Pantheon Books revealed the gorgeous design of the various editions of Mark Z. Danielewski's forthcoming The Fifty Year Sword, today, via io9. We're hosting a full-out treat of an event with Mark and company on October 23. Consider it the best possible Halloween treat for adults. Grab tickets while they're still available; for now, savor the books:
David Mitchell is, simply, an astoundingly fine writer. He’s also a lovely, warm man. We know we’re far from being the only booksellers/readers who revere his work. Contemplating how in the world a film could be created from his complex Cloud Atlas was difficult for most of us, but it’s been done. The film premiers this fall at the Toronto Film Festival, but there’s a delicious, satisfying trailer to watch right now:
Thanks to Evan Karp and Litseen for filming Daniel Levin Becker, John McMurtrie, Robin Sloan, Matthew Zapruder, and Scott Esposito when they gathered for our May 10 panel discussion of The Oulipo -- the subject of Levin Becker's new book, Many Subtle Channels -- at Z Space!