Issue 738 Table of Contents, July 2022

The July 2022 issue of Locus has interviews with Daniel Abraham and Nadia Afifi. Main Stories include the 2022 Locus Awards winners, Atwood’s fireproof book auction, Aurealis Awards winners, Jo Fletcher’s departure from Jo Fletcher Books, UTA’s acquisition of Curtis Brown UK, and more. The SFWA Nebula Conference and WisCon 45 are covered with reports and photos. Additional coverage includes Balen’s Carnegie Medal win, SF author Glukhovsky on a Russian wanted list for anti-war statements, the data breach at SFWA, the Locus Poll 2022 writeup, and much more. Cory Doctorow’s column is entitled “The Swerve”. Bookseller Ken Kelly (1946-2022) is remembered with an obituary and appreciation. Reviews cover new titles by Kate Heartfield, Sunyi Dean, Kelly Robson, Naseem Jamnia, Akwaeke Emezi, Namina Forna, Alexandra Rowland, John Kessel, Zoje Stage, Liz Michalski, Ritch Calvin, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, W.P. Wiles, Missouri Williams, Brenda Lozano, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Jason Rekulak, Michael Landweber, Anna-Marie McLemore, Anna Carey, V.E. Schwab, Madeleine Roux, A.G. Slatter, Sam J. Miller, John Langan, Ryan Britt, and others.

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July 2022 • Issue 738 • Vol. 89 • No. 1
55th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and interview art and design by Stephen Segal

Daniel Abraham: The Aspects of Epic / 10
Nadia Afifi: Fractured Futures / 26

2022 Locus Awards Winners • Fireproof Atwood Auction • Aurealis Awards Winners • Fletcher to Leave Jo Fletcher Books • UTA Buys Curtis Brown UK • Ladies of Horror Fiction Nominees • Costa Book Awards End

Balen Wins Carnegie Medal • Glukhovsky On Russia’s Wanted List • SFWA Data Breach • Hunter Apologizes for Inappropriate Behaviour • Patterson Apologies for Racism Comments • Lackey Apologies for Panel Comment • Canadian SF News • Announcements • World Conventions News • Inaugural Utopia Awards Nominees • Scribe Award Nominees • Workshop News • HWA News • History of Fantasy Illustration Exhibit • Mythopoeic Awards Finalists • Prix Imaginales Winners • Amazon’s Best of the Year (So Far) • Legal News • Publishing News • Amazon News • Bookstore News • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Audio Rights

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Quentin Blake, Salman Rushdie & Marina Warner; Cadwell Turnbull; Peter S. Beagle; Samuel R. Delany; Nalo Hopkinson; and many others

Locus Poll Results / 5 Commentary by Cory Doctorow: The Swerve / 25

2022 SFWA Nebula Conference / 28 WisCon 45 / 31

Magazines Received: May / 38 Books Received: May / 39  Bestsellers / 50 New & Notable / 51

Ken Kelly • Appreciation by Bob Eggleton

We Are in Trouble

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 13
Omenana 4/22; Samovar 4/22; Analog 5-6/22; Clarkesworld 5/22; The Sunday Morning Transport 5/22; Future Tense 4/22.

Short Fiction Reviews by Charles Payseur / 14
Kaleidotrope 4/22; Zooscape 4/22; Escape Pod 4/22; Drabblecast 4/22; Samovar 4/22; Strange Horizons 4/18/22, 5/2/22, 5/9/22; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/5/22, 5/19/22; GigaNotoSaurus 5/22; Cast of Wonders 5/22; Flash Fiction Online 5/22; Anathema 5/22; Lightspeed 6/22; Fantasy 6/22; Disruption: New Short Fiction from Africa 9/21

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
The Embroidered Book, Kate Heartfield; The Book Eaters, Sunyi Dean; High Times in the Low Parliament, Kelly Robson; The Bruising of Qilwa, Naseem Jamnia.

Reviews by Maya C. James / 18
Bitter, Akwaeke Emezi; The Merciless Ones, Namina Forna; A Taste of Gold and Iron, Alexandra Rowland.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 19
The Dark Ride, John Kessel.

Reviews by Caren Gussoff Sumption / 20
The Girl Who Outgrew the World, Zoje Stage; Darling Girl, Liz Michalski; Queering SF: Readings, Ritch Calvin.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 21
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, Silvia Moreno-Garcia; The Last Blade Priest, W.P. Wiles; The Doloriad, Missouri Williams.

Reviews by Gabino Iglesias / 22
, Brenda Lozano; Echo, Thomas Olde Heuvelt; Hidden Pictures, Jason Rekulak; The Damage Done, Michael Landweber.

Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 23
, Anna-Marie McLemore; This Is Not the Real World, Anna Carey; Gallant, V.E. Schwab; The Book of Living Secrets, Madeleine Roux.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Paula Guran, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro / 24
The Path of Thorns, A. G. Slatter; Boys, Beasts & Men, Sam J. Miller; Corpsemouth and Other Autobiographies, John Langan; Phasers on Stun!: How the Making (and Remaking) of Star Trek Changed the World, Ryan Britt.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 19, 21, 23

Magazines reviews in this issue (indicating reviewer)—

Omenana 4/22 (Karen Burnham)
Samovar 4/22 (Karen Burnham)
Analog 5-6/22 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 5/22 (Karen Burnham)
The Sunday Morning Transport 5/22 (Karen Burnham)
Future Tense 4/22. (Karen Burnham)
Kaleidotrope 4/22 (Charles Payseur)
Zooscape 4/22 (Charles Payseur)
Escape Pod 4/22 (Charles Payseur)
Drabblecast 4/22 (Charles Payseur)
Samovar 4/22 (Charles Payseur)
Strange Horizons 4/18/22, 5/2/22, 5/9/22 (Charles Payseur)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/5/22, 5/19/22 (Charles Payseur)
GigaNotoSaurus 5/22 (Charles Payseur)
Cast of Wonders 5/22 (Charles Payseur)
Flash Fiction Online 5/22 (Charles Payseur)
Anathema 5/22 (Charles Payseur)
Lightspeed 6/22 (Charles Payseur)
Fantasy 6/22 (Charles Payseur)
Disruption: New Short Fiction from Africa 9/21 (Charles Payseur)

Books reviews in this issue (indicating reviewer)—

Britt, Ryan • Phasers on Stun!: How the Making (and Remaking) of Star Trek Changed the World (Alvaro Zinos-Amaro)
Calvin, Ritch • Queering SF: Readings (Caren Gussoff Sumption)
Carey, Anna • This Is Not the Real World (Colleen Mondor)
Dean, Sunyi • The Book Eaters (Gary K. Wolfe)
Emezi, Akwaeke • Bitter (Maya C. James)
Forna, Namina • The Merciless Ones (Maya C. James)
Heartfield, Kate • The Embroidered Book (Gary K. Wolfe)
Jamnia, Naseem • The Bruising of Qilwa (Gary K. Wolfe)
Kessel, John • The Dark Ride: The Best Short Fiction of John Kessel (Russell Letson)
Landweber, Michael • The Damage Done (Gabino Iglesias)
Langan, John • Corpsemouth and Other Autobiographies (Paula Guran)
Lozano, Brenda • Witches (Gabino Iglesias)
McLemore, Anna-Marie • Lakelore (Colleen Mondor)
Michalski, Liz • Darling Girl (Caren Gussoff Sumption)
Miller, Sam J. • Boys, Beasts, & Men (Paula Guran)
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia • The Daughter of Doctor Moreau (Ian Mond)
Olde Heuvelt, Thomas • Echo (Gabino Iglesias)
Rekulak, Jason • Hidden Pictures (Gabino Iglesias)
Robson, Kelly • High Times in the Low Parliament (Gary K. Wolfe)
Roux, Madeleine • The Book of Living Secrets (Colleen Mondor)
Rowland, Alexandra • A Taste of Gold and Iron (Maya C. James)
Schwab, V. E. • Gallant (Colleen Mondor)
Slatter, A. G. • The Path of Thorns (Paula Guran)
Stage, Zoje • The Girl Who Outgrew the World (Caren Gussoff Sumption)
Wiles, W. P. • The Last Blade Priest (Ian Mond)
Williams, Missouri • The Doloriad (Ian Mond)
Zadok, Rachel, & Karina M. Szczurek, eds. • Disruption: New Short Fiction from Africa (Charles Payseur)

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