An Apology

We would like to offer our apology for the offensive April Fool’s post that was published on the site today. The April Fool’s pieces were not seen by the Locus HQ staff before being posted — it was an ugly moment this morning when we saw the post already online, and we immediately took steps to remove it. Of course, being after the fact, it was too late, and the ...Read More

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Hal Graftswey Reviews William Gibson’s Realm of the Enchanted Unicorn

Throughout his career, renowned science fiction writer William Gibson has often shifted direction in unexpected ways, so in a sense longtime readers should not be surprised by his latest novel, Realm of the Enchanted Unicorn, his first venture into heroic fantasy. In the opening chapter, we are introduced to young Tom, apprentice to a cobbler in a rustic village of the faraway land of Rigamarrole, whose life changes on the

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Underpopulated, Bankrupt Detroit Renames Itself “Boilertown,” Goes Into Full Steampunk Mode

by Paoli du Flippi

Detroit, April 1, 2013—Break out your goggles and corsets! It’s goodbye to twenty-first-century Detroit and hello to Victorian Boilertown!

Today Mayor Dave Bing of Detroit summoned the media to a scheduled press conference at City Hall for the purpose of detailing the strategy devised with the Michigan state government for restructuring the finances of the ailing municipality, once an industrial powerhouse of the United States, but

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“Dirtiest Nebula Campaign since 2015,” says SFWA President

by Paoli du Flippi

DATELINE: Hollywood, March 1, 2018

This year’s campaigning for the coveted Nebula Award given by the Super Fantastika Writers of America has been marked by “lies, disinformation, nasty tricks, vicious personal slurs, impossible promises, bribes and actual physical assaults,” says SFWA President Jennifer Lawrence, in a recent interview conducted during a bit of downtime on the Tinseltown set where she is finishing the filming of The

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Margaret Atwood Launches New SF Magazine

by L. Ron Creepweans

Toronto: Today Booker Prize-winning novelist Margaret Atwood announced that she was launching a new science fiction magazine, Loquacious Cephalopod.

“I’ve always been gratified by the unconditional love I’ve received from the science fiction community for works such as The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin, and Loquacious Cephalopod is a way to return that love. We’re interested in running the very best space opera, planetary

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