The November issue features interviews with Sean Williams and Bradley P. Beaulieu, a new column by Cory Doctorow, a report on SF in Israel, and reviews of short fiction and books by Lisa Goldstein, Erika Johansen, T.E. Grau, Terry Pratchett, Alastair Reynolds, Greg Bear, Gary Lovisi, and many others.


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Table of Contents

 

November 2015 • Issue 658 • Vol. 75 • No. 5
48th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

INTERVIEWS
Sean Williams: Hardwired / 6
Bradley P. Beaulieu: Common Ground / 60
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Neal Stephenson, Karen Joy Fowler, Stephen King, Ted Chiang, Cherry Wilder, and many others
MAIN STORIES / 10
Google Wins Appeal • 2015 Sunburst and Copper Cylinder Winners • Rushdie News • Amazon vs. The New York Times
THE DATA FILE / 11
National Book Award Finalists • Pratchett Memorial Scholarship • Pew Reading Survey • Spectrum Fantastic Art Live in San Francisco • Genderflipped Twilight • Forester Fellowship • Patterson’s Holiday Bonuses • Disney Launches Freeform • Amazon News • Bookstore News • Potter News • Awards News • Publishing News • Magazine News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received
SPECIAL FEATURES
Photo Story: Clute at Ruskin Universary / 11 Commentary by Cory Doctorow: The Internet Will Always Suck / 29 The New Yorker Festival Panel ‘‘Nouveau Science Fiction’’ by Gordon Van Gelder / 55 Photo Story: Starry Coast / 56 Spotlight on: Bill Campbell, Rosarium Publishing / 57
INTERNATIONAL / 32
SF in Israel: ICon by Ehud Maimon
LISTINGS
Magazines Received: September / 35 Books Received: September / 36 British Books Received: August / 46 Bestsellers / 48
OBITUARIES / 58
Fred Duarte, Jr.
LOCUS LETTERS / 58
Rick Wilber
EDITORIAL MATTERS / 59
Farewell to the House • Reviewers and Staff • Travel • This Issue/Next Issue
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 13
F&SF 9-10/15; Asimov’s 9/15; Interzone 7-8/15.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 15
Meeting Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Asimov’s 10-11/15; Lightspeed 10/15; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 9/17/15; Galaxy’s Edge 7/15; Penric’s Demon, Lois McMaster Bujold; Slow Bullets, Alastair Reynolds; Sunset Mantle, Alter S. Reiss.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Weighing Shadows, Lisa Goldstein; You Have Never Been Here: New and Selected Stories, M. Rickert; Witches of Lychford, Paul Cornell; Lois McMaster Bujold, Edward James.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
The Invasion of the Tearling, Erika Johansen; The Apprentice to Elves, Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear; Abomination, Gary Whitta; An Inheritance of Ashes, Leah Bobet.
Reviews by Laird Barron / 21
The Nameless Dark, T.E. Grau; Sing Me Your Scars, Damien Angelica Walters.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23
This Gulf of Time and the Stars, Julie E. Czerneda; An Ancient Peace, Tanya Huff; A Fantasy Medley 3, Yanni Kuznia; The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett; Ash & Bramble, Sarah Pri­neas; The Sword of the South, David Weber.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Russell Letson, Karen Burnham, Colleen Mondor, Liz Bourke, James Bradley, and Richard A. Lupoff / 24
Killing Titan, Greg Bear; Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, Sandra Kasturi & Helen Marshall, eds.; Ash & Branble, Sarah Prineas; Regeneration, Stephanie Saulter; Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson; Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don, Will Murray; The Winged Men, Gary Lovisi; The Space Men, Gary Lovisi; The Invisible Men, Gary Lovisi.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 25

 


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov’s September 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s October/November 2015 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies September 2015 (Rich Horton)
F&SF September/October 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Galaxy’s Edge July 2015 (Rich Horton)
Interzone July/August 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed October 2015 (Rich Horton)

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

Bear, Greg • Killing Titan (Russell Letson)
Bobet, Leah • An Inheritance of Ashes (Faren Miller)
Bujold, Lois McMaster • Penric’s Demon (Rich Horton)
Cornell, Paul • Witches of Lychford (Gary K. Wolfe)
Czerneda, Julie E. • This Gulf of Time and Stars (Carolyn Cushman)
Goldstein, Lisa • Weighing Shadows (Gary K. Wolfe)
Grau, T. E. • The Nameless Dark (Laird Barron)
Huff, Tanya • An Ancient Peace (Carolyn Cushman)
Hutchinson, Dave • Europe at Midnight (James Bradley)
James, Edward • Lois McMaster Bujold (Gary K. Wolfe)
Johansen, Erika • The Invasion of the Tearling (Faren Miller)
Kasturi, Sandra, & Helen Marshall, eds. • Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (Karen Burnham)
Kuznia, Yanni, ed. • A Fantasy Medley 3 (Carolyn Cushman)
Lovisi, Gary • The Invisible Men (Richard A. Lupoff)
Lovisi, Gary • The Space Men (Richard A. Lupoff)
Lovisi, Gary • The Winged Men (Richard A. Lupoff)
Monette, Sarah, & Elizabeth
Bear, Elizabeth Bear • An Apprentice to Elves (Faren Miller)
Murray, Will • Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don (Richard A. Lupoff)
Pratchett, Terry • The Shepherd’s Crown (Carolyn Cushman)
Prineas, Sarah • Ash & Bramble (Carolyn Cushman)
Prineas, Sarah • Ash & Bramble (Colleen Mondor)
Reiss, Alter S. • Sunset Mantle (Rich Horton)
Reynolds, Alastair • Slow Bullets (Rich Horton)
Rickert, Mary • You Have Never Been Here (Gary K. Wolfe)
Saulter, Stephanie • Regeneration (Liz Bourke)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Meeting Infinity (Rich Horton)
Walters, Damien Angelica • Sing Me Your Scars (Laird Barron)
Weber, David • The Sword of the South (Carolyn Cushman)
Whitta, Gary • Abomination (Faren Miller)