Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • January 2013 • Issue 624 • Vol. 69 No. 1

The January issue features interviews with Delia Sherman and James S.A. Corey (Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck), a new column by Cory Doctorow, an obituary of Boris Strugatsky, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Nick Harkaway, Rudy Rucker, Steven Gould, Tad Williams, and many others.

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January 2013 • Issue 624 • Vol. 70 • No. 1
46th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

James S.A. Corey (Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck):
Lurid Tales of Space Adventure / 6
Delia Sherman: Historical Dimensions / 56
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Madeleine L’Engle, Gene Wolfe, Angela Carter, Cecelia Holland, Michael Moorcock, Ted Chiang, and many others
World Fantasy 2013 Judges • 2012 Sunburst Awards Winners • First Annual Copper Cylinder Awards • Gaiman Foundation Gives to CBLDF • PW Radio
thE datA file /11
Best of the Years Lists • Bookscan Bestsellers of 2012 • Most Powerful Authors in Hollywood • Albee Agency Controversy • Scalzi Writes Morning Star • Tolkien Estate Sues Filmmakers • Magazine News • Bookstore News • World Conventions News • Awards News • Publishing News • Announcements • Legal News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
commentary /29
Cory Doctorow: Where Characters Come From
Magazines Received: November / 30 Books Received: November / 31 British Books Received: October / 44 Bestsellers / 46
Sail to Success 2012
Hello, 2013 • Holiday Party • Visitors • This Issue/Next Issue
ObituarieS /5&54
Boris StrugatskySir Patrick MooreJeff Millar • Death Noted: Michael Embden
locus looks at books
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 14
Robots: The Recent A.I., Rich Horton & Sean Wallace, eds.; War and Space: Recent Combat, Rich Horton & Sean Wallace, eds.; Armored, John Joseph Adams, ed.; Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Paula Guran, ed.; Under My Hat: Takes from the Cauldron, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Epic: Legends of Fantasy, John Joseph Adams, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 15
Asimov’s 1/13; Phantom Drift #2 Fall ’12; Eclipse 12/12; Strange Horizons 11/12; Strange Horizons 12/12; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 11/15/12; After, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds.; Stranded, Anne Bishop, James Alan Gardner, and Anthony Francis; Bloody Fabulous, Ekaterina Sedia, ed.; Rip-Off!, Gardner Dozois, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Angelmaker, Nick Harkaway; Blood Oranges, Caitlín R. Kiernan writing as Kathleen Tierney; Salvage and Demolition, Tim Powers; Son of Destruction, Kit Reed; SHORT TAKE: John Brunner, Jad Smith.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 18
Turing & Burroughs, Rudy Rucker; The Folly of the World, Jesse Bullington; Six-Gun Tarot, R.S. Belcher; At the Edge of Waking, Holly Phillips.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 20
As If, Michael Saler; The Book of Cthulhu II, Ross Lockhart, ed.; Black Wings II, S.T. Joshi, ed.; Vlad, Carlos Fuentes; Above Ker-Is and Other Stories, Evangeline Walton.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 22
Impulse, Steven Gould; American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s, Gary K. Wolfe, ed.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23
Steel’s Edge, Ilona Andrews; Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling, Michael Boccacino; Ironskin, Tina Connolly; The Midnight Game, Cecilia Dart-Thornton; The Silvered, Tanya Huff; Polterheist, Laura Resnick; Fire Season, David Weber & Jane Lindskold; The Dirty Streets of Heaven, Tad Williams; The Far West, Patricia C. Wrede.
Divers Hand: Reviews by Richard A. Lupoff, & Gwenda Bond / 24
A Niche in Time and Other Stories: The Best of William F. Temple, Vol 1, William F. Temple; Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo; The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater; The Crown of Embers, Rae Carson.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 26
Brian Froud’s Trolls, Brian & Wendy Froud; Exposé 10: Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe, Ronnie Gramzaio, ed.; In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, Ilene Susan Fort & Tere Arcq, with Terri Geis, eds.; SHORT TAKES: Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention, Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett; The Arctic Marauder, Jacques Tardi; Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm with Illustrations by David Hockney, David Hockney.
Locus Listens to Audiobooks by Amy Goldschlager / 28
The Diviners, Libba Bray; The Girl of Fire and Thorn, Rae Carson; The Crown of Embers, Rae Carson; Methuselah’s Children, Robert A. Heinlein; The Privilege of the Sword, Ellen Kushner; Every Day, David Levithan; Days of Blood & Starlight, Laini Taylor; Nine Princes in Amber, Roger Zelazny; Trumps of Doom, Roger Zelazny.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 23



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov’s January 2013 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies November 2012 (Rich Horton)
Eclipse Online December 2012 (Rich Horton)
Phantom Drift Fall 2012 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons November 2012 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons December 2012 (Rich Horton)

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

Adams, John Joseph, ed. • Armored (Gardner Dozois)
Adams, John Joseph, ed. • Epic (Gardner Dozois)
Andrews, Ilona • Steel’s Edge (Carolyn Cushman)
Bardugo, Leigh • Shadow and Bone (Gwenda Bond)
Belcher, R. S. • The Six-Gun Tarot (Faren Miller)
Bishop, Anne, & Anthony Francis • Stranded (Rich Horton)
Boccacino, Michael • Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling (Carolyn Cushman)
Bullington, Jesse • The Folly of the World (Faren Miller)
Carson, Rae • The Crown of Embers (Gwenda Bond)
Connolly, Tina • Ironskin (Carolyn Cushman)
Dart-Thornton, Cecilia • The Midnight Game (Carolyn Cushman)
Datlow, Ellen, & Terri Windling, eds. • After (Rich Horton)
Dozois, Gardner, ed. • Rip-Off! (Rich Horton)
Fort, Ilene Susan, & Tere Arcq, eds. • In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States (Karen Haber)
Froud, Brian, & Wendy Froud • Brian Froud’s Trolls (Karen Haber)
Fuentes, Carlos • Vlad (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Gould, Steven • Impulse (Russell Letson)
Gramazio, Ronnie • Exposé 10 (Karen Haber)
Guinan, Paul, & Anina Bennett • Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention (Karen Haber)
Guran, Paula, ed. • Rock On: The Greatest Science Fiction & Fantasy Hits (Gardner Dozois)
Harkaway, Nick • Angelmaker (Gary K. Wolfe)
Hockney, David • Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm with Illustrations by David Hockney (Karen Haber)
Horton, Rich, & Sean Wallace, eds. • Robots: Recent AI (Gardner Dozois)
Horton, Rich, & Sean Wallace, eds. • War and Space: Recent Combat (Gardner Dozois)
Huff, Tanya • The Silvered (Carolyn Cushman)
Joshi, S. T., ed. • Black Wings 2 (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Lockhart, Ross E. • The Book of Cthulhu II (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Phillips, Holly • At the Edge of Waking (Faren Miller)
Powers, Tim • Salvage and Demolition (Gary K. Wolfe)
Reed, Kit • Son of Destruction (Gary K. Wolfe)
Resnick, Laura • Polterheist (Carolyn Cushman)
Rucker, Rudy • Turing & Burroughs: A Beatnik SF Novel (Faren Miller)
Saler, Michael • As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary PreHistory of Virtual Reality (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Sedia, Ekaterina, ed. • Bloody Fabulous (Rich Horton)
Smith, Jad • John Brunner (Gary K. Wolfe)
Stiefvater, Maggie • The Raven Boys (Gwenda Bond)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (Gardner Dozois)
Tardi, Jacques • The Arctic Marauder (Karen Haber)
Temple, William F. • A Niche in Time and Other Stories: The Best of William F. Temple, Volume 1 (Richard A. Lupoff)
Tierney, Kathleen • Blood Oranges (Gary K. Wolfe)
Walton, Evangeline • Above Ker-Is and Other Stories (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Weber, David, & Jane Lindskold • Fire Season (Carolyn Cushman)
Williams, Tad • The Dirty Streets of Heaven (Carolyn Cushman)
Wolfe, Gary K., ed. • American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s (Russell Letson)
Wrede, Patricia C. • The Far West (Carolyn Cushman)