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June 2016 Blinks

June 2016 -- News Posts

June 2016 Posts:

Periodicals: late June

Thursday 30 June 2016  |  Monitor

New issues of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and Perihelion, and what's new the month at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, and

Classic Reprints: May - June

Wednesday 29 June 2016  |  Monitor

New editions of works by Stephen Baxter, Greg Bear, Ted Chiang, Fred Hoyle, Michael Moorcock, Clark Ashton Smith, Walter S. Tevis, and John Wyndham

New Books : 28 June

Tuesday 28 June 2016  |  Monitor

Charles Stross' The Nightmare Stacks, E. Catherine Tobler's The Kraken Sea, Eliot Fintushel's Zen City, a book about Philip K. Dick, an anthology of the First Women of Science Fiction, and titles by Christian & Buchanan, Heitz, Kadrey, Kroese, Lore, Niven & Barnes, Schutt & Finch, Skovron, Sullivan, and Valentine

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 27 June 2016  |  Monitor

Stephen King's End of Watch remains #1 on three lists.

John Langan reviews Stephen Graham Jones

Sunday 26 June 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's May 2016 issue

For some time, now, Stephen Graham Jones has been writing fiction that boldly engages familiar horror tropes, from demonic posses­sion, to the serial killer, to the zombie, in the process compiling one of the more impressive and interesting bibliographies in recent memo­ry. Now, in Mongrels, his excellent, exuberant new novel, he turns his attention to the were­wolf.

The Fogeys of July: A Review of Independence Day: Resurgence

Saturday 25 June 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Although I was bored and appalled by the original Independence Day (1996), and utterly baffled by its tremendous popularity, I somehow found its belated sequel to be surprisingly engaging, even moving, despite some obvious issues in its logic and plausibility. Perhaps it is simply a better film than its precursor, the theory that merits some extended exploration.

Locus Magazine's Forthcoming Books: Selected Titles through March 2017

Friday 24 June 2016  |  Resources

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

Paul Di Filippo reviews Three Small Press Books

Thursday 23 June 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Reviews of titles by Darren Speegle, Tim Powers, Robert Silverberg, and H.L. Gold & Floyd C. Gold

Russell Letson reviews C.J. Cherryh

Wednesday 22 June 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's May 2016 issue

Visitor is the 17th entry in C.J. Cherryh's long-running (since 1994) Foreigner Universe series and the middle volume of its sixth sub-trilogy. The crucial elements of Visitor are rooted in events in the fifth volume, Explorer (2002), during which the precariously balanced alliance of lost humans and their host species, the atevi, encoun­ter a third spacegoing species, the maybe-warlike kyo, and establish a fragile and partial détente...

New Books : 21 June

Tuesday 21 June 2016  |  Monitor

Paul Tremblay's Disappearance at Devil's Rock, debut novels by Curtis C. Chen, Rachel Dunne, Daniel Godfrey, Christopher B. Husberg, and Aditi Khorana, and other titles by Grant, Haydon, Hickman & Garriott, Kenyon, Shriver, Wallace, and Zelitch

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 20 June 2016  |  Monitor

Stephen King's End of Watch ranks #1 on four lists.

Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling: Depth and Heart (part 2)

Sunday 19 June 2016  |  Perspectives

terri windling
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's June Issue interview

Terri Windling: I like stories where you can tell the writer is really invested in it. It's not just a clever idea they are toying with or think will sell; it's a story they need to tell. I really like stories that have depth and heart to them. Not necessarily positive stories; they can be very dark, but always multi-layered, with something going on beyond surface cleverness.

New in Paperback: June

Saturday 18 June 2016  |  Monitor

China Miéville's Three Moments of an Explosion, John Scalzi's The End of All Things, and titles by Fortune, Green, Harris, Lackey, Lawrence, Lee & Miller, Milán, Ryan, Testa, Wendig, and Wexler

Stefan Dziemianowicz reviews Year's Best Weird Fiction

Friday 17 June 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's May 2016 issue

The most refreshing aspects of Year's Best Weird Fiction: Volume Two are the same as for the other year's-best compilations — the overwhelm­ing majority of its contributors are writers who have come to editor and reader attention mostly within the past decade, and the quality of the work they are publishing in books and magazines that are predominantly niche markets is indisputable.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Alastair Reynolds

Thursday 16 June 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

If the baseline necessity for any SF story is to have both the science and the mimetic humanity be integral to and integrated within the tale, then Reynolds's work can stand as a prime instance of pure, archetypical SF. His novums contour and shape the human experiences and reactions within the world of his creations, and vice versa.

Rich Horton reviews Short Fiction

Wednesday 15 June 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's May 2016 issue

Analog leads off April with a fine story by Maggie Clark, "Seven Ways of Looking at the Sun-Worshippers of Yul-Katan". It's told by a woman native to the planet Yul-Katan, where the people worship the sun.

New Books : 14 June

Tuesday 14 June 2016  |  Monitor

Yoon Ha Lee's debut novel Ninefox Gambit, Naomi Novik's final Temeraire novel League of Dragons, Patricia A. McKillip's collection Dreams of Distant Shores, and titles by Anderson, Cogman, Hartley, Humphrey, Lam, Martin, Pratchett & Baxter, Remic, Warom, and Zieja

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 13 June 2016  |  Monitor

Justin Cronin's The City of Mirrors debuts at #1 on one more list.

Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling: Depth and Heart (part 1)

Sunday 12 June 2016  |  Perspectives

ellen datlow
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's June Issue interview

Ellen Datlow: The reason I got into horror was so it wouldn't conflict with Omni. I was supposed to be buying science fiction and some fantasy for Omni, but I was not supposed to buy horror. My first original horror anthology was Blood Is Not Enough...

Periodicals: second week June

Saturday 11 June 2016  |  Monitor

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

Faren Miller reviews Lian Hearn

Friday 10 June 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's May 2016 issue

Emperor of the Eight Islands, first of four volumes in Lian Hearn's "The Tale of Shika­noko" (all scheduled for this year), is a fantasy set in medieval Japan and inspired by some of its "warrior tales." It draws on the pseudonymous author's fascination with the country and culture, which led her to study them, and live there for a time.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Michael Bishop

Thursday 9 June 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

This fine, funny, affecting book — which also happens to serve as a satire on the excesses of capitalism — shows us an author still at the top of his game, intent on extending his reach into new realms while reaffirming his core themes and values from a career as extensive as the tendrils of the Sporangium itself.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Guy Gavriel Kay

Wednesday 8 June 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's May 2016 issue

In the brief acknowledgments at the end of his magnificent new novel Children of Earth and Sky, Guy Gavriel Kay mentions that his fictional Renaissance city of Obravic is an "amalgam," and it occurs to me that this is as good a word as any for Kay's much-discussed technique of combining history and fantasy...

New Books : 7 June

Tuesday 7 June 2016  |  Monitor

Stephen King's End of Watch, Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds' The Medusa Chronicles, Michael Bishop's Joel-Brock the Brave and the Valorous Smalls, year's-best anthologies from David Afsharirad, Neil Clarke, Ellen Datlow, and Rich Horton, and other titles by Cooper, Dolkart, Dozois, Drake, Durbin, Green, Kashina, Lackey, Lawrence, Nye, Older, Rakunas, Schmidt, Taylor, and Tilahun

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 6 June 2016  |  Monitor

Justin Cronin's The City of Mirrors debuts at #1 on three lists.

Kameron Hurley: Hard Publishing Truths: Relationships Matter

Sunday 5 June 2016  |  Perspectives

kameron hurley
From Locus Magazine's June Issue.

The myth of the meritocracy runs deep in publishing. "Just write a good book!" is of­fered up as the singular cure to all of a writer’s worries about the financial success of their title. But writing a good book is no more a magical recipe for success than "working hard" is a guarantee one will retain gainful employment.

Periodicals: early June

Saturday 4 June 2016  |  Monitor

Lightspeed publishes a special double "People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction!" SF issue; plus new issues of Clarkesworld, Forever, GigaNotoSaurus, and Nightmare

Locus Bestsellers, June

Friday 3 June 2016  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Patricia Briggs' Fire Touched, Seanan McGuire's Chaos Choreography, Naomi Novik's Uprooted, and Christie Golden's Star Wars: Dark Disciple.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, June

Thursday 2 June 2016  |  Magazine

June New and Notable books include Sylvain Neuvel's Sleeping Giants and titles by Aiken, Ashby, Asher, Hardinge, Howard, Kadrey, Lackey, North, Olde Heuvelt, Palmer, Parker, Tidhar, and Underwood

June 2016 Table of Contents

Wednesday 1 June 2016  |  Magazine

june issue
The June issue features interviews with Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, a column by Kameron Hurley, lists of forthcoming books through March 2017, and reviews of short fiction and books by Ada Palmer, Andrea Hairston, Madeline Ashby, Philip Reeve, and many others.

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