Year End Review

Thanks to everyone for reading, and to all of our contributors for making this such a great and interesting year at the Locus Roundtable Blog! As I wrap up my first year as editor here, I’m very happy with the way things have gone. We’ve had fascinating discussions, podcasts, and series, from authors spanning the spectrum of genre. Here’s a look back–if you have some down-time at the end of the year, these are some fine discussions and podcasts to check out when you have some leisure:


It All Started When

Teaching Writing

Short Story Club

Science Fiction for Kids


SF Aesthetics

SF vs. The Future

Writing Within and Without Genre

Ian McDonald

All the Awards

N. K. Jemisin

Summer Movies

While GRRM Fans Wait for Book Six…

Fantasy Genres

Conventions: Going Pro

Conventions: Going Fan

Conventions: Lost, Alone, and Confused

Conventions: Finding Your Tribe

Conventions: Going Weird

Heinlein Juveniles, Then and Now

Teaching Literature

Formative Reading Experiences

Genre Accessibility

McCarthy, Chabon, and Franzen

Commercial Writing

Becoming Assigned Reading

The Silliest Thing…


Peter Straub and Gary K. Wolfe

Andy Duncan and Ellen Klages

Elizabeth Hand and Gary K. Wolfe

Cecelia Holland and Ellen Klages

Terry Bisson and Connie Willis

Theodora Goss, Eileen Gunn, Cecelia Holland, and Paul Park

Karen Burnham and Graham Sleight

Karen Burnham and Ted Chiang

Joe Haldeman and Jay Lake

Brian Evenson and Peter Straub

Tim Akers and Daryl Gregory

Jeffrey Ford, Elizabeth Hand, and Gary K. Wolfe

F. Brett Cox and Andy Duncan

Keffy Kehrli and Beth Wodzinski

Karen Burnham and Karen Lord

Gail Carriger and Francesca Myman

Kathleen Goonan, Eileen Gunn, and Gary K. Wolfe

Andy Duncan and Jeffrey Ford

Nalo Hopkinson and Karen Lord

Daryl Gregory and Mark Teppo

Marie Brennan and Kari Sperring

To our readers: as I look forward to 2012, please let me know what you think. Anything you’d like to see more of, less of, people you’d like to hear on a podcast, or specific topics you’d like to see us tackle? Please let me know by sending an email to LocusRoundtable [at] or Karen.Burnham [at] Thanks for reading, and happy 2012!

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