The August 2016 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Nancy Kress and David D. Levine, and spotlights on Kelly Robson and Sam J. Miller. News includes the 2016 World Fantasy Awards nominations; the Library of Congress’s honor to Stephen King; the Shirley Jackson, Prometheus, and Seiun awards winners; SFnal titles on the NEA Big Read program booklist; SFWA’s move to include game writers; finalists for the Sunburst, Sidewise, Gemmell, Endeavour, and Eugie Foster Memorial awards; a report on science fiction in China by Preston Grassmann; and more.
Events coverage with photos and reports includes the Locus Awards Weekend and Readercon. The column by Kameron Hurley is entitled “When to Quit Your Day Job”. Carolyn See is remembered with an obituary. Reviews cover new titles by China Miéville, Jo Walton, Kij Johnson, Michael Swanwick, Joe Abercrombie, Jennifer Mason-Black, Mary Robinette Kowal, Richard Kadrey, Angela Slatter, Sarah Tolmie, Greg Egan, Michael M. Bartlett, Walter Jon Williams, Kelly Barnhill, Rachel Caine, Gail Carriger, and others.