Locus January 2015 (#648)

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The January 2015 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Lauren Beukes and Robert Jackson Bennett. There are spotlights on Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier of Black Coat Press and David Pomerico of Harper Voyager. News includes the MWA Grand Master award, the National Book Award Ceremony with Ursula K. Le Guin, Apple’s appeal, the World Fantasy 2015 Judges, the Rocky Wood Scholarship, and much more.

Special reports include “Europe Faces Digital Commerce Disaster” by Cheryl Morgan, and “SF in Bermuda: Writer in Residence” by Tobias S. Buckell. The column by Cory Doctorow is entitled “A New Deal for Copyright”.

Reviews cover new titles by James Morrow, Jo Walton, Harlan Ellison, Tim Powers, John Twelve Hawks, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Kate A. Boorman, Sergei Lukyaneko, Elizabeth Bear, Neal Asher, and many others.

Update:

In our January 2015 issue Locus announced the 2015 World Fantasy Award judges, but mistakenly listed the names and addresses for the 2012
award judges, and provided details on the 2012 convention. We regret the error. Our previous post on the locusmag.com site was accurate.

The correct information is as follows:

The judges for the 2015 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. All forms of fantasy qualify; only living authors and editors are
eligible; all books must have a 2014 publication date and all magazines a 2014 cover date.

To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges and the convention by June 1, 2015:

Gemma Files
313 Richmond St. East #768
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 4S7
Canada

Nina K. Hoffman
PO Box 10858
Eugene, OR
97440
USA

Bénédicte Lombardo
50, rue du Clos
77670 Saint Mammes
France

Bruce McAllister
528 E. Palmyra Avenue
Orange, CA
92866
USA

Robert Shearman
65 Telford Avenue
Streatham Hill
London SW2 4XL
United Kingdom

A copy should also go to:

Peter Dennis Pautz, President
World Fantasy Awards Association
PO Box 43
Mukilteo WA
98275-0043

Packages should be labeled “Promotional materials — not for sale or resale — no commercial value — World Fantasy Awards materials.” Winners will be announced at the 2015 World Fantasy Awards Banquet and Ceremony during the 41st World Fantasy Convention, November 5-8, 2015,
at the Saratoga City Center and Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY. (Life Achievement nominees will not be released; the winner will be announced in advance of the banquet.)

All judges prefer hard copies but submissions may be emailed to Pautz for forwarding instead. Gemma Files & Bruce McAllister can accept PDFs, Nina K. Hoffman can accept .mobi, and Bénédicte Lombardo & Robert Shearman can accept both PDFs and .mobi.

Email electronic versions to sfexecsec@gmail.com.

See the World Fantasy 2015 registration page or the World Fantasy 2015 Facebook page for more.

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