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July 2012 Blinks

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July 2012 Posts:

New Books : 31 July

Tuesday 31 July 2012  |  Monitor

Jonathan Carroll's collection The Woman Who Married a Cloud and novels by Aaronovitch, Andrews, Ashby, Barnes & Due, Brandon, Daniells, Gilman, Holzner, Johnson, Koontz, Kratman, Larson, McCarthy, Morgan, Thorpe, Thurman, Turtledove, and Vaughn

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 30 July 2012  |  Monitor

Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston's Earth Unaware debuts; David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas is selling again following release of the movie trailer.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late July

Sunday 29 July 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons,, and in new 'zines James Gunn's Ad Astra and Specutopia

Periodicals: late July

Saturday 28 July 2012  |  Monitor

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

Paul Di Filippo reviews Tales from Super-Science Fiction

Friday 27 July 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Aside from their not inconsiderable craftsmanship and entertainment value, these stories prove deeply illuminating about how much SF has and hasn't changed.

Notable New UK Books : July

Thursday 26 July 2012  |  Monitor

M. John Harrison's Empty Space, Adam Roberts' Jack Glass, and titles by Jasper Fforde, Markus Heitz, Mark Charan Newton, and Sarah Silverwood

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Graham Joyce's Some Kind of Fairy Tale

Wednesday 25 July 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2012 issue

Joyce really excels in revealing the interpenetration of the realistic and the fantastic: he offers as much attention and insight to the tales of those left behind as to the tale of the fantastical adventure itself, revealing a hidden magic in those mundane lives that, in the end, enables us to care as much about a missing cat as about the wonders of Elfland.

New Books : 24 July

Tuesday 24 July 2012  |  Monitor

Charles Yu's Sorry Please Thank You and titles by Kelley Armstrong, Dave Freer, Max Frei, and Carlos Ruiz Zafón

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 23 July 2012  |  Monitor

Deborah Harkness' Shadow of Night debuts at #1.

Classic Reprints: July

Sunday 22 July 2012  |  Monitor

Tales from Super-Science Fiction, a time machine novel predating H.G. Wells, new editions of two more Philip K. Dick novels, and titles by Elizabeth Hand and Robert A. Heinlein

Restoring Balance to the World: A Review of The Dark Knight Rises

Saturday 21 July 2012  |  Reviews

It is a magnificent, resonant film that does not deserve to be forever linked to a crazed assassin.

Stefan Dziemianowicz reviews Ann & Jeff VanderMeer's The Weird

Friday 20 July 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2012 issue

The book succeeds magnificently at what it sets out to do, conveying a sense of the weird in fiction through such a variety of voices, themes, and approaches that it virtually explodes the definition that it purports to establish through examples.

New in Paperback: July

Thursday 19 July 2012  |  Monitor

Charles Stross' Rule 34, Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, the VanderMeers' The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, Gene Wolfe's An Evil Guest, and titles by Anderson, Gould, Goyer & Cassutt, Kollin & Kollin, Mann, Monette & Bear, Turtledove, Williams, and Williamson

Faren Miller reviews Eowyn Ivey

Wednesday 18 July 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2012 issue

Eowyn Ivey's debut The Snow Child combines a plot inspired by a fairy tale with the format of a novel that's almost mainstream.

New Books : 17 July

Tuesday 17 July 2012  |  Monitor

K.J. Parker's Sharps, Beth Bernobich's Queen's Hunt, a critical study of Judith Merril, and titles by Ahlborn, Anderson, Card & Johnston, Golden, Golemon, Jeffers, Lerner, and Tregillis

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 16 July 2012  |  Monitor

George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons ranks on New York Times' (extended) fiction hardcover list for 52 consecutive weeks. Is this a record?

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-July

Sunday 15 July 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Subterranean and Postscripts 28/29: Exotic Gothic 4

Periodicals: early July

Saturday 14 July 2012  |  Monitor

What's in new issues of Andromeda Spaceways, Apex Magazine, Clarkesworld, Dreams and Nightmares, GigaNotoSaurus, Leading Edge, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and Redstone SF

Tamora Pierce: Lit by Fire

Friday 13 July 2012  |  Perspectives

tamora pierce
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's July Issue interview.

The separation between the classes is as viable now as it was in the Middle Ages. I think of that time period by the title of the William Manchester book A World Lit Only by Fire, because what was lit was so bright and what was dark was so dark. The contrasts are really useful. This is why I prefer the medieval setting: I use those vivid contrasts to make my points and to get people to think.

Locus Bestsellers, July

Thursday 12 July 2012  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons and A Game of Thrones, Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, Christopher L. Bennett's Star Trek: DTI: Forgotten History, and Aaron Dembski-Bowden's Warhammer 40,000: Void Stalker

Paul Di Filippo reviews Karen Thompson Walker

Wednesday 11 July 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

I deem her debut novel a mildly successful fable rather than a failed SF novel. Ultimately, we should not be misled by any superficial similarities between The Age of Miracles and "real SF." That would result in a total misreading of this well-done book.

New Books : 10 July

Tuesday 10 July 2012  |  Monitor

Graham Joyce's Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Stephen L. Carter's The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, Deborah Harkness' Shadow of Night, and titles by D'Amato, McCaffrey & McCaffrey, Neumeier, Polster, Powell, Reid, Williams, and Winters

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 9 July 2012  |  Monitor

Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles, and Anne McCaffrey & Todd McCaffrey's Sky Dragons, debut.

Rae Carson: Amulet of Power

Sunday 8 July 2012  |  Perspectives

rae carson
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's July Issue interview.

Another trope I wanted to play with was the Amulet of Power: the One Ring, the Elf Stone, or whatever. I had just gotten my belly button pierced, and I thought, 'You know what would be the worst idea ever? Magic navel bling!'

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early July

Saturday 7 July 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Clarkesworld, On Spec, Jabberwocky, GigaNotoSaurus, Redstone SF, Apex, Kaleidotrope, and Alt History

Holly Black: Cons & Capers

Friday 6 July 2012  |  Perspectives

holly black
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's July Issue interview.

In my mind the worst thing that could ever happen to you is to find out you're the protagonist of a novel. It's the worst news ever. My characters don't want to do anything, they don't want to be in a book — really bad things happen to people in books!

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, July

Thursday 5 July 2012  |  Magazine

July New and Notable books include Kim Stanley Robinson's 2312, David Brin's Existence, David G. Hartwell & Jacob Weisman's The Sword & Sorcery Anthology, China Miéville's Railsea, and others by Bear, Erikson, Esslemont, Grant, Hartwell & Cramer, Kelly & Kessel, Pratt, Scalzi, and Shepard.

Cory Doctorow: Music: The Internet's Original Sin

Wednesday 4 July 2012  |  Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's July Issue.

Music exists in a sweet spot between commerce and culture, individual and collective effort, identity and industry, and digital and analog — it is the perfect art-form to create an infinite Internet controversy.

New Books : 3 July

Tuesday 3 July 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Gardner Dozois' Year's Best SF: 29th Annual Collection, Charles Stross' The Apocalypse Codex, Nina Kiriki Hoffman's collection Permeable Borders, and novels by Acosta, Bledsoe, Bova, Goyer & Cassutt, Jackson, Jacobs, Locke, Monk, Price, Rowland, Scott, Spencer, Weber, and Wells

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 2 July 2012  |  Monitor

Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter's The Long Earth debuts on four lists.

July Issue Table of Contents

Sunday 1 July 2012  |  Magazine

july issue
The July issue focuses on Young Adult fiction, featuring interviews with Holly Black, Tamora Pierce, and Rae Carson, reviews and commentary by Melissa Marr, Gwenda Bond, Sharyn November, and others. Plus, obituary and appreciations of Ray Bradbury, complete results of this year's Locus Poll and Awards, a new column by Cory Doctorow, and reviews of new books by Graham Joyce, K.J. Parker, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, and many others.

Earlier posts:
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July 2012

- YA Fiction Issue
- Ray Bradbury
- Cory Doctorow
- Locus Poll results

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