Issue 698 Table of Contents, March 2019

The March issue features interviews with Leigh Bardugo and S.A. Chakraborty; a column by Cory Doctorow; obituaries and appreciations for Betty Ballantine, Carol Emshwiller, and Carrie Richerson; the 2018 Nebula Awards Ballot, 2018 Stoker Awards Final Ballot, 2019 Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Longlists, the BSFA, Audie, and Spectrum 26 Awards Finalists; a photo story on Finch for the Stage; obituaries for Michaelene Pendleton and Cary Heater; US and British Forthcoming Books; and reviews of short fiction and books by Sarah Pinsker, G. Willow Wilson, Jim C. Hines, Michael Whelan, and many others.



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Locus Magazine, Science Fiction Fantasy

March 2019 • Issue 698 • Vol. 82 • No. 3
51st Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Francesca Myman

Leigh Bardugo: Radical Balance / 10
S.A. Chakraborty: Feels Like Magic / 28

Betty Ballantine (1919 – 2019) • Appreciations by Tom Doherty, Beth Meacham, Robert Silverberg, Todd McCaffrey, Michael Bishop, and Tom Whitmore • 2018 Nebula Awards Ballot • Kuang Wins Crawford • Alternate Heinlein Novel • 2018 Stoker Awards Final Ballot • 2019 Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Longlists

SFWA Candidates • Spiegel & Grau Closed • Booker Prize News • World Conventions News • Clarkesworld Translation Project • Collected Cady Continues • Tiptree Fellowships • Amazon News 2018 BSFA Awards Finalists • Spectrum 26 Awards Finalists • ALA Awards • Prometheus Hall of Fame Award Finalists • RUSA Selections • LITA SF Notable Lists • Audie Awards Finalists • Compton Crook Award Finalists • Analog AnLab Awards Finalists • Asimov’s Readers’ Awards Finalists • HWA Summer Scares • Awards News • Announcements • Financial News

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Kazuo Ishiguro, Vincent Di Fate, Nisi Shawl and Neil Clark, Michael Bishop, H.P. Lovecraft, and many others

Photo Story: Finch for the Stage / 9 Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Terra Nullius / 27

US Forthcoming Books / 30 British Forthcoming Books / 40

Magazines Received: January / 47 Books Received: January / 4 8 British Books Received: December / 58 Bestsellers / 60

Carol Emshwiller • Appreciations by John Kessel and Luis Ortiz • Carrie Richerson • Appreciation by A.T. Campbell, III • Michaelene Pendleton Cary Heater


Forthcoming • Betty Ballantine • Intern Spotlight • Locus Awards • This Issue/Next Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 12
Uncanny 1-2/19; F&SF 1-2/19; Interzone 1-2/19; Galaxy’s Edge 1/19; Granta Autumn ’18; Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea, Sarah Pinsker; Snow White Learns Witchcraft, Theodora Goss.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 13 1/14/19, 1/16/19; Clarkesworld 1/19; Strange Horizons 1/19, 2/19; Beneath Ceaseless Skies #270; Lightspeed 1/19, 2/19; See the Elephant #4; Future Science Fiction Digest #1.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
The City in the Middle of the Night, Charlie Jane Anders; The Bird King, G. Willow Wilson; The True Queen, Zen Cho; The Rosewater Insurrection, Tade Thompson; Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea, Sarah Pinsker.

Reviews by Liz Bourke / 16
Permafrost, Alastair Reynolds; Ninth Step Station, Malka Older, Curtis C. Chen, Jacqueline Koyanagi & Fran Wilde; The Women’s War, Jenna Glass; The Ruin of Kings, Jenn Lyons.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 18
Luna: Moon Rising, Ian McDonald; The Rosewater Insurrection, Tade Thompson; Famous Men Who Never Lived, K. Chess; Mouthful of Birds, Samanta Schweblin.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 20
A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine; Tiamat’s Wrath, James S.A. Corey.

Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 21
The Dark Days Deceit, Alison Goodman; Dragon Pearl, Yoon Ha Lee; Sawkill Girls, Claire Legrand; The Tesla Legacy, K.K. Pérez.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 22
Wild Country, Anne Bishop; Soulbinder, Sebastien de Castell; Terminal Uprising, Jim C. Hines; Circle of the Moon, Faith Hunter; That Ain’t Witchcraft, Seanan McGuire; Final Exam, Carol J. Perry; Marked, S. Andrew Swann.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Katharine Coldiron, Alec Nevala-Lee / 23
Smoke and Summons, Charlie N. Holmberg; Tides of the Titans, Thoraiya Dyer; What Should Be Wild, Julia Fine; The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein, Farah Mendlesohn.

Art Book Reviews by Karen Haber / 25
Tales from the Inner City, Shaun Tan; Cicada, Shaun Tan; The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition, Ursula K. Le Guin, illustrated by Charles Vess; The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger; Spectrum 25: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art, John Fleskes, ed.; A Middle-earth Traveler: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor, John Howe; SHORT TAKES: Beyond Science Fiction: The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan, Michael Whelan; “Here I Am”, Shaun Tan; The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey by Peter S. Beagle, Peter S. Beagle.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 21, 22

Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #270 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 1/19 (Karen Burnham)
F&SF 1-2/19 (Rich Horton)
Future Science Fiction Digest #1 (Karen Burnham)
Galaxy’s Edge 1/19 (Rich Horton)
Granta Autumn ’18 (Rich Horton)
Interzone 1-2/19 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed 1/19 (Karen Burnham)
Lightspeed 2/19 (Karen Burnham)
See the Elephant #4 (Karen Burnham)
Strange Horizons 1/19 (Karen Burnham)
Strange Horizons 2/19 (Karen Burnham) 1/14/19 (Karen Burnham) 1/16/19 (Karen Burnham)
Uncanny 1-2/19 (Rich Horton)

Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Able, Krent, & Julian Hanshaw, eds. • I Feel Machine (Karen Haber)
Anders, Charlie Jane • The City in the Middle of the Night (Gary K. Wolfe)
Beagle, Peter S. • The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey (Karen Haber)
Bishop, Anne • Wild Country (Carolyn Cushman)
Chess, K. • Famous Men Who Never Lived (Ian Mond)
Cho, Zen • The True Queen (Gary K. Wolfe)
Corey, James S. A. • Tiamat’s Wrath (Russell Letson)
de Castell, Sebastien • Soulbinder (Carolyn Cushman)
Dyer, Thoraiya • Tides of the Titans (Katharine Coldiron)
Fine, Julia • What Should Be Wild (Katharine Coldiron)
Fleskes, John • Spectrum 25: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art (Karen Haber)
Glass, Jenna • The Women’s War (Liz Bourke)
Goodman, Alison • The Dark Days Deceit (Colleen Mondor)
Goss, Theodora • Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems (Rich Horton)
Hines, Jim C. • Terminal Uprising (Carolyn Cushman)
Holmberg, Charlie N. • Smoke and Summons (Katharine Coldiron)
Howe, John • A Middle-earth Traveller: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor (Karen Haber)
Hunter, Faith • Circle of the Moon (Carolyn Cushman)
Le Guin, Ursula K., illustrated by Charles Vess • The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (Karen Haber)
Lee, Yoon Ha • Dragon Pearl (Colleen Mondor)
Legrand, Claire • Sawkill Girls (Colleen Mondor)
Lyons, Jenn • The Ruin of Kings (Liz Bourke)
Martine, Arkady • A Memory Called Empire (Russell Letson)
McDonald, Ian • Luna: Moon Rising (Ian Mond)
McGuire, Seanan • That Ain’t Witchcraft (Carolyn Cushman)
Mendlesohn, Farah • The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein (Alec Nevala-Lee)
Older, Malka, & Curtis C. Chen • Ninth Step Station (Liz Bourke)
Pérez, K. K. • The Tesla Legacy (Colleen Mondor)
Perry, Carol J. • Final Exam (Carolyn Cushman)
Pinsker, Sarah • Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea (Gary K. Wolfe)
Pinsker, Sarah • Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea (Rich Horton)
Reynolds, Alastair • Permafrost (Liz Bourke)
Rowling, J. K., illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger • The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Karen Haber)
Schweblin, Samanta • Mouthful of Birds (Ian Mond)
Swann, S. Andrew • Marked (Carolyn Cushman)
Tan, Shaun • Cicada (Karen Haber)
Tan, Shaun • Tales from the Inner City (Karen Haber)
Thompson, Tade • The Rosewater Insurrection (Gary K. Wolfe)
Thompson, Tade • The Rosewater Insurrection (Ian Mond)
Whelan, Michael • Beyond Science Fiction: The Alternative Realism of Michael Whelan (Karen Haber)
Wilson, G. Willow • The Bird King (Gary K. Wolfe)

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