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December 2011 Posts:


Print Periodicals: end of December

Saturday 31 December 2011  |  Monitor

What's in new issues of Analog, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and Asimov's

Online Periodicals: end of December

Friday 30 December 2011  |  Monitor

What's new online at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, SF Signal, Weird Fiction Review, and World SF Blog

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late December

Thursday 29 December 2011  |  Reviews

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

January Issue Table of Contents

Wednesday 28 December 2011  |  Magazine

january issue
The January issue has interviews with Lois McMaster Bujold and Claude Lalumière, a new column by Cory Doctorow, obituaries of Anne McCaffrey and Darrell K. Sweet, and reviews of new books by Margo Lanagan, Bruce Sterling, Rudy Rucker, Michael Dirda, and many others, plus audiobook reviews by Amy Goldschlager.

New Books : 27 December

Tuesday 27 December 2011  |  Monitor

Released today: Dean Koontz's 77 Shadow Street, the US edition of Rod Rees' The Demi-Monde: Winter, and titles by Benulis, Christopher, Fowler, Francis, Lee, Liu, McLeod, Robertson, Sebold, Snyder, Wells, and Whates; earlier, titles by Melton, Snyder

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 26 December 2011  |  Monitor

Stephen King's 11/22/63 remains #1.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Alastair Reynolds

Sunday 25 December 2011  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's December 2011 issue

Both Alastair Reynolds's Blue Remembered Earth and Paul McAuley's In the Mouth of the Whale provide continuing evidence, in quite different ways, that the old New Space Opera is alive and well.

Periodicals: Third Week December

Saturday 24 December 2011  |  Monitor

New issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, On Spec, and Strange Horizons

E-Books: December 2011

Friday 23 December 2011  |  Monitor

A shared world original anthology from Philip Athans, Allan Kaster's Top Ten Tales of SF, a horror novel by Jonathan Janz, a collection by Jennifer Rardin, and other titles by Keith Brooke, Eric Brown, John W. Campbell, and Stephen Palmer

New UK Books : December

Thursday 22 December 2011  |  Monitor

Leigh Kennedy's collection Wind Angels, a "best of" collection by Charles L. Grant, and a novel by Michael J. Sullivan

Adrienne Martini reviews Cherie Priest

Wednesday 21 December 2011  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's December 2011 issue

Hellbent isn't deep or profound. What it is is pure, unadulterated fun.

New Books : 20 December

Tuesday 20 December 2011  |  Monitor

Released today: John C. Wright's Count to a Trillion, R.A. MacAvoy's Death and Resurrection, Jason Stoddard's first novel Winning Mars, and titles by Cochran and Resnick; earlier, Bugf#ck: The Useless Wit & Wisdom of Harlan Ellison

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 19 December 2011  |  Monitor

Stephen King's 11/22/63 is back at #1.

Lois Tilton's 2011 Short Fiction Reviews in Review

Sunday 18 December 2011  |  Reviews

Locus Online's short fiction reviewer looks back at highlights from 2011 publications.

Periodicals: mid-December

Saturday 17 December 2011  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mythic Delirium, and SF Site, plus what's new at SF Signal, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

Charles Stross: Contrarian

Friday 16 December 2011  |  Perspectives

charles stross
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's December Issue interview.

Like it or lump it, having faster-than-light starships or aliens in a novel makes it approximately as credible as having fire-breathing dragons and magic swords.

Classic Reprints: December 2011

Thursday 15 December 2011  |  Monitor

Pohl & Kornbluth's The Space Merchants, updated, plus titles by Bloch, Bull, Chandler, Cook, James, Sawyer, Smith, and Wilson

Faren Miller reviews Tim Pratt

Wednesday 14 December 2011  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's December 2011 issue

The final section defies both genre and general morality with a sly zest that takes Briarpatch well beyond the darkness of the opening. It showcases Pratt's ability to interweave the most fantastic places and concepts with scenes that any Bay Area resident might know.

New Books : 13 December

Tuesday 13 December 2011  |  Monitor

Released this week: Cathy & Arnie Fenner's Spectrum 18, Philip Palmer's Artemis; earlier, titles by Asaro, Hughes, Scott & Freedman, Sutter

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 12 December 2011  |  Monitor

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

Graham Sleight's Yesterdays Tomorrows: Roger Zelazny

Sunday 11 December 2011  |  Reviews

zelazny
From the December 2011 issue of Locus Magazine

Roger Zelazny's writing gives an impression of having integrated all the jobs of an SF writer into one consistent voice. It is, for a start, knowing, informal, sophisticated. It happily mixes the informal with the businesslike and the borderline-pretension of dropping in a word like recherches.

New in Paperback: December

Saturday 10 December 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Patricia A. McKillip's The Bards of Bone Plain, Orson Scott Card's The Lost Gate, and titles by Anderson & Sebanc, Butcher, Coe, Flint, Harrison, Herbert & Anderson, and Zahn

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, December

Friday 9 December 2011  |  Magazine

reamde
Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Neal Stephenson's Reamde, George R.R. Martin's A Storm of Swords, Max Brooks' World War Z, Sean Williams' Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, and R.A. Salvatore's Gauntlgrym

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

Thursday 8 December 2011  |  Resources

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

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early December

Wednesday 7 December 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Interzone, Clarkesworld, Alt Hist, Redstone SF, GigaNotoSaurus, Jabberwocky, and Apex Magazine

New Books : 6 December

Tuesday 6 December 2011  |  Monitor

Released today: Joe Haldeman's Earthbound, Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Prince, Rudy Rucker's autobiography Nested Scrolls, and titles by Collins, Conroy, Greenberg & Brozek, Hodgell, Koch, Lackey, Patton, and Turtledove; earlier: Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls and titles by Ingram, Ione, Knight, McCammon, and Morrow

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 5 December 2011  |  Monitor

Michael Crichton & Richard Preston's Micro debuts on four print lists.

Gemma Files: The Sex and Death Show

Sunday 4 December 2011  |  Perspectives

gemma files
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's December Issue interview.

I have always had an urge towards the horrific. Often I say that horror is a ghetto inside a ghetto inside a ghetto, in terms of genre. There are horror people who like both science fiction and fantasy, and I'm one of them.

Online and Print Periodicals: early December

Saturday 3 December 2011  |  Monitor

New issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Fantasy Magazine, Ideomancer, Interzone, Lightspeed, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Redstone Science Fiction, SF Site, and Strange Horizons

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, December

Friday 2 December 2011  |  Magazine

atwood
December New and Notable books include Margaret Atwood's In Other Worlds, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick, and titles by Bernobich, Hughes, Jones, Kiernan, Lake, Martin & Dozois, McHugh, Pierce, Pratchett, Sherman, Whates, and Ziegler

December Issue Table of Contents

Thursday 1 December 2011  |  Magazine

december issue
The December issue has interviews with Charles Stross and Gemma Files, complete lists of forthcoming books through September 2012, reviews of new books by Alastair Reynolds, Gregory Maguire, Ian R MacLeod, Libba Bray, Kim Harrison, and many others, plus all the latest SF and fantasy news.

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



Previous Issues


November 2011

Geoff Ryman
Andy Duncan
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents

— Mailed 27 Oct 2011 —
november cover


October 2011

Margo Lanagan
Beth Bernobich
Renovation

Table of Contents

— Mailed 29 Sept 2011 —
october cover


September 2011

Jay Lake
Alex Bledsoe
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents

— Mailed 1 Sept 2011 —
september cover


August 2011

Paolo Bacigalupi
Karen Lord
Sleight on Ballard

Table of Contents

— Mailed 28 July 2011 —
august cover


July 2011

Ted Chiang
Lev Grossman
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents

july cover


June 2011

Patricia A. McKillip
Saladin Ahmed
Forthcoming Books

Table of Contents

— Mailed 31 May 2011 —
june cover


May 2011

Sturgeon Roundtable
David D. Levine
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents

— Mailed 28 Apr 2011 —
may cover


April 2011

Shaun Tan
Dani & Eytan Kollin
Sean Wallace

Table of Contents

— Mailed 31 Mar 2011 —
april cover


March 2011

Gene Wolfe
Alaya Dawn Johnson
Forthcoming Books

Table of Contents

— Mailed 24 Feb 2011 —
march cover


February 2011
Recommended Reading
Locus Poll and Survey Ballot
Alastair Reynolds
Sharyn November
Table of Contents
— Mailed 31 Jan 2011 —
february cover


January 2011
SF in the Digital Age
Robert J. Sawyer

Table of Contents

— Mailed 30 Dec 2010 —
january cover


December 2010
Nancy Kress
Robert V.S. Redick
Forthcoming Books
World Fantasy Con Report and Pics
Table of Contents
— Mailed 30 Nov 2010 —
december cover


November 2010
Mercedes Lackey
Greg van Eekhout
Cory Doctorow
Worldcon Reports
Mur Lafferty, Frank Wu
Table of Contents
— Mailed 28 Oct 2010 —
november cover


October 2010
Pulp Fiction!
Silverberg, Lupoff, & Robinson
Barry N. Malzberg
Hugo Awards
Table of Contents
— Mailed 30 Sep 2010 —
october cover


September 2010
Steampunk!
Cherie Priest
Gail Carriger
Phil & Kaja Foglio
Cory Doctorow
Forthcoming Books
Table of Contents
— Mailed 31 August 2010 —
september cover


August 2010

Locus Survey
Patrick Rothfuss
N.K. Jemisin
Awards and convention reports
Table of Contents
— Mailed 29 July 2010 —
august cover


July 2010

Locus Poll
Laurence Yep
Jedediah Berry
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents
— Mailed 29 June 2010 —
july cover


June 2010

Forthcoming Books through March 2011; Kit Reed; M.K. Hobson; Frank Frazetta

Table of Contents
— Mailed 2 June 2010 —
june cover


May 2010

Poe & the Fantastic; Brian Evenson; Cory Doctorow; Reports from ICFA and World Horror
Table of Contents
— Mailed 30 April 2010 —
may cover


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 —
april cover






Charles N. Brown, 1937-2009

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