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May 2013 Blinks

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May 2013 Posts:

June Issue Table of Contents

Friday 31 May 2013  |  Magazine

june issue
The June issue features interviews with Rudy Rucker and Sofia Samatar, lists of forthcoming books through March 2014, lots of People & Publishing news, a spotlight on Deborah Biancotti, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Neil Gaiman, Kit Reed, C.J. Cherryh, John Scalzi, Stephen King, and many others.

New Books : Supplemental May

Thursday 30 May 2013  |  Monitor

Small press, associational, and other titles published in recent weeks include Matt Haig's The Humans, Benjamin Percy's Red Moon, collections by Jo Anderton, Ken MacLeod, Gheorghe Sasarman, and Kim Wilkins, and other titles by Armstrong & Marr, Cremer & Levithan, George, Guignard, Massie, McCammon, Stohl, Wecker, and Wessely

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late May

Wednesday 29 May 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Jonathan Strahan's anthology Fearsome Journeys and online at Beneath Ceaseless Skies and

New Books : 28 May

Tuesday 28 May 2013  |  Monitor

New this past week in the US and UK: J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fall of Arthur, Jonathan Strahan's Fearsome Journeys, Jack Skillingstead's Life on the Preservation, Chris Moriarty's Ghost Spin, and titles by Archer, Guran, Koontz, Modesitt, Nelson, Newman, Nix & Williams, Peeler, Sanderson, Scott & Griswold, Shevdon, and Wendig

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 27 May 2013  |  Monitor

Charlaine Harris' Dead Ever After remains in the top 10.

Classic Reprints: May

Sunday 26 May 2013  |  Monitor

Oxford University Press collects H.P. Lovecraft, plus books by Peter Dickinson, Harlan Ellison, A.E. van Vogt, and Jo Walton

Online Periodicals: late May

Saturday 25 May 2013  |  Monitor

What's new at Apex Magazine, Aurealis, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily SF, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Perihelion SF, and Strange Horizons

Gwenda Bond reviews Karen Healey

Friday 24 May 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's May 2013 issue

Healey here does something rare in YA science fiction. This is not a dystopia, though the world has its problems, but it's not a utopia either. What it is instead of those perhaps simpler and definitely more extreme options is a convincing, compelling future.

Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden: The Continuation of Fanac by Other Means

Thursday 23 May 2013  |  Perspectives

Excerpts from Locus Magazine's May Issue interview

The real competition is all the other things you can do with your time these days instead of reading books, many of which are really high-quality and terrific things to do. The task is staying interesting in the face of all that.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-May

Wednesday 22 May 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Electric Velocipede, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Bourbon Penn, and the first issue of Adventure Rocketship!

New Books : 21 May

Tuesday 21 May 2013  |  Monitor

New this past week in the US and UK: Bennett Madison's September Girls and titles by James Barclay, Mark T. Barnes, Ian C. Esslemont, Max Frei, Paula Guran, Rhiannon Held, Hideyuki Kikuchi, Dan Krokos, and Lilith Saintcrow

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 20 May 2013  |  Monitor

Charlaine Harris' Dead Ever After is #1 on four lists.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Bruce McAllister

Sunday 19 May 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

A magnificent reading experience, shimmering and vital, at once otherworldly and naturalistic, that recalls such fine ancestors as Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine and Jeffrey Ford's The Shadow Year.

Heroes and Villains: A Review of Star Trek into Darkness

Saturday 18 May 2013  |  Reviews

J. J. Abramsís Star Trek into Darkness is such a superb piece of cinematic entertainment that it seems a shame to say anything critical about it; yet ...†certain misgivings do begin to emerge. †

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Paul Cornell

Friday 17 May 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's May 2013 issue

There's a lot of respectable thriller DNA in Paul Cornell's first urban fantasy novel London Falling...

New in Paperback: May

Thursday 16 May 2013  |  Monitor

Paolo Bacigalupi's The Drowned Cities, China Miéville's Railsea, and titles by Campbell, Card & Johnston, Moon, Nix, Novik, Reid, Sagara, and Zahn

Paul Di Filippo reviews Milton Lesser

Wednesday 15 May 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Lesser was one of those working-stiff writers back in the day who turned out intelligent, yet perhaps sometimes over facile, goods to suit whatever market was looking for material and paying a decent word rate. Does it seem hokey and clunky today, or do its narrative virtues still engage and reward?

New Books : 14 May

Tuesday 14 May 2013  |  Monitor

Published today: John Scalzi's The Human Division, Nebula Awards Showcase Thirteen, the finale of Raymond E. Feist's 30-volume Riftwar Cycle, nonfiction by Annalee Newitz, and other titles by Abraham, Gaiman, Hautman, McEntire, Palwick, and Sanderson; earlier: Yoon Ha Lee's collection Conservation of Shadows, Sofia Samatar's novel A Stranger in Olondria, and titles by Melton and Yancey

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 13 May 2013  |  Monitor

Joe Hill's NOS4A2 debuts in the top 10 on three lists.

Faren Miller reviews Mary Robinette Kowal

Sunday 12 May 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's May 2013 issue

Romance, danger, history, and that touch of magic all come together to mingle and subvert tropes into a vivid new substance.

Print Periodicals: early May

Saturday 11 May 2013  |  Monitor

New issues of Albedo One, Analog, Asimov's, Bull Spec, Star*Line, and Vector

New Books : Supplemental

Friday 10 May 2013  |  Monitor

This supplemental New Books page posts titles from the past several months, mostly small press and e-book titles, including novels by James P. Blaylock, Sylvia Louise Engdahl, Alex Jeffers, Paul Levinson, Bruce McAllister, and Linda Nagata, and titles by Bowes, Ekman, Frazetta, Guran, Hobb, Horton, Klaw, Lalumière, Montillo, Parks, Petrushevskaya, Valente, and Winter

Tim Powers: An Unexpected Direction

Thursday 9 May 2013  |  Perspectives

tim powers
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's May Issue interview

My approach is to assume that nothing in history is a coincidence — if any two things happen at the same time, then there is a connection — and to ask myself, 'What were they up to really?'

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early May

Wednesday 8 May 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Tehani Wessely's anthology One Small Step and in new issues of Clarkesworld, Apex, and Waylines

New Books : 7 May

Tuesday 7 May 2013  |  Monitor

Published today in the US: the US edition of Robert Silverberg's Tales of Majipoor, Charlaine Harris' Dead Ever After, Jamil Nasir's Tunnel Out of Death, and titles by Allen, Brennan, Caine, Campbell, Drake, Ewing, Flint & Spoor, Harper, Hendee, Hoffman, Koch, Perry, Pogue, Schoon, Stirling, and Weber

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 6 May 2013  |  Monitor

Charlaine Harris' final Sookie Stackhouse novel Dead Ever After is poised to debut.

Locus Bestsellers, May

Sunday 5 May 2013  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson's A Memory of Light, Patricia Briggs' Fair Game, Brandon Sanderson's The Emperor's Soul, and titles by Troy Denning and R.A. Salvatore.

Online Periodicals: early May

Saturday 4 May 2013  |  Monitor

What's new at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Galaxy's Edge, GigaNotoSaurus, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Strange Horizons

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, May

Friday 3 May 2013  |  Magazine

May New and Notable books include James P. Blaylock's The Aylesford Skull, Adam Roberts' Adam Robots, Karen Russell's Vampires in the Lemon Grove, and titles by Adams & Cohen, Datlow & Windling, Dyer, Higgins, Hopkinson, Johnson, Reed, Taber, Vance, Varley, and Whates

Cory Doctorow: Improving Book Publicity in the 21st Century

Thursday 2 May 2013  |  Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's May Issue.

I get hit up for blurbs, for sales, for reviews, and for books, by various publishers all over the world. Many of these publishers are separate divisions of the same company, but one thing that is abundantly clear is that none of the different departments are coordinating with one another.

May Issue Table of Contents

Wednesday 1 May 2013  |  Magazine

may issue
The May issue features interviews with Tim Powers and Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden, a column by Cory Doctorow, a section on Small & Independent Presses, coverage of Writers of the Future and ICFA, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Paul Cornell, Mary Robinette Kowal, Neal Asher, Nancy Kress, Laird Barron, and many others.

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