Here’s what we’re up to this week:
Christopher Higgs talks about “The Opening Pages of Joshua Corey’s ‘Beautiful Soul: An American Elegy’” at HTMLGIANT.
An excerpt of Joe Milazzo’s Crepuscule W/ Nellie is up at Dreginald.
Tor talks about Megan Milks’s book Kill Marguerite in their “Queering SFF Pride Month” feature.
Kyle Muntz reviewed Peter Tieryas Liu’s Bald New World for Electric Literature.
Dennis Cooper listed Michael J. Seidlinger’s AND Kyle Muntz’s novels as his mid-2014 favorites.
Litro has Berit Ellingsen’s essay on architecture in games.
Vi Khi Nao reviewed Peter Tieryas Liu’s Bald New World in Fanzine.
Look what we dug up:
Summer reads: 1852 stle
NPR wants you to read ALL THE BOOKS!
How to fake an MFA
19th century drawings of dinosaurs (io9, 6/20)
Can you learn synaesthesia? (BBC, 6/11)
Ian Bogost uses Star Trek to discuss the limits of language (The Atlantic, 6/18)
Melissa Broder’s new chapbook Dust Moan
Cory Doctorow on net neutrality (BoingBoing, 6/21)
Mark Cugini continues to tell us “Whas’Poppin” (HTMLGiant, 6/20)
Brian Evenson on Samuel Beckett (Electric Literature, 6/17)
James Franco’s summer reads (Vice, 6/19)
Ben Gross’s “Your IQ will gradually decrease as you read this poem until your thoughts become invisible to you” (Everyday Genius, 6/6)
Shane Jones is interviewed by Laura van den Berg (Paris Review, 6/18)
Yoon Ha Lee’s “Combustion Hour” is about shadow puppets! (Tor, 6/18)
“The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction” says Flannery O’Connor. (Open Culture, 6/18)
Marcel Schwob’s “The Plague” (Weird Fiction Review, 6/16)
Sturgill Simpson covers “The Promise.” (NPR, 6/18)
Gene Luen Yang on Mahjong (Tor, 6/17)
7 Crowdfunded Comics to Check Out (Publisher’s Weekly, 6/18)
25 Best Rock Movies (Flavorwire, 6/19)
A woman’s first time in a comic book shop (BookRiot, 6/20)
Bob’s Burgers home valuation (Business 2 Community, 6/18)