I’m home, thankfully, but still under the gun. All I have today is links; next week will be better.
- The Time list of the 100 "best novels written in English since 1923." Go marvel at an arbitrary, but pretty wide-ranging list. Certainly not worth arguing about, at any rate. (Via everybody.) (Later I will memefy that sucker.)
- Peter Preston on genre blinders at the Guardian. (Via Ms. Booksquare.)
- This portrait of Jeff Ford by Jerry Wickham is amazing. I wish there was more of Wickham’s work up online to point to.
- Two views of Serenity, which I saw again on my trip and will post about someday soon.
- Andrea Seigel’s Like the Red Panda might be a TV show on The N, but will definitely be a pilot. And there’s a new podcast up with Seigel at Pinky’s Paperhaus. Can’t wait to read To Feel Stuff.
- Jeff VanderMeer posts about a boatload of hot new muzak. Drop your own recs in the comments.
- Cecil Castellucci with wise words on rejection.
- Kelly Link and Holly Black teaming up to fight crime–or superheroing’s wittier cousin, anyway–to teach writing. Makes me wish I was going to next year’s Clarion East. So if you were thinking about it at all, apply. Rest of the stellar line-up here.
- Like Heisenberg on uncertainty, McLaren on alcohol.
- Finally: "Writers are a funny lot." (With photo.)