Midweek Links: Literary Links from Around the Web (August 11th)

All the best literary links that are fit to, well, link to

Science fiction writers predict the future of the Olympics (spoiler: cyborgs)

Science says book readers live longer lives than their non-book reading friends

Why diversity in publishing means more than just writers

Does the popularity of Stranger Things mean we don’t want original stories?

Speaking of Stranger Things, here are some great books to read if you did like the show

Is J.K. Rowling killing her own franchise?

The Guardian picks 10 books every writer should read

The best fantasy books that you won’t find in the fantasy section

Do we read books for the plots or the characters?

10 writers who did what you wish you could do: quit their day job

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