Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • January 2015 • Issue 648 • Vol. 74 No. 1

The January issue has interviews with Lauren Beukes and Robert Jackson Bennett, a column by Cory Doctorow, spotlights on David Pomerico and Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier, reports from Cheryl Morgan and Tobias S. Buckell, and reviews of short fiction and books by James Morrow, John Twelve Hawks, Elizabeth Bear, Ramsey Campbell, David Mitchell, and many others.

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January 2015 • Issue 648 • Vol. 74 • No. 1
48th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Lauren Beukes: Shining Girl / 6
Robert Jackson Bennett: Subreality / 56
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Jerry Pournelle, Neal Stephenson, John Clute, J.K. Rowling, Mercedes Lackey & Cody Martin, Michael Bishop, and many others
Duncan Named MWA Grand Master • National Book Award Ceremony • Apple’s Appeal
World Fantasy 2015 Judges • Rocky Wood Scholarship • B&N and Microsoft Split • Amazon News • Patterson Grants • Bradbury Sculpture Proposed • Eaton Collection News • Awards News • Publishing News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received
Europe Faces Digital Commerce Disaster by Cheryl Morgan / 10 SF in Bermuda: Writer in Residence by Tobias S. Buckell / 10 Commentary by Cory Doctorow: A New Deal for Copyright / 29 Spotlight on: David Pomerico, Editorial Director / 31 Spotlight on the 10th Anniversary of Black Coat Press: Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier / 32
Magazines Received: November / 33 Books Received: November / 34 British Books Received: October / 44 Bestsellers / 46
P.D. James Stu Shiffman John Tomerlin Donald Moffitt Rocky Wood R.A. Montgomery Walter W. Lee
Locus Holiday Party • Staff • This Issue/Next Issue
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 12
Asimov’s 12/14; F&SF 12/14; Solaris Rising3, Ian Whates, ed.; Paradox, Ian Whates, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Carbide Tipped Pens, Ben Bova & Eric Choi, eds.; Lightspeed 11/14; Lightspeed 12/14; Clarkesworld 11/14; Clarkesworld 12/14; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 10/2/14; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 12/14; Uncanny Stories #1; 9/14; Strange Horizons 11/14; The Dissident Blog 5/14.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Galapágos Regained, James Morrow; The Just City, Jo Walton; The Top of the Volcano: The Award-Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison, Harlan Ellison; Nobody’s Home: An Anubis Gates Story, Tim Powers.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
Spark, John Twelve Hawks; Love Is the Drug, Alaya Dawn Johnson; Winterkill, Kate A. Boorman; The Genome, Sergei Lukyaneko.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 19
Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear; Dark Intelligence, Neal Asher.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 20
Think Yourself Lucky, Ramsey Campbell; The Boy Who Drew Monsters, Keith Donahue; The Loney, Andrew Michael Hurley.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 22
Burn for Me, Ilona Andrews; Closer to Home, Mercedes Lackey; The House of the Four Winds, Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory; Clariel, Garth Nix; Caught Dead Handed, Carol J. Perry; The Magic Thief: Home, Sarah Prineas; The Turning Season, Sharon Shinn; Lockwood & Co.: The Whispering Skull, Jonathan Stroud; Low Midnight, Carrie Vaughn.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Rich Horton & Richard A. Lupoff / 23
The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell; Man in a Hurry and Other Fantasy Stories, Alan Nelson.
Locus Looks at Art Books by Karen Haber / 24
The Art of Jim Burns: Hyperluminal, Jim Burns; Frank R. Paul: The Dean of Science Fiction Illustration, Jerry Weist; Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales, Brian & Wendy Froud; SHORT TAKES: The Mind’s Eye: The Art of Omni, Jeremy Frommer & Rich Schwartz, eds.; The Art of Fred Gambino: Dark Shepherd, Fred Gambino; The Graveyard Book: Volume 1, Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell with illustrations by Kevin Nowlan, P. Craig Russell, Tony Harris, Scott Hampton, Galen Ghowman, Jill Thompson, & Stephen B. Scott; The Art of Neil Gaiman, Hayley Campbell.
Locus Listens to Audiobooks by Amy Goldschlager / 27
The Magician’s Land, Lev Grossman; Egg & Spoon, Gregory Maguire; The Bone Clocks, David Mitch­ell; The Strange Library, Haruki Murakami; Clariel, Garth Nix; Master of Whitestorm, Janny Wurts.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 17, 21


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov’s December 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies October 2014 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld November 2014 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld December 2014 (Rich Horton)
F&SF November/December 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet December 2014 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed November 2014 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed December 2014 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons November 2014 (Rich Horton)
The Dissident Blog May 2014 (Rich Horton) September 2014 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny November/December 2014 (Rich Horton)

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

Andrews, Ilona • Burn for Me (Carolyn Cushman)
Asher, Neal • Dark Intelligence (Russell Letson)
Bear, Elizabeth • Karen Memory (Russell Letson)
Boorman, Kate A. • Winterkill (Faren Miller)
Bova, Ben, & Eric Choi, eds. • Carbide Tipped Pens (Rich Horton)
Burns, Jim • Hyperluminal: The Art of Jim Burns (Karen Haber)
Campbell, Hayley • The Art of Neil Gaiman (Karen Haber)
Campbell, Ramsey • Think Yourself Lucky (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Donohue, Keith • The Boy Who Drew Monsters (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Ellison, Harlan • The Top of the Volcano: The Award-Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison (Gary K. Wolfe)
Frommer, Jeremy, & Rick Schwartz, eds. • The Mind’s Eye: The Art of Omni (Karen Haber)
Froud, Brian, & Wendy Froud • Brian Froud’s Fairies’ Tales (Karen Haber)
Gaiman, Neil, & P. Craig Russell • The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1 (Karen Haber)
Gambino, Fred • Dark Shepherd: The Art of Fred Gambino (Karen Haber)
Hurley, Andrew Michael • The Loney (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Johnson, Alaya Dawn • Love Is the Drug (Faren Miller)
Lackey, Mercedes • Closer to Home (Carolyn Cushman)
Lackey, Mercedes, & James Mallory • The House of the Four Winds (Carolyn Cushman)
Lukyanenko, Sergei • The Genome (Faren Miller)
Lupoff, Richard A. • Man in a Hurry and Other Fantasy Stories (Richard A. Lupoff)
Mitchell, David • The Bone Clocks (Rich Horton)
Morrow, James • Galapágos Regained (Gary K. Wolfe)
Nix, Garth • Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen (Carolyn Cushman)
Perry, Carol J. • Caught Dead Handed (Carolyn Cushman)
Powers, Tim • Nobody’s Home (Gary K. Wolfe)
Prineas, Sarah • The Magic Thief: Home (Carolyn Cushman)
Shinn, Sharon • The Turning Season (Carolyn Cushman)
Stroud, Jonathan • Lockwood & Co. : The Whispering Skull (Carolyn Cushman)
Twelve Hawks, John • Spark (Faren Miller)
Vaughn, Carrie • Low Midnight (Carolyn Cushman)
Walton, Jo • The Just City (Gary K. Wolfe)
Weist, Jerry • Frank R. Paul: The Dead of Science Fiction Illustration (Karen Haber)
Whates, Ian, ed. • Paradox (Gardner Dozois)
Whates, Ian, ed. • Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (Gardner Dozois)