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July 2014 Posts:


Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late July

Thursday 31 July 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Tor.com, and of a forthcoming novella by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Periodicals: late July

Wednesday 30 July 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Black Static, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Interzone, plus what's new this month at Daily Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

New Books : 29 July

Tuesday 29 July 2014  |  Monitor

Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell's The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1, an art book by Fred Gambino, and titles by Andrews, Bear, Brown, Cunningham, Johnson, Nelson, Snyder, and Waters

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 28 July 2014  |  Monitor

Deborah Harkness' The Book of Life is #1 on three lists.

Faren Miller reviews Erika Johansen

Sunday 27 July 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2014 issue

The Queen of the Tearling portrays the early stages of a quest where reason may be more relevant than you might expect.

New UK Books, June-July

Saturday 26 July 2014  |  Monitor

Titles by Mike, Linda, & Louise Carey, Snorri Kristjansson, Peter Liney, James Lovegrove, Rachel Pollack, Nalini Singh, Simon Sylvester, Adrian Tchaikovsky, and Jon Wallace

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Joe Abercrombie

Friday 25 July 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2014 issue

In an era when fantasy seems enthralled by long series of huge volumes that seem to pass by like freight trains at a crossing when you're trying to get somewhere, Joe Abercrombie's Half a King serves as a reminder that there are considerable virtues yet to be found by efficient, on-the-ground storytelling propelled more by plot than by setting, with crisp dialogue, humane characters, and a distinct inward spiral of rapid-fire events.

Classic Reprints: July

Thursday 24 July 2014  |  Monitor

The Very Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Volume 2, and new editions of titles by Barnes, Brunner, Dick, Price, Tiptree, and Williamson

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-July

Wednesday 23 July 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Asimov's, Analog, Interzone, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, Shimmer, and Heroic Fantasy Quarterly

New Books : 22 July

Tuesday 22 July 2014  |  Monitor

Ben Bova's New Frontiers, literary fantasies by Andrei Bitov and Sharona Muir, and other titles by Gwynne, Nevill, Niven/Mandell/Lam, Oreskes & Conway, Sklar & Avery, and Sweterlitsch

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 21 July 2014  |  Monitor

New titles by Terry Brooks and Edan Lepucki debut.

K.W. Jeter: Rockin' in the Steampunk World

Sunday 20 July 2014  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's July Issue interview

I read a lot of people's blog posts and things, friends of mine, when they came home from San Antonio. Of course they had a great time, but people were saying, 'Gosh, it seems like everybody was so old.' I said, 'Go to a steampunk convention, because that skews way younger.' A lot of the wildness makes some dismiss it as just people running around with goggles on their top hats and corsets on the outside of their dresses. But it's also this anarchic approach to history.

Periodicals: mid-July

Saturday 19 July 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Analog, Asimov's, Aurealis, and Perihelion

Paul Di Filippo reviews Scott Nicolay and Rhys Hughes

Friday 18 July 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Thank goodness that so many fine and bold small presses have stepped into the breach. They are performing a vital service to the field, and making all us short-story-philes very happy. They deserve our support. Let's look at two such volumes today.

New in Paperback: July

Thursday 17 July 2014  |  Monitor

Charles Stross' Neptune's Brood and other titles by Bova, Dornbusch, Erikson, Gafla, Huso, Jernigan, Kadrey, Mann, Richardson, Ringo, Ryan, Wexler, Williams, and Zahn

Paul Di Filippo reviews Vintage Visions

Wednesday 16 July 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

These sixteen essays all derive from Science Fiction Studies, and appeared from 1976 to 2010, but boast new afterwords. The books they cover date from 1657 (Cyrano de Bergerac) to 1937 (Olaf Stapledon). That's a lot of rewardingly oddball grandparental material.

New Books : 15 July

Tuesday 15 July 2014  |  Monitor

Gardner Dozois' The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-first Annual Collection, Joe Abercrombie's Half a King, Hannu Rajamiemi's The Causal Angel, and titles by Berman, de Castell, Gladstone, Harkness, Holt, Kearney, Turtledove, and Winters

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 14 July 2014  |  Monitor

New titles by Dean Koontz and Ian Doescher debut.

Paul Di Filippo reviews K.J. Parker

Sunday 13 July 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

"Let Maps to Others" is certainly be my favorite piece here. A ironic and blackly humorous account of the rediscovery of a Prester John-style kingdom lost to history involves scholarly rivalry and deceit and royal bull-headedness. It's comic gold where, as in much comedy, the most vile deeds are the funniest.

"Carrying that Weight": A Review of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes


Saturday 12 July 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, properly characterized as the second film in the third series of Apes films, offers a cycle within a single film, as the filmmakers devote two hours of screen time to energetically taking their story back to its starting point. At the beginning of the film, humans and intelligent apes are poised to start fighting, they proceed to fight, and at the end of the film, their issues unresolved, they are poised to start fighting again, only with the promise of bigger and better battles in the next installment.

Periodicals: early July

Friday 11 July 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Galaxy's Edge, GigaNotoSaurus, James Gunn's Ad Astra, Kaleidotrope, Lightspeed, Luna Station Quarterly, Mythic Delirium, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Nightmare, and Quantum Muse

Locus Bestsellers, July

Thursday 10 July 2014  |  Magazine

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Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Terry Pratchett's Raising Steam, George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons, Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice, and titles by Ian Doescher and R.A. Salvatore.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early July

Wednesday 9 July 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Clarkesworld, Apex, Unlikely Story, Luna Station Quarterly, and James Gunn's Ad Astra, and of a two-story collection by Peter Grandbois

New Books : 8 July

Tuesday 8 July 2014  |  Monitor

Ellen Datlow's Fearful Symmetries, Edan Lepucki's California, Veronica Roth's Four, Terry Brooks' The High Druid's Blade, and other titles by Currie, Erikson, Green, Herbert, Hodder, Hoover, Jackson, Johansen, and Ouellette

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 7 July 2014  |  Monitor

Forthcoming titles by Veronica Roth and Deborah Harkness are selling at Amazon.

Jeff VanderMeer: South of Reality

Sunday 6 July 2014  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's July Issue interview

The other thing that I keep coming up against in my fiction is how people react to something that is inexplicable. We're living on an alien planet to begin with, because we don't even know this world that we are, in effect, colonizing, and subjecting to our will all the time. I really, truly believe that in order to survive as a species (and this is a very science-fictional theory), we need to be able to imagine the world without us in it.

New Books : 5 July

Saturday 5 July 2014  |  Monitor

Thomas Ligotti's The Spectral Link, a book of Ligotti interviews, and other late-June/early-July titles by Blaylock, Cormick, Guran, Johnson, Jones, Kendall, Koontz, Millet, Moore, and Weil

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, July

Friday 4 July 2014  |  Magazine

July New and Notable books include Hayley Campbell's The Art of Neil Gaiman and other titles by Adams, Bear & Dozois, Britain, Cargill, Cornell, Datlow, Horton, Johnson, Kelly, Morrow, Patterson, Strahan, VanderMeer, and Walton.

Cory Doctorow: Security in Numbers

Thursday 3 July 2014  |  Perspectives

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From Locus Magazine's July Issue.

There's good news in the Snowden story, and its longevity. The wider public seems to finally give a damn about security and privacy, topics that have been hopelessly esoteric and nerdy until this moment. It makes a huge difference in all kinds of policy questions.

New Books : 2 July

Wednesday 2 July 2014  |  Monitor

Tobias S. Buckell's Hurricane Fever, Paul Park's All Those Vanished Engines, Charles Stross' The Rhesus Chart, and other early-July titles from Ace, Baen, DAW, Roc, and Tor by Ambrose, Cheney, Correia, Gibson, Hickman & Hickman, Kratman, Palmatier, Philip, Rowland, Ryan, Schultz, Shepherd, Wexler, and White

July Issue Table of Contents

Tuesday 1 July 2014  |  Magazine

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The July issue features interviews with authors Jeff VanderMeer and K.W. Jeter, a new column by Cory Doctorow, obituaries of Jay Lake and Daniel Keyes, complete Locus Awards winners and poll results, spotlights on agents Joshua Bilmes and Ginger Clark, and reviews of short fiction and books by Gardner Dozois, Sheila Finch, William H. Patterson, Jr., Thomas Ligotti, Jim Butcher, and many others.

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July 2014

Jeff VanderMeer
K.W. Jeter
Cory Doctorow
Jay Lake
Daniel Keyes

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