Locus Magazine • November 2012 • Issue 622 • Vol. 69 No. 5

The November issue features interviews with Gregory Benford and Tim Pratt, a new column by Cory Doctorow, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Hannu Rajaniemi, Lois McMaster Bujold, Iain M. Banks, Stephen King & Stewart O’Nan, David Levithan, and many others.


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November 2012 • Issue 622 • Vol. 69 No. 5
45th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

INTERVIEWS
Gregory Benford: Dynamic Control / 6
Tim Pratt: On the Side of Wonder / 58
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING/ 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Tom Piccirilli, Mo Yan, J.R.R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, and many others
MAIN STORIES/ 10
Díaz Wins Genius Grant • 2012 British Fantasy Awards • Pratchett Launches Production Company • Photo Stories: Telegraph Avenue Launch, Kindred Reading Series, After Launch Party
thE datA file/ 11
New Online Magazines Launch • National Book Award Finalists • Dorchester Seeks Author Information • Google Legal News • EU and Publishers Settle • Quercus Comes to the US • Manuscript and Correspondence Auction • Orwell Defaced • Publishing News • Worldcons News • Macmillan Addresses E-Book Lending • Media Notes • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
COMMENTARY/ 30
The Internet of the Dead by Cory Doctorow
features
SFWA New York Reception / 31 Spotlight on Reading Organizers: Terry Bisson: SF in SF, Ellen Datlow & Matthew Kressel: KGB / 36
listings
Magazines Received: September / 35 Books Received: September / 36 British Books Received: August / 37 Bestsellers / 50
ObituarieS/ 56
Death Noted: Stuart J. ByrneWendy WeilJane Frances Gunn
EDITORIAL MATTERS/ 62
Interns • Wildlife • This Issue/Next Issue • Rates and Holiday Special
¨ locus looks at books¨
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 14
F&SF 9-10/12; Asimov’s 9/12; Asimov’s 10-11/12; Interzone 7-8/12.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 15
Asimov’s 10-11/12; Analog 11/12; Lightspeed 10/12; Lightspeed 11/12; Nightmare 10/12; Subterranean Fall ’12; Strange Horizons 9/12; Abyss and Apex 3rd Quarter ’12; Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 5/12; Tin House #52; Lauriat, Charles Tan, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
The Fractal Prince, Hannu Rajaniemi; Rituals: A Novel of the Fantastic: Rhapsody of Blood, Volume One, Roz Kaveney; SHORT TAKES: An Exile on Planet Earth: Articles and Reflections, Brian Aldiss; Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version, Philip Pullman.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 18
Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold; The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks; Red Country, Joe Abercrombie; Crandolin, Anna Tambour.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks; Harmony, Keith Brooke.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 22
Face in the Crowd, Stephen King & Stewart O’Nan; The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume 23, Stephen Jones, ed.; The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, 2012 Edition, Paula Guran, ed.; Dueling Minds, Brian James Freeman, ed.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
Dragon Justice, Laura Anne Gilman; Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, Shannon Hale; Precinct 13, Tate Hallaway; Seraphina, Rachel Hartman; Sand Witches in the Hamptons, Celia Jerome; Redoubt, Mercedes Lackey; Revenant Eve, Sherwood Smith; Hidden Things, Doyce Testerman.
Divers Hand: Reviews by Gwenda Bond and Graham Sleight / 27
Every Day, David Levithan; Unspoken, Sarah Rees Brennan; Red Country, Joe Abercrombie; Forge of Darkness, Steven Erikson.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 19, 21, 25


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Abyss & Apex 3rd Quarter 2012 (Rich Horton)
Analog November 2012 (Rich Horton)
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #54 2012 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s September 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s October/November 2012 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Sept/Oct 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Interzone Jul-Aug 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed October 2012 (Rich Horton)
Nightmare Magazine October 2012 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons September 2012 (Rich Horton)
Subterranean Fall 2012 (Rich Horton)
Tin House #52 2012 (Rich Horton)

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

Abercrombie, Joe • Red Country (Faren Miller)
Abercrombie, Joe • Red Country (Graham Sleight)
Abercrombie, Joe • Red Country (Faren Miller)
Abercrombie, Joe • Red Country (Graham Sleight)
Aldiss, Brian • An Exile on Planet Earth: Articles and Reflections (Gary K. Wolfe)
Banks, Iain M. • The Hydrogen Sonata (Faren Miller)
Banks, Iain M. • The Hydrogen Sonata (Russell Letson)
Brennan, Sarah Rees • Unspoken (Gwenda Bond)
Brooke, Keith • Harmony (Russell Letson)
Bujold, Lois Mcmaster • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance (Faren Miller)
Erikson, Steven • Forge of Darkness (Graham Sleight)
Erikson, Steven • Forge of Darkness (Graham Sleight)
Freeman, Brian James • Dueling Minds (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Gilman, Laura Anne • Dragon Justice (Carolyn Cushman)
Guran, Paula, ed. • The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2012 Edition (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Hale, Shannon • Princess Academy: Palace of Stone (Carolyn Cushman)
Hallaway, Tate • Precinct 13 (Carolyn Cushman)
Hartman, Rachel • Seraphina (Carolyn Cushman)
Jerome, Celia • Sand Witches in the Hamptons (Carolyn Cushman)
Jones, Stephen, ed. • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: 23 (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Kaveney, Roz • Rituals (Gary K. Wolfe)
King, Stephen, & Stewart O’Nan • Face in the Crowd (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Lackey, Mercedes • Redoubt (Carolyn Cushman)
Levithan, David • Every Day (Gwenda Bond)
Pullman, Philip • Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version (Gary K. Wolfe)
Rajaniemi, Hannu • The Fractal Prince (Gary K. Wolfe)
Smith, Sherwood • Revenant Eve (Carolyn Cushman)
Tambour, Anna • Crandolin (Faren Miller)
Tan, Charles A., ed. • Lauriat (Rich Horton)
Testerman, Doyce • Hidden Things (Carolyn Cushman)


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