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» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Maggie Shen King, Ann Leckie, Marie Lu

» NY Times: N.K. Jemisin reviews Ann Leckie, Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, J.Y. Yang, Jeffrey Ford

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Nnedi Okorafor, Annalee Newitz, James Bradley

» New Republic: What Happens When a Science Fiction Genius Starts Blogging?, about Ursula K. Le Guin’s new book No Time to Spare, due in December

» Scott Edelman dines with James Patrick Kelly

» David Langford’s Ansible 362

» New York Times talks with Stephen Baxter: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Sequel to ‘The War of the Worlds’

» Slate: There’s Already a “Female Lord of the Flies”…, about Joanna Russ’ We Who Are About To…

» New Scientist: Abigail Nussbaum reviews Yoon Ha Lee, Karin Tidbeck, Nina Allan

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Marina J. Lostetter, N.K. Jemisin, Curtis Craddock

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland, Gabe Hudson

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Gregory Frost and Rajan Khanna, August 16th

» Borderlands Books hosts Laura Lam, Laura Blackwell, Rebecca Gomez Farrell, Megan E. O’Keefe, Sarah Gailey, Seanan McGuire, and Max Gladstone in August, September

» The Manchester Review: Geoff Ryman has guest-edited Issue 18 with stories by African speculative fiction writers

» NY Times Book Review: Terrence Rafferty reviews Victor LaValle’s The Changeling

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB July 19th, with Karen Heuler and Genevieve Valentine

» Scott Edelman dines with George R.R. Martin

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews David Burr Gerrard, Ninni Holmqvist, Nancy Kress

» NPR: Octavia Butler: Writing Herself Into The Story, about a Huntington Library exhibit near Pasadena CA

» David Langford’s Ansible 360

» Salon: Chandler Baker on Is this the future we want?: “How speculative fiction is uniquely suited to help us talk, even across party lines, about our social politics”











   
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New Books : 19 September

Tuesday 19 September 2017  |  Monitor

Annalee Newitz's first novel Autonomous, Kij Johnson's The River Bank, and titles by Canavan, Cashore, Jones, Mead, Morris, Ness, Older, Sakuraba, Shatner & Robin, and Stasi

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 18 September 2017  |  Monitor

Sarah J. Maas' Tower of Dawn is #3 at USA Today.

Matt Ruff: Lovecraft Country

Sunday 17 September 2017  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's September Issue interview

With Lovecraft Country, I wanted to do something kind of like The X-Files, where you have this recurring cast of characters having a series of paranormal adventures. The default with a story like that is to have it be about some sort of government agency, traditionally mostly white characters, but I wanted to open it up and do something different.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Jeff Noon

Saturday 16 September 2017  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

While [Noon's first novel] Vurt was undeniably the in-your-face work of a brash wunderkind, A Man of Shadows is arguably even better: the product of a more mature, surer writer with less desire to awe the reader for the sheer sake of showing off his chops, and more intent on producing emotional resonances, more vivid storylines, and imparting whatever hard-earned wisdom the writer has garnered.

Russell Letson reviews Charles Stross

Friday 15 September 2017  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2017 issue

The harried operatives of the demon-wrangling covert service called the Laundry can't catch a break in Charles Stross's The Delirium Brief, which picks up in the aftermath of the disastrous cross-universe invasion of last year's The Nightmare Stacks.

Locus Magazine's Forthcoming Books: Selected Titles through June 2018

Thursday 14 September 2017  |  Resources

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

Paul Di Filippo reviews C. Robert Cargill

Wednesday 13 September 2017  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

And now comes Sea of Rust, which takes off from the death of our species. Its a rousing adventure tale seasoned deeply with philosophical and speculative nuggets; and while its artificial intelligences exhibit a certain amount of anthropomorphism in their behavior and language (only natural, given their genesis in the template of the human mind), they also display sufficient non-humanness to be truly (and entertainingly) Other.

New Books : 12 September

Tuesday 12 September 2017  |  Monitor

Jonathan Strahan's anthology Infinity Wars and titles by Abraham, Anderson, Cawdron, Ford, Gailey, Gibson, Gladstone, Hutchinson, King, Kristoff, Mann, Meadows, Porter, and Sloan

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 11 September 2017  |  Monitor

Media tie-in novels by Delilah S. Dawson and Leigh Bardugo debut on two lists each.

Karin Tidbeck: Language Matters

Sunday 10 September 2017  |  Perspectives

karin tidbeck
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's September Issue interview

My novel Amatka is about people colonizing a world that responds to language. Matter is literally controlled by language... It's about the power of names, the power of language, and also about how poetry can upset the order of things.

Periodicals: early September

Saturday 9 September 2017  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex, Aphelion, Aurealis, Clarkesworld, The Dark, Forever, Galaxy's Edge, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, Mythic Delirium, Nightmare, Shimmer, and Uncanny

Paul Di Filippo reviews James Bradley

Friday 8 September 2017  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Clade is an irresistible title for a hardcore SF novel. Bradley offers a quiet, humanist perspective, salted with climate-change themes. Its spiritual and tactical progenitors are such fine books as Kate Wilhelm's Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang and Brian Aldiss's Greybeard. But it's also up-to-date in the manner of Matthew De Abaitua's books.

Locus Bestsellers, September

Thursday 7 September 2017  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by J.R.R. Tolkien's Beren and Lúthien, Neil Gaiman's American Gods, Guy Gavriel Kay's Children of Earth and Sky, and Dayton Ward's Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hearts and Minds

Liz Bourke reviews The Witch Who Came in from the Cold

Wednesday 6 September 2017  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2017 issue

The Witch Who Came in from the Cold is one of a number of serial narratives that originated with Serial Box in electronic format and are now being published in paper by Saga Press. This volume contains all 12 episodes of the first season, written by Lindsay Smith, Max Gladstone, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Ian Tregillis & Michael Swanwick.

New Books : 5 September

Tuesday 5 September 2017  |  Monitor

Catherynne M. Valente's The Glass Town Game, The US edition of James Bradley's Clade, and titles by Asaro, Brassey, Cargill, Carroll, Daniel, Flint & Kimble, Lackey, Maas, Martinez, McGuire, Norman, Novik, Orwin, Rowland, Steinmetz, and Williamson

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 4 September 2017  |  Monitor

Stephen King's It has ranked on lists for several weeks, in anticipation of the upcoming film.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, September

Sunday 3 September 2017  |  Magazine

September New and Notable books include David Marusek's Upon This Rock, Will McIntosh's Unbreakable, and titles by Bishop, Brown, Gregory, Hall, Jemc, Kress, Kritzer, Miller, Percy, Rowe, and Vaughn.

Cory Doctorow: Demon-Haunted World

Saturday 2 September 2017  |  Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's September Issue.

What began with printers and spread to phones is coming to everything... All these forms of cheating treat the owner of the device as an enemy of the company that made or sold it, to be thwarted, tricked, or forced into conducting their affairs in the best interest of the company's shareholders.

Russell Letson reviews Linda Nagata

Friday 1 September 2017  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's September 2017 issue

Once again Nagata has devised a thinking-readers future-military scenario, a highly qualified adventure in which every thrill comes with a realization of what it costs, what it says about the world that enables it, what it means to fight and kill and face death.

September 2017 Table of Contents

Friday 1 September 2017  |  Magazine

september issue
The September issue features interviews with Matt Ruff and Karin Tidbeck, a column by Cory Doctorow, an obituary and appreciations of Brian Aldiss, lists of forthcoming books through June 2018, and reviews of short fiction and books by Annalee Newitz, Josh Malerman, Kat Howard, Linda Nagata, and many others.

Periodicals: late August

Thursday 31 August 2017  |  Monitor

August issues and content from Aphelion, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily SF, Forever, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Persistent Visions, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

Classics In Reprint: August

Wednesday 30 August 2017  |  Monitor

Gordon Van Gelder's anthology Go Forth and Multiply, and titles by Ben Bova, Gordon R. Dickson, and Tanith Lee

New Books : 29 August

Tuesday 29 August 2017  |  Monitor

Adam Roberts' The Real-Town Murders and titles by Bennett, Craddock, DeMeester, Hollins, Khaw, Rawn, and Schumacher

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 28 August 2017  |  Monitor

N.K. Jemisin's The Stone Sky ranks on two lists.

Series Author Spotlight On: Janny Wurts, Wars of Light and Shadow

Sunday 27 August 2017  |  Perspectives

From Locus Magazine's August Issue

Textbook presentations of history, the narrow presentation of the daily news, literature, movies, and particularly fantasy literature perniciously oversimplify good and evil. The righteous battle for a grandiose cause does not exist, and the "good" side does not prevail when the outcome rests upon brute force turned to slaughter. My personal fury re-sharpened the Wars of Light and Shadow with intent to shatter the fallacy. All conflict has multi-faceted angles of view.

Print Periodicals: August

Saturday 26 August 2017  |  Monitor

New issues of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Asimov's Science Fiction, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Nina Allan

Friday 25 August 2017  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2017 issue

Nina Allan has always struck me as a subversive writer in a more purely formal narrative sense: playing with both the familiar protocols of genre and with the nature of the reading experience itself. The Rift begins with what a first seems a fairly conventional mystery, segues into what might be a planetary romance, and ends up with those familiar questions of memory and identity.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Stephen Baxter

Thursday 24 August 2017  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

2017 is an anniversary year for the serialization of H. G. Wells The War of the Worlds, which appeared in Pearson's in 1897. Baxter's offering now joins a select assortment of Wellsian spinoffs, proving once again just how fertile and seminal and influential old Herbert George was and remains.

New Books : 22 August

Wednesday 23 August 2017  |  Monitor

Peter S. Beagle & Jacob Weisman's The New Voices of Fantasy, the US edition of Stephen Baxter's The Massacre of Mankind, Michael Poore's Reincarnation Blues, and titles by Ellsworth, Fletcher, Hemstreet, Islington, and Keene & Shrewsbury

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 21 August 2017  |  Monitor

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale contributes to dominate lists.

John Scalzi: Paying It Forward

Sunday 20 August 2017  |  Perspectives

john scalzi
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's August Issue interview

You know the worst insult you can give a writer? Where you say they've become too big to edit. I'm mindful that I'm in a position where, to some extent, I don't have anything left to prove. I'm a New York Times bestseller, I won a Hugo, I'm esteemed in my field. There are some people who hate me, but even that is a mark of accomplishment in a way. I don't doubt my position in my field. I'm very comfortable. But comfort can lead to stagnation, and stagnation can lead to your downfall.

New in Paperback: August

Thursday 17 August 2017  |  Monitor

Connie Willis' Crosstalk, Malka Older's Infomocracy, Baxter & Reynolds' The Medusa Chronicles, and titles by Anderson, Bradley & Ross, Drake, Hamilton, Kowal, Stirling, Toner, and Turtledove

Paul Di Filippo reviews Nat Segaloff

Wednesday 16 August 2017  |  Reviews

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.

New Books : 15 August

Tuesday 15 August 2017  |  Monitor

N.K. Jemisin's The Stone Sky, Sarah Rees Brennan's In Other Lands, and titles by Cato, Guran, Killjoy, Milán, Spark, Stokes, and Wilson

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 14 August 2017  |  Monitor

Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dragonsworn debuts on two lists.

Justina Ireland: Dread Nation

Sunday 13 August 2017  |  Perspectives

justina ireland
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's August Issue interview

Dread Nation is about a zombie apocalypse during the Civil War, but it's not really about the zombies, because a lot of the time, zombie novels lose the importance of zombies: they're about an upheaval in society that makes you reevaluate your humanity. It's about exploring people with their humanity stripped away.

Liz Bourke reviews Jack Campbell

Saturday 12 August 2017  |  Reviews

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

Friday 11 August 2017  |  Reviews

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

Thursday 10 August 2017  |  Reviews

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

Wednesday 9 August 2017  |  Reviews

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.

New Books : 8 August

Tuesday 8 August 2017  |  Monitor

First novels by Asa Avdic and Marina J. Lostetter, and other titles by Elly Blue, Eric Brown, Karen Chance, Stina Leicht, and George R.R. Martin/Ben Avery/Mike S. Miller

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 7 August 2017  |  Monitor

Christie Golden's Star Wars: Battlefront II: Inferno Squad debuts on four lists.

Kameron Hurley: Did "Being a Writer" Ever Mean... Just Writing?

Sunday 6 August 2017  |  Perspectives

kameron hurley
From Locus Magazine's August Issue.

"Being a writer" has never really meant writing one hundred percent of the time, but it sure was a great dream to have, as a kid. When you realize that once you get on the "being a writer" treadmill you're expected to produce work on time and often, it can become a job as tedious as any other.

Periodicals: early August

Saturday 5 August 2017  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex, Clarkesworld, The Dark, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and Nightmare

Locus Bestsellers, August

Friday 4 August 2017  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Cory Doctorow's Walkaway, Neil Gaiman's American Gods, Guy Gavriel Kay's Children of Earth and Sky, and Timothy Zahn's Star Wars: Thrawn.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, August

Thursday 3 August 2017  |  Magazine

August New and Notable books include Frank M. Robinson's Not So Good a Gay Man and titles by Bates, Chen, Crowley, Drayden, Goss, Jones, Lee, McGuire, Segaloff, Stephenson & Galland, and Williams.

New Books : 2 August

Wednesday 2 August 2017  |  Monitor

Jeff Noon's first novel in 15 years, and titles by Correia, Escalada, Hodgell, Merbeth, Nassise, Palmatier, Percy, Pulley, Reid, Ridler, Schafer, Spencer, Straub, Tomlinson, and White

August 2017 Table of Contents

Tuesday 1 August 2017  |  Magazine

august issue
The August issue features interviews with John Scalzi and Justina Ireland, a column by Kameron Hurley, results of this year's Locus Survey, photos from the Locus Awards Weekend and Readercon, and reviews of short fiction and books by Michael Poore, Callie Bates, Sarah Gailey, Charles Stross, Nancy Kress, and many others.

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 31 July 2017  |  Monitor

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale has been prominent on lists for three full months.

Periodicals: late July

Sunday 30 July 2017  |  Monitor

New issues of Black Static and Interzone, and July posts at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily SF, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

New UK Books : June - July

Saturday 29 July 2017  |  Monitor

Stephen Baxter's Xeelee: Vengeance and titles by Chait, Haig, Hamilton, Jacobs, May, Peek, Smith, and Spark

Stefan Dziemianowicz reviews Best New Horror #27

Friday 28 July 2017  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's July 2017 issue

Steve Jones's Best New Horror #27 features a grisly cover image reproduced from Chamber of Chills, a short-lived comic from the early 1950s ... Although Jones has chosen the image for nostalgic reasons, his selections for his anthology contrast notably with it. Some have their moments of physical horror, but all 17 stories show the artistry that horror's best writers achieve in their work.

New in Paperback: July

Thursday 27 July 2017  |  Monitor

Ken Liu's The Wall of Storms, Madeline Ashby's Company Town, Christopher Priest's The Gradual, and titles by Arden, Black, Chu, Forstchen, Haydon, Hieber, Howard, and Palmatier

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Daryl Gregory

Wednesday 26 July 2017  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's June 2017 issue

Family has been a recurring concern in Gregory's fiction since the beginning of his career, but with Spoonbenders, he explores the dynamics of a messed-up family with greater complexity, affection, and humor than ever before. It may be the least bizarre of his novels in terms of fantasy invention, but it's also the most deeply humane, and easily the funniest.

New Books : 25 July

Tuesday 25 July 2017  |  Monitor

Titles by Ann Aguirre, Ilona Andrews, R. Scott Bakker, Adam Christopher, Emily Colin, Kate Elliott, Leena Likitalo, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Vivan Shaw, Wesley Snipes & Ray Norman, and Michael J. Sullivan

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 24 July 2017  |  Monitor

Ernest Cline's Ready Player One is #1 today on Amazon.com.

Paul Di Filippo reviews William Browning Spencer

Sunday 23 July 2017  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Spencer's deadpan, droll, caustic introduction sets the tone for the rest of the book. Despite the variegated bizarro (yet utterly empathizable) characters and exotic settings of these stories, they share similar themes: betrayal of friends, family, self; the death of dreams and ambitions; heartbreak; the futility of artistic striving with its inherent material limits.

"This Is Going to Be a Lot of Fun": A Review of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


Saturday 22 July 2017  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

For the most part, I found Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets to be an enjoyable space adventure, deploying consistently dazzling visuals in support of an involving story that never becomes entirely predictable. And while serious issues are intermittently raised, the film is refreshingly unpretentious, in contrast to other recent films, as the director's primary aim was clearly to entertain audiences, not to enlighten or inspire them with portentous bromides.

Classics In Reprint: May - July

Friday 21 July 2017  |  Monitor

New editions of Ward Moore's Bring the Jubilee and books by Tanith Lee, Eric North, and Eric Frank Russell, and original collections of stories by Clifford D. Simak and Margaret St. Clair.

Paula Guran reviews Short Fiction

Thursday 20 July 2017  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's May 2017 issue

Fiyah is a new literary magazine dedicated to Black speculative fiction, a spiritual successor to the experimental FIRE!!, an African-American magazine of the Harlem Renaissance that managed only one issue in 1926. Of the six stories in Fiyah #1, four are dark enough to cover here and all are strong.

Liz Bourke reviews Seanan McGuire

Wednesday 19 July 2017  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's June 2017 issue

Down Among the Sticks and Bones has the voice and rhythm of a fairy tale, appropriately enough. It is vividly characterised, as so much of Seanan McGuire's work is, and has the kind of prose that carries you along to find out what happens next.

New Books : 18 July

Tuesday 18 July 2017  |  Monitor

Susan Casper's Up the Rainbow, David D. Levine's Arabella and the Battle of Venus, and titles by Demchuk, Gerrard, Haspil, Hudson, Khanna, Taylor, and Turtledove

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 17 July 2017  |  Monitor

Matt Haig's How to Stop Time is selling well in the UK.

Cory Doctorow: Bugging In

Sunday 16 July 2017  |  Perspectives

cory doctorow
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's July Issue interview

For me, I live by the aphorism, "fail better, fail faster." To double your success rate, triple your failure rate. What the walkaways figured out how to do is reduce the cost of failure, to make it cheaper to experiment with new ways of succeeding. One of the great bugaboos of the rationalist movement is loss aversion. There is another name for it, "the entitlement effect" ...

The Apes of Wrath: A Review of War for the Planet of the Apes


Saturday 15 July 2017  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Everything about Matt Reeves's War for the Planet of the Apes thankfully suggests a desire to bring its series to an end as a trilogy. True, much of the film simply carries on the apes-versus-humans saga unveiled in the second film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but eventually all of the major story lines are concluded in a satisfying manner that precisely lays the groundwork for the transformed world observed in the original Planet of the Apes.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Susan Casper

Friday 14 July 2017  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

In February of this year, after several long illnesses, we lost Susan Casper. Wife to Gardner Dozois, she was on her own merits so much more, including a talented fiction writer. It is a testament to the high regard in which she was held that this commemorative volume was so quickly assembled and issued.

Russell Letson reviews C.J. Cherryh

Thursday 13 July 2017  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's June 2017 issue

Even newcomers might find Convergence an engaging (if occasionally puzzling) read — the parallel depictions of the two protagonists navigating the complexities of their respective societies, each conditioned by a necessarily partial but passionate understanding of the Other, can stand on its own.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Christopher Brown

Wednesday 12 July 2017  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

This debut novel from Chris Brown — many of whose earlier short stories appeared under the byline "Chris Nakashima-Brown" — is a knockout first novel, paradoxically solemn yet exuberant, restrained yet inventive, as attested to by well-deserved encomiums from William Gibson, Bruce Sterling and Cory Doctorow.

New Books : 11 July

Tuesday 11 July 2017  |  Monitor

Nancy Kress' Tomorrow's Kin, Nina Allan's The Rift, Greg Egan's Dichronauts, Sam J. Miller's The Art of Starving, best-of-year anthology by Ellen Datlow and Gardner Dozois, debut collections by Naomi Kritzer and Christopher Rowe, and titles by Brooks, Brown, Caine, Gray & Herbison, Hearne, Kenyon, Lucas, MacNaughton, Martin, Sniegoski, Stross, and Vaughn

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 10 July 2017  |  Monitor

Diana Gabaldon's Seven Stones to Stand or Fall and Pittacus Lore's Generation One debut.

Sam J. Miller: A Better Power

Sunday 9 July 2017  |  Perspectives

sam j. miller
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's July Issue interview

I wanted to tell a story about how the power you get from self-harm is much less powerful or sustainable than the power you get from loving yourself, loving the people around you, and acknowledging that you are amazing and you don't need to hurt yourself. You don't need to make yourself look a certain way or act a certain way in order to be amazing.

Periodicals: early July

Saturday 8 July 2017  |  Monitor

Fantastic Stories of the Imagination's "People of Color Take Over" special issue, and new issues of Abyss & Apex, Apex, Aphelion, Aurealis, Clarkesworld, The Dark, Forever, Galaxy's Edge, GigaNotoSaurus, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Shimmer, and Uncanny

Locus Bestsellers, July

Friday 7 July 2017  |  Magazine

Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by John Scalzi's The Collapsing Empire, Neil Gaiman's American Gods, James S.A. Corey's Leviathan Wakes, and and Chuck Wendig's Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, July

Thursday 6 July 2017  |  Magazine

July New and Notable books include A. Merc Rustad's So You Want to Be a Robot and titles by Barker, Benford, Czerneda, Danker, Jeter, Kincaid, King & Chizmar, Parker, Scalzi, Valente, and Wells.

Cory Doctorow: Be the First One to Not Do Something that No One Else Has Ever Not Thought of Doing Before

Wednesday 5 July 2017  |  Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's July Issue.

What if a story made the fact of humanity's essential goodness the center of its conflict? What if, after a disaster, everyone wanted to help, but no one could agree on how to do so?

New Books : 4 July

Tuesday 4 July 2017  |  Monitor

K.J. Parker's Mightier than the Sword and titles by Aaronovitch, Boop, Durst, Kuhn, Leigh, Posey, Price, Snodgrass, Taylor & Nye, Wagner, Wells, and Willett

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 3 July 2017  |  Monitor

Dean Koontz's The Silent Corner debuts strongly.

Periodicals: late June

Sunday 2 July 2017  |  Monitor

New issues of Analog and Asimov's, and June content at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily SF, Persistent Visions, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

July 2017 Table of Contents

Saturday 1 July 2017  |  Magazine

july issue
The July issue features interviews with Cory Doctorow and Sam J. Miller, a column by Cory Doctorow, complete results of this year's Locus Poll, photos from the Nebula Awards Conference and WisCon, and reviews of short fiction and books by Nina Allan, Kit Reed, Mariana Enriquez, Wendy N. Wagner, Tad Williams, and many others.



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