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The November 2010 issue of Locus Magazine features --

  • Inteviews with authors Mercedes Lackey and Greg van Eekhout, plus Spotlight features on Mur Lafferty and Frank Wu

  • Reports from this year's World Science Fiction Convention, Aussiecon 4

  • A column by Cory Doctorow, "A Cosmopolitan Literature for the Cosmopolitan Web"

  • Bibliographic listings of the month's New Books and Magazines published in the US and UK

  • Short fiction reviews by Gardner Dozois and Rich Horton, plus reviews by Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Russell Letson, Paul Witcover, Carolyn Cushman, and others of books by Greg Bear, N.K. Jemisin, Jack McDevitt, James Enge, Mercedes Lackey, and others


T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

November 2010 • Issue 598 • Vol. 65 No. 5
43rd Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

I N T E R V I E W S
Mercedes Lackey: Making Fun / 6
Greg van Eekhout: Story Grenades / 68
A U S S I E C O N    4 :    T H E    6 8 T H    W O R L D   
S C I E N C E    F I C T I O N    C O N V E N T I O N 5
Report by Francesca Myman • 2010 WSFS Business Meeting by Cheryl Morgan & Kevin Standlee
P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Jonathan Lethem, Paolo Bacigalupi, Mike Resnick, Liz Williams, Kelley Armstrong, and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10
Realms of Fantasy Folds • World Fantasy Life Achievement Winners • Dellamonica and Goto Win Sunburst
P H O T O    S T O R I E S
Pohl's Fan Award / 10 Doctorow Interview Gibson / 57
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Borders Headquarters for Sale • Barnes & Noble Board Battle • Comic-Con Stays in San Diego • Baxter Trilobite • Pratchett’s Coat of Arms • Hugo Base Competition • Macmillan Films • Random Hammer Horror • E-reader News • Book Spending Declines • Announcements • Awards News • Publishing News • Worldcons News • Amazon News • Harry Potter News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Other Media Received • Publications Received
C O M M E N T A R Y / 31
Cory Doctorow: A Cosmopolitan Literature for the Cosmopolitan Web
I N T E R N A T I O N A L / 34
SF in Brazil
F E A T U R E S
Spotlight on Mur Lafferty, Podcaster / 36 Spotlight on Frank Wu, Artist / 37
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: September / 39    Books Received: September / 40   
British Books Received: August / 50    Bestsellers / 52
O B I T U A R I E S / 60
Ralph M. Vicinanza • Appreciations by Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis, Kim Stanley Robinson, Nancy Kress, Robert J. Sawyer, Jack McDevitt, and Malcolm Edwards • Report from the Vicinanza Funeral by Connie Willis • A Statement from Some Vicinanza Clients • Jennifer RardinBetty BondDonald H. Tuck
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 62
Weddings and Visitors • Ralph M. Vicinanza • Digital Locus • Rec List Run-Up • This Issue/Next Issue



L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Gardnerspace: Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 15
Interzone 7-8/10; Interzone 9-10/10; Panverse Two, Dario Ciriello, ed.; Subterranean Summer ’10; The Dragon and the Stars, Derwin Mak & Eric Choi, eds.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 17
F&SF 11-12/10; Asimov’s 10-11/10; Lightspeed 11/10; Subterranean Summer ’10; Interzone 9-10/10; Tor.com 8/10; The Homeless Moon 3, Scott H. Andrews, Jason S. Ridler, Michael J. DeLuca, Erin Hoffman, Justin Howe.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18
Hull Zero Three, Greg Bear; Holiday, M. Rickert; Luka and the Fire of Life, Salman Rushdie; 80! Memories & Reflection on Ursula K. Le Guin, Karen Joy Fowler & Debbie Notkin, eds.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 20
The Broken Kingdoms, N.J. Jemisin; Midsummer Night, Freda Warrington; Journeys, Ian R. MacLeod; The Best of Talebones, Patrick Swenson, ed.; No Such Thing as Dragons, Philip Reeve.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Echo, Jack McDevitt.
Reviews by Paul Witcover / 24
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, Arthur B. Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, & Carol McGuirk, eds.; Go, Mutants!, Larry Doyle; Hull Zero Three, Greg Bear.
Review by Tim Pratt / 27
The Wolf Age, James Enge
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 29
Enchanted Ivy, Sarah Beth Durst; Cold Magic, Kate Elliott; Guardian of the Dead, Karen Healey; Intrigues, Mercedes Lackey; Scumble, Ingrid Law; Truthseeker, C.E. Murphy; Grave Witch, Kalayna Price; Unsympathetic Magic, Laura Resnick; Queen of Shadows, Dianne Sylvan.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 17, 19, 21, 25



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov's October/November 2010 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Nov/Dec 2010 (Rich Horton)
Interzone Jul-Aug 2010 (Gardner Dozois)
Interzone Sep-Oct 2010 (Gardner Dozois)
Interzone Sep-Oct 2010 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed November 2010 (Rich Horton)
Subterranean Summer 2010 (Gardner Dozois)
Tor.com August 2010 (Rich Horton)

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

Andrews, Scott H., et al • The Homeless Moon 3 (Rich Horton)
Bear, Greg • Hull Zero Three (Gary K. Wolfe)
Bear, Greg • Hull Zero Three (Paul Witcover)
Ciriello, Dario, ed. • Panverse Two (Gardner Dozois)
Doyle, Larry • Go, Mutants! (Paul Witcover)
Durst, Sarah Beth • Enchanted Ivy (Carolyn Cushman)
Elliott, Kate • Cold Magic (Carolyn Cushman)
Enge, James • The Wolf Age (Tim Pratt)
Evans, Arthur B., & Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., eds. • The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (Paul Witcover)
Fowler, Karen Joy, & Debbie Notkin, eds. • 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (Gary K. Wolfe)
Healey, Karen • Guardian of the Dead (Carolyn Cushman)
Jemisin, N. K. • The Broken Kingdoms (Faren Miller)
Lackey, Mercedes • Intrigues (Carolyn Cushman)
Law, Ingrid • Scumble (Carolyn Cushman)
MacLeod, Ian R. • Journeys (Faren Miller)
Mak, Derwin, & Eric Choi, eds. • The Dragon and the Stars (Gardner Dozois)
McDevitt, Jack • Echo (Russell Letson)
Murphy, C. E. • Truthseeker (Carolyn Cushman)
Price, Kalayna • Grave Witch (Carolyn Cushman)
Reeve, Philip • No Such Thing as Dragons (Faren Miller)
Resnick, Laura • Unsympathetic Magic (Carolyn Cushman)
Rickert, M. • Holiday (Gary K. Wolfe)
Rushdie, Salman • Luka and the Fire of Life (Gary K. Wolfe)
Swenson, Patrick, ed. • The Best of Talebones (Faren Miller)
Sylvan, Dianne • Queen of Shadows (Carolyn Cushman)
Warrington, Freda • Midsummer Night (Faren Miller)
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