Friday is here. That mean it’s time to share a few links I’ve found over the last few days. 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 link pack? Click here to email me and let me know! (Include a website so I can link to you as well.) Enough prattle! Let’s get to it…
30 Times The Novel Has Been Declared Dead Since 1902
The more things change the more they stay the same.
The No-Stilettos Rule: My Approach As A Woman Creating Scifi Book Covers
Loved this post from Lauren Panepinto on her thought process in cover design. Some great advice here. [Thanks to August for sharing this.]
Six Famous Authors Who’ve Written Fanfiction
I really love seeing the openness that is happening in the industry right now. It’s encouraging to other authors to know that even famous literary types write things like fanfiction. So often that sort of behavior was veiled behind some strange secrecy or scoffed at by the industry. Pretentiousness is dumb.
Post Punk Icons Reimagined As Marvel Heroes
Illustrator Butcher Billy takes some of the famous faces from the 80’s post-punk/new-wave scene and renders them as Marvel superheroes. Make sure you check out the DC Comics version as well.
Pixar Artist Turns R-Rated Films And Into A Children’s Book
Those iconic scenes that weren’t meant for the eyes of the little ones? Well, yeah… Josh Cooley has taken those scenes and reworked them, and they are adorable. These and more are now collected in his new book: Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre-(Film) School Cinephile (Lil’ Inappropriate Books).
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence
My friend Nick, a hella talented designer and incredible musician, has moved to a remote cabin in northern Wisconsin to live by himself. Lucky for us, he has been documenting his experiences.
Massive Ancient Underground City Discovered In Turkey’s Nevşehir
Underground cities aren’t actually uncommon, especially in the Cappadocia region of turkey. However this recent find is special as it could be the largest underground city ever found.
Isoscope — Exploring Mobility
A neat little tool that “creates aesthetic visuals about locations that are reachable by car in a chosen time from a chosen location.” Would love to see this for more than just cars. Would be interesting to compare walking, public transportation, and biking as well.
Oldest Footage Of New York City Ever
I love stuff like this, plus pairing it with a map so you can see where the film was recorded is a huge plus. It’s always neat to see how much doesn’t change.
Random Wikipedia Article of the Week:
“The American Redoubt is a political migration movement first proposed in 2011 by best-selling survivalist novelist and blogger James Wesley Rawles which designates three states in the northwestern United States (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming), and adjoining portions of two other states (eastern Oregon, and eastern Washington) as a safe haven for conservative, libertarian-leaning Christians and Jews.”
Lovecraft Story of the Week:
The Slaying of the Monster
“Great was the clamour in Laen; for smoke had been spied in the Hills of the Dragon.” Thus begins this tiny tale with a tiny (and pretty obvious) twist.
Gif of the Week: