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Hugo-nominated sf novel Blindsight available for free

Blindsight by Peter Watts is a hard sci-fi novel about first contact, aliens, autism spectrum disorder, the nature of human consciousness, and a formerly extinct offshoot of Homo sapiens that gave rise to our vampire legends. It’s free on the … Continue reading

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Jennifer Egan publishes short story on Twitter

I haven’t been entirely won over by the idea of Twittered fiction yet, but I’m glad to know that good writers are still experimenting with it. Starting today and extending for the next 10 days, The New Yorker will serialize … Continue reading

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Rowling will sell the Harry Potter ebooks on her own starting in October

The Harry Potter series may take place in the modern world, but it’s always been somewhat removed from it, emphasizing magic and wizarding dynasties over digital technology. The same has held true for the actual books, which have always been … Continue reading

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How Sidney Williams escaped midlist oblivion

In this interview, author Sidney Williams discusses retro computers, how to budget for ebooks, lost gems on Project Gutenberg, and why he’s chosen to publish his novels through Crossroad Press. Continue reading

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Instagram users like their Kindles

By michellewegner Instagram is an iOS app that lets you shoot a quick photo, tint it or age it so that it has a more organic/hipster look, and then share it online like a tweet or Tumblr update. I never … Continue reading

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Miss Spider’s publisher explains how he’s wanted to create ebook apps since 1972

With all the blog chatter about myopic and hamstrung publishers, it’s easy to forget about the innovators like Nicholas Callaway… Continue reading

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Ebook recap for February 2011

All things considered, February was a dismal month for ebook news. Apple dug a moat around its walled iOS garden, then filled that moat with lava; Rupert Murdoch launched a “daily paper” on the iPad but forgot to put decent … Continue reading

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Ebook recap for January 2011

What was January like in the world of ebooks? Why, it was exactly like this list below! (More or less.) For our amusement, Electric Literature shoots bullets into books (and a Kindle) and films it. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) … Continue reading

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