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April 2012 Blinks

April News Posts

April 2012 Posts:

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 30 April 2012  |  Monitor

Karen Russell's Swamplandia! is back on a couple lists.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late April

Sunday 29 April 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of F&SF, Bull Spec,, and new 'zine Fireside Magazine

Periodicals: late April

Saturday 28 April 2012  |  Monitor

What's in new issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Black Static, Bull Spec, SF Site, and The New York Review of Science Fiction

Classic Reprints: April

Friday 27 April 2012  |  Monitor

Library of America does Edgar Rice Burroughs, plus new editions of titles by A. Bertram Chandler, Philip K. Dick, Henry Kuttner, Melissa Scott & Lisa A. Barnett, John Shirley, and Robert Silverberg

Paul Di Filippo reviews Henry Kuttner's Thunder in the Void

Thursday 26 April 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

These stories remind me of those hour-long B movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood, films that swept viewers up instantly and carried them to the exciting climax with no time to stop and ponder any gaps in logic or continuity.

Adrienne Martini reviews A.S. Byatt

Wednesday 25 April 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's April 2012 issue

While Byatt explores the experience of being a kid during a war, she also retells the story of the Ring Cycle, deftly interweaving the two. Neither story would have much impact if forced to stand alone. Together, however, they echo and howl.

New Books : 24 April

Tuesday 24 April 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Stephen King’s The Wind Through the Keyhole, The Mongoliad by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, and friends, the first US edition of Ken MacLeod’s The Night Sessions, and titles by Benedict, Bennett, Black, Chadbourn, Douglas, Frater, Gustainis, Haley, Hearne, Hoffman, Mills, Pehov, Weis & Hickman, Wellington, and Wendig; earlier, titles by Brooks, Mickelsen, Morrissey, and Parsons

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 23 April 2012  |  Monitor

Seth Grahame-Smith’s Unholy Night debuts on two lists.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Samuel R. Delany's Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders

Sunday 22 April 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Samuel R. "Chip" Delany wants to push your buttons — I mean that in a good way — and really knows how to do so in the most esthetically magnificent, narratologically adroit, intellectually rich, and filthily transgressive fashion.

Periodicals: mid-April

Saturday 21 April 2012  |  Monitor

What's in new issues of Abyss & Apex, Flurb, Ideomancer, Intergalactic Medicine Show, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mythic Delirium, new YA e-zine Scape, Star*Line, and Subterranean

Notable New UK Books : March - April

Friday 20 April 2012  |  Monitor

Ken MacLeod's Intrusion, Iain Banks' Stonemouth, Russell Hoban's Soonchild, and titles by Brooke, Chadbourn, Harte, Kearney, and Scott

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-April

Thursday 19 April 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Asimov's, Analog, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Russell Letson reviews Karl Schroeder

Wednesday 18 April 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's April 2012 issue

This is still a grand flying-pirate-ship-chases-and-escapes-and-meetings-with-monsters adventure, and it ends not with a debate or a seminar but with a gigantic zero-gee battle around Candesce, a climactic unmasking and showdown, just desserts, and other satisfying stuff.

New Books : 17 April

Tuesday 17 April 2012  |  Monitor

New today and in recent weeks: John Barnes' Losers in Space, Elizabeth Hand's Radiant Days, Nalo Hopkinson's The Chaos, and other YA novels by Black, Harland, Hathaway, and Myers; also, Nancy Kress' After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Elizabeth Bear's ad eternum, Steve Rasnic Tem's Deadfall Hotel, and titles by Dillon, Marques, McMahon, Ore, and Zito

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 16 April 2012  |  Monitor

Christopher Moore's Sacre Bleu and Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye debut.

Graham Sleight's Yesterday's Tomorrows: John M. Ford

Sunday 15 April 2012  |  Reviews

dragon waiting
From the April 2012 issue of Locus Magazine

John M. Ford is one of the easiest writers for the critic to provide a recommendation on: start anywhere, and read.

New in Paperback: April

Saturday 14 April 2012  |  Monitor

John Scalzi's Fuzzy Nation, Robert J. Sawyer's WWW: Wonder, Black & Larbalesteir's Zombies vs. Unicorns, and titles by Brust, Buckell, Canavan, Flint, Harris, Jemisin, Modesitt, Patton, Well, and Yolen & Snyder

John Picacio: Multidimensional

Friday 13 April 2012  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's April Issue interview.

Anything can be used to tell a story, not just the limited set of media that I experienced growing up. Those guys completely opened up the gates for me: I realized you can tell stories in a more multidimensional way.

Locus Bestsellers, April

Thursday 12 April 2012  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson's Sisterhood of Dune, George R.R. Martin's A Clash of Kings, Jo Walton's Among Others, James Luceno's Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, and Greg Bear's Halo: Primordium.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Nancy Kress

Wednesday 11 April 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's April 2012 issue

The chief engine of suspense in After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, other than the mystery surrounding the Tesslies themselves, consists of seeing how the three narrative lines eventually converge and complement each other, and Kress handles this with her usual superior craftsmanship and efficiency.

New Books : 10 April

Tuesday 10 April 2012  |  Monitor

New this week: Samuel R. Delany's Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders, Seth Grahame-Smith's Unholy Night, and titles by Armstrong, Birmingham, Dellamonica, Evenson, Gilman, Johnson, Johnson, Kowal, Maberry, Nicholls, Slattery, and Youers

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 9 April 2012  |  Monitor

The mass market edition of Charlaine Harris' Dead Reckoning debuts.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early April

Sunday 8 April 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Weird Tales, Clarkesworld, Redstone SF, Apex Magazine, Kaleidotrope, and GigaNotoSaurus

Periodicals: late-March to early-April

Saturday 7 April 2012  |  Monitor

What's in new issues of Analog, Apex, Arc, Asimov's, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Focus, GigaNotoSaurus, Interzone, Lightspeed, The New York Review of SF, Redstone, SF Site, Strange Horizons, and Vector

Brom: Drawn to Darkness

Friday 6 April 2012  |  Perspectives

Excerpts from Locus Magazine's April Issue interview.

As for actual learning to draw, I think it's like most arts: it's in you. You don't even think, 'Can I or can't I do this?' You just jump in and start doing it, and nobody can make you stop.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, April

Thursday 5 April 2012  |  Magazine

April New and Notable books include Jonathan Strahan's latest Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year anthology, and novels and novellas by Ahmed, Bennett, Brandon, Buckell, Cooper, Deas, Kosmatka, Leicht, Novik, Rawn, Renner, Schroeder, Straub, Williams, and Willis.

Faren Miller reviews Melanie Rawn

Wednesday 4 April 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's March 2012 issue

In Touchstone, Melanie Rawn chronicles the formation and wayward path to success of the title group of players, whose form of theater could only exist in a world where the creatures of our fairytale and fantasy have survived to become part of human life and culture...

New Books : 3 April

Tuesday 3 April 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Robert J. Sawyer's Triggers, Christopher Moore's Sacre Bleu, Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye, and singletons by Little and Sigler; series openers by Irvine, Shinn, Viguié, and Wolf; and series sequels by Aguirre, Beaulieu, Drake, Foglio & Foglio, Freer, Grant, Koch, Monk, Smith, Stover, and Zettel. Released earlier: titles by Adams and Wilhelm

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 2 April 2012  |  Monitor

Suzanne Brockmann's Born to Darkness debuts.

"Dirtiest Nebula Campaign since 2015," says SFWA President

Sunday 1 April 2012  |  Perspectives

Margaret Atwood Launches New SF Magazine

Sunday 1 April 2012  |  Perspectives

April Issue Table of Contents

Sunday 1 April 2012  |  Magazine

april issue
April is a special Science Fiction & Fantasy Art issue, with art and commentary by Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell, Stephan Martiniere, Charles Vess, and a dozen others. Plus: full interviews with Brom and John Picacio, and reviews of new books by Terry Bisson, Paula Brandon, Karl Schroeder, Kim Harrison, and many others, and Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column on John M. Ford

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

April 2012
SF & Fantasy Art

John Picacio

— Mailed 29 Mar 2012 —
Electronic availability:
1 Apr 2012
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