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October 2018



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The October 2018 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with N.K. Jemisin and Kate Elliott. Worldcon 76 in San Jose is covered with an extensive report and photos, the complete Hugo and Retro Hugo voting breakdowns, and a WSFS business meeting report. Stories include the closure of Space and Time magazine, Hard Brexit's threat to Ingram and EU-based POD publishers, Dragon Con 2018, and the 1000 Years of Fandom project run by Awards news covers the Dragon Awards, Dwarf Stars Award, The New Academy Prize shortlist, and more. Kameron Hurley's column is entitled "Building the Story of Ourselves." K.C. Ball and Roger Lee Vernon are remembered with obituaries, and SFWA Grandmaster Poul Anderson & Karen Kruse Anderson are remembered with a photo story covering the sea burial of their ashes by family and friends. Reviews cover new titles by Kim Stanley Robinson, Alec Nevala-Lee, Tade Thompson, Lisa Yaszek (ed.), Justina Robson, Jaine Fenn, Corey J. White, Cynthia Ward, Carrie Vaughn, Emma Newman, Kameron Hurley, Drew Williams, L. Timmel Duchamp, Akwaeke Emezi, Yoko Tawada, Tianxia Bachang, Ilona Andrews, Seanan McGuire, B. Catling, Priya Sharma, and many others including art books, audiobooks, and short fiction.

October 2018 • Issue 693 • Vol. 81 • No. 4
51st Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner

Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

N.K. Jemisin: Change Theory / 10
Kate Elliott: Visible Women / 34

Space and Time Magazine to Close • Dragon Awards Winners • The New Academy Prize Shortlist • Hard Brexit Poses Threat to Ingram, EU-Based POD Publishers • Dwarf Stars Award Winners • Dragon Con 2018

2018 National Book Awards Longlists • Bookstore News • Awards News • World Conventions News • Announcements • Financial News • International Rights • Audio Rights • Publications Received

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Michael Bishop, Steven Barnes, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Rachel Caine, Philip Pullman, and many others

Photo Story: Hexagon Retreat X / 8 Photo Story: SF in SF with Finch and Levine / 9 Commentary: Kameron Hurley: Building the Story of Ourselves / 33 Photo Story: 1000 Years of Fandom / 52 Photo Story: Andersons’s Ashes Scattered / 52

Worldcon 76 Report / 36 2018 WSFS Business Meeting / 45 Complete 2018 Hugo Voting / 46 Complete 1943 Retro Hugo Voting / 50

Magazines Received: August / 54 Books Received: August / 55 British Books Received: July / 67 Bestsellers / 68

K.C. Ball • Appreciations from Ken Scholes and John A. Pitts • Death Reported: Roger Lee Vernon

AfterCon • This Issue/Next Issue

Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 12
Asimov’s 9-10/18; Analog 9-10/18; On Spec #108; Amazing Stories Fall ’18; The Martian Simulacra, Eric Brown; The End of All Our Exploring, F. Brett Cox; Godfall and Other Stories, Sandra M. Odell.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 13
Lightspeed 8/18, 9/18; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 9/18; 7/19/18, 8/1/18; Clarkesworld 8/18; Fiyah Summer ’18; Future Tense 7/23/18; Abyss & Apex 7/18; Fireside Magazine 9/18; GigaNotoSaurus 8/18; Cascadia Subduction Zone, Vol 8, No. 3.

Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 15
Nightmare 8/18, 9/18; Black Static 7-8/18; Shimmer 7/18; The Dark 8/18, 9/18; Uncanny 7-8/18.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Red Moon
, Kim Stanley Robinson; Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction, Alec Nevala-Lee; Rosewater, Tade Thompson; The Future is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin, Lisa Yaszek, ed.

Reviews by Liz Bourke / 18
Salvation’s Fire
, Justina Robson; Hidden Sun, Jaine Fenn; Static Ruin, Corey J. White; The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum, Cynthia Ward.

Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 21
The Wild Dead
, Carrie Vaughn; Before Mars, Emma Newman; Apocalypse Nyx, Kameron Hurley; The Stars Now Unclaimed, Drew Williams.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 22
Chercher La Femme
, L. Timmel Duchamp; Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi; The Emissary (AKA The Last Children of Tokyo), Yoko Tawada.

Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 23
The City of Sand
, Tianxia Bachang; A Blade So Black, L.L. McKinney; The Agony House, Cherie Priest.

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 25
Magic Triumphs
, Ilona Andrews; Séances Are for Suckers, Tamara Berry; Smoke and Iron, Rachel Caine; Night and Silence, Seanan McGuire; The Way of the Shield, Marshall Ryan Maresca; Empire of Silence, Christopher Ruocchio; The Phantom Files: Twain’s Treasure, William B. Wolfe.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Katharine Coldiron, Paula Guran, Russell Letson / 26
The Cloven
, B. Catling; All the Fabulous Beasts, Priya Sharma; The Final Frontier, Neil Clarke, ed.

Art Book Reviews by Karen Haber / 28
Hâsib & the Queen of Serpents
, David B.; Aliens: Past, Present, Future, Ron Miller, ed.; Celtic Faeries, English Deluxe Edition, Jean-Baptiste Monge; The Art of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Steampunk, Hiroshi Unno; Line of Beauty: The Art of Wendy Pini, Wendy Pini; SHORT TAKES: Weinberg Tales: Collecting Fantasy Art, Doug Ellis, Bob Garcia, & Phyllis Weinberg, eds.; I Can Be Anything! Don’t Tell Me I Can’t, Diane Dillon; In the Realms of Mystery and Wonder, Clark Ashton Smith; Beren and Lúthien, J.R.R. Tolkien; The Name of the Wind: Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition, Patrick Rothfuss.

Audiobook Reviews by Amy Goldschlager / 31
The Dragon’s Path
, Daniel Abraham; The King’s Blood, Daniel Abraham; The Wrong Heaven, Amy Bonnaffons;
Brief Cases, Jim Butcher; Julia Unbound, Catherine Egan; The Merry Spinster, Mallory Ortberg; Witchmark, C.L. Polk.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 15, 19, 21, 23

Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Asimov’s 9-10/18 (Rich Horton)
Analog 9-10/18 (Rich Horton)
On Spec #108 (Rich Horton)
Amazing Stories Fall ’18 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed 8/18, 9/18 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 9/18 (Karen Burnham) 7/19/18, 8/1/18 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 8/18 (Karen Burnham)
Fiyah Summer ’18 (Karen Burnham)
Future Tense 7/23/18 (Karen Burnham)
Abyss & Apex 7/18 (Karen Burnham)
Fireside Magazine 9/18 (Karen Burnham)
GigaNotoSaurus 8/18 (Karen Burnham)
Cascadia Subduction Zone, Vol 8, No. 3 (Karen Burnham)
Nightmare 8/18, 9/18 (Paula Guran)
Black Static 7-8/18 (Paula Guran)
Shimmer 7/18 (Paula Guran)
The Dark 8/18, 9/18 (Paula Guran)
Uncanny 7-8/18 (Paula Guran)

Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—

Andrews, Ilona • Magic Triumphs (Carolyn Cushman)
B., David • Hâsib & the Queen of Serpents: A Tale of a Thousand and One Nights (Karen Haber)
Bachang, Tianxia • The City of Sand (Colleen Mondor)
Berry, Tamara • Séances Are for Suckers (Carolyn Cushman)
Brown, Eric • The Martian Simulacra (Rich Horton)
Caine, Rachel • Smoke and Iron (Carolyn Cushman)
Catling, B. • The Cloven (Katharine Coldiron)
Clarke, Neil, ed. • The Final Frontier (Russell Letson)
Cox, F. Brett • The End of All Our Exploring (Rich Horton)
Dillon, Diane • I Can Be Anything! Don't Tell Me I Can't (Karen Haber)
Duchamp, L. Timmel • Chercher La Femme (Ian Mond)
Ellis, Doug, & Bob Garcia, eds. • Weinberg Tales: Collecting Fantasy Art (Karen Haber)
Emezi, Akwaeke • Freshwater (Ian Mond)
Fenn, Jaine • Hidden Sun (Liz Bourke)
Hurley, Kameron • Apocalypse Nyx (Adrienne Martini)
Maresca, Marshall Ryan • The Way of the Shield
(Carolyn Cushman) McGuire, Seanan • Night and Silence (Carolyn Cushman)
McKinney, L. L. • A Blade So Black (Colleen Mondor)
Miller, Ron • Aliens: Past, Present, Future (Karen Haber)
Monge, Jean-Baptiste • Celtic Faeries, English Deluxe Edition (Karen Haber)
Nevala-Lee, Alec • Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction (Gary K. Wolfe)
Newman, Emma • Before Mars (Adrienne Martini)
Odell, Sandra M. • Godfall and Other Stories (Rich Horton)
Pini, Wendy • Line of Beauty: The Art of Wendy Pini (Karen Haber)
Priest, Cherie • The Agony House (Colleen Mondor)
Robinson, Kim Stanley • Red Moon (Gary K. Wolfe)
Robson, Justina • Salvation's Fire (Liz Bourke)
Rothfuss, Patrick • The Name of the Wind: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Karen Haber)
Ruocchio, Christopher • Empire of Silence (Carolyn Cushman)
Sharma, Priya • All the Fabulous Beasts (Paula Guran)
Smith, Clark Ashton • In The Realms of Mystery and Wonder: Collected Prose Poems and Artwork of Clark Ashton Smith (Karen Haber)
Tawada, Yoko • The Emissary (Ian Mond)
Thompson, Tade • Rosewater (Gary K. Wolfe)
Tolkien, J. R.R. • Beren and Lúthien (Karen Haber)
Unno, Hiroshi • The Art of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Steampunk (Karen Haber)
Vaughn, Carrie • The Wild Dead (Adrienne Martini)
Ward, Cynthia • The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum (Liz Bourke)
White, Corey J. • Static Ruin (Liz Bourke)
Williams, Drew • The Stars Now Unclaimed (Adrienne Martini)
Wolfe, William B. • The Phantom Files: Twain's Treasure (Carolyn Cushman)
Yaszek, Lisa, ed. • The Future Is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin (Gary K. Wolfe)