FF: Pre-Bubonicon Reading

Bubonicon starts this afternoon.  I hope to see some of you there!  I’m on four panels and will be doing a reading – probably my short story “A Choice of Weapons” from the forthcoming Guns anthology, edited by Gerald and Loretta Hausman.  And, of course, I’ll be at the Afternoon Tea.  We’re only doing two sessions this year, so make sure you sign up in advance!

Does It Have Cats?

Does It Have Cats?

One other bit of Lindskold-related trivia: Jim and I will have two items in the art show.  I’ve decided to put the original, one-of-a-kind manuscript of “Forever Secret” up for sale.  It’s nicely shadowboxed and signed.  The other item, a Bubonicon Rocketship, ties into the conventions “Robots, Rockets, and Rayguns” theme.

For those of you just discovering this feature, the Friday Fragments lists what I’ve read over the past week.  Most of the time I don’t include details of either short fiction (unless part of a book-length collection) or magazine articles.

The Fragments are not meant to be a recommendation list.  If you’re interested in a not-at-all-inclusive recommendation list, you can look on my website under Neat Stuff.

Once again, this is not a book review column.  It’s just a list with, maybe, a bit of description or a few opinions tossed in.

Recently Completed:

Andy Buckram’s Tin Men by Carol Ryrie Brink.  Who would ever have thought that the author made famous by her historical novel Caddie Woodlawn also wrote SF?  I’m reading part for fun, but also as preparation for being on a “robots” panel at Bubonicon.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.  Audiobook.  Interesting setting.

Secret Invasion by Paul Dellinger.  Aliens among us… including at an SF con!  A lot of fun.

In Progress:

Wolf Hunting by Jane Lindskold.  Reading a series backwards has a weird appeal.  It’s a fascinating way to see just how characters grow.

Monstress by Majorie Liu and Sana Takeda.  Comic book.  Gorgeous illustrations.  Plot seems to be combination war story and mystery.

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal.  Audiobook.  I’ve been meaning to try something of hers since last Bubonicon.  Just started.

Also:

Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.  I’ve been reading this before bed.  I’ve also been having weirder than normal dreams…

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4 Responses to “FF: Pre-Bubonicon Reading”

  1. chadmerkley Says:

    I liked SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY. Just be aware the sequels become quite different thematically. But they’re fun.

    So Amazon has their Kindle Unlimited program where for a small monthly fee you get access to a huge number of titles. One author I’ve found and really enjoyed is Honor Raconteur (I’m almost positive that’s a pseudonym, but I can’t prove it). She does some very creative high fantasy kinds of stuff. I’d recommend THE CHILD PRINCE, DEEPWOODS, and ARROWS OF CHANGE, and their respective sequels. The ebook versions have editing issues, but not enough to turn me off completely. Very enjoyable books.

    • janelindskold Says:

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll need to see if there are audios.

      The audiobook I downloaded had a glitch, so Ms. Kowal’s book is going to need to wait until I can get it again.

  2. henrietta abeyta Says:

    Well anyone who likes Jess E. Owen books or and those around the world who enjoy junior books YA books or adults who like fantasy Song of the Summer King is pretty much all 3.

    Song of the Summer King already has a wiki of over seventy pages to type facts on in case anyone’s interested enough to help this 4 books series.

    Painted Wolves, Gryphons, Dragons, Gray Wolves, Mountain Lions, Caribou, Boars, and more when you peek at the character descriptions.

  3. henrietta abeyta Says:

    Like Blind Seer’s homeland wolf packs these wolves in Song of the Summer King see all things connectible, and like Faolan’s homeland wolf packs these packs in Song of the Summer King also do their best to listen to prophecy dreams from those like Catori the she-wolf on the book’s cover while they try to support each other.

    The gryphons of this 4 books series worship. Thyra and Thor are the two gryphons who have colorful photos that I almost can’t quit staring at. The characters of this series are already also on a few favorite art websites in case you’d like to peek at the cast before reading this series.

    If you peek on the new wiki for this series about Song of the Summer King and the other 3 books You’ll see quite a few character comparisons and true wolf facts I copied from science on both the painted wolves page and the page of the gray wolves too. The stub articles are for every character of the whole series. I’ve also written on Catori’s page as well as the pages of her father and brother.

    Jasmine Olson giving recommendation, and trying to help this newly written series by Jess E. Owen too.

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