Blinks: Readercon, ComicCom, Library of America, King, Brin, Scalzi, Hurley, reviews

» Readercon: photos by Ellen Datlow; photos by James Patrick Kelly

» ComicCon: report by Lou Anders

» The Library of America, which will publish American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s, edited by Gary K. Wolfe, in September, has posted this companion site, with essays by Wolfe, Silverberg, and Malzberg, plus a cover gallery and timeline; at NYTimes, Dave Itzkoff blogs about it

» LA Review of Books: Sarah Langan’s Killing Our Monsters: On Stephen King’s Magic

» B&N: Paul Di Filippo reviews David Brin’s Existence – considering the “The Great Global Near-Future Science Fiction Novel”

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews Glen Duncan’s Talulla Rising

» Dr. Amy H. Sturgis will be teaching online interactive course Science Fiction Part 1: From Modern Beginnings to the Golden Age, for the Mythgard Institute at Signum University; registration is now open

» NPR interviews John Scalzi about Redshirts

» interviews Kameron Hurley

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Zack Parsons, N.K. Jemisin, The Weird, and David Elroy Goldweber