It's time the major literary awards stopped being a gated community

This year's finalists for the National Book Awards were announced, and over at Salon, Laura Miller makes a strong case that the list should have included some of the year's best genre books. Her picks include the fantasy novel Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (read our review here). » 10/11/12 3:00pm 10/11/12 3:00pm

Which Authors Said "No Thanks" To Google Books?

Who opted out of the Google Books settlement thus far? Approximately 6,500 authors and other literary entities including such writers as Michael Chabon, Thomas Pynchon, Kurt Busiek, and, of course, Ursula Le Guin. » 2/23/10 1:25pm 2/23/10 1:25pm

The Books That Stick With You Long After You Read Them

We're used to having snap judgments about books — especially if you're reviewing them, but even if you're just putting them aside and talking about them. But the best books often stick with you long after you've read them, and keep mutating in your consciousness months later, writes Graham Sleight in Locus Roundtable: » 10/23/09 7:30am 10/23/09 7:30am