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The June 2009 issue of Locus Magazine features:

  • Interviews with Robert Charles Wilson and Kay Kenyon

  • Listings of Forthcoming Books in the US and UK through March 2010

  • Coverage of Nebula Awards Weekend, and lots of news

  • Obituaries of Tom Dietz and others, plus an appreciation of Ken Rand by Kevin J. Anderson, and a report from the Forrest J Ackerman Memorial by John De Chancie

  • 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 books by Gene Wolfe, China Miéville, Jay Lake, Charles Stross, and many others

  • Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrow" column, about Octavia E. Butler


T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

June 2009 • Issue 581 • Vol. 62 No. 6
42nd Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

I N T E R V I E W S
Robert Charles Wilson: The Cosmic and the Intimate / 6
Kay Kenyon: No Apologies / 72
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 Eric Flint, Cormac McCarthy, Terry Pratchett, Elizabeth Hand, Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris, Jane Yolen & Midori Snyder, Robert J. Sawyer, and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2009 Nebula Awards Weekend • MacLeod Wins Clarke • Ness and Shawl Win Tiptree • Sturgeon Award Finalists • Amazon Expands Again • Google Search Settlement Suspect
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Spectra Switches • Norton Lawsuit Finally Ends • Salmon of Doubt on the Radio • Heinlein Prize Trust Winner • Harlequin Teen • Source Interlink Goes Private • B&N Launches Audiobook Store • Worldcons News • Announcements • Book News • Awards News • Magazine News • Publishing News • Financial News • International Rights
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 36    British Forthcoming Books / 46
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: April / 52    Books Received: April / 53   
British Books Received: March / 62    Bestsellers / 64
O B I T U A R I E S / 69
Tom Deitz • Appreciation by Brad Strickland Jack Owen Jardine Hans Holzer Jonathan Bayliss A. Langley Searles • Appreciation of Ken Rand by Kevin J. Anderson • Forrest J Ackerman Memorial by John De Chancie (Page 9)
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 70
David G. Hartwell
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 71
Locus Family News • Barbecue • Visitors • Books • Subterranean Press • Subscription Rates • This Issue • Looking Ahead



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
F&SF 6-7/09; Asimov’s 6/09; Analog 1-2/09; Lone Star Stories 2/09; Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show 3/09; The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny: Volume One: Threshold, Roger Zelazny; The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny: Volume Two: Power & Light, Roger Zelazny; The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson: Volume 1: Call Me Joe, Poul Anderson; The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet, Vandana Singh.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
This Is the Summer of Love: Postscripts #18, Peter Crowther & Nick Gevers, eds.; F&SF 6-7/09; Analog 6/09; Asimov’s 6/09; Interzone 3-4/09; Black Gate Spring ’09; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4/9/09; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4/23/09; Tor.com 3/09; Tor.com 4/09; Farrago’s Wainscot 4/09; Subterranean Winter ’09, Spring ’09; Everland and Other Stories, Paul Witcover; New Ceres Nights, Alisa Krasnostein & Tehani Wessely, eds.; The New Yorker 4/23/09.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The Best of Gene Wolfe, Gene Wolfe; Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction, Sharyn November, ed.; Canary Fever: Reviews, John Clute; SHORT TAKE: The Fire in the Stone: Prehistoric Fiction from Charles Darwin to Jean M. Auel, Nicholas Ruddick.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
The City & The City, China Miéville; In Ashes Lie, Marie Brennan; Warbreaker, Brandon Sanderson; Best Served Cold, Joe Abercrombie; Green, Jay Lake; SHORT TAKES: The Good Humor Man, Andrew Fox; Centuries Ago and Very Fast, Rebecca Ore.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Wireless, Charles Stross; David Falkayn: Star Trader, Poul Anderson; Conspirator, C.J. Cherryh.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 25
The Vorkosigan Companion, Lillian Stewart Carl & John Helfers, eds.; Steal Across the Sky, Nancy Kress; Monster, A. Lee Martinez; Planet of Mystery, Terry Bisson; Billy’s Book, Terry Bisson; Norse Code, Greg van Eekhout; Green, Jay Lake.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23
The Shadow Queen, Anne Bishop; New Blood, Gail Dayton; Faery Moon, P.R. Frost; Some Girls Bite, Chloe Neill; Bloodhound, Tamora Pierce; The Magic Thief: Lost, Sarah Prineas; The Farwalker’s Quest, Joni Sensel; Storm Glass, Maria V. Snyder; Thirteenth Child, Patricia C. Wrede.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 29
Bloodchild and Other Stories, Octavia E. Butler; Patternmaster, Octavia E. Butler; Kindred, Octavia E. Butler; Dawn, Octavia E. Butler.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Richard A. Lupoff, Stefan Dziemianowicz, & Amelia Beamer / 31
From the Pen of Paul: The Fantastic Images of Frank R. Paul, Frank R. Paul; The Big Book of Necon, Bob Booth, ed.; Powers: Secret Histories: A Bibliography, John Berlyne, ed.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 21, 25



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

Abercrombie, Joe • Best Served Cold (Faren Miller)
Abercrombie, Joe • Best Served Cold (Faren Miller)
Anderson, Poul • The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volume 1: Call Me Joe (Gardner Dozois)
Anderson, Poul • David Falkayn: Star Trader (Russell Letson)
Berlyne, John • Powers: Secret Histories: A Bibliography (Amelia Beamer)
Bishop, Anne • The Shadow Queen (Carolyn Cushman)
Bisson, Terry • Billy's Book (Adrienne Martini)
Bisson, Terry • Planet of Mystery (Adrienne Martini)
Booth, Bob • The Big Book of Necon (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Brennan, Marie • In Ashes Lie (Faren Miller)
Butler, Octavia E. • Bloodchild and Other Stories (Graham Sleight)
Butler, Octavia E. • Dawn (Graham Sleight)
Butler, Octavia E. • Kindred (Graham Sleight)
Butler, Octavia E. • Patternmaster (Graham Sleight)
Carl, Lillian Stewart, & Martin H. Greenberg • The Vorkosigan Companion: The Universe of Lois McMaster Bujold (Adrienne Martini)
Cherryh, C. J. • Conspirator (Russell Letson)
Clute, John • Canary Fever: Reviews (Gary K. Wolfe)
Crowther, Peter, & Nick Gevers, eds. • This is the Summer of Love: Postscripts #18 (Rich Horton)
Dayton, Gail • New Blood (Carolyn Cushman)
Fox, Andrew • The Good Humor Man, Or, Calorie 3501 (Faren Miller)
Frost, P. R. • Faery Moon (Carolyn Cushman)
Krasnostein, Alisa, & Tehani Wessely, eds. • New Ceres Nights (Rich Horton)
Kress, Nancy • Steal Across the Sky (Adrienne Martini)
Lake, Jay • Green (Adrienne Martini)
Lake, Jay • Green (Faren Miller)
Martinez, A. Lee • Monster (Adrienne Martini)
Miéville, China • The City & the City (Faren Miller)
Miéville, China • The City & the City (Faren Miller)
Neill, Chloe • Some Girls Bite (Carolyn Cushman)
November, Sharyn, ed. • Firebirds Soaring (Gary K. Wolfe)
Ore, Rebecca • Centuries Ago and Very Fast (Faren Miller)
Paul, Frank R. • From the Pen of Paul: The Fantastic Images of Frank R. Paul (Richard A. Lupoff)
Pierce, Tamora • Bloodhound (Carolyn Cushman)
Prineas, Sarah • The Magic Thief: Lost (Carolyn Cushman)
Ruddick, Nicholas • The Fire in the Stone: Prehistoric Fiction from Charles Darwin to Jean M. Auel (Gary K. Wolfe)
Sanderson, Brandon • Warbreaker (Faren Miller)
Sensel, Joni • The Farwalker's Quest (Carolyn Cushman)
Singh, Vandana • The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet (Gardner Dozois)
Snyder, Maria V. • Storm Glass (Carolyn Cushman)
Stross, Charles • Wireless (Russell Letson)
van Eekhout, Greg • Norse Code (Adrienne Martini)
Witcover, Paul • Everland and Other Stories (Rich Horton)
Wolfe, Gene • The Best of Gene Wolfe (Gary K. Wolfe)
Wrede, Patricia C. • Thirteenth Child (Carolyn Cushman)
Zelazny, Roger • The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny, Volume 1: Threshold (Gardner Dozois)
Zelazny, Roger • The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny, Volume 2: Power & Light (Gardner Dozois)
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