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Blinks: Ryman edits Manchester review; NYT reviews LaValle; KGB pics; Edelman dines with GRRM

» The Manchester Review: Geoff Ryman has guest-edited Issue 18 with stories by African speculative fiction writers

» NY Times Book Review: Terrence Rafferty reviews Victor LaValle’s The Changeling

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB July 19th, with Karen Heuler and Genevieve Valentine

» Scott Edelman dines with George R.R. Martin

Blinks: Chicago Tribune reviews by Gary K. Wolfe; Slate on Karin Tidbeck; Harvard Business Review

Blinks: NYT reviews; Galaxy Magazine online

Blinks: WaPo reviews; NPR on Octavia Butler

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews David Burr Gerrard, Ninni Holmqvist, Nancy Kress

» NPR: Octavia Butler: Writing Herself Into The Story, about a Huntington Library exhibit near Pasadena CA

Blinks: Ansible; Salon on social politics

» David Langford’s Ansible 360

» Salon: Chandler Baker on Is this the future we want?: “How speculative fiction is uniquely suited to help us talk, even across party lines, about our social politics”

Blinks: SF and the future; Feminist SF; Best SF of 2017 so far

» Slate, Kevin Bankston: Prototyping a Better Tomorrow: How science fiction can help us create a better future

» Boing Boing, Cory Doctorow: How science fiction writers’ “design fiction” is playing a greater role in policy debates

» Boing Boing, Bruce Sterling, science fiction won’t make the future better

» Guardian, Laurie Penny: In science fiction, the future is feminist

» Popular Mechanics, Tiffany Kelly: The Best Science Fiction Books of 2017 (So Far), by Robinson, VanderMeer, Doctorow, Hurley, Lafferty, Mastai, Neuvel, and Kessel

Blinks: Ansible; New Yorker on dystopias; reviews of horror, Kit Reed

» David Langford’s Ansible 359

» The New Yorker: Jill Lepore on A Golden Age for Dystopian Fiction

» NY Times Book Review: Terrence Rafferty on horror, I Know What You’ll Read This Summer, reviewing Philip Fracassi, Bracken MacLeod, Josh Malerman, Giorgio De Maria, Kit Reed

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Kit Reed

Blinks: James Bradley reviews Cory Doctorow; vintage Octavia Butler radio interview; Scott Edelman dines

» The Age: James Bradley reviews Cory Doctorow’s Walkaway

» Berkeley radio station KPFA offers archive Octavia Butler 1983 conversation with Richard Wolinksy and Richard A. Lupoff

» Scott Edelman’s Eating the Fantastic eats donuts with guests and gobbles glass noodles with William F. Nolan

Blinks: Laura Miller, Cory Doctorow

» Slate: Laura Miller on What happens when literary novelists experiment with science fiction

» Slate: Cory Doctorow’s I’ve Created a Monster!, excerpted from a new annotated edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Blinks: N.K. Jemisin’s SF/F column; review of Gaiman audiobook

Blinks: Berry reviews KSR

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Robinson’s New York 2140

Blinks: Reviews of VanderMeer and Spinrad

» NY Times Book Review: Wai Chee Dimock reviews Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne

» LA Review of Books: Rob Latham reviews Norman Spinrad’s The People’s Police

Blinks: Ansible; WaPo reviews; events in NY and SF

» David Langford’s Ansible 358

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews M.R. Carey, Renee Ahdieh, and Tremontaine

» SF in SF hosts Ellen Klages, David D. Levine, and Robyn Bennis, May 7th

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts E.C. Myers and Sam J. Miller, May 17th

Blinks: Reviews of VanderMeer, Doctorow, North, Yuknavitch

» LA Times: Elizabeth Hand reviews Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Cory Doctorow, Jeff VanderMeer, Claire North

» NYT Book Review: Jeff VanderMeer reviews Lilia Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan

Blinks: New Yorker on VanderMeer; SF Chronicle on Mason

» The New Yorker: Laura Miller: Jeff VanderMeer Amends the Apocalypse

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Zachary Mason’s Void Star

Blinks: New Yorker on Margaret Atwood

Blinks: Reviews by Mason and Di Filippo; Elon Musk and Iain M. Banks

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews John Kessel, Antonia Honeywell, Gwyneth Jones

» Barnes & Noble: Paul Di Filippo reviews Jaroslav Kalfar’s Spaceman of Bohemia

» 1843 Magazine: Tim Cross on Iain M. Banks, The novelist who inspired Elon Musk

» Mashable: Chris Taylor on Banks: If this is the future utopia Elon Musk wants, be very afraid

Blinks: NYT reviews by N.K. Jemisin; Hari Kunzru reviews Jaroslav Kalfar

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

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