This episode is our more-or-less annual discussion with Locus magazine’s editor-in-chief Liza Groen Trombi, with whom we chat about the Recommended Reading List which appears each February in the magazine’s Year In Review issue. How is the list compiled, who contributes to it, and perhaps most important of all, what’s it for? How does it differ from other “best of the year” lists? What does it tell us about the current state of the field, and where it’s going? We touch upon not only the major novels in SFF, but also about first novels, YA, collections, nonfiction, and the various categories of short fiction. Plus, we corner Liza to talk a bit about her own favourites from the year.
You can buy a copy of the February issue of Locus, check out the Recommended Reading List, and vote in the Locus Awards. Our thanks to Liza for making time to talk to us. As always we hope you enjoy the episode.
Coode Street for February 3rd
- Episode 345: Liza Trombi, Locus, and the Year in Review
- Episode 346: Neil Clarke and the State of Short Fiction in 2018
- Episode 347: Charlie Jane Anders and The City in the Middle of the Night