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Archive for April, 2013

Spotlight on: Caniglia, Artist

Caniglia’s work is in private collections around the world and is published worldwide on a regular basis, and has been exhibited at museums and galleries including the Society of Illustrators (NY), Allentown Art Museum, Walters Art Museum, and the Joslyn Art Museum. He currently teaches at Creighton University and The Kent Bellow Center for Visual […]

Spotlight on: Ken Liu, Author

Ken Liu ( is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. His fiction has appeared in F&SF, Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, Light­speed, and Strange Horizons, among other places. He has won a Nebula Award, a Hugo Award, a World Fantasy Award, and a Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award, […]

Terry Bisson: Personal Alternate History

Terry Ballantine Bisson was born February 12, 1942 in Kentucky. After attending Grinnell College in Iowa from 1960-62, and batting around LA and NY, he received a BA from the University of Louisville in 1964. In 1962, he married Deirde Holst, mother of his two sons and daughter; they divorced in 1966. From 1966-70 he […]

Libba Bray: Eco-Friendly Fembot Who Survives on the Tears of Teen Girls

Martha Elizabeth Bray was born March 11, 1964 in Montgomery AL, and grew up in Texas. She studied theater at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1988. At age 26 she moved to New York, where she wrote plays (three of which were produced), worked in book publicity and advertising, and wrote three […]

An Apology

We would like to offer our apology for the offensive April Fool’s post that was published on the site today. The April Fool’s pieces were not seen by the Locus HQ staff before being posted — it was an ugly moment this morning when we saw the post already online, and we immediately took steps […]

Hal Graftswey Reviews William Gibson’s
Realm of the Enchanted Unicorn

Throughout his career, renowned science fiction writer William Gibson has often shifted direction in unexpected ways, so in a sense longtime readers should not be surprised by his latest novel, Realm of the Enchanted Unicorn, his first venture into heroic fantasy. In the opening chapter, we are introduced to young Tom, apprentice to a cobbler […]

Underpopulated, Bankrupt Detroit Renames Itself
“Boilertown,” Goes Into Full Steampunk Mode

by Paoli du Flippi Detroit, April 1, 2013—Break out your goggles and corsets! It’s goodbye to twenty-first-century Detroit and hello to Victorian Boilertown! Today Mayor Dave Bing of Detroit summoned the media to a scheduled press conference at City Hall for the purpose of detailing the strategy devised with the Michigan state government for restructuring […]

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