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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; Amazon.com 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 […]

Blinks: The Verge’s Andrew Liptak on the Best SF/F novels of the year

» The Verge: Andrew Liptak lists The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016, by Anders, Chambers, Jemisin, Liu, Mamatas, Older, Staveley, Steele, Tieryas, Winters, and the VanderMeers

Blinks: Reviews of Atwood, Gernsback, Liu, Leckie, Wagers, and others; Wired’s SF issue; Le Guin

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Atwood, Beagle, Le Guin » PopMatters: Gregory L. Reece on Hugo Gernsback and Perversity and Optimism at the Dawn of Science Fiction, reviewing the new Gernsback collection » Reason.com: Peter Suderman reviews Cixin Liu’s trilogy » LA Review of Books: Graham J. Murphy reviews Ann Leckie’s trilogy » Washington […]

Blinks: Ansible, Jemisin NYTBR reviews, Kincaid reviews Big Book of SF

» David Langford’s Ansible 353 » NY Times Book Review: N.K. Jemisin reviews Greg Egan, Ursula K. Le Guin, Nisi Shawl, Silvia Moreno-Garcia » LA Review of Books: Paul Kincaid’s This is Science Fiction? reviews The Big Book of Science Fiction

Blinks: Ted Chiang

» Guardian: Damien Walter on Ted Chiang, the science fiction genius behind Arrival

Blinks: Dirda on Silverberg; Reviews of Cabiya, Newman, Douglas

» Washington Post: Michael Dira on Robert Silverberg: The Philip Roth of the science fiction world » Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Pedro Cabiya, Emma Newman, Ian Douglas

Blinks: NYTBR on horror; Ken Liu; T.C. Boyle; Ursula K. Le Guin; reviews

» NYT Book Review: Terrence Rafferty on The Latest and Best in Horror, reviewing Mariko Koike, S.L. Grey, J. Lincoln Fenn, Sebastià Alzamora, John Langan, Brian Evenson » Also, Gregory Maguire reviews Leo Braudy’s Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds » Newsweek: Meet the Man Bringing […]

Blinks: New Yorker on Le Guin; Harvard on Liu; Zinos-Amaro on Rusch and Johnson

» The New Yorker: Julie Phillips on The Fantastic Ursula K. Le Guin: The literary mainstream once relegated her work to the margins. Then she transformed the mainstream. » Harvard Magazine: Fusion Fantasy: Ken Liu’s sprawling hybrid fiction » Intergalactic Medicine Show: Alvaro Zinos-Amaro reviews Rusch’s Women of Futures Past anthology, and Kij Johnson’s The […]

Blinks: Reviews by Gary K. Wolfe, Jim Higgins

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Connie Willis, Kai Ashante Wilson, Ursula K. Le Guin » Seattle Times: Jim Higgins reviews Cixin Liu’s Death’s End

Blinks: KGB Oct 19 Event with Ketchum and Kiernan; LA Times reviews Connie Willis; B&N interviews Laurie Penny

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB presents Jack Ketchum and Caitlín R. Kiernan, October 19th » LA Times: Noah Berlatsky reviews Connie Willis’s Crosstalk » B&N: Tobias Carroll interviews Laurie Penny: “Dystopia Is Too Easy”: Laurie Penny’s Tomorrow


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