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Locus Magazine, Issue 619, August 2012


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Locus Issue #619, August 2012, contains interviews with Jack Vance and Ann & Jeff VanderMeer; Spotlight on author E. Lily Yu; results of this year’s Locus Survey; appreciations of the late Ray Bradbury; reports and photos from Locus Awards Weekend and Readercon; short fiction reviews by Gardner Dozois and Rich Horton, plus reviews by Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Russell Letson, Adrienne Martini, and others, of new books by Kij Johnson, Paula Brandon, Gregory Benford & Larry Niven, John Barnes, and more.


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —

Analog September 2012 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s April/May 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies May 2012 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld June 2012 (Rich Horton)
Intergalactic Medicine Show March 2012 (Rich Horton)
Interzone May-Jun 2012 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed June 2012 (Rich Horton)
New Yorker June 4 & 11 2012 (Gardner Dozois)
New Yorker June 4 & 11 2012 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons June 2012 (Rich Horton) June 2012 (Rich Horton)

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

Ashby, Madeline • vN (Adrienne Martini)
Barnes, John • Raise the Glass (Adrienne Martini)
Benford, Gregory, & Larry Niven • Bowl of Heaven (Russell Letson)
Blaylock, James P. • Zeuglodon (Faren Miller)
Bond, Gwenda • Blackwood (Faren Miller)
Brandon, Paula • The Wanderers (Faren Miller)
Brin, David • Existence (Adrienne Martini)
Broderick, Damien, & Paul Di Filippo • Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985-2010 (Gary K. Wolfe)
Duncan, Andy • The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories (Rich Horton)
Hoffman, Nina Kiriki • Permeable Borders (Faren Miller)
Johnson, Kij • At the Mouth of the River of Bees (Gary K. Wolfe)
Jones, Jeffrey • Jeffrey Jones: A Life in Art (Karen Haber)
Kaluta, Michael William • Michael Wm. Kaluta: Sketchbook Series 1: Sketchbook (Karen Haber)
Lanagan, Margo • Cracklespace (Gary K. Wolfe)
McDonald, Ian • Be My Enemy (Gary K. Wolfe)
Reed, Robert • Eater-of-Bone and Other Novellas (Gardner Dozois)
Stauber, Katy • Spin the Sky (Adrienne Martini)
Stross, Charles • The Apocalypse Codex (Russell Letson)
Williams, Liz • Worldsoul (Faren Miller)
Wilshire, Patrick, & David Spurlock, eds. • The Art of the Dragon: The Definitive Collection of Contemporary Dragon Paintings (Karen Haber)


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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