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December 2013 Posts:


New Books : 31 December

Tuesday 31 December 2013  |  Monitor

Titles by Adams, Alexander, Perry, Powell, Prineas, Remic, Shearin, Snyder, Taylor, Wendig, and Williams

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 30 December 2013  |  Monitor

Highest ranking titles remain Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons, and Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game

Lois Tilton's 2013 Reviews in Review

Sunday 29 December 2013  |  Reviews

Looking back at the year's best stories from print and electronic 'zines and a few anthologies

Electronic Periodicals: late December

Saturday 28 December 2013  |  Monitor

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

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late December

Friday 27 December 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of the last issue of Electric Velocipede, a novella by Greer Gilman, and stories online at Tor.com, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons

New Books : December Supplemental

Thursday 26 December 2013  |  Monitor

J.A. Pitts' Bravado's House of Blues and other titles by Amish, E.C. Blake, Joseph R.G. DeMarco, and Nick Mamatas

Kameron Hurley: Making Excuses for Science Fiction

Wednesday 25 December 2013  |  Perspectives

kameron hurley
From Locus Magazine's December Issue.

Telling people who don't read science fiction and fantasy that I write it is still awkward. My mom used to tell people I wrote "novels like Stephen King," even though I can't watch a movie more supernaturally terrify­ing than Ghostbusters without enduring fierce nightmares, insomnia, and night sweats. I prefer corporeal, knife-wielding villains I can hit in the face.

New Books : 24 December

Tuesday 24 December 2013  |  Monitor

Brian Aldiss' Comfort Zone and John Meaney's Resonance

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 23 December 2013  |  Monitor

Dean Koontz' Innocence debuts on three lists.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Nnedi Okorafor

Sunday 22 December 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's December 2013 issue

Her first story collection, Kabu Kabu, gives us a chance to visit those and other worlds, some parodic, some folkloric, some horrific, by bringing together 21 pieces of short fiction, fully a third of which are original to the collection.

New in Paperback: November - December

Saturday 21 December 2013  |  Monitor

Gregory Benford & Larry Niven's Bowl of Heaven, Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross' The Rapture of the Nerds, and titles by Bertin, Bledsoe, Dietz, Drake, Fallon, Lamplighter, Ringo & Sear, Scalzi, Turtledove, and Wright

Paul Di Filippo reviews Jean-Christophe Valtat

Friday 20 December 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Valtat's language is always stunning, baroque without being clotted. To realize that English is his second tongue is daunting to us mere monolinguists. His dialogue sparkles and the wry observations of his characters are very amusing. One wants to quote endlessly.

Gwenda Bond reviews Ursula Dubosarsky

Thursday 19 December 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's December 2013 issue

Which brings us to the brief but powerful The Golden Day, which is built around an understated, creeping sense of dread worthy of any horror novel. Eleven little girls in a class at a girls' school in 1960s Australia are taken on a short day trip by their beloved free spirit of a teacher, Miss Renshaw...

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-December

Wednesday 18 December 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from 2014 issues of F&SF, Asimov's, and Analog, with a recommendation of a story by Derek Künsken

New Books : 17 December

Tuesday 17 December 2013  |  Monitor

Dean Koontz' Innocence and titles by Fowler, Holt, Horwood, Lackey, and Resnick

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 16 December 2013  |  Monitor

George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois' anthology Dangerous Women debuts on two lists

Paul Di Filippo reviews Jyrki Vainonen and Leena Krohn

Sunday 15 December 2013  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Cheeky Frawg Books' two newest titles reflect the VanderMeers' smart and wide-ranging curatorial talents, which have stretched to Finland to bring back English translations of fascinating work by Jyrki Vainonen and Leena Krohn. (And the several deft translators involved here are due big thanks.)

Print Periodicals: December

Saturday 14 December 2013  |  Monitor

MIT Technology Review's special issue Twelve Tomorrows, plus new issues of Albedo One, Analog, Asimov's, Black Static, Crimewave, Interzone, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Locus Magazine's Forthcoming Books: Selected Titles through September 2014

Friday 13 December 2013  |  Resources

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

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Peter Watts

Thursday 12 December 2013  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's December 2013 issue

Watts argues in the Afterword to his new collection Beyond the Rift that he's really an optimist, that he can't really write villains, that his sometimes dystopic worldview is something he's inherited rather than invented, and he's right on all counts.

Hugh Howey: Artisanal Publishing

Wednesday 11 December 2013  |  Perspectives

hugh howey
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's December Issue interview

The real story of self-publishing is the people you never hear about who are making a full-time living. I have friends that I watched go from publishing their first book, in the past few years, and now they're making six figures. You've never heard their names.

New Books : 10 December

Tuesday 10 December 2013  |  Monitor

David G. Hartwell's Year's Best SF 18 and titles by Fultz, Koyanagi, Masterton, and Pinborough

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 9 December 2013  |  Monitor

Highest ranking titles remain Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons, and Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early December

Sunday 8 December 2013  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from new issues of Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Apex, and of individual stories by Yoon Ha Lee, Pat Cadigan, and Caitlín R Kiernan

Electronic Periodicals: early December

Saturday 7 December 2013  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Ideomancer, Lightspeed, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Nightmare, and SF Site

Locus Bestsellers, December

Friday 6 December 2013  |  Magazine

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Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by S.M. Stirling's The Given Sacrifice, Jim Butcher's Cold Days, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, and titles by Ian Doescher and R.A. Salvatore.

Tanya Huff: Builder

Thursday 5 December 2013  |  Perspectives

tanya huff
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's December Issue interview

I believe that there's two types of writers: the brick-layer and the house-framer. Brick-layers have to get every brick in the right position, or three rows up, the wall falls down. That's the way I write and, usually, if I find myself not able to move forward it's because something's wrong a few rows down....

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, December

Wednesday 4 December 2013  |  Magazine

December New and Notable books include Jeff VanderMeer's Wonderbook, Mira Grant's Parasite, Nnedi Okorafor's Kabu, Kabu, and other titles by Bowes, Hartwell & Nielsen Hayden, Howey, Jeschke, Jones, Kadrey, Marr & Pratt, Strahan, and Wilson

New Books : 3 December

Tuesday 3 December 2013  |  Monitor

George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois' anthology Dangerous Women, Caitlín R. Kiernan's The Ape's Wife and Other Stories, and other titles by Abraham, Bova, Conroy, Dalglish, Dietz, Gwynne, Hunter & Price, Koch, Lackey, Lansdale, Marmell, Niven, Pinborough, Ross, Tettensor, Tregillis, and Turtledove

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 2 December 2013  |  Monitor

Stephen King's 11/22/63 is #13 on USA Today's list.

December Issue Table of Contents

Sunday 1 December 2013  |  Magazine

december issue
The December issue features interviews with Tanya Huff and Hugh Howey, coverage and photos of World Fantasy Convention, lists of forthcoming books through September 2014, commentary by Kameron Hurley, and reviews of short fiction and new books by David G. Hartwell, Kim Newman, John Barnes, Max Barry, Nicola Griffith, and many others.

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