Light blogging today, since we have a speaker lunch and I have to finish putting together a binder. I put blog breaks on the level of smoke breaks or coffee breaks: concessions to vice that should be minimized.
I encourage you to read instead these posts on China Mieville's The Scar and John Holbo's reply. (Use "ok" for the login and password to access the first two links.) Mieville may be the most inventive and original fantasy writer working today and I'm always happy to publicize his work. However, I encourage new readers to check out Perdido Street Station before The Scar.