reviews Tolkien's The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand
» May Clarkesworld Magazine has fiction Nnedi Okorafor and Alex Dally MacFarlane, interview with Robert V.S. Redick
» Issue #4 of M-Brane, available in PDF, has fiction by Cat Rambo, Rick Novy, and Robert E. Vardeman
» SF in The New Yorker: The Slows, by Gail Hareven
» Minister Faust interviews Robert J. Sawyer
» Nossa Morte interviews Ellen Datlow
» The Art of Penguin Science Fiction
» May Quantum Muse has fiction by Michele Dutcher, Jake Bible, Helen Henley, James Gardner
» Maurizio Manzieri meets Stephan Martiniere (part 2)
» Dave Langford's Ansible 262
» This weekend's Sci-Fi London film festival includes a literary track with 29 authors, from China Miéville to Paul McAuley, through Monday the 4th
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Author Events 4 - 10 May
Saladin Ahmed, Robert J. Howe, Andrea Kail, N. Katherine Hayles, Andrew Fox, Peter S. Beagle, Jim Butcher, Brian Lumley, Kage Baker, S.J. Day, P.J. Haarsma
Conventions 4 - 21 May
VIEWS FROM MEDINA ROAD
Just a quick post to say that I haven't fo...At the Nebula Awards
I've missed the past couple years' Nebula ...
Nebulas 2009 photos; and here's Scott Edelman's report and photos» James Patrick Kelly's
» Guardian reports the Nebulas
» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews teen tales of the apocalypse by Janni Lee Simner and Carrie Ryan
» PW: Los Angeles Times Book Prizes include Terry Pratchett's The Nation
» April Concept Sci-fi has stories by Dylan Fox, Lawrence Buentello, and Jonathan Lowe, and an interview with Lou Anders
» Omnivoracious gathers Ballard tributes and links
» The Future of Newspapers and Book Coverage interviews Michael Berry, Nisi Shawl, and others
» Reason Magazine: Gregory Benford reviews David Friedman's Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World
» Salon: Simon Reynolds' The unlimited dreams of J.G. Ballard
» Paul Williams, Crawdaddy founder, Philip K. Dick champion, and Theodore Sturgeon Complete Stories editor, is suffering from a traumatic accident; donations are welcome
» Financial Times: James Lovegrove reviews PS Publishing's reprint of Ray Bradbury's S is for Space, with original illustrations by Joe Mugnaini
» Philadelphia Weekly: James Morrow talks about science fiction, atheism and the threat of nuclear disaster
» Independent: John Clute's obituary of J.G. Ballard
» Ballard appreciations: David Ulin in LA Times; Iain Sinclair, Michael Moorcock, others at BBC News
» LA Times: Scott Timberg on Robert Silverberg, science fiction elder statesman and Dying Inside
» LA Times: Ed Park reviews Christopher Miller's The Cardboard Universe: A Guide to the World of Phoebus K. Dank
» National Post reviews Robert J. Sawyer's WWW: Wake; Bookspot Central also has a review, and has a new Short Thoughts on Short Fiction column
» Fantasy Magazine has new stories by Camille Alexa and Sergey Gerasimov
» Guardian Books blog about editors and their fame in SF
» Paul McAuley has seen the new Star Trek
» Ellen Datlow's photos from the April 15th KGB reading with Cassandra Clare and Marie Rutkoski
» April Clarkesworld Magazine features Jay Lake, Shannon Page, Lavie Tidhar, James Morrow, and flying cars
» Jim Kelly's Free Reads concludes John Kessel's interview with him
» Telegraph: Peter Ingham reviews Stephen Deas, Ian McDonald, Alastair Reynolds
» Jeff VanderMeer features the Philip K. Dick Award winners on Amazon's Omnivoracious
» Concatenation has posted its latest news roundup
» Elizabeth Hand reacts to Monday's PW story
» Publishers Weekly: Pure escapism and dystopian visions appeal to consumers unhappy with the here and now
» Naples Daily News: editorial by Ben Bova on the importance of science
» Kristine Kathryn Rusch is posting installments of her Freelancer's Survival Guide
» Neth space asks Alex Irvine five questions
» If You're Just Joining Us interviews James Enge
» Author and reviewer Angela Slatter has thoughts on reviewing and on rejections
» The AV Club reviews Wolfe & Gaiman's A Walking Tour of the Shambles
» Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews Robert Silverberg's Dying Inside
» AV Club's Keith Phipps reviews Brian Aldiss' Starswarm
» Auction of Hollywood items from Forrest Ackerman's collection, April 30 - May 1, includes Harrison Ford's blaster from Blade Runner; details at Profiles in History
» Book View Cafe is holding a Twitter Fic contest, this weekend
» Beneath Ceaseless Skies features Marie Brennan, Erin Hoffman, and Jonathan Wood
» March Broadsheet features Elizabeth Bear, Kay Kenyon, Catherynne N. Valente, Irene Radford
» Jim Kelly's Free Reads: John Kessel interviews James Patrick Kelly, part one
» Coilhouse: All Tomorrows: Antibodies; David Forbes on David J. Skal's novel
» Maurizio Manzieri meets Stephan Martiniere, part one
» Black Gate is now selling PDF versions
» The Asimov's website is updated with samples from the June issue
» Sci Fi Wire: John Clute reviews The Best of Gene Wolfe
» Nicole Kidman cast as James Tiptree Jr.?
» Bookslut: Paul Kincaid's Some of My Best Friends Are Others, about why he reads science fiction; falso interviews with Jedediah Berry, Samantha Hunt, and Paul Tremblay
» Guardian Books Blog: Stephen King completes 1120-page Under the Dome, which he began writing in the 1980s
» Odyssey Podcasts features Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman on the differences between writing novels and short stories
» Conceptual Fiction
» Paul Williams needs your support
» Neth Space interviews Alison Goodman
» Adventures in SciFi Publishing interviews John Klima
» Fantastic Literature's latest booklist is posted
» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews horror by S.G. Browne, Will Elliott, Patricia Briggs
» Philadelphia Inquirer profiles Samuel R. Delany
Sunday 3 May 2009
Notable new SF/F/H books seen the second half of April include Charles Stross' The Revolution Business, Ursula K. Le Guin's Cheek by Jowl, Farah Mendlesohn's On Joanna Russ, Adam Roberts' Yellow Blue Tibia, anthologies from John Joseph Adams and Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, and others.
Friday 1 May 2009
NEWS : Monitor Listing : New in Paperback: April
Notable titles in paperback editions seen or published in April include Jeffrey Ford's two collections The Empire of Ice Cream and The Fantasy Writer's Assistant, Ian McDonald's novel Brasyl, Philip K. Dick's In Milton Lumky Territory, and others by Asaro, Barnes, Baxter, Beckett, Brown, Drake, Elliott, Hobb, Hunt, Kaku, Kenner, McCaffrey & Scarborough, Mitchell, Modesitt, Sniegoski, and Turtledove.
Thursday 30 April 2009
NEWS : Locus Magazine : May Issue Table of Contents
The May issue of Locus Magazine is a special Urban Fantasy issue, including interviews with Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs, and Marjorie M. Liu, and commentary by Charlaine Harris, Kelley Armstrong, and others. Also: an obituary and appreciation of J.G. Ballard, and reviews of new books by Robert Charles Wilson, Greer Gilman, Peter S. Beagle, Roger Zelazny, Rudy Rucker, and many others.
Wednesday 29 April 2009
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's April Issue interview.
People say, 'There should be rules to magic.' Why? It's magic. I understand you shouldn't be able to do anything you want, necessarily, but it shouldn't be like the laws of physics laid on magic. I'm much more interested in surreal kinds of things, where you don't know how things work but you don't care...
Tuesday 28 April 2009
Tamora Pierce's Bloodhound is #1 on the New York Times children's list this week; Jim Butcher still ranks high; Jack Campbell debuts; Stephenie Meyer rules.
Slightly split decision: Howard thinks it's as good as The Beast With a Billion Backs and Bender's Game; Lawrence thinks it's the least of the four, but both agree it's still worth watching.
Saturday 25 April 2009
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's April Issue interview.
I don't much buy into this idea that you should only write what you know. That you shouldn't try to write outside your own culture -- that I shouldn't try to write from the point of view of a black person or a woman for example. I always thought that as a writer it was part of your job to do exactly that. Empathy.
Friday 24 April 2009
Asimov's publishes the 25th annual June issue story by James Patrick Kelly; Mythic Delirium publishes its 10th anniversary issue, with a poem by Neil Gaiman; and new issues of Analog and Jupiter.
Wednesday 22 April 2009
April New and Notable books, selected by Locus Magazine editors, include Jane Frank's Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary, the first two volumes of The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny, Farah Mendlesohn's On Joanna Russ, and titles by Beagle, Berry, Holland, Kiernan, Mann, McDevitt, McDonald, Melko, Pratt, Scholes, Simmons, Sterling, and Valente.
Tuesday 21 April 2009
Notable new SF/F/H books seen the second week of April include Robert J. Sawyer's Wake, Bernard Beckett's Genesis, Nick Gevers & Jay Lake's anthology Other Earth, Alexander C. Irvine's Buyout, and other titles by Abé, Bradbury, Bryan, Campbell, Duncan, Frei, Rawn, Rich, White, and Williamson.
Jim Butcher's Turn Coat ranks #1 on the New York Times and Publishers Weekly fiction hardcover lists; Karen Chance's Curse the Dawn debuts in paperback.
Wednesday 15 April 2009
From Locus Magazine's April issue, Adrienne Martini reviews Adam Roberts' latest novel Yellow Blue Tibia.
To answer the most obvious question first, "yellow blue tibia" is the English phrase that sounds like the Russian words for "I love you." By the end of Adam Roberts's Yellow Blue Tibia, it all makes sense. Or, at least, the title does.
From Locus Magazine's February issue, Stefan Dziemianowicz reviews a tribute anthology to Richard Matheson edited by Christopher Conlon.
To the extent that Stephen King has acknowledged Matheson as the single most important influence on his own writing, you could say that contemporary horror publishing is one huge tribute volume to Matheson's impact on the field.
Tuesday 14 April 2009
What's in new issues of Black Gate, F&SF, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Shimmer, and Weird Tales.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies debuts strongly on print lists this week; also new are titles by Charlaine Harris, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Ilona Andrews, and Raymond E. Feist.
Monday 13 April 2009
NEWS : Monitor Listing : New in Paperback: March
Notable titles in new paperback editions seen in recent weeks through March include William Gibson's Spook Country, Iain M. Banks' Matter, Emma Bull's Territory, John Crowley's Endless Things, Peter F. Hamilton's The Dreaming Void, Kay Kenyon's A World Too Near, Martin/Dozois/Abraham's Hunter's Run, David Marusek's Getting to Know You, Paul Park's The Hidden World, Allen Steele's Galaxy Blues, and others.
Sunday 12 April 2009
Notable new SF/F/H books seen or available the first week of April include Ellen Datlow's Nebula Awards Showcase 2009, Steve Holland et al's Sci-Fi Art: A Graphic History, Jedediah Berry's The Manual of Detection, Peter F. Hamilton's The Temporal Void, and other titles by Allred, Austen & Grahame-Smith, Beckett, Chance, D'Amato, Griffin, Kollin & Kollin, McKenna, Nagle, Pinkwater, Strout, Wells, and Zebrowski.
Wednesday 8 April 2009
Bestsellers, compiled by Locus Magazine from specialty bookstores, are led by Simon R. Green's Just Another Judgement Day, Charles Stross' The Atrocity Archives and The Jennifer Morgue, Matthew Stover's Star Wars: Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, and Tobias S. Buckell's Halo: The Cole Protocol.
Tuesday 7 April 2009
Aaron Allston's Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 1: Outcast debuts at #3 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list; William R. Fortschen's One Second After is #21 on the same list; a new Keri Arthur also debuts this week.
Sunday 5 April 2009
What writers James Swift and Steven P. Fisher and director R.W. Goodwin clearly set out to do in 2007, fifty years after the fact, was to make the best science fiction film of 1957. And the highest compliment one can pay to their efforts is that they have brilliantly succeeded.
Saturday 4 April 2009
Notable new SF/F/H books published in recent weeks and seen in late March include Allen Steele's Coyote Horizon, Lois McMaster Bujold's The Sharing Knife: Horizon, Eric Flint's Worlds, Jo Graham's Hand of Isis, Catherynne M. Valente's Palimpsest, and other titles by Taylor Anderson, Rachel Caine, Adam-Troy Castro, Julie E. Czerneda & Rob St. Martin, Gordon Dahlquist, Charles de Lint, Martin H. Greenberg & Loren L. Coleman, Tom Lloyd, John Meaney, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Kenneth Oppel, Margaret Ronald, Kris Saknussemm, Kari Sperring, Matthew Sturges, and Jules Watson.
Wednesday 1 April 2009
NEWS : Locus Magazine : April Issue Table of Contents
The April issue of Locus Magazine features interviews with Graham Joyce and Ekaterina Sedia, an obituary and appreciations of Philip José Farmer, reviews of new books by China Miéville, Sarah Monette, Poul Anderson, Adam Roberts, and many others, plus Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" colum about Frank Herbert's Dune.
Link and Egan Collaborate! ... Clarion and Syfy Collaborate!! ... Forthcoming Books: Mashups Galore! ... Dept. of Education to Retire Semicolon ... Niffenegger Grilled ... Sturgeon Revealed!
Tuesday 31 March 2009
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is selling at Amazon.com; paperbacks by Iain M. Banks, Timothy Zahn, and Brent Weeks debut on print bestseller lists.
Monday 30 March 2009
The British SF Association publishes an overview of 2008 in Vector, a special fiction issue of Focus, a Postscripts sampler, and a BSFA Awards chapbook; plus, new issues of Dreams and Nightmares, Interzone, and Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's March Issue interview.
So much of my fiction isn't fiction; it's dealing with conflicts, with fears, with loves. It's the soup of my subconscious. I take inciting events and losses in my characters' lives from a lot of conflicts inside myself. I just have a muscle in me that processes life through story.
Sunday 29 March 2009
Notable new SF/F/H books seen in mid March include Walter Jon Williams' novel This Is Not a Game, retrospective collection The Best of Gene Wolfe, Sharyn November's anthology Firebirds Soaring, and other titles by Mario Acevedo, Peter V. Brett, Gail Dayton, Mark Del Franco, Thomas M. Disch, Andrew Fox, Paul Melko, Henry Melton, T.A. Pratt, Dan Simmons, Linnea Sinclair, S. Andrew Swann, and Rob Thurman.
Thursday 26 March 2009
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's March Issue interview.
I worry about the future of books. My son and his friends don't read nearly as much as they would have before the Internet came along. But writers have always lurched from disaster to disaster. It's never been possible to make a living. I don't know how we do it! It's magic.
Tickets are still available for the Locus Awards Ceremony in Seattle, June 27, 2009.
Wednesday 22 April 2009 at 5:30 pmCharles N. Brown: J.G. Ballard
Ballard didn't go to cons, do speeches, or hang around with the literary crowd. He mostly stayed ...
Sunday 19 April 2009 at 2:30 pmGraham Sleight: "I believe in the light cast by video-recorders in department store windows..."
Michael Moorcock announced, and then the BBC followed up, the news that J G Ballard died this mor...
Sunday 19 April 2009 at 11:41 amGraham Sleight: Sense of wonder
It's deadline time for us Locuspeople, so I'm afraid an extended post isn't on the cards right no...
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