Read this eerily accurate 1999 prediction of the iPhone and the death of privacy

Is there anything Star Trek writers can’t predict? Eight years before the first iPhone was released in 2007, science fiction writer David Gerrold was asked to write a column on the future of computing for a now-defunct magazine called Sm@rt Reseller. His description sounds eerily similar to the device we now all carry around in … Continue reading “Read this eerily accurate 1999 prediction of the iPhone and the death of privacy” Is there anything Star Trek writers can’t predict?Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2018-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]

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‘I have my iPhone, X and a brain in my head’: Ukrainian journalist and social media star Illia Ponomarenko

Ahead of the publication of his raw account of the Russian invasion, the reporter talks about capturing the conflict in real time – and when the war will come to an endIllia Ponomarenko was mulling over the idea of writing a book about the war in his home country, Ukraine. He decided to ask his... Continue reading at The Guardian

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'Harry Potter' set at an HBCU? LaDarrion Williams wrote the book he always wanted to read

'Blood at the Root,' LaDarrion Williams' first novel in a three-book deal — a series that centers on a Black boy in a YA fantasy saga — is the kind of fiction he wishes existed when he was a kid. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Frankfurt Joins European Network for Youth Reading Events and Festivals

A new concerted effort, opened during Bologna Children's Book Fair by the Montreuil Children’s Book Fair, has 15 publishing event producers. The post Frankfurt Joins European Network for Youth Reading Events and Festivals appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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May 2024’s Must-Read New Releases

May's most interesting new releases, Independent Bookstore Day round-up, and more bookish news. Continue reading at Book Riot

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A page-turner: how to get your reading groove back | Letters

Readers share their tips on discovering new authors and reading more widelyIn addition to the excellent advice provided in your article on reading (The experts: librarians on 20 easy, enjoyable ways to read more brilliant books, 25 April), I would add the following. The old adage of not judging... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Predicting the 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

With March Madness and the Super Bowl recently crowning champions and the Grammys and Oscars awarding music and movies, it’s finally time for the literary world to have its own big moment in the sun. And that can only mean one thing: It’s Pulitzer time! While there are many book awards that... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Exclusive: Read a new poem by National Book Award finalist Joan Wickersham.

In September, poet Joan Wickersham’s No Ship Sets Out To Be A Shipwreck will be published by Eastover Press. Lit Hub got a sneak peak, and we’re excited to share a new poem from the collection. According to the publisher, No Ship Sets Out To Be A Shipwreck is a poetic and philosophical... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Oh, Queer Canada: A Reading List for Americans in Search of LGBTQ Canadian History

When I was a child, my grandfather was embroiled in a quiet, and possibly entirely one-sided, feud with his next-door neighbor. Every summer I would visit my grandparents for a week, and follow Grandpa on his morning walks through the woodlot, along a path that skirted the neighbor’s field. Each... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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‘The crime writer crime writers read’: Garry Disher, author of 60 books and finding fame in his 70s

The Australian author is ‘incredibly influential’, but has had to survive decades of ‘cultural cringe’ and genre snobbery to make finally ‘a decent sort of living’Before parched and dusty towns across Australia became full of fictional sinister people; before the explosion of outback noir and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Why you should read some Samuel Delany today (and every day).

Today Samuel Delany–inventor/expander of several galaxies–turns 82. And I for one would like to throw some birthday love towards this greatest of octogenarians. Known for his high-concept science fiction and his sharp theories on social contact, Delany’s canon spans genres and generations. I... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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17 New Books to Read in April: Salman Rushdie, Emily Henry and More

New novels from Emily Henry, Jo Piazza and Rachel Khong; a history of five ballerinas at the Dance Theater of Harlem; Salman Rushdie’s memoir and more. Continue reading at The New York Times

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The Books Women’s Rights Activists Recommend Your Children Read

A reading list about inspiring figures, empowerment and intersectional stories to help kids navigate the world. Continue reading at HuffPost

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Jenny Odell on Reading the Rocks

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At Leipzig Book Fair: Young Germans’ Engagement With Books and Reading

Results of a new study presented at Leipzig Book Fair show young Germans reading more but later, buying fewer books but at higher prices. The post At Leipzig Book Fair: Young Germans’ Engagement With Books and Reading appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Everyone’s Reading Books About Hot Faeries Now. This Bestselling Author Has Been Writing Them for Decades.

The Prisoner’s Throne author Holly Black reflects on the rise of “romantasy” novels, explicit sex scenes, and BookTok. Continue reading at Slate

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Ask an Expert: Sensitivity Reading and Diversity

BookLife talks with Renee Harleston, founder of Writing Diversely, about the value of sensitivity readers Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Apple’s Latest ‘Shot on iPhone’ Film Is a 19-Minute Manga Adaptation

Apple turned to Japanese genre manga as inspiration for an epic installment of its long-running and celebrated "Shot on iPhone" campaign. The 19-minute film, "Midnight," by agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab Tokyo, is based on a 1986 manga series by Osamu Tezuka. The story... Continue reading at AdWeek

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7 Books By Black Authors That Might Not Be On Your Reading List, But Should Be

“I Don’t Want To Die Poor” author Michael Arceneaux discusses his upcoming book and his fight for representation. Continue reading at HuffPost

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10 books to add to your reading list in March

Books to read in March include "James" by Percival Everett, "Wandering Stars" by Tommy Orange and "Age of Revolutions" by Fareed Zakaria. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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