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Archive for November, 2011

Blinks: King, Crichton, YA High Fantasy, PKD

» The NY Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year includes, for the first time, a title by Stephen King » The New Yorker: Adam Gopnik on The Dragon’s Egg: High fantasy for young adults, discussing Tolkien and Paolini » LA Times: Jeff VanderMeer reviews Michael Crichton & Richard Preston’s Micro » B&N: […]

Blinks: NYT and LAT reviews; Best of year lists; World SF Blog; Odyssey Workshop

» LA Times: David L. Ulin reviews Don DeLillo’s The Angel Esmeralda; Nick Owchar reviews Atwood’s In Other Worlds; and Michael Hiltzik explains the copyright controversy over Philip K. Dick’s “Adjustment Team” » NY Times: Christopher Buckley reviews Charles J. Shields’ book about Kurt Vonnegut; Robert Christgau reviews Jonathan Lethem’s The Ecstasy of Influence » […]

Blinks: Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards – Updated

» The Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards is now updated with all available 2011 results to date

Blinks: DeLillo, King, Kessel, Atwood, MacLeod, Morgan, VandeMeers

» NY Times Book Review: Liesl Schillinger reviews Don DeLillo’s The Angel Esmeralda » LA Times: David L. Ulin reviews Stephen King’s 11/22/63 » NPR interviews John Kessel about Kafkaesque » Seattle Times: Nisi Shawl reviews Margaret Atwood, Ken MacLeod, Richard K. Morgan » Guardian: Damien Walter reviews Ann & Jeff VanderMeer’s The Weird: A […]

Blinks: Library Journal’s Best of 2011; KGB; Lethem

» Library Journal’s Best SF/Fantasy of 2011 are titles by Anderton, Bova, Corey, Goldstein, Gregory, Martin, Orullian, Rajaniemi, Sullivan, and Vinge » Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB reading with Jack Womack and Claude Lalumière » Salon interviews Jonathan Lethem – “The literary world is like high school”

Blinks: Kirkus’ best; new zine Unstuck; Murakami; Penn State and Le Guin

» Kirkus Reviews’ Best Fiction of 2011 includes Stephen King, Haruki Murakami, and Lev Grossman among its top 25, with SF and Fantasy titles by Morgan, Miéville, Brennan, Bledsoe, Rajamiemi, Stross, Modesitt, Pratchett, Charlton, and Duncan » Austin Statesman profiles new literary/SF ‘zine Unstuck » Slate examines Haruki Murakami’s success – “Hint: It’s not great […]

Blinks: reviews; Goodreads; Commentary; YA

» Salon: Laura Miller’s If Tolkien were black profiles N.K. Jemisin and David Anthony Durham » New York Times: Janet Maslin is none too keen about Murakami’s 1Q84 » Goodreads has nominees for best books of the year in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other categories » Commentary Magazine: D.G. Myers’ Literary Commentary column has […]

Blinks:’s Best Books of 2011

»’s Best Books of 2011 include titles by Haruki Murakami and Laini Taylor among the top 10; Best SF & Fantasy titles are by Cline, Grossman, Paolini, Martin, Miéville, Walton, Okorafor, Corey, Rothfuss, and Wilson

Blinks: PW’s Best Books of 2011

» Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2011 includes SF/F/H titles by McHugh, Beukes, Frey, Gregory, Kiernan, and Tuomala » Ellen Datlow’s World Fantasy Con photos » Scott Edelman has posted YouTube videos of WFC opening ceremonies, the awards ceremony, and readings by Goonan and McHugh

Blinks: PW’s Top 10

» Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Books of 2011 includes Maureen F. McHugh’s collection After the Apocalypse [due Nov 8th]

Blinks: Ansible, Weird Fiction Review, Okorafor, Steampunk

» David Langford’s Ansible 292 » Ann Van­der­Meer and Jeff Van­der­Meer’s Weird Fiction Review debuts, with interviews with Kelly Link and Neil Gaiman, fiction by Lucy Clifford, Leah Thomas, Thomas Owen » Omnivoracious profiles World Fantasy Award winner Nnedi Okorafor » CBS News covers steampunk » B&N: Jonathan Liu reviews Murakami’s 1Q84 » Telegraph: Peter […]

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