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Graham Sleight on Harry Harrison
     
In general, funny writers are valued less than serious ones, which perhaps accounts for my sense that Harrison isn't understood or read as fully as he might be by the SF community.


hereafter

Gary Westfahl reviews
Hereafter


Science fiction and fantasy readers may be frustrated by Hereafter because of its obvious reluctance to develop this premise in the manner they would expect...

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction
     
New issues of Clarkesworld, Apex Magazine, Abyss & Apex, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Tor.com, and the five-novella anthology Panverse Two




» The World SF Blog is now posting fiction every Tuesday, beginning this week with Aliette de Bodard's Mťlanie

» Locus Online attends World Fantasy Con

» Village Voice: Julie Phillips reviews Connie Willis' Blackout and All Clear

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews Mark Hodder's The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack

» Telegraph: Peter Ingham reviews Mira Grant, Rachel Aaron, Tricia Sullivan, Mike Carey

» New Scientist is holding a flash fiction competition for "futures that never were", to be judged by Neil Gaiman; deadline 19 November

» BSCreview: Hal Duncan's latest column is about The Booker and the Bistro de Critique

» Barnes & Noble: essay by Paul Di Filippo, Logical Surprise

» Realms of Fantasy's final December 2010 issue is available online

» AE - The Canadian Science Fiction Review is a new webzine that will launch its first issue later this month

» The Asimov's website has the December issue table of contents, with links to departments by Sheila Williams, Robert Silverberg, Peter Heck, and James Patrick Kelly

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB is conducting an online raffle, through October 25th, to support the KGB reading series

» From Bar to Bar interviews Roberto de Sousa Causo

» Concatenation's Jonathan Cowie reviews Iain Banks' Surface Detail

» Barnes & Noble: Paul Di Filippo reviews Jean-Christophe Valtat's Aurorarama

f="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/06/DD171FGFT8.DTL">reviews Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's The Fall

» New Scientist: Jeff Hecht chats with Charles Stross

» Michael Swanwick has posted Halloween story "October Leaves" on Flickr - written one word at a time on autumn leaves and photographed where they lay in parks and cemeteries and city streets (also available as a Blurb book)

» Jeff VanderMeer is very enthusiastic about debut novel The Orange Eats Creeps by Grace Krilanovich

» Update to today's Magazines/Website page: the second issue of Cheryl Morgan's Salon Futura went online today

» Vermont's Seven Days talks with Rick Moody about his novel The Four Fingers of Death

» Oxford American's Future Issue online content includes Kevin Brockmeier's Ten Great Novels of the Apocalypse

» From Bar to Bar interviews Gwyneth Jones

» Fantastic Literature's October booklist is online

» Dave Langford's Ansible 279

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Mary Robinette Kowal, Charles Yu, Charles Stross

» NPR's Glen Weldon reviews Charles Yu's How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, with an excerpt






October 2010 Posts:








October 2010 Posts:


November Issue Table of Contents

Sunday 31 October 2010  |  Magazine

november issue
November features interviews with Mercedes Lackey and Greg van Eekhout, a new column by Cory Doctorow, reports from this year's World Science Fiction Convention in Australia, and reviews of short fiction and books by Greg Bear, N.K. Jemisin, Jack McDevitt, James Enge, Mercedes Lackey, and others

Magazines & Websites: last week October

Saturday 30 October 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

New short fiction review 'zine The Portal and new historical fiction/alternate history 'zine Alt Hist debut; plus, new issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Bull Spec, Lightspeed, Realms of Fantasy, and Strange Horizons, and what's new on sites Daily Science Fiction, io9, SF Signal, Tangent, and Tor.com

Russell Letson reviews Jack McDevitt

Friday 29 October 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

jack mcdevitt
From Locus Magazine's November issue

Echo is Jack McDevitt's fifth novel featuring antiquities dealer Alex Benedict and his starship-pilot/assistant/narrator Chase Kolpath. Perhaps the biggest surprise is how McDevitt manages to make the odd coupling of the cozy and the cosmic into effective and moving SF.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late October

Thursday 28 October 2010  |  Reviews

alt hist
Special to Locus Online

Reviews of stories from the first issue of Alt Hist, the last issue of Realms of Fantasy, and in-between issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, Lightspeed, and Redstone Science Fiction

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Michael Moorcock

Wednesday 27 October 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

michael moorcock
From Locus Magazine's October issue

In Into the Media Web -- what amounts to a non-fiction companion volume not only to that book but to Moorcock's entire career -- his friend John Davey has assembled some 150 items covering a 52-year span.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 26 October 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

jordan/sanderson
Brandon Sanderson & Robert Jordan's Towers of Midnight is ready for its debut.

Classic Reprints: October 2010

Monday 25 October 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

New editions of Poul Anderson's The High Crusade, Isaac Asimov's The Currents of Space, Glen Cook's Stars' End, and Garrett P. Serviss' Edison's Conquest of Mars, plus the final volume of the collected Christopher Anvil, The Power of Illusion

New Books : third week October

Sunday 24 October 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Connie Willis' All Clear, Lois McMaster Bujold's CryoBurn, Stephen R. Donaldson's Against All Things Ending, Felix Gilman's The Half-Made World, debut novels by Rachel Aaron, Beth Bernobich, and Lavie Tidhar, and other titles by Andrews, Dietz, Meydan, and Williams.

Spotlight on Daniel Dos Santos, Artist

Saturday 23 October 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

daniel dos santos
The SF/F genre is one of the few markets that still uses painted illustrations. I'm sure that a lot publishers would use a photo of a dragon if they could get one, but they can't...

Magazines & Websites: third week October

Friday 22 October 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of Black Static, Dreams and Nightmares, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Planetary Stories, SF Site, Shimmer, Strange Horizons, and Subterranean; plus highlights online at io9, SF Signal, and Tor.com

Pulp Fiction: A Roundtable Discussion

Thursday 21 October 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

captain future
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's October Issue discussion with Robert Silverberg, Richard A. Lupoff, and Frank M. Robinson.

The pulp concept is not just a format; itís also a sensibility. Itís a way of telling stories in a simple, direct, fast-paced mode. Avatar, Star Trek, Star Wars: these are all pulp stories in a different medium.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-October

Wednesday 20 October 2010  |  Reviews

songs love death
Special to Locus Online

Reviews of stories from George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois' Songs of Love and Death, and issues of F&SF, Subterranean, and Asimov's

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 19 October 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

salvatore
New titles by R.A. Salvatore, Sean Williams, Mercedes Lackey, and Scott Westerfeld debut this week.

'A Life Thatís All About Death': A Review of Hereafter

Monday 18 October 2010  |  Reviews

hereafter
For his first major venture into the posthumous fantasy, Clint Eastwood has chosen a script by Peter Morgan which, even by the standards of the genre, plays it unusually safe.

New Books : second week October

Sunday 17 October 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Scott Westerfeld's Behemoth, Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner's Betrayer of Worlds, Jonathan Maberry's Rot & Ruin, and titles by Beckett, Correia, Friesner, Kelso, Okorafor & Mohanraj, Swirsky, and Thorpe

Graham Sleight's Yesterdays Tomorrows: Harry Harrison

Saturday 16 October 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

Harrison
From the October 2010 issue of Locus Magazine

In general, funny writers are valued less than serious ones, which perhaps accounts for my sense that Harrison isn't understood or read as fully as he might be by the SF community.

Magazines & Websites: second week October

Friday 15 October 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of print 'zines Analog, Asimov's, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, online weekly Strange Horizons, and highlights online at io9, SF Signal, and Tor.com

Faren Miller reviews Anthony Huso

Thursday 14 October 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

the last page
From Locus Magazine's October issue

The Last Page may not have the astonishing impact of Titus Groan and the rest of the Gormenghast trilogy, but it's a highly promising entry into today's sometimes overspecialized field(s) of fantasy writing.

Barry N. Malzberg: A Measure of Peace

Wednesday 13 October 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

barry n malzberg
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's October Issue interview.

I put my life into this damn thing. Science fiction was the most important thing in the world to me, for many years. Regardless of any considerations of the permanence of science fiction or the permanence of my work, I really feel I did the work God put me on Earth to do.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 12 October 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

deltorohogan
David Weber's Out of the Dark and the paperback reprint of Jordan & Sanderson's The Gathering Storm debut on lists this week.

New Books : first week October

Monday 11 October 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Hannu Rajamiemi's The Quantum Thief, Karen Joy Fowler's What I Didn't See and Other Stories, the 26th annual Writers of the Future anthology, and titles by Adams, Aguirre, Broaddus, Flint, Lackey, Lowe, Scholes, Tan & Zaiatz, and Vanner.

New in Paperback: early October

Sunday 10 October 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Connie Willis' Blackout, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson's The Gathering Storm, Terry Pratchett's Unseen Academicals, N.K. Jemisin's The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, Ken Scholes' Canticle, and titles by Anderson, Anthony, Bear, Dietz, Malan, Modesitt, and Shinn

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early October

Saturday 9 October 2010  |  Reviews

panverse
Special to Locus Online

Reviews of stories from new issues of Clarkesworld, Apex Magazine, Abyss & Apex, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Tor.com, and from the five-novella anthology Panverse Two

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, October

Friday 8 October 2010  |  Magazine; 2010 Posts

mieville
Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by China Miéville's Kraken, Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Goes to War, Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, Troy Denning's Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss, and R.A. Salvatore's The Ghost King.

Magazines & Websites: first week October #2

Thursday 7 October 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

More early October releases include the fifth anniversary issue of Intergalactic Medicine Show, and second anniversary issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, the second issue of Salon Futura, and new issues of Apex Magazine, Lightspeed, and Quantum Muse.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, October

Wednesday 6 October 2010  |  Magazine; 2010 Posts

wotf 25
October New and Notable books, selected by Locus Magazine editors, include a history of Writers of the Future, a biography of Robert A. Heinlein, anthologies from Beagle, Datlow & Mamatas, Horton, and Strahan, collections by Kiernan, Kuttner & Moore, and Tem & Tem, and new works by Chiang, Clare, Hamilton, Hoffman, Sanderson, Scholes, and Tepper.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 5 October 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

deltorohogan
Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan's The Fall debuts on fiction hardcover lists this week.

Magazines & Websites: first week October

Monday 4 October 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of Abyss & Apex, Adventures in SciFi Publishing, Chiaroscuro, Clarkesworld, Fantasy Magazine, Lightspeed, Redstone SF, SF Site, and Strange Horizons, plus what's new at io9, SF Signal, and Tor.com

Adrienne Martini reviews Jeff VanderMeer

Sunday 3 October 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

the third bear
From Locus Magazine's October issue

Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer's newest collection of short fiction, The Third Bear, is how the juxtaposition of these initially unrelated 14-plus stories creates a much larger narrative about a larger undiscovered country.

New Books : last week September

Saturday 2 October 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Patrick Ness' Monsters of Men, Terry Pratchett's I Shall Wear Midnight, Cherie Priest's Dreadnought, David Weber's Out of the Dark, first novels by Robert Boyczuk, Mark Hodder, and Mike Shevdon, and other titles by Anderson, MacGregor, Murphy, Remic, Snyder, Tchaikovsky, Wilson, and Woodley

October Issue Table of Contents

Friday 1 October 2010  |  Magazine

october issue
October features a Pulp Fiction Roundtable, an interview with Barry N. Malzberg, reports and voting breakdowns of this year's Hugo Awards Winners, reviews of short fiction and books by Ted Chiang, Michael Moorcock, Felix Gilman, Lois McMaster Bujold, Charles Vess, and others, and Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column on Harry Harrison

Earlier posts:
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Previous Issues


September 2010
Steampunk!
Cherie Priest
Gail Carriger
Phil & Kaja Foglio
Cory Doctorow
Forthcoming Books
Table of Contents
— Mailed 31 August 2010 —
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August 2010

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

Locus Poll
Laurence Yep
Jedediah Berry
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents
— Mailed 29 June 2010 —
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June 2010

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

Table of Contents
— Mailed 2 June 2010 —
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May 2010

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

Appreciations

August





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