Sunday, March 23, 2014


NYPL, Image ID: 1651592
Over at Star Ship Sofa no. 239, I really liked The Time Travel Club by Charlie Jane Anders (at 21:30 minutes). Anders' stories are always suffused with humor and this one is no exception. Her protagonists are much more like people I know than most other scifantastic authors', with their sobriety probs and tattoos. It never feels forced and that is a writing miracle.

At Lightspeed magazine, listen to How to Get Back to the Forest by Sofia Samatar (click listen). It's about friendship, aging and what one gives up for safety.

I've been looking for some new genre fiction podcasts. I found The Squidpod on a list somewhere and decided to try it out. Many of the stories focus on AIs and the cusp-of-singularity life. Neither of my following recs are in those worlds, but both drew me in:
Zeta by Dave Cochran (click on the MP3 to hear)
Grats by Dave Cochran (click on the MP3 to hear)

 And you?

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

I love this bit from The Colorist by Susan Daitch about the little bits of paper we accumulate:

"So there are all these reminders, and sometimes they have a life of their own. Sometimes they are animated and raucous. Sometimes they are dry husk, deaf-mutes, relics out of context, and therefore rendered mysterious, at best."