Maria Popova, of the blog " Brain Pickings" gives us some choices for nonfiction Summer Readings. Its kind of more "Summer Readings for Geeks" LIST
Interesting stuff, including Number 8- The Late American Novel.
The future of publishing is something I ponder daily. And while mainstream media was busy announcing the death of the book, The Millions founders Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee did something better: They assembled an all-star team of literary visionaries and asked them what the future of the written word holds. The results — funny, poignant, relentlessly thought-provoking — are gathered in The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books, spanning a remarkable array of perspectives and styles, from historical context to comic relief to the difficult questions that have to be asked.
Are we going to have to find new ways to get noticed? Yes. Do we get to find news ways to get noticed? Yes. Is it trouble? Yes. But trouble is the stuff of writing and creation. Time to shut up and get to the making, get back to that sense of play where everything interesting, including the future, finally fast and soon to be here, starts.” ~ Ander Monson
Kirstin Butler’s full review, with ample quotes from the book, here.
I believe we have had a discussion or two on this topic on this forum
1.THE INFORMATION: A HISTORY, A THEORY, A FLOOD
2. AN OPTIMIST’S TOUR OF THE FUTURE
3. LIVE NOW
4. THE INTERNET OF ELSEWHERE
5. A NEW CULTURE OF LEARNING
6. THE FILTER BUBBLE
8. THE LATE AMERICAN NOVEL
10. GOD BLESS YOU, DR. KEVORKIAN