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February 2012 Posts:


Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late February

Wednesday 29 February 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of F&SF, Asimov's, Analog, and Tor.com

New Books : 28 February

Tuesday 28 February 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Tobias S. Buckell's Arctic Rising and titles by Benson, Brandon, Cooper, Douglas, Dyachenko & Dyachenko, Estep, Ford, Harper, Henry, Holm, Jacka, McKenna, Pang, Peikoff, Rawn, Smith, and Wells

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 27 February 2012  |  Monitor

Anne Rice's The Wolf Gift debuts at #3.

Notable New UK Books : February

Sunday 26 February 2012  |  Monitor

Margo Lanagan's The Brides of Rollrock Island, Brian Aldiss' An Exile on Planet Earth: Articles and Reflections, and titles by James Barclay, Raymond E. Feist, and Sarah Pinborough

Graham Sleight's Yesterday's Tomorrows: Samuel R. Delany

Saturday 25 February 2012  |  Reviews

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From the February 2012 issue of Locus Magazine

Dhalgren is the last book from which one might want to extract a "lesson" or a "moral." The difficulty of the style is, as always with Delany, a necessary part of the expression of the whole. Dhalgren is a book without real successors. If SF hasn't fully absorbed its worth, that's SF's loss.

Classic Reprints: February

Friday 24 February 2012  |  Monitor

A 50th anniversary edition of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, a new edition of Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle, a collection of early stories by Daphne du Maurier, new editions of books by Keith Laumer & Rosel George Brown, Dan Simmons, and Peter Straub, plus - Creature from the Black Lagoon

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-February

Thursday 23 February 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Electric Velocipede, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Journal of Unlikely Entomology

Adrienne Martini reviews Kage Baker

Wednesday 22 February 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's February 2012 issue

The Best of Kage Baker makes me mad — not in a "reading this was a waste of time" way but in a "she had so many stories left" way.

New Books : 21 February

Tuesday 21 February 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Robert Jackson Bennett's The Troupe, and titles by Aric Davis, Melissa Marr, and Elizabeth Moon; earlier, Michael Bishop's The Door Gunner and Other Perilous Flights of Fancy, and a critical study of Margaret Atwood's fiction

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 20 February 2012  |  Monitor

Robin Hobb's City of Dragons and Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child debut.

Paul Di Filippo reviews Tom Knox's The Lost Goddess

Sunday 19 February 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

Knox's tale is mainly concerned with dark and dangerous mysteries out of mankind's deep past, discernible only by a combination of detective and scientific methods. In a way, it's almost Lovecraftian, insofar as HPL focused on creepy human activities lost in mythic prehistory.

Print Periodicals: mid-February

Saturday 18 February 2012  |  Monitor

What's in new issues of Dreams and Nightmares, Jupiter, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Neo-Opsis

Faren Miller reviews John Shirley's Everything Is Broken

Friday 17 February 2012  |  Reviews

From Locus Magazine's February 2012 issue

The tsunami doesn't just provide excuses for political satire. Shirley dives headlong into disaster-epic mode: fast-paced, brutal, heavily-armed and compulsively readable.

New in Paperback: February

Thursday 16 February 2012  |  Monitor

China Miéville's Embassytown, Hannu Rajaniemi's The Quantum Thief, and other titles by Britain, Deas, Englehart, Flint & Wentworth, Frost, Kittredge, Lee, Martinez, Matheson, Moon, Orullian, Sniegoski, Valente, Vaughn, and Weber

Claude Lalumière & Camille Alexa review Chronicle

Wednesday 15 February 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

As soon as the teenagers get superpowers, the film gets supercharged and goes on to develop as perhaps my favourite live-action superhero film ever.

New Books : 14 February

Tuesday 14 February 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Elizabeth Hand's Available Dark, Anne Rice's The Wolf Gift, Walter Jon Williams' The Fourth Wall, anthologies of Mexican short stories and about robots and AI, and titles by Kittredge, Marmell, Marshall, Meyer, Nevill, and Schroeder; earlier, titles by Baggott, Brenchley, Ramsey, and Vivelo

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 13 February 2012  |  Monitor

Robert Harris' The Fear Index, and titles by Patricia Briggs and William C. Dietz, debut.

Joe Haldeman: Art & Science

Sunday 12 February 2012  |  Perspectives

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Excerpts from Locus Magazine's February Issue interview.

In my SF from the past decades, when I tried for realism it was like a kind of controlled cynicism about politics and religion and things like that. This century is pretty much the way I predicted it, in terms of negative aspects. None of what are now current events have proven me wrong.

Paul Di Filippo reviews The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction

Saturday 11 February 2012  |  Reviews

Special to Locus Online

This book-length study will open even more eyes in those English-speaking countries unfortunately separated from their SF cousins by language barriers. In crisp, clear prose, with immense scholarly depth, Ferreira establishes both the differences and consanguinities between Northern SF and its southern partners.

Periodicals: early February

Friday 10 February 2012  |  Monitor

What's in new issues of Apex Magazine, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Interzone, Lightspeed, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Redstone SF, SF Site, Something Wicked, Star*Line, and Vector

Locus Bestsellers, February

Thursday 9 February 2012  |  Magazine

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Bestsellers from specialty bookstores are led by Terry Pratchett's Snuff, George R.R. Martin's A Storm of Swords, Max Brooks' World War Z, Drew Karpyshyn's Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, and Karen Traviss' Halo: Glasslands

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early February

Wednesday 8 February 2012  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in new issues of Interzone, Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Flurb, Redstone SF, Something Wicked, and Apex Magazine

New Books : 7 February

Tuesday 7 February 2012  |  Monitor

Released today: Saladin Ahmed's first novel Throne of the Crescent Moon, Matt Ruff's 11-9 novel The Mirage, John Joseph Adams' anthology Under the Moons of Mars, and titles by Caine, Daniel, Deas, Greenberg & Hughes, Hallaway, Hobb, Kerr, and Lackey et al; earlier, Bruce Sterling's Gothic High-Tech, Robert Harris' The Fear Index, Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child, Tom Knox's The Lost Goddess, and titles by Martin, Meyer, Straub, and Willis

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 6 February 2012  |  Monitor

Téa Obreht's The Tiger's Wife is still high on trade paperback lists.

Jeff VanderMeer's Dozen of the Best from 2011

Sunday 5 February 2012  |  Reviews

Jeff VanderMeer selects novels by Cisco, Durham, Hurley, Kasai, Martin, Miéville, Oyeyemi, Swanwick, Tidhar, Valentine, Walton, and Whitehead.

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, February

Saturday 4 February 2012  |  Magazine

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February New and Notable books include John C. Wright's Count to a Trillion, Stephen King's 11/22/63, Neil Gaiman's Annotated Sandman, and other titles by Kage Baker, Ramsey Campbell, Cathy & Arnie Fenner, Theodora Goss, R.A. MacAvoy, Robert McCammon, Jason Stoddard, and Catherynne M. Valente, plus an anthology celebrating Stanislaw Lem.

February Issue Table of Contents

Friday 3 February 2012  |  Magazine

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The February issue is the annual year-in-review, with the 2011 Recommended Reading List, the 2012 Locus Poll & Survey ballot, essays by Locus editors and reviewers on the year's best books and stories, and summaries of the year's book and magazine publications. Plus: an interview with Joe Haldeman, reviews of new books by Tim Powers, Kim Westwood, Clive Barker, and many others, and Graham Sleight's "Yesterday's Tomorrows" column on Samuel R. Delany.

2012 Locus Poll & Survey

Thursday 2 February 2012  |  Magazine

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From Locus Magazine's February 2012 issue. Deadline for voting: April 15, 2012.

2011 Recommended Reading List

Wednesday 1 February 2012  |  Magazine

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From Locus Magazine's February 2012 issue

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