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Narrative gaps and guns

Friday March 10th 2006, 1:54 pm

Silliman’s Blog: 01/01/2004 - 01/31/2004
An old post from Ron Silliman on narrative in movies vs. novels; here he discusses the House of Sand and Fog:

Disregard for a moment that there are enough gaps in administrative due procedure & simple bureaucratic process to drive a semi through, the narrative problem for the film is not that […]





The Unbinding - A new serial novel from Slate.

Wednesday March 08th 2006, 1:15 pm

The Unbinding - A new serial novel from Slate.

On Monday, March 13, Slate will launch an exciting new publishing venture: an online novel written in real time, by award-winning novelist Walter Kirn. Installments of the novel, titled The Unbinding, will appear in Slate roughly twice a week from March through June. While novels have been […]





Classic Boring

Wednesday March 08th 2006, 1:11 pm

Classic Boring
From The Onion:

MONTPELIER, VT—Book-circle organizer Jackie McKinney announced Monday that the remaining 26 chapters of the John Steinbeck’s The Grapes Of Wrath will be skipped because they are boring. “It might be a classic, but it sure is hard to keep your attention on it,” McKinney said. “What happens to those Dust Bowl farmers […]





The X-Philes - Philosophy meets the real world. By Jon Lackman

Sunday March 05th 2006, 2:32 pm

The X-Philes - Philosophy meets the real world. By Jon Lackman
Experimental philosophy?

Subjects: philosophy





Across the Universe - Science Fiction - ‘Counting Heads,’ by David Marusek - New York Times

Sunday March 05th 2006, 11:59 am

Across the Universe - Science Fiction - ‘Counting Heads,’ by David Marusek - New York Times
The New York Times has a new Science Fiction column, and the guy writing it has balls:

But what truly shames me is that I cannot turn to any of these people, or to my friends, or to you, and say: […]





Immigration Debate Heats Up in Senate (Gotham Gazette. March, 2006)

Saturday March 04th 2006, 5:35 pm

Immigration Debate Heats Up in Senate (Gotham Gazette. March, 2006)

The enforcement-only approach taken by the House bill makes no attempt to deal realistically with the millions of undocumented immigrants in this country, other than to criminalize, arrest and deport as many of them as possible. Immigrant advocates insist that a more comprehensive and solution-oriented approach […]





Neil Gaiman - Neil Gaiman’s Journal: Polish Book Trailer Here

Friday March 03rd 2006, 2:27 pm

Neil Gaiman - Neil Gaiman’s Journal: Polish Book Trailer Here
Subjects: marketing, spec fic, publishing





Small Press Center - Events - Second Annual New York Round Table Writers’ Conference

Friday March 03rd 2006, 12:07 pm

Small Press Center - Events - Second Annual New York Round Table Writers’ Conference
Subjects: conferences, publishing





The Lit List / Stories

Thursday March 02nd 2006, 4:02 pm

The Lit List / Stories

The Lit List is a site where readers can submit links to online fiction—including short stories, eBooks and podcasts—from around the web and vote for their favorites. The most popular stories are automatically “published” to the front page. It’s like a real-time literary journal edited by readers.

Subjects: short stories, free





Retail Analysis: Penguin’s Good 2005 Means There’s More to Come for E-Books, Enhanced Paperbacks, Direct Consumer Sales

Wednesday March 01st 2006, 12:59 pm

Retail Analysis: Penguin’s Good 2005 Means There’s More to Come for E-Books, Enhanced Paperbacks, Direct Consumer Sales
Subjects: media, publishing





 
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