In honor of our favorite summer pastime, this latest Down the Rabbit Hole is dedicated to your reading pleasure, whether online, ebook, or good old-fashioned paper books.
On the Web: Rejected Princesses
Check out this awesome site, Rejected Princesses, dedicated to historical badass women who probably wouldn’t make the Disney cut. In blog posts their stories are told in illustrated storybook panels that scroll down the page. A comics style is used to relay shorter stories in the comics section.
If you love it and need to own it, Jason Porath’s book Rejected Princesses is forthcoming this October and available for pre-order now.
Looking for free books that weigh nothing? Join Tor.com’s ebook club and get a free ebook download each month. The first free download was Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem, which our own Theodore McCombs reviewed here.
This month’s offering is Jo Walton’s book The Just City; it is available for download if you sign up before August 8th. If you love talking about books you can join in the discussions on the blogs using the tag “Tor.com Ebook Club”.
August New Releases
If your shelves or devices are still too empty, check out this list of 15 Must Read Science Fiction and Fantasy books from io9.
Welcome, Robot Poet Overlords
And finally, Electric Lit has a piece about androids who “write” (or rather algorithmically compose) literature. The online journal CuratedAI publishes poetry and prose composed by AI. The singularity is nigh.
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The best world-building is participatory, a collaboration between artist and audience. Artist Julie Buffalohead creates narrative images layered with personal meaning, both playful and serious. At the same time, she invites the viewer in, leaving of room for the mysterious.
Image: Julie Buffalohead (Ponca), A Little Medicine and Magic, 2018. Oil on canvas; 52 x 72 in. Courtesy of Julie Buffalohead and Bockley Gallery. Image courtesy of Julie Buffalohead and Bockley Gallery
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