Blinks: reviews; Goodreads; Commentary; YA

» Salon: Laura Miller’s If Tolkien were black profiles N.K. Jemisin and David Anthony Durham

» New York Times: Janet Maslin is none too keen about Murakami’s 1Q84

» Goodreads has nominees for best books of the year in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other categories

» Commentary Magazine: D.G. Myers’ Literary Commentary column has several recent pieces on SF/F, including “The Difference Between Fantasy and Science Fiction” and “Fantasy is a Genre of Christianity”

» Open Salon: David Brin’s recommended science fiction for young adults