Greg in July 2015, I hope long distance calling is included on my plan, because I want to get in touch with Ford Prefect, from Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (he could be anywhere!). Either he has a great nose for adventure or somehow it finds him, but there's no telling where we would end up at the end of the day. But hey, as long as I've got my towel, I know I can gallivant with ease - I figure I'm covered.
Jonathan Franzen - Freedom “This wasn't the person he'd thought he was, or would have chosen to be if he'd been free to choose, but there was something comforting and liberating about being an actual definite someone, rather than a collection of contradictory potential someones.”
In his new novel, China Mieville brings Moby-Dick to dry land. The world of Railsea consists of continents and islands linked by train tracks (these are the railsea), and populated by frightening creatures (enormous mole rats, "greatstoats," meat-eating earwigs). (From NPR review. Looking forward to this one.)