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Table of Contents


March 2016 • Issue 662 • Vol. 76 • No. 3
49th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Lisa Goldstein: Secret Sisterhood / 6
Fran Wilde: Magical Engineering / 68
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about C.J. Cherryh, George R.R. Martin, Samuel R. Delany, Lauren Beukes, Joe Hill, Richard Morgan, and many others
2015 Nebula Awards Ballot • Wilson Wins Crawford Award • Hardinge Wins Costa • OMNI Returns • World Fantasy 2016 Guests of Honor and Judges Announced • Kenyon vs. Clare • Rob Latham Fired • 2015 Stoker Preliminary Ballot
2016 Hugo Awards Nomination Period Open • Philip K. Dick Award Judges Announced • Hodgman Named Nebula Awards Toastmaster • 2015 BSFA Awards Shortlist • Asimov’s Readers’ Awards Finalists • Amazon News • Awards News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights
Photo Story: 39th Annual Writers Week / 9 Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Wealth Inequality is Even Worse in Reputation Economies / 23 David G. Hartwell (1941-2016): Appreciations by Kathryn Cramer, Tom Doherty, Connie Willis, Jack Dann, Gardner Dozois, David Brin, Michael Bishop, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Rudy Rucker, Allen M. Steele, Stuart David Schiff, Tom Whitmore, James Frenkel, Henry Morrison / 34
US Forthcoming Books / 24 British Forthcoming Books / 40
Magazines Received: January / 45 Books Received: January / 47 British Books Received: December / 59 Bestsellers / 60
David Hartwell • Short-Staffed • This Issue/Next Issue
Bud Webster • Appreciation by Mike Allen • Kathleen A. Bellamy David Lake • Death Reported: Bill Baldwin
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 12
Asimov’s 1/16; F&SF 1-2/16; 1/12/16; Lightspeed 1/16.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Asimov’s 2/16; F&SF 1-2/16; Lightspeed 1/16, 2/16; Clarkesworld 1/16; Xenowealth: A Collection, Tobias Buckell; Stories for Chip, Nisi Shawl & Bill Campbell, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Interior Darkness: Selected Stories, Peter Straub; The Winged Histories, Sofia Samatar; The Core of the Sun, Johanna Sinisalo; The Downfall of the Gods, K.J. Parker.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 16
The Brotherhood of the Wheel, R.S. Belcher; The Girl With Ghost Eyes, M.H. Boroson; The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome, Serge Russolo; Reality By Other Means: The Best Short Fiction of James Morrow, James Morrow.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 17
Transgalactic, James Gunn; Arkwright, Allen Steele.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 18
Interior Darkness: Selected Stories, Peter Straub; Night Music: Nocturnes Volume 2, John Connolly; The Anniversary of Never, Joel Lane; Scar City, Joel Lane; X’s for Eyes, Laird Barron.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Karen Burnham, Tim Pratt & Colleen Mondor / 20
Azanian Bridges, Nick Wood; Xenowealth: A Collection, Tobias S. Buckell; Lovecraft Country, Matt Ruff; An Inheritance of Ashes, Leah Bobet; The Girl Who Could Not Dream, Sarah Beth Durst.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 19, 21


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov’s January 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s February 2016 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld January 2016 (Rich Horton)
F&SF January/February 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF January/February 2016 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed January 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed January 2016 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed February 2016 (Rich Horton) January 2016 (Gardner Dozois)

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

Barron, Laird • X’s for Eyes (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Belcher, R. S. • The Brotherhood of the Wheel (Faren Miller)
Bobet, Leah • An Inheritance of Ashes (Colleen Mondor)
Boroson, M. H. • The Girl with Ghost Eyes (Faren Miller)
Buckell, Tobias S. • Xenowealth: A Collection (Karen Burnham)
Buckell, Tobias S. • Xenowealth: A Collection (Rich Horton)
Connolly, John • Night Music: Nocturnes Volume 2 (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Durst, Sarah Beth • The Girl Who Could Not Dream (Colleen Mondor)
Gunn, James • Transgalactic (Russell Letson)
Lane, Joel • Scar City (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Lane, Joel • The Anniversary of Never (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Morrow, James • Reality by Other Means: The Best Short Fiction of James Morrow (Faren Miller)
Parker, K. J. • Downfall of the Gods (Gary K. Wolfe)
Ruff, Matt • Lovecraft Country (Tim Pratt)
Russolo, Serge • The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome (Faren Miller)
Samatar, Sofia • The Winged Histories (Gary K. Wolfe)
Shawl, Nisi, & Bill Campbell, eds. • Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany (Rich Horton)
Sinisalo, Johanna • The Core of the Sun (Gary K. Wolfe)
Steele, Allen • Arkwright (Russell Letson)
Straub, Peter • Interior Darkness: Selected Stories (Gary K. Wolfe)
Straub, Peter • Interior Darkness: Selected Stories (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Wood, Nick • Azanian Bridges (Karen Burnham)