Locus Magazine • July 2013 • Issue 630 • Vol. 71 No. 1

The July issue features interviews with Neil Gaiman and Maria Dahvana Headley, obituaries and appreciations of Jack Vance and Iain Banks, a new column by Cory Doctorow, complete results of the 2013 Locus Poll, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Connie Willis, Emily Croy Barker, S.T. Joshi, James S.A. Corey, Charlaine Harris, and many others.


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July 2013 • Issue 630 • Vol. 71 • No. 1
46th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

INTERVIEWS
Neil Gaiman: Magic of Fiction / 6
Maria Dahvana Headley: Divine Monsters / 68
jack vance (1916-2013) / 4
Appreciations by Terry Dowling, Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison, Karen Haber, and Jacques Post
IAIN BANKS (1954-2013) / 5
Appreciations by David Brin, Neil Gaiman, and Graham Joyce
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Margo Lanagan, Paul Park, Patricia A. McKillip, Tamora Pierce, Mike Resnick, Lauren Beukes, and many others.
MAIN STORIES / 10
2013 Locus Awards Winners • 2013 Locus Poll Results • 2012 Stoker Awards Winners • Roberts Wins Campbell, Gloss Wins Sturgeon • Skyhorse & Start Acquire Night Shade
thE datA file / 11
Antitrust Trial Update • World SF Blog Closes • Changes in Orbit • Book Sales Down, Trade Sales Up • World Conventions News • Announcements • Publishing News • Book News • Awards News • Media News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
commentary
Cory Doctorow: Teaching Computers Shows Us How Little We Understand About Ourselves / 27
conventions
Starship Century Symposium / 35 Wiscon 37 / 35 Nebula Awards Weekend 2013 / 36
INTERNATIONAL
Spotlight on Rani Graff and Israeli Publishing / 30 International Report from India / 42
listings
Magazines Received: May / 44 Books Received: May / 45 British Books Received: April / 54 Bestsellers / 56
other ObituarieS / 66
Andrew M. Greeley Richard Ballantine
EDITORIAL MATTERS / 63
Losses • Locus Awards • Summer Internship • Student Subscriptions • This Issue/Next Issue
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 14
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction, Ian Whates, ed.; F&SF 5-6/13; Tor.com 2/13-5/13.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 15
Nightmare 6/13; Unfettered, Shawn Speakman, ed.; Lightspeed 6/13; Asimov’s 7/13; Analog 7-8/13; F&SF 7-8/13; Apex 5/13; Clarkesworld 5/13; Giganotosaurus 5/13.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
The Best of Connie Willis, Connie Willis; The Village Sang to the Sea: A Memoir of Magic, Bruce McAllister; Big Mama Stories, Eleanor Arnason.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 18
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic, Emily Croy Barker; Billy Moon, Douglas Lain; The Glass God, Kate Griffin; SHORT TAKES: The Scrivener’s Tale, Fiona McIntosh; In Search Of and Others, Will Ludwigsen.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 20
Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction, Volume 1: From Gilgamesh to the End of the Ninteenth Century, S.T. Joshi; Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction, Volume 2: The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, S.T. Joshi; I Travel by Night, Robert R. McCammon; Dark World, Timothy Parker Russell, ed.; Impossible Monsters, Kasey Lansdale, ed.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 22
Abaddon’s Gate, James S.A. Corey; Neptune’s Brood, Charles Stross.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23
Box Office Poison, Phillipa Bornikova; Undead and Unsure, MaryJanice Davidson; Dead Ever After, Charlaine Harris; The Mist-Torn Witches, Barb Hendee; Codex Born, Jim C. Hines; Steadfast, Mercedes Lackey; Mountain Echoes, C.E. Murphy; Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Liesl Shurtliff.
Divers Hands: Reviews by Gwenda Bond & Tim Pratt / 24
Doll Bones, Holly Black; Mirage, Jenn Reese; Wrath-Bearing Tree, James Enge; Life After Life, Kate Atkinson.
Locus Listens to Audiobooks by Amy Goldschlager / 26
Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond, John Joseph Adams & Douglas Adams, eds.; World War Z, Max Brooks; Etiquette and Espionage, Gail Carriger; Ever After, Kim Harrison; Sister Mine, Nalo Hopkinson; No Return, Zachary Jernigan; Scarlet, Marissa Meyer; Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Karen Russell; Dimension of Miracles, Robert Sheckley.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 21


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog July/August 2013 (Rich Horton)
Apex Magazine May 2013 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s July 2013 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld May 2013 (Rich Horton)
F&SF May/June 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF July/Aug 2013 (Rich Horton)
GigaNotoSaurus May 2013 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed June 2013 (Rich Horton)
Nightmare Magazine June 2013 (Rich Horton)
Tor.com February 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Tor.com March 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Tor.com April 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Tor.com May 2013 (Gardner Dozois)

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

Arnason, Eleanor • Big Mama Stories (Gary K. Wolfe)
Atkinson, Kate • Life After Life (Tim Pratt)
Barker, Emily Croy • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic (Faren Miller)
Black, Holly • Doll Bones (Gwenda Bond)
Bornikova, Phillipa • Box Office Poison (Carolyn Cushman)
Corey, James S. A. • Abaddon’s Gate (Russell Letson)
Davidson, MaryJanice • Undead and Unsure (Carolyn Cushman)
Enge, James • Wrath-Bearing Tree (Tim Pratt)
Griffin, Kate • The Glass God (Faren Miller)
Harris, Charlaine • Dead Ever After (Carolyn Cushman)
Hendee, Barb • The Mist-Torn Witches (Carolyn Cushman)
Hines, Jim C. • Codex Born (Carolyn Cushman)
Joshi, S. T. • Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction, Vol. 1 (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Lackey, Mercedes • Steadfast (Carolyn Cushman)
Lain, Douglas • Billy Moon (Faren Miller)
Lansdale, Kasey, ed. • Impossible Monsters (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Ludwigsen, Will • In Search Of and Others (Faren Miller)
McAllister, Bruce • The Village Sang To The Sea: A Memoir of Magic (Gary K. Wolfe)
McCammon, Robert • I Travel By Night (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
McIntosh, Fiona • The Scrivener’s Tale (Faren Miller)
Murphy, C. E. • Mountain Echoes (Carolyn Cushman)
Reese, Jenn • Mirage (Gwenda Bond)
Russell, Timothy Parker, ed. • Dark World (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Shurtliff, Liesl • Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin (Carolyn Cushman)
Speakman, Shawn, ed. • Unfettered (Rich Horton)
Stross, Charles • Neptune’s Brood (Russell Letson)
Whates, Ian, ed. • Solaris Rising 2 (Gardner Dozois)
Willis, Connie • The Best of Connie Willis (Gary K. Wolfe)


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