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J.Y. Yang's New Silkpunk Novellas Have Some of the Most Gorgeous Covers We've Ever Seen

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In an unusual publishing experiment, debut author J.Y. Yang is releasing two “silkpunk” fantasy novellas on the same day: The Red Threads of Fortune and The Black Tides of Heaven. The books aren’t out until September, but holy crap are the covers by illustrator Yuko Shimizu amazing. In fact, they’re so unbelievable we… Read more...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 01-22-2017

Hotel Emma Library, San Antonio, TX (Note: please take all political discussions to the open thread below this one. Thank you) Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed...

Open Thread: Palin Wept

Q: What books are you reading?A: Look over there. There are some books. pic.twitter.com/9cItkOPMQ7 — Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) January 18, 2017. All of them, Katie! Yeah, I think Sam Bee is right — the President-Asterisk can’t read, at least not with any fluency. And he’s too spoilt to put in the effort to overcome […]

The Value of the Negative Review

I pontificated this into a thread on Facebook, and it sounded more or less worthwhile to me, so I thought I would copy it here and expand on it a bit. I disagree with the idea of “I won’t review a small press book I didn’t like.” First of all, unless a book is complete Continue Reading

Red Skull Declares Psychic Warfare on Duggan’s Uncanny Avengers

Gerry Duggan opens up about the Red Skull's psychic assault on the Uncanny Avengers, and paying off the book's longest running plot thread. The post Red Skull Declares Psychic Warfare on Duggan’s Uncanny Avengers appeared first on CBR.com.

11 Flight Booking Hacks Every Traveller Should Know

Every frequent traveller has their own tricks for booking the best and cheapest flight possible. Luckily, some were willing to share their secrets on a Quora thread that asked, "what are the best flight booking hacks?" Here are 11 tips...Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 01-15-2017: Fallen Idols

Library of Skookumchuk Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, where men are men, all the 'ettes are hotties, safe spaces are...

Open thread for night owls: Book on rebel city of Richmond, Calif., shows how progressives can win

Shaun Richman at In These Times writes—From Company Town to Rebel City: Richmond, California Shows How Progressives Can Win: Rebel cities  have long been laboratories for progressive policy experimentation. Specifically, the small Bay Area city of Richmond, California, has stood out for its boldness. Show More Summary

Open Thread/TV Recommendation

Bethany Mandel has been writing about Lea Remini's expose on Scientology, called "Scientology and The Aftermath" on A&E. I know a lot of the basics, as I watched the "Going Clear" documentary and read half of the book that was...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 01-08-2017

Philosophy Library, Mudd Hall, University of Southern California Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, where men are men, all the 'ettes...

What Else Is There To Do? Open Thread

It's the middle of winter. What else are you going to watch? Enjoy the game. Or a movie, or a show, or a book, or a walk around the block. Happy Saturday night until The ONT shows up....

Open Thread - Inauguration 'Festivities'

Jan 20: Trump places his hand on a book he hasn't read + takes an oath he won't keep: to protect a constitution he doesn't understand. — Tim Hess (@EsKaLiDiNg) December 30, 2016 I was wondering if Trump would hire strippers (classy strippers...Show More Summary

Early Morning Open Thread: Too Many Words, Not Enough Signal

This wouldn't pass as a grade schooler's Book Report. pic.twitter.com/mNOk52lWHy — Randy Prine (@randyprine) December 31, 2016 Back last October, when we could still joke about it, Samantha Bee ‘mischievously’ suggested that Donald Trump might not actually be able to read. In all seriousness, he may just never have been able to read easily. As […]

Sunday Morning Book Thread 01-01-2017: The Golden Age

The Yuuge, Classy, and Luxurious Library of Lurker Johnw It's another beautiful day at AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread and continual soiree, where men are men, all the 'ettes are impossibly attractive, safe spaces...

Mid Morning Open Thread: Grrl Power Edition

Judith and Holofernes Giuliano Bugiardini The story of Judith and Holofernes appears in the Book of Judith, which is generally relegated to the Apocrypha by Protestants and Jews, but the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics consider it canonical. Judith...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 12-25-2016: A Cloud of Witnesses

Merry Christmas (the library has a very nicely painted ceiling which you can see if you click on the pic. I have no idea what library this is, though) It's another beautiful day at AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and...

Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, December 21, 2016

CHRISTIE’S BOOK/NEWSPAPER CLUSTER FK Christie & Dem bosses get the public spanking they deserve. (Tom Moran) With a weakened governor in retreat,  legislators suddenly discover a spine. (Charles Stile) “It was the most dramatic defeat for a Christie initiative since, probably...Read more

Open thread for night owls: Politics as 'total retaliation'

Susan McWilliams, on Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell’s Angels: Most people read  Hell’s Angels  for the lurid stories of sex and drugs. But that misses the point entirely. What’s truly shocking about reading the book today is how well Thompson foresaw the retaliatory, right-wing politics that now goes by the name of Trumpism. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 12-18-2016: Aftermath

Library of Lurkette 'swim mom' Good morning, it's another beautiful day at AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread and continual soiree, where men are men, all the 'ettes are impossibly attractive, safe spaces are...

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