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Blinks: NPR on Daryl Gregory; Locus Foundation artwork auction

» NPR reviews Daryl Gregory: Better (?) Living Through Chemistry In ‘Afterparty’

» Please note the Locus Foundation’s Joseph Clement Coll Auction on a piece of artwork from the collection of Charles N. Brown

Blinks: Rolling Stone interviews GRRM; Eileen Gunn on SF in Smithsonian

Blinks: Guardian on genre definitions and the Hugo nominations

» Guardian’s second in a series on literary definitions has Juliet McKenna on The genre debate: Science fiction travels farther than literary fiction

» Guardian also has this reaction to the Hugo finalists and Robert Jordan’s nomination, by Alison Flood

Blinks: Beckett, Hand, Allen, Grassman, Fox, Di Filippo, Bacharach

» The Atlantic: Chris Beckett on The Underrated, Universal Appeal of Science Fiction

» Salon: Elizabeth Hand, Saved by Obamacare

» Mike Allen offers three stories from Clockwork Phoenix 3

» Nature has a story by Preston Grassman

» Andrew Fox on The New Immortality of Authors and Books

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews William R. Forschten

» HuffPo: Jacob Bacharach on how All Good Books Are Weird Books

Blinks: reviews, interviews, events

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Kim Stanley Robinson’s Shaman and The Time Traveler’s Almanac

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Sedgwick, Baggott, Hutchinson, Weir, Bach, Dietz

» SFGate: Michael Berry reviews Weir, Sternbergh, Cutter

» Amazing Stories interviews David Langford and John Clute about The SF Encyclopedia

» B&N interviews Christopher Priest

» Guardian: Damien Walter on how Science fiction needs to reflect that the future is queer

» Updated list of Science Fiction Stories with Good Astronomy & Physics, compiled by Andrew Fraknoi

» UC Riverside hosts “A Day of Latino Science Fiction” on April 30

» Upcoming events at Borderlands Books in San Francisco include Eileen Gunn, Emily Jiang and April Chu, Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw, Daryl Gregory, Seanan McGuire, Marie Brennan

Blinks: Anislbe, reviews of Campbell nominees and Kenneth Calhoun, upcoming events

» David Langford’s Ansible 321

» Never mind the title, here’s K. Tempest Bradford on NPR reviewing works by this year’s nominees for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Kenneth Calhoun’s Black Moon

» The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings presents A Tribute to Robert Sheckley, April 7th beginning 6:30pm, featuring Alisa Kwitney (Sheckley), Ziva Kwitney, Henry Wessells, Ellen Datlow, and Michael Swanwick

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB, hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, present Douglas Clgg and John Langan, April 16th at 7pm

» Dark Delicacies in Burbank CA hosts Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, David J. Schow, Darryl Dawon, Lisa Dominique Machat, DH Altair, this next week

Blinks: Photos from ICFA

» Photos from the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts from Ellen Datlow and James Patrick Kelly.

Blinks: reviews of Norman Spinrad, VanderMeer & VanderMeer

Blinks: Joshi, VanderMeer

» New York Times profiles S. T. Joshi, Lovecraft devotee and atheist

» Entertainment Weekly gives Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation a full page review with a grade of B+

Blinks: Cory Doctorow, Carrie Vaughn, Katherine Dunn, Mythic Delirium

» Lots of comments to Cory Doctorow’s latest column Cold Equations and Moral Hazard (scroll down)

» Boulder Weekly profiles Carrie Vaughn

» Wired looks back at Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love

» New content at Mythic Delirium 0.3

Blinks: Ansible, reviews, Jeff Somers

» David Langford’s Ansible 320

» Toronto Star: Alex Good reviews Schroeder, VanderMeer, Peek, Costello & Hautala

» Globe and Mail: Jared Bland reviews VanderMeer’s Annihilation

» Hudson NJ Reporter profiles Jeff Somers

Blinks: MacLeod and Benford interviews; VanderMeer and Walton reviews; KGB photos

» LA Review of Books interviews Ken MacLeod, with discussion of his new novel Descent

» Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies: George Slusser inteviews Gregory Benford

» Lots of reviews of Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation: Laura Miller at Salon; John Domini in Miami Herald; Tara Wanda Merrigan in GQ; Justin Alvarez in Paris Review

» Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviews Jo Walton’s What Makes This Book So Great

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB reading 19 Feb, with Kiini Ibura Salaam and Felix Gilman

Blinks: NYT and VanderMeer; WP reviews; DeNiro review; Theroux interview; Hand reviews Theroux

» New York Times on how Books Are Rolled Out Faster, with prime example Jeff VanderMeer, whose new trilogy is coming out in February, May, and September

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews James L. Cambias, Rachel Bach, Scott Sigler

» Minneapolis Star Tribune reviews Alan DeNiro’s Tyrannia and other renditions

» NPR interviews Marcel Theroux

» LA Times: Elizabeth Hand reviews Marcel Theroux’s Strange Bodies: “a contemporary reimagining of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein,’ with one of the titans of English literature standing in for the monster.”

Blinks: Amazon’s 100, literary elitism, KSR, Mythic Delirium, ACC Center event, Pratchett…

» Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime includes sf/f/h associated titles by Orwell, Hawking, Snicket, L’Engle, Carroll, Dahl, White, Herbert, Bradbury, Rowling, Vonnegut, Chabon, Diaz, Lowry, Pullman, Atwood, Collins, Riordan, Tolkien, Juster, McCarthy, King, Grahame, Murakami — and 2013′s Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

» Salon: Laura Miller asks, Is the literary world elitist?

» Boom: A Journal of California interviews Kim Stanley Robinson

» Mythic Delirium has posted February content with fiction by Kenneth Schneyer and poetry by J.C. Runolfson and David Sklar

» The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination presents Galileo and the Music of the Spheres, Feburary 21, 2014, with afternoon panels, a reception, and a musical performance

» Sir Terry Pratchett is Author of the Day on the first day of the London Book Fair, beginning April 8

» Andrew Fox blogs about Rethinking the Relationship Between Drinking, Writing, and Depression

» A NYT Slide Show about Book Covers, Before and After, includes these slides about Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation — from this page, click right

Blinks: Ansible, VanderMeer, Brown, Entry Level SF

» David Langford’s Ansible 319

» LA Times: Lydia Millet reviews Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation

» Entertainment Weekly reviews Pierce Brown’s Red Rising: A-: “Brown’s best move is eschewing some of the more tired tropes of dystopian YA (read: no horrific love triangle), instead creating disarmingly real friendships and high-stakes rivalries.”

» io9: The Best “Entry Level” Science Fiction Books to Convert Your Friends

Blinks: Lightspeed, KGB photos, VanderMeer, reviews

» Lightspeed Magazine’s Kickstarter campaign has funded a special issue written and edited by women — the June issue, edited by Christie Yant

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB January 15th, with Ennis Drake and Joe Hill

» Jeff VanderMeer is touring for new novel Annihilation, February through April in Seattle, Beaverton OR, San Francisco, NYC, LA, and Little Rock — schedule

» Daily Mail: Harry Ritchie reviews James Smythe, Pierce Brown, Simon Ings

» Studio 360 hosts David Brin and Clarie Evans in a show about the influence of SF in the modern world

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Patrick Ness’ The Crane Wife

Blinks: reviews from LA Review of Books, SFGate, Toronto Star; Concatenation

» LA Review of Books: Andrea Hairston on Africa SF; Min Hyoung Song on Chang-rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea

» SFGate: Ted Gioia reviews Richard Powers’ Orfeo: “with scientific reality getting stranger with each passing year, Powers shows once again in this new book, one of his finest yet, that he can keep up with the pace”

» Toronto Star: Alex Good reviews Jo Walton, Adam Sternbergh, Jeff VanderMeer, David G. Hartwell

» The Spring issue of Cancatenation is up, with news and book reviews

Blinks: Schwab, Haldeman, KSR, Datlow, Kay, recommended reading…

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Schwab, Powell, Lundberg, Simmons, VanderMeers, and McGugan

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Haldeman, Walton, and Watts

» The MIT Tech: Kristen Sunter reviews Joe Haldeman’s Work Done for Hire and interviews the author

» NPR: Kim Stanley Robinson looks at Three New Wave Classics by Disch, Russ, and Delany

» The West Australian profiles Kim Stanley Robinson

» NPR’s You Must Read This: Amal El-Mohtar on Naomi Mitchison’s Travel Light

» Papercuts interviews Ellen Datlow

» Tangent Online has posted its 2013 Recommended Reading List; also, a 1976 interview with George R.R. Martin

» Kindle Post: Fleetwood Robbins looks at 2013 SF&F titles by Gaiman, Hartwell & Nielsen Hayden, and Schwab

» Andrew Fox is recovering and has a renewed itch

» Author Event: Guy Gavriel Kay appears at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park CA on January 18th, 7pm

Blinks: Ansible 381; photos from KGB

» David Langford’s Ansible 318

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB December 18th, with Thomas F. Monteleone and Daniel José Older

Blinks: Time Mag’s Top 10 Fiction; Boston Globe on Tolkien

» Time Magazine’s Top 10 Fiction Books of 2013 (selected by Lev Grossman and Radhika Jones) are led by titles by Kate Atkinson and George Saunders, and include other titles by Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman, and Max Berry

» Boston Globe: Ed Power writes, Sorry, J.R.R. Tolkien is not the father of fantasy

Blinks: Paul Di Filippo’s Best of 2013

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo’s Critic’s SF Picks for 2013: Atwood, Barry, Eggers, Fowler, Gunn, Hopkinson, Leckie, Lord, McIntosh, Priest, Stross, Waldrop, Wilson

Blinks: Gene Wolfe

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo interviews Gene Wolfe about his new novel The Land Across and other things

Blinks: Economist on Ted Chiang; Wonderbook

» The Economist: The fiction of Ted Chiang: Why you should read his stories

» Buzzfeed lists Jeff VanderMeer’s Wonderbook #1 on its list of 19 Awesomely Designed Books From 2013 That Prove Print Isn’t Dead

Blinks: Hand on Dangerous Women; Aldiss interview; overlooked 2013 books; Bester 100

» LA Times: Elizabeth Hand reviews Martin & Dozois’ Dangerous Women

» Guardian: Stuart Kelly interviews Brian Aldiss

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Five Overlooked SF/F/H Books of 2013 by Chu, Lafferty, Newman, Shea, and Watts

» Patheos’ Christ and Pop Culture blog celebrates Alfred Bester’s 100th birth anniversary on Dec. 18th

» An audio version of Elizabeth Hand’s “Chip Crockett’s Christmas Carol” is available, with all royalties going to Autism Speaks in memory of a special ed teacher who was a victim of the Newtown shootings

Blinks: New Yorker on KSR; NYT on Waldrop, Valente

» The New Yorker’s Tim Kreider asks, is Kim Stanley Robinson Our Greatest Political Novelist?

» NY Times: Dana Jennings reviews collections by Howard Waldrop and Catherynne M. Valente

Blinks: NYT and Time best of 2013 lists; LARB on Di Filippo

» NY Times’ 10 Best Books of 2013 includes fiction by Kate Atkinson and George Saunders

» Time Magazine’s Top 10 Fiction Books includes titles by Max Barry, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, George Saunders, and (#1) Kate Atkinson (Life After Life)

» LA Review of Books: Paul Graham Raven on Paul Di Filippo’s “Wikiworld” — “A Genre in Crisis”

Blinks: NYT and WP best of year titles

» NY Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2013 includes genre and associational fiction titles by Oates, Pynchon, Eggers, Bender, Lethem, King, Greer, Atkinson, Atwood, Saunders, and Fowler; the children’s books list includes titles by Yancey, Sanderson, and de Lint

» Washington Post’s Jonathan Yardley’s favorite books of 2013 includes [the US edition of] J.G. Ballard’s Miracles of Life

Blinks: Ansible, Best of 2013 lists, KGB photos, Fantastic Lit offer, PDF reviews RCW

» David Langford’s Ansible 317

» Guardian: Adam Roberts’ Best SF books of 2013 include titles by King, Atwood, Priest, Reynolds, Joyce, and many others

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry’s Gift guide to SF and fantasy has titles by Atkinson, Atwood, Beukes, Dobyns, Gaiman, Hartwell & Nielsen Hayden, Hill, King, Lafferty, and Oates

» Kirkus’ Best SF & Fantasy of 2013 includes titles by Datlow, Gaiman, Gunn, Stross, Wolfe, and others

» Goodreads’ Best Books 2013 has titles, in various categories, by Atkinson, Gaiman, Butcher, Atwood, King, and Roth

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB reading November 20th, with Mercurio D. Rivera and James Patrick Kelly

» UK online book dealer Fantastic Literature is offering Locus readers a 10% discount on all orders with code XMAS2013

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Robert Charles Wilson’s Burning Paradise

Blinks: Best of 2013; Apex contest; reviews; Donaldson interview

» Library Journal’s Best SF/Fantasy Books of 2013 are titles by Asher, Bein, Cheney, Donaldson, and Martinez

» Tallying best SF/F books of 2013, so far

» Fleetwood Robbins on What People Missed — titles by Chu, Powers, Weckler, Lanagan

» Apex is hosting a Merry Little Apex Christmas Flash Fiction Contest, with a Dec 16th deadline

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Robert Charles Wilson, Nnedi Okorafor, Hartwell’s Year’s Best

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Ballantyne, Leckie, Newman, Lee, Brackston, Rouaud

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews Anne Rice

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo talks with Stephen R. Donaldson

Blinks: Ansible, Pratchett, Card

» David Langford’s Ansible 316

» NPR interviews Terry Pratchett about re-releasing The Carpet People and how he can no longer read

» Deseret News: Orson Scott Card to write new set of sequels to Ender’s Game


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