Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • October 2012 • Issue 621 • Vol. 69 No. 4

The October issue features interviews with Kij Johnson and Stanley Schmidt, coverage of Chicon 7 with lots of photos, and reviews of short fiction and new books by M. John Harrison, Kate Griffin, John Varley, Charles Yu, Tiffany Trent, and many others.

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October 2012 • Issue 621 • Vol. 69 No. 4
45th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Kij Johnson: Inversions / 8
Stanley Schmidt: Art of Speculation / 66
C H I C O N    7 / 7
2012 Hugo Awards Winners • Chicon 7: Convention Report • Chicon 7 Business Meeting • Complete 2012 Hugo Voting
P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 10
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Ray Bradbury, Tim Powers, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, Steven Gould, Seanan McGuire, Martha Wells, and many others • Photo Story: Cascade Writers Workshop
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 12
2012 Chesley Awards Winners • MacLeod and Goldstein Win Sidewise Awards • DoJ Settlement Approved • Photo Story: Wellspring Workshop
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 13
Google Lawsuit Delayed • Amazon Acquires Dorchester Titles • Awards News • Worldcons News • Publishing News • Bookstore News • Book News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
S P E C I A L    F E A T U R E / 42
Spotlight on Kyle Cassidy, Photographer
Magazines Received: August / 44
Books Received: August / 45
British Books Received: July / 55
Bestsellers / 58
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 64
Chicon 7 • Hugo Awards • This Issue/Next Issue
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 65
Anthony Barcellos
O B I T U A R I E S / 65
Josepha Sherman



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


Gardnerspace: Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 16
Asimov’s 7/12; Asimov’s 8/12; Solaris Rising 1.5, Ian Whates, ed.; 5/9/12; 7/4/12; 8/8/12.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 17
Shadow Show, Sam Weller & Mort Castle, eds.; Lightspeed 9/12; Interzone 7-8/12; Black Static 7-8/12; Clarkesworld 8/12; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/26/12; Going Interstellar, Les Johnson & Jack McDevitt; Earth and Air, Peter Dickinson; Jagannath, Karin Tidbeck.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18
Empty Space: A Haunting, M. John Harrison; Angels and You Dogs, Kathleen Ann Goonan; Jagannath, Karin Tidbeck; Report from Planet Midnight, Nalo Hopkinson.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 20
Stray Souls, Kate Griffin; Whispers Under Ground, Ben Aaronovitch; Wonders of the Invisible World, Patricia A. McKillip; Earth and Air: Tales of Elemental Creatures, Peter Dickinson.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Slow Apocalypse, John Varley; The Boolean Gate, Walter Jon Williams.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 25
The Rapture of the Nerds, Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross; Heaven’s War, David S. Goyer & Michael Cassutt; The Constantine Affiction, T. Aaron Payton; Sorry Please Thank You, Charles Yu; The Diviners, Libba Bray; The Last Policeman, Ben H. Winters.
Short Reviews by Gwenda Bond / 27
The Unnaturalists, Tiffany Trent; Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson.
Locus Listens to Audiobooks by Amy Goldschlager / 29
Welcome to Bordertown: New Stories and Poems of the Borderlands, Holly Black & Ellen Kushner, eds.; Seraphina, Rachel Hartman; Railsea, China Miéville; The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin; The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter; Redshirts, John Scalzi; The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker; Shine, Shine, Shine, Lydia Netzer; Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History /



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov’s July 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s August 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies July 2012 (Rich Horton)
Black Static Jul-Aug 2012 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld August 2012 (Rich Horton)
Interzone Jul-Aug 2012 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed September 2012 (Rich Horton) May 2012 (Gardner Dozois) July 2012 (Gardner Dozois) August 2012 (Gardner Dozois)

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

Aaronovitch, Ben • Whispers Under Ground (Faren Miller)
Bray, Libba • The Diviners (Adrienne Martini)
Dickinson, Peter • Earth and Air: Tales of Elemental Creatures (Faren Miller)
Dickinson, Peter • Earth and Air: Tales of Elemental Creatures (Rich Horton)
Doctorow, Cory, & Charles Stross • The Rapture of the Nerds (Adrienne Martini)
Goonan, Kathleen Ann • Angels and You Dogs (Gary K. Wolfe)
Goyer, David S., & Michael Cassutt • Heaven’s War (Adrienne Martini)
Griffin, Kate • Stray Souls (Faren Miller)
Harrison, M. John • Empty Space (Gary K. Wolfe)
Harrison, M. John • Empty Space (Gary K. Wolfe)
Hopkinson, Nalo • Report from Planet Midnight (Gary K. Wolfe)
Johnson, Les, & Jack McDevitt, eds. • Going Interstellar (Rich Horton)
McKillip, Patricia A. • Wonders of the Invisible World (Faren Miller)
Payton, T. Aaron • The Constantine Affliction (Adrienne Martini)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (Gwenda Bond)
Tidbek, Karin • Jagannath (Gary K. Wolfe)
Tidbek, Karin • Jagannath (Rich Horton)
Trent, Tiffany • The Unnaturalists (Gwenda Bond)
Varley, John • Slow Apocalypse (Russell Letson)
Whates, Ian, ed. • Solaris Rising 1.5 (Gardner Dozois)
Williams, Walter Jon • The Boolean Gate (Russell Letson)
Wilson, G. Willow • Alif the Unseen (Gwenda Bond)
Winters, Ben H. • The Last Policeman (Adrienne Martini)
Yu, Charles • Sorry Please Thank You (Adrienne Martini)