Sunday links …

A couple of articles on AfroSF ed. by Ivor W. Hartmann, from Ralph Goodman and <Emily Cleaver. My review coming soon from Interzone.

New magazine of Indian SF looks worth checking out.

Fascinating piece from the LARB on the flâneur in literature, featuring Teju Cole’s Open City and Ben Lerner’s Leaving the Atocha Station.

And a piece debating whether the first sf magazine was actually Russian

In a parallel universe, I am probably a cartographer of some sort, given the pleasure I take in maps in this one. I’ve been reading Simon Garfield’s highly enjoyable On the Map for light relief. Quite by chance, illustrations from the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem appeared on the ever-astonishing Bibliodyssey this week.

Oh, and because a map needs monsters