- BSFA members: if you’re not going to Eastercon, today is the day to cast your Awards votes. Check the details here, and then email your votes to Donna Scott. Meanwhile, over at NextRead Gav is reviewing the Best Novel shortlist, starting with The City & The City; and Dan Hartland has posted his thoughts on Lavinia here.
- As noted by Lois, Polyphony 7 will go ahead
- Apropos bloggers’ frontlist fetish:
- Matt Hilliard is revisiting Kelly Link’s Magic for Beginners, story by story; see the introductory post, and his thoughts on “The Faery Handbag“, “The Hortlak“, and “The Cannon“
- Coffee & Ink on three books by Karin Lowachee
- Jonathan McCalmont is reading The Book of the New Sun; so far, he’s posted about The Shadow of the Torturer
- Jess McCabe on Daughters of Earth ed. Justine Larbalestier
- Kyra Smith liked Kage Baker’s In the Garden of Iden
- Nic Clarke on two books by Joanna Russ: Extra(Ordinary) People and The Adventures of Alyx
- And Adam Roberts, bless him, has decided to read the entire Wheel of Time: book 1, book 2 and book 3, so far.
- Abigail Nussbaum rounds up more discussion of Jewish fantasy
- Thoughts on recent Caprica
- An overview of 2009 international SF compiled by Jeff VanderMeer
- Daniel Mendelsohn on Avatar
- Elizabeth Hand on several Twilight Zone-related titiles
- Visions of Paradise calculates the most acclaimed books of 2009; no surprise that The City & The City tops the list; see also the SF Site Editor’s Choice for 2009
- Ken MacLeod calls for stranger maps
- The March 2009 Science Fiction Studies is online
- David J Schwartz on The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
- OK, now for some frontlist:
- Matt Denault’s excellent review of Geoff Ryman’s “science into fiction” anthology When it Changed
- Jonathan McCalmont’s equally excellent reviews of Moxyland and (wait for it) In Great Waters
TwoFour views of NK Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms: Nic Clarke; Maureen Kincaid Speller; Kate Nepveu; Vito Excalibur
- Arthur B on Jedediah Berry’s Crawford Award-winning The Manual of Detection
- Micah Toub on an interesting-sounding anthology: Darwin’s Bastards
- Kasia Boddy on Jim Crace’s All That Follows
- Paul Kincaid on Michael Chabon’s Manhood for Amateurs
- Two reviews of Ruby’s Spoon by Anna Lawrence Pietroni: Carol Birch in the Indie, and Carolyn See in the Washington Post
- Two views of Ian McEwan’s Solar: Thomas Jones in the LRB, and M John Harrison in the TLS
- And finally, this year’s SFRA Award winners:
- Pilgrim Award (for lifetime contributions to sf & f studies): Eric Rabkin
- Pioneer Award (for the most outstanding sf studies essay of the year): Allison de Fren, “The Anatomical Gaze in Tomorrow’s Eve,” published in Science Fiction Studies No. 108, Vol. 36 (2), July 2009: 235-265)
- Clareson Award (for distinguished service): David Mead
- Mary Kay Bray Award (for the best essay, interview, or extended review in the past year’s SFRA Review): Ritch Calvin, “Mundane SF 101” (in Volume 289 [Summer 2009]; pdf link)
- Student Paper Award (for the best paper presented at the previous year’s SFRA conference): Andrew Ferguson, “Such Delight in Bloody Slaughter: R. A. Lafferty and the Dismemberment of the Body Grotesque”
4 thoughts on “A Matter of Links”
Two more views on _The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms_: mine, Vito Excalibur’s.
Much obliged, I’ve added them to the main post.
The excellent Leo Robson, my friend and I daresay the the best young critic in the country, on Solar:
Does Adam Roberts sleep? Parent? Cook? Is he like Multiple Man? I think I read slower than he writes.