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Stranger Horizons, April 2013, by Niall Harrison (04/30/13)
First up in our review of SH contributor news for April, congratulations to Leah Bobet, whose poem "Hold Fast", which we published last June, is on the ballot for this year's Aurora Awards! Other awards news: Lawrence Schimel's picture book...
Clarke 2013, in reviews, by Niall Harrison (04/30/13)
Round-ups and shortlist reviews Anne Charnock David Hebblethwaite Farah Mendlesohn -- and thoughts on eligible books by women Abigail Nussbaum Jared Shurin LiveJournal poll Nod by Adrian Barnes Reviewed by Eric Brown for The Guardian Reviewed by Anne Charnock at...
Loncon 3 membership rate rise, by Niall Harrison (04/30/13)
A quick reminder! The membership rates for Loncon 3, the 2014 Worldcon, are going up tomorrow -- so if you're thinking of attending, and you should be because it will be excellent, think about joining today. You can also arrange...
Clarke Commentary 3, by Niall Harrison (04/27/13)
We're heading into the Clarke endgame for this year -- the winner will be announced this coming Wednesday. Among other things this means we're starting to get to the stage where people have read the books and we get actual...
Further SF Count discussion, by Niall Harrison (04/26/13)
An article in Slate by Alex Heimbach, a post at New Statesman by Alex Hern, and a post at MetaFilter by Martin Wisse. Further discussion at Goodreads, Sci-Fi Fan Letter and James Nicoll's LJ. Also: partly in response to the...
Speculative Fiction 2012 published, by Niall Harrison (04/25/13)
For your consideration: the print edition of Speculative Fiction 2012: the year's best online essays, reviews, and commentary is now available, from Amazon UK or Amazon US, with electronic editions to follow shortly. I've been perusing the final table of...
SF Count Update, by Niall Harrison (04/24/13)
One of the articles in this week's issue was our SF Count for 2012, looking at gender balance in SF reviewing. This post is for a few follow-up notes. First of all, thanks to Annalee Newitz at io9, Rebecca Pahle...
CSZ 3.2, by Niall Harrison (04/23/13)
The latest Cascadia Subduction Zone is out, and once again I encourage you to buy the issue or subscribe (for a mere $16!). You may have noticed in this week's SF count that CSZ is the only zine surveyed to...
Translating EnJoe, by Niall Harrison (04/23/13)
Those who enjoyed Toh EnJoe's "A to Z Theory" a few weeks ago may like this interview with Terry Gallagher, who talks about translating the book from which the story is taken, Self-Reference ENGINE: We all bring our own subjective...
Granta, by Niall Harrison (04/16/13)
Back from holiday, back at work, and back (if I can manage it) to occasional blogging. First up, some more UK literary news: Granta has published its list of the Best Young British Novelists 2013; see other coverage in the...
Clarke Commentary 2, by Niall Harrison (04/06/13)
Cheryl Morgan's take: The word that worries me most is “technically”, because it makes it sound like books were being rejected on a technicality. I suspect that Liz probably didn’t mean that, but it is how it came over to...
Clarke Commentary, by Niall Harrison (04/04/13)
In this day and age, much of yesterday's discussion of the Clarke Award shortlist took place on Twitter, which makes it unfortunately ephemeral and hard to track; the hashtag includes some but by no means all of the commentary. Had...
Clarke 2013: The Shortlist, by Niall Harrison (04/04/13)
After the debate, the shortlist for the best science fiction novel published in the UK in 2012: Nod by Adrian Barnes (Bluemoose) Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus) Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway (William Heinemann) The Dog Stars by Peter Heller...