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Locus Magazine • July 2012 • Issue 618 • Vol. 69 No. 1

The July issue focuses on Young Adult fiction, featuring interviews with Holly BlackTamora Pierce, and Rae Carson, reviews and commentary by Melissa MarrGwenda BondSharyn November, and others. Plus, obituary and appreciations of Ray Bradbury, complete results of this year’s Locus Poll and Awards, a new column by Cory Doctorow, and reviews of new books by Graham JoyceK.J. ParkerAnn & Jeff VanderMeer, and many others.


Table of Contents: 

July 2012 • Issue 618 • Vol. 69 No. 1
45th Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman


Holly Black: Cons & Capers / 6
Tamora Pierce: Lit by Fire / 7
Rae Carson: Amulet of Power / 84

Y A    R E V I E W S

Gwenda Bond / 30 Carolyn Cushman / 31 Amy Goldschlager / 32

Y A    Q & A s    W I T H :

Introduction by Liza Groen Trombi / 33 Colleen Mondor / 34
Sharyn November / 35
Melissa Marr / 36
Barry Goldblatt / 36
Kathy Shepler / 37

R A Y    B R A D B U R Y ,    1 9 2 0 – 2 0 1 2 5

‘‘God Bless!’’ by William F. Nolan / 75
Appreciations by William F. Nolan, Harlan Ellison, Greg Bear, Peter Crowther, Al Sarrantonio, and Jason V. Brock / 75

P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 8

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Terry Pratchett, Stephen King, Charlaine Harris, George Zebrowski, Robert Silverberg & Alvaro Zino-Amaro, Libba BraySeanan McGuire, and many others

M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10

2012 Locus Awards Winners • 2012 Locus Poll Results • 2012 Nebula Awards Weekend • Ness Wins Carnegie, Kay Wins Greenaway • 2012 Chesley Awards Finalists • Antitrust Suit Update

T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 13

Amazon News • 2012 Sidewise Award Finalists • 2012 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists • PublishAmerica Class Action Suit • Google Lawsuit News • E-Books Up and Up • Harry Potter News • Awards News • Publishing News • Legal News • Worldcons News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received


Cory Doctorow: Music: The Internet’s Original Sin

C O N V E N T I O N S 47

Wiscon 2012


Magazines Received: May / 54
Books Received: May / 55
British Books Received: April / 66
Bestsellers / 68

L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 70

Stephen Jones • Paula Guran • Phil Harbottle

E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 74

Ray Bradbury • Seattle • Oops! Renewal Info • Next Issue

O T H E R    O B I T U A R I E S / 70

Leo Dillon • Jim Young • Appreciation by Gordon Van Gelder • Hilary Rubinstein



L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S


Gardnerspace: Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 19

F&SF 5-6/12; Interzone 3-4/12; Other Seasons: The Best of Neal Barrett, Jr., Neal Barrett, Jr.

Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 21

Subterranean Spring ’12; Asimov’s 7/12; F&SF 7-8/12; Analog 7-8/12; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/17/12; Strange Horizons 5/12; Cosmos Online 5/12.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 22

Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce; The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter; The Woman Who Married a Cloud: The Collected Short Stories of Jonathan Carroll, Jonathan Carroll.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 24

Sharps, K.J. Parker; Wake of the Bloody Angel, Alex Bledsoe; Railsea, China Miéville; The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey; The Steel Seraglio, Mike Carey, Linda Carey & Louise Carey.

Reviews by Paul Witcover / 26

On the Overgrown Path, David Herter; The Luminous Depths, David Herter; One Who Disappeared, David Herter.

Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 29

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds.; 21st Century Dead, Christopher Golden, ed.; The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four, Ellen Datlow, ed.

Young-Adult Fiction Reviews by Gwenda Bond / 30

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds.; 21st Century Dead, Christopher Golden, ed.; The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four, Ellen Datlow, ed.

Young-Adult Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 31

Renegade Magic, Stephanie Burgis; Dragonborn, Toby Forward; Once Upon a Toad, Heather Vogel Frederick; When the Sea Is Rising Red, Cat Hellisen; Enchanted, Alethea Kontis; Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas; The False Prince, Jennifer A. Nielsen; Ordinary Magic, Caitlen Rubino-Bradway.

Locus Listens to Young-Adult Audiobooks by Amy Goldschlager / 33

Pure, Julianna Baggott; Bitterblue, Kristin Cashore; 172 Hours on the Moon, Johan Harstad (Tara P. Case, trans.); Tempest, Julie Cross; The Neverending Story, Michael Ende (Ralph Manheim, trans.); Rotters, Daniel Kraus; A Wrinkle in Time/A Wind in the Door/A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Madeleine L’Engle; A Confusion of Princes, Garth Nix.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 
21, 23, 25, 27



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —

Analog July/August 2012 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s July 2012 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies May 2012 (Rich Horton)
Cosmos May 2012 (Rich Horton)
F&SF May/June 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF July/August 2012 (Rich Horton)
Interzone Mar-Apr 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Strange Horizons May 2012 (Rich Horton)
Subterranean Spring 2012 (Rich Horton)

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

Bacigalupi, Paolo • The Drowned Cities (Gwenda Bond)
Barrett, Neal, Jr. • Other Seasons: The Best of Neal Barrett, Jr. (Gardner Dozois)
Bledsoe, Alex • Wake of the Bloody Angel (Faren Miller)
Burgis, Stephanie • Renegade Magic (Carolyn Cushman)
Carey, Mike, & Linda Carey • The Steel Seraglio (Faren Miller)
Carroll, Jonathan • The Woman Who Married a Cloud (Gary K. Wolfe)
Clare, Cassandra • City of Lost Souls (Gwenda Bond)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Forward, Toby • Dragonborn (Carolyn Cushman)
Frederick, Heather Vogel • Once Upon a Toad (Carolyn Cushman)
Golden, Christopher, ed. • 21st Century Dead (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Hellisen, Cat • When the Sea is Rising Red (Carolyn Cushman)
Herter, David • One Who Disappeared (Paul Witcover)
Herter, David • The Luminous Depths (Paul Witcover)
Ivey, Eowyn • The Snow Child (Faren Miller)
Joyce, Graham • Some Kind of Fairy Tale (Gary K. Wolfe)
Kootis, Alethea • Enchanted (Carolyn Cushman)
Maas, Sarah J. • Throne of Glass (Carolyn Cushman)
Mieville, China • Railsea (Faren Miller)
Nielsen, Jennifer A. • The False Prince (Carolyn Cushman)
Parker, K. J. • Sharps (Faren Miller)
Pratchett, Terry, & Stephen Baxter • The Long Earth (Gary K. Wolfe)
Rubino-Bradway, Caitlen • Ordinary Magic (Carolyn Cushman)
VanderMeer, Ann, & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. • The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (Stefan Dziemianowicz)