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June 2014 Blinks

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June 2014 Posts:

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 30 June 2014  |  Monitor

George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois' anthology Rogues debuts on three lists.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late June

Sunday 29 June 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from Jonathan Strahan's anthology Reach for Infinity and from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, and, with recommendations of stories by Ian McDonald, Karl Schroeder, Stephen Case, JY Yang, and Yoon Ha Lee

Periodicals: late June

Saturday 14 June 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Aurealis and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and what's new this month at Daily SF, Strange Horizons, and

New Books : June Supplemental

Friday 27 June 2014  |  Monitor

S.T. Joshi's anthology Searchers After Horror, an illustrated edition of Neil Gaiman's novelette The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains, and titles by Asher, Horn, Kelly, Underwood, Valentine, and Webb

Classic Reprints: June

Thursday 26 June 2014  |  Monitor

A new translation of Arkady & Boris Strugatsky's Hard to Be a God, and new editions of titles by Burroughs, Dick, Hamilton, Ings, James, Moorcock, Pohl, and Sturgeon

Adrienne Martini reviews Tim Pratt

Wednesday 25 June 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's June 2014 issue

Tim Pratt's writing just keeps getting better and better. In Heirs of Grace, his voice feels dialed in. The writing is tight and sassy without wasting one word — and he makes it seem easy.

New Books : 24 June

Tuesday 24 June 2014  |  Monitor

Octavia E. Butler's (previously unpublished) Unexpected Stories, Neil Gaiman & Adam Rex's Chu's First Day of School, and titles by Dellamonica, Martin, Molles, Pillsworth, and Sapkowski

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 23 June 2014  |  Monitor

Diana Gabaldon's Written in My Own Heart's Blood debuts strongly.

Eileen Gunn: Other Lands

Sunday 22 June 2014  |  Perspectives

eileen gunn
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's June Issue interview

All fiction has value, whether it's science fiction or not. It helps people deal with their lives in the present, helps them understand their own emotions and the emotions of people around them. All fiction can take you to other lands, and introduce you to people whose lives and struggles and opinions you can't even imagine until you read their stories.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Green Planets

Saturday 21 June 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

In this era of climate change, when the very fate of the biosphere — and consequently the fate of our species — is up for debate, it's more important than ever that SF exert its intelligence on the ecologies we inhabit. This is precisely the intention and accomplishment of Green Planets, another of the typically outstanding genre-connected critical works from Wesleyan University Press.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-June

Friday 20 June 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of new issues of Asimov's, Analog, Clarkesworld, and Apex, with recommendations of stories by Jacob A. Boyd, Robert Reed, and Crystal Lynn Hilbert

New in Paperback: June

Thursday 19 June 2014  |  Monitor

Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, Kim Stanley Robinson's Shaman, Cory Doctorow's Homeland, and titles by Ambrose, Barnes, Correia, Davidson, Green, Hoyt, Jackson, Koontz, Lackey, Lawrence, Niven & Harrington, Planck, Turtledove, Wheeler, and White

Paul Di Filippo reviews Laline Paull

Wednesday 18 June 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

What Laline Paull has accomplished here is multivalent: a rumination on nature; a portrait of the struggle between individual and the stifling matrix of society; and a depiction of how humanity might organize itself along different lines. I'd call it, in the end, science fiction at its best.

New Books : 17 June

Tuesday 17 June 2014  |  Monitor

James S.A. Corey's Cibola Burn, Martin & Dozois' anthology Rogues, and titles by Evans, Gabaldon, Hearne, Klaus, Owen, Pehov, Pratchett & Baxter, Pratt, Remic, and Wilson

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 16 June 2014  |  Monitor

Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes and Laurell K. Hamilton's A Shiver of Light debut strongly.

Kameron Hurley: Making Excuses for Science Fiction

Sunday 15 June 2014  |  Perspectives

kameron hurley
From Locus Magazine's June Issue.

The most dangerous lie we tell ourselves is that writing novels shouldn't feel like a job. It encourages younger and newer writers to work for little or no pay. It convinces those with a book or two under their belt that there's something wrong with them when the writing is no longer fun all the time. Worst of all, when we hit bumps along the road, we're convinced we're the only ones to feel this type of burnout, and that there's something wrong with us because of it.

Periodicals: early to mid-June

Saturday 14 June 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Analog, Apex, Asimov's, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lightspeed, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Neo-Opsis, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Nightmare, Perihelion, and Quantum Muse

Faren Miller reviews Lauren Owen

Friday 13 June 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's June 2014 issue

Early in Lauren Owen's first novel The Quick, library scenes help establish the narrative tone. Evidently splendid tomes, "delicious-smelling volumes," line the shelves of Owen's library...

Locus Bestsellers, June

Thursday 12 June 2014  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Brandon Sanderson's Words of Radiance, John Scalzi's The Human Division, John Scalzi's Redshirts, and titles by Greg Cox and R.A. Salvatore

Paul Di Filippo reviews James Morrow

Wednesday 11 June 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

What is surprising is its relative brevity, its light-hearted zip, and its rollicking comic tone, compared to the gravitas and black, piercingly satirical humor of his other books. Which is not to say that Morrow's central theme of the role of religion in humanity's affairs is absent.

New Books : 10 June

Tuesday 10 June 2014  |  Monitor

James Morrow's The Madonna and the Starship, Rich Horton's The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2014 Edition, and titles by Card & Johnston, Carey, Itäranta, Johansen, Mann, McCammon, McCleary, McMann, O'Kane, Shea, and Van Eekhout

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 9 June 2014  |  Monitor

Jim Butcher's Skin Game debuts at #1 on three lists.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early June

Sunday 8 June 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of new issues of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and Interzone, with recommendations of stories by Paul M. Berger and Spencer Ellsworth

"If You Get It Wrong, You'll Get It Right Next Time": A Review of Edge of Tomorrow

Saturday 7 June 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Edge of Tomorrow is a film about people who have a job to do (defeating aliens), and they do it very well; and it was made by people who had a job to do (making a successful film), and they did it very well. And if someone responds that such films are not genuine works of art, since they are failing to comment on the human condition, perhaps they are wrong.

Locus Magazine's Forthcoming Books: Selected Titles through March 2015

Friday 6 June 2014  |  Resources

Titles from Locus Magazine's June issue listings of Selected Forthcoming Books by Author are arranged here by month.

Joe Abercrombie: Fiction on the Edge

Thursday 5 June 2014  |  Perspectives

joe abercrombie
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's June Issue interview

There's no right way to do anything, particularly. There's a way that feels right to you as a writer with a certain story. I never feel like anything I do is a manifesto of how it should be done. It's healthy that we’ve got a bit more edge, a bit more range, in epic fantasy now. There's no shortage of stuff that's quite traditional if that's your bag.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, June

Wednesday 4 June 2014  |  Magazine

June New and Notable books include Elizabeth Bear's Steles of the Sky and titles by Benford & Niven, Burnham, Davidson, de Lint, Dozois & Schafer, Gilman, Moore, Riopelle, Strahan, Tan, Taylor, Vance, and Wolverton.

New Books : 3 June

Tuesday 3 June 2014  |  Monitor

Stephen King's crime thriller Mr. Mercedes, the 2nd volume of William H. Patterson, Jr.'s biography of Robert A. Heinlein, Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Six, The Art of John Harris, the US edition of Alastair Reynolds' On the Steel Breeze, and other titles by Anderson, Bova & Johnson, Flint & Gannon, Green, Hairston, Hamilton, Haydon, Hodgell, Irvine, Lackey, Lawrence, Moyer, Pratchett & Stewart & Cohen, Ross, Salyards, Shufeldt, Ware, and Williams

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 2 June 2014  |  Monitor

J.R.R. Tolkien's Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary ranks on two print lists.

June Issue Table of Contents

Sunday 1 June 2014  |  Magazine

june issue
The June issue features interviews with authors Joe Abercrombie and Eileen Gunn, lists of forthcoming books through March 2015, publishing and awards news, a new column by Kameron Hurley, and reviews of short fiction and books by Jonathan Strahan, C. Robert Cargill, Robert Reed, Larissa Brown, Rich Horton, and many others.

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