Locus December 2019 (#707)

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The December 2019 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Matthew Hughes and Rivers Solomon. The issue lists US and UK forthcoming books titles through September 2020. News includes the World Fantasy Awards and convention report, photo reports on I-Con in Tel Aviv and Can*Con in Ottawa, the McIntyre bequest to Clarion West, the ChiZine Publications controversy, the Prix Utopiales and Endeavour winners, Tokarczuk’s new foundation, Macmillan’s conflict with the ALA, the Yahoo Groups deletion and related fan preservation efforts, and the impending end of Mysterious Galaxy’s lease and subsequent urgent last call for a new owner to rescue the bookstore. Kameron Hurley’s column is entitled “The Power of Giving a Damn”. Michael Blumlein, Charlee Jacob, Norman Clarke Metcalf, Sabrina Chin, Jack Weaver, and Jacques Conia (AKA Jacques Hoven) are remembered with obituaries.

Reviews cover new titles by Rivers Solomon (with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson & Jonathan Snipes), Margaret Atwood, Joe Abercombie, Aliette de Bodard, Susan Palwick, John Crowley, William Gibson, C.J. Cherryh, T. Kingfisher, Drew Williams, Jackson Ford, Erin Morgenstern, Becky Chambers, Jeff VanderMeer, Charles Soule, Hiroko Oyamada, Rodrigo Márquez Tizano, Jimmy Cajoleas, Cassandra Clare (ed.), Michelle Ruiz Keil, L.L. McKinney, Derek Künsken, Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson.

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