The February 2016 issue of Locus magazine is the annual Year in Review issue with essays, the Locus 2015 Recommended Reading List, and book and magazine summaries tracking the progress of the industry over the year.
The issue also features an interview with Tom Doherty, and news including the death of David G. Hartwell, the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award nominees, the Berkley merger with Putnam and Dutton, ALA Awards winners, and more. Obituaries are for David G. Hartwell, George Clayton Johnson, A.R. Morlan, Felice Maxam, and David Bowie. The column by Kameron Hurley is entitled “The Sad Economics of Writing Short Fiction”. Reviews cover new titles by Tim Powers, Carlos Hernandez, Victor LaValle, Judith Merril, John Wray, J. Kathleen Cheney, Carter Scholz, Gary Braunbeck, Becky Chambers, Richard Kadrey, Carol Berg, Anne Bishop, and many others.