I’m hoping to God that it’s just temporary, but for whatever reason, the book blogs are suddenly all worried about ethics, whether it’s what to do about reading writers with objectionable opinions or whether writers should base characters on people they know. Some of their thoughts below:
Speaking of ethical problems, here’s another reason to dislike Amazon. This time, it’s the way they do their best-seller lists (via Powell’s).
And in one of those rare victories for the side of good, that “whitewashed” cover of Liar by Justine Larbalestier has been discontinued. The book will now have a cover featuring an African-American girl.
In other news, Nick Cave will sing his new book (and my crush on him will soon become unsafe for both of us), a look inside the homes of science fiction writers (via Bookninja), Courtney Queeney on being a woman poet, and George Saunders first short story goes online (via The Elegant Variation).