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September 2008 • Issue 572 • Vol. 61 No. 3
41st Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

Neal Stephenson: And Now the News / 6
Gregory Frost: True Stories / 76
H U G O    A W A R D S / 4
2008 Hugo Awards Winners • Complete Hugo Voting • 2008 Hugo Awards Ceremony
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
World Fantasy Awards Nominations • Clarion West Turns 25 • Denvention 3 • Writers of the Future
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 Harlan Ellison, Ben Bova, Spider Robinson, Salman Rushdie, Philip Josť Farmer, Robert Jordan, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Discoveries Canceled • PW on the Block • Eaton SF Conference • Shire Foreclosure • Amazon Buys AbeBooks • Amazon Antitrust Suit • Rushdie on Censorship • Fake Signers Wanted • Sony Reader Expands • Awards News • Worldcons News • Potter News • Book News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights
C O M M E N T A R Y / 29
Cory Doctorow: Macropayments
I N T E R N A T I O N A L 32
SF in Brazil • International Books and Magazines Received
C O N V E N T I O N S 41
Readerson #19
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 44    British Forthcoming Books / 54
Magazines Received: July / 58    Books Received: July / 59   
British Books Received: June / 66    Bestsellers / 68
O B I T U A R I E S / 73
Alexander SolzhenitsynGeorge W. Proctor • Appreciations by Robert E. Vardeman and Pierce Watters • Donald CallanderPauline Baynes • Appreciation by Martin Springett
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 74
Linda E. Bushyager • Kenneth W. Davis • Spider Robinson • Al Sarrantonio
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 75
Thank you! • Denvention 3 • WOTF • SF Comes Through • Other Visitors • Finale

L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
F&SF 9/08; Asimovís 9/08; Black Gate Summer í08; Intergalactic Medicine Show 7/08; Fantasy Magazine 6/08; Fantasy Magazine 7/08; Clarkesworld 7/08; Electric Velocipede Spring í08; Subterranean Spring í08; The Situation, Jeff VanderMeer.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Anathem, Neal Stephenson; The Yearís Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, & Gavin J. Grant, eds.; The Best of Michael Swanwick, Michael Swanwick.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Long Look, Richard Parks; Ink and Steel, Elizabeth Bear; Hell and Earth, Elizabeth Bear; The Shadow Pavilion, Liz Williams.
Reviews by Paul Witcover / 23
The January Dancer, Michael Flynn; Anathem, Neal Stephenson; Varanger, Cecelia Holland; Dogs, Nancy Kress.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
The Good Neighbors Book One: Kin, Holly Black & Ted Naifeh; Graceling, Kristin Cashore; Girl Genius: Book Seven: Agatha Heterodyne and the Voice of the Castle, Phil Foglio & Kaja Foglio; A Match Made in Hell, Teri Garey; Havemercy, Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett; Foundation, Mercedes Lackey; Pendragon Graphic Novel Book One: The Merchant of Death, D.J. MacHale & Carla Speed McNeil; The Hunt for the Seventh, Christine Morton-Shaw; Night Shift, Lilith Saintcrow.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 19, 23
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