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Awad, Mona: All’s Well (Simon & Schuster 978-1-9821-6966-4, $27, 368 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 3, 2021) A theater professor dealing with chronic pain is given the ability to transfer her pain to others, and gets vindictive. Azad, Nafiza: The Wild Ones (Simon & Schuster/McElderry 978-1-5344-8496-2, $18.99, 352 pp, formats: hardcover, ebook, audio, August 3, 2021) Young-adult fantasy novel. A group of women known as the Wild Ones ...Read More
Author, editor, scholar, and frequent Locus contributor Elizabeth Anne Hull, 84, died in the early hours of August 3, 2021. Elizabeth Ann Hull was born January 10, 1937 in Upper Darby PA. She attended Illinois State University, Northwestern University, and Loyola University, where she earned her MA in 1970 and PhD in 1975. She taught English for over 30 years at William Rainey Harper College in Illinois before retiring and ...Read More
The Mythopoeic Society has announced the 2021 Mythopoeic Awards finalists. Winners will be announced in fall 2021. Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Magic Lessons, Alice Hoffman (Simon & Schuster) Raybearer, Jordan Ifueko (Amulet) The House in the Cerulean Sea, TJ Klune (Tor) Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey) The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, Garth Nix (Katherine Tegen) Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature The ...Read More
Patricia Briggs, Wild Sign (Ace 978-0-440-00158-4, $28.00, 358pp, hc) Mar 2021. Cover by Daniel dos Santos. Struggles with the fae take a back seat to a crisis in the wilds of California in this sixth urban fantasy novel in the Alpha and Omega series, part of the Mercy Thompson world. An entire town of counter-culture types goes missing – and it turns out their settlement was built illegally in wild ...Read More
In this episode of the Strange Horizons podcast, editor Ciro Faienza presents M. Regan's “The Hollow.”
My grandmother turned into a cocoon, and there’s very little left of her now.
While Black Sun supplies the gods, spellcasters, and folkloric beasts of high fantasy, the novelty of its indigenous consciousness revitalizes some of the more tired tropes of its genre.