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

» David Langford’s Ansible 344

» NPR: Amal El-Mohtar reviews Ken Liu’s The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories; Gizmodo interviews Liu

» Gizmodo interviews Allen M. Steele On Arkwright, Science Fiction’s History And Space Travel; Tom Shippey at Wall Street Journal has this review of Arkwright, limited to subscribers

» LA Review of Books: Mark C. Jerng reviews Stories for Chip : A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany ...Read More

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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 ...Read More

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

» NY Times David G. Hartwell obit

» David Langford’s Ansible 343

» First issue of the MOSF Journal of Science Fiction

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Tim Powers, Johanna Sinisalo, Carlos Hernandez

» io9: LA Celebrates Science Fiction Legend Octavia E. Butler With a Year of Events

» Indy Week: Samuel Montgomery-Blinn: In Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard, Science-Fiction Writer Lawrence M. Schoen Poignantly Probes Our Relationship With ...Read More

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

» David G. Hartwell: Boston Globe; North Country Public Radio; The Register; io9; Boing Boing

» LA Times: Elizabeth Hand reviews Charlie Jane Anders

» Inverse: Utopia, Not Dystopia: The 13 Most Optimistic Science Fiction Books

» Lawrence-Journal World profiles Kij Johnson

» NPR: Finnish Authors Heat Up The Speculative Fiction World, about Johanna Sinisalo and Leena Krohn

» Independent: Tricia Sullivan asks fellow authors in the genre how they ...Read More

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

» Slate: Imagining Geoengineering: Why science-fiction writers find it so hard to discuss climate tech, talking with Kim Stanley Robinson

» And Salon, via Scientific American: There is no planet B: We’re not colonizing the Milky Way any time soon, by Kim Stanley Robinson; reaction at

» NPR: Harlan Ellison Returns With A ‘Can’tankerous’ New Collection [Amazon link]

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews Tim Powers’ Medusa’s Web ...Read More

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

» ThinkProgress: Ursula K. Le Guin Obliterates The Bundy Militia — And Oregon’s Largest Newspaper — In 194 Words

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Tricia Sullivan, Michael Cobley, Charlie Jane Anders, Genevieve Cogman, AfroSFv2

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Amber Sparks, Charlie Jane Anders, Jason Gurley

» Yes! Weekly: Steve Mitchell on The cumulative effects of the zone: Strugatsky science fiction

» The Art Newspaper: Science Fiction in the ...Read More

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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 ...Read More

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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 ...Read More

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Blinks: Locus event; Ansible; reviews; NYRSF readings; Taser

» Locus hosts a Steampunk Tea Party Fundraiser with Gail Carriger, Dec 5th, 10am – noon, at Borderlands Books in San Francisco

» David Langford’s Ansible 341

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe’s Gift guide: Satisfying the sci-fi, fantasy fan

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower’s Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015, by Robinson, Jemisin, Dibbell, Miéville, North

» Guardian: The best recent science fiction and horror — review ...Read More

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Blinks: Microsoft and Atlantic Council free ebook anthologies; SFWA’s reading list; WFC readings and photos; more

» Microsoft has published Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Stories Inspired by Microsoft today, free in various ebook formats, with stories by Bear, Bear, Brin, Kress, Leckie, McDevitt, McGuire, and Sawyer

» Atlantic Council has released anthology War Stories from the Future, also a free ebook, with works by Liu, Ashby, Brin, Nagata, and others

» SFWA has released a Nebula Suggested Reading List of titles recommended for next year’s ...Read More

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Blinks: Brian Aldiss; Philip Pullman; Stephen King; reviews of Ann Leckie and others; Paul Levinson

» Telegraph: Brian Aldiss at 90: “British readers had a prejudice against science fiction”

» Slate: A Conversation with Philip Pullman

» NY Times: Stephen King, Not Just the Guy Who Makes Monsters, Q&A about his new book The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

» Slate: Oh, the Humanity: Tammy Oler reviews Ann Leckie’s Radch trilogy

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Gene Wolfe, Lisa Goldstein, Mary Rickert

» NY ...Read More

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Blinks: Ansible, reviews, Niffenegger, KSR, KGB, Boing Boing, Okayafrica

» David Langford’s Ansible 340

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Atwood, Due, Hopkinson, Higgins

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo on Beneath and Beyond: Cosmic Horror Returns, reviewing the William Sloane classic reprint

» NPR talks with Audrey Niffenegger about her anthology Ghostly

» io9: Kim Stanley Robinson on What I Learned From Cutting 300 Pages Out Of My Epic Trilogy, concerning Green Earth

» KGB Fantastic Fiction hosts Kathe ...Read More

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Blinks: KGB photos; reviews; Climate Fiction contest; University events; Harry Potter; Zuckerberg; Gene Wolfe

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB reading October 21, with Nathan Ballingrud and Fran Wilde

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Valente and Best American SF and Fantasy 2015

» Guardian: David Mitchell on Earthsea — a rival to Tolkien and George RR Martin

» Arizona State University is holding a Climate Fiction Short Story Contest, to be judged by Kim Stanley Robinson; deadline Jan 15, 2016

» The University ...Read More

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Blinks: Strugatskys, Time Travel, Bustle, Wolfe

» The Paris Review: (Give Me That) Old-Time Socialist Utopia: How the Strugatsky brothers’ science fiction went from utopian to dystopian.

» How Time Travel Works in Science Fiction (Infographic)

» Bustle: 7 Science Fiction Books From The Last 25 Years That You Must Read (by Liu, Jemisin, Hopkinson, Naam, Butler, Sedia, and Leckie)

» Project Muse: abstract/excerpt of Art and Allegory: A Method to Read The Book of ...Read More

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Blinks: Ann Leckie’s 10 Best; reviews by Charles Yu, Elizabeth Hand, and others

» Publishers Weekly: Ann Leckie’s 10 Best Science Fiction Books

» NY Times Book Review: Charles Yu’s SF & Fantasy round-up covers Hrbek, Wong, Moorcock, Jama-Everett, Downum, Vincent, and the Delany tribute anthology

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews William Sloane

» B&N: David Burr Gerrard reviews Ceridwen Dovey; Cecilia D’Anastasio on Wargames and Peace ...Read More

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Blinks: Best American SF & F; SF essential reading; Le Guin; Ballard

» Entertainment Weekly chats with John Joseph Adams about Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 with editor Joe Hill’s Introduction

» Bustle: 23 Amazing Science Fiction Books That Should Be Considered Essential Reading

» David Naimon interviews Ursula K. Le Guin about her new book Steering the Craft

» Guardian: Why JG Ballard’s High-Rise takes dystopian science fiction to a new level ...Read More

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Blinks: Ansible; GRRM on Mars; Le Guin; Stephenson; Atwood; Paul DiFi on Dirty Jobs

» David Langford’s Ansible 339

» Guardian: George R.R. Martin’s on Our Long Obsession with Mars

» David Naimon interviews Ursula K. Le Guin about Steering the Craft

» Tech Insider: Sci-fi legend Neal Stephenson says it’s getting harder and harder to predict the future

» New York Times: Margaret Atwood, Digital Deep-Diver, Writes ‘The Heart Goes Last’

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo on Tomorrow’s Dirty Jobs, recalling novels by ...Read More

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Blinks: Reviews; KGB photos; Sawyer interview; PKD storybundle; conventions

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews John Sandford & Ctien, Zen Cho, Seth Dickinson

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB Sept. 16, with Lawrence C. Connolly and Thomas F. Monteleone

» Folio interviews Robert J. Sawyer

» A Philip K. Dick Award Bundle, a collection of 11 PKD Award winners and finalists, is available for the next 20 days

» AZSF reading series launched this month in Scottsdale AZ

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Blinks: Salon interviews Le Guin; China on SF

» Salon: Ursula K. Le Guin on myths, Modernism and why “I’m a little bit suspicious of the MFA program”: “It’s hard to think of another living author who has written so well for so long in so many styles as Ursula K. Le Guin…”

» NY Times: Sinosphere | China Embraces Science Fiction (Just Don’t Take It Too Far) [title later updated to: “As Zombie Rumors Fly, China Punishes ...Read More

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Blinks: Short fiction recommendations; African Futures; Brin on KSR and Weir; Suicide and SF; Concatenation

» io9: Science Fiction’s Best Editors Are Tweeting You Some Recommendations

» The Times of Israel: AfroSF: Imagining African Futures through Science Fiction

» IEET: David Brin Nitpicks Recent (Great) Hard Science Fiction Novels: AURORA and THE MARTIAN

» University of California Santa Barbara prof Carl Gutierrez-Jones has published a book about Suicide and Contemporary Science Fiction

» Concatenation has news, columns, and articles up for Autumn 2015 ...Read More

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Blinks: 9/11 SF, Ursula K. Le Guin, Damien Walter

» The New Yorker: Joshua Rothman on The Unsettling Arrival of Speculative 9/11 Fiction, a review of Douglas Lain’s anthology In the Shadow of the Towers: Speculative Fiction in a Post-9/11 World (via)

» Slate: Jacob Brogan on Unlearning to Write: Ursula Le Guin’s guide to the impossible craft of storytelling

» Guardian: Damien Walter: Seek out new worlds of science fiction — there’s so much happening out there ...Read More

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