It seems like only yesterday I was an invited reader at Two Hour Transport, Seattle’s (currently virtual) open-mic speculative fiction reading event, but no, it was last year. That time I read my artificially-intelligent-stuffed-animal-psychopomp story; this time I don’t yet know what I’m reading. But I’ll figure it out soon, as the event is one week from tonight, at 7 pm PDT. [ETA: The official event post with Zoom details is now up here.]
This time the other featured reader is Elly Bangs, whose novel Unity comes out this very week. She’s read snippets of it before and it manages to be horrifying and wistful and funny all at the same time, and I’m looking forward to a longer sample. If you won’t come for me, come for Elly–and if you won’t come for her, just order her book already and save yourself the disappointment of not having read it.
My copy of Unity is on order, but I can’t read it until I’ve completed as many of the Nebula Nominee finalists as I can. (I’m probably not going to make it through the four novels I haven’t read yet, or any of the Andre Norton nominees, but I am hoping to finish reading the novellas before voting ends. And no, I have no idea how to rank the finalists in the Novelette and Short Story categories.)