Today, Variety reported that Netflix has won the rights to Pyros, a science-fiction story based on Thomas Pierce’s flash fiction piece “Tardy Man,” which appeared in the New Yorker last August. Reese Witherspoon, the Savior of All Literature herself, is attached to produce and star. The story, whose narrator is fused into an indestructible suit so he can help rich people save their belongings in case of disaster, sold after a seven-way auction.
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July 7, 2022
- Read a new story by Ling Ma.
- Carlos Lozada close-reads three major Supreme Court rulings on abortion.
- Adrienne Raphel on the history of an early word puzzle.