Issue 685 Table of Contents, February 2018

The February issue features interviews with Carrie Vaughn; the annual Year in Review with essays by Gary K. Wolfe, Paul Kincaid, Geoff Ryman, Gardner Dozois, and many others; the Locus Recommended Reading List; the Locus Poll and Survey ballot; obituaries for Ursula K. Le Guin, Douglas Quinta Reis, and Raul Fiker; a column by Kameron Hurley; a report on SF in Ukraine; and reviews of short fiction and books by Carmen Maria Machado, Nadia Bulkin, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Gregory Manchess, and many others.


 

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Table of Contents

February 2018 • Issue 685 • Vol. 80 • No. 2
50th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Stephen H. Segal

INTERVIEW
Carrie Vaughn: Writing the Good Parts / 10
MAIN STORIES / 6
Ursula K. Le Guin 1929 – 2018 • 2018 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees • Tiptree Fellowship Winners • Stoker Preliminary Ballot
THE DATA FILE / 7
World Book Day YA Selections • Williamson SF Library Floods • King Manuscripts Damaged • The Great American Read • García Márquez Archive Online • WSFA Award Open • Amazon News • Edgar Awards Finalists • Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Nominees • Awards News • World Conventions News • Announcements • Harper on Vinyl • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Peter S. Beagle, Linda Addison, Stephen King, Greg Bear, Elizabeth Hand, Paolo Bacigalupi & Tobias S. Buckell, Nathan Ballingrud, and many others
SPECIAL FEATURES
Mad Hatters and March Hares Signing / 9 Commentary: Kameron Hurley: What I’ve Learned About Being a Writer / 25 Arisia 2018 / 58
2017: THE YEAR IN REVIEW
2017 Recommended Reading: Liza Groen Trombi (with Tim Pratt & Francesca Myman), Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan, Liz Bourke, Russell Letson, Adrienne Martini, John Langan, Carolyn Cushman, Tim Pratt, Colleen Mondor, Paul Kincaid, Graham Sleight, Ellen Datlow, Gardner Dozois, Rich Horton, Amy Goldschlager, Geoff Ryman, and Tom Whitmore / 26 2017 Recommended Reading List / 42 2017 Book Summary / 48 2017 Magazine Summary / 52
LISTINGS
Magazines Received: December / 59 Books Received: December / 60 British Books Received: November / 70 Bestsellers / 72
OBITUARIES / 81
Douglas Quinta Reis • Raul Fiker
EDITORIAL MATTERS / 82
The Year in Review • Lifetime Subscribers

LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Short Fiction Reviews by Gardner Dozois / 12
Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures, Ed Finn & Joey Eschrich, eds.;
Clarkesworld 6/17, 7/17, 8/17, 9/17, 10/17, 11/17, 12/17; Lightspeed 12/17; Asimov’s 11-12/17; Analog 11-12/17; F&SF 11-12/17.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
F&SF 1-2/18; Lightspeed 1/18; Clarkesworld 12/17; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 12/7/17, 12/21/17; Uncanny 11-12/17; Lackington’s Fall ’17; Rivet Journal Fall ’17; All Systems Red, Martha Wells; The Martian Job, Jaine Fenn.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories, Vandana Singh; Starlings, Jo Walton; Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado; No Time to Spare: Thinking about What Matters, Ursula K. Le Guin.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 16
Pride and Prometheus, John Kessel; Dark State, Charles Stross.
Reviews by John Langan / 17
She Said Destroy, Nadia Bulkin; Strange Weather, Joe Hill.
Reviews by Liz Bourke / 18
Ironclads, Adrian Tchaikovsky; Clockwork Boys, T. Kingfisher; The Armored Saint, Myke Cole; Creatures of Will and Temper, Molly Tanzer.
Adrienne Martini / 20
The Genius Plague, David Walton; The Gone World, Tom Sweterlitsch; Semiosis, Sue Burke.
Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 20
The Wingsnatchers, Sarah Jean Horwitz.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 21
Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories, Kelly Barnhill; Good Guys, Steven Brust; Deja New, MaryJanice Davidson; Outpost, W. Michael Gear; Tricks for Free, Seanan McGuire; Tempests and Slaughter, Tamora Pierce; Princess Holy Aura, Ryk E. Spoor.
Art Book Reviews by Karen Haber / 22
Above the Timberline, Gregory Manchess; Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki, Kevin Crossley-Holland, illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love; The Art of The Pulps, Douglas Ellis, Ed Hulse & Robert Weinberg, eds.; Spectrum 24: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, John Fleskes, ed.; Infected by Art, Volume 5, Todd Spoor & Bill Cox, eds. SHORT TAKES: Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic, Armand Baltazar; Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction, Grady Hendrix; Flora & Fauna, J.A.W. Cooper; Familiars, J.A.W. Cooper; Viscera, J.A.W. Cooper; The Fantastic Line Art of Arthur Rackham, Jeff A. Menges, ed.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 17, 19


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog 11-12/17 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s 11-12/17 (Gardner Dozois)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 12/7/17 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 12/21/17 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld 6/17 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld 7/17 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld 8/17 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld 9/17 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld 10/17 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld 11/17 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld 12/17 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld 12/17 (Rich Horton)
F&SF 11-12/17 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF 1-2/18 (Rich Horton)
Lackington’s Fall ’17 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed 12/17 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed 1/18 (Rich Horton)
Rivet Journal Fall ’17 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny 11-12/17 (Rich Horton)

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

Baltazar, Armand • Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic (Karen Haber)
Barnhill, Kelly • Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories (Carolyn Cushman)
Brust, Steven • Good Guys (Carolyn Cushman)
Burke, Sue • Semiosis (Adrienne Martini)
Cole, Myke • The Armored Saint (Liz Bourke)
Cooper, J.A.W. • Familiars (Karen Haber)
Cooper, J.A.W. • Flora & Fauna (Karen Haber)
Cooper, J.A.W. • Viscera (Karen Haber)
Crossley-Holland, Kevin • Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki (Karen Haber)
Davidson, MaryJanice • Deja New (Carolyn Cushman)
Ellis, Douglas, Ed Hulse & Robert Weinberg • The Art of The Pulps (Karen Haber)
Fenn, Jaine • The Martian Job (Rich Horton)
Finn, Ed & Joey Eschrich • Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities: A Collection of Space Futures (Gardner Dozois)
Fleskes, John • Spectrum 24: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (Karen Haber)
Gear, W. Michael • Outpost (Carolyn Cushman)
Hendrix, Grady • Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction (Karen Haber)
Horwitz, Sarah Jean • The Wingsnatchers (Colleen Mondor)
Kessel, John • Pride and Prometheus (Russell Letson)
Kingfisher, T. • Clockwork Boys (Liz Bourke)
Le Guin, Ursula K. • No Time to Spare: Thinking about What Matters (Gary K. Wolfe)
Manchess, Gregory • Above the Timberline (Karen Haber)
Maria Machado, Carmen • Her Body and Other Parties (Gary K. Wolfe)
McGuire, Seanan • Tricks for Free (Carolyn Cushman)
Menges, Jeff A. • The Fantastic Line Art of Arthur Rackham (Karen Haber)
Pierce, Tamora • Tempests and Slaughter (Carolyn Cushman )
Singh, Vandana • Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories (Gary K. Wolfe)
Spoor, Ryk E. • Princess Holy Aura (Carolyn Cushman)
Spoor, Todd & Bill Cox • Infected by Art, Volume 5 (Karen Haber)
Stross, Charles • Dark State (Russell Letson)
Sweterlitsch, Tom • The Gone World (Adrienne Martini)
Tanzer, Molly • Creatures of Will and Temper (Liz Bourke)
Tchaikovsky, Adrian • Ironclads (Liz Bourke)
Walton, David • The Genius Plague (Adrienne Martini)
Walton, Jo • Starlings (Gary K. Wolfe)
Wells, Martha • All Systems Red (Rich Horton)

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