Horizontal Connections: 16 September 2011
Posted by Niall Harrison
16 September 2011
Two days later than intended, this week, for which apologies; travel got in the way. But here are the links:
- Coffeeandink has links to further discussion on YesGayYA, perhaps most notably Malinda Lo's stats post; see also Cleolinda's post here for a summary of the discussion.
- At the LARB this time around: a feature on Kim Stanley Robinson, consisting of an interview by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr, and a review by Mark Bould of The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson
- Nic Clarke is blogging about Gwyneth Jones' Life at Torque Control. Three posts so far: science and sensibility, feminisms, and roles and relationships; and I'm reliably informed there is one more to come.
- Gwyneth Jones wrestles with Adam Roberts' By Light Alone; meanwhile, Rich Puchalsky has embarked on an epic write-up of Roberts' novelette Anti-Copernicus, in five parts so far: one, two, three, four, five
- The Locus Roundtable blog has a series on children's fantastic literature, with contributions from (so far) Tansy Rayner Roberts, Adam Roberts, Stacie Hanes, and Sam Jordison
- Martin Lewis has finished his reading of Jetse de Vries' optimistic sf anthology Shine
- Sam at Cold Iron and Rowan-Wood ponders a Hope Mirrlees Award
- Reviews of myth-y books: M John Harrison on Ragnarok by AS Byatt; Paul Kincaid on Kentauros by Gregory Feeley
- A book I want to see more discussion of: The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski
- Paul Cornell's Worldcon: A Love Story
- Abigail Nussbaum on Fringe: "After some thought what I've concluded is that Fringe is a good show that is also incredibly badly written"
- Juliet McKenna takes the women in sf discussion to SFX
- And finally, for reasons that aren't entirely clear to me, the Guardian has reprinted a 1971 opinion piece by Michael Moorcock: What does the future hold for science fiction? "In the past year or so, however, there has been an increase in another kind of SF, written by people whose early reputations were made in the SF magazines but whose work has long since ceased to abide by the category conventions, and which many deny is "proper" SF at all."