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In this issue: 

The November issue has interviews with Geoff Ryman and Andy Duncan, a new column by Cory Doctorow, reviews of new books by Ian McDonaldVernor VingePaula BrandonSteven EriksonJim Butcher, and many others, plus all the latest SF and fantasy news.


Table of Contents: 

November 2011 • Issue 610 • Vol. 67 No. 5
44th Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Francesca Myman

I N T E R V I E W S 

Geoff Ryman: Maximum Change / 6
Andy Duncan: The Story Engine / 60

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 Alan Dean FosterMike Carol ResnickDave McKeanCory DoctorowCharlaine Harris & Christopher Golden, Neal Stephenson & Greg BearLev Grossman, and many others

M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10

Betsy Mitchell Retires • Amazon Launches SF/Fantasy Imprint • British Fantasy Awards Controversy

T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Beta Launched • Chains vs. DC Comics • National Book Awards Debacle • DreamHaven to Close • Borders Bankruptcy News • Clarion 2012 Instructors Announced • Book News • E-Book News • Publishing News • Announcements • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Catalogs Received

C O M M E N T A R Y / 30

Cory Doctorow: It's Time to Stop Talking About Copyright

F E A T U R E S 

Spotlight on: Brian Stableford, Translator and Author / 31 Spotlight on: Maryelizabeth Hart, Bookseller / 33 Photo Story: A Signed Book of Horrors / 33Photo Story: NYRSF Reading / 33 Photo Story: SFWA New York Reception / 34Photo Story: Pratchett in America / 34


Magazines Received: September / 35    Books Received: September / 36    
British Books Received: August / 48    Bestsellers / 52

O B I T U A R I E S / 58

John Frederick Burke (who also wrote as Jonathan Burke) • Appreciation by Philip Harbottle • Vittorio Curtoni

E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 59

Fall • Visitors • Changes Afoot • Holiday Giving • This Issue/Next Issue



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

Gardnerspace: Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 15

Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente; Asimov’s 10-11/11; The Urban Fantasy Anthology, Peter S. Beagle & Joe R. Lansdale, eds.; Alien Contact, Marty Halpern, ed. 

Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 17

Asimov’s 10-11/11; Analog 11/11; Fantasy Magazine 11/11; Tin House #49; Harper’s9/11; Solaris Rising, Ian Whates, ed.; Writers of the Future: Volume XXVII, K.D. Wentworth, ed.; Tesseracts Fifteen, Julie Czerneda & Susan MacGregor, eds.; Silently and Very Fast, Catherynne M. Valente.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18

Planesrunner, Ian McDonald; Death and Resurrection, R.A. MacAvoy; Unpossible and Other Stories, Daryl Gregory.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 20

The Traitor’s Daughter, Paula Brandon; Queen of Kings, Maria Dahvana Headley; Mayan December, Brenda Cooper; The Hum and the Shiver, Alex Bledsoe; Unpossible and Other Stories, Daryl Gregory.

Reviews by Russll Letson / 23

The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge; 7th Sigma, Steven Gould. 

Reviews by Paul Witcover/ 24

The Crippled God, Steven Erikson; Infidel, Kameron Hurley. 

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27

Ghost Story, Jim Butcher; Wolf at the Door, MaryJanice Davidson; Tuesdays at the Castle, Jessica Day George; The Wild Ways, Tanya Huff; Changes, Mercedes Lackey; Scholar, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.; Wisdom’s Kiss, Catherine Gilbert Murdock; Vamparazzi, Laura Resnick. 

Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemianowicz, Gwenda Bond, Tim Pratt / 28

The Book of Cthulhu, Ross E. Lockhart, ed; The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners, Joe R. Lansdale, ed.; Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake; Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor; Mistification, Kaaron Warren.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 17, 21, 23, 25

Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) — 

Analog November 2011 (Rich Horton)  
Asimov's October/November 2011 (Gardner Dozois)  
Asimov's October/November 2011 (Rich Horton)  
Harper's September 2011 (Rich Horton)  
Tin House Fall 2011 (Rich Horton) 

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

Beagle, Peter S., & Joe R. Lansdale, eds. • The Urban Fantasy Anthology (Gardner Dozois)  
Blake, Kendare • Anna Dressed in Blood (Gwenda Bond)  
Bledsoe, Alex • The Hum and the Shiver (Faren Miller)  
Brandon, Paula • The Traitor's Daughter (Faren Miller)  
Butcher, Jim • Ghost Story (Carolyn Cushman)  
Cooper, Brenda • Mayan December (Faren Miller)  
Czerneda, Julie, & Susan MacGregor, eds. • Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (Rich Horton)  
Davidson, MaryJanice • Wolf at the Door (Carolyn Cushman)  
Erikson, Steven • The Crippled God (Paul Witcover)  
George, Jessica Day • Tuesdays at the Castle (Carolyn Cushman)  
Gould, Steven • 7th Sigma (Russell Letson)  
Gregory, Daryl • Unpossible and Other Stories (Faren Miller)  
Gregory, Daryl • Unpossible and Other Stories (Gary K. Wolfe)  
Halpern, Marty, ed. • Alien Contact (Gardner Dozois)  
Headley, Maria Dahvana • Queen of Kings (Faren Miller)  
Huff, Tanya • The Wild Ways (Carolyn Cushman)  
Hurley, Kameron • Infidel (Paul Witcover)  
Lackey, Mercedes • Changes (Carolyn Cushman)  
Lansdale, Joe R., ed. • The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners (Stefan Dziemianowicz)  
Lockhart, Ross E., ed. • The Book of Cthulhu (Stefan Dziemianowicz)  
MacAvoy, R. A. • Death and Resurrection (Gary K. Wolfe)  
McDonald, Ian • Planesrunner (Gary K. Wolfe)  
Modesitt, Jr., L.E. • Scholar (Carolyn Cushman)  
Murdock, Catherine Gilbert • Wisdom's Kiss (Carolyn Cushman)  
Resnick, Laura • Vamparazzi (Carolyn Cushman)  
Taylor, Laini • Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Gwenda Bond)  
Valente, Catherynne M. • Silently and Very Fast (Gardner Dozois)  
Valente, Catherynne M. • Silently and Very Fast (Rich Horton)  
Vinge, Vernor • The Children of the Sky (Russell Letson)  
Warren, Kaaron • Mistification (Tim Pratt)  
Wentworth, K. D., ed. • L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXVII (Rich Horton)  
Whates, Ian, ed. • Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (Rich Horton)