Locus (magazine)

Locus: The Magazine of The Science Fiction & Fantasy Field, is an American magazine published monthly in Oakland, California. It is the news trade journal for the English language science fiction and fantasy fields, it publishes comprehensive listings of all new books published in the genres. The magazine presents the annual Locus Awards. Locus Online was launched in April 1997, as a semi-autonomous web version of Locus Magazine. Charles N. Brown, Ed Meskys, Dave Vanderwerf founded Locus in 1968 as a news fanzine to promote the bid to host the 1971 World Science Fiction Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. Intended to run only until the site-selection vote was taken at St. Louiscon, the 1969 Worldcon in St. Louis, Brown decided to continue publishing Locus as a mimeographed general science fiction and fantasy newszine. Locus succeeded the monthly newszine Science Fiction Times, when SFT ceased publication in 1970. Brown directed Locus as publisher and editor-in-chief for more than 40 years, from 1968 until his death at age 72 in July 2009.

Locus announced that the magazine would continue operations, with executive editor Liza Groen Trombi succeeding Brown as editor-in-chief. The magazine and the Charles N. Brown Collection are now owned by the Locus Science Fiction Foundation, a 501 tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation. Locus publishes: News about the science fiction and horror publishing field—stories about publishers and conferences—including "The Data File", "People & Publishing", obituaries Interviews with well-known and up-and-coming writers two per issue Reviews of new and forthcoming books 20–25 per issue, by notable SF critics including Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Nick Gevers, Jonathan Strahan, Adrienne Martini, Russell Letson, Gwenda Bond, Stefan Dziemanowicz, Carolyn Cushman, Karen Burnham, Richard Lupoff plus short fiction reviews by Gardner Dozois and Rich Horton A bimonthly commentary column by Cory Doctorow Reports from around the world about the SF scenes in various countries Listings of US and UK books and magazines published and forthcoming books Convention reports, with many photos Annual year-in-review coverage, with extensive recommended reading lists and the annual Locus Poll and Survey Letters and classified adsLocus has won many Hugo Awards, first the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine, in 1984 when the new category "Best Semiprozine" was established.

As of 2012, Locus won the award for "Best Fanzine" eight times and for "Best Semiprozine" 22 times during the category's first 29 years. In 2012 "Best Semiprozine" was redefined to exclude all small, independent genre magazines as "professional publications" if they had either " provided at least a quarter the income of any one person or, was owned or published by any entity which provided at least a quarter the income of any of its staff and/or owner.". There is no longer a "Professional Magazine" Hugo Award. Locus Online is the online component of Locus Magazine, it publishes news briefs related to the science fiction and horror publishing world, along with original reviews and feature articles, excerpts of articles that appeared in the print edition. Information for Locus Online is edited by Mark R. Kelly. In 2002, Locus Online won the first Hugo Award for Best Web Site, it was nominated again in 2005. In January 2016, longtime short-fiction reviewer Lois Tilton announced her resignation, she wrote, "Without consulting or informing me, they had begun deleting material they considered negative from my reviews.

To me, this is censorship and unacceptable." List of literary magazines Official website

Simon Gunton

Simon Gunton was an English clergyman and antiquary. Simon Gunton was the son of William Gunton of Peterborough, Northamptonshire, by Ellen his wife, was baptised in St. John's Church in that town, 30 December 1609, his father was registrar of the diocese, having been elected 13 March 1616. Simon was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, as a member of which he graduated B. A. in 1630-1, proceeding M. A. in 1634. Taking orders he became vicar of Pytchley, Northamptonshire, 14 October 1637, on 12 November 1646 was collated, but without effect, to the first prebend of Peterborough. During the civil war he found a retreat in the household of James Stuart, Duke of Richmond and Lennox, as we learn from the dedication to the little duke Esme of his'God's House, with the nature and use thereof, as it ought to be understood and respected by Christians under the Gospel,' 8vo, London, 1657. After the Restoration in 1660 he took possession of his prebend, on 24 September of the same year was presented to the vicarage of Peterborough.

He soon afterwards obtained an act in augmentation of the living. The following year he published another little manual entitled Όρθολατρεία: or, a brief Discourse concerning Bodily Worship: proving it to be God's due, 8vo, London, 1661. In December 1666 he resigned the vicarage of Peterborough to become rector of Fiskerton, where he died and was buried 17 May 1676. By his wife, Susannah Dickenson, of Peterborough, he had several children. During his boyhood, as he himself states in a letter to Joseph Henshaw, bishop of the diocese, Gunton took copies of the inscriptions on the monuments in Peterborough Cathedral, many of which were defaced by the parliamentary troops, he had through his father's position unlimited access to the cathedral archives before they were in turn destroyed. Ten years after his death his collections and augmented with an appendix of charters and privileges and a supplement by Simon Patrick were published as The History of the Church of Peterburgh: wherein the most remarkable Things concerning that Place, from the first Foundation thereof: With other Passages of History, not unworthy publick view are represented....

Illustrated with Sculptures, fol. London, 1686. White Kennett, afterwards bishop of Peterborough, wrote large additions in a copy now preserved in the cathedral library. Thomas Baker's copy with Kennett's notes and a few of his own is in Cambridge University Library. There are copies with notes by Bishop Cumberland, William Cole, others, in the Bodleian Library; the original manuscript of Patrick's Supplement was acquired by the British Museum in 1859. An Epitome of Gunton's History by C. Jacob, published at Peterborough in 1804, 8vo, went through several editions; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Gunton, Simon". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900


Opisthoncus is a genus of South Pacific jumping spiders, first described by Ludwig Carl Christian Koch in 1880. There are still many Australian species; as of August 2019 it contains thirty-two species, found only in Papua New Guinea and Australia: Opisthoncus abnormis L. Koch, 1881 – Australia Opisthoncus albiventris L. Koch, 1881 – Australia Opisthoncus alborufescens L. Koch, 1880 – Australia Opisthoncus barbipalpis – Australia Opisthoncus bellus – Australia Opisthoncus bitaeniatus L. Koch, 1880 – Australia Opisthoncus confinis L. Koch, 1881 – Australia Opisthoncus delectabilis Rainbow, 1920 – Australia Opisthoncus devexus Simon, 1909 – Australia Opisthoncus eriognathus – New Guinea Opisthoncus grassator Keyserling, 1883 – Australia Opisthoncus inconspicuus – New Guinea Opisthoncus keyserlingi Zabka, 1991 – Australia Opisthoncus kochi Zabka, 1991 – Australia Opisthoncus lineativentris L. Koch, 1880 – Australia Opisthoncus machaerodus Simon, 1909 – Australia Opisthoncus magnidens L. Koch, 1880 – Australia Opisthoncus mandibularis L. Koch, 1880 – Australia Opisthoncus mordax L. Koch, 1880 – Australia Opisthoncus necator L. Koch, 1881 – New Guinea, Australia Opisthoncus nigrifemur Strand, 1911 – Papua New Guinea Opisthoncus nigrofemoratus – Australia Opisthoncus pallidulus L. Koch, 1880 – Australia Opisthoncus parcedentatus L. Koch, 1880 – Australia Opisthoncus polyphemus – New Guinea, Australia Opisthoncus quadratarius – Australia Opisthoncus rubriceps – Australia Opisthoncus serratofasciatus L. Koch, 1881 – Australia Opisthoncus sexmaculatus – Australia Opisthoncus tenuipes – Australia Opisthoncus unicolor L. Koch, 1881 – Australia Opisthoncus versimilis Peckham & Peckham, 1901 – Australia Biting Jumping Spider – Opisthoncus mordax Garden Jumping Spider – Opisthoncus sp