Arthur C. Clarke
"Ninety-seven percent of science fiction is adolescent rubbish, but good science fiction is the best (and only) literature of our times."
-- Robert Anton Wilson
(1) My interview with Ken Liu, translator of Liu Cixin's The Third-Body Problem, has posted. The book reminded me of Arthur C. Clarke, and Liu discusses this and other matters.
(2) Tyler Cowen on Jo Walton's book about re-reading science fiction classics. To be honest, I wish I could read a book of Arthur Hlavaty's science fiction criticism instead.
(3) Michael Moorcock, the anti-Tolkien. Follow the link, but see the comments. Moorcock's description of Tolkien seems wildly inaccurate.
(4) Quotations from Arthur C. Clarke. I'm thinking of re-reading him when I finish my current Gene Wolfe binge.