Midweek Links: Literary Links from Around the Web (August 17th)

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

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The trailer for Arrival is here, a SF movie based on a great Ted Chiang short story (and here is our interview with Ted Chiang about being adapted)

A manifesto against letting people borrow your books

Fantasy books where language is used as magic

Do we really need more novels fleshing out the lives of minor Jane Austen characters?

Kyle McClachlan sums up Dune in emoji

Is reviewing a restaurant at all like reviewing a book?

An interview with cyberpunk master William Gibson

Reading Gertrude Stein’s weird children’s book

President Obama’s summer reading list is pretty darn good

7 recent books to pair with “problematic” literary classics

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