As I wait for some huge decisions that are currently out of my hands (of which I will explain later), and plod through the pre-publication process for Gods of IMAGO (August 15th) – as all of this simmers in the pot of expectation – I find myself reading/re-reading the top 50 greatest works of speculative fiction. Over the course of the last two months, I have read Neal Stephenson’s Anathema, Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz, Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, and now Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness.
If you have not read them, read them. Great world building, great prose control (at least Ishiguro’s and Le Guin and Miller). Like great music, great stories dialogue with our present and linger with us long after we have put them on the shelf.
Hopefully, soon, I will have an update from The Bureau of Good Things. Until then…
keep reading and writing