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» Breaking news: Chesley Award nominees

» OnEarth Magazine: Paolo Bacigalupi reviews Welcome to the Greenhouse edited by Gordon Van Gelder

» Lambda Literary Awards include Sandra McDonald's Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories in the SF/F/H category

» This year's Compton Crook Award goes to James Knapp's State of Decay

» SF Awards Watch has results of this year's Golden Duck Awards (winner include Robert J. Sawyer) and finalists for the first SF & F Translation Awards

» Fantastic Literature's latest booklist is online

» Scott Edelman has pics and videos of last weekend's Nebula Awards

» James Patrick Kelly has photos from Rio Hondo 2011: The Rapture of the Prose

» Ellen Datlow has photos from Swancon

» The Greeley Tribune celebrates Connie Willis' Nebula win

» 2000 Ancient Tombs presents Fantasy/Horror Tributes 1, musical interpretations of stories by Stephen King, Michael Cisco, Laird Barron and Rachel Swirsky

» Salon: 10 year time capsule: Douglas Adams says goodbye

» Publishers Weekly's Rose Fox reacts to Washington Post's piece on "poor science fiction writers"

» Jeff VanderMeer and Steampunk Bible contributors will be signing Thursday at the west side Barnes & Noble in NYC, 7pm

» LA Times' Summer Reading Guide includes titles by J.G. Ballard, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, Joan Aiken, Lev Grossman, Laurell K. Hamilton, China Miéville, and George R.R. Martin

» NY Times Book Review: Tom Carson reviews Albert Brooks' 2030

» Barnes & Noble: Jeff VanderMeer reviews China Miéville's Embassytown

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews Jo Walton's Among Others

» Globe and Mail: Guy Gavriel Kay's favourite room in the world

» Recently launched Los Angeles Review of Books includes Rob Latham on J.G. Ballard: A Malaise Deeper than Shoppping

» On occasion of the purported Judgment Day, Circlet Press has placed end-of-the-world erotic SF anthology Apocalypse Sex on sale for one cent, through midnight tonight Eastern time

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Cory Doctorow's With a Little Help

» Galleycat: Tim Powers on His Book That Inspired Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides

» Boston Globe: Director Jay Scheib adapts Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren to the stage

» Ellen Datlow's photos from KGB reading with Felix Gilman and Elizabeth Bear

» Entertainment Weekly gives China Miéville's Embassytown an A-

» Guardian celebrates the opening of the British Library's science fiction exhibition Out of this World with Iain M Banks' Science fiction is no place for dabblers, a selection of favorite SF novels and authors by leading SF writers, and much more

SFWA is hosting a mass book signing as part of the the 2011 Nebula Awards Weekend, Friday 20 May from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Washington Hilton, with 40 authors participating

» Omnivoracious: Finnish SF and Fantasy: An Established Community, a Surge of Talent; earlier, Jeff VanderMeer talks with PKD Award Winner Mark Hodder

» Slate: about "logical punctuation" .. which has been the Locus style for many years

» NPR: John Baxter celebrates Alfred Bester's The Stars My Destination

» Guardian: Ursula K. Le Guin reviews China Miéville's Embassytown

» NY Times: obituary of Joanna Russ

» NY Times Book Review: Kevin Brockmeier reviews Graham Joyce's The Silent Land

» Guardian: Neil Gaiman hits back at Minnesota politician's theft accusation; more at Neil Gaiman's Journal

» Lawrence Person's photos from World Horror Con part 1, part 2

» Omnivoracious: Finnish Science Fiction and Fantasy: Johanna Sinisalo, Hannu Rajaniemi, and Moomins

» NY Daily News: Donato Giancola does postage stamps

» Fantastic Literature's May booklist is online

» Dave Langford's Ansible 286

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews Jean M. Auel's The Land of Painted Caves; also, Ron Charles reviews Mary Doria Russell's Doc

» Guy Gavriel Kay is online today today, 2pm-3pm EDT, using a new online conversation technology from PollStream; register here then visit to participate

» LA Times: Susan Salter Reynolds reviews Jules Vernes' The Secret of Wilhem Storitz; earlier, Chris Barton reviews Graham Joyce's The Silent Land

May 2011 Posts:

May 2011 Posts:

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 31 May 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

China Miéville's Embassytown debuts; Charlaine Harris' Dead Reckoning still ranks #1; George R.R. Martin's stock continues to rise.

Web and Print Magazines: late May 2011

Monday 30 May 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

What's new with Fantasy Magazine, Interzone, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, and

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late May

Sunday 29 May 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in issues of Black Gate,, Alt Hist, and Lightspeed

New Books : fourth week May

Saturday 28 May 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Nebula Awards Showcase 2011, the 27th annual L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, and books by Akers, Douglas, Fallon, Freeman, Green, Jay, Macallan, Martinez, Navarro, Rusch, and Stirling

E-Books : May

Friday 27 May 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Infinities, an Infinity Plus sampler, two classic titles from Norman Spinrad, and other titles by Carmen Webster Buxton, Garry Kilworth, Mark Lund, Neil Williamson, and David Niall Wilson

New in Paperback: late May

Thursday 26 May 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars, Justin Cronin's The Passage, China Miéville's Kraken, and titles by Baxter, Harrison, Shteyngart, Stirling, and Tate

Stefan Dziemianowicz reviews Henry Kuttner

Wednesday 25 May 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's May 2011 issue

The last story in Terror in the House: The Early Kuttner, Volume One was published in April 1939. Within a year, he would marry C.L. Moore. Science fiction and fantasy would never be the same again, and this book captures one of its best writers on the threshold of its transformation.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 24 May 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Charlaine Harris' Dead Reckoning still ranks #1; John Scalzi, Albert Brooks, and Catherynne M. Valente debut; George R.R. Martin's stock continues to rise.

Web and Print Magazines: mid-May 2011

Monday 23 May 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

The last issue (for now) of Salon Futura, plus what's new with Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Murky Depths, The New York Review of Science Fiction, SF Signal, SF Site, Strange Horizons, and

New Books : third week May

Sunday 22 May 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

China Miéville's Embassytown, Michael Swanwick's Dancing with Bears, Andrea Hairston's Redwood and Wildfire, and other titles by Baker, Bisson, Caldwell & Haffner, Canavan, Gresh, Hearne, Lalumière, Nye, Tidhar, and Vanderhooft & Lundoff

Theodore Sturgeon: Roundtable Discussion

Saturday 21 May 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's May Issue discussion with Gary K. Wolfe, Noël Sturgeon, Graham Sleight, and John Clute

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-May

Friday 20 May 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Asimov's, Analog, Fantasy Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Redstone SF

Classic Reprints: May 2011

Thursday 19 May 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Two new volumes of collected Edmond Hamilton stories, plus new editions of works by Poul Anderson and Robert Charles Wilson

Gary K. Wolfe reviews China Miéville

Wednesday 18 May 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's May 2011 issue

Miéville is far less interested in the exoticism of his setting and characters, or in their science fictional ingenuity, than in their capacity to express some rather complex themes, among which are issues of colonialism, betrayal, and perhaps most of all language and reality.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 17 May 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Charlaine Harris' Dead Reckoning ranks #1 on four lists.

Print Magazines: early May 2011

Monday 16 May 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

Fiction and poetry by Edward M. Lerner, Joe Haldeman, Paul Cornell, Kristin Kathryn Rusch, Norman Spinrad, Theodora Goss, Bruce McAllister, G.O. Clark, and others, are in new issues of Analog, Asimov's, and Jupiter.

New Books : second week May

Sunday 15 May 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

John Scalzi's Fuzzy Nation, Albert Brooks' 2030, Genevieve Valentine's Mechanique, the US edition of Hannu Rajaniemi's The Quantum Thief, and other titles by Cleage, Henderson, Hobson, Ringo, Whates, and White & Gannon

Faren Miller reviews Genevieve Valentine

Saturday 14 May 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's May 2011 issue

Beginning as fractured narrative, offering only hints and glimpses of the truth, Mechanique comes together as the story of a strange collective which can't remain entirely untouched by the outer world...

New in Paperback: May

Friday 13 May 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Trade paperback editions of Guy Gavriel Kay's Under Heaven, Iain M. Banks' Surface Detail, Greg Egan's Zendegi, and other titles by Aimee Bender, Jennifer Egan, Dani & Eytan Kollin, David Mitchell, and Dan Simmons

David D. Levine: Life on Mars

Thursday 12 May 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's May Issue interview.

When you are isolated a long way from home with a small number of other people, you become self-reliant. You learn to take action -- do all the things that make you the protagonist of your own story.

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, May

Wednesday 11 May 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by Kristen Britain's Blackveil, Robin Hobb's Dragon Keeper, Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, John Jackson Miller's Star Wars: Knight Errant, and Greg Bear's Halo: Cryptum

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 10 May 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

New hardcovers by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jack Campbell debut.

Howard Waldrop & Lawrence Person review Thor

Monday 9 May 2011  |  Reviews

This is a slightly split decision; Howard thinks it’s pretty dire, while I think it’s almost passable, if you set your expectations low. Like, “I hope it’s better than Ghost Rider” low…

New Books : first week May

Sunday 8 May 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Jeff VanderMeer & S.J. Chambers' The Steampunk Bible, Jonathan Strahan's Eclipse Four, Nnedi Okorafor's Akata Witch, Charlaine Harris' Dead Reckoning, and other titles by Ballantine & Morris, Benedict, Black, Campbell, Correia, Farnsworth, Hobb, Jerome, Morden, Strieber, Weis & Krammes, Whates, and Wooding

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early May

Saturday 7 May 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Holly Black & Ellen Kushner's anthology Welcome to Bordertown, a China Miéville story in The Guardian, and stories in new issues of Asimov's, Analog, Clarkesworld, Apex, and GigaNotoSaurus

Web Magazines: early May 2011

Friday 6 May 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

Fiction by Annalee Newitz, Genevieve Valentine, and Cat Rambo, plus interviews with Lauren Beukes and Charles A. Tan and columns and reviews by Dominic Cilli, Adam Roberts, Paul Kincaid, and Vandana Singh, are among contents of May issues of Apex Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Fantasy Magazine, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, Quantum Muse, Redstone SF, SF Site, and Strange Horizons.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, May

Thursday 5 May 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

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May New and Notable books, selected by Locus Magazine editors, include Philip José Farmer's Up the Bright River, Cory Doctorow's With a Little Help, Kris Saknussemm's Enigmatic Pilot, and other titles by Barnes, Bisson, Bledsoe, Fox, Griffin, Hairston, Lansdale, Le Guin, McIntosh, Rothfuss, Valente, and Wells.

Print Magazines: late April to early May 2011

Wednesday 4 May 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

Fiction by Tim Pratt, Cat Rambo, Alan Wall, Tim Lees, Lisa Goldstein, Michelle M. Welch, and others, plus interviews and essays by Theodora Goss, Jonathan Strahan, Hannu Rajaniemi, Christopher Fowler, Joan Gordon, Tom Purdom, and Gregory Benford, are in new issues of Black Static, Bull Spec, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and Realms of Fantasy.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 3 May 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, George R.R. Martin, Jennifer Egan

Cory Doctorow: Techno-Optimism

Monday 2 May 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

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From Locus Magazine's May Issue.

"Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future?" It's a question I get asked so often that I have a little canned response I can rattle off without thinking...

May Issue Table of Contents

Sunday 1 May 2011  |  Magazine

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The May issue has a Roundtable Discussion of Theodore Sturgeon, an interview with David D. Levine, a new column by Cory Doctorow, and reviews of short fiction and books by China Miéville, Michael Swanwick, Kris Naknussemm, Patrick Rothfuss, Henry Kuttner, James Gurney, and others.

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

Previous Issues

April 2011

Shaun Tan
Dani & Eytan Kollin
Sean Wallace

Table of Contents

— Mailed 31 Mar 2011 —
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March 2011

Gene Wolfe
Alaya Dawn Johnson
Forthcoming Books

Table of Contents

— Mailed 24 Feb 2011 —
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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
— 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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