with piles of books across the place (and devices) I noticed that, depending which pile I find myself at, I’m reading both “The Midnight Kingdom” by Jared Yates Sexton [@JYSexton], and “How to Be an Antiracist”, by Ibram X. Kendi [@ibramxk] - concurrently.
and, each being seriously grounded in important - and suppressed - history, I find that they’re almost meant to be read together.
much learning - and much needed.
which reminds me, that I’ve also been meaning to read Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States”.
Wow: The Nib is sadly on the way out 😢 - but making all their mags available for free download!
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Books Unbanned - thanks to the Brooklyn Public Library 👏🏽
Some of my favorite authors:
- Vonda N. McIntyre -
Dreamsnakeis simply beautiful; such a joy to read something from a woman’s point of view - and so powerful.
- Roger Zelazny - thanks to my sister, for introducing me to
Lord of Light, which is right up my alley.
- KB Spangler - if you haven’t read the webcomic A Girl and Her Fed, go read it now, from the begining - terrific writing (and I love her early, simple art).
- Michael Flynn -
The Wreck of the River of Starsis such a great read, and so very well crafted.
- Richard Kadrey -
Butcher Birdis my favorite - so far. Fun, funny, touching - and skilled writing.
- Jeff VanDerMeer -
Dead Astronautswas… astounding; what a trip!
- Robert Reed - what grabbed me was
Baby’s Firefrom an old Asimov’s: hard sci-fi and well worth the effort to try to keep up. It later became
Sister Alice, which took the characters - and the reader - even farther.
- N. K. Jemisin - it all started from a tweet where I made an incorrect guess as to who wrote a quote I’d appreciated. It was N. K. Jemisin, so I started with
The Inheritance Trilogy Omnibus: brilliant - and again: terrific, strong female characters. (BTW: It’s 1,442 pages - and I love a book where I get to live with the characters a decent while.)
- Vonda N. McIntyre -
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