Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • December 2014 • Issue 647 • Vol. 73 No. 6

The December issue has a 75th Birthday Feature on Michael Moorcock, with an interview, tributes, and novel excerpt; plus, a report and photos on the World Fantasy Convention, lists of forthcoming books through September 2015, a new column by Kameron Hurley, and reviews of short fiction and books by Cixin Liu, Shannon Page & Jay Lake, Stephen Gould, Ben H. Winters, and others.

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December 2014 • Issue 647 • Vol. 73 • No. 6
47th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

World Fantasy Awards • Martin and Doherty Win Harris Awards • 2014 Endeavour Awards Winners • Hachette and Amazon Make a Deal
World Fantasy Convention
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison, George R.R. Martin and Tom Doherty, Naomi Novik, Joe Haldeman, Isaac Asimov, and many others
Terraform Launch • Mass-Market Paperback Decline Slows • SMOFCon Scholarship Winners • Announcements • World Conventions News • Immortality Auction • New Harry Potter Material • Amazon News • Barnes & Noble News • Awards News • Legal News • Publishing News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Photo Story: Forbidden Planet’s Great Hallowe’en Horror Signing / 8 Commentary: Kameron Hurley: Publishing’s Not Dying, It’s Diversifying (and You Should Too) / 21 Spotlight on: Amal El-Mohtar, Writer and Editor / 47 Spotlight on: An Owomoyela, Writer and Editor / 48
US Forthcoming Books / 22 British Forthcoming Books / 32
Michael Moorcock: Multiverses • Michael Moorcock Retrospective by John Davey • Moorcock Tributes by Harlan Ellison, Andrea Dworkin, Norman Spinrad, Jeff VanderMeer, Alan Moore, and Iain Sinclair • Excerpt from The Whispering Swarm • Interview with Ramsey Kanaan of PM Press
Magazines Received: October / 49 Books Received: October / 50 British Books Received: September / 60 Bestsellers / 62
Harlan Ellison
George Slusser • Appreciation by Gregory Benford • J.F. Gonzales • Michel Parry • Karen Jones • André Carneiro • Stefan Ghidoveanu
WFC and After • SF in SF Supports Locus • Staff • This Issue/Next Issue • Happy Holidays!
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 11
Upgraded, Neil Clarke, ed.; Coming Soon Enough, Six Tales of Technology’s Future, Stephan Cass, ed.; Hieroglyph, Stories and Visions for a Better Future, Ed Finn & Kathryn Cramer, eds.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Solaris Rising3, Ian Whates, ed.; Paradox, Ian Whates, ed.; Asimov’s 12/14; Tin House #61; Dream Houses, Genevieve Valentine; Gravity Box and Other Spaces, Mark W. Tiedemann.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
A Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu, Ken Liu, trans.; The Blood of Angels, Johanna Sinisalo, Lola Rogers, trans.; The Guard, Peter Terrin, David Colmer, trans.; Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy’s Greatest Science Fiction, Guy Haley, ed.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
Our Lady of the Islands, Shannon Page & Jay Lake; The Clockwork Dagger, Beth Cato; The Shotgun Arcana, R.S. Belcher; The Widow’s House, Daniel Abraham; Young Woman in a Garden, Delia Sherman.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 18
Exo, Stephen Gould; Ultima, Stephen Baxter.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 19
World of Trouble, Ben H. Winters; Hawk, Steven Brust; Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie; War Dogs, Greg Bear; Jacaranda, Cherie Priest.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 17, 19


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov’s December 2014 (Rich Horton)
Tin House Fall 2014 (Rich Horton)

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

Abraham, Daniel • The Widow’s House (Faren Miller)
Baxter, Stephen • Ultima (Russell Letson)
Bear, Greg • War Dogs (Adrienne Martini)
Belcher, R. S. • The Shotgun Arcana (Faren Miller)
Brust, Steven • Hawk (Adrienne Martini)
Cass, Stephen, ed. • Coming Soon Enough: Six Tales of Technology’s Future (Gardner Dozois)
Cato, Beth • The Clockwork Dagger (Faren Miller)
Clarke, Neil, ed. • Upgraded (Gardner Dozois)
Finn, Ed, & Kathryn Cramer, eds. • Heiroglyph (Gardner Dozois)
Gould, Steven • Exo (Russell Letson)
Haley, Guy, ed. • Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy’s Greatest Science Fiction (Gary K. Wolfe)
Leckie, Ann • Ancillary Sword (Adrienne Martini)
Liu, Cixin, translated by Ken Liu • The Three-Body Problem (Gary K. Wolfe)
Page, Shannon, & Jay Lake • Our Lady of the Islands (Faren Miller)
Priest, Cherie • Jacaranda (Adrienne Martini)
Sherman, Delia • Young Woman in a Garden (Faren Miller)
Sinisalo, Johanna • The Blood of Angels (Gary K. Wolfe)
Terrin, Peter • The Guard (Gary K. Wolfe)
Tiedemann, Mark W. • Gravity Box and Other Spaces (Rich Horton)
Valentine, Genevieve • Dream Houses (Rich Horton)
Whates, Ian, ed. • Paradox (Rich Horton)
Whates, Ian, ed. • Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (Rich Horton)
Winters, Ben H. • World of Trouble (Adrienne Martini)