This Month in History

This Month in History


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


January 1, 2055. “Jokers” take Times Square. The flash maskers, anonned under intentional privacy protocols, put to death 114 in their most colorful caper to date.


January 9, 2036. Alabama rule. President Sunday signs Fetal Homicide Act, making abortion a felony and citizens of everyone conceived in the U.S., no matter where born.


January 11, 2132. Space Hague. ICC (International Climate Court) moved to OPSEK low-orbit space station, where UN-deputized AIs will oversee and enforce global climate accords.


January 22, 2744. Interstellar swarm. Debris from dead galaxy DJX4343 streaks through Solar System at .56C, disrupting GPS and knocking loose Earth’s moon.