Issue 686 Table of Contents, March 2018

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe March issue features interviews with James Gunn and Angela Slatter; appreciations for Ursula K. Le Guin; obituaries for Victor Milán and Dallas Mayr, AKA Jack Ketchum; a column by Cory Doctorow; a spotlight on Tricia Reeks; the 2017 Nebula Awards Ballot, Stoker Awards Final Ballot, and BSFA Shortlist; and reviews of short fiction and books by Kelly Robson, Corey J. White, Jack McDevitt, Kelly Barnhill, and many others.


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Table of Contents

March 2018 • Issue 686 • Vol. 80 • No. 3
50th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

INTERVIEWS
James Gunn & Gary K. Wolfe in Conversation: Transcendental Machines / 10 Angela Slatter: Between the Worlds / 22
MAIN STORIES / 5
2017 Nebula Awards Ballot • Machado Wins Crawford • 2017 Stoker Awards Final Ballot • 2018 ALA Awards • Aurealis Awards Finalists • 2017 BSFA Shortlist • 2018 Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Longlists • Harassment in Children’s Literature
THE DATA FILE / 7
2018 Hugo Awards Nomination Period Open • Prometheus Hall of Fame Award Finalists • 2018 Ditmar Preliminary Ballot • 2018 PEN America Finalists • Barnes & Noble News • Print Sales Up • PerVisions Closes • Amazon News • Workshop News • Patterson Funds Holiday Bonuses • Tacoma Honors Herbert • World Conventions News • Penthouse Files for Bankruptcy • 2018 Audie
Awards Finalist • 2018 LITA SF Notable Lists • Awards News • Financial News • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Gardner Dozois and Sheila Willliams, Stephen King, V.E. Schwab, Mike Resnick, Richard Kadrey, and many others
SPECIAL FEATURES
Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Let’s Get Better at Demanding Better from Tech / 21 Spotlight: Tricia Reeks of Meerkat Publishing / 67
URSULA K. LE GUIN (1929-2018) / 24
Appreciations by Eileen Gunn, Karen Joy Fowler, Robert Silverberg, Nancy Kress, Harlan Ellison®, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ginger Clark, Gregory Benford, Peter S. Beagle, John Kessel, George R.R. Martin, and Tom Whitmore
FORTHCOMING BOOKS
US Forthcoming Books / 32 British Forthcoming Books / 44
LISTINGS
Magazines Received: January / 50 Books Received: January / 51 British Books Received: December / 58 Bestsellers / 60
OBITUARIES / 72
Victor Milán • Appreciations by George R.R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass • Dallas Mayr, AKA Jack Ketchum
EDITORIAL MATTERS / 74
Ursula K. Le Guin • Toto • This Issue/Next Issue

LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Short Fiction Reviews by Gardner Dozois / 12
Asimov’s 1-2/18; Analog 1-2/18; F&SF 1-2/18; Clarkesworld 1/18; Lightspeed 1/18.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Tender, Sofia Samatar; Analog 1/18; Asimov’s 1-2/18; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/4/18; Uncanny1-2/18; Slate 1/17/18; New Haven Noir, Amy Bloom, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Pride and Promethus, John Kessel; Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, Kelly Robson; The Tea Master and the Detective, Aliette de Bodard; Mapping the Bones, Jane Yolen.
Reviews by Liz Bourke / 16
Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, Kelly Robson; The Tea Master and the Detective, Aliette de Bodard; Void Black Shadow, Corey J. White; Artificial Condition, Martha Wells; Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 18
The Long Sunset, Jack McDevitt; Emergence, C.J. Cherryh.
Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 19
Uncanny 1-2/18; Anthema: Spec from the Margins 12/17; Kaleidotrope Winter ’18; The Dark 1/18; Mythic Delirium 1-3/18.
Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 20
Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories, Kelly Barnhill; The Hollow Girl, Hillary Monahan.


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov’s 1-2/18 (Gardner Dozois)
Analog 1-2/18 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF 1-2/18 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld 1/18 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed 1/18 (Gardner Dozois)
Analog 1/18 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s 1-2/18 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/4/18 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny 1-2/18 (Rich Horton)
Slate 1/17/18 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny 1-2/18 (Paula Guran)
Anthema: Spec from the Margins 12/17 (Paula Guran)
Kaleidotrope Winter ’18 (Paula Guran)
The Dark 1/18 (Paula Guran)
Mythic Delirium 1-3/18 (Paula Guran)

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

Barnhill, Kelly • Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories (Colleen Mondor)
Bloom, Amy, ed. • New Haven Noir (Rich Horton)
Cherryh, C. J. • Emergence (Russell Letson)
de Bodard, Aliette • The Tea Master and the Detective (Gary K. Wolfe)
de Bodard, Aliette • The Tea Master and the Detective (Liz Bourke)
Kessel, John • Pride and Prometheus (Gary K. Wolfe)
McDevitt, Jack • The Long Sunset (Russell Letson)
Monahan, Hillary • The Hollow Girl (Colleen Mondor)
Robson, Kelly • Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach (Gary K. Wolfe)
Robson, Kelly • Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach (Liz Bourke)
Samatar, Sofia • Tender: Stories (Rich Horton)
Wells, Martha • Artificial Condition (Liz Bourke)
Wells, Martha • Rogue Protocol (Liz Bourke)
White, Corey J. • Void Black Shadow (Liz Bourke)
Yolen, Jane • Mapping the Bones (Gary K. Wolfe)

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