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February 2008
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February 2008 • Issue 565 • Vol. 60 No. 2
41st Year of Publication • 28-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

Lucius Shepard: Landscapes / 6
Maureen F. McHugh: Filling the Void / 84
H A P P Y    9 0 T H    B I R T H D A Y    T O
   P H I L I P    J O S É    F A R M E R ! / 5
Letters and Appreciations for Philip José Farmer from Joe Haldeman, Richard A. Lupoff, Mike Resnick, Gary K. Wolfe, Garth Nix, Barry Malzberg, Allen Steele, Karl Schroeder
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 J.G. Ballard, Roger Zelazny, Salman Rushdie, Elizabeth Bear, Tanith Lee, and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10
2007 Preliminary Nebula Ballot • Barzak Wins Crawford • 2007 BSFA Awards Nominees • 2007 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees • Stardance
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
2008 Centenaries • Amazon vs. France • Best Brits • British Indies Bounce Back • Eaton SF Conference • Houghton Mifflin Acquires Harcourt • Discworld Turns 25 • Mythic Museum • The Time Machine on Stage • The Fly: The Opera • Potter News • Worldcons News • Clarion West News • YALSA Awards • Awards News • Book News • Magazine News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
2 0 0 7 :    T H E    Y E A R    I N    R E V I E W
2007 Recommended Reading: Charles N. Brown with Amelia Beamer and Francesca Myman, Mark R. Kelly, Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Jonathan Strahan, Russell Letson, Nick Gevers, Gardner Dozois, Rich Horton, Graham Sleight, Carolyn Cushman / 36
2007 Recommended Reading List / 40
2007 Book Summary / 54
2007 Magazine Summary / 58
Magazines Received: December / 61    Books Received: December / 62   
British Books Received: November / 72    Bestsellers / 74
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 79
Martin Morse Wooster
O B I T U A R I E S / 80
George MacDonald FraserEdward D. HochRoger EldridgeLaura HuxleyMarion van der Voort
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 82
Holidays • Locus Poll & Survey • Staff Notes • My Holidays • More Monthly Stuff • Happy 90th Phil • Books • Nebula Nominations • Help Wanted • 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 3/08; Asimovís 3/08; Interzone 12/07; Black Static 9/07; Aeon Speculative Fiction Fall í07.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Asimovís 2/08; Asimovís 3/08; F&SF 2/08; Interzone 12/07; Electric Velocipede Fall í07; Cosmos 2-3/07; Cosmos 12-1/08; Greatest Uncommon Denominator August í07; Shiny 2; Aeon #12; Fantasy Magazine 1/08; Jim Baenís Universe 2/08.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
The Philosopherís Apprentice, James Morrow; Skin Hunger, Kathleen Duey; Singularityís Ring, Paul Melko; The New Weird, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Bone Key, Sarah Monette; British Invasion, Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon, & James A. Moore, eds.; The Sword-edged Blonde, Alex Bledsoe; Blue War, Jeffrey Thomas; SHORT TAKE: The Surgeonís Tale and Other Stories, Cat Rambo & Jeff VanderMeer.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
The Dragonís Nine Sons, Chris Roberson; Spider Star, Mike Brotherton.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 23
The Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford; The Philosopherís Apprentice, James Morrow; The Secret Files of the Diogenes Club, Kim Newman.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
Hex Marks the Spot, Madelyn Alt; Standard Hero Behaviour, John David Anderson; The Nightmare Game, Gillian Cross; Unquiet Dreams, Mark del Franco; Hot Mama, Jennifer Estep; Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, Jessica Day George; Time to Smell the Roses, Michael Hoeye; Heart of Light, Sarah A. Hoyt; Fire Study, Maria V. Snyder.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Rich Horton and Amelia Beamer / 27
Of Love and Other Monsters, Vandana Singh; Aliens of the Heart, Carolyn Ives Gilman; The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume Two, George Mann, ed.; Gateways to Forever: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1970 to 1980, Mike Ashley.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 29
The Best of Philip Josť Farmer, Philip Josť Farmer; To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Josť Farmer; Lord Tyger, Philip Josť Farmer; Pearls from Peoria, Philip Josť Farmer.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 21, 23
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