- There might be some I BW folks that I forgot; most notably, Paul, David and
Berni: I'm just learning how to do a mass mailing on this [relatively] new
Here are some subjects I'm thinking about for discussions in next years'
BW. In no particular order:
Inklings' category: Dorothy Sayers' *Letters* [gives me an excuse to read
her again, as if I need one]. LOTR on Film. Sayers *The Man Born To Be
Books: We would not be discussing *all* of course. Check the titles out on
Amazon.com and see if any catch fire. They are currently out in hardback
(mostly); the Thomas, Strauss, and Goldman are in paper (save for the last
one). All of these look intriguing in different ways. Suggestions are
Peter Lord Wolff. *The Silence of Heaven.* Adventures of two "fallen
angels" on Earth.
Graham Joyce. *Dreamside.* (tp) Four college students explore lucid
dreaming, and things get out of hand. *Indigo* seems more like a mystery,
but involves a cultist who can make people achieve invisibility by use of
colors and meditation.
Charles de Lint. *Forests of the Heart.* Didn't look at the blurbs; it's
a de Lint, and he's at least worth considering.
Heinlein. *The Fantasies of Robert A. Heinlein.* I don't know if he's
mythopoeic; might be interesting to see how such a "core" SF writer works
(or doesn't work) in another genre.
Patricia McKillip. *The Tower at Stony Wood.* See de Lint. May get
nominated for MFA.
Richard Garfinkle. *All In An Instant.* This time, he explores time
travel. Not the same universe as *Celestial Matters.*
Naolo Hopkinson. *Midnight Robber. * Another exploration of Carribean
Richard Pinto. *The Chosen.* Probably more generic, but the world looks to
be different, and may have mythopoeic possibilities.
Barbara Hambley. *Fever Season.* Reccommended by Lynn Maudlin. "Nuff
Victroria Strauss. *Arm of the Stone* and *Gardens of Stone.* Very
interesting world and conception. Second one is not precisely linked by the
same central character, as in a trilogy. Don't know if a third one's
Darrel Schweitzer. *The Mask of the Sorcerer.* Avail. only from SFBC or at
your library in a British edition. Not in general publication in US. So
good I think it should be.
General Topics: Magical Systems; Unreal Estate: Houses Bigger on the
- Diane, Mary et al,
I will dare (being no longer a member of Butterbur's Woodshed) to recommend
one book I read early this year, that I plan to nominate for next year's
_The Fox Woman_ by Kij Johnson (Tor hc, January 2000)
Eleanor M. Farrell
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