Locus Magazine #721 / Febbraio 2021

Il numero di febbraio 2021 di Locus ospita l’annuale panoramica libraria Year in Review, la Locus 2020 Recommended Reading List, e i sommari di libri e riviste che seguono i progressi del genere. Il magazine contiene anche un’intervista a Brandon Sanderson. James Gunn (1923-2020) viene ricordato con un elogio funebre e alcune testimonianze. Le news riguardano i premi PKD, Endeavour, PEN America Literary, e Rosetta, il SFWA Givers Fund Grants, e tanti altri. La rubrica di Kameron Hurley è intitolata “Come sopravvivere ad un decennio nell’editoria”. Ci sono storie fotografiche sulla nuova collana Solaris Satellites, sul francobollo dedicato a Ursula Le Guin e un resoconto dall’estero sulla SF in Brasile. Vengono inoltre ricordati Storm Constantine, Anton Strout, Jael, Alison Lurie, Richard C. West e Joseph Altairac. Le recensioni valutano i nuovi libri di Jonathan Strahan, Wole Talabi, Clelia Farris, S.B. Divya, Elizabeth Hand, Neil Gaiman, Pauline Hopkins, Jonathan Buckley, Lavanya Lakshminarayan, Lucie Elveni, Arkady Martine, Martha Wells, John P. Murphy, Ariel S. Winter, Walter Jon Williams, Shannon Hale, K.S. Villoso, Jeffrey Cranor & Janina Matthewson e molti altri.

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Sommario

February 2021 • Issue 721 • Vol. 86 • No. 2
53rd Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Designs by Stephen H. Segal

INTERVIEW
Brandon Sanderson: Ever More Epic / 10

MAIN STORIES / 5
James Gunn (1923 – 2020) • Appreciations for James Gunn from Kij Johnson, Chris McKitterick, Marleen S. Barr, John Kessel, Mack Hassler, and James Frenkel • Interzone Moves to PS • Hugo Award Credit Controversy • Endeavour Suspended • PKD Award Nominees • Best Books of 2020

THE DATA FILE / 7
Rosetta Awards Launch • SFWA Givers Fund Grants • Foundry Lawsuit • Four-Legged Tripods • PEN America Literary Awards Longlist • Publishing News • Announcements • Awards News • International Rights • Audio Rights

PEOPLE & PUBLISHING / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Stephen Graham Jones, Liz Williams, Richard Powers, and many others

SPECIAL FEATURES
Photo Story: Solaris Satellites to Launch / 8 Photo Story: Le Guin Honored / 9 Commentary by Kameron Hurley: How to Survive a Decade in Publishing / 23 SF in Brazil / 24

2020 THE YEAR IN REVIEW
2020 Recommended Reading with Liza Groen Trombi (with Tim Pratt, Laurel Amberdine, Josh Pearce & Francesca Myman), Gary K. Wolfe, Paula Guran, Jonathan Strahan, Russell Letson, Karen Burnham, Arley Sorg, Alex Brown, Graham Sleight, Tim Pratt, Colleen Mondor, Gabino Iglesias, Ian Mond, Rich Horton, John Langan, Paul Kincaid, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro / 26 2020 Recommended Reading List / 43 2020 Book Summary / 50 2020 Magazine Summary / 54

LISTINGS
Magazines Received: December / 61 Books Received: December / 62 British Books Received: November / 70 Bestsellers / 72

OBITUARIES / 84
OTHER OBITUARIES: Storm Constantine • Anton Strout • Jael • Alison Lurie • Richard C. West • Joseph Altairac

LOCUS LETTERS / 85

EDITORIAL MATTERS / 86
The Year in Review • Recommended Reading • Whither the Locus Awards?

LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS

Short Fiction Reviews by Rich Horton / 12
F&SF 1-2/21; Asimov’s 1-2/21; Uncanny 1-2/21; The Book of Dragons, Jonathan Strahan, ed.

Short Fiction Reviews by Paula Guran / 13
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet 9/20; Uncanny 11-12/20; Apex 1/21; Black Static 11-12/20; The Dark 11/20, 12/20; Nightmare 12/20, 1/21; Fantasy 12/20, 1/21.

Short Fiction Reviews by Karen Burnham / 14
Future Science Fiction Digest 12/20; Africanfuturism: An Anthology, Wole Talabi, ed.; Omenana 12/20; Strange Horizons 11/16/20, 12/1/20; Samovar 10/20; Creative Surgery, Clelia Farris.

Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
Machinehood, S.B. Divya; The Best of Elizabeth Hand, Elizabeth Hand; The Neil Gaiman Reader, Neil Gaiman.

Reviews by Ian Mond / 18
Of One Blood: Or, the Hidden Self, Pauline Hopkins; Live; live; live, Jonathan Buckley ; Analog/Virtual: And Other Simulations of Your Future, Lavanya Lakshminarayan; The Weak Spot, Lucie Elveni.

Reviews by Adrienne Martini / 20
A Desolation Called Peace, Arkady Martine; Fugitive Telemetry, Martha Wells; Red Noise, John P. Murphy; The Preserve, Ariel S. Winter.

Reviews by Divers Hands: Russell Letson, Colleen Mondor, Katharine Coldiron, Amy Goldschlager / 21
The Best of Walter Jon Williams, Walter Jon Williams; Kind of a Big Deal, Shannon Hale; The Ikessar Falcon, K.S. Villoso; Within the Wires: Season 5: Voicemail, Jeffrey Cranor & Janina Matthewson; Amiera Darwish, narrator.

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