Issue 758 Table of Contents, March 2024 – Locus Online


The March 2024 issue of Locus has interviews with Shelley Parker-Chan and Moses Ose Utomi and spotlights on artists Manzi Jackson and Richard A. Kirk. The issue lists US and UK forthcoming books titles through December 2024. News and features include remembrances of Christopher Priest (1943-2024), a report on Hugo Awards tampering, the Stoker Award preliminary ballot, international reports on SF in Brazil and Indian science fiction magazines, and much more. Cory Doctorow’s column is entitled “Capitalists Hate Capitalism”. Obituaries remember Brian Lumley, Steve Miller, Stephen Gregory, Joe Sanders, James Hosek, Sanford Zane Meschkow, and Patrick Heffernan. Reviews cover new titles by Ann Leckie, Sofia Samatar, P. Djèlí Clark, Ray Nayler, Jack McDevitt, Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson, John Wiswell, L.M. Sagas, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay (ed.), Natasha Pulley, Hao Jingfang, Justine Norton-Kertson (ed.), A.G. Slatter, Subodhana Wijeyeratne, Helen Oyeyemi, Yeji Y. Ham, Soyoung Park, Robert Jackson Bennett, Premee Mohamed, Moses Ose Utomi, Su Bristow, Constance Fay, Melissa Albert, Samantha Mabry, and others. Vote now in the Locus Poll and Survey at, and contribute at starting March 5 for our annual fundraiser with awesome rewards from author chats to reading alien T-shirts.

March 2024 • Issue 758 • Vol. 92 • No. 3
56th Year of Publication • 30-Time Hugo Winner
Cover & interview design by Francesca Myman; cover art by Karisu & Richard Man.

Shelley Parker-Chan: All the Others / 10
Moses Ose Utomi: Unreal Element / 28

Christopher Priest (1943-2024) • Appreciations by Adam Roberts, Alastair Reynolds, Scott Bradfield • Hugo Awards Tampering Revealed • Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot

Hugo Awards Open for Nominations • Compton Crook Finalists • Orbit Works Launch • Soho Press Horror Imprint • Dell Awards Winners • NESFA Awards • Simon & Schuster’s 100 Most Influential Titles • World Conventions News • Publishing News • Announcements • Awards News • Financial News • International Rights • Audio Rights

Notes on milestones, awards, books sold, etc., with news this issue about Susan Cooper, Charles Stross, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Jacqueline Carey, Sarah Pinsker, Karin Lowachee, and many others

Commentary: Cory Doctorow: Capitalists Hate Capitalism, 27 • Spotlight on Richard A. Kirk, 45 • Spotlight on Manzi Jackson, 51 • Wayward Wormhole, 73


SF in Brazil, 46 • SF in India: Indian Science Fiction Magazines, 48

Magazines Received: January, 52 • Books Received: January, 53 • Bestsellers, 64 • New & Notable, 65

Brian Lumley • Appreciation by Bob Eggleton • Steve Miller • Stephen Gregory • Joe Sanders • James Hosek • Sanford Zane Meschkow • Patrick Heffernan

Hugo Awards • Locus Awards • YouTube • This Issue


Short Fiction Reviews by CHARLES PAYSEUR / 12
Baffling 1/24; Worlds of Possibility 12/23; Zooscape 12/23; Cast of Wonders 12/17/23, 12/29/23, 12/30/23; Escape Pod 12/14/23, 12/23/23, 1/4/23; Strange Horizons 12/18/23, 1/1/24, 1/8/24; Beneath Ceaseless Skies 12/28/23, 1/11/24, 1/25/24; Kaleidotrope 1/24; Fiyah 1/24; Flash Fiction Online 1/24; GigaNotoSaurus 1/24; Diabolical Plots 1/24.

Short Fiction Reviews by PAULA GURAN / 14
The Sunday Morning Transport 12/17/23 12/3/23, 11/19/23, 11/12/23, 11/5/23; Uncanny 11-12/23; The Dark 11/23; Nightmare 10/23, 11/23, 12/23; Heartlines Spec #3; The Deadlands 10/23, 11/23; Apex #141; Midnight Echo #18; Podcastle 10/3/23; Pseudopod 11/24/23.

Short Fiction Reviews by A.C. WISE / 15
Asimov’s 1-2/24; Augur 6.2; Clarkesworld 1/24.

Reviews by GARY K. WOLFE / 16
Lake of Souls: The Collected Short Fiction, Ann Leckie; The Practice, the Horizon, and the Chain, Sofia Samatar; The Dead Cat Tail Assassins, P. Djèlí Clark.

Reviews by RUSSELL LETSON / 17
The Tusks of Extinction, Ray Nayler; Doorway to the Stars, Jack McDevitt.

Reviews by LIZ BOURKE / 18
The Principle of Moments, Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson; Someone You Can Build a Nest In, John Wiswell; Cascade Failure, L.M. Sagas.

Reviews by NIALL HARRISON / 20
The Inhumans and Other Stories: A Selection of Bengali Science Fiction, Bodhisattva Chatto- padhyay, ed.; The Mars House, Natasha Pulley; Jumpnauts, Hao Jingfang.

Reviews by ALEXANDRA PIERCE / 22
2022 Best of Utopian Speculative Fiction, Justine Norton-Kertson, ed.; The Briar Book of the Dead, A.G. Slatter; Triangulum: An Epic of the Nine Worlds of Surya, Subodhana Wijeyeratne.

Reviews by IAN MOND / 23
Parasol Against the Axe, Helen Oyeyemi; The Invisible Hotel, Yeji Y. Ham; Snowglobe, Soyoung Park.

The Tainted Cup, Robert Jackson Bennett; The Siege of Burning Grass, Premee Mohamed; Truth of the Aleke, Moses Ose Utomi.

Reviews by COLLEEN MONDOR / 25
The Fair Folk, Su Bristow; Calamity, Constance Fay; The Bad Ones, Melissa Albert.

Reviews by GABINO IGLESIAS / 26
Clever Creatures of the Night, Samantha Mabry; The Wrong Girl & Other Warnings, Angela Slatter.

Magazines reviews in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Baffling 1/24 (Charles Payseur)
Worlds of Possibility 12/23 (Charles Payseur)
Zooscape 12/23 (Charles Payseur)
Cast of Wonders 12/17/23, 12/29/23, 12/30/23 (Charles Payseur)
Escape Pod 12/14/23, 12/23/23, 1/4/23 (Charles Payseur)
Strange Horizons 12/18/23, 1/1/24, 1/8/24 (Charles Payseur)
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 12/28/23, 1/11/24, 1/25/24 (Charles Payseur)
Kaleidotrope 1/24 (Charles Payseur)
Fiyah 1/24 (Charles Payseur)
Flash Fiction Online 1/24 (Charles Payseur)
GigaNotoSaurus 1/24 (Charles Payseur)
Diabolical Plots 1/24 (Charles Payseur)
The Sunday Morning Transport 12/17/23 12/3/23, 11/19/23, 11/12/23, 11/5/23 (Paula Guran)
Uncanny 11-12/23 (Paula Guran)
The Dark 11/23 (Paula Guran)
Nightmare 10/23, 11/23, 12/23 (Paula Guran)
Heartlines Spec #3 (Paula Guran)
The Deadlands 10/23, 11/23 (Paula Guran)
Apex #141 (Paula Guran)
Midnight Echo #18 (Paula Guran)
Podcastle 10/3/23 (Paula Guran)
Pseudopod 11/24/23 (Paula Guran)
Asimov’s 1-2/24 (A.C. Wise)
Augur 6.2 (A.C. Wise)
Clarkesworld 1/24 (A.C. Wise)

Books reviews in this issue (indicating reviewer)

Albert, Melissa • The Bad Ones (Colleen Mondor)
Bennett, Robert Jackson • The Tainted Cup (Jake Casella Brookins)
Bristow, Su • The Fair Folk (Colleen Mondor)
Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva, ed. • Inhumans and Other Stories: A Selection of Bengali Science Fiction (Niall Harrison)
Clark, P. Djèlí • The Dead Cat Tail Assassins (Gary K. Wolfe)
Fay, Constance • Calamity (Colleen Mondor)
Ham, Yeji Y. • The Invisible Hotel (Ian Mond)
Jikiemi-Pearson, Esmie • The Principle of Moments (Liz Bourke)
Jingfang, Hao • Jumpnauts (Niall Harrison)
Leckie, Ann • Lake of Souls: The Collected Short Fiction (Gary K. Wolfe)
Mabry, Samantha • Clever Creatures of the Night (Gabino Iglesias)
McDevitt, Jack • Doorway to the Stars (Russell Letson)
Mohamed, Premee • The Siege of Burning Grass (Jake Casella Brookins)
Nayler, Ray • The Tusks of Extinction (Russell Letson)
Norton-Kertson, Justine, ed. • 2022 Best of Utopian Speculative Fiction (Alexandra Pierce)
Oyeyemi, Helen • Parasol Against the Axe (Ian Mond)
Park, Soyoung • Snowglobe (Ian Mond)
Pulley, Natasha • The Mars House (Niall Harrison)
Sagas, L. M. • Cascade Failure (Liz Bourke)
Samatar, Sofia • The Practice, the Horizon, and the Chain (Gary K. Wolfe)
Slatter, A. G. • The Briar Book of the Dead (Alexandra Pierce)
Slatter, Angela • The Wrong Girl & Other Warnings (Gabino Iglesias)
Utomi, Moses Ose • The Truth of the Aleke (Jake Casella Brookins)
Wijeyeratne, Subodhana • Triangulum: An Epic of the Nine Worlds of Surya (Alexandra Pierce)
Wiswell, John • Someone You Can Build a Nest In (Liz Bourke)

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