In this issue:
The April issue features an interview with Kinuko Y. Craft and spotlights of artists Paul Lewin, Jeffrey Alan Love, and Rovina Cai, an obituary and appreciations for Susan Casper, a column by Kameron Hurley, a report on SF in Portugal, and reviews of short fiction and books by John Kessel, Brian Staveley, Robert Charles Wilson, Alex Wells, and many others.
Table of Contents:
April 2017 • Issue 675 • Vol. 78 • No. 4
50th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman
INTERVIEW & ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS
Kinuko Y. Craft: Light & Shadow / 10
Artist Spotlights: Paul Lewin, Jeffrey Alan Love, and Rovina Cai / 27
MAIN STORIES / 6
McLemore Wins 2016 Tiptree Award • Stoker Final Ballot • SF Hall of Fame Nominations Open • Susan Casper (1947-2017)
THE DATA FILE / 7
Asimov’s Readers’ Awards Finalists • Analog AnLab Awards Finalists • 2017 Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Shortlists • Spectrum 24 Awards Finalists • HWA Awards • HarperCollins Bicentennial • Adams Home for Sale • Amazon News • Publishing News • Legal News • Awards News • World Conventions News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Allen Steele, Samuel R. Delany, John Crowley, Peter S. Beagle, Ray Bradbury, Anne Bishop, and many others
Commentary: Kameron Hurley: How to Write a Book in a Month / 25 FOGcon / 26 2016 British Book Summary / 30 SF in Portugal by Luís Filipe Silva / 50
Magazines Received: February / 32 Books Received: February / 33 British Books Received: January / 44 Bestsellers / 46
OBITUARIES / 56
Appreciations for Susan Casper from Gardner Dozois, Jack Dann, and Michael Swanwick • Bernie Wrightson • Nancy Willard • Alan Aldridge
LOCUS LETTERS / 57
EDITORIAL MATTERS / 58
Australia • Locus Poll & Survey • Patreon • This Issue
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Short Fiction Reviews by Gardner Dozois / 12
Asimov’s 1-2/17; Clarkesworld 1/17; Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts, Susan Forest & Lucas K. Law, eds.; The Big Book of Science Fiction, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Asimov’s 3-4/17; Analog 3-4/17; Tor.com 2/17; Lightspeed 3/17; Clarkesworld 2/17; The Adventure of the Incognita Countess, Cynthia Ward; Cosmic Powers, John Joseph Adams, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
The Moon and the Other, John Kessel; Luna: Wolf Moon, Ian McDonald; The House of Binding Thorns, Aliette de Bodard; The End of the Day, Claire North; Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 16
Skullsworn, Brian Staveley; Winter Tide, Ruthanna Emrys; Gilded Cage, Vic James.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 17
Last Year, Robert Charles Wilson; Star’s End, Cassandra Rose Clarke; Horizon, Scott Westerfeld; The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi.
Reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz / 18
Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula, Bram Stoker & Valdimar Ásmundsson; Holidays from Hell, Reggie Oliver; Infernal Parade, Clive Barker.
Reviews by Liz Bourke / 20
Hunger Makes the Wolf, Alex Wells; Winter Tide, Ruthanna Emrys; The Fortress at the End of Time, Joe M. McDermott.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Colleen Mondor & Tom Whitmore / 21
A Drop of Night, Stefan Bachmann; A World Without You, Beth Revis; The Unintentional Time Traveler, Everett Maroon; The Skill of our Hands, Steven Brust & Skyler White; Wicked Wonders, Ellen Klages.
Audiobook Reviews by Amy Goldschlager / 23
The Careful Undressing of Love, Corey Ann Haydu; Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty; The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula K. Le Guin; Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, Seanan McGuire; Jerusalem, Alan Moore.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 17, 21
Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —
Analog March/April 2017 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s January/February 2017 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s March/April 2017 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld January 2017 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld February 2017 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed March 2017 (Rich Horton)
Tor.com February 2017 (Rich Horton)
Books reviewed in this issue, listed by author (indicating reviewer) —
Adams, John Joseph, ed. • Cosmic Powers (Rich Horton)
Bachman, Stefan • A Drop of Night (Colleen Mondor)
Barker, Clive • Infernal Parade (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Brust, Steven, & Skyler White • The Skill of Our Hands (Tom Whitmore)
Clarke, Cassandra Rose • Star’s End (Adrienne Martini)
de Bodard, Aliette • The House of Binding Thorns (Gary K. Wolfe)
Emrys, Ruthanna • Winter Tide (Faren Miller)
Emrys, Ruthanna • Winter Tide (Liz Bourke)
Forest, Susan, & Lucas K. Law, eds. • Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts (Gardner Dozois)
Gaiman, Neil • Norse Mythology (Gary K. Wolfe)
James, Vic • Gilded Cage (Faren Miller)
Kessel, John • The Moon and the Other (Gary K. Wolfe)
Klages, Ellen • Wicked Wonders (Tom Whitmore)
Maroon, Everett • The Unintentional Time Traveler (Colleen Mondor)
McDermott, Joe M. • The Fortress at the End of Time (Liz Bourke)
McDonald, Ian • Luna: Wolf Moon (Gary K. Wolfe)
North, Claire • The End of the Day (Gary K. Wolfe)
Oliver, Reggie • Holidays from Hell (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Revis, Beth • A World Without You (Colleen Mondor)
Scalzi, John • The Collapsing Empire (Adrienne Martini)
Staveley, Brian • Skullsworn (Faren Miller)
Stoker, Bram, & Valdimar Ásmundsson • Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
VanderMeer, Ann, & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. • The Big Book of Science Fiction (Gardner Dozois)
Ward, Cynthia • The Adventure of the Incognita Countess (Rich Horton)
Wells, Alex • Hunger Makes the Wolf (Liz Bourke)
Westerfeld, Scott • Horizon (Adrienne Martini)
Wilson, Robert Charles • Last Year (Adrienne Martini)