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The March 2009 issue of Locus Magazine features:

  • Listings of Forthcoming Books in the US and UK, through December 2009

  • Interviews with Michael Swanwick and Ken Scholes

  • News about Neil Gaiman's Newbery Award win, the closing of Realms of Fantasy, and the restructuring of HarperCollins

  • A new column by Cory Doctorow

  • 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 Walter Jon Williams, Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle, David Weber, Carrie Vaughn, and many others .

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

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March 2009 • Issue 578 • Vol. 62 No. 3
42nd Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

Michael Swanwick: God Reached Down and Flicked a Switch / 6
Ken Scholes: Ambushed by Story / 64
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 Tom Deitz, Karl Schroeder, Nicola Griffith, Joss Whedon, Gene Wolfe, Iain Banks, J.R.R. Tolkien, and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
Gaiman Wins Newbery Award • Realms of Fantasy Folds • Inaugural SFWA Solstice Awards • HarperCollins Restructures • Distribution Woes • Wildside, Prime, and Juno Split
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Wheatland Suspended • The Return of Lapine • Kingís Kindle Story • Google Settlement Site Up • Haikasoru • Manga Sales Drop • Diamond Raises Bar on Comics • Clarke Award Longlist • Book World Folds • PW Problems • Expo Updates • Publishers Lose 1200 in 2008 • Kay Becomes Original Penguin • POD Publishers Combine • Baen Contest • Kindle Audio Brouhaha • Announcements • Publishing News • Digital Publishing News • Financial News
C O M M E N T A R Y / 25
Cory Doctorow: In Praise of the Sales Force
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 28    British Forthcoming Books / 38
I N T E R N A T I O N A L / 44
International Report from India
Magazines Received: January / 46    Books Received: January / 47   
British Books Received: December / 54    Bestsellers / 56
O B I T U A R I E S / 78
John UpdikeRichard Alexander Steuart Gordon Alfred A. Knopf Jr.Lino Aldani
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 62
Weather • Visitors • John Updike • More Publishing Disasters • Dieting • Worldcons • Books, Books, Books • Locus Poll & Survey • Proofreading • This Issue/Next Issue • Gong Hei Fat Choy • Travel
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 63
Frederik Pohl • Mike Ashley • Robert Laughlin

L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Gardnerspace: Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 12
F&SF 1/09; F&SF 2/09; Asimovís 1/09; Asimovís 2/09; Subterranean Winter í09;; The West Pier Gazette and Other Stories, Quercus One, Paul Brazier, ed.; Clarksworld 1/09.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Asimovís 3/09; F&SF 3/09; Jim Baenís Universe 2/09; Strange Horizons 1/09; Fantasy Magazine 2/09; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/09; Clarkesworld 1/09; Clarkesworld 2/09; Lace and Blade 2, Deborah J. Ross, ed.; Seven for a Secret, Elizabeth Bear; Distances, Vandana Singh.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
This Is Not a Game, Walter Jon Williams; Buyout, Alexander Irvine; We Never Talk About My Brother, Peter S. Beagle; SHORT TAKE: The Other in the Mirror, Philip Josť Farmer.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
The Adamantine Palace, Stephen Deas; Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (in Australia as The Two Pearls of Wisdom), Alison Goodman; Palimpsest, Catherynne M. Valente; The Painted Man (in the US as The Warded Man), Peter V. Brett; Spell Games, T.A. Pratt; SHORT TAKE: Seven for a Secret, Elizabeth Bear.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 19
Escape from Hell, Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle; Coyote Horizon, Allen Steele.
Reviews by Paul Witcover / 21
Storm From the Shadows, David Weber; Shadow of the Scorpion, Neal Asher; Seeds of Earth, Michael Cobley.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23
Persistence of Memory, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes; Bone Crossed, Patricia Briggs; Unfallen Dead, Mark del Franco; You Are So Undead to Me, Stacey Jay; Longeye, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller; Phenomenal Girl 5, A.J. Menden; Starclimber, Kenneth Oppel; Hopeís Folly, Linnea Sinclair; Living with Ghosts, Kari Sperring; Kitty and the Dead Manís Hand, Carrie Vaughn; Kitty Raises Hell, Carrie Vaughn.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 17, 19

Books reviewed in this issue, listed by author (indicating reviewer)

Asher, Neal • Shadow of the Scorpion (Paul Witcover)
Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia • Persistence of Memory (Carolyn Cushman)
Beagle, Peter S. • We Never Talk About My Brother (Gary K. Wolfe)
Bear, Elizabeth • Seven for a Secret (Faren Miller)
Bear, Elizabeth • Seven for a Secret (Rich Horton)
Brazier, Paul, ed. • The West Pier Gazette and Other Stories, Quercus One (Gardner Dozois)
Brett, Peter V. • The Painted Man (Faren Miller)
Brett, Peter V. • The Warded Man (Faren Miller)
Briggs, Patricia • Bone Crossed (Carolyn Cushman)
Cobley, Michael • The Seeds of Earth (Paul Witcover)
Deas, Stephen • The Adamantine Palace (Faren Miller)
Del Franco, Mark • Unfallen Dead (Carolyn Cushman)
Farmer, Philip Josť • The Other in the Mirror (Gary K. Wolfe)
Goodman, Alison • Eon: Dragoneye Reborn (Faren Miller)
Goodman, Alison • The Two Pearls of Wisdom (Faren Miller)
Irvine, Alexander C. • Buyout (Gary K. Wolfe)
Jay, Stacey • You Are So Undead to Me (Carolyn Cushman)
Lee, Sharon, & Steve Miller • Longeye (Carolyn Cushman)
Menden, A. J. • Phenomenal Girl 5 (Carolyn Cushman)
Niven, Larry, & Jerry Pournelle • Escape from Hell (Russell Letson)
Oppel, Kenneth • Starclimber (Carolyn Cushman)
Pratt, T. A. • Spell Games (Faren Miller)
Ross, Deborah J. • Lace and Blade 2 (Rich Horton)
Sinclair, Linnea • Hope's Folly (Carolyn Cushman)
Singh, Vandana • Distances (Rich Horton)
Sperring, Kari • Living with Ghosts (Carolyn Cushman)
Steele, Allen • Coyote Horizon (Russell Letson)
Valente, Catherynne M. • Palimpsest (Faren Miller)
Vaughn, Carrie • Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand (Carolyn Cushman)
Vaughn, Carrie • Kitty Raises Hell (Carolyn Cushman)
Weber, David • Storm from the Shadows (Paul Witcover)
Williams, Walter Jon • This Is Not a Game (Gary K. Wolfe)
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