LOCUS #717

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Locus is the magazine of the science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing fields, with book reviews, author interviews, news, and listings.

Locus Issue #717 (October 2020) has interviews with Naomi Kritzer and Marshall Ryan Maresca and spotlights on Ho Che Anderson and Francesca Myman. Main Stories are "Sargent Leaves Macmillan", "Diversity in Publishing Initiatives", and the Dragon, Sunburst, Seiun, and Ditmar Awards winners. People & Publishing includes notes on milestones, awards, books sold, and more, with news this issue about Howard V. Hendrix, Walter Mosley, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, Shannon Messenger, Jennifer Roberson, Cixin Liu, and many others. The Outer Dark Symposium online is covered with a report and photos and Kameron Hurley's column is entitled "Measuring Life in Keurig Cups". Terry Goodkind, Charles R. Saunders, and H. Paul Honsinger are remembered with obituaries. Reviews cover new titles by Kim Stanley Robinson, Alix E. Harrow, P. Djèlí Clark, Aliette de Bodard, Christopher Priest, Melissa Bashardoust, Michelle Sagara, Elizabeth Bear, Tamsyn Muir, Lauren Beukes, Sayaka Murata, Mike Allen, C.S.E. Cooney, Amanda J. McGee, Jessica P. Wick, Christiane Vadnais, Naomi Novik, Derek Künsken, Jackson Ford, T. Kingfisher, Jeremy Robert Johnson, S.L. Huang, Charles Stross, Mintie Das, Margaret Owen, Quan Barry, and others.

Magazines reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Analog 9-10/20 (Rich Horton)
Apparition 7/20 (Karen Burnham)
Asimov's 9-10/20 (Rich Horton)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 7/30/20 (Karen Burnham)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 8/13/20 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 8/20 (Karen Burnham)
Curiosities #7 (Rich Horton)
The Dark 7/20 (Paula Guran)
The Dark 8/20 (Paula Guran)
Fiyah Spring '20 (Karen Burnham)
Kasma 8/20 (Karen Burnham)
Luna Station Quarterly 6/20 (Karen Burnham)
Nightmare 8/20 (Paula Guran)
Nightmare 9/20 (Paula Guran)
Shoreline of Infinity #18 (Paula Guran)
Slate Future Tense 7/20 (Karen Burnham)
Strange Horizons 7/13/20 (Karen Burnham) 7/29/20 (Karen Burnham) 8/12/20 (Karen Burnham) 8/19/20 (Karen Burnham)
Uncanny 7-8/20 (Paula Guran)
Uncanny, 7-8/20 (Rich Horton)

Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)—
Allen, Mike, C.S.E. Cooney, Amanda J. McGee & Jessica P. Wick • A Sinister Quartet (Ian Mond)
Barry, Quan • We Ride Upon Sticks (Colleen Mondor)
Bashardoust, Melissa • Girl, Serpent, Thorn (Liz Bourke)
Bear, Elizabeth • Machine (Liz Bourke)
Beukes, Lauren • Afterland (Ian Mond)
Clark, P. Djèlí • Ring Shout (Gary K. Wolfe)
Das, Mintie • Brown Girl Ghosted (Colleen Mondor)
de Bodard, Aliette • Seven of Infinities (Gary K. Wolfe)
Ford, Jackson • Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air (Adrienne Martini)
Harrow, Alix E. • The Once and Future Witches (Gary K. Wolfe)
Huang, S.L. • Burning Roses (Katharine Coldiron)
Jennings, Kathleen • Flyaway (Rich Horton)
Johnson, Jeremy Robert • The Loop (Katharine Coldiron)
Kingfisher, T. • A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking (Adrienne Martini)
Künsken, Derek • The House of Styx (Adrienne Martini)
Muir, Tamsyn • Princess Floralinda and the Forty-Flight Tower (Liz Bourke)
Murata, Sayaka • Earthlings (Ian Mond)
Novik, Naomi • A Deadly Education (Adrienne Martini)
Owen, Margaret • The Faithless Hawk (Colleen Mondor)
Priest, Christopher • Episodes: A Collection (Gary K. Wolfe)
Robinson, Kim Stanley • The Ministry for the Future (Gary K. Wolfe)
Sagara, Michelle • The Emperor's Wolves (Liz Bourke)
Stross, Charles • Dead Lies Dreaming (Russell Letson)
Vadnais, Christiane • Fauna (Ian Mond)