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The March 2011 issue of Locus Magazine features --

  • Interviews with authors Gene Wolfe and Alaya Dawn Johnson

  • Listings of Forthcoming Books in the US and UK through December 2011

  • A column by Cory Doctorow, "Explaining Creativity to a Martian"

  • 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, Paul Witcover, and others of books by Johanna Sinisalo, Patrick Rothfuss, Peter S. Beagle, Robert Silverberg, and others


T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

March 2011 • Issue 602 • Vol. 66 No. 3
44th Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

I N T E R V I E W S
Gene Wolfe: Engineering the Future / 6
Alaya Dawn Johnson: Dreaming Stories / 66
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
Tan's Oscar Nomination • Lord Wins Crawford • Borders Declares Bankruptcy • H.B. Fenn Bankruptcy • The End of H.P. Fenn by Robert J. Sawyer
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 Nalo Hopkinson, Patricia Briggs, Brom, Robert Silverberg, Elizabeth Bear, Suzanne Collins, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Macmillan and Amazon Pay Lost Royalties • Amazon News • Appleís App Store Changes • Bloomsbury Restructures • Comic Relief Closes • 2010 Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot • NY Times E-Bestsellers • Announcements • Worldcons News • Poe House Funding Cut • Bookstore News • Book News • Magazine News • Publishing News • The Last Ring-Bearer • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Other Media Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
C O M M E N T A R Y / 25
Cory Doctorow: Explaining Creativity to a Martian
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 28    British Forthcoming Books / 40
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: January / 46    Books Received: January / 47   
British Books Received: December / 55    Bestsellers / 58
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 64
Michael D. Toman
O B I T U A R I E S / 65
Brian JacquesMelissa Mia Hall • Appreciations by Joe R. Lansdale and Howard Waldrop • Lionel Perry WrightJohn M. IgguldenMargaret K. McElderry
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 70
Spring • Conventions • Distribution, Distribution, Distribution • Corrections • Staff Changes • This Issue/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 / 13
F&SF 1-2/11; Asimovís 1/11; Asimovís 2/11; People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy, Rachel Swirsky & Sean Wallace, eds.; Sleight of Hand, Peter S. Beagle.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Fantasy 1/11; Fantasy 2/11; Fantasy 3/11; Lightspeed 2/11; Lightspeed 3/11; Clarkesworld 1/11; Abyss and Apex 1st Quarter 2011; F&SF 3-4/11; Asimovís 3/11; Engineering Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Love & Rockets, Martin H. Greenberg & Kerrie Hughes, eds.; Steam Powered, Joselle Vanderhooft, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Birdbrain, Johanna Sinisalo; Yellowcake, Margo Lanagan; Other Kingdoms, Richard Matheson; SHORT TAKE: Musing and Meditations: Reflections on Science Fiction, Science, and Other Matters, Robert Silverberg.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 18
The Wise Manís Fear, Patrick Rothfuss; The Neon Court, Kate Griffin; Sleeping Helena, Erzebet Yellowboy; Sleight of Hand, Peter S. Beagle.
Reviews by Paul Witcover / 20
Version 43, Phillip Palmer; In the Mean Time, Paul Tremblay; Ventriloquism, Catherynne M. Valente.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemianowicz and Gwenda Bond / 23
Crucified Dreams, Joe R. Lansdale, ed.; Red Glove, Holly Black.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 21



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Abyss & Apex 1st Quarter 2011 (Rich Horton)
Asimov's January 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov's February 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov's March 2011 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Jan/Feb 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF Mar/Apr 2011 (Rich Horton)
Fantasy Magazine January 2011 (Rich Horton)
Fantasy Magazine February 2011 (Rich Horton)
Fantasy Magazine March 2011 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed February 2011 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed March 2011 (Rich Horton)

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

Beagle, Peter S. • Sleight of Hand (Faren Miller)
Beagle, Peter S. • Sleight of Hand (Gardner Dozois)
Black, Holly • Red Glove (Gregory Benford)
Greenberg, Martin H., & Kerrie Hughes • Love and Rockets (Rich Horton)
Griffin, Kate • The Neon Court (Faren Miller)
Griffin, Kate • The Neon Court (Faren Miller)
Lanagan, Margo • Yellowcake (Gary K. Wolfe)
Lansdale, Joe R., ed. • Crucified Dreams (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Matheson, Richard • Other Kingdoms (Gary K. Wolfe)
Palmer, Philip • Version 43 (Paul Witcover)
Rothfuss, Patrick • The Wise Man's Fear (Faren Miller)
Silverberg, Robert • Musings and Meditations (Gary K. Wolfe)
Sinisalo, Johanna • Birdbrain (Gary K. Wolfe)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Engineering Infinity (Rich Horton)
Swirsky, Rachel, & Sean Wallace, eds. • People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy (Gardner Dozois)
Tremblay, Paul • In the Mean Time (Paul Witcover)
Valente, Catherynne M. • Ventriloquism (Paul Witcover)
Vanderhooft, JoSelle • Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories (Rich Horton)
YellowBoy, Erzebet • Sleeping Helena (Faren Miller)
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