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Archive for August, 2015

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late August 2015

Reviews of stories from Terraform, Beneath Ceaseless Skies,, Strange Horizons, GigaNotoSaurus, and Farrago’s Wainscot

Paul Di Filippo reviews C.S.E. Cooney

Special to Locus Online

The latest offering from Mythic Delirium Books is the first collection (five sizable stories) by C. S. E. Cooney. This is a strong and enduring debut collection.

Colleen Mondor reviews Daniel José Older

From Locus Magazine’s July 2015 issue

Behind the decidedly fierce cover of Daniel José Older’s Shadowshaper is the story of a young woman thrust into a fast-paced adventure that is heavy with magic and mystery.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Wesley Chu

Special to Locus Online

When you add up all the elements — great cast, high stakes, well-crafted language, new exfoliations of a classic premise — I think we can say with assurance that Chu is certainly on his way to a vibrant second stage of his career.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-August 2015

Reviews of stories in new issues of Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, The Dark, and Apex, with recommendations for Chen Qiufan, J.Y. Yang, and Sunny Moraine

The Fifty Years Later Affair: A Review of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Special to Locus Online

While it is entertaining enough, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is not a film that anyone will want to watch a second time, and few people will leave the theatre yearning for another installment. Like attending a high school reunion, perhaps, revisiting the world of 1960s television is enjoyable as a rare diversion, but not as a regular activity.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Pamela Sargent

Special to Locus Online

Sargent’s prose is always distinctively hers, yet molded professionally to the imperatives of the story, whether those urges are tonal or character-driven. Not a rococo stylist, nor a writer given to flashy experimental story-telling techniques, she believes in delivering her mind-movies in the most direct and impactful manner possible. Her stories always seem utterly vital and imperative, not factitious or arbitrary. They are built to convey solid truths in lasting forms.

Karen Burnham reviews Carolyn Ives Gilman

From Locus Magazine’s July 2015 issue

Dark Orbit raises many, many more interesting questions than it has time to interrogate and resolve. It leaves itself almost demanding a sequel.

Faren Miller reviews Natasha Pulley

From Locus Magazine’s July 2015 issue

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a remarkably assured first novel that makes the most of Natasha Pulley’s varied influences, from studies in English lit. and creative writing to her current life in Tokyo.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early August 2015

Reviews of new stories in Asimov’s, F&SF, Analog, and Lackington’s

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