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June 2015 Blinks

June 2015 -- News Posts

June 2015 Posts:

New Books : 30 June

Tuesday 30 June 2015  |  Monitor

Jo Walton's The Philisopher Kings and titles by Bee, Birmingham, Cunningham, Dunstall, Griffith & Griffith, Guran, Haydon, Helms, Lindskold, Nagata, Older, and Palma

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 29 June 2015  |  Monitor

Stephen King's Finders Keepers is in the top 10 on five lists.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Nicole Kornher-Stace

Sunday 28 June 2015  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Archivist Wasp arrives from Big Mouth House, the imprint of Kelly Link's and Gavin Grant's Small Beer Press that specializes in books for Young Adults, and this novel is so labeled. But its vast virtues and wise lessons hold full appeal for any age group, despite its brushes with a narrowness of scope.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late June

Saturday 27 June 2015  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies,, GigaNotoSaurus, Perihelion, Aphelion, and Fireside

Classic Reprints: May - June

Friday 26 June 2015  |  Monitor

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's feminist anthology Sisters of the Revolution and new editions of titles by Bacigalupi, Bishop, Blumlein, Chandler, Lee, McDevitt, and Snodgrass

Locus Bestsellers, June

Thursday 25 June 2015  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Neil Gaiman's Trigger Warning, Jim Butcher's Skin Game, Andy Weir's The Martian, and titles by Tony Daniel and R.A. Salvatore.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter

Wednesday 24 June 2015  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

This series has shown a rare desire not to replicate familiar thrills from one volume to another, but rather to always be moving into new frontiers of plot and future history, a strategy congruent with the very nature of their SF novum. This volume, more than the previous three, really drives home the weight of the changes, the resonance for the characters of all their shared weird history, and so perhaps ultimately does justify its Grail-assonant title.

New Books : 23 June

Tuesday 23 June 2015  |  Monitor

Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter's The Long Utopia, Cuban SF by Agustín de Rojas and Yoss, and titles by Brooks, Golden, Holder & Viguié, and Saintcrow

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 22 June 2015  |  Monitor

Laurell K. Hamilton's Dead Ice debuts on four lists.

James Morrow: Absolute Uncertainty

Sunday 21 June 2015  |  Perspectives

james morrow
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's June Issue interview

Although I'm an atheist, I don't really write as an atheist. I write as a heretic. I write as a bewil­dered pilgrim, someone who has been thrown into the world, like everybody else, and feels he has an obligation in his perplexity to ask really good questions.

Periodicals: mid-June

Saturday 20 June 2015  |  Monitor

New issues of Aphelion, Fireside, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Perihelion

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-June

Friday 19 June 2015  |  Reviews

Reviews of new issues of Lightspeed and Strange Horizons, with recommendations of stories by Chaz Brenchley and Paul Evanby

New in Paperback: June

Thursday 18 June 2015  |  Monitor

Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, Alastair Reynolds' On the Steel Breeze, Peter Watts' Echopraxia, and titles by Bear & Dozois, Coe, Daniel & Drake, de Castell, Flint & Gannon, Green, Herbert & Anderson, Lackey, Lawrence, Miller, Ryan, and Wexler

Paul Di Filippo reviews Kevin J. Anderson

Wednesday 17 June 2015  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Anderson's Saga is resolutely old school. Frank Herbert or Isaac Asimov are the most advanced of Anderson's guiding lights, and in fact one might almost add Doc Smith to his pantheon. (A clan named "Duquesne" might well constitute an homage.)

New Books : 16 June

Tuesday 16 June 2015  |  Monitor

Ayize Jama-Everett's The Liminal War and titles by Carlson, Fletcher, Fujii, Lotz, Munson, and Wells

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 15 June 2015  |  Monitor

Stephen King's Finders Keepers debuts on four lists at #1; the trade paperback of Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven also debuts on four lists.

Kameron Hurley: Money, Fame, Notoriety: What Are We Self-Publishing For?

Sunday 14 June 2015  |  Perspectives

kameron hurley
From Locus Magazine's June Issue.

This is what worries me when I see so many young writers in particular run off to publish work themselves. Writing a novel isn't a get-rich quick scheme, and self-publishing a novel isn't a golden ticket to becoming a better writer. Whether you self-publish or traditionally publish a book, if you're waiting for some kind of external validation for your work, you aren’t going to get it from publishing.

Our Dinosaurs, Ourselves: A Review of Jurassic World

Saturday 13 June 2015  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

If you are wondering whether or not you should see Jurassic World, here is this reviewer’s advice: either pay the exorbitant price of admission to watch the film in a theatre, or never bother to watch it at all. When everything in the film is larger than life, none of its weaknesses matter, as you will consistently be enthralled and entertained by the amazing spectacle of realistic dinosaurs thundering across the screen and interacting with human characters.

Paul Di Filippo reviews A. Bertram Chandler

Friday 12 June 2015  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

We get vivid characters — Grimes is a salty, irascible softie, old-fashioned but empathetic, with a code of honor, but not inflexible — a solid plot and a negligible but not nonexistent quota of speculative bits.

Locus Magazine's Forthcoming Books: Selected Titles through March 2016

Thursday 11 June 2015  |  Resources

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

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early June

Wednesday 10 June 2015  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Clarkesworld, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Apex

New Books : 9 June

Tuesday 9 June 2015  |  Monitor

Rich Horton's The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2015 Edition, Alastair Reynolds' Slow Bullets, and titles by Blaylock, Cato, Gratz, Greenwood, Hamilton, Johansen, Lewis, Nix, Pratchett et al, and Rusch

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 8 June 2015  |  Monitor

Paolo Bacigalupi's The Water Knife debuts on three lists.

Stephenie Feldman: Folklore & Imagination

Sunday 7 June 2015  |  Perspectives

stephanie feldman
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's June Issue interview

I'm excited readers have embraced the fantasy elements. When I talk to readers or see reviews from people who approach it from more of a literary point of view, they don't always get or like the fantasy. I've always read genre-bending books, so that's been my point of view as a reader and a writer all along.

Periodicals: early June

Saturday 6 June 2015  |  Monitor

Lightspeed publishes a special "Queers Destroy Science Fiction" issue; plus new issues of Apex, Clarkesworld, Forever, GigaNotoSaurus, Intergalactic Medicine Show, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and Nightmare

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, June

Friday 5 June 2015  |  Magazine

June New and Notable books include Naomi Novik's Uprooted and titles by Bacigalupi, Ee, Harris, Harris, Headley, Kornher-Stace, Naam, Okorafor, Suma, Tanzer, Vernon, and Wilson

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Thursday 4 June 2015  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's April 2015 issue

I think Signal to Noise is one of the most important fantasy debuts of the year so far, despite that almost-generic title, that familiar trope, and the fact that on the surface it looks like a coming-of-age novel about teenage witches.

New Books : 2 June

Wednesday 3 June 2015  |  Monitor

Stephen King's Finders Keepers, James S.A. Corey's Nemesis Games, Paul Tremblay's A Head Full of Ghosts, a US edition of Paul McAuley's Evening's Empires, the first volume of Baen's The Year's Best Military SF & Space Opera, and other titles by Anderson, Birmingham, de Castell, Douglas, Fortune, Green, Griffith & Griffith, Harbour, Hurst, Jensen, Lackey, Lawrence, Lee & Miller, Manney, Shepherd, Sprunk, Stirling, Wells, and Zaleski & Zaleski

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 2 June 2015  |  Monitor

Neal Stephenson's Seveneves and Clive Barker's The Scarlet Gospels debut strongly.

June Issue Table of Contents

Monday 1 June 2015  |  Magazine

june issue
June features interviews with authors James Morrow and Stephanie Feldman, lists of Forthcoming Books through March 2016, a spotlight on Usman T. Malik, a new column by Kameron Hurley, awards and publishing news, and reviews of short fiction and books by Nnedi Okorafor, Mary Robinette Kowal, David Walton, Jim Butcher, Terry Pratchett, and many others.

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