Some interesting reads on the subject of fantasy and genre fiction:
-- First, an interview in the LA Times with Michael Chabon, on the "ghetto-ization" of genre fiction. Yeah, what he said.
-- Second, a post at the Tor blog by Jo Walton, about how she hates fantasy though she loves fantasy. I'm on board with that too. Too many of the books I pick up, I wish were better. The comments to this post, by the way, have great book recommendations (a certain sweet husband even recommendation this faerie book you may have heard of. . .)
If you missed it yesterday, please scroll down to my interview with Laurel Snyder, who is having a glorious year with TWO books coming out into the world. Hurray for Laurel!
And tomorrow, I think my political dam is going to burst and I will have to write about the Democratic convention, the swell of hope in my breast, and oh yeah, about McCain's female-vote-grubbing choice of the pro-life, Creation-spouting, wolf-killing, polar-bear-hating, grizzly-pelt-sporting, kill-everything-for-oil governor of Alaska for veep. Not that they're going to get elected. I mean, come on, country. Do not plunge me into despair, please please.