February brings some annual traditions, including the Locus Magazine Recommended Reading List. This year, we have multiple authors featured on the 2020 list!
For full-length novels, we have many wonderful clients featured! Suzanne Palmer’s DRIVING THE DEEP, the long-awaited sequel in the Finder Chronicles, was included as a must-read for the Science Fiction genre. Walter Jon Williams’ FLEET ELEMENTS, another book in the action-packed Praxis universe, also made the list.
In the Horror category, we had two clients featured who have been on quite a few lists together over the last year with their bestsellers! Grady Hendrix’s THE SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB’S GUIDE TO SLAYING VAMPIRES and Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s MEXICAN GOTHIC may be very different styles of horror but both continue to earn well-deserved praise.
Lavie Tidhar, one of our shared clients with the Zeno Agency in the UK, was recommended for his fantasy novel, BY FORCE ALONE, an exciting retelling of the Arthurian myth.
We’re also excited to have a client featured in the YA Novels category! In the powerhouse sequel to the bestselling Dread Nation, Justina Ireland’s DEATHLESS DIVIDE amps up the intensity for her characters and make it impossible to put down.
For Anthologies, the list features none other than THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF THE YEAR, VOL. 5, edited by Hugo-Award-winning editor Neil Clarke. This ambitious anthology combines all the best science fiction stories, making it the ultimate must-have for any fan of the genre.
Of course, longer works aren’t the only ones featured on this Locus list! In the Novellas section, Aliette de Bodard is listed twice! First, for OF DRAGONS, FEASTS AND MURDERS, published by none other than JABberwocky! SEVEN OF INFINITIES also made the cut for recommended novellas. In Novellettes, Aliette’s THE INACCESSIBILITY OF HEAVEN is featured, originally published in Uncanny Magazine.
And finally, Lavie Tidhar’s JUVENILIA (published in Uncanny Magazine) and Aliette de Bodard’s IN THE LANDS OF THE SPILL (published in Avatars Inc.) were both included as some of the best short stories of 2020!
Published in Locus magazine’s February 2021 issue, the list is the recommendations made by the Locus editors, columnists, outside reviewers, and other professionals/critics. They looked at over 900 titles between short and long fiction while deciding on this final recommended reading list.
We are thrilled that so many of our authors have been recognized by Locus for their works!