At the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, Mike Treder (Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Responsible Nanotechnology) asks: where have all the big SF ideas gone?
At the Onion's A.V. Club, Noel Murray reviews William Gibson's Spook Country.
At the Canada National Post, Scott Van Wynsberghe explores the history of "body snatching themes" in science fiction.
David Anthony Durham has posted a wonderful essay on "reading color blind" in genre fiction - well worth reading!
The Book Swede interviews Orbit author Brian Ruckley about his new book Winterbirth (again, La Gringa cannot wait to get her hands on this one!)
New blog discovery: SF Gospel, a blog written by Harvard Divinity School graduate Gabriel McKee, explores the intersection of religion and SF/F. Interesting stuff here (in a non-Jesus Crispie kind of way).
Eve's Alexandria revisits Nicola Griffith's wonderfully edgy Nebula and Lambda Award-winning second novel Slow River ( ::: sends out subliminal message ::: buy this book buy this book buy this book ::: buys all her books ::: Nicola & Kelley would really like to stay in Oranjeboom Beer for a very long time ::: subliminal message over now ::: )
And at the Village Voice, Will Hermes discusses Brian Francis Slatterly's quirky debut Spaceman Blues.