Locus December 2020 (#719)

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The December 2020 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Kim Stanley Robinson and Sheree Renée Thomas. The issue lists US and UK forthcoming books titles through September 2021. Stories include the World Fantasy Awards and convention report, the Ignyte Awards and FIYAHCON convention report, the Sirens Conference, and an SF in India report by Shweta Taneja. Headlines include “Thomas to Edit F&SF”, “Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Sale”, “Harlan and Susan Ellison Trust”, and “DreamHaven Robbed”. Additional awards news covers the Chesley and Endeavour winners and the BFA and Andrew Carnegie Medals shortlists. Among other things, editorial includes introductions to new Locus reviewers Gabino Iglesias and Maya James, and an important note, “The Cat is on the Roof”: now is the time to donate if you want Locus to stay around! People and publishing includes notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Scott Westerfeld, Neil Gaiman, Richard Kadrey & Cassandra Khaw, James Tiptree, Jr., Ta-Nehisi Coates, and many others. Kameron Hurley’s column is entitled “It’s Easy Being the Bad Guy”. Rachel Caine (aka Roxanne Longstreet Conrad), Richard A. Lupoff, Debra Doyle, Kay McCauley, Zaé Junior, Daniel Piret, and Michel Rigaud (aka Paul-Jean “P.-J.” Hérault) are remembered with obituaries and appreciations. Reviews cover new titles by Christopher Priest, Sarah Gailey, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Diana Gabaldon & John Joseph Adams (eds.), Lavie Tidhar, Tim Pratt, Everina Maxwell, Laura Lam, Alex Irvine, Micaiah Johnson, Guillermo Saccomanno, Dolores Reyes, Emma Glass, TJ Klune, Garth Nix, Linda Nagata, Ellen Datlow (ed.), P. Djèlí Clark, Sheila Williams (ed.), and art/illustrated books from Stéphane Levallois, Yuko Shimizu (illustrating Oscar Wilde), Donato Giancola, Gary Gianni, Ulla Thynell, Trina Robbins (illustrating Tanith Lee), and Colleen Doran (illustrating Neil Gaiman).

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