One more day to
send in your BSFA Award nominations — they must be received by 23.59 tomorrow (Saturday 16th). And then you could vote in the SF Site Reader’s Choice awards. (You can do that if you’re not a BSFA member, even.) An
open letter to fans, authors and critics of the male sex, and a related post by Liz Williams Sad news: the Internet Review of SF will be
suspending publication after the February issue; so enjoy the January issue David Ketterer’s
introduction to by John Wyndham Plan for Chaos
China Mieville is blogging Kristin Cashore on
writing fantasy Kari Sperring reviews
by Pierre Pevel The Cardinal’s Blades and L’Alchimiste des Ombres My review of
by David Anthony Durham The Other Lands L. Timmel Duchamp on
Total Oblivion, More or Less by Alan DeNiro Graham Sleight
interviews Farah Mendlesohn about On Joanna Russ A
discussion about difficulty at The Valve Patrick Ness reviews
Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem Adam Roberts on
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
A round table on Australian sf at the World SF blog Discussion of
cover art, with reference to Lauren Beukes’ forthcoming fantasy Zoo City Tony Keen and Tim Phipps on “
The End of Time” (and the end of a Doctor Who era) More Avatar links: a
round-up by Abigail Nussbaum; elsewhere, Roz Kaveney; Caleb Crain; Jonah Lehrer; Andres du Toit David Hebblethwaite
on Galileo’s Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson Nic Clarke
on (the book) The Road Mark Charan Newton asks: what do people mean
when they say “clunky”?
Realms of Fantasy is having an all-woman issue, which has attracted much comment Dan Hartland on
by Paul McAuley, and Gardens of the Sun by Ali Shaw; on the latter I echo much of his ambivalence, though I was more won over by the book in the end. Also over at Strange Horizons with a review of The Girl With Glass Feet , with further thoughts back on his blog Sherlock Holmes here. New Peter Watts story at Clarkesworld: “
The Things“; see Jonathan Strahan’s account of how this didn’t end up in Eclipse 3 Books-of-2009 lists from
Martin Lewis ( and films), David Hebblethwaite, Abigail Nussbaum (and worst reads of the year, and best short stories). Science fiction is
annoying Bruce Sterling Everett
Guardian books podcast on sf, including interview with China Mieville. And finally: so at Worldcon, I was on a panel about the Terminator franchise with Abigail, and James Zavaglia. After the panel, we were approached by a chap from
Electric Playground asking if he could interview us. We said yes, and they’ve used the material for this segment. (Also including coments from Russell Blackford.)
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Don’t think that’s a Bruce Sterling article, is it?
Have to admit, I think I just took that accreditation from wherever I picked up the link from. But indeed, judging by the Twitter link it’s not Sterling. Oops.