Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyLocus Magazine • June 2014 • Issue 64 • Vol. 72 No. 6

The June issue features interviews with authors Joe Abercrombie and Eileen Gunn, lists of forthcoming books through March 2015, publishing and awards news, a new column by Kameron Hurley, and reviews of short fiction and books by Jonathan Strahan, C. Robert Cargill, Robert Reed, Larissa Brown, Rich Horton, and many others.

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June 2014 • Issue 641 • Vol. 72 • No. 6
47th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Joe Abercrombie: Fiction on the Edge / 6
Eileen Gunn: Other Lands / 8
2013 Nebula Awards Winners • Spectrum 21 Awards Winners • Leckie Wins Clarke • 2013 Stoker Awards Winners • Vinge Wins Special Prometheus Award • Asimov’s Readers’ & Analog AnLab Awards • Amazon vs. Hachette
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Nnedi Okorafor, Charles Gannon, Octavia E. Butler, Terry Pratchett, Lois Lowry, Richard K. Morgan, and many others
thE datA file / 13
HarperCollins Buys Harlequin • Daily Mail Pays Rowling • Hugo Voter Packet News • NEA Literature Grants • 2014 Campbell and Sturgeon Awards Finalists • Awards News • Publishing News • Legal News • Worldcons News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Kameron Hurley: Busting Down the Romantic Myth of Writing Fiction, and Mitigating Author Burnout / 27
14th Science Fiction Conference in India / 28 World Horror Convention, 2014 / 72
US Forthcoming Books / 30 British Forthcoming Books / 42
Magazines Received: April / 48 Books Received: April / 49 British Books Received: March / 60 Bestsellers / 62
ObituarieS / 70
Mary Stewart • Appreciation by Diana Gill • H.R. Giger • Appreciation by Jason V Brock • William H. Patterson, Jr.Al FeldsteinHilbert SchenkGeorge C. Willick
Nebula Awards Weekend • Visitors • Staff • This Issue/Next Issue
locus looks aT books
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 15
Interzone 3-4/14; Asimov’s 3/14; 1/29/14; 2/4/14; 2/12/14; 2/26/14; Space Opera, Rich Horton, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 17
Robot Uprising, Daniel H. Wilson & John Joseph Adams, eds.; Sleep Donation, Karen Russell; Interzone 3-4/14, Asimov’s 6/14; Analog 6/14; Strange Horizons 4/14; Lightspeed 5/14.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Eight, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; The Madonna and the Starship, James Morrow; Sergeant Chip and Other Novellas, Bradley Denton; Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 2, 1948-1988: The Man Who Learned Better, William H. Patterson, Jr.; The Heritage of Heinlein: A Critical Reading of the Fiction, Thomas D. Clareson & Joe Sanders.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 21
Queen of the Dark Things, C. Robert Cargill; The Quick, Lauren Owen; Valour and Vanity, Mary Robinette Kowal; Butcher’s Road, Lee Thomas.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
The Greatship, Robert Reed.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 25
Beautiful Wreck, Larissa Brown; Heirs of Grace, Tim Pratt; Koko Takes a Holiday, Kieran Shea; California Bones, Greg van Eekhout; Rogues, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 17, 19, 23, 25


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog June 2014 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s March 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s June 2014 (Rich Horton)
Interzone March/April 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Interzone March/April 2014 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed May 2014 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons April 2014 (Rich Horton) January 2014 (Gardner Dozois) February 2014 (Gardner Dozois)

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

Brown, Larissa • Beautiful Wreck (Adrienne Martini)
Cargill, C. Robert • Queen of the Dark Things (Faren Miller)
Clareson, Thomas D., & Joe Sanders • The Heritage of Heinlein: A Critical Reading of the Fiction (Gary K. Wolfe)
Denton, Bradley • Sergeant Chip and Other Novellas (Gary K. Wolfe)
Horton, Rich, ed. • Space Opera (Gardner Dozois)
Kowal, Mary Robinette • Valour and Vanity (Faren Miller)
Martin, George R. R., & Gardner Dozois, eds. • Rogues (Adrienne Martini)
Morrow, James • The Madonna and the Starship (Gary K. Wolfe)
Owen, Lauren • The Quick (Faren Miller)
Patterson, William H., Jr. • Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume II: The Man Who Learned Better (Gary K. Wolfe)
Pratt, Tim • Heirs of Grace (Adrienne Martini)
Reed, Robert • The Greatship (Russell Letson)
Russell, Karen • Sleep Donation (Rich Horton)
Shea, Kieran • Koko Takes a Holiday (Adrienne Martini)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eight (Gary K. Wolfe)
Thomas, Lee • Butcher’s Road (Faren Miller)
Van Eekhout, Greg • California Bones (Adrienne Martini)
Wilson, Daniel H., & John Joseph Adams, eds. • Robot Uprisings (Rich Horton)