The Magazine and Website of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Field

Locus Online
  
Sub Menu contents

Recent Posts

Archives

Earlier 2011 Blinks
 




 

Blinks: Asimov’s Foundation and the Mule; Guardian reviews by Eric Brown

» Mashable, via Yahoo News: The forgotten Trump-like terror lurking in a sci-fi classic, about Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy and the Mule

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Paul Cornell, Jen Williams, Alastair Reynolds, Tim Lebbon, James Brogden

Blinks: Atwood on Handmaid’s Tale; review of Kalfar; profile of Schwab

» NYT Book Review: Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump

» NYT Book Review: Jennifer Senior reviews Jaroslav Kalfar’s Spaceman of Bohemia

» NYT Book Review profiles V.E. Schwab, whose A Conjuring of Light ranks on this week’s published fiction hardcover bestseller list

Blinks: Women in science fiction; reviews

» The Verge: Andrew Liptak on how Science fiction would be unrecognizable without women: To grow, the genre must embrace more and different voices

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Kim Stanley Robinson, Emma Newman, and anthology The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

» San Francisco Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews horror novel Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

» LA Review of Books: Alison Sperling reviews Weinstock & Sederholm’s The Age of Lovecraft

Blinks: Ansible; Dirda on early SF; 20th anniversary SF/F Hall of Fame; Review of KSR

» David Langford’s Ansible 356

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda on the evolution of science fiction, reviewing books by Brian Stableford and Lisa Yaszek & Patrick B. Sharp

» Seattle Times: On Saturday the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame

» Guardian: Adam Roberts reviews Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140

Blinks: Classroom-friendly The Martian; SF in Bangladesh; SF in China

» NY Times: Andy Weir’s Best Seller ‘The Martian’ Gets a Classroom-Friendly Makeover, i.e., an authorized classroom edition with the dirty words toned down

» Bangladesh Daily Star: Science fiction pulls in young readers at the Ekushey book fair

» New Scientist: Lavie Tidhar, In China, this is science fiction’s golden age

Blinks: Reconsidering Roth; Chinese SF; Boing Boing on Amazing; reviews

» New York Times: John Williams revisits Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America, in light of the current political situation

» Foreign Policy: How China Became a Sci-Fi Powerhouse

» Boing Boing’s Sci-Fi Sundays: Amazing Science Fiction, April 1958

» Bend Bulletin: Everdeen Mason’s Best science fiction, fantasy books to read in February reviews Kameron Hurley, Vic James, Matt Wallace

Blinks: Churchill, Le Guin, Ansible, Gaiman, Hurley, Spinrad, Okorafor, Mastai, Markoff

» NY Times: Winston Churchill Wrote of Alien Life in a Lost Essay

» Portland 90.7 FM’s David Naimon interviews Ursula K. Le Guin

» David Langford’s Ansible 355 and Ansible 355 1/2 with Tom Shippey’s funeral tribute to Peter Weston

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology

» Boing Boing: Kameron Hurley: What Will Sink Our Generation Ships? The Death of Wonder

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Norman Spinrad’s The People’s Police [subscription site]

» NDTV Gadgets 360: Pranay Parab reviews Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti: Home

» National Post: ‘We’re all living in science-fiction now’: Screenwriter Elan Mastai explains the improbability of our lives, Terra Arnone on Mastai’s All Our Wrong Todays

» The Verge: Andrew Liptak reviews Kameron Hurley’s The Stars Are Legion

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Kameron Hurley, Peter S. Beagle, Norman Spinrad

» Recode: Want to understand the future? Read science fiction, John Markoff says.

Blinks: Neil Gaiman, Greg Bear

Blinks: Brin and Asaro on The World and Reddit

» PRI’s The World talks to David Brin and Catherine Asaro today, asking Can science fiction help prevent a nuclear war?; Brin and Asaro are hosting an AMA, ‘ask me anything’, tomorrow morning on Reddit

Blinks: Di Filippo on America’s breakup; Vox reviews Gaiman; Walter on Iain Banks’ best

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo’s Disunion: Visions of Our Fragmented Future, on SF depictions of the breakup of America

» Vox: Constance Grady reviews Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology

» Guardian: Damien Walter on 30 years of Culture: what are the top five Iain M Banks novels?

Blinks: Reviews; Le Guin on ‘alternative facts’

Blinks: Events

Events:

» New York Review of Science Fiction Readings hosts James Morrow and Jack Womack, Feb. 7th

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Michael Cisco and Nicholas Kaufmann, Feb. 15th

» Locus Online’s Conventions page is initialized for 2017. Send updates and additions to Locus Online.

Blinks: NYT reviews; Kakutani on 1984; Datlow’s KGB photos

» NY Times Book Review: N.K. Jemisin reviews Galactic Empires, a graphic novel version of Butler’s Kindred, Veronica Roth, and Bookburners

» NY Times: Michiko Kakutani on Why ‘1984’ Is a 2017 Must-Read

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB, January 18, 2017, with Holly Black and Fran Wilde

Blinks: Slate’s Trump Story Project; 1984 is #1; Clarke’s centenary; NYT cutting bestseller lists

» Slate’s Trump Story Project presents 10 stories of dystopian futures, beginning with Héctor Tobar and Ben H. Winters

» New York Times, and many others: George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Suddenly a Best-seller; Amazon.com bestsellers [updated hourly]

» Nature: Andrew Robinson on Arthur C. Clarke’s centenary

» Publishers Weekly: ‘New York Times’ Cuts a Range of Bestseller Lists, including the mass market paperback list

Blinks: James Gleick on Arrival and Ted Chiang; Junot Diaz on Octavia Butler

Blinks: Moorcock on Clarke and Kubrick; Wolfe reviews

Blinks: Chiang, Ansible, Butler, Wired, reviews, Edelman, Zinos-Amaro; KGB events

» The New Yorker: Joshua Rothman on Ted Chiang’s Soulful Science Fiction

» David Langford’s Ansible 354

» Public Books: My Neighbor Octavia, by Sheila Liming

» Wired’s Sci-Fi Issue, with stories by Jemisin, Corey, Yu, Older, others

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Joe M. McDermott, Katherine Arden, Ellen Klages

» LA Review of Books: Min Hyoung Song on Strange Weather: Fiction and Climate Change, about Amitav Ghosh

» Scott Edelman’s Eating the Fantastic podcast hosts Nalo Hopkinson

» Alvaro Zinos-Amaro’s recent reviews at InterGalactic Medicine Show cover works by Wilson, Blasim, Fowler & Adams, and Adams & Cohen

Events:

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Holly Black and Fran Wilde, January 18th.

Blinks: The Verge’s Andrew Liptak on the Best SF/F novels of the year

» The Verge: Andrew Liptak lists The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016, by Anders, Chambers, Jemisin, Liu, Mamatas, Older, Staveley, Steele, Tieryas, Winters, and the VanderMeers

Blinks: Reviews of Atwood, Gernsback, Liu, Leckie, Wagers, and others; Wired’s SF issue; Le Guin

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Atwood, Beagle, Le Guin

» PopMatters: Gregory L. Reece on Hugo Gernsback and Perversity and Optimism at the Dawn of Science Fiction, reviewing the new Gernsback collection

» Reason.com: Peter Suderman reviews Cixin Liu’s trilogy

» LA Review of Books: Graham J. Murphy reviews Ann Leckie’s trilogy

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Wagers, Friedman, Johansen

» Wired’s Science Fiction issue begins with a story by N.K. Jemisin; Scott Dadich on how Science Fiction Helps Make Sense of an Uncertain Future

» Oregon Live: Ursula Le Guin caps a standout year as subject of UO symposium

Blinks: Ansible, Jemisin NYTBR reviews, Kincaid reviews Big Book of SF

» David Langford’s Ansible 353

» NY Times Book Review: N.K. Jemisin reviews Greg Egan, Ursula K. Le Guin, Nisi Shawl, Silvia Moreno-Garcia

» LA Review of Books: Paul Kincaid’s This is Science Fiction? reviews The Big Book of Science Fiction

Blinks: Ted Chiang

Blinks: Dirda on Silverberg; Reviews of Cabiya, Newman, Douglas

» Washington Post: Michael Dira on Robert Silverberg: The Philip Roth of the science fiction world

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Pedro Cabiya, Emma Newman, Ian Douglas

Blinks: NYTBR on horror; Ken Liu; T.C. Boyle; Ursula K. Le Guin; reviews

» NYT Book Review: Terrence Rafferty on The Latest and Best in Horror, reviewing Mariko Koike, S.L. Grey, J. Lincoln Fenn, Sebastià Alzamora, John Langan, Brian Evenson

» Also, Gregory Maguire reviews Leo Braudy’s Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds

» Newsweek: Meet the Man Bringing Chinese Science Fiction to the West, about Ken Liu

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Laurie Penny, Robert Dickinson, Wesley Chu, James Islington, Sabaa Tahir

» Reviews of T.C. Boyle’s The Terranauts by Michael Berry in SF Chronicle and by M. John Harrison in The Guardian

» Publishers Weekly: Four Questions for…Ursula K. Le Guin

Blinks: New Yorker on Le Guin; Harvard on Liu; Zinos-Amaro on Rusch and Johnson

Blinks: Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe, Jim Higgins

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Connie Willis, Kai Ashante Wilson, Ursula K. Le Guin

» Seattle Times: Jim Higgins reviews Cixin Liu’s Death’s End

Blinks: KGB Oct 19 Event with Ketchum and Kiernan; LA Times reviews Connie Willis; B&N interviews Laurie Penny

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB presents Jack Ketchum and Caitlín R. Kiernan, October 19th

» LA Times: Noah Berlatsky reviews Connie Willis’s Crosstalk

» B&N: Tobias Carroll interviews Laurie Penny: “Dystopia Is Too Easy”: Laurie Penny’s Tomorrow

Blinks: Ansible; NYTBR reviews by Jemisin; Le Guin

Blinks: Reviews of Ken Liu, Cixin Liu, and others; SF in SF Reading

» NPR: Amal El-Mohtar reviews Ken Liu’s The Wall of Storms

» NPR: Jason Heller reviews Cixin Liu’s Death’s End

» SF in SF presents Garth Nix and Helene Wecker, October 16th

» NPR: Caitlyn Paxson reviews young adult fantasy works from Traci Chee, Zoraida Córdova, Sarah Glenn Marsh

» NY Times: James Ryerson reviews four nonfiction books about the search for extraterrestrial life

Blinks: NYT reviews James Gleick, Alexander Weinstein

» NY Times Book Review: Anthony Doerr reviews James Gleick’s Time Travel: A History

» NY Times: Jennifer Senior reviews Alexander Weinstein’s Children of the New World

Blinks: Scalzi on long books; review of Cixin Liu


© 2012 by Locus Publications. All rights reserved. Powered by WordPress, modified from a theme design by Lorem Ipsum.