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Locus Magazine • November 2011 • Issue 610 • Vol. 67 No. 5


The November issue has interviews with Geoff Ryman and Andy Duncan, a new column by Cory Doctorow, reviews of new books by Ian McDonald, Vernor Vinge, Paula Brandon, Steven Erikson, Jim Butcher, and many others, plus all the latest SF and fantasy news.


T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

November 2011 • Issue 610 • Vol. 67 No. 5
44th Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Francesca Myman

I N T E R V I E W S
Geoff Ryman: Maximum Change / 6
Andy Duncan: The Story Engine / 60
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 Alan Dean Foster, Mike & Carol Resnick, Dave McKean, Cory Doctorow, Charlaine Harris & Christopher Golden, Neal Stephenson & Greg Bear, Lev Grossman, and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10
Betsy Mitchell Retires • Amazon Launches SF/Fantasy Imprint • British Fantasy Awards Controversy
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Beta Launched • Chains vs. DC Comics • National Book Awards Debacle • DreamHaven to Close • Borders Bankruptcy News • Clarion 2012 Instructors Announced • Book News • E-Book News • Publishing News • Announcements • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Catalogs Received
C O M M E N T A R Y / 30
Cory Doctorow: It's Time to Stop Talking About Copyright
F E A T U R E S
Spotlight on: Brian Stableford, Translator and Author / 31 Spotlight on: Maryelizabeth Hart, Bookseller / 33 Photo Story: A Signed Book of Horrors / 33 Photo Story: NYRSF Reading / 33 Photo Story: SFWA New York Reception / 34 Photo Story: Pratchett in America / 34
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: September / 35    Books Received: September / 36   
British Books Received: August / 48    Bestsellers / 52
O B I T U A R I E S / 58
John Frederick Burke (who also wrote as Jonathan Burke) • Appreciation by Philip Harbottle • Vittorio Curtoni
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 59
Fall • Visitors • Changes Afoot • Holiday Giving • 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
Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente; Asimovís 10-11/11; The Urban Fantasy Anthology, Peter S. Beagle & Joe R. Lansdale, eds.; Alien Contact, Marty Halpern, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 17
Asimovís 10-11/11; Analog 11/11; Fantasy Magazine 11/11; Tin House #49; Harperís 9/11; Solaris Rising, Ian Whates, ed.; Writers of the Future: Volume XXVII, K.D. Wentworth, ed.; Tesseracts Fifteen, Julie Czerneda & Susan MacGregor, eds.; Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18
Planesrunner, Ian McDonald; Death and Resurrection, R.A. MacAvoy; Unpossible and Other Stories, Daryl Gregory.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 20
The Traitorís Daughter, Paula Brandon; Queen of Kings, Maria Dahvana Headley; Mayan December, Brenda Cooper; The Hum and the Shiver, Alex Bledsoe; Unpossible and Other Stories, Daryl Gregory.
Reviews by Russll Letson / 23
The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge; 7th Sigma, Steven Gould.
Reviews by Paul Witcover/ 24
The Crippled God, Steven Erikson; Infidel, Kameron Hurley.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Ghost Story, Jim Butcher; Wolf at the Door, MaryJanice Davidson; Tuesdays at the Castle, Jessica Day George; The Wild Ways, Tanya Huff; Changes, Mercedes Lackey; Scholar, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.; Wisdomís Kiss, Catherine Gilbert Murdock; Vamparazzi, Laura Resnick.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemianowicz, Gwenda Bond, Tim Pratt / 28
The Book of Cthulhu, Ross E. Lockhart, ed; The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners, Joe R. Lansdale, ed.; Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake; Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor; Mistification, Kaaron Warren.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 17, 21, 23, 25



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog November 2011 (Rich Horton)
Asimov's October/November 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov's October/November 2011 (Rich Horton)
Harper's September 2011 (Rich Horton)
Tin House Fall 2011 (Rich Horton)

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

Beagle, Peter S., & Joe R. Lansdale, eds. • The Urban Fantasy Anthology (Gardner Dozois)
Blake, Kendare • Anna Dressed in Blood (Gwenda Bond)
Bledsoe, Alex • The Hum and the Shiver (Faren Miller)
Brandon, Paula • The Traitor's Daughter (Faren Miller)
Butcher, Jim • Ghost Story (Carolyn Cushman)
Cooper, Brenda • Mayan December (Faren Miller)
Czerneda, Julie, & Susan MacGregor, eds. • Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (Rich Horton)
Davidson, MaryJanice • Wolf at the Door (Carolyn Cushman)
Erikson, Steven • The Crippled God (Paul Witcover)
George, Jessica Day • Tuesdays at the Castle (Carolyn Cushman)
Gould, Steven • 7th Sigma (Russell Letson)
Gregory, Daryl • Unpossible and Other Stories (Faren Miller)
Gregory, Daryl • Unpossible and Other Stories (Gary K. Wolfe)
Halpern, Marty, ed. • Alien Contact (Gardner Dozois)
Headley, Maria Dahvana • Queen of Kings (Faren Miller)
Huff, Tanya • The Wild Ways (Carolyn Cushman)
Hurley, Kameron • Infidel (Paul Witcover)
Lackey, Mercedes • Changes (Carolyn Cushman)
Lansdale, Joe R., ed. • The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Lockhart, Ross E., ed. • The Book of Cthulhu (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
MacAvoy, R. A. • Death and Resurrection (Gary K. Wolfe)
McDonald, Ian • Planesrunner (Gary K. Wolfe)
Modesitt, Jr., L.E. • Scholar (Carolyn Cushman)
Murdock, Catherine Gilbert • Wisdom's Kiss (Carolyn Cushman)
Resnick, Laura • Vamparazzi (Carolyn Cushman)
Taylor, Laini • Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Gwenda Bond)
Valente, Catherynne M. • Silently and Very Fast (Gardner Dozois)
Valente, Catherynne M. • Silently and Very Fast (Rich Horton)
Vinge, Vernor • The Children of the Sky (Russell Letson)
Warren, Kaaron • Mistification (Tim Pratt)
Wentworth, K. D., ed. • L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXVII (Rich Horton)
Whates, Ian, ed. • Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (Rich Horton)
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