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The February 2011 issue of Locus Magazine features --

  • The annual Year in Review, with recommended reading essays by Liza Groen Trombi, Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Jonathan Strahan, and many others...

  • The Locus 2010 Recommended Reading List...

  • and Summaries of the years in Books and Magazines

  • Plus, interviews with author Alastair Reynolds and editor Sharyn November

  • Bibliographic listings of the month's New Books and Magazines published in the US and UK

  • Short fiction reviews by Gardner Dozois and Rich Horton, plus reviews by Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Russell Letson, Adrienne Martini, Carolyn Cushman, and others of books by Jonathan Strahan, Mark Chadbourn, Philip José Farmer, Stephen King, and others

  • Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column, on Doris Lessing

T a b l e   o f   C o n t e n t s

February 2011 • Issue 601 • Vol. 66 No. 2
44th Year of Publication • 29-Time Hugo Winner
Cover and Interview Design by Arnie Fenner

Alastair Reynolds: The Moral Universe / 6
Sharyn November: Firebird Rising / 80
2 0 1 0 :    T H E    Y E A R    I N    R E V I E W
2010: Recommended Reading: Liza Groen Trombi, Francesca Myman, Amelia Beamer, Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Jonathan Strahan, Russell Letson, Graham Sleight, Adrienne Martini, Carolyn Cushman, Mark R. Kelly, Gardner Dozois, Rich Horton / 5 2010 Recommended Reading List / 42 2010 Book Summary / 48 2010 Magazine Summary / 52
P E O P L E   &   P U B L I S H I N G / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about George R.R. Martin, Nora Roberts, Jack Ketchum, Jay Lake, Robert J. Sawyer, Ian McDonald, Peter S. Beagle, and many others
M A I N    S T O R I E S / 10
Bacigalupi and Pratchett Win ALA Awards • 2010 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees • Borders Cash Flow Woes • Gaiman and Palmer Wed
T H E    D A T A    F I L E / 11
Hugo Nominations Open • Orson Scott Card Recovering from Stroke • Ellisonís Typewriter for Sale • E-book Sales Soar • Bestselling Publishers of 2010 • BookScanís UK Bestsellers • Announcements • Awards News • Worldcons News • Publishing News • Bookstore News • Magazine News • Harry Potter News • Financial News • International Rights • Other Rights • Other Media Received • Publications Received • Catalogs Received • Photo Story: Rucker Signs Kindle
Magazines Received: December / 56    Books Received: December / 57   
British Books Received: November / 68    Bestsellers / 70
O B I T U A R I E S / 70
Neil Barron • Appreciations by Robert Reginald, Mack Hassler, Stefan Dziemianowicz • Jerry Weist
E D I T O R I A L    M A T T E R S / 79
Digital Launch • Magazines • Locus Poll & Survey • This Issue/Next Issue

L O C U S    L O O K S    A T    B O O K S
Gardnerspace: Short Fiction Column by Gardner Dozois / 12
The Way of the Wizard, John Joseph Adams, ed.; The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds.; Fantasy Magazine 2010; Quartet and Triptych, Matthew Hughes; Cloud Permutations, Lavie Tidhar, eds.; Strange Horizons 2010; Clarkesworld 2010; Abyss & Apex 2010; Apex Magazine 2010; Daily Science Fiction 2010; Destination: Future, Z.S. Adani & Eric T. Reynolds, eds.
Short Fiction Reviews by Richard Horton / 13
Interzone 11-12/10; Asimovís 2/11; F&SF 1-2/11; Analog 3/11; Intergalactic Medicine Show 12/10; The New Yorker 12/20/10-12/27/10; Sprawl, Alisa Krasnostein, ed.; Kentauros, Gregory Feeley.
Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe / 14
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume 5, Jonathan Strahan, ed.; Soft Apocalypse, Will McIntosh; Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor; SHORT TAKE: Into Your Tent: The Life, Work and Family Backgroud of Eric Frank Russell, John L. Ingham.
Reviews by Faren Miller / 16
The Scar-Crow Men, Mark Chadbourn; The Alchemist in the Shadows, Pierre Pevel, Tom Clegg, trans.; A Tangle in Slops, Jeffrey E. Barlough; The Bookman, Lavie Tidhar.
Reviews by Russell Letson / 19
Up the Bright River, Philip Josť Farmer.
Reviews by Adreinne Martini / 21
Rut, Scott Phillips; Agatha H and the Airship City, Phil and Kaja Foglio; Matched, Ally Condie; Zoo City, Lauren Beukes.
Reviews by Carolyn Cushman / 23
Geist, Philippa Ballantine; Right Hand Magic, Nancy A. Collins; Factotum, D.M. Cornish; Pale Demon, Kim Harrison; Pegasus, Robin McKinley; Highborn, Yvonne Navarro; The Replacement, Brenna Yovanoff.
Reviews by Divers Hands: Stefan Dziemianowicz, Richard A. Lupoff, and Gwenda Bond / 27
The Secretary of Dreams: Volume Two, Stephen King; Matheson Uncollected: Volume Two, Richard Matheson; The Last Hieroglyph: Volume Five of the Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith, Clark Ashton Smith; Across the Universe, Beth Revis.
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Graham Sleight / 27
Shikasta, Doris Lessing; The Sirian Experiments, Doris Lessing; The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five, Doris Lessing; The Making of the Representative for Planet 8, Doris Lessing; The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire, Doris Lessing.
Locus Looks at Art Books: Reviews by Karen Haber / 28
Star Wars Art: Visions, Jason Rinzler, ed.; The Legend of Steel Bashaw, Peter Meseldzija; Outermost: The Life + Art of Jack Gaughan, Luis Ortiz; Daniel Merriam Taking Reality by Surprise, Daniel Merriam; SHORT TAKES: The Lost Thing (animated version), Shaun Tan and Passion Pictures Australia; Middle-Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth, Donato Giancola; Maidens, Monsters & Heroes: The Fantasy Illustrations of H.J. Ford, Jeff A. Menges, ed.; Hallucinations, William Stout.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 17, 19, 21

Magazine Issues reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Analog March 2011 (Rich Horton)
Asimov's February 2011 (Rich Horton)
F&SF Jan/Feb 2011 (Rich Horton)
Intergalactic Medicine Show December 2010 (Rich Horton)
Interzone November-December 2010 (Rich Horton)
New Yorker December 2010 (Rich Horton)

Books reviewed in this issue, listed by author (indicating reviewer)

Adams, John Joseph, ed. • The Way of the Wizard (Gardner Dozois)
Adani, Z. S., & Eric T. Reynolds, eds. • Destination: Future (Gardner Dozois)
Ballantine, Philippa • Geist (Carolyn Cushman)
Barlough, Jeffrey E. • A Tangle in Slops (Faren Miller)
Beukes, Lauren • Zoo City (Adrienne Martini)
Chadbourn, Mark • The Scar-Crow Men (Faren Miller)
Collins, Nancy A. • Right Hand Magic (Carolyn Cushman)
Condie, Ally • Matched (Adrienne Martini)
Cornish, D. M. • Factotum (Carolyn Cushman)
Cornish, D. M. • Factotum (Carolyn Cushman)
Datlow, Ellen, & Terri Windling, eds. • The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People (Gardner Dozois)
Farmer, Philip Josť • Up the Bright River (Russell Letson)
Feeley, Gregory • Kentauros (Rich Horton)
Foglio, Phil, & Kaja Foglio • Agatha H. and the Airship City (Adrienne Martini)
Giancola, Donato • Middle-Earth: Visions of a Modern Myth (Karen Haber)
Harrison, Kim • Pale Demon (Carolyn Cushman)
Hughes, Matthew • Quartet and Triptych (Gardner Dozois)
Ingham, John L. • Into Your Tent: The Life, Work and Family Background of Eric Frank Russell (Gary K. Wolfe)
King, Stephen • The Secretary of Dreams, Volume 2 (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
Krasnostein, Alisa, ed. • Sprawl (Rich Horton)
Lessing, Doris • The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (Graham Sleight)
Lessing, Doris • The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five (Graham Sleight)
Lessing, Doris • The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire (Graham Sleight)
Lessing, Doris • Shikasta (Graham Sleight)
Lessing, Doris • The Sirian Experiments (Graham Sleight)
Matheson, Richard • Matheson Uncollected, Volume Two (Stefan Dziemianowicz)
McIntosh, Will • Soft Apocalypse (Gary K. Wolfe)
McKinley, Robin • Pegasus (Carolyn Cushman)
Menges, Jeff A. • Maidens, Monsters & Heroes: The Fantasy Illustrations of H.J. Ford (Karen Haber)
Merriam, Daniel • Daniel Merriam Taking Reality by Surprise (Karen Haber)
Meseldzija, Petar • The Legend of Steel Bashaw (Karen Haber)
Navarro, Yvonne • Highborn (Carolyn Cushman)
Okorafor, Nnedi • The Akata Witch (Gary K. Wolfe)
Ortiz, Luis • Outermost: The Art + Life of Jack Gaughan (Karen Haber)
Pevel, Pierre • The Alchemist in the Shadows (Faren Miller)
Pevel, Pierre • The Alchemist in the Shadows (Faren Miller)
Phillips, Scott • Rut (Adrienne Martini)
Revis, Beth • Across the Universe (Gwenda Bond)
Rinzler, J. W., ed. • Star Wars Art: Visions (Karen Haber)
Smith, Clark Ashton • The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith Volume 5: The Last Hieroglyph (Richard A. Lupoff)
Stout, William • Hallucinations (Karen Haber)
Strahan, Jonathan, ed. • The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five (Gary K. Wolfe)
Tidhar, Lavie • The Bookman (Faren Miller)
Tidhar, Lavie • Cloud Permutations (Gardner Dozois)
Yovanoff, Brenna • The Replacement (Carolyn Cushman)
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