Times Online looks back at the British ‘80s craze for Fighting Fantasy.
The Millions has a looooong post (no, really, it’s long) about Harry Potter from a children’s librarian’s perspective.
Queen guitarist Brian May has gone back to school — to finish his doctorate in astrophysics. That’s a smart move – you always want to have a day-job to fall back on, if the music thing doesn’t work out.
John Scalzi has discovered a typewriter that sends e-mail.
Lou Anders explains patiently that SF is not dead. (Me, I’d have just pointed out that anyone who goes to a Nebula Awards Weekend in New York City – horribly expensive New York City, not to mention nightlife-dead Way the Hell Downtown NYC – and expects the demographic not to be “middle-aged to old” is deluding himself about the interests and finances of young SF-reading people.)
And you’ve heard about NASA’s drunk astronauts by now, yes?
Jeff VanderMeer has just turned in his anthology The New Weird – and is running a name-that-prose contest to win a copy of it.
Jeffrey Ford thinks about the New Weird – and The New Weird.
Jed Hartman talks about Strange Horizons’ 2007 fund drive.
Neal Asher reposts an article he wrote about leeches and plausible aliens.
Tim Lebbon has returned alive from Necon.