- Charles Stross explains the genesis of his upcoming sparkly-unicorn romance series from Harlequin.
- Jeff VanderMeer announces the hasty sequel to The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals -- The Goyim Guide to Tainted Meats -- which he will edit with Ann VanderMeer.
- OF Blog of the Fallen's Larry announces his upcoming anthology: Squirrelpunk.
- OF Blog of the Fallen also rounds up some apocryphal and unlikely news.
- Orbit has harnessed the power of proton decay to create environmentally-friendly, carbon-neutral, self-destroying e-books.
- SFWA reinstated their previous, much-loved, website.
- Fantasy writer Steven Brust announces his retirement from writing to dive into the much more lucrative world of professional bingo.
- ComicMix reports that DC is recalling the last issue of Blackest Night due to a production error that led to massive story changes.
- Independent-bookstore newsletter Shelf Awareness's issue today contains several shocking stories, including a lead feature on the new Nazi-Communist-socialist-African-atheist-Islamist regime, a look at Apple's iPad accessories, and Borders' new two-for-one CEOs.
- Locus magazine, as usual for early April, is ahead of the curve with stories on Google's new plan to digitize the Library of Alexandria, a list of author news from the first quarter of 2010, the new authorized sequel to Atlas Shrugged, and Tachyon's new make-a-genre contest.
- I do not believe that the latest installment of Mike Sterling's amazing End of Civilization -- in which Sterling, a humble comic-shop manager in sunny California, reads through the mighty monthly Diamond catalog and presents various items for perusal by the thrilled masses -- is actually in this category. But I just can't be sure. (That's the horrible thing about the modern comics market.)
Update 1: Publishers Weekly reports on a petition to make notable author of rotten thrillers Brad Meltzer stop writing -- including quotes in support from David Baldacci, Nora Roberts, and R.L. Stine.
Update 2: John Scalzi -- who seriously doesn't need a link from me -- is not participating in the general tomfoolery, but he has posted a poll about his current Sekrit Project.
Tor.com has posted a flurry of interesting articles this morning:
- The Lost finale will be directed by M. Night Shyamalan
- There's a new Doctor in the house.
- Lady Gaga goes Bronte.
- Jo Walton reviews Last Dangerous Visions.
- Your next computer will be a Delldo.
- Tor launches line of body-focused SF for middle-schoolers.
A Dribble of Ink reports George R.R. Martin is slicing up his novel-in-progress yet again, to focus on fan-favorite character Brienne.
Update 4: Blizzard introduces the Battle.net Neural Interface, for a more immersive World of Warcraft experience.
The Tour de France has been bought by Disney.
Finally -- in the least likely news of all -- ex-Veep candidate Sarah Palin will host a TV show tonight, in which other celebrities pretend that she interviewed them.
Update 5: And a few scattered fragments discovered the next day:
Trainjotting crusades against the possibility of seat licences on Metro-North Railroad.
Get ready for League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1988!
Entmoot discusses same-sex marriage.
Mark Waid shoots up Boom! offices.
Congress declares Pluto "is, too" a planet.