I assume you’re all fans of David Naimon's excellent interview podcast? I just spent the morning in his studio at KBOO, where he kindly promised to cut out all of my gaffs and replace them with smart lines by some of his other interview subjects, such as Gary Shteyngart, Karen Russell, Lorrie Moore, George Saunders, Kyle Minor, Helen Oyeyemi, and Matt Bell. Awesome. I’ll sound brilliant, I’m sure, if a little odd talking in all those pretty voices.
Also: He claimed to know what every single one of those buttons did, though it was weird how he raised and lowered his chair pneumatically throughout the interview. Anyway! Thanks, David! They were great questions. Interview comes out September 11th.
"And if by some chance you’re not into Bigfoot literature, we also sell crosswords" - gas station book rack, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada. I like this country. A lot.
Amidst record, historic droughts, both the cities of Los Angeles (~17 million people, worst drought in 119 years) and Sâo Paolo (~21 million people, worst drought in 84 years) are on the verge of instituting water rationing.
"All we have left to hope is for rain. Without rainfall, we have no options," said Jose Carlos Mierzwa, a University of Sao Paulo professor who focuses on sanitary engineering." from Brazil’s Biggest City Faces Rationing Amidst Drought
And yet, you know: Water Slide!
Damn what a moon!
My two super moon shots. / Portland, OR / August 10th.
This is kind of embarrassing. You have American’s who can’t find the heart to help these people so now we have the Canadians coming to the rescue. We are thrilled to spend trillions of dollars in war in other countries to “Help Them” but can’t find the heart to put these people on a payment plan they can afford. “Values”?
Can’t agree more. Make a donation to the Detroit Water Brigade: http://detroitwaterbrigade.org
“We are a volunteer-led alliance of compassionate citizens of Detroit and their international allies working to bring emergency relief to families facing water shut offs while advocating for an income-based Water Affordability Plan in Detroit.”
Yay! The first reviews for Sherwood Nation are in.
My favorite line from Kirkus:
"…A well-written tale of an American insurgency" - Kirkus Reviews
Read the full Kirkus review
Michael DeLuca of Mossyskull.com writes a wonderful review:
“Benjamin Parzybok’s Sherwood Nation is the sort of SF novel I’ve been waiting for someone to write, wishing I could write: a near-future utopian political adventure romp thought experiment. By page 50 I was crying and cheering.”
While it’s fresh in your mind, why not, pre-order the book