Morning Coffee – 31 August 2015

2597109669_d8b0b519e9_bHere are eight stories to read this morning.

  • All Websites Look The Same (NoVolume, Web Design Blog)
  • Cool Ways Writers are Using Tech (BookRiot)
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs to Forrest J. Ackerman: ‘No fiction is worth reading except for entertainment.’ (TeleRead)
  • How the Ballpoint Pen Changed Handwriting (The Atlantic)
  • I read the 100 “best” fantasy and sci-fi novels - and they were shockingly offensive (NewStatesman)
  • Is It Worth Adding Interactive Elements Into Your Digital Magazine App? (RealViewDigital)
  • The Public Collection: Indianapolis’s own ‘Big Free Libraries’ (TeleRead)
  • Stephen King: Can a Novelist Be Too Productive? (The New York Times)

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1 Comment on Morning Coffee – 31 August 2015

  1. Concerning the piece in the New Statesman, classical SF was written for adolescent males (boys) and boys in the past were all sexist and taught to be sexist, so what else could one expect in pulp fiction? The same could be said for all pulp fiction, it was all sexist, and most of it badly written and banal, quick writing hacked out at a penny a word to put bread on the table. SF in most of the 20th century, whether in magazine form or book form was sexist pulp fiction written and published for a specific market-many stories about the future written for readers of the time and not written for readers of the future. The same critique could be made of the 100 best detective fiction of the 20th century. Total sexism in Chandler and Hammett and others. The New Statesman is beating a dead horse.

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