- Jetsie de Vries is resigning as co-editor of Interzone: “I am unhappy with the direction and tone the fiction in Interzone will be taking.” UPDATE: response from the remaining editorial team: “We would like to reassure readers and authors that there is no change in editorial ethos or policy – explicit or implicit, actual or pending – at Interzone.” Curious.
- The deadline for the BSFA 50th Anniversary Short Story competition is this Friday.
- Abigail Nussbaum reviews the October/November issue of F&SF; Lucius Shepard takes exception to her criticism of his review of Iron Man; Abigail responds; and Shepard responds. I am pretty much on Abigail’s side on this one.
- Stephen Mitchelmore discusses Jeannette Winterson’s The Stone Gods (and takes a swipe at Ursula Le Guin’s review of same while he’s at it).
- Steven Shaviro reviews The Red Men by Matthew de Abaitua, and is a fan: “The Red Men is a brilliant work of social theory, in the same way that (as I have argued before) novels by authors like J G Ballard and Bret Easton Ellis are works of social theory.”
- Two reviews of Saturn’s Children: Russell Letson in Locus (my copy of which seems to have gone AWOL somewhere over the Atlantic), and Andrew Wheeler
- Andrew Wheeler has also reviewed Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi
- An interview with Mary Doria Russell
- Reviews at SF Site: Paul Kincaid on John Crowley; Jonathan McCalmont on Greg Egan (taking some issue with Adam Roberts’ review of Incandescence; and Paul Raven on Snow Crash. Oh, and a less-than-convincing review of The Steel Remains by John Berlyne.
- An in-depth interview with Richard Morgan; lots on the thinking behind his recent books in there.
- Dan Hartland has a new blog (and a great review of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao at Strange Horizons).
- At Strange Horizons, Richard Larson tackles The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (of “The Goosle” fame), and Abigail Nussbaum looks at Karen Joy Fowler’s Wit’s End.
- Faren Miller reviews The Alchemy of Stone
- Allegra Goodman has written a (YA) sf novel
(There will be content soon, honest. Probably starting with something about the M. Rickert story whose title I have corrupted for the title of this post.)