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March 2014 Blinks

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March 2014 Posts:

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 31 March 2014  |  Monitor

Terry Pratchett's Raising Steam debuts strongly on four lists.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Karl Schroeder

Sunday 30 March 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

What Schroeder capitalizes on is the shared emotional underpinnings of the classics. We don't want our new SF to blindly replicate the dead furniture of the past, but rather to deliver the same classic sense of wonder in new clothing. Mission accomplished here!

Periodicals: late March

Saturday 29 March 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Asimov's, Black Static, and Dreams and Nightmares, plus what's new at and Strange Horizons

New Books : March Supplemental

Friday 28 March 2014  |  Monitor

Nonfiction by Brian Attebery about fantasy and myth, Clareson & Sanders about Heinlein, Maurer about Rushdie, and Slusser about Benford; plus an anthology by Steve Berman, novels and novellas by Barker, Block, Calhoun, Edwards, Green, Lansdale, Lovegrove, and Pratt, a collection by Peek, and poetry by Simon & Turzillo

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late March

Thursday 27 March 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons,, On Spec, and Stupefying Stories

Russell Letson reviews Allen Steele

Wednesday 26 March 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's March 2014 issue

Twenty years ago I found "Goddard's People" to read like minimally fictionalized journalism, but V-S Day is a fully formed historical-procedural WWII drama — if it were a movie, the book's date-stamp chapter headers would be superimposed on establishing shots: "June 1, 1943, Somewhere over the Pacific," "December 21, 1941, Peenemünde."

New Books : 25 March

Tuesday 25 March 2014  |  Monitor

Karen Russell's e-book novella Sleep Donation, Karl Schroeder's Lockstep, and other titles by Ballantine & MOrris, Boatman, Carr & Conry-Murray, Christopher, Dalglish & Duperre, Higgins, Maberry, Nix & Williams, Pratchett & Simpson, Robertson, and Sylvan

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 24 March 2014  |  Monitor

Patricia Briggs' Night Broken debuts at #2 on the New York Times list.

Paul Cornell: Impossible Things

Sunday 23 March 2014  |  Perspectives

joan slonczewski
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's March Issue interview

The series deals with a group of undercover police who suddenly gain the ability to see all the supernatural stuff in London. What's important, really, about these books is absurdity: the notion that a group of professional people, who have their training and systems, find themselves up against something that's impossible.

Periodicals: mid-March

Saturday 22 March 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, The New York Review of Science Fiction, On Spec, and Perihelion

Spotlight on SF Signal

Friday 21 March 2014  |  Perspectives

john denardo
SF Signal started in 2003 when we noticed a criminal lack of any science fiction-oriented blogs on the Internet. Being the tech geeks we are, we decided to start our own blog as a place to share interesting links and bits of SF/F and to avoid clogging the corporate e-mail servers with our stuff.

Classic Reprints: March

Thursday 20 March 2014  |  Monitor

The US edition of Ann & Jeff VanderMeer's The Time Traveler's Almanac, first volume in a series of collected R.A. Lafferty short fiction, and SF Gateway reprints and omnibuses by Bayley, de Camp, Heinlein, McAuley, and Willis

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Christopher Priest

Wednesday 19 March 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's March 2014 issue

It takes a bit of triangulation to arrive at the core of Christopher Priest's endlessly tantalizing and ultimately very satisfying The Adjacent, and some of that triangulation is quite literal: characters, events, and places are doubled and tripled, and the central apocalyptic images are areas of land in which everything has been obliterated...

New Books : 18 March

Tuesday 18 March 2014  |  Monitor

US editions of Terry Pratchett's Raising Steam and Will Elliott's The Pilgrims, and a title by Glenda Larke

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 17 March 2014  |  Monitor

Brandon Sanderson's Words of Radiance debuts at #1 on three lists and #2 on a fourth.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-March

Sunday 16 March 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in The Book of Silverberg and new issues of Interzone, Black Static, and Flytrap, with recommendations of stories by John Grant, Greg Kurzawa, and Vajra Chandrasekera

New in Paperback: March

Saturday 15 March 2014  |  Monitor

Nebula nominees We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler and Fire With Fire by Charles E. Gannon, plus John Scalzi's The Human Division and other titles by Adams, Bishop, Bradley & Ross, Card, Clare, Cornell, Czerneda, Gould, Lee & Miller, Scull, Taylor, Tregillis, Walton, and Weber

Stefan Dziemianowicz reviews Joe R. Lansdale

Friday 14 March 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's March 2014 issue

Lansdale's latest collection, Bleeding Shadows, features 21 stories and nine poems. It's the biggest collection of his work produced to date and his most creatively varied. Only about half of its selections are weird or fantastic in nature, but anyone who likes that side of Lansdale's writing will enjoy the others.

Locus Bestsellers, March

Thursday 13 March 2014  |  Magazine

neil gaiman
Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane, George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons, John Scalzi's Redshirts, and titles by Ian Doescher and R.A. Salvatore.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Eileen Gunn

Wednesday 12 March 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Eileen Gunn's wry, droll intelligence and cockeyed storytelling magic shine forth like some kind of quasar beacon from every one of these surprising, irreplaceable stories — two of which have never before seen print.

New Books : 11 March

Tuesday 11 March 2014  |  Monitor

Eileen Gunn's collection Questionable Practices, Ken MacLeod's Descent, Robert Reed's The Memory of Sky, and titles by Black, Briggs, Cameron, Cook, Cooper, de Castell, Herbert & Anderson, Pass, and Sprunk

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 10 March 2014  |  Monitor

Kim Harrison's The Undead Pool debuts at #1 on the New York Times list.

Joan Slonczewski: Field of Discovery

Sunday 9 March 2014  |  Perspectives

joan slonczewski
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's March Issue interview

In The Highest Frontier I try to show both creative and destructive expressions of faith. The college chaplain is the force for progressive religion, religion that humanely engages science. Whereas there is another view in the book, the geocentrist view that says everything just centers around the Earth. People think that is ludicrous, but in fact, geocentrism is out there.

Periodicals: early March

Saturday 8 March 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Jupiter, Lightspeed, Nightmare, and Quantum Muse

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

Friday 7 March 2014  |  Resources

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

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early March

Thursday 6 March 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Asimov's, Analog, Clarkesworld, and Apex, with recommendations of stories by Matthew Johnson and Seth Dickinson

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, March

Wednesday 5 March 2014  |  Magazine

March New and Notable books include the first volume of Collected Short Fiction by R.A. Lafferty and other titles by Cambias, Dubosarsky, Golden, Haldeman, Knox, Lee, Morden, Pratt, Theroux, VanderMeer, and Walton

New Books : 4 March

Tuesday 4 March 2014  |  Monitor

Brandon Sanderson's Words of Radiance and other novels, all fantasy, by Arnett, Bishop, Brennan, Buehrlen, Hambly, Lafferty, Leigh, McGuire, Smylie, and Wells

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 3 March 2014  |  Monitor

David Weber's Like a Mighty Army debuts on four lists.

Cory Doctorow: Cold Equations and Moral Hazard

Sunday 2 March 2014  |  Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's March Issue.

Two stories have been coming to mind more often than the others lately, and not because of their wisdom: rather, because they embody the worst parts of modern shortsightedness. They present a kind of blueprint for disaster, a willful and destructive blindness whose self-deception is perfectly mirrored in these two classics of SF.

March Issue Table of Contents

Saturday 1 March 2014  |  Magazine

march issue
The March issue features interviews with authors Joan Slonczewski and Paul Cornell, lists of forthcoming books through December 2014, a new column by Cory Doctorow, a spotlight on SF Signal, lots of news about awards, people, and publishing, and reviews of short fiction and new books by Christopher Priest, Jeff VanderMeer, Karl Schroeder, Reggie Oliver, and many others.

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