Locus May 2019 (#700)

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The May 2019 issue of Locus has interviews with G. Willow Wilson and Ilana C. Myer. Grand Master Gene Wolfe (1931-2019) and Vonda N. McIntyre (1948-2019) are remembered with obituaries and appreciations. News includes the 2019 Hugo Awards ballot, 1944 Retro Hugos ballot, Audrey Shulman’s Philip K. Dick Award win, the new Tor horror imprint, Gabriela Damián Miravete’s Tiptree win, the closure of the Gemmell Awards, Saga’s move to Gallery, and more. Awards season news also covers BSFA, Spectrum, Kitschie, and Guggenheim winners, and finalists or shortlists for the Prometheus, Seiun, and Ditmar 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, and the 2019 Williamson Lectureship. The column by Cory Doctorow is entitled “Steering with the Windshield Wipers”. Other obituaries and appreciations remember Carol Emshwiller, W.H. Pugmire, and Frances Yerxa Hamling. Reviews cover new titles by Ted Chiang, Guy Gavriel Kay, Jo Walton, Sarah Tolmie, S.M. Stirling, Gareth L. Powell, Fran Wilde, Iona Datt Sharma, Greg Egan, Jack Skillingstead, Waubgeshig Rice, Bryan Camp, Karen Russell, Max Porter, Dave Hutchinson, Michelle Sagara, Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Anna-Marie McLemore, J.S. Breukelaar, Stephen R. Donaldson, Nisi Shawl (ed.), and many others.

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