Blinks: the new Harry Potter; reviews of Crouch and alt-history; Newitz on Older; SF for people who don’t read it

» Publishing News, NY Times: Like Magic, Muggles Make New Harry Potter Play Disappear From Bookstores

» NY Times Book Review: Andrew O’Hehir reviews Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter; also, Jean Zimmerman reviews alternate history novels by Tim Baker, Simone Zelitch, and Ben H. Winters

» Ars Technica: This science fiction novel is a perfect antidote to U.S. election season by Annalee Newitz, about Malka Older’s Infomocracy

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Blinks: Clarke Center discussion; Dirda reviews Big Book; Naimon interviews Ducornet

» The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego hosts panel discussion Time, Mathematics, and the Mind of God, August 10th, with Brian Keating, Andrew Friedman, and David Brin

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda posts A summer book list like no other, including the VanderMeers’ Big Book of Science Fiction and works by Jules Verne and Patrick Quentin

» David Naimon interviews Rikki Ducornet ...Read More

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Blinks: reviews of the Big Book of SF and Clarke finalists; CA Higgins

» Barnes & Noble: Paul Di Filippo reviews the VanderMeers’ The Big Book of Science Fiction

» New Scientist: Paul McAuley reviews the six finalists for this year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award: Six science fiction novels you should be reading

» Scientific American: C.A. Higgins on From Physics to Science Fiction, subtitled “A sci-fi author explains how she made the journey from science to writing” ...Read More

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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

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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 ...Read More

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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? ...Read More

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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

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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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