Blinks: Amazon’s Best of 2018; NYT on Shaun Tan, YA fantasy; Alec Nevala-Lee essay and review; LA Times review; Scott Edelman dines

» Amazon’s Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2018 are led by Christelle Dabos’ A Winter’s Promise

» NYT Book Review: Hugo Lindgren’s Everyday Weirdness reviews Shaun Tan, including his new book Tales From Outer Suburbia

» NYT Book Review: Marjorie Ingall reviews YA fantasies by Nova Ren Suma, Neal & Jarrol Shusterman, Alex London, Kendra Fortmeyer

» NYTRB last week: Alec Nevala-Lee on What Isaac Asimov Taught Us About ...Read More

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Blinks: PW’s Best Books of 2018; Reviews in NYT and WP; John Scalzi’s favorites

» Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2018 includes SF/F/H titles by Sam J. Miller, Mary Robinette Kowal, Daniel Mallory Ortberg, Rena Rossner, Nicky Draden, Lavie Tidhar, and C.L. Polk; the YA list includes Tomi Adeyemi, Neal and Jarrod Shusterman, Tillie Walden, and others

» NYT Book Review: Gilbert Cruz reviews Stephen King’s Elevation; Danielle Trussoni reviews horror from Sarah Perry, Edward Carey, Ellen Datlow, John Ajvide Lindqvist, and Andrew ...Read More

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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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