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Hugo is Martin Scorsese's best movie. I can't recommend this film enough.

Latest Locus Interviews and Spotlights:
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November 2011 Blinks

November News Posts

November 2011 Posts:

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late November

Wednesday 30 November 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Analog, Asimov's,, Fantasy Magazine, and Strange Horizons

New Books : 29 November

Tuesday 29 November 2011  |  Monitor

Released today, or in the last week: Ian McDonald's Planesrunner, the US edition of Mazarkis Williams' The Emperor's Knife, and titles by Andrews, Chandler, Douglas, Hanover, Liu, McCullough, Painter, Remic, Rusch, Rush, and Sullivan; earlier: L. Timmel Duchamp's Never at Home

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 28 November 2011  |  Monitor

Stephen King’s 11/22/63 remains the highest-ranking SF/F novel on general lists.

Howard Waldrop & Lawrence Person review Hugo

Sunday 27 November 2011  |  Reviews

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Howard Waldrop: Hugo is Martin Scorsese's best movie. (But then, it's about a lonely kid and a forgotten chapter of movie history, so how could he go wrong?) Scorsese proves that if you love movies enough, you can even overcome a PG rating. I can't recommend this film enough.

Online and Print Periodicals: late November

Saturday 26 November 2011  |  Monitor

January 2012 issues of Analog and Asimov's, a new issue of Black Static, and what's new online at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fantasy Magazine, Lightspeed, SF Signal, SF Site, Strange Horizons,, and new site Weird Fiction Review

E-Books: October-November 2011

Friday 25 November 2011  |  Monitor

The Galaxy Project launches, with e-book editions of 23 '50s era Galaxy stories, plus co-winners of a contest for new works; also, original anthology Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse, and editions of works by Antczak, Brooke, Doctorow, Grant, Locke, and Palmer

Spotlight on: Brian Stableford, Translator and Author

Thursday 24 November 2011  |  Perspectives

brian stableford
The fascination with works of French proto-SF stems, originally, from the days when I produced a history of Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, when I became very interested in comparisons and contrasts between the early development of the British and American traditions of speculative fiction – and, as a corollary, further comparisons and contrasts between those and the early evolution of Europeans traditions.

Classic Reprints: November 2011

Wednesday 23 November 2011  |  Monitor

Leigh Brackett's Shannach -- the Last: Farewell to Mars, John Kessel & James Patrick Kelly's Kafkaesque, and titles by Ramsey Campbell, Marty Halpern, and Andre Norton

New Books : 22 November

Tuesday 22 November 2011  |  Monitor

Released today: John Joseph Adams' Lightspeed: Year One, Michael Crichton & Richard Preston's Micro, Delia Sherman's The Freedom Maze, and titles by Anthony, Boloño, Carey, Duncan, Guran, Mayer, and Neumeier; earlier: J.M. Frey's Triptych

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 21 November 2011  |  Monitor

Stephen King's 11/22/63 debuts at #1 on three lists; Brandon Sanderson's The Alloy of Law also debuts in the top 10.

Geoff Ryman: Maximum Change

Sunday 20 November 2011  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's November Issue interview.

Drama is about change. In science fiction, we have the potential to be the most dramatic popular genre, because we potentially are writing about real social change: about the death of everything you believe in, everything you thought you knew.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-November

Saturday 19 November 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lightspeed, Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, On Spec, The New Yorker, and The Journal of Unlikely Entomology

Faren Miller reviews Daryl Gregory

Friday 18 November 2011  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's November 2011 issue

If you're new to his work, a quick but comprehensive survey of Unpossible and Other Stories should catch your interest.

New UK Books : November

Thursday 17 November 2011  |  Monitor

Mazarkis Williams' The Emperor's Knife, Ramsey Campbell's Ghosts Know, and titles by Cobley, Cottam, Fforde, Fowler, and Wurts; earlier: Ian R. MacLeod's Wake Up and Dream

Print Periodicals: early November

Wednesday 16 November 2011  |  Monitor

Vector celebrates the late Diana Wynne Jones - Plus, new issues of Focus, Jupiter, and The New York Review of Science Fiction

New Books : 15 November

Tuesday 15 November 2011  |  Monitor

Released today (or in the past week): Don DeLillo's The Angel Esmeralda, Ryu Mitsuse's Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights, two books about Kurt Vonnegut, and titles by Gilman, McEntire, Yolen, and Yovanoff; earlier: Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone and titles by Borski, Kenny, Meikle, and Thomas

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 14 November 2011  |  Monitor

Gregory Maguire's Out of Oz debuts in the top 10 on three lists; Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 remains in the top 10 on four lists.

Spotlight on: Maryelizabeth Hart, Bookseller

Sunday 13 November 2011  |  Perspectives

maryelizabeth hart
We are one of many booksellers around the country opening new stores... something that doesn't make the news as often as the ones that are closing.

New in Paperback: November

Saturday 12 November 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Connie Willis' All Clear, Jack McDevitt's Echo, Dan Simmons' Black Hills, Martin & Dozois' Songs of Love and Death, and other titles by Asher, Cook, Flint, Foster, Griffin, Lee & Miller, Miyabe, Revis, Ringo, Turtledove, and Williams

Gwenda Bond reviews Laini Taylor

Friday 11 November 2011  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's November 2011 issue

The name Laini Taylor may still be an unfamiliar one for many readers of fantasy, but probably not for much longer. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is the most unusual, intricate, and challenging YA fantasy of the year.

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, November

Thursday 10 November 2011  |  Magazine

Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by Jim Butcher's Ghost Story, George R.R. Martin's A Clash of Kings, William Gibson's Zero History, Christie Golden's Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension, and R.A. Salvatore's Gauntlgrym

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early November

Wednesday 9 November 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Apex Magazine, Clarkesworld, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Abyss & Apex, GigaNotoSaurus, Redstone SF, and Kaleidotrope

New Books : 8 November

Tuesday 8 November 2011  |  Monitor

Released today (or in the past week): Maureen F. McHugh's After the Apocalypse, Stephen King's 11/22/63, Christopher Paolini's Inheritance, Rob Ziegler's Seed, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick, and titles by Col Buchanan, Markus Heitz, Caitlin Kittredge, Jay Lake, Jonathan Lethem, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., and Brandon Sanderson

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 7 November 2011  |  Monitor

Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 debuts at #2 on three lists; titles by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan and Karen Traviss also debut on hardcover lists.

Andy Duncan: The Story Engine

Sunday 6 November 2011  |  Perspectives

andy duncan
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's November Issue interview.

Every generation retells the old stories, and makes them part of the new story. I don't see any of that going away, despite e-books and different delivery systems for fiction to people's cell phones, and the audiobook...

Online Periodicals: early November

Saturday 5 November 2011  |  Monitor

What's new from Apex Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lightspeed, Redstone SF, SF Site, Strange Horizons, and Subterranean

Russell Letson reviews Vernor Vinge

Friday 4 November 2011  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's November 2011 issue

It's a slightly different kind of ride from the wilder, wider A Fire Upon the Deep, but the landscape it traverses has its own fascination and excitement.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, November

Thursday 3 November 2011  |  Magazine

November New and Notable books include Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant's Steampunk!, Neal Stephenson's Reamde, Vernor Vinge's The Children of the Sky, and titles by Bledsoe, Brandon, Carson, Elliott, Hurley, Morgan, Morgenstern, Powers, Taylor, Weber, and Westerfeld.

Cory Doctorow: It's Time to Stop Talking About Copyright

Wednesday 2 November 2011  |  Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's November Issue.

There just isn't such a thing as "copyright policy" anymore. Every modern copyright policy becomes Internet policy — policy that touches on every aspect of how we use the net.

New Books : 1 November

Tuesday 1 November 2011  |  Monitor

Released today (or in the past week): N.K. Jemisin's The Kingdom of Gods, Gregory Maguire's Out of Oz, Jack McDevitt's Firebird, Joyce Carol Oates' The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares, Catherynne M. Valente's The Folded World, the first US edition of Stephen Baxter's Stone Spring, Ally Condie's Crossed, collections by Cory Doctorow and Daryl Gregory, and other titles by Caine, Carman, Correia, Dietz, George, Greenberg & Davis, Harper, Huff, Jerome, Jones, Meluch, Monk, Oates, Reichert, Viehl, and White

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October 2011

Margo Lanagan
Beth Bernobich

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Jay Lake
Alex Bledsoe
Cory Doctorow

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August 2011

Paolo Bacigalupi
Karen Lord
Sleight on Ballard

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— Mailed 28 July 2011 —
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July 2011

Ted Chiang
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June 2011

Patricia A. McKillip
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May 2011

Sturgeon Roundtable
David D. Levine
Cory Doctorow

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— Mailed 28 Apr 2011 —
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April 2011

Shaun Tan
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Sean Wallace

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— 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
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— 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
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Awards and convention reports
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— 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
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— 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
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— Mailed 31 March 2010 —
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