Locus February 2020 (#709)

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The February 2020 issue of Locus magazine is the annual Year in Review overview with essays, the Locus 2019 Recommended Reading List, and book and magazine summaries tracking the progress of the industry. The issue also features an interview with co-authors Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone. Mike Resnick (1942-2020) is remembered with an obituary and appreciations. News includes the Philip K. Dick Award nominees, the Stoker preliminary ballot, the full acquisition of Penguin Random House by Bertelsmann, the cancellation of the 2020 RITA Awards, and more.

The column by Kameron Hurley is entitled “Into the Raging ’20s, We Ride.” Additional obituaries remember Steve Stiles, Christopher Tolkien, Neil Peart, Syd Mead, and Alasdair Gray. Reviews cover new titles by N.K. Jemisin, Ken Liu, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nisi Shawl, R.E. Stearns, K.M. Szpara, Sarah Kozloff, Nancy Kress, Linda Nagata, Marie Brennan, Valerie Valdes, Kenneth Hunter Gordon, Ben Aaronovitch, Ben Okri, Anne Charnock, Gish Jen, Malka Older, Holly Black, Kate Milford, Ryan La Sala, Farah Naz Rishi, Jennifer Givhan, Kira Jane Buxton, Juliette Wade, Amy Binns, Benjamin Percy, Tochi Onyebuchi, Rick Berry, Nnedi Okorafor, and others.

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