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March 2013 Blinks

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March 2013 Posts:

April Issue Table of Contents

Sunday 31 March 2013  |  Magazine

april issue
The April issue — the magazine's 45th anniversary issue — includes interviews with authors Terry Bisson and Libba Bray, coverage of Boskone, spotlights on Caniglia and Ken Liu, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Guy Gavriel Kay, Ilie Ruby, Paul McAuley, Gail Carriger, and many others.

Periodicals: late March

Saturday 30 March 2013  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Dreams and Nightmares, Eclipse Online, Lightspeed, On Spec, Strange Horizons, and Subterranean

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late March

Friday 29 March 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Asimov's, Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, On Spec, and, with recommended stories by Robert Reed, Steven Popkes, and Harry Turtledove

Notable New UK Books : February - March

Thursday 28 March 2013  |  Monitor

Paul Park's Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance and titles by A.J. Dalton, Raymond E. Feist, Robin Hobb, Dean Koontz, Stephanie Saulter, and Ian Whates

Paul Di Filippo reviews Robert J. Sawyer

Wednesday 27 March 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Nowadays we do have a handful of practitioners seeking to play fair with the rules of SF and the rules of the mystery simultaneously. Robert Sawyer's newest novel joins these ranks with zest and enthusiasm, providing a ride both criminal and stefnal.

New Books : 26 March

Tuesday 26 March 2013  |  Monitor

Released today: Robert J. Sawyer's Red Planet Blues, Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson's Hellhole Awakening, and titles by Adams, Ashgrove, Battersby, Christopher, Davidson, D'Lacey, Estep, Gustainis, Higgins, Maberry, McIntosh, Robinson, Sylvan, Vaughn, and Whates

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 25 March 2013  |  Monitor

Terry Brooks' Bloodfire Quest and Hugh Howey's Wool debut.

Russell Letson reviews M. John Harrison

Sunday 24 March 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's March 2013 issue

Empty Space would seem to be part of an argument Harrison is having with certain kinds of fiction and, finally, with certain ways of viewing the world and the self.

Gwenda Bond reviews Elizabeth Hand's Radiant Days

Saturday 23 March 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's March 2013 issue

It's difficult to capture how perfectly attuned to this story of art and artists the prose Hand uses to render it is. But by capturing vivid texture and detail, we feel the world as close around Merle and Arthur as they do — and with an artist's vantage.

Classic Reprints: March

Friday 22 March 2013  |  Monitor

The Best of Robert Silverberg, Jo Walton's Farthing, and titles by Louise Marley and Melissa Scott & Lisa A. Barnett

Karen Burnham reviews Kiini Ibura Salaam's collection Ancient, Ancient

Thursday 21 March 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's March 2013 issue

Whether tackling far-future SF, generation starships, oracular magical women, child abuse, or hidden aliens, the voice of the narration and the characters always seemed spot on.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-March

Wednesday 20 March 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Subterranean, Interzone, Eclipse, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons

New Books : 19 March

Tuesday 19 March 2013  |  Monitor

Collections by Christopher Barzak and Will Ludwigsen, Deb Taber's first novel Necessary Ill, Kit Reed's Son of Destruction, and other titles by Bear, Card, Clare, Datlow & Windling, Fahy, Morden, Pettersson, Toh, and Walton

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 18 March 2013  |  Monitor

Patricia Briggs' Frost Burned is #1 at New York Times; titles by David Weber, R.A. Salvatore, Joyce Carol Oates, Seanan McGuire, and Rob Thurman also debut.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Deb Taber

Sunday 17 March 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

With a handful of short stories behind her, Deb Taber now steps forward with her debut novel, Necessary Ill. It's a deliberately transgressive offering.

New in Paperback: February - March

Saturday 16 March 2013  |  Monitor

David Brin's Existence, Tim Powers' Hide Me Among the Graves, Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole, and other titles by Bishop, Cherryh, Clare, Daniel, Drake, Feist, Hopkinson, Hunt, Pehov, and Schroeder

Lavie Tidhar: Stranger Than Pulp

Friday 15 March 2013  |  Perspectives

lavie tidhar
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's March Issue interview

Osama was a very honest book, because it's really about me and my wife, even though it starts in Vientiane. The narrative tone alternates between noir and reportage, and the pulp bits are supposed to be pulp. I'm obsessed with Israeli pulp fiction.

Locus Bestsellers, March

Thursday 14 March 2013  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Jim Butcher's Cold Days, George R.R. Martin's A Storm of Swords, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, and titles by David Falconer and Karen Traviss.

Cynthia Ward reviews Melissa Scott & Lisa A. Barnett's Point of Dreams

Wednesday 13 March 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Like prequel volumes Point of Hopes (1995) and Point of Knives (2012), the Lambda Literary Award winning Point of Dreams is a genre-bending police-procedural novel set in a secondary world in which astrology, alchemy, and necromancy are working sciences.

New Books : 12 March

Tuesday 12 March 2013  |  Monitor

Hugh Howey's Wool (in print), Nalo Hopkinson's Sister Mine, collections by Kit Reed and Steve Rasnic Tem, and other titles by Terry Brooks, Ian Irvine, and Michele Lang

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 11 March 2013  |  Monitor

Stephen King's The Wind from the Keyhole and Michael Reaves & Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff's The Last Jedi debut in paperback.

"Just a Very Bad Wizard": A Review of Oz the Great and Powerful

Sunday 10 March 2013  |  Reviews

In manners so myriad that a single review cannot provide a comprehensive survey, Oz the Great and Powerful reflects decisions made not as a matter of intelligent story-telling, but of compromising, touching all the bases, and respecting everybody's input.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, March

Saturday 9 March 2013  |  Magazine

March New and Notable books include Will Self's Umbrella, Kage Baker & Kathleen Bartholomew's Nell Gwynne's on Land and at Sea, Gail Carriger's Etiquette and Espionage, and titles Asher, Belcher, Brennan, Brett, Doctorow, Guran, Jordan & Sanderson, Lake, Parks, Powers, and Redick.

Isobelle Carmody: Chronicles

Friday 8 March 2013  |  Perspectives

isobelle carmody
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's March Issue interview

I think if you look at any writer's body of work, underneath you can find they're asking one or two really serious philosophical questions. For me, the big question was, "Why do people do the things they do?"

Locus Magazine's Forthcoming Books: Selected Titles through December 2013

Thursday 7 March 2013  |  Resources

Selected titles from Locus Magazine's March issue listings are arranged here by month.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early March

Wednesday 6 March 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in debut issues of Galaxy's Edge and Crowded Magazine, and in new issues of, Clarkesworld, and Apex Magazine

New Books : 5 March

Tuesday 5 March 2013  |  Monitor

The US edition of M. John Harrison's Empty Space, William Alexander's Ghoulish Song, Zachary Jernigan's debut novel No Return, Alaya Dawn Johnson's The Summer Prince, Joyce Carol Oates' The Accursed, and other titles by Aguirre, Arnett, Bishop, Bradley & Ross, Briggs, Carroll, Coates, Czerneda, Davidson, de Lint, Edwards, Holt, Hoyt, McGuire, Schwarz, Thurman, and Weber

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 4 March 2013  |  Monitor

George Saunders' Tenth of December is #1 at Los Angeles Times for the fourth week in a row.

Cory Doctorow: Ten Years On

Sunday 3 March 2013  |  Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's March Issue.

So if I write a prequel — when I do, who am I kidding? — this is what I'll try and capture: the optimism of people who are kind to each other in times of adversity. Not in spite of adversity, but because of it.

Periodicals: early March

Saturday 2 March 2013  |  Monitor

Galaxy's Edge debuts online; new print issues of Analog and Asimov's; and updates online at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Daily SF, Eclipse Online, GigaNotoSaurus, Ideomancer, and Intergalactic Medicine Show

March Issue Table of Contents

Friday 1 March 2013  |  Magazine

march issue
The March issue includes interviews with authors Isobelle Carmody and Lavie Tidhar, a new column by Cory Doctorow, lists of forthcoming books through December 2013, news, listings, and obituaries, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Nalo Hopkinson, Evie Manieri, M. John Harrison, Benjamin Percy, and many others.

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