Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe June issue features interviews with John Kessel and Cat Sparks, a column by Kameron Hurley, spotlights on Scott H. Andrews and Heather Shaw, lists of forthcoming books through March 2018, and reviews of short fiction and books by Daryl Gregory, Dave Duncan, C.J. Cherryh, Ellen Datlow, Cory Doctorow, and many others.

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Table of Contents


June 2017 • Issue 677 • Vol. 78 • No. 6
50th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

John Kessel: Over the Moon / 10
Cat Sparks: Strange Directions / 24
2017 Nebula Awards Winners • 2016 Bram Stoker Awards Winners • 2017 Clarke Award Shortlist • 2017 Spectrum Awards Winners • PKD Award Judges • 2017 Sturgeon Award Finalists • Asimov’s Readers’ and Analog AnLab Awards • 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees
Legal News • Martin Funds Odyssey Horror Scholarship • Patterson News • Tor Labs • Announcements • Publishing News • SFWA VP Steps Down • Hugo Ballot Changes • Bryant Tribute • Amazon News • 2017 Chesley Awards Nominees • 2017 Gemmell Awards Shortlist • Anathema Launch • World Conventions News • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about David Moles & Meredith Trauner Moles, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Ada Palmer, Robert J. Sawyer, Andy Weir, Robert Jordan, and many others
Photo Story: Asimov’s 40th Anniversary / 7 Commentary: Kameron Hurley: Story Isn’t Just ‘‘Stuff Happens’’ / 23 Spotlight: Scott H. Andrews, Beneath Ceaseless Skies / 27 Spotlight: Heather Shaw, Persistent Visions / 29 Photo Story: Stars in Our Pockets at Stanford / 77 Photo Story: Hexagon Retreat VI / 78
US Forthcoming Books / 30 British Forthcoming Books / 42
StokerCon 2017 / 48
Magazines Received: April / 50 Books Received: April / 51 British Books Received: March / 64 Bestsellers / 66
SF in Hong Kong / 72 SF in India / 73 Hal-Con 2017 / 75
Grania Davis • Marie Jakober • Appreciations from James Frenkel • Anne R. Dick • Roy Millenson
Nebula Awards Weekend • Locus Awards • This Issue/Next Issue
Short Fiction Reviews by Gardner Dozois / 12
F&SF 1-2/17, 3-4/17; 1/4/17, 1/18/17, 1/25/17, 2/8/17, 2/15/17.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Asimov’s 5-6/17; 3/17, 4/17; Lightspeed 5/17; Interzone 3-4/17; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4/13/17, 4/27/17; In Search of Lost Time, Karen Heuler; The Djinn Falls in Love, Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory; The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Theodora Goss; Amatka, Karin Tidbeck; The Asylum of Dr. Caligari, James Morrow; Mightier than the Sword, K.J. Parker.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 16
Portal of a Thousand Worlds, Dave Duncan; Smoke Paper Mirrors, Anna Tambour; Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory; The Possessions, Sara Flannery Murphy.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 17
Convergence, C.J. Cherryh; Infinity Engine, Neal Asher.
Reviews by John Langan / 18
Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales, Ellen Datlow, ed.; Behold the Void, Philip Fracassi.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 19
The Refrigerator Monologues, Catherynne M. Valente; Practical Applications for Multiverse Theory, Nick Scott & Noa Gavin; All Systems Red, Martha Wells; Arabella and the Battle of Venus, David D. Levine; We Are Legion (We Are Bob), Dennis E. Taylor.
Reviews by Liz Bourke / 20
Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Seanan McGuire; Off Rock, Kieran Shea; Raven Stratagem, Yoon Ha Lee.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Bruce Sterling, Colleen Mondor & Paul Kincaid / 21
Walkaway, Cory Doctorow; The Dark Days Pact, Alison Goodman; Red Snow, Ian R. MacLeod.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 17, 19


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov’s May/June 2017 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies April 2017 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Jan/Feb 2017 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF Mar/Apr 2017 (Gardner Dozois)
Interzone Mar-Apr 2017 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed May 2017 (Rich Horton) January 2017 (Gardner Dozois) February 2017 (Gardner Dozois) March 2017 (Rich Horton) April 2017 (Rich Horton)

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

Asher, Neal • Infinity Engine (Russell Letson)
Cherryh, C. J. • Convergence (Russell Letson)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology (John Langan)
Doctorow, Cory • Walkaway (Bruce Sterling)
Duncan, Dave • Portal of a Thousand Worlds (Faren Miller)
Fracassi, Philip • Behold the Void (John Langan)
Goodman, Alison • The Dark Days Pact (Colleen Mondor)
Goss, Theodora • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (Gary K. Wolfe)
Gregory, Daryl • Spoonbenders (Faren Miller)
Gregory, Daryl • Spoonbenders (Gary K. Wolfe)
Heuler, Karen • In Search of Lost Time (Rich Horton)
Lee, Yoon Ha • Raven Stratagem (Liz Bourke)
Levine, David D. • Arabella and the Battle of Venus (Adrienne Martini)
MacLeod, Ian R. • Red Snow (Paul Kincaid)
McGuire, Seanan • Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Liz Bourke)
Morrow, James • The Asylum of Dr. Caligari (Gary K. Wolfe)
Murad, Mahvesh, & Jared Shurin, eds. • The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories (Rich Horton)
Murphy, Sara Flannery • The Possessions (Faren Miller)
Parker, K. J. • Mightier than the Sword (Gary K. Wolfe)
Scott, Nick, & Noa Gavin, eds. • Practical Applications for Multiverse Theory (Adrienne Martini)
Shea, Kieran • Off Rock (Liz Bourke)
Tambour, Anna • Smoke Paper Mirrors (Faren Miller)
Taylor, Dennis E. • We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Adrienne Martini)
Tidbeck, Karin • Amatka (Gary K. Wolfe)
Valente, Catherynne M. • The Refrigerator Monologues (Adrienne Martini)
Wells, Martha • All Systems Red (Adrienne Martini)

These reviews, and all book reviews in Locus Magazine since 1984, and special to Locus Online since 2001, are indexed here by author.