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» Strange Horizons: John Clute's "Scores" column reviews Tobias S. Buckell, Paolo Bacigalupi, and Elizabeth Bear

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey's "Science Fiction Chronicle" column covers Poul Anderson, and Robert Crossley's Imagining Mars

» Washington Post on the latest Philip K. Dick projects from Hollywood, with remarks by Gordon Van Gelder and John Kessel

» New York Times previews The Adjustment Bureau, opening next weekend, based on PKD's story "The Adjustment Team"

» Omnivoracious has comments from numerous Nebula Award Finalists

» Orbit Books launches podcasts with an interview with Joe Abercrombie

» Mermaniac interviews Richard Bowes

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Daniel Pinkwater's Lizard Music

» Pyr launches author round tables

» BSCreview: Sam Sykes on New Urban Fantasy; an interview with Justin Isis, author of I Wonder What Human Flesh Tastes Like; and Jonathan McCalmont analyzes Fumi Yoshinaga'a Tiptree Award-winning Ooku: The Inner Chambers

» Los Angeles Times profiles Jonathan Lethem (who now lives in Southern California); more of the conversation is online

» LA Times, online only: Ed Park's Astral Weeks column reviews The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction

» Naples Daily News: Ben Bova on Science fiction at its best is 'history that hasn't happened yet'

» Clarion West's deadline to apply for this year's workshop (June 19 to July 29) is March 1st - instructors are Paul Park, Nancy Kress, Margo Lanagan, Minister Faust, L. Timmel Duchamp, and Charles Stross

» BSCreview has Hal Duncan's "Notes from New Sodom" column Monsters, and an article by Aaron Dembski-Bowden about Warhammer

» The Tor/Forge Blog is launching a new monthly Twitter chat series, beginning next Tuesday

» Quill & Brush is selling Nelson Bond's collection of Ray Bradbury first editions and miscellany

» Time Magazine's Feb. 14th issue plugs Joe Abercrombie's The Heroes - number 4 on its "Short List" picks for the week [not online] - as what to read while waiting for the next George R.R. Martin

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Jo Walton, M. Rickert, Greg Bear

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Walter Jon Williams, Jonathan Strahan, William Peter Blatty

» SF Crowsnest compiles The Hyper Hundred: best scifi novels of 2010 -- based on reader votes, though not scrupulously confined to 2010 titles

» Guardian: When Hari Kunzru met Michael Moorcock - a fan (and author) visits a literary hero

» Guardian: Is speculative fiction poised to break into the literary canon?, or at least, Booker prize consideration

» Slate: Neal Stephenson on What the strange persistence of rockets can teach us about innovation

» Black Quill Awards winners include Peter Straub, Gemma Files, Laird Barron, Ellen Datlow & Nick Mamatas

» BBC interviews Ursula K. Le Guin

» The New Yorker: Daniel Zalewski's Show the Monster, about Guillermo del Toro’s quest to get amazing creatures onscreen, begins with Forrest Ackerman

» The World SF Blog features Ekaterina Sedia, with an interview

» From Bar to Bar interviews Jeff VanderMeer

» Black Gate: Bud Webster becomes poetry editor

» Fantastic Literature's February list is online

February 2011 Posts:

February 2011 Posts:

Magazines & Websites: last week February 2011

Monday 28 February 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

Latest issues of Adventures in SciFi Publishing, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fantasy Magazine, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lightspeed, SF Site, and Strange Horizons, plus what's new on the Black Gate website, SF Signal, and

March Issue Table of Contents

Sunday 27 February 2011  |  Magazine

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The March issue has interviews with Gene Wolfe and Alaya Dawn Johnson, a new column by Cory Doctorow, lists of forthcoming books through December 2011, and reviews of short fiction and books by Johanna Sinisalo, Patrick Rothfuss, Peter S. Beagle, Robert Silverberg, and others.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late February

Saturday 26 February 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lightspeed, and

Howard Waldrop's Look Back on a Decade of Film Reviews

Friday 25 February 2011  |  Reviews

Howard Waldrop reminisces about the movies he's seen, or had to see, in not his favorite decade or century.

Lawrence Person's Top Ten Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films of 2000-2010

Thursday 24 February 2011  |  Reviews

Lawrence Person selects his favorites of the Noughties.

Classic Reprints: February 2011

Wednesday 23 February 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

New editions of books by Ted Chiang, Philip José Farmer, Noriki Ogiwara, Melissa Scott, and Michael Swanwick

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 22 February 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Deborah Harkness' A Discovery of Witches and Karen Russell's Swamplandia! debut

Graham Sleight's Yesterdays Tomorrows: Doris Lessing

Monday 21 February 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From the February 2011 issue of Locus Magazine

When we say, as we often do inside our community, that SF is a literature of ideas, these are the kind of books we should be pointing to.

Magazines & Websites: third week February 2011

Sunday 20 February 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Murky Depths, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and Realms of Fantasy

New Books : second week February

Saturday 19 February 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Ben Bova's Leviathans of Jupiter, Walter Jon Williams' Deep State, and other titles by Kristen Britain, S.T. Joshi, Jasper Kent, Hunter Ligoure, Adrian Phoenix, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., and Alayna Williams

Alastair Reynolds: The Moral Universe

Friday 18 February 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's February Issue interview.

I'm always trying to write from a rationalist perspective, but I tend to push away from the label 'hard SF' as well, because I think it's a limiting term that puts off as many people as it attracts.

Larry Nolen's Best Heroic Fantasy of 2010

Thursday 17 February 2011  |  Reviews

Larry Nolen selects titles by Carlos Gardini, N.K. Jemisin, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, Paul Kearney, Andrzej Sapkowski, Ian Cameron Esslemont, Jonathan Strahan & Lou Anders, Adrian Tchaikovksy, and Brandon Sanderson.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Nnedi Okorafor's Akata Witch

Wednesday 16 February 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's February 2011 issue

There's always been an undercurrent of horror in her fiction even when it's set in colorful green jungles.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 15 February 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Kristen Britain's Blackveil debuts in 12th place on two hardcover fiction lists; New York Times begins reporting e-book bestsellers.

Magazines & Websites: second week February 2011

Monday 14 February 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

New issue of Salon Futura, plus what's new at io9, SF Signal, Strange Horizons, and

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-February

Sunday 13 February 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Electric Velocipede, Apex Magazine, Bull Spec, and Daily Science Fiction, and a novella by Lincoln Crisler

New Books : first week February

Saturday 12 February 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Kevin Brockmeier's The Illumination, Gary K. Wolfe's Evaporating Genres, Phil & Kaja Foglio's Agatha H. and the Airship City, and other titles by Kristina Douglas, Ben Hatke, Robin D. Owens, Allison Pang, Fred Phillips, Jonathan Thomas, and D. Harlan Wilson

Sharyn November: Firebird Rising

Friday 11 February 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

sharyn november
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's February Issue interview.

I've heard this for years: adult publishing has become more like Hollywood, and children's books (especially now) have become more like adult publishing. Children's publishing, especially YA, is now big business.

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, February

Thursday 10 February 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by Jim Butcher's Side Jobs, Glen Cook's Gilden Latten Bones, Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, Joe Schreiber's Star Wars: Death Troopers, and Nick Kyme's Warhammer 40,000: Firedrake.

New Books : late January

Wednesday 9 February 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Gwyneth Jones' The Universe of Things and other collections by Tanith Lee and Sandra McDonald, Jon Courtenay Grimwood's The Fallen Blade, Cherie Priest's Bloodshot, and other novels by Col Buchanan, Emily Gee, Laura Anne Gilman, Jesse Petersen, Tow Ubukaka, and Kaaron Warren

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 8 February 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Paperback reprints by Dean Koontz and Patricia Briggs debut.

Jeff VanderMeer's Fantasy in 2010: A Baker's Dozen of the Best

Monday 7 February 2011  |  Reviews

Jeff VanderMeer selects titles by Michal Ajvaz, Michael Cisco, Karen Lord, Felix Gilman, N.K. Jemisin, Richard Kadrey, Grace Krilanovich, Karin Lowachee, Thomas Mullen, Nnedi Okorafor, Dexter Palmer, Johanna Sinisalo, and Peter Straub.

Magazines & Websites: first week February 2011

Sunday 6 February 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of Analog, Apex Magazine, Asimov's, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, Quantum Muse, Redstone SF, and SF Site, plus what's online at Adventures in Scifi Publishing and the Black Gate website

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early February

Saturday 5 February 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Clarkesworld, Subterranean, Asimov's, Analog, GigaNotoSaurus, and Redstone SF

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, February

Friday 4 February 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

larry niven
February New and Notable books, selected by Locus Magazine editors, include The Best of Larry Niven, Lauren Beukes' Zoo City, Jo Walton's Among Others, Gene Wolfe's Home Fires, and other titles by Armstrong, Card, Condie, Foglio & Foglio, McKillip, Parker, Pevel, Strahan, Williams, and Wolfe

Locus Poll and Survey Ballot

Thursday 3 February 2011  |  Magazine

february issue
The annual Locus Poll and Survey online ballot is now live - voting is open through April 15, 2011.

2010 Recommended Reading List

Wednesday 2 February 2011  |  Magazine

february issue
Locus Magazine's annual list includes 141 novels, collections, anthologies, nonfiction books, and art books, and 135 novellas, novelettes, and short stories.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 1 February 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Karen Marie Moning's Shadowfever debuts at #1 on three lists.

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

Previous Issues

January 2011
SF in the Digital Age
Robert J. Sawyer

Table of Contents

— Mailed 30 Dec 2010 —
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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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November 2010
Mercedes Lackey
Greg van Eekhout
Cory Doctorow
Worldcon Reports
Mur Lafferty, Frank Wu
Table of Contents
— Mailed 28 Oct 2010 —
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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
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



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