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January 2008 Issue 564 Vol. 60 No. 1
I N T E R V I E W S
Brian Aldiss: Above Ground / 6
M. Rickert: The Right Shape / 68
H A P P Y 9 0 T H B I R T H D A Y, A R T H U R C. C L A R K E! / 5
Dispatches From the Future by Sir Arthur C. Clarke Letters and Appreciations for Arthur C. Clarke from Frederik Pohl, Greg Bear, Stephen Baxter, David Brin, Gregory Benford, Richard A. Lupoff, and Frank M. Robinson Arthur C. Clarke: A Photo Retrospective Q&A with Sir Arthur C. Clarke
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 William Gibson, Terry Pratchett, Frederik Pohl, Tim Powers, Lester del Rey, Ken MacLeod, and many others
M A I N S T O R I E S / 10
Sanderson Named Jordanís Collaborator Sanderson, díAngelo Win 2007 UPC Award Hobb Wins Endeavour
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
Taos Toolbox Harry Potter and the Amazon Bid Garthís Game SF Professor Position Open Judge Rules Reading Private Dating, the Final Frontier The Attributor British Children Reading Less AMS Liquidated PMA Battles Galley Sales First Edition Book Clubs Pullman Pulled Bixby Film Finished Worldcons News Potter News US Discworld Convention Publishing News Awards News Magazine News Financial News Manga Madness International Rights Other Rights
C O M M E N T A R Y / 31
Artist Rights by Cory Doctorow
C O N V E N T I O N S
World Fantasy / 5 SFWA New York Reception / 39
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: November / 44 Books Received: November / 45
British Books Received: October / 57 Bestsellers / 60
O B I T U A R I E S / 65
Peter Haining Appreciation by Stephen Jones Colin Kapp Charles Whiting Sidney Coleman Appreciations by Earl Kemp and Gregory Benford Susan Chandler
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 67
My Month Arthur C. Clarke at 90 Ken Slater at 90 Sid Coleman 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
Asimovís 1/08; Asimovís 2/08; F&SF 2/08; The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume Two, George Mann, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
F&SF 1/08; Asimovís 1/08; Analog 1-2/08; Realms of Fantasy 12/07; Paradox Autumn í07; Tin House Fall í07; Abyss and Apex 4Q í07; Black Static 9/07; Apex Digest 11; Postscripts Autumn í07; Lady Churchillís Rosebud Wristlet 11/07; Subterranean #7, Summer í07; Subterranean 7, Fall í07.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Pump Six and Other Stories, Paolo Bacigalupi; The Secret History of Moscow, Ekaterina Sedia; Firstborn, Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter; Five Stories, Peter Straub; SHORT TAKES: The Voyage of the Proteus: An Eyewitness Account of the End of the World, Thomas M. Disch; Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury; Summer Morning, Summer Night, Ray Bradbury.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Ghost, Alan Lightman; Zeroville, Steve Erickson; Tin House: Fantastic Women Fall í07, Rick Moody, ed.; The Secret History of Moscow, Ekaterina Sedia; SHORT TAKES: The Night Tourist, Katherine Marsh; Rynemonn, Terry Dowling.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
The Dragons of Babel, Michael Swanwick; Hunterís Run, George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, & Daniel Abraham.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 23
Galactic Empires, Gardner Dozois, ed.; Hunterís Run, George R.R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, & Daniel Abraham.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
A War of Gifts, Orson Scott Card; Angel Isle, Peter Dickinson; Igraine the Brave, Cornelia Funke; Book of a Thousand Days, Shannon Hale; The Outlaw Demon Wails, Kim Harrison; Reserved for the Cat, Mercedes Lackey; Dog Days, John Levitt; The Down Home Zombie Blues, Linnea Sinclair; Kitty and the Silver Bullet, Carrie Vaughn.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Graham Sleight & Rich Horton / 27
The Dreaming Void, Peter F. Hamilton; Hello Summer, Goodbye/I Remember Pallahaxi, Michael Coney.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 31
Beowulf: A Tale of Blood, Heat and Ashes, Nicky Raven & John Howe; John Howe Fantasy Art Workshop, John Howe; The Devilís Rose, Brom; Fantasy Art Now: The Very Best In Contemporary Fantasy Art & Illustration, Martin McKenna, ed.; Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara, James Gurney; SHORT TAKES: The True Meaning of Smekday, Adam Rex; The Art of Daniel Merriam: The Eye of the Dreamer, Daniel Merriam; The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sis.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 19, 27
Quoted Without Comment / 45
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