Sunday Status Update: June 19, 2022

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.


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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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  1. Paul Connelly /

    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.

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