Locus Magazine • April 2012 • Issue 615 • Vol. 68 No. 4

April is a special Science Fiction & Fantasy Art issue, with art and commentary by Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell, Stephan Martiniere, Charles Vess, and a dozen others. Plus: full interviews with Brom and John Picacio, and reviews of new books by Terry Bisson, Paula Brandon, Karl Schroeder, Kim Harrison, and many others, plus Graham Sleight’s “Yesterday’s Tomorrows” column on John M. Ford

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April 2012 • Issue 615 • Vol. 68 No. 4
45th Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

I N T E R V I E W S / 6 & 72
Brom: Drawn to Darkness
John Picacio: Multidimensional
S F    A N D    F A N T A S Y    A R T / 31
Introduction • Bob Eggleton • Michael Whelan • Jody A. Lee • James Gurney • Todd Lockwood • Julie Dillon • Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell • Kinuko Y. Craft • Gregory Manchess • Ruth Sanderson • John Jude Palencar • Charles Vess • Donato Giancola • Irene Gallo: Art Director • Mélanie Delon • Stephan Martiniere
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
Gene Wolfe Honored • Hairston Wins Tiptree • 2012 Philip K. Dick Award Judges • Dorchester’s Decline • Antitrust Lawsuit Threatened
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 Suzette Haden Elgin, John Clute and Octavia E. Butler, Michael Chabon, Frank Herbert, J.K. Rowling, Jack Chalker, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Amazon vs. IPG • British Fantasy Awards Judges Announced • Robinson Auctions Magazines • Worldcons News • Awards News • Publishing News • Legal News • Financial News • International Rights
F E A T U R E S
SFX Weekender 2012 / 5 British Book Summary: 2011 / 48
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: February / 50
Books Received: February / 51
British Books Received: January / 60
Bestsellers / 62
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 68
SF Art • Wolfes! • Digitization Project, Again • Visitors/Local Bookstore Revival • Locus Poll & Survey • This Issue/Next Issue

 


 

O B I T U A R I E S / 70
Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (Moebius) • Appreciation by Michael Whelan • Ralph McQuarrie • Appreciation by Kevin J. Anderson • Mark Bourne • Appreciation by Amy Wolf, Daniel Marcus, Gene Bostwick, Todd McCaffrey, Tom Marcinko, and Cynthia Ward • Paul HainesGeorge Fisher • Appreciation by Pierce Watters • Jack Scovil

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
Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom, John Joseph Adams, ed.; Arc 2/12; The Best of Kage Baker, Kage Baker.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 15
Asimov’s 4-5/12; Tor.com 2/12; Lightspeed 2/12; Lightspeed 3/12; Apex 2/12; Clarkesworld 3/12; Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom, John Joseph Adams, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Any Day Now, Terry Bisson; After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress; Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley, Robert Sheckley; SHORT TAKE: Becoming Ray Bradbury, Jonathan R. Eller.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 18
The Ruined City, Paula Brandon; Against the Light, Dave Duncan; And Blue Skies from Pain, Stina Leicht; Lost Everything, Brian Francis Slattery;The Man From Primrose Lane, James Renner.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
Ashes of Candesce, Karl Schroeder; ad eterum, Elizabeth Bear.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 23
The Troupe, Robert Jackson Bennett; Taft 2012, Jason Heller; Swell, Corwin Ericson; Tooth and Nail, Jennifer Safrey; Ragnarök: The End of the Gods, A.S. Byatt.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
Fair Game, Patricia Briggs; A Perfect Blood, Kim Harrison; Fated, Benedict Jacka; Alien Diplomacy, Gini Koch; Discount Armageddon, Seanan McGuire; Cat Girl’s Day Off, Kimberly Pauley; Banner of the Dammed, Sherwood Smith; Summoning, Carol Wolf.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Gwenda Bond & Stefan Dziemianowicz / 26
Diabolical, Cynthia Leitich Smith; The Traitor in the Tunnel, Y.S. Lee; Deadfall Hotel, Steve Rasnic Tem; The Greatcoat, Helen Dunmore.
Yesterday’s Tomorrows by Graham Sleight / 28
Star Trek: How Much for Just the Planet?, John M. Ford; The Dragon Waiting, John M. Ford; Growing Up Weightless, John M. Ford; The Last Hot Time, John M. Ford.
Locus Listens to Audiobooks by Amy Goldschlager / 29
Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed; Zoo City, Lauren Beukes; The Land of Laughs, Jonathan Carroll; Swordspoint, Ellen Kushner; Pavane, Keith Roberts; Dearly, Departed, Lia Habel; Chasing the Dragon, Nicholas Kaufmann; Cinder, Marissa Meyer; The Revisionists, Thomas Mullen; Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History /
15, 17, 19, 27

 


 

Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)
Apex Magazine February 2012 (Rich Horton)
Arc 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s April/May 2012 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld March 2012 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed February 2012 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed March 2012 (Rich Horton)
Tor.com February 2012 (Rich Horton)

Books reviewed in this issue, listed by author (indicating reviewer)
Adams, John Joseph, ed. • Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (Gardner Dozois)
Adams, John Joseph, ed. • Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (Rich Horton)
Baker, Kage • The Best of Kage Baker (Gardner Dozois)
Bear, Elizabeth • ad eternum (Russell Letson)
Bennett, Robert Jackson • The Troupe (Adrienne Martini)
Bisson, Terry • Any Day Now (Gary K. Wolfe)
Brandon, Paula • The Ruined City (Faren Miller)
Briggs, Patricia • Fair Game (Carolyn Cushman)
Byatt, A. S. • Ragnarök: The End of the Gods (Adrienne Martini)
Byatt, A. S. • Ragnarök: The End of the Gods (Adrienne Martini)
Duncan, Dave • Against the Light (Faren Miller)
Dunmore, Helen • The Greatcoat (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Eller, Jonathan R. • Becoming Ray Bradbury (Gary K. Wolfe)
Ericson, Corwin • Swell (Adrienne Martini)
Ford, John M. • Growing Up Weightless (Graham Sleight)
Ford, John M. • Star Trek: How Much for Just the Planet? (Graham Sleight)
Ford, John M. • The Dragon Waiting (Graham Sleight)
Ford, John M. • The Last Hot Time (Graham Sleight)
Harrison, Kim • A Perfect Blood (Carolyn Cushman)
Jacka, Benedict • Fated (Carolyn Cushman)
Koch, Gini • Alien Diplomacy (Carolyn Cushman)
Kress, Nancy • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall (Gary K. Wolfe)
Lee, Y. S. • The Traitor in the Tunnel (Gwenda Bond)
Leicht, Stina • And Blue Skies from Pain (Faren Miller)
McGuire, Seanan • Discount Armageddon (Carolyn Cushman)
Pauley, Kimberly • Cat Girl’s Day Off (Carolyn Cushman)
Renner, James • The Man from Primrose Lane (Faren Miller)
Safrey, Jennifer • Tooth and Nail (Adrienne Martini)
Schroeder, Karl • Ashes of Candesce (Russell Letson)
Sheckley, Robert, edited by Jonathan Lethem & -3- • Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley (Gary K. Wolfe)
Slattery, Brian Francis • Lost Everything (Faren Miller)
Smith, Cynthia Leitich • Diabolical (Gwenda Bond)
Smith, Sherwood • Banner of the Damned (Carolyn Cushman)
Teller, Jason • Taft 2012 (Adrienne Martini)
Tem, Steve Rasnic • Deadfall Hotel (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Wolf, Carol • Summoning (Carolyn Cushman)