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Gaiman and Willis to Host Nebula Awards – Locus Online

Gaiman and Willis to Host Nebula Awards – Locus Online

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) has announced that Neil Gaiman and Connie Willis will be Toastmasters at the 2021 SFWA Nebula Awards, to be presented in an online ceremony on May 21, 2022. President Jeffe Kennedy says, “I’m delighted that Connie and Neil have so graciously taken time from their busy schedules to lend their voices and…

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2022 Locus Awards Top Ten Finalists – Locus Online

2022 Locus Awards Top Ten Finalists – Locus Online

PLEASE SUPPORT LOCUS WITH A DONATION TODAY! Locus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and relies on donations and subscribers to stay alive. Now losing some of our last bookstores to the trials of 2020, Locus needs your support even more to keep publishing the high quality reviews, book and community news, and articles you read here. Our online readers (there are a…

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Cohen Wins Pulitzer Prize – Locus Online

Cohen Wins Pulitzer Prize – Locus Online

The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen (NY Review) won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in the Fiction category. The award, given for “distinguished fiction published in book form during the year by an American author, preferably dealing with American life,” comes with a prize of $15,000. The judges called the winner a “A mordant, linguistically deft historical novel about the ambiguities of…

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Download a Free Digital Preview of Just Like Home

Download a Free Digital Preview of Just Like Home

Just Like Home is a darkly gothic thriller from nationally bestselling author Sarah Gailey, perfect for fans of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House as well as HBO’s true crime masterpiece I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. Download a FREE sneak peek today! “Come home.” Vera’s mother called and Vera obeyed. In spite of their long estrangement, in spite of the memories — she’s…

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Inaugural SF Debuts Writing Prize – Locus Online

Inaugural SF Debuts Writing Prize – Locus Online

Science Museum in London and UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton have announced the inaugural Science Fiction Debuts Writing Prize. To qualify, “writers must be unpublished and not represented by a literary agent, and residents of the United Kingdom.” The author of the winning entry will receive £4,000, a six-month mentorship with Hodderscape editorial director Molly Powell, introduction to three literary…

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Coffee Shop Productivity | Gareth L. Powell

Coffee Shop Productivity | Gareth L. Powell

When I first started writing, I thought only poseurs wrote in coffee shops. And while you may still find a lot of performative laptop users in your local branch of Starbucks or Costa, it turns out they’re also pretty good places in which to get stuff done. This morning, instead of heading home after taking my daughter to school, I…

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Nona the Ninth, Locked Tomb #3

Nona the Ninth, Locked Tomb #3

If you’re one of the cursed few who has not heard of the Locked Tomb series, now is the perfect time to be introduced. Tamsyn Muir’s science-fantasy debut, Gideon the Ninth, rocked the lit-o-sphere, running amok among queer fans, science-fiction nerds, and selling out a dozen times over. The sequel, Harrow the Ninth, continued the gory, bizarro legacy, and the…

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From Star to Star – Locus Online

From Star to Star – Locus Online

Adrian Czajkowsk, who writes as ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY, was born June 4, 1972 in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, England. He attended the University of Reading, where he studied zoology and psychology. He worked as a legal executive until becoming a full-time writer in late 2018. Tchaikovsky began publishing with fantasy novel Empire in Black and Gold (2008), first in the ten-book Shadows…

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Weekly Bestsellers, 9 May 2022 – Locus Online

A new fantasy novel by T. Kingfisher, Nettle & Bone (Tor), debuts on the Publishers Weekly fiction hardcover list at #23. This is the first time Kingfisher, or Ursula Vernon, has ranked on any of the lists compiled here. Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT 05.15 LAT 05.08 USAT 05.01 PW 05.09 Amz (05.09) UK:Amz UK (05.09) Canada:Amz.ca…

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2022 Encore Award Shortlist – Locus Online

2022 Encore Award Shortlist – Locus Online

The High House by Jessie Greengrass (Swift; Scribner) and Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford (Faber & Faber; Scribner) are on the five-title shortlist for the 2022 Encore Award, given by the Royal Society of Literature (RSL) to the best second novel of the year. The judges for 2022 are Sian Cain, Paul Muldoon, and Nikesh Shukla. The winner of the…

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Holly Black Talks Book of Night: Exclusive Interview + Q&A

Holly Black Talks Book of Night: Exclusive Interview + Q&A

Today, we are celebrating the release of Holly Black’s long-anticipated adult fantasy debut, Book of Night! How are we celebrating? Good question! Answer? With some incredible video interviews with Holly herself! Check it out! Discover the story behind Book of Night in this exclusive interview with #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black! Learn more about #1 New York Times…

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