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Blinks: Wolfe’s Best of 2014; Hand on William Mortensen; NYRSF readings; Santa Fe tour

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe’s The best books for the science fiction fan are titles by Gibson, Dozois, Link & Grant, and Valentine

» LA Times: Elizabeth Hand reviews photography by William Mortensen

» New York Review of SF readings presents Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner, Tuesday Dec. 2nd, 7pm

» NY Times’ 36 Hours in Santa Fe includes a stop at George R.R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema

Blinks: Interstellar; Washington Post’s best SF/F books of the year; reviews; more

» LA Times profiles Kip Thorne, science adviser to the film Interstellar

» Washington Post: The five best science fiction/fantasy books of 2014, by Stephanie Feldman, James L. Cambias, Claire North, Genevieve Valentine, and Joe Abercrombie

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe’s Science fiction roundup: ‘The Three Body Problem,’ others, on Cixin Liu, Johanna Sinisalo, and Guy Haley

» Tangent Online posts a classic interview with Wilson Tucker

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB readings on November 19th with Nancy Kress and Jack Skillingstead

» Events: KGB hosts Steven Gould and Rajan Khanna, December 17th

Blinks: Ursula K. Le Guin’s National Book Awards speech

Blinks: Reviews of Gibson, King, Dellamonica, and others

» LA Review of Books: Paul Graham Raven reviews William Gibson’s The Peripheral

» NY Times: Janet Maslin reviews Stephen King’s Revival

» Seattle Times: Nisi Shawl reviews Dellamonica, Lindskold, and Johansen

Blinks: Chinese SF; Women in SF; reviews; William Gibson; Events

» NY Times: In a Topsy-Turvy World, China Warms to Sci-Fi, about Liu Chixin’s The Three-Body Problem

» The Atlantic: Women Rise in Sci Fi (Again)

» Sunday NY Times Book Review: Robin Wasserman reviews Paolo Bacigalupi and Alaya Dawn Johnson; Chris Taylor reviews Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang; Stephanie Zacharek reviews Scott Westerfeld; Maria Russo reviews Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things

» David Naimon interviews William Gibson

» Events: Dark Delicacies in Burbank CA hosts Dave Zeltserman, Jonathan Maberry, Chuck Palahniuk, and others this month

» Events: Borderlands in San Francisco hosts F. Paul Wilson, Steven Erikson, Mira Grant, and others this month

Blinks: Amazon’s Best Books, and SF/F, of the year; Elizabeth Hand reviews Stephen King

»’s Top 100 Books of 2014 (in print format) include Stephen King’s Revival (#6), Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (#10), David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks, Randall Munroe’s What If?, Ransom Riggs’ Hollow City, Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat, Lev Grossman’s The Magician’s Land, Margaret Atwood’s Stone Mattress, Andy Weir’s The Martian, Chang-Rae Lee’s On Such a Full Sea, Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation, and Rick Riordan’s The Blood of Olympus.

» Amazon’s Best SF & Fantasy Books of 2014 are led by Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, and then include, listed in bestselling order, titles by Martin/Garcia/Antonsson, Rice, Rothfuss, Gabaldon, Mitchell, Weir, and others

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews Stephen King’s “spendid” Revival

Blinks: Ansible; PW’s Best Books of 2014; Doctorow, Gibson, VanderMeer, Kay; Hand on Rice; Events

» David Langford’s Ansible 328

» Publishers Weekly is first out with Best Books of 2014 lists: Sf/fantasy/horror titles are by Cambias, Gibson, Hyde, Lebbon, MacFarlane, Page & Lake, and Sherman; fiction titles include Margaret Atwood, Chang-Rae Lee, and Helen Oyeyemi

» NPR interviews Cory Doctorow about whether “information wants to be free”

» LA Times profiles William Gibson

» The Atlantic: Jeff VanderMeer on The Uncanny Power of Weird Fiction

» Guardian profiles Guy Gavriel Kay

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat

» Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park CA hosts a Sci Fi/Fantasy Day [scroll down] on Nov 15, with Andy Weir, Steven Erikson, Pat Murphy, Ellen Klages, Marie Brennan, Chaz Brenchley, and others

» Dark Delicacies in Burbank CA hosts Joe R. Lansdale on Nov 5th and a Creature from the Black Lagoon 60th anniversary event on Nov 8th with David J. Schow and many others

» Redcat at Disney Hall in downtoan LA presents Samuel R. Delany, Nov 15, 3pm

» Guardian’s 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years has “Invention of the future” as the one of the 20th century

Blinks: The New Yorker on Walter M. Miller Jr.; Farrago’s Wainscot; Reviews; NY events

» The New Yorker: A Science-fiction Classic Still Smolders, about Walter M. Miller, Jr.’s A Canticle for Leibowitz

» Darin Bradley reports that ‘zine Farrago’s Wainscot is being revived after five years

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews William Gibson’s The Peripheral

» NY Times: Dwight Garner reviews Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things

» Sunday’s NY Times Book Review includes a science fiction and fantasy column by N.K. Jemisin, covering Robert Jackson Bennett, Peyton Marshall, Beth Cato, William Gibson, and Ann Leckie

» Salon: Michael Berry on The Rise of Climate Fiction, focusing on Paolo Bacigalupi

» New York Review of SF Readings presents John Langan and Nicholas Kaufmann on November 4th

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB presents Nancy Kress and Jack Skillingstead on November 19th

Blinks: Di Filippo reviews Cronenberg; Berry reviews; io9 essays; KGB event

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews David Cronenberg’s novel Consumed

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Hieroglyph, Scalzi, Winters

&#0187: io9: Sean Williams on The Tragic Demise of Science Fiction’s Greatest Idea [teleportation]

» io9: Charlie Jane Anders on 10 Science Fiction Authors Whose Books Just Kept Getting Stranger

» KGB’s November 19th event hosts Jack Skillingstead and Nancy Kress

Blinks: Ansible; events; Straub on Donohue; Mythic Delirium; David Mitchell; etc

» David Langford’s Ansible 327

» KGB Fantastic Fiction has Genevieve Valentine and E. Lily Yu, next Wednesday, October 15, 7pm

» Borderlands Books has upcoming events with Terry Shames, F. Paul Wilson, Robert Shults and Rudy Rucker, and others

» Washington Post: Peter Straub reviews Keith Donohue

» Mythic Delirium has Issue 1.2 content

» David Naimon interviews David Mitchell

» Salon: Our science-fiction apocalypse: Meet the scientists trying to predict the end of the world

» Slate: essay by Ramez Naam about the Neal Stephenson-inspired anthology Hieroglyph

Blinks: VanderMeer; Ed Finn’s Hieroglyph; Mysterious Galaxy events; Kickstarter for “Bears Discover Fire” film

» Sunday NY Times Book Review: Scott Hutchins reviews Jeff VanderMeer’s Acceptance; elsewhere in Sunday’s NYT, VanderMeer essays about The Lighthouse Keepers

» Slate: Ed Finn (co-editor of new anthology Hieroglyph) essays about Why our science fiction needs new dreams

» Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego has events this next week with Lauren Beukes, Steven Gould, Chelsea Cain, Anna Carey and Gretchen McNeil, and James Ellroy

Blinks: KGB podcasts; Di Filippo reviews and interview; Mythic Delirium; interviews with Parzybok and Russell; Borderlands events

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB is now releasing audio recordings of recent months readings

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy; meanwhile, Steven H Silver interviews Di Filippo for Amazing Stories

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews William T. Vollmann

» Mythic Delirium’s September features are now live — works by Mohlere, Lanagan, Taaffe

» David Naimon has a radio interview with Benjamin Parzybok; earlier, Karen Russell

» Events at Borderlands Books in San Francisco in coming weeks include Steven Gould, Maria Alexander, Terry Shames, Greg Bear

Blinks: Grossman on fantasy; reviews of VanderMeer; SF linguistics; Guy Gavriel Kay anniversary

» Time Magazine: Lev Grossman on How Magic Conquered Pop Culture

» Slate’s Mac Rogers reviews Jeff VanderMeer’s ‘Southern Reach’ trilogy: These Amazing Novels Are Like Lost, Except You Won’t Be Enraged When You Finish Them

» New Statesmen reviews VanderMeer: “Intricate, complex and surprising”

» Slate’s DS Bigham: One Planet, One Language: How Realistic Is Science Fiction Linguistics?

» NY Times on dystopian novels: The World Is Ending, and Readers Couldn’t Be Happier

» Chicago Tribune posts columns by Gary K. Wolfe like this one, but you need to subscribe to see them

» Guy Gavriel Kay celebrates 30 years of Fionavar at Bakka Phoenix Books in Toronto, September 19th, 7pm

Blinks: Ansible; Le Guin reviews Mitchell

» David Langford’s Ansible 326

» Guardian: Ursula K. Le Guin reviews David Mitchell

Blinks: reviews of VanderMeer, Joyce, Watts, and others; Scientists’ favorites; Slusser interview; Loncon3 photos; events

» Entertainment Weekly gives VanderMeer’s Acceptance an A-; also (though apparently not online) David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks gets an A and Randall Munroe’s What If? an A

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Graham Joyce’s The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Peter Watts, John Scalzi, Ron Duncan

» Huffington Post: 15 Real-Life Scientists Share Their Favorite Science Fiction Books, Movies

» IEET: An Interview with: Professor George Slusser — Eaton science fiction collection’s Curator

» Photos from Loncon3 by Keith Stokes, James Patrick Kelly, and Strangelove

» KGB readings September 17 will be with Mary Robinette Kowal and Leanna Renne Hieber

» New York Review of Science Fiction Readings for September 9 are with Walter Mosley and Paul Di Filippo; in October, Paul Park and James Morrow

» Ellen Datlow has photos from August KGB readings with Veronica Schanoes and Karen Heuler

Blinks: VanderMeer, Pratchett

Blinks: UCR’s Eaton collection; conferences in Warwick and Grand Rapids; Bond on Grossman; Mythic Delirium; Dark Delicacies events

» Nalo Hopkinson expresses concern about the future of University of California, Riverside’s Eaton Science Fiction Collection

» University of Warwick (UK) is hosting a 3-day conference, 21-23 August, the first day about M. John Harrison, the second and third about SF/F Now

» The Center for Future Consciousness in Grand Rapids, MI, is hosting workshop Science Fiction: The Mythology of the Future, 19-21 September

» LA Times: Gwenda Bond reviews Lev Grossman’s The Magician’s Land: “Maybe, this masterful close suggests, both real and fantasy worlds have space for heroes and magic.”

» Mythic Delirium’s August featured content includes a story by Saira Ali and poems by Landis, Garfinkle, and Lupescu

» Dark Delicacies (in Burbank CA) upcoming events include Joseph Maddrey, Alain Silver, James Ursini, Eric Forsberg, Jon Towlson, and Justin Humphreys

Blinks: Wolfe interviewed, Garner and Harkaway reviewed

» MIT Technology Review interviews Gene Wolfe

» NY Times: Dwight Garner reviews David Shafer’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot — “elements of DeLillo, Pynchon, Dick, Kunzru, Stephenson…”

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Nick Harkaway’s Tigerman

Blinks: Ansible; reviews of Anderson, Gibson, Grossman

» David Langford’s Ansible 325

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey remembers Poul Anderson’s “A Bicycle Built for Brew”

» Guardian: Ed Cumming remembers William Gibson’s Neuromancer, 30 years old this month

» NY Times Book Review: Edan Lepucki reviews Lev Grossman’s The Magician’s Land — “the strongest book in Grossman’s series”

Blinks: Reviews: Calvino, Park, Morrow, others

» The Millions: Ted Gioia on Italo Calvino’s Science Fiction Masterpiece Cosmicomics

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Paul Park’s All Those Vanished Engines

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Stephanie Feldman, Joe Abercrombie, Max Gladstone

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Thomas Sweterlitsch [subscription]

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews James Morrow’s The Madonna and the Starship

Blinks: News and Articles: Dirda, Global Warming, Clarke Colombo home, Steampunk, Omni Art

» John Farrell on Michael Dirda: A Science Fiction Reading List

» The Reality of a Hotter World is Already Here quotes Gordon Van Gelder, among others

» Asia Obscura: Sifting Through Arthur C. Clarke’s DVD Collection in Colombo

» Huffington Post: Paul Di Filippo on 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Steampunk

» The Museum of Science Fiction in Washington DC presents a gallery of artwork from Omni Magazine

Blinks: Photos and Events: KGB, Readercon, Joseph-Beth, Borderlands, Forbidden Planet

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB July 16, with Sofia Samatar and Victor LaValle

» Earlier, Ellen Datlow’s photos from Readercon, July 10-13

» And here are James Patrick Kelly’s photos from Readercon

» KGB readings August 20 will be with Karen Heuler and Veronica Schanoes

» Event: Deborah Harkness appears at Joseph-Beth in Cincinnati, August 7

» Events: Borderlands events in July and August include Tobias S. Buckell, Joe Abercrombie, Glen Hirshberg, Katherine Kerr, Kelli Stanley, Brent Weeks

» Events: London’s Forbidden Planet in August hosts Brandon Sanderson, Dab Abnett, Nik Vincent, Tom Pollock, Lauren Beukes, Robin Hobb, Peter V Brett, Jeff VanderMeer, Charles Gannon, Jody Lynn Nye, Scott Lynch, Kelley Armstrong, Jo Walton, Mary Robinette Kowal, Toby Frost, Charlaine Harris

Blinks: Clute on The Book of Silverberg

» Los Angeles Review of Books: John Clute reviews The Book of Silverberg

Blinks: Two reviews by Jeff VanderMeer

» LA Times: Jeff VanderMeer reviews Josh Weil’s The Great Glass Sea

» NY Times: Jeff VanderMeer reviews Edan Lepucki’s California

Blinks: Ansible; Dirda on horror and specialty presses; Graedon review; Sawyer on intelligent machines

» David Langford’s Ansible 324

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda on horror and specialty presses

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Alena Graedon’s The Word Exchange

» BBC interviews Robert J. Sawyer about intelligent machines

Blinks: Dirda on Heinlein bio; Jo Walton; Lloyd Alexander; GRRM

Blinks: VanderMeer covers; Jo Walton; Jonathan Strahan; Ann Leckie

» Entertainment Weekly’s latest print issue has a full page spread of the covers in different countries for the three volumes of Jeff VanderMeer’s “Southern Reach” trilogy; VanderMeer’s site links to a Flickr album of these covers

» Boing Boing: Cory Doctorow links to a chat with Jo Walton about her recent books

» Guardian: Keith Brooke reviews Jonathan Strahan’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Eight

» St. Louis Riverfront Times: long profile asking Is Ann Leckie the Next Big Thing in Science Fiction?

Blinks: Lauren Owen, Octavia Butler, Robert J. Sawyer, VanderMeer & Fowler, KGB

» Reviews of Lauren Owen’s The Quick by Andrew Sean Greer in New York Times and Elizabeth Hand in Los Angeles Times

» Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies: Octavia Butler’s fictional religion of ‘Earthseed’ inspires real religious movement

» Winnipeg Free Press interviews Robert J. Sawyer

» NPR’s Cosmos & Culture blog: Jeff VanderMeer and Karen Joy Fowler discuss Are Trout Too Smart To Eat? And Other Surprising Questions

» NPR’s To the Best of Our Knowledge interviews Jeff VanderMeer about his Southern Reach trilogy, part of an hour-long show also featuring Ursula K. Le Guin and Neil Gaiman

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB readings June 18 with Paul Witcover and Eileen Gunn

» KGB readings July 16th will be by Victor LaValle and Sofia Samatar

Blinks: Lucius Shepard memorial pics; a new PKD site; reviews

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from the Lucius Shepard memorial and celebration at KGB bar

» A new PKD site: Philip K. Dick in the OC; with a Facebook page

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews William H. Patterson, Jr.’s Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Genevieve Valentine, Emmi Itäranta, Mark Lawrence

» Huffington Post’s “Books That Grow With You” includes this post about Lloyd Alexander’s The Chronicles of Prydain

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Claire North, Nnedi Okorafor, James Lovegrove, Neil Williamson, Sarah Lotz

» Christian Science Monitor’s 15 classic science fiction books (mostly the usual suspects)

» Slate: Phil Plait and John Scalzi singing Danke Schön

Blinks: Lucius Shepard celebration; Borderlands events; Dirda on Abbott; Mythic Delirium

» KGB Bar will host a Celebration of the Work of Lucius Shepard, June 15 at 7pm, with Ellen Datlow, Robert Killheffer, Laird Barron, John Langan, and others

» Events at Borderlands Books in San Francisco this month and next include Jane Lindskold, Greg van Eekhout, Jo Walton, James S.A. Corey, Juliet Blackwell, MP Johnson, and Richard Lupoff

» B&N: Michael Dirda reviews Edwin A. Abbott’s Flatland, comparing it to Koestler, Orwell, and Burgess

» Mythic Delirium’s June content is now online

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