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August 2013 Posts:


New Books : August Supplemental

Saturday 31 August 2013  |  Monitor

Hugh Howey's Dust, and titles by Beaulieu, Betts, Browne, Campbell, Fernandes & Djibril al-Ayad, Lansdale, Neill, Perry & Shurin, Sidorova, Simmons, and Tobler

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late August

Friday 30 August 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from Asimov's, Analog, and Tor.com

Electronic Periodicals: late August

Thursday 29 August 2013  |  Monitor

What's new at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily SF, SF Site, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

Russell Letson reviews Linda Nagata's The Red: First Light

Wednesday 28 August 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's August 2013 issue

I am very happy to see a new SF novel from Linda Nagata after much too long... The novel's vision of the military — or at least of the soldier and his or her most immedi­ate context of competence, loyalty, dedication, and courage — is anything but disrespectful or dismissive. The setting in which these virtues are employed, tested, and sometimes betrayed, however, is something else again.

New Books : 27 August

Tuesday 27 August 2013  |  Monitor

Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam, Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Five, James Gunn's Transcendental, Mooney & Fawcett's Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe, and titles by Aguirre, Asher, Block, Carson, Cooper, Golden, Green, Gudgion, Hough, Jacka, Karpyshyn, Lain, Naam, Sagara, Sapkowski, Stein, and Tem

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 26 August 2013  |  Monitor

Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season is selling at Amazon.

Print Periodicals: late August

Sunday 25 August 2013  |  Monitor

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

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-August

Saturday 24 August 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in anthology We See a Different Frontier and issues of F&SF, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, and The New Yorker

Paul Di Filippo reviews Jason M. Hough

Friday 23 August 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

— two parts released so far: The Darwin Elevator and The Exodus Towers, with The Plague Forge due soon. Hough stuffs his tale with a goodly number of classic SF elements that all work together in agreeable synergy.

Classics from Gollancz and SF Gateway: August

Thursday 22 August 2013  |  Monitor

SF Gateway Omnibuses by Gordon R. Dickson, Joe Haldeman, Frank Herbert, Bob Shaw, Robert Silverberg, and Sheri S. Tepper, plus titles by Michael Bishop and Connie Willis

Paul Di Filippo reviews Christopher Priest

Wednesday 21 August 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Priest's newest, The Adjacent, is another instance of this novelist's dominant predilection or technique... The book is a both a marvel of craft and feeling, with the aloof, godlike technics being perfectly balanced by the emotional storytelling.

New Books : 20 August

Tuesday 20 August 2013  |  Monitor

Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season, Paula Guran's The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2013 Edition, and titles by Armstrong, Ashby, Berman, Cooper, Deas, Enge, Goodkind, Grimes, Hunt, Lazeralli, Sanderson, and Williams

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 19 August 2013  |  Monitor

George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons has been on the New York Times extended fiction hardcover list for 109 consecutive weeks.

Classic Reprints: August

Sunday 18 August 2013  |  Monitor

The Very Best of Barry N. Malzberg, titles by Philip José Farmer and Michael Moorcock, and an anthology from David Sandner & Jacob Weisman

New in Paperback: late July to mid August

Saturday 17 August 2013  |  Monitor

Justin Cronin's The Twelve, Greg Egan's The Eternal Flame and 3 other titles from Night Shade Books by Payton, Swift, and Tobin, Margo Lanagan's The Brides of Rollrock Island, Jonathan Strahan's Under My Hat, and titles by Canavan, Connolly, Gilman, Hines, the Kollin brothers, Lansdale, Lawrence, Malan, Ringo, Roberson, Sniegoski, Turtledove, Weber & Lindskold, and Weber

Faren Miller reviews Sally Gardner

Friday 16 August 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's August 2013 issue

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner is the offbeat tale of a boy living under a dictatorship that could be a very alternate take on mid-'50s England.

Electronic Periodicals: early August

Thursday 15 August 2013  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex, Aurealis, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lightspeed, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Perihelion, and SF Site

Faren Miller reviews Tim Pratt

Wednesday 14 August 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's August 2013 issue

In Tim Pratt's short fiction, setting doesn't keep to its place as background but finds ways to come alive. In Antiquities and Tangibles and Other Stories, you'll see it magicked into a human form, open to other dimensions, haunted by insanity, close enough to endless that no scientific theory could explain it...

New Books : 13 August

Tuesday 13 August 2013  |  Monitor

Michael J. Martinez' The Daedalus Incident, Naomi Novik's Blood of Tyrants, and titles by Bishop, de la Cruz, Hawke, Hume, Johnson, Johnson & Berman, Powell, Schwarz, Shea, Sniegoski, and Strieber

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 12 August 2013  |  Monitor

Ilona Andrews' Magic Rises is #1 on the New York Times mass market paperback list.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early August

Sunday 11 August 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in anthology Starship Century and issues of Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Apex, Mythic Delirium, and Pathlight: New Chinese Writing

Heaven Off Earth: A Review of Elysium

Saturday 10 August 2013  |  Reviews

One should praise Elysium as a fine example of cinematic world-building and a valuable contribution to a long tradition of science fiction stories about habitats in space. True, the film ultimately succumbs to the pressures of big-budget Hollywood filmmaking and degenerates into a routine action movie, but as we endure yet another summer of generally formulaic fare, even half of a worthwhile science fiction film is something to cherish.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Lauren Beukes

Friday 9 August 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's August 2013 issue

If The Time Traveler's Wife wasn't enough to convince you that the overworked time-travel warhorse has long since escaped the SF corral to become a general-purpose plot device for all sorts of fiction, Lauren Beukes's much-promoted thriller The Shining Girls should help nail the case.

Locus Bestsellers, August

Thursday 8 August 2013  |  Magazine

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Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by John Scalzi's The Human Division, George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, and titles by Jeff Mariotte and Guy Haley

Kim Stanley Robinson: Making Worlds

Wednesday 7 August 2013  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's August Issue interview

My new book Shaman is a novel set in the Ice Age. I've always been interested in the Paleolithic, and I think that has to do with the question, 'What are we?' — kind of a science-fictional question, if you look at it evolutionarily.

New Books : 6 August

Tuesday 6 August 2013  |  Monitor

Jim C. Hines' Codex Born, The Art of Brom, a tribute volume to Anne McCaffrey, and titles by Alten, Ballantine, Barker, Barlow, Bornikova, Cabot, Caine, Correia, Curran, Davidson, Douglas, Goyer & Cassutt, Hocking, Kasturi & Beiko, Kristjansson, Lawrence, Nix, Pearce, Pinborough, Pollock, Richardson, Schmidt, Sniegoski, Sullivan, Tchaikovsky, Turgeon, White, Williams, and Williamson

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 5 August 2013  |  Monitor

Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls ranks on the LA Times list.

Aliette de Bodard: Convergence Point

Sunday 4 August 2013  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's August Issue interview

I don't consciously set out to teach people lessons with my fiction, but sometimes I write when I'm feeling really angry, or really depressed, and those feelings inevitably show up. Especially with short fiction it's very powerful to set your story in a moment on a fulcrum where things change — the convergence point.

Print Periodicals: late July - early August

Saturday 3 August 2013  |  Monitor

New issues of Black Static, Interzone, Neo-Opsis, and Star*Line

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, August

Friday 2 August 2013  |  Magazine

August New and Notable books include Fred Nadis' The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey and titles by Arnason, Bledsoe, Campbell, Elliott, Haig, Horton, Marr, Pratchett & Baxter, Scholes, and Willis.

August Issue Table of Contents

Thursday 1 August 2013  |  Magazine

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The August issue features interviews with Kim Stanley Robinson and Aliette de Bodard, obituaries and appreciations of Richard Matheson and Parke Godwin, results of this year's 2013 Locus Survey, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Rachel Swirksy, Sally Gardner, Linda Nagata, Mur Lafferty, Lauren Beukes, and many others.

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August 2013

Kim Stanley Robinson
Aliette de Bodard
Locus Survey results


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Charles N. Brown, 1937-2009

Appreciations

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