The Millions outs one of Britain’s most serious men of letters, Martin Amis, for one of his earliest works: Invasion of the Space Invaders:An Addict’s Guide to Battle Tactics, Big Scores and the Best Machines. Busted.
The New Yorker rounds up its best Dickens cartoons to celebrate the author’s 200th birthday.
Meanwhile, across town, The New York Times visits the completely depressing Dickens World.
Real life Doogie Howser writes book called “We Can Do” – hmmm, not loving the title, Doogie.
Lev Grossman adds two books to your reading list. OK.
Big news in the academic publishing world: the “academic spring” is here. Would you think it unreasonable that government-funded research should be freely available to the citizens who paid for it? Elsevier, the largest scientific journal publisher, begs to differ. Scientists are getting pissy. You don’t want to get the scientists pissy. MobyLives has the scoop here, here, and here.