John Kessel just finished a round of readings in North Carolina with Greg Frost. His next reading is at KGB Bar in New York in July, then he’ll be at Readercon. Here’s a few perspectives on John Kessel’s The Baum Plan on the web and in the papers this week:
- Updated with this possibly contentious line from Seattle’s The Stranger: “A pleasant callback to the days when science-fiction authors read more than just science fiction.”
- Strange Horizons: “It is a testament to Kessel’s skill that my criticism is so specific and, really, not an indictment so much as a statement of preference.”
- Rick Kleffel at the Agony Column looks at both The Baum Plan and The Ant King: “Toss away the labels and expectations.“
- The Fix: “Invest. Invest now…. Your returns will be multitudinous.”
- And just posted tonight, Time Out Chicago: “Anyone who thinks genre writing can’t be literary deserves to have Kessel’s hefty new collection of stories dropped on his or her head.”
We’re off traveling — with lots of exciting things in hand (will try and post pics!) — for a couple of weeks.