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Joshua Glenn is a Boston-based writer, publisher, and semiotician. He is co-author of Significant Objects, published by Fantagraphics, and Unbored, the kids' field guide to serious fun. He edits the website HiLobrow, which as HiLoBooks is now publishing classics -- by Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others -- from what he calls science fiction's Radium Age.
iOS game:Dodonpachi Resurrection. "I am a huge fan of fast-paced japanese “bullet hell” games, where the screen is filled with a simply ridiculous amount of adversaries and projectiles. I’ve recently been trying to figure out what it means that I love these so much …"
Essays: HiLobrow’s recent series on Old-School (pre-1984) hip hop: “Herc Your Enthusiasm.” 25 hop hop scholars and critics and fans each writing about one favorite track from before hip hop’s New School era.
Books: I’ve just posted a list of my favorite 32 adventure novels from the 19th century to HiLobrow. Many of them famous, some of them obscure. It’s the first post in a series I’m running this month where I’ll list the top 21 adventure novels from each of the 20th century’s first eight decades. I recently did a lot of thinking about the best adventure novels of the past 200 years because of a digital publishing project I’m planning to Kickstart later this fall.
Gear:Otterbox Defender iPad case. After dropping my iPad on a tile floor and shattering the screen, I sent it to a guy on eBay who replaced the display for $100. He told me to buy an Otterbox Defender iPad case, which I did. It is heavy, but I like it. It also nice built-in stand.