I still remember the first time I held an issue of Locus in my hands.
June 2012. Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in San Diego. I had gone with my Clarion class, to hear our Week One instructor, Jeffrey Ford, read. The first few days of the workshop had begun to part the curtains on the wild, weird, wonderful world of the science fiction/fantasy/horror genre, and Locus let me in a little more—with insider deal reports, and reviews of the cutting-edge authors my classmates were turning me on to, and detailed reports of conventions (I didn’t even know what a convention was, can you imagine).