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March 2008 Issue 566 Vol. 60 No. 3
I N T E R V I E W S
Charles Stross: Spung! / 6
Peter Watts: Lesser Evils / 76
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 Orson Scott Card, A. Bertram Chandler, Peter Straub, Jo Walton, George R.R. Martin, Michael Chabon, and many others
M A I N S T O R I E S / 10
2008 SF Hall of Fame Inductees 2007 Stoker Ballot Amazon Acquires Audible Sigma and Homeland Security
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
Tolkien vs. New Line China Bans Horror Random Pushes for Lower E-book Royalties Borders New Superstore Free Books from HarperCollins Patterson Most Borrowed Ballardian Festival of Home Movies Bond Room Announcements Awards News Financial News Book News Publishing News Online News International Rights Other Rights
C O M M E N T A R Y / 31
Cory Doctorow: Put Not Your Faith in E-book Readers
F O R T H C O M I N G B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 34 British Forthcoming Books / 50
I N T E R N A T I O N A L
SF in Germany / 38 SF in India / 40
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: January / 54 Books Received: January / 55
British Books Received: December / 66 Bestsellers / 68
O B I T U A R I E S / 73
Ken Slater Phyllis A. Whitney Derek Pickles Alain Robbe-Grillet Steve Gerber Dr. Christine Haycock Appreciation for Edward D. Hoch by Len Moffatt
L O C U S L E T T E R S / 74
Ellen Datlow Jonathan Strahan
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 75
Peace & Quiet Visitors Locus Poll & Survey Ken Slater This Issue Next Issue Gong Hei Fat Choi
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 4/08; Strange Roads, Peter S. Beagle; Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key, Kage Baker; Asimovís 4-5/08; Interzone 2/08.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Asimovís 4-5/08; Analog 3/08; F&SF 3/08; On Spec Fall í07; Helix 1/08; Intergalactic Medicine Show 1/08; Strange Horizons 1/08; Shimmer #7; Zoetrope All-Story Winter í07; Lace and Blade, Deborah J. Ross, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Little Brother, Cory Doctorow; The Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford; The Hidden World, Paul Park; Weaver, Stephen Baxter; SHORT TAKE: The Houses of Time, Jamil Nasir.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Philosopherís Apprentice, James Morrow; Bone Song, John Meaney; Last Argument of Kings, Joe Abercrombie; Black Ships, Jo Graham; SHORT TAKE: Of Love and Other Monsters, Vandana Singh.
Reviews by Cecelia Holland / 21
Lavinia, Ursula K. Le Guin; Black Ships, Jo Graham; SHORT TAKE: The Aeneid, Robert Fagles, trans.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Little Brother, Cory Doctorow; Rolling Thunder, John Varley; Marsbound, Joe Haldeman.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 25
The Baum Plan for Financial Independence and Other Stories, John Kessel; The Dragonís Nine Sons, Chris Roberson.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Small Favor, Jim Butcher; My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon, P.N. Elrod, ed.; Night Life, Caitlin Kittredge; Succubus on Top, Richelle Mead; The Glass Word, Kai Meyer; House of Cards, C.E. Murphy; The Undead Next Door, Kerrelyn Sparks.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Graham Sleight & Rich Horton / 29
Matter, Iain M. Banks; Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse, John Joseph Adams, ed.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 21, 25
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