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August 2008 Issue 571 Vol. 61 No. 2
I N T E R V I E W S
Michael Chabon: Streams in a River / 6
Greer Gilman: Sun and Moon and Stars / 68
M A I N S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
Thomas M. Disch (1940-2008) 2008 Locus Awards & SF Hall of Fame Induction Campbell, Sturgeon, and Pilgrim Awards Shirley Jackson Awards Norton Lawsuit
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 Brian Aldiss, William Gibson, Harry Harrison, Terry Goodkind, Michael Moorcock, Mark Chadbourn, and many others
T H E D A T A F I L E / 11
2009 and 2010 Nebula Awards Weekends Stoker Awards Weekend Contest Scam HarperCollins Decimation Continues Metropolis Footage Found Online Giveaways Spur Sales DreamHaven Downsizing Aldrin Opposes SF Book Production Soars, Sales Stagnate SFBC Sold Manga Changes The New Classics Awards News Potter News Book News Financial News
2 0 0 8 L O C U S A W A R D S & S F H A L L O F F A M E I N D U C T I O N / 5 & 34
Clarion West hosts ‘‘Virtual Lust’’ Locus Awards The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Honoring the Ballantines by Frederik Pohl and Robert Silverberg
A R T H U R C. C L A R K E ' S F I N A L E G O G R A M / 38
L O C U S S U R V E Y / 41
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: June / 44 Books Received: June / 45
British Books Received: May / 56 Bestsellers / 58
O B I T U A R I E S / 62
Thomas M. Disch Appreciations by John Crowley, Michael Moorcock, Charles Platt, John Sladek, John Clute, Pamela Zoline, Dana Gioia, Richard A. Lupoff, Al Sarrantonio, Ellen Datlow, and Alice K. Turner Jack Speer James Kisner JanWillem van de Wetering Chingiz Aitmatov
E D I T O R I A L M A T T E R S / 70
Locus Awards Weekend and Other Enjoyable Events Tom Disch Corrections Books Locus Poll 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 Richard Horton / 13
Interzone 6/08; Analog 9/08; F&SF 8/08; Asimov’s 8/08; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 6/08; Helix 4/08; Helix 7/08; Postscripts, Spring ’08; Realms of Fantasy 8/08; Flytrap 6/08; Plugged In, Maureen F. McHugh & L. Timmel Duchamp; A Book of Wizards, Marvin Kaye, ed.; The Ant King and Other Stories, Benjamin Rosenbaum.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
Year’s Best SF 13, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.; Year’s Best Fantasy 8, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.; The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-fifth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed.; The Best of Lucius Shepard, Lucius Shepard.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
An Autumn War, Daniel Abraham; The Alchemy of Stone, Ekaterina Sedia; Song of Time, Ian R. MacLeod; Lord Tophet, Gregory Frost; The Word of God, Thomas M. Disch.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
Saturn’s Children, Charles Stross; Hilldiggers, Neal Asher.
Reviews by Nick Gevers / 23
The Ant King and Other Stories, Benjamin Rosenbaum; The Time Engine, Sean McMullen.
Reviews by Richard A. Lupoff / 25
H. Beam Piper: A Biography, John F. Carr; An Itinerant House and Other Ghost Stories, Emma Frances Dawson; The Devil Chair, Victor Rousseau.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
The Magicians and Mrs. Quent, Galen Beckett; Gale Force, Rachel Caine; The Girl Who Could Fly, Victoria Forester; The Magic Thief, Sarah Prineas; Underground, Kat Richardson; King’s Shield, Sherwood Smith; The Brass Bed, Jennifer Stevenson; The Velvet Chair, Jennifer Stevenson; The Bearskin Rug, Jennifer Stevenson.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Rich Horton / 29
Extraordinary Engines, Nick Gevers, ed.; Steampunk, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 31
Works of Art, James Blish; A Case of Conscience, James Blish; Cities in Flight, James Blish.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 19, 29
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