* Jim Hines posts an ode to slush reading, Dr. Seuss style:
Do you like fanfic with vamps?
I do not like them Mary Sue.
Why do these vamps all worship you?
* Pattern recognition: A dialogue on racism in fan communities -- a thoughtful conversation at Transformative Works and Cultures, about race and how it gets discussed (especially online) within SF fandom.
* I would really like to get my mitts on a copy of Carl Jung's soon-to-be-published Red Book.
This could sound, I realize, like the start of a spy novel or a Hollywood bank caper, but it is rather a story about genius and madness, as well as possession and obsession, with one object — this old, unusual book — skating among those things. Also, there are a lot of Jungians involved, a species of thinkers who subscribe to the theories of Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and author of the big red leather book. And Jungians, almost by definition, tend to get enthused anytime something previously hidden reveals itself, when whatever’s been underground finally makes it to the surface.