Blinks: Kazuo Ishiguro; reviews of his new novel; new laws or robotics; Shippey reviews Weber & Kenney

» NYT Magazine: Kazuo Ishiguro Sees What the Future Is Doing to Us, by Giles Harvey

» Reviews of Ishiguro’s new novel Klara and the Sun at NYT, by Radhika Jones; Slate, by Laura Miller; Guardian, by Anne Enright; and Wall Street Journal, by Sam Sacks

» Boston Globe: Frank Pasquale suggests Now that science fiction is reality, it’s time for new laws of robotics

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Blinks: Lisa Tuttle at Guardian; Bill McKibben cites KSR; Greg Bear’s life story

» Guardian: Lisa Tuttle takes over from Eric Brown: The best recent science fiction and fantasy – review roundup covering titles by Samantha Shannon, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Adam Roberts, Marian Womack, and Tim Pratt

» The New Yorker: Bill McKibben’s The Enormous Risk of Atmospheric Hacking cites Kim Stanley Robinson’s “masterly new novel” “The Ministry for the Future”.

» Seattle Times: Lynnwood’s Greg Bear, stalwart of modern science fiction, starts writing ...Read More

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Blinks: Bloom on Le Guin; LARB on Dune; WaPo’s Best SF/F/H Books of 2020

» The New Yorker: Harold Bloom on The Strange Friendships of Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness”

» Los Angeles Review of Books: Daniel Immerwahr on Heresies of “Dune”

» Washington Post: Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Lavie Tidhar select Best science fiction, fantasy and horror books of 2020; they’re by Stephen Graham Jones, Zen Cho, Tlotlo Tsamaase, Agustina Bazterrica, translated from the Spanish by Sarah Moses, and Paul ...Read More

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Blinks: Reviews at Guardian, New Scientist, WSJ; Kim Stanley Robinson; Penguin SF classics

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Christopher Priest, Kate Mascarenhas, Jonathan Sims, Tom Fletcher, Chloe Gong

» New Scientist: Will Heath reviews Micaiah Johnson

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey reviews Cixin Liu’s To Hold Up the Sky

» Jacobin interviews Robert Markley about Kim Stanley Robinson

» The Irish Times: Science fiction: Fast forward into a universal future, about Penguin’s new line of SF classics ...Read More

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Blinks: NYT, Guardian reviews; Cory Doctorow; Andrew Liptak

» NY Times: Amal El-Mohtar reviews C.L. Polk, V.E. Schwab, Susanna Clarke

» Slate: Cory Doctorow: The Dangers of Cynical Sci-Fi Disaster Stories: I’m changing how I write fiction—for the benefit of the real world.

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Andrzei Sapkowski, Tony Ballantyne, Peter F. Hamilton, Kate Elliott, Graham Masterton

» Polygon: Andrew Liptak selects 15 recent sci-fi books that forever shaped the genre and other articles in its ...Read More

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Blinks: Butler; KSR; Pullman; Dirda; reviews of Flynn, Chang, Martine; Edelman dines

» LA Times: 5 paths to continue your Octavia E. Butler discovery after ‘Parable of the Sower’

» Guardian: ‘There is no planet B’: the best books to help us navigate the next 50 years, by Kim Stanley Robinson

» Guardian: 25 years of His Dark Materials: Philip Pullman on the journey of a lifetime

» Washington Post, Michael Dirda: Can’t get enough Game of Thrones or Star Wars? New ...Read More

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Blinks: Mental Resiliency, John Scalzi, Guardian reviews, Scott Edelman practices social distancing

» The Conversation: Science fiction builds mental resiliency in young readers

» New York Times: By the Book: The Science Fiction Writer John Scalzi Readily Quits Reading

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Nick Martell, Hao Jingfang, Ian Whates, Breanna Teintze, Kat Dunn

» Scott Edelman practices social distancing while answering 95 questions from George R.R. Martin, Sarah Pinsker, Greg Bossert, Barry N. Malzberg, Michael Dirda, and many others ...Read More

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Blinks: David Mitchell, N.K. Jemisin, Marlon James, Desert-island SF books

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

» Guardian: NK Jemisin: ‘It’s easier to get a book set in black Africa published if you’re white’

» LA Times: Dystopian fiction has always been real for Ray Bradbury prize winner Marlon James

» Washington Post: Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Lavie Tidhar on Desert-island books: Science fiction tales set in isolation that feel just right ...Read More

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Blinks: Two Talks with Kim Stanley Robinson; Eric Brown’s reviews in Guardian

» Slate: Isaac Butler talked with Kim Stanley Robinson about Three Californias, Infinite Futures

» And at Wall Street Journal: Russell Gold talks with Kim Stanley Robinson: A Sci-Fi Author’s Boldest Vision of Climate Change: Surviving It

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Anne Charnock, Marc-Uwe Kling, AJ Hackwith, Andrew Hunter Murray, Menna van Praag ...Read More

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Blinks: William Gibson, Ted Chiang, Ken Liu, Best of 2019, reviews, dinner

» The New Yorker: How William Gibson Keeps His Science Fiction Real

» The Nation: The Rest Is Up to Us: Ted Chiang’s science fiction helps us look past the power of technology

» New York Times Magazine: How Chinese Sci-Fi Conquered America, about Ken Liu

» Wall Street Journal: Tom Shippey picks his Best Science-Fiction of 2019 by David Walton, Daniel Suarez, Cory Doctorow, Erin Craig, Michael Swanwick

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Blinks: PW’s Best of 2019; NYT essays and reviews; Slate roundtable with Anders and Ashby

» Publishers Weekly’s Best SF/Fantasy/Horror of 2019 are by King, Turnbull, Hurley, Starling, McGuire, LaValle/Adams, and Wendig

» Recently in NY Times: For Some Horror Writers, Nothing Is Scarier Than a Changing Planet by Naomi Booth, discussing Amitav Ghosh and Jeff VanderMeer and others

» Also, Danielle Trussoni reviews horror by Lovecraft (annotated by Klinger), nonfiction by Kröger and Anderson, a novel by Marente de Moor, and a collection by ...Read More

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Blinks: Dirda on F&SF; Moreno-Garcia and Tidhar on SF/F; NYT reviews Tremblay, Booth, Winterson

» Washington Post: Michael Dirda celebrates anniversaries, including the 70th anniversary issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

» Washington Post: Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Lavie Tidhar discuss The weird, the wacky, the underappreciated: A new look at science fiction and fantasy

» NY Times Book Review: Danielle Trussoni reviews horror by Paul Tremblay and Naomi Booth

» NY Times: Dwight Garner reviews Jeanette Winterson’s Frankissstein ...Read More

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Blinks: Oates reviews Chiang; critics’ picks; sniffy about SF

» The New Yorker: Science Fiction Doesn’t Have to Be Dystopian; Joyce Carol Oates reviews Ted Chiang’s Exhalation

» Guardian: Jim Al-Khalili: Top 10 end-of-the-world novels – from Ballard to Pratchett with other titles by Crichton, Niven & Pournelle, Baxter, Brin, Sawyer, Mandel, Vonnegut, and Jones

» MIchael Dirda: Book World: Beyond George R.R. Martin: A critic’s pick of science fiction and fantasy reviewing Sladek, Ortiz, Langan, and others

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Blinks: Ben H. Winters; Slaughterhouse-Five; Guardian reviews; free anthology; Scott Edelman

» NY Times Book Review: Ben H. Winters asks What Do the Make-Believe Bureaucracies of Sci-Fi Novels Say About Us?

» NY Times: The Moral Clarity of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ at 50 by Kevin Powers

» Guardian: Eric Brown reviews Ann Leckie, Tade Thompson, Helen Marshall, Stephen Palmer, Temi Oh

» The Verge: Arizona State University released a free sci-fi anthology about the future of solar power

» Scott Edelman dines with ...Read More

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Blinks: NYT reviews and essay; PRI on Chinese SF; Scott Edelman

» NY Times Book Review: Alec Nevala-Lee reviews John Lancheseter’s The Wall

» Also in NYTBR, Jennifer Hubert Swan reviews Y.A. crossover fantasy by Berry, LaFevers, Ahmed, and Chokshi

» Next week’s NYTBR: Zambian novelist Namwali Serpell on When Science Fiction Comes True

» PRI podcast: The sci-fi of another language, about Liu Cixin and Ken Liu

» Scott Edelman dines with Michael J. Walsh ...Read More

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