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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 of Bestseller Lists, including the mass market paperback list

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

Blinks: Moorcock on Clarke and Kubrick; Wolfe reviews

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 Books: Min Hyoung Song on Strange Weather: Fiction and Climate Change, about Amitav Ghosh

» Scott Edelman’s Eating the Fantastic podcast hosts Nalo Hopkinson

» Alvaro Zinos-Amaro’s recent reviews at InterGalactic Medicine Show cover works by Wilson, Blasim, Fowler & Adams, and Adams & Cohen

Events:

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Holly Black and Fran Wilde, January 18th.

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 Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Wagers, Friedman, Johansen

» Wired’s Science Fiction issue begins with a story by N.K. Jemisin; Scott Dadich on how Science Fiction Helps Make Sense of an Uncertain Future

» Oregon Live: Ursula Le Guin caps a standout year as subject of UO symposium

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

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 Chinese Science Fiction to the West, about Ken Liu

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Laurie Penny, Robert Dickinson, Wesley Chu, James Islington, Sabaa Tahir

» Reviews of T.C. Boyle’s The Terranauts by Michael Berry in SF Chronicle and by M. John Harrison in The Guardian

» Publishers Weekly: Four Questions for…Ursula K. Le Guin

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

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

Blinks: Ansible; NYTBR reviews by Jemisin; Le Guin

Blinks: Reviews of Ken Liu, Cixin Liu, and others; SF in SF Reading

» NPR: Amal El-Mohtar reviews Ken Liu’s The Wall of Storms

» NPR: Jason Heller reviews Cixin Liu’s Death’s End

» SF in SF presents Garth Nix and Helene Wecker, October 16th

» NPR: Caitlyn Paxson reviews young adult fantasy works from Traci Chee, Zoraida Córdova, Sarah Glenn Marsh

» NY Times: James Ryerson reviews four nonfiction books about the search for extraterrestrial life

Blinks: NYT reviews James Gleick, Alexander Weinstein

» NY Times Book Review: Anthony Doerr reviews James Gleick’s Time Travel: A History

» NY Times: Jennifer Senior reviews Alexander Weinstein’s Children of the New World

Blinks: Scalzi on long books; review of Cixin Liu

Blinks: Reviews; Le Guin; Gleick; China; NYRSF Readings

Blinks: Reviews by Eric Brown, Tom Shippey, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro; Offer from Peter S. Beagle; events

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Gavin Chait, Peter F Hamilton, KB Wagers, Alastair Reynolds, Connie Willis

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Beth Lewis, Alexandra Oliva

» InterGalactic Medicine Show: Alvaro Zinos-Amaro reviews China Miéville and Gary K. Wolfe

» Cat Eldridge: A Very Special Offer from Peter S. Beagle

» SF in SF presents Robert Silverberg, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, and Daryl Gregory, September 11th

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB presents Laird Barron and Alyssa Wong, September 21st

Blinks: Reviews of Shawl, Rowling, Thier

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews Nisi Shawl’s Everfair

» NY Times Book Review: Kelly Link reviews Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Aaron Thier’s Mr. Eternity

Blinks: Ansible; Gary K. Wolfe reviews

» David Langford’s Ansible 350

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Peter S. Beagle, Kij Johnson, Nisi Shawl

Blinks: Le Guin on LoA; Baxter on Proxima Centauri; Whitehead on Twilight Zone

» NY Times: Ursula Le Guin Has Earned a Rare Honor. Just Don’t Call Her a Sci-Fi Writer., about her forthcoming Library of America volumes

» Washington Post: Stephen Baxter: A planet orbiting our nearest star used to be science fiction. Now it’s science., on the newly discovered planet around Proxima Centauri

» Next Sunday NYT Book Review: Inside the List discusses Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad and its debt to The Twilight Zone

Blinks: NYT interviews N.K. Jemisin; Marcotte on alt-right v sci-fi

Blinks: Reviews in SFC and WP; Arrival film; KSR; No Man’s Sky

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Blake Crouch, Jenni Fagan, Jeffrey Ford

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Lily Brooks-Dalton, Michael Swanwick, Chuck Wendig

» The Verge: Arrival is already a strong contender for the best science fiction film of 2016, the film based on Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life”

» Scientific American [subscriber limited]: What a Science Fiction Writer Knows about Predicting the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson

» Inverse: Famous Science Fiction Planets to Look For in ‘No Man’s Sky’

Blinks: Dreadful Nights; Green Visions

» Dreadful Nights is a new horror and fantasy blog, launched by Alastair Rennie

» Ryder W. Miller is looking for contributors to anthology Green Visions; contact him here for more information
 

Blinks: Obama’s summer reading; HPL in Providence; review of Colson Whitehead

» ABC News: Barack Obama’s summer reading list includes Stephenson’s Seveneves and Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad

» NY Times Travel: How to Find the Spirit of H.P. Lovecraft in Providence

» NY Times Book Review: Juan Gabriel Vásquez reviews Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad

Blinks: Reviews; Margaret Atwood; author events

» NYT Book Review: N.K. Jemisin reviews Yoon Ha Lee, Kameron Hurley, Indra Das

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda on How great science fiction works, about works by Gary K. Wolfe and Brian Stableford

» The Guardian: Speculative or science fiction? As Margaret Atwood shows, there isn’t much distinction

Author events:

» KGB Bar in NYC hosts Leanna Renee Hieber and Theodora Goss, August 17

» Borderlands in SF August-Sept events include Cecil Castellucci, Ben Loory, Becky Chambers, Michael J. Martinez, Curtis Chen, Seanan McGuire, Robert Silverberg, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

Blinks: Ansible; Octavia Butler and Ben H. Winter

» David Langford’s Ansible 349

» Vox: Constance Grady explains why You can’t write a sci-fi story about slavery without citing Octavia Butler, concerning Ben H. Winters’ new novel

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 to U.S. election season by Annalee Newitz, about Malka Older’s Infomocracy

» Read It Forward: Science Fiction Books For People Who Don’t Read Science Fiction — Tobias Carroll lists books by Bacigalupi, Faber, Butler, Banks, Mieville, Atwood, Delany, Hall, Brissett, Gibson, Slattery, Hopkinson, Womack, and the Strugatsky brothers

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 works by Jules Verne and Patrick Quentin

» David Naimon interviews Rikki Ducornet


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