Sunday, July 19, 2009

Two Book Reviews (George Friedman's Next 100 Years, Toby Young's How to Lose Friends and Alienate People)

Two new book reviews by yours truly up.

One is a review of George Friedman's forecast for the 21st century, The Next 100 Years over at my other blog, which focuses essentially on the geopolitical games he believes will define world politics between now and 2100-and includes some very surprising (if not necessarily convincing) guesses about what that will entail. (If this sort of thing's your cup of tea, you might want to check out my article in The Fix last year on "The Rise and Fall of Great Powers in Science Fiction," which offers a very different look at some of the same things.)

The other is my review of Toby Young's How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: A Memoir, the movie based on which I discussed here not too long ago.

New in Strange Horizons (Statistical Study of the Book Market, Dinocivilization)
From io9 (Books That Launched Their Own Genres, The Singularity Backlash, Stackpole on Breaking In)
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (A Meditation)
Items of Interest (Stross's How I Got Here, "From Publishers to Bookstores," Futurismic, Controversial Books, IROSF Debate)
R.I.P. Sci-Fi Channel

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