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International Reading

I’m often asked, recently, what people should be reading that’s non-American or non-British in SFF. Broad topic! Here are some I’ve loved, though. Most of them are from Finland, but you could probably have guessed that already…

 

FINLAND

book cover for Troll: a Love Story by Johanna Sinisalo

Troll: a Love Story by Johanna Sinisalo

Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta

Rabbit Back Literature Society and Where the Trains Turn by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Collected Fiction and the Quantum Thief trilogy by Hannu Rajaniemi

Birdbrain and Troll: a Love Story by Johanna Sinisalo

The Otherling and Other Stories by Anne Leinonen

the Moomin books by Tove Jansson Continue reading

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2013 Scifi and Fantasy Novel Reading

What have I read this year that was published this year, in the scifi and fantasy genres?  Seems like it’s about time to start keeping track, in order to be able to nominate for Hugos in a few months…

2013 Books I’ve Read:

Parasite by Mira Grant

Chimes at Midnight and Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Cat Valente

You by Austin Grossman

Madd Addam by Margaret Atwood

Bread and Wine: An Erotic Tale of New York by Samuel R. Delany

 

Still to read, but clearly on the list of things to read:

The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Sculptor’s Daughter: A Childhood Memoir by Tove Jansson (which my copy says was published for the first time in English in 2013; I’m confused by Amazon saying 2014)

Okay, that’s not nearly enough reading.  Time to catch up!  What else should I have read in 2013?

Sadly, The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin, The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi, and Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor were published prior to 2013.  They were really fantastic books, though!  I’m sad to have missed them when first they were published.

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