Locus Magazine (February 2014)

The February 2014 factor of the simplest severe journal within the SFF scene.
This is the person who comprises the Locus Recommende analyzing lists and the in retrospect finally 12 months essays by means of the most reviewers.
This one additionally has a protracted interview with Terry Pratchett.

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