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Locus Magazine • October 2011 • Issue 609 • Vol. 67 No. 4


The October issue has coverage of Renovation with complete Hugo Awards results, interviews with Margo Lanagan and Beth Bernobich, and reviews of new books by Christopher Priest, Terry Pratchett, Neal Asher, Robert McCammon, and many others, plus Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column on Thomas M. Disch and Amy Goldschlager's audiobook reviews.


T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

October 2011 • Issue 609 • Vol. 67 No. 4
44th Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Bernobich Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

I N T E R V I E W S
Margo Lanagan: Dysfunctional Fables / 6
Beth Bernobich: Past Lives / 68
R E N O V A T I O N :    T H E    6 9 T H    W O R L D    S F    C O N V E N T I O N
Renovation / 5 WSFS Business Meeting Report / 39 Complete 2011 Hugo Voting / 41
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 Carol Emshwiller, Edward Bryant, Elizabeth Hand, Connie Willis, James P. Blaylock, Jonathan Carroll, Mike Resnick, Daryl Gregory, and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
Kay and Glennon Win Sunburst Award • 2011 Chesley Awards Winners • 2011 Emperor Norton Awards • Ellison Sues In Time
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
First Sale Doctrine Challanged • Borders News • E-books Up, Print Books Down • Amazon News • Google News • Publishing News • Authors Guild vs. HathiTrust • Stephen King News • J.K. Rowling News • Kramer Arrested (Again) • Houellebecq: Not Missing • Worldcons News • Awards News • E-Reader News • Bookstore News • Announcements • Financial News • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: August / 44    Books Received: August / 45   
British Books Received: July / 57    Bestsellers / 60
O B I T U A R I E S / 66
Mark W. Worthen Bill Trojan • Appreciations by Dean Wesley Smith and Elton Elliott • Paul H. RobertsMichael S. Hart
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 67
Changes • More on Reno • 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 / 15
F&SF 9-10/11; Asimov’s 8/11; Asimov’s 9/11; Interzone 3-4/11; Interzone 5-6/11.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 17
Zahir 7/11; Heroic Fantasy Quarterly 7/11; Kaleidotrope 4/11; Kaleidotrope Summer ’11; M-Brane 3/11; Chiaroscuro 7/11; Bull Spec Summer ’11; Intergalactic Medicine Show 8/11; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 8/11; Interzone 7-8/11; F&SF 9-10/11; Never Never Stories, Jason Sanford; Love and Romanpunk, Tansy Rayner Roberts.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18
The Islanders, Christopher Priest; Two Worlds and in Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan, Caitlín R. Kiernan; Goliath, Scott Westerfeld.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 20
With Fate Conspire, Marie Brennan; Snuff, Terry Pratchett; Low Town, Daniel Polansky; The Dewey Decimal System, Nathan Larson; Wild Angels, Leigh Kennedy; SHORT TAKE: The Affair of the Chalk Cliffs, James P. Blaylock.
Reviews by Russll Letson / 23
The Departure, Neal Asher; The Cold Commands, Richard K. Morgan.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 24
Reamde, Neal Stephenson; Ganymede, Cherie Priest; After the Apocalypse, Maureen F. McHugh; The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern; 7th Sigma, Steven Gould.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Cold Fire, Kate Elliott; The Sookie Stackhouse Companion, Charlaine Harris; One Salt Sea, Seanan McGuire; Succubus Revealed, Richelle Mead; The False Princess, Ellis O’Neal; The Diviner, Melanie Rawn; Blood Spirits, Sherwood Smith; A Taste of the Nightlife, Sarah Zettel.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemianowicz, Rich Horton, Gwenda Bond, Tim Pratt / 28
The Five, Robert McCammon; The Ritual, Adam Nevill; Ghosts by Gaslight, Jack Dann & Nick Gevers, eds.; Ashes, Ilsa J. Bick; The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin; The Damned Highway, Brian Keene & Nick Mamatas.
Locus Listens to Audiobooks: Amy Goldschlager / 31
The Deathbird & Other Stories: The Voice from the Edge, Volume 4, Harlan Ellison; American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition, Neil Gaiman; A Dance With Dragons, George R.R. Martin; Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor; Magic Steps: Book One of The Circle Opens, Tamora Pierce; The Quantum Thief, Hannu Rajaniemi; How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Charles Yu.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 33
Camp Concentration, Thomas M. Disch; 334, Thomas M. Disch; On Wings of Song, Thomas M. Disch; The M.D., Thomas M. Disch.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 17, 21, 23, 25



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov's August 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov's September 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
Bull Spec Autumn 2011 (Rich Horton)
Chiaroscuro July-September 2011 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Sept/Oct 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF Sept/Oct 2011 (Rich Horton)
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly July 2011 (Rich Horton)
Intergalactic Medicine Show August 2011 (Rich Horton)
Interzone March-April 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
Interzone May-June 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
Interzone July-August 2011 (Rich Horton)
Kaleidotrope April 2011 (Rich Horton)
Kaleidotrope Summer 2011 (Rich Horton)
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet August 2011 (Rich Horton)
M-Brane March 2011 (Rich Horton)
Zahir July 2011 (Rich Horton)

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

Asher, Neal • The Departure (Russell Letson)
Bick, Ilsa J. • Ashes (Gwenda Bond)
Blaylock, James P. • The Affair of the Chalk Cliffs (Faren Miller)
Brennan, Marie • With Fate Conspire (Faren Miller)
Dann, Jack, & Nick Gevers, eds. • Ghosts by Gaslight (Rich Horton)
Disch, Thomas M. • 334 (Graham Sleight)
Disch, Thomas M. • Camp Concentration (Graham Sleight)
Disch, Thomas M. • On Wings of Song (Graham Sleight)
Disch, Thomas M. • The M.D. (Graham Sleight)
Elliott, Kate • Cold Fire (Carolyn Cushman)
Gould, Steven • 7th Sigma (Adrienne Martini)
Harris, Charlaine • The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (Carolyn Cushman)
Hodkin, Michelle • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Gwenda Bond)
Keene, Brian, & Nick Mamatas • The Damned Highway (Tim Pratt)
Kennedy, Leigh • Wind Angels (Faren Miller)
Kiernan, Caitlín R. • Two Worlds and In Between (Gary K. Wolfe)
Larson, Nathan • The Dewey Decimal System (Faren Miller)
McCammon, Robert • The Five (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
McGuire, Seanan • One Salt Sea (Carolyn Cushman)
McHugh, Maureen F. • After the Apocalypse (Adrienne Martini)
Mead, Richelle • Succubus Revealed (Carolyn Cushman)
Morgan, Richard K. • The Cold Commands (Russell Letson)
Morgenstern, Erin • The Night Circus (Adrienne Martini)
Nevill, Adam • The Ritual (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Nevill, Adam • The Ritual (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
O'Neal, Eilis • The False Princess (Carolyn Cushman)
Polansky, Daniel • Low Town (Faren Miller)
Pratchett, Terry • Snuff (Faren Miller)
Priest, Cherie • Ganymede (Adrienne Martini)
Priest, Christopher • The Islanders (Gary K. Wolfe)
Rawn, Melanie • The Diviner (Carolyn Cushman)
Roberts, Tansy Rayner • Love and Romanpunk (Rich Horton)
Sanford, Jason • Never Never Stories (Rich Horton)
Smith, Sherwood • Blood Spirits (Carolyn Cushman)
Stephenson, Neal • Reamde (Adrienne Martini)
Westerfeld, Scott • Goliath (Gary K. Wolfe)
Zettel, Sarah • A Taste of the Nightlife (Carolyn Cushman)
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