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In this issue: 

The November 2015 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Sean Williams and Bradley P. Beaulieu, and a spotlight on Bill Campbell of Rosarium Publishing. News includes the 2015 Sunburst and Copper Cylinder winners, the National Book Award finalists, the Pratchett Memorial Scholarship, Amazon vs. The New York Times, the Google appeal win, genderflipped Twilight, and much more. An international report on SF in Israel: ICon by Ehud Maimon includes photo coverage of the ICon convention. The column by Cory Doctorow is entitled "The Internet Will Always Suck". Reviews cover new titles by Lisa Goldstein, Mary Rickert, Paul Cornell, Edward James, Erika Johansen, Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear, Gary Whitta, Leah Bobet, T.E. Grau, Damien Angelica Walters, Tanya Huff, Terry Pratchett, Sarah Prineas, Greg Bear, and many others.


Table of Contents: 

November 2015 • Issue 658 • Vol. 75 • No. 5
48th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Sean Williams: Hardwired / 6
Bradley P. Beaulieu: Common Ground / 60
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Neal Stephenson, Karen Joy Fowler, Stephen King, Ted Chiang, Cherry Wilder, and many others
Google Wins Appeal • 2015 Sunburst and Copper Cylinder Winners • Rushdie News • Amazon vs. The New York Times
National Book Award Finalists • Pratchett Memorial Scholarship • Pew Reading Survey • Spectrum Fantastic Art Live in San Francisco • Genderflipped Twilight • Forester Fellowship • Patterson’s Holiday Bonuses • Disney Launches Freeform • Amazon News • Bookstore News • Potter News • Awards News • Publishing News • Magazine News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received
Photo Story: Clute at Ruskin Universary / 11 Commentary by Cory Doctorow: The Internet Will Always Suck / 29 The New Yorker Festival Panel ‘‘Nouveau Science Fiction’’ by Gordon Van Gelder / 55 Photo Story: Starry Coast / 56 Spotlight on: Bill Campbell, Rosarium Publishing / 57
SF in Israel: ICon by Ehud Maimon
Magazines Received: September / 35 Books Received: September / 36 British Books Received: August / 46 Bestsellers / 48
Fred Duarte, Jr.
Rick Wilber
Farewell to the House • Reviewers and Staff • Travel • This Issue/Next Issue
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 13
F&SF 9-10/15; Asimov’s 9/15; Interzone 7-8/15.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 15
Meeting Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Asimov’s 10-11/15; Lightspeed 10/15; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 9/17/15; Galaxy’s Edge 7/15; Penric’s Demon, Lois McMaster Bujold; Slow Bullets, Alastair Reynolds; Sunset Mantle, Alter S. Reiss.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Weighing Shadows, Lisa Goldstein; You Have Never Been Here: New and Selected Stories, M. Rickert; Witches of Lychford, Paul Cornell; Lois McMaster Bujold, Edward James.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Invasion of the Tearling, Erika Johansen; The Apprentice to Elves, Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear; Abomination, Gary Whitta; An Inheritance of Ashes, Leah Bobet.
Reviews by Laird Barron / 21
The Nameless Dark, T.E. Grau; Sing Me Your Scars, Damien Angelica Walters.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23
This Gulf of Time and the Stars, Julie E. Czerneda; An Ancient Peace, Tanya Huff; A Fantasy Medley 3, Yanni Kuznia; The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett; Ash & Bramble, Sarah Pri­neas; The Sword of the South, David Weber.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Russell Letson, Karen Burnham, Colleen Mondor, Liz Bourke, James Bradley, and Richard A. Lupoff / 24
Killing Titan, Greg Bear; Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, Sandra Kasturi & Helen Marshall, eds.; Ash & Branble, Sarah Prineas; Regeneration, Stephanie Saulter; Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson; Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don, Will Murray; The Winged Men, Gary Lovisi; The Space Men, Gary Lovisi; The Invisible Men, Gary Lovisi.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 25


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov's September 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov's October/November 2015 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies September 2015 (Rich Horton)
F&SF September/October 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Galaxy's Edge July 2015 (Rich Horton)
Interzone July/August 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed October 2015 (Rich Horton)

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

Bear, Greg • Killing Titan (Russell Letson)
Bobet, Leah • An Inheritance of Ashes (Faren Miller)
Bujold, Lois McMaster • Penric's Demon (Rich Horton)
Cornell, Paul • Witches of Lychford (Gary K. Wolfe)
Czerneda, Julie E. • This Gulf of Time and Stars (Carolyn Cushman)
Goldstein, Lisa • Weighing Shadows (Gary K. Wolfe)
Grau, T. E. • The Nameless Dark (Laird Barron)
Huff, Tanya • An Ancient Peace (Carolyn Cushman)
Hutchinson, Dave • Europe at Midnight (James Bradley)
James, Edward • Lois McMaster Bujold (Gary K. Wolfe)
Johansen, Erika • The Invasion of the Tearling (Faren Miller)
Kasturi, Sandra, & Helen Marshall, eds. • Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (Karen Burnham)
Kuznia, Yanni, ed. • A Fantasy Medley 3 (Carolyn Cushman)
Lovisi, Gary • The Invisible Men (Richard A. Lupoff)
Lovisi, Gary • The Space Men (Richard A. Lupoff)
Lovisi, Gary • The Winged Men (Richard A. Lupoff)
Monette, Sarah, & Elizabeth
Bear, Elizabeth Bear • An Apprentice to Elves (Faren Miller)
Murray, Will • Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don (Richard A. Lupoff)
Pratchett, Terry • The Shepherd's Crown (Carolyn Cushman)
Prineas, Sarah • Ash & Bramble (Carolyn Cushman)
Prineas, Sarah • Ash & Bramble (Colleen Mondor)
Reiss, Alter S. • Sunset Mantle (Rich Horton)
Reynolds, Alastair • Slow Bullets (Rich Horton)
Rickert, Mary • You Have Never Been Here (Gary K. Wolfe)
Saulter, Stephanie • Regeneration (Liz Bourke)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Meeting Infinity (Rich Horton)
Walters, Damien Angelica • Sing Me Your Scars (Laird Barron)
Weber, David • The Sword of the South (Carolyn Cushman)
Whitta, Gary • Abomination (Faren Miller)