Tonight I’m giving a reading of a yet unpublished short story at the meeting of ASFS, the Albuquerque Science Fiction Society. Hope to see some of you there!
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.
The Man in the Tree by Sage Walker. Advanced Bound Manuscript of forthcoming release. Not your usual car chase murder mystery, but a thoughtful examination how murder impacts a closed community – in this case on a generation ship about to set off for the stars.
The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Audiobook. Weaker than the prior two, with too much repetition and a plot that relies on both Tarzan and Jane being really dumb.
Goldenhand by Garth Nix. The first novel to carry the excellent “Old Kingdom” series forward since Abhorsen. So far an interesting journey.
The Golden Specific by S.E. Grove. Audiobook. Sequel to The Glass Sentence.
Almost done with the issues of The Wicked and the Divine graphic novel I have on hand. I can’t help but think Roger Zelazny would have liked this, too.