Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • April 2013 • Issue 627 • Vol. 69 No. 4

The April issue — the magazine’s 45th anniversary issue — includes interviews with authors Terry Bisson and Libba Bray, coverage of Boskone, spotlights on Caniglia and Ken Liu, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Guy Gavriel Kay, Ilie Ruby, Paul McAuley, Gail Carriger, and many others.

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April 2013 • Issue 627 • Vol. 70 • No. 4
46th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Terry Bisson: Personal Alternate History / 6
Libba Bray: Eco-Friendly Fembot Who Survives on the Tears of Teen Girls / 57
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Alex Bledsoe, Ginjer Buchanan and Carl Sagan, Cherie Priest, Elizabeth Bear, Terry Pratchett, and many others.
Kiernan and Salaam Win Tiptree Awards • 2012 Kitschies Winners • 2013 Philip K. Dick Award Judges • SFWA vs. Hydra • Antitrust Settlement Update • DRM Lawsuit • 2012 Stoker Awards Final Ballot • Riggio Offers to Buy B&N
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First Sale Doctrine Upheld • Hyperion Selling Backlist • Mythic Delirium Moves Online • Legal News • Awards News • World Conventions News • Contest News • Bookstore News • Publishing News • Announcements • Books Sold Continued • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
SPECIAL features
2012 British Book Summary / 28 Boskone 2013 / 30 San Francisco Writers Conference and 46th International Antiquarian Book Fair / 30 Spotlight on Caniglia, Artist / 54 Spotlight on Ken Liu, Author / 55
Magazines Received: February / 31 Books Received: February / 32 British Books Received: January / 42 Bestsellers / 44
ObituarieS / 50
Angel Arango • Appreciation by Grania Davis Daniel Pearlman • Appreciation by Paul Di Filipppo • Richard E. Geis • Appreciation by Elton Elliott • David B. Silva • Appreciation by Paul F. Olson Jan Howard Finder
Home and Abroad • Hugo Ballot • Locus Awards • Next Issue
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Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 14
Asimov’s 2/13; Lightspeed 1/13; Lightspeed 2/13; Eclipse Online 2/13; F&SF 3-4/13.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 15
Eclipse Online 2/13; Interzone 1-2/13; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 2/17/13; Strange Horizons 2/13; Lightspeed 3/13; Apex 2/13; Shimmer #16; Cosmos 2-3/13; Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #55; Aurealis #57; Black Gate 2/13; Futuredaze, Hannah Strom-Martin & Erin Underwood, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay; A Stranger in Olondria (Being the Complete Memoirs of the Mystic, Jevick of Tyom), Sofia Samatar; The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Seven, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; SHORT TAKE: Benchmarks Continued: The F&SF ‘‘Books’’ Columns, Volume 1, 1975-1982, Algis Budrys.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 18
The Salt God’s Daughter, Ilie Ruby; Thunder Road, Chadwick Ginther; The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker; Short Take: Grail of the Summer Stars, Freda Warrington.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
A Very British History: The Best Science Fiction Stories of Paul McAuley, 1985-2011, Paul McAuley; Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories, John Varley.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 22
Etiquette & Espionage, Gail Carriger; Wool Omnibus, Hugh Howey; NOS4A2, Joe Hill; We are all completely beside ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23
Written in Red, Anne Bishop; Frost Burned, Patricia Briggs; Etiquette & Espionage, Gail Carriger; Deep Down, Deborah Coates; A Turn of Light, Julie E. Czerneda; Undead and Underwater, MaryJanice Davidson; Gameboard of the Gods, Richelle Mead; Midnight Blue-Light Special, Seanan McGuire.
Divers Hands: Reviews by Cecelia Holland, Karen Burnham,
Gwenda Bond, and Tim Pratt / 24
River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay; Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow; Level 2, Lenore Appelhans; The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination, John Joseph Adams, ed.; Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, Evolution and Revolution, Victoria Blake, ed.; Tenth of December, George Saunders.
Locus Listens to Audiobooks by Amy Goldschlager / 27
Red Country, Joe Abercrombie; The Alchemist and The Executioness, Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell; Rip-Off!, Gardner Dozois, ed.; City of Dark Magic, Magnus Flyte; Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone; Devil Said Bang, Richard Kadrey; The Freedom Maze, Delia Sherman.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 21



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Winter 2012 (Rich Horton)
Apex Magazine February 2013 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s February 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Aurealis February 2013 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies February 2013 (Rich Horton)
Black Gate February 2013 (Rich Horton)
Cosmos Feb-March 2013 (Rich Horton)
Eclipse Online February 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Eclipse Online March 2013 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Mar/Apr 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Interzone Jan-Feb 2013 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed January 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed February 2013 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed March 2013 (Rich Horton)
Shimmer #16 2013 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons February 2013 (Rich Horton)

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

Adams, John Joseph, ed. • The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination (Karen Burnham)
Appelhans, Lenore • Level 2 (Gwenda Bond)
Bishop, Anne • Written in Red (Carolyn Cushman)
Blake, Victoria, ed. • Cyberpunk: Stories of Hardware, Software, Wetware, Evolution and Revolution (Karen Burnham)
Briggs, Patricia • Frost Burned (Carolyn Cushman)
Budrys, Algis • Benchmarks Continued: The F&SF “Books” Columns, Volume 1, 1975-1982 (Gary K. Wolfe)
Carriger, Gail • Etiquette and Espionage (Adrienne Martini)
Carriger, Gail • Etiquette and Espionage (Carolyn Cushman)
Coates, Deborah • Deep Down (Carolyn Cushman)
Czerneda, Julie E. • A Turn of Light (Carolyn Cushman)
Davidson, MaryJanice • Undead and Underwater (Carolyn Cushman)
Doctorow, Cory • Pirate Cinema (Gwenda Bond)
Fowler, Karen Joy • We are all completely beside ourselves (Adrienne Martini)
Ginther, Chadwick • Thunder Road (Faren Miller)
Hill, Joe • NOS4A2 (Adrienne Martini)
Howey, Hugh • Wool Omnibus (Adrienne Martini)
Kay, Guy Gavriel • River of Stars (Cecilia Holland)
Kay, Guy Gavriel • River of Stars (Gary K. Wolfe)
McAuley, Paul • A Very British History: The Best of Paul McAuley (Russell Letson)
McGuire, Seanan • Midnight Blue-Light Special (Carolyn Cushman)
Mead, Richelle • Gameboard of the Gods (Carolyn Cushman)
Ruby, Ilie • The Salt Gold’s Daughter (Faren Miller)
Samatar, Sofia • A Stranger in Olondria (Gary K. Wolfe)
Saunders, George • Tenth of December: Stories (Tim Pratt)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Seven (Gary K. Wolfe)
Strom-Martin, Hannah, & Erin Underwood, eds. • Futuredaze (Rich Horton)
Varley, John • Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories (Russell Letson)
Warrington, Freda • Grail of the Summer Stars (Faren Miller)
Wecker, Helene • The Golem and the Jinni (Faren Miller)