In this week's Unshelved Book Club you'll find books about a young nerd in Philadelphia, a child made of snow who comes to life, the aftermath of cataclysmic solar flares, white bread, the sequel to Drive, a little girl hunting giants, a cape that grants super powers to a man who shouldn't have them, and, of course, knitting.
There's also a review of a book about Comic-Con and pop culture by Rob Salkowitz. In addition to writing about digital media and the digital generation, Rob is a futurist, teaches at the University of Washington, and directs strategy and content for Mediaplant. Rob will be on two panels I'm going to try to see at New York Comic Con next week: Digital Price Shakedown (Friday Oct 12 @ 1:30pm) and Comicpreneurs: Secrets of Successful Pop Culture Startups (Sunday Oct 14 @ 1:15pm). You're also invited to see Bill and me (Thursday Oct 11 @ 12pm).
I had a chance to talk to Rob a few weeks ago about the business of comics and the future of media. I gauged his inner geek, discussed transmedia (and the role of librarians in dealing with it), and had him sign my galley of his book so I have yet another collectible in my basement.