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How to cope with the end of the world
Long, ultimately inspiring piece by @MariaFarrell.
sf  politics 
15 days ago by nwlinks
Firelight, by Ursula K. Le Guin
The very last story of Earthsea. (Alas, partly paywalled.)
16 days ago by nwlinks
How communist Bulgaria became a leader in tech and sci-fi
Still a leader in tech, of course, decades after Communism.
bulgaria  Sf 
5 weeks ago by nwlinks
Hugo, Where Art Thou?
What has happened to the trophies of yesteryear?
sf  hugos 
7 weeks ago by nwlinks
Why 2001: A Space Odyssey remains a mystery
...and its similarities with Dr Strangelove.
sf  films 
10 weeks ago by nwlinks
The Radical Freedom of Dungeons & Dragons
Important part of my personal history.
games  sf 
10 weeks ago by nwlinks
A Cambridge Evening
Greg Benford’s dinner with Martin Rees, Paul Dirac and Stephen Hawking.
physics  cambridge  sf  historyofscience 
march 2018 by nwlinks
Mohsin Hamid Q&A
Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
A: Don’t do interviews, you become a caricature of yourself. Um…
march 2018 by nwlinks
Cooking with Ursula K. Le Guin
Recipes of the planet Winter, including hot beer.
cooking  sf 
february 2018 by nwlinks
BSFA 2017 Awards
Final ballot now out!
bsfa  sf 
february 2018 by nwlinks
Retro Hugos for 1942
Recs for CS Lewis, Lord Dunsany and Austen Tappan Wright.
february 2018 by nwlinks
Imaginary friends
Great essay by Ursula Le Guin.
january 2018 by nwlinks
The Hero Is a Hobbit
W.H. Auden’s review of The Fellowship of the Ring.
january 2018 by nwlinks
Gormenghast and the Great Tradition
The “Great Tradition” being fantasy.
december 2017 by nwlinks
Presentation deck for Cersei
If Darnerys and Jon had used PowerPoint...
sf  powerpoint 
september 2017 by nwlinks
Guff # 6 -The Hugo Awards
"Luck[il]y the Hugo administrator is Irish"
worldcon  hugos  sf 
august 2017 by nwlinks
Hugo Awards Rules 2017: The Wonkening
Summary of changes made (and not made) this year.
sf  hugos 
august 2017 by nwlinks
More proposed changes to the Hugo Awards
...Best Novel, Best Related Work, Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form).
Sf  hugos 
july 2017 by nwlinks
Reflections From the Bid Chair
The origin of the @Dublin2019 Worldcon.
sf  worldcon 
may 2017 by nwlinks
Kirk Drift
Brilliant by @ehorakova on sex in Star Trek.
trek  sexandgenderandsexuality  sf 
april 2017 by nwlinks
The Making of Future Man
James Gleick on Hugo Gernsback, the Hugo of the #HugoAwards.
march 2017 by nwlinks
How China Became a Sci-Fi Powerhouse
Unusual territory for @ForeignPolicy; well worth reading.
sf  China 
february 2017 by nwlinks
When They Came from Another World
@JamesGleick reviews Arrival and Stories of Your Life.
february 2017 by nwlinks
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