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In this issue: 

The November issue features interviews with Steven Gould and Sheila Williams, a new column by Cory Doctorow, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Robert Charles WilsonCatherynne M. ValenteBrian AldissStephen KingNick Mamatas, and many others.


Table of Contents: 

October 2013 • Issue 634 • Vol. 71 • No. 5
46th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman


Steven Gould: What Will Be / 6
Sheila Williams: New Directions / 54


Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Kevin J. AndersonSpider Robinson, Lois McMaster Bujold, Robert J. SawyerKelly LinkRobin HobbJames Morrow, and many others


Russell Wins Genius Grant • 2013 Aurora Awards Winners • Resurrection House Acquires Underland • Library Dedicated to Bradbury • National Book Award Finalists

thE datA file / 11

Clarion and Clarion West 2014 Instructors • Goodreads Deletion Policy • New HWA Scholarships • World Conventions News • Library E-Book News • Book Buying Demographics • Neil Gaiman News • France Considers Bookstore Protections • WSFA Small Press Award Winner • Awards News • Book News • Publishing News • Legal News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received

commentary / 27

Cory Doctorow: Collective Action


Dragon’s Lair / 10 Spotlight on Thomas Olde Heuvelt / 29 Gen Con / 48 Coastal Heaven / 48 SFWA Reception / 51 ICon 2013 / 52


Magazines Received: September / 30 Books Received: September / 31 British Books Received: August / 42 Bestsellers / 44 


Donn Albright • Elizabeth Anne Hull • Marc Russell

ObituarieS / 50

Tom Clancy • Eliot K. Shorter • Gary Brandner • John Manchip White • Appreciation by Brett Taylor • Philip Nutman • Leland Sapiro • Dorothy ‘‘Dot’’ Lumley • DEATH REPORTED: Richard Kearns 


LitQuake • Recommended Reading • Roundtable Blog • This Issue/Next Issue • Taxes

locus looks at books

Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 14

Twenty-First Century Science Fiction, David G. Hartwell & Patrick Nielsen Hayden, eds.; Twelve Tomorrows, Stephen Cass, ed.; F&SF 9-10/13.

Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 15

Lonely Souls, Gordon Van Gelder, ed; F&SF 9-10/13; Lightspeed 9/13; Lightspeed 10/13; Subterranean Fall ’13; Asimov’s 10-11/13; Analog 11/13; The Dark 10/13.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16

Burning Paradise, Robert Charles Wilson; Rags and Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales, Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt, eds.; The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories, Caitlín R. Kiernan; Zombie Baseball Beatdown, Paolo Bacigalupi.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 18

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two, Catherynne M. Valente; Dead Set, Richard Kadrey; Raven Flight, Juliet Marillier; The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon; Dying Is My Business, Nicholas Kaufmann.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 21

Finches of Mars, Brian Aldiss; Phoenicia’s World, Ben Jeapes.

Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 22

Doctor Sleep, Stephen King; North American Lake Monsters, Nathan Ballingrud; Best Horror of the Year, Volume Five, Ellen Datlow, ed.; The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, Paula Guran, ed.

Divers Hands: Reviews by Tim Pratt, Karen Burnham, and Carolyn Cushman / 24

Love Is the Law, Nick Mamatas; Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture, Ytasha Womack; The Woken Gods, Gwenda Bond; Cold Steel, Kate Elliott; Destiny Blues, Sharon Joss; Cast in Sorrow, Michelle Sagara; Kiss and Spell, Shanna Swendson.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 21



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —

Analog November 2013 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s October/November 2013 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Sept/Oct 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF Sept/Oct 2013 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed September 2013 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed October 2013 (Rich Horton)
Subterranean Fall 2013 (Rich Horton)
The Dark October 2013 (Rich Horton)

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

Aldiss, Brian • Finches of Mars (Russell Letson)
Bacigalupi, Paolo • Zombie Baseball Beatdown (Gary K. Wolfe)
Ballingrud, Nathan • North American Lake Monsters (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Bond, Gwenda • The Woken Gods (Carolyn Cushman)
Cass, Stephen, ed. • Twelve Tomorrows (Gardner Dozois)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Five (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Elliott, Kate • Cold Steel (Carolyn Cushman)
Guran, Paula, ed. • The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2013 Edition (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Hartwell, David G., & Patrick Nielsen Hayden, eds. • Twenty-First Century Science Fiction (Gardner Dozois)
Jeapes, Ben • Phoenicia’s Worlds (Russell Letson)
Joss, Sharon • Destiny Blues (Carolyn Cushman)
Kadrey, Richard • Dead Set (Faren Miller)
Kaufmann, Nicholas • Dying Is My Business (Faren Miller)
Kiernan, Caitlín R. • The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories (Gary K. Wolfe)
King, Stephen • Doctor Sleep (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Mamatas, Nick • Love Is the Law (Tim Pratt)
Marillier, Juliet • Raven Flight (Faren Miller)
Marr, Melissa, & Tim Pratt, eds. • Rags & Bones (Gary K. Wolfe)
Sagara, Michelle • Cast in Sorrow (Carolyn Cushman)
Shannon, Samantha • The Bone Season (Faren Miller)
Swendson, Shanna • Kiss and Spell (Carolyn Cushman)
Valente, Catherynne M. • The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two (Faren Miller)
Van Gelder, Gordon, ed. • Lonely Souls (Rich Horton)
Wilson, Robert Charles • Burning Paradise (Gary K. Wolfe)
Womack, Ytasha • Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture (Karen Burnham)