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In This Issue: 

The September 2010 issue of Locus Magazine is a special about Steampunk --

  • Interviews with Cherie PriestGail Carriger, and Phil & Kaja Foglio 
  • Commentary by Bruce Sterling, James P. Blaylock, Michael Moorcock, and many others 
  • A new column by regular commentator Cory Doctorow 
  • A report from Comic-Con 2010 
  • Listings of Forthcoming Books in the US and UK through June 2011 
  • 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, and Paul Witcover, of books by Hannu RajaniemiWilliam GibsonWalter Jon WilliamsAdam RobertsMarie Brennan, and others

T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

September 2010 • Issue 596 • Vol. 65 No. 3
43rd Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Francesca Myman


Cherie Priest: Pornography & War / 6
Gail Carriger: Remember to Behave / 7
Phil & Kaja Foglio: Gaslamp Fantasies / 80

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 James P. Blaylock, Samuel R. Delany & Harlan Ellison, Robert J. Sawyer, Phil & Kaja Foglio, John Hemry, Charlaine Harris, and many others

M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10

2009 World Fantasy Awards Nominations • 2010 Chesley Awards Winners • Comic-Con 2010 

T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11

Dorchester Goes Digital • B&N for Sale • More Borders Layoffs • Simon & Schuster Reorganization • Odyssey Editions Controversy • All the Books in the World • E-News • Van Name Helps Children • Superman Saves Family • Don?t Let the Bedbugs Bite • Awards News • Worldcons News • Publishing News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Other Media Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received

C O M M E N T A R Y / 29

Cory Doctorow: Proprietary Interest 

S T E A M P U N K    U N P A C K E D / 32

Introduction • Bruce Sterling • James P. Blaylock • Michael Moorcock • Liz Gorinsky • Jay Lake • Scott Westerfeld • Ann VanderMeer • Tim Powers • Gavin J. Grant • Joe R. Lansdale • Mike Perschon

F E A T U R E 

Spotlight on Daniel Dos Santos, Artist / 41

F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S

US Forthcoming Books / 42    British Forthcoming Books / 52


Magazines Received: July / 58    Books Received: July / 59    
British Books Received: June / 68    Bestsellers / 70

E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 79

Steampunk • Seattle • Visitors • This Issue/Next Issue

L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 79

Leslie Peterson • Jeff Fisher

O B I T U A R I E S / 79

Elaine Koster


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

Strange HorizonsFantasy MagazineF&SF 7-8/10; Mammoths of the Great Plains, Eleanor Arnason; The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson: Volume 3: The Saturn Game, Poul Anderson; Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle, Peter S. Beagle; The Secret History of Fantasy, Peter S. Beagle, ed.; The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories, Walter John Williams; The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson, Kim Stanley Robinson.

Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13

Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, Sandra McDonald; A Handful of Pearls, Beth Bernobich; Through the Drowsy Dark, Rachel Swirsky; Metrophilias, Brendan Connell; Icarus Spring ?10; Asimov?s 9/10; Analog 10/10; Realms of Fantasy 8/10; Interzone 7-8/10; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/1/10; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/15/10; Lightspeed 8/10; Fantasy Magazine 8/10; Strange Horizons 7/10.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 15

The Quantum Thief, Hannu Rajaniemi; Zero History, William Gibson; What I Didn?t See and Other Stories, Karen Joy Fowler; Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 19

A Star Shall Fall, Marie Brennan; The Thief-Taker?s Apprentice, Stephen Deas; The Boneshaker, Kate Milford; The Native Star, M. K. Hobson; SHORT TAKES: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, David Mitchell; Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 23

The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories, Walter Jon Williams; Hard-Luck Diggings, Jack Vance. 

Reviews by Paul Witcover / 25

Zero History, William Gibson; New Model Army, Adam Roberts; The Fuller Memorandum, Charles Stross. 

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 22, 25


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) — 

Analog October 2010 (Rich Horton)  
Asimov's September 2010 (Rich Horton)  
Beneath Ceaseless Skies July 1, 15 2010 (Rich Horton)  
F&SF July/August 2010 (Gardner Dozois)  
Fantasy Magazine August 2010 (Gardner Dozois)  
Fantasy Magazine August 2010 (Rich Horton)  
Icarus Spring 2010 (Rich Horton)  
Interzone Jul-Aug 2010 (Rich Horton)  
Lightspeed August 2010 (Rich Horton)  
Realms of Fantasy August 2010 (Rich Horton)  
Strange Horizons July 2010 (Rich Horton)  
Strange Horizons August 2010 (Gardner Dozois)  

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

Anderson, Poul • The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volume 3: The Saturn Game (Gardner Dozois) 
Arnason, Eleanor • Mammoths of the Great Plains (Gardner Dozois) 
Beagle, Peter S., ed. • The Secret History of Fantasy (Gardner Dozois) 
Beagle, Peter S., edited by Jonathan Strahan • Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle (Gardner Dozois)  
Bernobich, Beth • A Handful of Pearls & Other Stories (Rich Horton) 
Brennan, Marie • A Star Shall Fall (Faren Miller) 
Connell, Brendan • Metrophilias (Rich Horton) 
Deas, Stephen • The Thief-Taker's Apprentice (Faren Miller) 
Fowler, Karen Joy • What I Didn't See and Other Stories (Gary K. Wolfe) 
Gibson, William • Zero History (Gary K. Wolfe) 
Gibson, William • Zero History (Paul Witcover) 
Hobson, M. K. • The Native Star (Faren Miller) 
Lord, Karen • Redemption in Indigo (Faren Miller) 
Lord, Karen • Redemption in Indigo (Gary K. Wolfe) 
McDonald, Sandra • Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories (Rich Horton) 
Milford, Kate • The Boneshaker (Faren Miller) 
Mitchell, David • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Faren Miller) 
Rajaniemi, Hannu • The Quantum Thief (Gary K. Wolfe) 
Roberts, Adam • New Model Army (Paul Witcover) 
Robinson, Kim Stanley, edited by Jonathan Strahan • The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson (Gardner Dozois) 
Stross, Charles • The Fuller Memorandum (Paul Witcover) 
Swirsky, Rachel • Through the Drowsy Dark (Rich Horton) 
Vance, Jack, edited by Terry Dowling & -3- • Hard-Luck Diggings: The Early Jack Vance (Russell Letson) 
Williams, Walter Jon • The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories (Gardner Dozois) 
Williams, Walter Jon • The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories (Russell Letson)