Critical Linking: November 22, 2015

In a series of tweets reacting to the news, Klay wrote, “It’s only during frightening times when you get to find out if your country really deserves to call itself the ‘home of the brave.'” 

National Book Award winner and Marine Phil Klay reacts to the Syrian refugee crisis.


A handful of authors who make a living crafting honest predictions of the future will be published in an anthology commissioned by and about Microsoft. Called Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft, it will “explore prediction science, quantum computing, real-time translation, machine learning, and much more.”

I am making a doubtful face.


The book is published in French as Paris est une fête (Paris Is a Celebration), striking a chord with a mood of defiance in the wake of the attacks. This has seen Parisians drinking and eating in restaurants, cafes and bars across the city, and posting about it under the slogan “Je suis en terrasse” on social media.

Hemingway’s Parisian memoir seeing a surge in sales after the Paris attacks.



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