In this issue:
The July 2020 issue of Locus has interviews with Steven Erikson and Veronica Roth. The 2020 Locus Awards winners and 2019 Nebula Awards winners are announced. Additional awards news covers the Asimov’s Readers’ Awards and Analog Anlab Awards, Lambda, and Greenaway winners, the Sturgeon Memorial and Shirley Jackson nominees, and more. Also covered: full reports on the 2020 SFWA Nebula Conference, WisCon 44, SF in India, and Foundry, the Locus Poll 2020 writeup, damage to Uncle Hugo’s and Dreamhaven bookstores during the riots, the Rowling controversy, the SFWA Statement on Black Lives Matter, DC Drops Diamond, Internet Archive suspends lending, and much more. Cory Doctorow's column is entitled "Full Employment". Editorial includes a Black Lives Matter statement from Locus. Obituaries remember Marshall B. Tymn and Colin Manlove. Reviews cover new titles by Jonathan Strahan (ed.), Molly Tanzer, Cixin Liu, Tim Powers, Meg Elison, Kat Dunn, Alex White, Yoon Ha Lee, Tamsyn Muir, William Schafer (ed.), Josh Malerman, Gerard Houarner, Kay Chronister, Kathleen Jennings, Katherine Addison, Jeff VanderMeer, Daisy Johnson, Samanta Schweblin, Lydia Millet, Suzanne Collins, Rebecca Roanhorse, Bethany C. Morrow, Rin Chupeco, Dan Byrne-Smith (ed.), and others.
Table of Contents:
July 2020 • Issue 714 • Vol. 85 • No. 1
53rd Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman
Steven Erikson: Undercurrents / 10
Veronica Roth: Chosen One / 34
MAIN STORIES / 5
Nebula Awards Winners • 2020 Locus Awards Winners • Sturgeon Memorial Award Nominees • Uncle Hugo’s Burned, Dreamhaven Damaged • Asimov’s Readers’ Awards and Analog Anlab Awards
THE DATA FILE / 7
World Fantasy Goes Online • Lambda Awards Winners • Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees • Tan Wins Greenaway Medal • Rowling Controversy • SFWA to Offer Health Insurance Assistance • SFWA Statement on Black Lives Matter • DC Drops Diamond • Publishing Day of • Action Agency News Internet Archive Suspends Lending • Sunburst Awards Longlist • Eugie Award Finalists • Awards News • World Conventions News • More COVID Cancellations • Publishing News • Watership Down Rights Returned • Book News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Catalogs Received
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about George R.R. Martin, Mehdi Bel Abbes, Elizabeth Knox, Brom, Sarah Pinsker, L.J. Smith, and many others
Locus Poll Results / 6 Photo Story: Madle at 100 / 7 Photo Story: Fenners Take Over Spectrum / 9 Cory Doctorow: Full Employment / 27 Flights of Foundry: From Idea to Convention in Seven Weeks / 40
Nebula Conference / 5 WisCon / 41 SF in India: Webinar on Science Fiction in India / 42
Magazines Received: May / 43 Books Received: May / 44 British Books Received: April / 52 Bestsellers / 54
OBITUARIES / 65
Marshall B. Tymn • Colin Manlove
EDITORIAL MATTERS / 66
Conventions • This Issue/Next Issue • Black Lives Matter
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 12
F&SF 7-8/20; Analog 5-6/20; Asimov’s 5-6/20; Uncanny 5-6/20; Anthems Outside Time and Other Strange Voices, Kenneth Schneyer.
Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 13
Strange Horizons 4/6/20, 4/13/20, 5/11/20, 5/19/20; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4/23/20, 5/7/20, 5/21/20, 6/4/20; Lightspeed 5/20, 6/20; Clarkesworld 5/20; Tor.com 4/29/20, 5/13/20, 5/20/20.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
The Book of Dragons, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Creatures of Charm and Hunger, Molly Tanzer; Of Ants and Dinosaurs, Cixin Liu; The Properties of Rooftop Air, Tim Powers; Big Girl, Meg Elison.
Reviews by Liz Bourke / 16
Dangerous Remedy, Kat Dunn; The Worst of All Possible Worlds, Alex White; Phoenix Extravagant, Yoon Ha Lee; Harrow the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir.
Reviews by Paula Guran / 18
Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 3, William Schafer, ed.; Malorie, Josh Malerman; Sleepers, Gerard Houarner; Thin Places, Kay Chronister.
Reviews by Katharine Coldiron / 19
Flyaway, Kathleen Jennings; The Angel of the Crows, Katherine Addison.
Reviews by Ian Mond / 20
A Peculiar Peril, Jeff VanderMeer; Sisters, Daisy Johnson; Little Eyes, Samanta Schweblin; A Children’s Bible, Lydia Millet.
Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 22
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Suzanne Collins; Race to the Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse; A Song Below Water, Bethany C. Morrow; Wicked As You Wish, Rin Chupeco.
Reviews by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro / 25
Science Fiction: Documents of Contemporary Art, Dan Byrne-Smith, ed.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 18, 21
Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
F&SF 7-8/20 (Rich Horton)
Analog 5-6/20 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s 5-6/20 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny 5-6/20 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons 4/6/20, 4/13/20, 5/11/20, 5/19/20 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4/23/20, 5/7/20, 5/21/20, 6/4/20 (Karen Burnham)
Lightspeed 5/20, 6/20 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 5/20 (Karen Burnham)
Tor.com 4/29/20, 5/13/20, 5/20/20 (Karen Burnham)
Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Addison, Katherine • The Angel of the Crows (Katharine Coldiron)
Byrne-Smith, Dan, ed. • Science Fiction (Alvaro Zinos-Amaro)
Chronister, Kay • Thin Places (Paula Guran)
Chupeco, Rin • Wicked As You Wish (Colleen Mondor)
Collins, Suzanne • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Colleen Mondor)
Dunn, Kat • Dangerous Remedy (Liz Bourke)
Elison, Meg • Big Girl (Gary K. Wolfe)
Houarner, Gerard • Sleepers (Paula Guran)
Jennings, Kathleen • Flyaway (Katharine Coldiron)
Johnson, Daisy • Sisters (Ian Mond)
Lee, Yoon Ha • Phoenix Extravagant (Liz Bourke)
Liu, Cixin • Of Ants and Dinosaurs (Gary K. Wolfe)
Malerman, Josh • Malorie (Paula Guran)
Millet, Lydia • A Children's Bible (Ian Mond)
Morrow, Bethany C. • A Song Below Water (Colleen Mondor)
Muir, Tamsyn • Harrow the Ninth (Liz Bourke)
Powers, Tim • The Properties of Rooftop Air (Gary K. Wolfe)
Roanhorse, Rebecca • Race to the Sun (Colleen Mondor)
Schafer, William, ed. • Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 3 (Paula Guran)
Schneyer, Kenneth • Anthems Outside of Time and Other Strange Voices (Rich Horton)
Schweblin, Samanta • Little Eyes (Ian Mond)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • The Book of Dragons (Gary K. Wolfe)
Tanzer, Molly • Creatures of Charm and Hunger (Gary K. Wolfe)
Vandermeer, Jeff • A Peculiar Peril (Ian Mond)
White, Alex • The Worst of All Possible Worlds (Liz Bourke)