Tor’s Fall Flights of Fantasy Tour Book Haul!!!
The first of the many author events I attended in October 🙂
- The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
This book wasn’t originally radar when I heard about it, but once I noticed the cover was by Kameron Hurley(!) I thought this might be some special. Then I started reading tons of high praising reviews, and some guest posts by Seth. Like this quiz from Fantasy-Faction. (I had mostly Ds and was most similar to Baru). After all that stuff, I decided I would pick this one up.
Also, Seth is a great talker. Would love to a see a panel with him, Max Gladstone, and Brian Staveley. I feel like that would make for an highly entertaining conversation.
- Last Song Before Night by Ilana C. Myer
I actually hadn’t planned on picking this one up at the signing. Not due to a lack of interest (I mean, I love poetry. And an epic based on poetry and art sounds like it would make for magical story) but lack of money. However, luck wold not have that.
I always get a couple of those VISA gift cards every year. I do nearly all of my shopping online, and since you can’t add (or, at least, I don’t know how to) multiple payments together for online purchases, I end up with a bunch of cards that anywhere from a couple bucks to maybe $10. I had about 5 of these, and told the women being the counter to swipe away! XD I was up to just about $20 when all of sudden I struck gold! $25 on a single card!!!! So, I went back and grabbed this book 🙂
- Updraft by Fran Wilde
This book was actually why I went to signing. I met Fran at Readercon earlier this year, and got an autograph on a print of the Updraft cover.
I also told her that I baked her Falling Cloud Cake from the SFWA Cookbook! It tastes SO FREAKING GOOD! Rated GAF. But, while it may have tasted good, as you can see, my plating and general aesthetic all need work… Gordon would be so disappoint 😦 LOL
- Scott Lynch’s Autograph!
As I was sitting in the audience, waiting for the event to begin, I turned around – And who do I see walking into the room and going to sit behind me? Why, only Elizabeth Bear and Scott Lynch 🙂
I already have several books singed by Elizabeth and met here a 2 events already this year, but this was my first time meeting Scott Lynch. After the event was over, I went and introduced myself and had an amazing conversation with him. I told that I hadn’t read any of his novels yet, but that I had read his interview talking about depression on RelentlessReading. He was very open about everything, and yeah, like I said, amazing conversation.
Now, unfortunately, the book store did not have any of Scott’s book. This store actually had a quite sad collection of SF/F (wasn’t even a full bookshelf worth), so I asked him to sign if he wouldn’t ming signing Fran’s book – since he has a blurb on the back.
Once I got in my car I realized two things: One, that I have read Scotty Lynch. I read his novelette, A Year and a Day In Old Theradane, in Uncanny Magazine earlier this year, and that it is the best short fiction I’ve read this year. And two, I should have told him that Kaja from OfDragonsAndHearts) is trying to translate his stories. Sorry, Kaja!
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Been to any author signing or events lately? Read any of these books yet?
Let me know what’s good!