1) I’ve just received a copy of the lovely new SF Masterworks edition of Jack Finney’s The Body Snatchers, with intro by me. Obviously it’s a terrific book, but I wanted especially to flag it here because of the cover art. The back cover says it’s “based on” an original piece by Dominic Harman. I don’t know what that credit entails/means in detail, but the cover is just brilliantly disturbing, especially when you look at it up close – and very appropriate for the book.
2) London people may be interested in this evening’s BSFA discussion, between Farah Mendlesohn and Charles Butler on the work of one of the UK’s great fantasists, Dianne Wynne-Jones. Venue as usual is the Antelope pub in Belgravia from 7pm.
3) Not strictly relevant to my own work, but I was delighted to see that Dennis Potter’s last TV drama, the sf series Cold Lazarus (1996), is at last out on DVD along with its contemporary companion-piece Karaoke. I may well wind up posting about it on the Locus blog soon…