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November 2015 Posts:


This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 30 November 2015  |  Monitor

Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle debuts on two more print lists.

Periodicals: late November

Sunday 29 November 2015  |  Monitor

New issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Black Static, Dreams and Nightmares, and Interzone, plus November content at Daily SF, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late November

Saturday 28 November 2015  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Tor.com, Uncanny, Lackington's, and Shimmer

Laird Barron reviews Damien Angelica Walters

Friday 27 November 2015  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's November 2015 issue

Sing Me Your Scars is another debut collection of horror and dark fantasy stories by an outstanding young author. I've observed Damien Angelica Walters's progress over the past few years, not≠ing that she has quickly gone from an intriguing newcomer to a mainstay, appearing in various anthologies, including year's bests....

Russell Letson reviews Greg Bear

Thursday 26 November 2015  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's November 2015 issue

I should probably cop to this: I'm fascinated by military history, but I've never been much taken by what I think of as genre military SF, by which I mean adventure stories set in the military establishment and emphasizing weaponry, com≠radeship, chains of command, career progress, and (of course) combat....

Carolyn Cushman reviews Terry Pratchett, Sarah Prineas, David Weber

Wednesday 25 November 2015  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's November 2015 issue

Pratchett's last Discworld novel is fifth in the Tiffany Aching series, and it comes with a major spoiler that is a little hard to talk around, for the few fans who havenít already heard, but I'll try...

New Books : 24 November

Tuesday 24 November 2015  |  Monitor

Mary Rickert's You Have Never Been Here: New and Selected Stories, Mira Grant's Chimera, and titles by Britt, Carey, and Livingston

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 23 November 2015  |  Monitor

Stephen King's The Bazaar of Bad Dreams remains in the top 10; Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle ranks on three lists.

Bradley P. Beaulieu: Common Ground

Sunday 22 November 2015  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's November Issue interview

When you write something, you owe it to yourself and your readers to educate yourself on what you're writing about, whether that's sex, race relations, different religions, whatever. At least you know going in what you chose to do and why you chose it. After that point, live with the consequences. Let people have their opin≠ions.

Rebels Without a Clue: A Review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2


Saturday 21 November 2015  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2, one can definitely detect echoes of the points I have already extracted from the previous films — that young people today regard themselves as victims of adult mistreatment, yet they also want adults to solve all their problems, simply because young people are inherently and amazingly wonderful — but I will shift my attention to other, more novel, messages in this generally entertaining but occasionally disappointing film.

Carolyn Cushman reviews Julie E. Czerneda, Tanya Huff, Yanni Kuznia

Friday 20 November 2015  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's November 2015 issue

Someone is hunting the M'hiray, the people who can teleport themselves through the M'hir. Whoever this someone is, they have influence and money to send killers after many all at once....

Periodicals: mid-November

Thursday 19 November 2015  |  Monitor

New issues of Farrago's Wainscot, Perihelion, and Uncanny

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-November

Wednesday 18 November 2015  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from Ivor W. Harmann's anthology AfroSF 2 and from Interzone, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons

New Books : 17 November

Tuesday 17 November 2015  |  Monitor

Sean Williamsí Hollowgirl, nonfiction The Brothers Vonnegut, and titles by Bailey, Bova, Canavan, Dalglish, Dashner, Goodkind, Hatton, Haworth, Sumner-Smith, Tassi, and Underwood

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 16 November 2015  |  Monitor

Stephen King's The Bazaar of Bad Dreams debuts at #1 on two lists.

Sean Williams: Hardwired

Sunday 15 November 2015  |  Perspectives

elizabeth hand
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's November Issue interview

I think that one of the functions of science fiction — obviously this is not a new thought — is to examine the present through metaphors of the future. I had a couple of agendas for Twinmaker. One was, I want people to write more matter transmitter stories. I really like matter transmitter stories, and I'm tired of being the only one writing them. The other thing is politics and our monetary system.

New in Paperback: November

Saturday 14 November 2015  |  Monitor

Neil Gaiman's Trigger Warning, Jonathan Carroll's Bathing the Lion, and titles by Belcher, Bernobich, Card, Czerneda, Hair, Huff, Jackson, Koontz, Marillier, McDevitt, Modesitt, Shinn, Torgersen, and Weber & Flint

Paul Di Filippo reviews Catherynne M. Valente

Friday 13 November 2015  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Valente's latest novel shows her trying out a different mode than any of her previous works, a mark of her relentlessly questing creativity. In a blog post, she describes Radiance as "a decopunk alt-history Hollywood space opera mystery thriller. With space whales."

Locus Bestsellers, November

Thursday 12 November 2015  |  Magazine

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Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by John Scalzi's The End of All Things, Robin Hobb's Fool's Assassin, Andy Weir's The Martian, and titles by David Mack and R.A. Salvatore

Paul Di Filippo reviews Clifford D. Simak

Wednesday 11 November 2015  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Precisely by having this unassuming nature, in both his personality and on the page, Simak did not generate as many headlines or partisans as did Heinlein. And since his death, it seems to me that his star has unjustifiably faded a bit. Now comes Open Road Media with the stated intention of issuing all of his short fiction in fourteen books. Hooray! Maybe the Simak Renaissance is finally here!

New Books : 10 November

Tuesday 10 November 2015  |  Monitor

John Fleskes' Spectrum 22: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, The Art of Stephen Hickman, and titles by Hutchinson, Knight, Kowal, Meloy, Nesbet, Patrick, Renner, Rhoads, Ware, and Wrigley

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 9 November 2015  |  Monitor

David Mitchell's Slade House and Gregory Maguire's After Alice debut.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Mission: Tomorrow

Sunday 8 November 2015  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

The takeaway from this outstanding anthology is that even after a century of tales involving solar system exploration, writers have barely begun to scratch the surface — especially as new scientific findings offer new story parameters.

Periodicals: early November

Saturday 7 November 2015  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex, Aphelion, Clarkesworld, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Forever, Galaxy's Edge, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Nightmare, Shimmer, and The Dark

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early November

Friday 6 November 2015  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories from Jonathan Strahan's anthology Meeting Infinity and from new issues of The Dark and Clarkesworld, with recommendations for Bruce Sterling, John Barnes, and Sara Saab

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, November

Thursday 5 November 2015  |  Magazine

November New and Notable books are by Greg Bear, Zen Cho, Kameron Hurley, Ann Leckie, Ian McDonald, Terry Pratchett, and others.

Cory Doctorow: The Internet Will Always Suck

Wednesday 4 November 2015  |  Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's November Issue.

Technologist Anil Dash has a law. "Three things never work: Voice chat, printers, and projectors." Itís funny because it's true. ... But why? For the same reason that the Internet will always suck: because we always use our vital technologies at the edge of their capabilities.

New Books : 3 November

Tuesday 3 November 2015  |  Monitor

Stephen King's collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Lisa Goldstein's novel Weighing Shadows, James Morrow's collection Reality by Other Means, Linda Nagata's novel Going Dark, Kim Stanley Robinson's trilogy-novel Green Earth, nonfiction The Wheel of Time Companion, and titles by Allan, Carriger, Christopher, Czerneda, Denzel, Drake, Elliott, Friedman, Golden, Gray, Griffith & Griffith, Human, Kupari, Marillier, Modesitt, Moore, Newman, Peak, Polansky, Schmidt, Shinn, and Tomlinson

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 2 November 2015  |  Monitor

Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff's Illuminae debuts on two lists.

November Issue Table of Contents

Sunday 1 November 2015  |  Magazine

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The November issue features interviews with Sean Williams and Bradley P. Beaulieu, a new column by Cory Doctorow, a report on SF in Israel, and reviews of short fiction and books by Lisa Goldstein, Erika Johansen, T.E. Grau, Terry Pratchett, Alastair Reynolds, Greg Bear, Gary Lovisi, and many others.

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