Issue 703 Table of Contents, August 2019

The August 2019 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with William Gibson and Lesley Nneka Arimah. Awards news includes the Campbell, Sturgeon, Clarke, Shirley Jackson, Chesley, and Prometheus awards winners. Other news includes an update on the Beagle legal battle, the retirement of DC’s Vertigo imprint, Amazon legal developments, the results of this year’s Locus Survey, and more. Kameron Hurley‘s column is entitled “Writing Through the News Cycle”. Convention reports cover the Locus Awards Weekend, Readercon 30, and Another Planet Science Fiction Convention in Beijing. Edward P. Berglund and Leonard Wolf are remembered with obituaries. Reviews cover new titles by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Saad Z. Hossain, Nina Allan, Kameron Hurley, Max Gladstone, David Walton, Suzanne Palmer, Katherine Howe, Sarah Maria Griffin, Pat Cummings, Julie Berry, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Sofia Rhei, Tara Campbell, Emily Tesh, Nathan Sumsion, Kate Hope Day, Patricia Briggs, Gail Carriger, Mercedes Lackey, Rajani LaRocca, Megan O’Keefe, JY Yang, Michael M. Levy & Farah Mendlesohn (eds.), Jeffrey Alan Love, and many more.

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Locus Magazine, Science Fiction Fantasy

August 2019 • Issue 703 • Vol. 83 • No. 2
52nd Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Francesca Myman

William Gibson: One Tough Zeitgeist / 10
Lesley Nneka Arimah: Dualities / 32

Miller Wins Campbell, Newitz Wins Sturgeon • Thompson Wins Clarke Award • Shirley Jackson Awards Winners • Granta Archives Go to British Library • Beagle Legal Update • 2019 Chesley Awards Winners

Heinlein News • Prometheus Awards Winners • Vertigo, Vertigoing, Vertigone • Interactive Tidhar • Amazon News • Announcements • Publishing News • Magazine News • World Conventions News • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Audio Rights • Publications Received

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Cressida Cowell, Carol Emshwiller, Jane Yolen, Jeff Noon, Ken Liu, and many others

Photo Story: Laffcon 4 / 7 Photo Story: Sycamore Hill / 9 Commentary: Kameron Hurley: Writing Through the News Cycle / 31 2019 Locus Survey Results / 58 Photo Story: Myman at the Museum / 64

Locus Awards Weekend / 6 Readercon 30 / 36

SF in Beijing / 38

Magazines Received: June / 40 Books Received: June / 41 British Books Received: May / 50 Bestsellers / 52

Edward P. Berglund Leonard Wolf

Anticipating Dublin • Locus Awards • Workshops • Shirts! • This Issue/Next Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Analog 7-8/19; Asimov’s 7-8/19; F&SF 5-6/19; Tin House Summer ’19; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet Summer ’19; The Cascadia Subduction Zone Vol 9 No 2.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 14
Clarkesworld 6/19; Fiyah Spring ’19; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 6/6/19, 6/20/19; Lightspeed 7/19; New York Times 5/27/19; 6/5/19; Big Echo 1/19; Terraform 5/13/19.

Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 17
The Dark 5/19, 6/19; Nightmare 6/19, 7/19; Apex 5/19; Black Static 5-6/19; Uncanny 5-6/19.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18
Gods of Jade and Shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia; The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday, Saad Z. Hossain; The Dollmaker, Nina Allan; Meet Me in the Future, Kameron Hurley.

Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 20
Empress of Forever, Max Gladstone; Three Laws Lethal, David Walton; Finder, Suzanne Palmer; The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs, Katherine Howe.

Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 21
Other Words for Smoke, Sarah Maria Griffin; Trace, Pat Cummings; Lovely War, Julie Berry.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 22
Gods of Jade and Shadow, Silvia Moreno-Garcia; Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories, Raphael Bob-Waksberg; Everything is Made of Letters, Sofia Rhei; Midnight at the Organporium, Tara Campbell.

Reviews by Katharine Coldiron / 24
Silver in the Wood, Emily Tesh; Necropolis PD, Nathan Sumsion; If, Then, Kate Hope Day.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
We Rule the Night, Claire Eliza Bartlett; Stormrise, Jillian Boehme; Storm Cursed, Patricia Briggs; Reticence, Gail Carriger; Eye Spy, Mercedes Lackey; Midsummer’s Mayhem, Rajani LaRocca; The Unkindest Tide, Seanan McGuire; Witch Hat Atelier 2, Kamome Shirahama.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Russell Letson, Liz Bourke, Paula Guran, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro / 26
Rule of Capture, Christopher Brown; Velocity Weapon, Megan O’Keefe; The Ascent to Godhood, JY Yang; This House of Wounds, Georgina Bruce; Aliens in Popular Culture, Michael M. Levy & Farah Mendlesohn, eds.

Art Book Reviews by Karen Haber / 28
The Electric State, Simon Stålenhag; The Thousand Demon Tree, Jeffrey Alan Love; Fantastic Worlds: The Art of William Stout, Ed Leimbacher; Don Punchatz: A Retrospective, Don Punchatz; SHORT TAKES:Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography/Beyond the Fantasy, Florent Gorges; James Caw­thorn: The Man and His Art, Maureen Cawthorn Bell; DC Comics Super Heroines: 100 Greatest Moments, Robert Greenberger; Infected by Art Volume 6, Tod Spoor & Bill Cox, eds.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 19, 23, 27

Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Analog 7-8/19 (Rich Horton)
Apex 5/19 (Paula Guran)
Asimov’s 7-8/19 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 6/6/19 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 6/20/19 (Karen Burnham)
Big Echo 1/19 (Karen Burnham)
Black Static 5-6/19 (Paula Guran)
The Cascadia Subduction Zone Vol 9 No 2. (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld 6/19 (Karen Burnham)
The Dark 5/19 (Paula Guran)
The Dark 6/19 (Paula Guran)
F&SF 5-6/19 (Rich Horton)
Fiyah Spring ’19 (Karen Burnham)
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet Summer ’19 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed 7/19 (Karen Burnham)
New York Times 5/27/19 (Karen Burnham)
Nightmare 6/19 (Paula Guran)
Nightmare 7/19 (Paula Guran)
Terraform 5/13/19 (Karen Burnham)
Tin House Summer ’19 (Rich Horton) 6/5/19 (Karen Burnham)
Uncanny 5-6/19 (Paula Guran)

Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Allan, Nina • The Dollmaker (Gary K. Wolfe)
Bartlett, Claire Eliza • We Rule the Night (Carolyn Cushman)
Bell, Maureen Cawthorn • James Cawthorn: The Man and His Art (Karen Haber)
Berry, Julie • Lovely War (Colleen Mondor)
Bob-Waksberg, Raphael • Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories (Ian Mond)
Boehme, Jillian • Stormrise (Carolyn Cushman)
Briggs, Patricia • Storm Cursed (Carolyn Cushman)
Brown, Christopher • Rule of Capture (Russell Letson)
Bruce, Georgina • The House of Wounds (Paula Guran)
Campbell, Tara • Midnight at the Organporium (Ian Mond)
Carriger, Gail • Reticence (Carolyn Cushman)
Cummings, Pat • Trace (Colleen Mondor)
Day, Kate Hope • If, Then (Katharine Coldiron)
Gladstone, Max • Empress of Forever (Adrienne Martini)
Gorges, Florent • Yoshitaka Amano: The Illustrated Biography/Beyond the Fantasy (Karen Haber)
Greenberger, Robert • DC Comics Super Heroines: 100 Greatest Moments (Karen Haber)
Hossain, Saad Z. • The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday (Gary K. Wolfe)
Howe, Katherine • The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs (Adrienne Martini)
Hurley, Kameron • Meet Me in the Future (Gary K. Wolfe)
Lackey, Mercedes • Eye Spy (Carolyn Cushman)
LaRocca, Rajani • Midsummer’s Mayhem (Carolyn Cushman)
Leimbacher, Ed • Fantastic Worlds: The Art of William Stout (Karen Haber)
Levy, Michael M., & Farah Mendlesohn, eds. • Aliens in Popular Culture: A Guide to Visitors from Outer Space (Alvaro Zinos-Amaro)
Love, Jeffrey Alan • The Thousand Demon Tree (Karen Haber)
Maria, Sarah • Other Words for Smoke (Colleen Mondor)
McGuire, Seanan • The Unkindest Tide (Carolyn Cushman)
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia • Gods of Jade and Shadow (Gary K. Wolfe)
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia • Gods of Jade and Shadow (Ian Mond)
O’Keefe, Megan E. • Velocity Weapon (Liz Bourke)
Palmer, Suzanne • Finder (Adrienne Martini)
Punchantz, Don • Don Punchatz: A Retrospective (Karen Haber)
Rhei, Sofia • Everything Is Made of Letters (Ian Mond)
Shirahama, Kamome • Witch Hat Atelier 2 (Carolyn Cushman)
Spoor, Todd, & Bill Cox, eds. • Infected by Art Volume 6 (Karen Haber)
Stålenhag, Simon • The Electric State (Karen Haber)
Sumsion, Nathan • Necropolis PD (Katharine Coldiron)
Tesh, Emily • Silver in the Wood (Katharine Coldiron)
Walton, David • Three Laws Lethal (Adrienne Martini)
Yang, JY • The Ascent to Godhood (Liz Bourke)

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