Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- Climate fiction, a category that is at least 50 years old, has suddenly been deemed “mainstream”. (It’s like these folks never even heard of “The Sheep Looked Up”, or other books from that era.)
- The world’s first #ebook was shared 50 years ago today.
- Charles Dickens’s study had a door disguised as a bookcase. The book titles were hilarious.
- Google thinks they have a good reason for pirated content outranking the original content in its search results; I would disagree.
- While it is highly probable that someone at Lab126 has prototyped a folding Kindle, there is virtually no chance it will ship. (it will cost too much, and the market is too small)
- Using novels to explore what the next war might be like is ethically unsound (for the novelist), but not as crazy as you’d think.