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New issues of Interzone, Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Tor.com, a new Arthur C. Clarke tribute anthology edited by Ian Whates, and a novella chapbook by Richard Parks

Gary Westfahl reviews
Mars Needs Moms
and
The Adjustment Bureau

mars needs moms
Mars Needs Moms

Gary Westfahl explores how Hollywood's writers and producers 'improve' SF source material by turning it into melodrama.



» From Bar to Bar interviews Liza Groen Trombi and Mark R. Kelly

» Suicide Girls interviews Michael Moorcock

» Chris Garcia's fanzine The Drink Tank #277 [PDF] remembers Mike Glicksohn

» Ellen Datlow's photos from the KGB reading March 16, 2011 with Carolyn Turgeon and Genevieve Valentine

» Orbit announces its short fiction coming in April

» Lambda Literary Award finalists for 2011 include, in the SF/F/H category, books by Sandra McDonald, Tanith Lee, Nene Adams, Steve Berman (ed), and Jane Fletcher

» Slate interviews Ward Shelley, creator of the "History of Science Fiction" infographic

» Canadian 'zine The Walrus features Intelligence Deficit, an essay by Alex Hutchinson, about Robert J. Sawyer's trilogy Wake, Watch, and (forthcoming) Wonder

» The Atlantic blog chats with Annalee Newitz about How Social Media Is Science Fiction

» Pyr's March Author Round Table features Mark Hodder, M.D. Lachlan, and Sam Sykes

» Salon/B&N Review: Paul Di Filippo reviews Vladimir Sorokin's Day of the Oprichnik: "The fascinating world of Soviet science fiction"

» BSCreview: Hal Duncan's column Notes from New Sodom: The Secret Cuisine

» Fantastic Literature's latest booklist and newsletter are online

» David Langford's Ansible 284

» StarShipSofa is conducting an Online Writers Workshop ($) on March 12th, with lectures from Gregory Frost, James Patrick Kelly, Michael Swanwick, Mercurio D. Rivera, and Sheila Williams

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews Deborah Harkness' A Discovery of Witches

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews McDonald, Koryta, Lovegrove, Wingrove

» BSCreview interviews L.E. Modesitt, Jr., and has an essay by Sam Sykes, You've Been Punked

» Tor.com reveals the results of its reader poll for Best SFF Novels of the Decade

» Omnivoracious: interview with Patrick Rothfuss; also, Stephen King announces a new epic






March 2011 Posts:








March 2011 Posts:


Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late March

Thursday 31 March 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Interzone, Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Tor.com, in a new Arthur C. Clarke tribute anthology edited by Ian Whates, and of a novella chapbook by Richard Parks

April Issue Table of Contents

Wednesday 30 March 2011  |  Magazine

april issue
The April issue has interviews with Shaun Tan and Dani & Eytan Kollin, reports from Potlatch and FOGcon, a Spotlight feature on editor Sean Wallace, and reviews of short fiction and books by Carol Emshwiller, Daniel Abraham, Frederik Pohl, John Scalzi, Brian Lumley, and others, plus Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column on Fritz Leiber.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 29 March 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

peter straub
Paperback reprints by Peter Straub, John Barnes, and David Mitchell debut.

Faren Miller reviews Daniel Abraham

Monday 28 March 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's April 2011 issue

Magic would become a dangerous tool or weapon in the hands of a species as ornery, contradictory, and self-deluding as humankind; The Dragon's Path makes that clear.

Magazines & Websites: third week March 2011

Sunday 27 March 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of Interzone and Weird Tales

Classic Reprints: March 2011

Saturday 26 March 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

New editions of Earl Kemp's Who Killed Science Fiction?, and titles by Poul Anderson and Glen Cook

New Books : mid-March

Friday 25 March 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Paolo Bacigalupi's The Alchemist, Howard Andrew Jones' The Desert of Souls, Richard Matheson's Other Kingdoms, and other titles by Aaronovitch, Adams, Anderson, Briggs, Buettner, Douglas, Herbert & Anderson, Jamieson, Marmell, Pierce, and Stauber

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Margo Lanagan's Yellowcake

Thursday 24 March 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's March 2011 issue

Margo Lanagan always seems to be a couple of steps ahead of us, like a tricksterish lightning bug that is never in the jar you thought you'd put it in.

New Books : early March

Wednesday 23 March 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Patrick Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear, Steven Erikson's The Crippled God, Robert Silverberg's Musings and Meditations, and other titles by Barnes, Benson, Bishop, Blackthorne, Broaddus, Frost, Greatshell, Hunter, Lackey et al, McGuire, Thurman, and Waggoner

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 22 March 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

jasper fforde
Jasper Fforde's One of Our Thursdays Is Missing debuts on two lists.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-March

Monday 21 March 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Realms of Fantasy, Subterranean Online, and Apex Magazine

Gene Wolfe: Engineering the Future

Sunday 20 March 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

gene wolfe
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's March Issue interview.

When you do anything in a book, you really have to be doing several things at once. You need to pique the tone of the book; to move the plot forward; to touch on the character of the person.

Faren Miller reviews Patrick Rothfuss

Saturday 19 March 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's March 2011 issue

Was the wait worth it for the reader? I'd answer that with an emphatic yes. Despite its length, The Wise Man's Fear fairly leaps off the page.

Alaya Dawn Johnson: Dreaming Stories

Friday 18 March 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

alaya dawn johnson
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's March Issue interview.

Fantasy and childhood literature jibe with each other so well because in both, strong emotions and metaphors can merge with each other. I don't think anyone ever wholly loses those feelings of being an outsider, and coming of age.

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, March

Thursday 17 March 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

bujold
Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson's Towers of Midnight, Jim Butcher's First Lord's Fury, Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, Troy Denning's Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex, and R.A. Salvatore's Gauntlgrym.

Magazines & Websites: second week March 2011

Wednesday 16 March 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

Latest issues of Analog, The New York Review of Science Fiction, On Spec, and Vector

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 15 March 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

rothfuss
Patrick Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear is #1 at the New York Times; titles by Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, and Steven Erikson also debut.

Howard Waldrop & Lawrence Person review Battle: Los Angeles

Monday 14 March 2011  |  Reviews

battle la
How much originality do you require in your science fiction films? If the answer is "none," you might well enjoy Battle: Los Angeles. It's a very competently executed Big Stupid Action Film.

Earth Needs Martians:
A Review of Mars Needs Moms

Sunday 13 March 2011  |  Reviews

mars needs moms
Contemporary producers have learned to make many sorts of films, but they can never handle a "simple, charming story." Today, everything has to be portentous; everything has to be a matter of life and death.

New in Paperback: February-March

Saturday 12 March 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Peter Straub's A Dark Matter, Allen Steele's Coyote Destiny, Charles Stross' The Trade of Queens, and other titles, by Barnes, Brett, Briggs, Brust, Flynn, Hobb, Merciel, Modesitt, Moon, Nahin, Pehov, Robinson, Vaughn, and Weber

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Robert Silverberg's Musings and Meditations

Friday 11 March 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's March 2011 issue

There are not many people you can talk to who remember what he remembers, and fewer who remember it with such acuity, charm, and a graceful even-handedness...

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, March

Thursday 10 March 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

joe abercrombie
March New and Notable books, selected by Locus Magazine editors, include Joe Abercrombie's The Heroes, Cherie Priest's Bloodshot, Robert Silverberg's Musings and Meditations, and other titles by Aaronovitch, Adams, Baker, Bear, Courtenay Grimwood, Di Filippo, Dowling, Edelman, Hirshberg, Kovacs, Straub, and Williams.

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

Wednesday 9 March 2011  |  Resources; Magazine; 2011 Posts

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

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 8 March 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

rothfuss
Kim Harrison's Pale Demon debuts strongly; forthcoming titles by George R.R. Martin and Stephen King are selling at Amazon

Magazines & Websites: first week March 2011

Monday 7 March 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

Latest issues of Apex Magazine, Asimov's Science Fiction, Black Static, Clarkesworld, Fantasy Magazine, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, Quantum Muse, Redstone Science Fiction, SF Site, and Strange Horizons, plus what's new on the Black Gate website

Philip K., Diminished: A Review of The Adjustment Bureau

Sunday 6 March 2011  |  Reviews

adjustment
You will be intrigued by its plot, you will admire its heroes and despise its villains, you will be thrilled by its action scenes and touched by its romantic moments. But it remains saddening to observe such a smoothly functioning machine constructed out of a typically ragged and unsettling story by Philip K. Dick.

New Books : second half February

Saturday 5 March 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Jonathan Strahan's The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Five, Deborah Harkness' A Discovery of Witches, Martha Wells' The Cloud Roads, nonfiction Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future edited by Gary Westfahl, et al, and other titles by Aaronovitch, Abercrombie, Antczak et al, Caine, Chadbourn, Deas, Harrison, Martin, Remic, Swann, Taylor, and Weber

The Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards

Friday 4 March 2011  |  Resources

The Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards is updated with finalists for Nebula, Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke, British SF Association, and Bram Stoker awards; new listings for Xatafi-Cyberdark awards, Prix Ozone, and Mechanical Peach Short Story Contest; and numerous other updates

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early March

Thursday 3 March 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in William Schafer's anthology Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2 and new issues of Intergalactic Medicine Show, Clarkesworld, Redstone, Fantasy Magazine, and GigaNotoSaurus

Cory Doctorow: Explaining Creativity to a Martian

Wednesday 2 March 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's March Issue.

Explaining a subject to a Martian is a particularly useful exercise where people of good will disagree bitterly about a subject on grounds both moral and practical...

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 1 March 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

rothfuss
Patrick Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear, on sale today, ranks high on Amazon lists.

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



Previous Issues


February 2011
Recommended Reading
Locus Poll and Survey Ballot
Alastair Reynolds
Sharyn November
Table of Contents
— Mailed 31 Jan 2011 —
february cover


January 2011
SF in the Digital Age
Robert J. Sawyer

Table of Contents

— Mailed 30 Dec 2010 —
january cover


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


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 —
october cover


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


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

Appreciations

August





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