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July 2016 • Issue 666 • Vol. 77 • No. 1
49th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Peter Straub: Interior Darkness / 10
Joe Hill: All in the Cult / 34
2016 Locus Awards Winners • Riddell Wins Greenaway • Atwood Wins PEN/Pinter Prize • Campbell Award Finalists • 2016 Chesley Awards • 2016 British Fantasy Award Nominees
2016 Locus Poll Results / 5 Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Peak Indifference / 27 Photo Story: 2016 Launch Pad Workshop / 63 Photo Story: King and Martin in Conversation / 66 Photo Story: Delany Hall of Fame Induction / 66
2016 SFWA Nebula Conference / 5 WisCon 40 / 57
2016 Mythopoeic Award Finalists • Retro Hugo Ballot Change • Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction • YA Endowment from HWA • Dunne Downsizes • Amazon News • Awards News • World Conventions News • Legal News • Bookstore News • Announcements • Financial News • Audiobooks Received • Catalogs Received
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about George R.R. Martin, Isabel Allende, Greg Egan, Cordwainer Smith, Kameron Hurley, Ken Liu, and many others
Magazines Received: May / 36 Books Received: May / 37 British Books Received: April / 50 Bestsellers / 52
Lois Duncan
Locus Awards Weekend • Volunteers • Onward Locus Poll • This Issue/ Next Issue
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Asimov’s 6/16; F&SF 5-6/16; Mothership Zeta #3; Clarkesworld 5/16; Uncanny #10; 4/27/16; The Jewel and Her Lapidary, Fran Wilde; Clockwork Phoenix 5, Mike Allen, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
The Race, Nina Allan; Drowned Worlds, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Claire North; The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction, Neil Gaiman.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
Smoke, Dan Vyleta; The Big Book of Science Fiction, Ann & Jeff Vandermeer, eds.; Dreams of Distant Shores, Patricia A. McKillip.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 18
The Nightmare Stacks, Charles Stross; War Factory, Neal Asher; Into Everywhere, Paul McAuley.
Reviews by John Langan / 20
The Fireman, Joe Hill; Paper Tigers, Damien Angelica Walters; Furnace, Livia Llewellyn; She Walks in Shadows, Silvia Moreno-Garcia & Paula R. Stiles, eds.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 23
The Fireman, Joe Hill; End of Watch, Stephen King.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Cecelia Holland, Liz Bourke & Colleen Mondor / 24
Children of Earth and Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay; Roses and Rot, Kat Howard; Spirit Animals, E.E. Richardson; The Transatlantic Conspiracy, G.D. Falksen; Lois Lane: Double Down, Gwenda Bond.
Audiobook Reviews by Amy Goldschlager / 26
The Family Arcana, Jedidiah Berry; City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett; Admiral, Sean Danker; Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm; The Everything Box, Richard Kadrey; The Glittering World, Robert Levy; Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire; Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel; Arcadia, Iain Pears; Snakewood, Adrian Selby.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 19, 25


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov’s June 2016 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld May 2016 (Rich Horton)
F&SF May/June 2016 (Rich Horton)
Mothership Zeta #3 2016 (Rich Horton) April 2016 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny May/June 2016 (Rich Horton)

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

Allan, Nina • The Race (Gary K. Wolfe)
Allen, Mike, ed. • Clockwork Phoenix 5 (Rich Horton)
Asher, Neal • War Factory (Russell Letson)
Bond, Gwenda • Lois Lane: Double Down (Colleen Mondor)
Falksen, G. D. • The Transatlantic Conspiracy (Colleen Mondor)
Gaiman, Neil • The View from the Cheap Seats (Gary K. Wolfe)
Hill, Joe • The Fireman (John Langan)
Hill, Joe • The Fireman (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Howard, Kat • Roses and Rot (Liz Bourke)
Kay, Guy Gavriel • Children of Earth and Sky (Cecilia Holland)
King, Stephen • End of Watch (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Llewellyn, Livia • Furnace (John Langan)
McAuley, Paul • Into Everywhere (Russell Letson)
McKillip, Patricia A. • Dreams of Distant Shores (Faren Miller)
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia, & Paula R. Stiles, eds. • She Walks in Shadows (John Langan)
North, Claire • The Sudden Appearance of Hope (Gary K. Wolfe)
Richardson, E. E. • Spirit Animals (Liz Bourke)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Drowned Worlds (Gary K. Wolfe)
Stross, Charles • The Nightmare Stacks (Russell Letson)
VanderMeer, Ann, & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. • The Big Book of Science Fiction (Faren Miller)
Vyleta, Dan • Smoke (Faren Miller)
Walters, Damien Angelica • Paper Tigers (John Langan)
Wilde, Fran • The Jewel and Her Lapidary (Rich Horton)