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1999 Archive

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Reviews and Articles in General Publications

Monday 26 June 2000

§ San Francisco Chronicle June 25, 2000
L.M. Cerruti reviews Molly Gloss's Wild Life (Simon & Schuster): the book ''provide[s] no given conclusions, but plenty of room for rewarding interpretation''.

Tuesday 20 June 2000

§ New York Times Book Review June 18, 2000
Gerald Jonas's science fiction column covers Scott Westerfeld's Evolution's Darling (Four Walls Eight Windows), Melissa Scott's The Jazz (Tor), Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes's The Return (Forge), and Brian W. Aldiss's White Mars (St. Martin's).

§ Washington Post Book World June 18, 2000
The Post's Summer Reading issue invites a variety of authors to pick their favorite work of popular fiction. Terry Pratchett picks Tolkien; John Crowley picks Pauline Reage's Story of O. Also: Michael Dirda on the tyranny of bestseller lists, with Gene Wolfe, John Crowley, and Robert Aickman, among others, cited as worthwhile alternatives.

§ New York Times June 15, 2000
An article by Martin Arnold profiles Dark Matter (Warner), the forthcoming anthology of SF and fantasy by black writers, edited by Sheree R. Thomas.

Monday 5 June 2000

§ New York Times Book Review June 4, 2000
The Review's Summer Reading Issue presents best-of-the-year-so-far lists in the usual categories, including science fiction. Selections are made from those books reviewed since last year's Holiday Books issue, in this case by SF reviewer Gerald Jonas:

  • Graham Joyce, Indigo (Pocket)
  • Iain M. Banks, Inversions (Pocket)
  • Jeffrey Ford, Memoranda (Avon Eos)
  • Nalo Hopkinson, Midnight Robber (Warner Aspect)
Books of associated interest on the general fiction and poetry list include Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf, Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves, Peter Ackroyd's The Plato Papers, and Thomas Mallon's Two Moons.

Also this week: a review by Ed Regis of Robert Park's Voodoo Science (Oxford).

§ Washington Post Book World June 4, 2000
Steven Moore reviews of Richard Powers's new novel Plowing the Dark (Farrar Straus Giroux), about the burgeoning of VR technology in the late 1980s:

[a] deeply profound exploration of the interface between art and technology in our age. ... Nearly every page has stunning ideas that will force you to reevaluate everything you thought you knew about these subjects, and implications you never imagined.

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