Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday Fun Things

Hello, readers.

It really is Friday today. I promise.

In honor of that, here is a list of fun, fascinating, sad, and occasionally absurd things which populate my tabs and deserve to be listed in a list somewhere.

Thing 1) J.G. Ballard died a while ago. This was sad. Jonathan Lethem recently wrote about him in honor of the publication of a 1,200 page collection of Ballard's stories. This was also kind of sad, but as Lethem says, to mourn is first to love.

Thing 2) Lego sculptures at Bored Panda, featuring exposed hearts, life-size men, and tiny people escaping from some poor Lego brain.

This one reminds me of the Neverending Story. They look like such big, strong hands...

Thing 3) Sci-Fi Signal has a great collection of anthology editors, including Jeff Vandermeer and Ellen Datlow, talking about the nuts and goblins of putting together collections. It's a lot of reading, but it falls under the fascinating category.

Thing 4) Amash romance. Bonnet-rippers? Erm...

Thing 5) Henry Jenkins' introduction to Interfictions 2, the second anthology of interstitial fiction put out by the Interstitial Arts Foundation.

Thing 6) Small Beer is giving away copies of Holly Black's Poison. Just name your favorite, and why, in the comments and perhaps they will send you something which will probably not kill you. They promise. No, that's not a wink. I have a condition.

Thing 7) Infinite loops.

Happy weekend, readers.


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