• Ian McDonald’s “The Little Goddess” is beautiful, brilliant - a page-turner! From The Very Best of the Best. Apparently, a novella from River of Gods - my next stop!

  • wow; I just read my first work by Eleanor Arnason - “Potter of Bones” (in “The Very Best of the Best” anthology) is smart, enchanting, fresh, and I’m looking forward to more!

  • 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!
    (These folks are amazing - please consider tipping them!)

  • if you’re able, I hope you’ll join me in supporting the amazing Violet Blue and her book: www.kickstarter.com/projects/…

  • Books Unbanned - thanks to the Brooklyn Public Library 👏🏽


  • finally reading DFW’s (David Foster Wallce) “Infinite Jest” - and have had to employ a third bookmark — so far. lordy!

  • Some of my favorite authors:

    • Vonda N. McIntyre - Dreamsnake is 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 Stars is such a great read, and so very well crafted.
    • Richard Kadrey - Butcher Bird is my favorite - so far. Fun, funny, touching - and skilled writing.
    • Jeff VanDerMeer - Dead Astronauts was… astounding; what a trip!
    • Robert Reed - what grabbed me was Baby’s Fire from 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.)

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