Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • April 2014 • Issue 639 • Vol. 72 No. 4


The April issue features interviews with authors Daryl Gregory and Amish, lots of publishing news, a report about SF in Brazil, a commentary by Kameron Hurley, and reviews of short fiction and books by Simon Ings, Daryl Gregory, Gregory Benford & Larry Niven, Chuck Palahniuk, Seanan McGuire, and many others.

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April 2014 • Issue 639 • Vol. 72 • No. 4
47th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Daryl Gregory: The Numinous / 6
Amish: Humility of a Witness / 56
Clarke Award Shortlist • Gill to Run Ace/Roc • 2014 Philip K. Dick Award Judges • Hugo Awards MC Withdraws • PW’s Bestselling Publishers • 2013 Stoker Final Ballot
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Stephen Jones & R.L. Stine, Karen Joy Fowler, Iain Banks & Ken MacLeod, J.K. Rowling, Guy Gavriel Kay, Harlan Ellison, Frederik Pohl, and many others
thE datA file / 11
Apple’s Appeal • Best American SF & F • Washington Post Expands SF Coverage • World Conventions News • Teens Love SF/F • Barnes & Noble News • Awards News • Publishing News • Legal News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Kameron Hurley: The Publishing Playground: Bullies, Pulpits, and Getting Back to Business / 27 SF in Brazil by Roberto de Sousa Causo / 29 2013 British Book Summary / 30
Magazines Received: February / 32 Books Received: February / 33 British Books Received: January / 44 Bestsellers / 46
Local Happenings • Staffing Shifts • This Issue/Next Issue
ObituarieS / 53
Michael Shea • Appreciations by Laird Barron, Marc Laidlaw, Patton Oswalt, and Sam Hamm Aaron Allston • Appreciation by Kevin J. Anderson Alan Rodgers Peter Ruber • DEATH NOTED: Fred D. Brammer
locus letters / 55
Harry Turtledove • Roberto de Sousa Causo • Jim Frenkel • Paula Guran
locus looks aT books
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 12
Asimov’s 2/14; Clarkesworld 1/14; Clarkesworld 2/14; Lightspeed 1/14; Lightspeed 2/14; 1/8/14; 1/22/14; 2/5/14.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Black Static 1-2/14, Interzone 1-2/14; Asimov’s 3/14; Clarkesworld 2/14; Analog 5/14; Lightspeed 3/14; The End is Nigh, Hugh Howey & John Joseph Adams, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Wolves, Simon Ings; On Such a Full Sea, Chang-rae Lee; The Man Who Made Models: The Collected Short Fiction, Volume 1, R.A. Lafferty.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
Afterparty, Daryl Gregory; Hollow World, Michael J. Sullivan; The Stone Boatman, Sarah Tolmie; The Unwrapped Sky, Rjurik Davidson; The Tropic of Serpents, Marie Brennan.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 19
Afterparty, Daryl Gregory; Shipstar, Gregory Benford & Larry Niven.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 21
Doomed, Chuck Palahniuk; The Ghost Train to New Orleans, Mur Lafferty; Blood and Iron, Jon Sprunk; Three Princes, Ramona Wheeler.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 22
Independent Study, Joelle Charbonneau; Strange Country, Deborah Coates; The Undead Pool, Kim Harrison; Half-Off Ragnarok, Seanan McGuire; Indexing, Seanan McGuire; Sparrow Hill Road, Seanan McGuire; Rex Regis, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.; Concealed in Death, J.D. Robb; Dragon Princess, S. Andrew Swann.
Divers Hands: Reviews by Rich Horton and Tim Pratt / 23
Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds, Greg Bear & Gardner Dozois, eds.; The Book of Silverberg, Gardner Dozois & William Schafer, eds.; Tyrannia and Other Renditions, Alan DeNiro.
Locus Listens to Audiobooks by Amy Goldschlager / 25
Big Egos, S.G. Browne; Curtsies and Conspiracies, Gail Carriger; City of Lost Dreams, Magnus Flyte; More Than This, Patrick Ness; The House of Hades, Rick Riordan; Night of Cake & Puppets, Laini Taylor.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 19, 22


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog May 2014 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s February 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s March 2014 (Rich Horton)
Black Static Jan/Feb 2014 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld January 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld February 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld February 2014 (Rich Horton)
Interzone Jan-Feb 2014 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed January 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed February 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed March 2014 (Rich Horton) January 2014 (Gardner Dozois) February 2014 (Gardner Dozois)

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

Adams, John Joseph, & Hugh Howey, eds. • The End Is Nigh (Rich Horton)
Bear, Greg, & Gardner Dozois, eds. • Multiverse (Rich Horton)
Benford, Gregory, & Larry Niven • Shipstar (Russell Letson)
Brennan, Marie • The Tropic of Serpents (Faren Miller)
Charbonneau, Joelle • Independent Study (Carolyn Cushman)
Coates, Deborah • Strange Country (Carolyn Cushman)
Davidson, Rjurik • Unwrapped Sky (Faren Miller)
Dozois, Gardner, & William K. Schafer, eds. • The Book of Silverberg (Rich Horton)
Gregory, Daryl • Afterparty (Faren Miller)
Gregory, Daryl • Afterparty (Russell Letson)
Harrison, Kim • The Undead Pool (Carolyn Cushman)
Ings, Simon • Wolves (Gary K. Wolfe)
Lafferty, Mur • Ghost Train to New Orleans (Adrienne Martini)
Lafferty, R. A. • The Man Who Made Models (Gary K. Wolfe)
Lee, Chang-rae • On Such a Full Sea (Gary K. Wolfe)
McGuire, Seanan • Half-Off Ragnarok (Carolyn Cushman)
McGuire, Seanan • Indexing (Carolyn Cushman)
McGuire, Seanan • Sparrow Hill Road (Carolyn Cushman)
Modesitt, L. E., Jr. • Rex Regis (Carolyn Cushman)
Palahniuk, Chuck • Doomed (Adrienne Martini)
Robb, J. D. • Concealed in Death (Carolyn Cushman)
Sprunk, Jon • Blood and Iron (Adrienne Martini)
Sullivan, Michael J. • Hollow World (Faren Miller)
Swann, S. Andrew • Dragon*Princess (Carolyn Cushman)
Tolmie, Sarah • The Stone Boatmen (Faren Miller)
Wheeler, Ramona • Three Princes (Adrienne Martini)