First off, next weekend (Dec 1st and 2nd) in New York I will be attending the 2007 Independent & Small Press Book Fair. If you happen to be going, I'll be the guy in the blue fedora.
It's a real 1984 moment when someone gets interrogated at the airport for reading a comic about a war-ravaged, future New York. I guess we should we be careful about flashing Updike's last book around at the airport too...
Speaking of 1984, here's Margaret Atwood on Brave New World and the history of the modern utopia/dystopia
John Banville gives us a history of crime fiction in the pulps.