Within the pages of this collection, therefore, readers may consider “science fiction” to be loosely defined as tales of the fantastic that exclude the supernatural — no ghosts, no deities, no magic. What may sound like an arbitrary distinction actually demonstrates separate ways for regarding the cosmos.
Pulley creates details with such ease that the reader quickly accepts the ethereal beauty of the deep Andean forest. And she does so while keeping one foot in the reality of colonialism, missionaries, Victorian exploration and commerce. The reader will relish slowly absorbing the magic of The Bedlam Stacks.
I am absolutely relishing these long days, and dreading when we swing back around the Sun and it gets darker earlier. Even as far south as I live, there is still a hint of light at 9 p.m. and I love it. Here is what I am reading this week. American Eclipse by David Baron…
Enter to win a copy of The Lake. In the new novel, the remains of a young Nigerian woman are found by a hunting dog, near a lake in Nordsjælland that the locals have nicknamed “Satan’s Bog.”
If you like Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, then mark your calendar for the release of The Witches of New York.