For this year’s Inktober challenge, artist Adam Koford recreated Jack Kirby’s classic comic Thor #163, from April 1969—down to every panel and even the original ads and Stan Lee’s Soapbox. Though you’ll notice he changed some of the text to be a bit more meta… Also in this morning’s publishing roundup: Hamilton-inspired fiction, addictive audiobooks, and homemade Wonka candy.
- WIRED Book Club wraps up its monthlong read of the Southern Reach Trilogy with an in-depth (and potentially spoilery) interview with Jeff VanderMeer.
- Melissa de la Cruz is writing YA romance Alex & Eliza, the first of (hopefully many) books inspired by Hamilton.
- More post-election thoughts from authors including George R.R. Martin, N.K. Jemisin, and Charles Stross.
- Sometimes all you can do is recreate Willy Wonka’s Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight:
- How Astrid Lindgren’s daughter named Pippi Longstocking.
- The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is romantic science fiction with a capital R.
- And The Coode Street Podcast’s Gary K. Wolfe examines how telepathy and screwball comedy are actually the perfect match in Connie Willis’ Crosstalk.
- Audiobooks from Shirley Jackson, Scott Westerfeld, and others that are guaranteed to make you miss your stop just as much as if you were reading them.