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July 2007
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July 2007 • Issue 558 • Vol. 59 No. 1
40th Year of Publication • 27-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

Peter S. Beagle: My Private Places / 6
Paolo Bacigalupi: Facing the Tiger / 76
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2007 Locus Awards Winners • WisCon 2007 • New Editor for SFBC • 2007 Campbell and Sturgeon Finalists • Rushdie Knighthood Controversy • BEA 2007
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 Stephen King, Greg Bear, Cormac McCarthy, Peter Straub, Mike Resnick, Terry Brooks, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Fahrenheit 451 Not About Censorship?? • Worldcons News • SF and Homeland Security • Baen Joins DailyLit • Pullman Slams Children’s TV • When Kids Quite Reading • Potter Countdown • Call For Papers • LiveJournal Censorship • Sci Fiction Disappears • S&S Backs Down • Online Taxes • Hachette Simplifies • Christmas at Waterstone’s • McSweeney’s Needs Help • Book Production Goes Up • Publishing News • Awards News • Financial News • Book News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
C O M M E N T A R Y / 35
Cory Doctorow: The Progressive Apocalypse and Other Futurismic Delights
L O C U S    P O L L    R E S U L T S /36
Magazines Received: May / 48    Books Received: May / 49   
British Books Received: April / 64    Bestsellers / 66
O B I T U A R I E S / 73
Walter J. Daugherty • Reginald Hugh Hickling
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 75
New Locus Staff • Locus Awards • Visitors • Books • 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 8/07; Clarkesworld Magazine 1/07, 2/07, 3/07, 4/07, 5/07; Flurb Spring-Summer ’07; Helix Spring ’07; Realms of Fantasy 6/07; Asimov’s 8/07; Black Gate Spring ’07.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Analog 6/07; Analog 7-8/07; F&SF 7/07; Asimov’s 8/07; Black Gate Spring ’07; Fantasy, Sean Wallace & Paul G. Tremblay, eds.
Reviews by Mark R. Kelly / 15
Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition, Rich Horton, ed.; Year’s Best Fantasy 7, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 19
Year’s Best SF 12, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.; Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition, Rich Horton, ed.; The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Michael Chabon; The Neddiad: How Neddie Took the Train, Went to Hollywood, and Saved Civilization, Daniel Pinkwater.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 23
The Music of Razors, Cameron Rogers; Territory, Emma Bull; Precious Dragon, Liz Williams; SHORT TAKES: Bloodmind, Liz Williams; The Princes of the Golden Cage, Nathalie Mallet; The Thief of Time, John Boyne.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 27
Spook Country, William Gibson; The Execution Channel, Ken MacLeod.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 31
Land of the Headless, Adam Roberts; Red Seas Under Red Skies, Scott Lynch; A Betrayal in Winter, Daniel Abraham; Navigator, Stephen Baxter.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 19, 27, 31
Quoted Without Comment / 48
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