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Archive for July, 2011

Link Grip

A collection of academic essays on Science Fiction in India, edited by Dr. Arvind Mishra (among others), is available on Kindle for just $6.99. [Via Cheryl Morgan] Judith Tarr on Being the Other and empathy, particularly in historical fiction. “History is not a theme park.” [Via] Adam Roberts reviews Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from […]

Roundtable: Fantasy Genres

Karen Burnham This Roundtable continues the discussion from two weeks ago on recommending books for fans of George R. R. Martin. The discussion moved away from specific titles and wandered into the way ways that we group fiction. What does it mean when fans of X may like Y? How come X number of people […]

Link Grit

In praise of Joanne Rowling’s Hermione Granger series, by Sady Doyle Jonathan McCalmont discusses the link between art house films and video games in his review of the game Last Tuesday. The most recent SFSignal Mind Meld asks for Favorite International Authors. Charles Tan reviews Karen Lord’s Redemption in Indigo, with interesting comments on World […]

Keffy Kehrli and Beth Wodzinski in Conversation

In this episode of the Locus Roundtable podcast, we feature two of the editorial staff of Shimmer magazine. Two of the stories that are mentioned in the podcast are in the current Issue #13, and “The Squid Story,” or “Four Household Tales,” is available to read in full online. Besides Shimmer specifically, we also talk […]

Link Grift

Two views on reviewing. n+1 “Against Reviews” and Los Angeles Review of Books “Odious and Unpleasant.” [via Niall Harrison on Twitter] Michael Dirda proposes a simple reform to the NYTimes-style Bestseller list. Cat Velente has some interesting thoughts on childhood classing A Wrinkle in Time. A nice reminder that though the shuttle program is retiring, […]

Roundtable: While GRRM Fans Wait for Book Six…

Karen Burnham Many authors who were published well before J. K. Rowling saw bumps in their sales because kids started picking up their books while waiting for the next Harry Potter to come out. Tamora Pierce, Pat Wrede, and all those other authors were then sold as the ‘next HP.’  We saw this again with […]

Roundtable: Summer Movies

Karen Burnham I recently tossed out the following topic to the Roundtable discussion group: The summer blockbuster movie season is upon us, and as usual various forms of genre film are dominating the screens. This year the offerings range from comic book movies (Thor), sequels to sequels (Pirates of the Carribean 4), kids films (Cars […]

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