Issue 734 Table of Contents, March 2022

The March 2022 issue of Locus has interviews with Kelly Barnhill and Maurice Broaddus, a spotlight on artist Terry Lee, and a Year in Review magazine summary tracking the progress of the industry. The issue lists US and UK forthcoming books titles through December 2022. News covers the 2022 Dell Awards, the Chesley Awards, a new home for Uncle Hugo’s, the World Fantasy Awards judges announcement, Usman T. Malik’s Crawford win, the ALA Awards, Tom Lin’s Carnegie Medal win, and more. Cory Doctorow’s column is entitled “Vertically Challenged”. Obituaries remember Angélica Gorodischer, Tom Dupree, and Harold R. Johnson. Reviews cover new titles by Nicola Griffith, Sarah Tolmie, Peng Shepherd, Saad Z. Hossain, K.J. Parker, Daniel Pinkwater, Laura Pohl, Dhonielle Clayton, Tara Goedjen, Zoraida Córdova (ed), Alechia Dow, Sheree Renée Thomas & Pan Morigan & Troy L. Wiggins (eds.), Lucius Shepard, C.S.E. Cooney, Grégoire Courtois, Zin E. Rocklyn, Edward Ashton, Richard Thomas, Christopher Golden, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Sara A. Mueller, Brett Riley, Sarah Tolmie, Kelly Braffet, Stephen Baxter, and others. Vote now in the Locus Poll and Survey at


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March 2022 • Issue 734 • Vol. 88 • No. 3
54th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and interview art and design by Francesca Myman

Kelly Barnhill: When Women Were Dragons / 10
Maurice Broaddus: Black AF / 28

Chesley Awards News • World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced • 2022 Dell Award Winners • New Home for Uncle Hugo’s

Malik Wins Crawford • ALA Awards • Compton Crook Award Finalists • Lin Wins Carnegie Medal • Hugo Awards Nomination Period Open • Edgar Awards Nominations • Audie Awards Finalists • Splatterpunk Awards Nominees • World Conventions News • Publishing News • Announcements • SFWA News • Summer Scares Reading Program • Announcements • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Audio Rights • Publications Received

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about David Gerrold, Cory Doctorow, Carmen Maria Machado, Jody Lynn Nye, Rick Riordan, and many others

Commentary by Cory Doctorow: Vertically Challenged / 27 Spotlight on Terry Lee, Artist / 53  

2021 Magazine Summary / 30

US Forthcoming Books / 38 British Forthcoming Books / 48

Magazines Received: January / 54 Books Received: January / 56 British Books Received: December / 64 Bestsellers / 66 New & Notable / 67

Angélica Gorodischer • Appreciation by Gavin Grant • Tom Dupree Harold R. Johnson

Volunteers • Magazine Summary • This Issue/Next Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 13
Analog 1-2/22; Asimov’s 1-2/22; Clarkesworld 1/22; Abyss & Apex Q1 ’22; The Sunday Morning Transport 1/9/22, 1/16/22.

Short Fiction Reviews by Charles Payseur / 14
Anathema 12/21; Mermaids Monthly 12/21; Zooscape 12/21; Fiyah 12/21, 1/22; Kaleidotrope 1/22; Fireside 1/22; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/1/22, 1/13/22, 1/27/22; Diabolical Plots 1/22; Strange Horizons 1/03/22, 1/10/22, 1/17/22; GigaNotoSaurus 1/22; Lightspeed 2/22; Fantasy 2/22.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Spear, Nicola Griffith; All the Horses of Iceland, Sarah Tolmie; The Cartographers, Peng Shepherd; Kundo Wakes Up, Saad Z. Hossain; The Long Game, K.J. Parker; Crazy in Pough- keepsie, Daniel Pinkwater.

Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 18
The Grimrose Girls, Laura Pohl; Shattered Midnight, Dhonielle Clayton; No Beauties or Monsters, Tara Goedjen.

Reviews by Alex Brown / 19
Reclaim the Stars, Zoraida Córdova, ed.; The Kindred, Alechia Dow; Trouble the Waters, Sheree Renée Thomas, Pan Morigan, & Troy L. Wiggins, eds.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 20
The Best of Lucius Shepard: Volume 2, Lucius Shepard; Dark Breakers, C.S.E. Cooney; The Agents, Grégoire Courtois.

Reviews by Gabino Iglesias / 22
Flowers for the Sea, Zin E. Rocklyn; Mickey7, Edward Ashton; Spontaneous Human Combustion, Richard Thomas; Road of Bones, Christopher Golden.

Reviews by Caren Gussoff Sumption / 24
The Beholden, Cassandra Rose Clarke; The Bone Orchard, Sara A. Mueller; Freaks, Brett Riley.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Paula Guran, Maya C. James, Russell Letson / 25
All the Horses of Iceland, Sarah Tolmie; The Broken Tower, Kelly Braffet; Galaxias, Stephen Baxter.

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

Magazines reviews in this issue (indicating reviewer)—

Analog 1-2/22 (Karen Burnham)
Asimov’s 1-2/22 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 1/22 (Karen Burnham)
Abyss & Apex Q1 ’22 (Karen Burnham)
The Sunday Morning Transport 1/9/22, 1/16/22 (Karen Burnham)
Anathema 12/21 (Charles Payseur)
Mermaids Monthly 12/21 (Charles Payseur)
Zooscape 12/21 (Charles Payseur)
Fiyah 12/21, 1/22 (Charles Payseur)
Kaleidotrope 1/22 (Charles Payseur)
Fireside 1/22 (Charles Payseur)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/1/22, 1/13/22, 1/27/22 (Charles Payseur)
Diabolical Plots 1/22 (Charles Payseur)
Strange Horizons 1/03/22, 1/10/22, 1/17/22 (Charles Payseur)
GigaNotoSaurus 1/22 (Charles Payseur)
Lightspeed 2/22 (Charles Payseur)
Fantasy 2/22 (Charles Payseur)

Books reviews in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Ashton, Edward • Micky7 (Gabino Iglesias)
Baxter, Stephen • Galaxias (Russell Letson)
Braffet, Kelly • The Broken Tower (Maya C. James)
Clarke, Cassandra Rose • The Beholden (Caren Gussoff Sumption)
Clayton, Dhonielle • Shattered Midnight (Colleen Mondor)
Cooney, C. S. E. • Dark Breakers (Ian Mond)
Córdova, Zoraida, ed. • Reclaim the Stars (Alex Brown)
Courtois, Grégoire • The Agents (Ian Mond)
Dow, Alechia • The Kindred (Alex Brown)
Goedjen, Tara • No Beauties or Monsters (Colleen Mondor)
Golden, Christopher • Road of Bones (Gabino Iglesias)
Griffith, Nicola • Spear (Gary K. Wolfe)
Hossain, Saad Z. • Kundo Wakes Up (Gary K. Wolfe)
Mueller, Sara A. • The Bone Orchard (Caren Gussoff Sumption)
Parker, K. J. • The Long Game (Gary K. Wolfe)
Pinkwater, Daniel • Crazy in Poughkeepsie (Gary K. Wolfe)
Pohl, Laura • The Grimrose Girls (Colleen Mondor)
Riley, Brett • Freaks (Caren Gussoff Sumption)
Rocklyn, Zin E. • Flowers for the Sun (Gabino Iglesias)
Shepard, Lucius • The Best of Lucius Shepard, Vol. 2 (Ian Mond)
Shepherd, Peng • The Cartographers (Gary K. Wolfe)
Thomas, Richard • Spontaneous Human Combustion (Gabino Iglesias)
Thomas, Sheree Renée, & Pan Morigan, eds. • Trouble the Waters: Tales from the Deep Blue (Alex Brown)
Tolmie, Sarah • All the Horses of Iceland (Gary K. Wolfe)
Tolmie, Sarah • All the Horses of Iceland (Paula Guran)

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