Blinks: Reviews; Okorafor; Ishiguro; VanderMeer; African SF; KGB Oct 18th

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews John Crowley, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul Cornell

» NY Times: Nnedi Okorafor and the Fantasy Genre She Is Helping Redefine

» Quartz: Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Prize is a victory for literary weirdness: “In honoring him, the Nobel Committee has helped legitimize speculative fiction — an umbrella term for all fiction containing supernatural, science-fiction, dreamlike, horror, fantasy, or simply impossible elements — within a global literary community that has often ignored such works in favor of weighty realistic novels.”

» The Verge: Andrew Liptak on Annihilation author Jeff VanderMeer on how his next novel is inspired by our dystopian present

» LA Review of Books: Mark Bould on African Science Fiction

» Fantastic Fiction at KGB hosts James Patrick Kelly & Jennifer Marie Brissett, October 18