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» LA Times: Gavin J. Grant reviews Iain Banks

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» Adventures in Scifi Publishing features Tim Pratt

» Green Man Review: Kage Baker reviews Colin Woodard's The Republic of Pirates

» Ellen Datlow's photos from KGB's October reading with Thomas Tessier and F. Paul Wilson

» The Agony Column's Rick Kleffel reviews Goonan's In War Times, "a novel for all tastes and all times"

» Village Voice: Elizabeth Hand reviews Alice Sebold's The Almost Moon

» Austin Chronicle: Rick Klaw reviews Best American Fantasy

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» NPR: Rick Kleffel interviews Austin Grossman

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Chris Wooding and Michael Coney

» SF Awards Watch hosts an online discussion about Guy Gavriel Kay's Ysabel with Cat Eldridge, Gary K. Wolfe, Karen Burnham and Victoria Hoyle.

» Adventures in Scifi Publishing talks with Larry Niven

» Overlook Connection asks Five Questions of Peter Straub

» John Joseph Adams is hosting favorite story polls for recent issues of F&SF; here's Sept. 2007

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» Black Gate has posted The Death and Legacy of Robert Jordan

» The Fix: Short Fiction Review will launch October 15th from TTA Press, edited by Eugie Foster

» Philadelphia Inquirer: Gregory Feeley reviews John Crowley, volumes four and one

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2007 Blinks Archive

the nines wilson, axis aldiss, harm
Howard Waldrop & Lawrence Person review The Nines Gary K. Wolfe reviews Robert Charles Wilson's Axis Faren Miller reviews Brian Aldiss' HARM

Sunday 21 October 2007

•   Monitor: New Books: mid-October

Notable new SF/F/H books seen in mid-October include Stephen Donaldson's Fatal Revenant, Wayne Barlowe's first novel God's Demon, the first US edition of Jon Courtenay Grimwood's End of the World Blues, a collection of reviews and essays by Joanna Russ, and other titles by William C. Dietz, J.V. Jones, Karen Miller, Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear, Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner, Al Sarrantonio, Charles Stross, Travis S. Taylor, David Wellington, and F. Paul Wilson.

•   Monitor: New Books: Recent YA and Art

New Young Adult and Art books seen in recent weeks include Scott Westerfeld's Extras, a collection of art by Frank Frazetta, a serial novel by 10 authors, and titles by Rafael Abalos, Frank Beddor, Brom, Alison Croggon, Charles de Lint, Nancy Farmer, Suzanne Harper, Lian Hearn, Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden, Matthew R. Milson, and Kenneth Oppel.

Thursday 18 October 2007

•   Feature:

Yesterday's Tomorrows: Cordwainer Smith

Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column from Locus Magazine looks at classic works by Cordwainer Smith.

cordwainer smith

Strangeness, said John Gardner, is the one thing in fiction that cannot be faked. Strangeness is, famously, the defining characteristic of Cordwainer Smith's science fiction, and a good deal of ink is expended in the introductions of the books explaining where that strangeness comes from. (I may be about to do the same.)

Tuesday 16 October 2007

•   Monitor: This Week's Bestsellers

Terry Pratchett, R.A. Salvatore, Flint & DeMarce, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen King

Sunday 14 October 2007

»   Awards News: WSFA Small Press Award

The first WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction, presented by the Washington Science Fiction Society, has been given to "El Regalo" by Peter S. Beagle. The award was announced this weekend at Capclave in Rockville, Maryland.
» The SF Awards Watch post includes the other short-listed stories.

»   Awards News: Other Awards Presented at Worldcon

Winners of this year's Seiun Awards, announced at Nippon 2007 in Yokohama, Japan, last month, include Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines and Adam-Troy Castro & Jerry Oltion's "The Astronaut from Wyoming" in the translated novel and short fiction categories.
» SF Awards Watch has the complete list of winners and finalists.

The Sense of Gender Awards, founded in 2001 by the Japanese Association for Gender Fantasy and Science, also announced at Nippon 2007, included Eileen Gunn's Stable Strategies and Others in the translated work category.
» SF Awards Watch has the complete list of winners.

Saturday 13 October 2007

•   Monitor: New Books: recent UK books

Notable new SF/F/H books published in the UK in recent months include Stephen Baxter's The H-Bomb Girl, Paul McAuley's Cowboy Angels and Players, Alastair Reynolds' The Prefect, Adam Roberts' Land of the Headless, and titles since published in the US by Ken MacLeod and Richard Morgan.

•   Monitor: New Books, early October

New SF/F/H books in early October include Charles Stross' Halting State, Rudy Rucker's Postsingular, Jo Walton's Ha'Penny, Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant's Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, first US editions of Philip K. Dick's Humpty Dumpty in Oakland and M. John Harrison's Nova Swing, and other titles by Sylvia Louise Engdahl, Eric Flint & Virginia De Marce, Morgan Howell, Naomi Novik, Graham Sharp Paul, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Briggs, and T.A. Pratt.

Friday 12 October 2007

»   Awards News: Gaylactic Spectrum Award

The winner of this year's Gaylactic Spectrum Award, honoring works of science fiction, fantasy and horror that include positive explorations of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters, themes, or issues, is Hal Duncan's Vellum. The award was announced last weekend at Gaylaxicon in Atlanta, Georgia.
» Gaylactic Spectrum Awards Foundation

Thursday 11 October 2007

»   Awards News: Nobel Prize

Doris Lessing, whose works include the five-volume "Canopus in Argos" science fiction series (beginning with Shikasta, 1979), is winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature.
» New York Times; CNN; Doris Lessing; Wikipedia

Tuesday 9 October 2007

•   Monitor: This Week's Bestsellers

R.A. Salvatore, Naomi Novik, Terry Pratchett

Monday 8 October 2007

•   Monitor: What's In Other Magazines, September

Fiction by Barry B. Longyear, Greg Egan, Lisa Goldstein, Maria V. Snyder, Jeffrey Ford, Lucius Shepard, M. Rickert, Jack Skillingstead, and others, and nonfiction and interviews by Jeffery D. Kooistra, Alastair Reynolds, Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelly, Norman Spinrad, Rich Horton, Tom Purdom, and Zoran Zivkovic, are featured in new issues of Analog, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Asimov's, Black Gate, Leading Edge, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Subterranean, and Talebones.

Friday 5 October 2007

•   Monitor: New in Paperback: September

Notable books in new paperback editions in September include Norman Partridge's World Fantasy Award nominee Dark Harvest, Jo Walton's Farthing, Ian McDonald's River of Gods, and other books by Robert Asprin & Jody Lynn Nye, Kage Baker, Douglas Clegg, Steven Erikson, Del Howison & Jeff Gelb, Larry Niven, Andre Norton & Jean Rabe, Kit Reed, and S.M. Stirling.

Tuesday 2 October 2007

»   Awards News: Jamie Bishop Memorial Award

The new Jamie Bishop Memorial Award, presented by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts for an essay not in English, has been given to Carlos Abraham for "Las utopías literarias argentinas en el período 1850-1950", available in PDF on the IAFA website
» Further information and submission details on the IAFA Awards page

•   Monitor: This Week's Bestsellers

Terry Pratchett, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Charles Stross

•   Feature:

Howard Waldrop & Lawrence Person review The Nines

The Nines

The film falls far short of its ambitions. However, perhaps the primary pleasure is the explication of those ambitions, of revealing what the film is actually about. Rather than spoil that, we're going to have to nibble around the edges in telling you what's wrong.

•   Monitor: New Books, late September

New SF/F/H books in late September include Terry Pratchett's Making Money, Gregory Benford & Elisabeth Malartre's Beyond Human, Junot Díaz' The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and other titles by George Beahm, Algis Budrys, Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston, P.C. Cast, L. Timmel Duchamp, Martin H. Greenberg & Jim C. Hines, Ed Greenwood, David Memmott, C.J. Ryan, and Kate Wilhelm.

•   Monitor: New Books, mid September

New SF/F/H books in mid September include Robert Charles Wilson's Axis, Steven Erikson's The Bonehunters, Matt Ruff's Bad Monkeys, Whitley Strieber's 2012, and other titles by Joe Abercrombie, L.A. Banks, Jack Cavanaugh, Bernadette Gabay Dyer, David Farland, Karen Miller, L.E. Modesitt Jr., Gregory L. Reece, Michelle Sagara, Jeff Somers, and S.M. Stirling.

Monday 1 October 2007

•   Locus Magazine: October Issue

october issue

Locus Magazine for October has interviews with Bruce Sterling and Walter Jon Williams, winners of this year's Hugo Awards with complete voting results, and obituaries of Robert Jordan and Madeleine L'Engle. Plus, reviews of books by Charles Stross, Terry Pratchett, Shaun Tan, Rudy Rucker, Stephen Baxter, and others.

Table of Contents
    Interviews, Data File, People & Publishing, Listings, Reviews...
Locus Bestsellers
    Rowling, Herbert/Anderson, Erikson, Karpyshyn, Salvatore
New & Notable Books
    Abraham, Chiang, Haldeman, Le Guin, Schroder, Tan...

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October 2007
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The October issue of Locus has Hugo Awards results, conversations with Bruce Sterling and Walter Jon Williams, and remembrances of Robert Jordan and Madeleine L'Engle
September 2007
September cover

The September issue of Locus has interviews with Guy Gavriel Kay and Kathleen Ann Goonan, plus forthcoming books listings through March 2008, and results of this year's Locus Survey
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Interviews with
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Discussion of Horror with
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