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.
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal. Audiobook.
The Wicked + The Divine by Gillen McKelvie and Wilson Cowles. Graphic novel, hardcover edition, volume one. Mixes the tropes of immortals among us with the “live fast, die young” ethic of rock ‘n roll to interesting, sometimes provocative, effect.
Welcome to Golden by Rory McClannahan. I sat next to Rory at the Albuquerque Museum Author Festival and heard him talk about this book. Virtual reality meets retirement community. Sounds like a good idea.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Audiobook. I’ve read this before but now I can concentrate more on details, less on worry about the characters (human and otherwise) than I did the first time around.
Reading about masks has morphed into decorating one, which in turn has morphed into a possible new character for short fiction. I love creative synergy!