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The April 2010 issue of Locus Magazine features:

  • Interviews with James P. Blaylock and David Anthony Durham

  • A new regular feature, Spotlight, this time on David Moles

  • A remembrance by Charles N. Brown of his early years in fandom

  • Obituaries of Robert McCall 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, Paul Witcover, Stefan Dziemianowicz, and others, of books by Connie Willis, Jay Lake, Alastair Reynolds, Guy Gavriel Kay, Anne Rice, and many others

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April 2010 • Issue 591 • Vol. 64 No. 4
43rd Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

James P. Blaylock: Impractical Machines / 6
David Anthony Durham: Imagined World / 64
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 11
Tor Turns 30! • Gilman and Yoshinaga Win Tiptree • Peter Watts Found Guilty • Frazetta Jr. Charged • 2010 Dell Awards Winners
Spotlight on David Moles / 5 Photo Story: A Baton for Somtow / 9 Photo Story: Robonaut2 / 59 Photo Story: 2010 Rainforest Writers Village Retreat / 61
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 Terry Brooks, Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill, Tad Williams, George R.R. Martin, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 12
Google Book Settlement Update • Barnes & Noble Changes • A Bad Day for Borders • Amazon Adversarial • Piracy Study • Million Dollar Comics • David Foster Wallace Archive • Book News • Publishing News • Awards News • Magazine News • Contest News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights
L O C U S ' S    4 2 N D    A N N I V E R S A R Y    S P E C I A L / 34
Charles N. Brown: My First Fandom
I N T E R N A T I O N A L / 36
International Report from India
2 0 0 9 :    T H E    Y E A R    I N    R E V I E W / 38
British Book Summary
Magazines Received: February / 40    Books Received: February / 41   
British Books Received: January / 52    Bestsellers / 54
O B I T U A R I E S / 62
Robert T. McCall Mervyn Jones Jim Harmon David Storr Unwin Sid Fleischman
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 62
Mark R. Kelly • Ed Bryant
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 63
42nd Anniversary • ICFA • Visitors • International Subscribers • 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 / 14
Subterranean Winter ’10; The Book of Dreams, Nick Gevers, ed.; Clarkesworld 2/10;; Shine, Jetse de Vries, ed.; Asimov’s 3/10.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Baen’s Universe 2/10; Baen’s Universe 4/10; Shiny #6; Talebones Winter ’10; Analog 5/10; Realms of Fantasy 4/10; Fantasy 2/10; Subterranean Winter ’10; Strange Horizons 2/10; 2/10; Shine, Jetse de Vries, ed.; Full Moon City, Darrell Schweitzer & Martin H. Greenberg, eds.; Bone and Jewel Creatures, Elizabeth Bear.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Blackout, Connie Willis; All Clear, Connie Willis; Black Hills, Dan Simmons; Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, Robert Shearman; SHORT TAKES: The Left Left Behind, Terry Bisson; The Lucky Strike, Kim Stanley Robinson; Understanding Philip K. Dick, Eric Carl Link.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 18
Pinion, Jay Lake; The Dream of Perpetual Motion, Dexter Palmer; Except the Queen, Jane Yolen & Midori Snyder; The King of the Crags, Stephen Deas; A Book of Tongues, Gemma Files.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
Terminal World, Alastair Reynolds; Hespira, Matthew Hughes.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 23
Horns, Joe Hill; The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer; More About Boy, Roald Dahl; May Contain Traces of Magic, Tom Holt; Blonde Bombshell, Tom Holt.
Reviews Stefan Dziemianowicz / 24
Angel Time, Anne Rice; Copping Squid, Michael Shea; Breathless, Dean Koontz; The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Twenty, Stephen Jones, ed.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Cecelia Holland & Tim Pratt / 25
Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay; Black Wings, S.T. Joshi, ed.; What Will Come After, Scott Edelman; The World More Full of Weeping, Robert J. Wiersema; Unchained and Unhinged, Joe R. Lansdale.
Reviews by Richard A. Lupoff / 29
The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume One: The Metal Giants and Others, Edmond Hamilton; The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Two: The Star-Stealers – The Complete Tales of the Interstellar Patrol, Edmond Hamilton; The Collected Captain Future, Volume One, Edmond Hamilton.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 31
The Masque of Mañana, Robert Sheckley; Dimensions of Sheckley: The Selected Novels of Robert Sheckley, Robert Sheckley.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 21, 23

Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog May 2010 (Rich Horton)
Asimov's March 2010 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld Magazine February 2010 (Gardner Dozois)
Fantasy Magazine February 2010 (Rich Horton)
Jim Baen's Universe February 2010 (Rich Horton)
Jim Baen's Universe April 2010 (Rich Horton)
Realms of Fantasy April 2010 (Rich Horton)
Shiny #6 #06 2010 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons February 2010 (Rich Horton)
Subterranean Winter 2010 (Gardner Dozois)
Subterranean Winter 2010 (Rich Horton)
Talebones Winter 2009 (Rich Horton) 2010 (Gardner Dozois) February 2010 (Rich Horton)

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

Bear, Elizabeth • Bone and Jewel Creatures (Rich Horton)
Bisson, Terry • The Left Left Behind (Gary K. Wolfe)
Dahl, Roald • More About Boy (Adrienne Martini)
de Vries, Jetse, ed. • Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic SF (Gardner Dozois)
de Vries, Jetse, ed. • Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic SF (Rich Horton)
Deas, Stephen • The King of the Crags (Faren Miller)
Edelman, Scott • What Will Come After (Tim Pratt)
Files, Gemma • A Book of Tongues (Faren Miller)
Gevers, Nick, ed. • The Book of Dreams (Gardner Dozois)
Hamilton, Edmond, edited by Stephen Haffner • The Collected Captain Future, Wizard of Science, Volume One (Richard A. Lupoff)
Hamilton, Edmond, edited by Stephen Haffner • The Metal Giants and Others: The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume One (Richard A. Lupoff)
Hamilton, Edmond, edited by Stephen Haffner • The Star Stealers: The Complete Tales of the Interstellar Patrol: The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Two (Richard A. Lupoff)
Hill, Joe • Horns (Adrienne Martini)
Holt, Tom • Blonde Bombshell (Adrienne Martini)
Holt, Tom • May Contain Traces of Magic (Adrienne Martini)
Hughes, Matthew • Hespira (Russell Letson)
Jones, Stephen, ed. • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: 20 (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Joshi, S. T., ed. • Black Wings: New Tales Of Lovecraftian Horror (Tim Pratt)
Kay, Guy Gavriel • Under Heaven (Cecilia Holland)
Koontz, Dean • Breathless (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Lake, Jay • Pinion (Faren Miller)
Lansdale, Joe R. • Unchained and Unhinged (Tim Pratt)
Link, Eric Carl • Understanding Philip K. Dick (Gary K. Wolfe)
Palmer, Dexter • The Dream of Perpetual Motion (Faren Miller)
Reynolds, Alastair • Terminal World (Russell Letson)
Reynolds, Alastair • Terminal World (Russell Letson)
Rice, Anne • Angel Time (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Robinson, Kim Stanley • The Lucky Strike (Gary K. Wolfe)
Schweitzer, Darrell, & Martin H. Greenberg, eds. • Full Moon City (Rich Horton)
Shea, Michael • Copping Squid and Other Mythos Tales (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Shearman, Robert • Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical (Gary K. Wolfe)
Sheckley, Robert • Dimensions of Sheckley (Graham Sleight)
Sheckley, Robert • The Masque of Mañana (Graham Sleight)
Simmons, Dan • Black Hills (Gary K. Wolfe)
VanderMeer, Ann, & Jeff VanderMeer • The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals (Adrienne Martini)
Wiersema, Robert J. • The World More Full of Weeping (Tim Pratt)
Willis, Connie • All Clear (Gary K. Wolfe)
Willis, Connie • Blackout (Gary K. Wolfe)
Yolen, Jane, & Midori Snyder • Except the Queen (Faren Miller)
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