It's been an interesting week in the Philippines. No super-typhoons (although lots of rain) but there was a tornado. Swine flu is documented in one of our elite universities. And then one branch of government is trying to seize power (and every Filipino should be concerned with the last point).
- Video of James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel at Fractal '09.
- John Ottinger III interviews Kevin J. Anderson.
- Jeff VanderMeer interviews James O'Neal.
- Warren Ellis on The Kindle is a mewling, crippled pining thing.
- Jeff VanderMeer on Evil Monkey and People for the Ethical Treatment of SF (PETSF).
- David G. Hartwell on Blooming (on negative reviewing as performance).
- James Enge on Magic: To Eff or Not to Eff?
- Mental Floss on 8 Bookstore Cats.
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch on The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Discipline.
- Dan Case on Try Quitting.
- Gerard Houarner on Notes From the Front.
- Juliette Wade on Hidden Stories Everywhere.
- The Book Publicity Blog on Book bloggers — the old and new “waves” and what you need to know about both.
- Vylar Kaftan on Diversity Statistics.