A few quick notes:
* I am the interviewee today in a special "Engine Room" episode of StarShipSofa: The Audio Science Fiction Magazine. The interview, which covers subjects related to science fiction, fantasy, and coffee, among other things, is a little over an hour - the entire show, in fact. You can download it here or via iTunes under "StarShipSofa," or listen to it streaming here. A list of my other podcast commentaries, interviews, and unabridged dramatic readings is available here with links.
* io9 recently posted two interesting features on one of my favorite literary topics, dystopias:
"The Best Future Dystopias Where The Liberals Have Won"
"The Best Future Dystopias Where The Conservatives Have Won"
* One of my favorite authors, Sherman Alexie, has a powerful new poem available online: "Mystery Train."
Henry: What kind of courage have you got?
Philip: The tidal kind: it comes and goes.
James Goldman, The Lion in Winter