NPR books editor Petra Mayer has died

Petra Mayer, a beloved books editor on NPR's Culture desk, died on Saturday. She died suddenly at Holy Cross Hospital in Maryland of what's believed to be a pulmonary embolism, said Nancy Barnes, NPR's senior vice president for news, in an email to staff. "Petra was NPR through and through," Barnes wrote. "To say that... Continue Reading →

Young Adult Geared Cyberpunk Series ‘Little Brother’ From Cory Doctorow Gets To Complicated Questions on Tech and Responsibility

His Writing Radicalized Young Hackers. Now He Wants to Redeem Them Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother series has been a young-adult sci-fi bible for teen hacktivists. But with the latest and darkest book in the trilogy, it’s all grown up. ANDY GREENBERG BACKCHANNEL10.12.2020 07:00 AM FROM WIRED MAGAZINE SET THE FIRST and last books in Cory Doctorow’s epic, three-book Little... Continue Reading →

‘Online’ Novels – Lauren Oyler’s Fake Accounts and Patricia Lockwood’s No One Is Talking About This – From Wired Magazine

Two Paths for the Extremely Online Novel Lauren Oyler's Fake Accounts and Patricia Lockwood's No One Is Talking About This ask the same questions about the internet. Their answers sound nothing alike. “WHY WOULD I want to make my book like Twitter?” the narrator of Lauren Oyler’s new novel, Fake Accounts, wonders. “If I wanted a book that resembled Twitter, I wouldn’t write... Continue Reading →

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