Thursday, October 07, 2010
Today I received this package of four books mailed to me from Brazil. First up will be a close reading of Vaporpunk, an original collection of steampunk fictions from Brazil and Portugal, edited by Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro and Luis Filipe Silva. Expect a review of this sometime in the next few weeks. In addition, I received the first three volumes of an annual anthology of Brazilian FC (Ficção Científica), Fantasy, and Horror. These volumes are edited (variously) by Tibor Moricz, Saint-Clair Stockler, Eric Novello, and Erick Santos Cardoso. Many of the authors in these four anthologies are on my Twitter follow list, so I am curious to see how much I enjoy their stories. More on all of this at a later date.
Here are three recent purchases. The first two are 1970s Ballantine Books releases that were or at least were intended to be part of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series. Imaginary Worlds was a non-fiction piece about the history of fantasy in the late 19th and 20th centuries and it contains some comments that might be worthy of discussion at a latter date. And of course, when two great things, David Sedaris and squirrels, are combined together, it has to be a must-buy for me, right?
And finally, here are four publisher-sent review copies. Uncertain when, or even if, I will manage to get to these, but perhaps someone reading this is a bit curious about these four books and would like to know more later?
That does it for now. Looks like I have some good reading ahead for myself.