Sunday Sundries: Literary Links from Around the Web (Dec. 28th)

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Looking for some Sunday reading? Here are some literary links from around the web that you might have missed:

Kirkus profiles the space opera Culture books of the late Iain M. Banks

Boing Boing looks at how Ishiguro wrote The Remains of the Day in a month

Apparently readers are getting tired of celebrity memoirs (queue tiny Paris Hilton-branded violin)

From the Electric Literature vaults: A Christmas Card from Etgar Keret

How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett collaborated on Good Omens

Speaking of Neil Gaiman, Christmas is passed but here’s Gaiman reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Toast continues being hilarious with the passive-aggressive guide to book gifting

Ploughshares profiles some new exciting lit mags — including our own Okey-Panky!

The Times takes a look at the work of crime-master Raymond Chandler

Making the jump from SF films to SF books

Naomi Klein says the rise of dystopian fiction is a warning we should heed

Did you get a Kindle or Nook for Xmas? The Millions has a handy guide to your new e-reader

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