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The November 2009 issue of Locus Magazine features:

  • Interviews with Cory Doctorow and Jack Skillingstead

  • A new column by Cory Doctorow, "Teen Sex"

  • A roundtable discussion, 70 Years of A.E. van Vogt, with Gary K. Wolfe, Graham Sleight, Charles N. Brown and John Clute

  • 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, Paul Witcover, and others, of books by Peter Straub, Jeff VanderMeer, Alastair Reynolds, Patrick Ness, Terry Pratchett, Clive Barker, and many others


T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

November 2009 • Issue 586 • Vol. 63 No. 5
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
Cory Doctorow: Riding the Wave / 6
Jack Skillingstead: Watchmaker / 64
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 William Tenn, Patrick Rothfuss, Joe Haldeman & John Varley, Tim Powers, Mike Resnick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Tom Holt and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10
2009 British Fantasy Awards • Davidson, Doctorow Win Sunburst Awards • Lightspeed Magazine Announced • Edgar Allan Poe's Funeral
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Google Settlement News • The End of B. Dalton • Amazon vs. Wal-Mart • E-Reader News • Pocket Goes Mass Market • British Fantasy Society Apology • Rothfuss Fundraiser • FTC Disclosure Controversy • Butler Papers Donated • Rowling's Lost Medal • Awards News • Publishing News • Announcements • Magazine News • Book News
C O M M E N T A R Y / 31
Cory Doctorow: Teen Sex
7 0   Y E A R S   O F   A . E .   V A N   V O G T / 5
A roundtable discussion with Gary K. Wolfe, Graham Sleight, Charles N. Brown and John Clute
I N T E R N A T I O N A L
SF in Brazil / 37
SF in South Africa / 38
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: September / 40    Books Received: September / 41   
British Books Received: August / 56    Bestsellers / 58
O B I T U A R I E S / 62
Barbara Bova • Appreciation by Pierce Watters • Mary H. SchaubStuart M. KaminskyJennifer SwiftBen Indick • Appreciation by Joe Wrzos • Ed Valigursky
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 63
Monster Storm • Them Guys, Discussin • NCIBA • Goodbye B. Dalton • Special Offer • 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 / 12
Asimov's 9/09; F&SF 10-11/09; The Very Best of the Fantasy & Science Fiction, Gordon Van Gelder, ed.; Cosmos 3/09; New Scientist 9/19/09; Tor.com.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Asimov's 10-11/09; Asimov's 12/09; Analog 12/09; Interzone 9-10/09; Fantasy Magazine 9/09; Fantasy Magazine 10/09; Fantasy Magazine 11/09; Tor.com 8/09; Tor.com 9/09; Electric Velocipede Spring '09; Shimmer #10; The New Space Opera 2, Gardner Dozois & Jonathan Strahan, eds.; Songs of the Dying Earth, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15
American Fantastic Tales: Volume One: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps, Peter Straub, ed.; American Fantastic Tales: Volume Two: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now, Peter Straub, ed.; The Secret History of Science Fiction, James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel, eds.; Eclipse Three: New Science Fiction and Fantasy, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
Finch, Jeff VanderMeer; The Silver Skull, Mark Chadbourn; Total Oblivion, More or Less, Alan DeNiro; A Monster's Notes, Laurie Sheck; The Black Heart, Patrick O'Leary; Diving into the Wreck, Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 19
Thousandth Night/Minla's Flowers, Alastair Reynolds; Destroyer of Worlds, Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner; This is Me, Jack Vance!, Jack Vance.
Reviews by Paul Witcover / 21
The Secret History of Science Fiction, James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel, eds.; Voices from Punktown, Jeffrey Thomas; Bleak History, John Shirley.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower & illus. by Skottie Young; Magic Under Glass, Jaclyn Dolamore; Flesh and Fire, Laura Anne Gilman; Calamity Jack, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale & Nathan Hale; Witch Craft, Caitlin Kittredge; Blood Kin, Maria Lima; Rosemary and Rue, Seanan McGuire; The Ask and the Answer, Patrick Ness; Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemianowicz & Tim Pratt / 25
The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Traveling Circus, Clive Barker; One, Conrad Williams.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 27
Norman Saunders, David Saunders; Sci-Fi Art: A Graphic History, Steve Holland; Exposť 7, Daniel Wade & Paul Hellard, eds.; The Late Fauna of Early North America: The Art of Scott Musgrove, Scott Musgrove; Travis Louie's Curiosities, Travis Louie; SHORT TAKES: Mercy Thompson: Homecoming, Patricia Briggs & David Lawrence, illus. by Francis Tsai & Amelia Woo; Blueberry Girl, Neil Gaiman, illus. by Charles Vess.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 19, 25



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

Barker, Clive • The Adventures of Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and His Travelling Circus (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Baum, L. Frank, & Eric Shanower • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Carolyn Cushman)
Briggs, Patricia & David Lawrence • Mercy Thompson: Homecoming (Karen Haber)
Chadbourn, Mark • The Silver Skull (Faren Miller)
DeNiro, Alan • Total Oblivion, More or Less (Faren Miller)
Dolamore, Jaclyn • Magic Under Glass (Carolyn Cushman)
Dozois, Gardner, & Jonathan Strahan, eds. • The New Space Opera 2 (Rich Horton)
Gaiman, Neil, & Charles Vess • Blueberry Girl (Karen Haber)
Gilman, Laura Anne • Flesh and Fire (Carolyn Cushman)
Hale, Shannon, & Dean Hale • Calamity Jack (Carolyn Cushman)
Holland, Steve • Sci-Fi Art: A Graphic History (Karen Haber)
Kelly, James Patrick, & John Kessel, eds. • The Secret History of Science Fiction (Gary K. Wolfe)
Kelly, James Patrick, & John Kessel, eds. • The Secret History of Science Fiction (Paul Witcover)
Kittredge, Caitlin • Witch Craft (Carolyn Cushman)
Lima, Maria • Blood Kin (Carolyn Cushman)
Louie, Travis • Travis Louie's Curiosities (Karen Haber)
Martin, George R. R., & Gardner Dozois, eds. • Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance (Rich Horton)
McGuire, Seanan • Rosemary and Rue (Carolyn Cushman)
Musgrove, Scott • The Late Fauna of Early North America: The Art of Scott Musgrove (Karen Haber)
Ness, Patrick • The Ask and the Answer (Carolyn Cushman)
Niven, Larry, & Edward M. Lerner • Destroyer of Worlds (Russell Letson)
O'Leary, Patrick • The Black Heart (Faren Miller)
Pratchett, Terry • Unseen Academicals (Carolyn Cushman)
Pratchett, Terry • Unseen Academicals (Carolyn Cushman)
Reynolds, Alastair • Thousandth Night & Minla's Flowers (Russell Letson)
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn • Diving Into the Wreck (Faren Miller)
Saunders, David • Norman Saunders (Karen Haber)
Sheck, Laurie • A Monster's Notes (Faren Miller)
Shirley, John • Bleak History (Paul Witcover)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Eclipse Three (Gary K. Wolfe)
Straub, Peter • American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps (Gary K. Wolfe)
Straub, Peter • American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now (Gary K. Wolfe)
Thomas, Jeffrey • Voices from Punktown (Paul Witcover)
Van Gelder, Gordon, ed. • The Very Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction (Gardner Dozois)
Vance, Jack • This Is Me, Jack Vance! (Russell Letson)
VanderMeer, Jeff • Finch (Faren Miller)
Wade, Daniel, & Paul Hellard, eds. • Exposť 7 (Karen Haber)
Williams, Conrad • One (Tim Pratt)
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