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In this issue: 

Locus Magazine • May 2013 • Issue 628 • Vol. 70 No. 5

The May issue features interviews with Tim Powers and Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden, a column by Cory Doctorow, a section on Small & Independent Presses, coverage of Writers of the Futureand ICFA, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Paul CornellMary Robinette KowalNeal AsherNancy KressLaird Barron, and many others.


Table of Contents: 

May 2013 • Issue 628 • Vol. 70 • No. 5
46th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman


Tim Powers: An Unexpected Direction / 6
Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden: The Continuation of Fanac by Other Means / 66


Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Harlan EllisonNnedi Okorafor, Ray Bradbury, Susanna Clarke, and many others.


Norwescon 36 / 4 2013 Writers and Illustrators of the Future / 4 2013 Williamson Lectureship / 5 2013 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts / 36 2013 Rainforest Writers Village Retreats / 70


2013 Hugo Awards Nominations • Slattery Wins Dick Award • Banks Diagnosed with Terminal Cancer • 2012 BSFA Awards Winners • Clarke Award Shortlist • Night Shade for Sale


Bookseller Class Action Update • Amazon Buys Goodreads • Underland Press Sold • Eclipse OnlineCloses • B&N Cuts S&S Orders • More E-books in Libraries • Petition for Asimov Historical Marker • Stephen King News • Announcements • World Conventions News • Legal News • Magazine News • Publishing News • Bookstore News • Awards News


Cory Doctorow: Improving Book Publicity in the 21st Century / 27


Introduction • Small Beer Press • Lethe Press • PS Publishing • Earthling Publications • Cheeky Frawg Books • Fairwood Press • ChiZine Publications • Twelfth Planet Press • EDGE Books • Prime Books • Aqueduct Press • Tachyon Publications • Ticonderoga Publications • Subterranean Press • Night Shade Books


Magazines Received: March / 42 Books Received: March / 43 British Books Received: February / 52 Bestsellers / 54 


Roger Ebert • Appreciation by Richard A. Lupoff • Basil Copper • James Herbert • Rick Hautala • Paul Williams • Appreciation by Eileen Gunn • Nick Pollotta • Robert Morales • Jennifer Schwabach • Mitchell Hooks • DEATH NOTED: Dan Morgan 


ICFA • Night Shade and Skyhouse/Start • Iain M. Banks • Locus Awards


Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 16

Asimov’s 3/13; Superheroes, Rich Horton ed.; Future Games, Paula Guran, ed.; Magic Highways: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Three, Jack Vance.

Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 17

Subterranean Spring ’13; Clarkesworld 3/13; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/7/13; Asimov’s 4-5/13; F&SF 5-6/13; Lightspeed 4/13; Trafalgar, Angélica Gorodischer; Squaring the Circle, Georghe Sasarman, Ursula K. LeGuin, trans.; The Queen, the Cambion, and Seven Others, Richard Bowes.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18

London Falling, Paul Cornell; Martian Sands, Lavie Tidhar; Squaring the Circle, Georghe Sasarman, Ursula K. LeGuin, trans.; Spin, Nina Allan.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 21

Without a Summer, Mary Robinette Kowal; The Aylesford Skull, James P. Blaylock; Doktor Glass, Thomas Brennan; London Falling, Paul Cornell; Wolfhound Century, Peter Higgins.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 22

Zero Point, Neal Asher; The Kassa Gambit, M.C. Planck.

Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23

Stolen Magic, Stephanie Burgis; Wednesdays in the Tower, Jessica Day George; Tarnished, Rhiannon Held; Flash Point, Nancy Kress; Antiagon Fire, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.; Iron Kin, M.J. Scott; Kitty Rocks the House, Carrie Vaughn; Binding, Carol Wolf.

Divers Hands: Reviews by Gwenda Bond, Karen Burnham, &
Stefan R. Dziemianowicz / 24

When We Wake, Karen Healey; September Girls, Bennett Madison; Speculative Japan 3: Silver Bullet and Other Tales of Japanese Science Fiction and Fantasy, Edward Lipsett, ed.; The Wide Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies, John Langan; The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All, Laird Barron.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 17, 19, 21, 23


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —

Asimov’s March 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s April/May 2013 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies March 2013 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld March 2013 (Rich Horton)
F&SF May/June 2013 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed April 2013 (Rich Horton)
Subterranean Spring 2013 (Rich Horton)

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

Allan, Nina • Spin (Gary K. Wolfe)
Asher, Neal • Zero Point (Russell Letson)
Barron, Laird • The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Blaylock, James P. • The Aylesford Skull (Faren Miller)
Bowes, Richard • The Queen, the Cambion, and Seven Others (Rich Horton)
Brennan, Thomas • Doktor Glass (Faren Miller)
Burgis, Stephanie • Stolen Magic (Carolyn Cushman)
Cornell, Paul • London Falling (Faren Miller)
Cornell, Paul • London Falling (Gary K. Wolfe)
George, Jessica Day • Wednesdays in the Tower (Carolyn Cushman)
Gorodischer, Angelica • Trafalgar (Rich Horton)
Guran, Paula, ed. • Future Games (Gardner Dozois)
Healey, Karen • When We Wake (Gwenda Bond)
Held, Rhiannon • Tarnished (Carolyn Cushman)
Higgins, Peter • Wolfhound Century (Faren Miller)
Horton, Rich, ed. • Superheroes (Gardner Dozois)
Kowal, Mary Robinette • Without a Summer (Faren Miller)
Kress, Nancy • Flash Point (Carolyn Cushman)
Langan, John • The Wide Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Lipsett, Edward, ed. • Speculative Japan 3: Silver Bullet and Other Tales of Japanese Science Fiction and Fantasy, (Karen Burnham)
Madison, Bennett • September Girls (Gwenda Bond)
Modesitt, L. E., Jr. • Antiagon Fire (Carolyn Cushman)
Planck, M. C. • The Kassa Gambit (Russell Letson)
Sasarman, Gheorghe • Squaring the Circle: A Pseudotreatise of Urbogony (Gary K. Wolfe)
Sasarman, Gheorghe • Squaring the Circle: A Pseudotreatise of Urbogony (Rich Horton)
Scott, M. J. • Iron Kin (Carolyn Cushman)
Tidhar, Lavie • Martian Sands (Gary K. Wolfe)
Vance, Jack, edited by Terry Dowling & -3- • Magic Highways: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Three (Gardner Dozois)
Vaughn, Carrie • Kitty Rocks the House (Carolyn Cushman)
Wolf, Carol • Binding (Carolyn Cushman)