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April 2014 Blinks

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April 2014 Posts:

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Simon Ings

Wednesday 30 April 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's April 2014 issue

While it's easy to read the headlong future of the novel as apocalyptic, Wolves is a good deal more complex than that, and its balance of an almost ruthless insight into character with speculations on the technology of perception calls to mind few other writers, perhaps M. John Harrison most closely.

New Books : 29 April

Tuesday 29 April 2014  |  Monitor

The US edition of Shaun Tan's picture book Rules of Summer, plus titles by Aguirre, Chan, de Pierres, Kowal, Ochse, Posey, Rawn, Sebold, and Sparks

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 28 April 2014  |  Monitor

Brandon Sanderson's Words of Radiance is the highest ranking adult genre hardcover this week.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late April

Sunday 27 April 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies,, and Strange Horizons, with recommendedations of works by Carmen Maria Machado, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Malcolm Cross, Kai Ashante Wilson, and Dale Bailey

New UK Books : March - April

Saturday 26 April 2014  |  Monitor

David Wingrove's The Empire of Time and titles by Alder, Clarke, Dalton, Fforde, Fowler, Gwynne, Patrick, Saulter, and Torday

Periodicals: late April

Friday 25 April 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Subterranean, plus this month's new content at and Strange Horizons

New Books : April Supplemental

Thursday 24 April 2014  |  Monitor

Gregory Benford's The Galactic Center Companion and titles by Adams & Howey, Finch, Harte, Lackey & Martin, Maas, and Moore

Russell Letson reviews Daryl Gregory

Wednesday 23 April 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's April 2014 issue

This is a real science-fiction crime thriller: the old evils and insanities are all there, given new twists by the double-edged blades of science and technology. And, like the best crime and SF novels, those moral and philosophical questions linger, after the mere whodunnit puzzles have been solved.

New Books : 22 April

Tuesday 22 April 2014  |  Monitor

Daryl Gregory's Afterparty, David Ramirez's The Forever Watch, a posthumous novel by Dianna Wynne Jones, and titles by Bach, Lackey & Edghill, Lukyanenko, Moore, Newman, Powell, and Trahan

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 21 April 2014  |  Monitor

David Weber & Eric Flint's Cauldron of Ghosts and Laini Taylor's Dreams of Gods & Monsters debut on lists.

New in Paperback: April

Sunday 20 April 2014  |  Monitor

Guy Gavriel Kay's River of Stars, Robert J. Sawyer's Red Planet Blues, and titles by Cherryh, Daniel & Drake, Harris, Knight, Kowal, Marco, Modesitt, and Rawn

"The Colossus of Northern California": A Review of Transcendence

Saturday 19 April 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

I can quickly say that Transcendence passed the Westfahl test for successful entertainment — I never looked at my watch — and it could be briefly described as a polished redaction of a familiar science fiction trope, the harmful results of separating the human mind from the human body. This venerable cautionary tale is founded on assumptions about human nature that are at best medieval: the brain provides our reasoning ability, while the body is the source of our emotions.

Classic Reprints: April

Friday 18 April 2014  |  Monitor

A new collection of early work by Jack Vance, SF Gateway omnibuses by Burroughs, Compton, and Cooper, and other titles by Chandler, Jordan, and Lumley

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-April

Thursday 17 April 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Subterranean, F&SF, and Kaleidotrope

Paul Di Filippo reviews Robert Moore Williams

Wednesday 16 April 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Sometimes reading these humus authors delivers a certain kind of modest, unique pleasure otherwise unobtainable. With them, you don't confront the pressure of being worthy of their masterpieces. They labored in quiet and without expectations or constraints, rewarded so long as they delivered on time. ... By any standard, the forgotten Robert Moore Williams was one such figure.

New Books : 15 April

Tuesday 15 April 2014  |  Monitor

Hal Duncan's Rhapsody: Notes on Strange Fictions, essays on ecology and SF edited by Gerry Canavan & Kim Stanley Robinson, Ellen Datlow's Lovecraft's Monsters, The Art of Ian Miller, and novels by Asher, Bova, Cameron, Davidson, Edwards, Riopelle, and Sullivan

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 14 April 2014  |  Monitor

Ian Doescher's Williams Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back ranks on three lists.

Amish: Humility of a Witness

Sunday 13 April 2014  |  Perspectives

Excerpts from Locus Magazine's April Issue interview

My book was rejected by every publisher I sent it to. One publisher explained in very clear terms why the book had no hope. ... So I'm self-published.

Periodicals: mid-April

Saturday 12 April 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Aurealis, Kaleidotrope, Mythic Delirium (the final print issue), The New York Review of Science Fiction, and Perihelion

Tim Pratt reviews Alan DeNiro

Friday 11 April 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's April 2014 issue

DeNiro never over-explains, and we rarely learn more about the strange worlds he shows us than what the viewpoint characters know or bother to speculate about, and since angels with flying guns, telepathic aliens, and immense monsters that eat mountains are all everyday occurrences for those characters, there's plenty of ambiguity and unexplained strangeness.

Locus Bestsellers, April

Thursday 10 April 2014  |  Magazine

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Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s Rex Regis, George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, and titles by Dayton Ward and Oliver Bowden.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Robert Buettner

Wednesday 9 April 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Buettner carries forward nobly a kind of core SF tale pioneered by writers such as Anderson, Gordon Dickson, Christopher Anvil, James Schmitz, and C. J. Cherryh, offering entertainment aplenty with thoughtful meditations on how humanity can get along with itself — or not!

New Books : 8 April

Tuesday 8 April 2014  |  Monitor

US editions of Christopher Priest's The Adjacent and Pratchett & Briggs' Turtle Recall, Benford & Niven's Shipstar, Laini Taylor's Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and other titles by Armstrong, Bear, Buettner, Jones, Lebbon, Reese, Shepherd, Weber & Flint, and Wilson & Adams

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 7 April 2014  |  Monitor

Split mass market editions of Stephen King's Under the Dome debut.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early April

Sunday 6 April 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Asimov's, Analog, Clarkesworld, and Apex Magazine

Periodicals: early April

Saturday 5 April 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Abyss & Apex, Analog, Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Interzone, Lightspeed, Mythic Delirium, Nightmare, and Quantum Muse

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, April

Friday 4 April 2014  |  Magazine

April New and Notable books include Robert Reed's The Memory of Sky, collections by Adam-Troy Castro and Pen Peek, and other novels by Carson, Lafferty, McDonald, Sanderson, Tierney, Weber, and Williams

Daryl Gregory: The Numinous

Thursday 3 April 2014  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's April Issue interview

When you grow up in a religion like I did, there are some people you believe are better off — become better people — once they've 'found Jesus,' because of this belief system. Why would you want to take that away from them? In science fiction, of course, we would argue that you need a life without any illusions because that's the stronger choice, but I wanted to have it both ways in the book.

New Books : 2 April

Wednesday 2 April 2014  |  Monitor

Hal Duncan's collection Scruffians!, the first US edition of Chris Beckett's Clarke Award winner Dark Eden, and titles by Addison, Ahlborn, Benulis, Cherryh, Fisher, Flewelling, Gilman, Harris & Kelner, Hughes, Jensen, Kenyon, Knight, Martin, Monk, Schoon, and Takami

April Issue Table of Contents

Tuesday 1 April 2014  |  Magazine

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The April issue features interviews with authors Daryl Gregory and Amish, lots of publishing news, a report about SF in Brazil, a commentary by Kameron Hurley, and reviews of short fiction and books by Simon Ings, Daryl Gregory, Gregory Benford & Larry Niven, Chuck Palahniuk, Seanan McGuire, and many others.

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