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Blinks: SF and the future; Feminist SF; Best SF of 2017 so far

» Slate, Kevin Bankston: Prototyping a Better Tomorrow: How science fiction can help us create a better future » Boing Boing, Cory Doctorow: How science fiction writers’ “design fiction” is playing a greater role in policy debates » Boing Boing, Bruce Sterling, science fiction won’t make the future better » Guardian, Laurie Penny: In science […]

Blinks: Ansible; New Yorker on dystopias; reviews of horror, Kit Reed

» David Langford’s Ansible 359 » The New Yorker: Jill Lepore on A Golden Age for Dystopian Fiction » NY Times Book Review: Terrence Rafferty on horror, I Know What You’ll Read This Summer, reviewing Philip Fracassi, Bracken MacLeod, Josh Malerman, Giorgio De Maria, Kit Reed » Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Kit Reed

Blinks: James Bradley reviews Cory Doctorow; vintage Octavia Butler radio interview; Scott Edelman dines

» The Age: James Bradley reviews Cory Doctorow’s Walkaway » Berkeley radio station KPFA offers archive Octavia Butler 1983 conversation with Richard Wolinksy and Richard A. Lupoff » Scott Edelman’s Eating the Fantastic eats donuts with guests and gobbles glass noodles with William F. Nolan

Blinks: Laura Miller, Cory Doctorow

» Slate: Laura Miller on What happens when literary novelists experiment with science fiction » Slate: Cory Doctorow’s I’ve Created a Monster!, excerpted from a new annotated edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Blinks: N.K. Jemisin’s SF/F column; review of Gaiman audiobook

» NY Times Book Review: N.K. Jemisin reviews Maurice Broaddus, Gwyneth Jones, Cat Sparks, Cassandra Khaw » Also in NYTBR: Lidia Yuknavitch reviews Neil Gaiman’s audiobook Norse Mythology

Blinks: Berry reviews KSR

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Robinson’s New York 2140

Blinks: Reviews of VanderMeer and Spinrad

» NY Times Book Review: Wai Chee Dimock reviews Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne » LA Review of Books: Rob Latham reviews Norman Spinrad’s The People’s Police

Blinks: Ansible; WaPo reviews; events in NY and SF

» David Langford’s Ansible 358 » Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews M.R. Carey, Renee Ahdieh, and Tremontaine » SF in SF hosts Ellen Klages, David D. Levine, and Robyn Bennis, May 7th » Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts E.C. Myers and Sam J. Miller, May 17th

Blinks: Reviews of VanderMeer, Doctorow, North, Yuknavitch

» LA Times: Elizabeth Hand reviews Jeff VanderMeer’s Borne » SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Cory Doctorow, Jeff VanderMeer, Claire North » NYT Book Review: Jeff VanderMeer reviews Lilia Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan

Blinks: New Yorker on VanderMeer; SF Chronicle on Mason

» The New Yorker: Laura Miller: Jeff VanderMeer Amends the Apocalypse » SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Zachary Mason’s Void Star

Blinks: New Yorker on Margaret Atwood

» The New Yorker: Margaret Atwood, the Prophet of Dystopia

Blinks: Reviews by Mason and Di Filippo; Elon Musk and Iain M. Banks

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews John Kessel, Antonia Honeywell, Gwyneth Jones » Barnes & Noble: Paul Di Filippo reviews Jaroslav Kalfar’s Spaceman of Bohemia » 1843 Magazine: Tim Cross on Iain M. Banks, The novelist who inspired Elon Musk » Mashable: Chris Taylor on Banks: If this is the future utopia Elon Musk wants, […]

Blinks: NYT reviews by N.K. Jemisin; Hari Kunzru reviews Jaroslav Kalfar

» NY Times Book Review: N.K. Jemisin reviews Saga Volume 7, anthology The Djinn Falls in Love, and books by CaitlÍn R. Kiernan and Kim Stanley Robinson » NYTBR: Hari Kunzru reviews Jaroslav Kalfar’s Spaceman of Bohemia

Blinks: Asimov’s Foundation and the Mule; Guardian reviews by Eric Brown

» Mashable, via Yahoo News: The forgotten Trump-like terror lurking in a sci-fi classic, about Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy and the Mule » Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Paul Cornell, Jen Williams, Alastair Reynolds, Tim Lebbon, James Brogden

Blinks: Atwood on Handmaid’s Tale; review of Kalfar; profile of Schwab

» NYT Book Review: Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump » NYT Book Review: Jennifer Senior reviews Jaroslav Kalfar’s Spaceman of Bohemia » NYT Book Review profiles V.E. Schwab, whose A Conjuring of Light ranks on this week’s published fiction hardcover bestseller list

Blinks: Women in science fiction; reviews

» The Verge: Andrew Liptak on how Science fiction would be unrecognizable without women: To grow, the genre must embrace more and different voices » Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Kim Stanley Robinson, Emma Newman, and anthology The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories » San Francisco Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews horror novel Universal […]

Blinks: Ansible; Dirda on early SF; 20th anniversary SF/F Hall of Fame; Review of KSR

» David Langford’s Ansible 356 » Washington Post: Michael Dirda on the evolution of science fiction, reviewing books by Brian Stableford and Lisa Yaszek & Patrick B. Sharp » Seattle Times: On Saturday the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame » Guardian: Adam […]

Blinks: Classroom-friendly The Martian; SF in Bangladesh; SF in China

» NY Times: Andy Weir’s Best Seller ‘The Martian’ Gets a Classroom-Friendly Makeover, i.e., an authorized classroom edition with the dirty words toned down » Bangladesh Daily Star: Science fiction pulls in young readers at the Ekushey book fair » New Scientist: Lavie Tidhar, In China, this is science fiction’s golden age

Blinks: Reconsidering Roth; Chinese SF; Boing Boing on Amazing; reviews

» New York Times: John Williams revisits Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America, in light of the current political situation » Foreign Policy: How China Became a Sci-Fi Powerhouse » Boing Boing’s Sci-Fi Sundays: Amazing Science Fiction, April 1958 » Bend Bulletin: Everdeen Mason’s Best science fiction, fantasy books to read in February reviews Kameron […]

Blinks: Churchill, Le Guin, Ansible, Gaiman, Hurley, Spinrad, Okorafor, Mastai, Markoff

» NY Times: Winston Churchill Wrote of Alien Life in a Lost Essay » Portland 90.7 FM’s David Naimon interviews Ursula K. Le Guin » David Langford’s Ansible 355 and Ansible 355 1/2 with Tom Shippey’s funeral tribute to Peter Weston » Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology » Boing Boing: Kameron […]

Blinks: Neil Gaiman, Greg Bear

» New York Times: Neil Gaiman on His ‘Norse Mythology,’ in Which Odin Wants a Wall » San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego native Greg Bear uses science fiction to explore military culture, war

Blinks: Brin and Asaro on The World and Reddit

» PRI’s The World talks to David Brin and Catherine Asaro today, asking Can science fiction help prevent a nuclear war?; Brin and Asaro are hosting an AMA, ‘ask me anything’, tomorrow morning on Reddit

Blinks: Di Filippo on America’s breakup; Vox reviews Gaiman; Walter on Iain Banks’ best

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo’s Disunion: Visions of Our Fragmented Future, on SF depictions of the breakup of America » Vox: Constance Grady reviews Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology » Guardian: Damien Walter on 30 years of Culture: what are the top five Iain M Banks novels?

Blinks: Reviews; Le Guin on ‘alternative facts’

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Kameron Hurley, Vic James, Matt Wallace » Washington Post: Ron Charles reviews George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo; John Domini reviews Steve Erickson’s Shadowbahn » Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Adam Nevill, Johanna Sinisalo, James Lovegrove, Alastair Reynolds, Vic James, GX Todd » Toronto Star: Alex Good reviews Robert Charles […]

Blinks: Events

Events: » New York Review of Science Fiction Readings hosts James Morrow and Jack Womack, Feb. 7th » Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Michael Cisco and Nicholas Kaufmann, Feb. 15th » Locus Online’s Conventions page is initialized for 2017. Send updates and additions to Locus Online.

Blinks: NYT reviews; Kakutani on 1984; Datlow’s KGB photos

» NY Times Book Review: N.K. Jemisin reviews Galactic Empires, a graphic novel version of Butler’s Kindred, Veronica Roth, and Bookburners » NY Times: Michiko Kakutani on Why ‘1984’ Is a 2017 Must-Read » Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB, January 18, 2017, with Holly Black and Fran Wilde

Blinks: Slate’s Trump Story Project; 1984 is #1; Clarke’s centenary; NYT cutting bestseller lists

» Slate’s Trump Story Project presents 10 stories of dystopian futures, beginning with Héctor Tobar and Ben H. Winters » New York Times, and many others: George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Suddenly a Best-seller; bestsellers [updated hourly] » Nature: Andrew Robinson on Arthur C. Clarke’s centenary » Publishers Weekly: ‘New York Times’ Cuts a Range […]

Blinks: James Gleick on Arrival and Ted Chiang; Junot Diaz on Octavia Butler

» New York Review of Books: James Gleick reviews Arrival and Ted Chiang’s Stories of Your Life and Others (preview only for non-subscribers) » Salon: interview with Junot Díaz: Remembering Octavia Butler: “This country views people like Butler and like Oscar as aliens and treats people like us like we’re from another planet”

Blinks: Moorcock on Clarke and Kubrick; Wolfe reviews

» New Statesman: Michael Moorcock’s “Close to tears, he left at the intermission”: how Stanley Kubrick upset Arthur C Clarke » Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Okorafor, Klages, Cornell

Blinks: Chiang, Ansible, Butler, Wired, reviews, Edelman, Zinos-Amaro; KGB events

» The New Yorker: Joshua Rothman on Ted Chiang’s Soulful Science Fiction » David Langford’s Ansible 354 » Public Books: My Neighbor Octavia, by Sheila Liming » Wired’s Sci-Fi Issue, with stories by Jemisin, Corey, Yu, Older, others » Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Joe M. McDermott, Katherine Arden, Ellen Klages » LA Review of […]

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