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February 2013 Posts:


Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late February

Thursday 28 February 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Asimov's and Analog and in anthology Clockwork Phoenix 4

Paul Di Filippo reviews Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Wednesday 27 February 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

There are seventeen tales in a book of only 171 pages, so you can immediately discern that Petrushevskaya is in favor of the "short, sharp shock." She believes in getting in first and fast with the Kafka hatchet.

New Books : 26 February

Tuesday 26 February 2013  |  Monitor

Ned Beauman's The Teleportation Accident, C. Robert Cargill's Dreams and Shadows, John Joseph Adams' Oz Reimagined, and titles by Adrian, Baggott, Beal, Benson, Carman, Chapman, Dahlquist, Henry, Hughes, Johnson, Knight, Lovegrove, Murphy, Nevill, Newman, Rendahl, and Somers

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 25 February 2013  |  Monitor

Karen Russell's Vampires in the Lemon Grove and Peter V. Brett's The Daylight War debut.

John Dies at the End

Sunday 24 January 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

John Dies at the End is a weird, silly, lightweight, low-budget science fiction comedy. If you're in the mood for that, you'll enjoy it as long as you dial your expectations knob down to modest.

Notable New UK Books : February

Saturday 23 February 2013  |  Monitor

Robert Silverberg's Tales of Majipoor and Paul Witcover's The Emperor of All Things

Paul Di Filippo reviews Angélica Gorodischer

Friday 22 February 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Gorodischer's newest from Small Beer is Trafalgar, and it's pure science fiction. Ten stories are narrated by one Trafalgar Medrano, a lively and likable space merchant...

Classic Reprints: February

Thursday 21 February 2013  |  Monitor

New editions of Tim Powers' Declare, Robert Silverberg's Lord of Darkness, and titles by Robert Aickman and George R.R. Martin

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-February

Wednesday 20 February 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Lightspeed, Eclipse Online, Strange Horizons, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies

New Books : 19 February

Tuesday 19 February 2013  |  Monitor

Published today: titles by Adams, Barnes & Due, Cooper, Englehart, Manieri, Marr & Armstrong, Philip, Rawn, and Rees; earlier, Tim Powers' novella Salvage and Demolition and a collection by Tim Pratt

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 18 February 2013  |  Monitor

George Saunders' Tenth of December remains #1 at Los Angeles Times.

Faren Miller reviews James Van Pelt's Flying in the Heart of the Lafayette Escadrille

Sunday 17 February 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's February 2013 issue

It's Van Pelt's refusal to accept the usual distinctions between normality and strangeness that both gives the book its odd sense of unity — one guiding spirit — and the stories a combined power more than the sum of their parts.

Periodicals: mid-February

Saturday 16 February 2013  |  Monitor

What's in new issues of Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Jupiter, Lightspeed, Nightmare, and SF Site

Brian Slattery: Pushing the Form

Friday 15 February 2013  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's February Issue interview

I think genre labels are important and useful, especially for critics, readers, and publishers, but they aren't something I spend much time thinking about when I'm writing something.

New in Paperback: February

Thursday 14 February 2013  |  Monitor

Ted Kosmatka's The Games and titles by Adams, Barron, Bear, Briggs, Britain, Card, Cooper, Deas, Frater, Hobb, Knight, and Weber

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Karen Lord

Wednesday 13 February 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's February 2013 issue

...What is more striking is the degree to which the novel reveals Lord's insightful familiarity with SF concepts that date back at least to the 1960s, with novels like Alexei Panshin's Rite of Passage and especially Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness.

New Books : 12 February

Tuesday 12 February 2013  |  Monitor

Karen Lord's The Best of All Possible Worlds, Karen Russell's collection Vampires in the Lemon Grove, and titles by Bennett, Bova, Brett, Collomore, Forster, Guibord, Kittredge, Lam, Locke, Meyer, Neill, Roberson, Strom-Martin & Underwood, and Yep

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 11 February 2013  |  Monitor

Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson's A Memory of Light remains in the top four on four lists.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early February

Sunday 10 February 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of F&SF, Interzone, Clarkesworld, Apex Magazine, new 'zine Waylines, and a novella by Crystal Lynn Hilbert

Print Periodicals: early February

Saturday 9 February 2013  |  Monitor

What's in new issues of Black Static, Focus, Interzone, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Shimmer, Star*Line, and Vector

Adrienne Martini reviews Adam Roberts

Friday 8 February 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's February 2013 issue

A book about economics shouldn't be as engaging as By Light Alone is, but Roberts is skilled at meshing both idea and character in a way that makes each feel equally vital.

Locus Bestsellers, February

Thursday 7 February 2013  |  Magazine

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Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Lois McMaster Bujold's Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, George R.R. Martin's A Storm of Swords, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, and titles by James Luceno and Karen Traviss

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, February

Wednesday 6 February 2013  |  Magazine

February New and Notable books include Margo Lanagan's Cracklescape, Walter Jon Williams' The Boolean Gate, Karin Tidbeck's Jagannath, and titles by Bullington, Fenner & Fenner, Gould, Hamilton, Jones, Kaveney, Levithan, and Marr.

New Books : 5 February

Tuesday 5 February 2013  |  Monitor

Cory Doctorow's Homeland, the first US edition of J.G. Ballard's autobiography Miracles of Life, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller's latest Liaden Universe novel Necessity's Child, and titles by Asher, Blackmoore, Brennan, Carriger, Chadbourn, Chadwick, Decker, Dornbusch, Redick, and Tierney [Kiernan]

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 4 February 2013  |  Monitor

Kim Harrison's Ever After debuts on three lists.

Catherynne M. Valente: Weird Hybrids

Sunday 3 February 2013  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's February Issue interview

The core of Silently and Very Fast is something that I think underlies a lot of my work: that the most human thing is telling stories. When you can tell a story about yourself, that's the beginning of consciousness. You can see it in little kids, and it's part of why dogs are not conscious.

2012 Locus Poll and Survey Ballot

Saturday 2 February 2013  |  Magazine

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From Locus Magazine's February 2013 issue. Deadline for voting is April 15, 2013.

2012 Recommended Reading List

Friday 1 February 2013  |  Magazine

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From Locus Magazine's February 2013 issue

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