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Archive for July, 2011

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late July

A month in which we can read two new stories by Catherynne M Valente has to be a Good Thing. I prefer the one posted at Publications Reviewed Asimov’s, September 2011 Analog, October 2011, July 2011 Strange Horizons, July 2011 Fantasy Magazine, July 2011 Lightspeed, July 2011 Beneath Ceaseless Skies, July 2011 Asimov’s, […]

Russell Letson reviews James S.A. Corey

Just about everything in the hefty, appropriately titled Leviathan Wakes comes in twos, starting with the authors, since James S.A. Corey is the pen name for Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck. The large-type cover blurb from George R.R. Martin calls the novel a space opera, though the authors chose to exploit an underused niche in […]

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-July

I look at Subterranean’s Summer issue to test my tolerance for YA fiction and read Ellen Datlow’s anthology Naked City, where I give the Good Story award to work by Kit Reed, Lavie Tidhar and Jeffry Ford. Publications Reviewed Subterranean, Summer 2011 Naked City, edited by Ellen Datlow Subterranean, Summer 2011 A special YA issue […]

Tim Pratt reviews Nick Mamatas

Sensation by Nick Mamatas is a political satire and a meditation on the nature of reality reminiscent of Philip K. Dick, exploring the secret history of an age-old war between a hive-mind of hyperintelligent spiders and their implacable mindless enemies, a species of parasitic wasp. (The entirety of human history is either driven by that […]

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early July

Featuring a couple of new online offerings, as well as some of the usual first-of-the-month ezines. The Good Story award goes, as often before, to Clarkesworld. Publications Reviewed Jabberwocky #6, July 2011 Journal of Unlikely Entomology, May 2011 Clarkesworld #58, July 2011 GigaNotoSaurus, July 2011 Abyss & Apex, 3rd quarter 2011 Apex Magazine #26, July […]

Faren Miller reviews Daryl Gregory

Raising Stony Mayhall should add to Daryl Gregory’s reputation as a dazzling innovator, despite being set in an alternate history whose starting point comes from the realm of pulpish horror: the zombie invasion in Night of the Living Dead, taken as literal truth in an alternate history that begins in the ’60s. Announcing the book’s […]

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