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Blinks: James Tiptree Jr.; Hugo Results summaries; Reviews

» August 24th was James Tiptree, Jr.’s 100th anniversary: Conceptual Fiction; Letters to Tiptree by Brit Mandelo at; Tachyon Publications » Summaries of Hugo Awards results and attendant issues at Wired, Boing Boing, Wall Street Journal, and Slate. » Reactions to the first Hugo Award to a Chinese writer: NYT: Science-Fiction Prize Is Awarded […]

Blinks: KGB photos; Climate change; Social Justice

» Ellen Datlow’s Photos from KGB, August 19, with A.C. Wise and N.K. Jemisin » Guardian: Claire L Evans on Climate change is so dire we need a new kind of science fiction to make sense of it » Open Democracy/Transformation: Adrienne Maree Brown on Science fiction and social justice: giving up on utopias

Blinks: LA Times profiles John Scalzi; review of Kevin Keating

» LA Times: John Scalzi conquers the publishing universe » B&N: Stefan Beck reviews Kevin Keating’s The Captive Condition (“influenced by Hawthorne and Poe, by H. P. Lovecraft and William S. Burroughs”)

Blinks: Michael Berry on Dune; How SF drives discoveries; Gary K. Wolfe reviews

» Salon: Michael Berry on “Dune,” climate fiction pioneer: The ecological lessons of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece were ahead of its time » Guardian: Science fiction as fact: how desires drive discoveries » Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews China Miéville, Michael Swanwick, Aliette de Bodard

Blinks: Shippey on Benford; MacLeod on SF; Cixin Liu

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews The Best of Gregory Benford » OpenDemocracy/Transformation: Ken MacLeod: Science Fiction: taking science personally » Washington Post: Why you should be reading Liu Cixin, China’s hottest science-fiction writer

Blinks: KSR, Le Guin, Liu, Sawyer, PKD, SFWA

» Guardian: Richard Lea on Science fiction: the realism of the 21st century, with Kim Stanley Robinson, Alastair Reynolds, and Ann Leckie » Sunday NYT Book Review: Ursula K. Le Guin: By the Book; also, Naomi Novik reviews N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season » NYT: Q. and A.: Ken Liu on Science Fiction and Chinese […]

Blinks: NYT reviews China Miéville; Ursula K. Le Guin on Harper Lee

» NY Times: Sarah Lyall reviews China Miéville’s Three Moments of an Explosion » Book View Cafe: Ursula K. Le Guin: A Personal Take on Go Set a Watchman

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