By Roz Kaveney - 24 July 13:00

Christopher Isherwood: lost years, a memoir 1945-1951

Edited by Katherine Bucknell <em>Chatto & Wi

Novel of the week
By Martyn Bedford - 17 July 13:00

House of Leaves

Mark Z Danielewski <em>Anchor, 709pp, £13</em>

ISBN 1862301107

Bandit country
By Robin Blackburn - 17 July 13:00

In the Shadow of the Liberator: the impact of Hugo Chavez on Venezuela and Latin America

Richard G

Bloody valentine
By Tristan Quinn - 17 July 13:00

From Blue to Black

Joel Lane <em>Serpent's Tail, 224pp, £10</em>

ISBN 1852426187

Magical boy
By Amanda Craig - 17 July 13:00

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

J K Rowling<em> Bloomsbury, 640pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 07475462

Fictive mother
By Kathryn Hughes - 17 July 13:00

Fanny Burney: a biography

Claire Harman <em>HarperCollins, 430pp, £19.99</em>

ISBN 0002556901

Ego trip
By William Georgiades - 17 July 13:00

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Dave Eggers <em>Picador, 375pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 06848

The green man
By Amanda Craig - 10 July 13:00

The Song of the Earth

Jonathan Bate<em> Picador, 338pp, £18</em>

ISBN 0330372386

The New Statesman Interview - Alex Allan
By Gail Robinson - 10 July 13:00

At last, a government adviser who understands technology. Alex Allan interviewed

Do you know where we're going to?
By Tanya Kreisky - 10 July 13:00

Tanya Kreisky, the editor of <em>Internet Magazine</em>, asks the great and the good about their vis

Now voyager
By Frank McLynn - 10 July 13:00

Prince Henry "The Navigator": a life

Peter Russell <em>Yale University Press, 448pp, £20</em>


Tales from the dot-com economy
By Mark Simon - 10 July 13:00

Mark Simon is a serial entrepreneur who runs The Chemistry, a forum where aspiring net moguls meet v

A terrible beauty has been born
By John Naughton - 10 July 13:00

John Naughton on the dangers inherent in unleashing the power of the net

Ghost ride
By Toby Mundy - 10 July 13:00

Gertrude and Claudius

John Updike <em>Hamish Hamilton, 212pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0241140978

Ten businesses to watch
By Staff blogger - 10 July 13:00

AOL/Time Warner. How did AOL get a stock valuation that allowed it to buy the venerable Warner Brothers/Looney Tunes empire? Because AOL gets over 53 million visitors online a month, that's why.

Beyond digital . . .
By Ian Pearson - 10 July 13:00

BT's futurologistIan Pearson reckons that, instead of making our lives simpler, technology will actu

Poetic craving
By Henry Hitchings - 10 July 13:00


Richard Holmes <em>HarperCollins, 420pp, £19.99</em>

ISBN 0002555786

A guide to the best official and non-official government websites
By Staff blogger - 10 July 13:00

Open Government: www.open.gov.uk
A huge site that pulls all the many and varied official government websites together. Head for the Daily Updates section to get the latest government news.

Don't blame it on the wetware
By Terence Green - 10 July 13:00

When computers go wrong, you can bet it's the user's fault - so the IT experts cry. Terence Green wo

Dressed to thrill
By William Leith - 10 July 13:00

Liberace: an American boy

Darden Asbury Pyron <em>University of Chicago Press, 510pp, £19.50</em>

The fight for your e-business
By Steve Shipside - 10 July 13:00

With customers spending billions online, internet firms are scrambling for your attention. Steve Shi

Are you tangled up in the web?
By Staff blogger - 10 July 13:00

We find out how far the internet has affected the lives of people in the public eye

Novel of the week
By Hugo Barnacle - 10 July 13:00

Kill Your Darlings

Terence Blacker <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 352pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 029764658

The devil inside
By Staff blogger - 10 July 13:00

Derek Wyatt, a Labour MP and founder of the All-Party Internet Committee, has some controversial views on how the government should be tackling the internet.

How the net can make a difference
By Alex Greenwood - 10 July 13:00

Alex Greenwood interviews five net users who've found that technology really has improved the qualit

The missing
By Michele Roberts - 10 July 13:00

Jacques and Lotka: a resistance story

Aude Yung-de Prevaux, translated by Barbara Wright <em>Bloom

From geek to glamour in 30 years
By Gail Robinson - 10 July 13:00

Something very strange has happened over the past 30 years. A network of computers originally built for the US Department of Defence in the late Sixties has transformed into the mother of all networks and is now accessed by more than 300 million people worldwide.

Meet the regulators
By Bill Thompson - 10 July 13:00

Unless it finds a way to control itself, the internet could be overwhelmed by oppressive laws. Bill

Doing drugs
By Michael Barrett - 10 July 13:00

Pills, Potions and Poisons: how drugs work

Trevor Stone & Gail Darlington <em>Oxford University Pr