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The November 2022 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Charles Stross and Xiran Jay Zhao and spotlights on author N.E. Davenport and The Korshak Collection. Robert A. Madle (1920-2022) is remembered with an obituary and appreciations. News covers Hopkinson’s Sturgeon win, Kensington’s acquisition of Erewhon, the Ditmar Awards winners, the Ellison Art and Comics Auction, and much more. International reports include SF in Ukraine: Ten Ukrainian SF/F Writers You Never Knew You Must Read, ICon: Tel Aviv 2022, and Can*Con 2022. Cory Doctorow’s column is entitled “Structural Adjustment”. Other obituaries remember Albert E. Cowdrey, Hilary Mantel, Matthew Mather, and Lani Forbes. Reviews cover new titles by K.J. Parker, Jonathan Strahan (ed.), Nghi Vo, Liz Williams, Cassandra Khaw, Paul Tremblay, Eugen Bacon, Sayaka Murata, Rudy Ruiz, Mado Nozaki, Claire North, GennaRose Nethercott, Malka Older, Aimee Pokwatka, Lavie Tidhar (ed.), Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Freya Marske, Isaac Fellman, Sara Farizan, Xiran Jay Zhao, Debbie Rigaud, Tasha Suri, Stephen Baxter, and editors Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, & Zelda Knight.


Table of Contents: 

November 2022 • Issue 742 • Vol. 89 • No. 5
55th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner

Cover and interview art and design by Francesca Myman 

Charles Stross: Demolition Masquerade / 10
Xiran Jay Zhao: Speak Loudly / 28

Robert A. Madle (1920-2022) • Hopkinson Wins Sturgeon • Kensington Acquires Erewhon • Ditmar Awards Winners • National Book Awards Finalists • Ellison Art and Comics Auction • SFRA Awards • Odyssey Online ClassesHarperCollins News • Amazon News • Karunatilaka Wins Booker • Publishing News • B&N Best Books of 2022 • Andrew Carnegie Medals Longlist • Geffen Awards Winners • Prix Utopiales Winners • Ignotus Winners • Kitschies Winners • Elgin Awards Winners • Shirley Jackson Nominees • Awards News • World Conventions News • Conventions News • HWA News • MacDowell Grant Fellowships • Financial News • International Rights • Audio Rights • Publications Received

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Jeff VanderMeerDerek KünskenOctavia E. ButlerGregory FrostCandas Jane DorseyVictor LaValle, and many others

Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Structural Adjustment / 27 Spotlight on The Korshak Collection / 33 Spotlight on N.E. Davenport / 54 Summer Workshops / 58

SF in Ukraine: Ten Ukrainian SF/F Writers You Never Knew You Must Read / 30 ICon: Tel Aviv 2022 / 34 Can*Con 2022 / 35

Magazines Received: September / 36 Books Received: September / 38 Bestsellers / 48 New & Notable / 49

Appreciations for Robert A. Madle from Curt Phillips, John L Coker III & Jon D. Swartz, Rich Lynch, and Rob Hansen • Other Obituaries: Albert E. Cowdrey • Hilary Mantel • Matthew Mather • DEATH NOTED: Lani Forbes

Fundraising • Switcheroo • Conventions, Conventions • BookTube • This Issue/Next Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 13
Clarkesworld 9/22; Samovar 7/22; Slate Future Tense 6/22, 7/22, 8/22; Analog 9-10/22; Mithila Review 8/22.

Short Fiction Reviews by Charles Payseur / 14
Zooscape 8/22; Anathema: Spec from the Margins 8/22; Black Cat Weekly 8/13/22; Escape Pod 8/18/22, 9/8/22; Strange Horizons 8/15/22, 8/22/22, 8/29/22, 9/5/22, 9/12/22; Diabolical Plots 9/22; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 9/8/22, 9/22/22; Hexagon 9/22; Flash Fiction Online 9/22; GigaNotoSaurus 9/22; Fantasy 10/22; Lightspeed 10/22.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Tomorrow’s Parties: Life in the Anthropocene
, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Pulling the Wings Off Angels, K.J.Parker; Into the Riverlands, Nghi Vo; Embertide, Liz Williams.

Reviews by Paula Guran / 18
Breakable Things
, Cassandra Khaw; The Pallbearers Club, Paul Tremblay; Chasing Whispers, Eugen Bacon.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 19
Life Ceremony
, Sayaka Murata; Valley of Shadows, Rudy Ruiz; Titan, Mado Nozaki.

Reviews by Alexandra Pierce / 20
, Claire North; Thistlefoot, GennaRose Nethercott; The Mimicking of Known Successes, Malka Older; Self- Portrait with Nothing, Aimee Pokwatka; The Best of World SF: Volume 2, Lavie Tidhar, ed.

Reviews by Caren Gussoff Sumption / 22
Glorious Fiends
, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam; A Restless Truth, Freya Marske.

Reviews by Jake Casella Brookins / 23
The Two Doctors Górski
, Isaac Fellman; Titan, Mado Nozaki.

Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 24
Dead Flip
, Sara Farizan; Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor, Xiran Jay Zhao.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Alex Brown, Maya C. James, Isiah Lavender III, Russell Letson / 25
A Girl’s Guide to Love & Magic
, Debbie Rigaud; The Oleander Sword, Tasha Suri; Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, & Zelda Knight, eds.; The Thousand Earths, Stephen Baxter.

Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 21, 23

Magazines reviews in this issue (indicating reviewer)—

Clarkesworld 9/22 (Karen Burnham)
Samovar 7/22 (Karen Burnham)
Slate Future Tense 6/22, 7/22, 8/22 (Karen Burnham)
Analog 9-10/22 (Karen Burnham)
Mithila Review 8/22 (Karen Burnham)
Zooscape 8/22 (Charles Payseur)
Anathema: Spec from the Margins 8/22 (Charles Payseur)
Black Cat Weekly 8/13/22 (Charles Payseur)
Escape Pod 8/18/22, 9/8/22 (Charles Payseur)
Strange Horizons 8/15/22, 8/22/22, 8/29/22, 9/5/22, 9/12/22 (Charles Payseur)
Diabolical Plots 9/22 (Charles Payseur)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 9/8/22, 9/22/22 (Charles Payseur)
Hexagon 9/22 (Charles Payseur)
Flash Fiction Online 9/22 (Charles Payseur)
GigaNotoSaurus 9/22 (Charles Payseur)
Fantasy 10/22 (Charles Payseur)
Lightspeed 10/22 (Charles Payseur)

Books reviews in this issue (indicating reviewer)—

Bacon, Eugen • Chasing Whispers (Paula Guran)
Baxter, Stephen • The Thousand Earths (Russell Letson)
Farizan, Sara • Dead Flip (Colleen Mondor)
Fellman, Isaac • The Two Doctors Górski (Jake Casella Brookins)
Khaw, Cassandra • Breakable Things (Paula Guran)
Marske, Freya • A Restless Truth (Caren Gussoff Sumption)
Murata, Sayaka • Life Ceremony (Ian Mond)
Nethercott, GennaRose • Thistlefoot (Alexandra Pierce)
North, Claire • Ithaca (Alexandra Pierce)
Nozaki, Mado • Titan (Ian Mond)
Nozaki, Mado • Titan (Jake Casella Brookins)
Older, Malka • The Mimicking of Known Successes (Alexandra Pierce)
Parker, K. J. • Pulling the Wings Off Angels (Gary K. Wolfe)
Pokwatka, Aimee • Self-Portrait with Nothing (Alexandra Pierce)
Rigaud, Debbie • A Girl’s Guide to Love & Magic (Alex Brown)
Ruiz, Rudy • Valley of Shadows (Ian Mond)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • Tomorrow’s Parties: Life in the Anthropocene (Gary K. Wolfe)
Stufflebeam, Bonnie Jo • Glorious Fiends (Caren Gussoff Sumption)
Suri, Tasha • The Oleander Sword (Maya C. James)
Thomas, Sheree Renée, & Ochenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, eds. • Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction (Isiah Lavender III)
Tidhar, Lavie • The Best of World SF: Volume 2 (Alexandra Pierce)
Tremblay, Paul • The Pallbearers Club (Paula Guran)
Vo, Nghi • Into the Riverlands (Gary K. Wolfe)
Williams, Liz • Embertide (Gary K. Wolfe)
Zhao, Xiran Jay • Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor (Colleen Mondor)