Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • March 2012 • Issue 614 • Vol. 68 No. 3

The March issue features interviews with writers Paul Di Filippo and Sarah Pinborough, lists of forthcoming books through December 2012, a new column by Cory Doctorow, international reports from Brazil and India, and reviews of new books by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Melanie Rawn, Walter Jon Williams, Theodora Goss, and many others.

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March 2012 • Issue 614 • Vol. 68 No. 3
45th Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Francesca Myman

Paul Di Filippo: Chameleon / 6
Sarah Pinborough: Beyond Horror / 72
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 Clive Barker, Charles Vess, Susan Cooper, S.M. Stirling, Mike Resnick, Avram Davidson, and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10
2011 Nebula Awards Ballot • 2011 Stoker Final Ballot • Valentine Wins Crawford
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Dorchester’s Decline • Bookstores Say No to Amazon Publishing • Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant • Book and E-Book Trends • E-books and Libraries • Awards News • Worldcons News • Publishing News • Magazine News • Announcements • Legal News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Photo Story: SIGMA in Saudi Arabia / 11
Report on the Key West Literary Seminar by Cat Sparks / 29
Cory Doctorow: What’s Inside the Box / 25
I N T E R N A T I O N A L / 26
SF in Brazil by Roberto de Sousa Causo • Indian Association for Science Fiction Conference by Srinarahari Mysore • A Conversation with Almed Khaled Towfik by Cheryl Morgan
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 30
British Forthcoming Books / 42
Magazines Received: January / 48
Books Received: January / 49
British Books Received: December / 59
Bestsellers / 62
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 69
‘‘Spring’’ • Money, Money, Money • Photos & Ephemera Project • This Issue • Next Issue



O B I T U A R I E S / 70
Ardath Mayhar • Appreciations by Joe R. Lansdale, Robert Reginald, Teresa Hagen • Christopher Samuel Youd (John Christopher) • John Turner Sargent, Sr.Gretta M. AndersonLister MathesonStuart TeitlerTodd Emery Frazier
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 71
Allen M. Steele • Bud Webster

L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S


Gardnerspace: Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 14
F&SF 1-2/12; Asimov’s 1/12; Asimov’s 2/12; Clarkesworld 1/12.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Asimov’s 3/12; F&SF 3-4/12; Analog 4/12; 1/12; Lightspeed 1/12; Clarkesworld 2/12; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/26/12; Strange Horizons 1/12.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan; The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Six, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; The Thorn and the Blossom, Theodora Goss; Available Dark, Elizabeth Hand.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 18
Touchstone, Melanie Rawn; Timeless, Gail Carriger; Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed; Range of Ghosts, Elizabeth Bear; Time and Robbery, Rebecca Ore.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
The Fourth Wall, Walter Jon Williams; Shannach – The Last: Farewell to Mars, Leigh Brackett.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Paul Witcover, Tim Pratt, and Gwenda Bond / 22
The Thorn and the Blossom, Theodora Goss; Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D’Urbervilles, Kim Newman; 32 Fangs, David Wellington; Angelfall, Susan Ee; The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History /
15, 17, 19, 23



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)
Analog April 2012 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s January 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s February 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s March 2012 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies January 2012 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld January 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld February 2012 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Jan/Feb 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF Mar/Apr 2012 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed January 2012 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons January 2012 (Rich Horton) January 2012 (Rich Horton)

Books reviewed in this issue, listed by author (indicating reviewer)
Applegate, Katherine • The One and Only Ivan (Gwenda Bond)
Bear, Elizabeth • Range of Ghosts (Faren Miller)
Brackett, Leigh • Shannach – The Last: Farewell to Mars (Russell Letson)
Carriger, Gail • Timeless (Faren Miller)
Ee, Susan • Angelfall (Gwenda Bond)
Goss, Theodora • The Thorn and the Blossom (Gary K. Wolfe)
Goss, Theodora • The Thorn and the Blossom (Paul Witcover)
Hand, Elizabeth • Available Dark (Gary K. Wolfe)
Kiernan, Caitlín R. • The Drowning Girl: A Memoir (Gary K. Wolfe)
Newman, Kim • Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D’Urbervilles (Tim Pratt)
Ore, Rebecca • Time and Robbery (Faren Miller)
Rawn, Melanie • Touchstone (Faren Miller)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six (Gary K. Wolfe)
Wellington, David • 32 Fangs (Tim Pratt)
Williams, Walter Jon • The Fourth Wall (Russell Letson)