I’m off for my July “vacation” week, in quotes because I will be catching up on freelance work and then going to Readercon, which is tremendous fun but not precisely restful. Still, I do hope to read a lot in the next week. A few things on my list:
- Andy Duncan’s new collection, The Pottawatomie Giant. I’m a few stories in and it’s just superb.
- Junot Díaz’s forthcoming collection This Is How You Lose Her. (Speaking of Junot, do not miss this extraordinary transcript of him being interviewed by Paula Moya. I am so bummed that he’s not coming to Readercon this year.)
- Margo Lanagan’s collection Cracklescape.
- The 2012 edition of Heiresses of Russ: The Year’s Best Lesbian Science Fiction.
- Plus a novella I’m critiquing, and some articles I’m editing for the next issue of the Annals of Improbable Research.
As you can probably tell, I’m all about the short fiction when I travel. It suits my dazed vacation-brain very well. It also helps that I have digital versions of almost all of these, which lightens my suitcase.
What sorts of books do you like to take on trips? And will I see you at Readercon?