Blinks: Top films, Ansible, Shared Worlds, book covers, Sawyer, McCarthy, reviews

» Sight & Sound’s latest once-a-decade poll of top films — which for the first time moves Vertigo ahead of Citizen Kane — includes four SF films in the top 50: 2001 (#6), Stalker (#29), Metropolis (#35), and Le Jetée (#50); the Directors’ Top Ten puts 2001 #2

» Dave Langford’s Ansible 301

» Jenny Colvin’s Reading Envy blog reports on Shared Worlds, the camp for high school age students

» NPR: In The E-Book World, Are Book Covers A Dying Art? – interview with Chip Kidd

» Robert J. Sawyer wins the first Humanism in the Arts Award from Humanist Canada

» North Carolina’s NPR station interviews T.C. McCarthy

» LA Review of Books: Paul McAuley reviews Ken MacLeod’s The Night Sessions

» Washington Post: Elizabeth Hand reviews G. Willow Wilson’s Alif the Unseen

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Peter Heller, Lisa Tuttle, Nathan Long, Daniel H Wilson