22 Times the Dedication Was the Best Part of the Book: Today in Critical Linking

Sandwiched between the copyright page and the first page of chapter one, it’s often overlooked in our haste to dive into a new book. Depending on the author, that could mean you’re missing out on the best part. Here are some epic dedication pages that deserve the spotlight.

I’m about six months late to this list of 22 Times a Book’s Dedication Was the Best Part, but better late than never.


And since cutting-edge sci-fi demands you look at the world from a new perspective, it’s no wonder that much of it has been written by folks whose relationship to the mainstream is difficult and marginal. That is, by women and people of color.

Well-reasoned piece on why sci-fi from the margins tends to be the most interesting sci-fi.

Our new favorite Twitter feed adds hilariously dark titles to the gosh-darn earnest cover art of vintage YA novels.

These are funny. And I would certainly read a few of them.

It was a bit painful. I didn’t want to go back into my life and imagine things that I hadn’t understood so far. The privacy of my life I don’t quite understand myself, and it has nothing to do with what I do for a living. So there you go, I’m sorry.

Ian McKellen isn’t going to write his memoir, and so is giving his $1.4 million advance back. Ironically, this makes me want to read a memoir from him even more.

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