Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New and Noteworthy (John Locke, Space 2099, Cory Doctorow)

In today's edition:

* By way of The Huffington Post, a profile of author John Locke, the first male writer of indie e-books to break the million-sale barrier. (Interestingly, Locke does not write young adult books or speculative fiction, but crime fiction read primarily by middle-aged and older adults - a reminder that even if some are embracing the technology more quickly and heartily than others, the e-book's proliferation is not stopping at the generation gap, or generic boundaries.)

* In The Space Review this week, Dwayne Day's thoughts on Jace Hall's plans for a remake of Space: 1999 as Space: 2099. (Also by Day in the Review this week: a piece on U.S. intelligence collection on the Soviet shuttle program during the Cold War, a story just coming out into the open now.)

* Cory Doctorow's latest column for The Guardian, in which he discusses the inseparability of censorship from surveillance.

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