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Earlier 2011 Blinks


Blinks: Card, KGB photos, reviews of time travelling tales and Dan Simmons

» New Zealand’s The Listener interviews Orson Scott Card

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB reading October 16, with Caitlín R. Kiernan and Michael Cisco

» Metro: Time travelling tales from Lavie Tidhar, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer and KW Jeter

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Dan Simmons’ The Abominable

Blinks: Benford, VanderMeer, Picacio, Guran, Williams, Concatenation, witches

» Cal State Fullerton hosts Gregory Benford

» B&N talks with Jeff VanderMeer about Wonderbook

» 2014 John Picacio calendar available from Kickstarter

» Paula Guran’s new site is counting down the days to Halloween

» Black Gate has an essay by Sheila Williams about working with Stanley Schmidt

» Concatenation‘s Autumn update includes news, con reports, and lots of reviews

» Kindle Daily Post: Fleetwood Robbins on the popularity of novels about witches

Blinks: George R.R. Martin, David Brin

» NPR interviews George R.R. Martin about opening an old movie theater

» David Brin on the future of online credibility

Blinks: Ansible, Lethem, Walter, Pep Talks, Kickstarters

» David Langford’s Ansible 315

» The Verge: Jonathan Lethem on the subversive power of comics and science fiction

» Damien Walter on a glossary of science fiction. Or sci-fi. Or whatever it’s called

» Sydney Morning Herald: Colin Steele reviews Susan Greenfield, Karen Lord, David M. Henley

» National Novel Writing Month Pep Talks in November will be by Lev Grossman, Malinda Lo, Patrick Rothfuss, Catherynne M. Valente, and Jeff VanderMeer, among others

» John Joseph Adams has launched a Kickstarter for an anthology of stories about SFF Kickstarters

Blinks: Hartwell symposium, Atwood, Palwick, Traviss, Robbins, Westfahl, future art

» Williams College (in Williamstown, MA) hosts The David G. Hartwell ’63 Science Fiction Symposium, Oct. 22-24, with Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, Paolo Bacigalupi, John Crowley, and others

» Wired: Margaret Atwood on Science Fiction, Dystopias, and Intestinal Parasites

» Tangent Online: long interview with Susan Palwick

» Publishers Weekly: Why I Write…Karen Traviss: Science Fiction

» Kindle Post US: Fleetwood Robbins on One Person’s Utopia Is Another’s Dystopia

» Smart Pop Books has Gary Westfahl on Back to the Egg: The Prequels to A Song of Ice and Fire — online only for one week

» Publishers Weekly: The Art of the Future, with comments from Anders, Reynolds, Gill, Gallo, Guran, and others

Blinks: Doctor Sleep reviews

» Reviews of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep

• Margaret Atwood in NYT Book Review

• David L. Ulin in LA Times

• Tasha Robinson in The A.V. Club

• Jake Kerridge in Telegraph

• Brian Truitt in USA Today

• Alan Cheuse at NPR

Blinks: The Atlantic; Di Filippo on Pohl; Spinrad; reviews by Eric Brown

Blinks: Cory Doctorow, reviews of King, Pynchon, Nebula Showcase

» IAI TV: Cory Doctorow video The Internet is Not a Waffle Iron Connected to a Fax Machine; it’s about the dangerous consequences of DRM

» NYT: Janet Maslin reviews Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep; on Sunday, Jonathan Lethem reviewed Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge

» Seattle Post Intelligencer: Rhetta Akamatsu reviews Nebula Awards Showcase 2013

Blinks: Richard Dawkins, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert J. Sawyer, SF’s Golden Age, reviews

» NY Times Book Review’s ‘By the Book’: Richard Dawkins cites Fred Hoyle’s Black Cloud as the book (after Darwin) that had the greatest impact on him; he also cites Clarke, Asimov, and Galouye

» The Paris Review excerpts its interview with Ursula K. Le Guin

» The Spec profiles Robert J. Sawyer

» Guardian’s Damien Walter recalls the legacy of SF’s Golden Age

» LA Review of Books reviews Matt Bell and Thomas Pynchon

Blinks: Atwood review and interview

» NY Times Book Review: Andrew Sean Greer reviews Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam

» Salon: Mike Doherity talks with Margaret Atwood

Blinks: Slate reviews Laird Barron; Guardian on SF’s diversity problem

Blinks: Dirda on Atwood, KSR on low-tech exploration

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews Margaret Atwood

» Slate: Kim Stanley Robinson writes that The Map Is Not the Territory

Blinks: Ansible, Pohl, KSR, reviews, UCR, Delany

David Langford’s Ansible 314

» Frederik Pohl obits: NY Times (Gerald Jonas), io9 (Annalee Newitz), Guardian (David Barnett), Independent (John Clute)

» Dave Truesdale has posted this 1977 interview with Pohl

» LiveScience looks at The Real Science of Kim Stanley Robinson’s ‘Shaman’

» LA Review of Books: long interview with Kim Stanley Robinson

» LA Review of Books: Michael Saler on The War Over Lemuria and The Man from Mars : Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey

» LA Times: Carolyn Kellogg reviews Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam

» UC Riverside launches Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies this fall

» B&N: Robert Christgau rereads Delany’s The Motion of Light on Water

Blinks: Harlan Ellison, Kit Reed, Samantha Shannon; reviews; KGB photos

» Salon interviews Harlan Ellison

» LA Review of Books interviews Kit Reed

» Salon: Laura Miller likes Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season

» Seattle Times: Nisi Shawl reviews Will McIntosh, Charles Stross, Alan Averill

» Sydney Morning Herald: Colin Steele reviews Matt Haig, Hari Kunzru, Christopher Priest

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB with Libba Bray and Nova Ren Suma

Blinks: Gunn, Tiptree, Benford, Tregellis, a survey, Purdom

» Lawrence sci-fi author Gunn, 90, releases new novel

» NPR’s “You Must Read This” features Stephen Burt on James Tiptree, Jr.: Author, Feminist, Pioneer: The Unlikely Queen Of Sci-Fi

» LA Review of Books: Gregory Benford on Sunshine Technopolis: Southern California’s Utopian Futures [also in the latest NYRSF]

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Ian Tregellis

» Damnation Books/Eternal Press offers a free ebook for participation in their Readers and Writers Survey

» Broad Street Review: Tom Purdom on Thinking outside the box about the future of the Post

» Mythic Delirium’s August content is now live

Blinks: Stephen King’s family; Sawyer’s Interdisciplinary conference; women in SF; reviews of Sidorova and Stross

» New York Times Magazine: Stephen King’s Family Business

» Science Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Genre, is a conference in honour of Robert J. Sawyer’s archival donation to McMaster University Archive Collections, Sept 13-15

» Damien Walter’s Guardian essay about Science fiction’s invisible women gets a response from Arit John at The Atlantic Wire

» LA Times: Elizabeth Hand reviews J.M. Sidorova’s The Age of Ice

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Charles Stross’ Neptune’s Brood

Blinks: Ansible; Westfahl’s William Gibson biblio

» David Langford’s Ansible 313

» The bibliography from Gary Westfahl’s new book William Gibson is online

Blinks: Reviews, DeNiro, Kickstarter, Pratchett, Levinson, Readercon

» LA Review of Books: Niall Harrison reviews two books by Paul McAuley; also, a 1995 interview with Arthur C. Clarke

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Will McIntosh, Seth Patrick, Max Barry, M. Suddain, and an anthology

» Sydney Morning Herald: Colin Steele reviews Pratchett, Brooks, Martin

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews expanded new edition of Delany’s Phallos

» Alan DeNiro has released text-based SF game We Are the Firewall

» Kickstart project for a Lovecraftian game Canceled After Dude Spends All the Money

» IAI TV: A.S. Byatt, Terry Eagleton, Terry Pratchett discuss fantasy

» Matthew Hughes has posted an excerpt from new thriller Paroxysm, offering a free ebook to anyone who comments about it online

» The Morton Report interviews Paul Levinson

» Scott Edelman has posted Readercon panels from Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Blinks: KGB, reviews, Tom Purdom, Readercon photos

» Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud read tonight at KGB

» Washington Post: Graham Sleight reviews Max Barry’s Lexicon

» NY Times Book Review: David Leavitt reviews Andrew Sean Greer’s The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

» Tom Purdom on The lure of science fiction, responding to The Atlantic

» Readercon photos from Ellen Datlow and James Patrick Kelly

» Lou Anders reports from CONvergence 2013

Blinks: Weird Tales, Tachyon, Notes from Coode Street

» Weird Tales second issue since relaunch this Friday

» The Potrero View profiles Tachyon Publications

» Notes from Coode Street Episode 149: Awards, Matheson and the Year to Date

Blinks: Neil Gaiman, Alan Dean Foster, Ragazine contest

» Kirkus: Amy Goldschlager interviews Neil Gaiman

» NYT: Alan Dean Foster op-ed Living with Fire

» Deadline for Ragazine’s Best speculative fiction story by person of color contest with $1000.00 First Prize is extended to Sept 20, 2013

Blinks: Ansible, Gaiman, Banks, novels for people who hate SF

» Dave Langford’s Ansible 312

» NYT Book Review: Benjamin Percy reviews Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane

» Financial Times interviews Neil Gaiman

» Guardian: Five science fiction novels for people who hate SF

» NPR: Ellah Allfrey reviews Iain Banks’ The Quarry

Blinks: Reviews of Pratchett & Baxter, Malzberg

Blinks: NYTBR reviews of King, Tolkien; Datlow’s photos; more

» NYTBR: Walter Kirn reviews Stephen King’s Joyland; Andrew O’Hehir reviews Tolkien’s The Fall of Arthur

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB reading with Lawrence C. Connolly and Sarah Langan; and from Stoker weekend and WHC in New Orleans

» Popular Science: Today’s Best Science Fiction Writers Imagine The Future, with contributions from Nancy Kress, Kim Stanley Robinson, Elizabeth Bear, and others

» Business Insider: 7 Works Of Science Fiction That Changed The World

» Watertown Daily Times: profile of Joe Stefko/Charnal House

» TOC for rebooted Mythic Delirium issue, with a Kickstarter campaign

Blinks:, Clarke DNA, Hardy interview, reviews

» Nautilus,, is a new popular science and fiction magazine, profiled last month in the NY Times

» NASA to send DNA of science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke into space

» YouTube: ITV News interviews David A. Hardy

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Max Barry’s Lexicon

» Washington Post: Sara Sklaroff reviews Mead, Swerling, Corey

Blinks: World SF Blog, reviews of King, Haldeman

» The World SF Blog shuts down

» Guardian: M. John Harrison reviews Stephen King’s Joyland

» Los Angeles Review of Books: Alastair Reynolds reviews The Best of Joe Haldeman

Blinks: Banks’ last interview; Doctorow on surveillance; Pynchon

Blinks: Neil Gaiman reviews and profiles; Cronin on Percy

» Salon: Laura Miller reviews Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane

» Time Magazine: Lev Grossman profiles and reviews Neil Gaiman [subscription required]

» LA Times profiles Neil Gaiman

» NY Times Book Review: Justin Cronin reviews Benjamin Percy’s Red Moon

Blinks: Bram Stoker Awards winners

Breaking News, via Bram Stoker Awards winners include Caitlín R. Kiernan, Gene O’Neill, Lucy Snyder, Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard, and others. News post Monday.

Blinks: Campbell, Sturgeon award winners

Breaking News, via File 770: Campbell and Sturgeon Award winners are Adam Roberts’ Jack Glass and Molly Gloss’ “The Grinnell Method”, respectively. News post Monday.

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