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Howard Waldrop & Lawrence Person
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Cory Doctorow:

What's in the box

March 2012 Blinks

March News Posts

March 2012 Posts:

Twilight of the Gods, and Monsters: A Review of Wrath of the Titans

Saturday 31 March 2012  |  Reviews

wrath of the titans
If people go to movies in order to be excited, they should definitely see Wrath of the Titans, for no one can deny that it is a tremendously exciting movie .... However, filmgoers searching for interesting ideas in this film may feel, like its protagonists at one point, that they are lost in a vast labyrinth...

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late March

Friday 30 March 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from, Interzone, Lightspeed, and anthology The Future Is Japanese

Classic Reprints: March

Thursday 29 March 2012  |  Monitor

Jack Vance's Dream Castles, and titles by Max Ehrlich, Robert A. Heinlein, Andre Norton, and Pamela Sargent

Russell Letson reviews Walter Jon Williams

Wednesday 28 March 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's March 2012 issue

In This Is Not a Game and Deep State, Williams combined near-future SF and international-intrigue materials in a now-familiar techno-thriller way. In The Fourth Wall, a sequel to that pair, he adds to the recipe one of my personal favorite guilty-pleasure ingredients: the show-biz mystery novel.

New Books : 27 March

Tuesday 27 March 2012  |  Monitor

Released today or yesterday: First novels After the Snow by S.D. Crockett and Three A.M. by Steven John, an anthology from John Joseph Adams, series openers by Elizabeth Bear, Mark Chadbourn, and Anne Lyle, and series sequels by Banks, Beckett, Courtenay Grimwood, Foster, Haley, Hughes, Hunt, Kane, Lovegrove, Lowe, Poitevin, Sprunk, and Sylvan

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 26 March 2012  |  Monitor

Troy Denning's Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse and Raymond E. Feist's A Crown Imperiled debut.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Hari Kunzru's Gods Without Men

Sunday 25 March 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

In a deliberate attempt to mine this rubbish tip of dumb ideas for nuggets of psychological gold, Kunzru assembles a beautifully limned cast of characters across two centuries of jumbled time, and binds them together with desert-bred visions.

A Cunning Confection, and Some Food for Thought: A Review of The Hunger Games

Saturday 24 March 2012  |  Reviews

hunger games
For the young filmgoers that it is targeting, The Hunger Games constitutes a lively, involving adaptation of a lively, involving novel, and only the older viewers who find themselves in the theatre may be struck by its daunting message about the lowered expectations and shattered dreams of its fervent fans.

New in Paperback: March

Friday 23 March 2012  |  Monitor

Robert Charles Wilson's Vortex, Patrick Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear, and titles by Anderson, Bishop, Bledsoe, Buckner, Cherryh, Feist, Harris, Kratman, Pehov, and Strieber

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-March

Thursday 22 March 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in the first issue of British ezine Arc and in new issues of Subterranean, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Caitlín R. Kiernan

Wednesday 21 March 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's March 2012 issue

There are least a few passages in her new novel The Drowning Girl: A Memoir in which Caitlín R. Kiernan seems determined to reinvent the terms of Gothic fiction from the ground up, and she comes amazingly close to succeeding.

New Books : 20 March

Tuesday 20 March 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Nick Harkaway's Angelmaker, Joyce Carol Oates' Mudwoman, and titles by Basara, Brockmann, and Ikezawa; earlier, titles by Dukas, Hirshberg, Nelson, Niswander, Schultz & Joshi, and Schwader

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 19 March 2012  |  Monitor

Two strong debuts: David Weber's A Rising Thunder and Patricia Briggs' Fair Game

Sarah Pinborough: Beyond Horror

Sunday 18 March 2012  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's March Issue interview.

I think the real world is more scary than a scary fantasy world, so I'd rather make things up that have an edge. Even with scary magic, there's something else appealing there. I don't think I'll ever write strictly straight horror again, though.

Periodicals: mid-March

Saturday 17 March 2012  |  Monitor

What's in new issues of Andromeda Spaceways, Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Redstone SF, SF Site, Strange Horizons,, and Weird Tales

Paul Di Filippo reviews Jack Vance's Dream Castles: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Two

Friday 16 March 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Editors Jonathan Strahan and Terry Dowling have assembled a fine feast here, wisely not limiting themselves to the very earliest entries in Vance's canon. Story dates range from Vance's fourth sale in 1947, right through to 1977.

Locus Bestsellers, March

Thursday 15 March 2012  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Terry Pratchett's Snuff, George R.R. Martin's A Clash of Kings, Connie Willis' All Clear, Michael Reaves & Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff's Star Wars: Shadow Games, and Karen Traviss' Halo: Glasslands

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Tim Powers

Wednesday 14 March 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's February 2012 issue

Hide Me Among the Graves is not merely a sequel to The Stress of Her Regard... Powers has notably refined his novelistic skills.

New Books : 13 March

Tuesday 13 March 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Tim Powers' Hide Me Among the Graves, Ted Kosmatka's The Games, Lissa Price's Starters, and titles by Carey, Carey & Carey, Coates, Feist, Guran, Kenyon, Mantooth, Meynard, and Yarbro

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 12 March 2012  |  Monitor

Gail Carriger's Timeless debuts on three lists.

Howard Waldrop & Lawrence Person review John Carter

Sunday 11 March 2012  |  Reviews

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The main problem of filming John Carter 100 years after the source material was written is all the movies that have been made in the intervening century.

Barsoom Revisited, or Forewarned, Four-Armed: A Review of John Carter

Saturday 10 March 2012  |  Reviews

john carter
The frustrating news is that John Carter comes close — so agonizingly close — to being the film that Burroughs's novel deserved, fitfully emulating its mythic power but ultimately succumbing to the effects of several unwise decisions to update and "improve" its story.

Paul Di Filippo: Chameleon

Friday 9 March 2012  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's March Issue interview.

Like all writers, my own voice is a composite of everything I've read and everything I've loved, plus unique bits from my own life and career. I used to write in the styles of other authors I like a lot more than I do now. Lately I've gotten away from that. But I did have kind of a chameleon writing persona.

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

Thursday 8 March 2012  |  Resources

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

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early March

Wednesday 7 March 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Redstone SF, Apex, and On Spec

New Books : 6 March

Tuesday 6 March 2012  |  Monitor

Released this past week: Terry Bisson's Any Day Now, Caitlín R. Kiernan's The Drowning Girl, Hari Kunzru's Gods Without Men, Jonathan Strahan's The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six, the US edition of J.G. Ballard's Kingdom Come, and titles by Bishop, Briggs, Carriger, Cherryh, Constantine, Downum, Leicht, Long, Martinez, McCarthy, McGuire, Novik, Palmatier & Bray, Thurman, Vanderhooft & Berman, and Weber

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 5 March 2012  |  Monitor

Kim Harrison's A Perfect Blood debuts at #2.

Print Periodicals: early March

Sunday 4 March 2012  |  Monitor

What's in new issues of Analog, Asimov's, Black Static, and On Spec

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, March

Saturday 3 March 2012  |  Magazine

March New and Notable books include anthologies by Adams, Mayo & Brown, and Vanderhooft & Berman, collections by Hirshberg and Sussex, nonfiction by Gibson, and novels by Block, Card, Hobb, McIntosh, Revis, and Ruff.

Cory Doctorow: What's Inside the Box

Friday 2 March 2012  |  Perspectives

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From Locus Magazine's March Issue.

The owner (or user) of a device should be able to know (or control) which software is running on her devices. This is really four answers, and I'll go over them in turn, using three different scenarios: a computer in an Internet cafe, a car, and a cochlear implant. That is, a computer you sit in front of, a computer you put your body into, and a computer you put in your body.

March Issue Table of Contents

Thurday 1 March 2012  |  Magazine

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The March issue features interviews with writers Paul Di Filippo and Sarah Pinborough, lists of forthcoming books through December 2012, a new column by Cory Doctorow, international reports from Brazil and India, and reviews of new books by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Melanie Rawn, Walter Jon Williams, Theodora Goss, and many others.

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

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