Why did I pick up Charlie Jane Anders' new sci-fi fantasy "All the Birds in the Sky"? I'm as much into science fiction, let alone fantasy, as I am into jumping off a cliff into a shark pool. Here's what I think is going on.
The new issue of "The American Scholar" features a troubling article about the decline of English literature as a college major. It's worthy reading. Plus, 10 books from my college bookshelf. Are they now irrelevant?