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In 1998 Locus counted 1122 new science fiction, fantasy, and horror books published, and in that year the magazine reviewed 320 books (a few by more than one reviewer) -- more than two dozen per issue. Those reviews are not available on this website, but -- partly in response to suggestions made during our recent online poll and survey -- Locus Online will choose two books each month, based on the reviews in the magazine, to recommend on this page: suggestions for the time-impaired (aren't we all?) of what to read first.

Previous Selections
Here are what Locus Online would have selected for this page had it been started a few months ago: two books per month, at least, with occasional extra or 'bonus' selections of notable reprints or anthologies. Future selections will be made around mid-month from books that have been seen to be published (not just scheduled for the current month) and that have been reviewed in Locus Magazine (excepting some of the 'bonus' selections).

June 1999
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois + Year's Best SF 4 edited by David G. Hartwell
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling

    May 1999

  • Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
  • The Extremes, Christopher Priest
  • Reprint selections: Camp Concentration and 334, Thomas M. Disch
  • Bonus anthology selection: Far Horizons, edited by Robert Silverberg

    April 1999

  • Black Light, Elizabeth Hand
  • Waiting, Frank M. Robinson
  • Reprint selection: Alas, Babylon, Pat Frank

    March 1999

  • A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge
  • Finity, John Barnes
  • Bonus anthology selection: My Favorite Science Fiction Story, edited by Martin H. Greenberg

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