A Manifesto of Imaginative Literature by Justin Allen

Year_ofthe_Horse_HR.jpgA few weeks ago, Justin Allen was here to talk about his cover for Year of the Horse, and the comments were abuzz with discussion about whether the dark cowboy silhouette and Asian-inspired title represented all the characters of the characters in his book (it's a multicultural cast -- yay!), or whether it spoke to a white Old West image.Since then, Justin's given some thought to the categorization of books, and he has a three-part essay on that topic that starts on SF Signal. Check out Why Where Your Book Gets Shelved Determines Your Intelligence, Work-Ethic and Value to Society. Happy Tuesday!