>On a quick search I found this university newspaper story about an appearance by Octavia Butler and was happy to see that she has a new novel due out this year, Fledgling is the title. But I have yet to find a link to a synopsis on the book – oh well, we’ll just have to wait and see.

And here’s a Z.Z. Packer review in the NYTimes of Charles Johnson’s new collection, Dr. King’s Refrigerator and Other Bedtime Stories.