The city of South Pasadena, CA, has declared March 2 to be Ray Bradbury Day! According to File 770, there will be a ceremony held at the fire station, plus a reading from the play adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 and a screening of the movie, as well as a dedication of a mural in honor of the author.
If this morning’s publishing roundup were a bookmobile, it would include on its shelves quite the humble bundle, conversations between SF and STEM, and more!
- Remember bookmobiles? Not the ones from your childhood, but the really vintage ones?
- Subterranean Press is teaming up with Humble Bundle to release a bundle of novellas from your favorite authors: Jacqueline Carey, John Scalzi, Mira Grant, Catherynne M. Valente, and more.
- Speaking of Carey, she’s talking Miranda and Caliban—deconstructing Shakespeare’s text and reimagining Caliban at Unbound Worlds, and how anger and desire play into her Big Idea at Scalzi’s Whatever!
- The Hollywood Reporter reveals the final shortlist for the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics.
- Love as political resistance includes lessons from Octavia Butler on how to shape change.
- Jessica Jones isn’t just a superhero-turned-gumshoe, she’s an author too! Krysten Ritter’s debut novel will be a psychological thriller titled Bonfire.
- The Arthur C. Clarke Award presents the Ada Lovelace Conversations with some of the best female science fiction authors and STEM professionals.
- Geek out over space with Becky Chambers and go to Star Wars Celebration? That’s out of this world.