Friday finds

Adventures in the book-jacket design trade, such as this very cool image for Richard Montanari’s The Echo Man. Other examples here.

What do you do with a sleeping baby? Why, build fantasy worlds around her, of course.

Author and blogger Tobias Buckell considers the problem of pirated e-books and concludes that maybe the problem isn’t that much of a problem.

For you Philip K. Dick fans, here’s an illustrated list of places mentioned in the man’s mainstream novel, Confessions of a Crap Artist.

Martin Amis says he would only write a book for children if he had suffered some kind of brain injury. This from the man who wrote the script for Saturn 3.

International politics and zombies.

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2 thoughts on “Friday finds

  1. Scott Stiefel says:

    Glad that article gave props to World War Z. After I read that, I half wished that it could actually all happen just so the world and the human race could get the kick in the pants it gets in the book and so desperately needs; the post-war American, Chinese and Middle Eastern societies it describes are such a cut above how things stand now. (Although I thought it was kind of funny that he had Chile’s wartime capital in Ancud – such a small, forgotten and shambolic city.)

  2. Steven Hart says:

    I picked up “World War Z” on a lark and ended up surprised at how good it was. Funny to think it was written by Mel Brooks’ son.

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