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Archive for April, 2015

Paul Di Filippo reviews Dale Bailey

Special to Locus Online

Throughout all these fictions Bailey exhibits his compassion for and comprehension of his characters, his inerrant sense of choosing just the right words, and his determination to make all the matter of fantastika over afresh.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late April

Reviews of stories from, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, and Lackington’s, with recommendations of works by Usman T. Malik and Thomas M. Waldroon

Methuselah’s Daughter: A Review of The Age of Adaline

Special to Locus Online

The Age of Adaline proves to be surprisingly attentive to the demands of science fiction, and amidst its emotional turmoil the film is also striving to thoughtfully explore the possible effects of human immortality. It thus qualifies as a worthwhile addition to a long tradition of science fiction stories about immortality.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Algernon Blackwood

Special to Locus Online

This current Ashley-compiled volume from Stark House — a superb small press which concentrates on rescuing groovy vintage noir, but which has also reprinted ten Blackwood novels and story collections previously — features rare stories and essays from the early years of Blackwood’s career.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-April

Reviews of stories in new issues of Analog, Asimov’s, Unlikely Story, and Kaleidotrope, with recommendations of stories by Sean McMullen and Ray Naylor

Paul Di Filippo reviews Tom Purdom

Special to Locus Online

This volume collects the quartet under the lovely and somewhat Vancian title Romance on Four Worlds, a title which blithely plays with the dual meanings of romance as carnal, emotional affection, a love affair, and romance as adventure, as in “scientific romances,” that great old term that predated “science fiction.”

Stefan Dziemianowicz reviews Ellen Datlow’s Nightmare Carnival

From Locus Magazine’s March 2015 issue

The dark carnival theme has been a staple of weird fiction since the early part of the twentieth century, and over the decades numerous writers have written stories drawn from its most familiar inspirations, notably sideshow performers whose incredible feats border on the uncanny, and the grotesque physical horrors of the freak show. Several of the stories in Nightmare Carnival fit this bill, but to Datlow’s credit a number of her selections take the dark carnival theme into provocative new territory.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Daryl Gregory

Harrison Squared, Daryl Gregory (Tor 9780765376954, $25.99, 320pp, hc) March 2015. Since I’ve already mentioned Daryl Gregory as a writer of unannounced left turns, it’s very helpful of him to provide me with evidence. In last year’s We Are All Completely Fine, Gregory introduced us to a therapy group of trauma survivors, one of whom […]

Faren Miller reviews Brenda Cooper

From Locus Magazine’s March 2015 issue

Edge of Dark brings events on a grand scale down to the level of individuals, portrayed with an intimacy we can’t deny, and capable of suffering and feeling loss — whether or not they fit into a standard definition of humanity.

Stefan Dziemianowicz reviews Mike Allen

From Locus Magazine’s March 2015 issue

Allen can write as lyrically and as viscerally as the best of them, sometimes in the same paragraph. This is an exceptional debut collection, and its stories show an imaginative writer with a very original voice working at the top of his game.

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