Blinks: NYT on feminist dystopias; Reviews; Ansible; Scott Edelman

» New York Times front page on Wednesday: How Feminist Dystopian Fiction Is Channeling Women’s Anger and Anxiety, discussing works by Sophie Mackintosh, Naomi Alderman, Louise Erdrich, Joyce Carol Oates, and others

» NY Times Book Review: Amal El-Mohtar reviews C.L. Polk, Robert Jackson Bennett, John Schoffstall, Rachael K. Jones

» David Langford’s Ansible 375

» Scott Edelman dines with K. Tempest Bradford and Pat Cadigan ...Read More

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Blinks: Ansible; Harari; reviews by Bradley, Brown, Wolfe; Edelman

» David Langford’s Ansible 374

» Wired: Yuval Noah Harari on science fiction, and Harari’s episode at Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy

» Spectator: James Bradley reviews Christopher Priest’s An American Story

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Peter F Hamilton, Tamora Pierce, Catherynne M Valente, Jasper Fforde, Martin Millar

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Abbey Mei Otis, Jeffrey Ford, John Varley

» Scott Edelman dines with Don McGregor ...Read More

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Blinks: Reviews from SFC, Guardian, LAT, and Security Boulevard (of Gary K. Wolfe)

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Hannu Rajaniemi, Rebecca Roanhorse, Maria Dahvana Headley

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Rober Jackson Bennett, Stephen Palmer, Sam Hawke, SJ Morden, and Candas Jane Dorsey

» LA Times: Swapna Krishna reviews Thea Lim, Rachel Heng, Bina Shah

» Security Boulevard reviews Gary K. Wolfe’s How Great Science Fiction Works ...Read More

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Blinks: Terrified authors; Richard Powers; Gary K. Wolfe reviews; Edelman dines with Klages

» NY Times: The Book That Terrified Neil Gaiman. And Carmen Maria Machado. And Dan Simmons. — and Joe Hill, Tomi Adeyemi, Victor LaValle, and others

» Guardian: Richard Powers: ‘I love sci-fi. The more 10-foot reptilians, the better’

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews Rich Larson, Michael Blumlein, James Patrick Kelly

» Scott Edelman dines with Ellen Klages ...Read More

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Blinks: Reviews in NYT, WaPo, Guardian; Scott Edelman’s 1993 lunch

» NY Times Book Review: Matt Haig reviews Katie Williams’ Tell the Machine Goodnight

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews S.M. Stirling’s Black Chamber

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Franceso Dimitri, Hannu Rajamiemi, Ada Palmer, Craig DiLouie, and a 2001 anthology

» Scott Edelman flashes back to 1993 for lunch with Arlan Andrews, Sr., Gregory Benford, Geoffrey A. Landis, and Charles Sheffield ...Read More

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Blinks: LaValle reviews King; WaPo and SFC reviews; Ansible; Valente; Edelman

» NY Times Book Review: Victor LaValle reviews Stephen King’s The Outsider

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Peter Watts, Jacqueline Carey, Sabaa Tahir

» SF Chronicle: Michael Berry reviews Rita Bullwinkel, Julia Fine, Claire North

» David Langford’s Ansible 371

» Publishers Weekly: Catherynne M. Valente’s 10 Essential Offbeat Science Fiction Novels

» Scott Edelman’s Nebula Awards Donut Jamboree ...Read More

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Blinks: Guardian reviews by Eric Brown; about Fahrenheit 451, by the HBO director; Christina Sng

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Heather Child, GX Todd, Jeff Noon, Claire North, Roger Levy

» NY Times: Ramin Bahrani, director of HBO’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 that debuts May 19th: Why ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Is the Book for Our Social Media Age

» Singapore’s The Straits Times: Poet Christina Sng is the first Singaporean to win the Bram Stoker award ...Read More

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Blinks: Tomi Adeyemi; reviews of Powers, Valente, Newitz, Miller, and others

» Entertainment Weekly: Is Tomi Adeyemi the new J.K. Rowling?

» New York Times Book Review, front cover review: Barbara Kingsolver reviews Richard Powers’ The Overstory

» The Verge: Andrew Liptak reviews Catherynne M. Valente’s Space Opera, “the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”

» The Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Annalee Newitz, Sam J. Miller, Leo Carew, Stephen Lloyd Jones, Paolo Bacigalupi & ...Read More

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Blinks: Ansible; Guardian reviews; Scott Edelman dines; Events at KGB, Borderlands, SF in SF

» David Langford’s Ansible 368

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Tom Sweterlitsch, Gareth L. Powell, Jen Williams, Sarah Maria Griffin, Elan Mastai

» Scott Edelman dines with David Mack

» KGB Fantastic Fiction hosts Kelly Robson and Chandler Klang Smith, March 21st

» Borderlands hosts John Picacio, Mishell Baker, and Seanan McGuire this month

» SF in SF hosts Nancy Kress, Jack Skillingstead, and Silvia Moreno Garcia, March 25th ...Read More

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Blinks: Naomi Novik on Ursula K. Le Guin; reviews in NYT, Guardian, WaPo

» Naomi Novik’s For Ursula, posted Jan. 24th, is printed in today’s NYT Book Review

» NY Times Book Review: Clare Clark reviews Matt Haig’s How to Stop Time

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Alastair Reynolds, Josiah Bancroft, Chris Beckett, Brooke Bolander, Nick Clark Windo

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell, E.J. Swift, Vandana Singh ...Read More

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Blinks: Reviews; Judith Merril; KGB events

» Washington Post: Everdeen Mason reviews Robots vs. Fairies, Ahmed Saadawi, Josiah Bancroft

» Chicago Tribune: Gary K. Wolfe reviews collections by Dave McKean and William Schafer, Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe, and Jo Walton

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda reviews Nick Harkaway’s Gnomon

» Toronto Star: Sci-fi author Judith Merril and the very real story of Toronto’s Spaced Out Library: A prolific author and pioneer Merril’s donation of 5,000 ...Read More

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Blinks: SF Chronicle’s Best of 2017; Wells v. Orwell; Nature forum with KSR, Liu, others

» San Francisco Chronicle’s Best of 2017 includes titles by Omar El Akkad, Jeff VanderMeer, Victor LaValle, Louise Erdrich, George Saunders, Naomi Alderson, Robin Sloan, Zachary Mason

» The Conversation, via Salon: More H.G. Wells and less George Orwell: Can science save us from dystopia?

» Nature: Science fiction when the future is now, with comments by Lauren Beukes, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ken Liu, Hannu Rajaniemi, Alastair Reynolds, Aliette de ...Read More

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Blinks: Chiang; Delany; Tolkien; Best of 2017 at Seattle Times, B&N; Zinos-Amaro reviews; Borderlands events

» Buzzfeed: Ted Chiang’s Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear, about capitalism, Silicon Valley, and its fear of superintelligent AI

» Slate Podcast: How Does Samuel R. Delany Work?: The acclaimed science-fiction novelist talks about his queer career.

» Guardian: Maev Kennedy: From the north pole to Middle-earth: Tolkien’s Christmas letters to his children

» Seattle Times: Nisi Shawl picks Noteworthy books of 2017: speculative fiction by ...Read More

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Blinks: Ansible; NYTBR YA list for 2017 includes Okorafor and Pullman; NYTBR on John Hodgman

» David Langford’s Ansible 365

» NY Times Book Review — in addition to 100 Notable Books and 10 Best Books linked earlier — has a Children’s and YA list with the latter group including Nnedi Okorafor and Philip Pullman.

» NY Times Book Review: John Hodgman’s By the Book name-checks Richard Matheson, E.B. White, Cormac McCarthy, N.K. Jemisin, Michael Chabon, and Borges; and alludes to Frank Herbert and George ...Read More

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Blinks: Best Books of 2017 from NY Times, LA Times, and Adam Roberts in The Guardian

» Guardian: Adam Roberts’ best science fiction and fantasy of 2017 includes titles by Kim Stanley Robinson, Paul McAuley, Jeff VanderMeer, and others

» New York Times’ Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2017 includes Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West and Naomi Alderman’s The Power

» Los Angeles Times’ Best Fiction of 2017 includes Naomi Alderman’s The Power, Steve Erickson’s Shadowbahn, Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West, John Crowley’s Ka ...Read More

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Blinks: B&N’s, NY Times’ Best of 2017; Le Guin interview; New Republic on Manson, Hubbard, and Heinlein

» Barnes and Nobles’ Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2017 includes titles by Naomi Alderman, James Bradley, N.K. Jemisin, John Kessel, Annalee Newitz, Kim Stanley Robinson, Jeff VaderMeer, and many others

» NY Times’ 100 notable books includes novels by Omar El Akkad, Victor LaValle, Mohsin Hamid, Paul Auser, Louise Erdrich, George Saunders, Naomi Alderman, and N.K. Jemisin, and Edmund Gordon’s biography of Angela Carter

» LA Review of ...Read More

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