As you (may) remember, a couple of months ago I had a lovely day out with two very cool people (specifically Kim Stanley Robinson and Alastair Reynolds), the results of which you can read Real Soon Now in SFX magazine.
Following on from this SFX have kindly asked me to contribute to their Book Club feature, in which SFF writers pick a book, which the magazine readers are then invited to read and comment on. Said writer then says what s/he likes about the book. I’ve chosen Mary Gentle’s Golden Witchbreed, which I believe to be a neglected Science Fantasy classic. The piece won’t appear until this winter, but as my chosen book is a hefty tome, I thought I’d mention it now.
Sooner than you think! I have it here in my hot little hand!
The anti spam is a bugger. Got it wrong lots before it let me post! Is there more to follow in SFX then? Saw the mass interview, thought that’s what you were talking about, ‘cus it mentioned Golden Witchbreed. A favourite for a long time, but I haven’t read it in ages.
The Book Club gig kind of followed on from the ’round table’ discussion, and as I’d mentioned the much underrated Ms Gentle during it, I thought I’d chose one of her books.
Sorry my spam-demon bit you. Annoyingly, it still lets those tedious Indian Floral Spambots through.
Aha! Must get myself down to Smiths and get a copy.