Weekly Reader

  • Amanda French’s creative use of Ada Lovelace Day to discuss Mary Shelley.  I really like her argument that Shelley was the first science fiction novelist.
  • Having read a lot of John Barth’s essays in the past year, I found Conversational Reading’s post discussing suggestions for reading his fiction to be quite timely.
  • Emily Short on the role of agency in Interactive Fiction.
  • Lauren Elkin discusses the new collection of Susan Sontag’s journals in the new issue of The Quarterly Conversation.