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In this issue: 

Locus Magazine • September 2013 • Issue 632 • Vol. 71 No. 3

The September issue features interviews with Nalo Hopkinson and Jack Skillingstead, a new column by Cory Doctorow, listings of forthcoming books through June 2014, spotlights on Betsy Mitchelland Luis Ortiz, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Kim Stanley RobinsonPaul McAuleyStephen P. KiernanMarcus SedgwickSeanan McGuire, and many others.


Table of Contents: 

September 2013 • Issue 632 • Vol. 71 • No. 3
46th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman


Nalo Hopkinson: As Magic Does / 6
Jack Skillingstead: Ups and Downs / 76


2012 World Fantasy Awards Nominations • DoJ and Apple Argue Injunctions • Omni Reboot • Beale Expelled from SFWA


Jack Vance Memorial / 5 Spotlight on Luis Ortiz, Publisher / 40 JayWake: The Jay Lake Living Wake / 41Spotlight on Betsy Mitchell of Open Road Media / 42 Italcon 39 / 71 Summer Workshops / 71


Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Lucius ShepardMargo Lanagan, Robert Rankin, Robert SheckleyAlan Gardner, and many others.


2013 Seiun Awards Winners • 2013 Prometheus Award Winners • B&N & S&S Make Up • Vonnegut Joins Kindle Worlds • Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship • KGB Kickstarter Success • Rowling Pseudonym Settlement • Robert E. Howard Materials Donated to Ransom Center • Forbes’s Top-Earning Authors • Amazon News • World Conventions News • Awards News • Publishing News • Announcements • Media Notes • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received


Cory Doctorow: Libraries and E-books / 29


US Forthcoming Books / 30 British Forthcoming Books / 44


Magazines Received: July / 50 Books Received: July / 51 British Books Received: June / 62 Bestsellers /64 


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Elmore Leonard • Mick Farren • Douglas R. Mason • Barbara Mertz • Jean-Claud Suares • Appreciation for Jack Vance by Faren Miller

Locus letters / 75

Richard Curtis • Toni Weisskopf • Cleve Evans

LOCUS looks at books

Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 15

Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe, J.E. Mooney & Bill Fawcett, eds.; F&SF7-8/13; Asimov’s 4-5/13; 6/19/13 – 7/17/13.

Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 17

Glitter & Mayhem, John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, eds.; Clockwork Phoenix 4, Mike Allen, ed.; Fearsome Journeys, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Oz Reimagined, John Joseph Adams & Douglas Cohen, eds.; Asimov’s 9/13.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18

Shaman, Kim Stanley Robinson; The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed.; The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy: 2013, Rich Horton, ed.

Reviews by Faren Miller / 20

The Curiosity, Stephen P. Kiernan; The Age of Ice, J.M. Sidorova; The Scroll of Years, Chris Willrich; Swords of Good Men, Snorri Kristjansson; SHORT TAKE: The Incrementalists, Steven Brust & Skyler White.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 23

Evening’s Empires, Paul McAuley; Life on the Preservation, Jack Skillingstead.

Reviews by Gwenda Bond / 24

Midwinterblood, Marcus Sedgwick; The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black; Siege and Storm, Leigh Bardugo.

Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25

Seven Kinds of Hell, Dana Cameron; Wolf in Shadow, John Lambshead; Crown of Midnight, Sarah J. Maas; Chimes at Midnight, Seanan McGuire; Possession, Kat Richardson; The Wells Bequest, Polly Shulman; Eight Million Gods, Wen Spencer; Kitty in the Underworld, Carrie Vaughn; Golden Girl, Sarah Zettel.

Divers Hands: Reviews by Cecelia Holland, Karen Burnham, Tom Whitmore, Stefan Dziemianowicz / 27

Shaman, Kim Stanley Robinson; Self-Reference ENGINE, Toh EnJoe; The Incrementalists, Steven Brust & Skyler White; Alice Walks, Michael Aronovitz.

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



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —

Asimov’s April/May 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s September 2013 (Rich Horton)
F&SF July/Aug 2013 (Gardner Dozois) June 2013 (Gardner Dozois) July 2013 (Gardner Dozois)

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

Adams, John Joseph, & Douglas Cohen, eds. • Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond (Rich Horton)
Allen, Mike, ed. • Clockwork Phoenix 4 (Rich Horton)
Aronovitz, Michael • Alice Walks (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Bardugo, Leigh • Siege and Storm (Gwenda Bond)
Black, Holly • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (Gwenda Bond)
Brust, Steven, & Skyler White • The Incrementalists (Faren Miller)
Brust, Steven, & Skyler White • The Incrementalists (Tom Whitmore)
Cameron, Dana • Seven Kinds of Hell (Carolyn Cushman)
Dozois, Gardner, ed. • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection (Gary K. Wolfe)
Horton, Rich, ed. • The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2013 Edition (Gary K. Wolfe)
Kiernan, Stephen P. • The Curiosity (Faren Miller)
Klima, John, & Lynne M. Thomas, eds. • Glitter & Mayhem (Rich Horton)
Kristjansson, Snorri • Swords of Good Men (Faren Miller)
Lambshead, John • Wolf in Shadow (Carolyn Cushman)
Maas, Sarah J. • Crown of Midnight (Carolyn Cushman)
McAuley, Paul • Evening’s Empires (Russell Letson)
McGuire, Seanan • Chimes at Midnight (Carolyn Cushman)
Mooney, J. E., & Bill Fawcett, ed. • Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe (Gardner Dozois)
Richardson, Kat • Possession (Carolyn Cushman)
Robinson, Kim Stanley • Shaman (Cecilia Holland)
Robinson, Kim Stanley • Shaman (Gary K. Wolfe)
Sedgwick, Marcus • Midwinterblood (Gwenda Bond)
Shulman, Polly • The Wells Bequest (Carolyn Cushman)
Sidorova, J. M. • The Age of Ice (Faren Miller)
Skillingstead, Jack • Life on the Preservation (Russell Letson)
Spencer, Wen • Eight Million Gods (Carolyn Cushman)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Fearsome Journeys (Rich Horton)
Toh, EnJoe • Self-Reference Engine (Karen Burnham)
Vaughn, Carrie • Kitty in the Underworld (Carolyn Cushman)
Willrich, Chris • The Scroll of Years (Faren Miller)
Zettel, Sarah • Golden Girl (Carolyn Cushman)