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April 2008 • Issue 567 • Vol. 60 No. 4
41st Year of Publication • 28-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

Terry Pratchett: Acts of God / 6
Sarah Monette: Tangents and Curlicues / 68
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2008 Hugo Awards Nominations • 2007 Nebula Awards Ballot • Harrison Wins 2008 Philip K. Dick Award • 2008 Clarke Award Nominees • 2007 British Book Summary • Monumental Vess
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 Terry Pratchett, Brian Aldiss, Algis Budrys, Michael Moorcock, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
2007 World Fantasy Awards Judges • Little Brother Goes to School • BSFA Turns 50 • S&S Restructures • Amazon Bid Accepted • Publishers Weekly for Sale • New Tor Website • The Story Plant • Worldcons News • Announcements • Bookstore News • Awards News • Online News • Potter News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
D I S C W O R L D:    2 5    Y E A R S    O N    A    T U R T L E ' S    B A C K / 34
Stephen Briggs • Anna M. Caggiano • Jason Anthony
4 0    Y E A R S    O F    L O C U S ! / 36
Charles N. Brown • Gary K. Wolfe • Robert Silverberg • Joe Haldeman • Brian Aldiss • Ginjer Buchanan
Magazines Received: February / 44    Books Received: February / 45   
British Books Received: January / 56    Bestsellers / 58
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 60
Donald Ducker
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 63
Long Ago and Far Away • Visiting Firemen • Hugos! • Vote For (& Come To) the Locus Awards • This Issue • Next Issue
O B I T U A R I E S / 3 & 64
Sir Arthur C. ClarkeStephen Marlowe/Milton LesserJanet Kagan • Appreciations by Gardner Dozois, Michael Swanwick, and Gregory Frost • Jody Scott • Appreciation by Barry N. Malzberg • Gary GygaxJulian RathboneJosť B. AdolphWerner Kurt GiesaWilliam F. Buckley, Jr.Dave StevensTherezinha Monteiro DeutschRobert LegaultMuriel R. BeckerRaymond J. Smith • Appreciation for Ken Slater by Peter Weston

L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 12
The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ellen Datlow, ed.; F&SF 5/08; Celebration: 50 Yeas of the British Science Fiction Association, Ian Whates, ed.; Myth-Understandings, Ian Whates, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
F&SF 4/08; Analog 4/08; Interzone 2/08; Zahir Spring í08; Jim Baenís Universe 4/08; Coyote Wild 1/08; Fantasy 2/08; Strange Horizons 2/08; Abyss and Apex, 1Q í08; Paper Cities, Ekaterina Sedia, ed.; Transhuman, Mark L. Van Name & T.K.F. Weisskopf, eds.; Magic in the Mirrorstone, Steve Berman, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Lavinia, Ursula K. Le Guin; The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of The Year, Volume Two, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; The Starry Rift: Tales of New Tomorrows, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Nano Comes to Clifford Falls and Other Stories, Nancy Kress.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Thunderer, Felix Gilman; Poison Sleep, T.A. Pratt; Matter, Iain M. Banks; Emissaries from the Dead, Adam-Troy Castro; The Alchemistís Code, Dave Duncan; City of Ashes, Cassandra Clare.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
Dark Integers and Other Stories, Greg Egan; Incandescence, Greg Egan.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 23
House of Suns, Alastair Reynolds; The Starry Rift: Tales of New Tomorrows, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
Magic Burns, Ilona Andrews; Slipping, Cathleen Davitt Bell; Monster Blood Tattoo, Book Two: Lamplighter, D.M. Cornish; Dead Over Heels, MaryJanice Davidson; From Dead to Worse, Charlaine Harris; The Automatic Detective, A. Lee Martinez; Heroes Adrift, Moira J. Moore; Sword Masters, Selina A. Rosen; A Posse of Princesses, Sherwood Smith; Donít Hex with Texas, Shanna Swendson.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 27
The Time Machine, H.G. Wells; The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells; The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells; The First Men in the Moon, H.G. Wells.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Richard A. Lupoff & Rich Horton / 29
Lorelei of the Red Mist: Planetary Romances, Leigh Brackett; The Secret of Sinharat, Leigh Brackett; Elak of Atlantis, Henry Kuttner; The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ellen Datlow, ed.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 19, 21
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