Recommended Reading: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

This month I am recommending The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. When Harry August dies, he is reborn as himself at the same time and to the same parents, but with the memories of his previous lives intact. When he learns that another person like him is manipulating history for his own selfish ends … Continue reading Recommended Reading: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

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The slippery genre of slipstream…

Of all the sub-genres crowded under the broad umbrella of "speculative fiction," slipstream is probably the trickiest to nail down. Bruce Sterling, who coined the term, called slipstream "...a kind of writing which simply makes you feel very strange; the way that living in the twentieth century makes you feel, if you are a person of a certain sensibility." (Presumably, … Continue reading The slippery genre of slipstream…