RL Stine is the beloved children's horror author, most recognized for his Goosebumps series. (I fondly remember reading The Haunted Mask in elementary school and promptly having nightmares when I fell asleep during library free reading.) He has just published a brand new story, line-by-line, through his Twitter account. The story has been collected by io9 and can be read at the link. I think it's great that established authors are getting into new technologies. And good for Stine for having fun with his work. Sometimes authors forget that we do this because we love it.
Speaking of loving it, the 2011 Nebula Award nominees were announced this week. The Nebula Awards are considered one of the top prizes for fantasy and science fiction writing. The awards offer prizes in terms of length: novel, novella, novelette, and short story. (Frankly, the word "novelette" sounds so made-up it's not even funny.) There is also a prize for screenwriting, which pits children's movie Hugo against both Captain America: The First Avenger and a Neil Gaiman-written episode of Doctor Who. Love it!
And finally, we have the story of one Michael Rorrer, whose great aunt promised him his great uncle's comic book collection when she died. Little did Rorrer (or his aunt, I'm assuming) know that the collection was worth nearly 2 million dollars, thanks to some very rare golden age issues. Most important to the collection's value are those first appearances of DC icons Batman (Detective Comics #27) and Superman (Action Comics #1). Interestingly, it is believed that the value of these issues would be much lower if so many golden age comic books weren't destroyed when anti-comic book fever hit America in the 50's, thanks to pumped up Congressional hearings (think of the similar hearings about bad music in the 80's). You can read about them in David Hadju's wonderful The Ten-Cent Plague.