Stephen King has added another Thing of Evil to his life! A.k.a. Molly, a corgi so adorable it’s scary. (Your morning squee via Barkpost.)
The daily goings-on in the publishing sphere include missing books, alternate history maps, the end of one adventure and the beginning of another.
- N.K. Jemisin on battling the bleakness of the world with writing, and how video games affect her writing.
- Naomi Novik will expand “Spinning Silver,” her short story reimagining of Rumpelstiltskin, into a novel.
- The New Yorker‘s City of Women is an alternate history in which New York City is named after its female inhabitants:
- Related: Ten books that don’t exist, but should, including Margaret Atwood’s contribution to the Future Library.
- Daniel Polansky explains how A City Dreaming celebrates the fabulous and the banal, the surreal and the wondrous, New York City.
- Chip Zdarsky fondly looks back as his Howard the Duck series comes to an end.
- “I have experienced the best and the worst that publishing has to offer, in those five years.” Kameron Hurley looks back at her novelist career since the publication of God’s War in 2011.
- NetGalley acquires Bookish.com.
- Penguin Random House UK is reaching out to diverse writers from places other than London as part of its new #WriteNow initiative.