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May 2012 Blinks

May News Posts

May 2012 Posts:

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late May

Thursday 31 May 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in anthology Rocket Science and in new issues of Strange Horizons, Lightspeed,, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Jabberwocky, Journal of Unlikely Entomology, and new 'zine Fantasy Short Stories

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, June

Wednesday 30 May 2012  |  Magazine

June New and Notable books include Robert J. Sawyer's Triggers, Paolo Bacigalupi's The Drowned Cities, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer's The Weird, and other titles by Daniel Abraham, Kage Baker, Ellen Datlow, Brian Evenson, Mary Gentle, Carolyn Ives Gilman, N.K. Jemisin, Mary Robinette Kowal, Nancy Kress, Brit Mandelo, Brian Francis Slattery, and K.D. Wentworth.

New Books : 29 May

Tuesday 29 May 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer's Year's Best SF 17 and titles by Anderson, Ballantine & Morris, Battis, Brooks, Brown, Flewelling, Guran, Jacka, Jamieson, Johnson & McDevitt, Koch, Remic, Shearin, Shevdon, Swift, Tobin, Van Name, and Williams; last week: Mira Grant's Blackout and titles by Alexander and Wells; earlier: titles by Lundoff and Masterton

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 28 May 2012  |  Monitor

China Miéville's Railsea debuts on the New York Times children's chapter book list.

Online Periodicals: late May

Sunday 27 May 2012  |  Monitor

What's new at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, Tangent Online, and

Notable New UK Books : May

Saturday 26 May 2012  |  Monitor

Andy Duncan's The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories and titles by Eric Brown, A.J. Dalton, Alex Irvine, Adam L.G. Nevill, and Ian Watson & Ian Whates

Classic Reprints: May

Friday 25 May 2012  |  Monitor

Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley, David G. Hartwell & Jacob Weisman's The Sword & Sorcery Anthology, and new collections and editions of works by Philip K. Dick, Robert Jordan, Robert Silverberg, Kurt Vonnegut, and Karl Edward Wagner

Nick Mamatas: Webs

Thursday 24 May 2012  |  Perspectives

nick mamatas
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's May Issue interview.

I'm interested in politics, especially radical politics. Though my stories are not especially about radical transformations, but about who decides to become a radical. And history is interesting. I like the orgasms of history: the revolutions, and those strange moments where things collapse centrally or are reborn.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Kim Stanley Robinson

Wednesday 23 May 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's May 2012 issue

2312 is as flat-out a celebration of the possibilities of SF as Iíve seen in years... Robinson takes on so much information here, and so many techniques, that the novel sometimes seems on the verge of flying apart from its own imaginative momentum, but it's something of a wonder to watch Robinson pull in all the kites in the end.

New Books : 22 May

Tuesday 22 May 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Kim Stanley Robinson's 2312, Kelly & Kessel's Nebula Awards Showcase 2012, and titles by Abraham, Chadbourn, Esslemont, Modesitt, Roberson, and Swain; earlier, Christopher Farnsworth

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 21 May 2012  |  Monitor

Veronica Roth's Insurgent and Charlaine Harris' Deadlocked rank #1 and #2 on NY Times' lists.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Gustave Le Rouge & Gustave Guitton

Sunday 20 May 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Reviews of two 1899 French novels, translated by Brian Stableford: These forgotten fictions represent sheer good fun for readers, who get old-school adventures and a window onto a vanished period of history.

Print Periodicals: mid-May

Saturday 19 May 2012  |  Monitor

What's in new issue of Analog, Asimov's, and Jupiter

Gwenda Bond reviews Robin Wasserman

Friday 18 May 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's May 2012 issue

Robin Wasserman's sinister, twisty new literary thriller The Book of Blood and Shadow is such a perfect specimen that it's hard to believe it didn't exist until now. Published as YA and sure to appeal to many teens, this sophisticated, exquisitely crafted book should also find a ready cross-over audience of adult readers.

Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant: Thought Experiment

Thursday 17 May 2012  |  Perspectives

Excerpts from Locus Magazine's May Issue interview.

I realized I could be a writer because of Stephen King — he likes to write about authors, and they write books! I was like, 'Wait — people write books?' I hadn't really put that together before. (I thought they grew on trees. I was a very odd small child.)

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-May

Wednesday 16 May 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Analog and Asimov's

New Books : 15 May

Tuesday 15 May 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: China Miéville's Railsea, Nancy Kress' collection Fountain of Age, Garth Nix's A Confusion of Princes, and titles by Carey, Mamatas & Washington, and Matthews; earlier, titles by Baker, Clare, Cook, DiTerlizzi, Fenn, King, Kontis, Mandelo, and Salaam

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 14 May 2012  |  Monitor

Charlaine Harris' Deadlocked is #1 on three lists; titles by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Veronica Roth, and Kristin Cashore also debut.

Stefan Dziemianowicz reviews Karl Edward Wagner

Sunday 13 May 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's May 2012 issue

Karl Edward Wagner was among the most talented writers of the generation that helped to put horror on the popular fiction map in the 1970s and '80s. The contents of these two volumes — 35 stories — span 20 years and are arranged largely in chronological order of their publication.

New in Paperback: May

Saturday 12 May 2012  |  Monitor

Vernor Vinge's The Children of the Sky, Neal Stephenson's Reamde, Karl Schroeder's The Sunless Countries, Catherynne M. Valente's The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland..., and other titles by Bernobich, Campbell, Carey, Correia, de Lint, Erikson, Millet, Ringo, Sinclair, Steele, Stirling, Tregillis, Weis & Krammes, and White & Gannon

Paul Di Filippo reviews Gary Westfahl's The Spacesuit Film

Friday 11 May 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Westfahl's deeply considered, deeply researched survey of cinematic depictions of our species in space, using the talismanic icon of the spacesuit, crystallizes just how far our attitudes toward space exploration have come in the past century, and how far they have to go, and in which direction.

Locus Bestsellers, May

Thursday 10 May 2012  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Robin Hobb's City of Dragons, Orson Scott Card's Shadows in Flight, Patricia Briggs' River Marked, China Miéville's Embassytown, Greg Cox' Star Trek: The Rings of Time, and William C. Dietz' Mass Effect: Deception

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early May

Wednesday 9 May 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Clarkesworld, Apex Magazine, GigaNotoSaurus, Redstone SF, Mirror Dance, and Bourbon Penn

New Books : 8 May

Tuesday 8 May 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Ann & Jeff VanderMeer's The Weird and Ysabeau S. Wilce's Flora's Fury; earlier, Veronica Roth's Insurgent, collections and nonfiction by Mandelo, Moorcock, Pearlman, Rucker, and Webster, novels by Burton, Griffin, Howarth, and McPherson, and an anthology from Horton & Wallace.

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 7 May 2012  |  Monitor

Stephen King's The Wind Through the Keyhole is #1 on three lists; Kevin Hearne's Tricked also debuts.

Howard Waldrop & Lawrence Person review The Avengers

Sunday 6 May 2012  |  Reviews

the avengers
Our only disagreement is just how much we love this film: Howard thinks The Avengers is the best Marvel superhero film ever made, while Lawrence thinks it's the best live-action superhero film ever made.

Periodicals: early May

Saturday 5 May 2012  |  Monitor

What's new with Apex Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Fireside Magazine, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, Redstone SF, SF Site, Strange Horizons, and

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, May

Friday 4 May 2012  |  Magazine

May New and Notable books include The Mongoliad by Neal Stephenson and friends, collections of classic works by Robert Sheckley, Jack Vance, and Kurt Vonnegut, and novels by Bear, Cherryh, Hopkinson, Johnson, Kiernan, King, Kress, McGuire, Moore, and Powers.

Cory Doctorow: A Prose By Any Other Name

Thursday 3 May 2012  |  Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's May Issue.

The more I thought about writing stories with "borrowed" titles, the more interesting it all got. Every time I thought about a famous title — one I hated, one I loved, one I had mixed feelings about — I found my subconscious simmering and then bubbling over with ideas.

May Issue Table of Contents

Wednesday 2 May 2012  |  Magazine

may issue
The May issue has interviews with Seanan McGuire and Nick Mamatas, reports from this year’s Williamson Lectureship and the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, a new column by Cory Doctorow, and reviews of new books by Kim Stanley Robinson, China Miéville, Naomi Novik, C.J. Cherryh, Kristin Cashore, Charlaine Harris, and many others.

New Books : 1 May

Tuesday 1 May 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Paolo Bacigalupi's The Drowned Cities, Laird Barron's The Croning, Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four, and titles by Caine, Campbell, Cashore, Gentle, Harper, Harris, Jemisin, Jerome, Kenyon, Nassise, Niven, Radford, Sagara, and Salyards; earlier: Gary Westfahl's The Spacesuit Film

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