Blinks: Ellen’s photos, MJ Harrison interview, Miller on Joyce, LARB reviews, Sterling, Yu, Saturn Awards

» Ellen Datlow: photos from Launchpad, an astronomy workshop for SF writers run by Michael Brotherton; photos from the Launch Party for The Sword and Sorcery Anthology; also, photos from KGB Reading July 18, with Ysabeau Wilce and Leah Bobet

» Guardian: M. John Harrison: a life in writing – “A good ground rule for writing in any genre is: start with a form, then ask what it’s afraid of”

» Salon: Laura Miller reviews Graham Joyce’s Some King of Fairy Tale

» LA Review of Books: Rory Moore reviews Felix J. Palma’s The Map of Time; earlier, Niall Harrison reviews E.J. Swift’s Osiris

» Boing Boing video: Bruce Sterling talks technology and science fiction with Intel’s futurist Brian David Johnson

» CNN: ‘Sorry Please Thank You’ skewers sci-fi — interview with Charles Yu

» Saturn Awards are led by Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Super 8