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The September 2009 issue of Locus Magazine features:

  • Tributes to Locus co-founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief Charles N. Brown, by Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, Brian Aldiss, and many others

  • Interviews with Larry Niven and John Clute

  • A new column by Cory Doctorow, "Special Pleading"

  • Winners of this year's Hugo Awards, with a report on the awards ceremony and a breakdown of voting results

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

  • 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, Paul Witcover, and others, of books by Paolo Bacigalupi, Ken Scholes, Greg Egan, Vanadana Singh, and many others


T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

September 2009 • Issue 584 • Vol. 63 No. 3
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
Larry Niven: Tell Me a Story / 6
John Clute: Fantastika / 84
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2009 Hugo Awards Winners • 2009 Hugo Awards Ceremony & Complete 2009 Hugo Voting • 2008 World Fantasy Awards Nominations • 2009 Chesley Awards Winners • Doctorow Wins Prometheus
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 Ken Scholes, Lucius Shepard, Neil Gaiman, Jack McDevitt, Catherine Asaro, Paul McAuley, Charles Stross, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Publishers Weekly for Sale Again • Jim Baenís Universe Closing • Potter and Meyer Lawsuits • The Egan Identity • Pullman Protests • Iain Banks Podcast • Clarion West News • Tarzan in France • Maidens and Monsters • Worldcons News • Legal News • Magazine News • Awards News • Publishing News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights
C O M M E N T A R Y / 29
Cory Doctorow: Special Pleading
C H A R L E S    N .    B R O W N    ( 1 9 3 7 - 2 0 0 9) / 33
Tributes to Charles N. Brown by Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, Brian Aldiss, Cecelia Holland, Michael Moorcock, Frederik Pohl, Elizabeth Anne Hall, Gary K. Wolfe, Russell Letson, Kirsten Gong-Wong, Amelia Beamer, Terry Bisson, Gardner Dozois, Mark R. Kelly, Paul Witcover, Francesca Myman, Karen Haber, Tom Doherty, John Varley, Peter Crowther, Joe Haldeman, Peter Straub, Lisa Goldstein, Tim Powers, Sean Williams, Garth Nix, Pat Cadigan, Farah Mendlesohn, James Frenkel, Patrice Caldwell, Gail Carriger, Mike Deckinger, Simon Taylor, and Caroline Mullan • Charles N. Brown Memorial
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 50    British Forthcoming Books / 60
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: July / 64    Books Received: July / 65   
British Books Received: June / 76    Bestsellers / 78
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 83
Anticipation • Hugos • This Issue • Next Issue
O B I T U A R I E S / 83
Arthur O. Lewis, Jr. • Death Reported: Stephen Robinett



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
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF, Mike Ashley, ed.; F&SF 8-9/09; Asimovís 8/09; Interzone 222; Lone Star Stories 6/09; Tor.com.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Asimovís 9/09; Analog 10/09; F&SF 8-9/09; Interzone 7-8/09; Realms of Fantasy 8/09; Strange Horizons 6/09; Strange Horizons 7/09; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/16/09; Shadow Unit 2.04; Horn, Peter M. Ball.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The Yearís Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed.; The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi; Ark, Stephen Baxter.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Canticle, Ken Scholes; The Hero of Ages, Brandon Sanderson; Wolfbreed, S.A. Swann; Shadow Magic, Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett: SHORT TAKES: The Radio Magician & Other Stories, James Van Pelt; Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight, Cat Rambo.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
Crystal Nights and Other Stories, Greg Egan; House of Suns, Alastair Reynolds.
Reviews by Paul Witcover / 23
The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories, Vandana Singh; Lifelode, Jo Walton; The Best of Michael Moorcock, Michael Moorcock; An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat, Glen Cook.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
On the Edge, Ilona Andrews; Hunting Ground, Patricia Briggs; Soulless, Gail Carriger; Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins; Dragon Spear, Jessica Day George; Skinwalker, Faith Hunter; Witches Incorporated, K.E. Mills; Treasonís Shore, Sherwood Smith; The Secret of the Dread Forest, Gillian Summers.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemianowicz, Tim Pratt & Cecelia Holland / 26
The Strain, Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan; Audreyís Door, Sarah Langan; Lightbreaker, Mark Teppo; Ice Land, Betsy Tobin; Alcestis, Katharine Beutner.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 21, 23



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

Andrews, Ilona • On the Edge (Carolyn Cushman)
Ashley, Mike, ed. • The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF (Gardner Dozois)
Bacigalupi, Paolo • The Windup Girl (Gary K. Wolfe)
Ball, Peter M. • Horn (Rich Horton)
Baxter, Stephen • Ark (Gary K. Wolfe)
Beutner, Katharine • Alcestis (Cecilia Holland)
Briggs, Patricia • Hunting Ground (Carolyn Cushman)
Carriger, Gail • Soulless (Carolyn Cushman)
Collins, Suzanne • Catching Fire (Carolyn Cushman)
Cook, Glen • An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat: A Chronicle of the Dread Empire (Paul Witcover)
Del Toro, Guillermo, & Chuck Hogan • The Strain (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Dozois, Gardner, ed. • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-sixth Annual Collection (Gary K. Wolfe)
Egan, Greg • Crystal Nights and Other Stories (Russell Letson)
George, Jessica Day • Dragon Spear (Carolyn Cushman)
Hunter, Faith • Skinwalker (Carolyn Cushman)
Jones, Jaida, & Danielle Bennett • Shadow Magic (Faren Miller)
Langan, Sarah • Audrey's Door (Tim Pratt)
Mills, K. E. • Witches Incorporated (Carolyn Cushman)
Moorcock, Michael • The Best of Michael Moorcock (Paul Witcover)
Rambo, Cat • Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight (Faren Miller)
Reynolds, Alastair • House of Suns (Russell Letson)
Reynolds, Alastair • House of Suns (Russell Letson)
Sanderson, Brandon • The Hero of Ages (Faren Miller)
Scholes, Ken • Canticle (Faren Miller)
Singh, Vandana • The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet (Paul Witcover)
Smith, Sherwood • Treason's Shore (Carolyn Cushman)
Summers, Gillian • The Secret of the Dread Forest (Carolyn Cushman)
Swann, S. A. • Wolfbreed (Faren Miller)
Teppo, Mark • Lightbreaker (Tim Pratt)
Tobin, Betsy • Ice Land (Cecilia Holland)
Tobin, Betsy • Ice Land (Cecilia Holland)
Van Pelt, James • The Radio Magician & Other Stories (Faren Miller)
Walton, Jo • Lifelode (Paul Witcover)
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