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Blinks: Reviews; KGB photos; Sawyer interview; PKD storybundle; conventions

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews John Sandford & Ctien, Zen Cho, Seth Dickinson » Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB Sept. 16, with Lawrence C. Connolly and Thomas F. Monteleone » Folio interviews Robert J. Sawyer » A Philip K. Dick Award Bundle, a collection of 11 PKD Award winners and finalists, is available for […]

Blinks: Salon interviews Le Guin; China on SF

» Salon: Ursula K. Le Guin on myths, Modernism and why “I’m a little bit suspicious of the MFA program”: “It’s hard to think of another living author who has written so well for so long in so many styles as Ursula K. Le Guin…” » NY Times: Sinosphere | China Embraces Science Fiction (Just […]

Blinks: Short fiction recommendations; African Futures; Brin on KSR and Weir; Suicide and SF; Concatenation

» io9: Science Fiction’s Best Editors Are Tweeting You Some Recommendations » The Times of Israel: AfroSF: Imagining African Futures through Science Fiction » IEET: David Brin Nitpicks Recent (Great) Hard Science Fiction Novels: AURORA and THE MARTIAN » University of California Santa Barbara prof Carl Gutierrez-Jones has published a book about Suicide and Contemporary […]

Blinks: 9/11 SF, Ursula K. Le Guin, Damien Walter

» The New Yorker: Joshua Rothman on The Unsettling Arrival of Speculative 9/11 Fiction, a review of Douglas Lain’s anthology In the Shadow of the Towers: Speculative Fiction in a Post-9/11 World (via) » Slate: Jacob Brogan on Unlearning to Write: Ursula Le Guin’s guide to the impossible craft of storytelling » Guardian: Damien Walter: […]

Blinks: Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie; Fredric Jameson

» The Nation: Samuel R. Delany Speaks » KQED: Salman Rushdie Embraces Magical Realism in New Novel; io9: Salman Rushdie’s Bewilderment at Snapchat Inspired Him to Write Science Fiction » London Review of Books: Fredric Jameson reviews David Wittenberg’s Time Travel: The Popular Philosophy of Narrative

Blinks: Jacqueline Carey, Paul Simms, Top Scientists’ SF favorites

» Salon: “Game of Thrones” meets “50 Shades”?: These female-led medieval fantasy novels should be TV’s next smash hit — about Jacqueline Carey’s “Kushiel” series » The New Yorker: Eight Short Science-Fiction Stories by Paul Simms » Huffington Post: 13 Top Scientists’ Favorite Books And Movies — Jane Goodall, Michael Shermer, Neil deGrasse Tyson, et […]

Blinks: Salman Rushdie, John Crowley, reviews

» NY Times: Salman Rushdie on his new novel and science fiction; also interview at NPR » Harper’s: John Crowley on Selective Service » NY Times: Sarah Lyall reviews C.A. Higgins’ Lightless » B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Michael Swanwick’s Chasing the Phoenix and Haruki Murakami’s Wind/Pinball » SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Kim Stanley […]

Blinks: Ansible; Dirda and Gaiman on Pratchett; Wolfe on Hugos; King, Le Guin, Datlow’s Sasquan pics; events

» David Langford’s Ansible 338 » Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews Terry Pratchett’s The Shepherd’s Crown » Guardian: Neil Gaiman reveals the real ending Terry Pratchett wanted for The Shepherd’s Crown » Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe on Hugo Awards: Rabid Puppies defeat reflects growing diversity in science fiction » New York Times: Stephen King: […]

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