I’m in Glasgow for most of this week, for work-related reasons, so posting is likely to be light; but I can at least catch up on my linking.
- Simon Pegg on why zombies shouldn’t run
- Nic Clarke on Temeraire by Naomi Novik
- Alastair Reynolds on The Quiet War by Paul McAuley
- The October Locus is online for your perusal; this issue includes among other things the first installment of Gardner Dozois’ short fiction column, which I have to say I found a little disappointing, a good long column by Rich Horton riffing on Elizabeth Bear’s suggestion that different generations of sf writer don’t read each other, and Graham Sleight on Ursula K. Le Guin
- Brian Francis Slattery discusses fantasy and magic realism
- The new Internet Review of SF has an article on silent SF movies, Nader Elhefnawy on The New Space Opera, and a bunch of other stuff.
- Reviews at Strange Horizons: Martin Lewis on The Knife of Never Letting Go, Roz Kaveney on The Middleman, Gene Melzack on Gareth L. Powell’s collection The Last Reef, and Gwyneth Jones on Blonde Roots by Bernadine Evaristo
- Sam Jordison’s Hugo-reading reaches A Canticle for Leibowitz, which he concludes is an important antecedent of The Road (ObLinks: one, two.)
- John Clute reviews The Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll
- Ian Sansom reviews Michel Faber’s new myth-of-Prometheus novella The Fire Gospel
- Shine: “a collection of near-future, optimistic SF stories”, to be edited by Jetse de Vries for
- Paul Kincaid’s latest SF Sceptic column: Genre at the End of Time. And Paul reviews Greg Bear’s City at the End of Time at SF Site.
- Following up her review of Incandescence, Karen Burnham has some more thoughts about that book and characterization in sf
- And not sf-related, strictly speaking, but a fascinating review-essay by Zadie Smith comparing Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland and Tom McCarthy’s Remainder