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We’ve made a reading group kit for book clubs discussing…



We’ve made a reading group kit for book clubs discussing S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. It contains lots of cool stuff! Click on the image above for more details and to request a free kit for your group.

“We’ve ceded a lot of power and authority to the CIA, the NSA, the FBI all of those…”

“We’ve ceded a lot of power and authority to the CIA, the NSA, the FBI all of those three-letter agencies, and I thought it would be incredibly easy for one such agency to basically go off the reservation and start doing whatever they wanted to do and not taking orders from anyone and if this agency was in the world of covert operations, then there would be no means of oversight.”

- Marc Guggenheim describes how he arrived at the premise of his forthcoming novel, Overwatch.

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“Austin Grossman uses You to prise open the mystical center of…



"Austin Grossman uses You to prise open the mystical center of what art is, what games are, what fun is, and how they all mix together.” —Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

You is now available in paperback! Read the opening chapter, along with Austin’s annotations, on Poetry Genius.

Yesterday I told Joe Lansdale that he must be the most…



Yesterday I told Joe Lansdale that he must be the most productive person in the world. Not only has he written somewhere north of 40 novels, but he also emailed me a clip from the animated movie Son of Batman, for which he’s the screenwriter. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg as far as his in-addition-to-writing-novels career goes.

That irrepressible talent must run in the family, because I read that his daughter, Kasey Lansdale, has just been selected as the Country Music Association’s artist of the month. Read her debut spotlight here.

When Mulholland Books released Joe’s novel, Edge of Dark Water, in paperback last year, Kasey graciously recorded an accompanying song, which you can stream here.

To better understand how the Lansdales, père et fille, keep their wells of creativity full, listen to their interview with The Library Police.

(Photo courtesy of Joe O’Connell)