Book Club Dept. I’ve been on a science fiction binge since Boskone in February. After meeting Allan Steele there I ran out and bought Coyote, which was very enjoyable. I also finally got to Philip Pullman’s Golden Compass, Robert Charles Wilson’s Spin and (with a pause to savor Alice Munro’s latest collection of short stories, Runaway) am now in the middle of Lois McMaster Bujold’s Paladin of Souls. All of these writers are excellent. Still waiting on the shelf for me: Jeffrey Carver, Connie Willis, Gene Wolfe and John Crowley’s Little, Big.