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The June issue has interviews with Patricia A. McKillip and Saladin Ahmed, lists of Forthcoming Books through March 2012, a Spotlight on author Rachel Swirsky, an obituary of Joanna Russ, reviews of new books by Greg Egan, Walter Jon Williams, Andrea Hairston, Charlaine Harris, and others, and Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column on Shirley Jackson.


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June 2011 • Issue 605 • Vol. 66 No. 6
44th Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Arnie Fenner

I N T E R V I E W S
Patricia A. McKillip: Fairy Tales Matter / 6
Saladin Ahmed: Complicated Fantasy / 76
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 5 & 10
2010 Nebula Awards Winners • Beukes Wins Clarke • Hodder Wins 2011 Philip K. Dick Award • 2010 BSFA Winners • Asimov’s Readers/AnLab Awards • Big Publishers Launch Bookish • SFWA’s Jewell Steps Down • Lotts and Schelling Go Solo
P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Charlaine Harris, George R.R. Martin, Jennifer Egan, Brian Evenson, Mike Resnick, Cherie Priest, and many others
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Amazon News • Borders News • Giancola’s Stamps • Dean vs. Gaiman • Publishing News • Legal News • 2011 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists • Awards News • Announcements • Book News • Worldcons News • Financial News • International Rights
C O N V E N T I O N S
2011 Writers and Illustrators of the Future 39 2011 World Horror Convention 40
F O R T H C O M I N G    B O O K S
US Forthcoming Books / 32    British Forthcoming Books / 46
F E A T U R E / 42
Spotlight on: Rachel Swirsky, Writer
L I S T I N G S
Magazines Received: April / 52    Books Received: April / 53   
British Books Received: March / 65    Bestsellers / 66
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 72
Nebula Awards • Locus Awards • This Issue/Next Issue
L O C U S    L E T T E R S / 72
Mike Deckinger • Craig Chrissinger • Dennis Lien • Sean Wallace
O B I T U A R I E S / 74
Joanna Russ • Appreciations by Eileen Gunn, Amy Thomson, L. Timmel Duchamp • Jeffrey Catherine Jones



L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Gardnerspace: Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 15
Life on Mars, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Asimov’s 4-5/11; Angel of Europa, Allen Steele.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 17
Analog 6/11; Asimov’s 6/11; F&SF 5-6/11; Interzone 3-4/11; Clarkesworld 4/11; Fantasy 6/11; Intergalactic Medicine Show 4/11; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4/7/11; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 4/21/11; Zahir 4/11; Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #50; Weird Tales Spring ’11; Not One of Us 4/11; Love is a Hurtin’ Thing, John Benson, ed.; Above/Below, Stephanie Campisi/Ben Peek .
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 18
The Clockwork Rocket, Greg Egan; Raising Stony Mayhall, Daryl Gregory; The Uncertain Places, Liza Goldstein; Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories, 1963-1973, Kurt Vonnegut.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 20
Redwood and Wildfire, Andrea Hairston; Graveminder, Melissa Marr; The Hidden Goddess, M.K. Hobson; Songs of the Earth, Elspeth Cooper; The Inheritance & Other Stories, Megan Lindholm/Robin Hobb.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 23
Deep State, Walter Jon Williams; Scratch Monkey, Charles Stross.
Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 25
Deep State, Walter Jon Williams; Regarding Ducks and Universes, Neve Maslakovic; The Company Man, Robert Jackson Bennett; The Monkey’s Wedding and Other Stories, Joan Aiken; Love and Romanpunk, Tansy Rayner Roberts.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 27
Magic Slays, Ilona Andrews; Heartless, Gail Carriger; Wickedly Charming, Kristine Grayson; Dead Reckoning, Charlaine Harris; Night Mares in the Hamptons, Celia Jerome; Alien in the Family, Gini Koch; Spirit Dances, C.E. Murphy; Dark Mirror, M.J. Putney; After the Golden Age, Carrie Vaughn.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemianowicz, Gwenda Bond & Tim Pratt / 29
Time, A Falconer: A Study of Sarban, Mark Valentine; Chime, Franny Billingsley; Deadline, Mira Grant.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 31
Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories, Shirley Jackson.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 17, 19, 21, 23



Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog June 2011 (Rich Horton)
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #50 2011 (Rich Horton)
Asimov's April/May 2011 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov's June 2011 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies April 2011 (Rich Horton)
Clarkesworld April 2011 (Rich Horton)
F&SF May/June 2011 (Rich Horton)
Fantasy Magazine June 2011 (Rich Horton)
Intergalactic Medicine Show April 2011 (Rich Horton)
Not One of Us April 2011 (Rich Horton)
Weird Tales Spring 2011 (Rich Horton)
Zahir April 2011 (Rich Horton)

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

Aiken, Joan • The Monkey's Wedding and Other Stories (Adrienne Martini)
Andrews, Ilona • Magic Slays (Carolyn Cushman)
Bennett, Robert Jackson • The Company Man (Adrienne Martini)
Benson, John, ed. • Love Is a Hurtin' Thing (Rich Horton)
Billingsley, Franny • Chime (Gregory Benford)
Campisi, Stephanie, & Peek Ben • Above/Below (Rich Horton)
Carriger, Gail • Heartless (Carolyn Cushman)
Cooper, Elspeth • Songs of the Earth (Faren Miller)
Egan, Greg • The Clockwork Rocket (Gary K. Wolfe)
Goldstein, Lisa • The Uncertain Places (Gary K. Wolfe)
Grant, Mira • Deadline (Tim Pratt)
Grayson, Kristine • Wickedly Charming (Carolyn Cushman)
Gregory, Daryl • Raising Stony Mayhall (Gary K. Wolfe)
Hairston, Andrea • Redwood and Wildfire (Faren Miller)
Harris, Charlaine • Dead Reckoning (Carolyn Cushman)
Hobb, Robin • The Inheritance and Other Stories (Faren Miller)
Hobson, M. K. • The Hidden Goddess (Faren Miller)
Jackson, Shirley • Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories (Graham Sleight)
Jerome, Celia • Night Mares in the Hamptons (Carolyn Cushman)
Koch, Gini • Alien in the Family (Carolyn Cushman)
Marr, Melissa • Graveminder (Faren Miller)
Maslakovic, Neve • Regarding Ducks and Universes (Adrienne Martini)
Murphy, C. E. • Spirit Dances (Carolyn Cushman)
Putney, M. J. • Dark Mirror (Carolyn Cushman)
Roberts, Tansy Rayner • Love and Romanpunk (Adrienne Martini)
Steele, Allen • Angel of Europa (Gardner Dozois)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Life on Mars: Tales of the New Frontier (Gardner Dozois)
Stross, Charles • Scratch Monkey (Russell Letson)
Valentine, Mark • Time, A Falconer: A Study of Sarban (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Vaughn, Carrie • After the Golden Age (Carolyn Cushman)
Vonnegut, Kurt, edited by Sidney Offit • Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1963-1973 (Gary K. Wolfe)
Williams, Walter Jon • Deep State (Adrienne Martini)
Williams, Walter Jon • Deep State (Russell Letson)
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