- I think the residency and Readercon following right on the heels are too big to do a round-up of either. But it was great to see youse guys who were seen at each of them. If only Readercon could be plopped down in the middle of, say, Madison, instead of one mile from a mall, it’d be giving Wiscon some relatively serious competition in my heart. Still: Korean BBQ was excellent, Thai was all right, and the mafia was as treacherous as ever (you poor trusting suckers! it’s good to confirm one’s devious side is still intact). Plus, Mr. McLaren secretly delivered me a delicious rumcake to the hotel, which was ingested with glee and bargain champagne in celebration of many birthdays (or at least, mine, Kelly’s and Gavin’s).
- Speaking of Readercon, here’s an interesting write-up of a panel I didn’t attend, on revision. And Matt Cheney has an excellent overall report too (that was some reading, huh? and the novel’s no slouch).
- I really like today’s National Geographic photo.
- There’s a fabulous new Meghan McCarron story, "The Magician’s House," at Strange Horizons: part one and part two.
- Justine on the first-ever brawl in the WNBA.
- Jenny D tells a research anecdote related to the sequel to The Explosionist. Great post, but more to the point: Yay, sequel! Few books demand them, but this is one.
- Bennett Madison has a typically memorable response to the furor over Margo Rabb’s very sensible article in the NYT. Here here for Weetzie Bat changing lives.
- I am very, very happy to see the word spreading about how wonderful Tiptree Winner Sarah Hall’s The Carhullan Army/Daughters of the North is.
- J.M. Barrie: Very bad man? (Via Leila.)
- Excellent and entertaining New Yorker piece about famous and infamous librarian Anne Carroll Moore’s battle against E.B. White’s Stuart Little. Of course, you can’t go wrong when personalities like these are in play. Anytime you get to quote Ursula Nordstrom, it’s for the win.
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If only Readercon could be plopped down in the middle of, say, Madison
Man, don’t I wish!
You know I am feeling ickier and ickier about JM Barrie. There is just something – for lack of a better word – wrong about how he pursued adopting those boys.
I kept wondering after reading that article, why didn’t their extended family protest?
thanks for the shouts, babe! And I ditto readercon’s move to anywhere but the mall wasteland.
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