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Archive for August, 2017

Paul Di Filippo reviews Nat Segaloff

Special to Locus Online


Nat Segaloff’s long-awaited biography of Harlan Ellison is a momentous occasion for me. This is a book that should serve to cement Ellison’s achievements and reputation. But, moreover, it is an affirmation of the power of an individual’s will and talent to remake the world, even in the face of doubt, disdain and derision.

Liz Bourke reviews Jack Campbell

From Locus Magazine’s July 2017 issue


Vanguard is set at a point in time long before the events of The Lost Fleet. It is clear from the novel’s beginning that Campbell has set out to tell the story of the foundation of the Alliance, the polity to which most of the characters in The Lost Fleet belonged. These are the early days of human expansion across different star systems…

Russell Letson reviews Kit Reed

From Locus Magazine’s July 2017 issue


Mormama isn’t coy at all: it’s a straight-up ghost story, and everybody inside the story knows it, and in any case the ghost for whom the novel is named is right there to certify everything, including (eventually) the reason for the haunting.

Paul Di Filippo reviews James Patrick Kelly

Special to Locus Online


This tactic of unveiling the realities of the future through the eyes of an adolescent who progresses from immaturity to wisdom is a winner every time, when done deftly. And Kelly shows us that in the gap between novels, he has only gotten more adept, crafty, empathetic and clever at constructing and inhabiting such a cosmic bildungsroman.

John Langan reviews Benjamin Percy

From Locus Magazine’s July 2017 issue


The essays collected in Benjamin Percy’s Thrill Me address different aspects of the same topic, the writing of fiction. It’s a subject about which no shortage of titles exists. What distinguishes Percy’s contribution is the clarity of his prose and his suggestions for the aspiring and apprentice writer.


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