I don't pretend to know a lot
about books (or people), but I worked in new and used bookshops
on and off for seven years. Some pieces will have previously run
in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet,
some on Avenue
Victor Hugo Bookshop's site, and some, elsewhere.
of Justina Robson's Living Next Door to the God of Love. Is
it the title that makes readers love this book?
on Books! A review column which we hope will be the first
So AVH closed, but they'll
be selling books online (and bookshelves until the end of the
month). Wonderful place. Thanks for everything.
The reviews in the latest
LCRW (14) are sparse (and that's
almost an exaggeration) so they're on that page linked above.
Much other writing about books and so on went into our first summation
in The Year's Best Fantasy &
from LCRW no.13
We love bookstores, yes we
do. Don't you?
2003 and Thee: A List of Not Particularly Timely Stories and Books
to Keep You Off the Street and Out of Trouble Until the Next Protest
from LCRW no.12
Victor Hugo Bookshop has successfully moved!
Victor Hugo Bookshop in Boston moved to 353 Newbury St. in
January 2003. In the meantime, everything in the store
is 50% off. [Note: Cataloged or new books are 25% off.]
Worth stocking on on Christmas presents, or just a good stack
of reading for yourself. Make a trip of it, do.
from LCRW no.11
from LCRW no.10 -- including
some bonus ones not in the zine
For the Hartford Courant,
a review of the rather wonderful Carter
Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold (now offline, oh well.)
Added a link on the Naomi
Mitchison page to a piece on Travel Light in F&SF
Moved things: made a general
to Wiscon: Molly Gloss, A Room of One's Own, etc.
I write monthly spec-fic book
reviews for BookPage (.com and in print, old and new combine). My
remit is to review books I like or at least find something good
to say about the books I have to write about. So I've read more
straight-sf/space-opera-type sf than I would otherwise have. It's
fun. Here's a list of the books and links
to the reviews and a link to BookPage.
From October 2000 to August
2002 I was a Content Coordinator (later, Senior) at IndieBound.org.
Here is a partial list of interviews
and essays. At some point, a defense of the ragged glory that is
indie bookselling online. Yep. Now I occasionally freelance for
The start of a Naomi
Mitchison page and a few new (old) reviews were added.
Hung, Drawn, Quartered and Damned