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The August issue has interviews with Paolo Bacigalupi and Karen Lord, results of this year's Locus Survey, a report from the Locus Awards/SF Hall of Fame Weekend, reviews of new books by Kathleen Ann Goonan, Lev Grossman, Mark Charan Newton, Richard Matheson, and many others, plus Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column on J.G. Ballard.


T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

August 2011 • Issue 607 • Vol. 67 No. 2
44th Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Arnie Fenner

I N T E R V I E W S
Paolo Bacigalupi: The Windup Boy / 6
Karen Lord: Dual Reality / 64
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2010 World Fantasy Awards Nominations • McDonald and Landis Win Campbell and Sturgeon Awards • 2010 British Fantasy Awards Finalists • Borders to be Liquidated • Shirley Jackson Awards Winners
C O N V E N T I O N S
Locus Awards/SF Hall of Fame Weekend 5
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 George R.R. Martin, Patrick Ness, Katherine MacLean, Robert Silverberg, Neil Gaiman, Charles Stross, Robert J. Sawyer, Maureen F. McHugh, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Readercon 2011 • Night Shade Probation Update • 2011 Mythopoeic Awards Winners • Free Encyclopedia of SF • Amazon News • Doctorow’s Little Brother Adapted for Stage • Sturgeon Papers to University of Kansas • Book Exports Rise • Pottermore (and More) • E-Reader News • Bookstore News • Announcements • Awards News • Worldcons News • Book News • Publishing News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received
F E A T U R E S / 42
2011 Locus Survey / 32 Spotlight on: Alisa Krasnostein, Publisher / 36 Spotlight on: David Langford, Editor and Writers / 37 Summer Workshops / 58
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: June / 38    Books Received: June / 39   
British Books Received: May / 50    Bestsellers / 52
O B I T U A R I E S / 62
Martin H. Greenberg • Appreciations by Ed Gorman, and Peter Crowther • Gene SzafranTheodore RoszakMartin Woodhouse Marty BurkeSteve Davis • Appreciation by Robert Silverberg
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 66
Locus Awards • Readercon • This Issue/Next Issue
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 63
Margaret Menzies • Kenneth W. Davis



L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Gardnerspace: Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 15
F&SF 7-8/11; Jesus and the Eightfold Path, Lavie Tidhar; Asimov’s 6/11; Asimov’s 7/11.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 17
F&SF 7-8/11; Asimov’s 8/11; Interzone 5-6/11; Realms of Fantasy 6/11; Lightspeed 8/11; Fantasy 8/11; Conjunctions 56; The Monkey’s Wedding and Other Stories, Joan Aiken.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18
This Shared Dream, Kathleen Ann Goonan; The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, Tim Powers; Paradise Tales and Other Stories, Geoff Ryman; Pardon This Intrusion: Fantastika in the World Storm, John Clute.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 20
Nights of Villjamur, Mark Charan Newton; Of Blood and Honey, Stina Leicht; The Tempering of Men, Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear; Heart of Iron, Ekaterina Sedia; Twilight Robbery (in the US as Fly Trap), Frances Hardinge.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
This Shared Dream, Kathleen Ann Goonan; Rule 34, Charles Stross; SHORT TAKE: Angel of Europa, Allen Steele.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 25
The Magician King, Lev Grossman; Geek Wisdon: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture, Stephen H. Segal, ed.; No Hero, Jonathan Wood; Ready Player One, Ernest Cline.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Kindling the Moon, Jenn Bennett; The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson; Girl Genius Book Ten: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse, Phil Foglio & Kaja Foglio; Hexed, Kevin Hearne; Dead on the Delta, Stacey Jay; Resurrection Code, Lyda Morehouse; Downpour, Kat Richardson; The Whitefire Crossing, Courtney Schafer.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemiznowicz, Gwenda Bond, Rich Horton, Tim Pratt, & Tom Whitmore / 28
Other Kingdoms, Richard Matheson; The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson; Faerie Winter, Janni Lee Simner; Naked City, Ellen Datlow, ed.; Supernatural Noir, Ellen Datlow, ed.; Teeth, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds.; Loss of Separation, Conrad Williams; Eutopia, David Nickle; The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media, Bryan Alexander.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 31
The 4-Dimensional Nightmare (reissued as Voices of Time), J.G. Ballard; The Drowned World, J.G. Ballard; Concrete Island, J.G. Ballard; Super-Cannes, J.G. Ballard.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 17, 19, 21, 23



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov's June 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov's July 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov's August 2011 (Rich Horton)
Conjunctions #56 2011 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Jul/Aug 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF Jul/Aug 2011 (Rich Horton)
Fantasy Magazine August 2011 (Rich Horton)
Interzone May-June 2011 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed August 2011 (Rich Horton)
Realms of Fantasy June 2011 (Rich Horton)

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

Aiken, Joan • The Monkey's Wedding and Other Stories (Rich Horton)
Alexander, Bryan • The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media (Tom Whitmore)
Ballard, J. G. • Concrete Island (Graham Sleight)
Ballard, J. G. • Super-Cannes (Graham Sleight)
Ballard, J. G. • The Drowned World (Graham Sleight)
Ballard, J. G. • The Four-Dimensional Nightmare (Graham Sleight)
Ballard, J. G. • The Voices of Time (Graham Sleight)
Bennett, Jenn • Kindling the Moon (Carolyn Cushman)
Carson, Rae • The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Carolyn Cushman)
Cline, Ernest • Ready Player One (Adrienne Martini)
Clute, John • Pardon This Intrusion: Fantastika in the World Storm (Gary K. Wolfe)
Datlow, Ellen, & Terri Windling, eds. • Teeth: Vampire Tales (Rich Horton)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy (Rich Horton)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Supernatural Noir (Rich Horton)
Foglio, Phil, & Kaja Foglio • Girl Genius Book Ten: Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse (Carolyn Cushman)
Goonan, Kathleen Ann • This Shared Dream (Gary K. Wolfe)
Goonan, Kathleen Ann • This Shared Dream (Russell Letson)
Grossman, Lev • The Magician King (Adrienne Martini)
Hardinge, Frances • Fly Trap (Faren Miller)
Hardinge, Frances • Twilight Robbery (Faren Miller)
Hearne, Kevin • Hexed (Carolyn Cushman)
Jay, Stacey • Dead on the Delta (Carolyn Cushman)
Johnson, Maureen • The Name of the Star (Gregory Benford)
Leicht, Stina • Of Blood and Honey (Faren Miller)
Matheson, Richard • Other Kingdoms (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Monette, Sarah, & Elizabeth Bear • The Tempering of Men (Faren Miller)
Morehouse, Lyda • Resurrection Code (Carolyn Cushman)
Newton, Mark Charan • Nights of Villjamur (Faren Miller)
Newton, Mark Charan • Nights of Villjamur (Faren Miller)
Nickle, David • Eutopia (Tim Pratt)
Powers, Tim • The Bible Repairman and Other Stories (Gary K. Wolfe)
Richardson, Kat • Downpour (Carolyn Cushman)
Ryman, Geoff • Paradise Tales (Gary K. Wolfe)
Schafer, Courtney • The Whitefire Crossing (Carolyn Cushman)
Sedia, Ekaterina • Heart of Iron (Faren Miller)
Segal, Stephen H., ed. • Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture (Adrienne Martini)
Simner, Janni Lee • Faerie Winter (Gregory Benford)
Steele, Allen • Angel of Europa (Russell Letson)
Stross, Charles • Rule 34 (Russell Letson)
Tidhar, Lavie • Jesus and the Eightfold Path (Gardner Dozois)
Williams, Conrad • Loss of Separation (Tim Pratt)
Wood, Jonathan • No Hero (Adrienne Martini)
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