Blinks: Ansible; Delany, Benford on KSR, VanderMeer, Di Filippo, Shippey, HPL, events including Tiptree Award at Borderlands

» David Langford’s Ansible 337

» The New Yorker: Samuel Delany and the Past and Future of Science Fiction

» Gregory Benford: Envisioning Starflight Failing, long essay/review of Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora (expanded from essay in Nature)

» The Guardian: Jeff VanderMeer: Are we alone? SF is as sure a guide as any

» Barnes & Noble: Paul Di Filippo reviews Natasha Pulley’s The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Scott Hawkins and Ernest Cline

» Providence Monthly: The Cult of Cthulhu: Artists, scholars, uber-fans. Meet the people keeping Lovecraft’s hometown legacy alive

» Borderlands Books in SF hosts the formal presentation of this year’s Tiptree Award, to Jo Walton for My Real Children, Sunday August 9

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB in NYC hosts N.K. Jemisin and A.C. Wise, August 19th

» Dark Delicacies in LA hosts Joe Nassise & Del Howison, editors of Midian Unmade, along with numerous contributors