Randomness for 2/11


1) Jessa Crispin, editor and founder of Bookslut.com, writes a largely critical article about Jeff VanderMeer’s Booklife. As a response, VanderMeer interviews her on his blog. Now THAT is a smart response to a negative writeup.

2) Peter Osnos on Macmillan vs. Amazon.com.

3) An important chart for urban fantasists.

4) Weird stalker calls, and how to end a story on a dramatic note.

5) Jimmy Dean’s iPhone accessories.

6) Polls show that 70% of Americans support allowing “gay men and lesbians” to serve in the military, but only 59% support allowing “homosexuals” to serve. Rational actors? I don’t think so.

7) Anne Rice to release a “Vook.” FYI Perez Hilton loved it.