- The big UK publishing news: Jo Fletcher is leaving Gollancz to found a new imprint at Quercus, Jo Fletcher books.
- Also of note: Angry Robot’s new digital short story store, launching tomorrow: 59p a story, £3.49 for ten.
- And Orbit have done a good thing by bringing this year’s Nebula- and Hugo-(with-The City & The City)-winning The Windup Girl to the UK
- You can now buy online access to SF Studies for $20 a year, which seems like a very good deal.
- ‘Tis the season for best-of-the-year lists, so here’s Amazon US’s top ten, Amazon UK’s equivalent list, some comment on the differences between the two, and Publishers Weekly’s top five (plus bonus picks)
- Alvaro Zinos-Amaro on Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories, 2, covering stories from 1940
- Reviews of Surface Detail by Francis Spufford in The Scotsman, Roz Kaveney in The Independent, Doug Johnstone also in the Indie, and Naomi Alderman in the Guardian; and in a Banksian vein, Abigail Nussbaum on The Player of Games
- An interview with Hannu Rajaniemi
- Daniel Abraham (in his guise as MLN Hanover) talks about rape and sexual violence in urban fantasy (follow-on here and here); anon commenter prompts a second post, and Kameron Hurley on why she doesn’t read much urban fantasy
- Nic Clarke on two novels by Kim Stanley Robinson: Pacific Edge and Galileo’s Dream; and also on The Dervish House by Ian McDonald
- Subterranean have posted the full text of Ted Chiang’s novella “The Lifecycle of Software Objects“; some reviews, by Matt Hilliard, Terry Weyna, Richard at Solar Bridge, and TS Miller at Strange Horizons (the latter also covering Egan’s Zendegi)
- Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s brief history of Mexican science fiction
- Reviews from Locus: Gary K Wolfe on Michael Moorcock’s Into the Media Web and Greg Bear’s Hull Zero Three, and Faren Miller on The Last Page by Anthony Huso
- Sf writers on steampunk: Charles Stross, Catherynne Valente (and follow-up), Scott Westerfeld, Jean-Christophe Valtat, and L Timmel Duchamp
- Other reviews: Adam Roberts on How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe; Dan Hartland on Red Plenty; Patrick Hudson on Super Sad True Love Story (also); Jonathan McCalmont on Fire in the Stone; and Karen Burnham on An Unusual Angle, Greg Egan’s first book (and speaking of Egan, have you seen what he’s working on next?)
- Nic Clarke and Victoria Hoyle on Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
- Some other recent reviews at Strange Horizons: Matt Cheney’s Six Views of Never Let Me Go; Matt Denault on Noise by Darin Bradley; Paul Kincaid on Generosity by Richard Powers; Nick Hubble on Bearings by Gary K Wolfe
- And finally: Karen Burnham’s con panel bingo card
And finally finally: don’t forget that next week around these parts is going to be about sf by women. In particular, if you haven’t voted in the ongoing poll, please do email me your top ten sf novels by women from the last ten years (2001–2010). Deadline 23.59 on Sunday 5 December, results all next week.
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Thanks for the linkage, even better than usual. I’ve got to read the Chiang, but can’t currently justify the money for a slim hardcover. It does seem rather early for best of the year lists, though.