Sunday, March 13, 2011

Literary Links

10 Literary Novels for Genre Readers
"There are plenty of guides to gateway books for literary readers to discover SF/F, but very few to introduce primarily genre readers to literary works they would find enjoyable. And so, in the spirit of reconciliation, I've compiled this short list of books that fill the gap between speculative and so called realistic fiction."

The Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bestseller List (February 23rd)

2010 Agatha Awards Nominees
The 2010 Agatha Awards will be given for materials first published in the United States by a living author during the calendar year 2010 (January 1-December 31), either in hardcover, as a paperback original, or e-published by an e-publishing firm. The Agatha Awards honor the "traditional mystery."

15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will
"Many people need desperately to receive this message: 'I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.'"

Books That Rocked Your World at 16 But Fall Flat Now
"[T]hese are a few of the books that knocked you off the roof when you were a kid, that fall flat to re-read right now (plus a few suggestions on grown-up alternatives)."

Cult Books That Need to Be Adapted for the Big Screen
"It’s been a big few weeks for cult novels getting their own film adaptations. A New Yorker profile of Guillermo del Toro earlier this month provided a window into the preparations for the director’s version of the H.P. Lovecraft novella At the Mountains of Madness. Over the weekend, we got out first glimpse at the unintentionally hilarious-looking, Tea Party-approved Atlas Shrugged movie. And yesterday, the news broke that Michel Gondry is taking on Ubik, one of Philip K. Dick’s weirdest books. All of that got us thinking about some of our favorite cult novels that are dying for big-screen adaptations. Check them out, and add your own..."

Fictional Feasts: Mouth-Watering Moments of Literary Gastronomy
From turducken to hot chocolate with chicken sandwiches.

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