2013 Recommended Reading, Retrospectives, and Notes

Finally getting around to starting to post this up. It’s a combination of recommendations, a retrospective on things read in 2013, and some notes. As such it is more than a little messy. Also not static. It is currently woefully incomplete, and I will be adding things to it on and off, but if I don’t start putting it up now it’s just going to keep getting pushed further and further back on my to do list. Still, it is worth noting that the recommendations portion (which I’m keeping to 2013 material) is not as full as it might be for the following reasons:

First, I read online at about a quarter the speed I read printed fiction, so I get through far more printed material in a year. Second, I spent most of 2013 re-reading in aid of other projects (The Humanity of Monsters anthology I’m putting together, and material toward the short story collection/novel-in-fragments I’m working on). Third, filling out the CSFL meant I spent more time digging through online short fiction venues to find out which authors were Canadian than I actually did reading online fiction (which is one reason among many I am no longer doing that project). Fourth, I don’t keep written notes about what I’ve read/what has caught my eye, so everything below is from memory.

As I remember and/or once more run across other things that I enjoyed/read I will expand this list.

In the meantime, you can read all these other people’s recommendations (this list I will also probably add to):

Other Notes:

I know that I read vastly more non-fiction than is evident from the lists below, though fair little of it was particularly memorable. And for the sake of keeping this list manageable I am restricting myself to discussing books, because I did read through a number of collected volumes of comics as well (principally Saga, The Unwritten, Suicide Risk, House of Mystery, Fables, Fairest, and Hellboy), mostly in aid of catching up with things.

I have also listed those books that I had intended to get to in 2013, but which I did not and now expect I will get to (or in a couple of cases have already gotten to) this year. And still further down is a list of all the books I read in 2013 (barring what was already mentioned elsewhere).

In any case, I’ve placed the recommendations lists reasonably upfront so that anyone who just wants those can get them to them with fairly little fuss.

2013 Recommended Works

My tastes are somewhat odd, and eclectic, and I do not expect everyone to agree with the things that appeal to me. Some of these things are flawed, but I enjoyed them anyway. When I have a chance I may go back and add in commentary on some. But these are the things I enjoyed reading, and think are worth sharing:

Long Form (Novels, Collections, Anthologies, Non-Fiction)

  • [ed. ?] – The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on Tor.com
  • Mike Allen (ed.) – Clockwork Phoenix 4
  • Laird Barron – The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All
  • Lauren Beukes – The Shining Girls
  • Tony Burgess – The n-Body Problem
  • Deborah Coates – Deep Down – The second novel in Coates’s ongoing Hallie Michaels series, you should read Wide Open if you haven’t already, and keep an eye out for Strange Country (the next book in the sequence) which will be out later this year
  • Craig Davidson – Cataract City
  • Neil Gaiman – The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  • Sara Gran – Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway – This is the second book featuring Gran’s Claire DeWitt, and I would also highly recommend the first book in the series: Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead 
  • Joe Hill – NOS4A2
  • Nalo Hopkinson – Sister Mine
  • Kameron Hurley – Rapture – I would, in point of fact, recommend the entirety of the Bel Dame Apocrypha series (God’s War, Infidel, Rapture), of which Rapture is the concluding volume
  • Sandra Kasturi – Come Late to the Love of Birds
  • Michael Kelly (ed.) – Chilling Tales: In Words, Alas, Drown I – Disclosure of potential bias: I have a story in this
  • Ann Leckie – Ancillary Justice
  • Yoon Ha Lee – Conservation of Shadows
  • Helen Marshall – The Sex Lives of Monsters
  • Susie Moloney – Things Withered
  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia – This Strange Way of Dying
  • David Nickle – The ‘Geisters
  • Joyce Carol Oates – The Accursed
  • Benjamin Percy – Red Moon
  • Michael Rowe – Wild Fell
  • Catherynne M. Valente – The Melancholy of Mechagirl
  • Jeff VanderMeer – Annihilation (ARC)
  • Jeff VanderMeer – Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
  • Bryan Thao Worra – Demonstra

Novellas

  • Simon Avery – The Only Broken Blonde (Crimewave 12: Hurts)
  • Veronica Schanoes – Burning Girls (Tor.com)

Novelettes

Short Stories

Poetry

I read a lot of excellent poetry in 2013, but I’ve been so focused on fiction the last year that I will need to go back and update this at some later point once I’ve had a chance to look back at the venues I read through 2013 and decide what I would like to highlight.

Magazines

I haven’t really had a chance to read through the full year’s run of most of the magazines I was reading throughout the year (and once I’ve had a chance to go and look over these magazines, or in some cases do so again, I expect to be adding stories to the recommendations above from many of the magazines below). But 2013 was an interesting year for magazines. I read more online magazines than print ones these days, and I don’t read a lot of the “staple” SF venues as most of their content is not to my taste. And there are a number of magazines I didn’t have a chance to try at all last year (either because they’re in print and I couldn’t get copies, or, again, because of time constraints). But the following are the ones that do speak to my tastes in fiction, that I’m otherwise following along with, or just highlighting because they’re doing interesting things:

  • Apex – Yes, I’m biased. But I’m happy to highlight Apex anyway because I loved the  fiction Lynne pulled together while helming the magazine, and 2013 was a good year for Apex content.
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies – Potent storytelling, an excellent aesthetic, and a tendency to favour lyrical, inventive worldbuilding have stood Beneath Ceaseless Skies‘s 2013 run in good stead. Like most of the 2013 publications there were a few less stellar pieces along the way, but a good year for the magazine nonetheless.
  • Black Static – Andy Cox at the helm equates to excellent fiction throughout the year. This is a proven formula. It holds true for all of TTA Press’s magazine output (Black Static, CrimewaveInterzone). And the test of that excellence is that I had cause to go back and reread every issue of Black Static last year and about 90% of the content holds up on rereading. That’s … impressive.
  • Clarkesworld – Consistently strong year to year, Clarkesworld had another excellent run in 2013. A couple of things I wasn’t as impressed by as I might have been, but excellent work on the whole nonetheless.
  • Crimewave – Yeah, it’s technically somewhere between a magazine and an anthology series, but I’m putting it in here anyway. Anything Andy Cox puts his hand to you want to read. His taste in multiple genres is excellent.
  • The Dark – Fisher and Wallace’s new magazine has seen an interesting mix of fiction in its first few issues. Some excellent choices, barring a couple of stories that were vastly outclassed by their companions. But The Dark had a decidedly auspicious start that seems to be holding good this year with the first 2014 material.
  • Goblin Fruit – Gorgeous work year by year, with every issue its own particular flavour, lingering on the tongue. Absolutely one of my favourite markets, poetry or prose, hands down.
  • Ideomancer – I love this magazine so hard you can’t even. For its fiction, for its prose. For its fabulist content and Leah’s attention to prose and detail as a matter of course.
  • Interfictions Online – Off to a very strong start in 2013, this one. Content’s a little uneven at times, but it’s early days yet, and when they shine it’s glorious to behold.
  • Innsmouth Magazine – 2013 was Innsmouth Magazine‘s final year, and I will miss this magazine. For all that it never seemed to get terribly much attention, it produced some quality work, and Silvia pulled together interesting writers. Thankfully Innsmouth Free Press is still ongoing, with future anthologies like She Walks in Shadows looking to make up for the loss of this magazine.
  • Interzone – As with Black Static and Crimewave, Andy Cox puts out a strong magazine. The content is not uniform, though there is a vaguely consistent tone to content. But I think that’s just Andy’s preference for specific types of fiction showing through. One of the best things about Interzone, though, is that it tends to run both established and new writers, providing an excellent balance of established and emerging voice.
  • Lakeside Circus – I am waiting for this magazine to find its footing. A lot of what it’s doing right now feels like skirting around the edges of things, but there is an awful lot of potential here and a nice taste in fiction. So I have high hopes.
  • Lightspeed – Right now I find Lightspeed very hit and miss. I think that’s more rooted in personal preference though, as I don’t gravitate toward a lot of SF. Adams has an excellent eye for talented writers in any case, so I swing by and see what’s going on when I get a chance. And some of their 2013 content was excellent, both on the SF and F sides.
  • Mythic Delirium – If there’s a project that Allen’s involved in that hasn’t worked, I’ve yet to see it. The new version of Mythic Delirium has broadened the magazine’s purview, but kept its penchant for showcasing quality work.
  • Nightmare – Another magazine with a very strong 2013 showing. A few stumbles here and there, it’s true, but Adams is consistently an excellent judge of quality writing, so it all balances out. Some other minor quibbles with story selection that I suppose I could delve into, but that’s a discussion for another time, and a larger argument about horror itself.
  • Shadows & Tall Trees – Mike’s taste in fiction hits my particular sweet spot of subtle, dreamlike horror and the Weird, and S&TT consistently runs gorgeous, prose-attentive fiction, which is another sweet spot for me.
  • Shimmer – Can’t recall ever reading a bad issue of Shimmer, and that’s down to a good set of hands at the helm; the editorial quality at Shimmer is very high. A consistent baseline aesthetic has given them a strong grounding to work from, and they tend to hove to it with excellent results, while their excursions into other tones and territory also produce beautiful work. Looking forward to seeing the Ann VanderMeer guest edited issue coming out this year.
  • Stone Telling – They ran some absolutely fantastic work in 2013, which really served to highlight just how exceptional the work they run has always been. And then they raised the bar again with their Body issue this January. Just amazing work, every time.
  • Strange Horizons – I honestly don’t know what to do with Strange Horizons right now. They run some beautiful work, but at the same time I found a lot of their 2013 stories underwhelming, and I’ve kind of always been 50/50 on the magazine’s content. I find the tone of work under any given editorial team of theirs too unvarying, and right now the bulk of what they’re running feels very much like unfinished sculpture: beautiful nonetheless, but you know with further work it would have been something more intricate and accomplished. And I still go back because when the magazine hits the proverbial high notes they showcase amazing things.
  • Tor.com – I haven’t read a great deal of Tor.com‘s 2013 output yet, but what I’ve seen has been a mixed bag of things, with some excellent stories and some that don’t hold up well. Though I like very much the variations in tone and theme that VanderMeer and Datlow have brought to the magazine, and a great deal of the stories they had a hand in are excellent.
  • Unlikely Story – The renaming and expansion of the journal’s purview has been an ongoing process, and one that has worked out very well for the former Journal of Unlikely Entomology. Wise and Mozjes have picked consistently intriguing and accomplished fiction for their issues, and I always look forward to the territory into which they will wander next.

Things I Wanted to Get To in 2013, and Will Try to This Year

  • Mike Allen – The Black Fire Concerto
  • Athena Andreadis & Kay Holt (eds.) – The Other Half of the Sky
  • Nathan Ballingrud – North American Lake Monsters
  • Robert Jackson Bennett – American Elsewhere
  • Steve Berman (ed.) – Where Thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe 
  • Sarah Rees Brennan – Untold
  • Bill Campbell & Edward Austin Hall (eds.) – Mothership: Tales From Afrofuturism and Beyond
  • Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (eds.) – Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells
  • Warren Ellis – Gun Machine
  • Fabio Fernandes & Djibril al-Ayad (eds.) – We See a Different Frontier
  • Richard Gavin – At Fear’s Altar
  • Nicola Griffith – Hild
  • Rebecca J. Holden & Nisi Shawl (eds.) – Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler
  • John Klima, Lynne Thomas, & Michael Damian Thomas (eds.) – Glitter & Mayhem

  • John Langan – The Wide Carnivorous Sky, and Other Monstrous Geographies
  • Joe Lansdale – The Thicket
  • Malinda Lo – Ash
  • Will Ludwigsen – In Search Of and Others
  • Scott Lynch – The Lies of Locke Lamora; Under Red Skies; The Republic of Thieves (I’ve read The Lies of Locke Lamora actually, but I picked up the three books of Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard Sequence as a set when he was in town last December, and I keep having to push back sitting down and just reading through them because I am apparently a crazy person and take on or instigate all the projects. *sigh*)
  • Alex Dally MacFarlane (ed.) – Aliens: Recent Encounters
  • Bracken MacLeod – Mountain Home
  • Will McIntosh – Love Minus Eighty
  • Christine Miscione – Auxiliary Skins
  • J.E. Mooney & Bill Fawcett – Shadows of the New Sun: Stories in Honor of Gene Wolfe
  • Nnedi Okorafor – Kabu Kabu – Have had a chance to start reading through this, and it is as excellent as expected. Fans of Okorafor’s work would do well to pick this up from what I’ve read of it so far.
  • Ruth Ozeki – A Tale for the Time Being
  • Sofia Samatar – A Stranger in Olondria
  • Rachel Swirsky – How the World Became Quiet
  • Molly Tanzer – A Pretty Mouth
  • Lavie Tidhar – The Violent Century
  • Catherynne M. Valente – The Bread We Eat in Dreams

  • Catherynne M. Valente – Six-Gun Snow White
  • Stephen Volk – Whitstable
  • Robert Charles Wilson – Burning Paradise
  • Gene Wolfe – The Land Across
  • Ytasha L. Womack – Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture

And The List of Books (Not Already Covered Above) That I Read in 2013

In some ways this is an explanation of why I didn’t get a chance to read as much new fiction in 2013 as I had intended to. You’ll note quite a number of books below are rereads. The bulk of that was for research on various projects. And I know I read more books than this last year (many of those currently unlisted via the Toronto Public Library, and I can’t access my borrowing history there) so as I remember them I’ll add them in.

Legend: DNF means “did not finish,” and RR indicates a “reread.”

  • [ed.?]  – Broad Spectrum: The 2012 Broad Universe Fiction Sampler
  • John Joseph Adams (ed.) – The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination
  • (RR) Mike Allen (ed.) – Clockwork Phoenix
  • Mike Allen (ed.) – Clockwork Phoenix 2
  • Mike Allen (ed.) – Clockwork Phoenix 3
  • Colleen Anderson & Steve Vernon (eds.) – Tesseracts 17
  • Madeline Ashby – iD
  • (RR) Clive Barker – The Books of Blood, Vols. 1-3

  • (RR) Clive Barker – The Books of Blood, Vols. 4-6
  • Judy Fong Bates – China Dog and Other Stories
  • Judy Fong Bates – Midnight at the Dragon Cafe
  • (DNF) C. Robert Cargill – Dreams and Shadows
  • Julie E. Czerneda – A Turn of Light
  • Julie E. Czerneda & Genevieve Kierans (eds.) – Mythspring: From the Music & Legends of Canada
  • (RR) Peter Beagle (ed.) – The Secret History of Fantasy

  • Peter Beagle & Joe Lansdale (eds.) – The Urban Fantasy Anthology
  • Elizabeth Bear – Range of Ghosts
  • Brom – Krampus, the Yule Lord
  • Octavia Butler – Bloodchild and Other Stories
  • Miles Cameron – The Red Knight
  • Isobelle Carmody – Metro Winds
  • Angela Carter (ed.) – Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales
  • (RR) Angela Carter – The Bloody Chamber
  • Angela Carter – Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Other Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
  • Richard Chizmar (ed.) – The Best of Cemetery Dance: Volume 1
  • Neil Clarke & Sean Wallace (eds.) – Clarkesworld: Year Three
  • Neil Clarke & Sean Wallace (eds.) – Clarkesworld: Year Four
  • Joey Comeau – The Summer is Ended and We are Not Yet Saved
  • Gina Damico – Scorch
  • Peter Darbyshire (writing as Peter Roman) – The Mona Lisa Sacrifice
  • (RR) Ellen Datlow (ed.) – The Best Horror of the Year Volume One

  • (RR) Ellen Datlow (ed.) – The Best Horror of the Year Volume Two
  • (RR) Ellen Datlow (ed.) – The Best Horror of the Year Volume Three
  • (RR) Ellen Datlow (ed.) – The Best Horror of the Year Volume Four
  • Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling (eds.) – The Coyote Road
  • Ellen Datlow (ed.) – Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror
  • Ellen Datlow (ed.) – Hauntings
  • (RR) Ellen Datlow (ed.) – Inferno
  • Ellen Datlow (ed.) – Naked City
  • Ellen Datlow (ed.) – Teeth
  • (RR) Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling (eds.) – Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual Collection
  • (RR) Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling (eds.) – Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection
  • (RR) Ellen Datlow & Kelly Link and Gavin Grant (eds.) – Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Seventeeth Annual Collection
  • (RR) Ellen Datlow & Kelly Link and Gavin Grant (eds.) – Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Nineteenth Annual Collection
  • (RR) Ellen Datlow & Kelly Link and Gavin Grant (eds.) – Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Twentieth Annual Collection
  • (RR) Ellen Datlow & Kelly Link and Gavin Grant (eds.) – Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror Twenty-First Annual Collection
  • Craig Davidson – Rust and Bone
  • A.M. Dellamonica – Blue Magic
  • (RR) A.M. Dellamonica – Indigo Springs
  • Paul Di Filippo – Wikiworld
  • (RR) Sean Dixon – The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn
  • (RR) Harlan Ellison (ed.) – Again, Dangerous Visions
  • (RR) Harlan Ellison (ed.) – Dangerous Visions
  • (RR) Gemma Files – A Book of Tongues
  • (RR) Gemma Files – A Rope of Thorns
  • (RR) Gemma Files – A Tree of Bones
  • (RR) Gemma Files – Kissing Carrion
  • (RR) Gemma Files – The Worm in Every Heart
  • (DNF) Sharon Lynn Fisher – Ghost Planet

  • (RR) Neil Gaiman – Fragile Things
  • (RR) Neil Gaiman – Smoke and Mirrors
  • Neil Gaiman & Maria Dahvana Headley (eds.) – Unnatural Creatures
  • Chadwick Ginther – Tombstone Blues
  • Max Gladstone – Three Parts Dead
  • Christopher Golden (ed.) – Dark Duets (ARC)
  • Christopher Golden – Tell My Sorrows to the Stones
  • Theodora Goss – In the Forest of Forgetting
  • Sara Gran – Come Closer
  • Nicola Griffith – Slow River
  • Elizabeth Hand – Available Dark
  • Amy Lavender Harris – Imagining Toronto
  • David G. Hartwell & Jacob Weisman (eds.) – The Sword & Sorcery Anthology 
  • Karen Heuler – The Inner City
  • Shirley Jackson – Hangsaman
  • (RR) Shirley Jackson – We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  • Zachary Jernigan – No Return
  • Stephen Graham Jones – The Ones That Got Away
  • Richard Kadrey – Dead Set
  • Sandra Kasturi & Samantha Beiko (eds.) – Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing
  • Nicholas Kaufmann – Dying Is My Business
  • Caitlin Kiernan (writing as Kathleen Tierney) – Blood Oranges
  • (RR) Caitlin Kiernan – The Drowning Girl

  • Stephen King – Joyland
  • Mur Lafferty – The Shambling Guide to New York City
  • Claude Lalumière & Camille Alexa (eds.) – Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories
  • (RR) Margo Lanagan – Black Juice
  • Margo Lanagan – The Brides of Rollrock Island
  • (RR) Margo Lanagan – Red Spikes
  • Margo Lanagan – White Time
  • (RR) Joe Lansdale (ed.) – Crucified Dreams
  • Robin D. Laws (ed.) – The Lion and the Aardvark
  • Adria Laycraft & Janice Blaine (eds.) – Urban Green Man
  • Kelly Link (ed.) – Trampoline
  • Shira Lipkin & Michael Damian Thomas (eds.) – Flying Higher: An Anthology of Superhero Poetry
  • Lesley Livingston – Every Never After
  • Livia Llewellyn – Engines of Desire
  • Mario Vargas Llosa – The War of the End of the World
  • Melia McClure – The Delphi Room
  • Angel Leigh McCoy, E.S. Magill & Chris Marrs (eds.) – Deep Cuts
  • Nick Mamatas, Masumi Washington & Haikasoru (eds.) – The Future is Japanese
  • (RR) Nick Mamatas & Sean Wallace (eds.) – Realms: The First Year of Clarkesworld Magazine
  • (RR) Nick Mamatas & Sean Wallace (eds.) – Realms 2: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine
  • James Marshall – Zombie Versus Fairy Featuring Albinos
  • George R.R. Martin (ed.) – Night Visions 3
  • David Mitchell – Cloud Atlas
  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia (ed.) – Dead North: Canadian Zombie Fiction
  • Drew Morse (ed.) – The 2005 Rhysling Anthology
  • Annalee Newitz – Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
  • Joyce Carol Oates – Black Dahlia & White Rose
  • (RR) Joyce Carol Oates – The Collector of Hearts
  • (RR) Joyce Carol Oates – The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares

  • (RR) Joyce Carol Oates – Dear Husband
  • Joyce Carol Oates – Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong
  • (RR) Joyce Carol Oates – Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque
  • Joyce Carol Oates – The Museum of Dr. Moses
  • (RR) Joyce Carol Oates – Sourland
  • (RR) Nnedi Okorafor – Who Fears Death
  • Jonathan Oliver (ed.) – End of the Road
  • Jonathan Oliver (ed.) – Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane
  • (DNF) Joshua Allan Parry – Virus Thirteen
  • Holly Phillips – At the Edge of Waking
  • Emily Pohl-Weary (ed.) – Girls Who Bite Back: Witches, Mutants, Slayers and Freaks
  • (RR) Hannu Rajaniemi – The Quantum Thief

  • Robin Richardson – Knife Throwing Through Self-Hypnosis
  • (RR) Michael Rowe – Queer Fear II
  • Nicholas Royle – First Novel
  • Geoff Ryman – The Warrior Who Carried Life
  • José Saramago – Cain
  • Ekaterina Sedia (ed.) – Bewere the Night
  • Ekaterina Sedia – Heart of Iron
  • Ekaterina Sedia (ed.) – Running With the Pack
  • Chandler Klang Smith – Wonderland Past Dark
  • Peter Straub (ed.) – American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny From Poe to the Pulps
  • Peter Straub (ed.) – American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny From the 1940s to Now
  • Cristian Tamas & Robert Mendes (eds.) – Anthology of European SF
  • Steve Rasnic Tem – Celestial Inventories
  • Steve Rasnic Tem – Deadfall Hotel
  • Sam Thompson – Communion Town
  • (RR) Karin  Tidbeck – Jagannath
  • James Tiptree Jr. – Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
  • Ian Tregillis – Necessary Evil
  • Catherynne M. Valente – The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Half
  • Catherynne M. Valente – The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden
  • Catherynne M. Valente – The Orphan’s Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice
  • (RR) Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (eds.) – The New Weird
  • Ann VanderMeer (ed.) – Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution

  • (RR) Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (eds.) – The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities
  • (RR) Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (eds.) – The Weird
  • Jeff VanderMeer – The Infernal Desire Machines of Angela Carter
  • (DNF) Vernor Vinge – Rainbows End
  • Kathleen Warnock & Jewelle Gomez (eds.) – Best Lesbian Erotica 2013
  • G. Willow Wilson – Alif the Unseen
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafón – The Shadow of the Wind

Books Read in Draft Form in 2013

  • Leah Bobet – On Roadstead Farm – Read this in first draft form. Waiting (very impatiently) for the final version of this to come out. Pick it up when it does. You will not be disappointed.
  • Andrew Wilmot – The Death Scene Artist – Read an advanced draft. A publisher really needs to buy this now so other people can read it.

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2 Responses to 2013 Recommended Reading, Retrospectives, and Notes

  1. steveberman says:

    I recommend Will Ludwigsen’s collection, In Search of and Others

    • I actually did want to have a look at that and never get around to it. Reminds me I also wanted to get to Queering Poe as well. I’ll toss them into the list of things to (hopefully) get to this year. Thanks for the reminder :)

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