Issue 696 Table of Contents, January 2019

The January issue features interviews with Charles Vess and Kathleen Jennings; Gaylactic Spectrum and Parsecs awards winners; Barnes and Noble and The New Yorker Best of the Year lists; a column by Cory Doctorow; photo stories on Nnedi Okorafor, Manchess Exhibition, and SF Writers in China; the Locus Holiday PartyLocus Looks at Art spotlights; an obituary for Thomas P. Dunn; and reviews of short fiction and books by Charlie N. HolmbergNana Kwame Adjei-BrenyahTasha SuriMaria Dahvana Headley and many others.




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Locus Magazine, Science Fiction Fantasy


January 2019 • Issue 696 • Vol. 82 • No. 1
51st Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Francesca Myman

Charles Vess: Narrative Impulse / 26
Kathleen Jennings: Raised by Wolves / 36

World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced • Klages Wins Gaylactic Spectrum Award • Apex Goes Digital Only • Tin House Magazine to Close • B&N Favorite SF&F Books of 2018 • 2018 Parsec Awards

New York Public Library Best Books of 2018 • The New Yorker Best Books of 2018 • Odyssey Workshop • Cymera Festival • World Book Night 2019 • World Convention News • Publishing News • Awards News • Book News • Agency News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Michael Bishop, Margaret Atwood, Gene Wolfe, Ann Chamberlin, Shelly Shapiro, Roald Dahl, and many others

Photo Story: Okorafor Named Person of the Year / 7 Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Disruption for Thee, But Not for Me / 23 Photo Story: Manchess Exhibition / 60 Photo Story: SF Writers in China / 61 Locus Holiday Party / 65

Charles Vess: Narrative Impulse / 26 Victo Ngai / 31 Omar Rayyan / 32 Greg Ruth / 33 Cynthia Sheppard / 34 Kathleen Jennings: Raised by Wolves / 36

Magazines Received: November / 40 Books Received: November / 41 British Books Received: October / 54 Bestsellers / 56

Thomas P. Dunn • Appreciation by Donald M. Hassler • DEATHS REPORTED : H.M. Hoover • Donald Gordon Payne • Joe Poyer

Locus Holiday Party • The Cat’s on the Roof • This Issue/Next Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 10
F&SF 11-12/18; Uncanny 11-12/18; Interzone 9-10/18; Galaxy’s Edge 11/18; Bourbon Penn 11/18; The Million, Karl Schroeder; People Change, Gwynne Garfinkle; Mother of Invention, Rivqa Rafael & Tansy Rayner Roberts, eds.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 11
Shimmer 11/18; Clarkesworld 11/18; Lightspeed 12/18; Strange Horizons 10/18; Samovar 9/18; Giganotosaurus 11/18; Big Echo 8/18; Liminal Stories 8/18; Red Sun #3.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 12
Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape, Gregory Benford; How to Fracture a Fairy Tale, Jane Yolen; Uncommon Miracles, Julie C. Day; Confessions of the Fox, Jordy Rosenberg.

Reviews by Liz Bourke / 14
Finders, Melissa Scott; Alliance Rising, C.J. Cherryh & Jane S. Fancher; Vigilance, Robert Jackson Bennett; The Haunting of Tram Car 015, P. Djèlí Clark.

Reviews by John Langan / 16
glass slipper dreams, shattered, Doungjai Gam; The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky, John Horner Jacobs; Cross Her Heart, Sarah Pinborough; Clark Ashton Smith: The Emperor of Dreams, written and directed by Darin Coelho Spring.

Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 19
Bluecrowne, Kate Milford; In an Absent Dream, Seanan McGuire; Inkmistress, Audrey Coulthurst; The Plastic Magician, Charlie N. Holmberg.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 20
I Am the River, T.E. Grau; Unholy Land, Lavie Tidhar; Friday Black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah; The Psychology of Time Travel, Kate Mascarenhas.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Russell Letson, Katharine Coldiron, Tim Pratt, Paul Di Filippo / 22
Alliance Rising, C.J. Cherryh & Jane S. Fancher; Empire of Sand, Tasha Suri; The People’s Republic of Everything, Nick Mamatas; The Hod King, Josiah Bancroft.

Audiobook Reviews by Amy Goldschlager / 24
Foundryside, Robert Jackson Bennett; The Mere Wife, Maria Dahvana Headley; Faerie Knitting, Alice & Lisa Hoffman; Elevation, Stephen King; Summerland, Hannu Rajaniemi; Rosewater, Tade Thompson; All Systems Red, Martha Wells; Artificial Condition, Martha Wells; Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 11, 15, 19, 23

Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Big Echo
8/18 (Karen Burnham)
Bourbon Penn 11/18 (Rich Horton)
11/18 (Karen Burnham)
F&SF 11-12/18 (Rich Horton)
Galaxy’s Edge 11/18 (Rich Horton)
Giganotosaurus 11/18 (Karen Burnham)
Interzone 9-10/18 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed 12/18 (Karen Burnham)
Liminal Stories 8/18 (Karen Burnham)
Red Sun #3 (Karen Burnham)
Samovar 9/18 (Karen Burnham)
Shimmer 11/18 (Karen Burnham)
Strange Horizons 10/18 (Karen Burnham)
Uncanny 11-12/18 (Rich Horton)

Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Adjei-Brenyah, Nana Kwame • Friday Black (Ian Mond)
Bancroft, Josiah • The Hod King (Paul Di Filippo)
Benford, Gregory • Rewrite: Loops in the Timescape (Gary K. Wolfe)
Bennett, Robert Jackson • Vigilance (Liz Bourke)
Cherryh, C. J., & Jane S. Fancher • Alliance Rising (Liz Bourke)
Cherryh, C. J., & Jane S. Fancher • Alliance Rising (Russell Letson)
Clark, P. Djéli • The Haunting of Tram Car 015 (Liz Bourke)
Coulthurst, Audrey • Inkmistress (Colleen Mondor)
Day, Julie C. • Uncommon Miracles (Gary K. Wolfe)
Gam, Doungjai • glass slipper dreams, shattered (John Langan)
Garfinkle, Gwynne • People Change (Rich Horton)
Grau, T. E. • I Am the River (Ian Mond)
Holmberg, Charlie N. • The Plastic Magician (Colleen Mondor)
Jacobs, John Hornor • The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky (John Langan)
Mamatas, Nick • The People’s Republic of Everything (Tim Pratt)
Mascarenhas, Kate • The Psychology of Time Travel (Ian Mond)
McGuire, Seanan • In an Absent Dream (Colleen Mondor)
Milford, Kate • Bluecrowne (Colleen Mondor)
Pinborough, Sarah • Cross Her Heart (John Langan)
Rafael, Rivqa, & Tansy Rayner Roberts, eds. • Mother of Invention (Rich Horton)
Rosenberg, Jordy • Confessions of the Fox (Gary K. Wolfe)
Schroeder, Karl • The Million (Rich Horton)
Scott, Melissa • Finders (Liz Bourke)
Suri, Tasha • Empire of Sand (Katharine Coldiron)
Tidhar, Lavie • Unholy Land (Ian Mond)
Yolen, Jane • How to Fracture a Fairy Tale (Gary K. Wolfe)


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