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February 2016 Blinks

February 2016 -- News Posts

February 2016 Posts:

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 29 February 2016  |  Monitor

Brandon Sanderson's Calamity debuts at #2 at USA Today.

Laird Barron reviews Gary A. Braunbeck

Sunday 28 February 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's February 2016 issue

Without question Halfway Down the Stairs is a long overdue omnibus of horror stalwart Gary Braunbeck's short fiction. It's a massive tome weighing in at nearly 600 pages and it collects the vast majority of the author's output over the past couple of decades.

Periodicals: late February

Saturday 27 February 2016  |  Monitor

New issues of The New York Review of Science Fiction and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and what's new this month at Daily SF, Strange Horizons, and

Reviews by Carolyn Cushman, February 2016

Friday 26 February 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's February 2016 issue

Reviews of titles by Carol Berg, Anne Bishop, Holly Black & Cassandra Clare, and C. Dale Brittain

Print Periodicals: February

Thursday 25 February 2016  |  Monitor

New issues of Analog and Asimov's

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Tim Powers

Wednesday 24 February 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's February 2016 issue

Like Three Days to Never, Medusa's Web features a California setting, a mysterious lost film of the silent era, and bits of time travel.

New Books : 23 February

Tuesday 23 February 2016  |  Monitor

Dexter Palmer's Version Control, Glen Hirshberg's Good Girls, and titles by Bright, Dunstall, Estep, Sawyer, Schwab, and Underwood

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 22 February 2016  |  Monitor

Pierce Brown's Morning Star debuts at #1 on three lists.

Russell Letson reviews Carter Scholz

Sunday 21 February 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's February 2016 issue

Gypsy is the first collection of Carter Scholz material in a dozen years, consisting of the centerpiece title novella, a pair of short stories, an essay, an interview with Scholz (conducted by editor Terry Bisson), and a bibliography. As compelling as the shorter pieces are, it is the novella that grabs and won't let go.

New UK Books : February

Saturday 20 February 2016  |  Monitor

Recent UK titles, not published in the US, by John Ayliff, Markus Heitz, Sarah Pinborough, Adrian Tchaikovsky, and Liz Williams

Paul Di Filippo reviews John Wray

Friday 19 February 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

For a book concerned with time travel, The Lost Time Accidents is resolutely linear. Wray really has no use for the clichés of paradoxes and jumbled continuity. Instead he is intent on chronicling with grim humor the weight of eternity and mortality that afflicts all of us. In the case of the time-tormented Tollivers, they are the quivering canaries in the temporal coal mine of the cosmos.

Classic Reprints: February

Thursday 18 February 2016  |  Monitor

New editions of Cordwainer Smith's Norstrilia and titles by Orson Scott Card, Tanith Lee, Michael Moorcock, and Clark Ashton Smith

Laird Barron reviews V.H. Leslie

Wednesday 17 February 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's January 2016 issue

Michael Kelly's Undertow Press is a champion of literary horror and V.H. Leslie's Skein and Bone fits the mold of the quiet, nuanced work we've come to expect from this publisher. Leslie's collection is moody and atmospheric; cozy, yet far from comforting.

New Books : 16 February

Tuesday 16 February 2016  |  Monitor

Peter Straub's Interior Darkness: Selected Stories, Matt Ruff's Lovecraft Country, Victor LaValle's The Ballad of Black Tom, and titles by Brodsky, Henderson, Rossi, Salyards, Sanderson, and Wells

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 15 February 2016  |  Monitor

Lois McMaster Bujold's Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen debuts on four print lists; J.K. Rowling is #1 with forthcoming sales.

Tom Doherty: Story First

Sunday 14 February 2016  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's February Issue interview

First comes the story. But if the story can do good, it's a nice plus. It's a great thing if we can stimulate good ideas and future action by the young — if they’ll read this and then maybe go out and build it. Key people in NASA management believe many of their people got into sci­ence because they read science fiction when they were young and said, 'Yes, I want to do this.'

Periodicals: mid-February

Saturday 13 February 2016  |  Monitor

New issues of Aurealis, Fireside, Mythic Delirium, Perihelion, and Quantum Muse

Paul Di Filippo reviews Edward D. Hoch

Friday 12 February 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Primarily and correctly labeled a mystery writer, the prolific Hoch (nearly 1000 stories to his credit) also delved exuberantly into fantastika. And now, thanks to the efforts of an editor, an heir and a fan — and publisher Wildside Press — we get twenty-nine of his out-of-this-world tales neatly assembled in a single volume.

New in Paperback: February

Thursday 11 February 2016  |  Monitor

Titles by Anne Bishop, Marie Brennan, Patricia Briggs, Gail Carriger, Markus Heitz, Peter Liney, Adam Mansbach, Sarah Pinborough, Marc Turner, and Mark L. Van Name

Faren Miller reviews Ian Tregillis

Wednesday 10 February 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's January 2016 issue

Like The Mechanical, first of Ian Tregillis’s Alchemy Wars trilogy, The Rising deftly inter­weaves three viewpoints and plotlines, but this sequel raises the stakes in its fantastical North America devoid of Brits and rife with industrial magics.

New Books : 9 February

Tuesday 9 February 2016  |  Monitor

John Wray's The Lost Time Accidents and titles by Benulis, Brown, Duane, Landers, McKillip, Offutt, Pears, Remic, Ryan, Sanderson, and Turner

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 8 February 2016  |  Monitor

Brandon Sanderson's The Bands of Mourning and Kevin Hearne's Staked debut.

Kameron Hurley: The Sad Economics of Writing Short Fiction

Sunday 7 February 2016  |  Perspectives

kameron hurley
From Locus Magazine's February Issue.

The abysmally low payment terms for science fiction and fantasy short story markets have been a sad topic of conversation among writers for de­cades. Gone are the days when writing and selling a short story would pay your rent (unless you’re selling to

Periodicals: early February

Saturday 6 February 2016  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex, Clarkesworld, Forever, GigaNotoSaurus, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lightspeed, Nightmare, and The Dark

Locus Bestsellers, February

Friday 5 February 2016  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor's Welcome to Night Vale, Andy Weir's The Martian, Ann Leckie's Ancillary Mercy, and titles by Chuck Wendig and R.A. Salvatore.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, February

Thursday 4 February 2016  |  Magazine

February New and Notable books include Harlan Ellison's Can & Can'tankerous and titles by Boroson, Files, Krohn, Matheson, Miéville, Morrow, Strahan, and Williams.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Ben Bova

Wednesday 3 February 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Any preconceptions that readers might have had about imaginary limitations regarding the kind of fiction that Ben Bova produces will be blown away by the broad spectrum of stories here...

New Books : 2 February

Tuesday 2 February 2016  |  Monitor

Lois McMaster Bujold's Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, the US edition of Alastair Reynolds' Poseidon's Wake, and titles by Aronovitz, Bedford, Bova, Cheney, Duncan, Hill, Hines, Hogan, Hunter, Kelly, Maresca, Price, Reichert, Saintcrow, Snyder, and Wallace

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 1 February 2016  |  Monitor

Karen Moning's Feverborn debuts on three lists.

February 2016 Table of Contents

Monday 1 February 2016  |  Magazine

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The February issue is the annual Year in Review issue, with the 2015 Recommended Reading List, essays on the year's works by Gary K. Wolfe, Ellen Datlow, Paul Kincaid, and many others, and the 2015 Locus Poll and Survey ballot; there's also an interview with Tom Doherty, an obituary of David G. Hartwell, and reviews of short fiction and books by Tim Powers, John Wray, Carter Scholz, and many others

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