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A Random Assortment of Book News & Links

And the 10 Most Challenged Books of 2008 were...

A teaser poster for the second Twilight film, New Moon, has been leaked to the web. And by 'teaser,' I mean, 'Dude is such a tease.'

The oldest dust jacket known to prehensile thumbed man was recently found in a library at Oxford University. Funny, it looks sorta like McSweeney's web page.

Alexander McCall Smith, author of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, warns writers of the uncomfortable confrontations that result from fans (1.) connecting too closely to characters and (2.) confusing your characters' personalities with your own.

The ancient Roman book trade and the publishing world of today have more in common than just a predilection for toga parties. According to The NYTimes, both share an unhealthy obsession with bestsellers, countless exploited and impoverished authors, and a fondness for celebrity book launches.

It's a never-ending alimony for Tessa B. Dick! Ms. Dick, the last of Philip K. Dick's five divorced wives, has filed suit against two of Dick's daughters. Tessa claims that, "under the terms of her divorce agreement with the author," she is owed money for the film adaptations of Ubik and A Scanner Darkly. This, only two months after announcing her plans to 'rework' and self-publish The Owl in Daylight, the novel P.K. Dick was working on at the time of his death.

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