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Locus Magazine, Issue 642, July 2014


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 #642, July 2014, interviews with authors Jeff VanderMeer and K.W. Jeter, a new column by Cory Doctorow titled “Security in Numbers”; obituaries of Jay Lake and Daniel Keyes; complete Locus Awards winners and poll results; spotlights on agents Joshua Bilmes and Ginger Clark; and short fiction reviews by Rich Horton and Gardner Dozois, plus reviews by Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Russell Letson, Stefan Dziemianowicz, Carolyn Cushman, and Mike Ashley, of new books by Gardner Dozois, Sheila Finch, William H. Patterson, Jr., Thomas Ligotti, Jim Butcher, and many others.

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)

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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