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In this issue: 

The March issue features interviews with James Gunn and Angela Slatter; appreciations for Ursula K. Le Guin; obituaries for Victor Milán and Dallas Mayr, AKA Jack Ketchum; a column by Cory Doctorow; a spotlight on Tricia Reeks; the 2017 Nebula Awards Ballot, Stoker Awards Final Ballot, and BSFA Shortlist; and reviews of short fiction and books by Kelly Robson, Corey J. White, Jack McDevitt, Kelly Barnhill, and many others.


Table of Contents: 

March 2018 • Issue 686 • Vol. 80 • No. 3
50th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

James Gunn & Gary K. Wolfe in Conversation: Transcendental Machines / 10 Angela Slatter: Between the Worlds / 22
2017 Nebula Awards Ballot • Machado Wins Crawford • 2017 Stoker Awards Final Ballot • 2018 ALA Awards • Aurealis Awards Finalists • 2017 BSFA Shortlist • 2018 Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Longlists • Harassment in Children’s Literature
2018 Hugo Awards Nomination Period Open • Prometheus Hall of Fame Award Finalists • 2018 Ditmar Preliminary Ballot • 2018 PEN America Finalists • Barnes & Noble News • Print Sales Up • PerVisions Closes • Amazon News • Workshop News • Patterson Funds Holiday Bonuses • Tacoma Honors Herbert • World Conventions News • Penthouse Files for Bankruptcy • 2018 Audie
Awards Finalist • 2018 LITA SF Notable Lists • Awards News • Financial News • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Gardner Dozois and Sheila WillliamsStephen KingV.E. SchwabMike ResnickRichard Kadrey, and many others
Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Let’s Get Better at Demanding Better from Tech / 21 Spotlight: Tricia Reeks of Meerkat Publishing / 67
URSULA K. LE GUIN (1929-2018) / 24
Appreciations by Eileen Gunn, Karen Joy Fowler, Robert Silverberg, Nancy Kress, Harlan Ellison®, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ginger Clark, Gregory Benford, Peter S. Beagle, John Kessel, George R.R. Martin, and Tom Whitmore
US Forthcoming Books / 32 British Forthcoming Books / 44
Magazines Received: January / 50 Books Received: January / 51 British Books Received: December / 58Bestsellers / 60
Victor Milán • Appreciations by George R.R. Martin and Melinda Snodgrass • Dallas Mayr, AKA Jack Ketchum
Ursula K. Le Guin • Toto • This Issue/Next Issue

Short Fiction Reviews by Gardner Dozois / 12
Asimov’s 1-2/18; Analog 1-2/18; F&SF 1-2/18; Clarkesworld 1/18; Lightspeed 1/18.
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Tender, Sofia Samatar; Analog 1/18; Asimov’s 1-2/18; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/4/18; Uncanny1-2/18; Slate 1/17/18; New Haven Noir, Amy Bloom, ed.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
Pride and Promethus, John Kessel; Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, Kelly RobsonThe Tea Master and the Detective, Aliette de Bodard; Mapping the Bones, Jane Yolen.
Reviews by Liz Bourke / 16
Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach, Kelly Robson; The Tea Master and the Detective, Aliette de Bodard; Void Black Shadow, Corey J. White; Artificial Condition, Martha Wells; Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 18
The Long Sunset, Jack McDevitt; Emergence, C.J. Cherryh.
Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 19
Uncanny 1-2/18; Anthema: Spec from the Margins 12/17; Kaleidotrope Winter ’18; The Dark 1/18; Mythic Delirium 1-3/18.
Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 20
Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories, Kelly Barnhill; The Hollow Girl, Hillary Monahan.

Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —

Asimov’s 1-2/18 (Gardner Dozois)
Analog 1-2/18 (Gardner Dozois)
F&SF 1-2/18 (Gardner Dozois)
Clarkesworld 1/18 (Gardner Dozois)
Lightspeed 1/18 (Gardner Dozois)
Analog 1/18 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s 1-2/18 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/4/18 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny 1-2/18 (Rich Horton)
Slate 1/17/18 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny 1-2/18 (Paula Guran)
Anthema: Spec from the Margins 12/17 (Paula Guran)
Kaleidotrope Winter ’18 (Paula Guran)
The Dark 1/18 (Paula Guran)
Mythic Delirium 1-3/18 (Paula Guran)

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

Barnhill, Kelly • Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories (Colleen Mondor)
Bloom, Amy, ed. • New Haven Noir (Rich Horton)
Cherryh, C. J. • Emergence (Russell Letson)
de Bodard, Aliette • The Tea Master and the Detective (Gary K. Wolfe)
de Bodard, Aliette • The Tea Master and the Detective (Liz Bourke)
Kessel, John • Pride and Prometheus (Gary K. Wolfe)
McDevitt, Jack • The Long Sunset (Russell Letson)
Monahan, Hillary • The Hollow Girl (Colleen Mondor)
Robson, Kelly • Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach (Gary K. Wolfe)
Robson, Kelly • Gods, Monsters and the Lucky Peach (Liz Bourke)
Samatar, Sofia • Tender: Stories (Rich Horton)
Wells, Martha • Artificial Condition (Liz Bourke)
Wells, Martha • Rogue Protocol (Liz Bourke)
White, Corey J. • Void Black Shadow (Liz Bourke)
Yolen, Jane • Mapping the Bones (Gary K. Wolfe)