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In this issue: 

The June 2020 issue of Locus has interviews with Madeline Ashby and Tobias S. Buckell. The issue lists US and UK forthcoming books titles through March 2021. News covers the BSFA winners, the Apex relaunch, continued Covid-19 cancellations, the Aurora Awards ballot, SFWA election results, bookstore news, the print sales rebound, and much more. The column by Kameron Hurley is entitled "It’s OK if this Email Finds You Well". Obituaries remember Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Carolyn Reidy, G.-J Arnaud, Ye Yonglie, and Melisa Michaels. Reviews cover new titles by Lavie Tidhar, Jo Walton, Gene Wolfe, Zen Cho, Martha Wells, Myke Cole, Mary Robinette Kowal, John Scalzi, Max Barry, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Sophie Mackintosh, Megan Hunter, Cho Nam-Joo, Georgina Bruce, Malcolm Devlin, Stephen Graham Jones, Nghi Vo, Sarah J. Maas, Tomi Adeyemi, TJ Klune, Katya De Becerra, Adalyn Grace, Anne Bishop, Lois McMaster Bujold, Kristi Charish, Kim Harrison, Faith Hunter, Christopher Moore, Tim Powers, Nancy Kress, Seth Dickinson, Justina Ireland, and others.


Table of Contents: 

June 2020 • Issue 713 • Vol. 84 • No. 6
53rd Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Madeline Ashby: Foresight / 10
Tobias S. Buckell: Many Hands Lift / 28

BSFA Winners • Apex Relaunch • COVID Cancellations • Aurora Awards Ballot

Bookstore News • Print Sales Rebound • SFWA News • Pandemic Fundraising • Free Reads • Art Auction News • Seiun Awards Nominees • Edgar Awards Winners • BAME SFF Award Finalists • Awards News • Publishing News • Announcements • USPS Using Sea Mail • Book News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Catalogs Received

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Brooke Bolander, Colson Whitehead, Rebecca Roanhorse, James Tiptree, Jr., Bruce Sterling, Frank M. Robinson, and many others

Kameron Hurley: It’s OK if this Email Finds You Well / 27
Excerpt: Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliott / 38

US Forthcoming Books / 30
British Forthcoming Books / 42

Magazines Received: April / 48 Books Received: April / 48 British Books Received: March / 58 Bestsellers / 60

Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. • Carolyn Reidy • G.-J Arnaud • Appreciation by Jean Marc Lofficier • Ye Yonglie • DEATH NOTED: Melisa Michaels

Remote • Locus Awards • New Office Baby • Support • This Issue/Next Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 12
Universal Love
, Alexander Weinstein; Made to Order, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Anthropocene Rag, Alex Irvine; Not One of Us 4/20; Past Tense, John Benson, ed.

Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 13
Uncanny 3-4/20; Black Static 3-4/20; Nightmare 3/20, 4/20, 5/20; The Dark 3/20, 4/20.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 14
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/26/20; Clarkesworld 4/20; 4/8/20, 4/22/20, 4/28/20; Strange Horizons 3/2/20, 3/16/20, 3/30/20; Lightspeed 4/20; Terraform 3/6/20; Avatars Inc, Ann VanderMeer, ed.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
By Force Alone
, Lavie Tidhar; Or What You Will, Jo Walton; Interlibrary Loan, Gene Wolfe; The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, Zen Cho.

Reviews by Liz Bourke / 18
Network Effect
, Martha Wells; The Order of the Full Moon Reflected in Water, Zen Cho; Sixteenth Watch, Myke Cole.

Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 19
The Relentless Moon
, Mary Robinette Kowal; The Last Emperox, John Scalzi; Network Effect, Martha Wells; Providence, Max Barry.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 20
Mexican Gothic
, Silvia Moreno-Garcia; Blue Ticket, Sophie Mackintosh; The Harpy, Megan Hunter; Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, Cho Nam-Joo.

Reviews by Paula Guran / 22
Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia; Honeybones, Georgina Bruce; Engines Beneath Us, Malcolm Devlin; Night of the Mannequins, Stephen Graham Jones.

Reviews by Katharine Coldiron / 23
The Empress of Salt and Fortune
, Nghi Vo; House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas; Children of Virtue and Vengeance, Tomi Adeyemi.

Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 24
The House in the Cerulean Sea
, TJ Klune; Oasis, Katya De Becerra; All the Stars and Teeth, Adalyn Grace.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Russell Letson, Paul Di Filippo, Arley Sorg / 26
The Eleventh Gate, Nancy Kress; The Tyrant Baru Cormorant, Seth Dickinson; Deathless Divide, Justina Ireland.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 12, 15, 21, 24

Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—

Not One of Us 4/20 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny 3-4/20 (Paula Guran)
Black Static 3-4/20 (Paula Guran)
Nightmare 3/20 (Paula Guran)
Nightmare 4/20 (Paula Guran)
Nightmare 5/20 (Paula Guran)
The Dark 3/20 (Paula Guran)
The Dark 4/20 (Paula Guran)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/26/20 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 4/20 (Karen Burnham) 4/8/20 (Karen Burnham) 4/22/20 (Karen Burnham) 4/28/20 (Karen Burnham)
Strange Horizons 3/2/20 (Karen Burnham)
Strange Horizons 3/16/20 (Karen Burnham)
Strange Horizons 3/30/20 (Karen Burnham)
Lightspeed 4/20 (Karen Burnham)
Terraform 3/6/20 (Karen Burnham)

Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)— 

Adeyemi, Tomi • Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Katharine Coldiron)
Barry, Max • Providence (Adrienne Martini)
Benson, Josh, ed. • Past Tense (Rich Horton)
Bishop, Anne • The Queen's Bargain (Carolyn Cushman)
Bruce, Georgina • Honeybones (Paula Guran)
Bujold, Lois McMaster • Knife Children (Carolyn Cushman)
Bujold, Lois Mcmaster • The Orphans of Raspay (Carolyn Cushman)
Charish, Kristie • Voodoo Shanghai (Carolyn Cushman)
Cho, Zen • The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water (Gary K. Wolfe)
Cho, Zen • The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water (Liz Bourke)
Cole, Myke • Sixteenth Watch (Liz Bourke)
De Becerra, Katya • Oasis (Colleen Mondor)
Devlin, Malcolm • Engines Beneath Us (Paula Guran)
Dickinson, Seth • The Tyrant Baru Cormorant (Paul Di Filippo)
Grace, Adalyn • All the Stars and Teeth (Colleen Mondor)
Harrison, Kim • American Demon (Carolyn Cushman)
Hunter, Faith • Spells for the Dead (Carolyn Cushman)
Hunter, Megan • The Harpy (Ian Mond)
Ireland, Justina • Deathless Divide (Arley Sorg)
Irvine, Alex • Anthropocene Rag (Rich Horton)
Jones, Stephen Graham • Night of the Mannequins (Paula Guran)
Klune, TJ • The House in the Cerulean Sea (Colleen Mondor)
Kowal, Mary Robinette • The Relentless Moon (Adrienne Martini)
Kress, Nancy • The Eleventh Gate (Russell Letson)
Maas, Sarah J. • House of Earth and Blood (Katharine Coldiron)
Mackintosh, Sophie • Blue Ticket (Ian Mond)
Moore, Christopher • Shakespeare for Squirrels (Carolyn Cushman)
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia • Mexican Gothic (Ian Mond)
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia • Mexican Gothic (Paula Guran)
Nam-Joo, Cho • Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 (Ian Mond)
Powers, Tim • Forced Perspectives (Carolyn Cushman)
Scalzi, John • The Last Emperox (Adrienne Martini)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Made to Order: Robots and Revolution (Rich Horton)
Tidhar, Lavie • By Force Alone (Gary K. Wolfe)
VanderMeer, Ann, ed. • Avatars Inc. (Karen Burnham)
Vo, Nghi • The Empress of Salt and Fortune (Katharine Coldiron)
Walton, Jo • Or What You Will (Gary K. Wolfe)
Weinstein, Alexander • Universal Love (Rich Horton)
Wells, Martha • Network Effect (Adrienne Martini)
Wells, Martha • Network Effect (Liz Bourke)
Wolfe, Gene • Interlibrary Loan (Gary K. Wolfe)