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March 2015 Blinks

March 2015 -- News Posts

March 2015 Posts:

New Books : 31 March

Tuesday 31 March 2015  |  Monitor

Gavin Smith's A Quantum Mythology and titles by Ballantine & Morris, Brennan, Brett, Fowler, Guran, Pinborough, and Roughgarden

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 30 March 2015  |  Monitor

Gail Carriger's Prudence debuts on three lists.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late March

Sunday 29 March 2015  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Interzone,, Shimmer, and in John Joseph Adams' anthology Operation Arcana

Periodicals: late March

Saturday 28 March 2015  |  Monitor

New issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Black Static, Dreams and Nightmares, and Interzone, and what's new this past month at Daily SF, Strange Horizons, Terraform, and

Classic Reprints: February - March

Friday 27 March 2015  |  Monitor

The Essential W.P. Kinsella and titles by Lord Dunsany, Greg Egan, R.A. Lafferty, George R.R. Martin & Lisa Tuttle, and Michael Moorcock

Karen Burnham reviews The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women

Thursday 26 March 2015  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's March 2015 issue

Alex Dally MacFarland should be commended for putting together such a diversity of voices in one anthology. You'll find established masters here, and very new writers.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Jill Ciment

Wednesday 25 March 2015  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Ciment's Act of God is a compact, droll farce, light-hearted and pleasurable as a chocolate truffle, yet with a nugget of hard, somewhat unpalatable truths in the center. It is propelled into motion by a conceit that echoes, in what I am sure is a deliberate way, Jack Finney's classic The Body Snatchers.

New Books : 24 March

Tuesday 24 March 2015  |  Monitor

Daryl Gregory's Harrison Squared, the US edition of Dan Simmons' The Fifth Heart, and titles by Green, Lloyd, Philip, Robson, and Thompson

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 23 March 2015  |  Monitor

Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant debuts on two more print lists.

Garth Nix: Back in the Old Kingdom

Sunday 22 March 2015  |  Perspectives

garth nix
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's March Issue interview

Clariel has been in the works since 1998, just building up in the queue of books to be written. When I was writing Lirael, I made a note about one of the characters and that was the beginning of Clariel. It's been lurking there, just waiting. I only work things out as I need them, typically. People often ask me, 'So you left it for years.' No, it's always been in my head.

Periodicals: mid-March

Saturday 21 March 2015  |  Monitor

New issues of Analog, Asimov's, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and Perihelion

New in Paperback: March

Friday 20 March 2015  |  Monitor

Karl Schroeder's Lockstep and titles by Ambrose, Andrews, Benford & Niven, Bledsoe, Bova, Butcher, Correia, Davidson, Hunt, Leigh, McKiernan, Salyards, Sanderson, and Valente

Faren Miller reviews Sam Sykes

Thursday 19 March 2015  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's March 2015 issue

Sykes may seem like a videogame designer more obsessed with quantity than quality, but here's the rub: this brash, prolific wordsmith has a natural eloquence that grabbed my attention and refused to let go, over the course of almost 600 pages.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-March

Wednesday 18 March 2015  |  Reviews

Reviews of Alastair Reynold's short novel Slow Bullets and stories in new issues of Asimov's, Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons

New Books : 17 March

Tuesday 17 March 2015  |  Monitor

The US edition of Terry Pratchett's collection A Blink of the Screen, and titles by Buchanan, Carriger, Deas, Evans, Liney, Smale, and Teppo

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 16 March 2015  |  Monitor

Patricia Briggs' Dead Heat and Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant debut strongly on print lists.

Stephanie Burgis: Masks & Shadows

Sunday 15 March 2015  |  Perspectives

stephanie burgis
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's March Issue interview

I can't imagine writing anything without magic because it wouldn't be fun for me. I love the sense of wonder in fantasy. Even in dark fantasy there's a whole opening-yourself-to-wonder when magic is a factor. It gives me a sense of wonder when I write, to have a fan­tasy element. In general my philosophy of writ­ing is I want to write smart, fun books. I want them to be both.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Neil Gaiman

Saturday 14 March 2015  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's March 2015 issue

Trigger Warning contains perhaps a half dozen of his strongest short fictions and a handful of rather hasty ones, but by the time we're done with it we feel like we've been celebrating not only Gaiman's considerable imaginative skills, but also those of Gene Wolfe, Jack Vance, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury...

Paul Di Filippo reviews Wu Ming-yi

Friday 13 March 2015  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

The fact that toward the book's end Alice, revitalized, has written a novel titled The Man with the Compound Eyes speaks to the way in which larger cosmic forces flow through all living things, redeeming their inevitable losses, even through such seemingly crass instruments as a horde of seaborne trash.

Locus Bestsellers, March

Thursday 12 March 2015  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Patrick Rothfuss' The Slow Regard of Silent Things, George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones and Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind, Andy Weir's The Martian, and titles by Justin Richards and R.A. Salvatore.

Russell Letson reviews Jack McDevitt

Wednesday 11 March 2015  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's March 2015 issue

Allow me to now propose the McDevitt ramble, which wanders through time more than space, rummaging around in the apparently empty areas of a deep past, retrieving objects and records, reconstructing lost stories, and filling in blank spots.

New Books : 10 March

Tuesday 10 March 2015  |  Monitor

Dan Simmons' The Fifth Heart, Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant, and titles by Adams, Datlow, Hartman, Joshi, Rusch, Tregillis, Valente, and Valentine

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 9 March 2015  |  Monitor

Neil Gaiman's Trigger Warning is the highest ranking genre hardcover on print lists.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early March

Sunday 8 March 2015  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Lightspeed, Uncanny, Clarkesworld, Unlikely Story, and Diabolical Plots, with recommendations of stories by Vajra Chandrasekera and Chen Qiufan (translated by Ken Liu)

Periodicals: early March

Saturday 7 March 2015  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, and Nightmare

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, March

Friday 6 March 2015  |  Magazine

March New and Notable books include Kelley Armstrong's Forsaken and titles by Black, Elliott, Ellison, Link, Moorcock, Morrow, Mosley, Staveley, and Walton

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

Thursday 5 March 2015  |  Resources

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

Cory Doctorow: Stability and Surveillance

Wednesday 4 March 2015  |  Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's March Issue.

It's hard to overstate just how efficient surveillance has become in the 21st century. Critics of mass Internet surveillance like to compare the NSA and its allied spy services to the Stasi, the secret police of the former East Germany, who were notorious for the pervasive and suffocating blanket of surveillance with which they smothered the country. But the Stasi were engaged in pre-Internet surveillance, and they were very expensive guard labor by modern standards.

New Books : 3 March

Tuesday 3 March 2015  |  Monitor

John Joseph Adams' Operation Arcana, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois' Old Venus, and titles by Bishop, Briggs, Chan, Cooper, Drake & Lambshead, Leigh, McGuire, Modesitt, Monk, Nelson, and Roy

March Issue Table of Contents

Monday 2 March 2015  |  Magazine

march issue
March features interviews with Garth Nix and Stephanie Burgis, a new column by Cory Doctorow, lists of forthcoming books through December, awards and publishing news, and reviews of short fiction and books by Neil Gaiman, Sam Sykes, Paul McAuley, Benjamin Percy, Jonatham Lethem, and many others.

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 2 March 2015  |  Monitor

Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant, to be published tomorrow, is selling well on the Amazon sites.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Ian Weir

Sunday 1 March 2015  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

That is precisely what Ian Weir has done with Will Starling. He's taken the kind of nascently-pre-Victorian narrative that might have been written by Fielding or Richardson or their slightly later compatriots (the book takes place in 1816), with that mode's picaresque, loquacious, directly-address-the audience-baggy-pants-style, and created a new instance of such.

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