National Review Online podcast-interviews Gene Wolfe (The Best of Gene Wolfe) and asks the impossible question “Which story is your favorite?” Awwwk-ward! Better discussion around the short story market.[via Fred K.]
Google & the Future of Books: “…those of us who are responsible for research libraries have a clear view of a common goal: we want to open up our collections and make them available to readers everywhere. How to get there?” [via Locus Online]
Here is Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1994 afterword for The left Hand of Darkness, called The Gender of Pronouns: “What a very dry, dull matter, of no conceivable importance to anyone but grammarians and pedants! How I wish it were so! But The Left Hand of Darkness is haunted and bedeviled by the gender of its pronouns, a wild, fierce, and intractable tribe.”
PS Publishing withdraws from the BFS Best Small Press award eligibility and acts as sponsor. Bravo for a bold and generous decision!
Seed magazine looks at The Multiverse Problem: “Faced with a dearth of empirical evidence, both scientific and spiritual imaginations are freer than usual to run wild. For these reasons, it’s perhaps only natural that there is tension as scientists and religious believers try to bring the edges of our universe into focus.”