Late again, this time by a few weeks. As a result, some of these links may be kind of dated. But no less interesting!
Worlds collided this week when I listened to Aubrey Hirsch’s “Rules for Living in a Simulation” on The Drabblecast while typing away at my data entry job and soon realized that a different story of Hirsch’s had been published recently at American Short Fiction, my other job. Three cheers for literary speculative fiction!
Another one of those things I think about more than is probably nessecary: video game writing. Bioware, I’m totally available for hire. You know, whenever you need me.
Roxane Gay, co-editor of the wonderful PANK, talks about the convenience of electronic submissions and how that changes the way we submit pieces for publication. This is something I think a lot about, both as a writer and as a slush pile reader. True fact: I have been (very rightfully) rejected by PANK, and they took the time to give me wonderful feedback. They are stellar folks.
The internet is very good at combining two things I like into one thing. Sometimes those things are dinosaurs and X-men. This week they’re libraries and design porn.
A fascinating read if you care about David Foster Wallace, or about the strange dialogics of writers writing for/among/about each other.
File this one under “words and pictures”. A highly effective piece. In conclusion: gentrification is weird.
In a 1927 New York Times review, H.G. Wells thinks Metropolis is the silliest film.