This is fascinating. The Skeptoid podcast takes a critical look at "speed reading."
Just saw that Myke Cole, who I know from back in the day when he was an assistant at Weird Tales, has sold his fantasy novel Latent to Penguin Putnam in a 3-book deal. I ran into Myke this year at New York Comic Con, where he described the book as "military contractors who are also sorcerers." (Myke has been on the ground in Afghanistan working as a military contractor.)