Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • September 2014 • Issue 644 • Vol. 73 No. 3

The September issue features interviews with authors Nicola Griffith and Yoon Ha Lee, a new column by Cory Doctorow, lists of forthcoming books through June 2015, a new column of advice for new authors by Tom Whitmore & Karen G. Anderson, and reviews of short fiction and books by Peter Watts, Robert Jackson Bennett, John Varley, and others.

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September 2014 • Issue 644 • Vol. 73 • No. 3
47th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Nicola Griffith: The Body & the World / 6
Yoon Ha Lee: Axioms & Theorems / 68
2014 Hugo Awards Winners • 1939 Retro Hugo Awards • Loncon 3 • HWA Admits Self-Published Authors • Apple Settlement News • Amazon Negotiation News • 2014 Seiun Awards Winners • Kindle Unlimited
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Bob Eggleton, James Gunn, Wil McIntosh, Mike Resnick, Anne McCaffrey, John Scalzi, and many others
thE datA file / 11
Perseus/Hachette Deal Canceled • Publishing News • Macmillan Expands E-book Lending • World Fantasy Awards Ballot Change • Fan Awards at Loncon 3 • Sidewise Awards Winners • 2014 Mythopoeic Awards Winners • Clarion West News • Book Production Down in 2013 • World Conventions News • Thailand vs Orwell • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received
Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Audible, Comixology, Amazon, and Doctorow’s First Law / 23 Summer Workshops / 36 Writers and Readings: Advice for New Authors by Tom Whitmore & Karen G. Anderson / 38
forthcoming books
US Forthcoming Books / 24 British Forthcoming Books / 40
Detcon 1 / 35
Magazines Received: July / 46 Books Received: July / 47 British Books Received: June / 56 Bestsellers / 58
Thomas Berger / 66 Lawrence Santoro / 66 Margot Adler / 66 Chapman Pincher / 66 Dorothy Salisbury Davis / 66
locus letters
Nalo Hopkinson • Rob Latham
On the Way to Loncon 3 • Staff Additions • This Issue/Next Issue
locus looks aT books
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 12
F&SF 7-8/14; Clarkesworld 4/14; Interzone 5-6/14; Yesterday’s Kin, Nancy Kress; Academic Exercises, K.J. Parker.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Asimov’s 9/14; Analog 10/14; Clarkesworld 7/14; Strange Horizons 7/14; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 6/26/14; Lightspeed 8/14; Galaxy’s Edge 5/14; Galaxy’s Edge 7/14; The New Yorker 3/17/14; The New Yorker 4/28/14.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Echopraxia, Peter Watts; The Causal Angel, Hannu Rajaniemi; Yesterday’s Kin, Nancy Kress; The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Genevieve Valentine.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
City of Stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett; The Getaway God, Richard Kadrey; The Magician’s Land, Lev Grossman; The Man with the Compound Eyes, Wu Ming-Yi.
Review by Russell Letson / 19
Dark Lightning, John Varley; The Rhesus Chart, Charles Stross.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 20
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Six, Ellen Datlow, ed.; The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume 25, Stephen Jones, ed.; The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2014, Paula Guran, ed.; Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Laird Barron, ed.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 19, 21


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog October 2014 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s September 2014 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies June 2014 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld April 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld July 2014 (Rich Horton)
F&SF September/October 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Galaxy’s Edge May 2014 (Rich Horton)
Galaxy’s Edge July 2014 (Rich Horton)
Interzone May/June 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed August 2014 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons July 2014 (Rich Horton)
The New Yorker March 17 2014 (Rich Horton)
The New Yorker April 28 2014 (Rich Horton)

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

Barron, Laird, ed. • The Year’s Best Weird Fiction (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Bennett, Robert Jackson • City of Stairs (Faren Miller)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Six (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Grossman, Lev • The Magician’s Land (Faren Miller)
Guran, Paula, ed. • The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2014 Edition (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Jones, Stephen, ed. • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume 25 (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Kadrey, Richard • The Getaway God (Faren Miller)
Kress, Nancy • Yesterday’s Kin (Gardner Dozois)
Kress, Nancy • Yesterday’s Kin (Gary K. Wolfe)
Ming-Yi, Wu • The Man with the Compound Eyes (Faren Miller)
Parker, K. J. • Academic Exercises (Gardner Dozois)
Rajaniemi, Hannu • The Causal Angel (Gary K. Wolfe)
Stross, Charles • The Rhesus Chart (Russell Letson)
Valentine, Genevieve • The Girls at the Kingfisher Club (Gary K. Wolfe)
Varley, John • Dark Lightning (Russell Letson)
Watts, Peter • Echopraxia (Gary K. Wolfe)