- Quentin Tarantino may have already weighed in, but Gabriel Mckee puts more consideration into whether Clark Kent is Superman’s alter ego, or visa versa. Me? I don’t care so long as there’s clobbering involved.
- VideoHound names Five Graphic Novels Hollywood Needs to Stay Away From, with which I whole-heartedly agree… though, I could think of another five or ten myself.
- A book curse was the most widely-employed and effective method of discouraging the thievery of manuscripts during the medieval period. The use of book curses dates back much further, to pre-Christian times, when the wrath of gods was invoked to protect books and scrolls.
- Gary Wolfe is looking back at the influence of Philip José Farmer on the genre.
- The List Universe runs down Top 10 Books that Changed the World, then expands the number to twenty.
- Salon asks “Why can’t a woman write the great American novel?“
- If you’re not listening to the band The Doyouinverts, you should be. They sings songs about Edge Magazine’s scoring system applied to romance, old friends who don’t play videogames anymore, and imported Japanese videogames.
- PC World looks at The Hottest and Most Hideous Video Game Box Art Ever.
- Author Ilona Andrew continues her fascinating writing exercises, in which she completely picks apart a paragraph.
- Author Susan Orlean is kicking the Microsoft Word habit and writing her next book in Google Docs.