This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland

It was only during the last century or so that any outsider truly set out to record the culture and traditions of native Greenlanders. The person who gets (and deserves) most of the credit is Knud Rasmussen, who was determined to record as many oral histories, songs, and stories as he could; he and hisContinue reading “This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland”

All the Birds, Singing

Jake Whyte is an Australian woman who lives on an isolated sheep farm in England with her dog. She has few friends (if you can call them that), and mostly shuns all social interactions. Her immediate concern is that something keeps violently attacking her sheep, and she’s convinced that it’s not a fox but ratherContinue reading “All the Birds, Singing”

Sorry Please Thank You: Stories

A few weeks ago, I posted a list of recommendations for people who like Aimee Bender, and Charles Yu’s Sorry Please Thank You was on that list. I’ve been eagerly waiting for today to arrive so that I can finally talk about the book in more detail, because fellow geeks and science fiction fans are sure toContinue reading “Sorry Please Thank You: Stories”