FF: Alternate Interpretations

Kel Looks Smug

The latest issue of DreamForge magazine arrived this week.  It features the first ever Firekeeper short story, “A Question of Truth,” illustrated by Hugo Award-winning artist, Elizabeth Leggett.  If you’re waiting for your copy of DreamForge to arrive, and need a Firekeeper hit, remember that the new Firekeeper novel, Wolf’s Search is now available!

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.

And I’m always interested in what you have to recommend!

Recently Completed:

End of the Megafauna by Ross. D. E. MacPhee, with glorious illustrations by Peter Schouten.  Although intended for a general audience, the author relies on a glossary, rather than over-simplifying his topic.  So far well-organized and fascinating.

In Progress:

While Gods Sleep by L.D. Coulter.  I met the author (who also wrote “The Weight of Mountain” in DreamForge, issue two, at Bubonicon, and when I learned we shared an interest in mythology decided to try another of her works.  I’m about three-quarters through, and love her alternate take on Greek mythology.

Caesar and Christ by Will Durant.  Audiobook.  Taking a look at cultures deeply influenced by Rome, often by being conquered by the Romans or resisting being conquered by the Romans.


I’ve started the new issue of DreamForge, of course!


2 Responses to “FF: Alternate Interpretations”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    I finished The Second Worst Restaurant in France (Paul Stuart #2) by Alexander McCall Smith. It is a light, funny story about cookbook writer Paul Stuart. There are lots of quirky characters and misadventures.

    I am reading Salvation (Salvation Sequence #1) by Peter F. Hamilton. It is neither light nor funny. It is a Sci Fi set in the future and focusing on humanity’s interaction with space, corporations and technology. Well written and good characters.

    I am just starting A Fountain Filled With Blood (The Rev. Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries #2). I had enjoyed the first book, so I am giving this one a try.

    I am also dipping into Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I have read it before but felt the need for something clever and witty.

    • janelindskold Says:

      I’ve read two of your choices. Not sure I’d try the McCall Smith. I liked his African ones (other than the first in the series, which I really disliked, but I read more because a friend told me the subsequent ones are different. But I even dropped those after a while. Not sure why.

      Looking forward to your reaction to the end of the Hamilton. I’ve gotta admit, me and dystopia have parted company, but I can take any amount of drama when it’s part of striving toward a goal.

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