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Currently reading: An Unkindness of Ghosts by Solomon. In a sense, it's excellent: scifi, generation ship used as a metaphor for slavery and racism, with very good QUILTBAG representation. But at the same time, it is very frustrating because as I read I see a thousand little details that are snags that shouldn't be here. As I said, very frustrating: it feels like a badly polished diamond.

Just read or currently reading:
- Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents Rise, Full Fathom Five by Gladstone. Good, solid & entertaining in a very original world. Plus point: books can be read independently. Will review in a couple of weeks.
- Pseudotooth by Holloway. Weird, Gothic, sometimes slightly nauseating because of the awful characters but very engrossing despite a disappointing last line. Will review in October.

Now starting An Unkindness of Ghosts by Solomon & I have high hopes.

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Currently reading:
- The Vagrant by Newman was just a constant stream of "nope, nope, nope" and I gave it up. As I said the word "half-breed" felt like an aggression to me (used a lot in the first chapters) & it felt like Iron Dream by Spinrad without being a parody.
- Satan's Reach by Brown. The character showed the survival skills of a dodo before an improbable escape from a formidable foe within the first 3 chapters. Nope.
- Three Parts Dead by Gladstone. Definitely enjoying that so far!

Currently reading:
- The Vagrant by Peter Newman. Nope, nope, nope. I'm at page 41 and it seems to be so far a mix between The New Sun by Gene Wolfe (which I hate) and Iron Dream by Spinrad (though it's definitely not a parody). The word "half-breed" on the first page definitely raised my hackles & it kept on this way. I'll give another 20 pages or so before giving it up. It's very weird considering he's the spouse of E. Newman & she's definitely not into that cr¨*p.

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Currently reading and recently read:
- The Stone Sky by Jemisin. A little less good than the previous two but still head & shoulders above a lot of what I've read recently.
- Leila by Akbar. Excellent, will review it by early September.
- Six Wakes by Lafferty. Very enjoyable murder mystery in space. Will review it in September too.

On my TBR next:
- The Vagrant by Newman. Heard excellent things about it.
- Tomoe Gozen by Salmonson. Yeah, I'm just 2 decades late for this one, but still!

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The essential scifi and fantasy books since 1960 - A collaborative list.
themiddleshelf.org/while-we-we
Elaborated with the help of followers on Twitter (oops! Sorry, yes I'm also still there!) here are ten books per decade to catch up on the best and classics.

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The Fiyah Lit Mag editors had a roundtable as part of the Fireside Fiction #BlackSpecFic report today. firesidefiction.com/fiyah-roun

"Blackness is not mystical, black writers aren’t subpar, and we are not a monolith. There are histories to what we do, same as any other group of humans living on the planet, and to paint what we do as unfathomable or exotic enough to be “misunderstood” is just as limiting as claiming that it’s inferior."

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