Thanks for the many good wishes sent my way since my last posts. I am still under the weather, so your kind thoughts are most appreciated!
I have a few links to share:
* My recent interview with Randy Hoyt is now available as "Science Fiction Primer: Interview with Amy H. Sturgis" in the April issue of the online magazine Journey to the Sea. (This issue also includes an article on Madeleine L'Engle's Many Waters and a piece on the way in which authors feel they discover, rather than invent, their worlds and characters.)
* I make a guest appearance on the first episode of the new SFZine.org Podcast. In this episode, available here and via iTunes, I give a fifteen-minute crash-course introduction to H.P. Lovecraft and his writings, specifically "The Rats in the Walls." An unabridged reading of the story by Deidre Green follows my segment. (Links to all of my podcast work are collected here.) If you listen, I hope you enjoy it!
* Alina Stefanescu has compiled The Top 100 Books on Totalitarianism, a list which includes several key dystopian novels. These books were selected on the basis of their contributions to the knowledge, understanding, history, and study of totalitarianism. Over the course of the next year, she will devote a daily post at her blog to one of the books on this list.
"And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Sensitive Plant