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In this issue: 

The March issue features interviews with Jane Yolen and John Joseph Adams, listings of forthcoming books through December 2017, a column by Cory Doctorow, an obituary with appreciations for Edward Bryant, and reviews of short fiction and books by Kim Stanley RobinsonCory DoctorowSilvia Moreno-GarciaLara Elena DonnellyHenry KuttnerShaun Tan, and many others.


Table of Contents: 

March 2017 • Issue 674 • Vol. 78 • No. 3
49th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman


Jane Yolen: Accidental Novelist / 10
John Joseph Adams: The Stars His Destination / 36 


2016 Nebula Awards Ballot • Edward Bryant (1945-2017) • Anders Wins Crawford • 2017 Dell Awards Winners • Changes at ChiZine • NYT Slashes Bestseller Lists • 2016 BSFA Finalists • 2016 Aurealis Awards Finalists


Anglia Ruskin Centre for SF and F • Butler Exhibit • Tolkien Home for Sale • Bestsellers of 2016 • Amazon News • Magazine News • Publishing News • Awards News • World Conventions News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received


Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Michael Chabon & Ayelet WaldmanJunot DíazToni Weisskopf & Peggy Rae SapienzaConnie WillisSalman RushdieGwenda Bond, and many others


Commentary: Cory Doctorow: The Jubilee: Fill Your Boots / 27 Photo Story: Locus Writers Workshop with Gail Carriger / 74


US Forthcoming Books / 28 British Forthcoming Books / 40 


Magazines Received: January / 46 Books Received: January / 47 British Books Received: December / 60 Bestsellers / 62 



Appreciations for Edward Bryant from Harlan Ellison, Connie Willis, Steve Rasnic Tem, David Gerrold, Ellen Datlow, Cynthia Felice, Tim Powers, James Frenkel • Other Obituaries: Hilary Bailey • Rochelle Uhlenkoff • Mike Dickinson 


Ed Bryant • Interns • Travel & Visitors • Locus Awards • This Issue/Next Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13

Asimov’s 1-2/17; Lightspeed 1/17; Clarkesworld 1/17; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 12/16; The Fantasist 12/16; The New Yorker 1/16/17; Conjunctions 67: Other Aliens Fall ’16; The Iron Tactician, Alastair Reynolds; Five Stories High, Jonathan Oliver, ed.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14

New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson; Lotus Blue, Cat Sparks; The Night Ocean, Paul La Farge; Fire, Elizabeth Hand; Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie, Charles Vess.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 16

Walkaway, Cory Doctorow; Empire Games, Charles Stross.

Reviews by John Langan / 17

Certain Dark Things, Silvia Moreno-Garcia; They Say a Girl Died Here Once, Sarah Pinborough; Seven Sins: Stories, Karen Runge.

Reviews by Liz Bourke / 18

Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly; The Stars Are Legion, Kameron Hurley; Agents of Dreamland, Caitlín R. Kiernan; Dreadnought, April Daniels; Tremontaine, Ellen Kushner, et al.

Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 20 1/17; Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day, Seanan McGuire; The Dark 1/17, 2/17; Uncanny 1-2/17; Black Static 1-2/17; Apex Magazine 1/17; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/5/17; Strange Horizons 1/17.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 21

The Turn, Kim Harrison; The Dead Seekers, Barb Hendee & J.C. Hendee; Magic for Nothing, Seanan McGuire; Cold Welcome, Elizabeth Moon; Murder Go Round, Carol J. Perry; The Black Wolves of Boston, Wen Spencer; Martians Abroad, Carrie Vaughn.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Richard A. Lupoff, Colleen Mondor, Rachel Swirsky & Arley Sorg / 22

The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner Volume Two, Henry Kuttner; A Taste for Monsters, Matthew Kirby; The Starlit Wood, Dominik Parisien & Navah Wolfe, eds.; Scythe, Neal Shusterman.

Art Book Reviews by Karen Haber / 24

The Singing Bones, Shaun Tan; Spectrum 23: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, John Fleskes, ed.; Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie, Charles Vess; Spaceships: An Illustrated History of the Real and the Imagined, Ron Miller; The Fantasy Illustration Library: Gods & Goddesses: Volume Two, Malcolm R. Phifer & Michael C. Phifer, eds.; Beauty & The Beast, Mahlon F. Craft & Kinuko Y. Craft; Myth & Magic: An Enchanted Fantasy Coloring Book, Kinuko Y. Craft. SHORT TAKES: Pirate Utopia, Bruce Sterling; Notes From The Shadowed City, Jeffrey Alan Love; …Flying Sauces are Real!, Jack Womack; Here There Be Dragons, Roger Zelazny & Vaughn Bodé; Way Up High, Roger Zelazny & Vaughn Bodé.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 21, 23


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —

Apex Magazine January 2017 (Paula Guran)
Asimov’s January/February 2017 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies January 2017 (Paula Guran)
Black Static Jan-Feb 2017 (Paula Guran)
Clarkesworld January 2017 (Rich Horton)
Conjunctions 67: Other Aliens Fall 2016 (Rich Horton)
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet December 2016 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed January 2017 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons January 2017 (Paula Guran)
The Dark January 2017 (Paula Guran)
The Dark February 2017 (Paula Guran)
The Fantasist December 2016 (Rich Horton)
The New Yorker January 2017 (Rich Horton) January 2017 (Paula Guran)
Uncanny January/February 2017 (Paula Guran)

Books reviewed in this issue, listed by author (indicating reviewer) —

Craft, Kinuko Y. • Myth & Magic: An Enchanted Fantasy Coloring Book (Karen Haber)
Craft, Mahlon F., illustrated by Kinuko Craft • Beauty and the Beast (Karen Haber)
Daniels, April • Dreadnought (Liz Bourke)
Doctorow, Cory • Walkaway (Russell Letson)
Donnelly, Lara Elena • Amberlough (Liz Bourke)
Fleskes, John, ed. • Spectrum 23: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (Karen Haber)
Hand, Elizabeth • Fire (Gary K. Wolfe)
Harrison, Kim • The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death (Carolyn Cushman)
Hendee, Barb, & J. C. Hendee • The Dead Seekers (Carolyn Cushman)
Hurley, Kameron • The Stars Are Legion (Liz Bourke)
Kiernan, Caitlín R. • Agents of Dreamland (Liz Bourke)
Kirby, Matthew J. • A Taste for Monsters (Colleen Mondor)
Kushner, Ellen • Tremontaine (Liz Bourke)
Kuttner, Henry • The Early Kuttner, Volume Two: The Watcher at the Door (Richard A. Lupoff)
La Farge, Paul • The Night Ocean (Gary K. Wolfe)
Love, Jeffrey Alan • Notes from the Shadowed City (Karen Haber)
McGuire, Seanan • Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day (Paula Guran)
McGuire, Seanan • Magic for Nothing (Carolyn Cushman)
Miller, Ron • Spaceships: An Illustrated History of the Real and the Imagined (Karen Haber)
Moon, Elizabeth • Cold Welcome (Carolyn Cushman)
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia • Certain Dark Things (John Langan)
Oliver, Jonathan, ed. • Five Stories High (Rich Horton)
Parisien, Dominik, & Navah Wolfe, eds. • The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales (Rachel Swirsky)
Perry, Carol J. • Murder Go Round (Carolyn Cushman)
Phifer, Malcolm R., & Michael C. Phifer • The Fantasy Illustration Library: Gods & Goddesses: Volume Two (Karen Haber)
Pinborough, Sarah • They Say a Girl Died Here Once (John Langan)
Reynolds, Alastair • The Iron Tactician (Rich Horton)
Robinson, Kim Stanley • New York 2140 (Gary K. Wolfe)
Runge, Karen • Seven Sins: Stories (John Langan)
Shusterman, Neal • Scythe (Arley Sorg)
Sparks, Cat • Lotus Blue (Gary K. Wolfe)
Spencer, Wen • The Black Wolves of Boston (Carolyn Cushman)
Sterling, Bruce • Pirate Utopia (Karen Haber)
Stross, Charles • Empire Games (Russell Letson)
Tan, Shaun • The Singing Bones (Karen Haber)
Vaughn, Carrie • Martians Abroad (Carolyn Cushman)
Vess, Charles • Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie (Gary K. Wolfe)
Vess, Charles • Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie (Karen Haber)
Womack, Jack • …Flying Saucers Are Real! (Karen Haber)
Zelazny, Roger, & Vaughn Bodé • Here There Be Dragons (Karen Haber)
Zelazny, Roger, & Vaughn Bodé • Way Up High (Karen Haber)