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July 2008 Issue 570 Vol. 61 No. 1
I N T E R V I E W S
Garth Nix: Balancing Act / 6
Christopher Barzak: Imaginary Autobiography / 76
M A I N S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
Algis Budrys (1931-2008) Locus Awards Winners 2008 Campbell and Sturgeon Finalists Amazon Embattled
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 Howard Waldrop, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Greg Egan, Stephen Baxter, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
Dick Breaks Records What’s Your Story? Auction Borders Bought Overseas Odd Koontz Movie Disney Gets Graphic Microsoft Stops Scanning Kids Prefer Paper Coelho’s Collaborative Film Worldcons News Awards News Publishing News Announcements Online News Financial News International Rights
C O M M E N T A R Y / 33
Cory Doctorow: Nature’s Daredevils: Writing for Young Audiences
L O C U S L O O K S A T Y A F I C T I O N / 36
Introduction By the Numbers Neil Gaiman Graham Joyce Sharyn November Holly Black Justine Larbalestier Scott Westerfeld Ruth Katcher Kathleen Duey Sarah Beth Durst
L O C U S P O L L / 48
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: May / 53 Books Received: May / 54
British Books Received: April / 64 Bestsellers / 66
O B I T U A R I E S / 5 & 70
Algis Budrys Appreciations by Frederik Pohl, Barry N. Malzberg, Tim Powers, Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Alex & Phyllis Eisenstein, and Mike Resnick Robert Lynn Asprin Appreciations by Jody Lynn Nye, Peter Heck, and Susan Allison Michael De Larrabeiti Rory Root Lyuben Dilov
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 75
Staphing Problems A.J. Budrys Visitors Paul Witcover YA Fiction 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 / 14
Asimov’s 8/08; F&SF 8/08; Clockwork Phoenix, Mike Allen, ed.; Dreaming Again, Jack Dann, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Analog’s 7-8/08; F&SF 7/08; Asimov’s 7/08; Strange Horizons 4/08; Strange Horizons 5/08; Intergalactic Medicine Show 4/08; Fantasy Magazine 5/08; Clarkesworld 5/08; Fictitious Force #5; Greatest Uncommon Denominator Spring ’08; Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #33; Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #34; Not One of Us 4/08; Paradox Spring ’08.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan; The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman; Flora’s Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room), Ysabeau S. Wilce; Pretty Monsters: Stories, Kelly Link; White Sands, Red Menace, Ellen Klages; Three Ways to Snog an Alien, Graham Joyce; Lord Tophet, Gregory Frost.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Exodus, Julie Bertagna; Monster Blood Tattoo, Book One: Foundling, D.M. Cornish; Monster Blood Tattoo, Book Two: Lamplighter, D.M. Cornish; Tigerheart, Peter David; House of Many Ways, Diana Wynne Jones; Chalice, Robin McKinley; Frozen Fire, Tom Bowler; Ink Exchange, Melissa Marr.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
The Prefect, Alastair Reynolds; Judge, Karen Traviss.
Reviews by Paul Witcover / 25
The H-Bomb Girl, Stephen Baxter; MultiReal, David Louis Edelman; City at the End of Time, Greg Bear; Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory; The Ninth Circle, Alex Bell.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Amelia Beamer / 27
Pretty Monsters, Kelly Link.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
Bewitching Season, Marissa Doyle; Out of the Wild, Sarah Beth Durst; Twice Upon a Marigold, Jean Ferris; Dragon Flight, Jessica Day George; House of Many Ways, Diana Wynne Jones; How to Ditch Your Fairy, Justine Larbalestier; The Ruby Key, Holly Lisle; The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great, Gerald Morris; Princess Ben, Catherine Gilbert Murdock; The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 6: Superior Sunday, Garth Nix; Lily Dale: Believing, Wendy Corsi Staub; Nurk, Ursula Vernon; Secret Histories (from Tor as Jack: Secret Histories), F. Paul Wilson.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 31
Life of Pi: The Illustrated Edition, Yann Martel, illustrated by Tomislav Torjanac; Coraline, Neil Gaiman, illustrated by P. Craig Russell; David Michael Bowers: The Evolution of an Artist, Robert J. Trombetta; Paint or Pixel: The Digital Divide in Illustrated Art, Jane Frank, ed.; SHORT TAKES: Mother Goose: Numbers on the Loose, Leo & Diane Dillon; The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum, Kate Bernheimer, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli; The Moon Rock, Boriana & Vladimir Todorov.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 27, 29
Quoted Without Comment / 53, 56
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