Friday, September 07, 2007

news from Lois McMaster Bujold's blog

The fourth volume of The Sharing Knife is finished.

In a way, spreading news like that is just mean.

Oh, and I was wrong: apprently volume 3 is titled Passage.


wrinkling time

I'm trying to think back to how I felt when I first read A Wrinkle in Time. Was it the first children's science fiction book I ever read? Maybe. The first heartbreaking book? Quite possibly. I can't think of anything really profound to say, I just loved it. The sequel too, though I know I'm kind of alone there.

I remember ... how less than clear-cut it was. Conversations that didn't just go from A to B. Undercurrents, subtext, a challenge to the reader's intelligence. I remember understanding the tesseract concept one time I read it, and then not again, and always trying to get that back. And understanding who the "witches" were and then losing that understanding too, in a positively Peter-Panesque fashion.

I remember crying at the end, many, many times. Every time.

I love you, Charles Wallace

Madeline L'Engle has died.

I stopped finding her new books worth reading some years back, but I'm still very sad.