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February 2001
edited by Charles N. Brown
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30 January 2001

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The February issue looks back at Y2K, with Recommended Reading lists of the best books and stories of 2000; year-in-review articles by Locus reviewers and others (including Gardner Dozois and Michael Swanwick); and summaries of the year's trends in book and magazine publishing.

This issue also has Locus's annual Poll and Survey ballot -- an online version is available here.

Interviews are with Lois McMaster Bujold and Terry Brooks. Main news stories include the 2000 preliminary Nebula Ballot; the 2000 UPC Award; the 2000 Philip K. Dick Award nominees; and details of the forthcoming Nebula Awards and HWA/Stoker/World Horror Convention weekends.

To be posted online from this issue:

  • Lois McMaster Bujold interview excerpts
  • Terry Brooks interview excerpts
  • Locus Bestsellers
  • New and Notable Books

    Reviews in the February issue:

    Distillations: Short Fiction Reviews by Mark R. Kelly

  • Nature, 11/1999 through 12/2000
  • Watching Trees Grow, Peter F. Hamilton
  • Tendeléo’s Story, Ian McDonald
  • Blue Kansas Sky, Michael Bishop
  • Beluthahatchie and Other Stories, Andy Duncan
  • Sci Fiction 12/2000

    Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe

  • Declare, Tim Powers
  • Shadow of the Hegemon, Orson Scott Card
  • The Wooden Sea, Jonathan Carroll
    Short Takes:
  • Ray Bradbury: A Critical Companion, Robin Anne Reid
  • Concordance to Cordwainer Smith, Third Edition, Anthony R. Lewis
  • Hauntings: The Official Peter Straub Bibliography, Michael Collings

    Reviews by Faren Miller

  • Return to the Whorl, Gene Wolfe
  • The Dreamthief’s Daughter, Michael Moorcock
  • Ship of Fools, Richard Paul Russo
  • Killing Time, Caleb Carr
  • whispers from the cotton tree root, Nalo Hopkinson, ed.

    Reviews by Russell Letson

  • Mars Crossing, Geoffrey A. Landis
  • The Spheres of Heaven, Charles Sheffield

    Reviews by Edward Bryant

  • Dark Terrors 5, Stephen Jones & David Sutton, eds
  • The Prophecy Machine, Neal Barrett, Jr.
  • Hell on Earth: the Lost Bloch Volume Two, Robert Bloch
  • Lady Crymsyn, P.N. Elrod

    Short Reviews by Carolyn Cushman

  • Sisterhood of the Storm, Tom Arden
  • The Hidden Arrow of Maether, Aiden Beaverson
  • The Second Summoning, Tanya Huff
  • St. Patrick's Gargoyle, Katherine Kurtz
  • The Serpent’s Shadow, Mercedes Lackey
  • The Green Prince, Sophie Masson
  • The Skies of Pern, Anne McCaffrey
  • Enemy Glory, Karen Michalson
  • They Also Serve, Mike Moscoe
  • Night Flying, Rita Murphy
  • Growing Wings, Laurel Winter

    Reviews by Jonathan Strahan

  • Chip Crockett’s Christmas Carol, Elizabeth Hand
  • Ceres Storm, David Herter
  • Past the Size of Dreaming, Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Celtika, Robert Holdstock
  • Abandon in Place, Jerry Oltion
  • Dream Factories and Radio Pictures, Howard Waldrop

    Reviews by Divers Hands

  • The Snake Woman of Ipanema, Lucille Bellucci
  • Crown of Silence, Storm Constantine
  • The Redemption of Althalus, David & Leigh Eddings
  • Prophecy, Elizabeth Haydon
  • Mad Merlin, J. Robert King
  • Naming of Parts, Tim Lebbon
  • White as Snow, Tanith Lee
  • The King’s Peace, Jo Walton
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