off a Computer Screen
2 0 0 6 : T H E Y E A R I N R E V I E W
British Books Summary / 5
F O R T H C O M I N G B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 36 British Forthcoming Books / 52
I N T E R N A T I O N A L
SF in India / 43 SF in Brazil / 45
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: January / 56 Books Received: January / 57
British Books Received: December / 69 Bestsellers / 70
O B I T U A R I E S / 79
Lee Hoffman Appreciations by Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison, Mike Resnick, Shelby Vick, and Roger Sims Daniel Stern Charles L. Fontenay E. Howard Hunt Fred Mustard Stewart Ryszard Kapuscinski Benedict Kiely Molly Ivins John Heath-Stubbs DEATH DISCOVERED: Richard Terra
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 82
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 83
Gong Hei Fat Choi Farewell & Hail Visiting Firemen Books Lee Hoffman Locus Poll & Survey This Issue 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
F&SF 4/07; Rude Mechanicals, Kage Baker; Helix #3 Winter ’07; Flurb #2; Winter ’06/’07; Strange Horizons 1/07.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
F&SF 2/06; F&SF 3/06; Neo-Opsis #10; Baen’s Universe 4/07; Chiaroscuro 1-3/07; Strange Horizons 1/07; Abyss and Apex IQ ’07; Spacesuits and Sixguns Winter ’07; Dark Mondays, Kage Baker; Rude Mechanicals, Kage Baker; Strange Birds, Gene Wolfe; The Highway Men, Ken MacLeod.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 1, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; The New Moon’s Arms, Nalo Hopkinson; The Fate of Mice, Susan Palwick; Do the Creepy Thing, Graham Joyce.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss; A Darkling Plain, Philip Reeve; The New Moon’s Arms, Nalo Hopkinson; The Dead Fathers Club, Matt Haig; SHORT TAKE: Vintage: A Ghost Story, Steve Berman.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
The Jack Vance Treasury, Terry Dowling & Jonathan Strahan, eds.; Africa Zero, Neal Asher.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
Sixty Days and Counting, Kim Stanley Robinson; Softspoken, Lucius Shepard; Generation Loss, Elizabeth Hand; Wizards: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy, Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
The Spellgrinder’s Apprentice, N.M. Browne; Dragon Slippers, Jessica Day George; Repossessed, A.M. Jenkins; The Game, Diana Wynne Jones; Skulduggery Pleasant, Derek Landy; The Stone Light, Kai Meyer; The Keys to the Kingdom: Lady Friday, Garth Nix; Chandlefort, David Randall.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 21, 25
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