Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • September 2012 • Issue 620 • Vol. 69 No. 3

The September issue features interviews with John Scalzi, Nancy Pearl, and Richard Kadrey, a new column by Cory Doctorow, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Jeffrey Ford, N.K. Jemisin, Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross, Brian Evenson, Jim C. Hines, and many others.

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September 2012 • Issue 620 • Vol. 69 No. 3
45th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

John Scalzi: Redshirts / 6
Nancy Pearl: Elastic Realism / 40
Richard Kadrey: Running With the Devil / 76
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2011 World Fantasy Awards Nominations • Harry Harrison (1925-2012) • Google Lawsuit News • Readercon Board Resigns • Antitrust Suit Update • 2012 Aurora Awards Winners
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 Barry Malzberg, Jay Lake, Frederik Pohl, Stephen King & Stewart O’Nan, Neil Gaiman, Brian Aldiss, Guy Gavriel Kay, and many others • Stanley Schmidt Retires
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Highest-Earning Authors • Worldcons News • Mythopoeic Awards Winners • Awards News • Announcements • Publishing News • Book News • Bookstores News • International Rights • Other Rights
C O M M E N T A R Y / 29
Cory Doctorow: Why Science Fiction Movies Drive Me Nuts
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S / 29
US Forthcoming Books / 30
British Forthcoming Books / 46
Octavia Butler Scholarships / 51
Summer Workshops / 74
Magazines Received: July / 52
Books Received: July / 53
British Books Received: June / 63
Bestsellers / 64
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 56
Robert Silverberg • Alan Dean Foster • Frederik Pohl
O B I T U A R I E S / 69
Appreciations for Harry Harrison by Brian Aldiss, Robert Silverberg, Frederik Pohl, Tom Doherty, Joe Haldeman • Gore VidalAdam Niswander • Appreciation by Alan Dean Foster • Roland C. Wagner • Appreciation by Norman Spinrad • Ken Hunt
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 73
Interns • Harry Harrison • 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 / 14
F&SF 7-8/12; The Sword & Sorcery Anthology, David G. Hartwell & Jacob Weisman, eds.; Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology, James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel, eds.; Arc 1.2.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 15
Asimov’s 8/12; F&SF 7-8/12; Analog 10/12; On Spec Spring ’12; Clarkesworld 7/12; Lightspeed 7/12; Lightspeed 8/12; The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, Sean Wallace, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Crackpot Palace, Jeffrey Ford; Wonders of the Invisible World, Patricia A. McKillip; Some Remarks, Neal Stephenson.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin; The Shadowed Sun, N.K. Jemisin; King of Thorns, Mark Lawrence; Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
The Rapture of the Nerds, Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross; Blue Remembered Earth, Alastair Reynolds.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 22
Windeye, Brian Evenson; The Nefertiti-Tut Express, Ray Bradbury; Monster, David Zeltzerman; The Circle, Bentley Little.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 28
Gunmetal Magic, Ilona Andrews; Spellcrossed, Barbara Ashford; Silver, Rhiannon Held; Libriomancer, Jim C. Hines; Ashes of Honor, Seanan McGuire; Princeps, LE. Modesitt, Jr.; The Taken, Vicki Pettersson; Kitty Steals the Show, Carrie Vaughn; Dust Girl, Sarah Zettel.
Divers Hands: Reviews by Richard A. Lupoff, Gwenda Bond,
and Karen Burnham / 27
Tales from Super-Science Fiction, Robert Silverberg, ed.; This Is Not a Test, Courtney Summers; Adaptation, Malinda Lo; Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology, James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel, eds.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History /



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog October 2012 (Rich Horton)
Arc 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s August 2012 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld July 2012 (Rich Horton)
F&SF July/August 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF July/August 2012 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed July 2012 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed August 2012 (Rich Horton)
On Spec Spring 2012 (Rich Horton)

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

Andrews, Ilona • Gunmetal Magic (Carolyn Cushman)
Ashford, Barbara • Spellcrossed (Carolyn Cushman)
Bradbury, Ray • The Nefertiti-Tut Express (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Doctorow, Cory, & Charles Stross • The Rapture of the Nerds (Russell Letson)
Evenson, Brian • Windeye (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Ford, Jeffrey • Crackpot Palace (Gary K. Wolfe)
Hartwell, David G., & Jacob Weisman, eds. • The Sword & Sorcery Anthology (Gardner Dozois)
Held, Rhiannon • Silver (Carolyn Cushman)
Hines, Jim C. • Libriomancer (Carolyn Cushman)
Jemisin, N. K. • The Killing Moon (Faren Miller)
Jemisin, N. K. • The Shadowed Sun (Faren Miller)
Joyce, Graham • Some Kind of Fairy Tale (Faren Miller)
Kelly, James Patrick, & John Kessel, eds. • Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology (Gardner Dozois)
Kelly, James Patrick, & John Kessel, eds. • Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology (Karen Burnham)
Lawrence, Mark • King of Thorns (Faren Miller)
Little, Bentley • The Circle (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Lo, Malinda • Adaptation (Gwenda Bond)
McGuire, Seanan • Ashes of Honor (Carolyn Cushman)
McKillip, Patricia A. • Wonders of the Invisible World (Gary K. Wolfe)
Modesitt, L. E., Jr. • Princeps (Carolyn Cushman)
Pettersson, Vicki • The Taken (Carolyn Cushman)
Reynolds, Alastair • Blue Remembered Earth (Russell Letson)
Reynolds, Alastair • Blue Remembered Earth (Russell Letson)
Silverberg, Robert, ed. • Tales from Super-Science Fiction (Richard A. Lupoff)
Stephenson, Neal • Some Remarks (Gary K. Wolfe)
Summers, Courtney • This Is Not a Test (Gwenda Bond)
Vaughn, Carrie • Kitty Steals the Show (Carolyn Cushman)
Wallace, Sean, ed. • The Mammoth Book of Steampunk (Rich Horton)
Zeltserman, Dave • Monster (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Zettel, Sarah • Dust Girl (Carolyn Cushman)