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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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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

Blinks: Reviews; Le Guin; Gleick; China; NYRSF Readings

Blinks: Reviews by Eric Brown, Tom Shippey, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro; Offer from Peter S. Beagle; events

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Gavin Chait, Peter F Hamilton, KB Wagers, Alastair Reynolds, Connie Willis

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Beth Lewis, Alexandra Oliva

» InterGalactic Medicine Show: Alvaro Zinos-Amaro reviews China Miéville and Gary K. Wolfe

» Cat Eldridge: A Very Special Offer from Peter S. Beagle

» SF in SF presents Robert Silverberg, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, and Daryl Gregory, September 11th

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB presents Laird Barron and Alyssa Wong, September 21st

Blinks: Reviews of Shawl, Rowling, Thier

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews Nisi Shawl’s Everfair

» NY Times Book Review: Kelly Link reviews Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Aaron Thier’s Mr. Eternity

Blinks: Ansible; Gary K. Wolfe reviews

» David Langford’s Ansible 350

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Peter S. Beagle, Kij Johnson, Nisi Shawl

Blinks: Le Guin on LoA; Baxter on Proxima Centauri; Whitehead on Twilight Zone

» NY Times: Ursula Le Guin Has Earned a Rare Honor. Just Don’t Call Her a Sci-Fi Writer., about her forthcoming Library of America volumes

» Washington Post: Stephen Baxter: A planet orbiting our nearest star used to be science fiction. Now it’s science., on the newly discovered planet around Proxima Centauri

» Next Sunday NYT Book Review: Inside the List discusses Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad and its debt to The Twilight Zone

Blinks: NYT interviews N.K. Jemisin; Marcotte on alt-right v sci-fi


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