1. I’m a sucker for themed anthologies! Especially of original stories… This one is on the top of my list to read!
2. The lengths the cover blurb goes to proclaim Sheila MacLeod’s Circuit-Breaker (1978) not SF is humorous. The blurb writer ends up describing the aim of New Wave science fiction (interior vs. exterior space). So many of these arguments demonstrate a lack of knowledge of genre and depends on dismissive stereotypes. As it my practice, I try to avoid these exclusionary/gate-keeping arguments. I recently picked up a copy of her only other SF novel Xanthe and the Robots (1977).
Curious about this one — and all SF about potentially insane astronauts.
A handful of favorite stories of (possibly) insane astronauts
Gene Wolfe’s “Silhouette” (1975)
3. Another themed anthology! The topic here is the Vietnam War. Huge fan of Vietnam War inspired SF — especially Ursula Le Guin’s The Word for World is Forest (1972) and Kit Reed’s Armed Camps (1969).
What are your favorite Vietnam War-themed SF works? I’m thinking of putting together a resource on the topic.
4. French SF in translation. Here’s Michel Jeury’s bibliography. This appears to be the only one of his MANY SF novels to be translated into English. Alas.
Let me know what books/covers intrigue you. Which have you read? Disliked? Enjoyed?
1. The Year 2000, ed. Harry Harrison (1970)
(Pat Steir’s cover for the 1st edition) Continue reading Updates: Recent Science Fiction Acquisitions No. CCXLVI (Michel Jeury, Sheila MacLeod, Vietnam War anthology, The Year 2000 anthology)