Editorial License: A Literature of Possible Tomorrows - What is SF about? Someone made the mistake of asking me that at Readercon and I pulled up a soap box.  -  Ernest Lilley, Editor 
Columns: US Books - It's hot outside, and so are the books of summer. UK Books - Iain Emsley takes over for John Berlyne, while John does some acting. Canadian SF: Asta journeys to the far north to attend "Book Expo Canada" and scope out the delights that await us. DamnAlien DVD - read Steve's take on the current crop of DVDs or be abducted by bad video. It's up to you. Comics - Daniel's adds some books on comics to the mix and offers his recommendations for your comic habit. 

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Events/Cons:  A Neil Gaiman  signing, and  a Trip to Readercon provide us with plenty of photo ops and material to write about this month, then on to WorldConJose in our preview.

photoSFMedia: Minority Report "is exquisite filmmaking, abysmal storytelling", says David Marsh, Lilo and Stitch "dazzles and delights" says Amy Harlib, Lara Flynn Boyle stars as Serleena, an evil Kylothian monster Men In Black II "is still good retro fun, and Lara Flynn Boyle can try to take over my universe any time she wants." says Ernest Lilley.

Games: Steve Uribe raves about a classic reborn: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos  

Spacecraft, Delta Clipper, Photo, Copyright David H. Kaplan, 1993Articles/Features: Opening Space for the 21st Century
We are delighted to present an article by Space Scientist Yoji Kondo & former Delta-X Project Manager William A. Gaubatz on the need and the opportunity for real low earth orbit access.

US Feature Interview:/Review
Katya Reimann /
Prince of Fire and Ashes Katya's out with the concluding book of the Tielmaran Chronicles and we caught up with her to find out what comes next.

Photo of Jasper FfordeUK Feature Interview:
Jasper Fforde / Lost in a Good Book If you haven't yet acquainted yourself with this brilliant Brit and the adventures of his literary secret agent, Thursday Next, waste no more time and start here.

Book Reviews:

Chindi by Jack mcDevitt
The Consciousness Plague by Paul Levinson
Dragonstar by Barbara Hambly
Hidden Empire by Kevin Anderson
The Martian Child by David Gerrold
Outlaw Sword by J. Ardian Lee
Prayer Cushions of the Flesh by Robert Irwin
The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
Witch's Honor by Jan Siegel

Graphic Novel:
Garlands of Moonlight
by Jai Sen