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» John Picacio reports from Comic-Con, with lots of pics

» Fantastic Literature's August list is online

» Locus Online Editorial: Not Splitting the Baby, about the Magazines/Websites page

» Lou Anders reports on Comic Con

» Time Magazine article on Listening for Aliens discusses Gregory and James Benford's SETI research

Spectra Magazine is a new UK-based subscription e-zine of sf, fantasy, and horror, lauching Sept 1st in a variety of eReader formats

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Alasdair Gray's Old Men in Love

» Seattle Times: Nisi Shawl reviews Karen Lord, Eleanor Arnason, Amelia Beamer

» Chicago Sun-Times profiles Nnedi Okorafor

» The Agony Column interviews Brian and Wendy Froud

» Black Gate reports from Readercon

» NY Times: Sarah Lyall profiles China Miéville

» The Speculative Literature Foundation is now open for its 2010 Gulliver Travel Grant , an $800 award to cover travel costs for research needed for a writing project

» Wall Street Journal: Martin Morse Wooster reviews Gardner Dozois' Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection

» The A.V. Club profiles H.G. Wells under its heading Gateways to Geekery (previous subjects include The Twilight Zone, J.G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick, and H.P. Lovecraft)

» Salon posts Paul Di Filippo's review of Jules Verne's The Castle in Transylvania (from B&N)

» io9: Paul Kincaid wonders Why are three of this year's Hugo nominees about the decline of America? (from Big Other)

» NY Times: Amazon says e-books now outsell hardcovers

» New site Gestalt Mash features debut posts by Richard Kadrey, Rhys Hughes, Matthew Cheney (reading Neil Gaiman's Sandman issue-by-issue), and Elena Nola & Jay Tomio (reading George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones chapter-by-chapter)

» This is zeppelin week at Lightspeed, with fiction by Genevieve Valentine, an author spotlight on her, and nonfiction by Gregory K. H. Bryant about airships

» Wall Street Journal interviews Rick Moody, author of forthcoming The Four Fingers of Death, "a sequel of sorts" to his breakthrough novel The Ice Storm

» Realms of Fantasy has a new Folkroots editor

» If You're Just Joining Us interviews Paul Di Filippo

» Salon: Sam Adams explains Everything you wanted to know about "Inception"

» Tangent Online posts a 1993 interview with James P. Hogan

» Black Gate: Jerry Pournelle responds to Robert Silverberg

» Frank K Kelly, journalist and writer of space-opera tales in the early 1930s, died last month in Santa Barbara CA

» Wizard's Tower Press, founded by Cheryl Morgan, is dedicated to e-books, anthologies, and online Salon Futura, which will launch at Worldcon in September

» NY Times: Dave Itzkoff on Albert Brooks' forthcoming near-future SF novel 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America

» Norman Spinrad is now blogging at large

» WOWIO is providing free PDF downloads of Daniel Rabuzzi's The Choir Boats, from ChiZine Publications, (which Locus Online described here), during the month of July

» Lightspeed this week has fiction by Tobias S. Buckell, an author spotlight on Buckell, and nonfiction by The Evil Monkey

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda David Morrell & Hank Wagner's Thrillers: The 100 Must-Reads

» Adventures in SciFi Publishing interviews James Gunn

» WritingRaw for July 15 has 7 Question Interviews with Christopher Barzak, Jess Bullington, David Herter, Mira Grant, and others

» Concatenation's new content includes a Nature Futures story by Bruce W. Ferguson

» Beneath Ceaseless Skies this month has stories by Marissa Lingen, Mishell Baker, Kris Millering, and Yoon Ha Lee

» Welcome to Blastr, the next step in the evolution of SCI FI Wire

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Jules Verne's The Castle in Transylvania, a newly translated work - "An example of Verne at his most pleasurable and educational, exploring the remarkable reality of our simultaneous technological plummet and ascent."

» Kathryn Cramer's photos from Readercon

» Wall Street Journal: John J. Miller profiles Fritz Leiber

» Salon: Laura Miller asks, Is Shirley Jackson a great American writer?

» Boing Boing: Cory Doctorw reviews Ian McDonald's The Dervish House - "superb novel of the mystical nano future of Istanbul"

» The Threepenny Review's Wendy Lesser reviews Isaac Asimov's The End of Eternity (Jo Walton also reviewed it, last week at

» Black Gate: Robert Silverberg asks, Are the days of the full-time novelist numbered?

» Financial Times: Roz Kaveney reviews Gaiman & Sarrantonio's Stories

» Rachel Swirsky is liveblogging on Jeff VanderMeer's blog from Launch Pad, a NASA-funded workshop for writers in modern astronomy

» The Agony Column interviews Aimee Bender and reviews The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

» Omnivoracious features China Miéville on Five Underrated Literary Cephalopods

» Publishers Weekly's cover features include Stefan Dziemianowicz on The enduring popularity of H.P. Lovecraft, a profile of Subterranean Press, and Laird Barron on Why I Write

» Ellen Datlow's photos from Readercon

» NY Times Book Review: Will Blythe reviews Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Good Squad; Christopher Hitchens reviews Philip Pullman's The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - "an attempt by an experienced storyteller to show how even the best-plotted stories can get too far out of hand"

» Entertainment Weekly gives China Miéville's Kraken an A-

» Amazon's Omnivoracious celebrates L. Timmel Duchamp and Aqueduct Press, publishers of 50 books in 6 years

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl - "Not since William Gibson's pioneering cyberpunk classic, "Neuromancer" (1984), has a first novel excited science fiction readers as much..."

» PW's Genreville blog summarizes a dispute re Night Shade Books

» Amazon's Omnivoracious blog features Mike Allen on Clockwork Phoenix and guest posts by Mark Charan Newton

» Lightspeed has fiction by Carol Emshwiller and nonfiction by Carol Pinchefsky; the complete July issue is for sale now

» Salon: Justin Cronin Q&A

» Blogging the Muse interviews Lisa Goldstein

» Submissions are now open for the Australian Shadows Awards, presented by the Australian Horror Writers Association, this year with cash prizes

» The Onion: News From The Year 2137

» is celebrating Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy this month

» Strange Horizons: Adam Roberts examines The Woo of Lost

» Michiko Kakutani reviews Laurence Gonzales' Lucy, about a human/ape "humanzee", which "doesn't manage to lend Lucy's back story even the veneer of plausibility"; Jerry Coyne is similarly unimpressed

» Hal Duncan on The Lost Airbender

» David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is reviewed by David Eggers in New York Times, by Eric Banks in LA Times, and by Ron Charles in Washington Post; last week Mitchell was profiled in NYT's Magazine

» Time Magazine's July 12th What to Read this Summer (mostly not online) includes editor Lev Grossman's choice of two fantasy anthologies: Gaiman & Sarrantonio's Stories, and Strahan & Anders' Swords & Dark Magic

» SF Chronicle: Carmela Ciuraru reviews Aimee Bender's The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

» Entertainment Weekly reviews Laurence Gonzales' "sci-fi thriller" Lucy and gives it an A

» NPR: Alan Cheuse reviews The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson

» Flagship is a new electronic and audio 'zine, dedicated to "optimistic, entertaining, Golden Age" science fiction, launching July 4th

» Quantum Muse interviews L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

» Dave Langford's Ansible 276

July 2010 Posts:

July 2010 Posts:

New Books : last week July

Saturday 31 July 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story, Jeff VanderMeer's The Third Bear, Harry Turtledove's West and East, Lou Anders' superhero anthology Masked, and other titles by Armstrong, Baker, Boston, Evenson, Hodgell, Itoh, Kessler & Kittredge, McCaffrey, Miller, Neill, Nylund, and Sakurazaka

Magazines & Websites: last week July

Friday 30 July 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

SF Commentary publishes its 40th anniversary issue; Asimov's features a novella by Geoffrey A. Landis; Sybil's Garage publishes its seventh issue; plus what's in new issues of Andromeda Spaceways, io9, Lightspeed, SF Signal, Strange Horizons,, and in blogs by Jonathan Strahan and Frederik Pohl.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late July

Thursday 29 July 2010  |  Reviews

haunted legends
Special to Locus Online

Reviews of stories from Datlow & Mamatas' anthology Haunted Legends, and new issues of Interzone, Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed,, and Subterranean

Spotlight on David Moles

Wednesday 28 July 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

david moles
First of a new feature, from Locus Magazine's April Issue

If a crime novel feels to me like engineering, and a mimetic novel like photography, then SF, the kind of SF I write, feels more like collage.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 27 July 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay is poised for bestsellerdom; Naomi Novik's Tongues of Dragons debuts on NY Times extended fiction hardcover bestseller list.

Comments from the Locus Poll & Survey

Monday 26 July 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

february issue locus
Voters in this year's Locus Poll & survey commented about the current state of the SF and fantasy field, the poll itself, Locus, and the passing of Charles N. Brown.

Classic Reprints: July 2010

Sunday 25 July 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Classic SF and fantasy in new editions seen in July includes The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, books by Suzy McKee Charnas and Chandler Davis from Aqueduct Press' new Heirloom Books series, collections by Glen Cook, Charles de Lint, Shirley Jackson, and Jack Vance, and other novels by Ursula K. Le Guin, Rudy Rucker, Jules Verne, and Patricia C. Wrede.

New Books : 3rd week July

Saturday 24 July 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Ken MacLeod's The Restoration Game, Laurence Gonzales' Lucy, Mary Robinette Kowal's The Hugo Award Showcase, 2010 Volume, a book of interviews with Ray Bradbury, a first novel by Terry DeHart, and other titles by Bledsoe, Gartner, Howard, Kiernan, Lee & Miller, McGachey, Melniczek, Neumeier, Ollie, Rochelle, Sagara, and Van Name

Magazines & Websites: mid July

Friday 23 July 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

Fiction by Lucius Shepard, Yoon Ha Lee, Rachel Swirsky, Bud Sparhawk, Carol Emshwiller, and John Scalzi, and reviews, articles, and interviews by Amelia Beamer, Phil Plait, Scott Eagle, Paul Kincaid, and Jo Walton, posted this month on SF and Fantasy zines Clarkesworld, io9, SFSignal, Strange Horizons,, and others.

Note: this page was originally posted as 'Other Websites' and has been updated to a new format on 28 July 2010

Cecelia Holland reviews Guy Gavriel Kay

Thursday 22 July 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

A sample review from Locus Magazine

A shimmering novel, a fantasia on T'ang China, the epitome of Chinese civilization, as beautiful and as alien as the rings of Saturn.

Jedediah Berry: A Stranger Road

Wednesday 21 July 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

jedediah berry
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's July Issue interview.

Dreams give so many tools to the writer to play with: images and archetypes. It's just like a playground, so I couldn't resist that. It can be a trap too.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 20 July 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

MaryJanice Davidson's Undead and Unfinished debuts in hardcover; Stephen King's Under the Dome debuts in trade paperback.

Nolan's Labyrinth: A Review of Inception

Monday 19 July 2010  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

All of the film's protestations about the need to escape from dreams and embrace reality can also be regarded as calls for people to stop watching movies and devote more time to real experiences.

Other Magazines: early July

Sunday 18 July 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

What's in new issues of Bull Spec, Interzone, New York Review of SF, Realms of Fantasy, and Science Fiction Studies

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-July

Saturday 17 July 2010  |  Reviews

beneath ceaseless skies
Special to Locus Online

Reviews of stories from Analog, Asimov's, Realms of Fantasy, Beneath Ceaseless Skies,, and Subterranean

Russell Letson reviews Charles Stross

Friday 16 July 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

A sample review from Locus Magazine

Charles Stross's The Fuller Memorandum offers a melding of spy-intrigue and the fantastic that also occupies the borderland where two sides of Stross-the-writer's personality overlap: the antic wit (in the Renaissance sense) and the darker dreamer.

New Books : 2nd week July

Thursday 15 July 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Frederik Pohl tribute anthology Gateways, Charles Stross' The Fuller Memorandum, Carrie Vaughn's Discord's Apple, first novels by Amelia Beamer, Jeannine Holmes, Mark Charan Newton, and K.A. Stewart, and other titles by Abé, Anderson, Barron, Davidson, Hickman, Hines, Lackey, Levene, Novik, Serling, Vaughn, and Zelazny

Laurence Yep: Strategies For Living

Wednesday 14 July 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

laurence yep
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's July Issue interview.

Despite having studied with John Barth, eventually I realized I didnít belong in the avant garde. I was feeling that way about a lot of experimental fiction, so I started getting back to my roots, which was traditional storytelling.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 13 July 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games debuts in paperback; Aimee Bender's The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cakes sells better each week.

New in Paperback: July

Monday 12 July 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, Stephen King's Under the Dome, Kelly Link's Pretty Monsters, and titles by Asaro, Baxter, Campbell, Czerneda, Del Toro & Hogan, Frost, Jones & Bennett, Niffenegger, Schroeder, Shetterly, Somers, Stross, Waters, and Williamson

Russell Letson reviews John Barnes

Sunday 11 July 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

A sample review from Locus Magazine

[I]t's called Directive 51 in honor of the document (which actually exists) that details how the US government will maintain itself in the face of possible catastrophic failure of social and material systems. Also concealed in that naming is a hard-SF-style treatment of some notions that in other hands might have been just literalized metaphors, but that here become frighteningly concrete.

New Books : 1st week July

Saturday 10 July 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Gardner Dozois' Year's Best Science Fiction: 27th Annual Collection, Jonathan Strahan & Lou Anders' Swords & Dark Magic, David Weber's Mission of Honor, David Mitchell's The Thousands Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Jay Lake's The Specific Gravity of Grief, and other titles by Andrews, Berman, Bernobich, Daniells, Fallon, Kyokogu, Mackenzie, Mak & Choi, McCullough, Mills, O'Neal, Peeler, Phoenix, Robertson, and Sinclair

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, July

Friday 9 July 2010  |  Magazine; 2010 Posts

July New and Notable books, selected by Locus Magazine editors, include young adult novels by Diana Wynne Jones, Daniel Pinkwater, and Greg van Eekhout; novels and novellas by Baxter, Bear, Cronin, and Hobb; and collections and anthologies from Hartwell & Cramer, Leiber, Rusch, Strahan & Jablon, Swirsky, Williams, and Williamson.

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, July

Thursday 8 July 2010  |  Magazine; 2010 Posts

Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by Jim Butcher's Changes, Gail Carriger's Changeless, Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Margaret Wander Bonanno's Star Trek: Unspoken Truth, and Dan Abnett's Warhammer 40,000: Gaunt's Ghosts: The Lost

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early July

Wednesday 7 July 2010  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Reviews of stories from Bull Spec, Redstone Science Fiction, Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, Cosmos, Shareable Futures, Retro Spec, Clarkesworld, and Apex Magazine

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 6 July 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

David Weber's Mission of Honor ranks at New York Times and Publishers Weekly; Dean Koontz, Justin Cronin, and Stephenie Meyer remain in the top 10 on one or more list.

Graham Sleight's Yesterdays Tomorrows: Robert Silverberg

Monday 5 July 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

From the June 2010 issue of Locus Magazine

Silverberg is of course too intelligent a writer to believe in the kinds of free rides that the fantastic offers. Solitary mortality is the ending for so many of his protagonists, albeit solitary mortality with a little more self-knowledge.

Other Magazines: late June

Sunday 4 July 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

Fiction by David D. Levine, Sean McMullen, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Carol Emshwiller, Alexander Jablokov, Al Sarrantonio, Thomas Tessier, and articles, reviews, and interviews by Jeffery D. Kooistra, Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelly, Ed Gorman, Ellen Datlow, Karl Johanson, and Elizabeth Barrette, in new issues of Analog, Asimov's, Cemetery Dance, Neo-Opsis, and Star*Line

Cory Doctorow: What I Do

Saturday 3 July 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's July Issue.

From time to time, people ask me for an inventory of the tools and systems I use to get my work done. I'm going to try to create a brief inventory, along with a wish/to-do list for the next round.

New Books : last week June

Friday 2 July 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

China Miéville's Kraken, Ian McDonald's The Dervish House, Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad, Dean Koontz' Frankenstein: Lost Souls, and other titles by Armstrong, Arthur, Battis, Canavan, Farnsworth, Flewelling, Graham, Hoffman, Kane, Lalumière, Moyer, Rabuzzi, and Wiersema

July Issue Table of Contents

Thursday 1 July 2010  |  Magazine

july issue
The July issue has interviews with Laurence Yep and Jedediah Berry, complete results of this year's Locus Poll, a new column by Cory Doctorow, and reviews of short fiction and books by Ian McDonald, China Miéville, Ted Chiang, Ken MacLeod, Paolo Bacigalupi, Dean Koontz, and many others.

Earlier posts:

Previous Issues

June 2010

Forthcoming Books through March 2011; Kit Reed; M.K. Hobson; Frank Frazetta

Table of Contents
— Mailed 2 June 2010 —
june cover

May 2010

Poe & the Fantastic; Brian Evenson; Cory Doctorow; Reports from ICFA and World Horror
Table of Contents
— Mailed 30 April 2010 —
may cover

April 2010

James P. Blaylock; David Anthony Durham; David Moles; Charles N. Brown's First Fandom; Report from India
Table of Contents
— Mailed 31 March 2010 —
april cover

Charles N. Brown, 1937-2009



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