Issue 711 Table of Contents, April 2020

The April 2020 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Tamsyn Muir and Kate Heartfield. The issue includes COVID-19 SF event cancellations, the 2019 British Book Summary, and FOGcon coverage. Headline news includes the SFWA Awards recipients, the Stoker Awards final ballot, Simon & Schuster to be sold, Macmillan ends e-books embargo, and more, including the Audie Awards Winners, the return of the Carl Brandon Society awards, AO3 unavailable in China, the Carnegie and Greenaway Medal shortlists, and the Kitschies shortlist. The column by Kameron Hurley is entitled “The Tricky Finances of the Adjunct Writer”. Earl Kemp, Clive Cussler, Aly Parsons, Marco Aqueiva, Dan Chow, and Charles M. Collins are remembered with obituaries. Reviews cover new titles by Hao Jingfang, Simon Jimenez, James Bradley, Liz Williams, Nino Cipri, Michael Kelly (ed.), Sarah Read, Marko Kloos, Sue Burke, K.J. Parker, T. Kingfisher, Adam Levin, Lavie Tidhar, Ottessa Moshfegh, Luke Arnold, Tamara Berry, Patricia Briggs, MaryJanice Davidson, Caroline Stevermer, Dan Stout, Martha Wells, Alastair Reynolds, C.L. Polk, Phil Stamper, Jodie Lynn Zdrok, Amy Bonnaffons, Gail Carriger, Kerstin Hall, Tom Holt, James Patrick Kelly, Elizabeth Vail, and many others.

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Locus Magazine, Science Fiction Fantasy

April 2020 • Issue 711 • Vol. 84 • No. 4
53rd Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Tamsyn Muir: Blood Words / 10
Kate Heartfield: Timelines / 28

COVID-19 SF Event Cancellations • SFWA Awards Recipients • Stoker Awards Final Ballot • Philip K. Dick Award Judges

S&S to Be Sold • Macmillan Ends Embargo • Bookstore News • Magazine News • Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Shortlist • Kitschies Shortlist • Audie Awards Winners • Carl Brandon Society Awards Return • Awards News • Contest News • Publishing News • AO3 Unavailable in China • World Convention News • Financial News • International Rights • Audio Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about George R.R. Martin, Tom Stoppard, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, John Varley, Ellen Datlow, Tim Holman, Rebecca Roanhorse, and many others

Photo Story: Salem Library Honors Gardner Dozois / 7 Commentary: Kameron Hurley: The Tricky Finances of the Adjunct Writer / 26 Sponsored Excerpt: Repo Virtual by Corey J. White / 30 FOGcon / 34 Photo Story: Whitmore Donates Bibliography / 53 Photo Story: Rainforest Writers Village / 56

2019 British Book Summary / 32

Magazines Received: February / 35 Books Received: February / 36 British Books Received: January / 45 Bestsellers / 46


Earl Kemp Clive Cussler Aly Parsons Marco Aqueiva • DEATHS NOTED: Dan Chow Charles M. Collins

Strange Times • The Last Latest Convention • Locus Awards • The Latest Visitor • This Issue/Next Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Analog 3-4/20; Asimov’s 3-4/20; Pulp Literature Winter ’20; Uncanny 3-4/20; City of a Thousand Feelings, Anya Johanna DeNiro; The Menace from Farside, Ian McDonald.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 14
Clarkesworld 2/20; Lightspeed 2/20; Big Echo 1/20; 1/29, 2/5, 2/11, 2/19/20; Fiyah Winter ’20; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/30/20, 2/13/20; Strange Horizons 2/3/20, 2/10/20; That We May Live: Speculative Chinese Fiction, Sarah Coolidge, ed.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Vagabonds, Hao Jingfang; The Vanished Birds, Simon Jimenez; Ghost Species, James Bradley; Comet Weather, Liz Williams; Finna, Nino Cipri.

Reviews by Paula Guran / 18
Shadows & Tall Trees, Vol. 8, Michael Kelly, ed.; Out of Water, Sarah Read.

Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 19
Aftershocks: The Palladium Wars, Marko Kloos; Interference, Sue Burke; Prosper’s Demon, K.J. Parker; Paladin’s Grace, T. Kingfisher.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 20
Bubblegum, Adam Levin; By Force Alone, Lavie Tidhar; Ghost Species, James Bradley; Death in Her Hands, Ottessa Moshfegh.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 22
The Last Smile in Sunder City, Luke Arnold; Potions Are for Pushovers, Tamara Berry; Smoke Bitten, Patricia Briggs; Bears Behaving Badly, MaryJanice Davidson; The Glass Magician, Caroline Stevermer; Titan’s Day, Dan Stout; Network Effect, Martha Wells.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Russell Letson, Liz Bourke, Colleen Mondor / 23
Bone Silence, Alastair Reynolds; Stormsong, C.L. Polk; The Gravity of Us, Phil Stamper; Sensa­tional, Jodie Lynn Zdrok.

Audioook Reviews by Amy Goldschlager / 24
The Regrets, Amy Bonnaffons; Meat Cute, Gail Carriger; The Border Keeper, Kerstin Hall; An Orc on the Wild Side, Tom Holt; Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City, K.J. Parker; King of the Dogs, Queen of the Cats, James Patrick Kelly; Gods & Lies: Season 1, Elizabeth Vail.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 21, 22

Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—

Analog 3-4/20 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s 3-4/20 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/30/20 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 2/13/20 (Karen Burnham)
Big Echo 1/20 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 2/20 (Karen Burnham)
Fiyah Winter ’20 (Karen Burnham)
Lightspeed 2/20 (Karen Burnham)
Pulp Literature Winter ’20 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons 2/3/20 (Karen Burnham)
Strange Horizons 2/10/20 (Karen Burnham) 1/29/20 (Karen Burnham) 2/5/20 (Karen Burnham) 2/11/20 (Karen Burnham) 2/19/20 (Karen Burnham)
Uncanny 3-4/20 (Rich Horton)

Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—

Arnold, Luke • The Last Smile in Sunder City (Carolyn Cushman)
Berry, Tamara • Potions Are for Pushovers (Carolyn Cushman)
Bradley, James • Ghost Species (Gary K. Wolfe)
Bradley, James • Ghost Species (Ian Mond)
Briggs, Patricia • Smoke Bitten (Carolyn Cushman)
Burke, Sue • Interference (Adrienne Martini)
Cipri, Nino • Finna (Gary K. Wolfe)
Coolidge, Sarah, ed. • That We May Live: Speculative Chinese Fiction (Karen Burnham)
Davidson, MaryJanice • Bears Behaving Badly (Carolyn Cushman)
DeNiro, Anya Johanna • City of a Thousand Feelings (Rich Horton)
Jimenez, Simon • The Vanished Birds (Gary K. Wolfe)
Jingfang, Hao • Vagabonds (Gary K. Wolfe)
Kelly, Michael, ed. • Shadows & Tall Trees, Vol. 8 (Paula Guran)
Kingfisher, T. • Paladin’s Grace (Adrienne Martini)
Kloos, Marko • Aftershocks: The Palladium Wars (Adrienne Martini)
Levin, Adam • Bubblegum (Ian Mond)
McDonald, Ian • The Menace from Farside (Rich Horton)
Moshfegh, Ottessa • Death in Her Hands (Ian Mond)
Parker, K.J. • Prosper’s Demon (Adrienne Martini)
Polk, C.L. • Stormsong (Liz Bourke)
Read, Sarah • Out of Water (Paula Guran)
Reynolds, Alastair • Bone Silence (Russell Letson)
Stamper, Phil • The Gravity of Us (Colleen Mondor)
Stevermer, Caroline • The Glass Magician (Carolyn Cushman)
Stout, Dan • Titan’s Day (Carolyn Cushman)
Tidhar, Lavie • By Force Alone (Ian Mond)
Wells, Martha • Network Effect (Carolyn Cushman)
Williams, Liz • Comet Weather (Gary K. Wolfe)
Zdrok, Jodie Lynn • Sensational (Colleen Mondor)

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