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in time
Gary Westfahl reviews In Time

Is this film, as Harlan Ellison's lawsuit contends, in fact an unauthorized adaptation of his classic story "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman"?

the thing
Gary Westfahl reviews The Thing

If one is heartened by nothing else about The Thing, it might be advanced as a sign that the history of science fiction films in the 1980s is being wisely rewritten...


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October 2011 Blinks




October News Posts








October 2011 Posts:


This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 31 October 2011  |  Monitor

Chuck Palahniuk's Damned and Colson Whitehead's Zone One debut.

November Issue Table of Contents

Sunday 30 October 2011  |  Magazine

november issue
The November issue has interviews with Geoff Ryman and Andy Duncan, a new column by Cory Doctorow, reviews of new books by Ian McDonald, Vernor Vinge, Paula Brandon, Steven Erikson, Jim Butcher, and many others, plus all the latest SF and fantasy news.

Eight Hours of Writing about Two Hours of Film: A Review of In Time

Saturday 29 October 2011  |  Reviews

in time
Until the workings of Darwinian capitalism allow energetic, independent filmmakers to overcome a small-minded and decadent elite class, In Time represents the very best sort of science fiction film that one can expect to see in a neighborhood theatre.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late October

Friday 28 October 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Ian Whates' Solaris Rising, MIT's Technology Review: Science Fiction, and from Tor.com and Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Print and Online Periodicals: late October

Thursday 27 October 2011  |  Monitor

What's new from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Dreams and Nightmares, Fantasy Magazine, Lightspeed, Murky Depths, On Spec, Realms of Fantasy, SF Site, Star*Line, Strange Horizons, Three-lobed Burning Eye, and Tor.com

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Caitlín R. Kiernan

Wednesday 26 October 2011  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's October 2011 issue

This is certainly one of the major collections of the year, and it makes you wish the second volume were here now.

New Books : 25 October

Tuesday 25 October 2011  |  Monitor

Released today: Haruki Murakami's 1Q84, and titles by Arthur, Broaddus, Cast, Chan, de Bodard, del Toro & Hogan, Ford, Harrison, Jordan, Kent, Lachlan, Meding, Painter, Pelegrimas, Pierce, Rutkoski, Saintcrow, Shepherd, Whates, and Williams

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 24 October 2011  |  Monitor

Terry Pratchett's Snuff ranks #3 on three US lists; Vernor Vinge's The Children of the Sky also debuts.

E-Books: August-October 2011

Sunday 23 October 2011  |  Monitor

Notable new titles in recent weeks include Stephen King's Mile 81, several "Infinity Plus Singles" by Iain Rowan and others, a first batch of French translations from Black Coat Press, and titles by Anderson, Grant, Grimsley, and Wells

Classic Reprints: October 2011

Saturday 22 October 2011  |  Monitor

The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Six: Multiples, plus new editions of work by Brust, Cook, Dick, Gaiman, Heinlein, Monette, and Swanwick

Margo Lanagan: Dysfunctional Fables

Friday 21 October 2011  |  Perspectives

margo lanagan
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's October Issue interview.

Writing a book and reading a book provide the same places to explore things. If you have the ability and the opportunity to dissolve yourself in a story, as a reader or as a writer, then you're generally in a fairly safe position from which to view the awful aspects of the world.

New UK Books : August-October

Thursday 20 October 2011  |  Monitor

Notable UK releases in recent weeks include Christopher Priest's The Islanders, Adam Roberts' By Light Alone, Neal Asher's The Departure, and titles by Baxter, Deas, Hamilton, and Wooding.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-October

Wednesday 19 October 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of F&SF, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Fantasy Magazine, Lightspeed, Apex Magazine, and Three-lobed Burning Eye

New Books : 18 October

Tuesday 18 October 2011  |  Monitor

Released today: Colson Whitehead's Zone One, Chuck Palahniuk's Damned, Richard Kadrey's Aloha from Hell, and titles by Gilman and Habel; earlier, Beth Bernobich's Fox & Phoenix, others by Campbell & Prepolec, Golden, Hamilton, Haynes, Lindqvist, Murray, Oakley, and Sagara

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 17 October 2011  |  Monitor

Debuts this week are R.A. Salvatore's Neverwinter, Mercedes Lackey's Changes, Taylor Anderson's Firestorm, and the paperback of Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson's Towers of Midnight

Some Thing, In the Way, Whenever She Moves: A Review of The Thing

Sunday 16 October 2011  |  Reviews

the thing
The only logic underlying the actions of this latest incarnation of Campbell's nightmare might be some arcane doctrine of successful commercial filmmaking, secretly passed on from veterans to neophytes, stipulating that one must introduce some new act of colorful violence on every fifteenth page.

Print Periodicals: October

Saturday 15 October 2011  |  Monitor

New issues of Analog, Asimov's, The Bulletin of the SFFWA, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Graham Sleight's Yesterdays Tomorrows: Thomas M. Disch

Friday 14 October 2011  |  Reviews

disch
From the October 2011 issue of Locus Magazine

Disch was a consummately capable writer, attentive to character and style as well as to his place in the wider world of literature. Yet he was pretty consistently underappreciated and mistrusted by the SF field... Why?

New in Paperback: October

Thursday 13 October 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Ian McDonald's The Dervish House, Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker, Greg Bear's Hull Zero Three, Lois McMaster Bujold's Cryoburn, Terry Pratchett's I Shall Wear Midnight, and other titles by Anthony, Bova, Card, Dietz, Hamilton, Jordan & Sanderson, and Lackey

Faren Miller reviews Terry Pratchett

Wednesday 12 October 2011  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's October 2011 issue

While not officially YA, Snuff revels in jokes about snot, poo, and pee to an extent that should delight most boys, exasperate the more finicky sort of girls, and dismay some grannies (if their last name's not Weatherwax).

New Books : 11 October

Tuesday 11 October 2011  |  Monitor

Released today: Vernor Vinge's The Children of the Sky, Terry Pratchett's Snuff, Richard K. Morgan's The Cold Commands, Margaret Atwood's In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, Kelly Link & Gavin Grant's Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, and titles by Alten, Asaro, Barth, Bell, Dashner, Kirkman & Bonansinga, and Nassise

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 10 October 2011  |  Monitor

Neal Stephenson's Reamde slips; Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus maintains.

New Books : 9 October

Sunday 9 October 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Lavie Tidhar's Osama, Caitlín R. Kiernan's Two Worlds and In Between, and titles by Czerneda & MacGregor, Lackey, Lassen, Matheson, Nelson, Ramsey, Shawl, and Vivelo

Online Periodicals: early October

Saturday 8 October 2011  |  Monitor

New issues of Apex Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Fantasy Magazine, GigaNotoSaurus, Lightspeed, Redstone SF, SF Site, and Strange Horizons

Beth Bernobich: Past Lives

Friday 7 October 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

beth bernobich
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's October Issue interview.

I wanted to bring my characters to the point where they can't avoid the hard decisions. They have to stop making excuses and act, they have to try to do the right thing finally protagonists must protag; they cannot just sit there!

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, October

Thursday 6 October 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

grrm
Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons, four earlier GRRM titles in paperback and one in trade paperback, Timothy Zahn's Star Wars: Choices of One, and R.A. Salvatore's Gauntlgrym

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early October

Wednesday 5 October 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Asimov's, Analog, Subterranean, Interzone, Clarkesworld, Redstone, and GigaNotoSaurus

New Books : 4 October

Tuesday 4 October 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Released today: Martin & Dozois' Down These Strange Streets and novels by Anderson, Brandon, Chane, Dempsey, Durham, Geillor, Hendee, Hurley, Moriarty, Petrucha, Resnick, Saramago, Turner, and Weber; and in the past week: Cory Doctorow's Context, Thomas Mullen's The Revisionists, and a graphic novel by Orson Scott Card

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 3 October 2011  |  Monitor

Neal Stephenson's Reamde and Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus are both #1.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, October

Sunday 2 October 2011  |  Magazine

guran
October New and Notable books include titles by Brennan, Czerneda & MacGregory, Dann & Gevers, Datlow, Donaldson, Eller, Guran, Lawrence, Lockhart, Mamatas, Pratt, Steele, Wade, and Wrede.

October Issue Table of Contents

Saturday 1 October 2011  |  Magazine

october issue
The October issue has coverage of Renovation with complete Hugo Awards results, interviews with Margo Lanagan and Beth Bernobich, and reviews of new books by Christopher Priest, Terry Pratchett, Neal Asher, Robert McCammon, and many others, plus Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column on Thomas M. Disch and Amy Goldschlager's audiobook reviews.

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Previous Issues


September 2011

Jay Lake
Alex Bledsoe
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents

— Mailed 1 Sept 2011 —
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August 2011

Paolo Bacigalupi
Karen Lord
Sleight on Ballard

Table of Contents

— Mailed 28 July 2011 —
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July 2011

Ted Chiang
Lev Grossman
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents

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June 2011

Patricia A. McKillip
Saladin Ahmed
Forthcoming Books

Table of Contents

— Mailed 31 May 2011 —
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May 2011

Sturgeon Roundtable
David D. Levine
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents

— Mailed 28 Apr 2011 —
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April 2011

Shaun Tan
Dani & Eytan Kollin
Sean Wallace

Table of Contents

— Mailed 31 Mar 2011 —
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March 2011

Gene Wolfe
Alaya Dawn Johnson
Forthcoming Books

Table of Contents

— Mailed 24 Feb 2011 —
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February 2011
Recommended Reading
Locus Poll and Survey Ballot
Alastair Reynolds
Sharyn November
Table of Contents
— Mailed 31 Jan 2011 —
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January 2011
SF in the Digital Age
Robert J. Sawyer

Table of Contents

— Mailed 30 Dec 2010 —
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December 2010
Nancy Kress
Robert V.S. Redick
Forthcoming Books
World Fantasy Con Report and Pics
Table of Contents
— Mailed 30 Nov 2010 —
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November 2010
Mercedes Lackey
Greg van Eekhout
Cory Doctorow
Worldcon Reports
Mur Lafferty, Frank Wu
Table of Contents
— Mailed 28 Oct 2010 —
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October 2010
Pulp Fiction!
Silverberg, Lupoff, & Robinson
Barry N. Malzberg
Hugo Awards
Table of Contents
— Mailed 30 Sep 2010 —
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September 2010
Steampunk!
Cherie Priest
Gail Carriger
Phil & Kaja Foglio
Cory Doctorow
Forthcoming Books
Table of Contents
— Mailed 31 August 2010 —
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August 2010

Locus Survey
Patrick Rothfuss
N.K. Jemisin
Awards and convention reports
Table of Contents
— Mailed 29 July 2010 —
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July 2010

Locus Poll
Laurence Yep
Jedediah Berry
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents
— Mailed 29 June 2010 —
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June 2010

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

Table of Contents
— Mailed 2 June 2010 —
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May 2010

Poe & the Fantastic; Brian Evenson; Cory Doctorow; Reports from ICFA and World Horror
Table of Contents
— Mailed 30 April 2010 —
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April 2010

James P. Blaylock; David Anthony Durham; David Moles; Charles N. Brown's First Fandom; Report from India
Table of Contents
— Mailed 31 March 2010 —
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