Top books in my current “to be read” pile
A few days ago SF Signal invited me to participate in one of their Mind Melds, with the topic announced in the form of a question: “What book(s) in your ‘to read’ pile are you most interested in reading? Why?” So I whipped up something and sent it to them, and it was published just today, along with similar ones from nine other authors and inhabiters of the speculative genres.
Here’s the introduction to my contribution, plus the covers of the books I named. At the bottom there’s a link to the full piece, where you can read my extended comments on all four picks.
For the past decade my TBR pile has consisted of an ever-imposing and constantly shifting commotion of nonfiction books. This transition occurred, without my intending or even being truly aware of it, at some point around the age of 30. When I was younger I could never understand why my dad, who was always reading books, never had any novels or fiction collections among them. Now I get it: sometimes — perhaps for a long time (perhaps permanently) — fiction ceases to speak to you. Or perhaps, in true Robert Anton Wilsonian guerrilla ontological fashion, a person finds he’s getting his fiction fix from what’s formally placed in the non- category.
The most interesting items in my ontologically suspect pile of ostensible nonfiction currently include (but are not limited to):
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