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The November 2008 issue of Locus Magazine features:

  • Interviews with Greg Bear, Paul Melko and Gardner Dozois

  • A new column by Cory Doctorow, Why I Copyfight

  • Short fiction reviews by Gardner Dozois and Rich Horton, plus reviews by Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Russell Letson, Paul Witcover, and others, of two dozen books by Peter Straub, James P. Blaylock, Jack McDevitt, Gene Wolfe, K.J. Parker, Shaun Tan, and many others.

  • 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

November 2008 • Issue 574 • Vol. 61 No. 5
41st Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

Greg Bear: The Universal Library / 6
Paul Melko: Infinite Ohio / 39
Gardner Dozois: The Good Stuff / 68
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5
2008 British Fantasy Awards Winners & Accepters • Norton Lawsuit Reversed • 2008 (Emperor) Norton Awards
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 J.K. Rowling, Anne McCaffrey, Howard Waldrop, J.G. Ballard, Graham Joyce, Thomas Pynchon, Dean Koontz, Terry Brooks, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 10
SF Professorship • Gibson Couture • Pratchett on Alzheimer’s • Tolkien Heirs Continue Lawsuit • Richest Writers • Paolini’s Inheritance • HWA Election Results • ALA Most Challenged Books 2007 • Entertainment by the Numbers • Watching Watchmen • Potter News • Audible SF • Scholastic Cuts Back • Google Doubles Up • Magazine News • Settles with California • Contest News • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Other Media Received
C O M M E N T A R Y / 34
Cory Doctorow: Why I Copyfight
Magazines Received: September / 41    Books Received: September / 42   
British Books Received: August / 56    Bestsellers / 58
O B I T U A R I E S / 64
Barrington J. Bayley • Appreciation by Michael Moorcock • James P. KillusPat Kavanagh • Appreciations for Brian M. Thomsen by Ed Greenwood, Tom Dupree, and Michael Armstrong
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 67
Lunch With Neil • BayCon 1968 • Other Visitors • Seattle • Online Special Feature • This Issue/Next Issue

L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Gardnerspace: Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 13; Interzone 6/08; Analog 7-8/08; F&SF 9/08; Clarkesworld 3/08; Clarkesworld 4/08; Asimov’s 9/08; Seeds of Change, John Joseph Adams, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Fantasy Magazine 9/08; Fantasy Magazine 10/08; Fantasy Magazine 11/08; Realms of Fantasy 10/08; Shimmer Spring ’08; Analog 11/08; Interzone 8/08; Weird Tales 7-8/08; Coyote Wild 8/08; Shadow Unit, Season 1; The Hiss of Escaping Air, Christopher Golden; Otherwordly Maine, Noreen Doyle, ed.; Tesseracts Twelve, Claude Lalumière, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Poe’s Children: The New Horror, Peter Straub, ed.; The Drowned Life, Jeffrey Ford; The Wall of America, Thomas M. Disch; The Proteus Sails Again: Further Adventures at the End of the World, Thomas M. Disch; Space Magic, David D. Levine.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Knights of the Cornerstone, James P. Blaylock; Anchorwick, Jeffrey E. Barlough; Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six after the Collapse of the United States of America, Brian Francis Slattery; The Autopsy and Other Tales, Michael Shea; Long Walks, Last Flights, and Other Strange Journeys, Ken Scholes.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
Cryptic: The Best Short Fiction of Jack McDevitt, Jack McDevitt; The Devil’s Eye, Jack McDevitt.
Reviews by Paul Witcover / 23
An Evil Guest, Gene Wolfe; The Quiet War, Paul McAuley; Zoe’s Tale, John Scalzi; Mind Over Ship, David Marusek; Health Agent, Jeffrey Thomas.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle, Jim Butcher & Ardian Syaf; The Two Pearls of Wisdom (in the US as Eon: Dragoneye Reborn), Alison Goodman; Wild Talent, Eileen Kernaghan; Pure Blood, Caitlin Kittredge; Savvy, Ingrid Law; Sucks to Be Me, Kimberly Pauley; The Cabinet of Wonders, Marie Rutkoski; Heroes of the Valley, Jonathan Stroud.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Adrienne Martini, Richard A. Lupoff, Rich Horton & Graham Sleight / 27
The Company, K.J. Parker; Alive in Necropolis, Doug Dorst; The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls, John R. King; Eclipse Two, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Fast Forward 2, Lou Anders, ed.; The Domino Men, Jonathan Barnes.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 29
A Lovecraft Retrospective: Artists Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, Jerad Walters, ed.; Tales From Outer Suburbia, Shaun Tan; The Paintings of J. Allen St. John: Grand Master of Fantasy, Stephen D. Korshak & J. David Spurlock; Comic Art Now, Dez Skinn, ed.; SHORT TAKES: Sparrow Number Six: Rick Berry, Rick Berry; The Good Neighbors, Book One: Kin, Holly Black, illustrated by Ted Naifeh.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 21
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