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The Magazine of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Field 2023-11-27T20:46:08Z
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Around the Web: WaPo’s Best SF/F of 2023; Essay by Kelly Barnhill; Profile of Christopher Paolini; Reviews by Michael Dirda and of Naomi Alderman

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 15:46

» Washington Post, 14 Nov, Charlie Jane Anders: The 10 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2023 by Kitasei, Moreno-Garcia, Awad, Link, Huang, Googins, Talabi, Kaner, Parker-Chan, and Blackgoose

» NY Times, 22 Nov 2023: Essay by Kelly Barnhill since experiencing a traumatic brain injury in 2021

» Washington Post, Sophie Nguyen, 24 Nov 2023: Christopher Paolini wrote ‘Eragon’ as a teen. Now 40, he’s still ...Read More

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Around the Web: Rebecca Yarros Reviewed and Profiled

Fri, 11/10/2023 - 17:12

» Slate, 7 Nov 2023: Laura Miller reviews Rebecca Yarros’ Fourth Wing: “I’ve Been Yours for Longer Than You Could Ever Imagine”, subtitled “Is the dragon-school ‘romantasy’ series that’s dominating the bestseller lists actually any good?”


What’s Fourth Wing like? A more pertinent question would ask what it isn’t like. Seemingly every single sentence in its 528 pages includes at least one cliché, and you can spend hours ...Read More

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Around the Web: PW’s Best of 2023; Reviews and Essays in NY Times, The Atlantic, Washington Post

Sun, 11/05/2023 - 18:16

» Publishers Weekly‘s Best Books 2023 includes SF/Fantasy/Horror titles by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Lavie Tidhar, Yukimi Ogawa, Marina Enriquez, Emily Tesh, Ann Leckie, and S.L. Huang

» NY Times, Rick Yancey, 3 Nov 2023: 3 New Middle Grade Science Fiction Novels Disturb and Delight, subtitled “Jeanne DuPrau’s ‘Project F,’ Patricia Forde’s ‘The Girl Who Fell to Earth’ and Donna Barba Higuera’s ‘Alebrijes’ answer the question, Could this be ...Read More

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Around the Web: Profiles of N.K. Jemisin and Elizabeth Hand; Reviews of Molly McGhee, Malon Edwards, Melinda Taub, Karen Lord, and Lisa Tuttle

Tue, 10/24/2023 - 13:37

» NY Times “Inside the Best-Seller List”, posted 19 Oct 2023: For N.K. Jemisin, Reality Inspired Horror Fiction, subtitled “She didn’t think she was going to contribute a short story to a new anthology. A stressful vacation changed her mind.” About her story in the Jordan Peele/John Joseph Adams anthology Out There Screaming.

» The New Yorker, Kristen Roupenian, 16 Oct 2023: When a Novelist Carries On What Another ...Read More

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Around the Web: New Yorker Profiles Terry Bisson; Annalee Newitz Reviews Joanna Russ; Review of Terry Pratchett; Interview of Alix E. Harrow

Wed, 10/11/2023 - 19:03

» The New Yorker, 7 Oct 2023: Terry Bisson’s History of the Future, subtitled “For more than two decades, one of pulp sci-fi’s masters has delivered headlines from a time line defined by the absurd.” Focusing on Bisson’s long-running “This Month in History” series in Locus, the “Bay Area sci-fi trade magazine”.


» NY Times, Annalee Newitz, 8 Oct 2023: Joanna Russ Showed Us the Future: Female, ...Read More

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Around the Web: Lester del Rey, Elizabeth Hand, Justin C. Key, SF books in schools

Tue, 10/03/2023 - 20:56

» Slate, Dan Sinykin, 1 Oct: The Man Who Invented Fantasy, subtitled “All those wizards, ogres, and barely-clad elf queens in the bookstore? You have Lester del Rey to thank.” (An excerpt from the writer’s new book about the publishing industry)


» NY Times, 1 Oct: Emily C. Hughes reviews Elizabeth Hand’s A Haunting on the Hill


» People, 27 Sep: Meet Justin C. Key: One of ...Read More

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Around the Web: Niall Harrison on Year’s Bests; Gary Westfahl on Living in Space; Reviews of C Pam Zhang, John Scalzi, and Lavie Tidhar

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 20:33

» Los Angeles Review of Books: Niall Harrison: The Year’s Best Is Dead, Long Live the Year’s Best: On the 2023 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalists, with some attention to Locus Magazine‘s Recommended Reading lists, and the Science Fiction Awards Database

» Gary Westfahl is quoted in this Scientific American article, Why We’ll Never Live in Space

» NPR: Maureen Corrigan reviews C Pam Zhang’s Land of Milk ...Read More

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Around the Web: Martin MacInnes Interview; Reviews by Adam Roberts, Liz Braswell, Charlie Jane Anders, and Lisa Tuttle

Mon, 09/18/2023 - 13:15

» The Booker Prizes: Martin MacInnes interview: “An SF novel can be as high-brow as any other genre”

» The Guardian: Adam Roberts reviews Prophet by Helen Macdonald & Sin Blaché

» Wall Street Journal: Liz Braswell reviews Sin Blaché & Helen Macdonald, Keith Rosson, S.L. Coney

» Washington Post: Charlie Jane Anders reviews Mona Awad, Hannah Kaner, Wole Talabi, Nghi Vo

» The Guardian: Lisa Tuttle reviews Lavie Tidhar, ...Read More

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Around the Web: Essential Le Guin; Essay by Temi Oh; Reviews by Charlie Jane Anders and Lisa Tuttle

Sat, 08/19/2023 - 23:46

» NY Times, Shreya Chattopadhyay: The Essential Ursula K. Le Guin

» Lit Hub, Temi Oh, 18 Aug 2023: “The molecular weight of loneliness”: On Writing Fiction Influenced by Neuroscience: Temi Oh on Identity, Consciousness, and Free-Will in Science Fiction

» Wa Po: Charlie Jane Anders reviews Temi Oh, Nick Fuller Googins, Kiersten White, S.L. Huang, T. Kingfisher

» The Guardian: Lisa Tuttle reviews Lauren Beukes, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Kiersten ...Read More

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