Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • November 2014 • Issue 646 • Vol. 73 No. 5

The November issue features interviews with authors Hannu Rajaniemi and Linda Nagata, a new column by Cory Doctorow, a special R.A. Lafferty Centennial feature, a spotlight on Joe Monti, and reviews of short fiction and books by Lavie Tidhar, Ann Leckie, Stephen King, Gregory Maguire, and others.

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Novmeber 2014 • Issue 646 • Vol. 73 • No. 5
47th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Hannu Rajaniemi: Posthuman Utopias / 6
Linda Nagata: Adventure First / 56
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Harlan Ellison, Nicola Griffith, Larry Niven, Lisa Goldstein, Robin McKinley, Kevin J. Anderson, Peter Straub, and many others
2014 Sunburst Winners • Angry Robot Sold • Egmont USA For Sale • 2014 Aurora Awards Winners • Amazon News
Hachette Children’s Group • Print’s Not Dead • Self-Publishing Rates • Bradbury Auction Results • Awards News • Publishing News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights
Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Stories Are a Fuggly Hack / 25 Spotlight on: Joe Monti / 27 R.A. Lafferty Centenary (1914-2014) / 28 ‘‘Seven-Day Terror’’ by R.A. Lafferty / 28 SFWA 2014 Publishing Industry Reception / 51 SF in Brazil / 52 ICon 2014 and Geffen Awards / 54
Magazines Received: September / 30 Books Received: September / 31 British Books Received: August / 42 Bestsellers / 44
Locus Needs You • R.A. Lafferty • This Issue/Next Issue
Eugie Foster • Appreciation by Jason Sanford • Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Jeffery G. Liss
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 12
Asimov’s 10-11/14; F&SF 9-10/14; Subterranean Summer ’14.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Analog 11/14; Asimov’s 10-11/14; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 9/14; 9/14; Lightspeed 10/14; Fantasy #58; Strange Horizons 9/14; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 9/4/14; The Witch in the Almond Tree, C.S.E. Cooney.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
A Man Lies Dreaming, Lavie Tidhar; The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley; Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales, Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant, eds.; Stay, John Clute; Call and Response, Paul Kincaid.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
Egg & Spoon, Gregory Maguire; Greenglass House, Kate Milford; The Court of Lies, Mark Teppo; NoFood, Sarah Tolmie; SHORT TAKE: How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales, Kate Bernheimer.
Review by Russell Letson / 19
Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie; War Dogs, Greg Bear.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 20
Revival, Stephen King; The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft, Leslie S. Klinger, ed.; H.P. Lovecraft’s Collected Fiction: A Variorum Edition, S.T. Joshi, ed.; Searchers After Horror, S.T. Joshi, ed.; Fearful Symmetries, Ellen Datow, ed.; Strange Tales IV, Rosalie Parker, ed.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23
Magic Breaks, Ilona Andrews; The Iron Trial, Holly Black & Cassandra Clare; Avian, Nicole Conway; The Future Falls, Tanya Huff; Hidden, Benedict Jacka; To Die Fur, Dixie Lyle; Shaman Rises, C.E. Murphy; Cast in Flame, Michelle Sagara.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 17, 19


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog November 2014 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s October/November 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s October/November 2014 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies September 2014 (Rich Horton)
F&SF September/October 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Fantasy Magazine October 2014 (Rich Horton)
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet September 2014 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed October 2014 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons September 2014 (Rich Horton)
Subterranean Summer 2014 (Gardner Dozois) September 2014 (Rich Horton)

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

Andrews, Ilona • Magic Breaks (Carolyn Cushman)
Bear, Greg • War Dogs (Russell Letson)
Bernheimer, Kate • How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales (Faren Miller)
Black, Holly, & Cassandra Clare • The Iron Trial (Carolyn Cushman)
Clute, John • Stay (Gary K. Wolfe)
Conway, Nicole • Avian (Carolyn Cushman)
Cooney, C. S. E. • The Witch in the Almond Tree (Rich Horton)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Fearful Symmetries (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Huff, Tanya • The Future Falls (Carolyn Cushman)
Hurley, Kameron • The Mirror Empire (Gary K. Wolfe)
Jacka, Benedict • Hidden (Carolyn Cushman)
Joshi, S. T., ed. • H. P. Lovecraft’s Collected Fiction: A Variorum Edition (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Joshi, S. T., ed. • Searchers After Horror: New Tales of the Weird and Fantastic (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Kincaid, Paul • Call and Response (Gary K. Wolfe)
King, Stephen • Revival (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Klinger, Leslie S., ed. • The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Leckie, Ann • Ancillary Sword (Russell Letson)
Link, Kelly, & Gavin J. Grant, eds. • Monstrous Affections (Gary K. Wolfe)
Lyle, Dixie • To Die Fur (Carolyn Cushman)
Maguire, Gregory • Egg & Spoon (Faren Miller)
Milford, Kate, & Jaime Zollars • Greenglass House (Faren Miller)
Murphy, C. E. • Shaman Rises (Carolyn Cushman)
Parker, Rosalie • Strange Tales: Volume IV (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Sagara, Michelle • Cast in Flame (Carolyn Cushman)
Teppo, Mark • The Court of Lies (Faren Miller)
Tidhar, Lavie • A Man Lies Dreaming (Gary K. Wolfe)
Tolmie, Sarah • NoFood (Faren Miller)