Galactic Philadelphia Reading Series

Malka Older and David Walton took part in the Galactic Philadelphia reading series with an appearance on February 13, 2018. Sally Wiener Grotta and Lawrence Schoen curate the series.

For more, see the Galactic Philadelphia site.

Sally Wiener Grotta, Malka Older, David Walton, Lawrence Schoen (by Tim Burke)

This and more like it in the April 2018 issue of Locus.

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Speculative Fiction in Translation: Novels, Collections, and Short Stories 2017

This list of 2017 speculative titles in translation was compiled by Rachel Cordasco, who founded and runs site sfintranslation.com. Corrections may be sent to locus@locusmag.com.

NOVELS

  • Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell (Riverhead Books, January 10) [Argentina]
  • The Mountains of Parnassus by Czeslaw Milosz, translated from the Polish by Stanley Bill (Yale University Press, January 10) [Poland]
  • The Book of the Dead by Orikuchi
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Year-in-Review: 2017 Magazine Summary

[Editor’s note: This is the first time we have run the yearly Magazine Summary online. Text has been edited for formatting.]

The short fiction market was strong throughout 2017. We added a few online markets to our review, though we did see a number of print markets shift to online only (that sticky distribution problem) and a number of venues went on hiatus or closed because of financial difficulties.

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Mad Hatters and March Hares Signing

Editor Ellen Datlow and contributors to her anthology Mad Hatters and March Hares read for the Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series at KGB Bar in New York on December 18, 2017.

Back: Matthew Kressel, Genevieve Valentine, Ellen Datlow, Richard Bowes, Katherine Vaz, Kris Dikeman; front: Ysabeau Wilce. Photo by Ellen Datlow

This article and more like it in the February 2018 issue of Locus.

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Comments from the 2016 Locus Poll and Survey

Here are comments, presented anonymously, submitted by voters in this year’s Locus Poll and Survey. Results of the poll were published in the magazine’s July issue; survey results will appear in August issue.

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A friend has a subscription and I read his copies.

All good.

Anybody who doesn’t read classic hard SF is not my kind; any convention that has many such people, or fatties, is something I want

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2014 Locus Recommended Reading List

This Recommended Reading List, published in Locus Magazine’s February 2015 issue, is a consensus by Locus editors and reviewers — Liza Groen Trombi, Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan, Faren Miller, Russell Letson, Graham Sleight, Adrienne Martini, Carolyn Cushman, Tim Pratt, Karen Burnham, Gardner Dozois, Rich Horton, Paul Kincaid, and others — with inputs from outside reviewers, other professional critics, other lists, etc. Short fiction selections are based on material from

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2013 Locus Recommended Reading List

This Recommended Reading List, published in Locus Magazine’s February 2014 issue, is a consensus by Locus editors and reviewers — Liza Groen Trombi, Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Jonathan Strahan, Russell Letson, Graham Sleight, Adrienne Martini, Carolyn Cushman, Tim Pratt, Karen Burnham, Gardner Dozois, Rich Horton, Paul Di Filippo, and others — with inputs from outside reviewers, other professional critics, other lists, etc. Short fiction selections are based on material

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Comments from the Locus Poll and Survey

Here are comments, presented anonymously and in random order, submitted by voters in this year’s Locus Poll and Survey. Results of the poll were published in the magazine’s July issue; survey results will appear in August issue.

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Keep up the great work!

Thank you for putting in all the work on this survey.

“Do you get your news…” I don’t get all my news from any one

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2012 Recommended Reading List

 
This recommended reading list, published in Locus Magazine’s February 2013 issue, is a consensus by Locus editors and reviewers — Liza Groen Trombi, Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Jonathan Strahan, Russell Letson, Graham Sleight, Adrienne Martini, Carolyn Cushman, Tim Pratt, Karen Burnham, Gardner Dozois, Rich Horton, Paul Di Filippo, and others — with inputs from outside reviewers, other professionals, other lists, etc. Short fiction selections are based on material

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David Brin: Our Favorite Cliché — A World Filled With Idiots…, or,Why Films and Novels Routinely Depict Society and its Citizens as Fools

Special to Locus Online

David Brin is a scientist, tech speaker/consultant, and author.  His new novel about our survival in the near future is Existence.   A film by Kevin Costner was based on The Postman.  His 16 novels, including NY Times Bestsellers and Hugo Award winners, have been translated into more than twenty languages.   Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and the world wide web. David appears ...Read More

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The Joke Is on Us: The Two Careers of Robert A. Heinlein

by Gary Westfahl

Readers of contemporary science fiction might understandably grow impatient with commentators who keep talking about older science fiction writers, since they have largely been supplanted by new favorites in today’s marketplace. Still, there is at least one classic writer that every science fiction reader must come to terms with; for when you visit a bookstore today, the science fiction section may have only a few books by

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Comments from the Locus Poll & Survey

Here are comments, presented anonymously and in random order, submitted by voters in this year’s Locus Poll and Survey. Results of the poll will be published in the magazine’s July issue; survey responses will appear in August.

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I especially enjoy the People & Publishing section of Locus. It is a great way to track of what favorite authors are up to in terms of new projects and/or ongoing series.

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2011 Recommended Reading List

 
This recommended reading list, published in Locus Magazine’s February 2012 issue, is a consensus by Locus editors and reviewers — Liza Groen Trombi, Gary K. Wolfe, Jonathan Strahan, Faren C. Miller, Russell Letson, Paul Witcover, Graham Sleight, Carolyn Cushman, Adrienne Martini, Tim Pratt, and Karen Haber, and, for short fiction, Jonathan Strahan, Ellen Datlow, Gardner Dozois, David G. Hartwell, Rich Horton, Lois Tilton, and others.

Essays by many of

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Comments from the Locus Poll & Survey

Here are comments, presented anonymously and grouped by theme, submitted by voters in this year’s Locus Poll and Survey. Results of the poll were published in the magazine’s July issue; survey responses will appear in August.

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– Current State of SF –
– Current State of Locus –
– What We Should Have Asked About on the Survey –
– Why We Asked What We Did on the Survey
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Notes from a Mixed Marriage, Or, The Lady and the Monster

by Gary Westfahl

To immediately clarify my title, I must explain that both my wife Lynne and I have blonde hair and blue eyes, and are of Northern European descent, so our relationship matches no conventional definition of a “mixed marriage.” But if I add that I have been devoted to science fiction for my entire life, while my wife has never had any interest at all in

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Comments from the Locus Poll & Survey

Here are comments, presented anonymously and grouped by theme, submitted by voters in this year’s Locus Poll and Survey. Results of the poll were published in the magazine’s July issue; survey responses will appear in August.

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– About the poll and suggestions for making it better –
– About SF and fantasy and the current state of the field –
– About Locus and the passing of Charles N.
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