Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Several days ago, there was a semi-challenge of sorts for me to blog about Jorge Luis Borges and how he connects (or doesn't) with what the Anglo-Americans at least would call SF. I said I would, since I had just discovered a book by Carlos Abraham that was published in 2005 in Spanish called Borges y la ciencia ficción. I am currently reading that book and will hopefully have more to say about it this holiday weekend.
In the meantime, there are two Borges-related things for you to do. First, what genres, if any, would you place Borges work? Why so?
The second is relatively simpler. Over to the right will be a poll that'll run through Sunday afternoon for what Borges book you'd like for me to write a short commentary on for Monday. Mind you, I purposely excluded most of his well-known works and I own all of these in Spanish, so I'll be reading them in Spanish but writing the review of the chosen book in English. Thankfully, none of these are over 200 pages, so I should be able to manage a quick turnaround. So yeah, be sure to vote early...if not often.