Timing, serendipity, coincidence, call it what you want, but it is there. I've been plowing through Sean Williams newest book, The Crooked Letter published by Pyr and I go down my blogroll on the right and find that Jonathan Strahan posts about the book on his journal. A short time later I discover Sean Williams keeps a LiveJournal, specifically this post wherein he discusses genre. It is an interesting take and I can see in his book, how he is playing with a lot of conventions of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Mythic Fiction, and playing with world Religions, in general
The Crooked Letter is a very interesting book and I am taking my time with it, enjoying every dark step of the way Mr. Williams guides me. It isn't a pleasant journey for the characters, but for the reader, that's another story. I'll keep the remainder of my thoughts to myself until I finish the book and post my review. Let's put it this way, I like this book enough that I want to pick up more of his books. I've heard great things about his Space Operas with Shane Dix.
I finished Kit Reed's The Baby Merchant earlier in the week and was surprised by how much I liked it. I only say that because I didn't know what to expect from Ms. Reed, but I was satisfied when I finished it. Review and interview with Kit Reed to come soon.
Because I like free good fiction as much as the next guy, I figured I'd drop a note about the venerable The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Apparently, they are giving away one copy of the July issue, which has a Matt Hughes story in it, as well as a new Terry Bisson story. I've been enjoying Hughes Archonate stories in the magazine, and I've been meaning to get a subscription to the magazine again. I had one two addresses ago, but never renewed. Must change that soon.
Not much else to report right now, work at the new job is crazy-busy, which is a good thing. The days go by much faster.