Deadlines are kicking my butt, so this space will be quiet until Monday. (I will be on facebook for fun, though.)
In the meantime, tell me what you’ve been up to.
What’ve I learned the last couple of weeks?
—We need more, and more varied, best-of and reprint anthologies, with as much difference of approach in them as possible–not fewer. These are the arks of our common reading culture and outlive the magazines they often cull from. Without past anthos, the book of the weird would be impossible. Even with the internet, these anthos are crucial. The fewer we have, the more of an oligarchy of taste, and the more good work we consign to history’s dustbin.