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Back to School Book Week: Fiction Books

How many of you remember when I was digging around looking for podcasts to listen to, and completely forgot the fact the my own husband has a podcast that I never listened to?  Ok, well you can file this post in that category, too.

I was discussing Book Week with Neil, wondering what I was going to post about today, given the fact that I haven’t read any fiction in something like five years, and he just looked at me.  It was one of those “you are forgetting something very important” looks that he likes to give me.

You see, I happen to be married to the editor and founder of Clarkesworld Magazine, an award-winning online publication that delights in bringing you quality short stories every month in the genre of science fiction.  (Notice the word “fiction” there?)  Not only that, but the products of my husband’s other venture, Wyrm Publishing, currently occupy my van’s old spot in the garage.  Guess what those books are full of.  More fiction.

I’ve even read some of the short stories in the magazine.  I just seem to have some kind of mental block about it.  Just call me Wife of the Year.

I hope I can make up for it today by mentioning that a new issue was published yesterday, it’s free, and you should go check it out.

How’s that, Neil, did I manage to redeem myself?

5 thoughts on “Back to School Book Week: Fiction Books

  1. Fly-by reading…

    Just wanted to let you know I checked out ClarkesWorld mag and read a short story. Loved it!! I found a new bookmark! 🙂

    1. Glad you like it! There’s a new issue every month 🙂

  2. I read a lot of literary fiction, some of it for book group. I took the big new David Mitchell novel, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, on our recent trip, and it knocked my socks off, like everything he’s ever written. Historical novel, set in 1799-1800 Japan, at a Dutch trading outpost. Something like a 150 characters with names and dialogue–might not have worked as a nightly read, but in big chunks on plane trips, it was really involving. And now I know more about the accounting practices of the Dutch East India Company than I ever expected to. 😉

    Most recent science fiction I read was a 1970s feminist SF novel, Dorothy Bryant’s The Kin of Ata are Waiting for You, which I enjoyed in July. Groovy cover and all.

  3. Christmas present found…and ordered! Signed Charles Stross???!!!! Yippeee!

    1. How great! I never know when my circle and his will find some overlap 🙂

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