- This month’s links round-up title is brought to you by a book I encourage you all to read, Francis Spufford’s Red Plenty. See reviews by Adam Roberts, Michael Burleigh, Charlotte Hobson, James Meek, Ian Thomson, and Steven Rose; and also an essay by Spufford setting out the background to the book
- Abigail Nussbaum adjusts expectations for Scott Pilgrim vs The World
- Margo Lanagan’s White Time gets a [new] UK edition and a review in The Guardian
- Matt Denault on Chill by Elizabeth Bear; also on Mieville’s The City & The City and VanderMeer’s Finch
- Nic Clarke on The Female Man
- An excellent interview with Ted Chiang; elsewhere, Paul Kincaid on The Lifecycle of Software Objects
- The Rejectionist interviews Elizabeth Hand (as part of a feminist sf week)
- Roz Kaveney reviews Finch and The Dervish House
- Kit Whitfield on watching horror when you’re pregnant and on watching Rosemary’s Baby specifically
- Karen Burnham reviews Shine, Jetse de Vries’ anthology of “optimistic sf”
- Cheryl Morgan’s ICFA paper on “Changing Images of Trans People in Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature”
- Matt Hilliard tangles with George RR Martin
- Paul Kincaid’s four-part essay on this year’s Best Novel Hugo nominees: one, two, three, four
- Faren Miller on Alaya Dawn Johnson’s The Burning City; also from Locus, Paul Witcover’s review of Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker
- Graham Sleight’s Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Theodore Sturgeon
- Mark Charan Newton has a conversation with Alden Bell
- James Lovegrove reviews four non-anglophone works of sf for the FT
- Colin Greenland on Brian Aldiss’ intriguing-sounding Walcot
- Kelly Jennings on two books by Eleanor Arnason
- Over at Strange Horizons, I review Steph Swainston’s Above the Snowline; somewhat relatedly, see Martin Lewis’ SF Site review of Swords & Dark Magic
- A column by Aliette de Bodard in Asimov’s, responding to Norman Spinrad’s “Third World Worlds“
- And finally: $500, five years, and still no book
8 thoughts on “Link Plenty”
Jesus. For an “and finally” link, this Night Shade nonsense really sets my teeth to grinding. As if the fuss a few months ago wasn’t bad enough. I’m done with these asshats, once and for all.
It’s quite staggering, isn’t it? I like the “Things that took less time than the production of this book” list.
“Margo Lanagan’s White Time gets a UK edition”
I don’t mean to pick nits, but White Time has already had a UK edition, back in 2001. It’s probably thanks to Tender Morsels that it has been re-printed and re-promoted.
As for Night Shade… oh dear. It’s shocking how patient those defrauded have been; if I’d pre-ordered that book, I would’ve sued Night Shade years ago.
Nick is right: I read White Time out of my local library a couple of years ago. The new publisher is David Fickling Books, who published Tender Morsels and also Lanagan’s newer collection Red Spikes.
Ah, OK; I thought it was the one we hadn’t had at all yet.
Mind you, when you’re dealing with people willing to shell out $500 for a copy of Perdido Street Station, I imagine the urge to try to flog them Tower Bridge signed by China Mieville must have been overwhelming.
Ah, I see that the Night Shade Mieville was officially canceled a couple of weeks ago. The last few comments on the above thread seem to have missed the announcement as well.
Officially canceled, yes, but I think you’re misreading the subsequent comments in that thread. Those folks seem to be saying “So the announcement says they’ll be getting in touch about the $500 I spent on a non-book…. I haven’t heard anything yet.” That strikes me as still being strong grounds for disgruntlement. On the other hand, I don’t know if the lack of activity in the last several days means NSB has patched things up for them, or if they just haven’t re-complained in the thread.