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Archive for July, 2011

Spotlight on: Kelley Armstrong, Writer

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. All efforts to make her produce ‘‘normal’’ stories failed. Today, she continues to spin tales […]

Spotlight on: Bruce Coville, Writer and Audiobook Publisher

Bruce Coville has been working to turn young readers on to science fiction for nearly three decades, most notably with his bestselling My Teacher is an Alien series. His most recent novel, The Last Hunt, provided the long overdue conclusion to his Unicorn Chronicles quartet. He has a second life as founder and publisher of […]

Comments from the Locus Poll & Survey

Here are comments, presented anonymously and grouped by theme, submitted by voters in this year’s Locus Poll and Survey. Results of the poll were published in the magazine’s July issue; survey responses will appear in August. * – Current State of SF – – Current State of Locus – – What We Should Have Asked […]

Ted Chiang: Scientific Method

Ted Chiang was born in Port Jefferson NY. He studied physics and computer science in college, but gave up on the former when he decided he didn’t want a life in academia. He graduated from Brown University with a CS degree, and attended Clarion the same year. After college, he took a job in Seattle […]

Lev Grossman: Insider / Outsider

Lev Grossman was born and grew up in Lexington MA. He graduated from Harvard and studied for a PhD in comparative literature at Yale for three years, but left before finishing his dissertation. He moved to New York, where he became a journalist and novelist. Grossman is now book critic and senior writer for Time […]

Cory Doctorow: No Endorsement

From the July 2011 issue of Locus Magazine My 2009 novel Makers concerned itself, partly, with the upheaval that might attend cheap, ubiquitous 3D ‘‘printing.’’ I put ‘‘printing’’ in scare quotes because calling a device that produces arbitrary, articulated three dimensional objects (including functional, assembled multipart mechanisms and solid-state devices) on demand a ‘‘printer’’ is […]

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