Number 729 Table of contents, October 2021 – Locus Online
The October 2021 issue of Place magazine has interviews with Tade Thompson and RB Lemberg and a spotlight on Sana Takeda, artist. The main stories are Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki’s victory as part of Other, Karen Tei Yamashita’s medal at the National Book Foundation and the Ignyte, Dragon and AsimovReaders’ award winners. People & Publishing includes notes on milestones, awards, books sold and more, with news from NK Jemisin, Nancy Pearl, Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Carroll, Chaz Brenchley, Charlie Jane Anders and many more. Erle Korshak, L. Neil Smith, Carol Carr, Genevieve DiModica and Elizabeth Anne Hull are remembered with obituaries and thanks. Reviews cover new tracks from Lavie Tidhar, Alix E. Harrow, Catherynne M. Valente, James Patrick Kelly, Peter Straub, CJ Carey, Naomi Novik, Miles Cameron, Jennifer Marie Brissett, Veronica G. Henry, Tiffany D. Jackson, Tade Thompson, Gus Moreno, Andrew Nette & Iain McIntyre (ed.), Andy Marino, Chris McKinney, K. Ancrum, TJ Klune, Victoria Lee, Nana Nkweti, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Philip Ball, Piers Bizony, Sija Hong, Gary Villarreal, Dian Hanson, Jeffrey Alan Love, P. Djèlí Clark, Neal Stephenson & Sean Stewart, and others.
October 2021 • Number 729 • Vol. 87 • No. 4
54th year of publication • Winner 30 times Hugo
Cover / interview art and design by Francesca Myman.
Tade Thompson: Unified Field Theory / ten
RB Lemberg: a different adventure / 28
MAIN STORIES / 5
Ignyte Prize Winners • Ekpeki Wins the Autrement Prize • Yamashita Wins the National Book Foundation Medal • Dragon Awards Winners • Asimov Reader’s Prize Winners
THE DATA FILE / 7
National Book Award Longlists • Dwarf Star Winners • Sidewise Award Nominees 2019 & 2020 • King News • Amazon News • SF Opera Premiere • Announcements • World Conventions News • HWA News • SFWA News • Publishing News • Workshop News • Awards News • Financial News • International rights • Audio rights • Publications received
PEOPLE AND EDITION / 8
Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news on this issue NK Jemisin, Nancy Pearl, Susanna Clarke, Jonathan carroll, Chaz Brenchley, Charlie jane anders, and many more
Winners of the Estcon 2021 and Stalker / 32 Awards Spotlight on Sana Takeda, artist / 33
Magazines received: August / 34 books received: August / 35 British pounds received:
June / 44 Best sellers / 46
Obituaries / 56
Erle Korshak • Appreciation by Bradford Lyau • L. Neil Smith • Carol Carr • Appreciation by Karen Haber • Genevieve DiModica • ” Betty Hull, Candidate ”, an appreciation of Elizabeth Anne Hull by Bradford Lyau
EDITORIAL QUESTIONS / 58
Conventions • This issue / Next issue • On COVID
PLACE LOOK AT BOOKS
Rich Horton’s Short Fiction Film Reviews / 12
Analogue 9-10 / 21; Interzone # 290-291; Galaxy’s Edge 7/21; Fusion fragment 7/21; The national edition of the hobby 2021; Alternative plains, Darren Ridgley & Adam Petrash, ed .; The adventure of the golden woman, Cynthia Ward.
Reviews of short fiction films by Paula Guran / 13
Lady Churchill Rosebud Bracelet 6/21; Supernatural 7-8 / 21; On 7/21, 8/21; Nightmare 7/21, 8/21, 9/21; Fantasy 7/21, 8/21, 9/21.
Reviews of Short Fiction Films by Karen Burnham / 14
Tor.com 8/21/21, 8/18/21, 8/25/21; Fiyah summer ’21; Clarkesworld 8/21; Under an incessant sky 07/15/21, 07/29/21, 08/12/21, 08/26/21; Speed of light 8/21, 9/21; Strange horizons 7/21.
Reviewed by Gary K. Wolfe / 16
The hood, Lavie Tidhar; A exploded rocket, Alix E. Harrow; Comfort me with apples, Catherine M. Valente; The first law of thermodynamics, James Patrick Kelly; The Complete Short Fiction of Peter Straub: Volume 1: Stories, Peter Straub; The complete short fiction of Peter Straub: Volume 2: News, Pierre Straub.
Review by Adrienne Martini / 18
the land of widows, CJ Carey; The last graduate, Naomi Novik; Artifact space, Miles Cameron; Destroyer of light, Jennifer Marie Brissett.
Review by Alex Brown / 19
Bacchanale, Veronica G. Henry; White smoke, Tiffany D. Jackson.
Review by Ian Mond / 20
The breakaway, Lavie Tidhar; Far from the light of the sky, Tade Thompson; This thing between us, Gus Moreno; Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction 1950-1985, Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre, eds.
Gabino Iglesias Review / 22
Sydney Burgess’ Seven Visits, Andy Marino; Midnight, Water town, Chris McKinney.
Review by Colleen Mondor / 23
Dear, K. Ancrum; Flash fire, TJ Klune; A lesson in revenge, Victoria Lee.
Reviews of Divers Hands: Maya C. James, Russell Letson, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro / 24
Walking on cowries, Nana Nkweti; Shards of earth, Adrian Tchaikovsky; Modern Myths: Adventures in the Machinery of the Popular Imagination, Philippe Ball.
Art Book Reviews by Karen Haber / 26
The art of NASA: the illustrations that sold the missions, Piers Bizony; Monstrous Tales: Stories of strange creatures and spooky beasts from around the world, Sija Hong; Villarrte: Art by Gary Villarreal, Gary Villarreal; The flamboyant world, Margaret Cavendish; Rebekka Dunlap, illustrator; Masterpieces of fantasy art, Diane Hanson. SHORT TAKES: Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration, Jesse Kowalski, ed .; Specter 27, Katherine Chu & John Fleskes, ed .; Infected with Art Volume 8, Todd Spoor, Bill Cox and Jon Schindehette, eds. ; Smoke Mountain: A Love Sketchbook by Jeffrey Alan, Jeffrey Alan Love.
Audiobook Reviews by Amy Goldschlager / 27
Victories greater than death, Charlie Jane Anders; A master of Djinn, P. Djelí Clark; New land found: long-haul, Austin Grossman, Neal Stephenson and Sean Stewart.
Terry Bisson: This Month in History / 13, 15, 21, 25
Magazine reviews in this issue (indicating reviewer) –
Analog 9-12 / 21 (Riche Horton)
Under ceaseless skies 07/15/21 (Karen Burnham)
Under ceaseless skies 07/29/21 (Karen Burnham)
Under ceaseless skies 8/12/21 (Karen Burnham)
Under ceaseless skies 08/26/21 (Karen Burnham)
Clarkesworld 08/21 (Karen Burnham)
Fancy 7/21 (Paula Guran)
Fancy 08/21 (Paula Guran)
Fancy 21/9 (Paula Guran)
Fiyah Summer 21 (Karen Burnham)
Fusion Fragment 7/21 (Rich Horton)
Edge of the galaxy 7/21 (Rich Horton)
Interzone # 290 (Rich Horton)
Interzone # 291 (Rich Horton)
Lady Churchill Rosebud Bracelet 6/21 (Paula Guran)
Speed of light 08/21, 09/21 (Karen Burnham)
Speed of light 08/21, 09/22 (Karen Burnham)
Nightmare 7/21 (Paula Guran)
Nightmare 08/21 (Paula Guran)
Nightmare 21/9 (Paula Guran)
Strange horizons 7/21 (Karen Burnham)
Darkness 7/21 (Paula Guran)
Darkness 08/21 (Paula Guran)
The national pastime 2021 Edition (Rich Horton)
Tor.com 08/18/21 (Karen Burnham)
Tor.com 08/25/21 (Karen Burnham)
Tor.com 08/04/21 (Karen Burnham)
Astonishing 7-8 / 21 (Paula Guran)
Books reviewed in this issue (indicating reviewer) –
Ancrum, K. • Dear (Colleen Mondor)
Boule, Philippe • Modern Myths: Adventures in the Machinery of the Popular Imagination (Alvaro Zinos-Amaro)
Bizony, Piers • The art of NASA: the illustrations that sold the missions (Karen Haber)
Brissett, Jennifer Marie • Destroyer of light (Adrienne Martini)
Cameron, Miles • Artifact space (Adrienne Martini)
Carey, Chief Justice • the land of widows (Adrienne Martini)
Cavendish, Margaret and Rebekka Dunlap • The flamboyant world (Karen Haber)
Chu, Katherine and John Fleskes • Specter 27 (Karen Haber)
Hanson, Diane • Masterpieces of fantasy art (Karen Haber)
Harrow, Alix E. • A exploded rocket (Gary K. Wolfe)
Henri, Véronique G. • Bachic (Alex Brown)
Hong, Sija • Monstrous Tales: Stories of strange creatures and spooky beasts from around the world (Karen Haber)
Jackson, Tiffany • White smoke (Alex Brown)
Kelly, James Patrick • The first law of thermodynamics (Gary K. Wolfe)
Klune, TJ • Flash fire (Colleen Mondor)
Kowalski, Jesse • Enchanted: A History of Fantastic Illustration (Karen Haber)
Lee, Victoria • A lesson in revenge (Colleen Mondor)
Love, Jeffrey Alan • The mountain of smoke (Karen Haber)
Marino, Andy • Sydney Burgess’ Seven Visits (Gabino Iglesias)
McKinney, Chris • Midnight, City of Water (Gabino Iglesias)
Moreno, Gus • This thing between us (Ian Mond)
Nette, Andrew and Iain McIntyre, eds. • Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950-1985 (Ian Mond)
Nkweti, Nana • Walking on cowries (Maya C. James)
Novik, Naomi • The last graduate (Adrienne Martini)
Ridgley, Darren and Adam Petrash, eds. • Alternative plains (Rich Horton)
Spoor, Todd and Bill Cox, eds. • Infected by Art, Volume 8 (Karen Haber)
Straub, Pierre • The Complete Short Fiction of Peter Straub: Volume 1: Stories (Gary K. Wolfe)
Straub, Pierre • The complete short fiction of Peter Straub: Volume 2: News (Gary K. Wolfe)
Tchaikovsky, Adrien • Shards of earth (Russell Letson)
Thompson, Tade • Far from the light of the sky (Ian Mond)
Tidhar, Lavie • The breakaway (Ian Mond)
Tidhar, Lavie • The hood (Gary K. Wolfe)
Valente, Catherine M. • Comfort me with apples (Gary K. Wolfe)
Villaréal, Gary • Villarrte: Art by Gary Villarreal (Karen Haber)
Ward, Cynthia • The adventure of the golden woman (Rich Horton)