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Archive for March, 2014

Paul Di Filippo reviews Karl Schroeder

Special to Locus Online


What Schroeder capitalizes on is the shared emotional underpinnings of the classics. We don’t want our new SF to blindly replicate the dead furniture of the past, but rather to deliver the same classic sense of wonder in new clothing. Mission accomplished here!

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late March

Reviews of stories in new issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, On Spec, and Stupefying Stories

Russell Letson reviews Allen Steele

Allen Steele’s V-S Day fiddles with time in a more familiar manner. This is (if I’m counting correctly) Steele’s fifth take on his ‘‘Alternate-Space’’ story-family, in which the space race begins a couple decades early thanks to a German decision to abandon the V-1 in favor of the Silbervögel, a suborbital transcontinental bomber, which sets […]

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Christopher Priest

It takes a bit of triangulation to arrive at the core of Christopher Priest’s endlessly tantalizing and ultimately very satisfying The Adjacent, and some of that triangulation is quite literal: characters, events, and places are doubled and tripled, and the central apocalyptic images are areas of land in which everything has been obliterated, leaving only […]

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-March

Reviews of stories in The Book of Silverberg and new issues of Interzone, Black Static, and Flytrap, with recommendations of stories by John Grant, Greg Kurzawa, and Vajra Chandrasekera

Stefan Dziemianowicz reviews Joe R. Lansdale

From Locus Magazine’s March 2014 issue


Lansdale’s latest collection, Bleeding Shadows, features 21 stories and nine poems. It’s the biggest collection of his work produced to date and his most creatively varied. Only about half of its selections are weird or fantastic in nature, but anyone who likes that side of Lansdale’s writing will enjoy the others.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Eileen Gunn

Eileen Gunn’s wry, droll intelligence and cockeyed storytelling magic shine forth like some kind of quasar beacon from every one of these surprising, irreplaceable stories—two of which have never before seen print. She’s the Polaris of fabulism, a goal to steer by. And as if her stellar talents were not sufficient to induce you to […]

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early March

Reviews of stories in new issues of Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, and Apex, with recommendations of stories by Matthew Johnson and Seth Dickinson

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