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The July 2009 issue of Locus Magazine features:

  • Complete Locus Poll results including this year's Locus Awards winners

  • Interviews with Tad Williams and Deborah Beale

  • A new column by Cory Doctorow

  • Obituaries of David Eddings 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, Adrienne Martini, and others, of books by Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, Daniel Abraham, Catherynne M. Valente, Dean Koontz, and many others


T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

July 2009 • Issue 582 • Vol. 63 No. 1
42nd Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

I N T E R V I E W S
Tad Williams: Things Go Away, Things Come Back / 6
Deborah Beale: The Arc of Life / 7
Tad Williams & Deborah Beale: Our ExtraOrdinary Farm /
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2009 Locus Awards Winners • David Eddings (1931-2009) • 2009 Campbell Award Finalists • 2008 Stoker Awards Winners • Doctorow Publishing Experiment
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 Isaac Asimov, Terry Pratchett, Paul Melko, Larry Niven & Steven Barnes, Philip José Farmer, Joe Haldeman, George R.R. Martin, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 10
UC Riverside Position Withdrawn • Magazine Closures • Be-Bop Ban • Tolkien Lawsuit Moves Forward • 979 Is Coming • Fewer Real Books, More POD • BookExpo America 2009 • Awards News • Worldcons News • Book News • Publications Received • Catalogues Received
C O M M E N T A R Y / 29
Cory Doctorow: Cheap Facts and the Plausible Premise
I N T E R N A T I O N A L    R E P O R T S    F R O M    C O L O M B I A    A N D    C H I N A
Encuentro Fractal ’09 by John Kessel & James Patrick Kelly / 30
My China Visit by Jay Lake / 31
C O N V E N T I O N
Wiscon / 33
L O C U S    P O L L / 34
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: May / 42    Books Received: May / 43   
British Books Received: April / 52    Bestsellers / 44
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 59
Quiet June • Books • Hail & Farewell • This Issue • Upcoming
O B I T U A R I E S / 61
David Eddings • Appreciations by Kuo-Yu Liang and Jaime Levine Bette Farmer Robert Louit James Kirkup Kaoru Kurimoto Abigail Frost Paul O. Williams



L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Gardnerspace: Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 13
The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume Three, George Mann, ed.; Clockwork Phoenix 2, Mike Allen, ed.; Strange Horizons 1/09; Strange Horizons 2/09; Strange Horizons 3/09; Abyss & Apex 1stQ 2009; Abyss & Apex 2ndQ 2009; Interzone 3-4/09; The New Yorker 5/4/09.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Analog 7-8/09; Asimov’s 7/09; Strange Horizons 5/09; On Spec Spring ’09; Abyss & Apex 2ndQ 2009; Kaleidotrope 4/09; Fantasy Magazine 6/09; Fantasy Magazine 7/09; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/21/09; The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker; Clockwork Phoenix 2, Mike Allen, ed.; Firebirds Soaring, Sharyn November, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The New Space Opera 2, Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, eds.; Vacancy & Ariel, Lucius Shepard; Wonderful World, Javier Calvo; The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, Mark Bould, Andrew M. Butler, Adam Roberts, & Sherryl Vint, eds.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Price of Spring, Daniel Abraham; Kings and Assassins, Lane Robins; Wildfire, Sarah Micklem; The Painting and the City, Robert Freeman Wexler; The Magicians, Lev Grossman.
Reviews by Paul Witcover / 23
Palimpsest, Catherynne M. Valente; Three Unbroken, Chris Roberson; Steal Across the Sky, Nancy Kress; The Reality Dysfunction, Peter F. Hamilton; Black Glass, John Shirley.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
Diamond Star, Catherine Asaro; Darkwood, M.E. Breen; Rift in the Sky, Julie E. Czerneda; Strange Brew, P.N. Elrod; Dead if I Do, Tate Hallaway; Skin Trade, Laurell K. Hamilton; The Little Secret, Kate Saunders; Stone Voice Rising, C. Lee Tocci.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemianowicz & Rich Horton / 27
Relentless, Dean Koontz; The Witnesses Are Gone, Joel Lane; Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd, Holly Black & Cecil Castellucci, eds.; Philippine Speculative Fiction IV, Dean Francis Alfar & Nikki Alfar, eds.; A Time for Dragons, Vincent Michael Simbulan, ed.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 19, 23, 25



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

Abraham, Daniel • The Price of Spring (Faren Miller)
Alfar, Dean Francis, & Nikki Alfar, eds. • Philippine Speculative Fiction IV (Rich Horton)
Allen, Mike, ed. • Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (Gardner Dozois)
Allen, Mike, ed. • Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (Rich Horton)
Asaro, Catherine • Diamond Star (Carolyn Cushman)
Baker, Kage • The Women of Nell Gwynne's (Rich Horton)
Black, Holly, & Cecil Castellucci, eds. • Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (Rich Horton)
Bould, Mark, & Andrew M. Butler, Adam Roberts & Sherryl Vint, eds. • The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (Gary K. Wolfe)
Breen, M. E. • Darkwood (Carolyn Cushman)
Calvo, Javier • Wonderful World (Gary K. Wolfe)
Czerneda, Julie E. • Rift in the Sky (Carolyn Cushman)
Dozois, Gardner, & Jonathan Strahan, eds. • The New Space Opera 2 (Gary K. Wolfe)
Elrod, P. N., ed. • Strange Brew (Carolyn Cushman)
Grossman, Lev • The Magicians (Faren Miller)
Hallaway, Tate • Dead If I Do (Carolyn Cushman)
Hamilton, Laurell K. • Skin Trade (Carolyn Cushman)
Hamilton, Peter F. • The Reality Dysfunction (Paul Witcover)
Koontz, Dean • Relentless (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Kress, Nancy • Steal Across the Sky (Paul Witcover)
Lane, Joel • The Witnesses are Gone (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Mann, George, ed. • The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume Three (Gardner Dozois)
Micklem, Sarah • Wildfire (Faren Miller)
November, Sharyn, ed. • Firebirds Soaring (Rich Horton)
Roberson, Chris • Three Unbroken (Paul Witcover)
Robins, Lane • Kings and Assassins (Faren Miller)
Saunders, Kate • The Little Secret (Carolyn Cushman)
Shepard, Lucius • Vacancy & Ariel (Gary K. Wolfe)
Shirley, John • Black Glass (Paul Witcover)
Simbulan, Vincent Michael, ed. • A Time for Dragons (Rich Horton)
Tocci, C. Lee • Stone Voice Rising (Carolyn Cushman)
Valente, Catherynne M. • Palimpsest (Paul Witcover)
Wexler, Robert Freeman • The Painting and the City (Faren Miller)
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