As early as 1964 Marshall McLuhan observed, "As early as 1830 the French poet [Alphonse de] Lamartine had said, 'The book arrives too late,' drawing attention to the fact that the book and the newspaper are quite different forms." With the news cycle smaller and faster than ever—think quantum rather than Newtonian physics—now seems like a strange time for the resurgence of serial fiction in news media. How can the novel, that tortoise of literary forms, keep pace with the current events hare? Nevertheless,... More >>>