The November issue features interviews with David Marusek and Aliette de Bodard, a column by Cory Doctorow, an obituary and appreciations of Kit Reed, Julian May, and Yoji Kondo, a report from Hawaiicon, and reviews of short fiction and books by Victor LaValle, Jane Yolen, Tim Pratt, Sarah Gailey, and many others.
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Table of Contents
November 2017 • Issue 682 • Vol. 79 • No. 5
50th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Stephen H. Segal
David Marusek: Under the Alaskan Sky / 10
Aliette de Bodard: Engineering the Story / 26
MAIN STORIES / 5
Kit Reed (1932 – 2017) • Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize • Ward Wins Genius Grant • Canadian SF & F Hall of Fame Inductees • National Book Awards Finalists • 2017 British Fantasy Awards Winners
THE DATA FILE / 7
Carnegie Medal Longlist • 2017 Aurora Awards Winners • 2017 Sunburst Awards Winners • 2017 Copper Cylinder Awards • 2017 Geffen Awards Winners • Amazon News • B&N Expansion • Pulphouse Returns • Awards News • Magazine News • Publishing News • World Conventions News • Financial News • International Rights • Audio Rights • Audiobooks Received
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Neil Gaiman, Kevin J. Anderson, Margaret Atwood, George Saunders, Jeff VanderMeer, and many others
Commentary: Cory Doctorow: How to do Everything (Lifehacking Considered Harmful) / 25 Author Spotlight On: Andy Weir / 50 Convention: Hawaiicon / 50
Magazines Received: September / 29 Books Received: September / 30 British Books Received: August / 42 Bestsellers / 44
OBITUARIES / 5 & 54
Kit Reed (1932 – 2017) • Appreciations by Kate Maruyama, Andy Duncan, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Gary K. Wolfe, F. Brett Cox and Al Sarrantonio • Other Obituaries: Julian May • Yoji Kondo • Appreciations by Gregory Benford & John Goodwin • Harvey Jacobs • Elizabeth Gilligan • Hugh Hefner
EDITORIAL MATTERS / 58
Goodbyes • Website Redesign • Visitors • Support Locus • This Issue/Next Issue
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Short Fiction Reviews by Gardner Dozois / 12
Infinity Wars, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Infinite Stars, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, ed.; Tor.com 8/9/17, 7/19/17, 8/2/17, 5/17/17; F&SF 9-10/17; Overview: Stories of the Stratosphere, Michael G. Bennett, Joey Eschrich & Ed Finn, eds.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
F&SF 9-10/17; Analog 9-10/17; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 8/17/17; Lightspeed 10/17; Tor.com 9/6/17; Overview: Stories of the Stratosphere, Michael G. Bennett, Joey Eschrich & Ed Finn, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
The Changeling, Victor LaValle; The Man in the Tree, Sage Walker; The Overneath, Peter S. Beagle; The Emerald Circus, Jane Yolen; The End We Start From, Megan Hunter; Found Audio, N.J. Campbell.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr, John Crowley; The Overneath, Peter S. Beagle; The Emerald Circus, Jane Yolen; Heroes and Villains, Lewis Shiner; Other Arms Reach Out to Me: Georgia Stories, Michael Bishop.
Reviews by Liz Bourke / 18
The Wrong Stars, Tim Pratt; A Taste of Marrow, Sarah Gailey; Breach of Containment, Elizabeth Bonesteel; The Stone in the Skull, Elizabeth Bear.
Reviews by John Langan / 20
Hieroglyphs of Blood & Bone, Michael Griffin; I Wish I Was Like You, S.P. Miskowski.
Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 21
Apex 9/17, 8/17; Black Static 9-10/17; Uncanny 9-10/17; The Dark 8/17; Nightmare 10/17; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 8/17.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 22
To Guard Against the Dark, Julie E. Czerneda; The Spark, David Drake; Strange Music, Alan Dean Foster; A Plague of Giants, Kevin Hearne; Terminal Alliance, Jim C. Hines; Murder, Magic, and What We Wore, Kelly Jones; The Brightest Fell, Seanan McGuire; Wellside, Robin Short.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Russell Letson, Rachel Swirsky, Colleen Mondor,
Richard A. Lupoff / 23
Austral, Paul McAuley; The Beautiful Ones, Sylvia Moreno-Garcia; Shadowhouse Fall, Daniel José Older; The Mind Masters, Gary Lovisi; The Time Masters, Gary Lovisi.
Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —
Analog September/October 2017 (Rich Horton)
Apex August 2017 (Paula Guran)
Apex September 2017 (Paula Guran)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies August 2017 (Paula Guran)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies August 17, 2017 (Rich Horton)
Black Static September/October 2017 (Paula Guran)
The Dark August 2017 (Paula Guran)
F&SF September/October 2017 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF September/October 2017 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed October 2017 (Rich Horton)
Nightmare October 2017 (Paula Guran)
Tor.com May 17, 2017 (Gardner Dozois)
Tor.com July 19, 2017 (Gardner Dozois)
Tor.com August 2, 2017 (Gardner Dozois)
Tor.com August 9, 2017 (Gardner Dozois)
Tor.com September 6, 2017 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny September/October 2017 (Paula Guran)
Books reviewed in this issue, listed by author (indicating reviewer) —
Beagle, Peter S. • The Overneath (Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller)
Bear, Elizabeth • The Stone in the Skull (Liz Bourke)
Bennett, Michael G., Joey Eschrich, & Ed Finn, eds. • Overview: Stories of the Stratosphere (Gardner Dozois, Rich Horton)
Bishop, Michael • Other Arms Reach Out to Me: Georgia Stories (Faren Miller)
Bonesteel, Elizabeth • Breach of Containment (Liz Bourke)
Campbell, N.J. • Found Audio (Gary K. Wolfe)
Crowley, John • Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr (Faren Miller)
Czerneda, Julie E. • To Guard Against the Dark (Carolyn Cushman)
Drake, David • The Spark (Carolyn Cushman)
Foster, Alan Dean • Strange Music (Carolyn Cushman)
Gailey, Sarah • A Taste of Marrow (Liz Bourke)
Griffin, Michael • Hieroglyphs of Blood & Bone (John Langan)
Hearne, Kevin • A Plague of Giants (Carolyn Cushman)
Hines, Jim C. • Terminal Alliance (Carolyn Cushman)
Hunter, Megan • The End We Start From (Gary K. Wolfe)
Jones, Kelly • Murder, Magic, and What We Wore (Carolyn Cushman)
LaValle, Victor • The Changeling (Gary K. Wolfe)
Lovisi, Gary • The Mind Masters (Richard A. Lupoff)
Lovisi, Gary • The Time Masters (Richard A. Lupoff)
McAuley, Paul • Austral (Russell Letson)
McGuire, Seanan • The Brightest Fell (Carolyn Cushman)
Miskowski, S.P. • I Wish I Was Like You (John Langan)
Moreno-Garcia, Sylvia • The Beautiful Ones (Rachel Swirsky)
Older, Daniel José • Shadowhouse Fall (Colleen Mondor)
Pratt, Tim • The Wrong Stars (Liz Bourke)
Schmidt, Bryan Thomas, ed. • Infinite Stars: The Definitive Anthology of space opera and military SF (Gardner Dozois)
Shiner, Lewis • Heroes and Villains (Faren Miller)
Shortt, Robin • Wellside (Carolyn Cushman)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Infinity Wars (Gardner Dozois)
Walker, Sage • The Man in the Tree (Gary K. Wolfe)
Yolen, Jan • The Emerald Circus (Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller)
These reviews, and all book reviews in Locus Magazine since 1984, and special to Locus Online since 2001, are indexed here by author.