Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Recent Items of Interest (Strange Horizons, C.J. Cherryh's Regenesis, Hijinks Ensue, NYT on the Singularity)

This week's Strange Horizons includes Daniel Peretti on teleportation in science fiction, and the usual trio of reviews, Monday's a piece by Nic Clarke on Juliet E. McKenna's Irons in the Fire (the first novel in a new fantasy series by the noted author).

Today saw the posting of my own review of C.J. Cherryh's Regenesis-incidentally, rather less complimentary than the usual run of opinion regarding that author, though apparently Paul Di Filippo shared something of my reaction when reviewing it for Sci Fi Wire.

Incidentally, SH recently carried two other articles I recommend, a piece by Patience Wieland on the personal and financial headaches often faced by those who seriously get involved with fandom, and a fascinating consideration of the narrative challenges involved in developing a video game by Mark Newheiser, of special interest to those who have found themselves wondering about the nuts and bolts problems of adaptating other media into video games and vice-versa.

Also worth a look: Joel Watson's recent Hijinks Ensue comic strip (which touched on "How FOX Chooses Shows"-you can guess which two in particular), by way of io9, and a mainstream source's take on the Singularity in this article from none other than the New York Times.

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