Locus Magazine, Issue #669 October 2016 by Locus Magazine

Locus Magazine, Issue #669 October 2016

byLocus Magazine

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Locus is the magazine of the science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing fields, with book reviews, author interviews, news, and listings.


Locus Issue # 669 (October 2016) contains interviews with Connie Willis and Nisi Shawl, a column by Kameron Hurley, an obituary of David A. Kyle, and reviews of short fiction and books by Connie Willis, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Chuck Wendig, Naomi Novik, Jennifer Mason-Black, and many others.


Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) —

Analog September 2016 (Rich Horton)
Apex Magazine August 2016 (Paula Guran)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies May 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies July 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies August 2016 (Rich Horton)
Black Static Jul-Aug 2016 (Paula Guran)
Clarkesworld April 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Clarkesworld June 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Clarkesworld August 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Clarkesworld August 2016 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed September 2016 (Rich Horton)
Nightmare Magazine July 2016 (Paula Guran)
Nightmare Magazine August 2016 (Paula Guran)
Shimmer July 2016 (Paula Guran)
Strange Horizons July 2016 (Rich Horton)
Strange Horizons August 2016 (Rich Horton)
The Dark August 2016 (Paula Guran) July 2016 (Rich Horton)
Uncanny March/April 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)
Uncanny July/August 2016 (Paula Guran)
Uncanny July/August 2016 (Rachel Swirsky)


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

Armstrong, Michael A. • Truck Stop Earth (Carolyn Cushman)
Black, Holly, & Cassandra Clare • The Bronze Key (Carolyn Cushman)
Cabiya, Pedro • Wicked Weeds: A Zombie Novel (Faren Miller)
Donohue, Keith • The Motion of Puppets (Faren Miller)
Durst, Sarah Beth • The Queen of Blood (Carolyn Cushman)
Elliott, Kate • Poisoned Blade (Carolyn Cushman)
Evans, Sandra • This Is Not a Werewolf Story (Carolyn Cushman)
Gonzales, Manuel • The Regional Office Is Under Attack! (Adrienne Martini)
Horton, Rich, ed. • The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2016 Edition (Gary K. Wolfe)
Johnson, Kij • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe (Rich Horton)
Kroese, Robert • The Big Sheep (Adrienne Martini)
Lackey, Mercedes • Elite (Carolyn Cushman)
Mamatas, Nick • I Am Providence (Tim Pratt)
Mason-Black, Jennifer • Devil and the Bluebird (Colleen Mondor)
McIntosh, Will • Faller (Gary K. Wolfe)
Meadows, Foz • An Accident of Stars (Carolyn Cushman)
Nielsen, Jennifer A. • The Scourge (Carolyn Cushman)
Novik, Naomi • League of Dragons (Carolyn Cushman)
O’Malley, Daniel • Stiletto (Adrienne Martini)
Penny, Laurie • Everything Belongs to the Future (Gary K. Wolfe)
Priest, Cherie • The Family Plot (Faren Miller)
Reynolds, Alastair • Revenger (Russell Letson)
Ribar, Lindsay • Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies (Carolyn Cushman)
Wendig, Chuck • Invasive (Adrienne Martini)
Whates, Ian, ed. • Crises and Conflicts (Rich Horton)
Whates, Ian, ed. • Now We Are Ten (Rich Horton)
Willis, Connie • Crosstalk (Faren Miller)
Willis, Connie • Crosstalk (Gary K. Wolfe)
Zinos-Amaro, Alvaro • Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg (Russell Letson)



About Locus:

Locus is the news magazine and trade journal for chain SF and fantasy buyers, independent bookstore SF and fantasy buyers, and independent distributors as well as librarians, editors, authors, publishing personnel, and interested readers. The magazine has been covering the SF and fantasy fields for over 40 years, and has won the Hugo Award, science fiction's premier honor, 30 times. The magazine's website, which contains a sampling of magazine content as well as additional genre news, media reviews, the Roundtable Blog, indexes of reviews and interviews published, the science fiction awards database, and much much more, can be found at Information about advertising in the magazine can be found at or on the website at

Our Quarterly Forthcoming Book issues (March, June, September, and December) usually sell out, and are used by librarians, bookstores, publishers, and readers to keep abreast of forthcoming titles. Each contains publishing schedules from the major genre publishers – big houses to small presses – for the next nine months.

Our February issue summarizes the previous year, and includes a highly regarded annual Recommended Reading List. The August issue has the Locus Awards, voted on by our readers from the best of the previous year. The October and November issues cover the World SF Convention and are constant back issue favorites. All issues have a list of the new books that month, a list of recommended books and bestsellers, and interviews with leading authors.

For information about the parent company, Locus Science Fiction Foundation (a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation), see

Title:Locus Magazine, Issue #669 October 2016Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 3, 2016Publisher:Locus PublicationsLanguage:English

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