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» LA Times: David L. Ulin reviews J.G. Ballard's Millennium People; online, Nick Owchar's Siren's Call column covers Dan Simmons' Flashback and the VanderMeers' latest Thackery T. Lambshead anthology

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews Paul Malmont's The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown

» Gollancz will launch The Science Fiction Gateway with thousands of out-of-print titles by classic genre authors available as eBooks, closely integrated with the online Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, this Autumn

» Realms of Fantasy magazine is switching to electronic-only submissions by August 31st

» From Bar to Bar inteviews Braulio Tavares

» B&N Review via Salon: Katherine A. Powers finds Dan Simmons' Flashback "atrocious, hyper-conservative"

» Ellen Datlow's photos from July 20th's KGB reading with Katherine Vaz and Geoff Ryman

» Fantastic Literature's July booklist is online

» New Scientist's Jeff Hecht covers Readercon

» Ellen Datlow's photos from Readercon

» Guardian's latest response about SF and God is by Liz Williams

» NY Times Book Review: Justin Cronin reviews Glen Duncan's The Last Werewolf - 'playfully brainy'

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Paul Malmont's The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown

» NY Times: James Gleick suggests we stop fetishizing books

» Scott Edelman has posts from Readercon Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

» LA Review of Books: John Rieder's Secret Histories reviews four steampunk anthologies from Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, Nick Gevers, and Mike Ashley

» Guardian: Ken MacLeod addresses the question What can science fiction tell us about God?; earlier, Roz Kaveney did

» A.V. Club: Jason Heller reviews Dan Simmons' Flashback

» LA Times: Jeff VanderMeer reviews Martin's A Dance with Dragons: "Was it worth the six-year wait? Absolutely."

» Salon: Andrew Leonard reviews Martin's A Dance with Dragons: "scary good"

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Tanith Lee, Mark Charan Newton, David Wong, Paul Hoffman

» Slate's Browbeat compiles early reviews of George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons, including Lev Grossman's

» Encyclopedia of Science Fiction 3rd edition to be released online for free by arrangement with Gollancz at -- here's SFE's PDF press release

» Underwords interviews Ellen Datlow

» B&N: Will Menaker reviews J.G. Ballard's Millennium People

» Lawrence Person: Apollocon 2011 pictures

» David Langford's Ansible 288

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey briefly reviews James Corey's Leviathan Wakes

» The Australian: James Bradley reviews Felix Palma's The Map of Time

» Underwords talks with James Patrick Kelly about his new Nook and Kindle e-zine Strangeways

» io9's latest Geeks Guide to the Galaxy interviews Simon Pegg and discusses funny f&sf

» Jeff VanderMeer has lined up his e-book schedule for the year

» Ellen Datlow's photos from Locus Awards weekend

» Locus Online's personal blog: DisAffiliated

July 2011 Posts:

July 2011 Posts:

August Issue Table of Contents

Sunday 31 July 2011  |  Magazine

august issue
The August issue has interviews with Paolo Bacigalupi and Karen Lord, results of this year's Locus Survey, a report from the Locus Awards/SF Hall of Fame Weekend, reviews of new books by Kathleen Ann Goonan, Lev Grossman, Mark Charan Newton, Richard Matheson, and many others, plus Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column on J.G. Ballard.

New Books : last week July

Saturday 30 July 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Kathleen Ann Goonan's This Shared Dream, Paul Malmont's The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown, and other titles by Bennett, Butcher, Glass, Gustainis, Marmell, McKenna, and Seed

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late July

Friday 29 July 2011  |  Reviews

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

Spotlight on: Kelley Armstrong, Writer

Thursday 28 July 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

kelley armstrong
When I had an idea for a YA series, I thought it would be much different than writing for adults. Then I read modern YA and realized the plots and characters are just as complex. Yet writing teenage characters is different -- they have very different skill sets, issues, and concerns...

E-Books : June-July

Wednesday 27 July 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Norman Spinrad's Osama the Gun, K.W. Jeter's The Kingdom of Shadows, Minister Faust's The Alchemists of Kush, and other titles by Antczak, Di Filippo, Frost, Hindmarsh, and Purdom

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 26 July 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons is #1.

Spotlight on: Bruce Coville, Writer and Audiobook Publisher

Monday 25 July 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

bruce coville
I'm particularly proud of our full cast recordings of some of the great Heinlein YA titles -- Have Space Suit, Will Travel; The Rolling Stones; Star Beast; and Red Planet. One of Heinlein's many strengths was his gift for dialogue, and large sections of these books read almost as if they were written as scripts.

Print Magazines: 3rd week July 2011

Sunday 24 July 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

What's in new issues of Murky Depths, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and Vector

New Books : 3rd week July

Saturday 23 July 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Ann & Jeff VanderMeer's anthology The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, Gardner Dozois' collection When the Great Days Come, Geoff Ryman's collection Paradises Tales, and novels by Anderson, Ashford, Ballantine, Cabot, Hearne, Kelleher, Melton, Millet, Monk, Newton, Pitts, Somers, Turtledove, and Warren

Comments from the Locus Poll & Survey

Friday 22 July 2011  |  Perspectives

july issue
Voters in this year's Locus Poll & Survey commented about the current state of SF, what they like and don't like about Locus, and especially about what we should have asked about on the Survey.

Classic Reprints: July 2011

Thursday 21 July 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

10th anniversary edition of Neil Gaiman's American Gods, plus new editions of Geoff Ryman's The Child Garden, Kim Newman's Anno Dracula, and two steampunk novels by K.W. Jeter

Russell Letson reviews James S.A. Corey

Wednesday 20 July 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's July 2011 issue

We came here for space battles and encounters with low-life corridor scum and exposing the manipulations of corporate psychopaths and desperate searches for the last shreds of decency and heroic last stands and blowing stuff up, and there's plenty of that to go around.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 19 July 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons is poised for #1; J.K. Rowling's backlist ranks; debuts by MaryJanice Davidson and Kevin Hearne

New in Paperback: July

Monday 18 July 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Charles Yu's How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, Nail Gaiman & Al Sarrantonio's anthology Stories, and other titles by Flynn, Mann, Miller, Van Name, and Weber

Print & Web Magazines: mid-July 2011

Sunday 17 July 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

What's in the latest issues of Alt Hist, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Chiaroscuro, Flurb, M-Brane SF, On Spec, Quantum Muse, SF Commentary, SF Signal, SF Site, Strange Horizons, Subterranean, and

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-July

Saturday 16 July 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in a special YA edition of Subterranean and in Ellen Datlow's anthology Naked City

Ted Chiang: Scientific Method

Friday 15 July 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

ted chiang
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's July Issue interview.

I consider most of my work science fiction, even the stories that look like fantasy. To me, what makes a story science fiction is not whether the universe has the same laws as our universe or not, but whether it is a universe in which the scientific method works.

New Books : mid-July

Thursday 14 July 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons, Gardner Dozois' Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-eighth Annual Collection, J.G. Ballard's Millennium People, Charles Stross' Rule 34, and Robert Charles Wilson's Vortex

Tim Pratt reviews Nick Mamatas

Wednesday 13 July 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's July 2011 issue

Sensation by Nick Mamatas is a political satire and a meditation on the nature of reality reminiscent of Philip K. Dick...

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 12 July 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons tops Amazon lists; titles by Gail Carriger, Todd & Anne McCaffrey, and Félix J. Palma debut on print lists.

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, July

Monday 11 July 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by Patrick Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear, George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones, Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, Aaron Allston's Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Backlash, and Christian Dunn's anthology Warhammer 40,000: Victories of the Space Marines.

Print & Web Magazines: first week July 2011

Sunday 10 July 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

Fiction by Robert Silverberg, Michael Swanwick, Gord Sellar, Edward M. Lerner, Tom Godwin, and many others, plus interviews, essays, and reviews, are in new issues of Analog, Asimov's, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and other 'zines.

New Books : first week July

Saturday 9 July 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Dan Simmons' Flashback, Ellen Datlow's Naked City, Rick Wilber's Future Media, first novels by Teresa Frohock and Jonathan Wood, and other titles by Buettner, Carriger, Hines, McCaffrey & McCaffrey, and Vey

Lev Grossman: Insider / Outsider

Friday 8 July 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

lev grossman
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's July Issue interview.

We had to choose between packaging The Magicians for fantasy readers and for literary readers. In some ways, it made sense to skew it literary, because fantasy readers are more adventurous than literary readers.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early July

Thursday 7 July 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from Jabberwocky, Journal of Unlikely Entomology, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Abyss & Apex, Apex Magazine, and Redstone SF

Faren Miller reviews Daryl Gregory

Wednesday 6 July 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's July 2011 issue

Raising Stony Mayhall should add to Daryl Gregory's reputation as a dazzling innovator, despite being set in an alternate history whose starting point comes from the realm of pulpish horror: the zombie invasion in Night of the Living Dead.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 5 July 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

George R.R. Martin is #1, #2, #5, and #7, with various volumes in his A Song of Ice and Fire series.

New Books : late June - early July

Monday 4 July 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Daryl Gregory's Raising Stony Mayhall, Félix Palma's The Map of Time, and titles by Carey, Chance, Kimball, McMahon, Morden, and Palmer

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, July

Sunday 3 July 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

pj farmer
July New and Notable books include James S.A. Corey's Leviathan Wakes, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer's Year's Best SF 16, Graham Joyce's The Silent Land, and titles by Anderson, Blaylock, Datlow, Goldstein, Hobb & Lindholm, Rucker, Schafer, Silverberg, Tidhar, Vonnegut, and Williams.

Cory Doctorow: No Endorsement

Saturday 2 July 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's July Issue.

As 3D printing marketplaces race past traditional crafting sites, there's a world of potentially mass-produced objects that need some lightweight, simple way to get legit, avoid legal wrangles, and focus on making great stuff instead of enriching the legal profession.

July Issue Table of Contents

Friday 1 July 2011  |  Magazine

july issue
The July issue has interviews with Ted Chiang and Lev Grossman, a column by Cory Doctorow, reports from Nebula Awards Weekend and Baycon, a new audiobook review column by Amy Goldschlager, and reviews of new books by Robert Charles Wilson, Daryl Gregory, James S.A. Corey, Rudy Rucker, and many others.

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

Previous Issues

June 2011

Patricia A. McKillip
Saladin Ahmed
Forthcoming Books

Table of Contents

— Mailed 31 May 2011 —
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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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