“There is but one truly philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.” Albert Camus
• from the Berkeley Daily Planet, Thoughts On The Notion Of Fictional Suicide by Dorothy Bryant.
rebellion • of a Three Wishes by Deborah Ellis after the Toronto public school board restricted access to it.
goliath alert • Peter Beagle is being screwed over by the folks who turned Last Unicorn into a film, and he needs our help to fight back.
• Marilyn and Charles Baillie have announced a new children’s literature prize for Canada. Books eligible for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award must be written in English, be aimed at readers aged three to six, be written and illustrated by Canadians and be published first in Canada.
• Winners announced for Kiriyama Prize, Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Hummingbird’s Daughter won the fiction prize, while the nonfiction award went to Piers Vitebsky’s The Reindeer People: Living With Animals and Spirits in Siberia.
• The creators of Shelton’s Creative Writer’s Workshop will receive the inaugural Arizona Literary Treasure Award at the Arizona Book Festival. The award was created to honor individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the state’s literary culture.
off the rack • interesting litigation: a gaming hint book author is suing the owners of World of Warcraft for getting him kicked off ebay. Seems to me this will test what’s left of the ‘fair use’ part of copyright law. Unauthorized guides have been around as long as role playing games themselves.
banktoaster • Powerpoint download European Geography Quiz I got 36 out of 44.
off topic • interesting piece about the criminalization of pirate broadcasting, play a song, go to jail.