Issue 700 Table of Contents, May 2019

The May 2019 issue of Locus has interviews with G. Willow Wilson and Ilana C. Myer. Grand Master Gene Wolfe (1931-2019) and Vonda N. McIntyre (1948-2019) are remembered with obituaries and appreciations. News includes the 2019 Hugo Awards ballot, 1944 Retro Hugos ballot, Audrey Shulman’s Philip K. Dick Award win, the new Tor horror imprint, Gabriela Damián Miravete’s Tiptree win, the closure of the Gemmell Awards, Saga’s move to Gallery, and more. Awards season news also covers BSFA, Spectrum, Kitschie, and Guggenheim winners, and finalists or shortlists for the Prometheus, Seiun, and Ditmar Awards, among others. Convention coverage with photos and reports includes the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Awards, and the 2019 Williamson Lectureship. The column by Cory Doctorow is entitled “Steering with the Windshield Wipers”. Other obituaries and appreciations remember Carol Emshwiller, W.H. Pugmire, and Frances Yerxa Hamling. Reviews cover new titles by Ted Chiang, Guy Gavriel Kay, Jo Walton, Sarah Tolmie, S.M. Stirling, Gareth L. Powell, Fran Wilde, Iona Datt Sharma, Greg Egan, Jack Skillingstead, Waubgeshig Rice, Bryan Camp, Karen Russell, Max Porter, Dave Hutchinson, Michelle Sagara, Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Anna-Marie McLemore, J.S. Breukelaar, Stephen R. Donaldson, Nisi Shawl (ed.), and many others.

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Locus Magazine, Science Fiction Fantasy


May 2019 • Issue 700 • Vol. 82 • No. 5
52nd Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Stephen H. Segal

G. Willow Wilson: Taking Flight / 12
Ilana C. Myer: Troubadour Magic / 28

Gene Wolfe (1931 – 2019) • Appreciation from Tom Doherty, Gary K. Wolfe, Nancy Kress, Michael Swanwick, Valya Dudyez Lupescu, John Clute, C.S.E. Cooney, and Tom Whitmore • 2019 Hugo Awards Ballot • 1944 Retro Hugos Ballot • Spectrum 26 Awards Winners • Schulman Wins PKD Award • 2018 BSFA Winners • Miravete Wins 2018 Tiptree Award • Apex Magazine on Hiatus • New Tor Horror Imprint • Gemmell Awards Closes

Guggenheim Fellowships • 2018 Kitschies Winners • Prometheus Award Finalists • Bradbury Statue Dedication • Saga Moves to Gallery • European Copyright News • World Conventions News • Patterson Gives • Chilean SF Society Founded • Collected Cady Continues • Announcements • Legal News • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Richard Powers, Philip Pullman, Isabel Allende, Sarah Monette, Octavia Butler, and many others

Photo Story: Parallel Lit / 9 Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Steering with the Windshield Wipers / 27 Rainforest Writers Village / 35 Photo Story: Galactic Philadelphia / 57

2019 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts / 30 2019 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Awards / 34 2019 Williamson Lectureship / 36

Magazines Received: March / 37 Books Received: March / 39 British Books Received: February / 48 Bestsellers / 50

Appreciation for Carol Emshwiller by Andy Duncan • Vonda N. McIntyre • Appreciations by Eileen Gunn, Paul Preuss, Tom Whitmore, and Leslie Howle • OTHER OBITUARIES: W.H. Pugmire • Appreciations by Laird Barron and Jeffrey Thomas • Frances Yerxa Hamling

700 Issues! • Too Many Obituaries • Locus Awards • This Issue/Next Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 14
F&SF 3-4/19; Galaxy’s Edge 3/19; Zyzzyva Winter ’18; Interzone 3-4/19; Mythic Journeys, Paula Guran, ed.; The Black God’s Drums, P. Djèlí Clark; Alice Payne Arrives, Kate Heartfield; Alice Payne Rides, Kate Heartfield; Aeota, Paul Di Filippo.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 15
Lightspeed 4/19; Clarkesworld 3/19; Strange Horizons 3/19; 2/19, 3/19; Beneath Ceaseless Skies #273, #274; Mithila Review #10; Diabolical Plots #47, #48; Mad Scientist Journal Winter 2019.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Exhalation, Ted Chiang; A Brightness Long Ago, Guy Gavriel Kay; Lent, Jo Walton; The Little Animals, Sarah Tolmie.

Reviews by Liz Bourke / 18
Theater of Spies, S.M. Stirling; Fleet of Knives, Gareth L. Powell; The Fire Opal Mechanism, Fran Wilde; Not for Use in Navigation, Iona Datt Sharma.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 20
Perihelion Summer
, Greg Egan; The Chaos Function, Jack Skillingstead.

Reviews by Katharine Coldiron / 21
Moon of the Crusted Snow, Waubgeshig Rice; Gather the Fortunes, Bryan Camp.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 22
Orange World and Other Stories, Karen Russell; Lanny, Max Porter; Nomads, Dave Hutchinson; Morpho, Philip Palmer; The Man Who Would Be Kling, Adam Roberts; Macsen Against the Jugger, Simon Morden.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 24
The Storm, David Drake; Death & Honey, Kevin Hearne, ed.; A Parliament of Bodies, Marshall Ryan Maresca; Echo North, Joanna Ruth Meyer; Cast in Oblivion, Michelle Sagara; Titanshade, Dan Stout; The Unspeakable Unknown, Eliot Sappingfield.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Colleen Mondor, Paula Guran, Tom Whitmore, Rich Horton / 26
The Things She’s Seen, Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina; Blanca & Roja, Anna-Marie McLemore; Collision, J.S. Breukelaar; The War Within, Stephen R. Donaldson; New Suns, Nisi Shawl, ed.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 26

Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #273 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #274 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 3/19 (Karen Burnham)
Diabolical Plots #47 (Karen Burnham)
Diabolical Plots #48 (Karen Burnham)
F&SF 3-4/19 (Rich Horton)
Galaxy’s Edge 3/19 (Rich Horton)
Interzone 3-4/19 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed 4/19 (Karen Burnham)
Mad Scientist Journal Winter 2019 (Karen Burnham)
Mithila Review #10 (Karen Burnham)
Strange Horizons 3/19 (Karen Burnham) 2/19 (Karen Burnham) 3/19 (Karen Burnham)
Zyzzyva Winter ’18 (Rich Horton)

Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Breukelaar, J.S. • Collision (Paula Guran)
Camp, Bryan • Gather the Fortunes (Katharine Coldiron)
Chiang, Ted • Exhalation (Gary K. Wolfe)
Clark, P. Djèlí • The Black God’s Drums (Rich Horton)
Di Filippo, Paul • Aeota (Rich Horton)
Donaldson, Stephen R. • The War Within (Tom Whitmore)
Drake, David • The Storm (Carolyn Cushman)
Egan, Greg • Perihelion Summer (Russell Letson)
Guran, Paula, ed. • Mythic Journeys (Rich Horton)
Hearne, Kevin, & Lila Bowen • Death & Honey (Carolyn Cushman)
Heartfield, Kate • Alice Payne Arrives (Rich Horton)
Heartfield, Kate • Alice Payne Rides (Rich Horton)
Hutchinson, Dave • Nomads (Ian Mond)
Kay, Guy Gavriel • A Brightness Long Ago (Gary K. Wolfe)
Kwaymullina, Ambelina, & Ezekial Kwaymullina • The Things She’s Seen (Colleen Mondor)
Maresca, Marshall Ryan • A Parliament of Bodies (Carolyn Cushman)
McLemore, Anna-Marie • Blanca & Roja (Colleen Mondor)
Meyer, Joanna Ruth • Echo North (Carolyn Cushman)
Morden, Simon • Macsen Against the Jugger (Ian Mond)
Palmer, Philip • Morpho (Ian Mond)
Porter, Max • Lanny (Ian Mond)
Powell, Gareth L. • Fleet of Knives (Liz Bourke)
Rice, Waubgeshig • Moon of the Crusted Snow (Katharine Coldiron)
Roberts, Adam • The Man Who Would Be Kling (Ian Mond)
Russell, Karen • Orange World and Other Stories (Ian Mond)
Sagara, Michelle • Cast in Oblivion (Carolyn Cushman)
Sappingfield, Eliot • The Unspeakable Unknown (Carolyn Cushman)
Sharma, Iona Datt • Not For Use in Navigation (Liz Bourke)
Shawl, Nisi, ed. • New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color (Rich Horton)
Skillingstead, Jack • The Chaos Function (Russell Letson)
Stirling, S.M. • Theater of Spies (Liz Bourke)
Stout, Dan • Titanshade (Carolyn Cushman)
Tolmie, Sarah • The Little Animals (Gary K. Wolfe)
Walton, Jo • Lent (Gary K. Wolfe)
Wilde, Fran • The Fire Opal Mechanism (Liz Bourke)

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