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New Classics Now in the Public Domain

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 12, 2019 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is a great article which Chris Adams brought to my attention in the Glints and Hints thread of the Goodreads discussion group, Written Gems. It discusses the classic novels that have just come into the Public Domain in 2019. They included books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse among many others. 

Here is the article:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/qvq99b/how-to-download-the-books-that-just-entered-the-public-domain?fbclid=IwAR1bAzSZVKAXwxqWtr9yZUNMeAH4Qk8BDCpCQeSLKbr6igEvekPC8DAtaEg

And here's a link to Written Gems:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/519247-written-gems

Origin of Fantasy and SF Magazines in the U.S.

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 11, 2019 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Wikipedia is spotlighting an interesting article on the origins of the Fantasy and Science Fiction magazines in the United States. Weird Tales, Amazing Stories, Astounding, the list goes on and on. These magazines were critical to cultivating the fields of science fiction and fantasy in the U.S. today and many of the authors we will be featuring in our Written Gems discussion group on GoodReads published in these pages.

Here is the article link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_US_science_fiction_and_fantasy_magazines_to_1950

And for those of you who are interested, here is a link to the Written Gems site on Goodreads. Our next book is The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells who published in the first issue of Amazing Stories in 1926: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/519247-written-gems