December 10th, 2013


[ Books ] Mongolian Wizard stories, by Michael Swanwick

Liking Tor books more and more. First discovered Elizabeth Bear's fantastic science-fiction stories through a compilation of theirs (and she's on LJ, as matociquala, now Michael Swanwick's baroque stories of a Europe that never was, in the Mongolian Wizard short story series . In contrast to Charlie Stross's 'Laundry' world (which I also quite like), in these demonology is superstition which doesn't work but wizardry does. This.. doesn't sound so good, perhaps like minor harrypottery but here it does work -at least for me, as one should perhaps always say. This is making my coughing and sneezing that bit more bearable tonight.

This made me wonder, when the next instalment of 's 'Dark Eden' story may be coming out..