Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Does Mars Have Rights? (“Do we have a moral obligation to leave Mars and other worlds alone?”) (via)
- The author of a self-published book is suing Amazon, Richard Dawkins and the individual who posted a negative review of his book on those web sites for libel. (via)
- Orwell’s 1984 vs. Real 1984
- A Brief History of Time Travel Literature
- Literature for the apocalypse. I’m not surprised to see I read half of them, even much of the list is relatively recent.
- If Tolkien were black
- Kerem Ozkan says people need to get over it and start reading electronically.
- Christopher Hitchens’ reading recommendations for an eight-year-old girl.
- Five panelists give The Independent a list of the 50 best winter reads, leaving me to wonder if Jane Austen tops the list because it’s a British newspaper.
- The “best of” lists continue, with Amazon chipping in with its numerous and lengthy lists. I’ve read two of the overall top 20 (both nonfiction) with another two (both novels) still on my Bibliolust lists.
- Omelas State University — John Scalzi on Penn State
- RealtimeWWII is tweeting the events of the World War II as they occurred 72 years ago. (via)
- Some of the entries in the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.
- What JP learned from Yoko Ono’s crazy Twitter account
My books are forgeries. Nobody wrote them. The goddam typewriter wrote them; it’s a magic typewriter.
Philip K. Dick, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick