In this issue:
Locus Magazine • June 2013 • Issue 629 • Vol. 70 • No. 6
The June issue features interviews with Rudy Rucker and Sofia Samatar, lists of forthcoming books through March 2014, lots of People & Publishing news, a spotlight on Deborah Biancotti, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Neil Gaiman, Kit Reed, C.J. Cherryh, John Scalzi, Stephen King, and many others.
Table of Contents:
June 2013 • Issue 629 • Vol. 70 • No. 6
46th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman, with Art by Rudy Rucker
Rudy Rucker: Quantum Wetware / 6
Sofia Samatar: Stranger Scripts / 72
MAIN STORIES / 5&10
2012 Nebula Awards Winners • Spectrum 20 Awards Winners • Beckett Wins Clarke Award • 2013 Campbell and Sturgeon Award Finalists • 2012 Aurealis Awards • Asimov’s Readers’ & Analog AnLab Awards
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Jay Lake, Graham Joyce, Stephen King, Ann C. Crispin, R.A. Lafferty, George R.R. Martin, Octavia E. Butler, and many others.
THE DATA FILE / 11
SFWA Election Results • Clarion West Gets NEA Grant • Rep. Canterbury Proposes Required SF Reading • Fickling Goes Indie • Legal News • Publishing News • Announcements • Awards News • World Conventions News • Book News • Book Trends • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received
Hal-Con 2013 / 28 The Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition / 28 Spotlight on Deborah Biancotti, Author / 29
US Forthcoming Books / 30 British Forthcoming Books / 42
Magazines Received: April / 46 Books Received: April / 48 British Books Received: March / 57 Bestsellers / 60
OBITUARIES / 70
Ray Harryhausen • Appreciation by Bob Eggleton • Andrew J. Offutt • Appreciation by Joe Haldeman• Deborah J. Miller • Appreciation for Robert Morales by Eileen Gunn
EDITORIAL MATTERS / 71
Interviews • Nebula Awards • This Issue/Next Issue Miscellany
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 14
Interzone 1-2/13; Interzone 3-4/13; Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz: Three Adventures, Garth Nix; Big Mama Stories, Eleanor Arnason; Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories, John Varley; A Very British History: The Best Science Fiction of Paul McAuley, 1985-2011, Paul McAuley.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 15
Asimov’s 6/13; Analog 6/13; Strange Horizons 3/13; Lightspeed 5/13; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/21/13; Tor.com 3/13; Tor.com 4/13.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman; Evening’s Empires, Paul McAuley; Homeland, Cory Doctorow.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 18
The Story Until Now, Kit Reed; Space Is Just a Starry Night, Tanith Lee; Wisp of a Thing, Alex Bledsoe; Cold Copper, Devon Monk; The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson, Ralph McSweeney, ill.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
Protector, C.J. Cherryh; The Human Front, Ken MacLeod.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 22
The Human Division, John Scalzi; Martian Sands, Lavie Tidhar; Dangerous Gifts, Gaie Sebold; Countdown City, Ben H. Winters; LoveStar: A Novel, Andri Snær Magnason.
Reviews by Richard A. Lupoff / 23
The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey, Fred Nadis; Echoes of the Goddess: Tales of Terror and Wonder from the End of Time, Darrell Schweitzer.
Divers Hands: Reviews by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Karen Burnham / 24
Joyland, Stephen King; The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey, Fred Nadis; Mitigated Futures, Tobias S. Buckell; Fearsome Journeys, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Karen Haber / 26
The Art of The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien, Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull; Frazetta Sketchbook: Volume 1, Frank Frazetta; Star Wars Art: Illustration, Anonymous, ed.; SHORT TAKES: Steampunk: An Illustrated History of Fantastical Fiction, Fanciful Film and other Victorian Visions, Brian J. Robb; Fantasy+ 4: World’s Most Imaginative Artworks, Vincent Zhao, ed.; The Ship That Sailed to Mars, William M. Timlin.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 21
Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —
Analog June 2013 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s June 2013 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies March 2013 (Rich Horton)
Interzone Jan-Feb 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Interzone March-April 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed May 2013 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons March 2013 (Rich Horton)
Tor.com March 2013 (Rich Horton)
Tor.com April 2013 (Rich Horton)
Books reviewed in this issue, listed by author (indicating reviewer) —
Arnason, Eleanor • Big Mama Stories (Gardner Dozois)
Bledsoe, Alex • Wisp of a Thing (Faren Miller)
Buckell, Tobias S. • Mitigated Futures (Karen Burnham)
Cherryh, C. J. • Protector (Russell Letson)
Doctorow, Cory • Homeland (Gary K. Wolfe)
Frazetta, Frank, & J. David Spurlock • Frazetta Sketchbook (Karen Haber)
Gaiman, Neil • The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Gary K. Wolfe)
King, Stephen • Joyland (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Klopfer, Eric, ed. • Star Wars Art: Illustration (Karen Haber)
Lee, Tanith • Space Is Just a Starry Night (Faren Miller)
MacLeod, Ken • The Human Front (Russell Letson)
Magnason, Andri Sn?r, translated by Victoria Cribb • LoveStar (Adrienne Martini)
McAuley, Paul • A Very British History: The Best of Paul McAuley (Gardner Dozois)
McAuley, Paul • Evening’s Empires (Gary K. Wolfe)
Monk, Devon • Cold Copper (Faren Miller)
Nadis, Fred • The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey (Richard A. Lupoff)
Nadis, Fred • The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Nix, Garth • Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz (Gardner Dozois)
Reed, Kit • The Story Until Now (Faren Miller)
Robb, Brian J. • Steampunk: An Illustrated History (Karen Haber)
Sanderson, Brandon • The Rithmatist (Faren Miller)
Scalzi, John • The Human Division (Adrienne Martini)
Schweitzer, Darrell • Echoes of the Goddess: Tales of Terror and Wonder from the End of Time (Richard A. Lupoff)
Sebold, Gaie • Dangerous Gifts (Adrienne Martini)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Fearsome Journeys (Karen Burnham)
Tidhar, Lavie • Martian Sands (Adrienne Martini)
Timlin, William M. • The Ship That Sailed to Mars (Karen Haber)
Tolkien, J. R. R., edited by Wayne G. Hammond & -3- • The Art of the Hobbit (Karen Haber)
Varley, John • Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories (Gardner Dozois)
Winters, Ben H. • Countdown City (Adrienne Martini)
Zhao, Vincent, ed. • Fantasy+ 4: The Best Artworks of Fantastic Art (Karen Haber)