Ray Bradbury turned 91 on Monday. Ray Bradbury has also inspired a tribute anthology entitled Live Forever, featuring Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, Joe Meno, Harlan Ellison, and many more.
- Nick Harkaway explains cricket. In related news, we now know what a wicket is.
- News today of two interesting October festivals being held in Brooklyn: Neon Marshmallow (featuring Grouper, Tim Hecker, Rhys Chatham, and more) at Public Assembly, and Northern Spy’s Spy Music Festival (featuring Zs, Bird Names, and more) at Shea Stadium and Zebulon.
- The Center for Fiction has announced the shortlist for their First Novel Prize. Fans of The History of History will be gladdened to see it.