• The 2008 Million Writers Award top ten online short stories have now been selected and voting on the top story of the year has begun. Voting will run through the end of the day on July 17. The stories are available here.
  • Robert Birnbaum has thrilling interview with Dagoberto Gilb, author of The Flowers.
  • Norton is bypassing the whole blog thing and going with Twitter. So far, so good since it’s run by Steve, who is cool.
  • Jenny Shank of New West conducted an interview with David Wroblewski. Whoo.
  • Check out the Harvard Review online. They’re right across the street from me, but it took someone emailing me to check out their publication.
  • This isn’t literary, but a collection of photos taken of people driving in their cars.
  • You might notice that I’m reading another book by Kim Stanley Robinson. I’ve become obsessed I guess. This is another dystopian novel, set in California years after the US has succumbed to nuclear annihilation. What is it about these kinds of books that draw us to them?

2 thoughts on “Linkarama

  1. Jay Johnson

    The Wild Shore is a good one, especially is you’re a book lover, as we all are.

    In the same vein, Tatyana Tolstoya’s The Slynx is very good in a similar fashion but further to the fantasy/folkloric end of the spectrum, rather than the SF.

    And critical dystopias (thanks, Tom Moylan) tend to give me hope for change in a way that utopias fail to, due to their often blind optimism. And plain old dystopias tend to only point out how we’re screwed: past, present and future. The critical dystopia, to me, seems to present failures and successes of varying degrees and allow for progress to made – or at least the hope for progress, a framework for improving the conditions of life.


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