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The November 2016 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Pat Cadigan and Cat Rambo, and a series author spotlight on Diana Rowland. Main Stories include the British Fantasy Awards, the Gemmell Awards, the Copper Cylinder Awards, Ian McDonald's Gaylactic Spectrum win, and more. Preston Grassmann reports on science fiction in Japan. The column by Cory Doctorow is entitled "Sole and Despotic Dominion". Obituaries remember Robert E. Weinberg, Ed Gorman, and Kate Yule, with an additional appreciation for David A. Kyle. Reviews cover new titles by Alastair Reynolds, Bruce Sterling, Indra Das, Kai Ashante Wilson, Ursula K. Le Guin, Juliet Marillier, Alyc Helms, Ali Shaw, Margaret Atwood, Laird Barron, Richard Gavin, Ilona Andrews, Stephanie Burgis, Seanan McGuire, Sharon Shinn, and others.



Table of Contents: 

November 2016 • Issue 670 • Vol. 77 • No. 5
49th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Pat Cadigan: The Future We Promised You / 10
Cat Rambo: Beasts / 34
British Fantasy Awards Winners • McDonald Wins Gaylactic Spectrum • 2016 Copper Cylinder Awards • Opens to Novella Subs • Gemmell Awards Winners
Amazon News • World Conventions News • Patterson News • Awards News • Publishing News • Legal News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Elizabeth Bear & Scott Lynch, Colson Whitehead, Stephen King & Owen King, Lois McMaster Bujold, John Clute, Ellen Klages, and many others.
Photo Story: Children of Lovecraft Reading / 7 Commentary by Cory Doctorow: Sole and Despotic Dominion / 31 The Cosmic Village: Japanese Science Fiction by Preston Grasmann / 33 Photo Story: Best American 2016 at Kepler’s / 58 Series Author Spotlight on Diana Rowland / 63
Magazines Received: September / 36 Books Received: September / 37 British Books Received: August / 50 Bestsellers / 52
Robert E. Weinberg Ed Gorman • Appreciation by Peter Crowther • Kate Yule • Appreciation for David A. Kyle by John L. Coker III
Twitterstorm • New Site News • Fundraising Is Forever • This Month/ Next Month
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
F&SF 9-10/16; Asimov’s 9/16; Clarkesworld 9/16; Lightspeed 10/16; Bridging Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rachel Swirsky / 15
Analog 4/16, 5/16, 6/16, 7/16, 8/16, 9/16, 10/16.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18
Revenger, Alastair Reynolds; Pirate Utopia, Bruce Sterling; The Devourers, Indra Das; A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson; The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena, Stories and Songs, Ursula K. Le Guin; The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin, Ursula K. Le Guin; Words Are My Matter, Ursula K. Le Guin.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Den of Wolves, Juliet Marillier; The Conclave of Shadow, Alyc Helms; The Trees, Ali Shaw; Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood; SHORT TAKE: Where the Time Goes, Jeffrey E. Barlough.
Reviews by John Langan / 25
Swift to Chase, Laird Barron; Sylvan Dread: Tales of Pastoral Darkness, Richard Gavin.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Magic Binds, Ilona Andrews; Congress of Secrets, Stephanie Burgis; Shadowed Souls, Jim Butcher & Kerrie L. Hughes, eds.; The Masked City, Genevieve Cogman; The Gate to Futures Past, Julie E. Czerneda; Curse on the Land, Faith Hunter; Once Broken Faith, Seanan McGuire; 1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz, Kerrynn Offord & Rick Boatright; Unquiet Land, Sharon Shinn; Project Elfhome, Wen Spencer.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Liz Bourke, Colleen Mondor & Rich Horton / 28
Revenger, Alastair Reynolds; The Door at the Crossroads, Zetta Elliott; This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab; Children of the New World, Alexander Weinstein.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 19, 23, 29

Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog April 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Analog May 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Analog June 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Analog July/August 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Analog September 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Analog October 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Asimov's September 2016 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld September 2016 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Sept/Oct 2016 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed October 2016 (Rich Horton)

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

Andrews, Ilona • Magic Binds (Carolyn Cushman)
Atwood, Margaret • Hag-Seed (Faren Miller)
Barlough, Jeffrey E. • Where the Time Goes (Faren Miller)
Barron, Laird • Swift to Chase (John Langan)
Burgis, Stephanie • Congress of Secrets (Carolyn Cushman)
Butcher, Jim, & Kerrie L. Hughes, eds. • Shadowed Souls (Carolyn Cushman)
Cogman, Genevieve • The Masked City (Carolyn Cushman)
Czerneda, Julie E. • The Gate to Futures Past (Carolyn Cushman)
Das, Indra • The Devourers (Gary K. Wolfe)
Elliott, Zetta • The Door at the Crossroads (Colleen Mondor)
Gavin, Richard • Sylvan Dread: Tales of Pastoral Darkness (John Langan)
Helms, Alyc • The Conclave of Shadow (Faren Miller)
Hunter, Faith • Curse on the Land (Carolyn Cushman)
Le Guin, Ursula K. • The Complete Orsinia (Gary K. Wolfe)
Le Guin, Ursula K. • The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin (Gary K. Wolfe)
Le Guin, Ursula K. • Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer's Week (Gary K. Wolfe)
Marillier, Juliet • Den of Wolves (Faren Miller)
McGuire, Seanan • Once Broken Faith (Carolyn Cushman)
Offord, Kerryn, & Rick Boatright • 1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz (Carolyn Cushman)
Reynolds, Alastair • Revenger (Gary K. Wolfe)
Reynolds, Alastair • Revenger (Liz Bourke)
Schwab, Victoria • This Savage Song (Colleen Mondor)
Shaw, Ali • The Trees (Faren Miller)
Shinn, Sharon • Unquiet Land (Carolyn Cushman)
Spencer, Wen • Project Elfhome (Carolyn Cushman)
Sterling, Bruce • Pirate Utopia (Gary K. Wolfe)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Bridging Infinity (Rich Horton)
Weinstein, Alexander • Children of the New World (Rich Horton)
Wilson, Kai Ashante • A Taste of Honey (Gary K. Wolfe)