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never let me go
Gary Westfahl reviews
Never Let Me Go

Those who have read the novel may notice a few provocative differences...

Steampunk Interviews

Cherie Priest

Phil & Kaja

Gail Carriger

» Techland: Lev Grossman interviews Paolo Bacigalupi [via PW]

» Slate: Kwame Anthony Appiah's How come Jonathan Franzen - like many novelists before him - is haunted by Malthus? cites Daniel Quinn, Harry Harrison, and John Brunner

» The American Interest: Walter Russell Mead's Science Fiction is a Genre That Everyone Should Read

» BSCreview video interviews Brandon Sanderson and has a Q&A with Brent Weeks

» Omnivoracious: Exquisite Treasure: Amal El-Mohtar's The Honey Month

» Concatenation's Autumn 2010 update has lots of news and reviews, plus an essays on German Science Fiction up to 1945

» Aqueduct Press Blog announces a new feminist press, Femspec Books

» Salon: Laura Miller on The fierce fight over the present tense, triggered by an observation over the nominees for this year's Man Booker Prize

» 365 Days of Women Writers is a blog about reading only women writers for a year; early selections include Malinda Lo and Sandra McDonald

» LA Times: David L. Ulin reviews William Gibson's Zero History .. "Even when the novel's darker intrigues manifest, the stakes are never really high enough, nor the dangers particularly real."

» LA Times: John Scalzi and Wil Wheaton launch charity e-book

» British Fantasy Awards winners include Conrad Williams, Stephen Jones, Vincent Chong, Murky Depths, and Robert Holdstock

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Jeff VanderMeer's Finch

» Jeff VanderMeer announces Last Drink Bird Head Award Finalists (2009-2010) for "those in the genre community who enrich us with their time, energy, and words, for causes greater than themselves"

» Harlan Ellison's last convention appearance is scheduled for MadCon in Madison, WI, Sept 24-26, 2010

» The Atlantic: Douglas Gorney interviews William Gibson

» LA Times profiles Cornelia Funke (living in Beverly Hills since 2005)

» Lambda Literary interviews Tanith Lee, whose new book is Disturbed By Her Song

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Hawking & Mlodinow's The Grand Design - "the geek humor is endearingly lame"

» The Agony Column: A rather different interview with William Gibson

» NY Times Book Review: Katie Roiphe reviews Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay; Scarlett Thomas reviews William Gibson's Zero History

» Boston Globe: Mark Feeney reviews Gibson's Zero History

» NY Times profiles the late F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre: Froggy's Last Story

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Peter F. Hamilton, Garry Kilworth, Hannu Rajaniemi, JN Fenn

» Participate in an online survey about Aussiecon 4! Communication Studies prof has posted a survey for those who attended this most recent Worldcon at; for more information contact June Madeleyor (email; webpage)

» DragonCon reports from Lou Anders, Clay and Susan Griffith

» Slate's Jack Shafer on The Fallen Status of Books: hard times for hardcovers

» Salon's Laura Miller on The trouble with Google Books

» From Bar to Bar interviews Hal Duncan

» Big Ideas interviews Cory Doctorow on Copyright vs. Universal Access (audio/video)

» Washington Post: Sara Sklaroff reviews Miéville, Okorafor, McDonald

» The Australian: Geordie Williamson's Only connect connects E.M. Forster and William Gibson

» Guardian profiles Tanith Lee

» Dave Langford's Ansible 278

» Aussiecon 4 has released the Hugo voting report [pdf] with the ranked voting breakdown and lists of nominees that didn't make the final ballot

» Deaths: anime filmmaker Satoshi Kon; editor Lawrence Ashmead, whose authors included Isaac Asimov (both NYT)

» Omnivoracious: Jeff VanderMeer's picks for 2010 Novels: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year So Far?

» Wall Street Journal: William Gibson On the Future of Publishing

» NPR: Gary Shteyngart's Nerd Passion For 'Zardoz'

» The Agony Column interviews Guy Gavriel Kay

» Cosmos has free fiction Songs of a Death Earth by Don Norum, and Rust Night by Ian McHugh

» Fantastic Literature's September list is online

» Locus Online editorial: Drilling Down the Inbox; Hugo Results

» LA Times: Michael Moorcock reviews Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow's The Grand Design

» NY Times: Ander Monson reviews Charles Yu's How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews William Gibson's Zero History

» Salon: Andrew Leonard reviews the first chapter of The Mongoliad

» NY Times: Jeff VanderMeer's Science Fiction Chronicle reviews titles by Karen Lord, Ian McDonald, Karin Lowachee, Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud

» NY Times Op-Ed by William Gibson: Google's Earth

» The science fiction link to the Discovery TV gunman: Daniel Quinn's 1992 novel Ishmael, winner of the $500,000 Turner Tomorrow Fellowship; details at AOL News, Salon, Pharyngula; Quinn responded in Washington Post

» You can watch last weekend's Writers and Illustrators of the Future Awards Ceremony (144:56)

September 2010 Posts:

September 2010 Posts:

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late September

Thursday 30 September 2010  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Reviews of stories from new issues of Analog, Asimov's, Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies,, and Intergalactic Medicine Show

Classic Reprints: September 2010

Wednesday 29 September 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Science fiction predictions, apocalypses, and first stories, vintage steampunk, and secret fantasies are in anthologies of classic SF and fantasy seen this month; also, new editions of novels by Eric Brown, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Paul Kearney.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 28 September 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Cornelia Funke's Reckless debuts; titles by Clare, Gibson, and Sanderson debut on more lists.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Hannu Rajaniemi

Monday 27 September 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

the quantum thief
From Locus Magazine's September issue

Offhand, I can think of about four different ways to read Hannu Rajaniemi's rather astonishing debut novel The Quantum Thief, each of them equally valid, each equally inadequate.

New Books : third week September

Sunday 26 September 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Bud Webster's Anthopology 101, the US edition of Greg Egan's Zendegi, Harry Connolly's Game of Cages, Julia Holmes' Meeks, and other titles by Drake, Funke, Geillor, Huff, Kent, Melton, Sylvan, and Thurman

Spotlight on David Palumbo

Saturday 25 September 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

david palumbo
I think being an "artist" is probably something that people are without intention and often without recognition. When you choose to make that your business as well, that's where craft comes in.

Magazines & Websites: fourth week September

Friday 24 September 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

What's new online at Adventures in SciFi Publishing, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fantasy Magazine, Ideomancer, io9, Lightspeed, SF Signal, SF Site, Strange Horizons, and

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-September

Thursday 23 September 2010  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Reviews of stories from new issues of Asimov's Science Fiction and Interzone

Russell Letson reviews Walter Jon Williams

Wednesday 22 September 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

walter jon williams
From Locus Magazine's September issue

The nine stories in Walter Jon Williams' The Green Leopard Plague cover a decade's worth of his work and display a mastery of genre possibilities and a considerable range of emotional effects.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 21 September 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Notable debuts this week include Sherrilyn Kenyon's No Mercy, William Gibson's Zero History, and S.M. Stirling's The High King of Montival.

Magazines & Websites: third week September

Monday 20 September 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of print 'zines Analog, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Asimov's, Interzone, (British Fantasy Award-winning) Murky Depths, and Star*Line. [Online 'zines will be updated Friday]

Two Maps of Hell: A Review of Never Let Me Go

Sunday 19 September 2010  |  Reviews

never let me go
Note -- This review contains spoilers

Screenwriter Alex Garland and director Mark Romanek have more or less replicated the original work, retaining almost all of Ishiguro's story and even much of his evocative language; and they have produced what is in many respects an admirable film. Still, those who have read the novel may notice a few provocative differences...

New Books : second week September

Saturday 18 September 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Karen Lord's first novel Redemption in Indigo, Walter Jon Williams' collection The Green Leopard Plague, fantasy anthologies from Ellen Datlow & Nick Mamatas and John Joseph Adams, other first novels from Mary Robinette Kowal, M.K. Hobson, and Joan Frances Turner, and titles by Banks, Elliott, Gay, Greene, Hartley, Malan, McGuire, and Stirling

Phil & Kaja Foglio: Gaslamp Fantasies

Friday 17 September 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

phil and kaja foglio
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's September Issue interview.

"If we were doing it all over, we'd do it as a web comic. Give it away for free, and build up your audience like that." And eventually we realized, this is really good advice. We should take it.

Gail Carriger: Remember to Behave

Thursday 16 September 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

gail carriger
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's September Issue interview.

There isn't a lot of comedy in science fiction and fantasy. I was interested in seeing if I could write the kind of humor that would appeal to female readers, because they are the majority of readers and I've always enjoyed reading women authors myself.

New in Paperback: early September

Wednesday 15 September 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Iain M. Banks' Transition, Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City, Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn, Richard Powers' Generosity, and other titles by Bentley, Brom, Dann & Dozois, Durham, Goodkind, Kelly & Weekes, Masello, Rubens, and Stirling

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 14 September 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings ranks #7 on three lists; Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel debuts at #1.

Cherie Priest: Pornography & War

Monday 13 September 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

cherie priest
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's September Issue interview.

Steampunk is a style that's still searching for myths — the archetypes and icons and tropes by which it will be defined. The airship and the goggles are just trappings.

Magazines & Websites: second week September

Sunday 12 September 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of Adventures in SciFi Publishing, Apex Magazine, Lightspeed, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Quantum Muse, Realms of Fantasy, Redstone Science Fiction, SFcrowsnest, SFRevu, and Strange Horizons, and what's online this week at io9, SF Signal, and

Rich Horton reviews Sandra McDonald

Saturday 11 September 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

From Locus Magazine's September issue

Sandra McDonald is best known for novels which, on the face of them, are fairly conventional military SF with a romantic slant, yet those who have followed her short fiction know she's a quirkier writer than her novels display.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early September

Friday 10 September 2010  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Reviews of stories from Realms of Fantasy, Analog, Clarkesworld, Subterranean, Apex, and Flurb

New Books : first week September

Thursday 9 September 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

William Gibson's Zero History, Charles Yu's How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Jean-Christophe Valtat's Aurorarama, and other titles by Bickle, Carriger, Clare, Daniells, Gill, Kenyon, Lawhead, Romanko, Smith, Spriggs, Sykes, and Tepper

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, September

Wednesday 8 September 2010  |  Magazine; 2010 Posts

September New and Notable books, selected by Locus Magazine editors, include Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles: The Complete Edition, The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, novels by Baker, Holland, Holmes, Johnson, Kowal, and Stross, and collections and anthologies from Anders, Anderson, Ashley, de Lint, Hull, Pratt, Vance, and VanderMeer.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 7 September 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

terry brooks
Terry Brooks' Bearers of the Black Staff debuts at #5 on the New York Times and Publishers Weekly fiction hardcover lists; Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay is #1 at USA Today.

Forthcoming Books: Selected Titles, through June 2011

Monday 6 September 2010  |  Resources

Selected titles from Locus Magazine's September issue listings are arranged here by month.

Magazines & Websites: first week September

Sunday 5 September 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

Daily Science Fiction and Spectra Magazine debut, new issues appear of Clarkesworld, Flurb, M-Brane SF, and SF Site, and what's new online at io9, SF Signal, Strange Horizons, and

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, September

Saturday 4 September 2010  |  Magazine; 2010 Posts

Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by Jacqueline Carey's Naamah's Curse, Tanya Huff's The Enchantment Emporium, Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, Troy Denning's Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss, and Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman's Dragons of the Hourglass Mage

New Books : end August

Friday 3 September 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings, Marie Brennan's A Star Shall Fall, Peter F. Hamilton's The Evolutionary Void, novels by Lauren Beukes and Kaaron Warren from Angry Robot's US debut, and other titles by John Birmingham, Rachel Caine, Tim Kring & Dale Peck, and Harry Shannon

Cory Doctorow: Proprietary Interest

Thursday 2 September 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's September Issue.

Scanning a public domain item does not attract a new copyright to it. Copyright rewards creativity, not "sweat of the brow." Of course, it's only natural to feel a proprietary instinct to the product of one's labor, but in this case, it's misplaced — or at least, best kept to oneself.

September Issue Table of Contents

Wednesday 1 September 2010  |  Magazine

september issue
September is Steampunk month, with interviews of Cherie Priest, Gail Carriger, and Phil & Kaja Foglio, plus a new column by Cory Doctorow, listings of Forthcoming Books through June 2011, and reviews of short fiction and books by Hannu Rajaniemi, William Gibson, Walter Jon Williams, Adam Roberts, Marie Brennan, and others

Earlier posts:
August | July | June

Previous Issues

August 2010

Locus Survey
Patrick Rothfuss
N.K. Jemisin
Awards and convention reports
Table of Contents
— Mailed 29 July 2010 —
august cover

July 2010

Locus Poll
Laurence Yep
Jedediah Berry
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents
— Mailed 29 June 2010 —
july cover

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 —
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Charles N. Brown, 1937-2009



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