Sightings
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SIGHTINGS :
REVIEWS 2002-2006

Gary K Wolfe


Indexed by Leigh Kennedy

On the Locus "Recommended Reading List"
of the best non-fiction of 2011.

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A reviews of this book has appeared in the following journals
The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts #23.3 (by Damien Broderick)
Foundation #116 (Maureen Speller)

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. . . essential coverage of major texts and trends in the field . . . (SFStudies)

This is the third in the series of collected Locus reviews by Gary K Wolfe.
The first volume, Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996, was published by Beccon
in 2005 and won the BSFA Award for best Non-Fiction Book.
The second, called Bearings: Reviews 1997-2001, was launched at Eastercon 2010.


Gary K Wolfe has been a long-time reviewer for Locus magazine, and 1992 was his first full year with the magazine. This book collects most of his review columns (over 200 books) from the beginning of 2002 up to the end of 2006.



Gary K Wolfe is the author of Harlan Ellison: The Edge of Forever (with Ellen Weil), Critical Terms for Science Fiction and Fantasy, The Known and the Unknown: The Iconography of Science Fiction, as well as hundreds of essays and reviews, mostly for Locus magazine since 1991. He has received the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (1998), the Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association (1987), and the Eaton Award (for The Known and the Unknown). He also received a World Fantasy Award, for reviews and criticism, at the World Fantasy Convention in 2007. He teaches at Roosevelt University in Chicago.


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Books reviewed in SIGHTINGS

Barth Anderson
The Patron Saint of Plagues
Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake
Stephen Baxter
Coalescent: Destiny's Children, Book 1
Emperor (Time's Tapestry #1)
Evolution
Exultant: Destiny's Children: 2
The Hunters of Pangaea
Transcendent: Destiny's Children Book Three
Stephen Baxter & Arthur C. Clarke
Sunstorm
Time's Eye: A Time Odyssey: 1
Greg Bear
Darwin's Children
Dead Lines
Quantico
Gregory Benford
Beyond Infinity
The Sunborn
Terry Bisson
Greetings and Other Stories
Ray Bradbury
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales
Farewell Summer
One More For the Road
The Cat's Pajamas
David Brin
The Kiln People
Damien Broderick
Godplayers
K-Machines
Transcension
Fredric Brown
Martians and Madness: The Complete SF Novels of Fredric Brown
Tobias S. Buckell
Crystal Rain
Mark Budz
Clade
Crache
Idolon
Octavia E. Butler
Fledgling
Jack Cady
Ghosts of Yesterday
John W. Campbell Jr.
A New Dawn: The Complete Don A. Stuart Stories
Orson Scott Card
Shadow of the Giant
Jonathan Carroll
White Apples
Suzy McKee Charnas
Stagestruck Vampires and Other Phantasms
Ted Chiang
Stories of Your Life and Others
Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter
Sunstorm
Time's Eye: A Time Odyssey: 1
Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
John Clute
Scores: Reviews 1993-2003
Kathryn Cramer & David G. Hartwell (eds)
The Space Opera Renaissance
The Hard SF Renaissance
Michael Crichton
Prey
John Crowley
Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land
Novelties & Souvenirs: Collected Short Fiction
Tony Daniel
Superluminal
Charles Dickinson
A Shortcut in Time
Paul Di Filippo
Little Doors
Thomas M. Disch
On SF
Gardner Dozois (ed)
Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future
The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction
Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming
Tananarive Due
The Good House
Carol Emshwiller
I Live With You
Mister Boots
Andreas Eschbach, translated by Doryl Jensen
The Carpet Makers
Philip José Farmer
The Best of Philip José Farmer
Philip José Farmer, ed. Paul Spiteri
Pearls from Peoria
Jasper Fforde
The Eyre Affair
Sheila Finch
Reading the Bones
Jeffrey Ford
The Empire of Ice Cream
Karen Joy Fowler & others (eds)
The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1
The James Tiptree Award Anthology 2
Michael Chabon (ed)
McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales
Neil Gaiman
Anansi Boys
Coraline
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Neil Gaiman
The Wolves in the Walls
Kathleen Ann Goonan
Light Music
Theodora Goss
In the Forest of Forgetting
Jon Courtenay Grimwood
9Tail Fox
Effendi: The Second Arabesk
Felaheen: The Third Arabesk
Stamping Butterflies
Eileen Gunn
Stable Strategies and Others
Joe Haldeman
A Separate War and Other Stories
Old Twentieth
The Guardian
Marty Halpern & Claude Lalumière (eds)
Witpunk
Peter F. Hamilton
Fallen Dragon
Elizabeth Hand
Bibliomancy
Mortal Love
Saffron and Brimstone: Strange Stories
M. John Harrison
Light
Nova Swing
The Course of the Heart
David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (eds)
The Space Opera Renaissance
The Hard SF Renaissance
Robert A. Heinlein
For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs
Brian Herbert
Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of Frank Herbert
Cecelia Holland
The Serpent Dreamer
Nalo Hopkinson.
The Salt Roads
Alexander C. Irvine
A Scattering of Jades
One King, One Soldier
Pictures from an Expedition
The Narrows
Graham Joyce
The Facts of Life
The Limits of Enchantment
The Stormwatcher
TWOC
James Patrick Kelly
Burn
Strange But Not a Stranger
Caitlín R. Kiernan
The Dry Salvages
Jim Knipfel
The Buzzing
Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore
Two-Handed Engine: The Selected Stories of Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore
Claude Lalumière & Marty Halpern (eds)
Witpunk
Margo Lanagan
Black Juice
White Time
David Langford
Up Through an Empty House of Stars: Reviews and Essays 1980-2002
Justine Larbalestier
The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction
Ursula K. Le Guin
Changing Planes
Gifts
The Birthday of the World and Other Stories
Paul Levinson
The Consciousness Plague
Kelly Link
Magic for Beginners
H.P. Lovecraft
Tales
Paul McAuley
Mind's Eye
White Devils
Maureen F. McHugh
Mothers and Other Monsters: Stories
Scott Mackay
Orbis
Ken MacLeod
Learning the World
Newton's Wake
Paul Malmont
The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril
Nick Mamatas
Move Under Ground
David Marusek
Counting Heads
Cormac McCarthy
The Road
Judith Merril and Emily Pohl-Weary
Better to Have Loved: The Life of Judith Merril
China Miéville
Looking for Jake and Other Stories
Laura J. Mixon
Burning the Ice
Richard Morgan
Altered Carbon
Broken Angels
Market Forces
James Morrow
The Last Witchfinder
Walter Mosley
The Wave
Linda Nagata
Memory
Sharyn November (ed)
Firebirds Rising: An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy
Naomi Novik
Temeraire. (aka His Majesty's Dragon)
Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
Zahrah the Windseeker
Paul Park
A Princess of Roumania
If Lions Could Speak
The Tourmaline
The White Tyger
Holly Phillips
In the Palace of Repose
Julie Phillips
James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
Tim Powers
Strange Itineraries
Christopher Priest
The Separation
Alastair Reynolds
Pushing Ice
M. Rickert
Map of Dreams
Albert Robida
The Twentieth Century
Kim Stanley Robinson
Fifty Degrees Below
Forty Signs of Rain
The Years of Rice and Salt
Vinland the Dream and Other Stories
Justina Robson
Keeping It Real: Quantum Gravity, Book One
Living Next Door to the God of Love
Natural History
Mary Rosenblum
Horizons
Philip Roth
The Plot Against America
Al Sarrantonio (ed)
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy
Carolyn See
There Will Never Be Another You
Dan Simmons
Ilium
Olympos
Brian Stableford
Dark Ararat
The Omega Expedition
Neal Stephenson
Confusion
Quicksilver
The System of the World
Bruce Sterling
The Zenith Angle
Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years
Visionary in Residence
Sean Stewart
Perfect Circle
Peter Straub
In the Night Room
lost boy lost girl
Charles Stross
The Atrocity Archives
Theodore Sturgeon
And Now the News . . . : Volume IX: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Steph Swainston
No Present Like Time
The Year of Our War
Michael Swanwick
The Bones of Earth
Sheri S. Tepper
The Companions
The Visitor
Sheree R. Thomas (ed)
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones
Karen Traviss
City of Pearl
Jeff VanderMeer
Veniss Underground
A E van Vogt
Transfinite: The Essential A.E. Van Vogt
Ian Watson
Mockymen
The Great Escape
Sam Weller
The Bradbury Chronicles
Scott Westerfeld
Midnighters #3: Blue Noon
Midnighters: The Secret Hour
Pretties
Specials
The Killing of Worlds: Book Two of Succession
Uglies
Scott Westerfield
The Risen Empire: Book One of Succession
Gary Westfahl (ed)
Science Fiction Quotations: From the Inner Mind to the Outer Limits
Edward Whittemore
Jericho Mosaic
Jerusalem Poker
Nile Shadows
Quin's Shanghai Circus
Sinai Tapestry
Robert Charles Wilson
Blind Lake
Spin