Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis

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"readers who might actually get hooked"

Happy birthday to angelinehawkes and early birthday to idwoman! May you both enjoy many happy returns of the day.

I have a few links to share:

* From The Guardian: it's a "hellishly difficult" quiz on literary apocalypses!

* From The New Yorker: "The Humbug: Edgar Allan Poe and the Economy of Horror."

* From John Scalzi: "Really the Only Thing That Has to Be Said About the YA Thing."

* has released a number of new unabridged readings of classic Gothic and SF-related works:
- The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison
- Tom Swift and His Electric Runabout by Victor Appleton
- The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit
- The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
- The Stars, My Brothers by Edmond Hamilton
- Niels Klim's Journey Under the Ground by Baron Ludvig Holberg
- A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future by John Jacob Astor (IV)
- Rebels of the Red Planet by Charles L. Fontenay
- The Beetle by Charles Marsh
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Version 2) by Robert Louis Stevenson
- The House of Seven Gables (Version 2) by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- The Machine Stops (Version 2) by E.M. Forster
- The Librivox Short Science Fiction Collection 13 by Various Authors
- The Librivox Short Science Fiction Collection 14 by Various Authors

"Yes, how horrible it is that some of what’s being hailed as the best science fiction and fantasy written today is in a literary category designed to encourage millions of young people to read for the rest of their natural lives. Because God knows the last thing science fiction and fantasy publishing needs right now is whole generation of new and enthusiastic readers who might actually get hooked into the genre until they die."
- John Scalzi, "Really the Only Thing That Has to Be Said About the YA Thing"
Tags: gothic, poe, sf

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