Sunday Status Update: February 25, 2018

And more books were read!

Marion: I finished Too Like the Lightning, by John W. Campbell Award winner Ada Palmer, and Seven Surrenders, the sequel. I hope to have a review of the second one done soon. I am about three chapters into The Will to Battle, which is the final volume. I took a couple of breaks to read essays in Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, and a couple of stories from Josh Weil’s story collection The Age of Perpetual Light.

Tadiana: A two-week update for me: I’ve read Connie Willis‘s I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land, a novella recently published in Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine that is soon to be republished as a stand-alone work by Subterranean Press, and reread Robin McKinley‘s classic YA fantasy The Blue Sword, a longtime favorite comfort read, with my real-life book club. I’m currently reading Elizabeth Bonesteel’s The Cold Between, an enjoyable mystery/space opera. Other recent non-SFF reads: Helen MacInnes’s The Venetian Affair, a Cold War spy thriller, and another reread of a old favorite, Georgette Heyer’s Frederica.

Terry: I’ve started The Fisherman by John Langan, and I’ve been reminded again, from the very first paragraphs, what a great craftsman Langan is — he writes like a dream! I finished Stone of Farewell by Tad Williams this week, and am convinced that it is(one of the best middle novels in a trilogy I’ve ever read. I’ll and will be moving on to To Green Angel Tower very soon now. I rarely read trilogies one right after the other, even when I have all three books in hand; I’ve felt I’ve needed a fresh breath in between. But I find I quite like going at it this way.


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TIM SCHEIDLER, who's been with us since June 2011, holds a Master's Degree in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Tim enjoys many authors, but particularly loves J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Susanna Clarke. When he’s not reading, Tim enjoys traveling, playing music, writing in any shape or form, and pretending he's an athlete.

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