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Locus Magazine, Issue 618, July 2012


Locus is the magazine of the science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing fields, with book reviews, author interviews, news, and listings.

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Locus Issue #618, July 2012, a focus on Young Adult fiction; contains interviews with Holly Black, Tamora Pierce, and Rae Carson; reviews and commentary by Melissa Marr, Gwenda Bond, Sharyn November, and others; “The Internet’s Original Sin,” a new column by Cory Doctorow; an obituary and appreciations of Ray Bradbury; complete results of this year’s Locus Poll and Awards; report on Wiscon 2012; short fiction reviews by Gardner Dozois and Rich Horton, plus reviews by Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Paul Witcover, and others, of new books by Graham Joyce, K.J. Parker, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, and more.


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —

Analog July/August 2012 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s July 2012 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies May 2012 (Rich Horton)
Cosmos May 2012 (Rich Horton)
F&SF May/June 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF July/August 2012 (Rich Horton)
Interzone Mar-Apr 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Strange Horizons May 2012 (Rich Horton)
Subterranean Spring 2012 (Rich Horton)

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

Bacigalupi, Paolo • The Drowned Cities (Gwenda Bond)
Barrett, Neal, Jr. • Other Seasons: The Best of Neal Barrett, Jr. (Gardner Dozois)
Bledsoe, Alex • Wake of the Bloody Angel (Faren Miller)
Burgis, Stephanie • Renegade Magic (Carolyn Cushman)
Carey, Mike, & Linda Carey • The Steel Seraglio (Faren Miller)
Carroll, Jonathan • The Woman Who Married a Cloud (Gary K. Wolfe)
Clare, Cassandra • City of Lost Souls (Gwenda Bond)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Forward, Toby • Dragonborn (Carolyn Cushman)
Forward, Toby • Dragonborn (Carolyn Cushman)
Frederick, Heather Vogel • Once Upon a Toad (Carolyn Cushman)
Golden, Christopher, ed. • 21st Century Dead (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Hellisen, Cat • When the Sea is Rising Red (Carolyn Cushman)
Herter, David • On the Overgrown Path (Paul Witcover)
Herter, David • One Who Disappeared (Paul Witcover)
Herter, David • The Luminous Depths (Paul Witcover)
Ivey, Eowyn • The Snow Child (Faren Miller)
Joyce, Graham • Some Kind of Fairy Tale (Gary K. Wolfe)
Kootis, Alethea • Enchanted (Carolyn Cushman)
Maas, Sarah J. • Throne of Glass (Carolyn Cushman)
Mieville, China • Railsea (Faren Miller)
Nielsen, Jennifer A. • The False Prince (Carolyn Cushman)
Parker, K. J. • Sharps (Faren Miller)
Pratchett, Terry, & Stephen Baxter • The Long Earth (Gary K. Wolfe)
Rubino-Bradway, Caitlen • Ordinary Magic (Carolyn Cushman)
VanderMeer, Ann, & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. • The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (Stefan Dziemianowicz)

About Locus:

Locus is the news magazine and trade journal for chain SF and fantasy buyers, independent bookstore SF and fantasy buyers, and independent distributors as well as librarians, editors, authors, publishing personnel, and interested readers. The magazine has been covering the SF and fantasy fields for over 40 years, and has won the Hugo Award, science fiction's premier honor, 30 times. The magazine's website, which contains a sampling of magazine content as well as additional genre news, media reviews, the Roundtable Blog, indexes of reviews and interviews published, the science fiction awards database, and much much more, can be found at <>. Information about advertising in the magazine can be found at <> or on the website at <>.

Our Quarterly Forthcoming Book issues (March, June, September, and December) usually sell out, and are used by librarians, bookstores, publishers, and readers to keep abreast of forthcoming titles. Each contains publishing schedules from the major genre publishers – big houses to small presses – for the next nine months.

Our February issue summarizes the previous year, and includes a highly regarded annual Recommended Reading List. The August issue has the Locus Awards, voted on by our readers from the best of the previous year. The October and November issues cover the World SF Convention and are constant back issue favorites. All issues have a list of the new books that month, a list of recommended books and bestsellers, and interviews with leading authors.

For information about the parent company, Locus Science Fiction Foundation (a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation), see <>.

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