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October 2014 Blinks

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October 2014 Posts:

New Books : October Supplemental

Friday 31 October 2014  |  Monitor

Anne Rice's Prince Lestat, Bruce Sterling's Twelve Tomorrows, Scott Westerfeld's Afterworlds, Mike Allen's Unseaming, and titles by Aguirre, Alexander, Allen & Allen, Anderson & Olexa, Bradley, Engdahl, Jeffers, John, Marshall, Morris, Mullins, and Spinrad

Periodicals: late October

Thursday 30 October 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Analog, Asimov's, and Bastion, plus what's new this month at Daily Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, and

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late October

Wednesday 29 October 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, The Dark, Strange Horizons,, Kaleidotrope, and Bastion

New Books : 28 October

Tuesday 28 October 2014  |  Monitor

William Gibson's The Peripheral, Martin/Garcia/Antonsson's The World of Ice and Fire, and titles by Andrews, Armstrong, Faber, Gaiman & Mattotti, Haydon, Henry, Kittredge, Lawhead, Rothfuss, and Wilber

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 27 October 2014  |  Monitor

Garth Nix's Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen debuts on two lists.

Kameron Hurley: Horror & Glory

Sunday 26 October 2014  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's October Issue interview

All writing is practice. There's this funny thing that ends up happening once you get published: a lot of editors and publishers will tell their authors, 'You should blog, it's great for your career and it's good visibility.' What people don't realize is these are very different types of writing. Novel writing, blog writing, corporate copy writing.

Classic Reprints: October

Saturday 25 October 2014  |  Monitor

H.P. Lovecraft annotated; a volume of mostly 19th-century horror stories; and books by Robert A. Heinlein, Robert Jordan, George R.R. Martin, and Christopher Priest

Adrienne Martini reviews Kaleidoscope

Friday 24 October 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's October 2014 issue

The seeds of an idea were planted and the result is a book full of YA SF/F shorter fiction that better resembles the actual world — you know, one that has more than straight, white people in it. A crowd-funding campaign was launched and the resulting book is now alive.

New in Paperback: September - October

Thursday 23 October 2014  |  Monitor

David G. Hartwell & Patrick Nielsen Hayden's anthology Twenty-First Century Science Fiction, and titles by Campbell, Carey, Carriger, Connolly, Erikson, Flint & Carrico, Gaiman, Gunn, Jeschke, Lackey/Flint/Freer, Lerner, Martin & Dozois, Sanderson, Stiefvater, and Williamson

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-October

Wednesday 22 October 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Asimov's, Analog, Lightspeed, Fantasy Magazine, and On Spec

New Books : 21 October

Tuesday 21 October 2014  |  Monitor

Jonathan Carroll's Bathing the Lion, Peter F. Hamilton's The Abyss Beyond Dreams, Maggie Stiefvater's Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Sheri S. Tepper's Fish Tails

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 20 October 2014  |  Monitor

A new Companions Codex novel by R.A. Salvatore debuts.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Christopher Fowler

Sunday 19 October 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

One might expect a novel concerned with "fear of darkness" to take place in some twilit, northern, Germanic clime, a place where daylight hours are short and fleeting. But right away we sense Fowler's inclination to mess with our expectations in his choice of settings: sunny Spain.

Russell Letson reviews William Gibson

Saturday 18 October 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's October 2014 issue

The world evoked by The Peripheral is deliberately and progressively estranged, not only by its genre furniture (around to which we will get eventually), but by the writerly craft with which everything in the story is delivered.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Peter F. Hamilton

Friday 17 October 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Peter Hamilton's new novel stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the Culture books of Iain Banks and the Kefahuchi Tract saga of M. John Harrison, but rotated through the looking glass of a totally different, resolutely non-postmodern worldview, to produce a book that is paradoxically both old-school and totally au courant: the best of two worlds.

Periodicals: mid-October

Thursday 16 October 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Abyss & Apex, Alt Hist, Aphelion, Aurealis, Fireside, Kaleidotrope, Luna Station Quarterly, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Perihelion, and Shimmer

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Jonathan Carroll

Wednesday 15 October 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's October 2014 issue

Jonathan Carroll's greatest charm as a writer may well be simply that no one has yet been able to pin him down.

New Books : 14 October

Tuesday 14 October 2014  |  Monitor

Paolo Bacigalupi's The Doubt Factory, Greg Bear's War Dogs, Garth Nix's Clariel, anthologies from Ellen Datlow and Paula Guran, and titles by Bernobich, Doctorow & Wang, Durst, Krokos, Ruckley, and Warrington

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 13 October 2014  |  Monitor

Books by George R.R. Martin (et al) and Patrick Rothfuss are selling on Amazon prior to publication.

Paul Park: Metafictional Demons

Sunday 12 October 2014  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's October Issue interview

One of the ways in which science fiction tends to depart from our own experience of the world is that often in a science fiction world the facts are too clear. We go to some planet and there's an expository section that tells about the history of the place and how it works, because we need a clear sense of it in order for the story to develop correctly and make sense. But that's different from the way we perceive the real world. The worlds of any two different people don't really resemble each other. This is the problem with politics too.

Print Periodicals: early October

Saturday 11 October 2014  |  Monitor

New issues of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Dreams and Nightmares, and On Spec

Periodicals: early October

Friday 10 October 2014  |  Monitor

Ellen Datlow guest-edits Nightmare Magazine; plus, new issues of Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lightspeed, and Quantum Muse

Paul Di Filippo reviews Norman Spinrad

Thursday 9 October 2014  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Whenever discussion turns to candidates for the next SFWA Grandmaster Award, the name of one author who is fully entitled to such a distinction is notably missing. I refer to Norman Spinrad.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early October

Wednesday 8 October 2014  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Ed Finn & Kathryn Cramer's anthology Hieroglyph and in new issues of F&SF, Clarkesworld, and Apex

New Books : 7 October

Tuesday 7 October 2014  |  Monitor

Ann Leckie's Ancillary Sword, Rob Latham's The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction, Jonathan Strahan's Fearsome Magics, Jeff VanderMeer & Desirina Boskovich's The Steampunk User's Manual, and titles by Belcher, Brust, Buehlman, Jack Campbell, John L. Campbell, Carey, Connolly, Davis, Fforde, Fowler, Hair, Harper, Hunter, Joshi, Khanna, Lackey, Morgan, Newman, Rawlik, Somers, Torgersen, Twelve Hawks, Weber & Zahn, and Wells

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 6 October 2014  |  Monitor

Scott Westerfeld's Afterworlds debuts.

Kameron Hurley: The Status Quo Is Not a Neutral Position: Fiction and Politics

Sunday 5 October 2014  |  Perspectives

kameron hurley
From Locus Magazine's October Issue.

I've been writing on the internet since 2004, and publishing in more traditional venues since 1996. And I have a distinct set of values and politics and opinions that I bring to both my fiction and nonfiction work, of course. Doesn't everyone?

Locus Bestsellers, October

Saturday 4 October 2014  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Jim Butcher's Skin Game, George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons, Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and titles by Ian Doescher and R.A. Salvatore.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Peter Watts

Friday 3 October 2014  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's September 2014 issue

This is not a novel that wants to invite anyone in for tea. But while, on the one hand, it's SF hard enough to break a tooth on, it also challenges some of the very tenets of hard SF by questioning whether religion might turn out to be as useful as science, at least in terms of predictive power.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, October

Thursday 2 October 2014  |  Magazine

October New and Notable books include Margaret Atwood's Stone Mattress and titles by Abraham, Bradley, Hobb, Hurley, Joyce, Kress, Lake, Link & Grant, Milford & Zollars, Sanderson et al., Scalzi, VanderMeer, Watts, Weir, and Whates

October Issue Table of Contents

Wednesday 1 October 2014  |  Magazine

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The October issue features interviews with authors Paul Park and Kameron Hurley, a new column by Kameron Hurley, an obituary with appreciations of Graham Joyce, reports on Loncon 3, and reviews of short fiction and books by Jonathan Carroll, William Gibson, John Scalzi, and others.

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