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Archive for July, 2016

Blinks: the new Harry Potter; reviews of Crouch and alt-history; Newitz on Older; SF for people who don’t read it

» Publishing News, NY Times: Like Magic, Muggles Make New Harry Potter Play Disappear From Bookstores » NY Times Book Review: Andrew O’Hehir reviews Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter; also, Jean Zimmerman reviews alternate history novels by Tim Baker, Simone Zelitch, and Ben H. Winters » Ars Technica: This science fiction novel is a perfect antidote […]

Blinks: Clarke Center discussion; Dirda reviews Big Book; Naimon interviews Ducornet

» The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego hosts panel discussion Time, Mathematics, and the Mind of God, August 10th, with Brian Keating, Andrew Friedman, and David Brin » Washington Post: Michael Dirda posts A summer book list like no other, including the VanderMeers’ Big Book of Science Fiction and […]

Blinks: reviews of the Big Book of SF and Clarke finalists; CA Higgins

» Barnes & Noble: Paul Di Filippo reviews the VanderMeers’ The Big Book of Science Fiction » New Scientist: Paul McAuley reviews the six finalists for this year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award: Six science fiction novels you should be reading » Scientific American: C.A. Higgins on From Physics to Science Fiction, subtitled “A sci-fi author […]

Blinks: GRRM and Stephen King; Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB, Readercon

» Entertainment Weekly: George R.R. Martin asks Stephen King: How do you write so fast? » Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB, with David D. Levine and Helen Marshall, July 20th » Ellen Datlow’s photos from Readercon, July 7-10

Blinks: Le Guin at Comic-Con; The Big Book of Science Fiction; other reviews; Borderlands events

» LA Times: Patt Morrison talks with Ursula K. Le Guin at Comic-Con » NYT Times: John Williams reviews the VanderMeers’ Big Book of Science Fiction » The Verge: Andrew Liptak reviews The Big Book of Science Fiction; another review by Jim Higgins at Philly.com; earlier at The Verge, Andrew Liptak reviews the Strugatskys, Becky […]

Blinks: Ted Chiang, reviews by Nancy Hightower and Gary K. Wolfe

» Electric Literature: The Legendary Ted Chiang on Seeing His Stories Adapted and the Ever-Expanding Popularity of SF » Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Bill Broun, Alexandra Oliva, Indra Das » Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe’s Science Fiction roundup: reviewing China MiĆ©ville, Nina Allan, and an anthology by Jonathan Strahan

Blinks: NYT reviews two futuristic novels not described as sf

» NY Times Book Review reviews titles by Lionel Shriver and by Jenni Fagan, set in futures of economic and climate change though never described as science fiction

Blinks: Salon interviews the VanderMeers; Guardian reviews by Eric Brown

» Salon talks to Ann and Jeff VanderMeer about their new anthology: Diversity is making science fiction better: “We’re in a full flowering of potential” for the genre » Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Ken MacLeod, Emma Green, George Mann, James Everington, Christina Henry, Frank Owen

Blinks: NYT and Slate on Ben H. Winters

» New York Times profiles Ben H. Winters about his new novel Underground Airlines; Slate ridicules the piece, with a response from Winters

Blinks: Ansible; Butler anticipates Trump; reviews of collections; fantasy writers to read

» David Langford’s Ansible 348 » Mic: This Black Science Fiction Writer Predicted Trump’s Campaign Slogan 16 Years Ago, about Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Talents » The Star: Alex Good reviews Eric Schaller, Hugh A.D. Spencer, Ken Liu, David Brin » Vox: 3 fantasy writers to read while you wait for George R.R. Martin […]


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