Locus is the magazine of the science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing fields, with book reviews, author interviews, news, and listings.
Locus Issue #712 (May 2020) has interviews with Elizabeth Bear and C.L. Polk. News includes the 2020 Hugo Awards ballot, 1945 Retro Hugos ballot, plans for a virtual Worldcon and SFWA Nebula Conference, Sarah Pinsker’s Philip K. Dick Award win, Akwaeke Emezi’s Otherwise win, layoffs at Macmillan and Tor due to COVID-19, Stoker and Spectrum 27 winners, the Internet Archive controversy, Marlon James’s Bradbury Prize win, ongoing newsstand disruptions, and more. Awards season news also covers Kitschies winners and Prometheus and Aurealis finalists, among others. Derek Künsken reports on the Chinese New Year SF Gala. The column by Cory Doctorow is entitled “Rules for Writers”. Obituaries remember Merv Binns, Tim White, Keith Ferrell, Paul K. Alkon, Tom Barber, Juan Giménez, and Nelson Leirner. Reviews cover new titles by Jeffrey Ford, Michael Swanwick, Lesley Wheeler, Ann VanderMeer (ed.), David Ritter & Daniel Ritter, Neal Asher, Angela Slatter, Lisa L. Hannett, Kate A. Hardy, Robert Shearman, Grady Hendrix, Catherine Lacey, Hilary Leichter, Julian K. Jarboe, Tochi Onyebuchi, M.R. Carey, Adam Silvera, Sarah Gailey, Andrea Tang, Daniel José Older, and others.
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