- An interview with Lynda Barry. (Via Austin.)
- Janni Lee Simner wants your favorite post-apocalyptic YA fiction recommendations.
- John Crowley on maxims and sayings with potentially confusing meanings; as always, check out the comments.
- Scott gets lavish praise and some interviewage at the Times. I particularly like this quote: “Adults react to teenagers as they do to dogs — you know, two are cute, five are scary and twenty a riot. Everything they do is criminalised. Yet it’s the age when people are most creative, instead of just sucking in facts. It’s such an intense time of life, which makes it fraught for everyone in every way. But that’s why I love writing about it.”
- Endicott Studio’s seeking recommendations on how to celebrate their 20th anniversary. (Wow!)
- Julie Phillips talks Tiptree with NPR.
- Oz and Ends kicks off a discussion about the value of such terms as "new wave fabulism" (which I personally kind of like but believe exists because Bradford Morrow didn’t want to slap "Fantasy" or any permutation thereof on the cover of that issue of Conjunctions). M.T. Anderson weighs in in the comments, as smartly as you’d expect. (p.s. Can’t remember where I saw the pointer to this one: mea culpa.)
- And, finally, a short, hilarious cut from TV show
TheBlack Books on literary rejection. (Via the recently birthdayed Holly Black.)