Locus Magazine #720 / Gennaio 2021

Il numero di gennaio 2021 della rivista Locus contiene interviste ad Andrea Hairston e Alix E. Harrow e un pezzo su Apex Magazine. Ben Bova e Phyllis Eisenstein sono ricordati con un elogio funebre e diverse testimonianze. Le ultime notizie riguardano i tre nuovi Grandi Maestri della science fiction (SFWA Grand Master Nalo Hopkinson, MWA Grand Master Charlaine Harris, e SFPA Grand Master Linda Addison), il piano di acquisizione da parte di Penguin Random House dell’editore Simon & Schuster, SFWA contro Disney, la campagna per l’acquisto e la ristrutturazione della casa di Tolkien, i vincitori dei premi Parallax e Kindred, il nuovo ciclo di eventi Read the Room, i cambiamenti a Fireside, e molto altro ancora. L’articolo su People and publishing si occupa di J.R.R. Tolkien, Nicola Griffith, Anne Bishop, Tananarive Due, Ted Chiang. La rubrica di Cory Doctorow s’intitolata “Neofeudalismo e fortezza digitale”, e c’è un reportage internazionale sulla SF in Germania curato da Udo Klotz & Christian Hoffmann. Vengono inoltre ricordati Richard Corben e Dean Ing. Le recensioni riguardano i nuovi romanzi di Cory Doctorow, Liz Williams, Gautam Bhatia, Wole Talabi (ed.), Eden Royce, Gemma Files, George R.R. Martin & Melinda Snodgrass (eds.), Gregory Maguire, Linden A. Lewis, David Wong, Thomas McMullan, Catherine Hernandez, Guido Morselli, Charlie Holmberg, Kirsten Miller, C.L. Polk, Justin A. Reynolds, Tlotlo Tsamaase, Aliette de Bodard, Martha Wells, Rebecca Roanhorse, Marc Laidlaw, Neal Asher, R.F. Kuang, Paula Guran (ed.), Luke Arnold, K. Arsenault Rivera, Brooke Bolander, Gabino Iglesias, Sunny Moraine, S. A. Chakraborty, Susanna Clarke, Maria Dahvana Headley, Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor, K.J. Parker, Garth Nix, Brandon Sanderson & Mary Robinette Kowal, Philip Pullman, Natalie Zina Walschots, e tanti altri.

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Sommario

January 2021 • Issue 720 • Vol. 86 • No. 1
53rd Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner

Cover and Interview Designs by Francesca Myman

INTERVIEWS
Andrea Hairston: Conjure the World / 10
Alix E. Harrow: Questions of Power / 32

MAIN STORIES / 5
Ben Bova (1932 – 2020) • Phyllis Eisenstein (1946 – 2020) • Appreciations for Phyllis Eisenstein from Richard Chwedyk and James Frenkel • Grand Masters • PRH to Buy S&S • SFWA vs. Disney • Best Books of 2020 Lists

THE DATA FILE / 7
Campaign for Tolkien’s House • Parallax and Kindred Winners • Read the Room Event Series • Fireside Changes • World Conventions News • Barnes & Noble News • Publishing News • Amazon News • Mythopoeic Awards Finalists • Prometheus Hall of Fame Finalists • Goodreads Choice • Awards News • Trade Show News • SFPA News • Legal News • AAR Becomes AALA • Announcements • Magazine 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 J.R.R. TolkienNicola GriffithAnne BishopTananarive DueTed Chiang, and many others

SPECIAL FEATURES
Commentary by Cory Doctorow: Neofeudalism and the Digital Manor / 28 SF in Germany / 30 Spotlight on Apex 35

LISTINGS
Magazines Received: November / 36 Books Received: November / 37 British Books Received: October / 46 Bestsellers / 48

OBITUARIES / 58
Appreciations for Ben Bova from Joe Haldeman, Stanley Schmidt, and Pierce Watters • OTHER OBITUARIES: Richard Corben • DEATH NOTED: Dean Ing

EDITORIAL MATTERS / 62
A New Year • This Issue/Next Issue

LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS

Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 13
Asimov’s 11-12/20; Analog 11-12/20; Interzone 11-12/20; Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 11/20; Bourbon Penn 11/20; Conjunctions Spring ’20.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 14
Clarkesworld 10/20, 11/20; Breathe Fiyah 10/19/20; Tor.com 10/21, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18/20; Lightspeed 11/20, 12/20; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 10/8/20, 10/22/20; Strange Horizons 10/5/20, 10/12/20.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Attack Surface, Cory Doctorow; Blackthorn Winter, Liz Williams; The Wall: Being the First Book of the Chronicles of Sumer, Gautam Bhatia; Africanfuturism: An Anthology, Wole Talabi, ed.

Reviews by Paula Guran / 18
Root Magic, Eden Royce; In That Endlessness, Our End, Gemma Files; Deuces Down, George R.R. Martin & Melinda Snodgrass, eds.

Reviews by Katharine Coldiron / 19
A Wild Winter Swan, Gregory Maguire; The First Sister, Linden A. Lewis.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 20
Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick, David Wong; The Last Good Man, Thomas McMullan; Crosshairs, Catherine Hernandez; Dissipatio H.G.: The Vanishing, Guido Morselli.

Reviews by Colleen Mondor / 22
Spellbreaker, Charlie Holmberg; Don’t Tell a Soul, Kirsten Miller; The Midnight Bargain, C.L. Polk; Early Departures, Justin A. Reynolds; The Silence of the Wilting Skin, Tlotlo Tsamaase.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Liz Bourke, Alex Brown, Paul Di Filippo, Maya C. James, Russell Letson, Elsa Sjunneson, Arley Sorg / 24
Fireheart Tiger, Aliette de Bodard; Fugitive Telemetry, Martha Wells; Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse; Underneath the Oversea, Marc Laidlaw; Attack Surface, Cory Doctorow; Lockdown Tales, Neal Asher; The Burning God, R.F. Kuang; The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume One, Paula Guran, ed.

Audiobook Reviews by Amy Goldschlager / 26
Last Smile in Sunder City, Luke Arnold; KnoxComplete Season 1: Episodes 1–11, K. Arsenault Rivera, Brooke Bolander, Gabino Iglesias & Sunny Moraine; The Empire of GoldS.A. Chakraborty; Piranesi, Susanna Clarke; Beowulf, Maria Dahvana Headley; The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home, Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor; How to Rule an Empire and Get Away With It, K.J. Parker; The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, Garth Nix; The Original, Brandon Sanderson & Mary Robinette Kowal; His Dark Materials: Serpentine, Philip Pullman; Hench, Natalie Zina Walschots.

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