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Citizen Flynn: A Review of Tron: Legacy
by Gary Westfahl

In addition to its overt commentary on people who construct and inhabit their own realities, this is also a film that is in fascinating dialogue with Orson Welles' and Herman J. Mankiewicz's classic Citizen Kane.





» Publishers Weekly, Cory Doctorow: Zen and the Art of Self-Publishing

» Gather: 17 minutes of 2001: A Space Odyssey Found

» Salon: Paul Di Filippo asks, Is Science Fiction Dying?

» From Bar to Bar interviews Charles Stross

» An Open Letter From The Arthur C Clarke Award

» Infinity Plus launches an ebrook imprint, beginning with a collection by Eric Brown and five titles by Keith Brooke

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo summarizes Beyond the Horizon: 21st-Century SF

» BSCreview: Hal Duncan's column Notes from New Sodom: The Kipple Foodstuff Factory; interviews with Marjorie Liu and Mark Charan Newton

» All Golden Gryphon Press books are 1/2 price -- for a limited time only

» ChiZine Publications begins Thirteen Days of CZP-mas - thirteen days of special offers on their books

» Naples Daily News: Ben Bova on Time travel

» Washington Post's Best of 2010 Fiction & Poetry list includes Larry Doyle's Go, Mutants!, Justin Cronin's The Passage, David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, and Guy Gavriel Kay's Under Heaven

» Washington Post: Mary Quattlebaum reviews Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker

» Time Magazine's Top 10 Fiction Books of 2010 include Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad, David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Charles Yu's How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, and Justin Cronin's The Passage

» Amazon's Omnivoracious has Gift Book Suggestions for the Imaginative, the Curious, the Weird

» LA Times: Ed Park's online Astral Weeks column reviews Patterson's Heinlein bio

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Tricia Sullivan, Jean-Christophe Valtat, Brandon Sanderson, Matt Forbeck

» UC Riverside: Eaton Conference to Explore Global Science Fiction, along with honors for Harlan Ellison and Samuel R. Delany

» Wall Street Journal: Paul Di Filippo reviews Harry Turtledove and Connie Willis

» Times Literary Supplement: Michael Saler reviews Patterson's Heinlein bio

» Baltimore City Paper's Top Ten Books of the year includes David Mitchell and China Miéville

» Neo-Victorian Studies' latest issue is about "Steampunk, Science, and (Neo)Victorian Technologies"

» ABC TV [in Australia] interviews Alastair Reynolds

» Lou Anders has thoughts on Google Books

» The Agony Column interviews Tim Powers

» Salon's best fiction of 2010 includes Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad and Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story

» Financial Times' 2010 Fiction round-up includes SF titles (scroll down) by Philip Palmer, Hannu Rajaniemi, and Jeff VanderMeer; and titles in other categories by David Mitchell, Alan Garner, and Jonathan Stroud

» NY Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2010 includes Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad [Locus Online's description]

» December Lights Project is posting "short stories to light up the winter season" through December, with stories so far by Sarah Prineas, Patrick Samphire, Maurissa Guibord, and Karen Healey

» National Review Online: John J. Miller interviews Larry Niven

» The Science Fiction Oral History Association second Space Dog Podcast interviews Scott Westerfeld

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Cherie Priest, Stephen M. Irwin, Catherynne M. Valente

» The Agony Column interviews Guillermo Del Toro (twice) and reviews The Fall (by Del Toro and Chuck Hogan)

» Back to the socialist future at Prague sci-fi exhibition

» Dave Langford's Ansible 281






December 2010 Posts:








December 2010 Posts:


Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late December

Friday 31 December 2010  |  Reviews

fsf
Reviews of stories in new issues of Asimov's, Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Tor.com, Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Lightspeed

Russell Letson reviews Iain M. Banks' Surface Detail

Thursday 30 December 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

From Locus Magazine's January 2011 issue

Civilizations rise and fall, Banks tells us, species rise and decline, marvels are wrought and return to dust, but wickedness and folly are forever. And that is the stuff of good stories.

Spotlight on Vandana Singh, Author

Wednesday 29 December 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

vandana singh
India violates conventional ways of thinking and being, violates the stereotypes and expectations that people might have in the West, in a sense violates reality!

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 28 December 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

grrm
George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones is back on bestsellers lists.

Classic Reprints: December 2010

Monday 27 December 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Early stories by Henry Kuttner, plus new editions of work by Poul Anderson, Glen Cook, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Michael Moorcock

Tim Pratt reviews Mira Grant

Sunday 26 December 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

From Locus Magazine's July issue

Feed is more of a sociological science fiction novel, intelligently extrapolating the future trajectory of a world where the dead begin to rise and attempt to eat the living.

Robert V.S. Redick: Sorcerer's Apprentice

Saturday 25 December 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

robert v.s. redick
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's December Issue interview.

I consider the worldbuilding as fundamental to the story’s success as the language, the characterization, anything else.

New in Paperback: December

Friday 24 December 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Neal Stephenson's Anathem, Steven Erikson's Dust of Dreams, Jack McDevitt's Time Travelers Never Die, and other titles by Acevedo, Butcher, Englehart, Henderson, McCaffrey & Scarborough, Scalzi, Turtledove, and Zahn

Nancy Kress: People Matter

Thursday 23 December 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

nancy kress
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's December Issue interview.

For science fiction, I try hard to get the science right, but even though it's about the future or technology, I still think the people — the characters — are most important.

The Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards

Wednesday 22 December 2010  |  Resources

china mieville
The Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards is updated with winners of Word Fantasy and 16 other recent awards.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 21 December 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

richelle mead
Richelle Mead's YA novel Last Sacrifice debuts in 4th place on the combined USA Today list

Citizen Flynn: A Review of Tron: Legacy

Monday 20 December 2010  |  Reviews

skyline
In addition to its overt commentary on people who construct and inhabit their own realities, this is also a film that is in fascinating dialogue with Orson Welles' and Herman J. Mankiewicz's classic Citizen Kane.

Magazines & Websites: third week December

Sunday 19 December 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The New York Review of Science Fiction, SF Site, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

Adrienne Martini reviews Jon Armstrong

Saturday 18 December 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

From Locus Magazine's December issue

What makes Yarn rise above its familiar plot are all of the accessories that Armstrong has woven into his richly imagined world.

New Books : second week December

Friday 17 December 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Jon Armstrong's Yarn, Patricia A. McKillip's The Bards of Bone Plain, John Joseph Adams' anthology The Way of the Wizard, and other titles by Aaron, Asprin & Nye, Downum, Jones, Koch, Marillier, McCaffrey & Scarborough, Mead, Parks, Taylor & Johnson, Turtledove, and Wright

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-December

Thursday 16 December 2010  |  Reviews

fsf
Reviews of stories in new issues of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interzone, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Albedo One, and GigaNotoSaurus

Lois Tilton's 2010 Short Fiction Reviews in Review

Wednesday 15 December 2010  |  Reviews

asimovs
Now, once again reviewing the year's crop of stories, what I see is a fairly stable field in both print and electronic periodical media.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 14 December 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

ally condie
Ally Condie's YA novel Matched debuts on the New York Times' children's list; new titles by Anne Rice and Troy Denning also debut.

Graham Sleight's Yesterdays Tomorrows: John Wyndham

Monday 13 December 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

wyndham
From the December 2010 issue of Locus Magazine

The central question for Wyndham is With what consequences? Or, alternatively, How does this affect human life and society?

Magazines & Websites: second week December

Sunday 12 December 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of Albedo One, Apex Magazine, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Mythic Delirium, plus what's new online at io9, Lightspeed, SF Signal, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

New Books : first week December

Saturday 11 December 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Orson Scott Card's Pathfinder, a new edition of Jack Vance tribute anthology Songs of the Dying Earth, M. Rickert's Holiday, and other titles by Akers, Barclay, Blackthorne, Foster, Jerome, Kittredge, Knapp, Lackey, Lebbon, Neumeier, Paul, and Warrington

Gary K. Wolfe reviews William H. Patterson Jr.'s Robert A. Heinlein Biography

Friday 10 December 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

patterson
From Locus Magazine's December issue

It's hardly the last word on Heinlein — Patterson has barely started on the phase of his life that would turn him into a controversial cultural icon — but it's a truly impressive feat of research, and I can't imagine anyone who reads it not waiting eagerly for the second volume.

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, December

Thursday 9 December 2010  |  Magazine; 2010 Posts

gibson
Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by William Gibson's Zero History, Gail Carriger's Blameless, Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, Sean Williams' Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance, and Karen Traviss' Gears of War: Book 3: Anvil Gate

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early December

Wednesday 8 December 2010  |  Reviews

engineering infinity
Reviews of Jonathan Strahan's anthology Engineering Infinity, and new issues of Clarkesworld and Apex Magazine

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 7 December 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

orson scott card
Orson Scott Card's YA time travel novel Pathfinder debuts on the New York Times' children's list; Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, and Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson's still rank among the top 10

Faren Miller reviews Catherynne M. Valente

Monday 6 December 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

valente
From Locus Magazine's December issue

Few writers have a voice and vision as unique as Catherynne M. Valente's when she's delving into arcane realms of myth and legend...

Magazines & Websites: first week December

Sunday 5 December 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

New e-zine GigaNotoSaurus debuts, plus new fiction, poetry, interviews, articles, and holiday buying guides are in new issues of Clarkesworld, Fantasy Magazine, Ideomancer, io9, Redstone SF, Vector, and nine other publications.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, December

Saturday 4 December 2010  |  Magazine; 2010 Posts

peter s beagle
December New and Notable books, selected by Locus Magazine editors, include Peter S. Beagle's Return, Iain M. Banks' Surface Detail, Connie Willis' All Clear, other novels by Lois McMaster Bujold, Stephen R. Donaldson, N.K. Jemisin, and Catherynne M. Valente, and collections and anthologies from Allen, Fenner & Fenner, Jones, Lake, MacLeod, Scholes, and VanderMeer & VanderMeer.

New Books : last week November

Friday 3 December 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Ekaterina Sedia's The House of Discarded Dreams, Anne Rice's Of Love and Evil, Tad Williams' Shadowheart, an Ursula K. Le Guin Festschrift, Ally Condie's YA Matched, and other titles by Brown, Cook, Douglas, Griffith & Griffith, Guran, Hanover, Swenson, Vukcevich, and YellowBoy

Locus Magazine's Forthcoming Books: Selected Titles through September 2011

Thursday 2 December 2010  |  Resources; Magazine; 2010 Posts

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

This Week's Bestsellers

Wednesday 1 December 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

salman rushdie
Salman Rushdie's Luka and the Fire of Life debuts on two print lists; Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars and Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson's Towers of Midnight still rank among the top 10

Earlier posts:
November | October | September | August | July | June




December 2010
Nancy Kress
Robert V.S. Redick
Forthcoming Books
World Fantasy Con Report and Pics
Table of Contents
— Mailed 30 Nov 2010 —
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Locus Magazine seeks Interns





Previous Issues


November 2010
Mercedes Lackey
Greg van Eekhout
Cory Doctorow
Worldcon Reports
Mur Lafferty, Frank Wu
Table of Contents
— Mailed 28 Oct 2010 —
november cover


October 2010
Pulp Fiction!
Silverberg, Lupoff, & Robinson
Barry N. Malzberg
Hugo Awards
Table of Contents
— Mailed 30 Sep 2010 —
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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 —
august cover


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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