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February 2014 Posts:

New Books : February Supplemental

Friday 28 February 2014  |  Monitor

Anthologies by Chizmar and Rew; collections by Lloyd and Moloney; nonfiction by Lacey; and novels by Holloway, Joss, Rowe, and Walker

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late February

Thursday 27 February 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from, Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and Unlikely Story, with recommendations of stories by Marie Brennan, LaShawn M. Wanak, Barry King, and Mari Ness

Periodicals: late February

Wednesday 26 February 2014  |  Monitor

A new issue of Shimmer, and what's new at Strange Horizons and

New Books : 25 February

Tuesday 25 February 2014  |  Monitor

Adam-Troy Castro's collection Her Husband's Hands and Other Stories, Kim Harrison's penultimate Rachel Morgan novel The Undead Pool, and titles by Almasi, Bach, D'Lacey, Kashina, Liu, Roy, Shepherd, Stourton, Tem, and Viehl

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 24 February 2014  |  Monitor

Andy Weir's The Martian debuts on three print lists.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Adam Roberts

Sunday 23 February 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Roberts's latest, Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea, is a return to such an eye-popping and mind-blowing extrapolative technique, and our author outdoes himself, by creating a book that is so allusive and multivalent in its clean-limbed premise that the reader hardly knows how to parse it.

Periodicals: mid-February

Saturday 22 February 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Abyss & Apex, Analog, Asimov's, Aurealis, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Black Static, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Perihelion

Faren Miller reviews Catherynne M. Valente

Friday 21 February 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's February 2014 issue

The Bread We Eat in Dreams proved challenging to review. Though the contents range from offbeat poetry to an award-winning novella, in a multitude of styles and voices, this isn't just a random gathering of her shorter stuff. The more I read, the more these pieces seemed to resonate both intellectually and emotionally — like the interplay of themes and movements in a symphony — for a final impact greater than the sum of its parts.

Classic Reprints: February

Thursday 20 February 2014  |  Monitor

A 19th century feminist novel by Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett and titles by Steven Brust and Michael Moorcock

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Lavie Tidhar

Wednesday 19 February 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's February 2014 issue

The central conceit of The Violent Century is that a German quantum physicist named Vomacht created a machine in 1932 which propagated a kind of probability wave around the world, affecting everyone in minute ways but transforming a select few into ready-made Marvel franchises, complete with Stan Lee-like monikers: Tigerman, Whirlwind, the Electric Twins, the Green Gunman, Surfer Girl, Frogman.

New Books : 18 February

Tuesday 18 February 2014  |  Monitor

Steve Berman's collection Red Caps and titles by Joanne Harris, Rhiannon Held, and David Weber

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 17 February 2014  |  Monitor

Andy Weir's The Martian is selling well at Amazon.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-February

Sunday 16 February 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Lightspeed and Beneath Ceaseless Skies and in anthology The End is Nigh, edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey; with recommendations of stories by Will McIntosh, Paolo Bacigalupi, Alec Austin, and Ann Chatham

Classic Reprints: January Gollancz Omnibuses

Saturday 15 February 2014  |  Monitor

Volumes by Algis Budrys, Pat Cadigan, Garry Kilworth, Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore, Clifford D. Simak, John Sladek, and E.C. Tubb

Paul Di Filippo reviews Allen Steele

Friday 14 February 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

With awesome, meticulous attention to scientific details, engineering protocols, bureaucratic procedures, and international politics (though the larger war is just background noise), Steele walks us through what it would have taken to build a space plane rather than an A-bomb.

New in Paperback: February

Thursday 13 February 2014  |  Monitor

Kate Atkinson's Life After Life, Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls, Karen Lord's The Best of All Possible Worlds, George Saunders' Tenth of December, Helene Wecker's The Golem and the Jinni, and other titles by Brennan, Briggs, Chadwick, Cooper, Herbert & Anderson, Hoyt, Pratchett & Baxter, and Stirling

Russell Letson reviews Stephen Baxter

Wednesday 12 February 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's February 2014 issue

Of this promised cosmic-multiverse mystery tour we get the smallest clues and winks in what generally unfolds as an epic of interstellar pioneering and solar-system expansion against a backdrop of back-home political madness, with just the smallest dashes of lurking superscience puzzles.

New Books : 11 February

Tuesday 11 February 2014  |  Monitor

Andy Weir's The Martian and titles by Edison, Forstchen, Foyle, Simmons, Waters, and Wright

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 10 February 2014  |  Monitor

Mark Helprin's Winter's Tale is #1 on the New York Times' trade paperback list.

Terry Pratchett: Talking to Other Monkeys

Sunday 9 February 2014  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's February Issue interview

The whole thing with the dignity in dying issue is that everyone dies, and no one wants to die nastily. Somehow being able to die when at time of your choosing separates a human from an animal.

Electronic Periodicals: early February

Saturday 8 February 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Nightmare, and Quantum Muse

Locus Bestsellers, February

Friday 7 February 2014  |  Magazine

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Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller's Trade Secret, George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons in two different editions, and titles by David Mack and R.A. Salvatore.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, February

Thursday 6 February 2014  |  Magazine

February New and Notable books include Richard A. Lupoff's (belated) What If? Volume 3 and other titles by Emily Croy Barker, Ben Bova, Richard Chizmar, Juliet Marillier, Shawn Speakman, Maggie Stiefvater, Catherynne M. Valente, and Carrie Vaughn

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early February

Wednesday 5 February 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, The Dark, Apex, and Heroic Fantasy Quarterly

New Books : 4 February

Tuesday 4 February 2014  |  Monitor

Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation, Marcel Theroux's Strange Bodies, Allen Steele's V-S Day, the US edition of Ian McDonald's Empress of the Sun, and titles by Aaronovitch, Baggott, Decker, Duncan, Friedman, Green, Lee, McKiernan, Neumeier, Price, Ringo, Scott, Tierney, and Wheeler

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 3 February 2014  |  Monitor

Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Bites and Mark Helprin's Winter's Tale debut.

2013 Locus Poll and Survey Ballot

Sunday 2 February 2014  |  Magazine

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From Locus Magazine's February 2014 issue. Deadline for voting is April 15, 2014.

February Issue Table of Contents

Saturday 1 February 2014  |  Magazine

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The February issue features 2013: The Year in Review, with the Locus Recommended Reading List, commentary by Liza Groen Trombi, Gary K. Wolfe, and many others, and the Locus Poll and Survey ballot. Plus: an interview with Terry Pratchett, awards and publishing news, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Lavie Tidhar, Simon Morden, Neal Asher, A. Lee Martinez, and many others.

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