FF: Taking It Easy?

“Hold Still, Mei-Ling! You Will Get Your Picture Taken!”

I was going to take time off last week to celebrate completing  a draft of SK4.  But a short story galloped into my imagination so instead I ended up writing right through the weekend.  Anyone want to place bets as to whether I figure out how to unwind this coming week?

Remember to join us for free at Virtual Bubonicon this Saturday.  Convention website is here.  Information on the panel I’m on is in this week’s WW.

For those of you unfamiliar with this column, 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:

Maddigan’s Fantasia by Margaret Mahy.  Excellent.  Post-apocalyptic magical realism with both science and magic, and a protagonist who, while annoying at times, is worth rooting for.

DreamForge Magazine, issue six.  I very much enjoyed.

In Progress:

Dark Whisper by Bruce Coville.  Third book in the Unicorn Chronicles. Audiobook.  I’m almost done, but writing cut into my listening time.

Expecting Someone Taller by Tom Holt.  A re-read, impulse chosen because I felt like smart humor.  This book contains the single funniest and yet oddly sensible summary of Wagner’s Ring Cycle ever.


Archeology Magazine, finishing one in time for the next to show up!

4 Responses to “FF: Taking It Easy?”

  1. Beverly Martin Says:

    Again, you have given me a new entry for my TBR list. Expecting Someone Taller sounds fun. Thank you.

    This week, I read Quillifer (Quillifer #1) by Walter Jon Williams. I had read about it in a FF blog. It was an action packed adventure. The main character seems to come out all right, even if he does have a nymph mad at him.

    • janelindskold Says:

      I’m glad you liked Quillifer. I’ve read the sequel. It’s also good. The nymph being mad is not easy to deal w/. Expecting Someone Taller has had me laughing out loud. Some GREAT language. Laughing is a good thing.

  2. Laura Says:

    Loved Tom Holt’s Expecting Someone Taller, and also, Who’s Afraid of Beowolf… Time for a re-read!

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