Check out this sweet library action! The Ghothenburg city library in Sweden puts out a magazine twice a year to let people know what’s going on their branch, from concerts to classes to book talks. The current issue features Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti on the cover! You can take a peek inside the magazine here.
This morning we’ve got Doctor Strange reading an angry Kurt Vonnegut letter, China Miéville talking about utopia, and one of our favorite questions of all: what apps would classic authors be using if they were alive today?
- Cory Doctorow is over at Locus Online, talking about intellectual property and copyright.
- The Guardian has a list of the best recent science fiction and fantasy titles–including Laurie Penny’s Everything Belongs to the Future!
- Edith Wharton loves Pinterest, Lord Byron won’t get off Tinder, and Hemingway’s just Gotta Catch ‘Em All–what is your favorite classic author’s app of choice?
- Ken Liu’s Invisible Planets is outselling Confucius!
- Over on LitHub, Peter Orner has thoughts on Kafka and clothing-optional writing retreats….
- China Miéville is talking about the influence of Thomas Moore’s Utopia on five centuries of humanity over at The Guardian.
- Comics Alliance has an awesome introduction to Caitlín R. Kiernan, for anyone in need of a jumping off point.
- Let’s blame all giant spiders in fantasy fiction on a tarantula that bit J.R.R. Tolkien when he was just a lad!
- Here’s a video of Benedict Cumberbatch at the 2014 Hay Festival, reading Kurt Vonnegut’s scathing letter to Drake High School when they burned copies of Slaughterhouse Five back in 1973: