Monday, June 17, 2013

New and Noteworthy (Game of Thrones, Speculative Fiction 2012, Iain Banks, Cory Doctorow)

In today's edition:

* Gawker's Max Read on the accents in Game of Thrones (which has recently concluded its third season).

* As Jonathan McCalmont notes over at Ruthless Culture, Speculative Fiction 2012, a round-up of the best online nonfiction writing about the genre, is out. As might be guessed by those who followed the portion of the blogosphere devoted to science fiction, the debate kick-started by Paul Kincaid's September 2012 review essay about three year's best anthologies for the L.A. Review of Books has a place in it, with Kincaid's piece included, as well as Jonathan McCalmont's response "Cowardice, Laziness and Irony: How Science Fiction Lost the Future."

* Ken MacLeod's remembrance of Iain Banks in The Guardian.

* Also in The Guardian, Cory Doctorow on the recent revelations about the NSA's Prism program.

New and Noteworthy (Iain Banks, Age of Zeus, The Jennifer Morgue)
6/10/13
My Posts on Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
1/2/13
Paul Kincaid's September 2012 Review
12/24/12

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