This won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 2019. I finished all the 2019 short story nominees for the Hugo and Nebula, and am looking for other short stories to read.
Published: November, 2018 at the B&N Sci-fi and Fantasy blog
Setting: China, the ocean, and America, thousands of years before the present to today
Summary: Short version: Byam, an imugi, can’t ascend to dragonhood until he has a relationship with a woman Continue reading
I was in the mood to read another Pulitzer Prize winner. I picked this one because it got me a letter in my Reading the Alphabet Challenge.
Length: 430 pages
Setting: various locations (some fictional) in the Midwest and Northeast U.S. and a Caribbean island, early to mid 1900s
Summary: Short version: Dr. Arrowsmith tries to find a medical career he enjoys Continue reading
I was looking for a book that would fill in a letter on my Reading the Alphabet challenge. I chose this one because it was set in Scandinavia, a part of the world I haven’t read about this year yet.
Published: originally in 1994, in translation in 1998
Length: 299 pages
Setting: on the border between Sweden and Norway, 1871-1990s
Summary: Short version: Descriptions of the lives of three women in successive generations Continue reading
This was a book on my Kindle. I’m sure I put it there because of my enjoyment of Little Brother. I needed something other than Discworld to read on vacation.
Genre: science fiction
Length: 384 pages
Setting: mostly Canada, near future
Summary: Short version: A new society develop by walking away from the economic rat race Continue reading
This year, Mr. Curiosity added a “starts with a number” category to our Reading the Alphabet Challenge. I decided to read this one to fulfill that category since it’s a non-horror Stephen King. I enjoy his writing, but I find horror too scary. So, I have to pick and choose which of King’s books I can read.
Genre: time travel fantasy
Length: 849 pages
Setting: Derry, Maine, and parts of Texas, 1958-1963 and present day
Summary: Short version: Jake goes back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination Continue reading