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August 2011 Posts:


Online Periodicals: late August 2011

Wednesday 31 August 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

The latest at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fantasy Magazine, Lightspeed, SF Signal, SF Site, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 30 August 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Terry Goodkind's The Omen Machine debuts in 1st place on two lists, while George R.R. Martin retains the #1 slot on two others.

New Books : fourth week August

Monday 29 August 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Peter S. Beagle & Joe R. Lansdale's The Urban Fantasy Anthology, Terry Goodkind's The Omen Machine, Paula Guran's The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2011 Edition, Daniel Polansky's Low Town, and other titles by Barclay, Cooper, Hoffman, Kollin & Kollin, Millhauser, Monette & Bear, Niven & Barnes, Rawn, Robson, and Vaughn

Russell Letson reviews Kathleen Ann Goonan

Sunday 28 August 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's August 2011 issue

The label "alternate history" does not quite do justice to the book's plot, let alone its thematics or its science fictional operations.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late August

Saturday 27 August 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Jack Dann & Nick Gevers' anthology Ghosts by Gaslight and in new issues of F&SF, Tor.com, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies

New Books : third week August

Friday 26 August 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Small press titles by Maria Alexander, Amy Benesch, Braxton A. Cosby, Jim McPherson, Lauri J. Owen, and Jo Ramsey

Graham Sleight's Yesterdays Tomorrows: J.G. Ballard

Thursday 25 August 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

ballard
From the August 2011 issue of Locus Magazine

Even those who accept all these criticisms would have also to accept that there was something about his work. Right from the start, he was a writer of absolute, transfixing certainty.

Classic Reprints: August 2011

Wednesday 24 August 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

New editions of John Brunner's Stand on Zanzibar, William Gibson & Bruce Sterling's The Difference Engine, Vernor Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep, and titles by Chandler, Cook, Howard, and Yolen

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 23 August 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons reclaims #1; titles by Lev Grossman, Christie Golden, Neil Gaiman, and Joan D. Vinge debut.

Print Periodicals: early August 2011

Monday 22 August 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of Black Static and Realms of Fantasy

Spotlight on: David Langford, Editor and Writer

Sunday 21 August 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

david langford
I got my start through chronic deafness: the gossip I misheard was generally funnier than the real thing.

Spotlight on: Alisa Krasnostein, Publisher

Saturday 20 August 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

alisa krasnostein
I really believed, and still do, that there is a lot of under-appreciated talent in the Australian writing scene and I wanted to play a part in fostering new talent, helping to nurture emerging talent and promote Australian work to the rest of the world.

Paolo Bacigalupi: The Windup Boy

Friday 19 August 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

paolo bacigalupis
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's August Issue interview.

The success of The Windup Girl makes me wonder whether or not we even know what the term 'science fiction' means to people.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-August

Thursday 18 August 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Fantasy Mangazine, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and On Spec

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, August

Wednesday 17 August 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

harris
Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by Charlaine Harris' Dead Reckoning, George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones, Aaron Allston's Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Conviction, and Christian Dunn's anthology Warhammer 40,000: The Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 16 August 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Sherrilyn Kenyon's Retribution debuts; Jim Butcher's Ghost Story slips; George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons maintains

Print Periodicals: early August 2011

Monday 15 August 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of Asimov's, Bull Spec, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and The New York Review of Science Fiction

New Books : second week August

Sunday 14 August 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Lev Grossman's The Magician King, first novels by John Hornor Jacobs, Mark Lawrence, and Courtney Schafer, and titles by Caine, Carroll, Harris & Kelner, Lee & Miller, Van Name, and others

New in Paperback: August

Saturday 13 August 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

William Gibson's Zero History, Richard Kadrey's Kill the Dead, Scott Westerfeld's Behemoth, and titles by Brooks, Charlton, Duane, Elliott, Foglio, Malan, Martin & Dozois, Modesitt, Richardson, Ringo & Thomsen, Scholes, Tepper, and Williamson

Faren Miller reviews Mark Charan Newton

Friday 12 August 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's August 2011 issue

Nights of Villjamur seems to have slipped under my radar last year... I'll join the enthusiastic chorus for a work that deserves all the favorable notice it can get.

Karen Lord: Dual Reality

Thursday 11 August 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

karen lord
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's August Issue interview.

I believe any kind of storytelling is transformative, but I also think that to do something consciously is not necessarily the best way to produce good work. The only thing I can do is tell a story that clicks for me.

Online Periodicals: early August 2011

Wednesday 10 August 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

What's new online at Apex Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Fantasy Magazine, GigaNotoSaurus, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lightspeed, Redstone SF, SF Site, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 9 August 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Jim Butcher's Ghost Story knocks George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons out of first place.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early August

Monday 8 August 2011  |  Reviews

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

Ready for Primate Time: A Review of Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Sunday 7 August 2011  |  Reviews

rise of the planet of the apes
Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes invites consideration as the very best of the Apes films, artfully conveying and updating the bitterly misanthropic message that reverberates through Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel and its big-screen and small-screen offspring...

New Books : first week August

Saturday 6 August 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Kirsten Imani Kasai's Tattoo, Steven Gould's 7th Sigma, Ekaterina Sedia' Heart of Iron, and titles by Armstrong, Chandler, Cody, Douglass, Gustainis, Johnson, McCarthy, McKenna & McKenna, and others

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Geoff Ryman

Friday 5 August 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's August 2011 issue

As these stories make evident, what is most distinctive is the passionate, lyrical, sometimes sardonic voice of one of the most deeply committed writers the field has seen in a generation.

Print Magazines: last week July 2011

Thursday 4 August 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

What's in new issues of Interzone, Jupiter, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Weird Tales

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, August

Wednesday 3 August 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

haber
August New and Notable books include Karen Haber's Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art and other titles by Carriger, Datlow, Dozois, Egan, Gregory, Horton, Laymon/Gerlach/Chizmar, Lumley, Millet, Newton, Steele, Tan, Wilber, and Wilson.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 2 August 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons is still #1; Timothy Zahn's Star Wars: Choices of One debuts.

Howard Waldrop & Lawrence Person review Cowboys & Aliens

Monday 1 August 2011  |  Reviews

thor
This is a film that isn't any better than it has to be. You have first-rate acting and solid direction in service of a third-rate script written by no less than six people, one of whose job was evidently to excise every last bit of surprise or cleverness from the dialogue.

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Previous Issues


July 2011

Ted Chiang
Lev Grossman
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents

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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
Steampunk!
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

Appreciations

August





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