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In this issue: 

The September 2016 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Charles Stross and Eleanor Arnason. The issue lists US and UK forthcoming books titles through June 2017. Awards news includes the 2016 Hugo Awards and Campbell Award, the 1941 Retro Hugos, the Chesley Awards, the Alfie Awards, the John W. Campbell and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards, and the Sidewise, Mythopoeic, Aurora, and Baen Fantasy Adventure Awards winners, as well as a shortlist for this year's inaugural Dragon Awards. News coverage includes changes to the Tor publishing team, Worldcon and NASFiC site selections, class photos from the summer workshops, the 2016 Locus Survey results, and more. Lavie Tidhar contributes a report on Spain's Celsius 232 Festival. The column by Cory Doctorow is entitled "The Privacy Wars Are About to Get a Whole Lot Worse". Reviews cover new titles by Christopher Priest, Nisi Shawl, Peter S. Beagle, Beth Cato, Leanne Renee Hieber, David D. Levine, N.K. Jemisin, Paul Crilley, Levi Black, Melissa F. Olson, Paul Tremblay, Han Kang, Sunny Moraine, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Samantha Mabry, Fran Wilde, and others.


Table of Contents: 

September 2016 • Issue 668 • Vol. 77 • No. 3
49th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

Charles Stross: Future Vision / 10
Eleanor Arnason: Unfolding / 22
2016 Hugo Awards Winners • MidAmeriCon II • 1941 Retro Hugo Awards Winners • 2016 Chesley Awards Winners • 2016 Alfie Awards • Lerman Wins Campbell, Link Wins Sturgeon • Tor Reorganized • Worlcon and NASFiC Site Selections • 2016 Dragon Awards Shortlist
Sidewise Awards Winners • 2016 Mythopoeic Awards Winners • 2016 Aurora Awards Winners • Baen Fantasy Adventure Awards Winners • Forbes’s Top-Earning Authors • PRH Combines Headquarters • Presidential Picks • Orwell Statue • Persistent Visions • Awards News • Amazon News • Publishing News • World Conventions News • Legal News • Announcements • Harry Potter News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Audiobooks Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Philip Pullman, James Gunn, Michael Crichton, Frank Herbert, Catherine Asaro, Janny Wurts, Tamora Pierce, Roger Zelazny, and many others.
Commentary by Cory Doctorow: The Privacy Wars Are About to Get a Whole Lot Worse / 21 2016 Summer Workshops / 64 2016 Locus Survey Results / 66
US Forthcoming Books / 24 British Forthcoming Books / 34
Magazines Received: July / 40 Books Received: July / 41 British Books Received: June / 52 Bestsellers / 54
Celsius 232 by Lavie Tidhar / 69
Alfie! • This Issue/ Next Issue
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
F&SF 7-8/16; Asimov’s 9/16; Clarkesworld 6/16, 7/16; Lightspeed 8/16; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/21/16; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 7/16; Swords v. Cthulhu, Jesse Bullington & Molly Tanzer, eds.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
The Gradual, Christopher Priest; Everfair, Nisi Shawl; Summerlong, Peter S. Beagle; The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Volume Ten, Jonathan Strahan, ed.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 17
Breath of Earth, Beth Cato; Eterna and Omega, Leanne Renee Hieber; Arabella of Mars, David D. Levine; The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin; SHORT TAKES: Poison City, Paul Crilley; Red Right Hand, Levi Black; Nightshades, Melissa F. Olson.
Reviews by John Langan / 18
Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, Paul Tremblay; The Vegetarian, Han Kang; Singing with All My Skin and Bone, Sunny Moraine; Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror, Lynne Jamneck, ed.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Tom Whitmore, Colleen Mondor & Liz Bourke / 20
Summerlong, Peter S. Beagle; Making Conversation, Teresa Nielsen Hayden; A Fierce and Subtle Poison, Samantha Mabry; Cloudbound, Fran Wilde.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 17, 19


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov's September 2016 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies July 2016 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld June 2016 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld July 2016 (Rich Horton)
F&SF July/Aug 2016 (Rich Horton)
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet July 2016 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed August 2016 (Rich Horton)

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

Beagle, Peter S. • Summerlong (Gary K. Wolfe)
Beagle, Peter S. • Summerlong (Tom Whitmore)
Black, Levi • Red Right Hand (Faren Miller)
Bullington, Jesse, & Molly Tanzer, eds. • Swords v. Cthulhu (Rich Horton)
Cato, Beth • Breath of Earth (Faren Miller)
Crilley, Paul • Poison City (Faren Miller)
Hieber, Leanna Renee • Eterna and Omega (Faren Miller)
Jamneck, Lynne, ed. • Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror (John Langan)
Jemisin, N. K. • The Obelisk Gate (Faren Miller)
Kang, Han, translated by Deborah Smith • The Vegetarian (John Langan)
Levine, David D. • Arabella of Mars (Faren Miller)
Mabry, Samantha • A Fierce and Subtle Poison (Colleen Mondor)
Moraine, Sunny • Singing with All My Skin and Bone (John Langan)
Nielsen Hayden, Teresa • Making Conversation (Tom Whitmore)
Olson, Melissa F. • Nightshades (Faren Miller)
Priest, Christopher • The Gradual (Gary K. Wolfe)
Shawl, Nisi • Everfair (Gary K. Wolfe)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten (Gary K. Wolfe)
Tremblay, Paul • Disappearance at Devil's Rock (John Langan)
Wilde, Fran • Cloudbound (Liz Bourke)