'Red Clocks' imagines a dystopia that feels eerily close to home

How many of us made it through the chaotic past year without occasionally wishing to wake up in an alternative universe? Novelists have the tools to rearrange our reality, testing the limits of things we take for granted — politics, technology, gender, nature — and twisting them into new shapes.... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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Hackers, fake news and worldwide panic: The plot of ‘The Paladin’ feels eerily real

The latest novel by David Ignatius is a chilling spy thriller about the way the Internet can be weaponized. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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When Libraries Close, It Feels Like the End of the World

We're still early in this new coronavirus crisis, but it's not too early to think about what we want—and what we'll need—for our libraries in the future. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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National Literacy Trust launches online zone to support home learning as schools close

The National Literacy Trust has launched new online zone for parents to engage children and support learning at home, with author videos, poetry workshops and illustration sessions, as schools close across the UK.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Blake's 'feel-good' Gin O’Clock Club to Sphere

Sphere has acquired a "heartwarming" up-lit novel by Rosie Blake, The Gin O’Clock Club, inspired by the author's own "naughty and amazing" Grandad. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Coronavirus feels like something out of a sci-fi novel. Here’s how writers have imagined similar scenarios.

“The Stand” and “The Andromeda Strain” are just a few of the books that envision mass infection Continue reading at The Washington Post

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An online warehouse gone rogue. Driverless cars, hijacked: Fiction that feels eerily possible.

In two dystopian novels — ‘The Warehouse’ and ‘The Passengers’ — the near future seems very close indeed Continue reading at The Washington Post

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India wants to keep online shopping data close to home

India published a draft e-commerce policy that could have a big impact on major players like Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart, as well as foreshadow regulations for social media companies like Facebook Inc. and Google. The policy calls for "consumer... Continue reading at Engadget

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Borough Press pre-empts fertility novel Red Clocks

The Borough Press has pre-empted rights to a novel set in a near future where reproductive rights have been revoked, called Red Clocks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Red Button Publishing to close

Independent publisher Red Button Publishing has announced it will cease operations from June 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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China closing in on Silicon Valley as home of internet giants, research shows

Tencent and Baidu are only non-US digital media companies in top 10 by revenue, but country has four of top 10 fastest-growing firms, report saysChina is eroding Silicon Valley’s pre-eminent position as the home of the world’s largest internet businesses, with two companies making the top 10 by... Continue reading at The Guardian

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'Well done': home affairs chief Mike Pezzullo praised police for raiding journalist's home

Documents obtained by ABC show departmental secretary asked for his thanks to be passed on to AFP team involved The head of the Department of Home Affairs, Mike Pezzullo, congratulated the Australian federal police for conducting raids on journalists, new documents reveal.Correspondence obtained... Continue reading at The Guardian

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REMODELING Magazine Launches 'Home for Life' Virtual Home Tour

  REMODELING magazine announced its launch of “Home for Life 2013,” a virtual tour showing how to remodel a home to be cost-efficient, safe and comfortable for life after retirement. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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With Stores Closed, Barnes & Noble Does Some Redecorating

Retail locations shuttered during lockdowns, so the company spruced up hundreds of its stores as the first step in a bigger plan. Continue reading at The New York Times

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In ‘Becoming Duchess Goldblatt,’ a Twitter celebrity is ready for her close-up — but her creator remains a mystery

“Becoming Duchess Goldblatt” blends a fictional character’s signature wit with an author’s real grief. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A Literary Festival for Diverse Voices Finds a Home Online

What happens when you hand over the reins of a literary festival to the hosts of the popular feminist podcast Call Your Girlfriend? You get By The Books: A Collection of Rising Voices, a highly diverse online lit fest. By The Books starts today and is curated by Ann Friedman and Aminatou... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Waterstones Covent Garden and Leadenhall temporarily closed

Waterstones' London stores in Covent Garden and Leadenhall are temporarily closed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Carys Bray | 'My Northern-ness feels like a matter of fact to me'

Set during an extremely wet December, Carys Bray’s new novel tells the story of the cooling climate of a marriage, as well as dealing with climate anxiety. Though she started writing the book almost four years ago, she notes that in the intervening years discussion of the issues she explores in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Cover Reveal: 'Milo Imagines the World'

We take a look at the latest picture book collaboration from award-winning duo Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, which features a personal story about the stigma of incarceration. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bauer to Close Magazine Titles ‘Unlikely to be Sustainable’ After Covid-19

Magazine publisher Bauer is closing a number of titles as part of a review to “protect the long-term health” the Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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