What did I get at the library this week?
First, a sff Tor Novella called The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, by Kij Johnson. I’d seen her name here and there on book twitter, so when I spied this novella on my public library’s New shelves, I grabbed it. The description says it’s Lovecraftian, which I’m not really into, but I read a Lovecraftian novella by Cassandra Khaw last month and really enjoyed it, so figured I’d give another reinterpretation a shot.
Second, I was surprised and pleased to see An Extraordinary Union, by Alyssa Cole on my library’s New shelves. It’s a novel of the U.S. Civil War, with a black woman protagonist, written by a black woman! I’ve heard great things about this one in non-sff book circles, and I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s all about.
I also checked out Connie Willis’ All Clear, companion novel to Blackout, in my quest to read everything she’s ever written.