Friday Link Pack 02/07/14

Here Amid The Wild Woods

It’s time to share a few interesting links I have found throughout the week. Some of these I mention on Twitter, if you’re not already following me there, please do! Have a link I should feature in the upcoming year? Let me know!

Giveaway:

The Stars Were Right Giveaway #2!
That’s right, I am doing another giveaway for five signed copies of The Stars Were Right on Goodreads. (US only.) There’s already a bunch of folks signed up, winners will be selected Feb 11th. Sign up today!

Writing:

Genre fiction and literary fiction
This was the best thing I read all week. Mike Carey, one of my favorite authors, makes some solid points in the whole genre vs. literary fiction discussion. Read it, it’s good.

The secret about advice is knowing when to ignore it
The National’s Bryce Dessner writes a great piece about when to embrace the advice of others and when to ignore it.

Art:

“Here Amid The Wild Woods” New Works by Kari-Lise Alexander
My wife, Kari-Lise, is having a show at Auguste Clown Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. If you’re in Melbourne on February 21st stop in a say hello at the opening, we’ll both be there.

The Art of Laurent Durieux
Mondo Gallery is showing some cool reimagined movie posters by illustrator Laurent Durieux.

Fore-edge paintings hidden in books
In a technique dating back to the 1650s artists hid beautiful paintings in the edges of old books. The results are stunning.

Random:

Real-Life Locations That Would Make Badass Supervillain Lairs
Mountain villas, bunkers, abandoned naval bases, and even a private islands, get inspired by these actual supervillainy locals.

35 Behind-The-Scenes Photos From The Original Star Wars Trilogy
Peter Mayhew who played Chewbacca started tweeting out these incredible photos because #nostalgia and #tbt. Great stuff.

Cashemonet.com
Just go there. (With headphones.)

Lovecraft Story of the Week:

Azathoth
“Of the name and abode of this man but little is written, for they were of the waking world only; yet it is said that both were obscure.”

Farewell Gif of the Week:

Do you have your tickets to the gun show?

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