Gimbling in the Wabe – Tangible Authors

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I am an extremely lucky person.  At times when I am feeling particularly magnanimous, I would even say that I am blessed. I live in an existence where I am surrounded by books.  I own books, I can download books electronically, I have a library nearby where I can not only check out books but [….]

LitStack Review: Slade House by David Mitchell

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Slade House David Mitchell Random House Release Date:  October 27, 2015 ISBN 978-0-8129-9868-9 David Mitchell is an amazing novelist (NPR reviewer Jason Sheehan calls his writing “beautifully twisty.”  I like that.)  With unique works such as Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks under his belt, the question is, what does he do next? The answer [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Transmedia, As I’ve Known It

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My daughter, who is a cinema studies major in college, is currently taking a class that explores the fairly new phenomenon known as transmedia.  According to her textbook (A Creator’s Guide to Transmedia Storytelling by Andrea Phillips), transmedia is “telling a story through multiple communication channels at once, particularly channels such as the web and [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – What We Choose

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So I was tooling around on Facebook last night – something I do far too often – and I was getting pissed.  I know that I’ve pretty much created my Facebook feed by liking certain posts and following certain pages, so what shows up has been geared to what I’ve established as things I want [….]

Neil Gaiman’s Calendar of Tales

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Hugo-winner Neil Gaiman is asking for the help of his millions of fans for a unique art project. Earlier this month Gaiman took to Twitter asking fans questions like “Why is January so Dangerous?” or “Where would you spend a perfect June?” The responses, according to Gaiman were: Personal, honest, imaginative, glorious, surprising, strange, unexpected, [….]