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Table of Contents


June 2015 • Issue 654 • Vol. 75 • No. 1
48th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Joanne Harris: Modern Myths / 6
Max Gladstone: Power & Destiny / 60
MAINSTORIES / 5, 10 & 11
2015 Nebula Awards Weekend • 2015 Locus Awards Winners • 2015 Locus Poll Results • North Wins Campbell; Doctorow Wins Sturgeon • Spectrum 22 Awards • Asimov’s Readers’ and Analog AnLab Awards • 2015 Science Fiction Hall of Fame Inductees
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Chris Riddell, Chaz Brenchley, John Scalzi, Charlaine Harris, Robert J. Sawyer, Neil Gaiman, and many others
Amazon News • Peggy Rae Sapienza Endowment • Gemmell Awards Shortlist • Aurora Awards Finalists • Sumburst Awards Nominees • 2015 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists • E-Books Up, Print Down in 2014 • World Conventions News • Awards News • Publishing News • Announcements • Bookstore News • Financial News • International Rights
Commentary by Cory Doctorow: Skynet Ascendant / 25
Wiscon 39 / 31 BayCon 2015 / 31
Magazines Received: May / 36 Books Received: May / 38 British Books Received: April / 48 Bestsellers / 50
Nebula Awards • This Issue/Next Issue
Tanith Lee • Appreciations by Betsy Wollheim, Shawna McCarthy, and Craig Laurence Gidney • Wolfegang Jeschke • Appreciation by Gregory Benford • Joël Champetier Chuck Miller • DEATH NOTED: Patrick Woodroffe
Gardnerspace: A Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 12
F&SF 5-6/15; Interzone 1-2/15; Interzone 3-4/15; The Best of Gregory Benford, Gregory Benford.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Asimov’s 6/15; F&SF 5-6/15; Lightspeed 6/15; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4/30/15; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/15/15; Clarkesworld 5/15; Bone Swans, C.S.E. Cooney.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson; The Flicker Men, Ted Kosmatka; Savages, K.J. Parker; Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand; Teaching the Dog to Read, Jonathan Carroll.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
Three Moments of an Explosion, China Miéville; Voices in the Night, Steven Millhauser; The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Natasha Pulley; Irona 700, Dave Duncan; Fortune’s Blight, Evie Manieri.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 18
The Darkside War, Zachary Brown; Slow Bullets, Alastair Reynolds; Corsair, James L. Cambias; Tales of Time and Space, Allen Steele.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 21
Vision in Silver, Anne Bishop; Ink and Bone, Rachel Caine; Hunter, Mercedes Lackey; A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J. Maas; Hunt for Valamon, DK Mok; The Waterborne Blade, Susan Murray; Jinn and Juice, Nicole Peeler; The Shattered Court, M.J. Scott; Kitty Saves the World, Carrie Vaughn.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Karen Burnham, Colleen Mondor, and Liz Bourke / 22
Dark Orbit, Carolyn Ives Gilman; Archivist Wasp, Nicola Kornher-Stace; Shadowshaper, Daniel José Older; The Glorious Angels, Justina Robson.
Locus Listens to Audiobooks by Amy Goldschlager / 24
Touch, Claire North; Shadow Scale, Rachel Hartman; A Blink of the Screen, Terry Pratchett; The Alex Crow, Andrew Smith; The Invisible Library, Genevieve Cogman; The Mechanical, Ian Tregillis; The Sin-Eater’s Daughter, Melinda Salisbury.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 17, 23


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov’s June 2015 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies April 2015 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies May 2015 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld May 2015 (Rich Horton)
F&SF May/June 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF May/June 2015 (Rich Horton)
Interzone January/February 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Interzone Mar-Apr 2015 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed June 2015 (Rich Horton)

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

Benford, Gregory • The Best of Gregory Benford (Gardner Dozois)
Bishop, Anne • Vision in Silver (Carolyn Cushman)
Brown, Zachary • The Darkside War (Russell Letson)
Caine, Rachel • Ink and Bone: The Great Library (Carolyn Cushman)
Cambias, James L. • Corsair (Russell Letson)
Carroll, Jonathan • Teaching the Dog to Read (Gary K. Wolfe)
Cooney, C. S. E. • Bone Swans (Rich Horton)
Duncan, Dave • Irona 700 (Faren Miller)
Gilman, Carolyn Ives • Dark Orbit (Karen Burnham)
Hand, Elizabeth • Wylding Hall (Gary K. Wolfe)
Kornher-Stace, Nicole • Archivist Wasp (Colleen Mondor)
Kosmatka, Ted • The Flicker Men (Gary K. Wolfe)
Lackey, Mercedes • Hunter (Carolyn Cushman)
Maas, Sarah J. • A Court of Thorns and Roses (Carolyn Cushman)
Manieri, Evie • Fortune’s Blight (Faren Miller)
Miéville, China • Three Moments of an Explosion (Faren Miller)
Miéville, China • Three Moments of an Explosion (Faren Miller)
Millhauser, Steven • Voices in the Night (Faren Miller)
Mok, DK • Hunt for Valamon (Carolyn Cushman)
Murray, Susan • The Waterborne Blade (Carolyn Cushman)
Older, Daniel José • Shadowshaper (Colleen Mondor)
Parker, K. J. • Savages (Gary K. Wolfe)
Peeler, Nicole • Jinn and Juice (Carolyn Cushman)
Pulley, Natasha • The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (Faren Miller)
Reynolds, Alastair • Slow Bullets (Russell Letson)
Robinson, Kim Stanley • Aurora (Gary K. Wolfe)
Robson, Justina • The Glorious Angels (Liz Bourke)
Scott, M. J. • The Shattered Court (Carolyn Cushman)
Steele, Allen • Tales of Time and Space (Russell Letson)
Vaughn, Carrie • Kitty Saves the World (Carolyn Cushman)