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Gary Westfahl reviews Super 8 and Green Lantern

»'s Best SF & Fantasy Book of the Year So Far are led by Jo Walton's Among Others, followed by Miéville, Harkness, Brooks, Moning, Corey, Wilson, Rothfuss, Abraham, and Okorafor

» Fantastique Unfettered interviews Bruce Boston about his fourth Bram Stoker award

» The Maui News checks in with Linda Nagata about her latest novel

» Guardian: Patrick Ness' Monsters of Men has won the Carnegie Medal

» CNN reports on Harlan Ellison's initiation into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame

» Telegraph: Peter Ingham reviews Ernest Cline, Tom Holt, Trent Jamieson, Ben Aaronovitch

» Book View Cafe is running a Favorite Science Fiction poll, paralleling NPR's, though with somewhat different rules -- short fiction can be included; Golden Age writers are discouraged

» has an excerpt from Vernor Vinge's upcoming The Children of the Sky

» NPR is soliciting nominations for this Summer's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy Books Top 100 list; last year they did thrillers, and got 17,000 ballots

» LA Times: Steampunk culture full speed ahead, with Jeff VanderMeer and The League of S.T.E.A.M.; also, Susan Carpenter reviews China Miéville's Embassytown and reviews Vera Brosgol's Anya's Ghost

» Breaking News: Bram Stoker Awards Winners include Peter Straub, Stephen King, Ellen Datlow & Nick Mamatas

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Hannu Rajamiemi's The Quantum Thief

» Ellen Datlow's photos from the KGB reading on June 15, with Sarah Langan and Glen Hirshberg

» The Paris Review, Summer issue has interviews with William Gibson and Samuel R. Delany (only excerpts online), and fiction by Jonathan Lethem

» Black Gate: Bud Webster on Rosetta Books' The Galaxy Project; earlier, Bud Webster on Holding History

» PZ Myers reveals his secret addiction -- trolling '70s-era porn shops in search of cheesy science fiction, from van Vogt to Moorcock

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews John Scalzi's Fuzzy Nation

» Pyr's June Author Round Table features Jon Sprunk, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Andrew P. Mayer, Erin Hoffman

» NPR: Glen Weldon selects Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Books for a Fantastical Summer by Liane Merciel, China Miéville, Hannu Rajaniemi, Melissa Marr, and Albert Brooks

» NPR: Howard Andrew Jones plugs Rich Tales in Cheap Print by Leigh Brackett, Manly Wade Wellman, and Robert E. Howard

» London Review of Books: Sam Thompson reviews China Miéville's Embassytown, with reference to John "genre cannot be serious" Mullan

» Clarion UCSD's second annual Write-a-Thon is open to June 26th

» Ellen Datlow's website is newly redesigned

» Guardian: Terry Pratchett starts process to take his own life

» Guardian: Salman Rushdie to write sci-fi drama for Showtime; "quality TV drama has taken over from film and the novel as the best way of widely communicating ideas and stories"

» Gregory Benford's "Terraforming Ganymede with Robert A. Heinlein" - part 1, part 2

» John Ashbrook has a previously unbroadcast 1993 interview with William Gibson

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Willis, Emshwiller, Lebbon, Corey

» From Bar to Bar interviews Alastair Reynolds

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews H.G. Wells' 1910 The History of Mr. Polly

» B&N: Ward Sutton graphically reviews Albert Brooks' 2030

» Boomtron [formerly BSCreview, apparently]: Hal Duncan's column Notes from New Sodom: The Order of the Blue Flower

» New Zealand's Sir Julius Vogel Awards for SF/F/H include works by Helen Lowe, Lyn McConchie, and Paul Haines

» MIT Technology Review plans a special science fiction issue this Fall; also, editors list ten Best Hard Science Fiction Books of all Time that inspired the issue

» The Independent: Christopher Fowler on Fergus Gwynplaine MacIntyre

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Brian Jacques' The Rogue Crew

» NY Times: Carlo Rotella reviews China Miéville's Embassytown

» Also NY Times: Jeff VanderMeer's "Science Fiction Chronicle" reviews Lauren Beukes, Genevieve Valetine, Peter S. Beagle, Jo Walton

» LA Review of Books: Roger Luckhurst reviews Gary K. Wolfe's Evaporating Genres

» NPR: Alan Cheuse reviews Ben Bova's Leviathans of Jupiter

» Dave Langford's Ansible 287

» Salon: Laura Miller asks Does reading great books make you a better person?

June 2011 Posts:

June 2011 Posts:

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late June

Thursday 30 June 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from, F&SF, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Fantasy Magazine, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Spotlight on: Rachel Swirsky, Writer

Wednesday 29 June 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

rachel swirsky
I really love short fiction. I love the novel, too, but there's something about the short form that can be intense in the best ways -- experimental, guttural, reduced like a simmering sauce until what's left is all flavor.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 28 June 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Daniel H. Wilson and Laurell K. Hamilton debut on LA Times' fiction hardcover list.

Graham Sleight's Yesterdays Tomorrows: Shirley Jackson

Monday 27 June 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From the June 2011 issue of Locus Magazine

Shirley Jackson evades description. She has been enormously influential on the field of the fantastic, yet it's rare indeed to find her depicting overtly fantastic events.

Print & Web Magazines: third week June 2011

Sunday 26 June 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

What's in new issues of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Black Static, SF Site, and Strange Horizons

New Books : 3rd week June

Saturday 25 June 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Rich Horton's The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011, Brent Hayward's The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter, first novels by Erin Hoffman and Andrew Mayer, and other titles by D'Ammassa, Englehart, Frei, Gilman, Radford, Ramsey, Sinclair, and Sinor

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Greg Egan

Friday 24 June 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's June 2011 issue

Egan has probably done as much as any SF writer to uncover a kind of chilly Euclidian beauty in the pure mathematics of space-time, but he can still surprise us with the comparatively far simpler story of a girl who became a hero.

Patricia A. McKillip: Fairy Tales Matter

Thursday 23 June 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

patricia mckillip
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's June Issue interview.

The tropes of mythology and symbolism are the basics. Itís like notation in music: you can change it in really wacky ways, but the sound is always the same, the sound is always there. As long as we need these symbols, then the stories will be written.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-June

Wednesday 22 June 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Asimov's, Analog, and Intergalactic Medicine Show

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 21 June 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Laurell K. Hamilton's Hit List debuts in 1st place.

Lantern Wilder: A Review of Green Lantern

Monday 20 June 2011  |  Reviews

green lantern
The modern comic book character of Green Lantern, originally Hal Jordan, has lasted for over half a century. Such a hardy hero will surely survive his latest humiliation, this long-delayed film adaptation.

Print Magazines: mid-June 2011

Sunday 19 June 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

Realms of Fantasy celebrates Issue 100 with 100 pages; also, new issues of Mythic Delirium, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and The Bulletin of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

New Books : 2nd week June

Saturday 18 June 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

James S.A. Corey's Leviathan Wakes, Greg Egan's The Clockwork Rocket, Lisa Goldstein's The Uncertain Places, Mira Grant's Deadline, and other titles by Jaros, Rabe & Greenberg, Remic, and Venables

Adrienne Martini reviews Tansy Rayner Roberts

Friday 17 June 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's June 2011 issue

In less than 120 pages, Tansy Rayner Roberts has not only told a kick-ass series of interlinked stories in Love and Romanpunk, she has also, quite possibly, kicked off the next historical period for writers to mine. For such a slim volume, it packs a wallop.

New in Paperback: June

Thursday 16 June 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Alastair Reynolds' Terminal World, Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings, Naomi Novik's Tongues of Serpents, and other titles by Drake, Esslemont, Flint & Free, Hogan, McCaffrey, and Niven & Lerner

Saladin Ahmed: Complicated Fantasy

Wednesday 15 June 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

saladin ahmed
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's June Issue interview.

I'm pretty close to a pacifist, and in the real world I think violence is a sad way to try and solve problems. So what does it mean that I love reading books about monsters getting their heads chopped off by guys with swords?

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 14 June 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Ilona Andrews' Magic Slays and Daniel H. Wilson's Robopocalypse debut.

Familiar Invaders: A Review of Super 8

Monday 13 June 2011  |  Reviews

super 8
With the appearance of J. J. Abrams' Super 8, we observe a new generation of filmmakers making films that reflect and draw upon their childhood obsession with George Lucas' and Steven Spielberg's film-obsessed films. Science fiction is becoming metafiction.

Web and Print Magazines: 12 June 2011

Sunday 12 June 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

Fiction and poetry by Robert Reed, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Eric James Stone, K.C. Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Andrew Nightingale, and Charlie Jane Anders, plus reviews, articles, and interviews, are in new issues of Apex Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lightspeed, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Strange Horizons, and

New Books : 1st week June

Saturday 11 June 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Daniel H. Wilson's Robopocalypse, Allen Steele's Hex, Rudy Rucker's Jim and the Flims, graphic novels by Vera Brosgol and Gene Luen Yang & Thien Phan, and other titles by DeMarco, Green, Hearne, Hughes, Koontz, and Lackey

Russell Letson reviews Walter Jon Williams

Friday 10 June 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's June 2011 issue

Williams' approach is reflexively hyper-aware, the story of the making of a techno-thriller-like entertainment that itself unfolds like a techno-thriller and then collapses the pretend into the actual -- an imaginary adventure with real assassins (and despots and torturers) in it.

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, June

Thursday 9 June 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by Patrick Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear, Jim Butcher's Changes, Steven Erikson's The Crippled God, Simon Beecroft & Jeremy Beckett's LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, and Greg Bear's Halo: Cryptum

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early June

Wednesday 8 June 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in issues of Realms of Fantasy, Clarkesworld, Interzone, GigaNotoSaurus, Apex, and Redstone SF

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 7 June 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Dean Koontz' Frankenstein: The Dead Town debuts at #1; Aaron Allston's Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Conviction debuts at #3.

Locus Magazine's Forthcoming Books: Selected Titles through March 2012

Monday 6 June 2011  |  Resources; Magazine; 2011 Posts

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

Web and Print Magazines: early June 2011

Sunday 5 June 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

Fiction by Bradley P. Beaulieu, Darrell Schweitzer, Genevieve Valentine, Karen Joy Fowler, and Malinda Lo, and articles and reviews by Bud Webster, Mike Resnick, Sarah Goslee, Sarah Einstein, and Colin Steele, are in new issues of Black Gate, Clarkesworld, Redstone SF, SF Commentary, Subterranean, and other 'zines.

New Books : late May - early June

Saturday 4 June 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Catherynne M. Valente's The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (first time in print), anthologies from Ellen Datlow, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, and John Klima, and other titles by Battis, Esslemont, Le Guin, Marr, and Miller

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, June

Friday 3 June 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

pj farmer
June New and Notable books, selected by Locus Magazine editors, include China Miéville's Embassytown, Brent Hayward's The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter, and titles by Abraham, Aiken, Beagle, Emshwiller, Pohl, Sawyer, Strahan, Swanwick, Valentine, Van Gelder, and Williamson.

Classic Reprints: June 2011

Thursday 2 June 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Library of America's Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1963-1973, and new editions of Tim Powers' On Stranger Tides and novels by Charles de Lint and Christopher Pike

June Issue Table of Contents

Wednesday 1 June 2011  |  Magazine

june issue
The June issue has interviews with Patricia A. McKillip and Saladin Ahmed, lists of Forthcoming Books through March 2012, a Spotlight on author Rachel Swirsky, an obituary of Joanna Russ, reviews of new books by Greg Egan, Walter Jon Williams, Andrea Hairston, Charlaine Harris, and others, and Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column on Shirley Jackson.

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Previous Issues

May 2011

Sturgeon Roundtable
David D. Levine
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents

— Mailed 28 Apr 2011 —
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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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