Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Nice to see a book live up to the hype for once. Loved every calculating, misdirecting, manipulative line.
Short stories: Up to 40 of my 500 target for the year. Faves:
Final Corrections, Pittsburgh Times-Dispatch by M Bennardo at Daily Science Fiction
This is great fun, with a tremendous dry sense of humour. Original format, and a lovely example of what flash does best: telling you the story without actually telling you the story.
The Cambist and Lord Iron: A Fairytale of Economics by Daniel Abraham, reprinted at Lightspeed
This kind of reminded me of a serious Discworld story. Thoughtful and entertaining, and just goes to show what you can do with Word of the Day-style prompts.
Luna e Volk by Mercedes Yardley in Beautiful Sorrows
Not everything in this collection has worked for me so far, but this was gorgeous--a poetically violent and tragic love story.
A 5k horror story about two sisters and an ill-judged deal with a demon. Just Say No, kids.
American Horror Story: Asylum. When you find yourself watching from behind a cushion, muttering, 'Please don't let the deranged Nazi rape the dead nun,' this is the only show it can be. It's a mad mix of every horror trope there's ever been, and I love it to death.
That it looks like JJ Abrams is going to direct the new Star Wars films, and a fair few people seem to think this is not good because he fucked up the Star Trek reboot. Yikes, did he? I thought that film was brilliant! It always worries me when that kind of thing happens, because I think, what did I miss?
How to code html, and build epub & mobi files by hand. It's been a hell of a learning curve, but I think I just about climbed it.
One of these: zombie teddy bear How awesome?