Friday, December 23, 2016

The Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening in 2016, pt. 14: Jeffrey Ford

The Pleasures of 2016
by Jeffrey Ford

Reading 2016

Fiction –

Some of the fiction I read and liked this year. I think most of these are from 2016. They’re not in any order of preference. 

The Fisherman by John Langan, Word Horde
The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria by Carlos Hernandez, Rosarium Press
Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay, William Morrow
Everfair by Nisi Shawl, Tor Books
A Collapse of Horses by Brian Everson, Coffee House Press
Swift to Chase by Laird Barron, Journal Stone
The Story of Hong Gildong by Heo Gyun, translated by Minsoo Kang, Penguin
Not Much Said the Cat by Michael Swanwick, Tachyon Publications
The Doll Master by Joyce Carol Oates, Mysterious Press
Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones, William Morrow
Furnace by Livia Lewellyn, Word Horde
The Wilds by Julia Elliott, Tin House Books
The Grief Hole by Kaaron Warren, Ifwg Publishing

Non-fiction –

The Curve of Binding Energy by John McPhee, Noonday
Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World by Simon Garfield, WW Norton & Company
Hamlet In Purgatory by Steven Greenblat, Princeton Classics
The Voice Within by Charles Fernyhough, Basic Books
The Penguin Book of the Undead by Scott G. Bruce, Penguin
Akira Kurasowa: Something Like an Autobiography by Akira Kurasowa, Vintage
The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat: The Life of Ra Lotsawa by Ra Yeshe Senge, Penguin


The Witch

Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2017—

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer, MCD
Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly, TorBooks
The Art of Starving by Sam Miller, Harper Collins


Jeffrey Ford,is the author of the novels, Vanitas, The Physiognomy, Memoranda, The Beyond, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, The Girl in the Glass, The Cosmology of the Wider World, and The Shadow Year. His story collections are The Fantasy Writer's Assistant, The Empire of Ice Cream, The Drowned Life, Crackpot Palace, and  A Natural History of Hell .He is the recipient of the World Fantasy Award, Nebula, Shirley Jackson Award, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire  and the Hayakawa Award.

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