Things to read, things to do

Tor Books have sent me a review copy of David G. Hartwell’s and Patrick Nielsen Hayden’s Twenty-First Century Science Fiction. I’m unlikely to read it: it’s over 500 pages long, and I’m not much of a short fiction reader at the best of times. It contains more short fiction than I would normally read in the course of a year.

The Sleeps With Monsters column at has moved to a monthly schedule for the foreseeable future. I have a thesis to write, and this year hasn’t been very kind to my ability to write it: that really needs to change.

I still owe a review of Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. I hope to get that done by the end of December, but things have gone so much the opposite of smooth this autumn and winter that I hesitate to make any firm promises.