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Earlier 2011 Blinks


Blinks: KGB photos; Climate change; Social Justice

» Ellen Datlow’s Photos from KGB, August 19, with A.C. Wise and N.K. Jemisin

» Guardian: Claire L Evans on Climate change is so dire we need a new kind of science fiction to make sense of it

» Open Democracy/Transformation: Adrienne Maree Brown on Science fiction and social justice: giving up on utopias

Blinks: LA Times profiles John Scalzi; review of Kevin Keating

» LA Times: John Scalzi conquers the publishing universe

» B&N: Stefan Beck reviews Kevin Keating’s The Captive Condition (“influenced by Hawthorne and Poe, by H. P. Lovecraft and William S. Burroughs”)

Blinks: Michael Berry on Dune; How SF drives discoveries; Gary K. Wolfe reviews

Blinks: Shippey on Benford; MacLeod on SF; Cixin Liu

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews The Best of Gregory Benford

» OpenDemocracy/Transformation: Ken MacLeod: Science Fiction: taking science personally

» Washington Post: Why you should be reading Liu Cixin, China’s hottest science-fiction writer

Blinks: KSR, Le Guin, Liu, Sawyer, PKD, SFWA

» Guardian: Richard Lea on Science fiction: the realism of the 21st century, with Kim Stanley Robinson, Alastair Reynolds, and Ann Leckie

» Sunday NYT Book Review: Ursula K. Le Guin: By the Book; also, Naomi Novik reviews N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season

» NYT: Q. and A.: Ken Liu on Science Fiction and Chinese History

» LA Times: Elizabeth Hand reviews Sisters of the Revolution edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

» Guardian: Ursula Le Guin’s advice for aspiring writers: ‘There are no recipes’, about her new online writing workshop

» Toronto Star: the latest and best reads are by Kim Stanley Robinson, Gardner Dozois, Ernest Cline, Carolyn Ives Gilman

» Small Print Magazine: Robert J. Sawyer Shares His Process and Writerly Wisdom

» SF at CSUF (Cal State University Fullerton) will host a 2016 Philip K. Dick  Conference, April 29-30, 2016

» YouTube: SFWA events at Sasquan

Blinks: NYT reviews China Miéville; Ursula K. Le Guin on Harper Lee

» NY Times: Sarah Lyall reviews China Miéville’s Three Moments of an Explosion

» Book View Cafe: Ursula K. Le Guin: A Personal Take on Go Set a Watchman

Blinks: Ansible; Delany, Benford on KSR, VanderMeer, Di Filippo, Shippey, HPL, events including Tiptree Award at Borderlands

» David Langford’s Ansible 337

» The New Yorker: Samuel Delany and the Past and Future of Science Fiction

» Gregory Benford: Envisioning Starflight Failing, long essay/review of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora (expanded from essay in Nature)

» The Guardian: Jeff VanderMeer: Are we alone? SF is as sure a guide as any

» Barnes & Noble: Paul Di Filippo reviews Natasha Pulley’s The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Scott Hawkins and Ernest Cline

» Providence Monthly: The Cult of Cthulhu: Artists, scholars, uber-fans. Meet the people keeping Lovecraft’s hometown legacy alive

» Borderlands Books in SF hosts the formal presentation of this year’s Tiptree Award, to Jo Walton for My Real Children, Sunday August 9

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB in NYC hosts N.K. Jemisin and A.C. Wise, August 19th

» Dark Delicacies in LA hosts Joe Nassise & Del Howison, editors of Midian Unmade, along with numerous contributors

Blinks: Baxter interview; Moorcock on Tolkien; Blaylock on steampunk; Di Filippo on classic gods

» Guardian: Stephen Baxter interview: why science fiction is like therapy

» New Statesman: Michael Moorcock: “I think Tolkien was a crypto-fascist”

» Boing Boing: James Blaylock On Writing Steampunk

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Classic Gods in 4 New Fantasy Novels by Martin Millar, Joanne Harris, and 2 by Jo Walton

Blinks: Reviews of KSR (x2), Hand, Dozois; events at Borderlands; Ellen Datlow’s photos

» The Guardian, Adam Roberts on Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora: “the best generation starship novel I have ever read”

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe’s Roundup of books by Kim Stanley Robinson, Elizabeth Hand, Gardner Dozois (requires subscription or registration)

» Upcoming events at Borderlands Books include Hugh Howey, Richard Kadrey, Katie Gilmartin, Jo Walton, Ellen Klages, Bucky Sinister, Taiyo Fujii, MIchael J. Martinez, and John Scalzi

» Ellen Datlow’s Photos from KGB reading July 15th with Jeffrey Ford and David Edison and Photos from Readercon

Blinks: Reviews; Cuban SF

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Kit Reed, Nnedi Okorafor, Naomi Novik

» NY Times: Sci-Fi Writers Find Warmer Climate Amid Cuban Thaw, about Yoss’s A Planet for Rent

Blinks: Guardian and LA Times reviews; ZDNet on essential SF novels

Blinks: KGB, Borderlands, Nebula photos, Moorcock, Stephenson, democracy, Floridapocalypse

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Dale Bailey and Simon Strantzas, tonight

» Events at Borderlands this next month include Alyc Helms, Wesley Chu, Robert Brockway, Richard Kadrey

» Ellen Datlow’s Nebula award weekend photos and photos from KGB in May with Wesley Chu and Nicole Kornher-Stace

» Guardian: Michael Moorcock: My family values

» The Week: Neal Stephenson’s 6 favorite books

» Daily Kos: Fantasy, science fiction, and the future of democracy

» The Millions: Floridapocalypse: The End of the Sunshine State covers titles by Jeff VanderMeer, Pat Frank, Denis Johnson

Blinks: Reviews; John Scalzi

» NY Times: Genevieve Valentine reviews Naomi Novik, Terry Pratchett, Ian Tregillis, the Strugatsky brothers, Nnedi Okorafor, Philip and Carol Zaleski

» Sandusky Register: The biggest science fiction writer in America? He’s here in Ohio

» NPR interviews Paolo Bacigalupi about The Water Knife

» Toronto Star: The latest must-reads are by Neal Stephenson, Nick Cutter, Tesseracts Eighteen, Kit Reed

» Wall Street Journal [subscription site]: Tom Shippey reviews Neal Stephenson, Hannu Rajaniemi

» NPR: Amal El-Mohtar reviews Hannu Rajaniemi’s Collected Fiction

Blinks: Ansible, Ishiguro and Gaiman, Tanith Lee obit

» David Langford’s Ansible 335

» BBC: Kazuo Ishiguro and Neil Gaiman debate ‘genre fiction’

» New York Times’ Tanith Lee obit quotes Paul Di Filippos’ Tanith Lee review

Blinks: Harlan Ellison still angry; Neal Stephenson interview; reviews of Bacigalupi and others

Blinks: Benford on Pluto; SF Writers Predict; KGB; Gawker interviews Liu, Older, Johnson

» Air & Space: Gregory Benford on Imagining Pluto

» Huffington Post: 10 Science Fiction Writers Predict How Our World Will Change In The Next 10 Years

» KGB hosts Wesley Chu and Nicole Kornher-Stace, Wednesday May 20th

» Gawker interviews Ken Liu, Daniel José Older, Alaya Dawn Johnson

Blinks: New Yorker on women in sf; HWA Stoker nominee interviews

» The New Yorker: Out Loud video blog: Women in Science Fiction

» Horror Writers Association blog has a series of “Know a Nominee” posts, about Ellen Datlow, Joe R. Lansdale, Steve Rasnic Tem, and others

Blinks: Ansible; reviews from SFC, WaPo, Toronto Star, WSJ

» David Langford’s Ansible 334

» SF Chronicles: Michael Berry reviews Benjamin Percy, Genevieve Valentine, Dan Simmons

» Washington Post: Ron Charles on Dune 50th anniversary

» Toronto Star: Alex Good reviews Robert Charles Wilson, Adam Christopher, Ian Tregellis, Old Venus

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Robert Charles Wilson’s The Affinities [behind paywall]

Blinks: NYr on Gene Wolfe; reviews; VanderMeer; Shearman reading

» The New Yorker: Sci-Fi’s Difficult Genius, about Gene Wolfe

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Alex Marshall, Cixin Liu, Robert Charles Wilson

» MIT discussion: The Spooky Science of the Southern Reach: An Evening with Jeff VanderMeer

» NY Review of SF Readings hosts Robert Shearman, April 28th

Blinks: Utopias, Joe Haldeman, Science in Fiction, Mythic Delirium, Concatenation, reviews

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo’s Ten Essential Utopias

» War Is Boring interviews Joe Haldeman

» Forbes: Chad Orzel on The Best Science in Fiction

» Mythic Delirium has post April content by C.S. MacCath, Wendy Rathbone, and Jane Yolen

» Concatenation‘s Summer posts include lots of new, convention reports, and lots of reviews

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Claire North, Paul McAuley, Elizabeth Knox, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, V.E. Schwab

Blinks: WaPo reviews David Walton; Guardian and others on Hugo Awards; SF in SF

» Washington Post: Steven Levingston reviews David Walton’s Superposition

» Salon puts the Hugo Awards controversy into a context; other commentary by Damien Walter at The Guardian and at Entertainment Weekly

» SF in SF on May 1 presents Peter Straub & Michael Marshall Smith

Blinks: Ansible; WaPo reviews; SF and Ethics; Richard Powers; KGB event; new convention listings

» David Langford’s Ansible 333

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Carola Dibbell, Ian Tregillis, and Francesca Haig

» Bustle: 6 Ways Reading And Watching Science Fiction Makes You A More Ethical Person

» The Daily Beast: Richard Powers’s Pulp Surrealism

» KGB Fantastic Fiction hosts James Morrow and Ken Liu, April 15th

» New Conventions listings: RavenCon 10 in April; SF:SE 2015 in September; Oz Con International in July-August; Archon 39 in October

Blinks: Laura Miller on Ishiguro vs Le Guin; Robson on women and SF; O’Hehir on Gaiman

Links: Ansible; NYT on Ishiguro, Lethem, Link; PdF on Link and Gaiman

» David Langford’s Ansible 332

» Sunday NY Times Book Review, front cover: Neil Gaiman reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant

» NY Times Book Review: Michiko Kakutani reviews Jonathan Lethem’s Lucky Alan; Carmela Ciuraru reviews Kelly Link’s Get in Trouble (and others)

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Kelly Link and Neil Gaiman and reviews Reif Larsen’s I Am Radar; Alexander Chee reviews Jonathan Lethem’s Lucky Alan

Blinks: Ansible; Kelly Link; Slipstream; KSR; hard SF; Borderlands events

» David Langford’s Ansible 331

» LA Times: David L. Ulin reviews Kelly Link’s Get In Trouble

» Wall Street Journal: Kelly Link, Jeff VanderMeer, Elizabeth Hand and others are discussed in Slipstream Fiction Goes Mainstream

» Shelf Awareness: Book Brahmin: Kim Stanley Robinson

» Guardian: Susan Stepney on The real science of science fiction

ݖ Huffington Post: Ben Bova explains What Is ‘Hard’ Science Fiction?

» Mythic Delirium’s February content is online, with works by Sunny Moraine, Kristine Ong Muslim, and Sheree Renee Thomas

» Events at Borderlands in SF include Samantha Shannon, Randy Henderson, Seanan McGuire, and Gail Carriger

Blinks: Kelly Link, Jeff VanderMeer, reviews, George Lucas, KSR, NYRSF and KGB events

» NYT Book Review: Q&A with Kelly Link, whose new collection Get In Trouble is due Tuesday

» The Atlantic: Jeff VanderMeer on From Annihilation to Acceptance: A Writer’s Surreal Journey

» Toronto Star: Alex Good has mini reviews of the latest SF books by Trichter, Mosley, Moorcock, Walton

» The Independent: Star Wars creator George Lucas: ‘I really have no interest in science fiction at all’ [also reported elsewhere]

» Kirkus: Andrew Liptak on Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars

» NYRSF Readings presents Carlos Hernandez and Jennifer Marie Brissett this Tuesday, Feb 3

» KGB Fantastic Fiction in NY is hosting Ben Loory & Mike Allen, Feb 18th

Blinks: NYr on VanderMeer; Guardian’s Eric Brown’s reviews; Farrago’s Wainscot resumes; Events: SF in SF, KGB, Odyssey

» The New Yorker: Joshua Rothman on The Weird Thoreau: Jeff VanderMeer

» Guardian: Eric Brown’s best science fiction in January — review roundup, covering titles by Karen Lord, Gareth L. Powell, Genevieve Cogman, Martyn Amos & Ra Page, and Paul Brackston

» Farrago’s Wainscot has resumed publication


» SF in SF features Kim Stanley Robinson and Cecelia Holland, 22 January beginning 6:30 pm

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB features Gregory Frost and Andy Duncan, 21 January beginning 7pm

» The Odyssey Writing Workshop for 2015 runs from 8 June to 17 July; the deadline for early application is 31 January, regular application 8 April

Blinks: Ansible; NYT on Le Guin’s Omelas; W Post Morrow interview; Concatenation; Shawl on Lord; NYPL; Borderlands events

» David Langford’s Ansible 330

» NY Times: op-ed columnist David Brooks on The Child in the Basement, re: Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”

» Washington Post: Religion satirist James Morrow on the Charlie Hebdo killings; Morrow’s latest novel Galapágos Regained has just been published

» The Spring edition of SF2 Concatenation is online, with news, con reports, and many reviews

» Seattle Times: Nisi Shawl reviews Karen Lord’s The Galaxy Games

» New York Public Library on Where’s the Science Fiction for Younger Readers?


» Borderlands Books has upcoming events with Shannon Page, Cecelia Holland, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Samantha Shannon

Blink: Sofia Samatar

Blinks: LA Times on Ted Chiang

» LA Times’ California Sunday Magazine on The halting genius of science-fiction writer Ted Chiang

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