Geek Media Round-Up: June 28, 2010
Interview: The Functional Nerds chat with genre book cover artist & 2010 Hugo nominee John Picacio about creating genre covers, how he became an artist, his work with Pyr, monetizing cover art and the future of the genre cover artist.
Interview: Locus interviews Kit Reed, author of Enclave.
Can You Have Too Many Books? It’s one of those zen questions, like “what’s the stupidest question you can think of?” Could the Hub be the
new business model of the future for books and libraries? The Guardian discusses
Creative writing as literary ‘intervention.’ The Guardian has compiled a list of
The top 100 books of all time that looks like it was written by your English 101 prof.
Harvard Professors Suggest Summer Reading Picks For Undergrads, but somehow manage to completely omit both Harry Potter and the Twilight Saga. Huffington Post suggests
how to take librarians off the endangered species list. The New York Times takes a look
Inside Prison Libraries. In
Today’s vampire – a needy, neurotic wimp, Neil Gaiman reveals, “My next big novel was going to have a vampire. Now, I’m probably not. They are everywhere, they’re like cockroaches.” The Twilight series is cack-handed in execution, bereft of originality, ludicrous in its plots and yet lapped up by hordes. Children’s author Philip Womack asks:
if it isn’t the writing, what is it? Television