“In 1992, prior to the release of Connie Willis’ new novel, Doomsday Book, Random House editor Amy Stout approached multi-award winning - and notoriously blunt - science fiction author Harlan Ellison for a quote. The following letter was sent to Stout in reply and includes the blurb as requested, plus explicit instruction with regards to its use. To the eagle-eyed amongst you: yes, Ellison’s spelling mistake was bravely corrected.”
This summer, DreamWorks is releasing Moonshine: Brewed on the Dark Side of the DreamWorks Moon, which marks the first time that an animation studio has officially sanctioned an ‘art of’ book featuring the personal work of its artists.
“When Clare was in her early teens she and Donald built a platform in a clearing in the woods well behind our house to feed ravens and crows roadkill and extra fish. I did ask about this and Donald said, “Ravens and crows aren’t just ravens and crows.”
“The Texas Board of Education, worried that a scholar’s book about Marxism might infiltrate a portion of the state’s third grade curriculum, accidentally has banned work by the author of the popular children’s book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, The Dallas Morning News reported. The intended target of the ban was Bill Martin, a professor of philosophy at DePaul University, who offended some Texas board members with his book Ethical Marxism: The Categorical Imperative of Liberation. But the board accidentally banned work by Bill Martin Jr., author of Brown Bear.”
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? I see some Texans with no brains it seems.