No time for proper posts this week, I’m afraid; fortunately, there’s plenty to read elsewhere.
- Matt Ruff has an essay about writing Bad Monkeys
- The Chinese sf blog has moved; update your bookmarks
- Paul Kincaid’s latest column at Bookslut tackles Philip K. Dick’s Voices From the Street
- MKS is writing about The Stolen Child chapter by chapter: here’s chapter one
- John Clute reviews Jay Lake’s Mainspring
- Nic Clarke reviews Anna Kavan’s Ice
- Tim Martin reviews Ian McDonald’s Brasyl; so does Eric Brown
- Tenser, said the Tensor reviews Brave New Words
- Adam Roberts reviews the third season of Doctor Who
- Dan Green reviews Matthew Sharpe’s Jamestown
- Roz Kaveney reviews Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; so does Abigail Nussbaum
- Saxon Bullock on various pilots for the US fall TV season: Reaper, The Bionic Woman and The Sarah Connor Chronicles here, and Californication and Pushing Daisies here
- And finally, it’s been declared International Blog Against Racism Week; see also this Boston Globe article about sf and race, and John Scalzi’s discussion of race in his work, and Kameron Hurley’s response
- Oh, and despite the prevailing opinion, I think the Gollancz “Future Classics” are quite pretty. Certainly Fairyland is.