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Weekend Edition: 2-21

Aside from wishing everyone a happy Hockey Day in Canada, this edition consists entirely of Bookish Linkage:

Sure, another book I had to buy: Tranquility, by Hungarian author Attila Bartis, won the first ever Best Translated Book Award.

I’m guessing there’s a reason (or several) why Philip K. Dick’s widow couldn’t find a publisher.

Speaking of PKD, a fan site has a PDF of a lengthy 1975 Rolling Stone article on the author.

The Believer Book Awards short list is announced. I haven’t read any of them.

And speaking of awards, the short list for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year has also been announced.

If you want to keep up on the items related to banning pre-1985 children’s books due to lead concerns, Overlawyered is keeping close tabs on the subject.


Giving me a new idea is like handing a cretin a loaded gun, but I do thank you anyhow, bang, bang.

Philip K. Dick, The Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick 1977-1979

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