Issue 695 Table of Contents, December 2018

Locus Science Fiction and Fantasy MagazineThe December issue features interviews with Kim Stanley Robinson and Becky Chambers; World Fantasy, National Book, and Prix Utopiales awards winners; Publishers WeeklyKirkus, and Amazon Best of the Year lists; a column by Kameron Hurley; a photo story on Forbidden Planet Halloween Signing; World Fantasy and SF in Brazil convention reports; US and British Forthcoming Books; obituaries for Dave Duncan, William Goldman, and Stan Lee; and reviews of short fiction and books by Shaun TanMolly TanzerDavid WeberTricia Sullivan, and many others.

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December 2018 • Issue 695 • Vol. 81 • No. 6
51st Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Stephen H. Segal

Kim Stanley Robinson: The Good Anthropocene / 10
Becky Chambers: To Be Spaceborn / 30

2018 World Fantasy Awards • Prometheus Sells Pyr • Gascoigne Leave Angry Robot • Moldow Retires, Touchstone Closes • National Book Awards Winners • Nebula Awards Rules Changes • Parneros vs B&N

Amazon News • 2018 Prix Utopiales Winners • Great American Read Results • Gilman Wins Endeavour • Orwell Prize for Political Fiction • Díaz Restored as Pulitzer Chair • HWA Summer Scares Reading Program • Reading and Fiction Sales Down • Publishers Weekly Best of the Year • Kirkus Best of the Year • Amazon’s Best of the Year • Publishing News • Bookstore News • Davidson Letters Sought • Awards News • World Conventions News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Tobias S. Buckell, Ann K. Schwader, Laurel K. Hamilton, George R.R. Martin & Melinda Snodgrass, and many others

Photo Story: Forbidden Planet Halloween Signing / 7 Commentary: Kameron Hurley: Genre Conventions and Conferences: What Makes Great Events / 29

World Fantasy Convention / 5 International: SF in Brazil / 68

US Forthcoming Books / 38 British Forthcoming Books / 48

Magazines Received: October / 54 Books Received: October / 55 British Books Received: September / 66 Bestsellers / 68

Dave Duncan William Goldman • Appreciation by Spider Robinson • Stan Lee • Appreciations for Pat Lupoff by Richard A. Lupoff, Gregory Benford, Peter S. Beagle, and Michael Kurland

Apocalypse Now • World Fantasy • This Issue/Next Issue • End of the Year Donations


Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 12
Asimov’s 11-12/18; Analog 11-12/18; Robots vs Fairies, Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe. eds.; The Book of Magic, Gardner Dozois, ed.; An Agent of Utopia, Andy Duncan.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 13
Clarkesworld 9/18; Lightspeed 11/18; Omenana #12 8/18; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 11/8/18, 11/22/18; Fireside 10/18; Apex 9/18, 10/18; Terraform 9/14/18, 9/23/18; e-flux 9/18; Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores 9/18.

Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 15
Shimmer 9/18; Black Static 9-10/18; Nightmare 11/18; The Dark 10/18, 11/18; Uncanny 9-10/18.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
How Long ’til Black Future Month?, N.K. Jemisin; In the Vanishers’ Palace, Aliette de Bodard; The Sacerdotal Owl and Three Other Long Tales, Michael Bishop; All the Fabulous Beasts, Priya Sharma; Tales from the Inner City, Shaun Tan.

Reviews by Liz Bourke / 18
Creatures of Want and Ruin, Molly Tanzer; The Deep and Shining Dark, Juliet Kemp; Through Fiery Trials, David Weber; The Mortal Word, Genevieve Cogman; The Way of the Shield, Marshall Ryan Maresca.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 20
The Labyrinth Index, Charles Stross; Shadow Captain, Alastair Reynolds.

Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 21
Confessions of the Fox, Jordy Rosenberg; Lies Sleeping, Ben Aaronovitch; The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi; Tell the Machine Goodnight, Katie Williams.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 22
Occupy Me, Tricia Sullivan; Severance, Ling Ma; The Third Hotel, Laura van den Berg; The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction, Ellen Datlow, ed.

Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 24
Dracul, Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker; The Things Incredible! The Secret Origins of Weird Tales, John Locke; Astound­ing: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction, Alec Nevala-Lee.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Paula Guran, Colleen Mondor, Tom Whitmore, Arley Sorg / 26
Knaves Over Queens, George R.R. Martin & Melinda M. Snodgrass, eds.; City of Ghosts, Victoria Schwab; A Room Away From the Wolves, Nova Ren Suma; Kingdom of Needle and Bone, Mira Grant; Temper, Nicky Drayden; Fright Into Flight, Amber Fallon, ed.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 28
Lies Sleeping, Ben Aaronovitch; Small Spaces, Katherine Arden; The Mortal Word, Genevieve Cogman; Search Image, Julie E. Czerneda; Breach, W.L. Goodwater; For a Muse of Fire, Heidi Heilig; The Bartered Brides, Mercedes Lackey; The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone, Jaclyn Moriarty; Let Sleeping Dragons Lie, Garth Nix & Sean Williams; Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds, Brandon Sanderson.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 19, 20, 27

Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Analog 11-12/18 (Rich Horton)
Apex 9/18 (Karen Burnham)
Apex 10/18 (Karen Burnham)
Asimov’s 11-12/18 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 11/8/18 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 11/22/18 (Karen Burnham)
Black Static 9-10/18 (Paula Guran)
Clarkesworld 9/18 (Karen Burnham)
Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores 9/18 (Karen Burnham)
The Dark 10/18 (Paula Guran)
The Dark 11/18 (Paula Guran)
e-flux 9/18 (Karen Burnham)
Fireside 10/18 (Karen Burnham)
Lightspeed 11/18 (Karen Burnham)
Nightmare 11/18 (Paula Guran)
Omenana #12 8/18 (Karen Burnham)
Shimmer 9/18 (Paula Guran)
Terraform 9/14/18 (Karen Burnham)
Terraform 9/23/18 (Karen Burnham)
Uncanny 9-10/18 (Paula Guran)

Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Aaronovitch, Ben • Lies Sleeping (Adrienne Martini)
Aaronovitch, Ben • Lies Sleeping (Carolyn Cushman)
Arden, Katherine • Small Spaces (Carolyn Cushman)
Bishop, Michael • The Sacerdotal Owl and Three Other Long Tales (Gary K. Wolfe)
Cogman, Genevieve • The Mortal Word (Carolyn Cushman)
Cogman, Genevieve • The Mortal Word (Liz Bourke)
Czerneda, Julie E. • Search Image (Carolyn Cushman)
Datlow, Ellen, ed. • The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction (Ian Mond)
de Bodard, Aliette • In the Vanishers’ Palace (Gary K. Wolfe)
Dozois, Gardner, ed. • The Book of Magic (Rich Horton)
Drayden, Nicky • Temper (Tom Whitmore)
Duncan, Andy • An Agent of Utopia (Rich Horton)
Fallon, Amber, ed. • Fright Into Flight (Arley Sorg)
Goodwater, W. L. • Breach (Carolyn Cushman)
Grant, Mira • Kingdom of Needle and Bone (Tom Whitmore)
Heilig, Heidi • For a Muse of Fire (Carolyn Cushman)
Jemisin, N. K. • How Long ’Til Black Future Month? (Gary K. Wolfe)
Kemp, Juliet • The Deep and Shining Dark (Liz Bourke)
Lackey, Mercedes • The Bartered Brides (Carolyn Cushman)
Locke, John • The Things Incredible! The Secret Origins of Weird Tales (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Ma, Ling • Severance (Ian Mond)
Maresca, Marshall Ryan • The Way of the Shield (Liz Bourke)
Martin, George R. R., & Melinda M. Snodgrass, eds. • Knaves Over Queens (Paula Guran)
Moriarty, Jaclyn • The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone (Carolyn Cushman)
Nevala-Lee, Alec • Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Nix, Garth, & Sean Williams • Let Sleeping Dragons Lie (Carolyn Cushman)
Parisien, Dominik, & Navah Wolfe, eds. • Robots vs. Fairies (Rich Horton)
Reynolds, Alastair • Shadow Captain (Russell Letson)
Rosenberg, Jordy • Confessions of the Fox (Adrienne Martini)
Sanderson, Brandon • Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds (Carolyn Cushman)
Scalzi, John • The Consuming Fire (Adrienne Martini)
Schwab, Victoria • City of Ghosts (Colleen Mondor)
Sharma, Priya • All the Fabulous Beasts (Gary K. Wolfe)
Stoker, Dacre, & J. D. Barker • Dracul (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Stross, Charles • The Labyrinth Index (Russell Letson)
Sullivan, Tricia • Occupy Me (Ian Mond)
Suma, Nova Ren • A Room Away from the Wolves (Colleen Mondor)
Tan, Shaun • Tales from the Inner City (Gary K. Wolfe)
Tanzer, Molly • Creatures of Want and Ruin (Liz Bourke)
van den Berg, Laura • The Third Hotel (Ian Mond)
Weber, David • Through Fiery Trials (Liz Bourke)
Williams, Katie • Tell the Machine Goodnight (Adrienne Martini)

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