In this issue:
The December issue features interviews with Tanya Huff and Hugh Howey, coverage and photos of World Fantasy Convention, lists of forthcoming books through September 2014, commentary by Kameron Hurley, and reviews of short fiction and new books by David G. Hartwell, Kim Newman, John Barnes, Max Barry, Nicola Griffith, and many others.
Table of Contents:
December 2013 • Issue 635 • Vol. 71 • No. 6
46th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman
Tanya Huff: Builder / 6
Hugh Howey: Artisanal Publishing / 72
World Fantasy Awards / 5 British Fantasy Awards / 5 World Fantasy Convention 2013 / 65
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Robert Silverberg, Ursula K. Le Guin, Dave Duncan, Michael Moorcock, G. Willow Wilson, and many others.
MAIN STORIES / 10
Google Wins Book Scanning Suit • Frankel Wins Endeavour • New SF/F Imprint at Simon & Schuster • Amazon News • NEA on Reading
THE DATA FILE / 11
World Fantasy 2015 Guest of Honor • SMOFCon Scholarship Winners • Bradbury Collection Donated • Publishing News • Legal News • Legend Awards Winners • Awards News • Contest News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Audio Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Commentary: Kameron Hurley: Making Excuses for Science Fiction / 25 Hartwell Symposium / 64
US Forthcoming Books / 26 British Forthcoming Books / 36
Magazines Received: October / 42 Books Received: October / 43 British Books Received: September / 54 Bestsellers / 56
OBITUARIES / 62
Doris Lessing • William Harrison • Andrea M. Dubnick • Frank Dietz • Jim Goldfrank • DEATH NOTED: Marion Sturgeon
Locus letters / 62
EDITORIAL MATTERS / 63
WFC/Brighton • This Issue/Next Issue
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 14
Asimov’s 8/13; Asimov’s 9/13; Asimov’s 10-11/13; Analog 9/13; F&SF 11-12/13.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 15
Asimov’s 12/13; Analog 12/13; Clarkesworld 9/13; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 10/3/13; Starship Century, Gregory Benford & James Benford, eds.; Beyond the Doors of Death, Robert Silverberg & Damien Broderick.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Year’s Best SF 18, David G. Hartwell, ed.; Kabu Kabu, Nnedi Okorafor; Beyond the Rift, Peter Watts; SHORT TAKE: Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, Jeff VanderMeer.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard, Kim Newman; Something More Than Night, Ian Tregillis; Masks, E.C. Blake; Short TakeS: Allegiance, Beth Bernobich; Fiddlehead, Cherie Priest.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
The Last President, John Barnes; Transcendental, James Gunn.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 22
Lexicon, Max Barry; When It’s a Jar, Tom Holt; Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie; Big Egos, S.G. Browne; Archetype, M.D. Waters.
Divers Hands: Reviews by Cecelia Holland, Gwenda Bond, and Richard A. Lupoff / 22
Hild: A Novel, Nicola Griffith; The Golden Day, Ursula Dubosarsky; The Bitter Kingdom, Rae Carson; Tales of Jack the Ripper, Ross E. Lockhart, ed.; The Complete Tales of Doctor Satan, Paul Ernst.
Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —
Analog September 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Analog December 2013 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s August 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s September 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s October/November 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s December 2013 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies October 2013 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld September 2013 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Nov/Dec 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Books reviewed in this issue, listed by author (indicating reviewer) —
Barnes, John • The Last President (Russell Letson)
Barry, Max • Lexicon (Adrienne Martini)
Benford, Gregory, & James Benford, eds. • Starship Century (Rich Horton)
Bernobich, Beth • Allegiance (Faren Miller)
Blake, E. C. • Masks (Faren Miller)
Browne, S. G. • Big Egos (Adrienne Martini)
Carson, Rae • The Bitter Kingdom (Gwenda Bond)
Dubosarsky, Ursula • The Golden Day (Gwenda Bond)
Ernst, Paul • The Complete Tales of Doctor Satan (Richard A. Lupoff)
Griffith, Nicola • Hild (Cecilia Holland)
Gunn, James • Transcendental (Russell Letson)
Hartwell, David G., ed. • Year’s Best SF 18 (Gary K. Wolfe)
Holt, Tom • When It’s a Jar (Adrienne Martini)
Leckie, Ann • Ancillary Justice (Adrienne Martini)
Lockhart, Ross E., ed. • Tales of Jack the Ripper (Richard A. Lupoff)
Newman, Kim • Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard (Faren Miller)
Okorafor, Nnedi • Kabu, Kabu (Gary K. Wolfe)
Priest, Cherie • Fiddlehead (Faren Miller)
Silverberg, Robert, & Damien Broderick • Beyond the Doors of Death (Rich Horton)
Tregillis, Ian • Something More Than Night (Faren Miller)
VanderMeer, Jeff • Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (Gary K. Wolfe)
Waters, M. D. • Archetype (Adrienne Martini)
Watts, Peter • Beyond the Rift (Gary K. Wolfe)