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Archive for June, 2010

Gary K. Wolfe reviews China Miéville

Ever since his first novel King Rat in 1998, China Miéville has been reconnoitering that rambling edifice of crypto-London mythology that has been catnip to fantasists from Chesterton to Moorcock to Powers to de Larrabeiti to Gaiman and most recently Dan Simmons (and which in a broader sense might include a fair amount of mainstream […]

Adrienne Martini reviews Helen Merrick

In Donald G. Turnball’s now infamous letter to Astounding Science Fiction in 1938, he complained that there were too many women in the magazine’s stories. ‘‘A woman’s place is not in anything scientific,’’ he wrote. ‘‘Of course the odd female now and then invents something useful in the way that every now and then amongst […]

Howard Waldrop & Lawrence Person review Jonah Hex

Howard Waldrop: Well, it could have been a lot worse. Lawrence Person: Have you ever worked in an office building late at night? And you’re there late enough that your stomach starts rumbling, but you don’t have time to go out for dinner, so you go down to the vending area and there, between the […]

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-June 2010

Zines Reviewed F&SF, July/August 2010, June 2010 Subterranean Online, Spring 2010 Intergalactic Medicine Show #27, June 2010 Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #25, May 2010 Apex Magazine, June 2010 Beneath Ceaseless Skies, June 2010 F&SF, July/August 2010 No novella but six novelets, in the F&SF spelling, featured in the current double issue, of which the […]

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Peter S. Beagle

Given the brilliant string of stories Peter S. Beagle has produced in the last few years, it’s rather startling to note, as he does in his introduction to Mirror Kingdoms: The Best of Peter S. Beagle, that he published virtually no new short fiction between 1970 and 1994, and that there had been only a […]

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early June 2010

Featuring the new online science fiction magazine Lightspeed and other new or rarely-seen SF publications as well as the usual zines coming out around the first of the month. Zines Reviewed Lightspeed, June 2010 Clarkesworld Magazine, June 2010 Subterranean, Spring 2010 Strange Horizons, May 2010 Three-lobed Burning Eye, May 2010, May 2010 Apex, May […]

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