There may or may not be spoilers. I don’t care. This is your only warning.
The final part of the Van Helsing’s Diaries by Peter Cawdron titled Nosferatu is out, and the entire series is available in one single Omnibus Edition.
Similarly, Maelstrom, the final part of Colliding Worlds, is out, and in an Omnibus, too. Maelstrom is also on kindle unlimited.
New in the SUB: Kim Stanley Robinson imagines a submerged New York in the year 2140.
After the sea level rose in multiple increments of three meters, the world change, and so did New York. It didn’t die, though. It just changed. Told from the viewpoint of different characters with differing levels of privilege and different interests, the real star of the story is the City.
“New York 2140”, Kim Stanley Robinson (Kindle)
Netflix just bought the rights to the upcoming Daniel Suarez novel “Change Agent”, Hollywood Reporter writes.
The novel, which will be published on April 18, deals with topics around commodity genetic editing using CRISPR.
Daniel Suarez is planning a Reddit AMA on Monday, 24th of April. He’s in PST, and is asking for a preferred time on Twitter. Vote now.
Peter Moskowitz has written a book on “Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood”, titled “How to Kill a City”. It’s available on Kindle for some 11 Euro.
There is a matching article in The Atlantic, The Steady Destruction of America’s Cities. Based on observations in Detroit, San Francisco, New York and Post-Katrina New Orleans, he tries to explain the process of Gentrification and distinguish it from urban renewal or other forms of change that are frequent in cities.
While urban renewal, the suburbanization of cities, and other forms of capital creation are relatively easy to spot (a highway built through a neighborhood is a relatively obvious event), gentrification is more discreet, dispersed, and hands-off,” he writes. Moskowitz adds to the growing canon aimed at understanding and explaining the process of gentrification, and he not so subtly suggests that while gentrification naturally brings some improvements to a city,including more people and money, it also frequently kills some cultural traditions and diversity, the precise characteristics that make cities so dynamic and desirable in the first place.