Issue 697 Table of Contents, February 2019

The February issue features an interview with Derek Künsken; our 2018 Year in Review with the 2018 Recommended Reading List and 2018 Book and Magazine summaries; a column by Kameron Hurley; the PKD Award Finalists; SFWA news; the Stoker Preliminary Ballot; photo stories on Christopher Rowe, Heinlein’s The Puppet Grand Master, and Rick Bowes‘ 75th birthday; obituaries for Fred Patten, Jane Langton, Larry Eisenberg, and Walter Dinjos; the Locus Poll and Survey; and reviews of short fiction and books by Marlon James, Katharine Duckett, S.L. Huang, Micah Yongo, and many others.



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Locus Magazine, Science Fiction Fantasy


February 2019 • Issue 697 • Vol. 82 • No. 2
51st Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Stephen H. Segal

Derek Künsken: Genesis of an Interstellar Heist Caper

PKD Award Finalists • SFWA News • Stoker Preliminary Ballot • Kenyon Poisoning Lawsuit

New Year’s Honours 2019 • Choose Your Own Lawsuit • Tolkien Exhibit at the Morgan • Audible Best of 2018 • 2018 Book Sales • Author Income Survey • B&N News • Webb Sentenced to Two Years • Publishing News • World Convention News • Parsec Winners Decline Award • Edgar Awards Finalists • New SF in Translation Prize • Awards News • Financial News •  International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about William Gibson, Jane Yolen, Robert Jordan, Garth Nix, Lisa Goldstein, Michael Chabon, and many others

Photo Story: Rowe Bikes for Diabetes Cure / 6 Photo Story: Puppet Grand Master / 7 Commentary: Kameron Hurley: Are You Overthinking It? / 25 Photo Story: Bowes 75th Birthday Party / 79

2018 Recommended Reading: Liza Groen Trombi (with Tim Pratt, Laurel Amberdine & Francesca Myman), Gary K. Wolfe, Adrienne Martini, Jonathan Strahan, Liz Bourke, Tim Pratt, Lila Garrott, Russell Letson, John Langan, Katharine Coldiron, Paul Kincaid, Ian Mond, Rich Horton, Carolyn Cushman, Paula Guran, Karen Burnham, Amy Goldschlager, Geoff Ryman, Graham Sleight, and Ellen Datlow / 26 2018 Recommended Reading List / 42 2018 Book Summary / 50 2018 Magazine Summary / 54

Magazines Received: December / 62 Books Received: December / 63 British Books Received: November / 72 Bestsellers / 74

Fred Patten Jane Langton Larry Eisenberg • Appreciation by Jason Sanford • Walter Dinjos

The Year in Review • Locus Poll & Survey • This Issue/Next Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Analog 1-2/19; Asimov’s 1-2/19; Amazing Winter ’18; Conjunctions:71: A Cabinet of Curiosity, Bradford Morrow, ed.; Longshot Island 2/18; Sword and Sonnet, Aidan Doyle, Rachael K. Jones & E. Catherine Tobler, eds.; Aurum, Russell B. Farr, ed.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 14
Strange Horizons 12/18; Fiyah Autumn ’18; Clarkesworld 12/18; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 12/6/18, 12/20/18, 1/3/19, 1/17/19; Deep Magic Fall ’18; Daily SF 11/28/18, 12/12/18, 12/14/18; 10/24/18, 11/14/18; Abyss & Apex 4th Quarter 2018.

Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 15
Uncanny 11-12/18; Shimmer 11/18; Nightmare 1/19; Apex 11/18, 12/18; The Dark 12/18.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Marlon James; A People’s Future of the United States, Victor LaValle & John Joseph Adams, eds.; The Very Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan, Caitlín R. Kiernan; More Walls Broken, Tim Powers.

Reviews by Liz Bourke / 18
Terminal Uprising, Jim C. Hines; Miranda in Milan, Katharine Duckett; Once & Future, Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy; A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy, Alex White.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 20
The Raven Tower, Ann Leckie; Ancestral Night, Elizabeth Bear.

Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 21
The Light Brigade, Kameron Hurley; Zero Sum Game, S.L. Huang; The Raven Tower, Ann Leckie; Swordheart, T. Kingfisher.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 22
Infinite Detail, Tim Maughan; The Migration, Helen Marshall; Mars, Asja Bakic; King of Joy, Richard Chiem.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Katharine Coldiron, Colleen Mondor, Tom Whitmore / 24
Lost Gods, Micah Yongo; The Wicked King, Holly Black; The Supernormal Sleuthing Service: The Sphinx’s Secret, Gwenda Bond & Christopher Rowe; Trial by Treason, Dave Duncan; The Widening Gyre, Michael R. Johnston.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 19, 20, 23

Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Abyss & Apex 4th Quarter 2018 (Karen Burnham)
Amazing Winter ’18 (Rich Horton)
Analog 1-2/19 (Rich Horton)
Apex 11/18 (Paula Guran)
Apex 12/18 (Paula Guran)
Asimov’s 1-2/19 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 12/6/18 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 12/20/18 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/3/19 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/17/19 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 12/18 (Karen Burnham)
Daily SF 11/28/18 (Karen Burnham)
Daily SF 12/12/18 (Karen Burnham)
Daily SF 12/14/18 (Karen Burnham)
The Dark 12/18 (Paula Guran)
Deep Magic Fall ’18 (Karen Burnham)
Fiyah Autumn ’18 (Karen Burnham)
Longshot Island 2/18 (Rich Horton)
Nightmare 1/19 (Paula Guran)
Shimmer 11/18 (Paula Guran)
Strange Horizons 12/18 (Karen Burnham) 10/24/18 (Karen Burnham) 11/14/18 (Karen Burnham)
Uncanny 11-12/18 (Paula Guran)

Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Bakic, Asja • Mars (Ian Mond)
Bear, Elizabeth • Ancestral Night (Russell Letson)
Black, Holly • The Wicked King (Colleen Mondor)
Bond, Gwenda, & Christopher Rowe • The Supernatural Sleuthing Service: The Sphinx’s Secret (Colleen Mondor)
Capetta, Amy Rose, & Cori McCarthy • Once & Future (Liz Bourke)
Chiem, Richard • King of Joy (Ian Mond)
Doyle, Aiden, & Rachael K. Jones, eds. • Sword and Sonnet (Rich Horton)
Duckett, Katharine • Miranda in Milan (Liz Bourke)
Duncan, Dave • Trial by Treason (Tom Whitmore)
Farr, Russell B., ed. • Aurum (Rich Horton)
Hines, Jim C. • Terminal Uprising (Liz Bourke)
Huang, S.L. • Zero Sum Game (Adrienne Martini)
Hurley, Kameron • The Light Brigade (Adrienne Martini)
James, Marlon • Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Gary K. Wolfe)
Johnston, Michael R. • The Widening Gyre (Tom Whitmore)
Kiernan, Caitlín R. • The Very Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan (Gary K. Wolfe)
Kingfisher, T. • Swordheart (Adrienne Martini)
Lavalle, Victor, & John Joseph Adams, eds. • A People’s Future of the United States (Gary K. Wolfe)
Leckie, Ann • The Raven Tower (Adrienne Martini)
Leckie, Ann • The Raven Tower (Russell Letson)
Marshall, Helen • The Migration (Ian Mond)
Maughan, Tim • Infinite Detail (Ian Mond)
Morrow, Bradford, ed. • Conjunctions 71: A Cabinet of Curiosity (Rich Horton)
Powers, Tim • More Walls Broken (Gary K. Wolfe)
White, Alex • A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy (Liz Bourke)
Yongo, Micah • Lost Gods (Katharine Coldiron)


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