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The June 2010 issue of Locus Magazine features:

  • Interviews with authors Kit Reed and M.K. Hobson

  • Listings of forthcoming books in the US and UK, through March 2011

  • Spotlight feature on Vandana Singh

  • Obituaries of Frank Frazetta, with appreciations by Nick Meglin, Arnie Fenner, and Bob Eggleton

  • 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, Carolyn Cushman, and others, of books by China Miéville, Terry Dowling, John Barnes, Nnedi Okorafor, Cory Doctorow, and many others

  • Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column, on Robert Silverberg


T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

June 2010 • Issue 593 • Vol. 64 No. 6
43rd Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

I N T E R V I E W S
Kit Reed: Make a Bunny / 6
M.K. Hobson: Bustlepunk / 72
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 Samuel R. Delany, Carolyn See, Kelly Link, Philip K. Dick, Cory Doctorow, Robert J. Sawyer, and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2009 Nebula Awards Winners • Frank Frazetta (1928 - 2010) • Angry Robotís New Home • SFWA Election • Gaiman in the News • Asimovís Readersí / AnLab Awards • Corrections to 2010 Hugo Awards Nominations
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Carnegie and Greenaway Finalists • The Copyright Gap • E-book Round-up • Random Fights for Rights • More Random Reorganization • Parallel Imports Above the 49th Parallel • New Zealand Vampires • Crichton Art Collection Auctioned • Marvel for Kids • Clarion News • Announcements • Awards News • Publishing News • Bookstore News • Book News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 30    British Forthcoming Books / 42
F E A T U R E
Spotlight on Vandana Singh, Author / 47
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: April / 48    Books Received: April / 49   
British Books Received: March / 58    Bestsellers / 60
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 67
Wildlife • Visitors • Cons • Pulp Non-fiction • This Issue/Next Issue
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 67
Ursula K. Le Guin • Dennis Lien
O B I T U A R I E S / 68
Frank Frazetta (1928 - 2010) • Appreciations by Nick Meglin, Arnie Fenner, and Bob Eggleton Sharon Webb • Appreciation by Brad Strickland Joel S. Ross Alan Sillitoe • Appreciations for George Scithers by Michael Swanwick and F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre



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
F&SF 5-6/10; Asimovís 6/10; Lightspeed 6/10; Conflicts, Ian Whates, ed.; Digital Domains, Ellen Datlow, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Lightspeed 6/10; Fantasy 5/10; Fantasy 6/10; Not One of Us 4/10; GUD Winter í09; Asimovís 6/10; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/10; Strange Horizons 4/10; Marginal Boundaries 4/10.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Kraken, China Miťville; Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor; Bitter Seeds, Ian Tregillis; Yearís Best SF 15, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.; C.M. Kornbluth: The Life and Works of a Science Fiction Visionary, Mark Rich.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 16
Amberjack: Tales of Fear and Wonder, Terry Dowling; Fever Crumb, Philip Reeve; Lightborn, Alison Sinclair; Speak to the Devil, Dave Duncan; SHORT TAKE: The Poison Eaters and Other Stories, Holly Black.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 19
Directive 51, John Barnes; Chill, Elizabeth Bear; SHORT TAKE: Coyote Destiny, Allen Steele.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 21
The Secret Feminist Cabal: A Cultural History of Science Fiction Feminisms, Helen Merrick; Clementine, Cherie Priest; For the Win, Cory Doctorow; The Loving Dead, Amelia Beamer.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23
Magic Bleeds, Ilona Andrews; Embers, Laura Bickle; Brightly Woven, Alexandra Bracken; The Desert Spear, Peter V. Brett; Princess of Glass, Jessica Day George; The Birthday Ball, Lois Lowry; Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik; Toads and Diamonds, Heather Tomlinson; Twin Spica, Volume 1, Kou Yaginuma.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemianowicz & Rich Horton / 25
The Caretaker of Lorne Field, David Zeltserman; Is Anybody Out There?, Nick Gevers & Marty Halpern, eds.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 26
A Time of Changes, Robert Silverberg; A Book of Skulls, Robert Silverberg; Dying Inside, Robert Silverberg; Lord Valentineís Castle, Robert Silverberg; The Face of the Waters, Robert Silverberg.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 21, 23



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov's June 2010 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov's June 2010 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies March 2010 (Rich Horton)
F&SF May/June 2010 (Gardner Dozois)
Fantasy Magazine May 2010 (Rich Horton)
Fantasy Magazine June 2010 (Rich Horton)
Greatest Uncommon Denominator Winter 2009 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed June 2010 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed June 2010 (Rich Horton)
Marginal Boundaries April 2010 (Rich Horton)
Not One of Us April 2010 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons April 2010 (Rich Horton)

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

Andrews, Ilona • Magic Bleeds (Carolyn Cushman)
Barnes, John • Directive 51 (Russell Letson)
Beamer, Amelia • The Loving Dead (Adrienne Martini)
Bear, Elizabeth • Chill (Russell Letson)
Bickle, Laura • Embers (Carolyn Cushman)
Black, Holly • The Poison Eaters and Other Stories (Faren Miller)
Bracken, Alexandra • Brightly Woven (Carolyn Cushman)
Brett, Peter V. • The Desert Spear (Carolyn Cushman)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy (Gardner Dozois)
Doctorow, Cory • For the Win (Adrienne Martini)
Dowling, Terry • Amberjack: Tales of Fear and Wonder (Faren Miller)
Duncan, Dave • Speak to the Devil (Faren Miller)
George, Jessica Day • Princess of Glass (Carolyn Cushman)
Gevers, Nick, & Marty Halpern, eds. • Is Anybody Out There? (Rich Horton)
Hartwell, David G., & Kathryn Cramer, eds. • Year's Best SF 15 (Gary K. Wolfe)
Lowry, Lois • The Birthday Ball (Carolyn Cushman)
Merrick, Helen • The Secret Feminist Cabal: A Cultural History of Science Fiction Feminisms (Adrienne Martini)
Miéville, China • Kraken (Gary K. Wolfe)
Miéville, China • Kraken (Gary K. Wolfe)
Novik, Naomi • Tongues of Serpents (Carolyn Cushman)
Okorafor, Nnedi • Who Fears Death (Gary K. Wolfe)
Priest, Cherie • Clementine (Adrienne Martini)
Reeve, Philip • Fever Crumb (Faren Miller)
Rich, Mark • C.M. Kornbluth: The Life and Works of a Science Fiction Visionary (Gary K. Wolfe)
Silverberg, Robert • The Book of Skulls (Graham Sleight)
Silverberg, Robert • Dying Inside (Graham Sleight)
Silverberg, Robert • The Face of the Waters (Graham Sleight)
Silverberg, Robert • Lord Valentine's Castle (Graham Sleight)
Silverberg, Robert • A Time of Changes (Graham Sleight)
Sinclair, Alison • Lightborn (Faren Miller)
Steele, Allen • Coyote Destiny (Russell Letson)
Tomlinson, Heather • Toads and Diamonds (Carolyn Cushman)
Tregillis, Ian • Bitter Seeds (Gary K. Wolfe)
Whates, Ian, ed. • Conflicts (Gardner Dozois)
Yaginuma, Kou • Twin Spica, Volume 1 (Carolyn Cushman)
Zeltserman, David • The Caretaker of Lorne Field (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
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