The December issue features interviews with Eric Flint and Thomas Olde Heuvelt, a column by Kameron Hurley, an obituary of Sheri S. Tepper, lots of photos from World Fantasy Convention, and reviews of short fiction and books by Jonathan Strahan, Erika Johansen, Ray Cluley, John Langan, Bob Proehl, Lois McMaster Bujold and many others.


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Table of Contents

 

December 2016 • Issue 671 • Vol. 77 • No. 6
49th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

INTERVIEWS
Eric Flint: Remaking History / 10
Thomas Olde Heuvelt: Color of Language / 26
MAIN STORIES / 5
2016 World Fantasy Awards • Sheri S. Tepper (1929 – 2016) • Appreciations for Sheri S. Tepper by Regan Eberhart and Gary K. Wolfe • Analog and Asimov’s Go Bimonthly • Stephen E. King Chair in Literature • Sendak Estate Wins (Mostly) • BEA News • EMP Museum Becomes MoPOP • Jolly Fish Sold
THE DATA FILE / 7
Wednesday Books • 2017 and 2018 Eurocons • Amazon News • B&N News • Awards News • World Conventions News • Publishing News • Announcements • Legal News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Kathleen Ann Goonan, Christopher Tolkien, Mike Resnick, Lois McMaster Bujold, William Gibson, and many others.
SPECIAL FEATURES
Photo Story: Viable Paradise 2016 / 7 Spotlight on: Brooks Peck, MoPOP Curator / 24 Commentary by Kameron Hurley: There Have Always Been Times Like These / 25 Literary Awards Are Not Competitions by Eric Flint / 68
FORTHCOMING BOOKS
US Forthcoming Books / 28 British Forthcoming Books / 38
LISTINGS
Magazines Received: October / 43 Books Received: October / 44 British Books Received: September / 54 Bestsellers / 56
CONVENTIONS
World Fantasy Convention / 62 ICon / 67
OTHER OBITUARIES / 74
Natalie Babbitt Norman F. Stanley Max Mallmann • DEATH NOTED: Tim LaHaye
EDITORIAL MATTERS / 75
World Fantasy • Around Town • This Issue/ Next Issue • Donations
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Short Fiction Reviews by Gardner Dozois / 12
Asimov’s 6/16, 7/16, 8/16; F&SF 7-8/16, 9-10/16; Clarkesworld 3/16, 4/16, 5/16, 6/16; Lightspeed 7/16, 8/16, 9/16.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Clarkesworld 10/16, 11/16; Lightspeed 11/16; Asimov’s 10-11/16; Tor.com 10/5/16, 10/25/16; Giganotosaurus 4/16, 8/16; Daily Science Fiction 8/5/16; Penric and the Shaman, Lois McMaster Bujold.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Bridging Infinity, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; The City of Woven Streets, Emmi Itäranta; Isra Isle, Nava Semel; The Lost Child of Lychford, Paul Cornell.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 16
The Fate of the Tearling, Erika Johansen; Crossroads of Canopy, Thoraiya Dyer.
Reviews by John Langan / 17
Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow, Ray Cluley; Suicide Stitch, Sarah L. Johnson; Eternal Frankenstein, Ross E. Lockhart, ed.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 18
The Fisherman, John Langan; Something in the Blood: The Untold Story Bram Stoker, The Man Who Wrote Dracula, David J. Skal; …Flying Saucers Are Real!, Jack Womack.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 20
A Hundred Thousand Worlds, Bob Proehl; After Atlas, Emma Newman; The Dispatcher, John Scalzi.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 21
Penric and the Shaman, Lois McMaster Bujold; A Shadow Bright and Burning, Jessica Cluess; Confluence, S.K. Dun­stall; The Cold Eye, Laura Anne Gilman; The Purloined Poodle, Kevin Hearne; Closer to the Chest, Mercedes Lackey; Goldenhand, Garth Nix; Vassa in the Night, Sarah Porter.
Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 22
The Dark 10/16, 11/16; Tor.com 10/11/16, 9/21/16; Uncanny 9-10/16; Black Static 9-10/16; Nightmare 9/16, 10/16; Shimmer 9/16; Apex Magazine 10/16 ; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 10/16; Strange Horizons 10/3/16.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Liz Bourke & Colleen Mondor / 23
The Rise of Io, Wesley Chu; Ghostly Echoes, William Ritter.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 20, 23

 


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Apex Magazine October 2016 (Paula Guran)
Asimov’s June 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s July 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s August 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s October/November 2016 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies October 2016 (Paula Guran)
Black Static September-October 2016 (Paula Guran)
Clarkesworld March 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld April 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld May 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld June 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld October 2016 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld November 2016 (Rich Horton)
Daily Science Fiction August 2016 (Rich Horton)
F&SF July/Aug 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF Sept/Oct 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
GigaNotoSaurus April 2016 (Rich Horton)
GigaNotoSaurus August 2016 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed July 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed August 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed September 2016 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed November 2016 (Rich Horton)
Nightmare Magazine September 2016 (Paula Guran)
Nightmare Magazine October 2016 (Paula Guran)
Shimmer September 2016 (Paula Guran)
Strange Horizons October 2016 (Paula Guran)
The Dark October 2016 (Paula Guran)
The Dark November 2016 (Paula Guran)
Tor.com September 2016 (Paula Guran)
Tor.com October 2016 (Paula Guran)
Tor.com October 2016 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny September/October 2016 (Paula Guran)

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

Bujold, Lois McMaster • Penric and the Shaman (Carolyn Cushman)
Bujold, Lois McMaster • Penric and the Shaman (Rich Horton)
Chu, Wesley • The Rise of Io (Liz Bourke)
Cluess, Jessica • A Shadow Bright and Burning (Carolyn Cushman)
Cluley, Ray • Within the Wind, Beneath the Snow (John Langan)
Cornell, Paul • The Lost Child of Lychford (Gary K. Wolfe)
Dunstall, S. K. • Confluence (Carolyn Cushman)
Dyer, Thoraiya • Crossroads of Canopy (Faren Miller)
Gilman, Laura Anne • The Cold Eye (Carolyn Cushman)
Hearne, Kevin • The Purloined Poodle (Carolyn Cushman)
Itäranta, Emmi • The City of Woven Streets (Gary K. Wolfe)
Itäranta, Emmi • The Weaver (Gary K. Wolfe)
Johansen, Erika • The Fate of the Tearling (Faren Miller)
Johnson, Sarah L. • Suicide Stitch (John Langan)
Lackey, Mercedes • Closer to the Chest (Carolyn Cushman)
Langan, John • The Fisherman (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Lockhart, Ross E., ed. • Eternal Frankenstein (John Langan)
Newman, Emma • After Atlas (Adrienne Martini)
Nix, Garth • Goldenhand (Carolyn Cushman)
Porter, Sarah • Vassa in the Night (Carolyn Cushman)
Proehl, Bob • A Hundred Thousand Worlds (Adrienne Martini)
Ritter, William • Ghostly Echoes (Colleen Mondor)
Semel, Nava • Isra Isle (Gary K. Wolfe)
Skal, David J. • Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, The Man Who Wrote Dracula (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Bridging Infinity (Gary K. Wolfe)
Womack, Jack • …Flying Saucers Are Real! (Stefan Dziemianowicz)