News, Reviews, Resources, and Perspectives of Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Tuesday 5 May 2009
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún debuts modestly on Amazon lists, while Terry Pratchett's The Unseen Academicals ranks on Amazon UK five months prior to publication. And Stephenie Meyer still rules.
Sunday 3 May 2009
Notable new SF/F/H books seen the second half of April include Charles Stross' The Revolution Business, Ursula K. Le Guin's Cheek by Jowl, Farah Mendlesohn's On Joanna Russ, Adam Roberts' Yellow Blue Tibia, anthologies from John Joseph Adams and Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, and others.
Friday 1 May 2009
NEWS : Monitor Listing : New in Paperback: April
Notable titles in paperback editions seen or published in April include Jeffrey Ford's two collections The Empire of Ice Cream and The Fantasy Writer's Assistant, Ian McDonald's novel Brasyl, Philip K. Dick's In Milton Lumky Territory, and others by Asaro, Barnes, Baxter, Beckett, Brown, Drake, Elliott, Hobb, Hunt, Kaku, Kenner, McCaffrey & Scarborough, Mitchell, Modesitt, Sniegoski, and Turtledove.
Tuesday 28 April 2009
Tamora Pierce's Bloodhound is #1 on the New York Times children's list this week; Jim Butcher still ranks high; Jack Campbell debuts; Stephenie Meyer rules.
Friday 24 April 2009
Asimov's publishes the 25th annual June issue story by James Patrick Kelly; Mythic Delirium publishes its 10th anniversary issue, with a poem by Neil Gaiman; and new issues of Analog and Jupiter.
Tuesday 21 April 2009
Notable new SF/F/H books seen the second week of April include Robert J. Sawyer's Wake, Bernard Beckett's Genesis, Nick Gevers & Jay Lake's anthology Other Earth, Alexander C. Irvine's Buyout, and other titles by Abé, Bradbury, Bryan, Campbell, Duncan, Frei, Rawn, Rich, White, and Williamson.
Jim Butcher's Turn Coat ranks #1 on the New York Times and Publishers Weekly fiction hardcover lists; Karen Chance's Curse the Dawn debuts in paperback.
Tuesday 14 April 2009
What's in new issues of Black Gate, F&SF, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Shimmer, and Weird Tales.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies debuts strongly on print lists this week; also new are titles by Charlaine Harris, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Ilona Andrews, and Raymond E. Feist.
Monday 13 April 2009
NEWS : Monitor Listing : New in Paperback: March
Notable titles in new paperback editions seen in recent weeks through March include William Gibson's Spook Country, Iain M. Banks' Matter, Emma Bull's Territory, John Crowley's Endless Things, Peter F. Hamilton's The Dreaming Void, Kay Kenyon's A World Too Near, Martin/Dozois/Abraham's Hunter's Run, David Marusek's Getting to Know You, Paul Park's The Hidden World, Allen Steele's Galaxy Blues, and others.
Sunday 12 April 2009
Notable new SF/F/H books available the first week of April include Ellen Datlow's Nebula Awards Showcase 2009, Steve Holland et al's Sci-Fi Art: A Graphic History, Jedediah Berry's The Manual of Detection, Peter F. Hamilton's The Temporal Void, and other titles by Allred, Austen & Grahame-Smith, Beckett, Chance, D'Amato, Griffin, Kollin & Kollin, McKenna, Nagle, Pinkwater, Strout, Wells, and Zebrowski.
Tuesday 7 April 2009
Aaron Allston's Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 1: Outcast debuts at #3 on the New York Times fiction hardcover list; William R. Fortschen's One Second After is #21 on the same list; a new Keri Arthur also debuts this week.
Saturday 4 April 2009
Notable new SF/F/H books published in recent weeks and seen in late March include Allen Steele's Coyote Horizon, Lois McMaster Bujold's The Sharing Knife: Horizon, Eric Flint's Worlds, Jo Graham's Hand of Isis, Catherynne M. Valente's Palimpsest, and other titles by Taylor Anderson, Rachel Caine, Adam-Troy Castro, Julie E. Czerneda & Rob St. Martin, Gordon Dahlquist, Charles de Lint, Martin H. Greenberg & Loren L. Coleman, Tom Lloyd, John Meaney, L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Kenneth Oppel, Margaret Ronald, Kris Saknussemm, Kari Sperring, Matthew Sturges, and Jules Watson.
Tuesday 31 March 2009
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is selling at Amazon.com; paperbacks by Iain M. Banks, Timothy Zahn, and Brent Weeks debut on print bestseller lists.
Monday 30 March 2009
The British SF Association publishes an overview of 2008 in Vector, a special fiction issue of Focus, a Postscripts sampler, and a BSFA Awards chapbook; plus, new issues of Dreams and Nightmares, Interzone, and Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.
Sunday 29 March 2009
Notable new SF/F/H books seen in mid March include Walter Jon Williams' novel This Is Not a Game, retrospective collection The Best of Gene Wolfe, Sharyn November's anthology Firebirds Soaring, and other titles by Mario Acevedo, Peter V. Brett, Gail Dayton, Mark Del Franco, Thomas M. Disch, Andrew Fox, Paul Melko, Henry Melton, T.A. Pratt, Dan Simmons, Linnea Sinclair, S. Andrew Swann, and Rob Thurman.
Tuesday 24 March 2009
Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess' children's picture book Blueberry Girl debuts on NYT's list at #3. Also debuting this week are titles by William Gibson, Cassandra Clare, and Jim Butcher; and Atlas Shrugged is up to #20 at Amazon.com today.
Sunday 22 March 2009
Notable new SF/F/H books seen in late February and early March include Ken Scholes' Lamentation, Daniel Fox's Dragon in Chains, Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle's Escape from Hell, David Weber's Storm from the Shadows, and other titles by S.W. Ahmed, R. Scott Bakker, John Birmingham, Anne Bishop, Patricia Briggs, David B. Coe, Robert Conroy, Ellen Datlow, C.S. Friedman, Marjorie B. Kellogg with William B. Rossow, Eric Nylund, Chris Roberson, Charlene Teglia, and Carolyn Turgeon.
Saturday 21 March 2009
What's in new issues of Analog, Andromeda Spaceways, Asimov's, the SFWA Bulletin, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Science Fiction Studies, and Star*Line.
Tuesday 17 March 2009
David Weber's Storm from the Shadows debuts on print lists this week, as do titles by Anne Bishop, Jim Butcher, and Rob Thurman. And Watchmen is #1.
Tuesday 10 March 2009
Kim Harrison's White Witch, Black Curse and Carrie Vaughn's Kitty Raises Hell debut on lists; Watchmen ranks #1 today on Amazon.com.
Saturday 7 March 2009
Notable new SF/F/H books seen or received in February include Dan Simmons' Drood, Bruce Sterling's The Caryatids, Ian McDonald's Cyberabad Days, Alison Goodman's Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, Shaun Tan's Tales from Outer Suburbia, the US edition of Richard Morgan's The Steel Remains, and other titles by Jonathan Barnes, Peter S. Beagle, Trudi Canavan, A.J. Hartley, Rich Horton, Nancy Kress, Fiona McIntosh, Alisa Sheckley, Jonathan Strahan, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, and N.D. Wilson.
Wednesday 4 March 2009
What's in current issues of Analog, Asimov's, Black Static, The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Focus, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Leading Edge, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (its first bimonthly issue), The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Murky Depths, On Spec, and Vector.
Tuesday 3 March 2009
Dan Simmons' Drood rises a bit; Patricia Briggs' Bone Crossed slips a bit, but outranks Simmons; Neil Gaiman retains two #1 slots on NY Times lists with The Graveyard Book and Coraline.
Tuesday 24 February 2009
What's in current issues of Albedo One, Analog, Asimov's, Black Static, Interzone, Jupiter, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The New York Review of Science Fiction, On Spec, and Star*Line.
Dan Simmons' Drood debuts on three lists this week; Patricia Briggs' Bone Crossed is #5 at New York Times; Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dream Warrior and Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book remain at #1.
Saturday 21 February 2009
Notable new SF/F/H books seen or received in January include David Marusek's Mind Over Ship, Jonathan Strahan's Eclipse Two, James Morrow's Shambling Towards Hiroshima, Charlie Huston's The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs, and other titles by Keith Brooke, Peter Crowther, Ed Greenwood, Brian Lumley, George Mann, Gregory L. Reece, and John Shirley.
Tuesday 17 February 2009
Patricia Briggs' Bone Crossed and Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dream Warrior debut strongly on hardcover and paperback fiction lists, respectively, this week.
Tuesday 10 February 2009
Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book gets a boost on print lists from its Newbery win a couple weeks ago; titles debut by Kelley Armstrong, Carrie Vaughn, and Michael Reaves; and forthcoming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ranks on Amazon.com.
Tuesday 3 February 2009
Tuesday 27 January 2009
Amazon sales of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book jump following his Newbery Medal win; Salman Rushdie debuts in trade paperback.
Tuesday 20 January 2009
Simon R. Green's Just Another Judgement Day debuts this week; Charlaine Harris' next, Dead and Gone, rank on Amazon.com with pre-publication sales; Stephenie Meyer still rules Amazon.com.
Tuesday 13 January 2009
A new Star Wars novel by Matthew Stover debuts; Stephenie Meyer titles continue to dominate Amazon lists.
Sunday 11 January 2009
New SF/F/H books received in December by Locus Online include David Oppegaard's debut novel The Suicide Collectors, Frank Wu & Jay Lake's 3-track anthology The Exquisite Corpuscle, story collections by Mark Rich and Ken Scholes, poetry collections by Jennifer Crow, Corrine De Winter, Sandra J. Lindow, and s.c. virtes, and a novella by Vandana Singh.
Tuesday 6 January 2009
Stephenie Meyer and Charlaine Harris continue to dominate SF/F/H presence on general bestseller lists as the new year begins.