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Earlier 2011 Blinks


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

Blinks: PW’s Best of 2013; VanderMeer, Simmons; bookstore, end of the world

» Publishers Weekly’s Best SF/Fantasy/Horror books of 2013 are by Bennett, Hamilton, Hartwell & Nielsen Hayden, Heuler, Lee, and Schwab

» NPR talks with Jeff VanderMeer about Wonderbook

» Wired: Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy talks with Dan Simmons about The Abominable

» NY Times: profile of Brooklyn bookstore Singularity & Co.

» Fleetwood Robbins on novels about the end of the world

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

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