And congratulations to StarShipSofa's Aural Delights, which celebrates its 100th podcast episode today. This includes my narration of Elizabeth Bear's story "Two Dreams on Trains." You can listen to or download the show here.
Also, in celebration of this milestone, StarShipSofa has released an anthology of some of the great stories it's featured over the past episodes. Read more about StarShipSofa Stories, Volume 1 here.
In other news...
* From The Telegraph: "J.R.R. Tolkien Trained as British Spy."
* Lavie Tidhar maintains The World SF News Blog with posts about the genre as a global phenomenon.
* Per my post yesterday on The Wild, Wild West, this from Gayle Martin's Journal: "Artemus Gordon - The Ideal Man."
"So what is World SF? And more importantly, what shape is it going to take in, say, the next two decades? That's the real interesting question. And that's something that has to be answered by both "sides" of it, the English writers and readers and the non-English writers and readers. But the future simply isn't American any more. The Asian space race is a reality, China and India are massive economic powers - the balance of power is shifting. It's going to be an interesting century to live in... "
- Lavie Tidhar, interviewed by SF Signal