thehappysorceress:

Banned Books Week 2014 poster by Paul Sizer
Prints available at October Kalamazoo Art Hop

thehappysorceress:

Banned Books Week 2014 poster by Paul Sizer

Prints available at October Kalamazoo Art Hop

kadrey:

Here I am talking Sandman Slim on Cripple & Broken TV. Sorry about the hat. My hair was kind of anarchic that day.

(via The League of Extraordinary Authors: January 2013)
Happy birthday (August 30, 1797) MWS.

(via The League of Extraordinary Authors: January 2013)

Happy birthday (August 30, 1797) MWS.

The War of the Worlds Murders with Walter Gibson & Orson Wells

The latest in a series in which famous authors who were around during the happening of a famous disaster solve a mystery while it’s going on.
Other in the series are

The Titanic Murders with Jacques Futrelle (“The Thinking Machine”)

The Hindenburg Murders  Leslie Charteris,  though to be fair while Leslie Charteris, the author of the Saint stories, did ride on the Hindenburg, he was not on it during its famous last flight.

 The London Blitz Murders with Agatha Christie & Sir Bernard Spilsbury

 The Lusitania Murders with Willard Huntington Wright (S.S. Van Dine) & Philomina Vance


The Pearl Harbor Murders with Edgar Rice Burroughs, however making ERB into an insightful sleuth was pushing it a bit.

The War of the Worlds Murders with Walter Gibson & Orson Wells

The latest in a series in which famous authors who were around during the happening of a famous disaster solve a mystery while it’s going on.

Other in the series are

The Titanic Murders with Jacques Futrelle (“The Thinking Machine”)

The Hindenburg Murders  Leslie Charteris,  though to be fair while Leslie Charteris, the author of the Saint stories, did ride on the Hindenburg, he was not on it during its famous last flight.

 The London Blitz Murders with Agatha Christie & Sir Bernard Spilsbury

 The Lusitania Murders with Willard Huntington Wright (S.S. Van Dine) & Philomina Vance

The Pearl Harbor Murders with Edgar Rice Burroughs, however making ERB into an insightful sleuth was pushing it a bit.

H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday, August 20, 1890.

H.P. Lovecraft’s birthday, August 20, 1890.

Dragon Dawn by Deborah O’Neill Cordes
Quote
Time snakes between alternate universes. Ever watchful, an alien intelligence survives on Mars, waiting to be found by spacefarers from Earth. The alien’s ultimate goal is to send human astronauts back in time, where they will alter the past and thwart the extinction of the dinosaurs. A race of intelligent dinosaurs, resembling the alien’s extinct species, subsequently evolves to rule the world. But a human female astronaut, through a strange twist of fate, survives the change in the space-time continuum. After finding herself in a dinosaurian body, she must race against time – and the formidable alien – to restore the universe to its rightful course. 
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But seriously, what’s with all the sexy dinosaurs on Amazon lately?

Dragon Dawn by Deborah O’Neill Cordes

Quote

Time snakes between alternate universes. Ever watchful, an alien intelligence survives on Mars, waiting to be found by spacefarers from Earth. The alien’s ultimate goal is to send human astronauts back in time, where they will alter the past and thwart the extinction of the dinosaurs. A race of intelligent dinosaurs, resembling the alien’s extinct species, subsequently evolves to rule the world. But a human female astronaut, through a strange twist of fate, survives the change in the space-time continuum. After finding herself in a dinosaurian body, she must race against time – and the formidable alien – to restore the universe to its rightful course. 

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But seriously, what’s with all the sexy dinosaurs on Amazon lately?

nprbooks:

Image via thecantinacrew.com
Today in Book News: George RR Martin recalls being told that reading sci-fi would rot his brain. "When I was 12 or 13, I had teachers take away science fiction books by [Robert A.] Heinlein and [Isaac] Asimov and say: ‘You’re a smart kid, you get good grades. Why are you reading this trash? They rot your mind. You should be reading Silas Marner,’” Martin said, according to the Guardian newspaper, “It is an artificial distinction anyway – literary fiction in its present form is a genre itself.” PREACH IT GRRM.
Also today, Alex Kalamaroff gives a history of novels written entirely in dialogue in The Rumpus, and my new boyfriend Lev Grossman writes about Narnia and the appeal of fantasy novels: “I bristle whenever fantasy is characterized as escapism. It’s not a very accurate way to describe it; in fact, I think fantasy is a powerful tool for coming to an understanding of oneself.”
Read more here.

nprbooks:

Image via thecantinacrew.com

Today in Book News: George RR Martin recalls being told that reading sci-fi would rot his brain. "When I was 12 or 13, I had teachers take away science fiction books by [Robert A.] Heinlein and [Isaac] Asimov and say: ‘You’re a smart kid, you get good grades. Why are you reading this trash? They rot your mind. You should be reading Silas Marner,’” Martin said, according to the Guardian newspaper, “It is an artificial distinction anyway – literary fiction in its present form is a genre itself.” PREACH IT GRRM.

Also today, Alex Kalamaroff gives a history of novels written entirely in dialogue in The Rumpus, and my new boyfriend Lev Grossman writes about Narnia and the appeal of fantasy novels: “I bristle whenever fantasy is characterized as escapism. It’s not a very accurate way to describe it; in fact, I think fantasy is a powerful tool for coming to an understanding of oneself.”

Read more here.

kadrey:

My first real copies of The Getaway God. Guess it’s too late for rewrites.

kadrey:

My first real copies of The Getaway God. Guess it’s too late for rewrites.

July 29, 2014, is the 60th anniversary of the first edition of The Fellowship of the Ring. (some say it was the 24th, some the 29th)

July 29, 2014, is the 60th anniversary of the first edition of The Fellowship of the Ring. (some say it was the 24th, some the 29th)