Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • June 2012 • Issue 617 • Vol. 68 No. 6

The June issue has interviews with William F. Nolan and Genevieve Valentine, reports from this year’s Nebula Awards Banquet and Writers and Illustrators of the Future event, listings of Forthcoming Books through March 2013, and reviews of new books by Gardner Dozois, Kate Griffin, S.A. Corey, John Scalzi, David Weber, and many others.

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June 2012 • Issue 617 • Vol. 68 No. 6
45th Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

William F. Nolan: Last Man Standing / 6
Genevieve Valentine: Behind the Curtain / 76
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2011 Nebula Awards Winners • 2012 Writers and Illustrators of the Future • Rogers Wins Clarke • 2012 Campbell and Sturgeon Award Finalists • Tor Drops E-Book DRM • Asimov’s Readers’ & Analog AnLab Awards
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 Chaz Brenchley & Karen Williams, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Stanley Schmidt, Robert Reed, Holly Black & Cassandra Clare, Elizabeth Lynn, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
SFWA Election Results • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Bankruptcy • Pocket Star Goes Electronic • E-Reader News • Antitrust Update • Van Vogt Award • Awards News • Worldcons News • Announcements • Bookstore News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 30
British Forthcoming Books / 46
Hal-Con 2012/ 51
Magazines Received: April / 52
Books Received: April / 53
British Books Received: March / 64
Bestsellers / 66
O B I T U A R I E S / 70
Maurice SendakK.D. Wentworth • Appreciation by Tim Powers • Jay Kay KleinErnest CallenbachCarlos Fuentes • Richard S. Simak
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 72
Kickstarter • Nebula Awards • 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
Lightspeed 1/12; Lightspeed 2/12; Lightspeed 3/12; Lightspeed 4/12; Lightspeed 5/12; The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories, Andy Duncan; 4/11/12.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 17
Asimov’s 6/12; Analog 6/12; Weird Tales Winter ’12; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4/5/12; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4/19/12; Not One of US 4/12; Lightspeed 5/12; The Future Is Japanese, Nick Mamatas & Masumi Washington, eds.; Armored, John Joseph Adams, ed.; Witches, Wicked, Wild and Wonderful, Paula Guran, ed.; From Whence You Came, Laura Anne Gilman; Fireside #1.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18
The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-ninth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed.; Year’s Best SF 17, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Kramer, eds.; The Chaos, Nalo Hopkinson; The Drowned Cities, Paolo Bacigalupi.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 20
The Minority Council, Kate Griffin; Queen’s Hunt, Beth Bernobich; The King’s Blood, Daniel Abraham; Ison of the Isles, Carolyn Ives Gilman.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Caliban’s War, S.A. Corey; Captive Dreams, Michael Flynn.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 25
Redshirts, John Scalzi; The Mongoliad: Book One, Neal Stephenso­n, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, E.D. deBirmingham, Erik Bear, Joseph Brassey & Coop­er Moo; After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress; Winning Mars, Jason Stoddard; Babylon Steel, Gale Sebold; Machine, Jennifer Pelland.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Wide Open, Deborah Coates; Dead Harvest, Chris F. Holm; Cursed, Benedict Jacka; Life Guards in the Hamptons, Celia Jerome; God Save the Queen, Kate Locke; Wizard Undercover, K.E. Mills; Silence, Michelle Sagara; War Maid’s Choice, David Weber.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Gwenda Bond, Karen Burnham, and Tim Pratt / 29
Goblin Secrets, William Alexander; Black Heart, Holly Black; Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction, Brit Mandelo, ed.; The Chosen Seed, Sarah Pinborough.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History /
17, 19, 21, 29



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)
Analog June 2012 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s June 2012 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies April 2012 (Rich Horton)
Fireside Magazine Spring 2012 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed January 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed February 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed March 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed April 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed May 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed May 2012 (Rich Horton)
Not One of Us April 2011 (Rich Horton) April 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Weird Tales Winter 2012 (Rich Horton)

Books reviewed in this issue, listed by author (indicating reviewer)
Abraham, Daniel • The King’s Blood (Faren Miller)
Adams, John Joseph, ed. • Armored (Rich Horton)
Alexander, William • Goblin Secrets (Gwenda Bond)
Bacigalupi, Paolo • The Drowned Cities (Gary K. Wolfe)
Bernobich, Beth • Queen’s Hunt (Faren Miller)
Black, Holly • Black Heart (Gwenda Bond)
Coates, Deborah • Wide Open (Carolyn Cushman)
Corey, James S. A. • Caliban’s War (Russell Letson)
Dozois, Gardner, ed. • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-ninth Annual Collection (Gary K. Wolfe)
Duncan, Andy • The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories (Gardner Dozois)
Flynn, Michael • Captive Dreams (Russell Letson)
Gilman, Carolyn Ives • Ison of the Isles (Faren Miller)
Gilman, Laura Anne • From Whence You Came (Rich Horton)
Griffin, Kate • The Minority Council (Faren Miller)
Guran, Paula, ed. • Witches: Wicked, Wild & Wonderful (Rich Horton)
Hartwell, David G., & Kathryn Cramer, eds. • Year’s Best SF 17 (Gary K. Wolfe)
Holm, Chris F. • Dead Harvest (Carolyn Cushman)
Hopkinson, Nalo • The Chaos (Gary K. Wolfe)
Jacka, Benedict • Cursed (Carolyn Cushman)
Jerome, Celia • Life Guards in the Hamptons (Carolyn Cushman)
Kress, Nancy • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall (Adrienne Martini)
Locke, Kate • God Save the Queen (Carolyn Cushman)
Mamatas, Nick, & Masumi Washington, eds. • The Future Is Japanese (Rich Horton)
Mandelo, Brit, ed. • Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction (Karen Burnham)
Mills, K. E. • Wizard Undercover (Carolyn Cushman)
Pelland, Jennifer • Machine (Adrienne Martini)
Pinborough, Sarah • The Chosen Seed (Tim Pratt)
Sagara, Michelle • Silence (Carolyn Cushman)
Scalzi, John • Redshirts (Adrienne Martini)
Sebold, Gaie • Babylon Steel (Adrienne Martini)
Stephenson, Neal, & Greg Bear • The Mongoliad (Adrienne Martini)
Stoddard, Jason • Winning Mars (Adrienne Martini)
Weber, David • War Maid’s Choice (Carolyn Cushman)