Charles Payseur Reviews Short Fiction: Worlds of Possibility, Baffling, and Cast of Wonders
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4h ago
Worlds of Possibility 10/22 Baffling 10/22 Cast of Wonders 10/14/22, 10/23/22, 10/29/22, 10/31/22 I’m quite happy that Julia Rios is back in an editing chair, and Worlds of Possibility makes for an interesting next chapter for them. As sad as I was to see Mermaids Monthly come to a close at the end of 2021 (and as much as I’m hoping that project will still find a way to return ...Read More ..read more
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2023 Romantic Novel Awards Shortlists
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by locusmag
23h ago
The Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) has announced shortlists for the 2023 Romantic Novel Awards, including titles of genre interest. The Fantasy Romantic Novel Award Hidden in the Mists, Christina Courtenay (Headline) I Let You Fall, Sara Downing (Quilla) Skip to the End, Molly James (Quercus) Impossible, Sarah Lotz (HarperCollins; as The Impossible Us in the US, Ace) Ocean’s Echo, Everina Maxwell (Orbit UK; Tor) The Jackie ...Read More ..read more
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2023 ALA Awards
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23h ago
The American Library Association (ALA) announced the results of the Youth Media Awards during their LibLearnX conference, held January 27-30, 2023 in New Orleans, including some works of genre interest. Jason Reynolds won the Margaret A. Edwards Award “for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.” All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir (Razorbill) is the 2023 Michael L. Printz Award winner. Scout’s Honor by Lily Anderson (Henry Holt), When the ...Read More ..read more
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“IT’S NOW, IT’S WOW, IT’S FOR YOU!” 2002 Letter from Ursula K. Le Guin
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by locusmag
23h ago
Greetings from beyond the paywall! We have been posting new content monthly on our Patreon Archive Feed – scans of vintage Locus and audio clips from author interviews and more – and wanted to share a little of what that feed looks like by making some of our earlier posts public. Come check out this post on our Patreon featuring some photos and letters collected from Ursula K. Le Guin ...Read More ..read more
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Caren Gussoff Sumption Reviews Unbreakable by Mira Grant
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by locusmag
23h ago
Unbreakable, Mira Grant (Subterranean, 978-1-64524-103-4, $45.00, 152pp, hc), De­cember 2022. Have you ever had a book sneak up on you? I mean, had something about the title, maybe the cover art, the back description make you think, ‘‘Meh, this will be okay,’’ but then – then you read it – and it smacks you upside your head because it was so unexpectedly, so unbelievably good? Yeah, Seanan McGuire’s (writing ...Read More ..read more
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Octavia E. Butler Awards and NBWC Symposium
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23h ago
Author and editor Sheree Renée Thomas and writer Jewell Parker Rhodes are the recipients of this year’s Octavia E. Butler Awards, presented by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. They will be honored at the National Black Writers Biennial Conference, to be held March 31 – April 1, 2023 at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn NY. The event is focused on “DIASPORIC VISIONS: A CELEBRATION OF ...Read More ..read more
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From the 2022 Recommended Reading List: Voodoonauts Presents: (Re)Living Mythology
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by locusmag
23h ago
Here’s a highlight from our 2022 Recommended Reading list: the anthology Voodoonauts Presents: (Re)Living Mythology, edited by Shingai Njeri Kagunda, Yvette Lisa Ndlovu, H.D. Hunter & LP Kindred, out from Android Press. From the Voodoonauts Afrofuturist collective for Black science fiction and fantasy writers: When a desperately mundane woman borrows clothing from her mother, a soucouyant goes searching for her skin. A Nigerian parent climbs mountains to heaven to ...Read More ..read more
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Monteleone Expelled from HWA
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by locusmag
23h ago
The Horror Writers Association’s Board of Trustees has voted to expel author and editor Thomas F. Monteleone from the organization, as explained in this post: The Board of Trustees for the Horror Writers Association does not condone hate speech in any way, shape, or form. We stand in support of our members’ right to feel safe, welcome, and above all else, respected. The Horror Writers Association condemns the recent words ...Read More ..read more
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Issue 745 Table of Contents, February 2023
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1d ago
The February 2023 issue of Locus is the annual Year in Review overview with essays, the Locus 2022 Recommended Reading List, and the magazine summary tracking the progress of the industry. The issue also features an interview with Suyi Davies Okungbowa. News includes the Chengdu Worldcon delay and updates, PKD Award finalists, the retirement of Random House president Gina Centrello, the empanelment of the World Fantasy Awards judges, HarperCollins strike ...Read More ..read more
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2022 Recommended Reading List
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by locusmag
1d ago
  Welcome to the annual Locus Recommended Reading List! We are so pleased to share this list of excellent fiction! Published in Locus magazine’s February 2023 issue, the list is assembled by Locus editors, columnists, outside reviewers, and other professionals and well-known critics of genre fiction and non-fiction. We looked at 982 titles from 2022 in short fiction and long fiction. The final recommendations, trimmed down to a somewhat reasonable-length ...Read More ..read more
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