Saturday, June 06, 2009

Fast Takes...

Since joining Twitter, we’ve been spending more time thinking about news in smaller packages. Here are some of the things we’ve found tweetworthy over the last few days.

Bestselling SF/F author David Eddings dead at 77.

UK book industry looks to “bookaholism” for a bail out.

The Bookseller offers up a prize for the oddest book title.
(Do yourself a favor: don’t try to guess.)

Does computation set us free? Havard Press has some perfectly good reasons for thinking it does not. Computers, culture, data and control.

Think something you’ve written has been plagiarized? Plagium helps you put the rumors to rest. (via @noveloflife)

Love poetry is hardest to write, says new poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy (personally, we’re still not so sure.)

ESPN The Magazine is gearing up to be the latest to charge for online content. (via @PersiaWalker)

From the weirdly reimagined book-to-screen series:
Blade Runner is about to get a prequel Web series.

The 2009 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are here.

And finally -- and surprisingly -- after nine years, good-bye to Readerville. (Or, as Karen Templer notes on her final Readerville post: “
I’m counting on this being not so much goodbye as see you around.”



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