Revolution Science Fiction has published a new interview with me, complete with pictures, particularly focused on The Magic Ring.
Mythcon 37 was simply wonderful. I was deeply gratified by the excellent responses to my Guest of Honor keynote speech, panels, reading, and signings. I saw many dear friends and colleagues, visited with my family (including my sister Margret, who is a graduate student there at the University of Oklahoma), and came back with wonderful notes, contacts, and ideas. It was a particular thrill to meet Lois McMaster Bujold (and hear her read from her forthcoming book) - and be portrayed and parodied with her by the Not-Ready-For-Mythcon Players! - and vonjunzt (who presented some truly fascinating work on H.P. Lovecraft).
I am still recovering from the trip, and appalled by all I need to accomplish to meet some article deadlines and also prepare for my fall classes, so I may be a bit slower than I'd like in catching up with everyone. But I am here!
I did notice that I was tagged by sneezythesquid for the "which one book" meme, so here goes:
1. One book that changed your life?
Just one? I'll go with Dune by Frank Herbert, for drawing me into the world of adult science fiction (long before I was an adult!).
2. One book you have read more than once?
Just one? Since the books I teach are a given (and that includes many of my loves, such as Tolkien, Lovecraft, Heinlein, Bradbury, etc.), I'll choose something entirely different: The Persian Boy by Mary Renault, who is another of my favorite authors.
3. One book you would want on a desert island?
Just one? The Last Man by Mary Shelley.
4. One book that made you laugh?
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
5. One book that made you cry?
The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.
6. One book you wish had been written?
Whatever Emily Brontë might have written next had she not died so young.
7. One book you wish had never been written?
Something by Harold Bloom, I'm sure.
8. One book you are currently reading?
The Sharing Knife: Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold (an advance reader's copy - wheee!).
9. One book you have been meaning to read?
Just one? Ralph 124C 41+: A Romance of the Year 2660 by Hugo Gernsback.
I'm not tagging anyone, but I hope those of you who haven't yet done this will consider playing along!
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