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Table of Contents


May 2016 • Issue 664 • Vol. 76 • No. 5
49th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Guy Gavriel Kay: Journeying / 6
Molly Tanzer: Ghosts ’n’ Shit / 56
2016 Hugo Awards Ballot • 2016 Sturgeon Award Finalists • 2016 Prometheus Awards Finalists • 1941 Retro Hugo Awards Ballot • Naam Wins PKD Award • Dell Awards Winners • Fischer and Schmatz Win Tiptree
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Christopher Barzak, John Scalzi, Kelly Link, Jerry Pournelle, Daryl Gregory, Ilona Andrews, and many others
Dragon Awards • 2015 BSFA Awards Winners • 2016 Ditmar Awards Winners • Aurealis Awards Winners • 2016 Seiun Awards Nominees • 2016 Aurora Awards Finalists • Authors Guild Lawsuit Ends • Galaktika Piracy • Awards News • Legal News • Announcements • Publishing News • World Conventions News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Peace in Our Time / 25 2016 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Awards / 26 Photo Story: Rainforest Writers Village Retreat / 27
Williamson Lectureship / 28 Norwescon 39 / 29 2016 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts / 30
Magazines Received: March / 34 Books Received: March / 35 British Books Received: February / 44 Bestsellers / 46
Justine Leiber Peggy Ranson Jill Calvert
Travel • Hugo Ballot • Locus Awards
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 12
Asimov’s 3/16; Lightspeed 2/16, 3/16; Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens, Eleanor Arnason.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Analog 4/16; Asimov’s 3/16; F&SF 3-4/16; Lightspeed 4/16; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/3/16, 3/17/16; Galaxy’s Edge 3/16.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Children of Earth and Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay; Kingfisher, Patricia A. McKillip; The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge; SHORT TAKE:Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990, Mike Ashley.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 16
The Vagrant, Peter Newman; Anna and the Swallow Man, Gavriel Saint; Emperor of the Eight Islands, Lian Hearn; Fathoms, Jack Cady.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 18
Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens, Eleanor Arnason; Visitor, C.J. Cherryh.
Reviews by John Langan / 19
Good Girls, Glen Hirshberg; Mongrels, Stephen Graham Jones.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 20
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven, Ellen Datlow, ed.; Best New Horror #26, Stephen Jones, ed.; The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: 2015 Edition, Paula Guran, ed.; Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Kathe Koja & Michael Kelly, eds.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 22
Borderline, Mishell Baker; All Fixed Up, Linda Grimes; A Study in Sable, Mercedes Lackey; Burning Midnight, Will McIntosh; The Keeper of the Mist, Rachel Neumeier; A Dragon’s Guide to Making Your Human Smarter, Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Karen Burnham, Liz Bourke & Colleen Mondor / 23
The Grimm Future, Erin Underwood, ed.; The Geek Feminist Revolution: Essays, Kameron Hurley; The Steep & Thorny Way, Cat Winters.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 17, 19


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog April 2016 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s March 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s March 2016 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies March 2016 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Mar/Apr 2016 (Rich Horton)
Galaxy’s Edge March 2016 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed February 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed March 2016 (Gardner Dozois)

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

Arnason, Eleanor • Hwarhath Stories: Twelve Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Gardner Dozois)
Arnason, Eleanor • Hwarhath Stories: Twelve Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Russell Letson)
Ashley, Mike • Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990 (Gary K. Wolfe)
Baker, Mishell • Borderline (Carolyn Cushman)
Cady, Jack • Fathoms (Faren Miller)
Cherryh, C. J. • Visitor (Russell Letson)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Grimes, Linda • All Fixed Up (Carolyn Cushman)
Guran, Paula, ed. • The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2015 Edition (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Hardinge, Frances • The Lie Tree (Gary K. Wolfe)
Hearn, Lian • Emperor of the Eight Islands (Faren Miller)
Hirshberg, Glen • Good Girls (John Langan)
Hurley, Kameron • The Geek Feminist Revolution (Liz Bourke)
Jones, Stephen Graham • Mongrels (John Langan)
Jones, Stephen, ed. • Best New Horror #26 (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Kay, Guy Gavriel • Children of Earth and Sky (Gary K. Wolfe)
Koja, Kathe, & Michael Kelly, eds. • Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Volume Two (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Lackey, Mercedes • A Study in Sable (Carolyn Cushman)
McIntosh, Will • Burning Midnight (Carolyn Cushman)
McKillip, Patricia A. • Kingfisher (Gary K. Wolfe)
Neumeier, Rachel • The Keeper of the Mist (Carolyn Cushman)
Newman, Peter • The Vagrant (Faren Miller)
Saint, Gavriel • Anna and the Swallow Man (Faren Miller)
Underwood, Erin, ed. • The Grimm Future (Karen Burnham)
Winters, Cat • The Steep & Thorny Way (Colleen Mondor)
Yep, Laurence, & Joanne Ryder • A Dragon’s Guide to Making Your Human Smarter (Carolyn Cushman)