Issue 684 Table of Contents, January 2018

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe January issue features interviews with John Crowley and JY Yang, a column by Cory Doctorow, a report on SF in Ukraine, photos from the Locus Holiday Party, Best of 2017 lists from Amazon, Audible, Goodreads, and PW, and reviews of short fiction and books by Henry Wessells, Victor LaValleMaggie StiefvaterMaggie Shen King, and many others.

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Table of Contents

January 2018 • Issue 684 • Vol. 80 • No. 1
50th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

John Crowley: As the Crow Flies / 10
JY Yang: Energy Systems / 28

2018 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced • Amazon’s Best of 2017 • PW’s Best Books 2017 • Audible Best of 2017 • 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards

Patterson’s Holiday Bonus • Skyhorse Fails to Unionize • Spectrum Open for Submissions • TASAT • World Conventions News • Amazon News • Awards News • Announcements • Publishing News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Kim Stanley Robinson, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Justin Cronin, Carrie Vaughn, and many others

Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Persuasion, Adaptation, and the Arms Race for Your Attention / 27 International Report: SF in Ukraine / 50 Locus Holiday Party / 57

Magazines Received: November / 30 Books Received: November / 31 British Books Received: October / 42 Bestsellers / 44

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Short Fiction Reviews by Gardner Dozois / 12
Sunvault, Phoebe Wagner & Brontë Christopher Wieland, eds.; Global Dystopias, Junot Díaz, ed.; Children of a Different Sky, Alma Alexander, ed.; Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy, Lucas K. Law & Derwin Mak, eds.; Mad Hatters and March Hares, Ellen Datlow, ed.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
F&SF 11-12/17; Asimov’s 11-12/17; Analog 11-12/17; Lightspeed 12/17; Clarkesworld 11/17; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 11/21/17; Uncanny 9-10/17; Not One of Us 10/17; Omni Winter ’17; Global Dystopias, Junot Díaz, ed.; Infinity Wars, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Acadie, Dave Hutchinson.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Robots vs. Fairies, Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, eds.; The Father of Lies, K.J. Parker; The Weight of Words, Dave McKean & William Schafer, eds.; A Conversation Larger than the Universe: Readings in Science Fiction and the Fantastic 1762-2017, Henry Wessells.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 17
Persepolis Rising, James S.A. Corey; Elysium Fire, Alastair Reynolds.
Reviews by John Langan / 18
Mapping the Interior, Stephen Graham Jones; Pretty Marys All in a Row, Gwendolyn Kiste; The Changeling, Victor LaValle; Naming the Bones, Laura Mauro; The Murders of Molly Southbourne, Tade Thompson.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 20
Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction, Grady Hendrix; Strange Weather, Joe Hill.
Reviews by Paula Guran / 21
Lightspeed 11/17, 12/17; Nightmare 12/17; 10/24/17; Clarkesworld 11/17; Uncanny 11-12/17; Shimmer #40; Kaleidotrope Autumn ’17; The Dark 11/17; Black Static 11-12/17.
Reviews by Liz Bourke / 22
Terminal Alliance, Jim C. Hines; Mandelbrot the Magnificent, Liz Ziemska; Paris Adrift, E.J. Swift; Vallista, Steven Brust.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 24
Ash and Quill, Rachel Caine; Jane, Unlimited, Kristin Cashore; The Lost Plot, Genevieve Cogman; Have Sword Will Travel, Garth Nix & Sean Williams; Tortall: A Spy’s Guide, Tamora Pierce, et al.; A Spoonful of Magic, Irene Radford; An Enchantment of Ravens, Margaret Rogerson; The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine, Mark Twain & Philip Stead.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Colleen Mondor and Katharine Coldiron / 25
Ghosts of Greenglass House, Kate Milford; All the Crooked Saints, Maggie Stiefvater; Daughters of the Air, Anca L. Szilágyi.
Audiobook Reviews by Amy Goldschlager / 26
Iraq + 100, Hassan Blassim; It Devours!: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel, Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor; That Inevitable Victorian Thing, E.K. Johnston; The Moon and the Other, John Kessel; An Excess Male, Maggie Shen King; The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, Philip Pullman; Artemis, Andy Weir.

Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog November/December 2017 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s November/December 2017 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies November 2017 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld November 2017 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Nov/Dec 2017 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed December 2017 (Rich Horton)
Not One of Us October 2017 (Rich Horton)
Omni Winter 2017 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny September/October 2017 (Rich Horton)

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

Alexander, Alma, ed. • Children of a Different Sky (Gardner Dozois)
Brust, Steven • Vallista (Liz Bourke)
Caine, Rachel • Ash and Quill (Carolyn Cushman)
Cashore, Kristin • Jane, Unlimited (Carolyn Cushman)
Cogman, Genevieve • The Lost Plot (Carolyn Cushman)
Corey, James S. A. • Persepolis Rising (Russell Letson)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • Mad Hatters and March Hares (Gardner Dozois)
Díaz, Junot, ed. • Global Dystopias (Gardner Dozois)
Díaz, Junot, ed. • Global Dystopias (Rich Horton)
Hendrix, Grady • Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Hill, Joe • Strange Weather: Four Short Novels (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Hines, Jim C. • Terminal Alliance (Liz Bourke)
Hutchinson, Dave • Acadie (Rich Horton)
Jones, Stephen Graham • Mapping the Interior (John Langan)
Kiste, Gwendolyn • Pretty Marys All in a Row (John Langan)
LaValle, Victor • The Changeling (John Langan)
Law, Lucas K., & Derwin Mak, eds. • Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy (Gardner Dozois)
Mauro, Laura • Naming the Bones (John Langan)
McKean, Dave, & William Schafer, eds. • The Weight of Words (Gary K. Wolfe)
Milford, Kate • Ghosts of Greenglass House (Colleen Mondor)
Nix, Garth, & Sean Williams • Have Sword, Will Travel (Carolyn Cushman)
Parisien, Dominik, & Navah Wolfe, eds. • Robots vs. Fairies (Gary K. Wolfe)
Parker, K. J. • The Father of Lies (Gary K. Wolfe)
Pierce, Tamora • Tortall: A Spy’s Guide (Carolyn Cushman)
Radford, Irene • A Spoonful of Magic (Carolyn Cushman)
Reynolds, Alastair • Elysium Fire (Russell Letson)
Rogerson, Margaret • An Enchantment of Ravens (Carolyn Cushman)
Stiefvater, Maggie • All the Crooked Saints (Colleen Mondor)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Infinity Wars (Rich Horton)
Swift, E. J. • Paris Adrift (Liz Bourke)
Szilágyi, Anca L. • Daughters of the Air (Katharine Coldiron)
Thompson, Tade • The Murders of Molly Southbourne (John Langan)
Twain, Mark, & Philip Stead • The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine (Carolyn Cushman)
Wagner, Phoebe, & Brontë Christopher Wieland, eds. • Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation (Gardner Dozois)
Wessells, Henry • A Conversation Larger than the Universe: Readings in Science Fiction and the Fantastic 1762–2017 (Gary K. Wolfe)
Ziemska, Liz • Mandelbrot the Magnificent (Liz Bourke)

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