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» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Gavin Chait, Peter F Hamilton, KB Wagers, Alastair Reynolds, Connie Willis

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Beth Lewis, Alexandra Oliva

» InterGalactic Medicine Show: Alvaro Zinos-Amaro reviews China Miéville and Gary K. Wolfe

» Cat Eldridge: A Very Special Offer from Peter S. Beagle

» SF in SF presents Robert Silverberg, Alvaro Zenos-Amaro, and Daryl Gregory, September 11th

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB presents Laird Barron and Alyssa Wong, September 21st

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews Nisi Shawl’s Everfair

» NY Times Book Review: Kelly Link reviews Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Aaron Thier’s Mr. Eternity

» David Langford’s Ansible 350

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Peter S. Beagle, Kij Johnson, Nisi Shawl

» NY Times: Ursula Le Guin Has Earned a Rare Honor. Just Don’t Call Her a Sci-Fi Writer., about her forthcoming Library of America volumes

» Washington Post: Stephen Baxter: A planet orbiting our nearest star used to be science fiction. Now it’s science., on the newly discovered planet around Proxima Centauri

» Next Sunday NYT Book Review: Inside the List discusses Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad and its debt to The Twilight Zone

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Blake Crouch, Jenni Fagan, Jeffrey Ford

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Lily Brooks-Dalton, Michael Swanwick, Chuck Wendig

» The Verge: Arrival is already a strong contender for the best science fiction film of 2016, the film based on Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life”

» Scientific American [subscriber limited]: What a Science Fiction Writer Knows about Predicting the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson

» Inverse: Famous Science Fiction Planets to Look For in ‘No Man’s Sky’

» Dreadful Nights is a new horror and fantasy blog, launched by Alastair Rennie

» Ryder W. Miller is looking for contributors to anthology Green Visions; contact him here for more information
 

» ABC News: Barack Obama’s summer reading list includes Stephenson’s Seveneves and Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad

» NY Times Travel: How to Find the Spirit of H.P. Lovecraft in Providence

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Periodicals: late September

Friday 30 September 2016  |  Monitor

September content at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily SF, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

Notable New UK Books : August - September

Thursday 29 September 2016  |  Monitor

Stephen Baxter's Obelisk, Peter F. Hamilton's Night Without Stars, Christopher Priest's The Gradual, Alastair Reynolds' Revenger, Connie Willis' Crosstalk, and titles by Barclay, Gibson, and Heitz

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Drowned Worlds

Wednesday 28 September 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2016 issue

For all the recur­ring iconic images that populate Drowned Worlds, each story manages to become its own human-scale drama, evoking at its best not only a profound sense of loss, but a sort of cultural and global PTSD that may be getting pretty close to inevitable.

New Books : 27 September

Tuesday 27 September 2016  |  Monitor

The US edition of Christopher Priest's The Gradual, the final volume of Lian Hearn's The Tale of Shikanoko, and titles by Bardugo, Carson, Dees & Flippin, Lindsey, Westerfeld/Lanagan/Biancotti, and Wilde

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 26 September 2016  |  Monitor

Books by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson and Alan Moore debut.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Alexander Weinstein

Sunday 25 September 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

With his debut volume, Children of the New World, Alexander Weinstein is the latest creator to venture down such a path, and a fine job he does. Coming from outside the genre precincts, he nonetheless exhibits an intimate familiarity and dexterity with all of SF's toolkit, as well as the ability to insert some subtle homages to past landmarks of SF.

Classics In Reprint: September

Saturday 24 September 2016  |  Monitor

Kristine Kathryn Rusch's anthology Women of Futures Past, the first Library of America volume by Ursula K. Le Guin, and collections by Robert Silverberg and Clark Ashton Smith

Faren Miller reviews Jennifer Mason-Back

Friday 23 September 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's August 2016 issue

A powerful debut novel, Jennifer Mason-Black's Devil and the Bluebird begins with a teenager's memories of what had been her mother's guitar, as she stands at a dirt crossroad on a chilly, moonless night with the instrument strapped to her back, hoping to make a deal with something like a devil.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Brian Lee Durfee

Thursday 22 September 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

I can affirm that the debut novel by Brian Lee Durfee, The Forgetting Moon, while not necessarily breaking new ground, provides plenty of well-crafted spectacle, thrills, suspense, blood, thunder and general sense of wonder.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Kij Johnson

Wednesday 21 September 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's August 2016 issue

Now here comes the ever-inventive Kij Johnson with The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, which among other things addresses the almost complete absence of women in HPL's tales — and in particular The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, whose plot it inverts in inge­nious ways...

New Books : 20 September

Tuesday 20 September 2016  |  Monitor

Cixin Liu's Death's End, K.M. Szpara's Transcendent: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, and titles by Andrews, Cluess, Durst, Evenson, Latham, Porter, Priest, Simmons, and Turner

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 19 September 2016  |  Monitor

Three Harry Potter-related e-books by J.K. Rowling debut.

Charles Stross: Future Vision

Sunday 18 September 2016  |  Perspectives

charles stross
Excerpt from Locus Magazine's September Issue interview

What makes something work as near-future SF is that the author has to be paying attention to the background. There's an awful lot of stories that CNN, Fox, NBC, just don’t carry — or the BBC for that matter. You have to read widely around the technological trends, and the climatological issues. At this stage, denying climate change is futile and stupid. What are the consequences? ...A lot of this stuff is interconnected.

Periodicals: mid-September

Saturday 17 September 2016  |  Monitor

New issues of Analog, Apex, Aphelion, Asimov's, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Perihelion, and Uncanny

New in Paperback: September

Friday 16 September 2016  |  Monitor

Ian McDonald's Luna: New Moon, Fran Wilde's Updraft, Michael Swanwick's Chasing the Phoenix, Alastair Reynolds' Poseidon's Wake, and titles by Card, Conroy, Correia, Czerneda, Donaldson, Erikson, Friedman, Older, Pratchett, Stirling, and Weber

Paul Di Filippo reviews Women of Futures Past

Thursday 15 September 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

This book needs to be slotted onto your shelves amongst all the other seminal anthologies that seek to limn the greatness of our field. Its judiciously and intelligently selected table of contents both entertains and instructs. Rusch has done important, masterful work here, and redressed a huge esthetic and moral imbalance.

Faren Miller reviews Mary Robinette Kowal

Wednesday 14 September 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's August 2016 issue

Mary Robinette Kowal had her own ways of find­ing gritty truths in the course of her five "Glam­ourist Histories"... When she turns to a mixture of spycraft and spiritualism in Ghost Talkers, this apparent standalone is even more brutally direct about the horrific death tolls of Britain's Great War (World War One), showing its ghosts as they see themselves in their last moments.

New Books : 13 September

Tuesday 13 September 2016  |  Monitor

Alan Moore's Jerusalem and titles by Anderson, Arnopp, Brennan, Herbert & Anderson, Hogan, Kurtz, Lovegrove, Martinez, Poole, Sherman, and Taylor

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 12 September 2016  |  Monitor

The Underground Railroad and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continue to dominate lists.

Eleanor Arnason: Unfolding

Sunday 11 September 2016  |  Perspectives

eleanor arnason
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's September Issue interview

I read a lot projections of the future, and people never factor in enough. They project a population of nine billion, but they don't factor in the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — famine, war, dis­ease, and death due to climate change. All they're doing is a projection of where we’ve been. Science fiction, when it's good, will pick up a whole bunch of these ideas at once.

Rich Horton reviews Short Fiction

Saturday 10 September 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's August 2016 issue

Lavie Tidhar offers perhaps the best novella of the year in the July/August F&SF. "The Vanishing Kind" is set in London in the 1950s, but in an alternate London where the Nazis won WWII, and are in control in England. ...

Locus Magazine's Forthcoming Books: Selected Titles through June 2017

Friday 9 September 2016  |  Resources

Titles from Locus Magazine's September issue listings of Selected Forthcoming Books by Author are arranged here by month.

Locus Bestsellers, September

Thursday 8 Septembeer 2016  |  Magazine

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Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Justin Cronin's The City of Mirrors, John Scalzi's The End of All Things, Neal Stephenson's Seveneves, and Chuck Wendig's Star Wars: Aftermath.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews China Miéville

Wednesday 7 September 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's August 2016 issue

These thoughts are occasioned by China Miéville's new novella The Last Days of New Paris, which makes brilliant use of both the political and imagistic aspects of Surrealism — he even has creatures from Surrealist paintings and collages stomping around the Paris of 1950...

New Books : 6 September

Tuesday 6 September 2016  |  Monitor

Nisi Shawl's Everfair, Peter S. Beagle's Summerlong, and titles by Alexander, Beaulieu, Bennett, Black, Bledsoe, Clark, Cogman, Cox, Czerneda, Flint & Carrico, Johansen, Maas, McGuire, Remic, Spencer, Steinmetz, and Stirling

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 5 September 2016  |  Monitor

Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad is still #1; Sarah J. Maas' Empire of Storms, published tomorrow, is selling well on Amazon sites.

Cory Doctorow: The Privacy Wars Are About to Get A Whole Lot Worse

Sunday 4 September 2016  |  Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's September Issue.

The best way to secure data is never to collect it in the first place. Data that is collected is likely to leak. Data that is collected and retained is certain to leak. A house that can be controlled by voice and gesture is a house with a camera and a microphone covering every inch of its floorplan.

Periodicals: early September

Saturday 3 September 2016  |  Monitor

New issues of Aurealis, Clarkesworld, Fireside, Galaxy's Edge, GigaNotoSaurus, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lightspeed, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Nightmare, and Shimmer

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, September

Friday 2 September 2016  |  Magazine

September New and Notable books include Michael Bishop's Joel-Brock the Brave and the Valorous Smalls and titles by Bakker, Berman, Guran, Hairston, Horton, Jemisin, Mamatas, Strahan, Swanwick, the VanderMeers, Wagers, Walton, and Weisman

September 2016 Table of Contents

Thursday 1 September 2016  |  Magazine

september issue
The September issue features interviews with Charles Stross and Eleanor Arnason, a column by Cory Doctorow, lists of forthcoming books through June 2017, and reviews of short fiction and books by Christopher Priest, Beth Cato, Paul Tremblay, Peter S. Beagle, and many others.

Periodicals: end of August

Wednesday 31 August 2016  |  Monitor

August issues and content at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

New Books : 30 August

Tuesday 30 August 2016  |  Monitor

A new Wild Cards mosaic novel edited by George R.R. Martin & Melinda M. Snodgrass, a new Gor novel by John Norman, and titles by Belanger, Black & Clare, Boffard, Brockway, Clark, Davis, Durfee, Estep, McGee, Parks, and Sawyer

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 29 August 2016  |  Monitor

Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad is still #1; Harry Potter books are selling on Amazon lists; N.K. Jemison's The Obelisk Gate ranks at USA Today

Spotlight on: Kelly Robson, Writer

Sunday 28 August 2016  |  Perspectives

kelly robson
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's August Issue interview

I believe science fiction, fantasy, and horror provide a writer with the brightest, truest, and widest spectrum of colors to illustrate the mysteries, contradictions, and untapped potential of human nature.

Classics In Reprint: August

Saturday 27 August 2016  |  Monitor

New editions of Murray Constantine's Swastika Night, Ursula K. Le Guin's Always Coming Home, Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time, and titles by Jones, McCammon, and Ness

John Langan reviews Christopher Buehlman

Friday 26 August 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's August 2016 issue

The Suicide Motor Club, the new novel from Christopher Buehlman, is a lean, mean, souped-up, eight cylinder, four-speed race car of a book.

Russell Letson reviews Charles Stross

Thursday 25 August 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2016 issue

This month's theme might be horror and the horrific, with the subtheme "Why am I reading horror when I usually don't much care for it?" ... The Nightmare Stacks is a direct sequel to The Rhesus Chart, which added vampires to the Laundry universe's roster of spooky threats.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Michael Swanwick

Wednesday 24 August 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Ultimately, I think what strikes me most forcefully about Swanwick's fiction, aside from his fresh yet historically resonant conceits, is its elegance and economy. Per the definition of the perfect short story, not a word is extraneous or wasted, not one element of plot inessential. The maximum effects are achieved with the minimum of prose.

New Books : 23 August

Tuesday 23 August 2016  |  Monitor

Blake Charlton's Spellbreaker and titles by Barnhill, Campbell, Cato, Coles, Klune, Leake, Milford, Nothlit, Scott & Rose, and Thomas

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 22 August 2016  |  Monitor

Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad ranks #1 and #2 on four lists.

Nancy Kress: Tomorrow's Kin

Sunday 21 August 2016  |  Perspectives

nancy kress
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's August Issue interview

Scientists have reputations and funding to protect, and can't go out on a limb and make crazy predic­tions. I’m a science fiction writer. I can go out on all the limbs I want to, and make all the crazy predictions I want. I've written about genetically engineered bio weapons, in two novels and several short stories. That's why he wanted to talk to me.

Faren Miller reviews The Big Book of Science Fiction

Saturday 20 August 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2016 issue

Narratives also run through this anthology (just under the surface). Though presented in order of publication, these stories were cho­sen for continuing relevance and arranged to interplay like voices in a great conversation: shifting and offering new insights.

New in Paperback: August

Friday 19 August 2016  |  Monitor

Aliette de Bodard's The House of Shattered Wings, Neil Gaiman's American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition, Ken Liu's The Grace of Kings, and titles by Aycliffe, Bova, Canavan, Flint & Hunt, Grant, Hair, Holland, Liu, McDevitt, Meluch, Simmons, van Eekhout, and Weber/Zahn/Pope

John Langan reviews Joe Hill

Thursday 18 August 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2016 issue

The Fireman, Joe Hill's big new novel, is a freight train of a book. Long, composed of many sections, it's already in motion on the first page, and it does not let up until the very end.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Alvaro Zinos-Amaro and Robert Silverberg

Wednesday 17 August 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

We veer from the charmingly quotidian — at what hour the newspapers arrive on the Silverberg doorstep — to the loftily metaphysical: what are the meanings of age and time, where is the culture heading? Along the way, Silverberg offers commentary on his peers and literary ancestors...

New Books : 16 August

Tuesday 16 August 2016  |  Monitor

N.K. Jemisin's The Obelisk Gate, Kij Johnson's The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, collections by Tina Connolly, Carrie Vaughn, and Caroline M. Yoachim, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro's Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg, and titles by Kowal, Marmell, Miyabe, Stokes, and Wendig

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 15 August 2016  |  Monitor

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child remains #1; titles by Colson Whitehead, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston debut.

David D. Levine: Everybody Loves Mars

Sunday 14 August 2016  |  Perspectives

david d. levine
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's August Issue interview

Arabella is the fourth novel I wrote, and the first novel I sold. Novel number three is a hard SF YA set on Mars — that one definitely came out of my simulated Mars experience in Utah. Just about the time I was finishing that one up, I was shopping my second novel, and looking for a new agent. The responses I was getting from agents as well as editors was, 'Science fiction just isn't selling.' I was getting this from the editors of science fiction houses!

Periodicals: mid-August

Saturday 13 August 2016  |  Monitor

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction publishes a special David Gerrold issue; plus, debut issue of online 'zine Liminal Stories and new issues of Aphelion, Mothership Zeta, Mythic Delirium, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Perihelion, and The Dark

Spotlight on: Sam J. Miller, Writer

Friday 12 August 2016  |  Perspectives

sam j miller
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's August Issue interview

I write speculative fiction because that's how the world looks to me. Life is magic. Human society is horror. The world is science fiction. We carry tiny rectangles in our pockets that can access the sum total of human knowledge!

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Nina Allan

Thursday 11 August 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2016 issue

For all its intricate narrative link­ages and loopbacks, The Race presents us with a world which is thoroughly seductive and ominously credible, and a degree of narrative sophistication as impressive as anything I've seen in recent SF.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Forrest Leo

Wednesday 10 August 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Forrest Leo's wonderfully demented and comical debut novel, The Gentleman, lies more towards this hazy end of the steampunk spectrum than elsewhere. You can interpret it as a straight historical novel of a farcical type, along the lines of the Flashman books... But there's enough oddness, including ostensibly supernatural incidents and gadgetry riff of unreality, to push it just over the edge and into steampunk territory.

New Books : 9 August

Tuesday 9 August 2016  |  Monitor

China Miéville's The Last Days of New Paris, Michael Swanwick's Not So Much, Said the Cat, Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad, and titles by Damico, Foyle, Hearn, Hieber, Kristoff, Mamatas, Swsenson, Wareness, and Wexler

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 8 August 2016  |  Monitor

J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is #1 at USA Today

Periodicals: early August

Sunday 7 August 2016  |  Monitor

Print issues of Black Static and Interzone, and online issues of Apex, Aurealis, Clarkesworld, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Fireside, Forever, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, and Nightmare

Dawn of Injustice: A Review of Suicide Squad


Saturday 6 August 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

David Ayer's Suicide Squad strikes me as a very meh kind of film — a hodgepodge of characters and moments that work, and characters and moments that don't work, tossed together in a story line that sometimes makes sense and sometimes doesn't. [Still,] in contrast to Batman v Superman, [this film] is truer to both the contents and spirit of the comic books it is adapting...

Kameron Hurley: When to Quit Your Day Job

Friday 5 August 2016  |  Perspectives

kameron hurley
From Locus Magazine's August Issue.

While this is a personal decision that everyone is going to need to make on their own, here are some guidelines I've put together for myself in watching how other authors have managed this over the years. Consider quitting your day job...

Locus Bestsellers, August

Thursday 4 August 2016  |  Magazine

briggs
Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Guy Gavriel Kay's Children of Earth and Sky, Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora, Neal Stephenson's Seveneves, and Chuck Wendig's Star Wars: Aftermath.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, August

Wednesday 3 August 2016  |  Magazine

August New and Notable books include Becky Chambers' The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and titles by Chen, Das, Datlow, Hartley, Hurley, Kay, McKillip, Novik, Powers, Reynolds, Shriver, and Tremblay.

New Books : 2 August

Tuesday 2 August 2016  |  Monitor

C.A. Higgins' Supernova and titles by Allen, Boffard, Bradley & Ross, Card & Johnston, Correia & Ringo, Guran, Harper, Hunter, Kenyon, Laine, McGuire, Meadows, Offord, Pinborough, Taylor & Johnson, Tchaikovsky, and Wagers

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 1 August 2016  |  Monitor

Isolated debuts by Michael J. Sullivan, Sylvain Neuvel, and Gail Carriger

August 2016 Table of Contents

Monday 1 August 2016  |  Magazine

august issue
The August issue features interviews with Nancy Kress and David D. Levine, a column by Kameron Hurley, reports on Locus Awards Weekend and Readercon with lots of pics, and reviews of short fiction and books by China Miéville, Jennifer Mason-Black, Jonathan Strahan, Matthew M. Bartlett, Walter Jon Williams, and many others.

Comments from the 2016 Locus Poll and Survey

Sunday 31 July 2016  |  Magazine

july issue
Here are comments, presented anonymously, submitted by voters in this year's Locus Poll and Survey. Results of the poll were published in the magazine's July issue; survey results will appear in August issue.

Periodicals: late July 2016

Saturday 30 July 2016  |  Monitor

Issues of Perihelion and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and what's new at Daily SF, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

New Books : end of July

Friday 29 July 2016  |  Monitor

"Magnus opuses" by Agustín de Rojas and Arkady & Boris Strugatsky, and other titles by Jon Hollins, John Kenny, John Langan, and Sarah Tolmie

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Patricia A. McKillip

Thursday 28 July 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's June 2016 issue

A rare new story collection is something to look forward to, especially when, as with Dreams of Distant Shores, it includes three previously unpublished tales, a long no­vella all but unavailable since its original 1994 publication, an essay by McKillip on high fan­tasy, and an appreciative and sharply insightful afterword by Peter Beagle.

Paul Di Filippo reviews David D. Levine

Wednesday 27 July 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

This seems to be a "steam engine time" kind of period in publishing, when writers who have focused exclusively on short fiction for many years now step forth with their long-anticipated debut novels. Now comes David Levine's Arabella of Mars, ushering him into hardcovers some twenty years after his first story appeared...

New Books : 26 July

Tuesday 26 July 2016  |  Monitor

Max Gladstone's Four Roads Cross and titles by Bauers, Black, Craft, Crouch, Merbeth, Nassise, Palecek, and Sebold

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 25 July 2016  |  Monitor

A new Star Wars novel by Chuck Wendig debuts on four lists.

Periodicals: third week July: Print Magazines

Sunday 24 July 2016  |  Monitor

New issues of Analog, Asimov's, and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet.

Steady As She Goes: A Review of Star Trek Beyond


Saturday 23 July 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

To a remarkable extent, Star Trek Beyond is a film designed to appeal to aging fans of the original series [yet] also includes ample doses of the explosions, fistfights, and chaotic chases that are said to most entertain young filmgoers, though these scenes invariably bore and confuse this no-longer-young reviewer. It is thus a film that is likely to appeal to a wide variety of audiences, albeit for different reasons.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Jeffrey Ford

Friday 22 July 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Having surveyed and relished the contents of A Natural History of Hell, what can we adduce as Ford's distinctions? A highly controlled mutable style and love of language, which can accommodate the first-person narration of a modern-day drug addict as easily as it contours to the omniscient attention given to a youth of the early twentieth century.

Faren Miller reviews Andrea Hairston

Thursday 21 July 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's June 2016 issue

The glossary at the back of Andrea Hairston's Will Do Magic For Small Change includes words and phrases from African and Native American tribes, plus a smattering of European (mostly German). Hairston deftly weaves all this and more into two powerful linked tales...

Paul Di Filippo reviews Douglas Lain's Deserts of Fire

Wednesday 20 July 2016  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Lain's main introduction and his introductions to each segment of the collection contain much wisdom about the relationship between art and war. They could easily be collated together as a valuable essay on the topic. And in fact he addresses my question about how 21st-century wars are different from 20th-century ones and thus alter their own fictional responses.

New Books : 19 July

Tuesday 19 July 2016  |  Monitor

Jeffrey Ford's A Natural History of Hell, the US edition of Nina Allan's The Race, and titles by Carriger, Guran, Jones, Olson, Power, Revis, Schultz, and Turtledove

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 18 July 2016  |  Monitor

Ben H. Winters' Underground Airlines cracks the New York Times list.

Joe Hill: All in the Cult

Sunday 17 July 2016  |  Perspectives

peter straub
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's July Issue interview

For the longest time there has been this fight about what has more value, genre fiction or literary fiction. The truth is, we won the battle. We won it a decade ago, if not longer. Science fiction, fantasy, and horror elements are all over mainstream literature and have been for years and years. The people who don't like it are the Donald Trumps of genre fiction: they want to build a wall between us and the rest of the world. I can't be in favor of some kind of walled city state where sci­ence fiction and fantasy meet. I don't want it.

New in Paperback: July

Saturday 16 July 2016  |  Monitor

Greg Bear's Killing Titan, Jim Butcher's The Aeronaut's Windlass, Becky Chambers' The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Zen Cho's Sorcerer to the Crown, Charles Stross' The Annihilation Score, and titles by Beaulieu, Blake, Forstchen, Gratz, Greenwood, Maguire, and Martinez

Classics In Reprint: July

Friday 15 July 2016  |  Monitor

Ann & Jeff VanderMeer's massive The Big Book of Science Fiction, collections by Ben Bova, Alastair Reynolds, and Clifford D. Simak, and an anthology from Paula Guran

Adrienne Martini reviews Hugh Howey

Thursday 14 July 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's June 2016 issue

Hugh Howey's Beacon 23 started as a novel-in-installments, with each of the mostly freestanding parts released individually. Only after you'd completed the set could you see the full story of a space-age lighthouse keeper who came back from the interstellar war deeply damaged.

John Langan reviews Gemma Files

Wednesday 13 July 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's June 2016 issue

There's a cache of lost films at the center of Experimental Film, the fine, compel­ling novel by Gemma Files. The movies were made in the early years of the 20th century by a woman who herself went missing during what should have been a routine train journey to Toronto....

New Books : 12 July

Tuesday 12 July 2016  |  Monitor

Anthologies from Jonathan Strahan, Douglas Lain, and Jacob Weisman, and titles by Bakker, Chu, Das, Davidson, Gratz, Haley, Henry, Kane, Levine, MacNaughton, Taylor, and Walton

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 11 July 2016  |  Monitor

A new edition of L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth ranks #1 at Publishers Weekly.

Peter Straub: Interior Darkness

Sunday 10 July 2016  |  Perspectives

peter straub
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's July Issue interview

My ideas about narrative have certainly changed with time, and my whole stance toward it has changed, as would have to happen in any long en­gagement with a subject. I don't want to write the same kind of books I did when I started. Really, I can't. I like reading novels that go from the beginning to the end. I like reading novels that don't break the frame. I like novels that have endings one cannot anticipate, novels with jolting revelations.

Periodicals: second week July

Saturday 9 July 2016  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex, Aphelion, Forever, Intergalactic Medicine Show, MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, Mythic Delirium, The New York Review of Science Fiction, The Dark, and Uncanny

Locus Bestsellers, July

Friday 8 July 2016  |  Magazine

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Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Robert J. Sawyer's Quantum Night, Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind, Cixin Liu's The Three-Body Problem, and Christopher L. Bennett's Star Trek Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Live by the Code.

Gardner Dozois reviews Short Fiction

Thursday 7 July 2016  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's June 2016 issue

The April/May Double Issue of Asimov's is a substantial one, full of good stories, almost all of them core SF. The best story here is also the most ambitious one: "Flight from the Ages" by Derek Künsken, a story taking place over a timespan of billions of years...

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, July

Wednesday 6 July 2016  |  Magazine

July New and Notable books include Neil Gaiman's The View from the Cheap Seats, Kameron Hurley's The Geek Feminist Revolution, and titles by Baxter & Reynolds, Clarke, Hearn, Hill, Lee, Saulter, and Strahan

New Books : 5 July

Tuesday 5 July 2016  |  Monitor

Gardner Dozois' Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-third Annual Collection, Ben H. Winters' Underground Airlines, and titles by Amish, Bond, Caine, Daniel, Helms, Kuhn, Lee & Miller, Martinez, Milán, Orwin, Palmatier, Powers, Ryan, Schwab, Snodgrass, Verne St. John, Williams, and Wilson

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 4 July 2016  |  Monitor

Stephen King's End of Watch dominates; Sherrilyn Kenyon's Born of Legend debuts.

Cory Doctorow: Peak Indifference

Sunday 3 July 2016  |  Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's July Issue.

From Ashley Madison to Office of Personnel Management, the future is clear: every couple weeks, from now on and for the foreseeable, a couple million people whose lives were just destroyed by a data breach will sheepishly show up on privacy advocates' doorsteps, ashen-faced like smokers who’ve just received cancer diagnoses, saying, "I guess you were right. What do we do?"

Periodicals: early July

Saturday 2 July 2016  |  Monitor

New issues of Aurealis, Clarkesworld, Galaxy's Edge, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, Nightmare, and Shimmer

July 2016 Table of Contents

Friday 1 July 2016  |  Magazine

july issue
The July issue features interviews with Peter Straub and Joe Hill, a column by Cory Doctorow, complete results of this year's Locus Awards and Poll, reports on the Nebula Conference and WisCon, and reviews of short fiction and books by Nina Allan, Dan Vyleta, Charles Stross, Joe Hill, Guy Gavriel Kay, and many others.



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