It's a fantastic honour, in some ways even better than winning the juried Sunburst Award, because popular awards are given to books that have wide appeal to the whole voter pool. I'm incredibly grateful to the Sunburst Award Society, and also offer congrats to Guy for his well-deserved honour.
The Boston Globe reports that Reginald Dwayne Betts, a MacArthur Award-winning poet who himself spent eight years in prison, plans to convert a prison cell at MCI-Norfolk into a new "Freedom Library," as part of a grant project through the Mellon Foundation. Betts wants to build library spaces in prisons around the country, and while… READ THE REST
Surrealist science fiction author Philip K. Dick's 1960 novel Vulcan's Hammer will go Hollywood in a forthcoming film by director Francis Lawrence (Hunger Games and I Am Legend) with New Republic Pictures producers Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer. From the Hollywood Reporter: Hammer is set after a devastating world war, when the nations of Earth form… READ THE REST
My friend Dave Pell is the managing editor of the Internet. No question, he's earned the title. Dave's been an indie publisher and media creator since the Web's weird wild west days of the 1990s and was a pioneer in what became blogging. (If you don't subscribe to his daily NextDraft free newsletter, click here… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Having a clean, uncluttered desk can do wonders for your peace of mind. But, it's rarely convenient and feasible to have a central location to keep the magazines, pens, pencils, newspapers,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. LED lighting has changed the way we light the world around us. These small diodes are incredibly energy efficient and able to last years without having to be replaced. However, efficiency… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Whether you're shopping for your brother who has everything or your picky mother-in-law who's literally impossible to shop for, one thing's for sure — they all have to charge up their… READ THE REST