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Jul 10, 2012, 7:46 pm

So what is everyone reading?

Jul 11, 2012, 3:28 am

I've been rereading George Saunders' Pastoralia. Good stuff.

Jul 11, 2012, 3:28 am

(Sorry, can't get the touchstone to work for the title.)

Jul 11, 2012, 4:42 am

Two ER titles, Immunity to strange tales and at the mouth of the river of bees

Both are weird SF collections of slightly unusual stories. Neither were totally jaw dropping, but equally weren't bad either. Starnge tale was more consistent thourghout although shorter and weirder. Bees was a much longer book with a wider variety of styles, lengths, and topics.

Jul 11, 2012, 9:43 am

Just starting The I L Peretz Reader, which also includes some nonfiction.

Jul 11, 2012, 2:39 pm

I just started Steampunk II : steampunk reloaded . It's a mix of fiction and non, heavy on the fiction.

Jul 13, 2012, 1:14 pm

Into Long Island Noir, an ER win.

Jul 21, 2012, 7:23 am

Really enjoying Amos Oz's Scenes From Village Life at the moment. Although it's his most recent published in English, I'd recommend it as an excellent introduction to his work for those who've never read him before. It's a series of loosely inter-connected stories set in a village in the contemporary north of Israel.

Set 18, 2012, 7:07 pm

Started yesterday; Man's Work by John Connelly.

Editado: Set 19, 2012, 4:16 pm

I'm reading two short story collections at the moment: Encounters: An Anthology of South African Short Stories, edited by David Medalie, and Gods Eyes A-Twinkle by T.F. Powys.

Set 24, 2012, 5:40 pm

I had been catching up with some magazines and journals lately - so will post some notes and comments later this week.

Set 24, 2012, 7:06 pm

Savouring every page of Suddenly, A Knock At The Door by Etgar Keret.

Editado: Set 25, 2012, 9:21 pm

Reading Ghost Seas by Steven Utley. A variety of genres, some SF with an emphasis on time travel to the Paleozoic, and some historical fiction. One very good story about the fall of Richmond at the end of the American Civil War, "The Electricity of Heaven", seen through the experience of a fictional Confederate newspaper editor. The title story, "Ghost Seas", is macabre but memorable, more Gothic than SF. I am fond of Utley because he occasionally writes poetry about trilobites. But I recommend his fiction as well. An under-recognized author.

Set 24, 2012, 9:20 pm

Utley is definitely under-recognized. I really liked his The Beasts of Love.

Dez 1, 2012, 1:57 pm

It's hard to imagine 2013 is coming so fast. Would anyone else like to do a year-long challenge of one first-time author's collection of short stories a month? Authors of one's own choosing, but I'd start a thread over in the 75-Books Challenge each month with five or six suggestions and link to it here.

I need to keep up the short-story world's presence here on LT! Genres not important, just the short story format.

Oh, and if there's an author one wants to read (eg, Edith Pearlman) whose first book came out a while back, heave it in.

Anyone up for that?

Dez 2, 2012, 3:35 am

I am always in for short stories so sign me up :)

Dez 2, 2012, 2:57 pm

Oh yay! Happy to see you're interested. and see if any of the NUMEROUS suggestions grab you.