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Just Arrived, 4/14/10

Here’s what’s new on my desk today: * Newspaper Blackout, by Austin Kleon (Harper Perennial): In which Kleon takes newspaper articles and blacks out everything but certain words, which are then turned into poetry of a sort. It’s… Read More

Science Fiction Not From “SciFi Directors”

Over at AMC’s FilmCritic.com site, I’ve put up a list of directors who made great science fiction films — without being known in the industry as “science fiction directors.” Who is in this rare breed? Some bigger names… Read More

The Cilantro Division

Which is not the title of my upcoming novel featuring space travel and cooking. It’s me musing on this article in the New York Times, about why a significant number of people dislike the taste of cilantro, associating… Read More