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The December 2008 issue of Locus Magazine features:

  • Interviews with Vernor Vinge and Caitlín R. Kiernan

  • Listings of forthcoming books through September 2009

  • Report and photos from the World Fantasy Con

  • Short fiction reviews by Gardner Dozois and Rich Horton, plus reviews by Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Russell Letson, Adrienne Martini, Paul Witcover, and others, of two dozen books by Christopher Barzak, Elizabeth Bear, Orson Scott Card, Lois McMaster Bujold, and others, plus Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column on Olaf Stapledon.

  • Bibliographic listings of the month's New Books and Magazines published in the US and UK
Cover Design: Arnie Fenner

T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

December 2008 • Issue 575 • Vol. 61 No. 6
41st Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

Vernor Vinge: Surviving in Extremistan / 6
Caitlín R. Kiernan: Transmutations / 84
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 4 & 10
2008 World Fantasy Convention • World Fantasy Awards Winners • Google Book Search Settlement • 2008 PW Best Books • Amazon’s Best Books
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 Terri Windling, Ray Bradbury, Walter Jon Williams, Neil Gaiman, China Miéville, George R.R. Martin, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Death Knell for Borders? • Amazon Sales Holding • Pyr Tries Out Premium Paperbacks • WizKids Closes • Scholastic Trims Workforce with Buyout • Night Shade Joins Webscriptions • Audiobooks Up • Not-So-Long Tail • Stolen SF • Awards News • Announcements • Book News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogues Received
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 36    British Forthcoming Books / 54
C O N V E N T I O N S / 4
World Fantasy Convention
Magazines Received: October / 58    Books Received: October / 59   
British Books Received: September / 72    Bestsellers / 74
O B I T U A R I E S / 81
Michael CrichtonTony Hillerman • Appreciations by Robert Vardeman & Walter Jon Williams • Peter Vansittart • Appreciation for Barrington J. Bayley by Michael Moorcock • Hugh Cook
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 83
Calgary • World Fantasy Awards • Industry Woes • Visitors • Staff Stuff • 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
Fast Forward 2, Lou Anders, ed.; Eclipse Two, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; F&SF 10/11; Transhuman, Mark L. Van Name & T.K.F. Weisskopf, eds.; Interzone 8/08; Clockwork Phoenix, Mike Allen, ed.; Fast Ships, Black Sails, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds.; Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy, William Schafer, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Asimov’s 12/08; F&SF 12/08; Analog 12/08; Realms of Fantasy 12/08; Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #37; Angel Rising, Dirk Flinthart; Not One of Us 10/08; Greatest Uncommon Denominator Autumn ’08; Lone Star Stories 8/08; Lone Star Stories 10/08; Fantasy Magazine 12/08; Strange Horizons 11/08; Strange Horizons 12/08; Writers of the Future, Volume XXIV, Algis Budrys, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The Love We Share Without Knowing, Christopher Barzak; Eclipse Two, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters, John Langan; The Black Mirror and Other Stories: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Germany and Austria, Franz Rottensteiner, ed., Mike Mitchell, trans.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
All the Windwracked Stars, Elizabeth Bear; Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan; The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafòn; Desideria, Nicole Kornher-Stace; Dead Reign, T.A. Pratt.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 23
Ender in Exile, Orson Scott Card; The Empress of Mars, Kage Baker; Half a Crown, Jo Walton; Nation, Terry Pratchett.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
The Sharing Knife, Volume Four: Horizon, Lois McMaster Bujold; Backup, Jim Butcher; Princess of the Midnight Ball, Linda Day George; White Witch, Black Curse, Kim Harrison; A Lion Among Men, Gregory Maguire; The Accidental Sorcerer, K.E. Mills; The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness; Fortune and Fate, Sharon Shinn; Aurelie: A Faerie Tale, Heather Tomlinson.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 27
Last and First Men, Olaf Stapledon; Odd John, Olaf Stapledon; Star Maker, Olaf Stapledon.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Russell Letson, Amelia Beamer, Graham Sleight & Holliann Russell / 31
The Night Sessions, Ken MacLeod; Fluent in Fantasy: The Next Generation, Diana Tixier, Herald & Bonnie Kunzel; The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness; The Living Dead, John Joseph Adams, ed.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 21, 23
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