- Eeeeeee, a new Kage Baker book! I’m glad to see that this is out even though I’ll be waiting for a slightly cheaper edition before buying.
- Why you shouldn’t design your own book cover–you may end up on this Tumblr.
- The evolution of SF book covers.
- Ann and Nancy Wilson’s goose-bump-raising rendition of “Stairway to Heaven” at the Kennedy Center Honors. When Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are wiping away tears, you know it’s good.
- The wrong goodbye of Barnes & Noble
- 4 Copy Editors Killed In Ongoing AP Style, Chicago Manual Gang Violence
- Charles Stross on vampires. These are just some brief reflections, but he makes some interesting observations.
- For 60 years, ‘There wasn’t anything else.” I dare you to not get a bit verklempt at this story.
- America’s favorite joke is anything but funny
- The Best Fan Writer Hugo Lavie Tidhar with some great suggestions for potential nominees for the Fan Writer Hugo (I agree with the assessment that it’s an odd category as well).
- Turns Out I Feel Like Print is More Real and I Can’t Stop It Sarah Wanenchak on digital dualism and print publishing versus digital publishing.
- Sexts, Surrealism, and Twitter Poetry
- io9’s List of Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books coming out this year.
- Body/Carcass over at Anna Cowan’s blog. An amazing post and this comment is just astonishing.
- Ruthie Knox on Escapism in Historical Fantasy in which she talks in great detail about Courtney Milan’s The Duchess War and compares it Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove series. I love both Milan and Dare’s work–I think they’re both great writers writing feminist romance novels, but they do write very different kinds of books that feed two different parts of my brain/heart.
- As of this writing, after less than a day, this fundraiser for SF writer Jay Lake is at just over $20,000–unlocking many Acts of Whimsy by his peers!
- Little House fans: The violin being played in this video is Pa’s fiddle. Lots of pictures of the Ingalls family. Also, at 2:05, you can see Carrie Ingalls wearing the button string Laura and Mary made for her!
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