I’m being defeated by my current reading pile at the moment. Since you ask it is:
- Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Fall of Prussia – Christopher Clark
- Hellstrom’s Hive – Frank Herbert
- Britain BC – Francis Pryor
- Andrey Kurkov – The Milkman in the Night
- Floating Worlds – Cecilia Holland
- Alanya to Alanya – L. Timmel Duchamp
- Declare – Tim Powers
I had intended to write something about Floating Worlds (it’s excellent so far) and I think I will, just not quite so soon as I had intended. Declare has been staring accusingly at me for a number of months now. However, I refuse to let it win. I’m not finding it particularly hateful; I just can’t say that I’m enjoying it all that much. Ho hum. I was also going to start Memories of the Future by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky (I also intend to write something on that), but I think that will have to wait a little while yet.
In the meantime, though, and so that I don’t find reading turning into a chore, I intend to do a series of short posts on the stories in Ann and Jeff Vandermeer’s The Weird. No particular schedule, but they tend to make interesting choices so I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into it.