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Wednesday 22 December 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interviews
Locus' December issue features interviews with Michael Chabon...
michael chabon It's quite obvious to me that so much of what goes on in the world of science fiction has analogies with a ghetto mentality, with a sense of clannishness and that ambivalence that you have...
...and with Karen Joy Fowler
karen joy fowler In the way book clubs usually operate, you've all read the same book and you've come to talk about it, but of course as you talk about it, you've not read the same book at all; you've sometimes read utterly different books.
 
Tuesday 30 November 2004
 
Locus Magazine: December Issue
Locus Magazine's December issue -- mailing today to subscribers -- features interviews with Michael Chabon and Karen Joy Fowler, Forthcoming Books listings through September 2005, coverage of the World Fantasy Convention, and much more • Table of Contents

Locus Magazine: Locus Bestsellers

Leaders on December issue's Bestseller List -- compiled from specialty stores -- are by Terry Brooks, Terry Pratchett, M. John Harrison, David Mack, and R.A. Salvatore

Locus Magazine: New & Notable Books

December's list includes books by John Barnes, Nancy Farmer, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, Michael Moorcock, Frederik Pohl, Philip Roth, Peter Straub, Gene Wolfe, and others

 
Monday 29 November 2004
 
Forthcoming Books
Selected titles scheduled for December 2004 through September 2005, as compiled in Locus Magazine's December 2004 issue

 
Wednesday 24 November 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interviews
Locus' November issue features interviews with Anne McCaffrey...
anne mccaffrey
I have always used emotion as a writing tool. That goes back to me being on the stage. The thing is, emotion -- if it's visibly felt by the writer -- will go through all the processes it takes to publish a story and still hit the reader right in the gut.
...and with Michael Bishop
michael bishop
I never started out to be a science fiction writer. I had mainstream ambitions early on, but I never wanted to restrict myself to that, either. I wanted it all.
 
Thursday 28 October 2004
 
Locus Magazine: November Issue
Locus Magazine's November issue -- mailing today to subscribers -- features interviews with Anne McCaffrey and Michael Bishop, coverage of Noreascon 4 with lots of color photos, Samuel R. Delany on the passing of Jacques Derrida, and much more • Table of Contents

Locus Magazine: Locus Bestsellers
Leaders on November issue's Bestseller List -- compiled from specialty stores -- are by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link & Gavin Grant, James Luceno, and R.A. Salvatore

Locus Magazine: New & Notable Books

November's list includes books by Clive Barker, Susanna Clarke, Stephen King, Terry Pratchett, Geoff Ryman, Lucius Shepard, Neal Stephenson, John Varley, and others

 
Wednesday 27 October 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
Locus' October issue features an interview with Eileen Gunn
eileen gunn To me, science fiction does not have anything to do with futurism. It's not about predicting the future; it's about exploring the edge. Everybody lives on the edge of new things happening. Not just now -- this was true 50 years ago, 150 years ago, 250 years ago. Change is the real issue in science fiction.
 
Thursday 21 October 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
Locus' October issue features an interview with John Varley
stephen r. donaldson I'm not a systematic guy. (I hope that can be a strength, but I wish I could do it faster!) I never start out with a set plan, and I never start out with a theme. The theme comes as I go along, and I may not even know what it was until I go back and reread.... If I knew where I was going, I wouldn't be interested in the journey. I write to find out where I'm going.
 
Thursday 30 September 2004
 
Locus Magazine: October Issue
Locus Magazine's October issue -- mailing today to subscribers -- features complete results of this year's Hugo and Retro Hugo Awards, interviews with John Varley and Eileen Gunn, reviews of Stephen King and Neal Stephenson, and much more • Table of Contents

Locus Magazine: Locus Bestsellers
Leaders on October issue's Bestseller List -- compiled from specialty stores -- are by L.E. Modesitt Jr., Charles Stross, Gardner Dozois, Michael Reaves & Steve Perry, and R.A. Salvatore

Locus Magazine: New & Notable Books

October's list includes books by M. John Harrison, Joe Haldeman, Gardner Dozois, Ursula K. Le Guin, Lucius Shepard, Kage Baker, Peter Crowther, and others

 
Thursday 23 September 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interviews
Locus' September issue features interviews with David G. Hartwell...
david g. hartwell
Science fiction publishing is unquestionably making more money than it ever has in the past. In the context of the lines that publish a lot of science fiction and fantasy and have bestsellers, the bestsellers are bigger than theyíve ever been.
...and with Richard K. Morgan
richard k. morgan Sleaze appeals innately to something in the human spirit, and it appeals to me just like everybody else. I'm not a 'new man' — that way madness lies, denying your visceral urges. But accepting that your visceral urges aren't the most important thing in the universe seems like a healthy compromise.
 
Tuesday 21 September 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Staff
Locus' staff page has been updated with new photos and current bio's
 
Thursday 16 September 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
Locus' September issue features an interview with Stephen R. Donaldson
stephen r. donaldson I have always said that I would get back to Thomas Covenant eventually. Well, 'eventually' is now. I've had ĎThe Last Chroniclesí in my head for more than 20 years -- on the shelf all this time, gathering dust.
 
Thursday 9 September 2004
 
Forthcoming Books
Selected titles scheduled for September 2004 through June 2005, as compiled in Locus Magazine's September 2004 issue

 
Tuesday 31 August 2004
 
Locus Magazine: September Issue
Locus Magazine's September issue -- mailing today to subscribers -- features interviews with Stephen R. Donaldson, David G. Hartwell, and Richard K. Morgan; forthcoming books listings through June 2005; and much more • Table of Contents

Locus Magazine: Locus Bestsellers
Leaders on September issue's Bestseller List -- compiled from specialty stores -- are by Larry Niven, Terry Goodkind, William Gibson, Steven Barnes, and R.A. Salvatore

Locus Magazine: New & Notable Books
September's list includes books by Jack Dann, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Minister Faust, Alexander C. Irvine, Ian McDonald, China Miéville, Charles Stross, and others

 
Friday 27 August 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
Locus' August issue features an interview with Stephen Baxter
stephen baxter A novel is basically a psychological study of human characters, to see inside the character's head in a way you can't do in drama. With science fiction, where you're exploring ideas as much as characters, you have to push the form of the novel to its limits.
 
Monday 23 August 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
Locus' August issue features an interview with Neal Stephenson
neal stephenson The world of the 'Baroque Cycle' happens to be 99% factual history, or as close as I can come to it, but what readers of this kind of fiction are looking for is the ability to become immersed in a different world. That's why there is a big crossover between historical fiction and SF.
 
Monday 16 August 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Locus Looks at Books

Gary K. Wolfe's review of three Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies, from the July issue of Locus Magazine, comes with a special subscription offer

 
Thursday 29 July 2004
 
Locus Magazine: August Issue
Locus Magazine's August issue -- mailing today to subscribers -- features results of this year's Locus Survey; interviews with Neal Stephenson and Stephen Baxter; coverage of the opening of the SF Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle; and much more • Table of Contents

Locus Magazine: Locus Bestsellers
Leaders on August issue's Bestseller List -- compiled from specialty stores -- are by Neal Stephenson, Tad Williams, William Gibson, Alan Dean Foster, and Eric Nylund

Locus Magazine: New & Notable Books
August's list includes anthologies from Charles Brown & Jonathan Strahan, Gardner Dozois, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, and Cat Sparks, plus books by Jack Dann, Elizabeth Hand, Jennifer Stevenson, and others

 
Wednesday 28 July 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
Locus' July issue features an interview with Alexander C. Irvine
alex irvine Since I had kids, my thinking about things like genetic tinkering with the biosphere and loose federal standards for pollution has really sharpened... Maybe it's not everybody's moral duty to write about the dangers ahead if we keep on going as we are, but it's my moral duty because I feel deeply about it.
 
Tuesday 20 July 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
jeffrey ford Locus' July issue features an interview with Jeffrey Ford
There are situations in life where you cannot quite name the experience — you don't have the emotional maturity, or intelligence, or there is no way to name it. You don't know how to describe the situation, so you tell a story around it to bring out that thing you couldn't name before.
 
Thursday 15 July 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
sean williams Locus' June issue features an interview with Sean Williams
I look back at my science fiction and see how it keeps coming back to extropian issues. What makes people people? How far can you push the envelope and still be human?
 
Friday 2 July 2004
 
Locus Magazine: July Issue
Locus Magazine's July issue -- mailed June 29th to subscribers -- features winners and complete results of this year's Locus Poll; interviews with Jeffrey Ford and Alexander C. Irvine; a report on the opening of the SF Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle; and much more • Table of Contents

Locus Magazine: Locus Bestsellers
Leaders on July issue's Bestseller List -- compiled from specialty stores -- are by Eric Flint & Andrew Dennis, Raymond E. Feist, William Gibson, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, and Eric Nylund

Locus Magazine: New & Notable Books
July's list includes titles by Neal Asher, Greg Bear, Diana Wynne Jones, Ian R. MacLeod, Sarah Micklem, Kim Stanley Robinson, Steph Swainston, Jeff VanderMeer, Gene Wolfe, and others

 
Saturday 19 June 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
michael swanwick Locus' June issue features an interview with Michael Swanwick
I don't write in specific genres. It's all a continuum to me. It's all literature, and the literature I happen to like is inherently strange. There are stark and striking images which can only be achieved in science fiction or fantasy...
 
Tuesday 8 June 2004
 
Forthcoming Books
Selected titles scheduled for June 2004 through March 2005, as compiled in Locus Magazine's June 2004 issue

 
Friday 28 May 2004
 
Locus Magazine: June Issue
Locus Magazine's June issue -- mailed May 27th to subscribers -- has interviews with Michael Swanwick and Sean Williams, reports from the Nebula Awards and the World Horror Convention, forthcoming books listing through March 2005, reviews of new books by Elizabeth Hand, Stephen King, and Gene Wolfe, and much more • Table of Contents

Locus Magazine: Locus Bestsellers

Leaders on June issue's Bestseller List -- compiled from specialty stores -- are by Mercedes Lackey, William Gibson, Richard K. Morgan, Yvonne Navarro, and Eric Nylund

Locus Magazine: New & Notable Books

June issue's list includes titles by Neal Asher, John Crowley, Mary Gentle, Lois Lowry, Brian Stableford, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, and others

 
Thursday 20 May 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
liz williams Locus' May issue features an interview with Liz Williams
I write what I define as science fantasy because it allows me to have a foot in both camps, to have my cake and eat it -- the cake being science. Although I have a background in the philosophy of science, I don't have a hard-science background. Science fiction is one of the most philosophical literatures.
 
Friday 14 May 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
terry pratchett Locus' May issue features an interview with Terry Pratchett
I still pay at least some lip service to the idea that new Discworld books should be standalone -- for a given value of 'alone' and a given value of 'stand' -- but we're now more than 30 books in. Iím guided by Star Trek. No one now feels too much of a need to explain what Vulcans are...
 
Thursday 29 April 2004
 
Locus Magazine: May Issue
Locus Magazine's May issue -- mailing today to subscribers -- has awards news, interviews with Terry Pratchett and Liz Williams, reviews of new books by Steph Swainston, Greg Bear, Neal Stephenson, and others, a report from this year's International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, and much more • Table of Contents

Locus Magazine: Locus Bestsellers

Leaders on May issue's Bestseller List -- compiled from specialty stores -- are by Robin Hobb, Robert Jordan, William Gibson, Timothy Zahn, and Eric Nylund

Locus Magazine: New & Notable Books

May issue's list includes titles by Damien Broderick, Anne Harris, Graham Joyce, Rudy Rucker, Brian Stableford, Scott Westerfeld, Zoran Zivkovic, and others

 
Thursday 22 April 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
gordon van gelder Locus' April issue features an interview with Gordon Van Gelder
Science fiction will never be accepted fully by the mainstream and it shouldnít be, because if it is, itís doing something wrong. In commercial fiction, most of what the books are doing is reinforcing your worldview. Science fiction has at its core the scientific process, which is in itself a religion. You have to make a leap of faith in believing that you can understand everything.

Locus Magazine: Interview
charles coleman finlay Locus' April issue features an interview with Charles Coleman Finlay
Every story presents its own challenges. You have got to find what's unique in the story to make it fresh, to make the reader care about it. Sometimes I'll have a theme in my head or an idea I want to explore. Writers go back to the same tropes again and again. I recognize that I can't escape that completely, but I try to find fresh things with the characters, or imaginative ways of creating the dangers.

 
Wednesday 14 April March 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
guy gavriel kay Locus' April issue features an interview with Guy Gavriel Kay
A good novel has to involve interesting things happening to interesting people. A lot of books have one or the other, like a fast-moving plot with really flat characters or intensely, thoughtfully observed characters with no verve or drive to the narrative at all. Putting the two together, and in balance, is the challenge.

 
Tuesday 6 April 2004
 
» Locus Magazine: Announcement
Beginning in the July issue of Locus: Audiobook Reviews by John Joseph Adams. To submit an audiobook for review, or to learn more about the column, email johnjosephadams@hotmail.com

 
Tuesday 30 March 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Locus Bestsellers

Leaders on April issue's Bestseller List -- compiled from specialty stores -- are Robert Jordan, Barb Hendee & J.C. Hendee, J.R.R. Tolkien, Troy Denning, and Eric Nylund

Locus Magazine: New & Notable Books

April issue's list includes titles by Gregory Benford, Cleve Cartmill, Guy Gavriel Kay, Richard K. Morgan, John Myers Myers, and others

 
Thursday 25 March 2004
 
Locus Magazine: Interview
elizabeth moon Locus' March issue features an interview with Elizabeth Moon
In The Speed of Dark, the insight was not directly related to parenting an autistic child -- it's trying to step forward and look from the other end. What would it be like to have been that person and be grown? My experience certainly gave me some insight, but if I thought I was writing autobiography I wouldn't be able to do it.

 
Tue 9 Mar 2004
 
Forthcoming Books
Selected titles scheduled for March through December 2004, as compiled in Locus Magazine's March 2004 issue

 
Thu 26 Feb 2004
 
Locus Magazine

Leaders on March issue's Bestseller List -- compiled from specialty stores -- are Anne & Todd McCaffrey, Robert Jordan, J.R.R. Tolkien, Chris Smith, and Eric Nylund

Locus Magazine

March issue's New and Notable Books include titles by Adam-Troy Castro, Paul Di Filippo, Laurell K. Hamilton, Robert A. Heinlein, Norman Spinrad, and others

 
Thu 19 Feb 2004
 
Interview
spider robinson Locus' February issue features an interview with Spider Robinson
From the very beginning, Iíve been talking about tolerance of the weird, the strange. Callahanís is a place where no matter how bent you are, as long as there is no malice in you, youíre welcome.

 
Tue 3 Feb 2004
 
Locus Magazine

The 2003 Recommended Reading List from the February issue includes the year's best novels, collections, anthologies, non-fiction, art, and short fiction, compiled by Locus reviewers and industry professionals

The Locus Poll & Survey ballot is now online — voting deadline: May 1st

 
Fri 30 Jan 2004
 
Locus Magazine
February issue's Table of Contents and Profile are posted

 
Thu 29 Jan 2004
 
Locus Magazine

Leaders on February issue's Bestseller List -- compiled from specialty stores -- are Neal Stephenson, David Weber, J.R.R. Tolkien, James Luceno, and R.A. Salvatore

Locus Magazine

February issue's New and Notable Books include titles by Ben Bova, Mary Gentle, Robert Jordan, Christopher Priest, Gene Wolfe, and others

 
 
 
Locus Magazine — Wed 21 Jan 2004
Locus' January issue features an interview with Nancy Farmer
One of my main themes is self-reliance, the ability to compete against odds and to beat them. A lot of kidsí books have somebody who learns to come to terms with some dreadful situation, and it's all about them continuing to suffer at the end of the book. I donít want to write 'victim' books. I want a triumph, a hero or a heroine, and thatís what I write about.

Locus Magazine — Tue 6 Jan 2004
January Issue Profile, Table of Contents, New & Notable Books, and Locus Bestsellers

Locus Magazine — Fri 19 Dec 2003
Excerpts from December Issue interviews with M. John Harrison, Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Forthcoming Books — Thu 11 Dec 2003
Selected titles scheduled for Dec. '03 - Sep. '04 (from Locus's December issue)

Locus Magazine — Thu 4 Dec 2003
December Issue Profile, Table of Contents, New & Notable Books, and Locus Bestsellers

 

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DECEMBER 2004
November cover

Interviews with
Michael Chabon
Karen Joy Fowler

Table of Contents
Locus Bestsellers
New & Notable Books

Mailing date: November 30
NOVEMBER 2004
November cover

Interviews with
Anne McCaffrey
Michael Bishop

Table of Contents
Locus Bestsellers
New & Notable Books

Mailing date: October 28
OCTOBER 2004
October cover

Interviews with
John Varley
Eileen Gunn

Table of Contents
Locus Bestsellers
New & Notable Books

Mailing date: September 30
SEPTEMBER 2004
September cover

Interviews with
Stephen R. Donaldson
David G. Hartwell
Richard K. Morgan

Table of Contents
Locus Bestsellers
New & Notable Books

Mailing date: August 31
AUGUST 2004

August cover

Interviews with
Neal Stephenson
Stephen Baxter

Table of Contents
Locus Bestsellers
New & Notable Books

Mailing date: July 29
JULY 2004

July cover

Interviews with
Jeffrey Ford
Alexander C. Irvine

Locus Awards Winners!
and complete poll results

Table of Contents
Locus Bestsellers
New & Notable Books

Mailing date: June 29
JUNE 2004

June cover

Interviews with
Michael Swanwick
Sean Williams

Table of Contents
Locus Bestsellers
New & Notable Books

Mailing date: May 27
MAY 2004

May cover

Interviews with
Terry Pratchett
Liz Williams

Table of Contents
Locus Bestsellers
New & Notable Books

Mailing date: April 30
APRIL 2004

April cover

Interviews with
Guy Gavriel Kay
Gordon Van Gelder
Charles Coleman Finlay

Table of Contents
Locus Bestsellers
New & Notable Books

Mailing date: March 30
MARCH 2004

March cover

Forthcoming Books

Interviews with
Robert Silverberg
Elizabeth Moon

Table of Contents
Locus Bestsellers
New & Notable Books

Mailing date: February 26
FEBRUARY 2004

Feb cover

2003: The Year in Review

Interview with
Spider Robinson

Table of Contents
Locus Bestsellers
New & Notable Books

Mailing date: January 29
JANUARY 2004

Jan cover

Interviews with
Nancy Farmer
Gwyneth Jones

Table of Contents
Locus Bestsellers
New & Notable Books

Mailing date: December 30
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