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Table of Contents


June 2015 • Issue 653 • Vol. 74 • No. 6
48th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

James Morrow: Absolute Uncertainty / 6
Stephanie Feldman: Folklore & Imagination / 70
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Ann VanderMeer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Mercedes Lackey, Malcolm Edwards, Daryl Gregory, and many others
Mandel Wins Clarke • Stoker Awards Winners • Campbell and Sturgeon Awards Finalists
SFWA Election Results • Prometheus Awards News • Garton Saves Neighbor • World Conventions News • Conventions News • Publishing News • Announcements • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Photo Story: Octavia’s Brood Launch Party / 10 Commentary by Kameron Hurley: Money, Fame, Notoriety: What Are We Self-Publishing For? / 27 Spotlight on: Usman T. Malik, Author / 39 Photo Story: Rainforest Writers Village / 70 International Report from India / 74 International Report from China / 75
US Forthcoming Books / 28 British Forthcoming Books / 44
World Horror Convention / 40 Hal-Con 2015 / 42 SF in SF: Peter Straub & Michael Marshall Smith / 42
Magazines Received: April / 50 Books Received: April / 51 British Books Received: March / 62 Bestsellers / 64
Hugo Packet • Donate to Locus • This Issue/Next Issue
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 13
Asimov’s 4-5/15; Frost on Glass, Ian R. MacLeod; Collected Fiction, Hannu Rajaniemi; Romance on Four Worlds: A Casanova Quartet, Tom Purdom.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 15
Clarkesworld 3/15; Clarkesworld 4/15; Lightspeed 5/15; Asimov’s 4-5/15; Analog 6/15; The End Has Come, John Joseph Adams & Hugh Howey, eds.; Frost on Glass, Ian R. MacLeod.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
The Book of Phoenix, Nnedi Okorafor; The Philosopher Kings, Jo Walton; Frost on Glass, Ian R. Mac-Leod; Collected Fiction, Hannu Rajaniemi.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 19
Of Noble Family, Mary Robinette Kowal; The Clockwork Crown, Beth Cato; Uprooted, Naomi Novik; Bone Swans, C.S.E. Cooney.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 21
Superposition, David Walton; Uprooted, Naomi Novik; I Am Princess X, Cherie Priest; Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 22
The Silver Witch, Paula Brackston; Working for Bigfoot, Jim Butcher; The Shores of Spain, J. Kathleen Cheney; The Invisible Library, Genevieve Cogman; Letters to Zell, Camille Griep; Shadow Scale, Rachel Hartman; Tails, You Lose, Carol J. Perry; Castle Hangnail, Ursula Vernon; A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans, Laurence Yep & Joanne Ryder.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Colleen Mondor & Tom Whitmore / 23
Bone Gap, Laura Ruby; Magonia, Maria Dahvana Headley, Dragons at Crumbling Castle, Terry Pratchett.
Locus Looks at Art Books by Karen Haber / 25
The Art of Space: The History of Space Art, from the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era, Ron Miller, ed.; The Art of John Harris: Beyond the Horizon, John Harris; The Art of Ian Miller, Ian Miller; SHORT TAKES: Spectrum 21, John Fleskes, ed.; The Collectors’ Book of Virgil Finlay, Robert Weinbert, Douglas Ellis & Robert T. Garcia.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 23


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog June 2015 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s April/May 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s April/May 2015 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld March 2015 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld April 2015 (Rich Horton)

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

Adams, John Joseph, & Hugh Howey, eds. • The End Has Come (Rich Horton)
Brackston, Paula • The Silver Witch (Carolyn Cushman)
Butcher, Jim • Working for Bigfoot (Carolyn Cushman)
Cato, Beth • The Clockwork Crown (Faren Miller)
Cheney, J. Kathleen • The Shores of Spain (Carolyn Cushman)
Cogman, Genevieve • The Invisible Library (Carolyn Cushman)
Cooney, C. S. E. • Bone Swans (Faren Miller)
Fleskes, John, ed. • Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (Karen Haber)
Griep, Camille • Letters to Zell (Carolyn Cushman)
Harris, John • The Art of John Harris (Karen Haber)
Hartman, Rachel • Shadow Scale (Carolyn Cushman)
Headley, Maria Dahvana • Magonia (Colleen Mondor)
Kowal, Mary Robinette • Of Noble Family (Faren Miller)
MacLeod, Ian R. • Frost on Glass (Gardner Dozois)
MacLeod, Ian R. • Frost on Glass (Gary K. Wolfe)
MacLeod, Ian R. • Frost on Glass (Rich Horton)
Miller, Ian, & Tom Wyte • The Art of Ian Miller (Karen Haber)
Miller, Ron, ed. • The Art of Space: The History of Space Art, from the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era (Karen Haber)
Novik, Naomi • Uprooted (Adrienne Martini)
Novik, Naomi • Uprooted (Faren Miller)
Okorafor, Nnedi • The Book of Phoenix (Gary K. Wolfe)
Perry, Carol J. • Tails, You Lose (Carolyn Cushman)
Pratchett, Terry • Dragons at Crumbling Castle (Tom Whitmore)
Priest, Cherie • I Am Princess X (Adrienne Martini)
Purdom, Tom • Romance on Four Worlds: A Casanova Quartet (Gardner Dozois)
Rajaniemi, Hannu • Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction (Gardner Dozois)
Rajaniemi, Hannu • Hannu Rajaniemi: Collected Fiction (Gary K. Wolfe)
Robinson, Kim Stanley • Aurora (Adrienne Martini)
Ruby, Laura • Bone Gap (Colleen Mondor)
Vernon, Ursula • Castle Hangnail (Carolyn Cushman)
Walton, David • Superposition (Adrienne Martini)
Walton, Jo • The Philosopher Kings (Gary K. Wolfe)
Weinberg, Robert, & Douglas Ellis • The Collectors’ Book of Virgil Finlay (Karen Haber)
Yep, Laurence, & Joanne Ryder • A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans (Carolyn Cushman)