Hope you are all well. Keep well.
Recent reading: Three novels — all richly imagined and immensely enjoyable:
Adrian Tchaikovsky: “The Children of Time (c) 2015.
Winner of the 30th anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel.
Epic space and time scale. The paths of two civilizations converge.
A super-sentient species of spiders evolves, a civilization, on a planet terraformed by humans millennia ago.
The generation ark ship “Gilgamesh” carries the last of humanity from Earth. Through millennia, and across vast reaches of space, the Gilgamesh follows the ancient star maps of Earth’s Old Empire, maps that track the ancient astronauts’ exploration of potential bio-habitats in space.
Victor LaValle: “The Changeling” (c) 2017.
Multiple awards: including Locus Award for Best Horror Novel, British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel, World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.
Apollo Kagwa’s search for his wife and baby son.
An excellent story of horror, immigrant legends, mythology, computer technology, and social media.
The entire story is set in NY city and its boroughs.
Paolo Bacigalupi & Tobias S. Buckell: “The Tangled Lands” (c) 2018.
Winner of The World Fantasy Award For Best Collection