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Earlier 2011 Blinks


Blinks: GRRM and Stephen King; Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB, Readercon

» Entertainment Weekly: George R.R. Martin asks Stephen King: How do you write so fast?

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB, with David D. Levine and Helen Marshall, July 20th

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from Readercon, July 7-10

Blinks: Le Guin at Comic-Con; The Big Book of Science Fiction; other reviews; Borderlands events

» LA Times: Patt Morrison talks with Ursula K. Le Guin at Comic-Con

» NYT Times: John Williams reviews the VanderMeers’ Big Book of Science Fiction

» The Verge: Andrew Liptak reviews The Big Book of Science Fiction; another review by Jim Higgins at; earlier at The Verge, Andrew Liptak reviews the Strugatskys, Becky Chamber, D.G. Compton, and others schedule for July

» Borderlands Books upcoming events include Daniel O’Malley, Seth Harwood, Todd Lockwood, Eliot Fintushel, Richard Kadrey, Sonia Orin Lyris, and Becky Chambers, with a celebration of Avram Davidson on July 31st

Blinks: Ted Chiang, reviews by Nancy Hightower and Gary K. Wolfe

» Electric Literature: The Legendary Ted Chiang on Seeing His Stories Adapted and the Ever-Expanding Popularity of SF

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Bill Broun, Alexandra Oliva, Indra Das

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe’s Science Fiction roundup: reviewing China Miéville, Nina Allan, and an anthology by Jonathan Strahan

Blinks: NYT reviews two futuristic novels not described as sf

» NY Times Book Review reviews titles by Lionel Shriver and by Jenni Fagan, set in futures of economic and climate change though never described as science fiction

Blinks: Salon interviews the VanderMeers; Guardian reviews by Eric Brown

Blinks: NYT and Slate on Ben H. Winters

» New York Times profiles Ben H. Winters about his new novel Underground Airlines; Slate ridicules the piece, with a response from Winters

Blinks: Ansible; Butler anticipates Trump; reviews of collections; fantasy writers to read

» David Langford’s Ansible 348

» Mic: This Black Science Fiction Writer Predicted Trump’s Campaign Slogan 16 Years Ago, about Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Talents

» The Star: Alex Good reviews Eric Schaller, Hugh A.D. Spencer, Ken Liu, David Brin

» Vox: 3 fantasy writers to read while you wait for George R.R. Martin to finish Game of Thrones, about Robin McKinley, Megan Whelan Turner, Ellen Kushner

Blinks: reviews; KGB photos; Chiang in The New Yorker

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Malka Older, Jeremy Bushnell, Bill Schutt & J.R. Finch

» Daily Mail: Ned Denny reviews Pratchett & Baxter, Guy Gavriel Kay, Tarn Richardson

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB, June 15, with Marc Laidlaw and Daniel Braum

» Ted Chiang in The New Yorker: Bad Character

Blinks: N.K. Jemisin’s SF/F reviews in NYT; LA Times on Justin Cronin

Blinks: reviews, summer reading, Thomas Olde Heuvelt

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Ada Palmer, Eleanor Arnason, Frances Hardinge

» Today’s Science Friday recommends Best Science Fiction Books for Your Summer Reading List with Annalee Newitz and Anne VanderMeer

» Thomas Olde Heuvelt’s summer book tour for HEX begins June 24 in Orlando

Blinks: Events in SF and NYC

Upcoming Events

» June 12, San Francisco: SF in SF hosts Rudy Rucker and Michael Blumlein; July 17: Richard Kadrey and Thomas Olde Heuvelt

» June 15, New York City: Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Marc Laidlaw and Daniel Braum

» July, San Francisco: Borderlands Books hosts Sarah Kuhn, Charles Stross, Daniel O’Malley

Blinks: Reviews, Ansible, Journal of SF, Trekonomics, Apex Book

» New York Times: Janet Maslin reviews Stephen King’s End of Watch

» NYT Book Review: Terrence Rafferty reviews horror books by Oates, Straub, Evenson, de Kretser, Hurley, LaValle, Tremblay

» David Langford’s Ansible 347

» Museum of Science Fiction: second issue of Journal of Science Fiction

» The Economist: Time-travel from H.G. Wells to “Version Control” discusses Dexter Palmer’s recent novel

» Salon: Is a “Star Trek” future possible? interviews the author of Trekonomics

» LA Review of Books: Pepe Rojo reviews The Apex Book of World SF: Volume 4

Blinks: Novik reviews Scarlett Thomas

» NYT Book Review: Naomi Novik reviews The Seed Collectors, by Scarlett Thomas

Blinks: Cassandra Clare, Elizabeth Hand, Michael Berry reviews

Blinks: reviews of Hill, Means, Hand, Wells, Bear, Hairston, Aiken

» New York Times: N.K. Jemisin reviews Martha Wells, Greg Bear, Joe Hill, Andrea Hairston

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Joe Hill, Joan Aiken, David Means

» Washington Post: Oline H. Cogdill reviews Elizabeth Hand’s Hard Light

» B&N: Mark Athitakis reviews David Means’ Hystopia

Blinks: Ernest Cline’s book tour; Paul Di Filippo on comic fantasy

» Ernest Cline’s signing tour for the paperback edition of Armada runs through April 23rd

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews comic fantasy by Manuel Gonzales and Richard Kadrey

Blinks: Galaktika theft; VanderMeer anthology

Blinks: NYTBR reviews

» NYT Book Review: Scott Bradfield reviews Iain Pears’ Arcadia; Charlie Jane Anders reviews Mark Leyner’s Gone With the Mind

Blinks: Reviews of Oyeyemi, Liu, Sawyer, Tidhar

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Helen Oyeyemi, Ken Liu, Robert J. Sawyer

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews Lavie Tidhar’s A Man Lies Dreaming

» NYT Book Review: Daphne Merkine reviews Lavie Tidhar’s A Man Lies Dreaming; Laura Van Den Berg reviews Helen Oyeyeymi’s What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

Blinks: Ansible; Liu, Steele, Delany, Sawyer, Martin, Butler

Blinks: NYT reviews by Jemisin; profile of Ellison; Edelman’s podcast; events

» NY Times: N.K. Jemisin reviews Corinne Duyvis, Carlos Hernandez, Sofia Samatar, Leena Krohn

» Pasadena Weekly: Close to the Heart profiles Harlan Ellison

» Scott Edelman’s new podcast Eating the Fantastic is now live, with guest Sarah Pinsker

» Ellen Datlow’s Photos from KGB February 17th, with Gemma Files and Carola Dibbell

» SF in SF hosts Daryl Gregory and Hannu Rajamiemi, March 6th

» KGB Fantastic Fiction presents Rio Youers and David Nickle, March 16th

Blinks: NYT on techies and SF; reviews

» NYT: front page article Virtual Reality’s Sci-Fi Trip about how techies look to SF for inspiration

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Hugh Howey, Dexter Palmer, Mo Daviau

Blinks: NYT on Hartwell; Ansible; Reviews; Butler; Schoen

Blinks: Hartwell; Hand on Anders; Optimistic SF; Kij Johnson; Finnish authors; Tricia Sullivan

Blinks: KSR on climate change and colonizing other planets; Ellison; Di Fi on Powers

Blinks: Le Guin on the Bundy Militia; reviews of Anders and others; Strugatskys; Holy Land; Raymond Chandler; Forrest Ackerman

Blinks: Ansible; NYT reviews by N.K. Jemisin; LA Times’ alternatives to Star Wars

» David Langford’s Ansible 342

» NY Times: N.K. Jemisin’s bimonthly SF/F column begins with reviews of China Miéville, Emma Newman, Charlie Jane Anders, Keith Lee Morris

» LA Times: Michael Hiltzik’s Five great sci-fi novels to make you forget ‘Star Wars’ are by Bester, Hoban, Orwell, Vonnegut, and Mitchell

Blinks: Hand on Krohn; LARB essays on SF

» LA Times: Elizabeth Hand reviews Leena Krohn

» LA Review of Books: Toward a New Fantastic: Stop Calling It Science Fiction by Joshua Adam Anderson

Blinks: Reviews, real SF, Star Wars v SF, ’50s SF

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews China Miéville and anthologies from Jonathan Strahan and Greg Bear

» Washington Post: Best science-fiction and fantasy books, December edition: Nancy Hightower reviews China Miéville, Lawrence M. Schoen, Johanna Sinisalo

» Jeff VanderMeer’s Epic List of Favorite Books Read in 2015

» NPR: No Warp Drives, No Transporters: Science Fiction Authors Get Real, about books by Andy Weir, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Neal Stephenson

» Huffington Post: Brian Clegg: Star Wars vs. Science Fiction

» Cato Institute: David Boaz on Science Fiction Authors Lost in the Myths of the 1950s, responding to the TV production of Childhood’s End

Blinks: Best of Year lists from NYT,, Guardian, Slate

» New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2015 includes N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season and Michel Houellebecq’s Submission

»’s Reviewers’ Choice: The Best Books of 2015

» Guardian’s Best Fiction of 2015 includes titles by Terry Pratchett, Kazuo Ishiguro, Salman Rushdie, Kate Atkinson; Adam Roberts’ Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015 includes titles by Robinson, Leckie, Reynolds, Stephenson, McDonald, Chambers, Liu, and others

» Slate: Laura Miller’s 10 Favorite Books of 2015 includes Kelly Link’s Get in Trouble and Oliver Sacks’ On the Move

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