update: reading continues; writing is lagging behind …

Thank you very much to those of you who follow/like my posts.

I’m  not sure when I’ll be posting the next SF story write-up — I’ve read some short SF stories, and am currently reading a novel — which is why the writing went on to the back burner!

Just to keep myself on track:

Currently reading:   “Cloud Atlas”  by David Mitchell (c) 2004
six nested stories — from the South Pacific in the 19th century  to a distant, post-apocalyptic  future.

(Won the  British Book Awards among other awards and was shortlisted
for the 2004 Booker Prize, Nebula Award, and Arthur C. Clarke


To write about:    Short stories from:

  • Robert Silverberg: “Roma Eterna” (c) 2003

    Collection of short stories (some published earlier in different forms).    Alternate history: The Roman Empire continues to grow and strengthen after Constantine.

    from “Roma Eterna”: “Tales from the Venia Woods”

    From “Far Horizon”: “Getting to know the Dragon”

  • from “The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction” (c) 2007– Edited by George Mann  (Original short stories written for the anthology)

Stephen Baxter — Last Contact
Keith Brooke — The Accord

  • And down the road — some re-reading involved with the following:

  • Pat Murphy:   “The Falling Woman”  (c)  1986  — psychological/fantasy novel about  an archeologist who sees “ghosts” from an ancient Mayan village in the Yucatan.

    Short story collection by Pat Murphy: “Points of Departure” (1990)

  • Connie Willis: “The winds of Marble Arch and other stories” —  (c) 2007

    “Fire Watch”

    “The Winds of Marble Arch”

    “The Soul Selects Her Own Society”

  • Frederik Pohl:   “Chernobyl” (c) 1987 (fiction)

    Short stories:  “The Gateway Trip: Tales & Vignettes” (c) 1990