- The Rapid City Public Library is going to be posting podcasts of some of the events from this year’s South Dakota Festival of Books.
Worthwhile Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- How Much People Pay for Health Care Around the World
- “At this moment, there are more females serving on the United States Supreme Court than there are writing for Late Show with David Letterman, The Jay Leno Show, and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien combined. Out of the 50 or so comedy writers working on these programs, exactly zero are women.” (Via.)
Interweb Headline of the Week
Interweb Line of the Week
- Of course we’re going to see the death of the book review. ( Via.) After all, haven’t you heard the novel is dying?
- Amazon’s books blog is already counting down the best books of 2009. And Publishers Weekly has already announced its top 10 books of 2009. So much for any author who has a book released in the next two months. (BTW, I’ve read one of the PW top 10 and it won’t be on my list of the year’s best.)
- Lovecraft 101.
- The voice that killed sci-fi.
- Or perhaps what’s killing sci-fi is this inane insistence on people writing prequels and sequels to the works of dead authors. Isaac Asimov now joins a list which includes, sadly, Frank Herbert and Douglas Adams.
- Gee, the words I’d use to describe this person are all derivatives of the word he or she is blacking-out of public library books. (Via.)
- Who’da thunk the genre wars would come to this? International Science Fiction Reshelving Day. (Via.)
- I’ve never belonged to a book group/club, but I have long suspected that the reason that leads off the top 10 reasons book club is like church is true.
- Did Arnold Schwarzenegger drop a political F-bomb?
- Atheists launching a denial of service attack on God using a co-ordinated minute of prayer seems rather paradoxical.
I don’t believe anything, but I have many suspicions.
Robert Anton Wilson, Thoughts