Issue 692 Table of Contents, September 2018

Locus science fiction and fantasy, Issue 692The September issue features interviews with Kelly Robson and Rebecca Roanhorse; obituaries for Michael Scott Rohan and Gerald M. Weinberg; a column by Cory Doctorow; the Hugo, Retro-Hugo, Mythopoeic, Chesley, and Sidewise awards winners; Worldcon & NASFiC Site Selection news; US and British Forthcoming Books; a spotlight on Jason Kirk of 47NorthGeorge R.R. Martin in Conversation with John Picacio; and reviews of short fiction and books by Sonya Taaffe, Dave Hutchinson, Deborah Harkness, Janeen Webb, and many others.

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September 2018 • Issue 692 • Vol. 81 • No. 3
51st Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Stephen H. Segal

Kelly Robson: Time-Travel Eco-Wars / 10
Rebecca Roanhorse: From Legend to Fantasy / 30

2018 Hugo Awards Winners • 1943 Retro-Hugo Award Winners • Worldcon 76 San Jose 2018 • 2018 Mythopoeic Award Winners • Chesley Award Winners • Millard Retires • Sidewise Awards Winners • Worldcon & NASFiC Site Selection • Frazetta News • Dragon Award Finalists

Abrams Acquires Overlook • SFWA Bulletin Goes Digital Only • Asia SF Association Established • Fan Awards at Worldcon 76 • Steinacker Wins James White Award • 2018 Scribe Award Winners • 2018 Sunburst Awards Shortlist • 2018 Washington SF Association Small Press Award Finalists • Tor Tests Windowing • Publishing News • World Conventions News • Audies Revamped • Awards 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 Mercedes Lackey, Elizabeth Hand, N.K. Jemisin, Salman Rushdie, Ken Liu, and many others

US Forthcoming Books / 32 British Forthcoming Books / 44

Sloan at Ars Technica / 7 Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Big Tech: We Can Do Better Than Constitutional Monarchies / 29 Spotlight: Jason Kirk, 47North / 50 2018 Summer Workshops / 72 SF in SF Presents George R.R. Martin in Conversation with John Picacio / 81

Magazines Received: July / 52 Books Received: July / 53 British Books Received: June / 64 Bestsellers / 66

Worldcon and Beyond • GRRM • This Issue/Next Issue

Michael Scott Rohan Gerald M. Weinberg • Appreciation for Harlan Ellison by Al Sarrantonio

Locus Looks at Books

Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 12
F&SF 7-8/18; Stonecoast Review Summer ’18; Fireside Quarterly 7/18; Pulp Literature Summer/18; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 7/18; Interzone 7-8/18; Galaxy’s Edge 7/18; Forget the Sleepless Shores, Sonya Taaffe.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 13
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 6/21/18, 7/5/18, 7/19/18; 8/2/18, 8/16/18, 8/20/18; 6/20/18, 7/11/18; Clarkesworld 7/18; Fireside 7/18;  Giganotosaurus 7/18; Strange Horizons 7/30/18.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature, Sheldon Teitelbaum & Emanuel Lottem, eds.; Terra Nullius, Claire G. Coleman; Rock Manning Goes for Broke, Charlie Jane Anders.

Reviews by Liz Bourke / 16
Redemption’s Blade, Adrian Tchaikovsky; Space Unicorn Blues, T.J. Berry; The Dreaming Stars, Tim Pratt; Daughters of Forgotten Light, Sean Grigsby.

Reviews by John Langan / 18
The Ones Who Are Waving, Glen Hirshberg; All the Fabulous Beasts, Priya Sharma; SHORT TAKE: At the Mercy of Beasts, Ed Kurtz.

Reviews by Paul Kincaid / 19
Europe at Dawn, Dave Hutchinson; An American Story, Christopher Priest.

Reviews by Lila Garrott / 21
In the Night Wood, Dale Bailey; Time’s Convert, Deborah Harkness.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 22
The Buried Ark, James Bradley; Theory of Bastards, Audrey Schulman; The Dragon’s Child, Janeen Webb; Condomnauts, Yoss.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
Competence, Gail Carriger; The Last Sun, K.D. Edwards; An Easy Death, Charlaine Harris; The Girl in the Green Silk Gown, Seanan McGuire; Blood Orbit, K.R. Richardson; A Guide for Murdered Children, Sarah Sparrow; The Chosen Ones, Scarlett Thomas.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Colleen Mondor, Russell Letson, and Katharine Coldiron / 26
The Astonishing Color of After, Emily X.R. Pan; Infinity’s End, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; The Rending and the Nest, Kaethe Schwehn; SHORT TAKE: Moon Brow, Shahriar Mandanipour.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 19, 21

Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 6/21/18 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/5/18 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/19/18 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 8/2/18 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 8/16/18 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 8/20/18 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 7/18 (Karen Burnham)
F&SF 7-8/18 (Rich Horton)
Fireside 7/18 (Karen Burnham)
Fireside Quarterly 7/18 (Rich Horton)
Galaxy’s Edge 7/18 (Rich Horton)
Giganotosaurus 7/18 (Karen Burnham)
Interzone 7-8/18 (Rich Horton)
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 7/18 (Rich Horton)
Pulp Literature Summer ’18 (Rich Horton)
Stonecoast Review Summer ’18 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons 7/30/18 (Karen Burnham) 6/20/18 (Karen Burnham) 7/11/18 (Karen Burnham)

Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Anders, Charlie Jane • Rock Manning Goes for Broke (Gary K. Wolfe)
Bailey, Dale • In the Night Wood (Lila Garrott)
Berry, T.J. • Space Unicorn Blues (Liz Bourke)
Bradley, James • The Buried Ark (Ian Mond)
Carriger, Gail • Competence (Carolyn Cushman)
Coleman, Claire G. • Terra Nullius (Gary K. Wolfe)
Edwards, K.D. • The Last Sun (Carolyn Cushman)
Grigsby, Sean • Daughters of Forgotten Light (Liz Bourke)
Harkness, Deborah • Time’s Convert (Lila Garrott)
Harris, Charlaine • An Easy Death (Carolyn Cushman)
Hirshberg, Glen • The Ones Who Are Waving (John Langan)
Hutchinson, Dave • Europe at Dawn (Paul Kincaid)
Kurtz, Ed • At the Mercy of Beasts (John Langan)
Mandanipour, Shahriar • Moon Brow (Katharine Coldiron)
McGuire, Seanan • The Girl in the Green Silk Gown (Carolyn Cushman)
Pan, Emily X.R. • The Astonishing Color of After (Colleen Mondor)
Pratt, Tim • The Dreaming Stars (Liz Bourke)
Priest, Christopher • An American Story (Paul Kincaid)
Richardson, K.R. • Blood Orbit (Carolyn Cushman)
Schulman, Audrey • Theory of Bastards (Ian Mond)
Schwehn, Kaethe • The Rending and the Nest (Katharine Coldiron)
Sharma, Priya • All the Fabulous Beasts (John Langan)
Sparrow, Sarah • A Guide for Murdered Children (Carolyn Cushman)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Infinity’s End (Russell Letson)
Taaffe, Sonya • Forget the Sleepless Shores (Rich Horton)
Tchaikovsky, Adrian • Redemption’s Blade (Liz Bourke)
Teitelbaum, Sheldon, & Emmanuel Lottem • Zion’s Fiction: A Treasury of Israeli Speculative Literature (Gary K. Wolfe)
Thomas, Scarlett • The Chosen Ones (Carolyn Cushman)
Webb, Janeen • The Dragon’s Child (Ian Mond)
Yoss • Condomnauts (Ian Mond)

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