- Con or Bust is fundraising to assist people of colour who want to attend Wiscon: you can browse the auctions, or make an auction offer (bidding opens a week today, ie 24th Feb). I’ve put up several lots of books
- The final issue of The Internet Review of Science Fiction has all sorts of good things, and the news that Lois Tilton’s short fiction round-ups will be moving to Locus Online
- The Locus Poll and Survey is online — although if you’re not a subscriber, see Abigail’s commentary
- Iain Sinclair on JG Ballard’s artistic legacy
- Jeff VanderMeer’s best of 2009
- Good news, everybody! PS Publishing will be publishing Ian R MacLeod’s new novel, Wake Up and Dream. No, there’s still no sign of a paperback edition of Song of Time, and that sucks. On the upside, Subterranean were offering a free copy of Song of Time to the first thirty people to pre-order Journeys; no idea if there are any left, but since I already have a copy I’m holding off on my preorder until I can be sure they’re all gone.
- Publisher’s Weekly looks at dystopian YA novels
- Patrick Ness reviews X Isle by Steve Augarde
- NK Jemisin on “Writing a post-feminist character“, and interviewed at length
- Jonathan McCalmont on Ponyo
- Adrienne Martini reviews Connie Willis’ Blackout (although her research doesn’t seem to have been all that it could have been…)
- A very enthusiastic review of Yellow Blue Tibia
- A discussion about gritty fantasy
- Some recent reviews at Strange Horizons: L Timmel Duchamp on The Best with Nine Billion Feet by Anil Menon; Dan Hartland on A Book of Endings by Deborah Biancotti; TS Miller on Eclipse 3; and David J Schwartz on Avilion
- Graham Sleight on that rare beast, a science fiction play: Really Old, Like Forty-Five
- Judith Woods on Diana Wynne Jones’ Enchanted Glass and Philip Womack’s The Liberators
- Paul Kincaid on the conclusion to David Louis Edelman’s Jump 225 trilogy, Geosynchron; and, relatedly, on the structure of trilogies
- Paul Graham Raven on the marvellously-titled Do Androids Sleep With Electric Sheep? Critical Perspectives on Sexuality and Pornography in Science and Social Fiction
- Adam Roberts muses about being interviewed for Newsnight (items starts about 36.05)
- Some thoughts on the end of Dollhouse
- Via James, I am intrigued by Glitch
- Some of Matt Cheney’s books of the decade
- The TV Book Club‘s next pick is The Rapture by Liz Jensen; the relevant episode airs 21st February on More4, and 22nd February on Channel 4
- Finally: I’m off to San Francisco tomorrow, for four days of work and five days of holiday. I’m sure I’ll manage to find some internet access somewhere, though…
EDIT: Actually, finally finally: don’t forget the deadline for applications to this year’s SF Foundation Masterclass in SF criticism is creeping up. (I suddenly realised last night, and sent in my application so that I don’t have to worry about it while I’m away.)
3 thoughts on “The Dream of Perpetual Links”
“The TV Book Club’s next pick is The Rapture by Liz Jensen; the relevant episode airs 21st February on More4, and 22nd February on Channel 4”
It’ll also be available on 4 On Demand for a while after (a month, I think), though you can only watch it there if you’re in the UK, I believe.
And Mr Hebblethwaite has just posted his review, here. Really starting to think this might be a dark horse Clarke candidate.
Agreed, I can imagine it appearing on the Clarke shortlist.