september coverThe October issue features an interview with Elizabeth Hand, reports on Sasquan including complete Hugo voting results, a new column by Kameron Hurley, and reviews of short fiction and books by Gene Wolfe, Christopher Moore, Ian McDonald, Michael Swanwick, Mercedes Lackey, Paul Tremblay, and many others.


 


 
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Table of Contents

 

October 2015 • Issue 657 • Vol. 75 • No. 4
48th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

INTERVIEW
Elizabeth Hand: Sunlit Horror / 8
SASQUAN
Sasquan / 6 Complete Hugo Voting / 33 WSFS Business Meeting / 48 Alfies / 49
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 10
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about John Kessel, Amal El-Mohtar, Cornelia Funke, Patricia McKillip, China Miéville, and many others
MAIN STORIES / 12
King Wins National Medal of Arts • 2015 Chesley Awards Winners • National Book Awards Longlists • Ness Fundraiser
THE DATA FILE / 13
Apple Appeals to Supreme Court • Clarion Endowment • NYT Bestseller Changes • Le Guin Feminist SF Fellowship • 2017 Worldcon in Helsinki • Amazon News • Awards News • Legal News • Publishing News • World Conventions News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Other Media Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
SPECIAL FEATURES
Aldiss at 90 / 13 Commentary by Kameron Hurley: On Career-Building: The Marathon in the Desert / 31 Robinson at JPL / 70 Summer Workshops / 72
LISTINGS
Magazines Received: August / 50 Books Received: August / 51 British Books Received: July / 64 Bestsellers / 66
OBITUARIES / 75
Wes Craven Ned Brooks • Appreciation by George Beahm
LOCUS LETTERS / 75
John Helfers Michael Bishop
EDITORIAL MATTERS / 76
Sasquan • Hugo Awards • The Move • This Issue
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 15
Lightspeed 3/15; Lightspeed 4/15; Lightspeed 5/15; Lightspeed 6/15; Clarkesworld 3/15; Clarkesworld 4/15; Clarkesworld 5/15; Clarkesworld 6/15.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 17
Asimov’s 9/15; Analog 10/15; Lightspeed 9/15; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/23/15; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 8/6/15; Tor.com 7/15; Tor.com 8/15; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 7/15; Twelve Tomorrows, Bruce Sterling, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, Joe Hill & John Joseph Adams, eds.; A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe; Dragon Heart, Cecelia Holland; Zeroes, Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti; Binti, Nnedi Okorafor; The Last Witness, K.J. Parker.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 20
Secondhand Souls, Christopher Moore; The Dragons of Heaven, Alyc Helms; After Alice, Gregory Maguire; Dancing Through the Fire, Tanith Lee; The Finest Ass in the Universe, Anna Tambour.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Luna: New Moon, Ian McDonald; Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 25
Chasing the Phoenix, Michael Swanwick; Dragon Coast, Greg van Eekhout; Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie; The Fold, Peter Clines.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
The Wrath and the Dawn, Renée Ahdieh; Linesman, S.K. Dunstall; Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman; Closer to the Heart, Mercedes Lackey; Switch, Ingrid Law; A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas; A Red Rose Chain; Seanan McGuire; Rebel Mechanics, Shanna Swendson.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Laird Barron, Karen Burnham, Colleen Mondor, Liz Bourke, and Tom Whitmore / 28
A Head Full of Ghosts, Paul Tremblay; Hanzai Japan: Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan, Nick Mamatas & Masumi Washington, eds.; Twinmaker, Sean Williams; Crashland, Sean Wil­liams; Hollow Girl, Sean Williams; The Hollow Boy, Jonathan Stroud; Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo; The Wrinkled Crown, Anne Nesbet.
Locus Listens to Audiobooks by Amy Goldschlager / 30
Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear; The Dead Lands, Benjamin Percy; Uprooted, Naomi Novik; Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand; Seveneves, Neal Stephenson; The Fifth Season: Book One of the Broken Earth, N.K. Jemisin.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 17, 19, 21, 25

 


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog October 2015 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s September 2015 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies July 2015 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies August 2015 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld March 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld April 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld May 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld June 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld August 2015 (Rich Horton)
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet July 2015 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed March 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed April 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed May 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed June 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed September 2015 (Rich Horton)
Tor.com July 2015 (Rich Horton)
Tor.com August 2015 (Rich Horton)

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

Ahdieh, Renée • The Wrath and the Dawn (Carolyn Cushman)
Bardugo, Leigh • Six of Crows (Liz Bourke)
Clines, Peter • The Fold (Adrienne Martini)
Dunstall, S. K. • Linesman (Carolyn Cushman)
Gilman, Laura Anne • Silver on the Road (Carolyn Cushman)
Helms, Alyc • The Dragons of Heaven (Faren Miller)
Hill, Joe, ed. • The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (Gary K. Wolfe)
Holland, Cecelia • Dragon Heart (Gary K. Wolfe)
Lackey, Mercedes • Closer to the Heart (Carolyn Cushman)
Law, Ingrid • Switch (Carolyn Cushman)
Leckie, Ann • Ancillary Mercy (Adrienne Martini)
Leckie, Ann • Ancillary Mercy (Russell Letson)
Lee, Tanith • Dancing Through the Fire (Faren Miller)
Maas, Sarah J. • A Court of Thorns and Roses (Carolyn Cushman)
Maguire, Gregory • After Alice (Faren Miller)
Mamatas, Nick, & Masumi Washington, eds. • Hanzai Japan: Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan (Karen Burnham)
McDonald, Ian • Luna: New Moon (Russell Letson)
McGuire, Seanan • A Red Rose Chain (Carolyn Cushman)
Moore, Christopher • Secondhand Souls (Faren Miller)
Nesbet, Anne • The Wrinkled Crown (Tom Whitmore)
Okorafor, Nnedi • Binti (Gary K. Wolfe)
Parker, K. J. • The Last Witness (Gary K. Wolfe)

Sterling, Bruce, ed. • Twelve Tomorrows: The Best New Science Fiction, 2016 (Rich Horton)
Stroud, Jonathan • The Hollow Boy (Colleen Mondor)
Swanwick, Michael • Chasing the Phoenix (Adrienne Martini)
Swendson, Shanna • Rebel Mechanics (Carolyn Cushman)
Tambour, Anna • The Finest Ass in the Universe (Faren Miller)
Tremblay, Paul • A Head Full of Ghosts (Laird Barron)
van Eekhout, Greg • Dragon Coast (Adrienne Martini)
Westerfeld, Scott, & Margo Lanagan • Zeroes (Gary K. Wolfe)
Williams, Sean • Crashland (Colleen Mondor)
Williams, Sean • Hollow Girl (Colleen Mondor)
Williams, Sean • Twinmaker (Colleen Mondor)
Wolfe, Gene • A Borrowed Man (Gary K. Wolfe)

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