Locus May 2017 (#676)

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The May 2017 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Ellen Klages and Paul Tremblay. News coverage includes the 2016 Hugo Awards ballot, Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer win, World Fantasy trophy news, and notes on Travel in the Time of Trump: Wesley Chu reports he has withdrawn as a Swancon guest of honor due to the Trump administration’s customs and immigration policies, and Sean Williams reports his plans to cancel his upcoming events in the U.S., also due to the political climate.

Awards season news covers the Aurealis, Baen, BSFA, Philip K. Dick, Dell, Eugie, Prometheus, and Compton Crook Awards among others. Convention coverage with photos and reports includes the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Awards, Norwescon 40, and the 2017 Williamson Lectureship. The column by Cory Doctorow is entitled “Weaponized Narrative”. Mike Levy and Paula Fox are remembered with obituaries. Reviews cover new titles by Ellen Klages, Jeff VanderMeer, George Saunders, Robert Jackson Bennett, Antonia Honeywell, Samantha Shannon, Ian McDonald, James S.A. Corey, Clive Barker, Orrin Grey, Nicholas Kaufmann, Mariko Koike, Ed Kurtz, Mark Morris, Sarah Pinborough, Michael Shea, Marie Brennan, Cassandra Khaw, and many others.

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