I’ve had a lot of reading for work lately, some good some not so good. So it is a very good thing to sit down with a glass of wine and the February 2009 issue of Locus. Ah …the past year in review. This is a magazine of people who know their stuff, writing about and reviewing authors who know their stuff. Not glamourous in any way, only about two or three color illustrations per issue, just packed full of Science Fiction and Fantasy information. This month there is an interview with Jonathan Lethem. His website is certainly worth a visit, as well as his novels.
This issue has a ballot for the Locus poll and survey but you can also vote on the Locus magazine website. Locus awards are given to the winners of the reader polls. John Scalzi does an excellect job of explaining all this in his blog. Check out his Zoe’s Tale on the 2008 recommended list in Young Adult.
OK, here I am writing this and I want to read my magazine so bye for now, get your own or at least check out the Locus Online website.