Issue 735 Table of Contents, April 2022

The April 2022 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Tim Pratt and Premee Mohamed and spotlights on artist Odera Igbokwe and the Analog Award for Emerging Black Voices, plus the 2021 US and UK Year in Review book summaries. News includes the 2021 Nebula Awards ballot, the Stoker Awards final ballot, SFWA’s name change, a school renamed for Octavia E. Butler, Liz Gorinsky’s departure from Erewhon, Sanderson Kickstarter successes, the BSFA shortlist, a new YA SF imprint from HarperCollins UK, Fireside to close, and much more. Ukraine news features “SF&F Writers and the War” by Borys Sydiuk and a letter from a fan in Moscow courtesy of File 770. Andy Remic, Faren Miller, Shirley Hughes, Melissa Mead, Priscilla Tolkien, and Aiki Flinthart are remembered with obituaries. Reviews cover new titles by Kelly Barnhill, Sam J. Miller, Alix E. Harrow, David Ritter & Daniel Ritter, Olivie Blake, T. Kingfisher, Rob Hart, Scotto Moore, Janelle Monáe (ed.), Rosiee Thor, Emily St. John Mandel, Jennifer Egan, Mónica Ojeda, Yu Chen & Regina Kanyu Wang (eds), Mike Chen, Rebecca Podos, Lara Elena Donnelly, Brian Zepka, Sara A. Mueller, Charles Stross, and others.


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Locus Magazine, Science Fiction Fantasy

TABLE of CONTENTS April 2022 • Issue 735 • Vol. 88 • No. 4
55th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and interview art and design by Stephen H. Segal

Tim Pratt: By Dreams Imprisoned / 10
Premee Mohamed: Post-Apocalyptic Possibilities / 26

2021 Nebula Awards Ballot • Stoker Awards Final Ballot • SFWA Name Change • School Renamed For Butler • Gorinsky Leaves Erewhon • Sanderson Kickstarter Soars • BSFA Shortlist

New YA SF Imprint from HarperCollins UK • Fireside to Close • The Future of Conjunctions Cossmass Infinities Changes • Amazon Closing Their Bookstores • The Great Resignation • 2022 Nebula Conference Will Be Virtual • Bradbury Prize Finalists • PEN Awards • Audie Awards Winners • Uncanny Magazine Reader Poll • Clarkesworld Readers’ Poll Winners • Analog AnLab Finalists • Asimov’s Readers’ Awards Finalists • Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Shortlist • Lambda Awards Finalists • Australian Shadows Finalists • Esquire’s 50 Best Fantasy Books • HWA Summer Scares • Word Horde Emporium Moves • World Conventions News • Publishing News • Bookstores News • Announcements • Awards News • Financial News

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Joanne Harris, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dean Koontz, Brit Hvide, John Kessel, and many others

Spotlight on the Analog Awards for Emerging Black Voices / 25 Spotlight on Artist Odera Igbokwe / 36

2021 US Book Summary / 28 2021 UK Book Summary / 32

Ukraine News • Ukraine SF&F Writers and the War by Borys Sydiuk • Letter from a Fan in Moscow

Magazines Received: February / 37 Books Received: February / 39 British Books Received: January / 48 Bestsellers / 50 New & Notable / 51

Andy Remic Faren Miller • Appreciation by Anna Tambour, Kirsten Gong-Wong, and Tom Whitmore • Shirley Hughes Melissa Mead Priscilla Tolkien Death Noted: Aiki Flinthart

Ukraine • ICFA • Locus Poll & Survey • Patreon Support • This Issue/Next Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 12
Clarkesworld 2/22; Analog 3-4/2022; The Sunday Morning Transport 1/23/2022; Metaphorosis 2/2022; Apparition Lit 1/2022; Mysterion 1-2/2022.

Short Fiction Reviews by Charles Payseur / 13
Escape Pod 1/22, 2/22; Cast of Wonders 2/22; GigaNotoSaurus 2/22; Flash Fiction Online 2/22; Fireside 2/22; Strange Horizons 2/7/22, 2/14/22; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 2/10/22, 2/24/22; Dia- bolical Plots 2-3/22; F&SF 3-4/22; Fantasy 3/22; Lightspeed 3/22; Xenocultivars: Stories of Queer Growth, Isabela Oliveira & Jed Sabin, eds.

Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 15 2/26/22, 2/9/22, 1/26/22, 1/12/22; PodCastle 1/18/22, 2/8/22; Uncanny 1-2/22; The Dark 1/22, 2/22; Apex #129; Nightmare 2/22; Deadlands 1/22, 2/22.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
When Women Were Dragons, Kelly Barnhill; Boys, Beasts & Men, Sam J. Miller; A Mirror Mended, Alix E. Harrow; The Visual History of Science Fiction Fandom – Volume Two: 1940, David Ritter & Daniel Ritter.

Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 18
The Atlas Six, Olivie Blake; Nettle & Bone, T. Kingfisher; The Paradox Hotel, Rob Hart; Battle of the Linguist Mages, Scotto Moore.

Reviews by Alex Brown / 19
The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer, Janelle Monáe, ed.; Fire Becomes Her, Rosiee Thor.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 20
Sea of Tranquility, Emily St. John Mandel; The Candy House, Jennifer Egan; Jawbone, Mónica Ojeda.

Reviews by Caren Gussoff Sumption / 22
The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories, Yu Chen & Regina Kanyu Wang, eds; Light Years from Home, Mike Chen.

Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 23
From Dust, A Flame, Rebecca Podos; Base Notes, Lara Elena Donnelly; The Temperature of Me and You, Brian Zepka.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Liz Bourke, Russell Letson / 25
The Bone Orchard, Sara A. Mueller; Quantum of Nightmares, Charles Stross.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 21, 23

Magazines reviews in this issue (indicating reviewer)—

Clarkesworld 2/22 (Karen Burnham)
Analog 3-4/2022 (Karen Burnham)
The Sunday Morning Transport 1/23/2022 (Karen Burnham)
Metaphorosis 2/2022 (Karen Burnham)
Apparition Lit 1/2022 (Karen Burnham)
Mysterion 1-2/2022.  (Karen Burnham)
Escape Pod 1/22, 2/22 (Charles Payseur)
Cast of Wonders 2/22 (Charles Payseur)
GigaNotoSaurus 2/22 (Charles Payseur)
Flash Fiction Online 2/22 (Charles Payseur)
Fireside 2/22 (Charles Payseur)
Strange Horizons 2/7/22, 2/14/22 (Charles Payseur)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 2/10/22, 2/24/22 (Charles Payseur)
Diabolical Plots 2-3/22 (Charles Payseur)
F&SF 3-4/22 (Charles Payseur)
Fantasy 3/22 (Charles Payseur)
Lightspeed 3/22 (Charles Payseur)
Xenocultivars: Stories of Queer Growth, Isabela Oliveira & Jed Sabin, eds.  (Charles Payseur) 2/26/22, 2/9/22, 1/26/22, 1/12/22 (Paula Guran)
PodCastle 1/18/22, 2/8/22 (Paula Guran)
Uncanny 1-2/22 (Paula Guran)
The Dark 1/22, 2/22 (Paula Guran)
Apex #129 (Paula Guran)
Nightmare 2/22 (Paula Guran)
Deadlands 1/22, 2/22.  (Paula Guran)

Books reviews in this issue (indicating reviewer)—

Barnhill, Kelly • When Women Were Dragons (Gary K. Wolfe)
Blake, Olivie • The Atlas Six (Adrienne Martini)
Chen, Mike • Light Years from Home (Caren Gussoff Sumption)
Chen, Yu, & Regina Kanyu Wang, eds. • The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories (Caren Gussoff Sumption)
Donnelly, Lara Elena • Base Notes (Colleen Mondor)
Egan, Jennifer • The Candy House (Ian Mond)
Harrow, Alix E. • A Mirror Mended (Gary K. Wolfe)
Hart, Rob • The Paradox Hotel (Adrienne Martini)
Kingfisher, T. • Nettle & Bone (Adrienne Martini)
Mandel, Emily St. John • Sea of Tranquility (Ian Mond)
Miller, Sam J. • Boys, Beasts, & Men (Gary K. Wolfe)
Monáe, Janelle, ed. • The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer (Alex Brown)
Moore, Scotto • Battle of the Linguist Mages (Adrienne Martini)
Mueller, Sara A. • The Bone Orchard (Liz Bourke)
Ojeda, Mónica • Jawbone (Ian Mond)
Oliveira, Isabel, & Jed Sabin, eds. • Xenocultivars: Stories of Queer Growth (Charles Payseur)
Podos, Rebecca • From Dust, A Flame (Colleen Mondor)
Ritter, David, & Daniel Ritter • The Visual History of Science Fiction Fandom, Volume Two: 1940 (Gary K. Wolfe)
Stross, Charles • Quantum of Nightmares (Russell Letson)
Thor, Rosiee • Fire Becomes Her (Alex Brown)
Zepka, Brian • The Temperature of You and Me (Colleen Mondor)

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