TM is shortlisted for a Locus Award
Now, how can I wangle a trip to Seattle in June? Hmm, I don't think I can...
Because talking is hard enough without all those 'st's
Margo Lanagan's "Night of the Firstlings" is an eerie retelling of the biblical curses of Egypt, and offers this collection's most supple and inventive language. Like Ted Chiang, Lanagan is astute at applying logic to fantastic situations. She renders the Jewish exodus through the parted seas in graphic detail, showing us a realistic sea floor complete with soggy chasms and scurrying clamlike creatures, bringing new clarity to the old yarn....in a thoroughgoing if not wildly enthusiastic review of Eclipse Two.
Both books earned big points for captivating beginnings.No, no! Don't say it, Coe!
Tender Morsels was one of the most imaginative books I’ve ever read ... The ending was bittersweet and very, very satisfying. However,
as transfixed as I was by the story and the multitude of characters, both human and animal,Nooooooooo!
there was simply no way to emotionally connect to them all.Oh nonsense, Coe, you can't have been trying. I connected with every one of them.
As a reader. I want to go on a journey with a character. I want to care about him or her. While Tender Morsels is bold and original and thoroughly memorable, I cared about Isabel. And for that reason, my vote has to go to Chains.Bottoms.