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May 2007
Locus Magazine
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May 2007 • Issue 556 • Vol. 58 No. 5
40th Year of Publication • 27-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

Peter Straub, John Clute, and Gary K. Wolfe:
The horror! the horror! Analytical and Emotional / 6
Joe Lansdale: Little Horrors / 7
International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts / 5
World Horror Convention / 47
P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Arthur C. Clarke, Philip Roth, Gore Vidal, Orson Scott Card, Greg Egan, and many others.
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10
Jackson and Valente Win Tiptree • SF Sweeps Pulitzers • Moriarty Wins 2007 Philip K. Dick Award • 2006 Bram Stoker Awards • Bertelsmann Buys Bookspan • Planet Stories
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
2006 BSFA Awards • SF in Asia • Worldcons News • Koontz’s Second Life • Frankenfraud? • Swords of Ice and Fire • Warner Becomes Grand Central • Bad News for Booksellers • Borders Restructures • AMS and PGW Developments • Pooh Despute Continues • Universal Potter • Awards News • Legal News • Bookstore News • Publishing News • Magazine News • Online News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights
C O M M E N T A R Y / 31
Cory Doctorow: In Praise of Fanfic
T H E    H O R R O R    S T O R Y / 52
Commentary on the current state of horror by: Peter Crowther • William K. Schafer • Edward Bryant • Ellen Datlow • Ramsey Campbell • Caitlín R. Kiernan • Elizabeth Hand • Laird Barron • Paula Guran • Jeremy Lassen
Magazines Received: March / 60    Books Received: March / 61   
British Books Received: February / 72    Bestsellers / 74    Ad Listing / 81
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 83
Mike Deckinger • Mark Russell • Gordon Van Gelder
O B I T U A R I E S / 84
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. • David M. Honigsberg • Gerald Perkins • Ralph A. Sperry • Elizabeth Jolley • Jack Agnew • Joan Temple • Herman Stein • Madelon Gernsback • Christopher James Bishop • DEATH DISCOVERED: Theodore L. Thomas
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 86
My Month • Farewell to Ft. Lauderdale • The horror! the horror! • Condolences • Rumors of Failure • Locus Awards • 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 / 13
Logorrhea, John Klima, ed.; Subterranean Winter ’07; Technology Review 3/07; F&SF 6/07; Asimov’s 6/07; Interzone 3-4/07.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Asimov’s 6/07; F&SF 5/07; Analog 5/07; Baen’s Universe 6/07; On Spec Winter ’06; Strange Horizons 4/07; Hereafter, and After, Richard Parks; The Lees of Laughter’s End, Steven Erikson; We, Robots, Sue Lange; Making Love in Madrid, Kimberly Todd Wade; Wizards, Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Shelter, Susan Palwick; The Execution Channel, Ken MacLeod; HARM, Brian W. Aldiss; The SFWA European Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Science Fiction Classics from the Continent, James Morrow & Kathryn Morrow, eds.; Four Novels of the 1960s, Philip K. Dick.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Maledicte, Lane Robins; Mother of Lies, Dave Duncan; The Terror, Dan Simmons; Dreadful Skin, Cherie Priest; SHORT TAKE: Fain the Sorcerer, Steve Aylett.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
The New Space Opera, Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, eds.
Reviews by Tim Pratt / 27
The Grin of the Dark, Ramsey Campbell; 13 Bullets, David Wellington; The Shadows, Kith and Kin, Joe R. Lansdale; Tales from the Woeful Platypus, Caitlín R. Kiernan; SHORT TAKE: The Scalding Rooms, Conrad Williams.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 31
Magic Bites, Ilona Andrews; The Sharing Knife: Legacy, Lois McMaster Bujold; Unshapely Things, Mark Del Franco; All Together Dead, Charlaine Harris; For a Few Demons More, Kim Harrison; The Princess and the Hound, Mette Ivie Harrison; Fortune’s Fool, Mercedes Lackey; Coyote Dreams, C.E. Murphy; An Unexpected Apprentice, Jody Lynn Nye; Damsel Under Stress, Shanna Swendson; Shadowplay, Tad Williams.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Edward Bryant, Amelia Beamer, Graham Sleight, & Rich Horton / 33
The Unblemished, Conrad Williams; Icons of Horror and the Supernatural: An Encyclopedia of Our Worst Nightmares, S.T. Joshi, ed.; Endless Things, John Crowley; Logorrhea, John Klima, ed.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 37
Mervyn Peake: The Man and His Art, compiled by Sebastian Peake & Alison Eldred, illustrated by Mervyn Peake; The Adventuress, Audrey Niffenegger; Kinuko Craft: Drawings and Paintings, Kinuko Craft; SHORT TAKES: Rafal Olbinski Women: Motifs and Variations, illustrated byRafal Olbinski; Pulp Culture: The Art of Fiction Magazines, Frank M. Robinson & Lawrence Davidson, eds.; SI48: Society of Illustrators 48th Annual of American Illustration; The Absolute Sandman, Volume One, Neil Gaiman.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 23, 31
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