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» Strange Horizons has John Clute's latest Scores column, on Cory Doctorow's For the Win and William H. Patterson, Jr.'s Robert A. Heinlein biography

» World SF News Blog is running a movie week, about genre films from around the world

» Functional Nerds chats with John Picacio

» David Herter has created a YouTube trailer for his recent horror novel October Dark

» Lambda Literary's LGBTQI Speculative Fiction Spotlight profiles Sacchi Green/Connie Wilkins

» Washington Post: What scientists recommend for summer reading includes titles by Clarke, Robinson, Wyndham, Butler, Atwood, Butcher, Keyes, and others

» Concatenation previews Hannu Rajaniemi's The Quantum Thief, a debut novel from a new author attracting some amount of buzz; Subterranean Online has a story by Rajaniemi

» Lawrence Person has photos from Apollocon

» Fantastic Literature's July list is online

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Christopher Farnsworth, Dan Wells, and Stories

» The Agony Column interviews Jennifer Egan and reviews her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad

» Claude Lalumière & Rupert Bottenberg's Lost Myths is running an Agents of M.Y.T.H. contest, to guess what M.Y.T.H. stands for...

» Shareable.net features Bruce Sterling's The Exterminator's Want-Ad

» Salon: Laura Miller on When anyone can be a published author

» Lapham's Quarterly: John Crowley's Blossom and Fade, on "The Glass Bead Game"

» BSCreview interviews horror novelist David Moody and children's author/illustrator Adam Rex

» Salon's Rob St. Amant recommends Best fantasy books for children

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews Guy Gavriel Kay's Under Heaven - "it is the novel you'll want for your summer vacation"

» Naples Daily News: Ben Bova says Science-fiction conventions are nothing to laugh at

» Philadelphia City Paper's cover story is about China Miéville's Kraken and others, including new books by David Mitchell and Aimee Bender

» BSCreview interviews Lou Anders

» CNN: Jose Saramago has died

» Beneath Ceaseless Skies this month has stories by Marine Brennan, Adam Corbin Fusco, and Aliette de Bodard

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo essays on Okorafor's Who Fears Death -- "As a fantasy the book is overarchingly and culminatively satisfying... as a science fiction novel, the book is exiguous and unfulfilled" -- and reviews Holt's Blonde Bombshell

» Ellen Datlow's photos the June 16 KGB reading with Scott Edelman and Jack Ketchum

» Lightspeed has posted new stories by Jack McDevitt and David Barr Kirtley, both with podcast versions

» Literary agent and script doctor John Jarrold has revamped his website

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Eli Kintisch's Hack the Planet

» Guardian: Terry Pratchett returns to science fiction in collaboration with Stephen Baxter

» Mythic Delirium features poems by Susan Slaviero and Shweta Narayan, with illustrations and audio

» Cosmos Magazine has free fiction All The Wrong Places by Val Nolan

» Hal Duncan's Vellum has won the Tähtivaeltaja Award for the best SF book published in Finland last year; Duncan's blog

» We Are the Galactics Or: Everything I Needed to Know About Sex, I Learned from Science Fiction

» J.G. Ballard archive saved in British Library coup, with photos

» The Agony Column interviews Michael Swanwick

» Chesley Awards nominations have been announced; winners at NASFiC

» Washington Post: Ron Charles reviews Justin Cronin's The Passage - "Of course, you're skeptical. So was I..."

» The New Yorker: Laura Miller on the boom in dystopian fiction for young readers, concerning Suzanne Collins, Scott Westerfeld, Patrick Ness, and others

» Slate has launched YA online vampire serial My Darklyng

» The Agony Column has podcast interviews with China Miéville and Cory Doctorow

» NPR: Pat Cadigan reminisces about her secret life in which she and a friend advised The Beatles

» BSCreview: Guy Gavriel Kay guest blogs about Under Heaven, and the Book World Under Siege; Justin Cronin is interviewed

» Reviews of Justin Cronin's The Passage from Salon's Laura Miller, STLtoday's Dorman T. Shindler

» Wired.com's GeekDad reviews Jay Lake's The Specific Gravity of Grief

» Daily Mail: Harry Ritchie reviews Stephen Baxter, M.D. Lachlan, China Miéville

» Lambda Literary awards winners include, in the LGBT SF/Fantasy/Horror category, Catherynne M. Valente's Palimpsest

» Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, after a hiatus, is back online with a new look

» Apex Magazine has re-opened to submissions, with new fiction editor Catherynne M. Valente

» Artworks from George Scithers' estate are for sale on eBay

» BSCreview has an interview with Cory Doctorow from BookExpo America

» Lawrence Person has photos from Neal Barrett Jr.'s Author Emeritus party

» SFRevu's Ernest Lilley has turned editorial reigns of the site over to Gayle Surrette; his final editorial

187; Dave Langford's Ansible 275

» Entertainment Weekly (and Stephen King) rave about Justin Cronin's The Passage, a post-apocalyptic novel to be published June 8






>> June 2010 Archive








June 2010 Posts:


Classic Reprints: April - June 2010

Wednesday 30 June 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Classic SF and fantasy in new editions seen in recent months include three of Philip José Farmer's Riverworld novels, definitive collections of Peter S. Beagle, Fritz Leiber, and stories about dragons, all edited by Jonathan Strahan, a new volume of Jack Williamson's Collected Stories, and other titles by Ray Bradbury, Glen Cook, Robert A. Heinlein, Stephen Jones, Michael Moorcock, Larry Niven & Steven Barnes, and Roger Zelazny.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 29 June 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

cronin
Dean Koontz' Frankenstein: Lost Souls debuts in the top 10 on three lists this week. Stephenie Meyer's The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is still #1 at USA Today.

New in Paperback: June

Monday 28 June 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Robert Charles Wilson's Julian Comstock, Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, Lev Grossman's The Magicians, and other titles by Abercrombie, Carey, Colfer, Foster, Huff, Hunt, Miller, Ringo, Van Name, Warrington, and Weldon

Gary K. Wolfe reviews China Miéville

Sunday 27 June 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

mieville
A sample review from Locus Magazine

The level of sheer inventiveness in Kraken is exhilarating, though it never slows the pace of the basic let's-all-save-the-world plot.

M.K. Hobson: Bustlepunk

Saturday 26 June 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

mk hobson
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's June Issue interview.

I like a little taste of fantasy better than a whole big plate of it. People who say, 'I'm going to build the kind of world I want' - that doesnít turn my crank as much as, 'What can I say about this world?' I donít want to escape. I don't care about escape.

Adrienne Martini reviews Helen Merrick

Friday 25 June 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

merrick
A sample review from Locus Magazine

Merrick traces how the field has evolved over the last ninety years, from a boys' club to a moderately inclusive field — inclusive for women, that is.

Kit Reed: Make a Bunny

Thursday 24 June 2010  |  Magazine; Perspectives

kit reed
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's June Issue interview.

Because I write from character, I don't deal in space aliens or imagined societies. I project from what exists right now, the way things really are, for real people.

New Books : 3rd week June

Wednesday 23 June 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Stephen Baxter's Stone Spring, Neil Gaiman & Al Sarrantonio's Stories, Rich Horton's Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2010, Aimee Bender's The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Tom Holt's Blonde Bombshell, and other titles by Adams, Andrews, Arnason, Carey, Douglass, Jones & Bennett, Kelleher, Murphy, Pettersson, Scalzi, Sprunk, Sturges, and Thurman

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 22 June 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

cronin
Justin Cronin's The Passage debuts on print lists this week, while Stephenie Meyer's The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is still #1 at USA Today.

Jonah Hex

Monday 21 June 2010  |  Reviews

jonah hex
The fact that Jonah Hex is as watchable as it is, is a credit to Hollywood professionalism. With such a poor script and such indifferent direction, reaching the level of "meh" is actually quite an achievement.

Other Magazines: early June

Sunday 20 June 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

Fiction by Stephen Baxter, Robert Reed, John Shirley, Mario Milosevic, Michael Alexander, John Langan, Leah Bobet, and articles, reviews, and interviews by Richard A. Lovett, Robert Silverberg, John Connolly, Gene Wolfe, James Sallis, Jim C. Hines, in new issues of Analog, Asimov's, Black Static, Interzone, F&SF, New York Review of Science Fiction, and On Spec

Classic Reprints: January - March 2010

Saturday 19 June 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Classic SF and fantasy in new editions seen earlier this year include a collection of fantasy poetry by Donald Sidney-Fryer, two volumes of Poul Anderson stories, two volumes of Andre Norton novels, Peter F. Hamilton's Fallen Dragon, Robert Silverberg's The World Inside, and other titles by Piers Anthony, Glen Cook, Philip K. Dick, Sylvia Engdahl, Simon R. Green, and Michael Moorcock. (Titles seen April - June will be posted shortly.)

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid June

Friday 18 June 2010  |  Reviews

igms
Special to Locus Online

Reviews of stories from new issues of F&SF, Tor.com, Subterranean Online, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Apex Magazine, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies

New Books : 2nd week June

Thursday 17 June 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Recent bestsellers by Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Stephen King, Stephenie Meyer, and Philip Pullman; young adult novels by Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Diane Duane, Susan Beth Pfeffer, Michael Scott, Jeri Smith-Ready, and Carlos Ruiz Zafón; and other titles by Campbell, Chadbourn, Hobb, Hogan, Johnson, Lindskold, and Shearin

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Peter S. Beagle

Wednesday 16 June 2010  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2010 Posts

beage
A sample review from Locus Magazine

Surely there are few 70-year-old writers in any genre for whom a "best of" anthology, consisting of only 18 stories, could include 12 from the last five years and still be a balanced overview of their finest work.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 15 June 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

hamilton
Laurell K. Hamilton's Bullet debuts on print lists this week, while Stephenie Meyer's The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is #1 at USA Today.

Other Magazines: May

Monday 14 June 2010  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of Albedo One, Analog, Asimov's, Bulletin of the SFWA, Dreams and Nightmares, Mythic Delirium, and New York Review of Science Fiction

New Books : early June

Saturday 12 June 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Justin Cronin's The Passage, David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer's Year's Best SF 15, Nick Gevers & Marty Halpern's Is Anybody Out There?, Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death?, the US edition of Alastair Reynolds' Terminal World, and other titles by Anderson, Estep, Flint & Spoor, Green, McKenna, Shan, Weldon, Williams, and Yang

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, June

Friday 11 June 2010  |  Magazine; 2010 Posts

rutkoski
June New and Notable books, selected by Locus Magazine editors, include novels and novellas by Barnes, Briggs, Kay, King, Lake, Rutkoski, Shepard, and Spinrad, collections and anthologies by Barron, Beagle, Dowling, Fawcett, and Jackson, and a reference on British SF from Kincaid & Harrison.

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, June

Friday 11 June 2010  |  Magazine; 2010 Posts

willis
Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by Connie Willis' Blackout, Jim Butcher's Turn Coat, Steven Erikson's Dust of Dreams, Aaron Allston's Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Backlash, and Graham O'Neill's Warhammer 40,000: A Thousand Sons.

Locus Magazine's Forthcoming Books: Selected Titles through March 2011

Thursday 10 June 2010  |  Resources; Magazine; 2010 Posts

Selected titles from Locus Magazine's June issue listings are arranged here by month.

New in Paperback: May

Wednesday 9 June 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

2009's top two novels -- Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl and China Miéville's The City & the City -- plus titles by Anderson, Asimov, Beckett, Cherryh, Fallon, Hoffman, Kadrey, Kollin & Kollin, Mann, Modesitt, Sinclair, Wilkins, and Wolfe

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 8 June 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

king
Stephen King's Blockade Billy debuts this week, as do titles by Christie Golden, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Keri Arthur, Cory Doctorow, Lev Grossman, and Laurell K. Hamilton.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early June

Monday 7 June 2010  |  Reviews

lightspeed
Special to Locus Online

Reviews of stories from new issues of Lightspeed, Clarkesworld, Subterranean Online, Strange Horizons, Three-lobed Burning Eye, Tor.com, Apex Magazine, Shareable, and M-Brane SF

New Books : late May

Sunday 6 June 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker, Cory Doctorow's For the Win, an English-language translation of stories by Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, a first novel by Sara Creasy, and other titles by Bacon-Smith, Baker, Drake, Grant, Monk, Rhodes, and Yamamoto.

June Issue Table of Contents

Friday 4 June 2010  |  Magazine

june issue
The June issue has interviews with Kit Reed and M.K. Hobson, an obituary and appreciations of Frank Frazetta, lists of forthcoming books through March 2011, reviews of books by China Miéville, Terry Dowling, John Barnes, Nnedi Okorafor, Cory Doctorow, and others, and Graham Sleight's "Yesterdays Tomorrows" on Robert Silverberg.

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 1 June 2010  |  Monitor, Directories

mead
Richelle Mead's Spirit Bound is #1 at USA Today.






June 2010

Forthcoming Books through March 2011; Kit Reed; M.K. Hobson; Frank Frazetta

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May 2010

Poe & the Fantastic; Brian Evenson; Cory Doctorow; Reports from ICFA and World Horror
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James P. Blaylock; David Anthony Durham; David Moles; Charles N. Brown's First Fandom; Report from India
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