The November issue features interviews with Pat Cadigan and Cat Rambo, a column by Cory Doctorow, a report on Japanese Science Fiction, and reviews of short fiction and books by Alastair Reynolds, Juliet Marillier, Laird Barron, Ilona Andrews, Jonathan Strahan, and many others.


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Table of Contents

 

November 2016 • Issue 670 • Vol. 77 • No. 5
49th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

INTERVIEWS
Pat Cadigan: The Future We Promised You / 10
Cat Rambo: Beasts / 34
MAIN STORIES / 6
British Fantasy Awards Winners • McDonald Wins Gaylactic Spectrum • 2016 Copper Cylinder Awards • Tor.com Opens to Novella Subs • Gemmell Awards Winners
THE DATA FILE / 7
Amazon News • World Conventions News • Patterson News • Awards News • Publishing News • Legal News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Elizabeth Bear & Scott Lynch, Colson Whitehead, Stephen King & Owen King, Lois McMaster Bujold, John Clute, Ellen Klages, and many others.
SPECIAL FEATURES
Photo Story: Children of Lovecraft Reading / 7 Commentary by Cory Doctorow: Sole and Despotic Dominion / 31 The Cosmic Village: Japanese Science Fiction by Preston Grasmann / 33 Photo Story: Best American 2016 at Kepler’s / 58 Series Author Spotlight on Diana Rowland / 63
LISTINGS
Magazines Received: September / 36 Books Received: September / 37 British Books Received: August / 50 Bestsellers / 52
OBITUARIES / 64
Robert E. Weinberg Ed Gorman • Appreciation by Peter Crowther • Kate Yule • Appreciation for David A. Kyle by John L. Coker III
EDITORIAL MATTERS / 66
Twitterstorm • New Site News • Fundraising Is Forever • This Month/ Next Month
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
F&SF 9-10/16; Asimov’s 9/16; Clarkesworld 9/16; Lightspeed 10/16; Bridging Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rachel Swirsky / 15
Analog 4/16, 5/16, 6/16, 7/16, 8/16, 9/16, 10/16.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18
Revenger, Alastair Reynolds; Pirate Utopia, Bruce Sterling; The Devourers, Indra Das; A Taste of Honey, Kai Ashante Wilson; The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena, Stories and Songs, Ursula K. Le Guin; The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin, Ursula K. Le Guin; Words Are My Matter, Ursula K. Le Guin.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Den of Wolves, Juliet Marillier; The Conclave of Shadow, Alyc Helms; The Trees, Ali Shaw; Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood; SHORT TAKE: Where the Time Goes, Jeffrey E. Barlough.
Reviews by John Langan / 25
Swift to Chase, Laird Barron; Sylvan Dread: Tales of Pastoral Darkness, Richard Gavin.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Magic Binds, Ilona Andrews; Congress of Secrets, Stephanie Burgis; Shadowed Souls, Jim Butcher & Kerrie L. Hughes, eds.; The Masked City, Genevieve Cogman; The Gate to Futures Past, Julie E. Czerneda; Curse on the Land, Faith Hunter; Once Broken Faith, Seanan McGuire; 1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz, Kerrynn Offord & Rick Boatright; Unquiet Land, Sharon Shinn; Project Elfhome, Wen Spencer.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Liz Bourke, Colleen Mondor & Rich Horton / 28
Revenger, Alastair Reynolds; The Door at the Crossroads, Zetta Elliott; This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab; Children of the New World, Alexander Weinstein.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 19, 23, 29

 


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog April 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Analog May 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Analog June 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Analog July/August 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Analog September 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Analog October 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Asimov’s September 2016 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld September 2016 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Sept/Oct 2016 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed October 2016 (Rich Horton)

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

Andrews, Ilona • Magic Binds (Carolyn Cushman)
Atwood, Margaret • Hag-Seed (Faren Miller)
Barlough, Jeffrey E. • Where the Time Goes (Faren Miller)
Barron, Laird • Swift to Chase (John Langan)
Burgis, Stephanie • Congress of Secrets (Carolyn Cushman)
Butcher, Jim, & Kerrie L. Hughes, eds. • Shadowed Souls (Carolyn Cushman)
Cogman, Genevieve • The Masked City (Carolyn Cushman)
Czerneda, Julie E. • The Gate to Futures Past (Carolyn Cushman)
Das, Indra • The Devourers (Gary K. Wolfe)
Elliott, Zetta • The Door at the Crossroads (Colleen Mondor)
Gavin, Richard • Sylvan Dread: Tales of Pastoral Darkness (John Langan)
Helms, Alyc • The Conclave of Shadow (Faren Miller)
Hunter, Faith • Curse on the Land (Carolyn Cushman)
Le Guin, Ursula K. • The Complete Orsinia (Gary K. Wolfe)
Le Guin, Ursula K. • The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin (Gary K. Wolfe)
Le Guin, Ursula K. • Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer’s Week (Gary K. Wolfe)
Marillier, Juliet • Den of Wolves (Faren Miller)
McGuire, Seanan • Once Broken Faith (Carolyn Cushman)
Offord, Kerryn, & Rick Boatright • 1636: The Chronicles of Dr. Gribbleflotz (Carolyn Cushman)
Reynolds, Alastair • Revenger (Gary K. Wolfe)
Reynolds, Alastair • Revenger (Liz Bourke)
Schwab, Victoria • This Savage Song (Colleen Mondor)
Shaw, Ali • The Trees (Faren Miller)
Shinn, Sharon • Unquiet Land (Carolyn Cushman)
Spencer, Wen • Project Elfhome (Carolyn Cushman)
Sterling, Bruce • Pirate Utopia (Gary K. Wolfe)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Bridging Infinity (Rich Horton)
Weinstein, Alexander • Children of the New World (Rich Horton)
Wilson, Kai Ashante • A Taste of Honey (Gary K. Wolfe)