In this issue:
The March 2021 issue of Locus has interviews with Jonathan Carroll and Aliette de Bodard. The issue lists US and UK forthcoming books titles through December 2021. Kathleen Ann Goonan (1952-2021) and Rowena Morrill(1944-2021) are remembered with obituaries and appreciations. Main Stories include PS to Launch ParSec, World Fantasy Awards Judges, Baen’s Bar Controversy, SFWA Awards Recipients, and more. Cory Doctorow's column is entitled "Free Markets". Jean-Claude Carrière is remembered with an obituary. Reviews cover new titles by Adam Roberts, Charlie Jane Anders, Veronica Schanoes, Nnedi Okorafor, Aliette de Bodard, K.J. Parker, Angela Slatter, Isabel Yap, Aiki Flinthart (ed.), Kevin Brockmeier, S.B. Divya, Charles Yu, Tracy Deonn, Anna-Marie McLemore, Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige, Aiden Thomas, K.B. Wagers, Cameron Johnston, Kim Neville, Joanne M. Harris, Greg Bear, Tod McCoy & M. Huw Evans (eds.), and others. Vote now in the Locus Poll and Survey at poll.voting.locusmag.com.
Table of Contents:
March 2021 • Issue 722 • Vol. 86 • No. 3
53rd Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman
Jonathan Carroll: Mr. Breakfast / 10
Aliette de Bodard: Where Is It Written? / 30
MAIN STORIES / 5
Kathleen Ann Goonan (1952 - 2021) • Appreciations from Gary K. Wolfe, Sheila Williams, and Matthew R. Goldman • Rowena Morrill (1944 -2021) • Appreciation from Bob Eggleton and Don Maitz • PS to Launch ParSec • World Fantasy Awards Judges • Baen's Bar Controversy • SFWA Awards Recipients • Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot • DisCon III News • ALA Awards
THE DATA FILE / 7
Bezos Steps Down as Amazon CEO • Publishing News • Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction • Legal News • World Conventions News • StokerCon 2021 Goes Virtual • Burton Literary Champion • Mythopoeic Awards Winners • Compton Crook Award Finalists • Edgar Awards Nominations • HWA Summer Scares • Workshop News • Announcements • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Audio Rights • Publications Received • Catalogs Received
PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Vajra Chandrasekera, William Gibson, Garth Nix, Ben H. Winters, Brian Jacques, Elizabeth Bear, and many others
Commentary by Cory Doctorow: Free Markets / 28
US Forthcoming Books / 32 UK Forthcoming Books / 42
Magazines Received: January / 48 Books Received: January / 49 British Books Received: December / 56 Bestsellers / 58
OBITUARIES / 69
OTHER OBITUARIES: Jean-Claude Carrière
EDITORIAL MATTERS / 70
New Review Process • Mr. Breakfast • Locus Poll & Survey • This Issue/Next Issue
LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS
Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
F&SF 3-4/21; Analog 1-2/21; Galaxy's Edge 1/21; Fusion Fragment 1/21; The OK End of Funny Town, Mark Polanzak.
Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 14
Constelación 1/21; Metaphorosis 1/21, 2/21; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/1/21, 1/14/21; Clarkesworld 1/21; Lightspeed 1/21; Strange Horizons 1/21; Tor.com 1/6/21, 1/19/21; Mysterion 1-2/21.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Purgatory Mount, Adam Roberts; Victories Greater Than Death, Charlie Jane Anders; Burning Girls and Other Stories, Veronica Schanoes; Fireheart Tiger, Aliette de Bodard; The Big Score, K.J. Parker.
Reviews by Paula Guran / 19
All the Murmuring Bones, A.G. Slatter; Red New Day and Other Microfictions, Angela Slatter; Never Have I Ever: Stories, Isabel Yap; Burning Girls and Other Stories, Veronica Schanoes.
Reviews by Ian Mond / 20
Relics, Wrecks, & Ruins, Aiki Flinthart, ed.; The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories, Kevin Brockmeier; Machinehood, S.B. Divya; The Only Living Girl on Earth, Charles Yu.
Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 22
Legendborn, Tracy Deonn; The Mirror Season, Anna-Marie McLemore; The Ravens, Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige; Lost in the Never Woods, Aiden Thomas.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Liz Bourke, Katharine Coldiron, Gabino Iglesias, Maya C. James, Russell Letson, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro / 24
Out Past the Stars, K.B. Wagers; The Maleficent Seven, Cameron Johnston; The Memory Collectors, Kim Neville; Remote Control, Nnedi Okorafor; Honeycomb, Joanne M. Harris; The Unfinished Land, Greg Bear; Pocket Workshop: Essays on Living as a Writer, Tod McCoy & M. Huw Evans, eds.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 21, 25
Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Analog 1-2/21 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/1/21 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/14/21 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 1/21 (Karen Burnham)
Constelación 1/21 (Karen Burnham)
F&SF 3-4/21 (Rich Horton)
Fusion Fragment 1/21 (Rich Horton)
Galaxy's Edge 1/21 (Rich Horton)
Lightspeed 1/21 (Karen Burnham)
Metaphorosis 1/21 (Karen Burnham)
Metaphorosis 2/21 (Karen Burnham)
Mysterion 1-2/21 (Karen Burnham)
Strange Horizons 1/21 (Karen Burnham)
Tor.com 1/6/21 (Karen Burnham)
Tor.com 1/19/21 (Karen Burnham)