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The September issue has interviews with Jay Lake and Alex Bledsoe, results of this year's Hugo Awards Winners, a new column by Cory Doctorow, lists of forthcoming books through June 2012, and reviews of new books by Neal Stephenson, George R.R. Martin, Edmond Hamilton, and many others.


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September 2011 • Issue 608 • Vol. 67 No. 3
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
Jay Lake: Specific Gravity / 6
Alex Bledsoe: Fantasy Noir / 76
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
Hugo Awards Winners • Renovation • Kaye to Buy Weird Tales • SRFA 2011 • NPR's Best SF
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 Paul Park & Stephen Vitiello, Robert Charles Wilson, Graham Joyce, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, Robert J. Sawyer, John Scalzi, Stephen King, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Gollancz's SF Gateway • Stolen Games of Thrones Scripts • No Sale for B&N • Google Settlement Update • E-Books Up, Mass Markets Down • First Printings Diminish • E-book News • Agency Model Class Action • Borders Bankruptcy Continues • NYCC Nearly Sold Out • Pulp Magazines Project • Edgar Rice Burroughs Stamp • The 65,000 Review • Magazine News • Publishing News • Books News • World SF Travel Fund • LoneStarCon 3 • LASFS Buys New Building • Worldcons News • Clarion West 2012 Instructors • Announcements • Awards News • Harry Potter News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights
F E A T U R E S
Cory Doctorow: Why Should Anyone Care / 31 Summer Workshops / 73
C O N V E N T I O N S
Readercon 40
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 32    British Forthcoming Books / 46
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: July / 53    Books Received: July / 54   
British Books Received: June / 64    Bestsellers / 66
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 72
D.T. Shindler
O B I T U A R I E S / 74
William SleatorLeslie Esdaile Banks Philip J. Rahman • Appreciation by Stephen Jones • Colin HarveyMalcolm M. Ferguson Minoru KomatsuRobert C.W. Ettinger
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 75
Renovation • Hugos • 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 / 15
Eclipse Four, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Tor.com 6/11; Tor.com 7/11; Panverse Three: Five Original Novellas of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Dario Ciriello, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 17
Asimov's 9/11; Black Gate Spring '11; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/14/11; Tor.com 6/11; Tor.com 7/11; Apex 6/11; Apex 7/11; On Spec Spring '11; Black Static 6-7/11; Down These Strange Streets, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois; Blood and Other Cravings, Ellen Datlow, ed.; Hot and Steamy, Jean Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18
Reamde, Neal Stephenson; Osama: A Novel, Lavie Tidhar; Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies: The Essential Lucy Sussex, Lucy Sussex; In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, Margaret Atwood.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
A Dance With Dragons, George R.R. Martin; Prince of Thorns, Mark Lawrence; City of Ruin, Mark Charan Newton; Shadowborn, Allison Sinclair.
Reviews by Paul Witcover / 22
God's War, Kameron Hurley; The Magician King, Lev Grossman; The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds.
Reviews by Richard A. Lupoff / 24
The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Three: The Universe Wreckers, Edmond Hamilton; The Collected Captain Future, Volume Two, Edmond Hamilton.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemianowicz, Gwenda Bond, Tim Pratt & Graham Sleight / 27
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!, Otto Penzler; The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson; Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant, eds.; Low Town, Daniel Polansky; Solaris: The Definitive Edition, Stanislaw Lem.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 17, 19, 21, 23



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Apex Magazine June 2011 (Rich Horton)
Apex Magazine July 2011 (Rich Horton)
Asimov's September 2011 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies July 2011 (Rich Horton)
Black Gate Spring 2011 (Rich Horton)
Black Static June-July 2011 (Rich Horton)
On Spec Spring 2011 (Rich Horton)
Tor.com June 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
Tor.com June 2011 (Rich Horton)
Tor.com July 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
Tor.com July 2011 (Rich Horton)

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

Atwood, Margaret • In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination (Gary K. Wolfe)
Carson, Rae • The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Gwenda Bond)
Ciriello, Dario, ed. • Panverse Three: Five Original Novellas of Fantasy and Science Fiction (Gardner Dozois)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Blood and Other Cravings (Rich Horton)
Grossman, Lev • The Magician King (Paul Witcover)
Hamilton, Edmond, edited by Stephen Haffner • The Collected Captain Future, Man of Tomorrow, Volume Two (Richard A. Lupoff)
Hamilton, Edmond, edited by Stephen Haffner • The Universe Wreckers: The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Three (Richard A. Lupoff)
Hurley, Kameron • God's War (Paul Witcover)
Lawrence, Mark • Prince of Thorns (Faren Miller)
Lem, Stanislaw, translated by Bill Johnston • Solaris: The Definitive Edition (Graham Sleight)
Link, Kelly, & Gavin J. Grant, eds. • Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories (Gwenda Bond)
Martin, George R. R. • A Dance with Dragons (Faren Miller)
Martin, George R. R., & Gardner Dozois, eds. • Down These Strange Streets (Rich Horton)
Newton, Mark Charan • City of Ruin (Faren Miller)
Penzler, Otto, ed. • Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Polansky, Daniel • Low Town (Tim Pratt)
Rabe, Jean, & Martin H. Greenberg, eds. • Hot and Steamy (Rich Horton)
Sinclair, Alison • Shadowborn (Faren Miller)
Stephenson, Neal • Reamde (Gary K. Wolfe)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Eclipse Four (Gardner Dozois)
Sussex, Lucy • Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies: The Essential Lucy Sussex (Gary K. Wolfe)
Tidhar, Lavie • Osama: A Novel (Gary K. Wolfe)
VanderMeer, Ann, & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. • The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities (Paul Witcover)
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