- Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors, Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (8/13)
I can't distinguish between these anthologies a decade later, but they were all pretty good. It's a bunch of retold fairy tales by mostly the same people each time, so, if you like any of 'em, you'll like this one.
- Jason Lutes, Jar of Fools, Book Two (8/13)
Second half of a comics story about a stage magician; I don't actually remember it very well, but I enjoyed it at the time.
- Lois McMaster Bujold, The Vor Game (8/14)
I was catching up on Bujold then, and I hit this Hugo-winning novel. It's the least impressive of her Hugo-winners, but it's a solid space opera and quite readable.
- Lois McMaster Bujold, Borders of Infinity (8/16)
This is the story collection, if I remember right, which means it's some of Bujold's best stuff.
- The Best of S.J. Perelman (8/17)
It is, and you should read it. Perelman isn't a laugh-out-loud funny kind of writer, but he's witty and fun and can tangle up the English language like no one before or since.
- Gregory Benford, editor, Far Futures (8/20)
A collection of novellas -- as I recall, several of them turned into novels later. This is a good book that I don't think I've ever heard anyone mention publicly; well, now I have.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
This week the number is 11, and here are the books I read last week, back in 1995. (I'm running a week behind due to Worldcon.)