Originally Posted by nomadman
Also reading Dancing With Bears by Michael Swanwick. It's the first full length novel with Darger and Surplus, his two Leiber-esque conmen trying to get rich in a post apocalyptic earth.
Will be starting on Gene Wolfe's Home Fires soon, his newest book.
Nice to see you enjoying Swanwick's Dancing with Bears. Personally I think Swanwick is a little underrated in the wider SFF community.
I received Gene's HB edn. of Home Fires a few months ago but haven't read it yet. It will be particularly interesting for me to read any of your thoughts on this book therefore as I will not be able to read it before next year now.
As a heads up Gene, according to the man himself, is working on a new book The Lands Across
. It's apparently, in a brief snippet and to paraphrase the great man.. about a young well traveled individual who enters a surreal Balkan nation, formerly under Communist rule with an ancient Turkish influence, that this guy has written about. The young man is arrested as soon as he steps foot into this country, where he is forced to live with a man not liked by the government in a somewhat unusual arrangement...the rest shall no doubt be revealed in due course.