In our morning reading: thoughts on Sofia Samatar’s new collection, an interview with Charlie Jane Anders, fiction by Gabino Iglesias, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Mira Jacob Nonfiction, April Ayers Lawson Interviewed, Jac Jemc Fiction, Gary Lutz, and More
In our afternoon reading: new writing from Mira Jacob and Jac Jemc, a look at Kurt Vonnegut’s legacy, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Daniel Johnston, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Fiction, Terese Svoboda Interviewed, Alice Bag, and More
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from the new graphic novel about Daniel Johnston, new fiction from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Mira Ptacin, Luc Sante Interviewed, Warren Ellis on “Injection,” and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Mira Ptacin, Warren Ellis, and Ryan Britt; Sofia Samatar on her year in books; and more.
Afternoon Bites: Carrie Brownstein, Matthew Gavin Frank Interviewed, Alfred Bester, 2015’s Best Metal, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Carrie Brownstein, Matthew Gavin Frank, and Simon Critchley; thoughts on Alfred Bester’s fiction; and more.
Metafictional Science Fiction, Deconstructing “Star Wars,” and More: An Interview With Ryan Britt
I’ve been reading Ryan Britt‘s commentary on all things science fictional for several years now, and as a result I was mightily excited to read his new essay collection, Luke Skywalker Can’t Read: And Other Geeky Truths. The book is wide-ranging, focusing on topics ranging from the deep-seated appeal of Bela Lugosi’s voice as Dracula to (as the title suggests) the idea that the Star Wars universe isn’t one where literature has made much of a foothold. But in reading […]
Afternoon Bites: Matthew Gavin Frank, Meredith Graves on Thanksgiving, Ryan Britt’s Playlist, Gabino Iglesias on “Zero Saints,” and More
In our afternoon reading: Meredith Graves on Thanksgiving, an excerpt from Matthew Gavin Frank’s new book, new writing from Gabino Iglesias, and much more. We’ll be posting lightly for the rest of the week due to the holiday. Regular posting will resume on Sunday.
Afternoon Bites: Drive Like Jehu, China Miéville’s Latest, Noy Holland, Sean H. Doyle Talks Shoes, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Drive Like Jehu, Ryan Britt on the history of James Bond, checking in with The Scofield, Sean H. Doyle on shoes, and more.