Monday, January 18, 2010

Could It Be That I'm a Reviewer?

A slightly new writing endeavour has taken root in 2010. At Arsen's urging I decided to put together a list of the books that I'm reading in 2010 in the left column of the blog. On my own initiative, I reckoned I'd toss in a quick review or two as I go along. A list is nice, but a review gives it a bit of context.

Well, after reading a few of my book reviews, the perceptive folks at Dwarf Planet Press asked if I could provide them with a few fiction reviews, too. I'm keeping the book reviews here, but I'll also post an occasional review of short, speculative fiction over on Dwarf Planet from time to time. I'll try to keep them short, and in general I'll try to mix between classic stories that may be a bit off the beaten track, and current stories that have just been written.

Ideally, I'll be able to steer folks to some good reads that they might have otherwise missed. Or warn them if I come across something dreadful. We shall see.

Here's the first: "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury.


  1. Two questions: 1) You have initiative? Why have you been keeping this from us lo these many years? and 2) Are non-dwarves welcome to read things on the Planet?

  2. 1) I was saving my initiative for this burst of energy in which I write up one or two paragraphs about a book.

    2) Non-dwarves are fine, as long as they have full beards and some quarrying tools.