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Locus Magazine • August 2013 • Issue 631 • Vol. 71 No. 2

The August issue features interviews with Kim Stanley Robinson and Aliette de Bodard, obituaries and appreciations of Richard Matheson and Parke Godwin, results of this year’s 2013 Locus Survey, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Rachel SwirksySally GardnerLinda NagataMur LaffertyLauren Beukes, and many others.


Table of Contents: 

August 2013 • Issue 631 • Vol. 71 • No. 2
46th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman


Kim Stanley Robinson: Making Worlds / 6
Alliette de Bodard: Convergence Point / 56


2013 SF Hall of Fame Inductees • Penguin Random House • Apple Found Guilty • Rowling Pseudonym Revealed • Sunjammer Solar Sail Project • 2013 Mythopoeic Awards Winners • 2012 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners


Locus Awards Weekend / 5 Readercon 2013 / 51 World Horror Convention / 53


Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about H.P. LovecraftIain BanksDiana Wynne Jones, Norman Spinrad, Kevin J. Anderson, and many others.


Frenkel Leaves Tor • Dragon*Con and Kramer Part Ways • Humble e-Book Bundle II • 2013 Andre Norton Judges Announced • Authors Guild Class Action Status Revoked • Announcements • Publishing New • Powerful Celebrity Authors • Philadelphia Authors Honored • SF Stamps • Frank Herbert Park Proposal • Dean Sues Cameron • Bookstore News • 2013 Seiun Awards Winners • Awards News • World Conventions News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Other Media Received • Publications Received


2013 Locus Survey Results


Magazines Received: June / 29 Books Received: June / 30 British Books Received: May / 40 Bestsellers / 42 

Locus letters / 47

Paula Guran • Jonathan Strahan


Richard Matheson • Parke Godwin • Edgar Vernon McKnight, Jr. • Kim Thompson • David Rogers • DEATH NOTED: Carlos Emilio Olvera Avelar


Locus Awards • Books • Next Issue


Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 14

Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond, John Joseph Adams & Douglas Cohen, eds.; Pandemonium: The Lowest Heaven, Anne C. Perry & Jared Shurin, eds.; Interzone 246.

Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 15

Apex 6/13; Renditions Spring and Autumn ’12; Analog 9/13; Asimov’s 8/13; Clarkesworld 6/13; 6/13; Strange Horizons 6/3/13.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16

How the World Became Quiet: Myths of the Past, Present, and Future, Rachel Swirsky; The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes; Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe, J.E. Mooney & Bill Fawcett, eds.; Here Be Dragons: Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings, Stefan Ekman.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 18

Maggot Moon, Sally Gardner; The Arrivals, Melissa Marr; Assault on Sunrise, Michael Shea; Antiquities and Tangibles and Other Stories, Tim Pratt; Blood of Tyrants, Naomi Novik; Jack Cloudie, Stephen Hunt.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 21

The Red: First Light, Linda Nagata; The Serene Invasion, Eric Brown.

Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 23

The Shambling Guide to New York City, Mur Lafferty; A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent, Marie Brennan; Sold for Endless Rue, Madeleine E. Robins; Love Minus Eighty, Will McIntosh; Two Serpents Rise, Max Gladstone.

Divers Hands: Reviews by Rich Horton, Gwenda Bond, and Karen Burnham / 24

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds.; The Summer Prince, Alaya Dawn Johnson; Glitter & Mayhem, John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, eds.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 21



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —

Analog September 2013 (Rich Horton)
Apex Magazine June 2013 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s August 2013 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld June 2013 (Rich Horton)
Interzone May-Jun 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Renditions Spring 2012 (Rich Horton)
Renditions Autumn 2012 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons June 2013 (Rich Horton) June 2013 (Rich Horton)

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

Adams, John Joseph, & Douglas Cohen, eds. • Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond (Gardner Dozois)
Beukes, Lauren • The Shining Girls (Gary K. Wolfe)
Brennan, Marie • A Natural History of Dragons (Adrienne Martini)
Brown, Eric • Serene Invasion (Russell Letson)
Datlow, Ellen, & Terri Windling, eds. • Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells (Rich Horton)
Ekman, Stefan • Here Be Dragons: Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings (Gary K. Wolfe)
Gardner, Sally • Maggot Moon (Faren Miller)
Gladstone, Max • Two Serpents Rise (Adrienne Martini)
Hunt, Stephen • Jack Cloudie (Faren Miller)
Johnson, Alaya Dawn • The Summer Prince (Gwenda Bond)
Klima, John, & Lynne M. Thomas, eds. • Glitter & Mayhem (Karen Burnham)
Lafferty, Mur • The Shambling Guide to New York City (Adrienne Martini)
Marr, Melissa • The Arrivals (Faren Miller)
McIntosh, Will • Love Minus Eighty (Adrienne Martini)
Mooney, J. E., & Bill Fawcett, ed. • Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe (Gary K. Wolfe)
Nagata, Linda • The Red: First Light (Russell Letson)
Novik, Naomi • Blood of Tyrants (Faren Miller)
Perry, Anne C., & Jared Shurin, eds. • Pandemonium: The Lowest Heaven (Gardner Dozois)
Pratt, Tim • Antiquities and Tangibles and Other Stories (Faren Miller)
Robins, Madeleine E. • Sold for Endless Rue (Adrienne Martini)
Shea, Michael • Assault on Sunrise (Faren Miller)
Swirsky, Rachel • How the World Became Quiet: Myths of the Past, Present, and Future (Gary K. Wolfe)