mailing date: 28 May 1999
The June issue features interviews with Frank M. Robinson and Howard V. Hendrix. The centerpiece of the issue is the latest installment of Forthcoming Books, with titles scheduled from US and UK publishers through March, 2000. (Selected titles are listed by month on Locus Online's Forthcoming pages.)
Plus, coverage of the 1999 Nebula Awards banquet, with photos.
Also, appreciations of the late Jim Turner by Greg Bear and Robert Reed, and obituaries of Stephen Becker and Shel Silverstein.
Plus the usual news, reviews, and listings. Reviews include Gary K. Wolfe's look at Gardner Dozois' and David G. Hartwell's year's-best anthologies; Faren Miller on books by Thomas M. Disch, Lisa Goldstein, and Thomas Harlan; Russell Letson on books by George Turner and Poul Anderson; Edward Bryant on books by Stephen King and Robert J. Conley; and reviews by Mark R. Kelly and Carolyn Cushman.
Posted online from this issue:
Frank M. Robinson interview excerpts
Howard V. Hendrix interview excerpts
New and Notable Books
Reviews in the June issue:
Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews by Mark R. Kelly
Asimov's 5/99; Asimov's 4/99; SF Age 5/99; Interzone 4/99.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed.; Year's Best SF 4, David G. Hartwell, ed.; Dark Cities Underground, Lisa Goldstein; Seven for the Apocalypse, Kit Reed; The Dictionary of Science Fiction Places, Brian Stableford.
Reviews by Faren Miller
The Shadow of Ararat, Thomas Harlan; The Sea Came In at Midnight, Steve Erickson; Dark Cities Underground, Lisa Goldstein; The Sub: A Study in Witchcraft, Thomas M. Disch; ThiGMOO, Eugene Byrne.
Reviews by Russell Letson
Down There in Darkness, George Turner; Operation Luna, Poul Anderson; SHORT TAKE: Deep Time, Gregory Benford.
Reviews by Edward Bryant
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Stephen King; Brass, Robert J. Conley; Voodoo Child, Michael Reaves; Wild Horses, Brian Hodge; SHORT TAKE: The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made, Chris Gore.
Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman
Crystal Sage, Kara Dalkey; The Vampire Files: The Dark Sleep, P.N. Elrod; Teek, Steven Krane; The Black Swan, Mercedes Lackey; The Terrorists of Irustan, Louise Marley; The Gnomewrench in the Dwarfworks, Nick O'Donohoe; The Granite Shield, Fiona Patton; Circle of Magic: Briar's Book, Tamora Pierce; News from the Edge: Vampires of Vermont, Mark Sumner.