Blinks: KGB photos; reviews; Climate Fiction contest; University events; Harry Potter; Zuckerberg; Gene Wolfe

» Ellen Datlow’s photos from KGB reading October 21, with Nathan Ballingrud and Fran Wilde

» Washington Post: Nancy Hightower reviews Valente and Best American SF and Fantasy 2015

» Guardian: David Mitchell on Earthsea — a rival to Tolkien and George RR Martin

» Arizona State University is holding a Climate Fiction Short Story Contest, to be judged by Kim Stanley Robinson; deadline Jan 15, 2016

» The University of Oregon celebrates the acquisition of the James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice B. Sheldon) literary papers with a two-day symposium, 4-5 December 2015

» Cal State University Fullerton’s 50th Anniversary Celebration of Frank Herbert’s Dune continues throughout this month, with events through early November

» Also, CSUF has a Call for Papers for next year’s Philip K. Dick Conference, April 29-30, 2016

» The official eighth Harry Potter story will be a stage play, upcoming in Summer 2016: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is the official eighth Potter story and the first to be presented on stage

» 14 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read includes Iain M. Banks; his latest resolution includes Liu Cixin

» Daniel Polansky on The Mysteries of Gene Wolfe’s Peace (and Why They Keep Me Up at Night)