Your Questions for the Author Answered

I’ve obviously gotten behind in noting what I’ve recently read, and part of that is because I’ve been trying to finish a novel [more on that in a few weeks] and also been required to proof the galleys of Endgames, which is a time-consuming and detail-oriented task. However, among the books that I’ve read in the past few months, there are several that I greatly enjoyed and several others that I found enjoyable. The ones I enjoyed and appreciated the most were The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty, Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift, and Under the Pendulum Sun, by Jeannette Ng, all three of which offered unique treatments of both characters and setting. The other books that I enjoyed were The Tea Master and the Detective [actually only a novella] by Aliette de Bodard, Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear [although I can’t figure out why the heroine’s last name is spelled differently in the book and in the title,unless the publisher was afraid that a “misspelling” in the title would put off readers], Jade City by Fonda Lee, Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone, and This Case is Gonna Kill Me by Phillipa Bornikova. I also read quite a few other books, hoping they would turn out to be more enjoyable than they were, at least for me.