Blinks: Lauren Owen, Octavia Butler, Robert J. Sawyer, VanderMeer & Fowler, KGB

» Reviews of Lauren Owen’s The Quick by Andrew Sean Greer in New York Times and Elizabeth Hand in Los Angeles Times

» Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies: Octavia Butler’s fictional religion of ‘Earthseed’ inspires real religious movement

» Winnipeg Free Press interviews Robert J. Sawyer

» NPR’s Cosmos & Culture blog: Jeff VanderMeer and Karen Joy Fowler discuss Are Trout Too Smart To Eat? And Other Surprising Questions

» NPR’s To the Best of Our Knowledge interviews Jeff VanderMeer about his Southern Reach trilogy, part of an hour-long show also featuring Ursula K. Le Guin and Neil Gaiman

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB readings June 18 with Paul Witcover and Eileen Gunn

» KGB readings July 16th will be by Victor LaValle and Sofia Samatar