Monday, June 25, 2007

Blog in Exile: Reviews for 6/25

Salon's final summer reading list includes mystery and science fictional titles, including Leonie Swann's Three Bags Full (which is both, more or less), Ian McDonald's Brasyl, and Sheri S. Tepper's The Margarets.

Reading the Leaves reviews Patrick Rothfuss's first novel, The Name of the Wind.

The (Salem, Oregon) Statesman-Journal reviews a number of books (most non-SF) by regional authors (their region), starting with Kay Kenyon's Bright of the Sky and including Steven Erikson's Midnight Tides.

Thus Spake Zuska reviews a non-fictional book that might be of interest to SFnal people, Women in Science: Meeting Career Challenges edited by Angela Pattatuchi.

Sacbee (perhaps the Sacramento Bee when it's at home?) reviews Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind.

Fantasy Book Critic reviews both halves of Lois McMaster Bujold's new novel The Sharing Knife. (And I seem to remember that some smart publishing operation put that book back into one, if I could only remember who that was...)

Fantasy Book Critic also reviews Jennifer Roberson's Deepwood.

Neth Space reviews Ian McDonald's Brasyl.

OF Blog of the Fallen reviews Richard Morgan's Thirteen.

OF Blog of the Fallen also reviews Alan Campbell's Scar Night.

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist covers Robin Hobb's Renegade's Magic.

SciFi Weekly reviews Ken MacLeod's The Execution Channel.

SF Scope reviews Douglas Adams's The Salmon of Doubt.

In The New York Times Book Review, Dave Itzkoff reviews the Library of America edition of Philip K. Dick's work, Four Novels of the 1960s.

SF Signal reviews Jim Butcher's Dead Beat.

SF Signal reviews Matthew Jarpe's Radio Fallout.

SF Signal reviews Robert Conroy's 1945.

SFX covers the London opening of the Lord of the Rings musical.

Strange Horizons reviews The Future Is Queer, edited by Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel.

Blogcritics reviews Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves.

Blogcritics also reviews Gaiman's new YA collection, M Is For Magic.

Book Fetish reviews Jim C. Hines's Goblin Hero.

Book Fetish also reviews a book entitled On Writing Horror, written by the Horror Writers Association and edited by Mort Castle.

Bookgasm reviews Austin Grossman's superhero novel Soon I Will Be Invincible.

Publishers Weekly's fiction reviews this week include Terry Brooks's The Elves of Cintra, Matthew Jarpe's Radio Freefall, and Bentley Little's The Vanishing.

Farah Mendelsohn has reviewed two YA novels recently:
Abigail Nussbaum has a long review of all of the novels on this year's Arthur C. Clarke shortlist over at Infinity Plus.

Tom Easton's "Reference Library" column from the September Analog is now available online; it contains reviews of Ken MacLeod's The Execution Channel, Kay Kenyon's Bright of the Sky, Sandra McDonald's The Outback Stars, and many more.

BestSF reviews Hartwell & Cramer's Year's Best SF 12.

David Soyka reviews a bunch of recent short fiction at Black Gate.

This week on Don D'Amassa's Science Fiction reviews page: Karen Traviss's Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice, Alastair Reynolds's The Prefect, and more.

D'Amassa's Fantasy page has new reviews of P.C. Cast's Divine by Blood, Gene Wolfe's Pirate Freedom, and more.

And D'Amassa's Horror page has also been updated, with new reviews including Petru Popescu's Birth of the Pack.

Tangent Online reviews the May issue of Analog.

Tangent also reviews issues #4 to 7 of Hub.

Bookgasm reviews Susan Hubbard's The Society of S.

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