Marion: The Select Committee on the January 6 events took up a lot of my time this week, but I managed to finish Nicola Griffiths’s luminous novella Spear, and The Extraordinaries, a fun YA superhero-rom-com by T.J. Klune. Now I’m at the nail-biter ending of Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom, the sequel to Six of Crows.
Sandy: Moi? I am currently reading a classic sci-fi novel that I have long wanted to experience, The Wonder (1911), by the English author J. D. Beresford. Dealing as it does with a child with abnormal mental abilities, it is an early example of the “superman,” a pet theme in early science fiction. This book has sucked me in right away, and I do look forward to sharing some thoughts on it with you all very shortly….
Terry: Between the January 6 hearings, legal work, and being on a mystery kick of late, I haven’t read much SF/F/H. However, I am slowly reading Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett, which is just as great as Marion and Bill have said it is.
If anyone is looking to take a break from novels/novellas, two very good recent short story books that you might like are How to Get to Apocalypse by Erica L. Satifka and Future Artifacts by Kameron Hurley.