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A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers review an AI on the run This followup to The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is a charming story of love and friendshipThe old-style model of publishing was: you wrote your book; you got an agent; your agent got you a publishing deal; you got published. Then the hard work began
The Guardian | Oct 22, 2016 06:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Wonder Woman announced as UN ambassador amid staff protest Decision to make the DC superhero an honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women led to a petition and silent protest by employeesThis is the most fun the UN has had, Im pretty sure right? Diane Nelson, president of DC Entertainment said at a ceremon
The Guardian | Oct 21, 2016 9:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Brit Bennett on writing about abortion: 'People visibly get uncomfortable' The debut novelist opens her book The Mothers with an abortion scene, and it is being hailed as one of the falls best new booksFew American novels depict abortion with any level of specificity, especially not literary novels. There is one obvious example
The Guardian | Oct 21, 2016 7:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Booker finalist Paul Beatty and Super Thursday books podcast As publishing begins the long climb to Christmas, Paul Beatty joins us to talk about life on the Man Booker shortlistIn this weeks podcast we discuss the limits of acceptability with novelist Paul Beatty, whose scorching satire of black American identity
The Guardian | Oct 21, 2016 5:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Marlon James calls for action on diversity instead of just talk Its not for the black person to be more open-minded. Its for the white person to be less racist, says Booker winner in essay arguing its time to stop talking about diversity in publishingMarlon James, the author of the Booker-winning A Brief History of Se
The Guardian | Oct 21, 2016 3:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Gods and monsters: the Bible gets a comic book makeover A US publisher claims to have produced the worlds longest graphic novel a 2,000-page adaptation of the Old and New TestamentsThere may be demons, plagues and the all horrors of the apocalypse, but theres no room for any spandex superheroes in a graphic no
The Guardian | Oct 21, 2016 2:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine Fine by Diane Williams review misunderstandings in miniature A series of extremely short stories written in exactingly cratfed prose opens gaps for creative ambiguity and makes language newly strangeUnder what circumstances would you even say Fine, fine, fine, fine, fine? Maybe you are hurriedly dismissing an awkwa
The Guardian | Oct 21, 2016 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Too much action: how kids' comic Action drowned in its own ultraviolence Forty years after the sudden demise of a popular 70s comic, David Barnett looks back at its shocking tales of football hooliganism, savage sharks and rampaging teenagersForty years ago this week, young readers were eagerly anticipating the latest issue of
The Guardian | Oct 21, 2016 12:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Marvel pulls Iron Man cover after accusations of 'sexualising' teenage girl J Scott Campbells drawing of Riri Williams in a crop top in her dorm room criticised by fans for age-inappropriate objectificationMarvel has pulled a forthcoming comic cover after it was criticised for sexualising the 15-year-old girl who is the new Iron
The Guardian | Oct 21, 2016 11:35 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The best recent thrillers review roundup Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz; The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories by PD James; Pendulum by Adam Hamdy; Home by Harlan Coben; Peacekeeping by Mischa BerlinskiOnce it gets going, some three-quarters of the way in, theres much to enjoy in Anthony Ho
The Guardian | Oct 21, 2016 11:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend