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October 2007 Issue 561 Vol. 59 No. 4
I N T E R V I E W S
Bruce Sterling: Globalhead / 6
Walter Jon Williams: Unintended Consequences / 68
M A I N S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2007 Hugo Awards Winners Robert Jordan (1948 - 2007) Nippon 2007 Writers of the Future
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 Robert J. Sawyer, J.G. Ballard, Jack Vance, Charles Stross, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
2007 Chesley Awards Winners Random House Donates a Million American Reading Habits Dahl’s the Favorite French Editor Resigns Forever Knock-Off? Orwell and MI5 SFWA vs. Scribd Potter News Clarion Call Distribution, Distribution, Distribution Vanity Presses Combine Awards News Announcements Financial News Publishing News Book News International Rights Other Rights
H U G O A W A R D S
2007 Hugo Awards Winners / 5 Compete Hugo Voting / 5 2007 Hugo Awards Ceremony / 5 Nippon 2007 / 10
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: August / 42 Books Received: August / 43
British Books Received: July / 58 Bestsellers / 60
O B I T U A R I E S / 64
Robert Jordan Madelene L’Engle Appreciation by Sharyn November Joe L. Hensley Richard A. Hauptmann Appreciation by Connie Willis Jim Raymond Van Scyoc Rubens Teixeira Scavone José Coiro
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 70
Many Thanks Writers of the Future Books Robert Jordan 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
Subterranean #7; Foundation Summer ’07; The Solaris Book of New Fantasy, George Mann, ed.; Interzone 7-8/07.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
F&SF 10-11/07; Analog 10/07; Realms of Fantasy 10/07; Weird Tales 6-7/07; Strange Horizons 7/07; Strange Horizons 8/07; Intergalactic Medicine Show 7/07; Coyote Wild #3; Foundation Summer ’07; The New Space Opera, Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Halting State, Charles Stross; Postsingular, Rudy Rucker; Till Human Voices Wake Us, Mark Budz; Conqueror, Stephen Baxter; Navigator, Stephen Baxter; Gentlemen of the Road, Michael Chabon; Now and Forever: Somewhere a Band Is Playing and Leviathan ’99, Ray Bradbury; Somewhere a Band Is Playing, Ray Bradbury.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Making Money, Terry Pratchett; A Companion to Wolves, Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear; Not Flesh Nor Feathers, Cherie Priest; Dragonhaven, Robin McKinley; Shadow Forest (in the US as Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest), Matt Haig; Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians, Brandon Sanderson.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Fleet of Worlds, Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner; Saturn Returns, Sean Williams.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
Jinx, Meg Cabot; Thin Air, Rachel Caine; Into the Wild, Sarah Beth Durst; The Land of Silver Apples, Nancy Farmer; Verdigris Deep, Frances Hardinge; Queen of the Orcs, Book I: King’s Property/Queen of the Orcs, Book II: Clan Daughter, Morgan Howell; The Heart of Valor, Tanya Huff; Endgame, Kristine Smith.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 27
The Illustrated Man, Ray Bradbury; Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury; The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury; Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury; Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales, Ray Bradbury.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 31
The Arrival, Shaun Tan; Dreamscape: The Best of Imaginary Realism, Volume 1, Anon. ed.; Emshwiller Infinity x Two: The Art & Life of Ed and Carol Emshwiller, Luis Ortiz; Worlds of Amano, Yoshitaka Amano; SHORT TAKES: The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate, Ted Chiang; The Fantastic World of Claus Brusen, Ole Lindboe.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 19, 23
Quoted Without Comment / 43, 44
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