FF: Reduction

A chance conversation led to an idea that seems to be becoming a new novel.  So, basically, I’m immersed in writing the novel I wish I was reading.  That means I’m not reading as much as I’d like.

Kel of the Irish Green Eyes

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 magazines.

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:

Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith.  A re-read that, nonetheless, had me hooked.  A book that proves that knowing the basics of the plot is not a spoiler if the story is good enough.

In Progress:

A Wizard Abroad by Diane Duane.  Audio.

Whatever After by E.M. Tippets.  ARC.  Just started


Lots of articles and the like for research.


2 Responses to “FF: Reduction”

  1. James Mendur Says:

    Currently reading:
    The Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch
    Peter Grant is a police constable in modern London. He’s also the newest apprentice to the only wizard working for the Metropolitan Police. There are a number of continuing story arcs, so they are best read in order, beginning with Midnight Riot (US edition title). I’m on book 3 so far.
    Note: It’s helpful to have a map of London (and Great Britain in general) open in front of you in some parts. When you don’t know the city, the story is almost like a high fantasy where maps become very useful because the author knows where everything is and you don’t. Also, British English is different enough that having a British dictionary open can help, too. For example:
    > “And give her some flannel until I can get there.”
    > “Yeah, well, I’m good at flannel,” I said.
    > “So l’ve heard,” said Kittredge, and hung up.
    Flannel is BritSpeak for pointless but plausible lies; b.s.

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