BuzzFeed Books editor Isaac Fitzgerald shared this heartwarming moment from last night’s National Book Awards reading, where Congressman John Lewis—the subject of Top Shelf Productions’ historical graphic novel March—received a standing ovation. Also in today’s publishing roundup: reclaiming space in SFF, the secret history behind a Michael Jackson music video, and the best way to pair literacy with liquor.
- Swoon Reads and BookRiot remind us that YA has always been radical.
- Invisible 3 is accepting submissions for stories about the importance of representation in SFF.
- The CW’s Riverdale, based on the Archie Comics series, has a premiere date.
- Locus Online discusses which elements of Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life” got lost in translation with Arrival.
- Space Jam, Schmace Jam—the real Michael Jordan basketball sci-fi crossover to reexamine is “Jam.”
- Short stories on wine bottles? Get yourself a bottle of Librottiglia: