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Table of Contents


September 2015 • Issue 656 • Vol. 75 • No. 3
48th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Sarah Monette: The Key to the Library / 8
Daniel José Older: Crossroads / 69
2015 Hugo Awards Winners • 2015 Gemmell Awards Winners • 2015 British Fantasy Awards Nominees • Antonelli’s Crazy Uncle
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Anna Smaill, Patricia McKillip, Holly Black, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Michael Cassutt, and many others
Sidewise Awards Winners • 2015 Mythopoeic Awards Winners • 2015 SFPA Grand Masters Announced • Book Sales Up Slightly • B&N News • World Conventions News • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Commentary by Cory Doctorow: What If People Were Sensors, Not Things to be Sensed? / 29
US Forthcoming Books / 30 British Forthcoming Books / 40
Magazines Received: July / 46 Books Received: July / 47 British Books Received: June / 58 Bestsellers / 60
Paula Guran
Robert Conquest Adrienne Martine-Barnes
We’re Moving

Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 14
F&SF 7-8/15; Asimov’s 8/15; The Best of Nancy Kress, Nancy Kress.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 15
Asimov’s 7/15; Asimov’s 8/15; F&SF 7-8/15; Analog 9/15; Lightspeed 8/15; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 6/25/15; Uncanny #5.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Luna: New Moon, Ian McDonald; Chasing the Phoenix, Michael Swanwick; The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard; Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Fool’s Quest, Robin Hobb; The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin; Cracking the Sky, Brenda Cooper.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 21
Chasing the Phoenix, Michael Swanwick; The Annihilation Score, Charles Stross.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 22
The Border, Robert R. McCammon; A Head Full of Ghosts, Paul Tremblay; Letters to Lovecraft, Jesse Bullington, ed.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Karen Burnham, Laird Barron, Ysabeau Wilce, Liz Bourke, and Colleen Mondor / 25
After the Saucers Landed, Douglas Lain; Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists, Steve Berman, ed.; Ghost Summer: Stories, Tananarive Due; The Captive Condition, Kevin P. Keating; Archangel, Marguerite Reed; Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho; The Girl at Midnight, Melissa Grey; Beastly Bones, William Ritter.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 27


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog September 2015 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s July 2015 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s August 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s August 2015 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies June 2015 (Rich Horton)
F&SF July/Aug 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed August 2015 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny July/August 2015 (Rich Horton)

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

Berman, Steve, ed. • Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists (Karen Burnham)
Bullington, Jesse, ed. • Letters to Lovecraft: Eighteen Whispers to the Darkness (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Cho, Zen • Sorcerer to the Crown (Gary K. Wolfe)
Cho, Zen • Sorcerer to the Crown (Liz Bourke)
Cooper, Brenda • Cracking the Sky (Faren Miller)
de Bodard, Aliette • The House of Shattered Wings (Gary K. Wolfe)
Due, Tananarive • Ghost Summer: Stories (Liz Bourke)
Grey, Melissa • The Girl at Midnight (Colleen Mondor)
Hobb, Robin • Fool’s Quest (Faren Miller)
Jemisin, N. K. • The Fifth Season (Faren Miller)
Keating, Kevin P. • The Captive Condition (Liz Bourke)
Kress, Nancy • The Best of Nancy Kress (Gardner Dozois)
Lain, Douglas • After the Saucers Landed (Karen Burnham)
McCammon, Robert • The Border (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
McDonald, Ian • Luna: New Moon (Gary K. Wolfe)
Reed, Marguerite • Archangel (Ysabeau Wilce)
Ritter, William • Beastly Bones (Colleen Mondor)
Stross, Charles • The Annihilation Score (Russell Letson)
Swanwick, Michael • Chasing the Phoenix (Gary K. Wolfe)
Swanwick, Michael • Chasing the Phoenix (Russell Letson)
Tremblay, Paul • A Head Full of Ghosts (Stefan Dziemianowicz)