Phoenix is about to land on Mars, where it's going to look for evidence of life.
New York Magazine's Vulture blog takes an interest in Philip K. Dick's late-50s literary novels.
And the following list of Favorite Obscure Books, courtesy of the Village Voice. I've only read two of them: Fup and Gob's Grief. Both are excellent.
On a gloomier note, the depressing influence of Time Warner over the post office, and its effect on small literary magazines, is briefly post-mortemed (is that a word?) here.