Lisbeth Salander Returns in New Book: Critical Linking, April 13, 2017

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Lisbeth Salander, the stormy computer hacker and anti-heroine who many readers know as “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” is coming back for a fifth book — despite the fact that her original author died after completing only three.

I thought the fourth was the final one, but I guess we’re gonna keep going!

Ron Howard and his Imagine Entertainment partner, Brian Grazer, bought the rights to J.D. Vance’s memoir, “Hillbilly Elegy.”

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The New York Times bestselling story of Vance’s life, and his family’s upbringing in the work-starved Rust Belt, will be produced by Howard, Grazer and Imagine president, Erica Huggins.

Interesting choice there, Ron.

A group leading an effort to save the house James Baldwin lived in in southern France is facing multiple challenges, including criticism from the Baldwin estate.

The saga of Baldwin’s French estate continues.

From an intersectional and feminist point of view, this is a Best Novel list that demonstrates that the SFF field is finally making more than mere gestures towards progress and inclusiveness. While the John W. Campbell Award list of nominees for Best New Writer is not quite so inclusive, it includes among its number queer voices and female ones.

Interesting thoughts on the 2017 Hugo award ballots.