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November 2007 Issue 562 Vol. 59 No. 5
I N T E R V I E W S
William Gibson: Cognitive Weirdness / 8
Kelly Link: The Uses of Boredom / 74
N I P P O N 2 0 0 7 / 7
Nippon 2007 Japan Welcomes the World by Eileen Gunn "For Locus" by Lisa Freitag
P E O P L E & P U B L I S H I N G / 10
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about George Takei, Garth Nix, Greg Bear, Philip K. Dick, Cory Doctorow, and many others
M A I N S T O R I E S / 12
Lessing Wins Nobel Prize Frutkin Wins 2007 Sunburst SF Authors at National Book Festival 2007 British Fantasy Awards
T H E D A T A F I L E / 13
Holzbrinck Becomes Macmillan Haven for Injured Authors Cuthbert Collection to Alberta World’s Biggest Publishers Book Exports Rising Subterranean Joins Baen’s Webscriptions Ministry Reborn Borders Sells UK Stores Bookworld Out of Business AMS Bankruptcy Proceedings Bryon Preiss Bankruptcy Proceedings Tolkien Home Demolished Announcements Publishing News Financial News International Rights Other Rights
C O M M E N T A R Y / 35
Creative Commons by Cory Doctorow
C O N V E N T I O N S / 44
SF in China with reports by Elizabeth Anne Hull and David Brin
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: September / 48 Books Received: September / 49
British Books Received: August / 61 Ad Index / 63 Bestsellers / 64
O B I T U A R I E S / 71
Robert Jordan Appreciations by George R.R. Martin, Tom Doherty, Ed Gorman, Brandon Sanderson, Elise Matthesen, Harriet Popham Rigney Leslie Flood Denny Martin Flinn Dave Ish Appreciation by Robert Silverberg
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 78
Current Doings Hugos This Issue Next Issue
L O C U S L O O K S A T B O O K S
Short Fiction Reviews by Nick Gevers / 15
An Alternate History of the 21st Century, William Shunn; F&SF 12/07; Asimov’s 12/07; Clarkesworld Magazine 6/07, 7/07, 8/07, 9/07; Talebones Summer ’07; Flurb Fall/Winter ’07; Black Gate Summer ’07.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 17
Asimov’s 12/07; Analog 11/07; Interzone 7-8/07; Challenging Destiny 8/07; Fantasy Magazine #7; Black Gate Summer ’07; On Spec Summer ’07; Talebones Summer ’07; The Coyote Road, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds.; Eclipse One: New Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 19
One for Sorrow, Christopher Barzak; Shadowbridge, Gregory Frost; Eclipse One: New Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology, James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel, eds.; Extras, Scott Westerfeld; SHORT TAKE: The Adventures of Amir Hamza, Ghalib Lakhnavi & Abdullah Bilgrami.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 23
Empire of Ivory, Naomi Novik; Pirate Freedom, Gene Wolfe; Gentlemen of the Road, Michael Chabon; Devices and Desires, K.J. Parker; Verdigris Deep, Frances Hardinge.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 27
Pirate Freedom, Gene Wolfe; Eclipse One: New Fantasy and Science Fiction, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, Ellen Datlow, ed.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
Holidays Are Hell, Anonymous, ed.; On the Prowl, Anonymous, ed.; The High King’s Tomb, Kristen Britain; Captain’s Fury, Jim Butcher; The Sleeping God, Violette Malan; The Water Devil, Judith Merkle Riley; Reader and Raelynx, Sharon Shinn; The Swan Maiden, Heather Tomlinson; Raven, Dean Whitlock.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Russell Letson, Rich Horton, and Richard A. Lupoff / 31
Black Man (Thirteen in the US), Richard Morgan; The Orphan’s Tales, Volume II: In the Cities of Coin and Spice, Catherynne M. Valente; The Best from Jim Baen’s Universe, Eric Flint, ed.; Futures from Nature, Henry Gee, ed.; L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXIII, Algis Budrys, ed.; The Runaway Skyscraper and Other Tales from the Pulps, Murray Leinster.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 17, 19, 23, 27
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