Locus Magazine • December 2014 • Issue 647 • Vol. 73 No. 6
December 2014 • Issue 647 • Vol. 73 • No. 6
47th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman
World Fantasy Awards • Martin and Doherty Win Harris Awards • 2014 Endeavour Awards Winners • Hachette and Amazon Make a Deal
World Fantasy Convention
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison, George R.R. Martin and Tom Doherty, Naomi Novik, Joe Haldeman, Isaac Asimov, and many others
Terraform Launch • Mass-Market Paperback Decline Slows • SMOFCon Scholarship Winners • Announcements • World Conventions News • Immortality Auction • New Harry Potter Material • Amazon News • Barnes & Noble News • Awards News • Legal News • Publishing News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Photo Story: Forbidden Planet’s Great Hallowe’en Horror Signing / 8 Commentary: Kameron Hurley: Publishing’s Not Dying, It’s Diversifying (and You Should Too) / 21 Spotlight on: Amal El-Mohtar, Writer and Editor / 47 Spotlight on: An Owomoyela, Writer and Editor / 48
US Forthcoming Books / 22 British Forthcoming Books / 32
Michael Moorcock: Multiverses • Michael Moorcock Retrospective by John Davey • Moorcock Tributes by Harlan Ellison, Andrea Dworkin, Norman Spinrad, Jeff VanderMeer, Alan Moore, and Iain Sinclair • Excerpt from The Whispering Swarm • Interview with Ramsey Kanaan of PM Press
Magazines Received: October / 49 Books Received: October / 50 British Books Received: September / 60 Bestsellers / 62
George Slusser • Appreciation by Gregory Benford • J.F. Gonzales • Michel Parry • Karen Jones • André Carneiro • Stefan Ghidoveanu
WFC and After • SF in SF Supports Locus • Staff • This Issue/Next Issue • Happy Holidays!
Upgraded, Neil Clarke, ed.; Coming Soon Enough, Six Tales of Technology’s Future, Stephan Cass, ed.; Hieroglyph, Stories and Visions for a Better Future, Ed Finn & Kathryn Cramer, eds.
Solaris Rising3, Ian Whates, ed.; Paradox, Ian Whates, ed.; Asimov’s 12/14; Tin House #61; Dream Houses, Genevieve Valentine; Gravity Box and Other Spaces, Mark W. Tiedemann.
A Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu, Ken Liu, trans.; The Blood of Angels, Johanna Sinisalo, Lola Rogers, trans.; The Guard, Peter Terrin, David Colmer, trans.; Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy’s Greatest Science Fiction, Guy Haley, ed.
Our Lady of the Islands, Shannon Page & Jay Lake; The Clockwork Dagger, Beth Cato; The Shotgun Arcana, R.S. Belcher; The Widow’s House, Daniel Abraham; Young Woman in a Garden, Delia Sherman.
Exo, Stephen Gould; Ultima, Stephen Baxter.
World of Trouble, Ben H. Winters; Hawk, Steven Brust; Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie; War Dogs, Greg Bear; Jacaranda, Cherie Priest.
Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —
Asimov’s December 2014 (Rich Horton)
Tin House Fall 2014 (Rich Horton)
Books reviewed in this issue, listed by author (indicating reviewer) —
Abraham, Daniel The Widow’s House (Faren Miller)
Baxter, Stephen Ultima (Russell Letson)
Bear, Greg War Dogs (Adrienne Martini)
Belcher, R. S. The Shotgun Arcana (Faren Miller)
Brust, Steven Hawk (Adrienne Martini)
Cass, Stephen, ed. Coming Soon Enough: Six Tales of Technology’s Future (Gardner Dozois)
Cato, Beth The Clockwork Dagger (Faren Miller)
Clarke, Neil, ed. Upgraded (Gardner Dozois)
Finn, Ed, & Kathryn Cramer, eds. Heiroglyph (Gardner Dozois)
Gould, Steven Exo (Russell Letson)
Haley, Guy, ed. Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy’s Greatest Science Fiction (Gary K. Wolfe)
Leckie, Ann Ancillary Sword (Adrienne Martini)
Liu, Cixin, translated by Ken Liu The Three-Body Problem (Gary K. Wolfe)
Page, Shannon, & Jay Lake Our Lady of the Islands (Faren Miller)
Priest, Cherie Jacaranda (Adrienne Martini)
Sherman, Delia Young Woman in a Garden (Faren Miller)
Sinisalo, Johanna The Blood of Angels (Gary K. Wolfe)
Terrin, Peter The Guard (Gary K. Wolfe)
Tiedemann, Mark W. Gravity Box and Other Spaces (Rich Horton)
Valentine, Genevieve Dream Houses (Rich Horton)
Whates, Ian, ed. Paradox (Rich Horton)
Whates, Ian, ed. Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (Rich Horton)
Winters, Ben H. World of Trouble (Adrienne Martini)