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The July 2010 issue of Locus Magazine features:

  • Interviews with authors Laurence Yep and Jedediah Berry

  • Complete results of this year's Locus Poll

  • A column by Cory Doctorow

  • Obituaries of José Saramago, Jeanne Robinson, Martin Gardner, 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, Paul Witcover, Carolyn Cushman, and others, of books by Ian McDonald, China Miéville, Ted Chiang, Ken MacLeod, Paolo Bacigalupi, Dean Koontz, and many others.


T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

July 2010 • Issue 594 • Vol. 65 No. 1
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
Laurence Yep: Strategies For Living / 6
Jedediah Berry: A Stranger Road / 64
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2010 Locus Awards Winners • Chesley Awards Finalists • Nobel Laureate José Saramago (1922-2010) • BookExpo America 2010
L O C U S    P O L L / 5
C O N V E N T I O N S
2010 Nebula Awards Weekend / 5 WisCon / 59
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 Diana Wynne Jones, Junot Díaz, Paolo Bacigalupi, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter, Kim Harrison, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Realms of Fantasy in Trouble • iBooks Market Share • New Boss at Borders • Amazon Makes Enemies • Ingram as Bookseller • Google Sued in China • Penguin’s Diamond Anniversary • Manga Anti-Piracy Coalition • 2010 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists • 2010 British Fantasy Awards Finalists • Awards News • Announcements • Publishing News • Financial News • International Rights
C O M M E N T A R Y / 31
Cory Doctorow: What I Do
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 38
Paula Guran • D.T. Shindler • Martha Millard
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: May / 40    Books Received: May / 41   
British Books Received: April / 52    Bestsellers / 52
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 58
WisCon • Nebula Awards • Locus Awards • Visitors • Fulfillment Problems • This Issue/Next Issue
O B I T U A R I E S / 62
Jeanne Robinson • Appreciation by Spider Robinson Everett F. Bleiler • Appreciation by Mack Hassler Martin Gardner Arthur Herzog III George M. Ewing David Markson Al Williamson



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
Godlike Machines, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Seven Cities of Gold, David Moles; Asimov’s 7/10; Interzone 227; Subterranean Spring ’10.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Asimov’s 7/10; Analog 7-8/10; F&SF 7-8/10; Realms of Fantasy 6/10; Interzone 3-4/10; Lightspeed 7/10; Strange Horizons 4/10; Strange Horizons 5/10; Legends of Australian Fantasy, Jack Dann & Jonathan Strahan, eds.; Swords and Dark Magic, Jonathan Strahan & Lou Anders, eds.; Clockwork Phoenix 3, Mike Allen, ed.; Seven Cities of Gold, David Moles.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
The Dervish House, Ian McDonald; The Lifecycle of Software Objects, Ted Chiang; Kings of the North, Cecelia Holland; Stories, Neil Gaiman & Al Sarrantonio, eds.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 18
Kraken, China Miéville; The House of Discarded Dreams, Ekaterina Sedia; The Queen of Hearts, Daniel Homan; Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories, Kristine Kathryn Rusch; SHORT TAKES: Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik; Wolf’s Cross, S.A. Swann.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
The Restoration Game, Ken MacLeod; The Fuller Memorandum, Charles Stross; The Tomb of the Fathers, Eleanor Arnason; Deceiver, C.J. Cherryh.
Reviews by Paul Witcover / 24
Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi; Roadside Bodhisattva, Paul Di Filippo; The Juniper Tree and Other Blue Rose Stories, Peter Straub; Ancestor, Scott Sigler.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Hell Fire, Ann Aguirre; White Cat, Holly Black; Hard Magic, Laura Anne Gilman; Enchanted Glass, Diana Wynne Jones; Touched by an Alien, Gini Koch; Wizard Squared, K.E. Mills; Black Blade Blues, J.A. Pitts; Magic Below Stairs, Caroline Stevermer; A Conspiracy of Kings, Megan Whelan Turner; Kitty Goes to War, Carrie Vaughn.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemianowicz & Tim Pratt / 28
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 2, Ellen Datlow, ed.; Frankenstein: Lost Souls, Dean Koontz; Feed, Mira Grant; Slum Online, Hiroshi Sakurazawa.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 25, 27



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog July/August 2010 (Rich Horton)
Asimov's July 2010 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov's July 2010 (Rich Horton)
F&SF July/August 2010 (Rich Horton)
Interzone March-April 2010 (Gardner Dozois)
Interzone March-April 2010 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed July 2010 (Rich Horton)
Realms of Fantasy June 2010 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons April 2010 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons May 2010 (Rich Horton)
Subterranean Spring 2010 (Gardner Dozois)

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

Aguirre, Ann • Hell Fire (Carolyn Cushman)
Allen, Mike, ed. • Clockwork Phoenix 3 (Rich Horton)
Arnason, Eleanor • Tomb of the Fathers (Russell Letson)
Bacigalupi, Paolo • Ship Breaker (Paul Witcover)
Black, Holly • The White Cat (Carolyn Cushman)
Cherryh, C. J. • Deceiver (Russell Letson)
Chiang, Ted • The Lifecycle of Software Objects (Gary K. Wolfe)
Dann, Jack, & Jonathan Strahan, eds. • Legends of Australian Fantasy (Rich Horton)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Best Horror of the Year: Volume Two (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Di Filippo, Paul • Roadside Bodhisattva (Paul Witcover)
Gaiman, Neil, & Al Sarrantonio, eds. • Stories: All-New Tales (Gary K. Wolfe)
Gilman, Laura Anne • Hard Magic (Carolyn Cushman)
Grant, Mira • Feed (Tim Pratt)
Holland, Cecelia • Kings of the North (Gary K. Wolfe)
Homan, Daniel • The Queen of Hearts (Faren Miller)
Jones, Diana Wynne • Enchanted Glass (Carolyn Cushman)
Jones, Diana Wynne • Enchanted Glass (Carolyn Cushman)
Koch, Gini • Touched by an Alien (Carolyn Cushman)
Koontz, Dean • Frankenstein: Lost Souls (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
MacLeod, Ken • The Restoration Game (Russell Letson)
McDonald, Ian • The Dervish House (Gary K. Wolfe)
Miéville, China • Kraken (Faren Miller)
Miéville, China • Kraken (Faren Miller)
Mills, K. E. • The Wizard Squared (Carolyn Cushman)
Moles, David • Seven Cities of Gold (Gardner Dozois)
Moles, David • Seven Cities of Gold (Rich Horton)
Novik, Naomi • Tongues of Serpents (Faren Miller)
Pitts, J. A. • Black Blade Blues (Carolyn Cushman)
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn • Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories (Faren Miller)
Sakurazaka, Hiroshi • Slum Online (Tim Pratt)
Sedia, Ekaterina • The House of Discarded Dreams (Faren Miller)
Sigler, Scott • Ancestor (Paul Witcover)
Sigler, Scott • Ancestor (Paul Witcover)
Stevermer, Caroline • Magic Below Stairs (Carolyn Cushman)
Strahan, Jonathan, & Lou Anders, eds. • Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery (Rich Horton)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Godlike Machines (Gardner Dozois)
Straub, Peter • The Juniper Tree and Other Blue Rose Stories (Paul Witcover)
Stross, Charles • The Fuller Memorandum (Russell Letson)
Swann, S. A. • Wolf's Cross (Faren Miller)
Turner, Megan Whalen • A Conspiracy of Kings (Carolyn Cushman)
Vaughn, Carrie • Kitty Goes to War (Carolyn Cushman)
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