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July 2008 • Issue 570 • Vol. 61 No. 1
41st Year of Publication • 28-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

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
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 LarrabeitiRory RootLyuben 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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