Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • July 2014 • Issue 642 • Vol. 73 No. 1

The July issue features interviews with authors Jeff VanderMeer and K.W. Jeter, a new column by Cory Doctorow, obituaries of Jay Lake and Daniel Keyes, complete Locus Awards winners and poll results, spotlights on agents Joshua Bilmes and Ginger Clark, and reviews of short fiction and books by Gardner Dozois, Sheila Finch, William H. Patterson, Jr., Thomas Ligotti, Jim Butcher, and many others.

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July 2014 • Issue 642 • Vol. 73 • No. 1
47th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Jeff VanderMeer: South of Reality / 6
K.W. Jeter: Rockin’ in the Steampunk World / 64
2014 Locus Awards Winners • Locus Poll 2014 • Daniel Keyes (1927 – 2014) • Theroux Wins Campbell, Pinsker Wins Sturgeon • Pomerico Joins Harper Voyager • Source Interlink Folds • Amazon and Hachette Battle Continues
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Tobias Buckell, Jane Yolen,Hilary Mantel, Nancy Kress, Seanan McGuire, Henry Kuttner, Robert J. Sawyer, and many others
thE datA file / 11
New Imprint: • Apple Antitrust Case News • Hathi Trust Decision Upheld • 2014 Ditmar Awards Winners • New Penguin Random House Logo • Bookstore News • Martin Kills Fans for Fundraiser • Rowling Against Scottish Independence • Announcements • World Conventions News • Publishing News • 2014 Legend Awards Winners • 2014 Seiun Awards Nominees • 2014 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists • Awards News • Finanacial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Security in Numbers / 27 Spotlight on: Joshua Bilmes, Agent / 34 Spotlight on: Ginger Clark, Agent / 34
International Report from Mexico / 33 Wiscon 38 / 35 Nebula Awards Weekend 2014 / 36
Magazines Received: May / 39 Books Received: May / 40 British Books Received: April / 50 Bestsellers / 52
Jay Lake • This Issue/Next Issue
Daniel Keyes (1927 – 2014) / 5 Appreciation by Gary K. Wolfe / 5 Other Obituaries: Philippa Maddern / 60 Jay Lake / 68 Appreciations by Lisa Costello, Ken Scholes, Shannon Page, Beth Meacham, Jennifer Jackson, J.A. Pitts, Frank Wu, and Kevin J. Anderson / 68 Jay Lake’s Writers of the Future Acceptance Speech / 70
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Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 12
Asimov’s 4-5/14; Asimov’s 6/14; F&SF 5-6/14; Lovers & Fighters, Starships & Dragons, Tom Purdom; The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2, Gordon Van Gelder, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Analog 7-8/14, F&SF 5-6/14; Asimov’s 7/14; Lightspeed 6/14; Rogues, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed.; Half a King, Joe Abercrombie; All Those Vanished Engines, Paul Park.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
Myths, Metaphors, and Science Fiction: Antique Roots of the Literature of the Future, Sheila Finch; The Queen of the Tearling, Erika Johansen; Child of a Hidden Sea, A.M. Dellamonica; Immortal Muse, Stephen Leigh; A Barricade in Hell, Jaime Lee Moyer.
Review by Russell Letson / 19
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 2, 1948-1988: The Man Who Learned Better, William H. Patterson, Jr.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 20
The Spectral Link, Thomas Ligotti; Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti, Matt Cardin, ed.; The Grimscribe’s Puppets, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., ed.; Wild Fell, Michael Rowe; Turn Down the Lights, Richard Chizmar, ed.; SHORT TAKES: The Slayer of Souls/The Maker of Moons, Robert W. Chambers; The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies, Clark Ashton Smith; Chiliad: A Meditation, Clive Barker.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 22
The Nightmare Dilemma, Mindee Arnett; Murder of Crows, Anne Bishop; Mirror Sight, Kristen Britain; Skin Game, Jim Butcher; Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris; Witches in Red, Barb Hendee; Valour and Vanity, Mary Robinette Kowal; Emilie & the Sky World, Martha Wells.
Reviews by Mike Ashley / 23
The Shadow of Mr. Vivian, Peter Berresford Ellis.
Locus Listens to Audiobooks by Amy Goldschlager / 25
The End Is Nigh: The Apocalypse Triptych, John Joseph Adams & Hugh Howey, eds.; Selected Original Fiction 2008-2012, Anon., ed.; Runner, Patrick Lee; Cress, Mariss Meyer; The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Claire North; Raising Steam, Terry Pratchett; Grasshopper Jungle, Andrew Smith; Influx, Daniel Suarez; Dreams of Gods & Monsters, Laini Taylor; Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 19, 21


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog July/August 2014 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s April/May 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s June 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s July 2014 (Rich Horton)
F&SF May/June 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF May/June 2014 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed June 2014 (Rich Horton)

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

Abercrombie, Joe • Half a King (Gary K. Wolfe)
Arnett, Mindee • The Nightmare Dilemma (Carolyn Cushman)
Barker, Clive • Chiliad: A Meditation (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Bishop, Anne • Murder of Crows (Carolyn Cushman)
Britain, Kristen • Mirror Sight (Carolyn Cushman)
Butcher, Jim • Skin Game (Carolyn Cushman)
Cardin, Matt, ed. • Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Chambers, Robert W. • The Slayer of Souls/The Maker of Moons (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Chizmar, Richard, ed. • Turn Down the Lights (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Dellamonica, A. M. • Child of a Hidden Sea (Faren Miller)
Dozois, Gardner, ed. • The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thiry-first Annual Collection (Gary K. Wolfe)
Ellis, Peter Berresford • The Shadow of Mr. Vivian (Mike Ashley)
Finch, Sheila • Myths, Metaphors, and Science Fiction (Faren Miller)
Harris, Charlaine • Midnight Crossroad (Carolyn Cushman)
Hendee, Barb • Witches in Red (Carolyn Cushman)
Johansen, Erika • The Queen of the Tearling (Faren Miller)
Kowal, Mary Robinette • Valour and Vanity (Carolyn Cushman)
Leigh, Stephen • Immortal Muse (Faren Miller)
Ligotti, Thomas • The Spectral Link (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Martin, George R. R., & Gardner Dozois, eds. • Rogues (Rich Horton)
Moyer, Jaime Lee • A Barricade in Hell (Faren Miller)
Park, Paul • All Those Vanished Engines (Gary K. Wolfe)
Patterson, William H., Jr. • Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume II: 1948-1988: The Man Who Learned Better (Russell Letson)
Pulver, Joseph S., Sr., ed. • The Grimscribe’s Puppets (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Purdom, Tom • Lovers & Fighters, Starships & Dragons (Gardner Dozois)
Rowe, Michael • Wild Fell (A Ghost Story) (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Smith, Clark Ashton • The Dark Eidolon and Other Fantasies (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Van Gelder, Gordon, ed. • The Very Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Volume Two (Gardner Dozois)
Wells, Martha • Emilie and the Sky World (Carolyn Cushman)