San Francisco Libraries Want to Microchip Their Books: Critical Linking: December 22, 2016

The San Francisco Public Library is considering adopting a $7.5 million microchip system to help improve sorting and prevent theft, over the objections of the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Freedom Foundation, the San Francisco Examiner reports.

Whew, I dunno about that.

My partner answered, “Sweetheart, you know you can’t fix Gwen Stacy dying. She was always going to die. She always dies. It’s kind of a thing.”

And I said, “YES I CAN. I’m going to write something and it’s going to be called The Refrigerator Monologues and it’s going to be The Vagina Monologues for superheroes’ girlfriends. I’m going to fix it. Hold my drink. Don’t believe me? Just watch!”

Well, Catherynne Valente’s new project sounds excellent.

Attica Locke, writer and producer for Fox’s hit show, Empire, will write two new crime novels with Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company, EW can announce exclusively. The first of these books is slated for a fall 2017 publication.


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