Locus Magazine • June 2014 • Issue 64 • Vol. 72 No. 6
The June issue features interviews with authors Joe Abercrombie and Eileen Gunn, lists of forthcoming books through March 2015, publishing and awards news, a new column by Kameron Hurley, and reviews of short fiction and books by Jonathan Strahan, C. Robert Cargill, Robert Reed, Larissa Brown, Rich Horton, and many others.
T a b l e o f C o n t e n t s
June 2014 • Issue 641 • Vol. 72 • No. 6
47th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman
Joe Abercrombie: Fiction on the Edge / 6
Eileen Gunn: Other Lands / 8
2013 Nebula Awards Winners • Spectrum 21 Awards Winners • Leckie Wins Clarke • 2013 Stoker Awards Winners • Vinge Wins Special Prometheus Award • Asimov’s Readers’ & Analog AnLab Awards • Amazon vs. Hachette
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Nnedi Okorafor, Charles Gannon, Octavia E. Butler, Terry Pratchett, Lois Lowry, Richard K. Morgan, and many others
HarperCollins Buys Harlequin • Daily Mail Pays Rowling • Hugo Voter Packet News • NEA Literature Grants • 2014 Campbell and Sturgeon Awards Finalists • Awards News • Publishing News • Legal News • Worldcons News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
Kameron Hurley: Busting Down the Romantic Myth of Writing Fiction, and Mitigating Author Burnout / 27
14th Science Fiction Conference in India / 28 World Horror Convention, 2014 / 72
US Forthcoming Books / 30 British Forthcoming Books / 42
Magazines Received: April / 48 Books Received: April / 49 British Books Received: March / 60 Bestsellers / 62
Mary Stewart • Appreciation by Diana Gill • H.R. Giger • Appreciation by Jason V Brock • William H. Patterson, Jr. • Al Feldstein • Hilbert Schenk • George C. Willick
Nebula Awards Weekend • Visitors • Staff • This Issue/Next Issue
Interzone 3-4/14; Asimov’s 3/14; Tor.com 1/29/14; Tor.com 2/4/14; Tor.com 2/12/14; Tor.com 2/26/14; Space Opera, Rich Horton, ed.
Robot Uprising, Daniel H. Wilson & John Joseph Adams, eds.; Sleep Donation, Karen Russell; Interzone 3-4/14, Asimov’s 6/14; Analog 6/14; Strange Horizons 4/14; Lightspeed 5/14.
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Eight, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; The Madonna and the Starship, James Morrow; Sergeant Chip and Other Novellas, Bradley Denton; Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 2, 1948-1988: The Man Who Learned Better, William H. Patterson, Jr.; The Heritage of Heinlein: A Critical Reading of the Fiction, Thomas D. Clareson & Joe Sanders.
Queen of the Dark Things, C. Robert Cargill; The Quick, Lauren Owen; Valour and Vanity, Mary Robinette Kowal; Butcher’s Road, Lee Thomas.
The Greatship, Robert Reed.
Beautiful Wreck, Larissa Brown; Heirs of Grace, Tim Pratt; Koko Takes a Holiday, Kieran Shea; California Bones, Greg van Eekhout; Rogues, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds.
Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —
Analog June 2014 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s March 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Asimov’s June 2014 (Rich Horton)
Interzone March/April 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Interzone March/April 2014 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed May 2014 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons April 2014 (Rich Horton)
Tor.com January 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Tor.com February 2014 (Gardner Dozois)
Books reviewed in this issue, listed by author (indicating reviewer) —
Brown, Larissa Beautiful Wreck (Adrienne Martini)
Cargill, C. Robert Queen of the Dark Things (Faren Miller)
Clareson, Thomas D., & Joe Sanders The Heritage of Heinlein: A Critical Reading of the Fiction (Gary K. Wolfe)
Denton, Bradley Sergeant Chip and Other Novellas (Gary K. Wolfe)
Horton, Rich, ed. Space Opera (Gardner Dozois)
Kowal, Mary Robinette Valour and Vanity (Faren Miller)
Martin, George R. R., & Gardner Dozois, eds. Rogues (Adrienne Martini)
Morrow, James The Madonna and the Starship (Gary K. Wolfe)
Owen, Lauren The Quick (Faren Miller)
Patterson, William H., Jr. Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume II: The Man Who Learned Better (Gary K. Wolfe)
Pratt, Tim Heirs of Grace (Adrienne Martini)
Reed, Robert The Greatship (Russell Letson)
Russell, Karen Sleep Donation (Rich Horton)
Shea, Kieran Koko Takes a Holiday (Adrienne Martini)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Eight (Gary K. Wolfe)
Thomas, Lee Butcher’s Road (Faren Miller)
Van Eekhout, Greg California Bones (Adrienne Martini)
Wilson, Daniel H., & John Joseph Adams, eds. Robot Uprisings (Rich Horton)