The October 2016 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Connie Willis and Nisi Shawl, a spotlight on Eaton Collection Librarian JJ Jacobson, and a series author spotlight on Sharon Lee & Steve Miller. The issue includes complete coverage of MidAmeriCon II and the Hugo Awards, the 2016 Alfies, a report on the WSFS business meeting from Kevin Standlee & Cheryl Morgan, and the complete 2016 Hugo voting and 1941 Retro Hugo voting counts. Main Stories include an obituary and photos of David A. Kyle (1919-2016), Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Clarke win, the Sunburst Awards winners, the Dragon Awards winners, the PW publishing survey, and more.
The Data File covers the Hachette lawsuit against Seth Grahame-Smith, the launch of Disney-Hyperion’s new imprint Rick Riordan Presents, the new German FISCHER Tor division to be run by Hannes Riffel, the limited-edition Roald Dahl-themed beer from 40FT Brewing (made with yeast swabbed from the author’s chair!), Heinlein’s induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians, and more.
The column by Kameron Hurley is entitled “The Mission-Driven Writing Career”.
Reviews cover new titles by Connie Willis, Will McIntosh, Laurie Penny, Keith Donohue, Cherie Priest, Pedro Cabiya, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Alastair Reynolds, Chuck Wendig, Manuel Gonzales, Holly Black & Cassandra Clare, Sarah Beth Durst, Kate Elliott, Jennifer Mason-Black, Nick Mamatas, John Pelan, and others.