Issue 725 Table of Contents, June 2021

The June 2021 issue of Locus has interviews with Charles Yu and A.C. Wise and a spotlight on artist Reiko Murakami. The issue lists US and UK forthcoming books titles through March 2022. News covers the SFWA election winners, developments in the HMH acquisition, the Federal Writers’ Project, SFWA’s #DisneyMustPay joint task force, Ignyte finalists, Seiun nominees, the Aurora Awards ballot, Guggenheim Fellowship winners, the new Analog Award for Emerging Black Voices, and much more. The column by Kameron Hurley is entitled “Endings (And Beginnings)”. Obituaries remember Marvin Kaye, Dan Sakers, Jan Stirling, Jim Rittenhouse, and Anish Deb. Reviews cover new titles by Nghi Vo, Daryl Gregory, Octavia Cade, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Catherynne M. Valente, C.L. Polk, Shelley Parker-Chan, P. Djèlí Clark, Christopher Buehlman, T. Kingfisher, David Ebenbach, Carrie Vaughn, Kazuo Ishiguro, J. Robert Lennon, Teffi, Aleksey Remizov, Bethany C. Morrow, Caroline O’Donoghue, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Ben Okri, Stephen King, Tenea D. Johnson, Rena Rossner, A.C. Wise, J.S. Breukelaar, Thomas Connolly, and others.

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Locus Magazine, Science Fiction Fantasy

June 2021 • Issue 725 • Vol. 86 • No. 6
54th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Stephen H. Segal

Charles Yu: Adjacent Realities / 10
A.C. Wise: Dark Darlings / 28

SFWA Election Results • HMH No More • Federal Writers’ Project • #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force • Ignyte Awards Finalists • Seiun Awards Nominees • Aurora Awards Ballot

Guggenheim Fellowships • Edgar Awards Winners • French Editor Accused of Harassment • Analog Award for Emerging Black Voices • HBG Diversity Update • Deep Magic to Close • Publishers Plan Reopening • Publishing News • World Conventions News • Workshop News • Announcements • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Tobias S. Buckell, Louise Erdritch, Garth Nix, Alan Moore, Martha Wells, Frank Herbert, and many others

Commentary by Kameron Hurley: Endings (And Beginnings) / 27 Spotlight on Reiko Murakami / 47

US Forthcoming Books / 30 UK Forthcoming Books / 40

Magazines Received: April / 48 Books Received: April / 29 British Books Received: March / 56 Bestsellers / 58

Marvin Kaye Dan Sakers Jan Stirling Jim Rittenhouse Anish Deb


The Future • This Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 12
F&SF 5-6/21; Speculate, Dominique Hecq & Eugen Bacon; Not One of Us 1/21, 4/21; Bourbon Penn 3/21; Speculative Los Angeles, Denise Hamilton, ed.

Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 13
Uncanny 3-4/21; Apex #123; The Dark 3/21, 4/21; Nightmare 4/21; Black Static 78-79.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 14
Strange Horizons 3/29/21, 4/21; Clarkesworld 4/21; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/25/21, 4/8/21; 4/20/21; The Future Fire 1/21; Lightspeed 4/21; Escape Artists 3/2/21, 3/5/21.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
The Chosen and the Beautiful, Nghi Vo; The Album of Dr. Moreau, Daryl Gregory; The Impossible Resurrection of Grief, Octavia Cade; The Return of the Sorceress, Silvia Moreno-Garcia; The Past is Red, Catherynne M. Valente.

Reviews by Liz Bourke / 18
Soulstar, C.L. Polk; She Who Became the Sun, Shelley Parker-Chan; A Master of Djinn, P. Djèlí Clark.

Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 19
The Blacktongue Thief, Christopher Buehlman; Paladin’s Strength, T. Kingfisher; How to Mars, David Ebenbach; The Album of Dr. Moreau, Daryl Gregory; Questland, Carrie Vaughn.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 20
Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro; Subdivision, J. Robert Lennon; Other Worlds: Peasants, Pilgrims, Spirits, Saints, Teffi; The Little Devil and Other Stories, Aleksey Remizov.

Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 22
A Chorus Rises, Bethany C. Morrow; All Our Hidden Gifts, Caroline O’Donoghue.

Reviews by Maya C. James / 23
Son of the Storm, Suyi Davies Okungbowa; Prayer for the Living, Ben Okri.

Reviews by Gabino Iglesias / 24
Later, Stephen King; Broken Fevers, Tenea D. Johnson.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Katharine Coldiron, Paula Guran, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro / 25
The Light of the Midnight Stars, Rena Rossner; Wendy, Darling, A.C. Wise; The Bridge, J.S. Breukelaar; After Human: A Critical History of the Human in Science Fiction from Shelley to Le Guin, Thomas Connolly.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 21, 26

Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Apex #123 (Paula Guran)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/25/21 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4/8/21 (Karen Burnham)
Black Static 78-79 (Paula Guran)
Bourbon Penn 3/21 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld 4/21 (Karen Burnham)
The Dark 3/21 (Paula Guran)
The Dark 4/21 (Paula Guran)
Escape Artists 3/2/21 (Karen Burnham)
Escape Artists 3/5/21 (Karen Burnham)
F&SF 5-6/21 (Rich Horton)
The Future Fire 1/21 (Karen Burnham)
Lightspeed 4/21 (Karen Burnham)
Nightmare 4/21 (Paula Guran)
Not One of Us 1/21 (Rich Horton)
Not One of Us 4/21 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons 3/29/21 (Karen Burnham)
Strange Horizons 4/21 (Karen Burnham) 4/20/21 (Karen Burnham)
Uncanny 3-4/21 (Paula Guran)

Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Breukelaar, J.S. • The Bridge (Paula Guran)
Buehlman, Christopher • The Blacktongue Thief (Adrienne Martini)
Cade, Octavia • The Impossible Resurrection of Grief (Gary K. Wolfe)
Clark, P. Djèlí • A Master of Djinn (Liz Bourke)
Connolly, Thomas • After Human: A Critical History of the Human in Science Fiction from Shelley to Le Guin (Alvaro Zinos-Amaro)
Ebenbach, David • How to Mars (Adrienne Martini)
Gregory, Daryl • The Album of Dr. Moreau (Adrienne Martini)
Gregory, Daryl • The Album of Dr. Moreau (Gary K. Wolfe)
Hamilton, Denise, ed. • Speculative Los Angeles (Rich Horton)
Hecq, Dominique & Eugen Bacon • Speculate (Rich Horton)
Ishiguro, Kazuo • Klara and the Sun (Ian Mond)
Johnson, Tenea D. • Broken Fevers (Gabino Iglesias)
King, Stephen • Later (Gabino Iglesias)
Kingfisher, T. • Paladin’s Strength (Adrienne Martini)
Lennon, J. Robert • Subdivision (Ian Mond)
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia • The Return of the Sorceress (Gary K. Wolfe)
Morrow, Bethany C. • A Chorus Rises (Colleen Mondor)
O’Donoghue, Caroline • All Our Hidden Gifts (Colleen Mondor)
Okri, Ben • Prayer for the Living, (Maya C. James)
Okungbowa, Suyi Davies • Son of the Storm,(Maya C. James)
Parker-Chan, Shelley • She Who Became the Sun (Liz Bourke)
Polk, C.L. • Soulstar (Liz Bourke)
Remizov, Aleksey • The Little Devil and Other Stories (Ian Mond)
Rossner, Rena • The Light of the Midnight Stars (Katharine Coldiron)
Teffi • Other Worlds: Peasants, Pilgrims, Spirits, Saints (Ian Mond)
Valente, Catherynne M. • The Past is Red (Gary K. Wolfe)
Vaughn, Carrie • Questland (Adrienne Martini)
Vo, Nghi • The Chosen and the Beautiful (Gary K. Wolfe)
Wise, A.C. • Wendy, Darling, (Paula Guran)

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