- Scalzi’s Big Idea profiles N.K. Jemisin (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms).
- Frederik Pohl on Isaac Asimov (Part 4).
- “Genre is a maximum security prison,” says author David Shields in his manifesto Reality Hunger. [via Omnivoracious]
- Lou Anders on Genetic Engineering.
- @Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews: Artist Dave Rapoza.
- @BoingBoing: Bruce Sterling explains “atemporality for artists”.
- Holy comic book, Batman! Detective Comics, featuring Batman’s debut, outsells the recent $1 million sale of Superman’s Action Comics #1.
- Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a new Stephen King title, Full Dark, No Stars, a volume of four novellas
- The International Aeon Award 2009 short fiction contest winners have been announced.
- Galaxy Express on The Science Fiction Romance CoverConundrum.
- Dark Matters podcast on Bad Science Fiction
- Christopher Barzak writes Dear Reader…
- Smart Pop Books has posted online (for one week) Kris Rusch’s controversial essay Barbarian Confessions from the book Star Wars On Trial edited by David Brin and Matthew Woodring Stover.
- Tobias Buckell posts another chapter of his writers’ guide It’s All Just A Draft: Published Writers Find Markets.
- S. Andrew Swann’s Quick rules for tightly plotted fiction.
- Suite 101 on H.P. Lovecraft’s Fiction.
- Dustjackets? We don’t need no steenkin’ dustjackets! [via Bookninja]
- David Brin on Science Fiction That Teaches.
- H.G. Wells’ scornful Review of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. [via John C. Wright]
- The National on The 7 types of book bore
- Irene Gallo points us to The Philip K. Dick Covers of Antonello Silverini.
- Historical footnote: Harlan Ellison blurbs Connie Willis’ Doomsday Book, dammit. [via File 770]