This Month in History

This Month in History


This Month in History is a regular feature in Locus magazine …


February 4, 2086. “Walrus dogs” swell shelters.  GMO-bred for their ivory tusks, the abandoned and mutilated value pets move many to protest, some to grieve, but none to adopt.


February 12, 2111. Lincoln, Nebraska, riot. While sidekicks snooze, Volvo and Tesla roborigs clash, totaling or damaging 70+ at High Plains Charge N Sleep. Survivors detained for maliceware scan.


February 22, 2043. Library chain sheds Salinger. Cited for “gratuitous smoking,” Carnegy Inc. pulps its entire collection in no-fault settlement of 144 civil murders.


February 24, 2117. New New Madrid threat. Sudden shudders and steam from Kentucky Bend Sink trigger first 5-state compulsory evac since 2112.