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April 2013 Posts:


New Books : 30 April

Tuesday 30 April 2013  |  Monitor

Published Thursday in the UK and today in the US: Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls, Joe Hill's NOS4A2, a collection by Lucius Shepard, three novels by Icelandic author Sjón, and titles by Aguirre, Black, Brown, Chu, Douglas, Gemmell, Hanover, Kittredge, Larson, Pinborough, Serling, and Tregillis

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 29 April 2013  |  Monitor

Kate Atkinson's Life After Life and George Saunders' Tenth of December still rank in the top 10 on at least one list.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late April

Sunday 28 April 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of new issues of Analog, Asimov's, and Tor.com

Spotlight on: Caniglia, Artist

Saturday 27 April 2013  |  Perspectives

caniglia
People always ask me why a majority of my art centers around horror/fantasy, birth, and death. It helps me understand the impermanence of life on this planet.

Print Periodicals: late April

Friday 26 April 2013  |  Monitor

New issues of Black Static, Interzone, and Mythic Delirium

Paul Di Filippo reviews Tanith Lee

Thursday 25 April 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Tanith Lee's lush fiction is marked by exotic venues, precisely and elegantly invoked, populated with passionate characters whose deep emotions drive them to outstanding feats of folly and bravery, sacrifice and love.

Spotlight on: Ken Liu, Author

Wednesday 24 April 2013  |  Perspectives

ken liu
I made a conscious decision to write more and to engage in deliberate practice. The more I wrote, the more ideas I seemed to get, and that led to a nice positive dynamic.

New Books : 23 April

Tuesday 23 April 2013  |  Monitor

Published Thursday in the UK and today in the US: two books by Neil Gaiman and titles by Amanda Carlson, Tom Lloyd, Sarah Pinborough, Ransom Stephens, and Freda Warrington

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 22 April 2013  |  Monitor

Robin Hobb's Blood of Dragons debuts.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Sofia Samatar

Sunday 21 April 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's April 2013 issue

In terms of its elegant language, its sharp insights into believable characters, and its almost revelatory focus on the value and meaning of language and story, it's the most impressive and intelligent first novel I expect to see this year, or perhaps for a while longer.

Five Ways of Approaching Oblivion: A Review of Oblivion

Saturday 20 April 2013  |  Reviews

We should appreciate the genre's occasional bright spots, and Oblivion is most definitely one of them.

Russell Letson reviews John Varley

Friday 19 April 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's April 2013 issue

If gleefully confronting taboos and unthinking convention and turning expectations on their heads are among the functions of art, then Varley is an artist. Nor does it hurt that he is also a craftsman, an entertainer, and a first-rate line-by-line writer.

Classic Reprints: April

Thursday 18 April 2013  |  Monitor

The Best of Joe Haldeman, Geoff Ryman's first novel, early stories from Jack Vance and John Varley, and an anthology of ghost stories from Ellen Datlow

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early April

Wednesday 17 April 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of new issues of F&SF, Apex, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies

New Books : 16 April

Tuesday 16 April 2013  |  Monitor

Released today: the US edition of Paul Cornell's London Falling, and titles by Bowman, McClellan, and Sage; plus, Adam Roberts' Jack Glass available in the US

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 15 April 2013  |  Monitor

Kate Atkinson's Life After Life debuts.

New in Paperback: April

Sunday 14 April 2013  |  Monitor

G. Willow Wilson's Alif the Unseen, Holly Black's Black Heart, Karen Joy Fowler's What I Didn't See and Other Stories, and titles by Evenson, Flint et al, Freer, Modesitt, Sawyer, and Smith

Paul Di Filippo reviews Orson Scott Card

Saturday 13 April 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Card's perennial themes are on display here, but in a manner that is neither grating nor negligible. The talented youth who is forced to assume powers he might not believe himself ready to handle. The Machiavellian deceits and abuses of adults against youngsters....

Online Periodicals: early April

Friday 12 April 2013  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex, Aurealis, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Daily SF, GigaNotoSaurus, Indian SF, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Perihelion, and SF Site

Cecelia Holland reviews Guy Gavriel Kay

Thursday 11 April 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's April 2013 issue

The master of the historical fantasy has found a canvas large enough for his ambitions.

Terry Bisson: Personal Alternate History

Wednesday 10 April 2013  |  Perspectives

terry bisson
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's April Issue interview

Any Day Now started as an alternate history, and then took on a little more weight for me personally as the back story developed. I began to feel that this was the book I should write, the more personal story I usually manage to avoid.

New Books : 9 April

Tuesday 9 April 2013  |  Monitor

Jonathan Strahan's The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Seven, and titles by Hobb, Kenyon, Lebbon, Maslakovic, Tan & Zaiatz, and Yolen & Stemple

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 8 April 2013  |  Monitor

Charlaine Harris' Deadlocked debuts in paperback.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early April

Sunday 7 April 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of Nina Allan's novella Spin, and stories in new issues of Clarkesworld, Shimmer, and Kaleidotrope

Print Periodicals: early April

Saturday 6 April 2013  |  Monitor

New issues of Analog, Asimov's, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Locus Bestsellers, April

Friday 5 April 2013  |  Magazine

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Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson's A Memory of Light, George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones, John Scalzi's Redshirts, and titles by Timothy Zahn and Oliver Bowden.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, April

Thursday 4 April 2013  |  Magazine

April New and Notable books include The Mongoliad: Book Three by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, et al., and titles by Adams, Anderson, Bennett, Cargill, Hobb, Kiernan, Kress, Lord, Manieri, Pratt, and Valente

Libba Bray: Eco-Friendly Fembot Who Survives on the Tears of Teen Girls

Wednesday 3 April 2013  |  Perspectives

libba bray
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's April Issue interview

I wrote The Diviners because I wanted to write another series, something historical, but also supernatural. I was also very disturbed by what was going on in our country post 9/11. There's a long history of using horror as a means of talking about present-day scenarios.

New Books : 2 April

Tuesday 2 April 2013  |  Monitor

Released today: Guy Gavriel Kay's River of Stars, Kate Atkinson's Life After Life, Ted Kosmatka's Prophet of Bones, and titles by Armstrong, Burgis, Card, Cherryh, Courtenay Grimwood, Daniel & Drake, Funke, Gannon, Grant, Hughes, Hunter, Knight, Kowal, Lackey & Edghill, Marco, Mosley, Pinborough, Scott, Smith, and Wells

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 1 April 2013  |  Monitor

Greg Bear's Halo: Silentium and Orson Scott Card's The Gate Thief debut.

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