Thursday, March 8, 2012

New and Noteworthy (Strange Horizons, Ken MacLeod, End of Terra Nova, Rule 34)

In today's edition:

* From Strange Horizons, Paul Kincaid's review of the Brian Aldiss essay collection, An Exile on Planet Earth; a round table discussion in which several of today's leading genre authors (including Kim Stanley Robinson and Tobias Buckell, whom you can find in my blog list) discuss "writing climate change"; and the results of the 2011 readers' poll regarding their favorite SH pieces during the past year.

* An interview with Ken MacLeod in The Scotsman.

* More on the end of Terra Nova, specifically James Poniewozik in Time Magazine on "Why You Should Care That Terra Nova Was Canceled?" (He makes a good case that the prospects for genre television of this type, or more generally, TV production ambitious on either a creative or budgetary level, will be further diminished by Terra Nova's fate.)

* And finally, it's that time again over at Charlie's Diary: Charles Stross has announced a typo hunt in preparation for the release of the paperback edition of one of his novels. This time around the book's Rule 34. (Contrary to what some indie book-bashers would have you believe, no work is free of typos, even one written by an established author and published by a traditional house like this particular book. I, for one, respect Mr. Stross's attitude in these matters, and suggest that if you can help out, do so.)

Book Giveaway
The Cancellation of Terra Nova
The Irrelevance of Oscar Night?
New and Noteworthy (John Anderson, Movies About Movies, Oscar Winners)

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