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Archive for September, 2011

Blinks: John Crowley; Lou Anders on FenCon

» Lapham’s Quarterly: John Crowley on The Next Future » Lou Anders reports from FenCon 2011

Blinks: Reviews, KGB, Kessel

» NY Times Book Review: Tom Bissell reviews Neal Stephenson’s Reamde » Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Alex Bledsoe » Washington Post: Sara Sklaroff reviews Stross, Corey, Rajamiemi » Denver Post: Fred Cleaver reviews Rowe, Vaughn, Powers, Kollins » Fractal’11: video of John Kessel’s talk about how sf stories use the future to talk […]

Blinks: Reamde

» Reviews of Neal Stephenson’s Reamde, out today: Lev Grossman in Time -“A Virtual Reality Check”; Elizabeth Hand in Washington Post – “will appeal equally to fans of both NPR and the NRA”; Paul Di Filippo at Barnes & Noble Review – “suspenseful, ruefully humorous, gloriously mimetic, and utterly au courant”; Andrew Leonard at Salon […]

Blinks: a new bookstore; Benford; Powers; con pics

» LA Times: Mysterious Galaxy opens a second store in Redondo Beach, CA » Gregory Benford’s new site includes a blog with recent posts about Hollywood and e-books » Filmmaker Michael Yanovich has launched a fundraising campaign to film a scene from Tim Powers’ Last Call » More Armadillocon pics from Lawrence Person » Fantastic […]

Blinks: Ghost fiction, Orson Scott Card, Greg Egan, Nnedi Okorafor, Concatenation

» Publishers Weekly profiles ghost fiction » PW’s Genreville: Rose Fox gathers official statements regarding the republication of a work by Orson Scott Card » PopMatters reviews Greg Egan’s Zendegi – “well written, smartly paced and ultimately thought-provoking SF novel that pushes the boundaries of what is commonly called ‘science fiction’” » Wofford College profiles […]

Blinks: 9/11, Swanwick, Card, Fletcher, Foss, Datlow, convention reports and pics

» Andrew Fox on The Absence of 9-11 from Science Fiction » Newsworks interviews Michael Swanwick, ‘A sci-fi master who made Philly home’ » London Calling talks with Andy Sawyer, about the British Library’s ‘Out Of This World’ exhibit through 25 Sept » Just Out: reaction to Orson Scott Card’s homophobic rewrite of Shakespeare classic; […]

Blinks: Reviews of Ernest Cline, Steven Millhauser, Gareth L Powell, Mike Ashley

» Entertainment Weekly reviews Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One: A- » NY Times Book Review: Jonathan Lethem reviews Steven Millhauser’s We Others: New and Selected Stories » Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Gareth L Powell, Liz Williams, Laini Taylor, Robert Shearman; “Powell’s second novel is not only impeccably structured, with a series of cliff-hangers, but beautifully […]

Blinks: Ansible, Elizabeth Hand, Steven Millhauser

» Dave Langford’s Ansible 260 » Elizabeth Hand will be Master Artist in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida next year; deadline for application is October 21, 2011 » Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews Steven Millhauser’s We Others

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