In the meantime, a few quick notes:
*The SciFiDimensions Podcast has a particularly insightful interview with Cory Doctorow, author of the "must read" new novel Little Brother, here. I highly recommend listening.
* The July/August issue of the Saint Austin Review is completely dedicated to essays, reviews, and artwork
related to J.R.R. Tolkien.
* As it turns out, my article "Florida's Forgotten Rebels: Rediscovering the Most Successful Slave Revolt in American History" did not win the 2008 Southern California Journalism Award, but the Los Angeles Press Club did give it the Honorable Mention for "Best Entertainment Review/Criticism/Column." Of course I was thrilled even to be named a finalist, so the Honorable Mention came as a happy surprise.
"I read my eyes out and can't read half enough. ... The more one reads the more one sees we have to read."
John Adams to Abigail Adams (Dec. 12, 1794)