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Blinks: Lethem on Burgess, Di Filippo on Banks, Hand, Bujold, Datlow

» LA Review of Books / Salon: Jonathan Lethem discovers Anthony Burgess didn’t read science fiction » B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Iain M. Banks’ The Hydrogen Sonata » Husk: Sarah McCarry profiles Elizabeth Hand » NY Times: Inside the List profiles Lois McMaster Bujold on the occasion of her first placement on a NYT […]

Blinks: WaPo’s best fiction of 2012; Europa SF; Picacio, Odyssey, Planet Baen

» Washington Post’s 50 notable works of fiction (of 2012) include titles by G. Willow Wilson, Hari Kunzru, Tim Powers, Eowyn Ivey, Michael Chabon, and Junot Diaz » Europa SF, the European Science Fiction Portal, has launched » John Picacio has a Kickstarter campaign for a 2013 Calendar, through November 28th » Odyssey Online Writing […]

Blinks: Literary dystopias, Dirda on Vonnegut, reading Dune, WFC photos and readings, reviews

» LA Review of Books: Lee Konstantinou on Anthony Burgess; re-posted at Salon as Why do Literaray Novelists Love Dystopias aka “When sci-fi went mainstream” » Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews Kurt Vonnegut’s letters » NPR: Leigh Bardugo recalls Reading ‘Dune,’ My Junior-High Survival Guide » Ellen Datlow’s photos from World Fantasy Con » Scott […]

Blinks: PW’s Best Books of 2012

» Publishers Weekly is out with its Best Books of 2012; the fiction list includes Karen Thompson Walker and Junot Díaz; the SF/F/H list has titles by Bennett, Jemisin, Johnson, Kosmatka, McKillip, Shinn, and the VanderMeers; the Children’s Fiction list includes titles by Libba Bay, Kristin Cashore, Margo Lanagan, Lois Lowry, Marissa Meyer, and Maggie […]

Blinks: Reviews of Le Guin, Pullman, Benford & Niven, others

» Slate: Choire Sicha reviews Ursula K. Le Guin; “The incredible stories of Ursula Le Guin make arguments about genre seem foolish” » Also at Slate: Jenny Hendrix reviews Philip Pullman’s Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm » Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Benford & Niven’s Bowl of Heaven » Guardian: Eric Brown reviews […]

Blinks: Ansible; Alan Cheuse on Karin Tidbeck

» David Langford’s Ansible 304 » NPR: Alan Cheuse reviews Karin Tidbeck’s Jagannath

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