PS Publishing have released a sample section from John Berlyne’s Tim Powers bibliography Secret Histories (see Graham Sleight’s review), focusing on The Anubis Gates, and including a tribute to the novel by China Mieville; you can get it here [pdf]
New group blog, with an enormous number of mostly-British-sf-writer contributors (Andy Remic, Tricia Sullivan, Tony Ballantyne, Juliet McKenna, plenty of others), aims “to celebrate everything positive, funky and exciting in the Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror Universe!” Hmm.
A women in science fiction reading club; I have been meaning to read the Elgin, Slonczewski and Butler books on that list for ages, so plan to join in when they reach those titles. First up, however, in June, is The Female Man.
Martin McGrath on Toby Litt’s Journey Into Space, and some of the responses thereto; maybe one day I’ll even get around to writing up my own thoughts.
Has anyone seen Fermat’s Room yet? It sounds interesting; here’s a write-up by Philip French that makes it sound interesting (also rounds-up other recent Spanish genre films; Timecrimes had passed me by completely)
And finally: a slightly confused piece by Tim Lott in The Independent, calling for the Great English Novel, notable here for the following: “The writers who have come closest to writing an important work of literature in recent years are simply not naturalists. D B C Pierre, David Mitchell, Scarlett Thomas and Susanna Clarke have all written books that were genuinely fresh voices – but the first was a satire set in America and the other three were verging on fantasy or even science-fiction.” Even, indeed …