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The September 2019 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Cadwell Turnbull. The issue lists US and UK forthcoming books titles through June 2020. Awards news includes the Hugo Awards winners, the 1944 Retro-Hugo Awards, World Fantasy Awards ballot, Dragon Awards nominees, Seiun Awards winners, and a name change for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Additional news covers Worldcon site selection, Audible’s caption controversy, immigrant authors protesting US border conditions, photo stories on the summer workshops, and more. Cory Doctorow‘s column is entitled “DRM Broke Its Promise”. Obituaries remember Toni Morrison, Barry Hughart, J. Neil Schulman, Robert N. Stephenson, and Sam Gafford. Reviews cover new titles by Annalee Newitz, Alix E. Harrow, Sarah Pinsker, Lisa Goldstein, D.B. Jackson, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone, Aliette de Bodard, Becky Chambers, Chuck Wendig, Caitlin Starling, Claire G. Coleman, Sarah Davis-Goff, Yoko Ogawa, Molly Gloss, Craig Davidson, Ann Dávila Cardinal, Ferrett Steinmetz, K. Ancrum, Samira Ahmed, Reed King, Christine Wunnicke, Paul Tremblay, Ellen Datlow (ed.), Richard Kadrey, and others.


Table of Contents: 

September 2019 • Issue 704 • Vol. 83 • No. 3
52nd Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Stephen H. Segal

Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Take a Road Trip with the Mayan God of Death! / 10
Cadwell Turnbull: The Trauma of an Alien Invasion / 28

2019 Hugo Awards Winners • 1944 Retro-Hugo Awards Winners • Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon • 2019 World Fantasy Awards Ballot • Barnes & Noble Sale Complete • Campbell Award for Best New Writer Renamed • Dragon Awards Nominees • Audible’s Caption Controversy

Edwards to Run André Deutsch • Worldcon 2021 in DC • Gascoigne Heads Aconyte • Immigrant Authors Protest US Border Conditions • Kafka Archive Recovered • Seiun Awards Winners • Announcements • Clarion West 2020 Instructors • Mythopoeic Awards Winners • Rhysling Award Winners • British Fantasy Awards Shortlist • Booker Prize Longlist • Sunburst Awards Shortlist • Sidewise Award Nominees • Publishing News • World Conventions News • Retro-Hugo Ballot Changes • Magazine News • Scribe Award Winners • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about N.K. Jemisin, Lavie Tidhar, Dean Koontz, Robert Silverberg, Rose Fox, Stephen King, and many others

Photo Story: 2019 Alfie Awards / 7 Photo Story: 2019 Butler Scholarship / 9 Commentary: Cory Doctorow: DRM Broke Its Promise / 27 Summer Workshops / 66

US Forthcoming Books / 30 British Forthcoming Books / 42

Magazines Received: July / 48 Books Received: July / 49 British Books Received: June / 59 Bestsellers / 60

Toni Morrison Barry Hughart J. Neil Schulman Robert N. Stephenson Sam Gafford

Dublin • Staffing Changes • This Issue/Next Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
F&SF 9-10/19; Uncanny 7-8/19; Interzone 7-8/19; Galaxy’s Edge 7/19; Bourbon Penn 7/19; Amazing Stories 7/19.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 14
Apex 5/19; Clarkesworld 7/19; Lackington’s Spring ’19; 6/19/19, 7/10/19; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/4/19; 7/18/19; Strange Horizons 7/19; Lightspeed 8/19; Bards and Sages Quarterly 4/19; Daily SF 7/4/19, 7/5/19, 7/8/19.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
The Future of Another Timeline, Annalee Newitz; The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Alix E. Har­row; A Song for a New Day, Sarah Pinsker; Ivory Apples, Lisa Goldstein.

Reviews by Liz Bourke / 18
Time’s Demon, D.B. Jackson; This Is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone; The House of Sundering Flames, Aliette de Bodard; To Be Taught, If Fortunate, Becky Chambers.

Reviews by Tim Pratt / 19
Wanderers, Chuck Wendig; The Luminous Dead, Caitlin Starling.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 20
The Old Lie, Claire G. Coleman; Last Ones Left Alive, Sarah Davis-Goff; The Memory Police, Yoko Ogawa; Outside the Gates, Molly Gloss.

Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 22
The Saturday Night Ghost Club, Craig Davidson; Five Midnights, Ann Dávila Cardinal; The Sol Majestic, Ferrett Steinmetz; The Weight of the Stars, K. Ancrum.

Reviews by Katharine Coldiron / 23
Internment, Samira Ahmed; FKA USA, Reed King; The Fox and Dr. Shimamura, Christine Wunnicke.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemianowicz, Paula Guran, Tom Whitmore, Richard A. Lupoff / 24
Growing Things, Paul Tremblay; Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories, Ellen Datlow, ed.; The Grand Dark, Richard Kadrey; Escaping Exodus, Nicky Drayden; Frozen Hell, John W. Campbell, Jr.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 17, 19, 21

Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Amazing Stories 7/19 (Rich Horton)
Apex 5/19 (Karen Burnham)
Bards and Sages Quarterly 4/19 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/4/19 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/18/19 (Karen Burnham)
Bourbon Penn 7/19 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld 7/19 (Karen Burnham)
Daily SF 7/4/19 (Karen Burnham)
Daily SF 7/5/19 (Karen Burnham)
Daily SF 7/8/19 (Karen Burnham)
F&SF 9-10/19 (Rich Horton)
Galaxy’s Edge 7/19 (Rich Horton)
Interzone 7-8/19 (Rich Horton)
Lackington’s Spring ’19 (Karen Burnham)
Lightspeed 8/19 (Karen Burnham)
Strange Horizons 7/19 (Karen Burnham) 6/19/19 (Karen Burnham) 7/10/19 (Karen Burnham)
Uncanny 7-8/19 (Rich Horton)