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October 2012 Blinks

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October 2012 Posts:

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late October

Wednesday 31 October 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in the latest issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, Strange Horizons, Electric Velocipede, Kaleidotrope,, Lightspeed, and Black Gate

New Books : 30 October

Tuesday 30 October 2012  |  Monitor

Karin Tidbeck's collection Jagannath, other collections by Elizabeth Bear and Robert Shearman, Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword, and other novels by Brom, Card, Chan, Cobley, Griffin, Hawk, Henry, Hurley, Jeter & Jones, Kent, Long, Painter, Shepherd, and Williams, and an anthology from Ekaterina Sedia

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 29 October 2012  |  Monitor

Justin Cronin's The Twelve, Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword, and Gregory Benford & Larry Niven's Bowl of Heaven debut

Periodicals: late October

Sunday 28 October 2012  |  Monitor

What's new with Albedo One, Dreams and Nightmares, and Eclipse Online

"Somber and Silly Symphonies": A Review of Cloud Atlas

Saturday 27 October 2012  |  Reviews

Despite its ostensible virtues, the film is not quite the masterpiece that its creators wished it to be, as even sympathetic audiences and reviewers harboring the same wish must ultimately acknowledge. And the reasons why this is the case are, appropriately enough, rather complicated.

Spotlight on: Kyle Cassidy, Photographer

Friday 26 October 2012  |  Perspectives

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After I did the first photo of Michael Swanwick he called lots of people like Ben Bova and Joe Halde­man and said "you should have this guy stop by your house, he’ll make your office look great"...

Classic Reprints: October

Thursday 25 October 2012  |  Monitor

H. Rider Haggard's When the World Shook, Philip K. Dick's Time Out of Joint and five other titles, George R.R. Martin's first two novels, Robert Silverberg's 7th volume of Collected Stories, and Tolkien anthology After the King

Russell Letson reviews John Varley's Slow Apocalypse

Wednesday 24 October 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's October 2012 issue

Trust me that when the imagination that devised both "The Phantom of Kansas" and "Press Enter [ ]" digs into some of the genre's oldest perennial questions (What will we do when the lights go out and things fall apart?), the results are just as gripping, terrifying, and convincing.

New Books : 23 October

Tuesday 23 October 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Stephen Jones' The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: 23. Other titles from recent weeks: Lois Lowry's Son, anthologies from John Joseph Adams and Stephen Jones, a collection by Mike Resnick, and novels by Eads, Rucker, Sagara, Sanderson, Stephens, Travers, and Trent

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 22 October 2012  |  Monitor

Kim Harrison's Into the Woods, and Iain M. Banks' The Hydrogen Sonata, debut on print lists.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-October

Sunday 21 October 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in the latest issue of F&SF and in anthologies Magic, edited by Jonathan Oliver, and After, edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

New in Paperback: October

Saturday 20 October 2012  |  Monitor

New in paperback this past month, Margaret Atwood's In Other Worlds, Jack McDevitt's Firebird, John C. Wright's Count to a Trillion, and other titles by Brennan, Crichton & Preston, Datlow, Drake & Lambshead, Lackey, McIntosh, Modesitt, Moore, Morgan, Mullen, Niven & Barnes, and White

Paul Di Filippo reviews John Park's Janus

Friday 19 October 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

John Park's quietly effective exercise in eerie world-building and conspiracy mind games satisfies our appetites for strong-meat, offbeat material the Big Six publishing houses tend to ignore.

Notable New UK Books : September - October

Thursday 18 October 2012  |  Monitor

Hannu Rajaniemi's The Fractal Prince, Terry Pratchett's A Blink of the Screen: Collected Short Fiction, Peter F. Hamilton's Great North Road, Iain M. Banks' The Hydrogen Sonata, and other titles by Bradbury, Erikson, Hunt, McLeod, Polansky, and Pullman

Gwenda Bond reviews G. Willow Wilson's Alif the Unseen

Wednesday 17 October 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's October 2012 issue

A fusion of the Arab Spring with djinn lore and a thoroughly modern thriller plot, Wilson's novel just might be the debut of the year.

New Books : 16 October

Tuesday 16 October 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Gregory Benford & Larry Niven's Bowl of Heaven, Justin Cronin's The Twelve, and other titles by Banks, Bennett, Block, Brown, Chan, Drake, Furukawa, and Litore

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 15 October 2012  |  Monitor

Karen Traviss' Halo: The Thursday War and titles by Jasper Fforde, Mercedes Lackey, and David Weber & Jane Lindskold debut.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Rudy Rucker's Turing & Burroughs

Sunday 14 October 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Rucker accomplishes a significant feat by mashing up Greg Bear-level speculations with a kind of On the Road vibe, full of slang-laden hipster contempt for the Establishment and a desire to break free of stifling conventions.

Print (and formerly Print) Periodicals: mid-October

Saturday 13 October 2012  |  Monitor

New issues of Analog, Asimov's, Black Static, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Interzone, Neo-Opsis, and The New York Review of Science Fiction

Stanley Schmidt: Art of Speculation

Friday 12 October 2012  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's October Issue interview.

While, in one sense, I'm proud to keep Analog as hard science fiction, I also sometimes wish that term would go away. So many people use it in a way that they think is what I mean by it, and it's completely different from what I really mean.

Locus Bestsellers, October

Thursday 11 October 2012  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons and A Game of Thrones, Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, Timothy Zahn's Star Wars: Choices of One, and R.A. Salvatore's Neverwinter.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews M. John Harrison's Empty Space

Wednesday 10 October 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's October 2012 issue

We've seldom seen SF that can achieve the sort of sheer lyrical grace of Harrison's prose at its best — let alone SF that also cheerfully takes an epigraph from A.E. van Vogt, that relishes its moments of grotesque, percussive violence, and that at times is extremely funny.

New Books : 9 October

Tuesday 9 October 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Iain M. Banks' The Hydrogen Sonata, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling's After, and titles by Barnhill, Clarke, Cummings, Gramazio, Harrison, Park, Rabuzzi, and Siegel; earlier, Neal Barrett Jr.'s Other Seasons, Lavie Tidhar's The Apex Book of World SF 2, and titles Holm, Rambo, and Turzillo

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 8 October 2012  |  Monitor

Terry Pratchett's Dodger debuts on children's lists; associational titles by Rowling, Chabon, and Díaz dominate fiction lists.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early October

Sunday 7 October 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Jonathan Strahan's upcoming anthology Edge of Infinity and in issues of Nightmare, Eclipse Online, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Clarkesworld, Apex, and GigaNotoSaurus

Online Periodicals: early October

Saturday 6 October 2012  |  Monitor

John Joseph Adams' new horror 'zine Nightmare debuts, Black Gate begins posting fiction online; plus, new issues of Apex, Arc, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lightspeed, SF Site, and Subterranean

Cynthia Ward reviews Melissa Scott

Friday 5 October 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Point of Knives: A Novella of Astreiant fills the gap between Point of Hopes and Point of Dreams. This return to Astreiant is very welcome, but it may not entirely eliminate fan frustration...

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, October

Thursday 4 October 2012  |  Magazine

October New and Notable books include Brian & Wendy Froud's Trolls, Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn's The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature, and other titles by Barzak, Carson, Doctorow & Stross, Egan, Ford, Harrison, Jones, Kadrey, Lawrence, Leslie, Phillips, and Sedia.

Kij Johnson: Inversions

Wednesday 3 October 2012  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's October Issue interview.

If I tell you a really horrific thing in pretty language, you get to the end of it and suddenly you're like, 'Wait, wait! What was that? Did that guy get stabbed in the guts?' It's interesting when you have a conflict between voice and content.

New Books : 2 October

Tuesday 2 October 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Cory Doctorow's Pirate Cinema, Catherynne M. Valente's The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, Max Gladstone's first novel Three Parts Dead, and other titles by Bein, Buehlman, Campbell, Carey, Connolly, Drake, Fforde (two), Flint & Gannon, Hendee, Hunter, Jerome, Lackey, Lebbon, Lindqvist, Myers, and Weber & Lindskold; earlier, Patricia A. McKillip's Wonders of the Invisible World and titles by Bray, Healey, and Wilkins & Berman

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 1 October 2012  |  Monitor

David Weber's Midst Toil and Tribulation debuts at #10 on two lists.

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