Issue 733 Table of Contents, February 2022

The February 2022 issue of Locus is the annual Year in Review overview with essays and the Locus 2021 Recommended Reading List. The issue also features an interview with Marlon James and spotlights on artist Marcela Bolívar and writing workshop Aspen Words. Worldcon 79, DisCon III in Washington DC, is covered with an extensive report and photos, the complete Hugo voting breakdown, and a WSFS business meeting report. Dave Wolverton (1958-2022) and Willie Siros (1952-2022) are remembered with obituaries and appreciations. News includes the PKD Award nominees, the arrest of manuscript thief Filippo Bernardini, DisCon III and World Fantasy news, and more. Additional obituaries remember Ron Goulart, John Jos. Miller, J. Brian Clark, Sally Gwylan, Jane E. Hawkins, Elizabeth Miller, Bill Wright, Chuck Verrill, and Athos Eichler Cardoso. Reviews cover new titles by Emily St. John Mandel, Richard Butner, Charlie Jane Anders, Kate Elliott, T. Kingfisher, Ken MacLeod, Charles Stross, Anthony Doerr, Lina Rather, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Premee Mohamed, Femi Fadugba, Wab Kinew, Samantha Cohoe, Adam Roberts, Kim Fu, Gunnhild Øyehaug, Sue Lynn Tan, Gwynne Garfinkle, Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, and others.

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Locus Magazine, Science Fiction Fantasy


February 2022 • Issue 733 • Vol. 88 • No. 2
54th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and interview design by Stephen H. Segal

Marlon James: Dark Stars / 10

Willie Siros (1952 – 2022) • Appreciations by John Picacio, Howard Waldrop, Bradley Denton, and Scott A. Cupp • Dave Wolverton (1958 – 2022) • Appreciations by Kevin J. Anderson and John Goodwin • PKD Award Nominees • Manuscript Thief Caught • DisCon III News • World Fantasy News

NEA Creative Writing Fellows • Book Piracy Lawsuit • Legal News • NASFiC News • Fabergé Dragon Egg • New SF Exhibition • WSFA Small Press Award Open • Best Books of 2021 • New York Library Top Check-Outs • Publishing News • Workshop News • Announcements • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Laurie R. King, Walter Mosley, Jonathan Lethem, John Scalzi, Tomi Adeyemi, and many others

2021 Recommended Reading by Liza Groen Trombi (with Tim Pratt, Laurel Amberdine & Francesca Myman), Gary K. Wolfe, Adrienne Martini, Russell Letson, Paula Guran, Alex Brown, Rich Horton, Arley Sorg, Gabino Iglesias, Colleen Mondor, Ian Mond, Karen Burnham, Tim Pratt, Graham Sleight, and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro / 26 2021 Recommended Reading List / 43

Spotlight on Aspen Words / 25 Spotlight on Marcela Bolívar / 47

DisCon III / 48 2021 WSFS Business Meeting / 56 Complete Hugo Voting / 56

Magazines Received: December / 61 Books Received: December / 62 British Books Received: November / 72 Bestsellers / 74

Ellen Datlow • Jonathan Strahan

Ron Goulart John Jos. Miller J. Brian Clark Sally Gwylan Jane E. Hawkins • Appreciation by Tom Whitmore • Elizabeth Miller Bill Wright Chuck Verrill Athos Eichler Cardoso

Big Issue • Worldcon • Too Many Goodbyes • Locus Poll & Survey • Locus Awards


Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 12
Analog 1-2/22; Asimov’s 1-2/22; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 12/21; Bourbon Penn 12/21; Fusion Fragment 11/21; Dark Breakers, C.S.E. Cooney.

Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 13
Black Static #80-81; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 12/21; The Dark 11/21, 12/21; Fantasy 12/21, 1/22; The Deadlands 12/21; Nightmare 12/21, 1/22.

Short Fiction Reviews by Charles Payseur / 14
khré11/21; Baffling Magazine 1/22; Analog 1-2/22; Asimov’s 1-2/22; Lightspeed 1/22; Fantasy 1/22; Nightmare 1/22; F&SF 1-2/22.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 16
Strange Horizons 11/8/21, 11/29/21, 12/6/21, 12/13/21; Clarkesworld 12/21; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 12/2/21, 12/16/21; 12/1/21; Speculative North 2/2021; Electric Spec 11/21; Daily SF 12/3/21; Etherea 11/21.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 17
Sea of Tranquility
, Emily St. John Mandel; The Adventurists, Richard Butner; Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak, Charlie Jane Anders.

Reviews by Liz Bourke / 18
Servant Mage
, Kate Elliott; Nettle & Bone, T. Kingfisher.

Reviews by Russell Letson / 19
Beyond the Hallowed Sky
, Ken MacLeod; Escape from Yokai Land, Charles Stross.

Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 20
Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr; Sisters of the Forsaken Stars, Lina Rather; Ogres, Adrian Tchaikovsky; The Annual Migration of Clouds, Premee Mohamed.

Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 21
The Upper World, Femi Fadugba; Walking in Two Worlds, Wab Kinew; Bright Ruined Things, Samantha Cohoe.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 22
The This
, Adam Roberts; Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, Kim Fu; Present Tense Machine, Gunnhild Øyehaug.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Maya C. James, Caren Gussoff Sumption / 23
Daughter of the Moon Goddess
, Sue Lynn Tan; Can’t Find My Way Home, Gwynne Garfinkle; Longing and Other Stories, Jun’ichirō Tanizaki.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 12, 15, 18, 22

Magazines reviews in this issue (indicating reviewer)—

Analog 1-2/22 (Rich Horton)
Asimov’s 1-2/22 (Rich Horton)
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 12/21 (Rich Horton)
Bourbon Penn 12/21 (Rich Horton)
Fusion Fragment 11/21 (Rich Horton)
Dark Breakers, C.S.E. Cooney. (Rich Horton)
Black Static #80-81 (Paula Guran)
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 12/21 (Paula Guran)
The Dark 11/21, 12/21 (Paula Guran)
Fantasy 12/21, 1/22 (Paula Guran)
The Deadlands 12/21 (Paula Guran)
Nightmare 12/21, 1/22. (Paula Guran)
khōréō 11/21 (Charles Payseur)
Baffling Magazine 1/22 (Charles Payseur)
Analog 1-2/22 (Charles Payseur)
Asimov’s 1-2/22 (Charles Payseur)
Lightspeed 1/22 (Charles Payseur)
Fantasy 1/22 (Charles Payseur)
Nightmare 1/22 (Charles Payseur)
F&SF 1-2/22 (Charles Payseur)
Strange Horizons 11/8/21, 11/29/21, 12/6/21, 12/13/21 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 12/21 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 12/2/21, 12/16/21 (Karen Burnham) 12/1/21 (Karen Burnham)
Speculative North 2/2021 (Karen Burnham)
Electric Spec 11/21 (Karen Burnham)
Daily SF 12/3/21 (Karen Burnham)
Etherea 11/21 (Karen Burnham)

Books reviews in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Anders, Charlie Jane • Dreams Bigger than Heartbreak (Gary K. Wolfe)
Butner, Richard • The Adventurists (Gary K. Wolfe)
Cohoe, Samantha • Bright Ruined Things (Colleen Mondor)
Cooney, C. S. E. • Dark Breakers (Rich Horton)
Doerr, Anthony • Cloud Cuckoo Land (Adrienne Martini)
Elliott, Kate • Servant Mage (Liz Bourke)
Fadugba, Femi • The Upper World (Colleen Mondor)
Fu, Kim • Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century (Ian Mond)
Garfinkle, Gwynne • Can’t Find My Way Home (Caren Gussoff Sumption)
Kinew, Wab • Walking in Two Worlds (Colleen Mondor)
Kingfisher, T. • Nettle & Bone (Liz Bourke)
MacLeod, Ken • Beyond the Hallowed Sky (Russell Letson)
Mandel, Emily St. John • Sea of Tranquility (Gary K. Wolfe)
Mohamed, Premee • The Annual Migration of Clouds (Adrienne Martini)
Øyehaug, Gunnhild • Present Tense Machine (Ian Mond)
Rather, Lina • Sisters of the Forsaken Stars (Adrienne Martini)
Roberts, Adam • The This (Ian Mond)
Stross, Charles • Escape from Yokai Land (Russell Letson)
Tan, Sue Lynn • Daughter of the Moon Goddess (Maya C. James)
Tanizaki, Jun’ichirō • Longing and Other Stories (Caren Gussoff Sumption)
Tchaikovsky, Adrian • Ogres (Adrienne Martini)

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