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The October 2008 issue of Locus Magazine features:

  • Interviews with Ursula K. Le Guin and Tobias S. Buckell

  • Reports from Denvention 3, this year's World Science Fiction Convention

  • An essay by Frederik Pohl about Sir Arthur C. Clarke

  • A new review column by Gardner Dozois, plus reviews by Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Russell Letson, and others, of two dozen two books by Paul McAuley, Nick Harkaway, Jo Walton, Judith Moffett, Neal Asher, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, and many others; plus Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrow's" column on classic titles by Ursula K. Le Guin.

  • Bibliographic listings of the month's New Books and Magazines published in the US and UK

Over the next three weeks, Locus Online will post samples from this issue: Locus Bestsellers; New & Notable books; excerpts from the interviews; and two selected reviews. The complete table of contents follows.

Cover Design: Arnie Fenner

T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

October 2008 • Issue 573 • Vol. 61 No. 4
41st Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Age of Saturn / 4
Tobias S. Buckell: A Box Full of Words / 68
P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 6
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Ray Bradbury, Mike Resnick, Charles Stross, Ian McDonald, George R.R. Martin, Robert J. Sawyer, and many others
D E N V E N T I O N    3 :
   T h e    6 6 T H    W O R L D    S C I E N C E    F I C T I O N    C O N V E N T I O N / 8
Report by Amelia Beamer and Liza Groen Trombi • Report on the WSFS Business Meeting by Cheryl Morgan & Kevin Standlee
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 11
Hopkinson, Proulx Win 2008 Sunburst Awards • 2008 British Fantasy Awards • Harper's Angry Robot • Colfer Goes Hitchhiking
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 12
Analog and Asimovís Enlarge and Shrink • Big Mouth for Small Beer • Harlequin Gets Younger • Rushdie Settles Suit • Rowling Wins Lawsuit • Meyer Manuscript Leaked • Wizards Layoffs • Morality Clause • Publishing News Folds • Watchmen in Dispute • AuthorScam • B&N Makes Adjustments • YA Fantasy Tops Costa Poll • eBay Changes Continue • Worldcons News • Book News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogues Received
F R E D E R I K    P O H L    O N    S I R    A R T H U R    C.    C L A R K E / 42
Sir Arthur and I by Frederik Pohl • Arthur C. Clarkeís Final Instructions
Magazines Received: August / 46    Books Received: August / 47   
British Books Received: July / 58    Bestsellers / 60
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 65
September Song • Convention Redux • Black-eye Charlie • Visitors • This Issue • Next Issue • Renewals
O B I T U A R I E S / 67
David Foster Wallace Brian M. ThomsenGregory McDonaldJames CrumleyJoan Winston
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 67
Stephen Jones

L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Gardnerspace: Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 15
F&SF 6/08; F&SF 7/08; F&SF 8/08; Asimovís 8/08; The Starry Rift, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Sideways in Crime, Lou Anders, ed.; The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume Two, George Mann, ed.; Analog 4/08.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 16
Asimovís 10-11/08; F&SF 10-11/08; Postscripts Summer í08; Strange Horizons 7-8/08; Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #36; Gaslight Grimoire, J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepotec, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 19
The Quiet War, Paul McAuley; The Gone-Away World, Nick Harkaway; How to Make Friends With Demons, Graham Joyce (In the UK as Memoirs of a Master Forger, William Heaney).
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Half a Crown, Jo Walton; The Bird Shaman, Judith Moffett; Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory; The Enchantress of Florence, Salman Rushdie; Blood of Elves, Andrzej Sapkowski, Eanusia Stok, trans.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Line War, Neal Asher; The Steel Remains, Richard Morgan; Juggler of Worlds, Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
Harmony, C.F. Bentley; The Painted Man (In the US as The Warded Man), Peter V. Brett; The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins; Riders of the Storm, Julie E. Czerneda; Rapunzelís Revenge, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale & Nathan Hale; Gentleman Takes a Chance, Sarah A. Hoyt; Duainfey, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller; The Soldier King, Violette Malan; Melting Stones, Tamora Pierce; Cast in Fury, Michelle Sagara.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Rich Horton / 27
Fast Ships, Black Sails, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 28
The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin; The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula K. Le Guin; The Dispossessed, Ursula K. Le Guin; Always Coming Home, Ursula K. Le Guin.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 17, 19, 21, 23
Quoted Without Comment / 48
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