Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Links

*Rachel Toor wrote an article for The Chronicle of Higher Education about the best ways to go about the tricky situation of editing a friend's manuscript, though I think the advice could probably be used in all tricky areas of a friendship.

*A friend of mine tweeted this article/blog about the creepiest abandoned towns across the globe. It makes for some interesting reading and sparked off quite a few dystopian story ideas for yours truly.

*George R.R. Martin's Not a Blog makes for some great reading. 

*The inimitable Warren Ellis has a new project out! SVK is "Franz Kafka's Bourne Identity," and it is delivered in a format never before attempted which pushes the boundaries of comic book storytelling. The website describes the graphic novella as being about "looking - an investigation into perception, storytelling and optical experimentation." In addition to the regular story there is an invisible ink used that adds depth and layers when the reader scans the pages with the complimentary torch. I can't wait, I think it'll be an incredible experience and I'm fervently awaiting my copy in the mail. Their first run have sold out but you can sign up for the second release at their website, or just head over there to check it out in some more detail.

*A friend of a friend is creating a book of photographs for her university honours project which beautifully encapsulates the new love between her and her boyfriend. Her pictures are honest, visceral and completely stunning and she's displaying many of them on her Tumblr blog, Love and Vulnerability. Take a peek and I can guarantee you'll quickly become enamoured with the subjects.

*New Torchwood starts soon! In honour of it's impending awesomeness I present you with a Youtube clip of John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) dancing to Beyonce's Single Ladies. I'm not going to lie. It's pretty fantastic.


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