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» Financial Times: James Lovegrove reviews China Miéville's Embassytown

» Austin Chronicle: Marc Savlov profiles The Steampunk Bible

» Globe and Mail: Cori Dusmann reviews Robert J. Sawyer's Wonder

» Washington Post: Jeff VanderMeer reviews Graham Joyce's The Silent Land

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Blake Butler's There Is No Year

» Austin Statesman: Joe Gross reviews Martha Wells, Katy Stauber, Stina Leicht

» LA Times talks with Charles Yu

» Naples Daily News: Ben Bova on UFOs and parking tickets

» Jeff VanderMeer returns from Finland and Amsterdam

» NPR: Cara Hoffman raves about Karel Capek's The Absolute at Large

» Concatenation has new columns, articles, and reviews up for Summer 2011, plus lots of news

» Washington Post: Sara Sklaroff reviews Orson Scott Card, Peter S. Beagle, Martin & Dozois

» Denver Post: Fred Cleaver reviews books by Gordon Van Gelder, Frederik Pohl, Tow Ubukata

» Pyr's April Author Round Table features Pierre Pevel, Joel Shepherd, and Adrian Tchaikovsky

» Lou Anders is guest-blogging on the Clarion blog

» Guardian's Alison Flood talks with George R.R. Martin

» is interviewing writers influenced by Philip José Farmer, starting with Mark Hodder

» Seattle Post Intelligencer reviews Philip José Farmer's Riverworld omnibus

» LA Times: Susan Carpenter reviews Nnedi Okorafor's Akata Witch

» Boston Review: Henry Farrell reviews China Miéville's The City & the City

» This week's New York Times hardcover graphic books list debuts Harlan Ellison & Alan Robinson's Phoenix Without Ashes in 6th place -- apparently Ellison's first-ever appearance on a NYT bestseller list

» Fantastic Literature's April booklist is online

» The New Yorker: Laura Miller on George R.R. Martin

» David Langford's Ansible 285

» Granta 114: Aliens is accompanied by online essay Close Encounters by Jeremy Sheldon, about the imagery on covers of SF books

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews William H. Patterson, Jr.'s Heinlein biography

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Bennett, Sinisalo, Whates, Abnett

» Strange Horizons hosts a roundtable about SF/F writing summer camp for teens Shared Worlds

» Erin Underwood's Free Fiction Sampler compiles links to online samples of current books

April 2011 Posts:

April 2011 Posts:

New Books : last week April

Saturday 30 April 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Joan Aiken's The Monkey's Wedding and Other Stories, Catherynne Valente's Deathless, Gordon Van Gelder's Welcome to the Greenhouse, and others titles by Bakker, Fforde, Hodder, Hulick, Hunt, Morden, Murphy, Redick, Sykes, and Wells

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late April

Friday 29 April 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, On Spec, and Shimmer, and in Jonathan Strahan's anthology Eclipse Four

Spotlight on: Sean Wallace, Editor

Thursday 28 April 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

sean wallace
I'm always looking for the next new author or project, because that's where a lot of the excitement is, for me, in taking it and introducing it to a broader audience. It's a burning desire to infect others with that same enthusiasm...

E-Books : January-April

Wednesday 27 April 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

This new, occasional and selective, page of recently released e-books leads with a new edition of Robert Sheckley's Immortality, Inc., a memoir by Tom Purdom, a novelette by Norman Spinrad, and other titles by Aaron Rosenberg and Don Swaim

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 26 April 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Kelley Armstrong's The Gathering, Raymond E. Feist's A Kingdom Besieged, and George R.R. Martin's backlist

Graham Sleight's Yesterdays Tomorrows: Fritz Leiber

Monday 25 April 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From the April 2011 issue of Locus Magazine

Leiber's imagination was not just urban, it was one that was determined to be contemporary.

New Books : third week April

Sunday 24 April 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Frederik Pohl's All the Lives He Led, Jonathan Strahan's anthology Life on Mars, and other titles by Banks, Bateman, Bullington, Cherryh, Datlow & Windling, Feist, Forbeck, Knapp, Monk, Orullian, Pehov, and Vaughn

New Magazines: mid-April 2011

Saturday 23 April 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of Analog, Focus, Shimmer, Star*Line, and Vector

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-April

Friday 22 April 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of, Asimov's, Abyss & Apex, Strange Horizons, Fantasy Magazine, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies

New Websites: mid-April 2011

Thursday 21 April 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

What's new at Abyss & Apex, Adventures in SciFi Publishing, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fantasy Magazine, Lightspeed, Quantum Muse, Salon Futura, SF Signal, SF Site, Strange Horizons, Subterranean, and

Dani & Eytan Kollin: Desperation and Inspiration

Wednesday 20 April 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

kollin brothers
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's April Issue interview.

People talk about inspiration, but what really matters is desperation. Fear of well-deserved anonymity: that's what drives so many of us to action.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 19 April 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

paul kemp
Cassandra Clare, George R.R. Martin, Jennifer Egan, Iain M. Banks

New in Paperback: April

Monday 18 April 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

The first half of George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois' anthology Warriors, plus titles by Armstrong, Bova, Canavan, Feist, Jones, Martinez, Pitts, and Yolen & Snyder

New Magazines: second week April 2011

Sunday 17 April 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of Asimov's Science Fiction and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

New Books : second week April

Saturday 16 April 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Graham Joyce's The Silent Land, Robert J. Sawyer's WWW: Wonder, Elizabeth Bear's Grail, M.M. Buckner's The Gravity Pilot, and other titles by Abnett, Baker, Guran, Kerr, Koch, Kratman, and Murphy

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Kris Saknussemm's Enigmatic Pilot

Friday 15 April 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's April 2011 issue

The predominant tone, suggested by the book's subtitle, is that of the tall tale, with the improbable Lloyd -- still a small child at the novel's end -- emerging as a kind of folkloristic legend in an overstuffed but very colorful alternate America.

Classic Reprints: April 2011

Thursday 14 April 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

The final volume of The Collected Stories of Jack Williamson, and anthologies from Joe R. Lansdale and David Drake & Bill Fawcett

An Overview of International Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2010

Wednesday 13 April 2011  |  Reviews;

Jeff VanderMeer compiles recommendations of the best SF and Fantasy books published last year in Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, and Sweden.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 12 April 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

paul kemp
Titles by Charlaine Harris, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (and Jean Auel) debut.

Magazines & Websites: early April 2011

Monday 11 April 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

The debut issue of Cascadia Subduction Zone, the 50th issue of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and other new issues of Apex Magazine, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Neo-Opsis

Gwenda Bond reviews Greg van Eekhout's The Boy at the End of the World

Sunday 10 April 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's April 2011 issue

The sure-footed pacing, deft balance of humor with serious, memorable characters, and well-crafted action sequences combine to make this van Eekhout’s most accomplished work to date.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early April

Saturday 9 April 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Clarkesworld, Analog, GigaNotoSaurus, Apex Magazine, Subterranean, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Bull Spec

New Books : first week April

Friday 8 April 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Daniel Abraham's The Dragon's Path, Peter S. Beagle's Sleight of Hand, Eric Brown's The Kings of Eternity, Will McIntosh's Soft Apocalypose, and titles by Beaulieu, Bledsoe, Brust, Flint, Griffin, Lachlan, Moon, Sedia, and Williams

Shaun Tan: Alien Objects

Thursday 7 April 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

shaun tan
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's April Issue interview.

When you think about it, everything is quite alien. And that's why science fiction interests me so much, it's based in part on the suspicion that everything is quite arbitrary, that 'normal' and 'weird' are simply relative concepts.

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, April

Wednesday 6 April 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by John Ringo's Citadel, Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson's The Gathering Storm, Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, Joe Schreiber's Star Wars: Red Harvest, and Dan Abnett's Warhammer 40,000: Horus Heresy: Prospero Burns

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 5 April 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

paul kemp
Titles by Paul S. Kemp and Cassandra Clare debut.

Magazines & Websites: late March - early April 2011

Monday 4 April 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

What's in new online issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Fantasy Magazine, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, Redstone SF, Salon Futura, SF Site, and Strange Horizons

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, April

Sunday 3 April 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

charles stross
April New and Notable books, selected by Locus Magazine editors, include Charles Stross' Scratch Monkey, K.J. Parker's Blue and Gold, Tom Holt's Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Sausages, and other titles by Aaronovitch, Anderson, Bear, Britain, Deas, Matheson, Partridge, and Strahan

New Books : late March

Saturday 2 April 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson's Hellhole, Aliette de Bodard's Harbinger of the Storm, Sophie Littlefield's Aftertime, and other titles by Adams, Compton, Dinsmore, Green & Carrera, Mead, Modesitt, Morehouse, Ramsey, Savile, Sniegoski, and Watson

Shaun Tan signed to Dancing with the Stars

Friday 1 April 2011  | 

SFWA Sues Individuals, Corporations, Nations And God For Copyright Violations

Friday 1 April 2011  | 

Bacigalupi and Watts to Collaborate on Depressing Dystopian Shared World Anthology

Friday 1 April 2011  | 

New York Times Shelves Most Read List

Friday 1 April 2011  | 

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Previous Issues

March 2011

Gene Wolfe
Alaya Dawn Johnson
Forthcoming Books

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February 2011
Recommended Reading
Locus Poll and Survey Ballot
Alastair Reynolds
Sharyn November
Table of Contents
— Mailed 31 Jan 2011 —
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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
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April 2010

James P. Blaylock; David Anthony Durham; David Moles; Charles N. Brown's First Fandom; Report from India
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Charles N. Brown, 1937-2009



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