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August 2008 • Issue 571 • Vol. 61 No. 2
41st Year of Publication • 28-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

Michael Chabon: Streams in a River / 6
Greer Gilman: Sun and Moon and Stars / 68
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
Thomas M. Disch (1940-2008) • 2008 Locus Awards & SF Hall of Fame Induction • Campbell, Sturgeon, and Pilgrim Awards • Shirley Jackson Awards • Norton Lawsuit
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 Brian Aldiss, William Gibson, Harry Harrison, Terry Goodkind, Michael Moorcock, Mark Chadbourn, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
2009 and 2010 Nebula Awards Weekends • Stoker Awards Weekend • Contest Scam • HarperCollins Decimation Continues • Metropolis Footage Found • Online Giveaways Spur Sales • DreamHaven Downsizing • Aldrin Opposes SF • Book Production Soars, Sales Stagnate • SFBC Sold • Manga Changes • The New Classics • Awards News • Potter News • Book News • Financial News
2 0 0 8    L O C U S    A W A R D S    &    S F    H A L L    O F    F A M E    I N D U C T I O N / 5 & 34
Clarion West hosts ‘‘Virtual Lust’’ • Locus Awards • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony • Honoring the Ballantines by Frederik Pohl and Robert Silverberg
A R T H U R    C.    C L A R K E ' S    F I N A L    E G O G R A M / 38
L O C U S    S U R V E Y / 41
Magazines Received: June / 44    Books Received: June / 45   
British Books Received: May / 56    Bestsellers / 58
O B I T U A R I E S / 62
Thomas M. Disch • Appreciations by John Crowley, Michael Moorcock, Charles Platt, John Sladek, John Clute, Pamela Zoline, Dana Gioia, Richard A. Lupoff, Al Sarrantonio, Ellen Datlow, and Alice K. Turner • Jack SpeerJames KisnerJanWillem van de WeteringChingiz Aitmatov
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 70
Locus Awards Weekend and Other Enjoyable Events • Tom Disch • Corrections • Books • Locus Poll • 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 Richard Horton / 13
Interzone 6/08; Analog 9/08; F&SF 8/08; Asimov’s 8/08; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 6/08; Helix 4/08; Helix 7/08; Postscripts, Spring ’08; Realms of Fantasy 8/08; Flytrap 6/08; Plugged In, Maureen F. McHugh & L. Timmel Duchamp; A Book of Wizards, Marvin Kaye, ed.; The Ant King and Other Stories, Benjamin Rosenbaum.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Year’s Best SF 13, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.; Year’s Best Fantasy 8, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.; The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-fifth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed.; The Best of Lucius Shepard, Lucius Shepard.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
An Autumn War, Daniel Abraham; The Alchemy of Stone, Ekaterina Sedia; Song of Time, Ian R. MacLeod; Lord Tophet, Gregory Frost; The Word of God, Thomas M. Disch.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
Saturn’s Children, Charles Stross; Hilldiggers, Neal Asher.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 23
The Ant King and Other Stories, Benjamin Rosenbaum; The Time Engine, Sean McMullen.
Reviews by Richard A. Lupoff / 25
H. Beam Piper: A Biography, John F. Carr; An Itinerant House and Other Ghost Stories, Emma Frances Dawson; The Devil Chair, Victor Rousseau.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
The Magicians and Mrs. Quent, Galen Beckett; Gale Force, Rachel Caine; The Girl Who Could Fly, Victoria Forester; The Magic Thief, Sarah Prineas; Underground, Kat Richardson; King’s Shield, Sherwood Smith; The Brass Bed, Jennifer Stevenson; The Velvet Chair, Jennifer Stevenson; The Bearskin Rug, Jennifer Stevenson.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Rich Horton / 29
Extraordinary Engines, Nick Gevers, ed.; Steampunk, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 31
Works of Art, James Blish; A Case of Conscience, James Blish; Cities in Flight, James Blish.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 19, 29
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