We’re building a book club for a better America. This is the first official update from that book club. You’re welcome to join in! We’re reading Little Brother by Cory Docotorow, which is a free download from his website, craphound.com.
Leonard Cohen was an american songwriter, responsible for some of the most beautiful and moving tracks of the last 50 years. He passed away earlier this week at the age of 82. He will be missed. Cohen started his musical career in 1966 or 1967 when he wrote Suzanne, for Judy Collins. From there, he wrote dozens of other heartachingly beautiful songs, including:
If you’re looking at the news of the last week with tired eyes and a heavy heart, you need books. Books fix things, and make them worse. This is a quick list of some books and short stories that might make you feel differently.
Writing on his personal blog, Tor Book’s Associate Publisher said the following, in response to the news that Trump was elected president: Last night, I found myself very grateful that I work in science fiction.
America just elected Donald Trump as president, and that has the potential to be very bad for a lot of people. Trump is unpredictable. He’s actively misogynistic, racist, and generally bigoted. He’s dangerous. And now he can know everything about you.