Science fiction writer Brandon Sanderson, author ofA Memory of Light, the final book in Robert Jordan’sThe Wheel of Time series (and author with the most D&D website ever!!), will be signing (and numbering) his new young adult novel, The Rithmatist, on May 18th from 1 ‘til 3pm at our Uptown shop. The first 50 people in attendance will receive a Rithmatist bag complete with chalk and instructions for making Rithmatist chalkings! There will be a three personalization limit for each person each time through the line, unless there is not a big crowd in which case there are no restrictions. There are no restrictions on signature-only books.
Johan Nilsen Nagel, protagonist of Knut Hamsun’s Mysteries, as illustrated by H. A. Rey.
Of course the Japanese have a word for it…
When the Russian asteroid became a fireball in the air over Chelyabinsk, destroying buildings and injuring hundreds, we were lucky it wasnt worse. What about when the next one hits? Just for fun, let’s say a 10-kilometer-diameter asteroidmuch larger than the one over Chelyabinsk but close to the size of…
This week in irrational fears to keep me up late at night…
…will the used booksellers of the future be excavating the bombed out ruins of Maple Street? If so, be sure to thank my corpse for the fine selection.
“Though slender in size for a full-length work, it served as a standard and a fixed point, an axis around which I was able to organize the many coordinates that make up the world of the novel.”
“The novel’s cryptic title is one of its many grim jokes; there is no reference to this figure in its nine hundred pages. However, in another of his novels, Amulet, a road in Mexico City is identified as looking like ‘a cemetery in the year 2666.’” The stories behind classic book titles.
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I’ve casually pondered what this title was all about for since I read the thing last year. Another mystery solved.
Read these? They’re the winners of the 2013 Best Translated Book Awards, so this year may be as good a year to do so as it gets.
I have a feeling that the Krasznahorkai novel may take fewer sittings than the seven hour movie adaptation (though I guess Susan Sontag was into it).
Read some more about the two titles on the BTBA’s page HERE.
Goodbye Ray Harryhausen, whose masterful stop motion and special effects work launched my young imagination into the weird world of mythology and folklore, both ancient and classic (not to mention sculpture, design, illustration, animation… sheesh, so much!).
June 29, 1920 - May 7, 2013
Rest in peace.