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Earlier 2011 Blinks


Blinks: WaPo reviews David Walton; Guardian and others on Hugo Awards; SF in SF

» Washington Post: Steven Levingston reviews David Walton’s Superposition

» Salon puts the Hugo Awards controversy into a context; other commentary by Damien Walter at The Guardian and at Entertainment Weekly

» SF in SF on May 1 presents Peter Straub & Michael Marshall Smith

Blinks: Ansible; WaPo reviews; SF and Ethics; Richard Powers; KGB event; new convention listings

» David Langford’s Ansible 333

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Carola Dibbell, Ian Tregillis, and Francesca Haig

» Bustle: 6 Ways Reading And Watching Science Fiction Makes You A More Ethical Person

» The Daily Beast: Richard Powers’s Pulp Surrealism

» KGB Fantastic Fiction hosts James Morrow and Ken Liu, April 15th

» New Conventions listings: RavenCon 10 in April; SF:SE 2015 in September; Oz Con International in July-August; Archon 39 in October

Blinks: Laura Miller on Ishiguro vs Le Guin; Robson on women and SF; O’Hehir on Gaiman

Links: Ansible; NYT on Ishiguro, Lethem, Link; PdF on Link and Gaiman

» David Langford’s Ansible 332

» Sunday NY Times Book Review, front cover: Neil Gaiman reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant

» NY Times Book Review: Michiko Kakutani reviews Jonathan Lethem’s Lucky Alan; Carmela Ciuraru reviews Kelly Link’s Get in Trouble (and others)

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Kelly Link and Neil Gaiman and reviews Reif Larsen’s I Am Radar; Alexander Chee reviews Jonathan Lethem’s Lucky Alan

Blinks: Ansible; Kelly Link; Slipstream; KSR; hard SF; Borderlands events

» David Langford’s Ansible 331

» LA Times: David L. Ulin reviews Kelly Link’s Get In Trouble

» Wall Street Journal: Kelly Link, Jeff VanderMeer, Elizabeth Hand and others are discussed in Slipstream Fiction Goes Mainstream

» Shelf Awareness: Book Brahmin: Kim Stanley Robinson

» Guardian: Susan Stepney on The real science of science fiction

ݖ Huffington Post: Ben Bova explains What Is ‘Hard’ Science Fiction?

» Mythic Delirium’s February content is online, with works by Sunny Moraine, Kristine Ong Muslim, and Sheree Renee Thomas

» Events at Borderlands in SF include Samantha Shannon, Randy Henderson, Seanan McGuire, and Gail Carriger

Blinks: Kelly Link, Jeff VanderMeer, reviews, George Lucas, KSR, NYRSF and KGB events

» NYT Book Review: Q&A with Kelly Link, whose new collection Get In Trouble is due Tuesday

» The Atlantic: Jeff VanderMeer on From Annihilation to Acceptance: A Writer’s Surreal Journey

» Toronto Star: Alex Good has mini reviews of the latest SF books by Trichter, Mosley, Moorcock, Walton

» The Independent: Star Wars creator George Lucas: ‘I really have no interest in science fiction at all’ [also reported elsewhere]

» Kirkus: Andrew Liptak on Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars

» NYRSF Readings presents Carlos Hernandez and Jennifer Marie Brissett this Tuesday, Feb 3

» KGB Fantastic Fiction in NY is hosting Ben Loory & Mike Allen, Feb 18th

Blinks: NYr on VanderMeer; Guardian’s Eric Brown’s reviews; Farrago’s Wainscot resumes; Events: SF in SF, KGB, Odyssey

» The New Yorker: Joshua Rothman on The Weird Thoreau: Jeff VanderMeer

» Guardian: Eric Brown’s best science fiction in January — review roundup, covering titles by Karen Lord, Gareth L. Powell, Genevieve Cogman, Martyn Amos & Ra Page, and Paul Brackston

» Farrago’s Wainscot has resumed publication


» SF in SF features Kim Stanley Robinson and Cecelia Holland, 22 January beginning 6:30 pm

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB features Gregory Frost and Andy Duncan, 21 January beginning 7pm

» The Odyssey Writing Workshop for 2015 runs from 8 June to 17 July; the deadline for early application is 31 January, regular application 8 April

Blinks: Ansible; NYT on Le Guin’s Omelas; W Post Morrow interview; Concatenation; Shawl on Lord; NYPL; Borderlands events

» David Langford’s Ansible 330

» NY Times: op-ed columnist David Brooks on The Child in the Basement, re: Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

» Washington Post: Religion satirist James Morrow on the Charlie Hebdo killings; Morrow’s latest novel Galapágos Regained has just been published

» The Spring edition of SF2 Concatenation is online, with news, con reports, and many reviews

» Seattle Times: Nisi Shawl reviews Karen Lord’s The Galaxy Games

» New York Public Library on Where’s the Science Fiction for Younger Readers?


» Borderlands Books has upcoming events with Shannon Page, Cecelia Holland, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Samantha Shannon

Blink: Sofia Samatar

Blinks: LA Times on Ted Chiang

» LA Times’ California Sunday Magazine on The halting genius of science-fiction writer Ted Chiang

» The New Yorker: Peter Bebergal on The Anti-Tolkien: Michael Moorcock

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews pop science books of 2014

» Domain SciFiDimensions is for sale

January Events:

» NY Review of SF Readings for January 6th presents Sarah Pinsker and Daniel José Older

» KGB Fantastic Fiction features Gregory Frost and Andy Duncan, 21 January at 7pm

» SF in SF‘s January reading is with Kim Stanley Robinson and Cecelia Holland, Jan 22nd 6:30pm

» Dark Delicacies in January hosts Amber Benson, Jeffrey Reddick, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and others

Blinks: 2014 in review; SF and Ferguson; Paul Krugman and SF

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry’s best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014 are by Byrne, Gibson, Grossman, King, Lovecraft/Klinger, Lotz, Mitchell, Scalzi, Walton, Weir, and Winters

» Guardian: Damien Walter’s 2014: The year when science fiction and fantasy woke up to diversity

» OpenDemocracy: Mary Hansen interviews Walidah Imarisha about Science fiction and the post-Ferguson world (via)

» Vox: Ezra Klein interviews Paul Krugman

Blinks: Ace/Roc Readers; Jack Vance YouTube; Best of 2014 from Adam Roberts, Michael Dirda; reviews; KGB in January

» Ace and Roc Books are looking for readers to help promote their books: see Penguin’s Ace/Roc Books page and this SF Site News article

» Here is a YouTube channel for the works of Jack Vance

» Guardian: Adam Roberts on the Best science fiction books of 2014, by Leckie, Gibson, Weir, VanderMeer, Hutchinson, Pollack, Higgins, North, Unsworth, Tidhar, Abercrombie, Pollock, and Itäranta

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda’s pics for holiday gift books include books about Little Nemo, Fred Chappell, Alice in Wonderland, Virgil Finlay, Locked-Room mysteries, and Robert E. McGinnis

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Ysabeau S. Wilce, Patrick Rothfuss, Jonathan Carroll

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem

» Events: KGB hosts Gregory Frost and Andy Duncan, 21 January 2015 at 7pm

Blinks: LA Times’ Holiday SF/F Books

» LA Times’ Holiday Book Guide has SF/F titles by Lauren Beukes, Jonathan Carroll, William Gibson, Stephen King, Ann Leckie, Cixin Liu, Cherie Priest, Karen Russell, John Scalzi, and Jeff VanderMeer

Blinks: Entertainment Weekly’s Best Books; Mythic Delirium

» Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Fiction Books of 2014 [subscriber limited] include Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy at #10, David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks at #6, and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven at #1

» Mythic Delirium’s December gifts are works by Nathaniel Lee, Rose Lemberg, and Lynette Mejía

Blinks: Ansible; NYT and Huffington Post year’s bests; review of Herbert; Mythic Delirium

» David Langford’s Ansible 329

» NY Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2014 include fiction titles by David Mitchell, Michel Faber, Helen Oyeyemi, and Lev Grossman

» Huffington Post’s Best Books of 2014 includes Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven

» Open Letters Monthly: Robert Minto reviews The Collected Stories of Frank Herbert

» Mythic Delirium’s December gifts are works by Nathaniel Lee, Rose Lemberg, and Lynette Mejía

Blinks: Wolfe’s Best of 2014; Hand on William Mortensen; NYRSF readings; Santa Fe tour

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe’s The best books for the science fiction fan are titles by Gibson, Dozois, Link & Grant, and Valentine

» LA Times: Elizabeth Hand reviews photography by William Mortensen

» New York Review of SF readings presents Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner, Tuesday Dec. 2nd, 7pm

» NY Times’ 36 Hours in Santa Fe includes a stop at George R.R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema

Blinks: Interstellar; Washington Post’s best SF/F books of the year; reviews; more

» LA Times profiles Kip Thorne, science adviser to the film Interstellar

» Washington Post: The five best science fiction/fantasy books of 2014, by Stephanie Feldman, James L. Cambias, Claire North, Genevieve Valentine, and Joe Abercrombie

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe’s Science fiction roundup: ‘The Three Body Problem,’ others, on Cixin Liu, Johanna Sinisalo, and Guy Haley

» Tangent Online posts a classic interview with Wilson Tucker

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB readings on November 19th with Nancy Kress and Jack Skillingstead

» Events: KGB hosts Steven Gould and Rajan Khanna, December 17th

Blinks: Ursula K. Le Guin’s National Book Awards speech

Blinks: Reviews of Gibson, King, Dellamonica, and others

» LA Review of Books: Paul Graham Raven reviews William Gibson’s The Peripheral

» NY Times: Janet Maslin reviews Stephen King’s Revival

» Seattle Times: Nisi Shawl reviews Dellamonica, Lindskold, and Johansen

Blinks: Chinese SF; Women in SF; reviews; William Gibson; Events

» NY Times: In a Topsy-Turvy World, China Warms to Sci-Fi, about Liu Chixin’s The Three-Body Problem

» The Atlantic: Women Rise in Sci Fi (Again)

» Sunday NY Times Book Review: Robin Wasserman reviews Paolo Bacigalupi and Alaya Dawn Johnson; Chris Taylor reviews Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang; Stephanie Zacharek reviews Scott Westerfeld; Maria Russo reviews Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things

» David Naimon interviews William Gibson

» Events: Dark Delicacies in Burbank CA hosts Dave Zeltserman, Jonathan Maberry, Chuck Palahniuk, and others this month

» Events: Borderlands in San Francisco hosts F. Paul Wilson, Steven Erikson, Mira Grant, and others this month

Blinks: Amazon’s Best Books, and SF/F, of the year; Elizabeth Hand reviews Stephen King

»’s Top 100 Books of 2014 (in print format) include Stephen King’s Revival (#6), Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (#10), David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks, Randall Munroe’s What If?, Ransom Riggs’ Hollow City, Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat, Lev Grossman’s The Magician’s Land, Margaret Atwood’s Stone Mattress, Andy Weir’s The Martian, Chang-Rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea, Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation, and Rick Riordan’s The Blood of Olympus.

» Amazon’s Best SF & Fantasy Books of 2014 are led by Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, and then include, listed in bestselling order, titles by Martin/Garcia/Antonsson, Rice, Rothfuss, Gabaldon, Mitchell, Weir, and others

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews Stephen King’s “spendid” Revival

Blinks: Ansible; PW’s Best Books of 2014; Doctorow, Gibson, VanderMeer, Kay; Hand on Rice; Events

» David Langford’s Ansible 328

» Publishers Weekly is first out with Best Books of 2014 lists: Sf/fantasy/horror titles are by Cambias, Gibson, Hyde, Lebbon, MacFarlane, Page & Lake, and Sherman; fiction titles include Margaret Atwood, Chang-Rae Lee, and Helen Oyeyemi

» NPR interviews Cory Doctorow about whether “information wants to be free”

» LA Times profiles William Gibson

» The Atlantic: Jeff VanderMeer on The Uncanny Power of Weird Fiction

» Guardian profiles Guy Gavriel Kay

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat

» Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park CA hosts a Sci Fi/Fantasy Day [scroll down] on Nov 15, with Andy Weir, Steven Erikson, Pat Murphy, Ellen Klages, Marie Brennan, Chaz Brenchley, and others

» Dark Delicacies in Burbank CA hosts Joe R. Lansdale on Nov 5th and a Creature from the Black Lagoon 60th anniversary event on Nov 8th with David J. Schow and many others

» Redcat at Disney Hall in downtoan LA presents Samuel R. Delany, Nov 15, 3pm

» Guardian’s 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years has “Invention of the future” as the one of the 20th century

Blinks: The New Yorker on Walter M. Miller Jr.; Farrago’s Wainscot; Reviews; NY events

» The New Yorker: A Science-fiction Classic Still Smolders, about Walter M. Miller, Jr.’s A Canticle for Leibowitz

» Darin Bradley reports that ‘zine Farrago’s Wainscot is being revived after five years

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews William Gibson’s The Peripheral

» NY Times: Dwight Garner reviews Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things

» Sunday’s NY Times Book Review includes a science fiction and fantasy column by N.K. Jemisin, covering Robert Jackson Bennett, Peyton Marshall, Beth Cato, William Gibson, and Ann Leckie

» Salon: Michael Berry on The Rise of Climate Fiction, focusing on Paolo Bacigalupi

» New York Review of SF Readings presents John Langan and Nicholas Kaufmann on November 4th

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB presents Nancy Kress and Jack Skillingstead on November 19th

Blinks: Di Filippo reviews Cronenberg; Berry reviews; io9 essays; KGB event

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews David Cronenberg’s novel Consumed

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Hieroglyph, Scalzi, Winters

»: io9: Sean Williams on The Tragic Demise of Science Fiction’s Greatest Idea [teleportation]

» io9: Charlie Jane Anders on 10 Science Fiction Authors Whose Books Just Kept Getting Stranger

» KGB’s November 19th event hosts Jack Skillingstead and Nancy Kress

Blinks: Ansible; events; Straub on Donohue; Mythic Delirium; David Mitchell; etc

» David Langford’s Ansible 327

» KGB Fantastic Fiction has Genevieve Valentine and E. Lily Yu, next Wednesday, October 15, 7pm

» Borderlands Books has upcoming events with Terry Shames, F. Paul Wilson, Robert Shults and Rudy Rucker, and others

» Washington Post: Peter Straub reviews Keith Donohue

» Mythic Delirium has Issue 1.2 content

» David Naimon interviews David Mitchell

» Salon: Our science-fiction apocalypse: Meet the scientists trying to predict the end of the world

» Slate: essay by Ramez Naam about the Neal Stephenson-inspired anthology Hieroglyph

Blinks: VanderMeer; Ed Finn’s Hieroglyph; Mysterious Galaxy events; Kickstarter for “Bears Discover Fire” film

» Sunday NY Times Book Review: Scott Hutchins reviews Jeff VanderMeer’s Acceptance; elsewhere in Sunday’s NYT, VanderMeer essays about The Lighthouse Keepers

» Slate: Ed Finn (co-editor of new anthology Hieroglyph) essays about Why our science fiction needs new dreams

» Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego has events this next week with Lauren Beukes, Steven Gould, Chelsea Cain, Anna Carey and Gretchen McNeil, and James Ellroy

Blinks: KGB podcasts; Di Filippo reviews and interview; Mythic Delirium; interviews with Parzybok and Russell; Borderlands events

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB is now releasing audio recordings of recent months readings

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy; meanwhile, Steven H Silver interviews Di Filippo for Amazing Stories

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews William T. Vollmann

» Mythic Delirium’s September features are now live — works by Mohlere, Lanagan, Taaffe

» David Naimon has a radio interview with Benjamin Parzybok; earlier, Karen Russell

» Events at Borderlands Books in San Francisco in coming weeks include Steven Gould, Maria Alexander, Terry Shames, Greg Bear

Blinks: Grossman on fantasy; reviews of VanderMeer; SF linguistics; Guy Gavriel Kay anniversary

» Time Magazine: Lev Grossman on How Magic Conquered Pop Culture

» Slate’s Mac Rogers reviews Jeff VanderMeer’s ‘Southern Reach’ trilogy: These Amazing Novels Are Like Lost, Except You Won’t Be Enraged When You Finish Them

» New Statesmen reviews VanderMeer: “Intricate, complex and surprising”

» Slate’s DS Bigham: One Planet, One Language: How Realistic Is Science Fiction Linguistics?

» NY Times on dystopian novels: The World Is Ending, and Readers Couldn’t Be Happier

» Chicago Tribune posts columns by Gary K. Wolfe like this one, but you need to subscribe to see them

» Guy Gavriel Kay celebrates 30 years of Fionavar at Bakka Phoenix Books in Toronto, September 19th, 7pm

Blinks: Ansible; Le Guin reviews Mitchell

» David Langford’s Ansible 326

» Guardian: Ursula K. Le Guin reviews David Mitchell

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