Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • April 2015 • Issue 651 • Vol. 74 No . 4

April features interviews with Melissa Marr and Christopher Barzak, appreciations of Terry Pratchett, a new column by Kameron Hurley, awards and publishing news, and reviews of short fiction and books by Ken Liu, Samantha Shannon, Eleanor Arnason, Jo Walton, Mira Grant, and many others.

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April 2015 • Issue 651 • Vol. 74 • No. 4
48th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Melissa Marr: Otherworldly / 6
Christopher Barzak: Visions and Voices / 56
TERRY PRATCHETT, 1948-2015 / 5
Appreciations by Neil Gaiman, Stephen Baxter, Colin Smythe, Malcolm Edwards, Jo Fletcher, Edward James, and Charles Stross.
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Mary Anne Mohanraj & Kevin Whyte, Larry Niven, Lois McMaster Bujold, Catherine Asaro, Terence M. Green, Jack McDevitt, and many others
Dick Award Judges • Borderlands Saved! • 2014 Kitschies Winners • Martin’s Hobbit Gift • What UK Children Read • Heinlein Bust Fundraiser
Announcements • World Conventions News • Publishing News • Bookstore News • Patterson Helps Libraries • Legal News • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received
Commentary by Kameron Hurley: Who Are We Writing For? On Knowing When to Listen to the Haters, and When to Laugh / 27 British Book Summary / 28 Photo Story: Penguin Teen on Tour, Oakland / 29 Spotlight on: Alyssa Wong, Author / 30 Spotlight on: K. Tempest Bradford, Author / 35 FOGcon / 57
Magazines Received: February / 37 Books Received: February / 38 British Books Received: January / 48 Bestsellers / 50
Leonard Nimoy Albert J. Manachino Gail J. Butler
Terry Pratchett • Visitors • Next Issue
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 12
Clarkesworld 1/15; Clarkesworld 2/15; Lightspeed 1/15; Lightspeed 2/15; Asimov’s 2/15.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
F&SF 1-2/15; Asimov’s 3/15; 2/15; Lightspeed 2/15; The Breaker Queen, C.S.E. Cooney; The Two Paupers, C.S.E. Cooney; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 2/5/15.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu; The Affinities, Robert Charles Wilson; The Rabbit Back Literature Society, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen (Lola M. Rogers, trans.); Signal to Noise, Silvia Morena-Garcia.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
The Mime Order, Samantha Shannon; The Eterna Files, Leanna Renee Hieber; Phantoms, Jack Cady.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 19
Hidden Folk, Eleanor Arnason; Where, Kit Reed.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 20
The Just City, Jo Walton; Willful Child, Steven Erikson; The Silent History, Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby & Kevin Moffett.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 21
Tunnel Vision, Susan Adrian; Dead Heat, Patricia Briggs; Prudence, Gail Carriger; The Hanged Man, P.N. Elrod; Rolling in the Deep, Mira Grant; Spiral Path, Katherine Eliska Kimbriel; The Thorn of Dentonhill, Marshall Ryan Maresca; A Plague of Unicorns, Jane Yolen.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Karen Burnham, Liz Bourke, Tim Pratt & Tom Whitmore / 22
Elysium, Jennifer Marie Brissett; A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab; The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis; Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, A.S. King; The Slow Regard of Silent Things, Patrick Rothfuss; Finn Fancy Necromancy, Randy Henderson.
Locus Listens to Audiobooks by Amy Goldschlager / 25
Waistcoats & Weaponry, Gail Carriger; It Happened in Boston?, Russell H. Greenan; The Walled City, Ryan Graudin; Love Is the Drug, Alaya Dawn Johnson; The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Ken Liu, trans.); King of the Cracksmen, Dennis O’Flaherty; The Collectors, Philip Pullman.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 17, 20


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov’s February 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s March 2015 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies February 2015 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld January 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld February 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF January/February 2015 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed January 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed February 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed February 2015 (Rich Horton) February 2015 (Rich Horton)

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

Adrian, Susan • Tunnel Vision (Carolyn Cushman)
Arnason, Eleanor • Hidden Folk: Icelandic Fantasies (Russell Letson)
Briggs, Patricia • Dead Heat (Carolyn Cushman)
Brissett, Jennifer Marie • Elysium (Karen Burnham)
Cady, Jack • Phantoms (Faren Miller)
Carriger, Gail • Prudence (Carolyn Cushman)
Cooney, C. S. E. • The Breaker Queen (Rich Horton)
Cooney, C. S. E. • The Two Paupers (Rich Horton)
Elrod, P. N. • The Hanged Man (Carolyn Cushman)
Erikson, Steven • Willful Child (Adrienne Martini)
Grant, Mira • Rolling in the Deep (Carolyn Cushman)
Henderson, Randy • Finn Fancy Necromancy (Tom Whitmore)
Hieber, Leanna Renee • The Eterna Files (Faren Miller)
Horowitz, Eli, & Matthew Derby • The Silent History (Adrienne Martini)
Jääskeläinen, Pasi Ilmari • The Rabbit Back Literature Society (Gary K. Wolfe)
Kimbriel, Katharine Eliska • Spiral Path (Carolyn Cushman)
King, A. S. • Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future (Tim Pratt)
Liu, Ken • The Grace of Kings (Gary K. Wolfe)
Maresca, Marshall Ryan • The Thorn of Dentonhill (Carolyn Cushman)
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia • Signal to Noise (Gary K. Wolfe)
Reed, Kit • Where (Russell Letson)
Rothfuss, Patrick • The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Tim Pratt)
Schwab, V. E. • A Darker Shade of Magic (Liz Bourke)
Shannon, Samantha • The Mime Order (Faren Miller)
Tregillis, Ian • The Mechanical (Liz Bourke)
Walton, Jo • The Just City (Adrienne Martini)
Wilson, Robert Charles • The Affinities (Gary K. Wolfe)
Yolen, Jane • A Plague of Unicorns (Carolyn Cushman