Always nice to see a new story from Jonathan Carroll: “Mama Bruise” 📚 https://www.tor.com/2019/04/17/mama-bruise-jonathan-carroll/
100% in love with this artist’s paintings: <http://www.simonstalenhag.se/>
This one hurts. I heard him read a few years ago and he seemed in frail shape then, so not a surprise. But he never wrote a book I didn’t like, and a lot that I love. https://www.tor.com/2019/04/15/gene-wolfe-in-memoriam-1931-2019/
I am reading one of the most wonderfully strange pieces of fiction I’ve come across in ages & it was published in practically the last place I’d have expected: (17776 Football)[https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football/]. Remember when the web was full of this kind of thing?
Today’s good comics, all about walking dogs and learning to speak French: Unleashed in Paris by Kate Gavino (🐦@kategavino). 📚 https://longreads.com/2019/04/03/unleashed-in-paris/
Some fine reading for a lazy Sunday morning in the new issue of Gingerbread House (@GingerbreadMag): <https://gingerbreadhouselitmag.com/category/gh-35-march-2019/> 📚
One of my favorite musicians, David Mead (@davidmeadtwits), released his first album in 8 years this winter, COBRA PUMPS. He offers it free to subscribers to his mailing list. Really looking forward to this. <https://www.davidmead.com> 🎵
The release of a new Wild Cards story always improves the day: How to Move Spheres and Influence People by Marko Kloos. 📚 https://www.tor.com/2019/03/27/how-to-move-spheres-and-influence-people-marko-kloos/
SV bro-dream to “democratize” publishing by cramming as much unpaid work into a half-baked, VC-backed “platform” screwed writers and publications? Say it ain’t so. The long, complicated, and extremely frustrating history of Medium http://www.niemanlab.org/2019/03/the-long-complicated-and-extremely-frustrating-history-of-medium-2012-present/
For those few of us who have obsessed over litmags for years, The Review Review going on hiatus is a sad thing to see: So Long, It’s been Good to Lit Mag Ya!. https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?u=8932d28d7dfbfd59c40907dc7&id=75dc087a6c
Today’s recommended reading: ON BEING BLACK IN APPALACHIA: A RESPONSE TO J.D. VANCE by Keith S. Wilson. 📚 https://lithub.com/on-being-black-in-appalachia-a-response-to-j-d-vance/
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