Saturday, October 29

Books: Disruptive Outriders (5#) -

Erin Morgenstern participated
in the NaNoWriMo of 2003 . . .

"Like most people who attempt the annual write-a-novel-in-a-month challenge, she didn't complete the project by the end of the allotted 30 days. But she didn't abandon it, either."

Ultimately, she produced a steampunk magical fantasy called The Night Circus, which has been heavily promoted, Eugenia Williamson tells us.

# Legendary Magazine: Prof Gabriella Coleman reports the return of The Baffler. Peter Monaghan tells us the first new issue is due March 2012 in a publishing deal with MIT Press.

# One victim of the 1954 Comics Code was a series of True Crime comic books called Crime Does Not Pay, which is currently being republished by Dark Horse, according to Andrew A Smith's review.

# Ken Armstrong reviews a book about the notorious Conficker Cyber Worm written by Mark Bowden.

# Stefan Merrill Block recalls his youthful discovery of Arthur C Clarke's sci-fi novel Childhood's End.