This week The Rumpus looks at what the Occupy Wall Street protesters are reading. You know, besides each other’s signs.
An author makes the difficult decision to stop working on a novel and start over with a new one. How do you know when it’s time?
So there is apparently an Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, which is pretty cool. The current version seems fairly limited, however. The most obvious gap at the moment is that, while there are long, detailed entries on science fiction authors, there seems to be nothing about the books themselves. Searching on “Dune” returns entries for the film, at least three separate video games, and a board game, with no apparent notion that all these were based on something or other. There is also a category for comic books, in which a search for “Spider-Man” yields no results. The site is still in beta, so hopefully it’ll grow as time goes on.
Tuesday was the 50th anniversary of the novel Catch-22. NPR talks about why the novel still resonates today.
And finally, a video called A Magazine is an iPad That Does Not Work. Watch as a toddler flips through a magazine, tapping the pages, trying to figure out why the “touch screen” doesn’t respond. Readers, I think I’m getting old.
Have a great weekend!