Blinks: Reviews of Philip Pullman; Google Maps Planets and Moons

» Slate, Katy Waldman: The Book of Dust, Volume 1, subtitled “Fall in love with Philip Pullman’s imagination all over again”

The headline on Slate’s homepage is “La Belle Sauvage Is a Masterpice: Fans of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials will fall in love with his highly anticipated follow-up.”

I am confident in pronouncing that people will love the first volume of Philip Pullman’s trilogy, The Book of Dust, with ...Read More

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Blinks: Philip Pullman; Hevelin Collection; Iraq; Afrofuturism; History of SF Art; Julie Phillips; Reviews of Matheson, Tidbeck, Okorafor, Leckie

» NY Times Magazine: Philip Pullman Returns to His Fantasy World

» Slate: Retyping the Future’s Past, about the Hevelin Collection at the University of Iowa

» The Atlantic: How Sci-Fi Writers Imagine Iraq’s Future

» ThinkProgress: Afrofuturism: The imaginative sci-fi movement black people need now

» The Verge: Andrew Liptak on A new book aims to explore the glorious history of sci-fi cover art about this Unbound crowdfunding project ...Read More

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Gary K. Wolfe Reviews Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

Autonomous, Annalee Newitz (Tor 978-0-7653-9207-7, $25.99, 306pp, hc) September 2017.

With only a handful of stories published – sometimes in think-tankish venues such as Hieroglyph or Bruce Sterling’s Twelve Tomorrows – and with a distinguished career in science and SF non-fiction and journalism, Annalee Newitz might well be expected to produce the sort of programmatic first novel that we used to get from professional ‘‘futurists’’ like Robert Theobald or even ...Read More

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Blinks: Reviews; Okorafor; Ishiguro; VanderMeer; African SF; KGB Oct 18th

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews John Crowley, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul Cornell

» NY Times: Nnedi Okorafor and the Fantasy Genre She Is Helping Redefine

» Quartz: Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Prize is a victory for literary weirdness: “In honoring him, the Nobel Committee has helped legitimize speculative fiction — an umbrella term for all fiction containing supernatural, science-fiction, dreamlike, horror, fantasy, or simply impossible elements — within a global ...Read More

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Blinks: Time Mag on missing utopias; Playboy; Scott Edelman dines with Johanna Sinisalo

» Time Magazine: Paradise Lost: The Mysterious Case of the Missing Utopian Novels; “In the past 100 years, technology has made our lives easier, safer, healthier and longer. So why does most of our science fiction spell doom and gloom instead of hope and cheer?”

» Inverse: Hugh Hefner, RIP: 5 Great Sci-Fi Stories Published in ‘Playboy’ — by Bradbury, Clarke, Le Guin, Dick, and Atwood

» Scott Edelman dines ...Read More

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Blinks: LA Times reviews; Nnedi Okorafor; Dune; John Scalzi; Annalee Newitz

» LA Times: Swapna Krishna reviews Holly Goddard Jones, Mur Lafferty, Josh Malerman, Felicia Yap

» Guardian: ‘So many different types of strange’: how Nnedi Okorafor is changing the face of sci-fi

» LA Review of Books: Will Collins on The Secret History of Dune; also, Gerry Canavan on No, Speed Limit: John Scalzi’s “The Collapsing Empire”

» Slate: Annalee Newitz explains How to Write a Novel Set More Than ...Read More

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Blinks: Reviews by Everdeen Mason, N.K. Jemisin, Gary K. Wolfe; Le Guin blogs; Edelman and Kelly dine

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Maggie Shen King, Ann Leckie, Marie Lu

» NY Times: N.K. Jemisin reviews Ann Leckie, Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, J.Y. Yang, Jeffrey Ford

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Nnedi Okorafor, Annalee Newitz, James Bradley

» New Republic: What Happens When a Science Fiction Genius Starts Blogging?, about Ursula K. Le Guin’s new book No Time to Spare, due in December ...Read More

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Blinks: Reviews in New Scientist, Washington Post, SF Chronicle; KGB and Borderlands events

» New Scientist: Abigail Nussbaum reviews Yoon Ha Lee, Karin Tidbeck, Nina Allan

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Marina J. Lostetter, N.K. Jemisin, Curtis Craddock

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland, Gabe Hudson

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts Gregory Frost and Rajan Khanna, August 16th

» Borderlands Books hosts Laura Lam, Laura Blackwell, Rebecca Gomez Farrell, Megan E. O’Keefe, Sarah Gailey, Seanan McGuire, ...Read More

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Blinks: SF and the future; Feminist SF; Best SF of 2017 so far

» Slate, Kevin Bankston: Prototyping a Better Tomorrow: How science fiction can help us create a better future

» Boing Boing, Cory Doctorow: How science fiction writers’ “design fiction” is playing a greater role in policy debates

» Boing Boing, Bruce Sterling, science fiction won’t make the future better

» Guardian, Laurie Penny: In science fiction, the future is feminist

» Popular Mechanics, Tiffany Kelly: The Best Science Fiction Books ...Read More

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