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The April 2009 issue of Locus Magazine features:

  • Interviews with Graham Joyce and Ekaterina Sedia

  • News of the Hugo Awards nominations, Nebula Awards final ballot, SF Hall of Fame inductees, and other awards.

  • An obituary of Philip José Farmer with appreciations Gary K. Wolfe, Joe Haldeman, and others

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

  • Short fiction reviews by Gardner Dozois and Rich Horton, plus reviews by Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Russell Letson, Adrienne Martini, and others, of two dozen books by China Mieville, Sarah Monette, Poul Anderson, Adam Roberts, and many others

  • Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column, about Frank Herbert's Dune

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April 2009 • Issue 579 • Vol. 62 No. 4
42nd Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

Graham Joyce: Ghost Writing / 6
Ekaterina Sedia: Secret History / 68
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 Murray Leinster, Tanith Lee, Nalo Hopkinson, Greg Bear, Orson Scott Card, Robert J. Sawyer and many others
P H O T O    S T O R I E S / 9
Poe in Pennsylvania • Dubai Literary Festival
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2009 Hugo Awards Nominations • 2008 Nebula Awards Ballot • 2009 Clarke Award Nominees • 2009 SF Hall of Fame Inductees • Realms Revived • 2008 Stoker Ballot
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Angry Robot Launch • 2009 Philip K. Dick Award Judges • Sci Fi/Syfy • Solaris for Sale • Ellison Sues • Cussler Loses Case • Barnes and Noble Buys Fictionwise • Kevin J. Anderson Rocks • Ackerman Auction • Borders Embattled • Amazon Backs Down • Amazon Defends Kindle • King's Kindle Exclusive • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Off the Block • Random Buys Ten Speed • Clarion South Seeking Donations • EU Allows VAT Cut for E-books • Google Book Settlement News • Anderson News Closes and Sues • Big Money for Books • Suvudu Free First Book Library • Free Book Free-for-All • Patterson's Chain Thriller • Announcements • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogues Received
O B I T U A R I E S / 32 & 67
Philip José Farmer (1918-2009) and appreciations from Gary K. Wolfe, Joe Haldeman, Christopher Paul Carey, Mary A. Turzillo, and Richard A. Lupoff • Edward UpwardJames PurdyChuck CrayneAndré Caroff
2 0 0 8    B R I T I S H    B O O K    S U M M A R Y / 42
Magazines Received: February / 46    Books Received: February / 47   
British Books Received: January / 56    Bestsellers / 58
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 70
Our Anniversary • Hugo Nomination • Visitors • Awards Nominations • More Awards • Phil • Asides • This Issue • Next Issue • Locus Awards Voting & Ceremony

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
Other Earths, Nick Gevers & Jay Lake, eds.; We Think, Therefore We Are, Peter Crowther, ed.; Cyberabad Days, Ian McDonald; F&SF 3/09; Asimov's 3/09; Apex Magazine 2/09; Apex Magazine 1/09;
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
We Think, Therefore We Are, Peter Crowther, ed.; Crime Spells, Martin H. Greenberg & Loren L. Coleman, eds.; Ages of Wonder, Julie E. Czerneda & Rob St. Martin, eds.; Other Earths, Nick Gevers & Jay Lake, eds.; Realms of Fantasy 4/09; F&SF 4-5/09; Analog 4/09; Strange Horizons 2/09; 1/09; 2/09; Abyss & Apex 1st Quarter '09; Lone Star Stories 2/09; Poe, Ellen Datlow, ed.; The Sun Inside, David J. Schwartz.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The City & The City, China Miéville; The Manual of Detection, Jedediah Berry; Everland and Other Stories, Paul Witcover; The Yggyssey: How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts, Found Out Where They Went, and Went There, Daniel Pinkwater; Cheek by Jowl, Ursula K. Le Guin.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Corambis, Sarah Monette; Kings and Assassins, Lane Robins; The Dark Volume, Gordon Dahlquist; Hand of Isis, Jo Graham; The Ten Thousand, Paul Kearney.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volume One: Call Me Joe, Poul Anderson; The Revolution Business, Charles Stross.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 23
Yellow Blue Tibia, Adam Roberts; This Is Not a Game, Walter Jon Williams; The Caryatids, Bruce Sterling; The Mystery of Grace, Charles de Lint.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
Worldweavers: Cybermage, Alma Alexander; The Glassmaker's Daughter, V. Briceland; Turn Coat, Jim Butcher; Flinx Transcendent, Alan Dean Foster; Imager, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.; A Forthcoming Wizard, Jody Lynn Nye; Mortal Coils, Eric Nyland; Prophets; S. Andrew Swann.
Review by Richard A. Lupoff / 27
The Dracula Dossier, James Reese.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 29
Dune, Frank Herbert.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 31
The Dangerous Alphabet, Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Gris Grimley; Forging Dragons, John Howe; Gothic Art Now, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, ed.; SHORT TAKE: Dragon's Dream, Roger Dean.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 21

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

Alexander, Alma • Worldweavers: Cybermage (Carolyn Cushman)
Anderson, Poul • The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volume 1: Call Me Joe (Russell Letson)
Becket-Griffith, Jasmine • Gothic Art Now (Karen Haber)
Berry, Jedediah • The Manual of Detection (Gary K. Wolfe)
Briceland, V. • The Glassmaker's Daughter (Carolyn Cushman)
Butcher, Jim • Turn Coat (Carolyn Cushman)
Crowther, Peter, ed. • We Think, Therefore We Are (Gardner Dozois)
Crowther, Peter, ed. • We Think, Therefore We Are (Rich Horton)
Czerneda, Julie E., & Rob St. Martin • Ages of Wonder (Rich Horton)
Dahlquist, Gordon • The Dark Volume (Faren Miller)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Poe (Rich Horton)
de Lint, Charles • The Mystery of Grace (Adrienne Martini)
Dean, Roger • Dragon's Dream (Karen Haber)
Foster, Alan Dean • Flinx Transcendent (Carolyn Cushman)
Gaiman, Neil, illustrated by Gris Grimly • The Dangerous Alphabet (Karen Haber)
Gevers, Nick, & Jay Lake, eds. • Other Earths (Gardner Dozois)
Gevers, Nick, & Jay Lake, eds. • Other Earths (Rich Horton)
Graham, Jo • Hand of Isis (Faren Miller)
Greenberg, Martin H., & Loren L. Coleman, eds. • Crime Spells (Rich Horton)
Herbert, Frank • Dune (Graham Sleight)
Howe, John • Forging Dragons (Karen Haber)
Kearney, Paul • The Ten Thousand (Faren Miller)
Le Guin, Ursula K. • Cheek by Jowl: Essays (Gary K. Wolfe)
McDonald, Ian • Cyberabad Days (Gardner Dozois)
Miéville, China • The City & the City (Gary K. Wolfe)
Modesitt, L. E., Jr. • Imager: The First Book of the Imager Portfolio (Carolyn Cushman)
Monette, Sarah • Corambis (Faren Miller)
Nye, Jody Lynn • A Forthcoming Wizard (Carolyn Cushman)
Nylund, Eric • Mortal Coils (Carolyn Cushman)
Pinkwater, Daniel M. • The Yggyssey: How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts, Found Out Where They Went, and Went There (Gary K. Wolfe)
Reese, James • The Dracula Dossier (Richard A. Lupoff)
Roberts, Adam • Yellow Blue Tibia (Adrienne Martini)
Robins, Lane • Kings and Assassins (Faren Miller)
Schwartz, David J. • The Sun Inside (Rich Horton)
Sterling, Bruce • Caryatids (Adrienne Martini)
Stross, Charles • The Revolution Business (Russell Letson)
Swann, S. Andrew • Prophets (Carolyn Cushman)
Williams, Walter Jon • This Is Not a Game (Adrienne Martini)
Witcover, Paul • Everland and Other Stories (Gary K. Wolfe)
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