Top Ten Science Fiction, Fantasy
and Horror Films of 2000-2010
Plus: Howard Waldrop's Look Back on a Decade of Film Reviews
Best Heroic Fantasy of 2010
Jeff VanderMeer's Fantasy in 2010: A Baker's Dozen of the Best
reviews Tobias S. Buckell, Paolo Bacigalupi, and Elizabeth Bear» Strange Horizons: John Clute's "Scores" column
» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey's "Science Fiction Chronicle" column covers Poul Anderson, and Robert Crossley's Imagining Mars
» Washington Post on the latest Philip K. Dick projects from Hollywood, with remarks by Gordon Van Gelder and John Kessel
» New York Times previews The Adjustment Bureau, opening next weekend, based on PKD's story "The Adjustment Team"
» Omnivoracious has comments from numerous Nebula Award Finalists
» Orbit Books launches podcasts with an interview with Joe Abercrombie
» Mermaniac interviews Richard Bowes
» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Daniel Pinkwater's Lizard Music
» Pyr launches author round tables
» BSCreview: Sam Sykes on New Urban Fantasy; an interview with Justin Isis, author of I Wonder What Human Flesh Tastes Like; and Jonathan McCalmont analyzes Fumi Yoshinaga'a Tiptree Award-winning Ooku: The Inner Chambers
» Los Angeles Times profiles Jonathan Lethem (who now lives in Southern California); more of the conversation is online
» LA Times, online only: Ed Park's Astral Weeks column reviews The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction
» Naples Daily News: Ben Bova on Science fiction at its best is 'history that hasn't happened yet'
» Clarion West's deadline to apply for this year's workshop (June 19 to July 29) is March 1st - instructors are Paul Park, Nancy Kress, Margo Lanagan, Minister Faust, L. Timmel Duchamp, and Charles Stross
» BSCreview has Hal Duncan's "Notes from New Sodom" column Monsters, and an article by Aaron Dembski-Bowden about Warhammer
» The Tor/Forge Blog is launching a new monthly Twitter chat series, beginning next Tuesday
» Quill & Brush is selling Nelson Bond's collection of Ray Bradbury first editions and miscellany
» Time Magazine's Feb. 14th issue plugs Joe Abercrombie's The Heroes - number 4 on its "Short List" picks for the week [not online] - as what to read while waiting for the next George R.R. Martin
» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Jo Walton, M. Rickert, Greg Bear
» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Walter Jon Williams, Jonathan Strahan, William Peter Blatty
» SF Crowsnest compiles The Hyper Hundred: best scifi novels of 2010 -- based on reader votes, though not scrupulously confined to 2010 titles
» Guardian: When Hari Kunzru met Michael Moorcock - a fan (and author) visits a literary hero
» Guardian: Is speculative fiction poised to break into the literary canon?, or at least, Booker prize consideration
» Slate: Neal Stephenson on What the strange persistence of rockets can teach us about innovation
» Black Quill Awards winners include Peter Straub, Gemma Files, Laird Barron, Ellen Datlow & Nick Mamatas
» BBC interviews Ursula K. Le Guin
» The New Yorker: Daniel Zalewski's Show the Monster, about Guillermo del Toro’s quest to get amazing creatures onscreen, begins with Forrest Ackerman
» The World SF Blog features Ekaterina Sedia, with an interview
» From Bar to Bar interviews Jeff VanderMeer
» Black Gate: Bud Webster becomes poetry editor
» Fantastic Literature's February list is online
February 2011 Posts:
February 2011 Posts:
Monday 28 February 2011 | Monitor; Directories
Latest issues of Adventures in SciFi Publishing, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fantasy Magazine, Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lightspeed, SF Site, and Strange Horizons, plus what's new on the Black Gate website, SF Signal, and Tor.com
Sunday 27 February 2011 | Magazine
The March issue has interviews with Gene Wolfe and Alaya Dawn Johnson, a new column by Cory Doctorow, lists of forthcoming books through December 2011, and reviews of short fiction and books by Johanna Sinisalo, Patrick Rothfuss, Peter S. Beagle, Robert Silverberg, and others.
Saturday 26 February 2011 | Reviews
Reviews of stories in new issues of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, Fantasy Magazine, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lightspeed, and Tor.com
Friday 25 February 2011 | Reviews
Howard Waldrop reminisces about the movies he's seen, or had to see, in not his favorite decade or century.
Thursday 24 February 2011 | Reviews
Lawrence Person selects his favorites of the Noughties.
Wednesday 23 February 2011 | Monitor, Directories
New editions of books by Ted Chiang, Philip José Farmer, Noriki Ogiwara, Melissa Scott, and Michael Swanwick
Tuesday 22 February 2011 | Monitor, Directories
Deborah Harkness' A Discovery of Witches and Karen Russell's Swamplandia! debut
Monday 21 February 2011 | Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts
From the February 2011 issue of Locus Magazine
When we say, as we often do inside our community, that SF is a literature of ideas, these are the kind of books we should be pointing to.
Sunday 20 February 2011 | Monitor; Directories
New issues of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Murky Depths, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and Realms of Fantasy
Saturday 19 February 2011 | Monitor, Directories
Ben Bova's Leviathans of Jupiter, Walter Jon Williams' Deep State, and other titles by Kristen Britain, S.T. Joshi, Jasper Kent, Hunter Ligoure, Adrian Phoenix, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., and Alayna Williams
Friday 18 February 2011 | Magazine; Perspectives
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's February Issue interview.
I'm always trying to write from a rationalist perspective, but I tend to push away from the label 'hard SF' as well, because I think it's a limiting term that puts off as many people as it attracts.
Thursday 17 February 2011 | Reviews
Larry Nolen selects titles by Carlos Gardini, N.K. Jemisin, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, Paul Kearney, Andrzej Sapkowski, Ian Cameron Esslemont, Jonathan Strahan & Lou Anders, Adrian Tchaikovksy, and Brandon Sanderson.
Wednesday 16 February 2011 | Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts
From Locus Magazine's February 2011 issue
There's always been an undercurrent of horror in her fiction even when it's set in colorful green jungles.
Tuesday 15 February 2011 | Monitor, Directories
Kristen Britain's Blackveil debuts in 12th place on two hardcover fiction lists; New York Times begins reporting e-book bestsellers.
Monday 14 February 2011 | Monitor; Directories
New issue of Salon Futura, plus what's new at io9, SF Signal, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com
Sunday 13 February 2011 | Reviews
Reviews of stories in new issues of Electric Velocipede, Apex Magazine, Bull Spec, and Daily Science Fiction, and a novella by Lincoln Crisler
Saturday 12 February 2011 | Monitor, Directories
Kevin Brockmeier's The Illumination, Gary K. Wolfe's Evaporating Genres, Phil & Kaja Foglio's Agatha H. and the Airship City, and other titles by Kristina Douglas, Ben Hatke, Robin D. Owens, Allison Pang, Fred Phillips, Jonathan Thomas, and D. Harlan Wilson
Friday 11 February 2011 | Magazine; Perspectives
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's February Issue interview.
I've heard this for years: adult publishing has become more like Hollywood, and children's books (especially now) have become more like adult publishing. Children's publishing, especially YA, is now big business.
Thursday 10 February 2011 | Magazine; 2011 Posts
Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by Jim Butcher's Side Jobs, Glen Cook's Gilden Latten Bones, Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, Joe Schreiber's Star Wars: Death Troopers, and Nick Kyme's Warhammer 40,000: Firedrake.
Wednesday 9 February 2011 | Monitor, Directories
Gwyneth Jones' The Universe of Things and other collections by Tanith Lee and Sandra McDonald, Jon Courtenay Grimwood's The Fallen Blade, Cherie Priest's Bloodshot, and other novels by Col Buchanan, Emily Gee, Laura Anne Gilman, Jesse Petersen, Tow Ubukaka, and Kaaron Warren
Tuesday 8 February 2011 | Monitor, Directories
Paperback reprints by Dean Koontz and Patricia Briggs debut.
Monday 7 February 2011 | Reviews
Jeff VanderMeer selects titles by Michal Ajvaz, Michael Cisco, Karen Lord, Felix Gilman, N.K. Jemisin, Richard Kadrey, Grace Krilanovich, Karin Lowachee, Thomas Mullen, Nnedi Okorafor, Dexter Palmer, Johanna Sinisalo, and Peter Straub.
Sunday 6 February 2011 | Monitor; Directories
New issues of Analog, Apex Magazine, Asimov's, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, Quantum Muse, Redstone SF, and SF Site, plus what's online at Adventures in Scifi Publishing and the Black Gate website
Saturday 5 February 2011 | Reviews
Reviews of stories in new issues of Clarkesworld, Subterranean, Asimov's, Analog, GigaNotoSaurus, and Redstone SF
Friday 4 February 2011 | Magazine; 2011 Posts
February New and Notable books, selected by Locus Magazine editors, include The Best of Larry Niven, Lauren Beukes' Zoo City, Jo Walton's Among Others, Gene Wolfe's Home Fires, and other titles by Armstrong, Card, Condie, Foglio & Foglio, McKillip, Parker, Pevel, Strahan, Williams, and Wolfe
Thursday 3 February 2011 | Magazine
The annual Locus Poll and Survey online ballot is now live - voting is open through April 15, 2011.
Wednesday 2 February 2011 | Magazine
Locus Magazine's annual list includes 141 novels, collections, anthologies, nonfiction books, and art books, and 135 novellas, novelettes, and short stories.
Tuesday 1 February 2011 | Monitor, Directories
Karen Marie Moning's Shadowfever debuts at #1 on three lists.
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