- The latest Strange Horizons is full of stuff, including a story by Haddyr Copley-Woods (whose "Gramercy Park" in the second Ratbastards chapbook I loved, loved, loved), a poem by Tim Jones, art by Gil Formosa, reviews, a column by someone whose name shall not be uttered in these here parts, and the beginning of a new series of articles by Greg Beatty, who will be writing analyses of all of the winners of the Rhysling Award. A marvelous idea, because Greg's a good reader (and a good poet) and because it lets SH reprint a lot of the winning poems. (Be sure to read Andrew Joron's.)
It's also time for the Reader's Choice Awards, so go vote. I realized, looking at the list of all that was published by SH in 2005, that I had read at least part of almost all of the fiction and poems published, but I'd forgotten how many at least passably interesting articles and reviews were published this year. Thanks to the all-volunteer staff of Strange Horizons for trying so hard to bring interesting content to the internet each week.
- It's Divided Kingdom Week over at the LitBlog Co-op, so go see what's up. I loved this book, and included it on my Locus Online list of the best novels of 2005. Note too that the book has a good website that includes a quiz to determine which of the four kingdoms you would be rearranged to. I, as anyone could predict, am to be sent to the Green Quarter, where the melancholics reside. So long as I don't get crushed by work, as I did last week, I'll be writing a post about the book from a melancholic point of view later in the week at the LBC.
- Andrew Postman's introduction to the 20th Anniversary edition of Amusing Ourselves to Death by his dad, Neil Postman
- Surrealism and the Uncanny: Two Quotes
- Jeff VanderMeer interviewed by the Slush God, plus outtakes
- The 8th Carnival of the Feminists
- Linguistics of the Lensman series