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Archive for August, 2011

Online Periodicals, late August

The latest at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fantasy Magazine, Lightspeed, SF Signal, SF Site, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

Weekly Bestsellers, 30 August

Terry Goodkind’s The Omen Machine (Tor) debuts at #1 on New York Times and Publishers Weekly lists, bumping George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons into 2nd place on those lists. Martin retains the #1 slot on the Washington Post and LA Times lists. Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT 09.04 WP 08.28 […]

New Books, fourth week August

* Barclay, James : Ravensoul (Pyr 978-1616143817, $16, 432pp, trade paperback, August 2011) • Nominal Publication Date: Tue 23 Aug 2011 • Legends of the Raven #4 Fantasy novel, fourth in the “Legends of the Raven” series following Elfsorrow, Shadowheart, and Demonstorm (all US 2010; UK editions earlier). • Pyr’s site has this description. • […]

New Books, third week August

* Alexander, Maria : At Louche Ends (Burning Effigy Press 978-1-926611-11-2, $8, 56pp, chapbook, August 2011, cover art Katelan Foisy) • Nominal Publication Date: Wed 3 Aug 2011 Chapbook collection of poetry, with at least half previously published, subtitled “Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded”. • The publisher’s site has this description […]

Classic Reprints, August

New editions of John Brunner’s Stand on Zanzibar, William Gibson & Bruce Sterling’s The Difference Engine, Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon the Deep, and titles by Chandler, Cook, Howard, and Yolen

Weekly Bestsellers, 23 August

George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons is back in the #1 position this week on four of the five print lists compiled. Debuting this week is Lev Grossman’s The Magician King (Viking), on four lists, as high as 4th place at Washington Post. Other debuts this week include a new Star Wars novel by […]

Print Periodicals, mid-August

Black Static • British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox • Format: Print • Frequency: Bimonthly • http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/ Aug-Sep 2011— Issue 23, £3.95, 64pp • This issue has stories by Simon Bestwick, K. Harding Stalter, Ramsey Campbell, Simon McCaffery, and Tim Lees. • Columns are by Peter […]

Weekly Bestsellers, 16 Aug

Debut of the week is Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Retribution (St. Martin’s), latest book in her Dark-Hunter series, ranking #4 on the fiction hardcover lists of New York Times and Publishers Weekly. Jim Butcher’s Ghost Story belatedly debuts at #2 on the Los Angeles Times list, and maintains its #1 slot at Washington Post, but slips a […]

Print Periodicals, early August

Asimov’s Science Fiction • Science Fiction magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams • Format: Print • Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year) • http://www.asimovs.com/ September 2011— Vol. 35 No. 9 (whole #428), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Maurizio Manzieri • Novelettes in this issue are by Allen M. Steele (cover story “The Observation Post”), Erick […]

New Books, second week August

* Caine, Rachel : Working Stiff (Roc 978-0-451-46413-2, $7.99, 320pp, mass market paperback, August 2011) • Nominal Publication Date: Tue 2 Aug 2011 • Revivalist #1 Urban fantasy novel, first of a new series, about an ex-soldier, Bryn Davis, who is killed and re-animated using a new drug at the heart of a corporate war. […]


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