An Overview of International Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2010

compiled by Jeff VanderMeer

Although my year’s best selections included some international fiction, I thought it would be of use to compile a few “core samples” of work, mostly in other languages, that my contacts found of particular interest in 2010. This year I decided to exclude Australia and New Zealand because writers from those countries have received extensive coverage in SF/Fantasy media. It’s worth noting, too, that the term ...Read More

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British Science Fiction Association 2010 Finalists

The British Science Fiction Association has announced the finalists for the 2010 awards.

Novel:

The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Orbit) Zoo City, Lauren Beukes (Angry Robot) The Restoration Game, Ken Macleod (Orbit) The Dervish House, Ian McDonald (Gollancz) Lightborn, Tricia Sullivan (Orbit)

Short Fiction

‘‘Flying in the Face of God”, Nina Allan (Interzone #227) “The Shipmaker”, Aliette de Bodard (Interzone #231) “The Things”, Peter ...Read More Read more

2009 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2009 Shirley Jackson Awards winners have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

Novel

Big Machine, Victor LaValle (Speigel & Grau) Last Days, Brian Evenson (Underland) The Red Tree, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc) The Owl Killers, Karen Maitland (Delacorte) White is for Witching, Helen Oyeyemi (Nan A. Talese) The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters ...Read More Read more

2010 British Fantasy Award Nominees

The British Fantasy Society has announced finalists for their 2010 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award):

Best Served Cold, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz) The Naming of the Beasts, Mike Carey (Orbit) Under the Dome, Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton) Futile Flame, Sam Stone (House of Murky Depths) One, Conrad Williams (Virgin)

Best Novella:

The Witnesses are Gone, Joel ...Read More Read more

2009 Mythopoeic Awards Winners

Winners of the 2009 Mythopoeic Awards were announced at a banquet during Mythcon XL (July 17-20, 2009) in Los Angeles CA.

2009 Mythopoeic Awards winners:

ADULT LITERATURE

Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone, Carol Berg (Roc)

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Graceling, Kristin Cashore (Harcourt Children’s)

INKLINGS STUDIES

The History of the Hobbit, Part One: Mr. Baggins; Part Two: Return to Bag-end, John Rateliff (Houghton Mifflin, 2007)

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British Fantasy Award Finalists

Finalists for the 2009 British Fantasy Awards have been announced.

Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award)

Memoirs of a Master Forger, William Heaney/Graham Joyce (Gollancz) Midnight Man, Simon Clark (Severn House) Rain Dogs, Gary McMahon (Humdrumming) The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury) The Victoria Vanishes, Christopher Fowler (Little, Brown) Thieving Fear, Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing).

Best Novella

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2009 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists

The 2009 Mythopoeic Awards finalists have been announced. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon XL to be held from July 17-20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. A complete list of Mythopoeic Award winners is available on the Society website.

2009 Mythopoeic Awards finalists:

ADULT LITERATURE

Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone, Carol Berg (Roc) Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory (Del Rey) Lavinia, Ursula ...Read More Read more

British Science Fiction Awards Nominations

Nominees for this year’s BSFA Awards, presented by the British Science Fiction Association, have been announced. The awards will be presented in April at Eastercon LX.

Best Novel

Flood by Stephen BaxterThe Gone-Away World by Nick HarkawayThe Night Sessions by Ken MacLeodAnathem by Neal Stephenson

Best Short Fiction

“Exhalation” by Ted Chiang (Eclipse 2)“Crystal Nights” by Greg Egan (Interzone 215)“Little Lost Robot” by Paul McAuley (Interzone 217)“Evidence of Love in ...Read More

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S.A. Chakraborty: Feels Like Magic

SHANNON CHAKRABORTY was born December 7, 1985 in New Jersey. She studied international relations and Middle Eastern history at American University before moving to Brooklyn to work in a medical office. While working in healthcare, she joined the Brooklyn Speculative Fictions Writers group and began developing her craft with early stories set in the world that would become the Daevabad trilogy, an epic political fantasy inspired by medieval Islamic history. ...Read More

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Year-in-Review: 2018 Magazine Summary

We are mixing it up a little this year. The following sections are sorted by Hugo Eligibility: Professional, Semiprozine, etc., and by the SFWA qualifying standard for pay rate, then sorted loosely by pay rate and amount of fiction published. We covered 70 magazines, 14 audio sites, and nine critical magazines.

The short fiction market held strong through 2018, with more new voices, more inclusivity, and more translations than we’ve ...Read More

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Issue 694 Table of Contents, November 2018

The November issue features an interview with Andy Duncan; MacArthur Genius Grant news; British Fantasy, Aurora, Sunburst, Copper Cylinder, Geffen, and Elgin awards winners; a column by Cory Doctorow; photo stories on Galactic Philadelphia, the Neukom Awards ceremony, George R.R. Martin, and Genrepalooza; international reports on Israel and Estonia; obituaries for Pat Lupoff, Anthea Bell, and David ...Read More

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Issue 691 Table of Contents, August 2018

The August issue features interviews with Martha Wells and Curtis Chen; appreciations for Harlan Ellison; obituaries for Eugene E. Olson and Clive King; a column by Kameron Hurley; the World Fantasy Award Finalists; the winners of the CampbellSturgeonClarkeShirley JacksonGemmell, and Prometheus awards; convention reports from the Locus Awards Weekend and Readercon 29; reports on international ...Read More

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Issue 679 Table of Contents, August 2017

The August issue features interviews with John Scalzi and Justina Ireland, a column by Kameron Hurley, results of this year’s Locus Survey, photos from the Locus Awards Weekend and Readercon, and reviews of short fiction and books by Michael Poore, Callie Bates, Sarah Gailey, Charles Stross, Nancy Kress, and many others.

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Steve Rasnic Tem Guest Post–“The Long Gestation Period of UBO”

The journeys taken by my most recent novels from idea to completion have been lengthy and complex. Deadfall Hotel (Solaris, 2012) began as a novelette first published in Charlie Grant’s Shadows series in 1986. My southern gothic Blood Kin (Solaris, 2014) started with a few paragraphs written during my senior year in high school in 1968. And now comes UBO (Solaris, February 2017), a dark science fictional exploration of violence, ...Read More

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Issue 670 Table of Contents, November 2016

The November issue features interviews with Pat Cadigan and Cat Rambo, a column by Cory Doctorow, a report on Japanese Science Fiction, and reviews of short fiction and books by Alastair Reynolds, Juliet Marillier, Laird Barron, Ilona Andrews, Jonathan Strahan, and many others.

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November 2016 • Issue 670 • Vol. 77 • No. 5 49th Year of Publication ...Read More

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Gary K. Wolfe Reviews Nina Allan’s The Race

The Race, Nina Allan (Newcon Press 978-1907069703, £12.99, 256pp, tp) August 2014. Cover by Ben Baldwin. (Titan Books 9781785650369, $14.95 US, 448pp, tp) July 2016.

Nina Allan has seemed on the verge of novel-making for much of her career, with novellas such as Spin and Harlequin and linked story collections like The Silver Wind and Stardust, the latter consist­ing of stories that loop and weave around each other so cleverly ...Read More

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New & Notable Books, August 2016

Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Harper Voyager Jul 2016)

Chambers’s character-driven first novel focuses on a woman joining the diverse crew of an aging spaceship that has been offered a dangerous job making hyperspace tunnels between worlds. Originally self-published to consid­erable acclaim – nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the British Fantasy Awards’ Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer, and even The Kitschies. ...Read More

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Issue 659 December 2015 Table of Contents

The December issue features interviews with Chuck Wendig and Beth Cato, lists of Forthcoming Books through September 2016, a new column by Kameron Hurley, a report on the World Fantasy Convention, and reviews of short fiction and books by Charlie Jane Anders, Leena Krohn, Linda Nagata, Cherie Priest, Gemma Files, and many others.

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Issue 656 Table of Contents, September 2015

The September issue features interviews with Sarah Monette and Daniel José Older, results of this year’s Hugo Awards, a new column by Cory Doctorow, lists of forthcoming books through June 2016, and reviews of short fiction and books by Ian McDonald, Robin Hobb, Michael Swanwick, Robert R. McCammon, Zen Cho, and many others.

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Issue 635 Table of Contents, December 2013

Locus Magazine • December 2013 • Issue 635 • Vol. 71 No. 6

The December issue features interviews with Tanya Huff and Hugh Howey, coverage and photos of World Fantasy Convention, lists of forthcoming books through September 2014, commentary by Kameron Hurley, and reviews of short fiction and new books by David G. Hartwell, Kim Newman, John Barnes, Max Barry, Nicola Griffith, and many others.

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Table of Contents, November 2012

Locus Magazine • November 2012 • Issue 622 • Vol. 69 No. 5

The November issue features interviews with Gregory Benford and Tim Pratt, a new column by Cory Doctorow, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Hannu Rajaniemi, Lois McMaster Bujold, Iain M. Banks, Stephen King & Stewart O’Nan, David Levithan, and many others.

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New Books, 8 May

* Burton, James A. : Powers (Prime Books 978-1607013365, $14.95, 336pp, trade paperback, May 2012, cover art Matthew Hughes) • Nominal Publication Date: Sun 6 May 2012

Contemporary fantasy novel about a gifted blacksmith, Albert Johannson, who is called on to assist a demon. • Prime’s site has this description. • Amazon’s “Look Inside” function provides an excerpt. • The book is copyright by James A. Hetley.

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April 2012 Table of Contents

Locus Magazine • April 2012 • Issue 615 • Vol. 68 No. 4

April is a special Science Fiction & Fantasy Art issue, with art and commentary by Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell, Stephan Martiniere, Charles Vess, and a dozen others. Plus: full interviews with Brom and John Picacio, and reviews of new books by Terry Bisson, Paula Brandon, Karl Schroeder, Kim Harrison, and many others, plus Graham Sleight’s “Yesterday’s ...Read More

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Howe Steps Down as BFS Chair

Following the controversy over his possible conflict of interest regarding some winners of the British Fantasy Awards, David Howe has resigned his position as Chairman of the British Fantasy Society.

Statements from both BFS President Ramsey Campbell and now-acting BFS Chairman Graham Joyce followed the resignation. Campbell’s statement exonerates Howe of any wrongdoing:

Following the recent public allegations made regarding this year’s British Fantasy Awards, The British Fantasy Society Committee ...Read More

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Table of Contents, December 1997

This is the scanned Table of Contents for the issue, embedded as a PDF. It is searchable and includes all of the titles reviewed in the month. These issues are not available digitally yet, but most can be ordered by contacting the Locus offices.

CHARLES N. BROWN Publisher & Editor-in-Chief MARIANNE S. JABLON Managing Editor FAREN C. MILLER CAROLYN F. CUSHMAN Editors KIRSTEN GONG-WONG Assistant Editor EDWARD BRYANT MARK R. ...Read More Read more

Table of Contents, December 1989

This is the scanned Table of Contents for the issue, embedded as a PDF. It is searchable and includes all of the titles reviewed in the month. These issues are not available digitally yet, but most can be ordered by contacting the Locus offices.

THE NEWSPAPER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FIELD ISSN-0049-4959 EDITOR & PUBLISHER Charles N. Brown ASSOCIATE EDITOR Faren C. Miller ASSOCIATE MANAGER Shelly Rae Clift PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE ...Read More Read more

Table of Contents, December 1986

This is the scanned Table of Contents for the issue, embedded as a PDF. It is searchable and includes all of the titles reviewed in the month. These issues are not available digitally yet, but most can be ordered by contacting the Locus offices.

THE NEWSPAPER OF THE SCIENCE FICTION FIELD ISSN-0047-4959 EDITOR & PUBLISHER Charles N. Brown ASSOCIATE EDITOR Faren Miller EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Carolyn F. Cushman EDITORIAL TRAINEE Pamela ...Read More Read more

Karen Burnham Reviews Short Fiction: Tor.com, Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Tor.com 1/14/19, 1/16/19 Clarkesworld 1/19 Strange Horizons 1/19, 2/19 Beneath Ceaseless Skies #270

After a hiatus in December, Tor.com returns in strength with a pair of stories by two great authors. “The Last Voyage of Skidbladnir” by Karin Tidbeck (her first new story in a while) gives us living starships who inhabit skyscrapers like hermit-crab shells. Saga is a crewmember on the ship Skidbladnir when it needs to ...Read More

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Issue 700 Table of Contents, May 2019

The May 2019 issue of Locus has interviews with G. Willow Wilson and Ilana C. Myer. Grand Master Gene Wolfe (1931-2019) and Vonda N. McIntyre (1948-2019) are remembered with obituaries and appreciations. News includes the 2019 Hugo Awards ballot, 1944 Retro Hugos ballot, Audrey Shulman’s Philip K. Dick Award win, the new Tor horror imprint, Gabriela Damián Miravete’s Tiptree win, the closure of the Gemmell ...Read More

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